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Building Connections To Get The Best In People With Meredith Bell

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Leadership is all about building connections. If you are the boss of a company and every time you connect with your employees, you bring up their mistakes, it’s not a healthy way to develop relationships in the workplace. As a leader, you need to focus on their good qualities. Your employees will learn how to appreciate themselves more because you brought up something positive over something negative. Tony Martignetti talks more about this with his guest Meredith Bell. Meredith is the co-founder…

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Are You Waiting For A Sign?

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Are you waiting for a sign? Are you looking for the light to turn green to let you know that now is finally the time to move forward on that book, that project, or that dream you have had? 

I have got some great news and some not-so-great news. Which one would you like first? 

Ok. “Not so great news” it is.  

Most people look back on their lives and realize they missed their window of opportunity because of a story that they didn’t have the money, the confidence, the skills, or the right envi…

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Aligning Personal And Professional Life For Business Growth With Robert Glazer

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Tiny steps can lead to big leaps in personal and professional growth to experience what success feels like. Robert Glazer, founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners picked up this powerful leadership lesson from his transformational journey. Sitting down with Tony Martignetti on the virtual campfire, Robert talks about the stumbling blocks he experienced along the way to growing his business. He also talks about understanding our core values, making hard decisions and figuring out our unique abil…

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Give Me A Lever Long Enough...

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Warning: The following question can be frustrating for those who believe business has to be hard work.  

But… ‘What if it was easy?” Because the truth is that it doesn’t actually have to be hard. 

The Greek philosopher, Archimedes, said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” 

You know, quotes like that don’t stick around for thousands of years if they don’t really nail it. 

Here’s an example from my own life.  

When I was younger, my d…

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The Matrix Paradox

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In the movie, The Matrix there’s a famous scene where Keanu Reeves says to Lawrence Fishburn, “Are you telling me I can dodge bullets?” and he replies, “I’m saying that when you’re ready... you won’t have to.” 

So, spoiler alert if you’re one of the very few people on the planet who have not seen this movie. There’s a scene near the end where Keanu slows a barrage of bullets until they stop in mid-air. 

We love stories like the Matrix because we secretly long for this kind of freedom and power…

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A Sight To Behold!

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This beautiful photo looks like a painting, but it is a magical display of nature. These fireflies in Osaka, Japan, are probably the best-known example of bioluminescence. Fireflies appear to light up for a variety of reasons. Larvae use their glows as a warning to communicate that they are not going to taste good to a curious predator. As adults, many fireflies have flash patterns unique to their species and use them to identify other members of their species.

One lit-up firefly alone is amazi…

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What is Your Currency?

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What's your Currency? If you live in the US or Europe, you may say the "Dollar" or the "Euro." But currency is nothing other than a means for exchange, and that goes far beyond just money. 

I used to see money as the measure of my success because, admittedly, that's how everyone else saw it. 

In his book "How will you measure your life?" Clay Christensen shares that after graduating from Harvard Business School, many of his friends went on to build careers making enormous sums of financial wea…

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How To Overcome “Unfair” Life Situations With Andrea Clough

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We all find ourselves in “unfair life situations” once in a while. What you need to do is to expand your vision and spot opportunities around you. The show’s guest today is Andrea Clough, the “The Engineer Whisperer.” Andrea shares with Tony Martignetti how she grew up in communist Romania with little water and electricity. She wanted to finish her education but she lacked resources to go to college. Through her friends’ help she found a job in Germany, then later to the U.S. Not only did Andrea…

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Is My Plan Not Working Or Just Not Working Yet?

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I had the opportunity to get an early read on Dorie Clark’s new book, The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World, due out on September 21st (You can pre-order now). It is truly fantastic, much like everything she does. I highly recommend this book to anyone navigating a new path or going through the valley and needing some assurance that they are on the right path. When you start a new venture, initiative, or job, you can’t jump in and expect to be an overnight success; y…

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Find Your Spark

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What do you do when you have lost your spark?

We all know what it’s like when we have our spark because our view of the world is optimistic. We feel energized. There’s more bounce in our step. We move forward with more intention and purpose. Suffice to say; it feels pretty awesome.

When we’ve lost our spark, we might feel low energy and are just going through the motions to make it through the day. Not a ton of excitement, joy, or significant things to look forward to.

Now that doesn’t mean a…

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