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Chris Ashton Kutcher: Build Your Life

Posted by Orrin Woodward on August 16, 2013

I recently received this video on Chris Ashton Kutcher’s acceptance speech. He spoke so truth in an age of lies and didn’t need hours to do so! We need more people learning, speaking, and acting on truth if we intend to build a life, not just live one. This is exactly what LIFE Leadership is – a way to build your own life! I was extremely impressed by what Mr. Kutcher had to say and encourage more people to have the courage to learn, speak, and act on truth. Here is a summary of his talk followed by the video.


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Chris Ashton Kutcher’s Speech Summary:

1. Opportunity – Opportunity looks like hard work. I have never had a job in my life that I was better than and I never quit my job until I had another lined up.

2. Sexy – The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart, thoughtful, and generous. Everything else is crap, that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. Don’t buy it!

3. Living life – Something I just relearned while making a movie about Steve Jobs. Jobs said when you grow up you tend to get told that world is the way it is and your life is to live your life inside the world and try to not get into trouble. Maybe get an education, job, and family. Life is simpler when you understand that everything around us that we call life was made by people that are no smarter than you. You can build your own life that other people can live in. Build a life, don’t live one!

51 Responses to “Chris Ashton Kutcher: Build Your Life”

  1. Very refreshing. Thanks!

  2. Phil Wall said


  3. Lene Jytte Hansen said

    Couldn’t agree more Orrin!!!!!!!!!!! I also fell over his video the other day – AWESOME – I’m glad you got it too – HE is the kind of person that’s GOT, what this LIFE is about – Just LIKE YOU HAVE Orrin. I really feel how this touches my HEART and SOUL – I’m so thankful to know you – YOU CAN CHANGE and INFLUENCE the worlds LEADERS – I’ll be hononered to support you any way I can!!!!! Thank God for YOU!!!!
    Lots of LOVE to you and your dear ones Orrin from Denmark.

  4. Love this!

  5. Phil said it best above… Awesome!

  6. Michael Stithem said

    Thank you for sharing. That was great. I loved how he was so open and honest in front of all those kids. My prayer is that some of those kids really heard the words that he was saying. Heard the message through all the screams and cries from the audience. I loved how he used the gift that he has been given and put it out there in a scene that you would typically not hear. Actually it would be the opposite of normal speeches at those award shows. It’s refreshing to see that there are still some people in the entertainment industry that have not forgotten where they came from and will still speak out. Thanks again Orrin for sharing

    • James Kozak said

      this is awesome. i hope he keeps speaking like that. i hope some of them kids got some of that. it will change there lives. Thanks Orrin

  7. Kyle Starr said

    Wow thanks Orrin for sharing this it’s nice to see someone in Hollywood with the Courage to Stand up and speak the truth.

  8. So well said !!! Finally someone who caters to REAL LIFE standards instead of the cheap thrills that get you no-where !

  9. Elaine Lacey said

    WOW, that took guts, so proud of him ! Our kids need a role model out of Hollywood, maybe they just found one 🙂

  10. Fraser morse said

    Yes!! It was awesome!

  11. Andrea Renkas said

    Thanks for posting this Orrin! I saw this on Facebook and am glad you are highlighting what he had to say. Awesome!

  12. Tina Abernathy said

    Beast Mode! Let’s go…

  13. Juleen Ray said

    There is always hope!!! Thanks for sharing this Orrin, very inspiring!!!

  14. Elizabeth said

    That’s really neat especially knowing it came from a Hollywood celebrity. Thank you for sharing.

  15. J & P Harteis said

    It sure was courageous, for someone in his profession, to stand up for the truth! He deserves to be applauded! Wonder if his friends approved? It doesn’t sound like ot would have mattered! Sure hope the kids really heard what he was really saying….. Thanks for sharing this, Orrin!

  16. Kevin Hamm said

    Orrin, great post.

    Did you notice? His steadfastness did finally quite the crowd to “listening mode”. They were expecting superficial and comfortable and were confronted with truth, uncomfortable as it may have been. He stood up and led them to attention.

  17. Richard Kroll Jr. said

    Thank you for sharing this video Orrin! It’s nice to know that Hollywood has some of the 10% who are already becoming vocal about the lies we have been taught and countering them with TRUTH! Time for a LeaderShift!!!

  18. Wendi Witkowski said

    Wow. So refreshing for someone in Hollywood to speak Life! It’s nice to see this kind of message from an actor become viral. The local christian radio station played clips of this. Thanks, Orrin for bringing great things to our attention.

  19. Francois Godbout said

    I’ve heard about him before, I knew he was some kind of a big deal with young people.
    Now I think I know why. He speaks truth, and everyone, young or old, knows what truth is when they hear it.
    Trivia question: If your first name really was Chris, wasn’t you last name Couture?

  20. I kind of feel sorry for him. He’s making these incredible points about life, and it’s like most of the audience isn’t even listening. They just applaud and scream at predetermined intervals. You can kind of see him getting frustrated, like he gets it that the people either aren’t listening or they just don’t get how real he is being.

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  22. Gyorgy & Anna Veszpremi said

    Thank you Orrin. What Chris Ashton Kutcher said is so very true. Thank you for sharing. God bless.

  23. Florio Mazares said

    I would love to know what Chris Kutcher has been reading. It’s clear he has been inspired to become part of a larger message to the world! Thanks for the share Orrin!!!

  24. Antonio Rosselli said

    Point 1&2 are very good … Build a life vs live a life is very good … But life as we know it shows the presence of a Creator … Men is leveraging a creation put in place by a Creator … Great Video … Chris was great in the “70s Show” … Ty

  25. (Read before publishing)That was shocking! I loved it. He’s such a rascal… Orrin, I’m missing a chance to build a relationship with a man that inspires me this weekend. That man is you! I’m mustering the courage to say “never again!” Please forgive me for falling short on my word. I will find the courage, I will strengthen it, test it, and fortify it. I will convict myself of the life God desires. Perhaps this comment is not for all eyes, even so, my hope is that is will reach you. Better yet, my actions will find you. Thank you Orrin. For your courage and action. God bless,
    Robby Palmer

  26. Marsha Ward said

    Oh that was awesome!!! Thank you again Orrin for sharing your wisdom and Chris Ashton Kutcher’s wisdom.
    It was nice to hear amongst the screaming youth in the video cut an “Amen” or two.
    Wisdom is on the rise.

  27. Charles Gopez said

    That was an amazing 10% message to a 95% audience. I’m glad Ashton Kutcher had the courage to say that, especially because he will get a lot flack for saying that, if not have that message ignored. I never would expect that from him, but that was profound!

  28. Chad Waters said

    Hi Orrin

    Thanks to the Life Business were building a life instead of being stuck in the rave.

    Thanks for everything!

  29. Tiffany Schaefer said

    It was interesting to see the reaction to Chris Ashton Kutcher’s speech; some of those young faces seemed a bit serious and they half-heartedly clapped. Perhaps they were stunned by truth! Thank you for sharing this Orrin!

  30. Maura said

    Wow, I did not expect that from Ashton Kutcher — sharing truths instead of trying to be cool and spewing the popular bunk that often comes out of Hollywood! And what an amazing, needed message for a room full of teen-agers. I pray they took away the nuggets Ashton shared … I know I did! 🙂

  31. Very interesting coming from a “big movie star “. Everyone is human and we should do our best to excel in being the best we can be!

  32. Danny Campbell said

    He most definitely hit the nail on the head with that speech. I wish all young people would listen to everything that this Life Business has to offer like my 13 yr old son has. He has grown soo much in the time that we have listened to it ourselves. It will be hard to imagine where he will be in the 5 – 15 years from now, and what posabilities are out there for him with the RIGHT information. I know I wish I had access to this info for when I was growing up.

    Thanks for sharing Orrin.

  33. Sherri Couey said

    Thanks for sharing this!

  34. Tim Marks said


    I saw this on yahoo or something a few days ago and was pleasantly surprised . Thanks for this post, I hope Hollywood picks up what he is laying down!

    Tim Marks

  35. kaizenfreedomchasers said

    I am so pumped that a “Hollywood Role Model” is being so real even though some are not listening! The video will be watched over and over by his fans and it will reach the people who are ready to hear it. Sound familiar? I love that you shared this, it is a great boost in my day. Thanks!

  36. Rob Robson said

    I love this video! I love that I have been blessed to be a part of a community that encourages me to live intentionally for excellence! I love that that is what I get to do for a living, lead people to truth and inspire them 2 live intentionally for excellence! I am so grateful for incredible examples in my life.

  37. Rob Duxbury said

    Good points! We all should be living life with a purpose.

  38. Jary said

    Thanks for revisiting this message. When I saw it last week for the first time I was not sure that it wasn’t a joke since I had never thought about this actor very favorably. But his message is so spot on!!! Thank you Orin, for sharing it, and for your comments.

  39. Jason Dames said

    Awesome!!! Aweswome!! Awesome!!!!

  40. Kirk Birtles said

    I commend Chris “Ashton” for having the courage to tell the truth! Thanks for sharing O!! kb

  41. Josh Dames said

    Good stuff Orrin!!!

  42. Terrific! Sturgeon’s Law would apply to Hollywood just as to any other group/organization would it not? Am thinking yes, and if I’m properly applying the FLD to this situation, then at least at this time, Ashton Kutcher is part of the 10% for his focus on the right principles.

  43. Travis Kracman said

    WOW!! I can say i am proud of a actor for once, thank you “Chris Ashton” I can only pray that more in hollywood will follow your lead and be honest with Americas youth and lead them in a positive LIFE plan not a made up Hollywood fairytale. Proud ot you Mr. Ashton!!

  44. Elaine Mallios said

    Catching up on some blogs. Wow! This is very impressive. I always liked him in movies.

  45. Yitz Weiss said

    Thanks Orrin! Great post and great video! I saw another article echoing your sentiments about the same speech – feel free to share or delete as you see fit. http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/thomas082713.php3

    Thanks for all you do!

    Yitz Weiss

  46. Bec said

    We love this video and understand how well it aligns with the LIFE community. Thank you for all you are doing for us all over the world, we appreciate you Orrin and love your stories and leadership.

  47. Ryan Blakely said

    Great Posting Orrin! I ran into this video not long ago and almost forgot about it. I have the most respect for the Kutcher family because they also make a stand for what is right and speak truth in a world today that we need it most. That’s why people are attracted to what we do, speaking truth in people’s lives and show them they can get out of the subways of life and live for excellence. I’ve never been so proud and honored to be part of something as great as this. The journey to excellence to become better every day by living the right principles I believe will eventually change the world. Thanks so much Orrin!

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