Orrin Woodward on LIFE
Update October 8, 2011: Orrin Woodward talks about the history and genesis of TEAM LIFE here. The comments from 10/8/2011 onward reflect this new post.
For your viewing pleasure, a video of Orrin Woodward talking about LIFE, filmed a few weeks ago:
Some choice quotes from the video:
We’re the new educational system for America… that’s affordable for the masses. (9:25)
Will they offer tapes on how to be a doctor? Lawyer? Engineer?
When we launch this baby, we’re going to go to a million people so quick. (11:55)
At another function Orrin also put a timetable of five years for LIFE to get to a million. Five years does not sound quick to me, so which will it be?
At the 13:30 mark, Orrin gives the kicker (paraphrased):
There’s gonna be people that are making 100 million dollars… that were making 100 million dollars, say, uh, we only made 2 million this year. yeah, cause that stinking life thing! They changed the deal on us! Everybody’s going over there to LIFE. They’re living intentionally for excellence. Well, how are we gonna do it? You know what, they’ll never be able to duplicate us. They’ll never… I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you why they’ll never do it. Because nobody… all the network… we’re just like so and so or better. Oh yeah, who else has Chris Brady? Oh yeah, you’re just like LIFE, only better? Do you have Tim Marks on your System? Oh no… Do you have George Guzzardo? I don’t think so? Do you have Tim Lewis? Do you have Claude Hamilton? Do they have you?
A recent comment from @dextersbeard posited that the real product wasn’t the tools, it was the leaders:
this post is proof positive of one of the basic flaws of “LIFE” – the products in this MLM are the leaders. Nothing against George, or making a bad financial decision..you take the good with the bad. the business is only as good as the weakest promoted leader. instead of some bad press effecting the local leader- it effects the entire organization and the “products” of the MLM. DO you really want to build a business hoping that a PC member doesnt quit? file Bankruptcy? cheat on their spouse? beat their wife? etc. This is not saying it would happen..the point is the liability is on the guy who hasnt made it yet. what do you do with your finance packs when the leader on the cd put themselves in a financial mess? what do you do with your relationship packs when a leader gets a divorce? you cant switch from promoting system to promoting product…they are the product.
Orrin is banking on the continued edification of leaders like Tim Marks, Chris Brady, Bill Lewis, Dan Hawkins, Claude Hamilton, and George Guzzardo. As I’ve pointed out with Guzzardo’s property foreclosure and Orrin’s anonymous blogging as Qrush is that these leaders don’t necessarily practice what they preach.
Do you want to give money month-in, month-out to people who don’t do themselves what they tell you to do? What else could they be hiding from you?
Finally, the best parts of the video were the reaction shots of the crowd. Who in of the crowd was buying into what Orrin was saying? Who wasn’t? How many of those people will be in the stands 6 months from now. A year from now? 5 years from now?
1 Not much mention of MonaVie in the video? Guess the purple juice concentrate just isn’t that important anymore to TEAM LIFE?