Are you stuck in your old story? Do you doubt whether your story matters? Do you struggle asking for help and you’re always trying to do everything yourself? Are you tired of doing it yourself and ready to achieve your desired goals? Our special guest Maxwell Ivey answers these questions and many others as we explore ways to move past your old stories and stop pursuing your objectives alone. Max last his sign at age 12, grew up in a family of carnival owners, lost over 250 pounds and is now a prolific blogger (The Blind Blogger), speaker and author that helps people move past their old stories and share their new stories. Max is also an expert on helping people expand their reach through podcasts and other media. Max will be sharing some of his insights and experiences of overcoming much with the help of many. The Impact Leadership Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera, the leadership development eco-system that helps your grow your people, grow your business and grow your life.

Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn…

  • The importance of asking for help and receiving help to achieve your objectives and change your life
  • The importance and power of sharing your authentic story
  • That asking for help is difficult but accepting help (before you ask) is often even more difficult … and why
  • That asking for help is not a sign of weakness or failure
  • The culture in the United States is often focused on how you “appear” online versus what’s really happening
  • That achieving your objectives and doing so more quickly requires that you invite others along
  • The ways your ego will keep you from asking for or accepting help
  • The reasons we struggle asking for and receiving help
  • There are many ways we ask for help
  • Strategies to get past your obstacles in order to achieve your goals
  • The importance of starting small when it comes to asking for help
  • The impact of creating your own personal or professional communities / tribes to support each other in pursuing their goals
  • The role of vulnerability in asking for and accepting help
  • The importance of being present (and not time traveling) to achieve your goals


Special Guest

Maxwell Ivey

Maxwell Ivey

Speaker, Inspirer, and The Blind Blogger

Your Hosts

Jeff Nischwitz

Author, speaker, coach, consultant, and
Chief SHIFT Officer of Cardivera

Craig Mathews

Strategist, innovator, consultant, and
CEO of Cardivera