At our seminar, we had the pleasure of seeing Larry Cheatham get recognized as a new Turbo 50 leader on the TEAM/LIFE, and he deserves our applause because he is a great businessman and leader. I resist the temptation to tell Larry’s entire story, because there are bigger leadership levels to be attained, and crowds that deserve to hear the story from him directly. I will share with you how I come to love and respect Larry over the past few years, and what I believe make him a superior individual and high-caliber leader. Larry, as many of you know, had been previously involved in another network marketing organization for years, and his pursuit of his personal dream caused him to stick while many people quit. Larry learned many great principles regarding success from his previous organization, but often he would find himself in a constant state of information flux, as his organization tried to apply the latest techniques toward community building. Each month would bring the next magical growth tool or technique, and because he is faithful, Larry would dive in, apply and promote whatever his team supplied. In short, Larry’s mentors were looking to grow a community by fertilizing that growth with unproven, and often unsuccessful principles.
Eventually, Larry’s mentors found TEAM, and Larry and a few faithful leaders began to study and believe in the proven principles of Leadership, Teamwork, and Power player. Through a crazy turn of events, Larry’s mentors decided that the proven principles of TEAM were not in their best interests, so they unplugged from the Team system leaving Larry in the unenviable position of staying with TEAM or following his friends into yet another unproven system. To Larry’s credit he decided to lead his Team by drawing a line in the sand against all odds and stay with TEAM. He later told me that it was an easy decision because he had seen the hearts of Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, and he had seen the fruits of his labor in his ever growing community. Chris Brady would call Larry a “Rascal“, because he chose not to succumb to fear and the familiar and went against the tide to chart a new course.
Team AO, we are all blessed to have such an experienced and proven leader on our side in this march toward 1 million people! As a perpetual go-getter, Larry chose the hard work of organically growing communities over the often easier path of making fast money, and I cannot wait for the entire TEAM/LIFE to discover what we already know…Mr. Cheatham is on his way to PC!