Sometimes in the affairs of men there is a call for commitment outside of oneself. A call that endows us to a Creator under a call. Throughout history there always has stood men and women with causes that required more than a need for work ethic and persistence. The strength of one is only improved by the strength of others going in the same direction. When a group makes a decision to stop making a life and begin making a future for those they love, all the world adjusts and mountains can be moved. If it be the will of God, we send this Creed out to a “few Stout-Hearted Men”. The world depended upon them; They depended upon EACH OTHER. God bless, Aron — Steel the mind and Tender the heart
Band of Brothers Creed
I understand, that as a member of the Band of Brothers that I am part of a great tradition of honor, loyalty, service, unity, and winning. I understand that, as a member of the Band of Brothers, that I have a great responsibility to uphold this tradition through my attitude, my words, and my actions.
I understand that the CULTURE of a team determines its success, destiny, and legacy. As a member of the Band of Brothers, I commit to making our culture a winning culture, to be known around the world as what a unified team of champions should look like. As a member of the Band of Brothers, I pledge my SACRED HONOR to help BUILD and PROTECT this culture with my example, my character, and my commitment.
To buy into the VISION that the BAND OF BROTHERS will be the team with best duplication and the best attitude. I understand that the BAND OF BROTHERS’ goal is to become the TAPROOT of the TEAM, which is the BEST TEAM with the MOST LEADERS. I fully understand that what we do now will determine our future for the next 20 years. I understand that my goals, dreams, freedom, children’s future, country’s future, and ‘The LIFE I’ve always wanted’, all hang in the balance.
To model the ‘HEART OF A CHAMPION’ through my attitude and my example. I understand that there is a price for progress and I commit to pay it in full. I commit to have the faith and courage necessary to believe in this cause and to deserve victory. I understand that there are always 3 choices: give-in, give-up, or give it all you got. I will always choose to GIVE IT ALL I’VE GOT.
To model the 4 E’s: Enthusiasm, Encouragement, Expectation, and Edification is attitude, words, and actions. I understand that principle of ‘Zeal without knowledge is dangerous, but knowledge without zeal is dead”. I understand that as a member of the Band of Brothers, I need to be the thermostat and not the thermometer. I will set the tone with ENTHUSIASM at all times, including every meeting I attend. I will ENCOURAGE through acceptance, approval, and appreciation, and to never criticize, condemn, or complain. I will work to adopt a NO NEGATIVE philosophy in my life and take it everywhere I go. I understand how important EXPECTATION is , and I will work to set a positive, winning EXPECTATION. I will be the example in expecting excellence, but never judge others. I understand the power of EDIFICATION. I will learn to speak all the good I can of others to their face, from stage and behind their back. I will make a point to honestly edify others, especially my leaders with every chance I get.
To be the BEST STUDENT I can be by mastering the Team Tools, the Team System, and the Top 5 books. No team will know, use, or promote the Team tools, the Team system, the Top 5 books, better that the Band of Brothers. I know this begins with me. I will be w walking, talking CD listening to and promoting machine. I will work to listen, to know, and to promote the Team packs first, the Team system second, and the Life material third. I understand how important people skills are and I will be ONE OF THE BEST AT DEALING WITH PEOPLE by reading the Top 5 books on a regular basis.
To master the BASICS of the 5 Step Pattern, Team Approach, Power Player, and Game-Planning. I understand that DEPTH builds POSTURE AND BELIEF and I will never forget it! I will strive to get in action and to master the 5 step pattern. I commit to learning and practicing the methods of TEAM APPROACH. I understand that POWER PLAYER has always been and will always be our play. I know now that Power Player is my goal. I know that it is important to have a Game-Plan and to Keep Score. I understand, that in order to use a coach effectively, that I need to be showing plans and will work diligently to do so. If I am showing 15 plans a month, I will seek out my coach with a HUMBLE and a HUNGRY attitude. I will KEEP SCORE by drawing out my team and having it ready for my coach when we get together. I understand that my team’s goal is to go 10 deep, and I commit to playing my part to hit this goal.
To be a PROFESSIONAL in all I do, which includes attitude, words, dress, and deeds. I understand that 100% of what I do wrong and 50% of what I do right will be duplicated. I realize that ATTITUDE MATTERS and resolve to have a great one everywhere I go, but at the time, to have GRACE for others who might be having a bad day. I will dress sharp for all house plans, open meetings, and seminars. I understand that 50% of success is just showing up, and therefore, I will strive to go to everything I qualify for: opens, challenge groups, seminars, leaderships, and promotions. I will try my best to come early, sit as close to the front as possible, and stay late. I will be the first to volunteer and encourage others to volunteer anytime the TEAM calls on the Band of Brothers, because I realize that this is my team too. I live the principle of service before self. I understand that not everyone is going to do what I’m willing to do, but nobody will ever do what I’m not willing to do.
To always have TEAM PRIDE: first for the TEAM, then for the Band of Brothers, and third for my division of the Band of Brothers. I understand that LOYALTY and UNITY matter. I will be the LOUDEST and the most ENTHUSIASTIC person at every event, and especially anytime the Band of Brothers or any individual Band of Brother is speaking, recognized, or mentioned from stage. I will have the courage to be the first to cheer and the last to stop. I know that I am part of a very rare ‘Fellowship of the Heart’, and will not take this for granted.
To build and maintain SPEED OF TRUST with my leader and with my team. This starts and end with LOVE, CHARACTER, AND GRACE. I understand that character is doing the right thing despite the inconvenience, feeling, fear, or consequence. I will strive to have my yes, always mean yes, and my no, to always mean no. I will take pride in having a great speed of trust in all areas of my life including, but not limited to : words, respect, time, and money. I will resolve any conflict with courage and grace anytime I see or sense a problem.
To build a ‘BATTLE CRY’ culture. I understand the principle of ‘Iron sharpens Iron’ and therefore, I will strive to listen to Team Talks on my EBC, leave Team Talks, and promote Team Talk on a regular basis.
Lastly, I resolve to be one the many who are going to BUILD and PROTECT this winning BAND OF BROTHERS CULTURE. I understand that it only takes a few Stout-Hearted men and women, with courage, commitment, and passion, to lead to 10,000 more. I pledge to be a true TEAM-PLAYER, to have ENDURANCE when it gets tough, to understand the power of DUPLICATION & MOMENTUM, and to always be the EXAMPLE. I will do everything in my power, God willing, to honor God, to serve my fellow-man, and to build and protect a culture that all the BAND OF BROTHERS can be proud of!! THE BAND OF BROTHERS lead the way…..
“Give me some men
Who are Stout-Hearted Men
Who will fight for the right they adore.
Start me with ten
Who are Stout-Hearted Men
And I’ll soon give you ten thousand more.
Shoulder to shoulder, and bolder and bolder,
They grow as they go to the fore….