This past weekend in Columbus, Ohio, LIFE held a fantastic leadership conference featuring best selling author Oliver DeMille, best selling author and leadership guru Orrin Woodward and his wife Laurie, Ernst and Young’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year Dallin Larsen, founder of three ministries Pastor Stephen Davey, business leaders Tim and Amy Marks, Bill and Jackie Lewis, Claude and Lana Hamilton, George and Jill Guzzardo, and Dan and Lisa Hawkins. The theme of the weekend was LIFE, leadership, and opportunity. Topics covered ranged throughout the “8 F’s” including Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friendship, and Fun.
There are moments in life when everything just seems to come together. After 17 years of dreaming and working, the founders of LIFE are finally able to birth a concept that sits at the apex of four industries/trends, namely: 1) the Personal Development industry, 2) the LIFE coaching industry, 3) the networking industry, and 4) the concept of Community (both electronic and “real”). Details of this amazing combination, which author Frans Johansson in his book The Medici Effect calls “Intersectional Innovation,” were covered at this conference. The concept of Intersectional Innovation states that cataclysmic and explosive shifts occur when unique combinations are found in the spaces between industries or trends. If this is true for the space between two trends (and Johansson’s book makes a strong case that it is), then imagine what could happen at the conjunction of four trends/industries! That’s what’s happening with LIFE!
LIFE doesn’t officially launch until November 1, 2011. However, all attendants at this weekend’s Major Convention are set to get a head start. Armed with new tools and information resting atop timeless principles, new members can charge ahead into a future so bright they might want to wear welding helmets! Here’s to a LIFE that matters!