I had a very engaging conversation with my friend and co-author Orrin Woodward today.  As usual, we kicked around a ton of stimulating ideas and pieced together something that, in our estimation, will immediately convey greater understanding as to the purpose of LIFE Leadership.  (See the inset diagram).

Circle of Life by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward


In each of the 8 F categories of Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friendship, and Fun, one can imagine a certain grade based upon how one is doing in that category. In the diagram the center represents horrible, as in, you are totally “stinking up the joint” (as my kids say) in a certain category. Working your way out from the center to the outer ring in any of the categories represents a stronger grade.  So someone with a dot near the outer ring is doing well in that category.  By connecting the dots on your subjective personal estimation of your life at this moment in each of the categories you can come up with a shape that roughly represents your life right now in each of the 8Fs.

Quite simply, LIFE Leadership supplies life-changing information to help you increase your score in each of the 8Fs.  The goal is to take someone from the not-so-good black shape represented toward the center of the diagram to the much improved (and happier, we would think) life represented by the red outline toward the outer ring of the circle.

Who doesn’t have at least a category or two, or three, or eight, in which he or she would like to have a better score? Who wouldn’t want to transform his or her life from the tiny blob (and who among us hasn’t felt like a tiny blob from time to time?) in the center to the big wheel (and who hasn’t wanted to be a big wheel at least once in his or her life?) toward the outer ring?

That’s it.  From little blob to big wheel.

But all kidding aside.  This CIRCLE of LIFE is the snap-shot diagram to which people can easily relate when it comes to understand the goal of LIFE Leadership and the life-changing information we offer.  We will help people learn and apply truth in each category and thereby improve their shape.

LIFE Leadership: Because leadership is for everyone!

12 responses to “The CIRCLE of LIFE

  1. THAT, is way cool!

  2. Great example, Chris! As soon as the LIFE wheel first was first revealed I kept imagining how the 8 F’s were the areas I’m working on, but the one I’m focusing on would be the “king spoke” – it may change as improvement is made with the ultimate king spoke being Faith as my life becomes centered. (King Spoke: The top spoke on a wheel when the rudder is centered.)

  3. Sounds like the Octo-circlular leadership ledger! 😉

  4. Chris,
    That’s a great illustration! Thanks so much to you and Orrin for coming up with such an easy diagram. It’s an awesome way to show people how out of balance we all can be, and how much the information from LIFE will help to get back into balance.

  5. Bob and Jeanette Pike

    Very cool visual!

  6. Eric and Rachael Gregory

    Chris you have done it again. I appreciate the visual representation of a vague concept, and I think this is as helpful as the Tri-lateral Leadership Ledger. Growth must be measured if it is to be managed. Orrin Woodward is right: you can make a graph of other people’s lives and have it make sense to all of us. Well Done!

  7. Great visual. I also thought of it like a high performance 8 f’s cylinder engine. You can run with dirty plugs, you can even run if you drop a cylinder. However, you only feel the “exhilaration” and maximum performance in LIFE if all eight are firing.

  8. When I first got started, I had a perfectly round circle. Unfortunately, it was the size of a dot! Because I got the right info from LIFE, LLR and AGO, my circle is getting much larger. My wife thanks you!

  9. Terrence B. Cutler

    Awesome diagram, will you be printing this in a pamphlet? This sounds like an awesome tool for determining which Subscriptions a customer might consider signing-up for.

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  11. Carlo Cipollina

    When will there be an assessment test and graphical representation? Maybe even a “prescription” upon completion for mapping the 3 lowest scores with the 3 Life packs that can help move the blob to a big circle!

    Thanks for always taking the time to make this world a better place.

  12. Just a few years ago I was wondering how to live “intensional”. I prayed for answers… I NEVER thought God would answer in such a BIG way. Thank you for all that you and the LIFE Founders have done and obeying HIM!

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