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Mike Martel
Works at former Green Beret, Senior Leader, Coach, Author
Attended University of Maryland University College
Lives in Western Washington State
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In life, “action = momentum” and momentum is essential for success. When you take actions to make your  life successful, your ideas will soar to new heights and success will be plainly within reach. The first step in formulating actions for your ideas is…
In life, “action = momentum” and momentum is essential for success. When you take actions to make your life successful, your ideas will soar to new heights and success will be plainly within reach. The first step in formulating actions for your ideas is to brainstorm. A brainstorming session (with you alone or supportive people …
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Have you ever observed someone who seems to be busy all the time, but doesn’t really get anything done? Do you feel that sometimes you’re in the same boat? How do you know if you’re productive or just busy? Do you have goals? People who are productive…
Have you ever observed someone who seems to be busy all the time, but doesn’t really get anything done? Do you feel that sometimes you’re in the same boat?
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What’s wrong with being yourself? Nothing is wrong with it as long as you conform to what everyone else wants from you. This is not being yourself but a hollow version of someone else’s vision of you. Break free and learn to accept yourself as you are.…
What’s wrong with being yourself? Nothing is wrong with it as long as you conform to what everyone else wants from you. This is not being yourself
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The way you speak to yourself can seriously affect your confidence level and keep you from experiencing life at the highest level. Self-talk is actually the thought patterns you focus on – some are positive while others are highly negative and can do the…
The way you speak to yourself can seriously affect your confidence level and keep you from experiencing life at the highest level. Self-talk is actually the thought patterns you focus on – some are positive while others are highly negative and can do the most damage to your confidence level. Negative self-talk may also be …
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While you don’t want to be too confident so as to seem arrogant, you do want to project the amount of confidence needed to succeed in life and reach the goals that you’ve set for yourself. Read and answer the following questions (all yes or no) and then…
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Is it possible to manage your mind and achieve the confidence you need to succeed in life? Experts say, “Yes,” you can learn some mind-management techniques which will help you set and reach goals, train your mind and body to do your bidding and…
Is it possible to manage your mind and achieve the confidence you need to succeed in life? Experts say, “Yes,” you can learn some mind-management techniques
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Back in the military, we used a thing called a warning order to let us know that some sort of operation was being planned and help us get ready for it. It’s a very good technique that you can use in your own life to increase your productivity, improve…
Back in the military, we used a thing called a Warning Order to let us know that some sort of operation was being planned and help us get ready for it.
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If you want to better your life and attain your goals then you need to strengthen your power of persistence. Everyone has a persistent streak inside of them. The problem is that this streak is not as powerful as you had hoped for. If you find that your…
If you want to better your life and attain your goals then you need to strengthen your power of persistence. Everyone has a persistent streak inside of them. The problem is that this streak is not as powerful as you had hoped for. If you find that your persistence diminishes fairly quickly there is hope …
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Much has been written and discussed about the huge confidence gap between men and women. It’s determined to be lack of confidence which keeps women from speaking up and vying for a place in the boardroom – and other areas of life.
Much has been written and discussed about the huge confidence gap between men and women. It’s determined to be lack of confidence which keeps women from speaking up and vying for a place in the boardroom – and other areas of life. Why, when we’ve come so far in the past decades, do women experience …
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That old saying, “Fake it ‘til you make it,” has never been more meaningful than when dealing with confidence issues. Confidence is the most important personality trait you can develop in order to better deal with life’s transitions – both personal and…
Confidence is the most important personality trait you can develop in order to better deal with life’s transitions. Some ways to project confidence
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Don’t be a jerk! It’s difficult for some of us to draw the line between confidence and aggressiveness – especially when attempting to get ahead at work or to achieve a big win in a competition. Developing an innate sense of sensitivity toward others is…
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Sometimes we get stuck in the overwhelm of life. There are simply too many projects, too many things to do, too many people clamoring for our attention, and too much information. We aren’t at all sure on what we should do next, and so we retreat to the…
Sometimes we get stuck in the overwhelm of life. There are simply too many projects, too many things to do, too many people clamoring for our attention, and too much information.
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ex-Green Beret, trainer, teacher, Leader

Helping People Getting Started, Making It, Having a Life

Michael Martel was barely eighteen when he walked into the Army recruiter’s office in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. He told him he wanted to see the world. He satisfied Michael’s wish and sent him to Berlin, Germany where he had a great time in the “Divided City.” There began his love of travel. All together he spent a total of thirteen years living in Germany, traveling around Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His Army career spanned just over twenty years. spending time as an infantryman, paratrooper and Green Beret.

Best of all, during his adventures he found his beautiful wife. Together they had a wonderful son. He is very proud of both of them and so grateful that they are in his life.

After the Army he moved onto technology. He worked as a computer security expert keeping extremely sensitive information safe from hackers. He earned a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Information Technology and Business Management along the way.

Michael was recognized for his leadership, knowledge and ability to work with people. Very soon, he was moved into the executive ranks and led large business divisions.

Always on the lookout for a challenge, He discovered he had a gift for coaching. From the experiences, both in the military and in corporate world he has a lot to give back. His real world leadership experience combined with his technical education and skill give him an unique ability to work with other leaders to help them achieve success.

Throughout his life, he has done the hard stuff, experienced what works, and has the skills to get the job done, whatever it is
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