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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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Wisconsin LIFE Team is an amazing group of people

Hi everyone,

Orrin Woodward was on fire Saturday night (Nov. 5th) in Madison Wisconsin!  Cynthia & I had the honour to be speaking at the Team Seminar in Madison, along with LIFE co-founder Orrin Woodward.  The best part of my weekend was to be backstage with 2 Policy Council members; Orrin & Dan Hawkins.

This was our third time in Wisconsin and the local people there never cease to amaze me.  From our hosts who drove use around, to the people in the crowd, it seems everyone is so friendly & welcoming.  That seminar location truly has something to brag about.  Their culture is one of the best accross the whole team.  As my friend Claude Hamilton says, “the leaders build the culture and then the culture builds the team”.  Well… George Guzzardo & Dan Hawkins, you’ve built a great culture over there, my hat’s off to you guys!

One of Orrin’s talks was about Chapter 5 of his new book “RESOLVED” (which I’m currently reading and loving!)  in which he talked about successful people.  One example that got my attention was about Baseball Hall of Fame member, Ozzie Smith.  “Success is disguised as hard work” said Orrin.  Ozzie Smith is a perfect example of this, as a boy he would play baseball with kids in his neighborhood and once the game was over, he’d go home and practice for hours.  I guess, he would throw a tennis ball against a brick wall and field that ball over & over to the point where he would get closer to the wall and even throw the ball harder & harder.  Ozzie Smith, never saw this as “practice” he said it was fun to him, that’s why he could practice over & over again.  He is quoted as saying “make your work a game!”

Are you making your work a game?  We all know that work is in all of our futures. As Orrin said Saturday, “Success is disguised as hard work”.  However, many of us don’t like the work, we just want the results. Let’s be honest, we cannot get the results without the work.  Therefore, why not “make our work a game” just as Ozzie Smith did!

Bye for now,

Joce Dionne

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Finally online

I’m catching up to the world…finally I am online!!!  I will be adding posts and videos in the near future.  I’m happy to be here and will do my best to entertain and inform to the best of my knowledge.

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