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Dan Hawkins: Keeping Score in the Game of Life

Posted by Orrin Woodward on March 15, 2013

Dan Hawkins on Keeping Score in Life

Dan Hawkins has become one of the best teachers in the LIFE Business. Indeed, because he had to make the changes in his own life, he is amply qualified to share how others can make the same changes. Dan and Lisa Hawkins applied the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check and Adjust) process as well as anyone in LIFE and are reaping the rewards from their perseverance and courage. In this video, Dan shares how to keep score in the game of life. Furthermore, he teaches how important the Check step is for people to change. Sadly, only a minority of people will make plans, but only a few of these will actually do the plan.

Dan Hawkins Believes the Check Step is the Key for Life Transformations

However, even planning and doing is not enough because it’s the adjust step that is the difference maker. But, the adjust step requires a scoreboard to determine what the results of the current plan and actions were. In other words, the PDCA process must do all four steps. Unfortunately, here is how it breaks down in real life. For the majority of people they don’t do P, D, C, or A. However, around 33% will plan, but never do anything to accomplish it. Next, is the 10% who actually do the plan developed. This is a great start as they created a plan and did the work. Even so, without checking the results, a person cannot make adjustments; therefore, he cannot improve like someone who does the full PDCA process. Dan does a great job of describing this and more in the following video.


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26 Responses to “Dan Hawkins: Keeping Score in the Game of Life”

  1. Great info! Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady, George Guzzardo, Claude Hamilton, Bill Lewis, Dan Hawkins, Wayne MacNamara, and Tim Marks have such great blogs! I love the information being taught in the LIFE business. Thank you!

  2. CJ Calvert said

    Great video, Orrin, thanks for sharing. Dan offers a great reminder that we should all keep score of our efforts in order to improve!

  3. Great point Orrin! I am beginning to figure this out. I am not very competitive like Dan’s daughter. I have noticed myself doing what he said though. I do naturally keep scores of certain things. I am now learning how to do that in all the areas I want to move forward and it is working. Thank you so much for putting the PDCA process together so we can learn to guide ourselves in self improvement.

  4. CC Achilefu said


    As I apply the PDCA process in my life, marriage, and business, it becomes more natural. The feelings of defeat aren’t as intimidating because I have amazing coaches in Tj and Mendy Schneider, I have developed a love for learning and adjusting through applying the wisdom in the LIFE products, and the Holy Spirit has helped me to become more grounded in God’s love for me. I rejoice knowing that my 2 year old will be equipped knowing the PDCA process and knowing she’s not a failure when she get unfavorable results in life.

    Many thanks Orrin!

    CC Achilefu

  5. Scott Heidrick said

    Great post Orrin. I have started to see results of the PDCA process in my own life. As I get older ten years can go by in what seems like a blink of an eye. With out a scoreboard to check results it is amazing how much time can pass without anything having changed. So let’s all go “DO” something today!

  6. Alaysha said

    PDCA works!

  7. Heidi said

    As his crossline, we watched Dan get progressively better and better. What a great testament to his focus and determination, as well as to the LIFE products.

  8. Scott Staley said

    Great article, it’s funny how – that even when we know the process, we can somehow get stuck in a spot and need the coach to help us see it. Thanks for everything that you do, we appreciate you very much.

  9. Another great post! I’m reminded of something I’ve heard you say many times: “If you want to change some things, you’re going to have to change some things.” The PDCA process is imperative in that change process. Thanks for keeping this process fresh on our minds.

  10. Tim Johnson said

    Thanks for sharing this great post, Orrin! The PDCA process has helped my wife, Cindy, and I make adjustments in our lives that have had wonderful effects for us. Thank you for all you do!

  11. Lynda Varada said

    Great timing, such an important concept to reinforce over and over. How easy it is to slip into reactive response instead of doing the quick adjustment to re-orientate towards the desired result. Every day counts!!

  12. Anthony Nieto said

    Yes Dan has become one of the best teachers. He is so relatable and speaks firm but softly. I do believe check step is important because your mentor can encourage the good and help change the bad.

  13. Steve Leurquin said

    This is a great video! Was this taped in Michigan? I think I was there when it was recorded. The rest of his talk on keeping score in relationships is very good as well! Thanks for the post Orrin.

  14. Thanks for the post Orrin!! I will work more now on checking my plan. I will also share this great information.

  15. Robert Daley said

    Thanks for the reminder and encouragement that the PDCA works if you have the dicipline to work it…
    God bless

  16. Bill Eder said

    Thank you Orrin; Dan is a great leader and teacher. PDCA is where it’s at to move forward in all areas of life.

  17. J & P Harteis said

    Thanks,Orrin! Another great poat & video! There is always something to learn, or be reminded of, from the Team/LIFE stage! The best “learners” are always the best teachers! Thanks for all you do to lead us to excellence!

  18. Dave Thomas said

    This PDCA process should be applIed by everyone. Great info! This can be used for anyone, in any area in your life that you want to improve in.Thanks for sharing! We can see why your blogs are so highly searched! Looking forward to the next!

  19. Alison Ruhlman said

    Great video and reminder. PDCA to victory!!!!

  20. Desi Webb said

    always something helpful to take away from these blogs … Thanks for seeing beyond a world of helplessness and disaster … for not giving up even when you thought you wanted to.. that kind of selfless attitude is what Will save mankind… Thank You.

  21. wendi witkowski said

    Great Post Orrin. it’s is so amazing to have a place to read and listen to redirect ourselves to stay on the path to success. I love knowing that the leaders in the Life business dont teach theory, they learn, apply and teach.

  22. Eric Schilling said

    Makes so much sense when its a sporting event… why dont more people do it in their lives?

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  25. Bob Pollock said

    Dan hits a home run! The concept is so basic, but few people actually do it. Thanks for giving me a video I can save for times when I need it.

  26. Kim Decker said

    We all know this know but too bad they don’t teach others young in age so we could all have a better life.
    Thank you for the video.

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