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Breaking Average with Paul Martinelli

Duration: 58:04
Season 2 of Breaking Average (formerly the Transformational Leader Podcast) welcomes Paul Martinelli. The team discusses the new podcast format, what it means to break average, and how to teach and transfer the concept of breaking average.

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC
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Season 2 of Breaking Average (formerly the Transformational Leader Podcast) welcomes Paul Martinelli. The team discusses the new podcast format, what it means to break average, and how to teach and transfer the concept of breaking average.

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC
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if we're really gonna break average, we have to trust in ourselves, we have to trust um we have to trust that we are truly hearing the voice of God. That's what intuition is. Wayne Dyer said prayers. When we talk to God intuition was, God speaks back to us and when I look at the times that I have been able to break average in my life, it has been those times where I've been inspired right? Where the the idea did not come from me, It came through me and trusting that voice, trusting that process that I am connected with God, that God has a very vested interest in me, that he that he he's not done with me and that he's still speaking into me and that I can drown out all other voices of doubt and self judgment and tune into the frequency of his truth for my life and trust that trust that I know that voice, trust that I hear that voice and trust that voice. And even though even though again the appearances that you know this idea, this inspired you does not match my life, it does not fit the puzzle piece I'm making, I recognize that it's not from the same source of the puzzle that that I'm building now the puzzle I'm building now I've created the piece that I have now this inspired piece. I have to trust that it came from God and I have to trust that as I begin to push it into place a new puzzle will be
if you could, let's say we had the DeLorean in the back And we could jump in the DeLorean Paul and we can hit 88 mph, we could go back in time and you get a chance to see yourself, maybe maybe have that conversation with the younger version of you knowing that you have broke you break an average to this point and continuing to break average, but maybe that young paul martin Eley was kind of stuck there and certainly Patrick Hayes had a big influence on you. But what would what would this version of Hallmark nelly tell the younger one? Yeah, well as you say that paul, you know what it brings to me is the bottom of the hill at 4 30 Coolidge Avenue in the wintertime when you know a young nine year old or eight year old, you know paul was out asking people if I could shovel their driveway and just thinking to myself that I'm never gonna I'm never gonna be able to have what other people have uh you know, although we grew up really poor um uh there was an uncle in our family who was able to make sure that we actually lived in a neighborhood that was actually or a part of the city that was fairly fluent, we were just the poorest, the poor, nobody knew how poor we were inside the four walls of our house and I just at that young age um I never saw for myself a way out and of course as I had a stuttering problem and so I believe myself, dumb and stupid and you know, I would, if I could go back to any part of my time in my life, it was probably then when I was at that age making an agreement to just give up on myself and and and it probably, you know, if you think about it eight or nine years old, you're what, 4/4 grade, fourth or fifth grade, fourth or fifth grade, I was making an agreement that I would never amount to anything that I was just gonna have to settle for. What, you know, life had dealt with me and that my life was just going to be hard and it was never going to be fair. And if I could go back in time and say something to that young person, um I would just say that, you know, the truth is not in the appearance of things. It's the truth. Your truth. Your truth is not in the appearance of things, that there is, there is a higher degree of truth that that you can you can create, that you can latch onto and that you should seek to express in your life
most of us are programmed to accept average. We're actually, that becomes the target. We're, you know, we're to go to, you know, go through high school graduate were to go to college where to get, you know, that, that that job that we're going to stay in for 40 for 40 plus years, you know, work 40 the 40 40 planned 40 hours a week, 40 years. And so most of us are programmed that the average is an acceptable result. And you know, it's not if we truly understand our birthright and we truly understand how we were designed and whose we were, we were never designed for average. You know, we were never designed to be in the middle of the pack of anything. Yeah, it's so true, right? And how often do we settle for that average? So is there a story that comes to mind for you when you think about breaking average, maybe your own life for somebody else that inspired you with breaking average? I think what one for me goes back to when I was in the commercial cleaning days. Uh, you know, I was, I was looking to do what everybody else was doing. Uh, and, and then of course creating the same results that everybody else had. And it was, it was a mentor, Patrick Hayes who challenged me of with the question of what would it look like if you were to do something different within the cleaning business? I was stuck in kind of just doing night time janitorial work and there was lots of profit centers that I could have stepped into, But you know, I had the blinders on that, you know, we were just, we were just a commercial cleaning company and he invited me into the consideration of what if we just want your average commercial cleaning company? What if we were the cleaning company? That was one solution that you could get your carpets cleaned, you can get your tile published that you could get your windows clean, your pressure clean. What if you what if you saw yourself different, what if you didn't make agreement? And I think that that was probably the first time that I recognized that I had that I had made an agreement with average and had settled for average And had somebody not been an awakening in my life call? I don't know that I would have broken out and you know, set up 10 different profit centers that took me from $125,000 a year to well over $2 million dollars a year in gross revenue. And I think that was probably one example of where breaking average really came through in my life. Yeah, that's fantastic. And then since then, so once you started pushing that that envelope a little bit, I mean tell us a little bit about the fear side of it, like, okay, I'm gonna break average here. But was their fear? Was there doubt was there may be confusion. What allowed you to kind of step through that fear? I think for a lot of people, uh fear is secondary. I think fear is a secondary emotion. I think the first emotion is probably self judgment and happens stuff doubt. You know, can I do it? The big thing for me, paul was as I realized, oh my goodness, if I had if I had defaulted to average so much in this one area of my life, where else was I? And I began to realize, oh my goodness, all we do is mass produce average. You know, we don't have, you know, it's the jim Collins good degree, right? We don't have great things because we have good things. We've fallen, we create average. And I began to look at my life and I had average relationships. I had an average relationship with God, I had an average relationship with my family, you know, I I you know, I had settled for so much less then. I was capable of while claiming I wanted so much more than I probably really wanted.
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