Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady’s Mental Fitness Challengeis the single best corporate style tool I have ever seen to build unity and increase productivity in a very short period of time. Predicated on creating life-long learning habits, it works through attacking 13 areas of our lives that fall under character, task, relationships and leadership. Starting with a self assessment test, it provides a “You are Here” starting point. From there accountability partners, 360 degree feedback and challenge partners (who you can invite to take it with you), can all be setup and accessed. Feedback from people you trust can reveal blind spots that you don’t realize may be controlling the results you are getting in life. My self assessment test looks like a smallish starfish, which means no new blind spots were revealed but there are lots of areas for improvement.
Once the study of the 1st module begins, reading, audio CDs and video emails from top leaders in their fields, highlighted by the #6 Orrin Woodward and #11 Chris Brady “Leadership Gurus” in the world, support the development of new thinking and new habits. Exposure to purposeful, consistent and incremental learning allows the “Law of Compounding” to be applied to anyone’s life. For many this is the first time that they choose to wage a “Media War” on the way that they think (as opposed to the normal “Brain Washing” the average American gets from media “Programing” and control campaigns that many huge corporations and government agencies push).
Going through the “Resolutions” it occurs to me that they no longer appear as acts of the will, but as stepping stones on the way to pursuing one’s purpose. As one of the newer Mental Fitness Challengers said, ”Resolutions are Get to’s not Have to’s.” Resolutions are tools to equip us to chase our God-given dreams, to shape us into who we can be.
What a gift this MFC is to organizations of any type, to families, communities and individuals. I’ve started asking people I know to review the “Ad CD” and point me in the right direction to who or what I should share this with. My favorite question to ask is from Jim Martin, a huge community builder and leader in Florida, “Have you heard of the Mental Fitness Challenge? It’s like P90X for the brain. I want you to take it with me. When can we meet?” Don’t keep life changing information a secret, share it with anyone you care about. What a difference new information and better thinking makes! Thank you Orrin and Chris.