TROUBLE IN AFRICA
I was still in shock when we got the call in Jim’s hotel room. It was bad enough that we’d just been swindled out of our last $25,000. Now the manager, aware that we were about to check out of the hotel, was threatening to call the police unless we paid our $5,000 phone bill immediately.
Unlike my business partner, I’d never been to Africa and I had no idea what the police would do to us if we couldn’t pay the bill. But as a former prison guard, I knew the one place I didn’t want to end up was in an African jail. With three hours remaining before our flight from Cotonou to Paris we were out of money and options.
“Martin,” Jim said nervously, “Call Sryiac and tell him to meet us in the parking lot?”
I was dumbfounded. “What good is that gonna do? I mean, we can’t even check out of the hotel.”
“We’re not going to check out,” Jim whispered, “We’re going to escape.”
I was stunned! “Are you nuts?” I whispered back. “That’s your plan?”
Jim looked me dead in the eye. “Do you have $5,000 to pay the phone bill?”
Jim pointed to the door. “Then go pack your stuff, call Syriac and meet me in the hallway in five minutes!”
Five minutes later I met Jim in the hallway and we…
Want to know the rest of the story? I’d be more than happy to share it with you and your audience. It’s one of many interesting stories woven through the journey to my purpose that illustrate a common theme:
I refuse to live small.
I understand the connection between the size of our risks and the size of our lives because I’ve taken huge risks to get to where I am today. And as a result, I’m battle-tested in the mind war each one of us must win to find and live our purpose.
Most people go through life unaware of their personal mind war. They’ve never thought about the battle being waged between their Authentic Self and their Insidious Self, so they have no strategy for winning the war. Personal gains are temporary, battles are fought repeatedly, and victory is always elusive.
From Texas Prisons through African slums and Russian oil fields, I waged my own mind war, routinely putting risk between me and the life I wanted. I got fleeced by fraudsters, fled a hotel, narrowly avoided a kidnapping and survived the marriage from hell as I battled my Insidious Self and won the war. Now I live my purpose every day.
Allow me to inspire your audience with my experiences and how, as a result, I created the Mind Warrior (Mindset). I’ll help them turn temporary gains into battlefield wins. And they will leave well-armed with proven strategies and battle-tested tactics to give them the advantage they need to win the war for their purpose.The topics below can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your group as a keynote presentation, half-day or full-day event.
Winning the War With Your Self – Based on my book, “Winning the War With Your Self.” In it, I describe the internal war that prevents most of us from pursuing our purpose. And I reveal the secret to winning the war and living our happiest and most fulfilling lives.
Curing Your Societal Timeline Disorder – Societal Timeline Disorder is the number one dream killer in our world and a disease every one of us suffers from at some point in our lives. In this presentation I share the root causes with audiences and help them create the mindset to heal from the disorder and live their purpose in life.
Mobilizing The PIGG Principle – The surest path I know to finding and living your purpose is with Passion, Intention, Gratitude and Grace. In this speech I discuss each of the four energies in depth and talk about why they are essential for anyone who is ready to find and live their reason for living.
Living the Second Draft of Your Life – Forty months of writing and reliving the occasionally painful and ultimately successful story of the twenty-year search for my purpose is the basis for this presentation. In it I discuss how changing our old narrative is the catalyst for creating a new life.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Everyone needs Martin’s words and positivity. The world would be a much better place if we all took a moment to listen to him.”
“From my first conversation with Martin Pigg, a couple of years ago, it was immediately clear to me that this is a man of passion, with an adventurous spirit and a great desire to serve others. I find it beautifully appropriate that Martin is a licensed pilot, because he not only has a gift for helping others take a “10,000-foot view” of the challenges that see so overwhelming, but he also knows how to take them aloft in pursuit of their dreams!”
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