New TEAM L.I.F.E Book
Some comments have popped up about a new book from Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady in the post on how distributors earn income from the other side of the TEAM plan.
Called L.I.F.E, or Living Intentionally For Excellence, the book is a compilation of tweets and blog posts that the two have written over the years. The subject matter focuses on the 8 F’s, listed below in no particular order:
They are calling the book their greatest ever:
New York Times best selling authors Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady have done it again and this is their greatest work ever!! After having built a legacy in leadership, business and touching the lives of millions, they are more driven than ever to reach out and make a difference. Their latest book titled LIFE – Living Intentionally For Excellence is hot off the presses! Every page is ALIVE and stirring with over three decades of Chris and Orrin’s combined adventures, experiences and invaluable lessons learned. The book dives into their compilation of the “Eight F’s” of LIFE: Faith, Family, Friendship, Freedom, Finances, Fitness, Following and Fun. Share their journey of amazing wisdom, A-HA! Moments, goose bumps, sleepness nights, adrenaline rushes, breaking points, human impact, growth and more! This book is a 5 Star masterpiece that embraces all of LIFE’s spokes! It’s timeless in it’s messages, clever in it’s delivery, superior in it’s quality, super fun for the eyes and MEGA useful. You won’t “read” this book, you’ll live it! Everything (Really, EVERYTHING) is in here.
Wait a second, I’m confused. Why does Orrin talk about going to a million as if he and TEAM haven’t achieved it. It says right there in the book description that they’ve touched a million lives already. Shouldn’t he just call it a day and retire?
For the history nuts in the audience, TEAM used to be called the Team of Destiny. The organization changed its name to TEAM many years ago, probably because Team of Destiny (TOD) was not rating very highly or favorably on Google search. Is the change to LIFE another attempt to distance itself from the negative connotations that TEAM1 is now conjuring up? Where are the links to MonaVie, the “jungle juice” MLM product that TEAM is selling? Even crossline training organization R3Global knows that it needs to promote not only itself but the product too. Is TEAM moving away from MonaVie like they moved away from Amway?
Orrin Woodward loves to talk about community and team-building. A common quote used in sports is that there is no “I” in the word “team.” That may be the case, but there is certain an “I” in “LIFE.” And, if you take Orrin’s F-words out, all you get is LIE. For those people who have been frequent participants on this website, they would agree that LIE is a more apt description of Orrin Woodard, Chris Brady, and TEAM than LIFE.
Finally, the book is selling for $23.95. My recommendation is to wait2 until it goes onto eBay in a few months for pennies on the dollar. You’ll save money and get a great deal on the price exercising a time-honored MLM tradition of delayed gratification.
1 I wonder if they are going to change the domain name from the-team.biz to something that includes the word “life.” the-life.biz is already taken by someone based in Hungary, so that’s off-the-table for the moment.
2 I must comment on the quote, “It’s timeless in it’s messages.” No, I won’t comment on the grammatical mistake but on the timeless part. Launching a Leadership Revolution, their first book, is not in its seventeenth edition? I wonder how many revised editions there will be of this LIFE book