Is Orrin Woodward creating “Courageous” leaders?

In a world of “watchers” can Orrin Woodward’s leadership make a difference?

Leadership to this point seems to be more about learning and teaching than about taking action on what we learn. What I love about the LIFE Leadership is it is filled with men and women taking action on what they learn. Somewhere along the way our country that was birthed by courageous, action orientated leaders, has become a country of apathetic people who are watching and waiting for someone (not them) to take action and repair a broken nation. I love the song by the Casting Crowns “Courageous”. It is calling out for men to stand up and act, go out of our comfort zone into a broken world and do something! The focus of the movie as well as the song, is for men to stop watching their families get torn apart and take a stand for their wife and children and refuse to let them fall.  One of the 8 F’s of LIFE (Faith, Family, Freedom, Finances, Friends, Following, Fun and Fitness)  is Family. Many men are frozen with fear, fear of loss, fear of rejection and fear of failure, so they just stay frozen, ensuring all of those fears. Without action failure is certain. The old saying goes, to repeat the same thing over and over and expect a different result is insanity. It is time to “take back the fight.” The song does an amazing job of expressing what the LIFE Leadership opportunity is doing: “In the war of the mind I will make my stand.” The LIFE Leadership model will bring leadership and life training to the masses and has a community that has decided to bind together and go out and make a difference! Information leads to action, action leads to results. Many men and women are looking to make changes, become better and take on the war of the mind but have no weapons to fight with. The LIFE Leadership opportunity is in the business of educating people to give them the tools necessary to win the personal battle of the mind and help others fight as well. Can you imagine if we started to go out and help families get it right at home? Oh, the impact we could have in this country! I meet so many well-intentioned men who talk a big game but then sit at home and hide. Then to make things worse they throw out criticism to the men out on the field. Orrin Woodward has helped many men become men of courage and we are taking back the fight! Many will sit and take shots at us from the sidelines, not even brave enough to put their actual name on the blog post or comments, but the internet is filled with gutless people. I have developed a personal relationship with Orrin Woodward over the last 8 years. I tell you with all my heart he is the most courageous and honorable man I know. I have learned long ago that character is more important than reputation.  Online however,reputation trumps character because there are no relationships. This does not change the fact that character is everything. How much character does the person have who takes shots on the internet and does not even use their real name?

Enjoy this video of the song Courageous, listen to the words and start today! Join the LIFE Leadership and let’s “reignite the passions” and help the “watchers become warriors.”

God bless,

Dan Hawkins

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13 thoughts on “Is Orrin Woodward creating “Courageous” leaders?

  1. Dan, I just happened to click on your blog and I couldn’t help but read on. Casting Crowns is one of my favorite Contemporary Christian bands. The song ‘Courageous’ is one that I listen to every day and I just had a conversation with someone about the song and movie on Sunday. The lyrics are so in line with what we do in TEAM/LIFE! I am so glad you wrote about this as your influence and truth will inspire so many men (and women) to take a stand! Thank you for your continued wisdom and courage to be an example for so many to follow!

    1. Kristen! I agree Dan picked the perfect song for our endeavor! I gotta give it to you for running through the adversity that was your lay-off from teaching! Now you are Job-optional 30-40 years ahead of most teachers (and 95% of Americans)! Just proves your tenacity and how amazing the TEAM educational system is! Now other hurting teachers have hope from your example! You’re an inspiration to me and I’m confident to countless other community builders. Thanks!

      1. Thank you for sharing Blaine! Kristen is creating quite a success story, not only for herself, but for so many to be inspired by and follow!

  2. Great article! There is no greater group of people on the planet than the TEAM leaders. By that I mean all Directors and above. We all have our trials and tribulations as we battle our inner monologues and natural tendencies. TEAM materials have given me hope for our future in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave! Will you join us as we fullfill our purpose and potential?
    God Bless

  3. Glad to be in the battle with courageous men like yourself and the other leaders in the TEAM. It is time to walk into our destiny as the generation that said ‘No’ to comforts and complacency. God Bless. Matt

  4. I am so looking forward to seeing the movie and as I watched the video, it brought tears to my eyes. God has a plan for all of us, all of us to honor Him in what we say and do. I feel so extremely blessed to be given the opportunity to work hand in hand with men and women of honor and courage. My pray is that I will honor God, be a blessing to others and one day hear the words…”well done good and faithful servant”.

  5. One of my favorite quotes is, “All it takes for evil to happen is for good men to do nothing.” This song epitomizes that saying. More often I find myself listening to Casting Crowns with tears in my eyes because they hit the bull-eye with what is happening to today’s world. This song (and movie) could be the catalyst for more men of God to stand up and stop “doing nothing” like the leaders on the TEAM have done. The PC leaders are the shining example of how, in today’s world, we can be servants to each other. Thank you to all the TEAM leaders for showing us the way, and for many of us, lending the hand-up to stand up.

  6. a critic stands on the side line of life never getting into the game, courageus people get into the game to make a difference. i have never been more proud of what the team & life has to offer. i know how much it helped me to no longer be a critic on the side lines of life and become courageus and get in the game to make a difference in me, my family & my country.

  7. Dan –

    WOW!! I don’t even know how to put into words how much impact this business can have on someones life. (I guess that’s why I’m not the one writing the blogs! (: ) I am so proud to be associated with a community of people that stands behind these principles. Thank you for being a leader who is with us always to spread the word that is good and true. This article is incredible!! Thank you for everything you and our family does on a daily basis to keep each and every one of us on the straight line. Can’t wait to see you all soon!

    Heather Wright

  8. Amazing dan! I am very proud and blessed to be a part of TEAM and LIFE.

    1. Thank you! We are headed some place special as a Team. Lets go out and make a difference!

  9. Thanks Dan for the uplifting post and the great reminder of our larger purpose in life! I love TEAM and the LIFE business because now I can finally live the life that God wants me to live… Not a life in which I let myself and my selfish ways get in the way of God’s greater purpose. I am so proud to be a part of TEAM and to be following such great leaders like you who are willing to actually do something to make a real difference in the world.

    1. Thank you Kati, we have a big task in front of us, but we are headed somewhere great! Keep leading, you are making a difference!

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