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Pursuing Passion Podcast
27 minutes | Jun 29, 2015
PPP 037: Dealing with Disappointment
Have you ever been disappointed? How do you deal with it? Listen in today as Martay talks about some of her own life’s disappointments and the healthy way successful people deal with disappointment. #PursuingPassion
36 minutes | Jun 22, 2015
PPP 036: Wisdom to Pursue Big Dreams (ft. Jason Fileta)
Join Martay as she talks with Jason Fileta, the director of Micah Challenge USA. They discuss his dream of ending extreme poverty and what it takes (all the way down to character traits) to make such a big vision come to pass. When you tune in you’ll here Jason’s trials, inspirations and secrets to success. Tune in and get your daily does of inspiration! Also, check out Micah Challenge online: www.micahchallengeusa.org
27 minutes | Jun 15, 2015
PPP 035: Measuring Success Properly
Success is constantly talked about these days and drives the pursuits of our lives, but what is it really? What’s the true definition of success? Join Martay as she talks about this and recommends 3 healthy measurements of success for us to use in our everyday lives. You don’t want to miss it! #PursuingPassion
29 minutes | Jun 8, 2015
PPP 034: The Journey Takes Patience (ft. Anna Palmer)
Have you ever felt like the journey to get to where you passion lies is just taking too long? Feel as if trials are in your way? Well, if you know that feeling you’ll want to tune into this episode of the Pursuing Passion Podcast where Martay is joined by Anna Palmer, CEO of Fashion Project. Anna tells Martay all about her journey to helping to create The Fashion Project, how she had to be patient, trials she had to overcome with her team and more. If your journey is long, this will be sweet comfort to your soul. Tune in! Also, connect with Anna and Fashion Project at www.fashionproject.com.
20 minutes | Jun 1, 2015
PPP 033: The Art of Simple
Join Martay as she talks about the importance of a simple life and how to go about living it. She recommends 5 tips that have the power to make anybody who is overwhelmed and anxious regarding life’s business regain the peace they need. From Reflection to boundaries, Martay is laying it all out there. Tune in!
36 minutes | May 26, 2015
PPP 032: Thinking for Yourself In a Digital Age (ft. Alan Miller)
Join Martay as she talks with Alan Miller, President and CEO of The News Literacy Project. They talk about Alan’s past in journalism, how he came to start The News Literacy Project and how to get the resources we all need to think for ourselves. They take it all the way back to the 8th grade where Alan’s love for writing and thinking got started… all the way to him working for the LA Times. You’ll find out what he had to sacrifice to pursue his passion and what it took for him to not give up. You don’t want to miss this one. Get connected with Alan Miller and The News Literacy Project: website: www.thenewsliteracyproject.org Twitter: @TheNewsLP Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNewsLiteracyProject Get the latest Pursuing Passion Podcast news sent straight to your inbox, once a month. Sign up below!
33 minutes | May 18, 2015
PPP 031: Surrendering the Ordinary (ft. Brock Gill)
From a country boy living in Louisiana to an internationally known stunt man who has been featured on the discovery channel, Brock Gill joins our host Martay on the Pursuing Passion podcast to talk about his life and how he made it to where he is. From advice to those who feel as if their dream is on hold to mention of escaping a drug cartel in a 3rd world country, Brock’s conversation with Martay will leave you inspired. Tune in here. For more information on Brock Gill visit his website: brockgill.com Get the latest Pursuing Passion Podcast news sent straight to your inbox, once a month. Sign up below!
28 minutes | May 11, 2015
PPP 030: Why Build a Home for Sam?
Join Martay as she talks with Jack Ballo, legendary documentary maker, who created Destiny's Bridge to bring awareness to the homeless community of Lakewood Township, New Jersey. Also joining Martay is Minister Steve, a man who was a leader in the homeless community in that same city. Together the three talk about why Make It Rain is fundraising to build Sam, a homeless man from Tent City, a home. The answer questions like "What's the point?" and "How can everyday people get involved with such a huge problem like homelessness?". Tune in. You won't want to miss it. To stay up to date with Sam's Tiny Home, visit helpmakeitrain.org/home-for-sam and subscribe to our monthly newsletter!
24 minutes | May 4, 2015
PPP 029: I Can (We Day)
Join Martay and the team as they attend We Day in Chicago. An initiative of Free the Children, We Day is a half day conference that focuses on inspiring “young” people to be the social change in our world. Nobody is too old for a message like this. Anybody CAN be inspired from this podcast and go on to change their world. Update on “Build a Home for Sam” project: We’re 20.03% funded! It’s not too late to give a donation or to spread the word. Anything you can do matters! This episode is sponsored by Mindbrew Creative at www.mindbrewcreative.com. Visit them for all your website design needs.
40 minutes | Apr 27, 2015
PPP 028: Should You Go to College? (One Year Anniversary)
It’s the one year anniversary of the Pursuing Passion Podcast! Thanks for supporting all we do and to celebrate we’re taking it back to our very first recording that was done on a cell phone. The Make It Rain team and Martay are talking about whether a person should go to college or not. Tune in to see what they say. Build a Home for Sam Update: We’re 10.9% of the way there, just got a new trailer to assist with building the tiny home and are moving forward. There’s still time to help and spread the word. This episode is sponsored by www.relishfoodco.com. Buy their pretzels online.
31 minutes | Apr 20, 2015
PPP 027: 3 Overlooked Values For Success
Join Martay today as she talks about 3 overlooked values we need to pursue our passions and be successful. She also talks about success and what it is. You’d be surprised to hear what she has to say. Tune in.
25 minutes | Apr 13, 2015
PPP 026: What’s Your Passion? (part 2)
Attention: Today is the official public launch for our campaign called "Build a Home for Sam." Make sure you don't miss you chance to get involved: visit our website at www.helpmakeitrain.org for more info. Since it was just Easter, we decided to take our discussion back to church. Join us as we continue our group discussion with a Sunday school class at Souderton Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania. Martay is encouraging people to share their passions with one another in hopes that we might be inspired. Tune in and get encouraged!
33 minutes | Apr 7, 2015
PPP 025: What’s Your Passion? (Part 1)
Since it was just Easter, we decided to take our discussion back to church. Join us as we have a group discussion with a Sunday school class at Souderton Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania. Martay is encouraging people to share their passions with one another in hopes that we might be inspired. Tune in and get encouraged!
26 minutes | Mar 30, 2015
PPP 024: Killing Comparison
Can you believe it? We’re on episode #24! We’re so excited and want to say thank you to everyone who has participated with Pursuing Passion and been listening. This is only the beginning. :) One thing we love is inspiring you to pursue your passion, but with so many great stories we know it can be tempting to compare ourselves and think that our passion is insignificant. This is so far from the truth! Join Martay today as she talks about comparison and how to overcome it. Connect with us at www.helpmakeitrain.org.
26 minutes | Mar 23, 2015
PPP 023: Fighting For A Healthy Planet (ft. Wes Sechrest)
Join Martay as she talks with Wes Sechrest of Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) as they talk about the state of our world and how GWC is changing it. From the love of nature’s diversity, to protecting the rainforest in Haiti, to what it takes to pursue one’s passion… they talk about it all. Wondering if your passion is important enough to pursue? Wondering what you’ll need to be successful in pursuing your passion? Martay and Wes answer these questions and you don’t want to miss this podcast! Want to connect with Wes and GWC? Visit their website at www.globalwildlife.org.
31 minutes | Mar 16, 2015
PPP 022: Humble Beginnings and Making Your Journey Count (ft. Arva Byron)
On this podcast Martay talks with successful Boston radio show host, new business owner and friend named Arva Byron. They discuss the importance of having a vision for your dream to come to pass and not discounting the journey on the way to achieving it. With a story of humble beginnings, Arva breaks down what it takes to be successful and find joy in life. Make sure you tune in! Connect with Arva on Facebook by searching “For The Joy Incorporated” and on Instagram/Twitter by following @forthejoy_inc or @arva_j.
31 minutes | Mar 9, 2015
PPP 021: Finding A Need And Filling It (ft. Nick Greenwood)
Do you ever see a need and wonder how or if you could fill it? Nick Greenwood, founder of the nonprofit organization called Ryfo, did and went on to fill the need of housing for thousands of touring musicians across the United States. Listen in as Martay talks with Nick about how to use one’s unique giftings, whether college is important or not, and what it takes to truly fill a need that we might see. You don’t want to miss this one! Connect with Nick at APinchOfParsley.com
32 minutes | Mar 2, 2015
PPP 020: Spreading Hope with Soccer (David Irby of Surge Soccer)
Join Martay as she talks with David Irby, the CEO and founder of Surge Soccer. Having been a former college soccer player and head coach of Azuza Pacific University, Dave came to find on a Mexican mission trip that spreading hope through soccer was his calling. This was 30 years ago and now Dave, as well as his team, have been to over 30 countries inspiring change in communities and their youth through Surge Soccer. Join Martay as she talks to him about his journey, what led him to where he is now, and the advice he has for visionaries like himself. Make sure you rate the P2 podcast and help our message climb the charts! Also, want to connect with Dave and Surge Soccer? Find them here: www.surgesoccer.org This podcast episode is sponsored by www.weareimmeasurable.com.
30 minutes | Feb 23, 2015
PPP 019: Raising Awareness for Sickle Cell Anemia
Martay recently got to meet and talk with the Executive Director of The Sickle Cell Disease Association (San Diego Chapter), Kristyl Smith, about her journey to becoming passionate about raising awareness for Sickle Cell Anemia. She discusses what the disease is, how life is when you have it, what made her ditch the crowd to be different and so much more. You won’t want to miss this episode! Watch Kristyl recite her original poem below:
33 minutes | Feb 16, 2015
PPP 018: Maintaining Relationships
Cultivating relationships with our significant other is just as much a passion as anything else in our lives. Join Martay on this episode as she talks with two married couples from the Make It Rain Team about their stories. From trials to how they met to tips on how to make relationships last, they will discuss it all.
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