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Everyone Is an Artist

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I have been thinking a lot about creativity lately. I have found myself getting into a creative groove during the pandemic. I was a creative child who was nudged into a more practical and lucrative path by well-meaning adults. I have discovered that you can’t block the light of a creative forever; eventually, it has to shine through in one way or another. 

The thing with creativity is that it shows up in many different ways. We all have the capacity to be creative in our own arenas. I define cr…

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Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results

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Everything happens through conversation! Conversations go far beyond mere exchanges of information. They affect your relationships and your view of the world. Good conversations foster stronger, positive relationships, whereas bad ones can destroy relationships. Judith Glaser discusses how to move beyond fear and distrust to have a more meaningful, deeper connection with people. She categorizes conversations on three levels, from transactional to transformational. 

Asking discovery questions is…

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Super-Leaders

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As a father, I get to re-live my childhood through my son, and it makes me feel young again, which is truly amazing! I love seeing the world through more youthful eyes. 

One thing I have enjoyed is re-discovering heroes or, more specifically, superheroes with magical powers. One unlikely superhero I have been thinking about lately is Professor X (Professor Xavier) from the X-Men comic book series (and movies). 

Professor X is the founder and leader of the group, and he is an exceptionally powe…

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The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms

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Most people live their lives based on limiting beliefs about pretty much everything, and we inherit and pass on these beliefs from generation to generation. But what if you could remove these outdated ideas? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you? 

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a book that will have you look at the world through a different lens, and once you see it, you can’t unsee it! 

Th…

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Reconciling The Past Darkness With Gaby Puma

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Although the public spotlight does not pay that much attention to it, modern society has so much to learn from indigenous culture. For transformation teacher and coach Gaby Puma, her life was changed forever when she chose to dive deeper into western culture. Joining Tony Martignetti, she describes her experiences growing up in an ancestral, indigenous home filled with hardship and brutal punishments she could not face for a long time. Gaby explains how learning English and meeting western touri…

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The Wisdom of Horses

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This year, I traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, with Rich Litvin and my fellow 4PC (Four Percent Club) coaches. I had a fantastic opportunity to spend time at the EQUUS Ranch to learn from some of the oldest teachers on our planet, horses. 

Horses have thrived on the planet for over 56 million years, which is quite remarkable! 

It was a fantastic experience to be with these beautiful and majestic creatures. Being an open-minded person, I went into the experience with the right mindset, but I wa…

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Come Fly with Me!

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I have been thinking a lot about the impact that companies have on our society and how it is time to do better. I recently came across a wonderful example of an organization boldly committing to making an impact, and I’d love to share it with you.

Delta Airlines commits to becoming the first carbon-neutral airline globally: a 10- year commitment to mitigate all emissions from March 2020 forward! 

“There is no substitute for the power that travel has to connect people, which our world needs tod…

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Uniting Business And The Arts With Jen Guillemin And Wendy Swart Grossman

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What do business and the arts have in common? Some might say nothing, but the co-founders of Creative Re/Frame Jen Guillemin and Wendy Swart Grossman have a different answer. They recognize that business needs art and art needs business. Their mission is to bring the two together to create a powerful and balanced world for both. In this episode, Tony Martignetti talks with Jen and Wendy about their career directions, what they do and why it’s important. They explore the importance of combining t…

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The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

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Ok, I have a confession, I read this book about five years ago, and I have re-read it twice since then. 

It’s truly a fantastic book, and it has reserved a spot on my "Leaders are Readers" book list. There are so many great insights that will change how you look at life, but the most powerful one is that “Everything in life is an invention.” 

Think about that for a minute! If you choose to look at your life in a new way, then suddenly, your challenges change. One of the best ways to do this is…

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Are You Climbing the Right Mountain?

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Are you someone who has a lot of drive and passion for getting to the top of the mountain you are climbing? We rarely speak about the enormous population of people who get to the top of the mountain only to realize they gave everything they had only to summit the wrong peak.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is living in a state of constant "doing." If you are constantly doing, then your focus is all about climbing, making good time, getting to the next plateau, and, above all else, plant…

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