I had a personal emergency today and didn’t go online until almost 2 PM this afternoon. Lo and behold, there were over 200 linkedin invitations in my gmailbox! And the day isn’t over yet.

WOW! All thanks to Rock Star Recruiter Dave Mendoza, mover, shaker, kingmaker – or queenmaker, to be gender-exact. This phenomenon has nothing at all to do with me or my overnight popularity. Au contraire, it is a reflection of the leadership and strong sway of Dave Mendoza’s word forged through years of being aligned with the virtue of integrity.

How many of us can claim to speak from a place of integrity?

I’m reminded of Don Miguel Ruiz’s highly acclaimed and powerful book The Four Agreements. In it, Don Miguel talks about the agreements we make with ourselves about who we are, how to behave, what is possible, and what is impossible.

The First Agreement is Be Impeccable With Your Word. The fact that Dave Mendoza’s “suggestion to link with Maya” was followed by so many is a clear indication that Dave has been impeccable with his word in the past, and maintains this practice in his daily life.

What a sterling role model he is for all of us. You are well-loved and highly respected, Dave! We are blessed to know you.

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Comment by Karen Swim on March 10, 2008 at 9:38pm
Maya, I have you to thank for connecting me with this group. In the short time I've been here I have found Dave to be one of the most genuine and generous people I've had the pleasure of knowing. I echo your thoughts about Dave but would also like to point out that you too are a super shining star who is talented, insightful and so incredibly generous! We are blessed to know you too Maya!

Karen
Comment by Dave Mendoza on March 10, 2008 at 9:39pm
wow red faced blush. You are too kind.

I think I'll have my kids read this. Love returned to a fellow evangelist my friend
Comment by Kees Vogelesang on March 11, 2008 at 4:23am
Well spoken Maya.
We need people who inspire, lead and create enthusiasm. That builds powerful communities.
Have a great day.
Comment by Michael Webb on March 11, 2008 at 4:47pm
So how many now Maya?
Comment by Sally Raade on March 12, 2008 at 5:02am
Hi Maya,

I agree with you...! Enthusiasm and positive attitude
goes together like jelly and peanut butter....
Have a great week!

Sally
Comment by Kristen Durkin on November 12, 2008 at 3:25pm
Cheers to Dave-- he blasted me on his TopTen mailing list last week, my connections went from 177 to 748 in one week.
Still counting ....
Congrats Maya!

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