MW058 — Coach and Wide-Angled Observer, Luke Iorio: 20 Seconds of Courage

In this week’s Meaningful Moment, Luke reflects on a compelling theme from one of Matt Damon’s less popular — yet still powerful — movies, We Bought a Zoo: “You only need 20 seconds of courage to achieve great things in life.”

Think about the feelings you’ve faced in uncomfortable moments in your life. You might have felt fear, awkwardness, or even feelings of inadequacy. Now think about how pushing through those moments has helped you move forward. It’s no secret: once we move past fear and lean into more courage, life gets easier, change happens more quickly, and we are able to embrace our lives with more kindness, connection and love.

When is a time in your past that you could have used 20 seconds of courage? How could more courage change your life over the next year? And how can you use 20 seconds of courage to help transform your life TODAY?

This week, acknowledge your fears, and then find your strength and transformation through 20 seconds of courage to unlock a more meaningful life.

Meet the host, Luke Iorio
All you really need to know is this: Luke Iorio is a dad, a spouse, an entrepreneur, a conscious growth strategist, coach, blogger, podcaster, a wide-angled observer, and enthusiastic participant in the game of life who seeks to ask and answer, “What’s truly possible?”
So where does that all come from? Well, for that we need to answer this: How does a shy kid from the suburbs of New Jersey grow up to become a conscious strategist, sought-after coach and speaker, and disrupter of life’s “good enough” status quo?
In a nutshell, Luke intentionally pushed through some of his most palpable moments, or what he calls inflection points. These moments included standing on stage, gripping a microphone, and getting totally out of his comfort zone. This repeated intention to “choose different” has catapulted Luke toward stellar success.
So, what happens AFTER you choose…when you start to take meaningful action? That’s when an inflection point becomes an open road — a pathway to living your intended purpose.
Luke’s path looks something like this…he became President of The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching at age 32, and has since graduated more than 11,000 coaches, leaders, athletes, and professionals across 44 countries, all of whom share his vision and desire for expanding our human potential and creating lasting, conscious change.
You could say Luke’s manifesto reads something like an everyday philosopher and spirited entrepreneur having been inspired early on by the likes of Napoleon Hill and Og Mandino. Nowadays, his intrinsic curiosity and wisdom is paying off as a media personality quoted on The Huffington Post, Fox Business, and Next Avenue, and most recently taking to the airwaves to entertain life’s pivotal questions with the help of celebrated thought leaders, mentors, and everyday unsung heroes.

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