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Private Achievements Lead to Public Achievements

Posted by Orrin Woodward on December 26, 2012

I received the following email from Vivian, the wife of my good friend Michael Holloway. A year ago, they joined LIFE (thanks to Laurie sharing LIFE materials with Vivian) to improve their marriage, finances, and friendships. This emails confirms the first year was a HUGE success. Interestingly, what makes the LIFE Business so different than conventional network marketing companies is the product is a better you. This can be achieved even if the person doesn’t become a celebrated millionaire. In fact, the whole purpose of LIFE is to help people achieve personal goals, whether these goals revolve around having fun, making money, or making a difference is up to them. Michael and Vivian started the business with Mike recently out of work. However, they didn’t use lack of money as an excuse not to read, listen, and associate. Indeed, with the finance pack, family pack, and Mental Fitness Challenge, they transformed their home life, leading to rewards greater than any dollar figure.

Mike and Vivian are champions because they are leading their families based upon principles today. The LIFE Business didn’t change their lives, but they did by using he principles learned from the business. Mike applied the PDCA process to acquiring his GED and received his high school diploma, ending year of living with regret for not finishing school. Moreover, he changed his leadership methods and joined the coaching staff of the local soccer club. In truth, his leadership and encouragement of his team was nothing short of amazing and made me proud to be one of the LIFE Founders because I could see firsthand the effects it was having on Michael’s life, and through his changes, he changed his family and community. Today, Mike is gainfully employed, reducing his debt monthly, and experiencing the inner joy that leads to peace. When a person changes his life, he subsequently changes the lives of everyone around him. This is why the LIFE Business is changing the world one person at a time! I am so proud of the Holloway family for living the Biblical principles that lead to real growth and change! Here is the heartwarming email from Vivian.


Orrin Woodward

This email has been a long time coming. My husband Michael is an amazing man. I don’t believe I could have said that and meant it a little over a year ago. Last year he recommitted his life to Christ and through prayer we were led to you and LIFE. Today, Michael has his high school diploma, has read countless amounts of books and we couldn’t be more proud of him. Through the material he has learned so much that he now has a real relationship with our daughter. Who would have thought that a man that didn’t like to read would learn patience, understanding, about relationships and so much more through Books and CDs’?

As you know he was coaching Steven’s soccer team. Due what he has learned it turned out to be a wonderful season. It was great watching other coaches yelling and getting upset and my husband would smile and say something like “that would have been me a year ago”. He is continuously confronted with situations that he would have handled in a completely different way. We all saw the changes in the players and the team as a whole through the encouraging emails he would send the players weekly. He was able to use what he had learned to boost the teams’ confidence. Even the parents requested to be copied to the emails. It’s was amazing to see the mutual respect that they developed over time.

Riding in the car with him is no longer stressful because, I know that he is not going to yell at another driver. He now smiles and makes some funny remark. He no longer agrees with us to keep the peace he truly listens to us. Life at home isn’t perfect but through the materials we are able to see where changes need to be made and because of what Michael has learned we make adjustments. Instead of thinking that he knows everything he constantly tells me that he still has growing to do. One change that has really made a big difference in our marriage is that he no longer tries to fix things or find solutions when I tell him about a problem. He just listens and supports me and that means a lot.

FYI, we still have more PDCA on our family meetings but we do not give up. We thank you and Laurie for allowing us the opportunity to help ourselves and others.

Vivian Holloway

55 Responses to “Private Achievements Lead to Public Achievements”

  1. Georgia Baker said

    Wow ! That is true change . That is a great inside peak of what LIFE can do to change lives. A changed life is generational and they’re changing there future generations . Praise God !

  2. Great story about lives changing with LIFE material

  3. Beth said

    Praise the Lord!!!what an awesome testimony of God’s working in lives to reach and impact others!!!
    I, too, am so blessed to be in LIFE and through good solid truth replace “stinkin’ thinkin'” with positive life-changing thoughts which in turn will influence those around me for good as they choose life…4 LIFE!!!

  4. Dave Crown said

    Great story of how LIFE is about so much more then just building a business. These are valuable principles that can transform an entire family! Congratulations to Michael and Vivian for taking control of their lives and truly owning the direction they wish to go in their future. I look forward to more and more stories like this.

  5. Travis said

    Thank You Vivian for sharing. My wife and I have had similar results. Thank you L.I.F.E!!!

  6. robert wilcox said

    It is Incredible what the LIFE opportunity can do … whether it be business or personal achievements. Our Culture needs a change and LIFE is just the thing to do it! Thanks for sharing this story!

  7. Alex Obiden said

    That email was incredible! That’s what we’re all about! LIFE really does impact lives, but do much more than we can imagine. The exponential component of a man like this, impacting other men, women, and children, is a bright light in a cloudy room. People need rolemodels. With those rolemodels springing forth from their personal development journeys with the LIFE information, I ask, how can we not change society? Thanks Orrin for all you have possible for all of us. Stay the course 🙂

  8. Peggi Kern said

    Thank you so much for sharing this email! I have found the same stories over and over again after people join our LIFE community. I’m excited that this email was posted to all to see. I’m going to reference it, as well as my own story when sharing with others. thanks again!

  9. Christine said

    Wonderful story! Great boost for us all we move into 2013!

  10. Bob Rasmussen said

    Great stuff Orrin! When Tina was a teacher a policy was passed declaring no child shall be left behind. The LIFE program is available to all and our battle cry is now “no FAMILY left behind”. Thanks for sharing another ,of tens of thousands, success story of someone who no longer wanted to be left behind and had the courage to do something about it!!

  11. David Mitchell said

    I love hearing how people have been touched by the tools such as the MFC & LIFE businesses. It’s those responses that we can share w/ others, and might be able to give hope to someone else. God Bless & thanks Orrin!

  12. AMEN! That’s what it’s all about! The best business in the world! So happy for Vivian and Michael and their family!

  13. Rita Haas said

    Thanks for sharing another Life testimony. Very inspiring to hear their story.

  14. Hilary Dorr said

    What a great story! Good work Michael and Vivian!

  15. J & P Harteis said

    WOW! We know that this happens all the time, but it’s so great to see the results in print, reminding us how powerful this LIFE business really is! Makes us want to send this blog out to everyone — hey, now that’s an idea!!

  16. Carol Miller said

    That’s very inspiring! I LOVE what the Life materials do for people!

  17. Maura Galliani said

    What a heart-warming testimony for LIFE … God bless Michael and Vivian and their continued growth! 🙂

  18. Robert Daley said

    Outstanding ……. Life in the Daley home has also changed for the better !!!!!
    A huge thank you to you , Orrin and the LIFE business for helping to change the world one Family at a time

    God bless

  19. Titi said

    That is simply incredible! Congratulations to Mike and Vivian for the wonderful positive changes in their family! what a blessing the Life Business is to the world!

  20. I hear these stories all the time in the LIFE business. This was very inspiring. 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!

  21. Kyle Combes said

    Thats incredible

  22. Thank you for sharing this email Orrin! What you and the founders have put together is absolutely the key element in going to millions of people! The LIFE materials are changing people lives all over this country! Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do!

  23. Elaine Mallios said

    Isn’t it just the most rewarding to see change in others – for the better? That was awesome! Merry Christmas and thank you!

  24. Tammy Murphy said

    This is an awesome testimony to LIFE! Thank you for providing such an amazing LIFE changing opportunity to all!

  25. Jammie Fisher said

    This is an awesome testimony! Thank them for having the courage to change and thank you for sharing it with us.

  26. Matt Mielke said

    Amen! What an incredible story. Congrats to the Holloways and it is going to be fun to see how God will use their testimony to transform others. Praise God for the LIFE business and the opportunity to serve others. Godspeed to millions of stories like the Holloways in the years to come.

  27. jimmy varghese said

    so awesome to hear the lives that are changed by the LIFE materials!!!

  28. Rick Green said

    What a wonderful story! The products that LIFE offers are a wonderful conduit for people to use to transform all aspects of their lives, for the better. Thanks Orrin for sharing the Holloway’s story, especially during the holiday season.

  29. Great testimony! Love what we do and the impact LIFE is making in so many lives.No better profession in the world!

  30. Aron Radosa said

    In a world constantly looking to comment publicly on our huge successes financially, the testimony on Michael & Vivian becomes so powerful. They have jumped out of the light to restore their true Light. Michael is a champion of champions. Working on himself has truely affected his faith, his marriage, his family, and a group of young athletes. And has now affected me. He wanted a change and what he did was help us all change. Thanks Michael for the example. Thanks to Vivian for the heart-felt email. And thanks to the founders of Life for giving us a catalyst to change in our life. Thanks Orrin.

  31. Lisa Mangold said

    That is a wonderful email! ~ Thanks for sharing. Lisa

  32. This is what the LIFE business is all about – affecting change in people’s lives.

    Thanks for the vision Orrin, Chris and the PC!

  33. chris volkmann said

    What a great story with the help of the life products if anyone puts the principles to use we can all change ourselves and our world.

  34. Steve Sager said

    What we do echo’s in eternity. Way to make a difference Laurie! No other community can do what this continues to do over, and over and over again!!

    Thanks again PC for providing the platform for others to reveal the greatness of a champion already inside them!!

  35. Orrin, I had the privilege to meet Michael and Vivian about a year ago when they were just in the early stages of LIFE. It is amazing how the LIFE information began to change first their attitudes and now over just a one year period has transformed their lives. I look forward to hearing about the continued growth and personal success of this couple. They are a model example of how private victories begin a life long journey of success.

  36. Ben & Shelby Zeier said

    Thanks for sharing this testimony!

  37. Dave Stadel said

    What we have our hands on with LIFE is so powerful. This is a great testimony Orrin, thanks for sharing it.

  38. Tammy Darling said

    Now THAT’S success!!!! So great to read such a wonderful story… And that gives us a reason to get off the couch and GO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Thanks for sharing, Orrin! 2013 is going to be a great LIFE!!!

  39. WOW! This information is life changing and it is why I know we will go to 1 million and beyond! Way to lead Mike!

  40. Dave Mitchell said

    That is a great testimony, and how LIFE is changing people one at a time! The training materials & LIFE packages are there for the hungry > With study the information turns to empower > The transformation shows outwardly & inspires others.

    • Steve,

      That is some great insight. You and I have seen people we know around us improve and I pray that I continue to improve to show an example to others of the power of this great LIFE teaching community.

  41. Steve Leurquin said

    Great story! One more victory for a couple willing do what it takes implementing the right principles to live the life they have always wanted.

  42. John Hatchell said

    Truly Inspiring !! Amazing testimony to the LIFE changing materials we have our hearts , minds, and Life ingrained with!!!!

  43. Chris Beaubien said

    Nothing brings greater satisfaction and motivation then witnessing first hand all of the private victories being achieved throughout the Life Team. Soon to be a lot more public and leadership achievements! Life is GREAT when your in business to make a difference!!!

  44. Jason Dames said

    Great article on what Life can do in a persons life Orrin

  45. Mike Hartmann said

    Another fantastic testimonial to be added to the LIFE website! Congrats to Michael & Vivian for choosing the road less traveled!

  46. Katrina S. said

    What a great story, Michael & Vivian! It’s another testimony to the power of taking control of one’s life and deciding to change it for the better. It’s wonderful that the LIFE business is here to help all of us become the best we can be!

  47. Jill Heller said

    That was a very inspiring letter Vivian about your husband Michael! I’ve been in the LIFE Business now for going on 5 months now and keep myself immersed in the books and CDs and hope to aspire to become more understanding and tolerant like your husband. This gives me more hope that changes will keep coming about for me as long as I implement and use the tools and information as Michael has!
    My partner Kim and I really needed this at this time of our LIFEs!
    Keep sending us the great and inspiring messages that you pass along and share with us all!

  48. AWESOME!!!What a heart inspiring story Vivian & Michael! Welcome to your NEW L.I.F.E!!!! May ALL your DREAMS come true!!!Blessings!

  49. AWESOME!!! Heart inspiring story!! Welcome to your NEW L.I.F.E.!!!! May ALL your DREAMS true!!! Blessings!

  50. Kim Decker said

    This is an very inspiring message to all of us as I just told Kirk this morning on how I know what we do changes lives of so many people whether they join us or just listen to what we have to say. Thank you for the story of another happy family

  51. Gloria Phibbs said

    A wonderful testimony of how the Life Business has changed your life and it makes me proud to be a member of this outstanding community.


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