In today’s fast-paced world, many individuals unknowingly find themselves on a quest to win the race against time. The current digital age has overhauled how we interact with and conceptualize time, as constant streams of pressing notifications and packed schedules put tremendous stress on the minds of modern humankind. Now more than ever before, to live a joyful and productive life requires intentional design. Purpose and planning form the core of the Maximizer Mindset, designed to empower individuals within a myriad of contexts to work less, achieve more, and spread joy throughout each day of their lives.
Katie Alaniz, EdD, is director of the Center for Learning Innovations and Teaching Excellence (C-LITE) and a faculty member within the College of Education Behavioral Sciences at Houston Baptist University. As a teacher and digital learning specialist for over a decade in both public and private schools, including her service as a digital learning specialist at River Oaks Baptist School, Dr. Alaniz guides fellow educators as they meaningfully integrate digital tools and resources within their classrooms.
David Q. Hao, MA, JD, is the Head of School at Veritas Christian Academy, an independent K-8 innovative classical school in Houston, TX. Previously, David worked in higher education as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of St. Thomas (TX), the Dean of Student Success at Houston Baptist University, and taught as an adjunct professor at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Chapter 1: The Race Against Time
Chapter 2: The Keys to Unlocking the Maximizer Mindset
Chapter 3: Find Freedom by Treasuring Truth
Chapter 4: Ignite Productivity by Prioritizing Purpose
Chapter 5: Cultivate Creativity by Leveraging Connections
Chapter 6: Adding Value through the Maximizer Mindset
Chapter 7: Essential Ideas to Remember
About the Author
When the authors start with questions like, “When our days on earth are through, will we have maximized our time on what matters most?” you know you’ve got in your hands something that is going to be impactful. They describe it as a guidebook, and that is exactly what it is! Grab this one. Read it. Thoughtfully answer the questions. What you’ll see is that you are now living the Maximizer Mindset and adding value everywhere you are.
Katie Alaniz and David Hao have offered us the gift of insight into often bemoaned but unexamined reality— harried, fast-paced, overwhelming 21st century lives. For those looking to recalibrate their lives around living meaningfully, intentionally, and clarifying one’s purpose, you will find a friend in this book. Each sentence spurs reflection and offers practical counsel for amplifying the joy of living.
The Maximizer Mindset book provides a practical framework that leaders can take immediate action on to discover the blind spot that is preventing them from realizing their purpose and helps them quickly unlock powerful partnerships.