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2011 is gone, bring on 2012!

Hi everyone,

I hope your Christmas & New Year celebrations with family & friends were as fun as ours was.  Over the past couple weeks we’ve had alot of down time and relaxing days.  I was able to really think hard about 2011.  Cynthia & I were blessed with a wonderful year.  I personally wrote a long thank you letter to my mentor & best friends Claude & Lana Hamilton.  I’ve read many books where the author suggests to write a thank you letter to people who have helped you in your life.  I’ve been meaning to write one to them for the past couple years now and it never got done for some reason.  But finally, I did it and I feel good about it.

First off, Claude is a founder of LIFE which launched on November 1st, 2011.  This was by far the highlight of the year.  With the help of Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady and the rest of the TEAM Policy Council leaders, LIFE is the fix to the Networking Industry that people have been waiting for.  For me personally, I am excited about tackling 2012 with our new business model.

Another blessing this year was the birth of our first child, Kaleb Dionne on July 31, 2011.  What this little bundle of joy brings to our home is incredible.  Every morning is exciting for us now, from his first burp to his first solid food meal, everything is fun!

This summer was a memorable one.  On June 8th, 2011, I worked my last day as an employee.  With our business moving forward very nicely and our finances lining up the way we wanted it, Cynthia & I made a decison that I could come home to be a “full time dad” and we could both enjoy our time together as parents.

I want to finish with this.  Christmas 2011, we fulfilled a long time dream of ours.  My mom & dad (Paul & Murielle) and Cynthia’s mom (Stella) have been amazing for us.  Not just in recent years, but our whole lives.  Cynthia & I both set the goal many years ago to reward our parents with a nice family trip.  Christmas 2011 was our best ever, we were able to “give” to those we love most without having the financial stress on our shoulders.  We surprised both our parents with a cruise to the caribbean.  The opening of the gift was a bit different, we wanted them to play a little guessing game!  So, Cynthia took out her “slideshow” skills and built the most amazing videos.  Our parents would open up a gift that had a note that read “watch the video that Joce is going to play on TV and guess what your gift is” … FUN!  The slideshow then had messages and pictures dating back when we were young kids and how amazing parents they have been for us etc. And then at the end, they got the big SURPRISE!

Here is the slideshow we showed my mom & dad;

Surprise cruise gift to Joce’s parents (click on link to view) & Joce’s parents reaction to cruise gift.

Now here is the slideshow we showed to Cynthia’s mom;

Surprise cruise gift to Cynthia’s mom & Cynthia’s mom’s reaction.

A special thank you goes out to Claude & Lana Hamilton and Orrin & Laurie Woodward, without you guys, this would have never happened.

It’s easy to see that 2011 was by far the best year of our lives.  Now it’s time to turn the page and make 2012 even better.  In 2012, we have many friends that have set similar goals and we want to help them accomplish those goals.  Have fun, Make money, Make a difference!!!

God bless.

Love, Joce & Cynthia

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LIFE: the-life-business.com launched in Columbus, Ohio

Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady are men to be followed.  I just got back from Columbus Ohio, where the TEAM Leadership held a Major Leadership Convention and launched a new business called LIFE.  It’s late Sunday night and one would think after flying all day you’d be tired.  Not this time!

The LIFE business is 10+ years of dreaming, planning and perfecting by the TEAM’s policy council and finally becoming reality.  This is a whole new industry being created and I can say “I was there when we launched the LIFE business”.

November 1st, 2011 is the official opening date in the U.S. and here in Canada we are hoping it’s the same date or a few days later.  LIFE’s product is: changed lives.  LIFE educates any individual who is looking to improve in 8 different areas of their lives, we call it the 8F’s; Family Faith Finances Fitness Friends Freedom Following & Fun.  Through an educational subscription of books, audios or seminars people can improve their lives in any of the F’s they prefer.

I love this story entitled “If I had only changed myself first”;

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser and realized the world would not change I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country: but it too seemed immovable. As I grew into my twilight years I settled on changing only my family and those closest to me, but alas they would have none of it. Now as I lay on my deathbed and I suddenly realize that if I had only changed myself first, then by example I could perhaps have changed my family, and from their inspiration and encouragement to me I would have been better able to help my country and from there I may even have been able to change the world.

I find this story humbles everyone who reads it, we realize that life experience or wisdom is priceless.  For example, I remember being a teenager and having disagreements with my parents, really believing that they weren’t comprehensive with me at all and I would get mad at them.  But, fast forward 10 years, in my mid-twenties, I came to realize that those decisions my parents made were maybe not the “popular ones, but the “right” ones for my future.  Therefore, in those 10 years, I gained “life experience” which helped me gain more wisdom and knowledge.  This is just one example of how wisdom & life experiences are priceless, what if there was a way to help people gain wisdom faster??? ….wait, there is, it’s the LIFE business http://www.the-life-business.com or .ca in Canada.

On my personal development journey over the past 8 years, I’ve come to realize many things about myself and the human brain.  We all need to continually be learning and changing, unfortunately many people think they have “arrived” and don’t need to learn & change anymore.  They’ve almost given up on their life and are just going through the motions.  The day we stop learning is the day we stop growing!  The great thing about the LIFE business is that if you participate, you can be rewarded in 3 different ways; #1 you personally grow in the 8 Fs, #2 you help others grow in the 8Fs & #3 you are financially rewarded for helping people grow in the 8Fs.

 

Goodnight & God bless,

Joce Dionne

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