Duncan Family Reunion 2010, where to start. First of all I have to say this was my first Duncan Family Reunion and have now attended all four major functions that World Wide Dreambuilders puts on. Having been to every one I think this is one is the most raw, heartfelt function out of al of them. I asked Lindsay how it compared to last year as she attended this one last year as her first major function and she said it’s grown substantially. So for those who think World Wide Dreambuilders is declining in numbers you have no idea what your talking about because a) your either not involved anymore so have no clue and b) your in WWDB and not attending functions. I’m not that shocked to be honest as I look at where my sponsors team was last year compared to this year and it’s much much larger.
The amount of speakers speaking at this function was also up and Canada DOMINATED the stage with a ton of speakers. The talks were not about money, PV, or technical details; it was about where these speakers came from and how they got to where they are now. I know 8 out of 10 speakers and all of their stories impacted people in so many ways. For example… There was a crossline couple in another leg of the LOS we belong to that heard our coaches talk on the principals of marriage and what they stood from. This couple I believe were comfortable with staying common law and not 100% committing to each other; after hearing our coaches speak on where they came from and what they stood for on marriage they proposed to each other that very night. Now that is the type of impact we have on people.
So this function was very different from the other functions I’ve attended because as I said before it was raw and in some ways uncut. WWDB did not record any of the audio and it’s not available for download like Spring Leadership, Dream Night or FED. It allows the speakers in this organization to be a bit more raw which is pretty sweet. Not so much cookie cutter so to speak. It was also different for us because we were at Moving Up before hand so we were already full in our heart and mind from the speakers before this weekend. It allowed us to better serve our team this weekend so that we could allow them to get the most out of the function.
I guess the biggest impact on me from the week and the function is how unified World Wide Dreambuilders are now, at least in the Duncan Organization. There was a lot of drama going on in the last few months and years and now that the weeds have been pulled this organization is able to move forward 100% unified with what seems to be a new life. There will always be drama, issues, etc… with any organization. Nobody said we were perfect and we don’t pretend to be by any means. To be successful in anything you need to fail a lot and learn from that failure and be able to put it in the past. People that cannot put things in the past will always be left behind. So as we move forward, this team is unified like I’ve never heard or seen before. People that were in the business before me and even my wife said there is a HUGE difference here where everyone is on board, everyone is on the same page and that people are back in “the fight”. It was awesome to hear the different tone, conviction and passion in the Diamonds talks at both Moving Up and Family Reunion.
The heart in this organization is also very very apparent. You’ve got people like Brad Duncan and Bob Kummer who every time they talk about their team, what impact we are going to make, family, marriage, etc.. come to tears because of the level of belief they have in this organization. That is not something you can fake, lie, or miss-represent with those type of emotions. When you stand on principal and are convicted with what you believe and have the fruit on the tree then that’s someone you want to get around and follow. Don’t get me wrong we don’t blindly follow anyone but like I said as long as Brad stands on principal then I’ll follow him any day.
This was such an awesome week, so hard to describe but some great things came out of this week. We are fired up, we have 1/2 of us retiring and not working for another man ever again and we are ready to teach others to do the exact same thing as us. This is a simple business we are in however takes some hard work (this is not a get rich quick) and dedication but if you actually do what people before you have done you WILL become successful and we are proving that just like every single one of our coaches all in sequence without any gaps.
Looking forward to the upcoming week! Pictures to follow tomorrow!