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Are you ready for some thoughtful discussions about how to meet and exceed the rigors of today's retirement industry? Join host Tom Lamendola, Chief Marketing Officer for Financial Independence Group, for a deep dive into the demands of today's retirement industry.

Each episode, Tom will lead a thoughtful discussion with leaders in the financial arena to create a unique show that's designed to serve both financial professionals and everyday investors.

Financial Independence Group (FIG) has been a leader in the financial services space for more than 40 years. Tom Lamendola joined FIG in 2017 and has been responsible for growing high performing teams and challenge organizations to reach their potential for more than 15 years.

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Oct 22, 2021

In the financial world and beyond we must be capable of overcoming adversity. We need to grow from our experiences. On today's show, Austin Hatch is joining us to share his G.R.I.T. framework and how it helps teams develop into their best selves.

Austin was in two separate plane crashes as a child and young adult, he then went on to play basketball at Michigan University. He has used his experiences to help others build their resilience. We are going to discuss his story and how G.R.I.T. is helping businesses around the country.


More about our guest:


Key Points: 

3:23 – Austin’s backstory

6:01 – Honing his methods

10:23 – How is he helping people today?

12:00 – What is G.R.I.T.?

18:30 – Applying G.R.I.T. to life

23:10 – Where can you find Austin?