Before you put any stock in what a critic has to say, check their qualifications! Doing your research on Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady and the Life Leadership business? Beware! All of the critics are completely unqualified (and many are emotionally unfit) to give their opinion! I have yet to read an online opinion of Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady and the Life Leadership business that holds any credibility. To understand why this is, we must research the history of concept of criticism.
As it relates to Orrin Woodward, the Wikipedia definition of a “critic”
The word critic comes from Greek κριτικός (kritikós), meaning “able to discern”, which is a Greek derivation of the word κριτής (krités), meaning a person who offers reasoned judgment or analysis, value judgment, interpretation or observation.
Based upon this definition, every person (in my opinion) that has a negative word to write about Orrin Woodward and the Life Leadership business has not established themselves as a qualified source that is “able to discern”. Even bloggers who have been involved in past business models with Orrin Woodward, but have quit, are not experts and their “time on the water” does not give them license to criticize; conversely, they are examples of bitter people who illustrate what not to do. They teach us that the recipe for failure is to give up half way, don’t learn from your mistakes and blame others for your lack of success.
So who would qualify as a valid critic? The experts that earn 7-figures in the industry of community building (not network marketing, there is a difference) would qualify as a critic. My guess is that all of these experts would applaud Orrin Woodward! What about Life Leadership’s keystone product, The Financial Fitness Pack? Again, only people who are free from the Financial Matrix and teach on debt-free financial intelligence would qualify, in my opinion. Once again, my guess is they would cheer and promote his material.
Let’s dig deeper into the roots of criticism:
As it relates to Orrin Woodward, Wikipedia article on “criticism”
Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something (or somebody) in an intelligible (or articulate) way.
The judger is called “the critic”.
To engage in criticism is “to criticise”/”criticize”.
One specific item of criticism is called “a criticism” or a “critique”.
Criticism as an evaluative or corrective exercise can occur in any area of human life. Criticism can therefore take many different forms (see below). How exactly people go about criticizing, can vary a great deal. In specific areas of human endeavour, the form of criticism can be highly specialized and technical; it often requires professional knowledge to understand the criticism.
To be critical meant, positively, to have good, informed judgement about matters of culture (to be cultivated, to be a man or woman of distinction), but negatively it could also refer to the (unreasonable) rejection or (unfair) treatment of some outside group (“to be critical of them”). Derivatively, “a criticism” also referred to a nice point or a distinction, a tiny detail, a pedantic nicety, a subtlety, or a quibble (the sense of what today is called a “minor criticism”). Often criticism was governed by very strict cultural rules of politeness, propriety and decency, and there could be immediate penalties if the wrong words were said or written down.
So for centuries, it was widely known that a critic must also be an expert on the field in which they are offering criticism. Furthermore, they were ladies and gentlemen of class that were governed by rules of politeness, propriety and decency. These two statements disqualify just about everybody that I have read online that has offered their negative opinions about Orrin, Chris and the Life business. To me, the negative bloggers are worse than the kids that spray graffiti on the sides of buildings and trains (the reason I say worse is that at least some of the graffiti has creative/artistic flair!) The few that have at least attempted class and impartiality have only rendered their opinions in the form of unsubstantiated gossip and tale bearing.
Wikipedia further describes most of the “criticism” of our generation as “lousy” and “unhelpful”:
The main effect of lousy criticism is usually that, rather than clarifying things, it becomes disorienting or confusing to people. Therefore, lousy criticism is usually regarded as unhelpful, or as an unwanted distraction getting in the way of things.
What this means is that reading negative articles from unqualified sources is disorienting and unhelpful at best. At worst, it could cloud your decision-making process and cause you to miss out on a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The critics cannot deny the Financial Matrix
If you have not read Orrin Woodward’s new book, The Financial Matrix, you have no idea what the Life Leadership business is about. Period. Compared to the investment (through investing in this information and an ongoing subscription), the returns are staggering based upon the countless number of testimonials. People that have followed the principles are wiping out debt at a fantastic rate. Some have even reduced their debt by $20,000 (thereby reducing all of the negative income in interest required to service that debt). The ratio of negative debt erased to the cost of the Life Business system and Financial Fitness Pack is one of the best value propositions in the world today!
There is no system good enough to overcome stupidity.
As Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does”. And today we seem to be surrounded by a world of financially stupid people (and a media designed to keep us trapped in the matrix). So I will continue to ‘charge hell with a squirt gun’ by writing my rebuttal articles to set the record straight. If you are new to this blog, here are a few back links to get you caught up:
You can’t watch the fist clip without watching the second–