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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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Shark Fishing

Posted by Orrin Woodward on December 13, 2012

One of the best fishing days of my life was several years back when this video was made. In one four-hour period, we caught several Hammerheads, a Bull Shark, and a Tiger Shark! These fishing poles are warranted for life,and yet watch how far they are bent over fighting these 400-to-500-pound monsters. Since we catch and release, these sharks are still out there waiting for you to go PP Top Gun and come shark fishing! I will give you one caveat: Once you catch a monster shark, you will never enjoy catching small fish again. 🙂

Dan Hawkins is down enjoying a month of the Florida sun, and a couple of his RTs (RT is level to qualify) visited to go shark fishing. We hooked into several big ones, but didn’t get one to the boat. It’s just the way fishing and life goes—do all the right things long enough, and success must eventually surrender. Indeed, success is showing up day after day prepared, with the right attitude, planning to win. Then it’s only a matter of time. Likewise, fishing is doing the right things consistently, and eventually you are fighting a 500-pound beast that is much stronger than you! The LIFE Business is helping people achieve their dreams and goals through the LIFE Business Compensation Plan. What are you dreaming about? Better yet, what are you doing about it? At any rate, here is the video that gives you just a taste of what shark fishing is like.


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45 Responses to “Shark Fishing”

  1. Wayne MacNamara said

    Hey Orrin , Raylene and I are looking forward to our upcoming time with you guys in Florida. Fishing is one of my favourite activities to do, I have to warn you Orrin, I get super excited when I catch 12 inch trout up here in Canada. When we hook onto one of those sharks…… OH MY!!!! I will go bananas!!!
    Thx for sharing.
    Luv ya,

  2. John Mossner said

    Great article with a great lesson! You are such a great example of someone who works hard and plays hard, and I know you pray hard too. Our motto for Mossner Academy is Pray, Work, Play. I think I’m going to change it to Pray hard, Work hard, Play hard. I look forward to a fishing trip with you in the future. Thanks again for all you have done and still do to provide the LIFE vehicle that gives everyone a shot at living out their goals and dreams.

  3. bob rasmussen said

    Hi O!!! This kind of blog post really gets me fired up!! Can’t wait to do some fishing with you!!

  4. Carol Miller said

    Very inspiring post Orrin! I can’t wait to have Chris out there with you! Thank you for all you do. God bless.

  5. Steve Sager said

    No more bass fishing for us!! That is what you call a REAL fish!!

  6. Tim Johnson said

    Another GREAT post Orrin! The main fishing crop here in Iowa is catfish. Your video has got me all fired up! I can’t wait to earn a trip down to Florida to tangle with a shark or two! Thanks again to you and all the founders of LIFE for having the courage and foresight to bring this life changing information to the masses. What a difference it has made in our lives and the lives of those on our team! Thanks and God Bless!

  7. Amy Antonucci said

    Great video! I love your and Tim’s shark-fishing stories that make it to cd! I love the analogy to life; If you’re persistent, eventually you’ll catch the “big one”!

  8. Doward & Angela Hicks said

    Good evening Orrin. This is a great blog. My husband and I are so ready to catch a BIG MONSTER because I know we will not enjoy catching small fish again. We are so ready to bless other people with our blessings and help people get blessed as well. Can’t wait until the Convention in January. Thank you so much for everything and God bless you.

    Team Rhino

  9. Elizabeth Sieracki said

    That just gets me excited and I have never been big water fishing. All the possibilities…it can become reality. I had the priveledge of being with a tired and disbelieving Mom this morning who let down her guard and began dreaming with me. All because of the HOPE in this business. Thank you Orrin and Laurie!

    • Keith Sieracki said

      I thought you wanted a horse ranch!! Way to go serving others with the gifts God has blessed you with!!! Thanks Orrin for reminding us that “it all starts with the dream!!”

  10. Jim Martin said

    I love shark fishing and can’t wait to be fishing with you Orrin!

  11. Steve Morgan said

    I love it. When I saw the shark I had Beth and the kids stop what they were doing to see it. They all said WOW!!!

    Most of all I love the lesson Orrin, stay at it long enough with a good attitude and you will win!!! Thanks for all the great articles.

  12. starlette weston said

    what a wonderful analogy! “Once you catch a monster shark, you will never enjoy catching a small fish again”. this can be applied to so much in life. In other words once you have acheived greatness you will never want to live an ordinary life again. How awesome would life be to accomplish the things you set out and more (sharks)? You would not want to go back to catching the small fish again!

  13. Aron Radosa said

    Looking forward to seeing my team leaders pn the other end of the pole from that shark! Oh the stories we will tell!

  14. robert wilcox said

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing Orrin! You could hear the cd in the background … “Winners get knocked down but they get back up!” Sounds like perfect cd for any struggle in Life :)….now to do some more dreaming of working out and fishing with the big O!

  15. Tim Samuels said

    Orrin, the concept of fishing for something that I could be food four is exciting and scary all at the same time. Cant wait for a chance to be there.

  16. Kirk Richie said

    Inspirational, very exciting to see the choices The LIFE Business can provide when we fight long enough to catch The Big One!!
    Thank You Orrin!

  17. Cassie Morgan said

    Whoop Whoop Fired Up!

  18. Richard Kroll Jr. said

    Working with the Patriot REVOLUTION to get Marc Militello down there Orrin!!!

  19. J & P Harteis said

    The best part of this is spending time with friends who are like-minded & who will always have the others back, even if that “big” one pulls you overboard! We pity the shark! Thanks for always keeping us motivated!!

  20. Tedd Clippinger said

    “Indeed, success is showing up day after day prepared, with the right attitude, planning to win. Then it’s only a matter of time. Likewise, doing the right things consistently and eventually you are fighting a 500 pound beast that is much stronger than you!”
    Like leadership, although you don’t have to fight because you are in the fight. You are blessed with more responsibility as Shawn Bergen said on one of the latest AGO series CD’s.

  21. Super fun! I’m excited to join you! Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady, George Guzzardo, Claude Hamilton, Bill Lewis, Dan Hawkins, and Tim Marks have such great blogs! I love the information being taught in the LIFE business. Can’t wait to hear about the new PC’s and RT’s in the coming months! Thank you!

  22. omarchetta said

    great dream building video, looking forward to earn it thanx for sharing orrin

  23. Orrin,

    My favorite sport!! You gotta love the fight!
    Can’t wait to bring our RT’s and New Director/Power Players down for some fun in the sun going after the big ones.

  24. Jonathan Fowler said

    Holy cow! I find it so interesting how easily success in the fun areas of life have a direct correlation to all areas of life. It just goes to show that success, no matter what the endeavor is going to take time and effort. Thank you Orrin for showing us the best way possible to not only achieve greatness in our own lives, but to reach out and bring others who are willing to do the work right along with us. How does one repay such a debt?

  25. Leo Wines said

    I look forward to shark fishing with you Orrin, and all the rest of the BOB that will be there!! Thanks for the medley of great posts!

  26. jimmy varghese said

    oh man the things you can do when your free! definitely on the dreams on my list. thank orrin for encouraging us and motivating us to become the best leaders possible and chase after our dreams and freedom!

  27. Dean Frey said

    Fired up! Can’t wait to enjoy the “struggle” of pulling in a big one. Fun, fun, fun!!!

  28. Steve Leurquin said

    What a great video and lesson. Can’t wait for round 2!

  29. Marty Becker said


    Thanks for the analogy! Somedays it feels like you’re fighting a submarine on the end of the pole, but with persistence one day you can commandeer that sub and be the Captain of your destiny. Thank you for the consistent encouragement that your writing brings.

    Marty Becker

  30. Tabitha Bergman said

    you are such an inspiration to many. Thank you and all Life PC etc.. for helping me realize dreams are there… anything is possible with God in our lives

  31. Ken Hendon said

    Super dream!

  32. Adam Rossman said

    Thanks for sharing, Orrin! I remember seeing this video a while back and hoping that I could someday have the chance to come down and fish with you. Now, I know that I have what it takes and look forward to the chance to have that opportunity.

    Thank you for being willing to share your blessings with those who are in the fight to help change the world around. You are an inspiration to many and a fantastic example. Thank you for holding strong to what you are called to do and not giving in to take it easy.

  33. Zach Canniff said

    Awesome post! I can’t wait to be down there fishing with you in the future! That looks so exciting! Thank you for sharing to fuel my dreams even more!

  34. I am so excited to hook into one of these monsters! I love a good fight and challenge!

  35. CJ Calvert said

    Orrin, can’t wait to go fishing with the PC Primers!

  36. Anthony Darkangelo said

    Love it. As a family our motto is “do the right things long enough and good things will happen”. Looks like it works for fishing also.

    We appreciate all you do.

    Be safe

  37. Dean Strube said

    Count me in for shark fishing!!!

  38. Dave Thomas said

    Great dream building ! Can’t wait to earn that trip.Thanks for everything TEAM/LIFE does for all of us!

  39. Kim Decker said

    This was awesome, i was getting all worked up to see the fish too…My question did you get the fish aboard. Excitement for what it will be like LIVE when we all get there.
    Thanks for the thrill

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