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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.

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Expand Dreams & Minimize Drama

Posted by Orrin Woodward on July 12, 2012

Art Jonak, my good friend, is one of the top influencers in community building. His MasterMind events have drawn top leaders from around the world. Recently, Art dropped by our Florida residence for some food, fun, and fellowship. After numerous discussions, Art and I did an interview on a leaders focus- dreams, or dramas.  Remember, leaders carry two buckets. One filled with gas and one filled with water. Learning which one to pour out and when is one of the keys to a life of leadership. Enjoy the video.


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37 Responses to “Expand Dreams & Minimize Drama”

  1. Bill Eder said

    Another great video Thanks Orrin. Just the information you give on this video can help folks to make a diifference how we look at life. people need to know the difference between water and gas and when to use each effectively. Thanks again for your servant leadership.

  2. robert wilcox said

    Awesome! Love it when you and Art get together … always get some great Leadership principles. There are soo many nuggets in this video but the one that stuck out at me was the manifestation of your own problems or misfortunes. “Alot of people create their own misfortune” Often times we see this in our own lives or in others that we meet… and people just don’t realize the impact it can make UNLESS as you say we use the Socratic method and that is something our Mentors teach us soo many times by example. This is a great video also ties in with a video you did with Art awhile back on the 3 qualities of Leadership and few other tidbits. You also said in that interview and many times since … “You hang out with dogs you get fleas, you hang out with Dreamers you will get Dreams!” This Association with LIFE has truly been a blessing and have seen many Dreams accomplished and look forward to many more. Thanks for sharing your insight and knowledge!

  3. Art Jonak said

    Orrin… thank you for the food, fun, and fellowship. You example drives me. I appreciate you letting us video part of our discussion and letting us share it with the world. It’s filled with wonderful leadership and life insights. Thank you for one of the greatest friendships I’ve ever known and for all YOU do… the world is better for it! Respect. I’m so looking forward to where the next 100 years will take us all! 🙂

    • You both are AWESOME to follow on Twitter! Toss in this vid as a bonus, let alone this award winning blog, and its an intersectional leadership trifecta

      My favorite nugget from the vid: Pour gas on dreams & water on the drama 😀

  4. Jeanette said

    Orrin, that was phenomenal information! Time to become more aware and intentional about which I will feed more fuel to ~ the dream or drama! Thank you for sharing your insights and for influencing others for the good! God Bless!

  5. Windy Stanton said

    I didn’t realize until this video that I had been pouring gas on the drama. And I knew better. I talk about analyzing my thinking to others and was not doing it as well as I thought myself! I am ready to pour gas on the dream and water on the drama! Thanks Orrin. 😀

  6. Great video Orrin! This information is priceless, I am striving daily to pour water on the drama and pour gas on the dreams. Thanks for your continued wisdom!

  7. Richard Kroll Jr. said

    Thank you Orrin for ANOTHER great teaching! Drama or your Dream? Gas or Water? Great analogy to REMEMBER each day!!

  8. Kim Decker said

    Just awesome as ususal.

  9. Jeff Darling said

    Great Video Orrin!! Appreciate you getting this out, a must watch for those who want to move forward in LIFE. “Master the DREAMS not the Drama”, “ask questions” and “Association makes YOU or Breaks YOU” were just three of many powerful principles on this video. Thanks for all the wisdom in this short 12 minutes. A must watch over & over again!

  10. Matt Mielke said

    Wow!! If you are going to lead people this video is priceless. I can’t wait for the second part to be released.


  11. jimmy varghese said

    great vid!

  12. Peggi Kern said

    Orrin, Amazing video! The information you shared is truth in it’s purest! I’ve seen it over and over again! People who have so much drama in their life, yet the drama continues. People who are sick and tired of the drama begin the journey of change! Thanks so much. I love the phrase “leave your drama to your mama”. I’ll be using that one on myself!

  13. Sharon Hoffman said

    Great information Orrin! Carrying buckets of water and gasoline…putting out fires and fueling dreams!!!

  14. Great video! This segment captures one of my favorite parts of building our LIFE business. In this arena, drama is downplayed, kept between the parties involved, and not spread like wildfire. In all my years of attending different churches, I have never seen the biblical handling of “drama” until we became associated with you and Laurie. Thank you for living these principles and creating a culture where these principles thrive! BRING ON THE DREAMS!!! Because in our community not only are the celebrated- they are POSSIBLE!

    • Peggi Kern said

      I like the way you put it, Kristine! This video is great timing in my family life, too. The reminder to carry my bucket of water for the drama and gas to fuel the dream. : )

  15. Joanne Brandtjen said

    Orrin, Thank you so much for sharing the time you had with Art! This is a valuable video. As we were watching it, my husband Kurt commented that everyone needs to hear the information in your interview. Especially the part when you talk about association. Since our involvement with the LIFE-TEAM community, we have noticed the need to really limit our time with folks that relish in pouring gas on their drama. Kurt and I have found it so rewarding pouring gas on our dreams and the dreams of the wonderful people in our Team. Our association with people like Kristen Seidl, Dave Chatmon and George Guzzardo has been so instrumental in our quest to have the LIFE we’ve always wanted! We are so grateful for your leadership and we can’t wait to get to a million! See you in a few weeks! God bless you and your family!

  16. Denny Suggitt said

    Great video Orrin ! Tons of nuggets, princeples that we know but need to keep hearing in order to make them habits in our lifes. Thanks to Life and the Team for creating an enviroment of positive and uplifting people to learn, grow and associate with !
    Thanks for sharing !!

  17. Jeanne Fritch said

    Really enjoyed this interview! Great stuff!

  18. Coleen Fink said

    Wonderful interview. Thanks for the reminders!

  19. Ron Wilson said

    GREAT TEACHING! Now I need to do some learning. I’m going to save this video on my phone so I can listen to it when I find I’m letting drama start to control me. Thanks Orrin (and Art)

  20. Mark Pruitt said

    Great interview Orrin!
    You and Art are are great interview team.
    Art always asks great meaningful questions and your answer’s, analogies and story’s are always thoughtful, entertaining and instructional.
    Thanks for all you do and for posting this fantastic interview.
    Mark Pruitt

  21. Keith Sieracki said

    I really appreciate the comment about the “perception” of drama. It reminds me of the “perception” of fear. It is especially enlightning when the drama or fear dosent even actually exist, except in my head! In both cases it just take a little “reframing and action” to overcome both apparent obstacles. Thanks guys for the great discussion!

  22. Gotta love this man

  23. This is absolute GOLD!!! This is packed with the principles of building huge communities. Thanks Orrin and Art for the great video!!

  24. Jessica W. said

    Awesome interview, so relevant. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Yancy said

    This is a great learning video that helps us creat healthy communities.What a packed video with lots of learning moment.
    Thank You

  26. Anna Walsh said

    I never thought of it that way before. Dream, struggle, victory! What better drama. I do not own TV but still manage to get caught up in drama. It is so all around us. I will remember to focus on the dream when tempted to “go there”. Thanks for posting.

  27. Debra Mohr said

    Love what Art said,”save the drama for the momma” Excellent!

  28. Once again another awesome video Orrin. It is really great to be able to follow leaders like yourself and the rest of the PC. All of you are such an inspiration of how you live your lives and help others to improve theirs. It makes me proud to be able to say and believe that together the TEAM will be helping so many families to live honorable and happy lifes that will be pleasing to God.

  29. Mike Hartmann said

    This video is priceless; thank you for posting. The concept of carrying two buckets throughout life (water or gasoline) creates such a clear visualization of how important our personal response is to other people’s behavior! I’m proud to have gained awareness (and am working on mastering the implementation) of this reality thanks to what I’ve learned from the Team training system and the mentorship with great friends. It’s too bad this subject matter isn’t taught in public schools yet. Imagine the impact that will be made when this simple principle is taught to and understood by a million families throughout North America! For the sake of our children’s futures, this priceless information needs to be shared from house-to-house-to-house-to-house-to-house- . . .

  30. Kim Decker said

    Yes we all do it get caught up in eveyday drama. Read, listen and associate helps change that. Thank you Orrin again for an eye opener to Dream.

  31. Chuck said

    Great video. “Deciding to throw on Gas or Water” just became a new “tool in my tool box”. Good stuff.

  32. Danielle Defina said

    Orrin, thank you for your insight. I have so much to learn. The gas or water analogy is great! I will use it daily!

  33. Rob Robson said

    I am so grateful to be able to be a part of a community that maximizes dreams while minimizing drama!

  34. Wildtarg said

    One more chime in on how fun and insightful this video is! So many powerful insights!
    The one I put in my notebook, since I have been learning a lot about this lately, is “Association makes or breaks you.” I like to say it “The Law of Association is inviolable; it makes zero exceptions.” Even Jesus and Hitler controlled very carefully who they spent the majority of their time with.
    And the ‘editorial detour’ at about 4:00 was hilarious and priceless!, a great way to give some levity to a typically heavy subject. Great editing decision, and hats off to Art and his staff.

    Keep going, we’re coming…

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