To Have Your Eyes

December is a very special time when families come together to share memories and discuss the events of the year. I am reminded that we tend to move like tiny busy ants through the year and then do our best to slow the month of December down so we can reflect realizing that another year of our life is quickly coming to a close. It is a wonderful time to be reminded that a savior entered the world during this season about two thousand years ago. It is our time as believers to remember His birth and begin to set new goals to align our lives to be more like Him. So…….

I thought it would be appropriate to share a song that touches my heart and helps me to be more like Christ. One area that I am always having to grow in is the area of seeing the good in people. We have learned so much through the lives of Orrin and Laurie Woodward and Chris and Terri Brady. Their example has been so powerful for Kirk and I to see the biblical truths not just talked about, but acted out in ones life. We are blessed to be connected to them in the LIFE business and the community of TEAM. They have shown us people have value, we have value, and we can help bring the greatness out in people. They have shown us to see opportunities and not disappointments.

The perfect example to us is Jesus Christ. He came and lived a sinless life. He loves us no matter what. We have the stains of sin, but yet He sees no stain on us. He sees our future of who He created us to be and not our past. My prayer is that I would have the eyes of the Lord. That I would see people how God sees them and not how my worldly eyes see them. That I would see the future full of hope, prosperity, and a land of opportunity. What if we could raise up a group of people that saw the greatness in each person and every situation. Not for who they were but what they could be. That group of people would be living a LIFE worth living!

The world today is full of negative inputs which makes it difficult for people to think in the positive. It is just like the story “The Wolves Within”.

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

May we begin this season to learn from our Heavenly Father and see through His eyes. May we feed the good in ourselves and feed the good in others. Enjoy the words of this song written by a friend of ours, Kristi Northrup. It moves my heart each time I hear it and I am reminded how much further I must grow to be more like Christ.

Merry Christmas and May God bless you,

Kirk and Nicole Porter

Two Worlds Collided

Kirk and Nicole Porter

Each person in Life has a story. We decided to share ours and help other people tell theirs as well. We have been learning leadership, life, and success principles from Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady for over 5 years. Our story is like a lot of you who are reading this but yet different. We have learned that each person has unique abilities and God-given gifts and talents that are overlooked and underdeveloped. And that is why we share our story, and why we write this blog. Our reasons exist because we know more of you are out there that just need that little boost of belief and motivation to take your life to a whole new level. And so, the story begins…..

Two worlds collided when we met. Kirk is from Michigan and I am from Texas. It was a divine circumstance that we met because we believe everything happens for a reason. We came from two totally different backgrounds. A friend, who grew up with Kirk, contacted us about changing our results in life. Kirk and I were married at 23 and found ourselves living what we thought was the American dream. After being introduced to success principles and ultimately the Life Business, everything in our world changed. Being in debt, upside down in a mortgage, financing two cars, both working jobs while trading our time for little money, and spending small portions of time with our children was not sounding so “dreamy” anymore.

Our world was woke up to a new way of thinking. Two worlds collided again when we met the founders of LIFE. We started to subscribe to the Life changing materials through CD’s, books, the concepts of entrepreneurship, and plugging into the TEAM, a community of people that were all hungry to make a difference in their own life knowing that long term it would make a difference in the world. This new information became a life-line for us. We were starving for food that would feed our hunger to succeed in life, and the Life materials of leadership development were the perfect meal full of the truths about life. It began to speak truth in the areas of faith, family, finances, freedom, fitness, following, friends, and having fun.

Work Hard!! Play Hard!!

And because of this change, we want to share it with everyone we can. We now get to enjoy the freedom of both being home with our three boys, travel to places we had never been, pay cash for cars, and most importantly help others discover life changing truths that help them to discover their God-given purpose. The relationship between Kirk and I, our children, and with others have greatly improved. The heart change that has taken place to live out the biblical truths has given us a whole new zeal for life.

We have the privilege of playing a small part in the business team of Life and mentoring with one of the founders, Chris and Terri Brady. We are humbled to learn from them and the other Life members that paved the way for us and so many others that will “take the road less traveled on.” We are humbled to share the stage with so many great leaders by speaking at seminars where we teach on leadership, systematic success, and life changing principles. This blog is here for you to learn and grow with us. We have not arrived and only humbly share our heart about what we have learned from some of the great leaders of our time. Please feel free to share content with others and leave comments and feedback. Leadership is a life long journey and we have chosen the path and are passionate about coaching others along the way to the Life they have always wanted!!

God Bless, Kirk and Nicole Porter