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There Is Still Hope

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In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope? It is hard to remain optimistic in challenging times, and we are constantly being faced with a new one: the pandemic, political unrest, climate crisis, and the loss of biodiversity. And yet, hope has never been more desperately needed.

Holding on to hope is at the center of the incredible new book from Jane Goodall, and Douglas Abrams called The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times. Jane Goodall, the world's most famous li…

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There Are Hidden Patterns In Everything. Are You Ready To See Them?

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"One of the pleasures of looking at the world through mathematical eyes is that you can see certain patterns that would otherwise be hidden." – Steven Strogatz

I have got something radical to share with you. Most people don't make choices. Instead, they just follow the patterns and habits that have allowed them to survive and get by. That's what brought them to their current level of success, and at some point, that pattern will lose its effectiveness. This means, to get to the next level, a wh…

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Challenge The Status Quo: Why We Can't Be Mindless With Jeff Gothelf

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Our experience with the pandemic should inspire us to challenge the status quo. We don't have the luxury to be mindless today. We have to find a better way to do things. Tony Martignetti's guest in this episode is Jeff Gothelf, the co-author of the award-winning book "Lean UX." Jeff shares with Tony his life journey from wanting to become a rock star to becoming a sought-after teacher and entrepreneur. Join in the conversation to learn how to think outside the box. Look at the world more critica…

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Change Your Lens, Change Your Future!

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"The key to transforming anything lies in our ability to reframe it" - Marianne Williamson

Have you ever felt stuck or paralyzed in indecision? I know I have! Well, not to worry, there is always a way. Here’s a quick tip to get you thinking about how to create what I call a beautiful reframe in your life.

Change your lens, change your future!

As a coach, I often guide people to reframe how they look at a problem or at their current situation when they feel stuck. When you feel stu…

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Are You Committed to Something Bigger than Yourself?

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"A single individual driven by a purpose can change the world." – Peter Diamandis

Do you ever think about how you contribute to the world at large? You may be thinking I am only one person; what I do makes no difference in the larger scheme of thingsHow wrong you can be!

If you take a step back from the day-to-day activities of your life and you look at what you do in the context of the big picture, you can start to see something incredible. Your contribution (no matter how small) makes an i…

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How To Use Your Failure To Succeed With Steven Lavine

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You make mistakes and you learn. Enter Steven Lavine, whose story inspires you to keep doing the best you can despite failure. Not only that but to succeed because of failure. Steven was the President of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) from 1988-2017.

In this episode, he shares with Tony Martignetti how he carried his mother's sense of failure from childhood. Her mother was a passionate pianist, but she failed to achieve the level of success she would've wanted. This sense of hi…

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Rebel Leader with a Heart

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Rebel Leader with a Heart: Are You Climbing the Right Mountain? with Tony Martignetti

Since the pandemic, a lot of people got in touch with their fragility and mortality. That has led towards what is now known as “the great resignation”, where a huge number are either resigning or thinking about changing jobs. In today’s podcast, I will talk with fellow podcaster and inspired purpose coach Tony Martignetti to find out if you are climbing the right mountain, how you can find clarity in your life…

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Look Through A New Lens

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I recently discovered a book that had me see things through a new lens, or a few different lenses, to be more accurate. Jim Gilmore, author, professor, and co-founder of Strategic Horizons created a helpful tool to help us perceive our world. In his book, Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills, Gilmore took his inspiration from Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats method to introduce the metaphor of ''six looking glasses.'' Each looking glass represents a particular skill …

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The Collision of Divergent Ideas

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There has been a recent trend in the art world that has the physical and the digital worlds colliding in a beautifully immersive experience. I have always enjoyed the collision of divergent ideas to make something new, but this is something that really allows us to see what happens when we bring things together to create something magical. This photo is from a new exhibit in London called LUX: A New Wave of Contemporary Art. Whether you are an art-nut like me or just a casual observer, it is cle…

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Finding Success In Discomforting Situations With David Hayes

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It is never a good idea to linger on your failures and be contented with being stuck in the face of challenging times. Finding growth in discomforting situations is the best course of action to take if you truly want to succeed. David Hayes joins Tony Martignetti to share how he built a resilient self by putting himself in the most uncomfortable circumstances and go beyond his own expectations. He talks about how leaving his comfort zone allowed him to find belongingness in the recruitment indus…

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