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​"Do you have a ‘Fire in the Belly’?"

What does ‘Fire In the Belly’ mean to you? What is your passion? What is your drive and purpose and where does that come from? Are you being your true self and lighting up the mightiest version of you?

These are some of the questions we seek to answer in this podcast. It is a great privilege to hear from some truly amazing people who are extremely successful in their lives whether it be money, business, achievements or overcoming adversity.

Our guests talk about how they have overcome, excelled, thrived and shown utter-determination to fulfil their potential (and become the mightiest person they can be). The personal journeys, insights and lessons that our guests share on this intimate podcast makes for remarkable listening.

We all have phenomenal potential, but not everyone is living their best and mightiest lives. For many, ‘Fire In the Belly’ is the invisible drive and knowing feeling that comes from deep inside. There is no right and no wrong as its personal.

Do you know, and live with 'Fire in The Belly'?  What are you doing to stoke the fire in your belly and be the mightiest version of your proud self? Listen now to the Fire In The Belly podcast and start your own journey of self-discovery.

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​"Do you have a ‘Fire in the Belly’?"

What does ‘Fire In the Belly’ mean to you? What is your passion? What is your drive and purpose and where does that come from? Are you being your true self and lighting up the mightiest version of you?

These are some of the questions we seek to answer in this podcast. It is a great privilege to hear from some truly amazing people who are extremely successful in their lives whether it be money, business, achievements or overcoming adversity.

Our guests talk about how they have overcome, excelled, thrived and shown utter-determination to fulfil their potential (and become the mightiest person they can be). The personal journeys, insights and lessons that our guests share on this intimate podcast makes for remarkable listening.

We all have phenomenal potential, but not everyone is living their best and mightiest lives. For many, ‘Fire In the Belly’ is the invisible drive and knowing feeling that comes from deep inside. There is no right and no wrong as its personal.

Do you know, and live with 'Fire in The Belly'?  What are you doing to stoke the fire in your belly and be the mightiest version of your proud self? Listen now to the Fire In The Belly podcast and start your own journey of self-discovery.

    Living My ‘I Am’ Moment - Interview with John Davis

    Living My ‘I Am’ Moment - Interview with John Davis

    Motivational speaker John Davis joins Pete today to talk about his journey to success and how went from stuntman to comedian to life coach. John talks about his belief in living his ‘I am’ moment, how the only person that will get in the way of you and your goals, is you and how when he stopped limiting himself, amazing things happened.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    John believes that you are only living in one, conscious moment, which is the present. Your past is just a stack of present moment memories, moments that you have lived that are now in your memory storebank. Your future is just a place where you set goals for future, present moments. You have to stay very firmly present in the ‘I Am’ moment. You have to make these small moments successful.
    Something is always going to come up that is going to seem like it is going to stop you from achieving your goals. It is your job to keep your eye on your target and your goal and realise that your subconscious mind is showing you this thing, so that you can address it. They can only stop you if you choose to let it stop you.
    John uses the example of if somebody was 100lb overweight and decided they wanted to lose that weight an affirmation saying ‘I am thin’ is not going to change the fact that they are overweight. Declarations such as ‘I am eating well’ or ‘I am creating a healthy body.” are things that can be true. Saying things that are not reality are not believable and will not magically happen for you.
    You can never consciously be in alignment unless you are willing to set down your past and your past traumas. Although he did not expect it, John had a very emotional response to his fathers passing because they were no longer talking when he passed. When he passed away John was emotional because he was relieved.
    When he stopped needing to struggle, everything became easier for John. When he stopped holding himself back, he stopped limiting himself from those He began to live the ‘i am’ moment and by doing this, he started to experience amazing things.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “You have got to do things in alignment in this space to bring that experience.”

    “When you finally experience the big outcome that you are looking for, it is going to be in your present moment.”

    “Life is about motion.”

    “You can put faith in fear. You can put faith in love.”

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    John David : “What I can do for you:

    Using bullwhips, nunchucks, and world-class comedy, I will deliver a program that delivers the five key steps I used to get out of bed after my spine separated leaving me unable to walk. I went on to become a Stuntman, Fight Director,and comedian who performed over 4000 live comedy sword-fighting shows (including more than 100 on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan six USO tours.) I will tailor my proven material to meet the goals you have set for your event. All of my programs are interactive and will culminate with one of your audience members, in under five minutes, learning to crack the bullwhip and hitting targets I will hold in my hand!!”

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/corporateactionhero

    ABOUT THE HOST

    The ‘Mighty Pete Lonton’ from the ‘Mighty 247’ company is your main host of ‘Fire In The Belly’.

    Pete is an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Coach, Property Investor, and father of 3 beautiful girls. Pete’s background is in Project Management and Property, but his true passion is the ‘Fire in The Belly’ project itself. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, business downturn and burn-out, and ultimately his years spent not stoking ‘Fire In the Belly’. In 2017, at 37 years of age that changed, and he is now on a journey of learning, growing, accepting, and inspiring others.

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    Choose Happy - Sarah Gregg Interview

    Choose Happy - Sarah Gregg Interview

    Fellow Northern Irish local, author, psychologist and life coach with a huge amount of passion and intellect, Sarah Gregg joins Pete in today's inspiring episode. Leaving her job in 2016 Sarah decided to reinvent her life and chase her dreams to become a successful author. Sarah discusses how her journey led her to have deeper trust within herself, why she believes people should be more open with their feelings and why it is her aim to encourage people to live the life they want.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Sarah believes that life can look good on paper and people can do everything that was expected of them yet still feel discontent. Many people are suffering with these emotions and Sarah endeavours to encourage people to reinvent the rules of happiness and success. She believes that everyone is whole and worthy and we need to live the life that we want.
    Whilst in Portugal, Sarah was working hard to write and continue to put stuff out there as it was something she loved but it was not working. Whilst part of her contemplated going back to the 9-5 office world, another part told her to keep going and believe in herself. The journey taught Sarah to have a deeper level of trust within herself, when you have that magical things can happen.
    It is important for Sarah to feel as though she does not need change herself but feel as though she can accept herself. Part of Sarah's work is helping people to move themself into alignment so that they can become ‘in-flow’ and figure out how all the parts of themselves work together so that they can flow towards what matters most. As opposed to ‘how do I change myself’ to get what I want.
    In the world of psychology there is an expectation that you should be a perfectly formed human being and not have bad feelings or flaws. What Sarah has realised is, having those flaws, experiences and feelings is what makes her really good at her job. The two aren’t separate, the two are part. There should be more times and places where we are vulnerable enough to say ‘I am not having a good day today’.
    Sarah's book ‘Choose Happy’ is about how small changes can create happier results. It takes common roadblocks to happiness such as comparison and gives anecdotes and psychology based strategies to help you navigate your way around that. ‘Choose Happy’ helps navigate when your messy, complex lives inevitably bring up new emotions that are harder to handle.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “We are not broken in any way, sometimes the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are a little bit rearranged.”

    “So much of my journey has been events that cannot be explained.”

    “When you are in alignment, that is the optimum stage of consciousness.”

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Sarah is a Northern Irish girl with a huge passion for unlocking human potential (you could call it a bit of an obsession). Sarah is a member of the British Psychological Society, a certified life coach, business coach, and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She's helped hundreds of ambitious individuals and businesses to dream big and take consistent action to get the results, with ease. In 2016 Sarah left her job and went in pursuit of her dream to work and travel full time. She now runs The Power to Reinvent and helps people across the world fulfill their potential and feel happier.

    ABOUT THE HOST

    The ‘Mighty Pete Lonton’ from the ‘Mighty 247’ company is your main host of ‘Fire In The Belly’.

    Pete is an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Coach, Property Investor, and father of 3 beautiful girls. Pete’s background is in Project Management and Property, but his true passion is the ‘Fire in The Belly’ project itself. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, business downturn and burn-ou

    • 1 hr 33 min
    We All Need Somebody - Tony Martignetti

    We All Need Somebody - Tony Martignetti

    Leadership coach, entrepreneur and curious adventurer Tony Martignetti joins the show today to discuss how he allows people to unlock their potential and helps them to climb their personal  mountains. Together they discuss how overcompensating can lead to burnout, why you have to be open to being wrong and how fire in the belly is what drives you to push yourself to make your dreams come true.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Fire in the belly is something that drives you. Your fire is something that keeps you moving and in action. The inside fire is something that keeps you alive and helps you strive forward. There is something alive in you that is dying to come out and help you move forward to the next step of your life.
    The path to burnout is when you try to overcompensate and live your life to reach the top of a mountain and then realising you do not like what you have become. That is because you have continued to struggle to get there and realised that you have done everything to force yourself to get there, and you are unhappy with the results.
    You have to be open to being wrong and be open to rethinking situations. If you hold your beliefs so strongly that you are not open to being wrong then there is no way to expand and there is no way to innovate in a way that will make an impact.
    There are so many people that die with a song in their heart that has never been sung. We need to ensure that each person gets that out of them, even if they’re scared. Do not be afraid.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “I didn’t know that I was on a path that was not mine.”

    “You have to be open to being wrong.”

    “We win together by opening up and sharing.”

    “What kind of coach would I be if I didn’t have a coach?”

    “We all need somebody.”

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    “I am Tony Martignetti, a leadership coach, entrepreneur, idea generator, people connector, and a curious adventurer. I bring together practical experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity, to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change. I love helping people find clarity in their lives, so they are energized, fully present, and unstoppable. When leaders unlock their potential and lead from a place of inspired purpose, they impact and inspire everyone around them. I have dedicated myself to helping people live a life of inspired purpose. Before I became a coach, I was a finance and strategy professional with experience working with some of the world’s leading life sciences companies. Along my journey, I also managed small businesses and ran a financial consulting company. As I share my story, I want to leave you with three key lessons I learned along the way to help you on your journey from where you are now to where you would like to be.”

    ABOUT THE HOST

    The ‘Mighty Pete Lonton’ from the ‘Mighty 247’ company is your main host of ‘Fire In The Belly’.

    Pete is an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Coach, Property Investor, and father of 3 beautiful girls. Pete’s background is in Project Management and Property, but his true passion is the ‘Fire in The Belly’ project itself. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, business downturn and burn-out, and ultimately his years spent not stoking ‘Fire In the Belly’. In 2017, at 37 years of age that changed, and he is now on a journey of learning, growing, accepting, and inspiring others.

    Pete can connect with people and intuitively asks questions to reveal a person’s passion and discover how to live their mightiest life. The true power of ‘Fire In The Belly’ is the Q&A’s - Questions and Actions!

    The ‘Fire In The Belly’ brand and the programme is rapidly expanding into podcasts, seminars, talks, business workshops, development course, an

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Trusting Your Intuition - Sunil Godse Interview

    Trusting Your Intuition - Sunil Godse Interview

    The mighty Pete is joined by Entrepreneur, Author and Intuition expert, Sunil Godse to talk through his journey of putting his trust into intuition and how his teachings have helped many people succeed along the way. In this motivational episode, Pete and Sunil discuss the importance of aligning with your values, why you should never spend your life trying to make other people proud and how your intuition will always send you signals to make sure you keep going in the right direction. 

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    If you make a routine decision such as what you are going to eat, your creative intuition is quite low. However, if you are going to make a crazy decision, your creative intuition is high. Positive intuition is when something crazy just feels so right to you.

     
    Many people go against their intuition as they usually do not trust themselves. So many people are going round in life carrying some kind of trauma or are trying to be someone that they think they need to be. When you are not in alignment with what you really want, in terms of your values, then you start to succumb to societal norms and values of others meaning you will fall into things that are not right for you.

     
    When you live your life trusting your intuitive signals and taking steps one by one you are of course going to reach your big goals. However, do not focus on materialistic goals such as money and property, look at your intrinsic motivation. You need to trust those signals, even when you are down and out and you do not think things are possible, those signals are always shining. All you have to do is take those signals,and trust them.

     
    Do not spend your entire life trying to make people proud of you. Work on satisfying your fire in the belly and focusing on what you are really excited about and then people will be proud of you, that is the lens you should look towards rather than doing something purely to try and please others.

     
    Your intuition will allow you to look at the intentions of others, why they want to be your friend and whether their values match up with yours. All these things are what your intuition is calculating in a split second which will allow you to read people. It takes only 14 seconds to trust someone and your intuition will allow you to figure that out.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “All because it felt right.”

    “This is your intuition, these are your signals.”

    “Don’t look at somebody being proud of you as the driver.”

    “Intuition is always right and we just need to spend the time to figure out what those signals are.”

     

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    “Sunil Godse’s success is entirely built upon the foundation of intuition. Intuition helped him grow 6 ventures in his earlier entrepreneurial career to close to $20 million.Intuitive branding and business savvy had him completely transform a number of smaller ventures, taking them from 6 to 7 figures within a short period of time. An intuitively guided action had him being awarded a number of management consultant contracts for a few Fortune 500 companies to ramp up their profitability and brand loyalty. If you are looking to make sure that you are the brand of choice to those who matter by implementing intuitive branding that has you crushing your competition, who would you trust?”

    Website: https://www.sunilgodse.com/about/

    ABOUT THE HOST

    The ‘Mighty Pete Lonton’ from the ‘Mighty 247’ company is your main host of ‘Fire In The Belly’.

    Pete is an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Coach, Property Investor, and father of 3 beautiful girls. Pete’s background is in Project Management and Property, but his true passion is the ‘Fire in The Belly’ project itself. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, business downturn and

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Nobody Should Be On This Planet Just To Exist - Brenda Neckvatal Interview

    Nobody Should Be On This Planet Just To Exist - Brenda Neckvatal Interview

    In today's episode Pete is joined by award-winning HR professional commonly known as the “HR Force of Nature”, Brenda Neckvatal to discuss her story and how she got to where she is today. Together they talk through deciding when to change your own narrative, how to have fire in the belly is to have gumption and desire and the importance of being open to anything and everything.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Fire in the belly is your gumption. It is your desire for life and the big furnace inside you that keeps you going. If you do not have fire in the belly then you are not living, you're just existing. Nobody should be on this planet to just exist, everyone should be out there trying to live.

     
    We all have a narrative of how we see our life and where we see it going. What we don’t realise is that we are the author of that narrative and we can change it anytime we want to. There is nothing easy about doing it but you can change it anytime you want. It is all dependent on whether you want to put the time in to change it.

     
    Finding the right people in life and attaching your loyalties appropriately is a great way to further yourself. Let go of the people in your life that are not on the same page as you. As you grow older you will become a better judge of character.

     
    When you drop what you think you know and you are open to anything and everything, your eyes are widened. Your aperture opens up, you may not always like it and may not like what you find in the process or what you see in the mirror but it is much better to be open than closed.

     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “Nobody trusts anything but yet everyone is willing to listen to it.”

    “Nobody should be on this planet to just exist.”

    “We all have a narrative.”

    “I am a very loyal person.”

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    “Brenda is an award-winning HR professional and is often referred to as the “HR Force of Nature” by her clients. Not only does she help business leaders solve their most difficult people issues, she is a specialist in crisis management, government contracting HR compliance, and mentor to women in HR working in a HR department of one. She started as an HR sprout after fourteen years in retail management. She discovered that she really enjoyed helping people solve their unique problems and human resources offered her the ability to support her co-workers in a greater capacity. Having the benefit of working for a total of five Fortune 500 companies, she converted her experience into a series of focused best practices helping small businesses achieve their workforce goals.In her 30 year career in human resources and business, she has consulted to nearly 500 small businesses and C-suite leaders. She has optimized employee effectiveness and helped mitigate the high costs that are associated with making hasty employment related decisions. Brenda is a devoted volunteer in the Navy SEAL Community and finds new ways of supporting veterans of Naval Special Warfare. She dedicates 32 weeks a year working with The Honor Foundation to support the career transition of Special Forces personnel by providing them with her knowledge, insight, and creativity. Perseverance, integrity, and relentless optimism are just a few of the ingredients that make up what you experience in Brenda’s character.”

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neckvatal

    ABOUT THE HOST

    The ‘Mighty Pete Lonton’ from the ‘Mighty 247’ company is your main host of ‘Fire In The Belly’.

    Pete is an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Coach, Property Investor, and father of 3 beautiful girls. Pete’s background is in Project Management and Property, but his true passion is the ‘Fire in The Belly’ project itself. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, bu

    • 1 hr 45 min
    I Have Finally Found My Purpose- Simon Haigh Interview

    I Have Finally Found My Purpose- Simon Haigh Interview

    Leadership, brand and mindset growth strategist, Simon Haigh joins the mighty Pete today to discuss his journey through life and how over the past year, he has finally found his purpose in life which is to help and inspire people. Together they discuss the importance of matching your confidence with your capability,  why there is no better version of you than you and why you should never compare yourself to others.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Fire in the belly is about matching your confidence with your capability levels. Do what you love doing and make sure that it feels normal to you. Your calling should never feel like work to you, when this happens other people will feel the natural enthusiasm you have for it. Your fire in your belly is your purpose in life. 

     
    Just accept who you are, there is no better version of you than you. There may be somebody who is smarter, better looking or faster at running than you, but they are just attributes and that is separate to you as a human. Stop striving to be better as a human, you are perfect just the way you are.

     
    As long as you are comfortable with where you are right now then there is no need to compare yourself to other people and their successes, that is just self-torture. As humans, our main purpose is to be there for each other and to enjoy every single moment in life. We are here to enjoy everything life has to offer and not just here to work. You need to work, you need to rest and you need to play.

     
    The dark side and the light side exist in all of us. There are negative forces out there that feed off certain people when they are vulnerable. You have to be careful about the darkside. Every human has the capacity to hate or to love. If you ignore the dark part of you and do not deal with your triggers or fears, they will eventually come back.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “I have finally found my purpose.”

    “There are seven and a half billion people in the world and there is no better version of you than you.”

    “My purpose is getting complicated things, simplifying them and then inspiring others.”

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    “ I am an in-demand business, leadership, brand & mindset growth strategist as a certified leadership coach, consultant, trainer, lecturer (negotiation and deal-making), mentor, author, speaker and media host. I am a tri-qualified (England & Wales, Australia and Ireland) commercial lawyer who, as an entrepreneur, has built and sold out of a number of technology, luxury items and travel companies. I have been a C-suite (NANA, Dell, BHP, Xilinx, Eneabba Gas) executive and sat on boards (business and homeless, education and media not-for-profits) across different industries, four continents over 28 years ”i

    Website: https://www.simonhaigh.com/about

    LinkedIn: https://ie.linkedin.com/in/simonhaigh

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    The ‘Mighty Pete Lonton’ from the ‘Mighty 247’ company is your main host of ‘Fire In The Belly’.

    Pete is an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Coach, Property Investor, and father of 3 beautiful girls. Pete’s background is in Project Management and Property, but his true passion is the ‘Fire in The Belly’ project itself. His mission is to help others find their potential and become the mightiest version of themselves. Pete openly talks about losing both of his parents, suffering periods of depression, business downturn and burn-out, and ultimately his years spent not stoking ‘Fire In the Belly’. In 2017, at 37 years of age that changed, and he is now on a journey of learning, growing, accepting, and inspiring others.

    Pete can connect with people and intuitively asks questions to reveal a person’s passion and discover how to live their mightiest life. The true power of ‘Fire In The Belly’ is the Q&A’s - Questions and Actions!

    The ‘Fire In The Belly’ brand and the programme is rapidly expanding into podcasts, seminars

    • 1 hr 17 min

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