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    Former Guinness World Record Holder for largest book signing ever, Orrin Woodward is a NY Times bestselling author of And Justice For All along with RESOLVED & coauthor of LeaderShift and Launching a Leadership Revolution. His books have sold over one million copies in the financial, leadership and liberty fields. RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions For LIFE made the Top 100 All-Time Best Leadership Books and the 13 Resolutions are the framework for the top selling Mental Fitness Challenge personal development program.

    Orrin made the Top 20 Inc. Magazine Leadership list & has co-founded two multi-million dollar leadership companies. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of the LIFE. He has a B.S. degree from GMI-EMI (now Kettering University) in manufacturing systems engineering. He holds four U.S. patents, and won an exclusive National Technical Benchmarking Award.

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King Leonidas & 300 Men – Persian Fire

Posted by Orrin Woodward on November 5, 2008

I had an incredible book called Persian Fire on the Persian history that included the Battle of Thermopylae.  This is the stand that King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans did against overwhelming odds.  With help from several smaller city states, a couple of thousand men attempted to hold the Hot Gates against tens of thousands of Persians.   It is historical moments like this that remind me how important it is to stand for your principles, even in the face of tyranny.  In my opinion, I would rather surrender my wealth, status and life rather than surrender my principles and honor.  Let each person examine themselves.  Are your principles worth fighting for?  I love the saying, “A hero dies once, a coward many times.”  Here is a clip from the movie 300, where King Leonidas tells King Xerxes I that he will not back down to tyranny.  Enjoy the clip and if war scenes make you queasy, then you might not want to watch the whole video.  I love the dialogue between Xerxes and Leonidas.  God Bless, Orrin Woodward

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