The Lead Up Podcast

Episode 200 Mindset Mastery with Paul Martinelli

September 9, 2020

Learn how my mentor and friend Paul Martinelli went from janitor to number 1 Coaching Guru in the World.

Some notes from our conversation. 

I was not programmed with prosperity consciousness. I was programmed with poverty consciousness, and I was raised by a single mom in a very abusive home, but both physically, emotionally, and verbally. And like all of us kind of on the playground of life...

In the 1970s a speech impediment was considered a learning disability.

I didn't understand at the time, my self-belief, my self-image, my self-esteem was being programmed, how I saw me, what I believed my worth was. And the power of that is twofold.

One is that our beliefs drive our behavior. You will never see somebody create results that are incongruent with what they believe. Now, they may act for a short period of time, you know, beyond their belief,  but this is why people self-sabotage.

The second power of this is not only do we not only sell, reproduce kind of who we are and what we believe, but it controls what we'll even think is possible. So, when somebody brings to you an idea that is far beyond what you believe is possible for your life, even if it's what you want, you will reject the idea. You will make an agreement with your self-belief limitation rather than your God gifted infinite potential.

With this limiting self-belief, I end up failing out of school. You know, I produced what I believed. I was considered learning disabled. I wasn't learning disabled until I was programmed. I mean, I got a brother who went to the same schools that I did live in the same house, same DNA, same environment, who's got a doctor degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a brother who was an Apache helicopter pilot, you're a military guy, don't pick dumb ones to fly those. I have a sister who graduated number one in our nursing school, you know, you got to be pretty sharp to be you know, number one in your nursing school, and I failed out of school. 

I was cleaning toilets because I thought any dummy could clean a toilet. And I was any dummy, right?

If I were a piece of marble, Michelangelo would still be chipping away at me.


Having worked his way up from mop bucket to millionaire, Paul has practiced — and proven — what he preaches. His thirst and passion for growth is evident in his desire to help others achieve success – the true mark of a great leader. Find out more about Paul here. 


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