The 6 Pillars of

The leading framework for achieving success in life

A complete framework to help you reach
breakthrough levels of success
and individual excellence.

A Personal journey
to excellence

The hugely popular “6 Pillars” Framework is a proven approach to accelerating your success, imbuing your life with purpose, increasing your happiness, and advancing your personal and professional life.

It not only gives you more control over the outcomes of your own life, it also arms you with the understanding of how to be a positive influence in the lives of others.

The secret science of achieving success in life

It’s based on the critically acclaimed 16 Elements of Success, a major breakthrough in the science of what keeps people engaged (and moving forward in life), and has now been tested, tried, and proven in products and experiences used by millions of people.

After more than 20 years of research, development, and testing, we’ve been teaching the 16 Elements at keynotes at major conferences, in leadership development seminars, and to executives and large organizations.

Now, after several years of dedicated effort, we’ve completely redesigned that training and packaged it in an all new “6 Pillars” model designed to bring this new-science of success to individuals, in an easy-to-learn, easy-to-afford, entertaining and insightful format.

The 6 Pillars of Success
will give you the power to build
and maintain momentum in life.

What’s in
the 6 Pillars?

Pillar 1


discover your path

Being successful means starting right… starting strong. But so many don’t really know where they’re going, let alone how to get there. Let’s change that.

The first pillar, Orient, is all about getting your bearings. It’s about building a foundation that will allow you to move forward. It’s being deliberate about what lens you use to look forward (and backward). It’s figuring out who you are and what you’re capable of. It’s about finding your purpose, your mission, your individual “why”. It’s about choosing an objective that moves you forward. Lastly, it’s about making a plan and creating a solid move-forward strategy to get you there.

The Orient series will leave you holding your head higher. You’ll feel a new sense of vigor and excitement for life… an energy and vitality and confidence that will drive you to start moving in the right direction. This is the art of the start.

Orient, the first pillar in the 6 Pillars of Success framework

Lay the foundation of your future
with these life-launch essentials

Pillar 2


make it happen

Getting oriented is amazing, but we can’t stop there. So often we have a strong sense of what we need to do or where we need to go, but we never make it there. The Execute series covers the elements that help you change all that.

This series will help you architect and engineer your success. You’ll start by creating a solid move-forward strategy. You’ll create your own personal scorecard to measure progress and be accountable. You’ll learn how to build and maintain momentum in life, and you’ll learn how to invest in your objective and in your plan so that you are motivated to keep moving forward.

The Execute series will create in you a sense of accomplishment, a sense of movement, a sense that you’re finally doing it. You’ll begin to feel more confident, optimistic and enthusiastic about all the progress you’re making. That enthusiasm, and the evidence of progress you’ll start to see, will help fuel long-term momentum. This is the critical art of execution.

Engineer your success
with the execution essentials

Pillar 4


experience real results

So often we start strong, fueled by purpose and energy and the novelty of a new objective, only to eventually lose steam. At this point we stall and our energy to move forward fades. If you’re not finding the reward in your work, or want to ensure you do, then the Achieve Pillar is for you.

This series will help you find the long-term motivation to move forward. It’s designed around the most well-known extrinsic and intrinsic motivators. It’s about having an impact, seeing that impact, and finding it meaningful. It’s about feeling growth and personal progress. It’s about getting value for your work, all while maintaining balance and renewal.

The Achieve Pillar will answer the question “is it worth it?” It’ll help ensure get the rewards and recognition, the outcomes and impacts you need to fuel long-term engagement.

Sustain motivation
with the achievement essentials

Success Pillar - 6 Pillars of Success

Pillar 3


support your journey

To be successful in life you can’t do it in isolation. Successful people know that they didn’t get there without help. In fact, they make getting that help a core part of their move-forward strategy for success.

This series will help you fuel your success by accessing the support you need to succeed. You’ll learn how to access and leverage leaders and mentors, how to involve others in a way that increases enjoyment and powers progress, how to architect your environment to support success and how to adequately equip yourself for the journey ahead.

The Empower series will leave you feeling more confident in your journey and the chance of success. You’ll realize you aren’t in this alone and you’ll find unmistakable strength in the support and supply lines you’ve put into place.

Support your success
with the empowerment essentials

Support Pillar - 6 Pillars of Success

Two ways to
sign up!

  • Orient Workshop Series
  • $79
    Normally $249
  • Live: One-Time Pass, Orient Workshop Series
    Anytime within a year
  • Online, Orient Membership
    Access all Orient content and tools for a year
  • ——
  • Live: All Access Pass, Achieve Workshop Series
    Attend whenever you want, as many times as you want, for a whole year
  • Online, Ultimate Membership
    Access all content and tools from all workshop series for a year
  • Principle Knowledge Base
    Learn the principles that power life
  • Ultimate, All-Access Pass
  • $299
    Normally $996
  • Live: All Access Pass, Orient Workshop Series
    Attend whenever you want, as many times as you want, for a whole year
  • Live: All Access Pass, Execute Workshop Series
    Attend whenever you want, as many times as you want, for a whole year
  • Live: All Access Pass, Empower Workshop Series
    Attend whenever you want, as many times as you want, for a whole year
  • Live: All Access Pass, Achieve Workshop Series
    Attend whenever you want, as many times as you want, for a whole year
  • Online, Ultimate Membership
    Access all content and tools from all workshop series for a year
  • Principle Knowledge Base
    Learn the principles that power life

Buy Orient Today, only $79!
(Normally $249, today you save $170!)

Purchase the Orient workshop series and you’ll be able to choose any of our Orient start times (about every two weeks) any time in the next year.

You’ll also be given a Life Engineering Orient Membership. This will allow you to access all of our online Orient content, as well as the Orient Toolkit, and also unlimited Orient workshop recordings for a full year!

Buy Ultimate Today, only $299!
(Normally $996, today save almost $700!)

Orient is the first of a 4 part series. For a limited time we’re selling an anytime, all-access workshop pass for only $299 instead of the usual $996. Now you can take every workshop, at any time, and as many times as you want, for a whole year!

You’ll also get a Life Engineering Ultimate membership, giving you unlimited access to all content, lessons, tools, and recordings. Click here to learn more.

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The leading framework for achieving success in life

How does it work
and how do I start?

It’s been said that the most important step in any journey is the next one. So if you’re ready to take the next step in life… to be deliberate about the pursuit of excellence and achieving the success you’re capable of, then here’s what you need know.

There are 6 Pillars of Success.

Each pillar has a specific focus on helping you move toward a more successful future. Each pillar represents a 4-week workshop series. You can start with whatever pillar you like, depending on what your needs are. If you’re not sure, or if you’d like to take the whole journey, we recommend starting with Orient, and moving in the order shown on the image above.

Each pillar is about more than the value of its category, it’s a framework for learning the 16 Elements, which is why we recommend working your way through all of them. You can do this at your leisure, taking one category now, and then pausing until you’re ready for the next one.

  • You can purchase all 6 pillars all at once, or one at a time
  • Each pillar is broken up into 4 core elements
  • Each element consists of a one hour and 45 minute workshop
  • There’s one workshop each week, for four weeks
  • Workshops can be attended either in person or online (live)
  • If you miss a workshop, it’ be available online afterward
  • You’ll have access to the online recordings for 1 full year!
  • The next round of workshops start in January
  • After purchase you’ll be able to redeem your code and choose a workshop time to register for.

We have a high-tech, high-comfort workshop room with two 4K cameras, multiple 55″ TV’s, high-quality comfort seating, a professional microphone, and terrific audio and lighting, so it’s a high-quality experience whether you attend in person, or online.

What workshop attendees have said

A great presentation, the most valuable. It was my personal game changer. I’ve been experiencing burnout – your words inspired me and reignited my passion!

Jenny Supple

Attended your workshop on the 16 elements of success, it’s by far one of the best presentations I’ve seen. Highly engaging with the most powerful insights. Thank you!

Mehnaz Amjad

Thanks for such a thoughtful workshop. I absolutely loved the slides and concepts you presented. Likely the best so far this year in terms of insight and poignancy.

Maria Duke

I have had the pleasure to listening to Rusty, and sitting in on his workshop. Very useful, very knowledgeable, great speaker, kept his audience engaged.


Thank you for a wonderful, memorable presentation. Your presentation was one of the best of the whole conference.

Sheree Yates

Rusty’s enthusiasm is contagious. I always feel like we are ready to conquer the world after listening to him and our customers feel the same!

Tara Martell

This was my favorite during the entire conference. He was knowledgeable, energetic & entertaining!


I just watched your presentation and loved it! The elements table, the pace, your engagement, and the passion made a huge impact… fantastic!

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A great speaker, kept audience engaged and added his personal story which was touching. As a conference manager you were one of my favorite presenters!

Erin Roddie

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Jan Grant

Fantastic! Great ideas we can implement immediately.
Best speaker and content in a long time.


It won’t be easy
but it’ll be worth it

It will take work

We do want you to be comfortable physically, because the workshop is going to be a little uncomfortable emotionally.

We’ll ask you hard questions. There is a high degree of emotional and intellectual labor involved. If you’re looking for a quick-fix, check-the-box “solution” to satisfy a temporary need to “invest in yourself”, then steer clear and go somewhere else.

But if you’re ready to really change, and you’re willing to put in some work and truly invest (put something on the line), then change is what you’ll get, and success is what you’ll find.

What’s more, you’ll begin to experience energy, light, and life as you work. You’ll find a new sense of identity, a sense of purpose, a sense of movement, a sense of excitement, and an enthusiasm for living. You’ll start to hold your head higher, and you’ll start to wake up with more energy and optimism than you can remember. It’ll be hard, but you’ll look back and recognize just how transformative it was.

You’re not alone

During your journey, you’ll have access to a facilitator. Someone specially certified in the pillar you’re studying, who will help you along the way. They’ll not only act as your instructor during the workshop, but will be available to you as you work through your own journey during the 4-week series.

You’ll also be on this journey with a whole class of others on a similar journey. You’ll find a sense of camaraderie you always find when you share an important journey with another person. You’ll also have access to an online community of other life engineers not in your class, but who have taken the class before, and are equally invested in their own disciplined pursuit of excellence.

Lastly, you’ll have access to a wealth of online resources to further inform, inspire, and guide you on your personal journey to success. You’ll have access to these online resources for a full year after your course begins!

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The leading framework for achieving success in life

Life Engineering
The disciplined pursuit of excellence

Life Engineering is dedicated to helping individuals, parents, leaders, and organizations achieve excellence. We provide the tools and the training, the motivation and the methodology to move beyond where you’ve been, to go farther than you thought you could… to achieve more, to become more. It’s about more than just success.

It’s the disciplined pursuit of excellence.

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