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Peter Atherton is the President and Founder of ActionsProve, LLC (www.actionsprove.com). ActionsProve partners with businesses, individuals, and non-profits to create impact and significance through vehicles including strategic philanthropy, corporate social impact, social enterprise, and impact tracking. Having served communities through the design and construction of public infrastructure for over 20 years as a professional engineer and business owner, Pete now focuses on serving communities through people and the organizations they lead. For over 12 years, Pete has also been serving in multiple capacities in the non-profit sector to achieve both local and global impact, and is a co-founder of the new 100 Men Who Care chapter for Southern Maine (www.100menwhocaresouthernmaine.com).

This is the second of a four-part article series looking at Measuring Your ROi–The Return on Your Individual Impact Investment. This series is developed by ActionsProve, LLC, a new impact and significance consulting practice.

Our first article focused on the non-profit sector, sharing how its value has been woven throughout our history. Fundamental to this is the power of us – as private individuals and corporate citizens – taking initiative to band together to meet needs not met by established institutions. We are the catalysts for social innovation and advancement, and it is up to us to choose to build a better tomorrow. Whether in connection with a non-profit organization or through an individual or corporate initiative, a desire for Personal Significance is essential for lasting impact.

Personal Significance is beyond personal growth and wellness. It is a choice. It is a narrow road. It can go against established cultural norms for adults – especially high-capacity adults. It takes constant focus and intentional effort to sustain. However, when pursued, it can create tremendous opportunities for impact, especially as our society shifts toward living with greater meaning and purpose.

Read the entire second article at www.actionsprove.com.