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The Financial Fitness Program: Dreams and Debt

Posted by Orrin Woodward on July 3, 2017

The Financial Matrix, a system of control through debt and dreams to enslave people, is growing larger every day. In fact, the Washington Post recently reported on a study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that revealed the debts of governments, households and non-financial businesses had reached a record $152 trillion in 2015, an amount much higher than before the 2008-2009 financial crisis. What is going on?

Perhaps a comparison to nature illustrates the principles at work, for parasites never stop consuming the host, even if by killing the host they kill themselves. The Financial Matrix, similarly, is a parasite attached to the world’s monetary system, siphoning off massive profits through massive power, which results in hundreds of millions of fully capable people unable to support themselves. How is this possible in the wealthiest societies in recorded history? I won’t elaborate too much on why politicians avoid the root cause of our woes, but the old aphorism, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” sums it up nicely. The Financial Matrix is the predictable Biblical outcome when control is taken away from the free market and placed into fallen human beings direction.  Naturally, the money controllers, with access to practically unlimited funds, purchased the Mass Media, and these two combined to purchase politicians obedient to their whims to run the Military State. This is the  Money, Media, and Military  structure of the Financial Matrix that I have discussed previously. 

Few politicians seem to speak out upon this injustice. This isn’t too surprising when one considers that politicians who speak too harshly about the Financial Matrix system are swept under the rug.  Through a process of eliminating funding (politicians win or lose on marketing), launching negative media campaigns (politicians are ineffective without popular support), and grooming potential competitors (those who puppet the company line), the Financial Matrix ensures obedience to its plan. Most politicians, because they seek public approval, have concluded that knowing too much about the Financial Matrix can be hazardous to their careers, confirming Upton Sinclair’s insight, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” 🙂 Needless to say, the main reason the Financial Matrix is not mainstream news is because mainstream news is owned by the Financial Matrix.

I said all of this to drive a vital point home – each person must develop a plan to defend himself against the Financial Matrix forces and not rely on the compromised State, Media, and Educational systems. Indeed, each family is on their own until they  hear about the Green Box Revolution, a community of other like-minded people who are tired of surrendering to the Financial Matrix. In reality, there are only four distinct choices a person can make when confronted with the Financial Matrix. Unfortunately, most people, however, are not making the right choices. For instance, in the developed world, the wealthiest nations in recorded history, just above 50% of the people, when their expenses are deducted from their assets, have no net worth, not even a penny’s worth!  I cannot emphasize this point enough, for half of the people in the developed world, a world that created ten times the wealth of any other civilization, still has half of its people with ZERO net wealth – dead broke. How did they get here? The fault, as Shakespeare so aptly stated, “is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

To be sure, people did not plan to drown in debt, but in an effort to live their dreams, most have become expendable pawns on the Financial Matrix chess board. They simply followed the messaging learned in advertisements, schools, and financial institutions, surrendering freedom for life within the Financial Matrix, a matrix set up to fool people into believing they must choose between dreams and debt. The Tightwad Quadrant, for example, surrenders his dreams to live in debt freedom. Is it any wonder so many people are trapped in the Financial Matrix when nearly every financial pundit teaches financial budgeting, which is simply surrendering dreams to hopefully live debt free someday. How absurd, especially when one considers it will take decades for most people to achieve this, if they can stay disciplined for the entire duration, before they will live in debt freedom. 

The Status Quadrant, in contrast, chooses dream freedom by surrendering to debt. They believe they seek to live their dreams by living in debt, hoping that with time, they can pay off their debts and still have their dreams. However, adding debt for dreams is like playing Russian Roulette financially, for every time the debt trigger is pulled, one risk losing everything. The bankruptcy statistics are alarming, to put it mildly, and with the bankruptcy, the once successful person slides into the Broke Quadrant. Both quadrants, in a sense, are half-right, knowing they must work and plan to achieve results, but anything that involves surrender is not part of freedom. In other words, asking a person to either surrender to debt or surrender their dreams is a bogus question, the false dichotomy between the two setting a person up for financial failure. 

If a person is going to work and plan anyway, why not work and plan for Financial Freedom, enjoying both dream and debt freedom. “No surrender” is the mantra for the Financially Free Quadrant. Whereas the 50% in the Broke Quadrant get the worst deal (surrendered to debt and surrendered their dreams), the Tightwad and Status Quadrants are both sub-optimized as well since they do not enjoy Dream and Debt Freedom. Thankfully, half of solving any challenge is accurately defining it and the Financial Matrix wins so much because few properly define the challenge, the challenge of living dream while remaining debt free.  This is why sharing the Financial Matrix Quadrants is so important, for it give a person an opportunity to identify the problem (trapped in the Financial Matrix) and a choice on how he want to respond to it.  

This is where the Financially Free Quadrant comes in, the only quadrant that asks and answers a better question – how do I live my dreams without debt? Unbelievably, while 50% of the people live in the Broke Quadrant and 99% live in one of the sub-optimized ones, only 1% live in the Financially Free Quadrant. If this doesn’t wake a person up from the debt-induced dream state, I don’t know what will. We live in a capitalist world, where money is the medium for nearly all transactions, and the lack of Financial Literacy robs people of FREEDOM. I may not have the time, money, or resources to become a political leader and take on the Financial Matrix directly, but I can help individuals, who are willing to learn Financial Literacy using the Financial Fitness Program, escape the Financial Matrix.

Like the young boy, mocked by the old man for throwing starfish dying on the beach back into the ocean, who when told he couldn’t possibly save them all, merely threw another one it into the ocean and said, “I saved that one.” Likewise, with billions of people enslaved in debt, I may not be able to save them all, but I can save the next one. Furthermore, by creating a company that message Green Box financial truths, the reader, too, can save the next one.  Who knows how far God can take this message of hope to help people live in Dream and Debt Freedom?

Stirling Castle – Scotland

On a personal note, Laurie and I recently returned from our yearly European vacation, a vacation we once only dreamed about when trapped in the Financial Matrix. We toured Edinburgh and other places in Scotland while celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Interestingly, one of the places we visited was Stirling Castle, where William Wallace fought for Scottish liberty against English oppression. Hearing the tour guide describe the battle scene was inspirational, for the Scottish were outnumbered 3 to 1, but had a reason to fight despite the odds against them.  In the movie, Braveheart, William Wallace said a line people should ponder, “Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you’ll live — at least a while. And, dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!?!” 

I watched this movie shortly after I launched my journey to personal journey to freedom and it affected me greatly. Maybe this July 4th, others will learn the meaning of freedom and learn they do not have to live with the lies and false promises in the Financial Matrix. FREE people can still can live their dreams and do so debt free. Perhaps the reader, while celebrating July 4th Independence Day, will reflect upon what life would be like with real independence without dream or debt bondage. If Laurie and I, along with thousands of others, have changed our financial destinies, so can you. Like William Wallace, I don’t promise easy, but I do promise worth it. Dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade a few years, years that go by so quickly anyway, for that one chance, that one chance to be part of something special, to escape the Financial Matrix and lead the Green Box Revolution!?!


Orrin Woodward

33 Responses to “The Financial Fitness Program: Dreams and Debt”

  1. Leslie & Jeremy Fry said

    Wow!!!! I’m in Awe of how Awesome this blog note is!! Orrin I am Always inspired by your wisdom, and also your free will and mind to share with all of us. May God Bless You and Laurie as You continue to lead and help all of us. May we exemplify your leadership into helping others escape this financial matrix, and live the life they always wanted! And be a Blessing as we become blessed!
    Thank You and God Bless!

  2. Ali Boukhatem said

    We holding strong the torch of the green box revolution light , to light up European citizen and giving them this amazing opportunity to escape the matrix ! Thanks Orrin and Laurie .. our Life william Wallace hero !!

  3. Ronda Bird-Parker said

    Fabulous……..prayers for a million #Greenboxes!!!!

  4. J DeShon said


  5. Chris said

    Thanks Orrin for this great post. It is so obvious what the problem is and the solution is pretty simple. But only your wisdom and interpretation makes it so . Thank you for that! Let’s set a million people free!!!

  6. Good Information!!!

  7. Elizabeth Sieracki said

    What an inspiring blog!! So thankful for you and Laurie. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Thank you for continually pressing on. We are so blessed to be on this journey with you both to “save the next one.”

  8. Adam Arnold said

    Wow! What truth told in such a easy to understand manner! Love it!
    Adam Arnold

  9. Jean Belanger said

    Tks OW grt reading and I shared it for all to read and understand tks again

  10. Doug DeWitt said

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” …and yet most people can’t/won’t pursue happiness because they are in bondage to their debt! Our cause is just and will change the world!!

  11. Steve Duba said

    Thanks Orrin. One family, one ember of hope, reignited to pursue what we were all born with. A purpose more magnificent than we can imagine instilled in us by our amazing creater. Setting the captives free.

  12. Clif Gibson said

    Awesome blog, Orrin, and pertinent for our annual Independence Celebration. Thank you for always being engaged.

  13. Huey Barnett said

    Orrin, God has given you the wisdom, talent, & motivation to lead a Green Box Revolution to set millions of people free, which will impact cultures & countries. One day you will be recognized & appreciated as the modern-day “William Wallace”. I am very blessed to be part of this significant community. Blessings, Huey

  14. Jerry & Polly said

    Great blog. It simply shows how history repeats itself, although the form may vary. Congrats on 25 years. Only 50 to go. God Bless

  15. What an honor it is to have the answer to not just individuals and families financial problems but for political liberty is well. On with the revolution! said

    I’m amazed by how you’re able to capture the problem in such a simple way. What an honor it is to have the answer to not just individuals and families financial problems but for political liberty is well. On with the revolution!

  16. Shem Isaac said

    Thank you Orrin for helping so many families escape the Financial Matrix and shining light into darkness.

  17. Andrew LaFleur said

    “Debt bondage” & “dream bondage”… Well stated and inspirational! Thank you!

  18. Jay Smull said

    Great article boss man!!
    Your wisdom and insight never ceases to amaze me!!

  19. Honesty affirms reality. What reality is not a motivation, the dynamic forging solutions: The jewel of Best and Better!

    The Green Box supports true equal opportunity!

  20. Wanda Bonet said

    A great message for today, always and forever. Thanks

  21. Orrin Wallace, you ARE uniting the clans!! Thanks for our chance to truly live as free men and women!!

  22. Renee Oettinger said

    thanks Orrin for chasing your dreams and inviting the rest of us to come with.

  23. Charlotte Hohenstein said

    Thank you for another great article with so many truths. We will carry the Green Box revolution to the corners of the world freeing the masses from the financial martix. We shall be victorious!!!

  24. Kenny Cleveland said

    Wow Orrin!! What a powerful message that needs to get out to the masses. Thanks for leading from the front in this Green Box Revolution.


  25. Orrin,

    It amazes me that so few people have been properly educated about finances given the length of time we are required to be in public (government) schools.

    Dreams with debt create an anxiety from the bondage greater than the benefit of obtaining that financed dream.

    Thanks for leading with information and systems to bring the joy back to the dream.

    • Orrin Woodward said

      Greg, so true. Dreams with Debt can end up a living nightmare with either a person or economic downturn. In contrast, dreams and experiences paid for in cash have increased joy and decreased risk associated with them. This is why your personal testimony of Financial Freedom is so vital for your team. You have lived the principles of the Green Box Program and have the “fruit on the tree” for others to follow. God Bless, O

  26. Rosalie Wiegand said

    Wow. This is so powerful. Read it, pause, reflect and embrace the truth of every single word written.
    The blunt approach reminds me of the way our forefathers wrote about their need for freedom.

  27. Robby Palmer said

    It absolutely blows my mind how people are truly trapped in this matrix. They just don’t realize where they’re headed. Where I’m from, people don’t talk about “job security” anymore, because it doesn’t exist like it once did. Yet, they’re leveraging their futures, depending on that very security that they just told me doesn’t exist.
    Flying out planes so low to the ground, only one bad thing has to happen, and truth be revealed. Getting sick, losing an income, accidents are bad enough in their own. Now we’re adding the pain of losing our homes and our lifestyles when these things happen, because they’re built falsely on debt. Let alone exhausting our productive capacities.
    Thank you orrin, we’re committed to live our dreams debt free, and to help as many others as we can do the same.

  28. Brian Powers said

    I am Spartacus!!!
    Unite The Clans!!
    Onward to a million

  29. Michael Jackson said

    This is great information. Let’s go apply it to our life and also share with others

  30. Catherine Redden said

    Thank you Orrin.

  31. Deb Spolar said

    Thanks for spreading the great news! Freedom!!! From Debt! We appreciate you and Laurie and are blessed to have you leading the charge. 😊👏🏻

  32. Racheal Oler said


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