Do It Anyway


On the wall of Mother Teresa’s children’s home in Calcutta was found the following inscription:


People are unreasonable, illogical and self centered


If you do good, people will accuse you of selfishness.


If you are successful you will win false friends and true enemies.


The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow.


Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.


What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.


people really need help but may attach you if you help them.


Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.




  1. It’s not going to be fair (leaders often carry an unfair load)

  2. Leadership is an inside job (nobody is responsible for motivating you, but yourself)

  3. Expect obstacles and problems (remain calm, remember it’s not what happens but how you respond, remember the axiom “This to shall pass” and stay commited to the purpose)

  4. Success is never easy

  5. It’s a long climb from the bottom and a short drop from the top” (don’t get cocky, and don’t stop doing what you did to get success in the first place)

  6. Winners play hurt (remember the phrase “Doesn’t matter, Doesn’t matter, Doesn’t matter,….)

  7. It’s always worth it to be a hero ( you’ll never regret the times you gave yourself to others)

  8. To be tough, you must find the source of your courage

  9. Being tough doesn’t include being mean, cold hearted, bossy, or abusive

  10. The role of leadership requires the uniform of thick skin

  11. Purpose is the key (you must be tough in the name of something. Find your purpose and live your life serving it)


Other points:

  1. To make a difference, you’ve got to be different.

  2. To make a stand, you’ve got to stand out.

  3. You will be remembered for something what will it be?


When our nation calls for real leaders. When our Community calls for real leadership. Where will they be?


Will it be those few who took the time to educate themselves.

Those few who pushed thru all the problems and criticism when everyone else was serving themselves? Real Leaders bridge the gap between what it is, and what it should be.

 Great Quotes from great leaders

Ben Franklin

Winston Churchill

Thomas Jefferson

Freedom Matters

I was deeply moved today after listening to Oliver Demille’s talk on Freedom Matters. It makes me stop and stare at the ground and wonder what am I willing to do, life will not be the same in the future. I can’t just ignore the thought of some future time, looking into my childrens eyes and saying, yes it happened on my watch. Tough times make tough men. Oliver so clearly lays out a road map of what to do, he says to read these five books, there are six but I can’t remember the one. Here are some he mentioned.

*Freedom Shift  -by Oliver Demille          *Thomas Jefferson Education -by Oliver Demille       *Rascal   – by Chris Brady     *Resolved   -by Orrin Woodward    &  *The Federalist Papers      

He talks about the coming world shift which we are already in the beginng, he says it will only determine whether we have enough people who have prepared themselves for it. He refers to three skill sets that need to become a habit of those that will be a part of the shift. And we need 1.5 to 2.5 percent of the population to swing the shift. Here are the three skills one must master to play an active part in getting our country into what he calls a freedom shift. It’s really interesting to study how roughly every century every nation in history went through this shift and then you look at how the generations start out strong and then go through a cycle and end up in complacency it becomes very clear why we have a shift every century or so, the last around 1913 being a force shift. We need a freedom shift but are running behind in percentage up until now. Dig in and do the research and master these three skills.

1.  Be an entrepreneur

2. Be a veracious reader and independent thinker

3. Built a tribe

It is time to stop talking so much about what kind of leaders we want, to give less lip service to what Washington or Wall Street or Hollywood should do, and to act a lot more like citizens who actually deserve freedom.— Oliver DeMille

Oliver Demille and Chris Brady just came out with a new dvd

Freedom Entrepreneurs to the Rescue

21st Century Pioneers, Conquering New Territory

The more people I meet the more I notice the different responses from all the different people. I have come up with two different categories. Every response can be tied to one of the two.  You are either a pioneer or a settler in life. The settlers seem to be okay with just settling into the territory that someone in the past has spend blood, sweat, and tears to conquer, fortify, and domesticate. They want security and comfort rather then freedom. But then I run into some people that see the need to continue conquering new territory for future generations, they are today’s pioneers they understand the risks, and the struggles, but they would rather fight the wind and rain then sleep in the king sized bed of complacency.

The moment we decide to begin the journey to cross a great plain of uncertainty is the moment we all become pioneers”

In the Team we understand the need for leadership right now, but it is clear enough that most Americans don’t yet. I believe that eventually most people will be involved with what we are doing. Right now it’s mostly the pioneers that get involved, but eventually the settlers will follow. What we are doing has never been done before. Where else can you find an organization that is more effective then the Team? Some of the top leaders in the country, and best selling authors have been developed here. There are tens of thousands of families in their homes right now reading, studying and listening to leadership material. They are the pioneers that are bringing more pioneers in. They are conquering new territory. Remember if we don’t build leaders and pioneers now, the settlers will not survive the future. It always takes courageous men and women to shape the future. This great Country was made up of pioneers. Pioneers are dreamers, they have a vision for a better tomorrow. We must develop them now. Although the majority will always be settlers, they do live lives of quiet desperation, although they are hungry for a cause, they can never muster up the courage to become a pioneer. If you have made it this far into this article it must be for a reason. I bet that you that you will become a 21st Century pioneer.

Here are five traits that are needed to be a pioneer. (By Tod Nielsen)

  1. A Robust Vision In The Outcome – I think you have to believe so strongly that the outcome will be worth more than any sacrifice it takes to get there. Without that dream of a better outcome, I think it is difficult, if not impossible, to begin the journey, and endure the difficulties of the journey. 
  2. The Inability To Turn Back From Where You Began -Early pioneers often left with the knowledge that they couldn’t turn back. In our own lives, it might be a moral, ethical, physical, or spiritual reason as to why we cannot turn back, but a pioneer begins their journey to a better future and metaphorically doesn’t look back. So must be our mindset, as we begin our own journeys. 
  3. Knowledge That You Might Not Make It To The End, But You Are Willing To Do It Anyway. – In our own journeys, there will likely not be a physical concern of death, but when I think about the tough times where I embarked on something; perhaps it was overcoming a weakness, overcoming a difficult relationship, moving onto a new job, work struggles, going through the adoption process, beginning a new business venture, I can remember thinking to myself, “I don’t know if I can do this.” And there were a few tough times that I can recall thinking and praying, “I don’t know if I can survive this.” It wasn’t doubt in my ability, I actually felt that perhaps my heart would fail and my perseverance would die and I would end up in some vegetative state. I have later learned that it was times like that, when I was uncertain of the outcome, that great rewards were in store for me. 
  4. Knowledge That Your Sacrifice Will Make The Life Of Someone Else Better – As I think about some of the pioneers I have mentioned throughout history, I think they all had this knowledge that their sacrifice would be beneficial to others. Our sacrifices and journeys may never be as physically daunting, but the emotional and mental challenges can be similarly daunting for us. Remembering that the sacrifices we make will make the lives others better, can give us hope and endurance to continue on. 
  5. Faith That You Actually Can Succeed – The last but most important aspect is faith. Faith that you can succeed, faith that you have the abilities, faith that your vision will endure. If you have a negative attitude of your outcome, than the journey will we all the more difficult.

God Bless,

Andrew Miller

Reading Can Change Your Life. In What Way?

 I was recently doing some research on the Amish Mafia and Merlin was talking about reading the Art Of War by Sun Tzu. Now I don’t know why he mentioned reading that, and I don’t know much about Merlin, but there are two things I know. First he had some mental breakthrough, and second it came from reading a book, because it was important enough for him to mention it in the video. What I don’t know is if the book took him in a positive direction or not, but what I do know is that if you want to go somewhere you must read books. So maybe if your intentions are good or bad before starting to read it will determine which way you go, sometimes with the same book. I have seen the power of books so many times that I am convinced that they are the foundation of learning and keeping what you learned. For example in the life business they have what they call the top five books, and those top five books are the essential component that ultimately creates the products of the life business, which is just better people that can write books and create cd’s for the life business.

I can relate back to books that changed my life, I have never been the same since the days I read them. I have experienced the power of reading the right books in my life, and it has effected the way I think. Not what I think but the way I think. Now I am always looking for books that can help me think better. It’s funny how sometimes you reading something and all of a sudden things look different then they did before. But that is the way our mind works. You don’t know what you don’t know, so keep reading.

What can you read that will help you get where you want to go? Sometimes it’s hard to decide because there are so many books out there. I like to have someone I respect and that has achieved great results in life refer a book to me. Like Larry Vanbuskirk, he told me to read “How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success” by Frank Bettger, and it gave me some great tips on being more enthusiastic, and having posture when dealing with people.

What can we read to become better leaders of the 21st century, raise better families, become better business builders? I am almost holding my breath to read the new book that just came out by Orrin Woodward and Oliver Demille called leadershift. It’s great to see men of their caliber take such a step in the direction of educating America on what I believe will be our last hope. Orrin Woodward also wrote the “Resolved” book which is a great book on leadership. 

“All men that have turned out anything have had the chief hand in their own education”   -Sir Walter Scot

We really should be looking at what we can do to help put our Country back together. But first we need to keep our family together, our church together, and our community together. Sometimes I look at myself and say “Who are you, and what are you going to do” I see a great cause and am willing to deal with the pain it takes to make things better. Whenever there is a great cause leaders step up, and only those who are mentally prepared can keep a stand in the midst of trouble, and only those who are bound by principles can move things into a new direction. Only the few who saw it coming.  Are you going with the crowd, or are you the Rascal?

God Bless,

Andrew Miller

Are You Inspiring Your Mind, or feeding your head

What did Steve Jobs, Bill Gates,and Mark Zuckerberg have that all the big educated guys that should have had, didn’t have. These three men are no better build then anyone else, they only have 24 hours in a day. I really wonder sometimes what makes this gap between the people who are truly rich and those who live in survival mode. It is not taught in school, it’s not taught in most homes, where is it taught? It is easier now then ever to become wealthy, but economic timing is usually not the important thing because no matter how readily available it is, the majority of the people still don’t  get it. So what happens when one little ordinary person rises up and just gets it. First I believe there is a burning desire for greatness. Then they get what I like to call a millionaire mindset. They start consciously programming their mind and acting like a millionaire would act. They have Vision and become inspired by their own vision. They become driven for what they want, the desire is so big they can’t make it without it. Then they start school. Just kidding:) Here is a great blog post about education. Then starts, studying and focus. Anytime they just don’t feel like playing anymore they look at their vision of greatness and they go at it again with new vigor. I don’t think money is the goal for such people it’s more then that, it’s who they become by it. A lot of these people start at a young age, here’s an article about that, it explains why most people start young.

I also know for a fact that any person that wants to achieve greatness must surround himself with other great minds. Where does this happen? How do we build a peer group of great thinkers to propel us to greatness and prosperity? Well let’s start one right now. If you know it’s important to you and you want to achieve more why not start interacting as a group and spreading it around to others. We can share ideas, ask questions, plan charitable activities, hold each other accountable, share educational information. And maybe someday someone in the group will be in the top 25 of leadership professional list, maybe someday someone will be the voice for our nation, and hopefully all will become financially free. What would that feel like to have fun, make money, and make a difference? Can you see where this could go? I hope you’re with me, I hope you have that dream that just doesn’t go away, Your story matters, you matter, we were all made for greatness, let not hold it back. I am planning to have dinner with my mentor Larry Vanbuskirk who has achieved more success then most people can even dream of, in a few weeks. I have had the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people in the world and I would love to meet you.  Join us at the Millionaire Minds Group to hang out with us.

The Ant and the Elephant

I have recently been studying on how the conscious and the subconscious mind plays its part in the results we get out of life. Most people never seem to pay any time figuring out how their subconscious mind is trained or what it is processing. You can tell a persons subconscious mind by being around him, and hearing what they talk about. Let this article stimulate your curiosity to research it more.

The conscious (Ant)  mind in one second of thinking stimulates 2000 neurons while the subconscious (elephant) mind stimulates 400 billion neurons in a second of imagining.  Now that we understand the difference in size, lets look at how it can bear fruits.

Lets say you want to be successful in an industry, and you dream about what it can do for you, and what you can become. All the thinking is your conscious mind (Ant) working. Now lets take for example If you can have your subconscious (Elephant) mind aligned towards the same direction of travel as your conscious dreams that you have, and maybe your subconscious (Elephant) is just a baby it is still bigger then your conscious (Ant) mind. If you feed the elephant it will grow and take you to the top faster then the ant.

 Imagination rules the world.   Bonaparte, Napoleon

Now for growing the elephant what is required on my part? First I must be really committed to the point where nothing else matter as much as winning and getting to the top, that will create the hunger required to feed the elephant. Then It’s reading, listening, and associating. (Blood, sweat, and tears) I must be in it with the heart, the mind, and the will. And it’s good to keep my eyes on the dream, but just as important is the food being fed to the elephant. Always remember that if the ant isn’t carefully choosing the quantity and quality of the food, the elephant loves nibbling on other junk food. Another great thought is that if the ant starts going in a certain direction it must be feeding the elephant with stuff that keeps him coming in the same direction because at some point the ant crawls onto the elephants back to keep going, and if the elephant isn’t coming then the ant  never gets anywhere.

If we do not put any importance to the training of our subconscious mind the one we have is pulling us down more then it is taking us up, because it is shaped mostly by the everyday things that happen to us in life which are negative.

“Imagine is more important then knowledge”      – Albert Einstein

Right now my business partners and I are acquiring a mobile home park. Have we trained our subconscious minds to the point of success? No business venture or any other big venture has ever grown and become successful from the conscious (ant) mind alone, we must engage a well fed subconscious (elephant) mind.

Wow if I look back and trace some of my thought patterns over the years my elephant mind was starving at times. Now I follow great people on twitter, read blogs, and books, listen to cd’s, and watch video’s and interact with the greatest leaders in the world and it’s so exciting. I realize that my elephant mind will determine my destiny. The Resolved book is a great read if you want a foundation in YOUR LIFE.

Here is a great tweet I got the other day from Chris Brady

Success is not as easy as winners make it look, but it is not as hard as losers make it seem.     – This is to your elephant mind:)

See you at the top,

Andrew Miller