Reading: I am a huge fan of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (the team behind The Minimalist), who are on a mission to help people live meaningful lives with less. Their fourth book is due out in July 2021, titled "Love People, Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works."
I want to share one of their thought-provoking essays that stopped me in my tracks recently. It is titled "Success Does Not Exist," and here is one of my favorite lines: "Travel the path toward success if you want.…
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness – Ingrid Fetell Lee
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create
Extraordinary Happiness – Ingrid Fetell Lee
"Bright color operates like a stimulant, a shot of caffeine for the eyes. It stirs us out of complacency."
Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people, regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity, are mesmerized by baby animals and can't help but smile when…
Today on Mastering Midlife:
- How Tony connected with his inner self.
- Tony's academic path and his fascination with how the human body moves.
- What inspired Tony to become a coach.
- How Tony helps his clients define self-fulfillment.
- Why do many people have trouble defining fulfillment?
- Tony's definition of fulfillment.
- How fulfillment can be a losing game.
- How Tony finally realized what fulfilled him and his addiction to "doing."
Perfectionism can be detrimental to your mind and body and can be a real impediment to your bid for success. In this episode, high-level coach and personal development expert, Sanne Marcusse, joins Tony Martignetti to share about her work in helping leaders achieve next-level success without having to sacrifice their health, relationships, and family life. Get to know Sanne’s background as she shares her journey and the years of stress she endured due to perfectionism. Sanne and Tony explore the…
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to overlook something extraordinary?
The heat of the sun travels 93 million miles through cold space, and there are still summer days when I say, "Man, it's hot out." I possess a device that gives me access to all the knowledge in the world in my pocket. And yet, we use it to "like" funny pictures of dogs and cats. Plus, the internet on airplanes or even the internet to begin with! Seriously!
Something that can be extraordinary to me but is often overlooked…
We are born into a noisy and chaotic world, and most of us then go on to spend our lives lost inside all that noise and chaos.
But there are a few of us who somehow find a way back to silence and peace. These people tend to have the inner clarity that they can create anything they want in the world. You can recognize them because they are the rare breed that can put out a message that impacts you. You've probably experienced it before, yourself.
It's like everything goes silent, and all of a s…
Would you like to know what to do when you feel stuck?
Many people will metaphorically keep tugging on the knot or kicking the dead horse because they simply don't know what else to do. But the solution is simple. So simple that most of us miss it.
It's all about doing the opposite.
There was a classic episode of Seinfeld that spoke to this in a way the entire world could understand.
In the episode, George Costanza decides that after a lifetime of every choice he made being wrong, that movin…
Have you ever been told as a kid not to be disruptive? It's kind of ingrained in society that it's a bad thing. But I love being disruptive in a good way.
It means thinking differently like the companies that come into an industry and completely change the game. Everyone is going to the left, but this company says, "Well, we went to the right and look at what we can produce when we do."
Disruptive thinking is what visionaries do. They see something that others don't, and because of that, they …
Watching: I recently watched the Audrey Hepburn documentary titled "Audrey" (2020). I have always been inspired by the classic beauty, style, and adventurous spirit Audrey brought to the silver screen. After watching this documentary, I now have an even deeper appreciation for the humanitarian and emotional impact she had on so many people with her love and presence.
Malnourished as a child, abandoned by her father, and growing up under Nazi occupation in Holland, Hepburn faced a life-long bat…
Catching and combating rare diseases, particularly those connected with genes, are huge personal battles that are truly hard to win. But how much more difficult is it for the people watching from the sidelines? Tony Martignetti sits down with Effie Parks, who shares her own struggle as a mom who fought hard for her child diagnosed with the rare CTNNB1 syndrome – an experience that taught her how to persevere amid the many medical hardships. She talks about how her pursuit for support and inspira…