A leader of one, a leader of many; if you can't lead one, you can't lead any
When I joined forces with Peter Twist and his brand, Twist Performance & Wellness in 2016 I was ecstatic to become really excited to be a part of such a positive, motivating and inspiring culture and I feel ecstatic that my personal and professional values are being echoed in everything that the Twist brand represents. It's a forward-thinking, client-centered, community-based approach to changing the world - And I loved my time there. And while I no longer accept patients at their flagship location in North Vancouver, the impression that they've left on me is nothing but positive.
The Twist family talks the walk and walks the talk through a great motto that they've highlighted in the past called "Leader of One":
"A leader of one, a leader of many; if you can't lead one, you can't lead any."
To be a Leader of One, to me, means changing the world, not from the top down, but from a grassroots level.
Every interaction we have we another human being is an opportunity to make their world a better place.
Every. Freaking. Day: If we go about our day with the intention of making others' lives easier, or better, it snowballs - They feel just a bit more energetic; they are a little bit more productive at whatever it is that they do; their next interaction with someone else is more positive and more effective, and cumulatively, we eventually effect change in a bigger way. It's an upward spiral - It's like compounded interest in positive energy and productivity.
I've always said that I do what I do, and I have passion for what I do because I believe that by helping each of my clients individually, one at a time, that each of them is empowered to maximize their potential. Instead of being overwhelmed at the idea of changing the world all at once, I believe it's each of our responsibilities to change the world - for one person at a time.
So my challenge to you is this: The very next person you see today - Make their life better in the tiniest of ways, then step back, and watch the butterfly effect take flight.
Dr. Jason Marr is a Naturopathic Doctor, an Expert Health & Wellness Speaker, Founder and Director of Evoke Integrative Medicine Ltd. in downtown Vancouver, BC. He arms urban professionals with evidence-based, integrative, real-world tools to maximize productivity, performance and learning agility, while overcoming fatigue, stress, anxiety and burnout.