Why We Do What We Do
I grew up in a low income family with an abusive and angry dad and an mostly absent mom. My siblings and I had to learn how to fend for ourselves. Luckily for me a neighbor decided to step in and be my big brother and surrogate Dad. He taught me many life lessons that still guide my life over 40 years later.
Fortunately for me life has sent me many great mentors. I can’t imagine where I would be without their guidance. One such mentor was an amazing friend who shared the co-captaincy with me on our college volleyball team. He was always focused on how he could best help the team be more successful. The more I spent time with him the more I released helping others was a way of life for him. His actions showed me a better way to live life.
In the subsequent decades he focused on helping the needy. He was seen often times taking homeless people to lunch and trying to show them they could live a better life if they chose to. His focus was on how he could make a difference to those in need. His purpose was clear and his actions resolute. He knew that by taking the time to positively impact the people he interacted with that he would create a pocket of peace and positivity in the world around him. He knew his purpose in life.
Unfortunately his impact tragically ended too soon. On September 11, 2001 he died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers. We lost many amazing game changers that day. It’s a loss I will never fully recover from. It was at that moment that I realized I needed to continue his legacy by doing what I could do to leave a positive impact on my world.
I decided to create a company that was dedicated to developing new game changers to transform and positively impact the world we live in. We believe that the true measure of success for a leader is how they have impacted people. They succeed when they have left the Maximum Positive Impact on those they lead or have influence with. Let us be your guide on the journey to be a better leader.
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MAPLE LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE PROCESS
Stage 1 – Change assessing
Stage 2 – Mission
Stage 3 – Awareness
Stage 4 – Paradigm Shift, Preparation, Planning
Stage 5 – Launch
Stage 6 – Evaluate
Food for Thought
The biggest barriers to personal growth are pride and ego. If you want to achieve at a higher level humble yourself and start listening.
You can’t become the greatest version of yourself by staying stagnant. You need to be willing to transform yourself to reach your dreams.
What could you accomplish if you committed all of your energy to achieving your mission instead of just going through the motions?
The greatest barriers to achievement are the negative voices deep within. Have enough courage to conquer them and you will succeed.
Your life will begin to flicker out the moment you lose your passion to achieve something greater.
It’s pretty simple. #Successful people think they can, conversely unsuccessful people think they can’t. Which way do you think?
Great leaders develop the wisdom to discern the difference between challenges testing their resolve or stopping a flawed process.
Today is the best day to take the next step towards being more successful and reaching for your dreams.
You have a choice! Find a career where you work with your strengths and #succeed or work a job that hammers on your weaknesses and fail.
The ultimate goal of communication is results. If you aren’t getting the results you want consider changing the way you communicate.
The biggest threat to your success is your limiting thought process. Overcome that and you can accomplish anything you set your focus on.
Your life is a result of all the choices you have made. Want to transform your life? Transform the way you think!
9 out of 10 struggling businesses are failing due to poor leadership. Invest in leadership development and you’ll have a greater opportunity to succeed.
I’ve learned to look for patterns to discover opportunities to learn and grow.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of great intelligence and #strength. Don’t let your pride stagnate your development.
If you can’t fully communicate to someone on how you are measuring them then don’t judge them for their seemingly illogical behavior.
One huge barrier between you and your dreams is believing that you are a one person show. Create a powerful team and success will happen.
Stay focused on your essential purpose in life. Keep imagining what you are capable of and be that person everyday.
Want to have Maximum Positive Impact? Stay positive no matter how difficult things get, and bring value to every interaction.
Character is a requirement to be a great leader. You can’t have true success or be a great leader without having strong character.
Be courageous enough to take on the right risks and cautious enough to avoid destruction.
People waste their lifetimes searching the world for happiness and peace while the only place they ever need to search is within.
Be kind and extend grace and mercy to others for you should know that everyone you meet is in hand to hand combat with their inner critic.
Life is about constant change but your growth within the change is optional. Wisdom comes from learning to grow amongst constant change.
Every choice you make has an subsequent outcome. If you want a more successful life you better decide to make better choices.
Life is cool. In time we tend to acquire the courage and strength we need to overcome the challenges life puts in our way.
We are known by our ability to take action. The greatest doers in this world have the ability to separate themselves from the pack.
Ultimately the path to success is paved by driven passion and determined action.
The world is changing every moment. The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is choosing not to change with it.
We should be grateful that life brings challenges for without them we wouldn’t grow.
The world is changed by your gifting’s, behaviors, actions and your character. Want to know your impact? Observe what happens around you.
Our uniquely different experiences develop our character. Lessons learned in our valleys quicken the climb to our peaks.
If you think the way you’ve always thought, then you’ll do what you’ve always done, and you’ll get the same results you’ve always gotten.
Personal growth occurs when we intentionally unlearn the destructive patterns we unintentionally taught ourselves.
Guard your energy! Life is full of energy drainers. Focus your effort on your mission and don’t let distractions take you off course.
It’s your choice. You are the only person who can control your destiny. Become your destiny by choosing it!
Maximum Positive Impact is all about using your abilities and gifts to continually impact others.
If I could bottle one character trait and drink daily it would be courage. If you own courage you can accomplish just about anything.
A pessimist sees the challenge in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every challenge. Be an optimist.
It’s tragic to watch people allow their fears get in the way of living the fulfilling lives they were destined to live.
The way you think has everything to do with what you become. If you want a successful life then you better believe it can happen.
Learning to listen and receive feedback are the two of the most valuable tools a leader can develop.
The most frequent way people loose their power is by thinking they don’t have any. To be successful take control of your life!
Innovation is born from wonder. Keep wonder awake in you for if you shut it down in your soul you will shut it down in those around you.
Change is an essential part of life. You can’t evolve without it. Stop wasting your time resisting it, and instead choose to embrace it.
Sacrifice is a big part of life. It’s a gift not a burden. What are you willing to sacrifice to achieve what you are driving towards?
Choose a different perspective. Look at fear as a motivating accelerator to embrace and not an impenetrable barrier to avoid.
We can not become what we are destined to be without facing our fears and taking on risk.
Forward thinking requires you to stop bringing your past along for the ride. Learn from your mistakes don’t relive them.
We are so afraid of change or taking risks that we frequently miss opportunities that are easily placed well within our reach.
In order to move from a life of the possible to a life of the impossible we have to embrace risk and uncertainty.