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LIFE’s Financial Information

There is nothing quite like financial pressure. It has the ability to impact nearly every moment of our days. Some people are so terrorized by their money problems they develop health challenges or see relationships strained or destroyed. It’s sad, but especially in an economy like this one, it’s not that uncommon.

Financial education and intelligence can help. One of the biggest shocks to most people is that “more money” is not always the answer. In fact, I have seen people who have terrible financial situations come into some money and simply make an even bigger mess than before.  More money didn’t help them at all, but instead became a megaphone to demonstrate how bad they were at handling money in the first place.

This is where the LIFE materials come in.  Sure, there is a business aspect to LIFE wherein people can own and operate their own business and make “more,” but this “more” won’t help unless better money management is also learned.  The highly popular “Maximize Your Finances” pack is the flagship of the products aimed at increasing financial literacy and understanding. It contains a book and four CDs that go straight to the heart of financial problems and how to eliminate them. Another helpful product, which takes a look at finances from a loftier perch, is the “Today’s Economy and Your Money” pack, featuring four CDs that cover everything from inflation to national deficits.  These materials are the result of years of experience by several business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, and authors (Orrin Woodward, Claude Hamilton, Tim Marks, and George S. Clayson, to name a few). More important than the credentials of the speakers/writers are the results this information has produced in the lives of people. Just last week I was in conversation with a man who told me he and his wife had gotten completely out of debt by following the budget guidelines from the “Maximize Your Finances” pack. While no one can make any promises, it seems pretty obvious that better information, when properly applied, leads to better results.

I am not belittling the hardship of a job loss, injury, or other type of financial calamity. But we are all forced to face our circumstances as they are. We can’t do anything about the past, but we CAN do something about the future. Armed with better information, paired with discipline and grit, it is possible to win financially, and in many cases, it begins with the right information.

Completing the First Month of LIFE

LIFE Business First MonthI remember thinking that people who got involved in home-based, word-of-mouth businesses were dupes.  They were using the false promises of a fake business to fill an empty void of underachievement in their lives.  They weren’t in a “real” business, I thought, they were merely deluding themselves.

Then, because of the personal credibility of an old acquaintance, Orrin Woodward, I eventually got involved myself.  I was full of hopes and aspirations, sure that I had been wrong before about my predispositions about the industry. But over time I discovered that many of my negative ideas had been correct.  There were certainly some great aspects to the networking profession, but there were also many, many things that needed to be fixed.

On November 1st of 2011 the LIFE business launched, in large part to address those “things” Orrin Woodward and I (and many others, including Tim Marks, Claude Hamilton, Bill Lewis, George Guzzardo, and Dan Hawkins) felt deep in our hearts had to be changed.  In short, we wanted to address the concerns we had about the industry by launching a company that would seek as its highest ideal the fulfillment of the potential inherent in the concept, without any of the baggage of meagre pay plans, corporate “breakages,” and an outrageous “effort to reward” ratio.

Today, December 20, 2011, the first round of monthly bonus payments went out to LIFE members across North America, just in time for the holidays.  Thousands and thousands of people are making money and finding themselves profitable in their first month in business.  I guess this means that it’s not a “real” business, after all, because that could almost never happen in a conventional setting, with overhead and employees and rent and fixtures and the like.  But it is a “real” chance, and we are delighted to have the first month under our belts.  We congratulate those of you who have already joined us on this journey and commend your efforts so far.  This first month and the payment of bonuses to members represents the completion of one little circle on the way to the overall dream.  And it is just the beginning!