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Joe
Professional Counselor, PhD student, part-time writer, full-time Dad and Husband
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In this episode, I discuss what we can learn from organizational failures. This summer, I sat down with a new leader of an organization that, in some respects, is fighting to re-establish itself. It went from an industry leader to an organization in trouble. It is a bit of a train wreck at the moment. All because they had tunnel vision and failed to live by established values. What does this have to do with our life? We are the “organizational” leaders of our own life. We set the course for our future. We need to consider where we might have tunnel vision at only one desired outcome without considering how our pursuit of that could impact our future. We are the architects of our future. We will inevitably make mistakes. In those moments, we must decide what we do to correct course. The Joe Martino Show · 242. You are the organizational leader of your life Download it from your favorite podcast player, or click the SoundCloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2023 at Joe Martino
In this episode, I discuss what we can learn from organizational failures. This summer, I sat down with a new leader of an organization that, in some respects, is fighting to re-establish itself. It went from an industry leader to an organization in trouble. It is a bit of a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
**ALL PODCASTS WILL BE MOVING TO JOEMARTINO.COM ONLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE** Cognitive distortions and cognitive dissonance are psychological concepts that involve different aspects of human thinking and perception. Cognitive distortions refer to irrational, biased, or skewed thought patterns that can lead to negative emotions and behaviors. These distortions, often seen in conditions like anxiety and depression, involve cognitive processes such as overgeneralization, black-and-white thinking, or catastrophizing, where individuals perceive reality inaccurately, reinforcing negative beliefs about themselves or the world. On the other hand, cognitive dissonance refers to the discomfort experienced when a person simultaneously holds conflicting beliefs, attitudes, or values. This mental tension pushes individuals to resolve the inconsistency by altering their thoughts or behaviors. While cognitive distortions involve flawed thinking patterns, cognitive dissonance revolves around the psychological discomfort stemming from conflicting beliefs or actions, highlighting the intricate workings of the human mind and its constant pursuit of harmony and consistency. When we understand the difference between the two and our need for dissonance in some areas, we can develop a tool that improves our quality of life. The Joe Martino Show · 241. Accepting Cognitive Dissonance Will Improve Your Life Download it from your favorite podcast player, or click the SoundCloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2023 at Joe Martino
**ALL PODCASTS WILL BE MOVING TO JOEMARTINO.COM ONLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE** Cognitive distortions and cognitive dissonance are psychological concepts that involve different aspects of human thinking and perception. Cognitive distortions refer to irrational, biased, or skewed thought patterns that can lead to negative emotions and behaviors. These distortions, often... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Belief is fundamentally about action, not just fleeting feelings or passive thoughts. It is the driving force behind our decisions and behaviors, shaping the way we interact with the world. While feelings and emotions can be part of belief systems, true belief manifests in our actions and choices. A person's convictions are most evident not in their beliefs but in their lives and daily decisions. Belief empowers individuals to step out of their comfort zones, take risks, and contribute meaningfully to their communities. It propels them to stand up for what they think is right, advocate for change, and pursue their goals with unwavering determination. In essence, belief becomes a guiding principle that directs one's actions, demonstrating the depth of their commitment and the sincerity of their convictions. But today, there is a pervasive mantra that we have to feel like what we believe will work out. The problem with this idea is that sometimes our feelings can crowd out truth. In those moments, we must continue to move forward. The Joe Martino Show · 240. Beliefs over Emotions: A Journey Beyond Feelings" Download it from your favorite podcast player, or click the SoundCloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2023 at Joe Martino
Belief is fundamentally about action, not just fleeting feelings or passive thoughts. It is the driving force behind our decisions and behaviors, shaping the way we interact with the world. While feelings and emotions can be part of belief systems, true belief manifests in our actions and choices. A person's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
In the age of motivational speakers, self-help books, and inspirational Instagram quotes, there’s an overwhelming emphasis on loving what you do. The message seems clear: if you’re not head over heels passionate about your job, you’re doing something wrong. But what about the majority of us who find ourselves not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
In the age of motivational speakers, self-help books, and inspirational Instagram quotes, there’s an overwhelming emphasis on loving what you do. The message seems clear: if you’re not head over heels passionate about your job, you’re doing something wrong. But what about the majority of us who find ourselves not always enamored with our work? Is it possible that it’s perfectly okay to not always love what you do? The truth is, it’s entirely normal to have moments, days, or even extended periods when you’re less than thrilled with your job. It might not be your dream career, or perhaps the day-to-day tasks are not as exciting as you hoped. And that’s fine. You can have a great and exciting life and still engage in things that you don't love every day. We'll have to embrace this truth in order to have a great life. The Joe Martino Show · 239. "Embrace the Discontent: Finding Peace in Not Loving What You Do" Download it from your favorite podcast player, or click the SoundCloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2023 at Joe Martino
Life is an incredible journey filled with ups and downs, challenges, and triumphs. It's important to remember that even in our darkest moments, there is always a glimmer of hope. When you feel like giving up, that's often when you're closest to a breakthrough or a positive change. Keep going, for every step forward, no matter how small, brings you closer to your goals and dreams. Embrace the obstacles as opportunities for growth, and let your determination be your guiding light. Remember that you are stronger and more resilient than you realize, and your journey is unique and worth every effort. Keep pushing forward, and you'll discover the incredible strength within you and the possibilities ahead. You can keep going. Even if you just have to find the energy to make it through the next phase. Perhaps, your motto in this phase of life needs to be, "Just Keep Moving!" You may be struggling to find meaningful things and good soul care. Life may be challenging for you right now. You don't have to win the whole game right now. You just have to keep moving! The Joe Martino Show · 238. Just Win the Next Few Moments Download it from your favorite podcast player, or click the SoundCloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2023 at Joe Martino
Life is an incredible journey filled with ups and downs, challenges, and triumphs. It's important to remember that even in our darkest moments, there is always a glimmer of hope. When you feel like giving up, that's often when you're closest to a breakthrough or a positive change. Keep going,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Myths are the invisible threads that weave the tapestry of our existence, silently shaping our beliefs, values, and behaviors. These narratives often handed down through generations, are not merely tales of gods and heroes but also intricate stories that guide our understanding of the world. Myths transcend the boundaries of culture, time, and place, offering us a collective framework to make sense of life's mysteries and complexities. They are the compasses by which we navigate the uncharted waters of our lives, providing meaning and purpose in a seemingly chaotic universe. These myths are the guidelines we live by, helping us define our identities and find our place in this world. But what happens when our myths are based on flawed data? What happens when our guidelines create more problems in our lives? Let's look at the myths we live by and how we might improve our quality of life by examining the myths we live by. The Joe Martino Show · 237. Myths and Living Satisfying Lives Download it from your favorite podcast player, or click the SoundCloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2023 at Joe Martino
Myths are the invisible threads that weave the tapestry of our existence, silently shaping our beliefs, values, and behaviors. These narratives often handed down through generations, are not merely tales of gods and heroes but also intricate stories that guide our understanding of the world. Myths transcend the boundaries of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
How meaningful do you find your life? How much meaning do you find in the things you are doing repetitively? Do you have Freedom? We all want Freedom. We also want to feel we are living a meaningful life. When we struggle to balance life, we typically overemphasize Freedom or obligations. We may only find meaning in doing things because we are afraid to rest, or we may only feel that rest is safe because we can feel overwhelmed with our responsibilities. Like most things in life, balance is vital. This episode explores the arduous work of finding balance. The Joe Martino Show · 236. Obligation, Freedom, Responsibility, and Comfort. Download it from your favorite podcast player, or click the SoundCloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2023 at Joe Martino
How meaningful do you find your life? How much meaning do you find in the things you are doing repetitively? Do you have Freedom? We all want Freedom. We also want to feel we are living a meaningful life. When we struggle to balance life, we typically overemphasize Freedom or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Our lives are full of possibilities. With that comes the potential for failure. When we face failure, we will often face uncomfortable emotions. These emotions can lead us to the conclusion that “it didn’t work.” But was that really the problem? Did it not work? Or…. Did we need to keep going until we succeeded? It doesn’t work until it does. In this episode, we see life as a long game and how we can often be delayed in accomplishing something because we stopped too soon. What happens when we change our relationship to failure? What happens when we examine why we started? Exciting things can unfold. The Joe Martino Show · 235. Did It not Work or Do We need to Be Willing to Fail Some More Download it from your favorite podcast player, or click the SoundCloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2023 at Joe Martino
Our lives are full of possibilities. With that comes the potential for failure. When we face failure, we will often face uncomfortable emotions. These emotions can lead us to the conclusion that “it didn’t work.” But was that really the problem? Did it not work? Or…. Did we need to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Life is a series of problems to be solved. It’s time to embrace it as an opportunity to understand a challenge and evaluate solutions. Effective problem-solving techniques are a lifelong learning process that continues moving us forward. As we figure out problem-solving skills, it allows us the opportunity to teach... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Today we shine the spotlight on identity parenting as it focuses on helping kids develop a strong sense of self-identity. It emphasizes creating a safe and nurturing environment where children can explore their own interests and values and develop a sense of who they are. As parents, we know that... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
You feel overwhelmed by life, work, schedules, and unplanned circumstances. Your job is sucking the life out of you. Your schedule is packed full of activities with little room for downtime. At times you have made choices that contribute to this overwhelmed feeling. Then other situations happen to you and... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Covid-19 created a crisis that is continuing. Anxiety and depression are incredibly high. Societal oppression has become prevalent. Self-harming behaviors and emotional outbursts are more common in young children. Cyberbullying runs rampant on social media. Quarantine and isolation have changed how we function in life. We need to be talking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Maybe we have stress wrong. Perhaps it's not bad for us. Have you ever considered that what you believe about stress might be what is bad for you? I invite you to a new way to think about stress. The Joe Martino Show · 230. 7 Steps to Make Stress... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
One of the most underappreciated skills is the ability to manage expectations. This is true for individuals and couples. When we manage expectations, we allow ourselves to anticipate good and bad things, happiness, and pain. Listen to this remastered episode on managing your expectations to achieve a more balanced life.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Expectations without acceptance will bring more frustration and distress. Acceptance without expectations will also bring pain and poor relationships. Is there a specific order in which we should engage these? I believe there is. Listen in to episode 228. The Joe Martino Show · 228. Expectations and Acceptance, A Two-sided... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
So many people give up on their hopes for change because they don't see results as quickly as they anticipated. But what if all change followed a definable process? I believe that it does, and I believe that you can follow that process by engaging in three principles that will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show
Parenting is hard. There are so many fears that come with it. Often the most significant fear can be that we will mess our kids up if we make mistakes. What kind of people am I raising? Let's explore that fear a bit. The Joe Martino Show · 226. Won't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2023 at The Joe Martino Show