Category Archives: Leadership Development

Making Connections that Impact the World One Person at a Time

Nervous energy courses through my veins; I am about to go on the biggest stage of my career.  I am an inspirational speaker; I motivate people to move to the next level; and I’m good at it.  When you sit before me, I look at you and connect.  I know you; you are who I used to be.
We are fellow travelers along the road of recovery from a devastating setback trying to find our way.  Once your confidence was unstoppable; you were on top of the world.   Then you made a mistake that costs you everything.  And now you sit before me because you know I have traveled that path.
I too have looked that darkness in the face and have come out victorious.  I am the wounded healer, a broken vessel stitched together by dogged determination and faith in God.  Because I refused to settle in the place of setback; I stand before you ready to share the rocky road back to the top.
I believe in you; you can do it again.  I know because I did it; I started right where you are, listening to someone else tell their story and it saved me from a life of mediocrity and despair.  You listen because my story and your story are brothers and sisters.
As I connect with you, my nerves settle and they become tools projecting my voice with power and assurance.  Though the room is filled to capacity, I am talking directly to you.  You are special to me, you are my client and I came to help you.  Let me guide you back to the place of productivity so you can continue your journey of making a difference in the world.  I’m ready are you?  Inbox me and let’s get started.  There is no better time than right now.
#brandstorychallenge #day6

Virtual Mastermind Group Forms in November; Are you Ready?

I’m looking for 5 people who look and feel like you have reached the end of your leadership influence quotient. Are you one of them? I’m creating a virtual mastermind group for those ready to make a change.

Are you frightened; like a child hiding under the covers with the lights out believing that the boogeyman is going to get you; Peeking your head from under the covers periodically just to see what’s outside. But when you hear an unknown sound, you retreat back to your comfortable place underneath the covers.

Is your past holding you hostage; yet you yearn to break free. Now is the time to act; I’m here to coach and mentor you back to your place of potential. No longer will the blues be your present reality; no longer will you choose hip hop to express your frustration; no longer will you hide beneath oversized clothes, afraid to wear makeup or to step out looking your best. The attention you receive as you transform will cause a leap in self-confidence and boldness in your approach to life. You will smile because you have your swagger back; you will have lifted the lid off your potential. Are you ready?

Are you ready to break free from the bondages that try to imprison you in mediocrity and failure? Are you ready to grow and reach new levels of influence in your field? If you’re ready, come join me, let’s get started. Contact me at www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/earlgriffin. Begin the journey today!

Barrier Breaking Enterprises – What We Do, Really!

Barrier Breaking Enterprises is a company formed to assist clients who think their yesterday has shut them off from their tomorrow.  We help those who lack the necessary support to build a bridge back to the top of their professions.  Point of fact, we help our clients realize the success they dream of despite the pitfalls they have experienced.   It may appear that all we do is teach leadership principles, but that would be a mistake. We target the whole person ensuring that we tailor our message to uniquely fit each customer, thereby ensuring measurable and maximum results.  Our clients are transformed by the expert coaching techniques used by our company to allow them to reach deep and expose the person they know they should become.  Fear and rejection no longer paralyze our clients because they gain the strength of will and spirit to face their challenges and overcome them.  This is who we are!  We have the experience and expertise to assist those ready to get up and get back on the path to fulfilling their dreams.
#brandstorychallenge #day4

You Are Tough Enough to Move Past Your Past!

I didn’t let fear get in the way of me rising to my dreams. When I had to change career paths, the circumstances were unfavorable. I felt like someone had ripped my heart out and left me empty and void of life. I was afraid I would never recover, let alone become the person I am today, but I persevered.

My immediate family rallied around me and gave me the strength and courage to move forward. They were then and are now phenomenal. Because of them I took the opportunity to grieve the loss and think about my next steps. With so much loss attached to me, all I could cling to was the dream I had, the prophecy over my life and my faith in God.

This dream was crystalized while attending the Walden University Leadership Studies program. Having a capstone that mandated each student set goals, objectives, and strategies for their lives beyond graduation was a life saver. That document is and has become my rock. Because of the thoughtful construction of that document, I have steadily walked past my fear into my future. I kicked fear’s booty when I, gained the intestinal fortitude to say to myself, as one great person said, “Your past is not your residence; it is your reference.” I chose to live in the NOW.

Opportunities and blessings keep coming and my life though sometimes attacked by fear of losing again, is much better than that dark place I was in more than ten years ago. I follow the advice of my mentor, “Do it Afraid!” Truly, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Join me and allow me to help you discover what I now know, persistence is the key to your breakthrough. The strategies and experiences I have had uniquely qualify me to assist you out of your dark cloud into the light of a brand new opportunity.

#brandstorychallenge #day3

Even a Change in Midlife Can be Used to Succeed! You Can Begin Again!

My life changed when I was driven to change career directions and made the decision to pursue my early childhood dream, that of becoming a University Adjunct Professor. I enrolled in school and began a doctoral program designed to help me become an adult educator and a consultant to school systems in need of innovative thinkers in the field of adult education.

However, the need to take care of my family pushed me after two years to try a non traditional approach to obtaining my doctorate and after receiving it in 2008, I was immediately hired to teach by the University of Phoenix as an Adjunct Professor of Humanities. As I developed more confidence and conviction that I could begin again, I applied for and graduated from both the Walden University Masters Degree Program in Leadership Studies and the John Maxwell Certification for Speakers, Trainers, and Coaches.

My setback became a springboard from which to become an independent consultant working with other leaders who have needed to make a total change in direction and rebrand themselves in order to be successful. That’s why I love to work with those who have had climatic experiences that threaten their future potential, because I was there ten years ago, but by the grace of God I received a brand new start. Let me help you begin again!

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You can transform your life!

I am passionate about helping the disadvantaged, left out, rejected, and marginalized of society become leaders that make a difference in society. My unique life story, professional experience, training and certification as a speaker, trainer, coach with the John Maxwell Group, I have positioned myself to add value to anyone who has been told they were not able to be a success in life. Come along with me and watch the opportunities for your personal growth and development increase.

#brandstorychallenge #day1

I’m Pressing On in Christ

http://bible.com/72/php.3.13-14.hcsb Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.

Someone once said change is difficult. However, that perspective is generally directed toward those being asked to change. I have discovered personal change is not simply difficult rather it is an excruciatingly painful process.

I have a comfort zone in every area God confronts and changing remains frightening. I now realize that change challenges my beliefs, paradigms and emotions. Change demands I accept the fact that what I have been is no longer a valid philosophy for where I’m headed. Change doesn’t involve just habits; change involves my mindset. Breaking out of my comfort zone then is really breaking out of old patterns of thinking. Patterns I have relied upon for over 59 years must be shed as a snake sheds its skin in order to grow.

Thus, I join Paul in stating that change is a constant “press.” I must put pressure on those stubborn, clingy, ideologies that hinder my growth. I am pursuing the destiny God intended for me before the foundation of the world. What an exciting challenge that has been and will continue to be.