You know when you come across a woman and you just think ‘Wow, she’s awesome’, well that’s Jane. I came across Jane via her Smiling Mind Meditation app which I recommend to many of the teenagers (and adults) I work with – it was then discovered her desire to create meaningful projects in this world and that’s where she got my attention. Her feature is insightful and full of wisdom. Grab onto the gold nuggets she gives and use these as fuel to make a bigger difference in your own life.
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Of course, everyone feels that – it is really whether you choose to give in to the moments of self-doubt or just check in with yourself, take a deep breath and power on. There is a difference between self-doubt and introspection about where you are and what is your correct path. I challenge myself in everything I do, existing constantly outside my comfort zone so I often find it hard to remain confident. But I believe that outside your comfort zone is where all the magic happens, so it is always worth the rollercoaster of emotions that you feel. Just mix humility with bravado and lots of hard work – and always seek advice.
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There was a definite moment where I felt there was more to me and what I could contribute than purely business, my own journey with meditation played a huge part in that. I decided to lead with my heart in my business life, not just my personal life, and pursue things that felt right for myself and my family even if they were completely different to what I had done before.
So I sought out opportunities that would contribute to the world and to society in a positive way. I did this by creating my own not for profit (www.smilingmind.com.au) centred around providing mindfulness meditation programs to people and the education system free of charge and then via Shout, a for purpose business designed to change the way the world gives. This shift in priorities continues to evolve as my influence and interest in this area does. I have made so many amazing friends along my path that I see as the natural progression, not only of my business interests but also how I see the entire world going.
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Fear. Fear of the unknown brought on by the risks associated with change. Its easy to stay with what we know works, whether it is our career our source of income or the way we live, its easy to stay put. But I believe that there are signs that direct us to our passion we just need to be open to hearing and seeing them. So overcoming fear is all about trust. Trusting your instincts, and trusting yourself and those around you enough to follow them.
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People. Everyday people I meet that work hard to make positive change in the world and are focused on the things in life that really matter.Personal mentors that I listen and look up to, inspirational stories I read or clips I watch that teach me the world is miraculous and people can do anything if they really want to. And books – I love reading other people’s stories about their own journey and taking something from each one that I can apply to my own life and situation.
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We sure do – and the more challenging the project, the more of these moments I have! I stop, check in with myself and assess what it is that is driving this feeling. Meditation is really helpful with this process as it increases your levels of self-awareness. Also running, walking the dog or playing with the kids is a great leveler. I believe that the answer to feeling better is there we sometimes just need to silence the chatter to hear. Taking time out also reminds us just what really matters. It’s not that client, deadline, those KPIs. If you really stop and think, you know what’s truly important and it’s those things that always get us out from under that rock.
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Get perspective – and it does not have to be you alone doing that. Imagine if you sat down with a friend and laid it all out in front of them, I am sure they would not see it as daunting as you do. Getting another person’s perspective is vital. It can diminish the worry and sometimes just working through things with others who care about you instantly helps. We all just need to be honest and share, not be afraid to show our vulnerability. On the flipside of that – it is also important to just get on with things. Sometimes we can fall into the trap of spending so much time worrying about how much we have on, we could have done ten things in that time!
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Meditation.It allows us to acknowledge and accept the negative self talk/ thoughts and let them pass by rather than hold on to them (which is the part that makes things hard!). That is why we created Smiling Mind, so more people, particularly young Australians, could experience the benefit of not being ruled by their thoughts.
Everyone has these thoughts, it is how we handle them and what we do with them that makes all the difference.
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The criticism often stems from what we are told we should be, and when we fall short of this we feel bad. When you disempower the notion of what we SHOULD be or what we SHOULD do and understand there are no rules of engagement around being a woman, the pressure is relieved. Be the best you, eliminate the labels and simplify the categories that are imposed on us and focus on being the best you can be. For example, we shouldn’t be judged as a good mother, or employee, or wife, or friend. We should be judged on being the best person. The ‘sub-categories’ are so much less important and so individual for each person – as they should be, everyone being different and loving their lives differently is exactly the type of society we want to create!
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It is belief. I believe in myself and when I doubt it I reinforce this belief by recounting my achievements, big and very small. I live by the adage that ‘you have only one life to live’, so there is no right or wrong. Oh and I love going to get a massage – that is always helpful too!
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Thank you that is very kind but I just feel I am doing my best and carving out a life that makes a difference to me, my family and others!
Advice? I think the main one would be to never under estimate the value of hard work. You have to be prepared to work and work hard. It’s not always glamorous or fun, but nothing replaces good, honest, hard work. I believe so many people fail because they just aren’t prepared to put in. This goes for everything in life, be prepared to do what is required and then some and you will succeed.
Secondly – if you want to do or try something, go for it. You will never really know until you try. And if it does not work out, who cares, at least you know. Be brave.
What is one thing we don’t know about you?
I love caravanning in our retro caravan where we are all jammed in together, it’s amazing.
What awesome things can we expect to see from Jane Martino in 2014?
We are renovating an original farmhouse in a new suburb for us so lots of exploration is in store. Shout for Good is expanding both here and looking at the US market and Smiling Mind is continuing to grow and embed itself into the Australian education system and hopefully over time, way of life.
And new projects? Always looking at these and dreaming about the future – that’s the best part.
Jane Martino has built upon the success of the media/communications agency she founded in 2002, and subsequently sold to the Bastion Group of companies in 2009, having since gained a reputation as an entrepreneur with an ability to build dynamic organisations in both the commercial and not for profit sectors.
Early in her career she was recognised as an entrepreneur being a Finalist in the 2006 Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year. A strong advocate for social change, in late 2012 Martino co-founded not for profit Smiling Mind, centered around delivering free online Mindfulness Meditation programs online to young people aged 7-17.
Smiling Mind now has more than almost 400,000 regular users of its individual program and the Education program has been utilised in more than 4,000 Australian schools and community groups. Partnerships have also been formed with leaders in the area of youth mental health such as beyond blue, Inspire Foundation and Headspace, with corporate mindfulness programs delivered to the likes of global heavyweights IBM, BP, PWC, Twitter and Google.
Jane Martino is currently co-founder and CEO of high profile tech start up Shout that is changing the way the world gives. The fundraising platform integrates the act of giving into multiple, everyday touch points to increase new revenue streams for organisations traditionally reliant on old-fashioned fundraising methods.
She is currently on the Board of the Australian Women Donor’s Network and the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute and is a published author with her series of six Thank You books printed in 2004 by ACP Books.