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J.R. Martinez

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Latest 18 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily

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J.R. Martinez’s Rebirth: Priorities Purpose & Positivity


J.R. Martinez is an Army Veteran, Burn Survivor, Actor, New York Times Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Dancing the Stars Winner & Host of the podcast Rebirth. He has faced death and come out on the other side finding hope, defining his own path, priorities & identity. The hard learned lessons, about life, value, and worth are what he’s sharing with you. My conversation with J.R. was an incredibly powerful, positive and absolutely inspiring one. it’s not just about facing challenges, it’s about loving yourself and your life. This truly is not a conversation you want to miss. J.R.’s website: https://jrmartinez.com/J.R.’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjrmartinezJ.R.’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjrmartinez/?hl=enRebirth: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rebirth-with-j-r-martinez/id1514640056


25 Jul 2022

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Gringo's Guide To: Being Reborn After Tragedy w/ J.R. Martinez

Life as a Gringo

Dramos is joined by J.R. Martinez  who is an Army veteran, burn survivor, actor, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and Dancing with the Stars season 13 winner. J.R. travels the world spreading his message of resilience and optimism. They talk about seeing the opportunity in everything, overcoming tragedy, living authentically and more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 17mins

17 May 2022

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J.R. Martinez: Wounded Warrior to Hollywood Hero

State Of Mind with Maurice Benard

Maurice Benard is joined by Army veteran and Wounded Warrior J.R. Martinez. J.R. has shown resilience and optimism since suffering severe burns, going on to star on All My Children and win Dancing with the Stars. This New York Times Bestselling author shares his heroic story and you'll be inspired by his ability to adapt and overcome. Socials: Youtube: mbstateofmind Instagram: @MauriceBenard @mbstateofmind Twitter: @MauriceBenard @mbstateofmind State Of Mind with Maurice Benard Merch: SHOP


6 May 2022

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No Barriers - "Amitabha," Spreading Infinite Light with Burn Survivor, J.R. Martinez

World Happiness Fest

Our hosts, Erik and Dave, sat down with J.R. Martinez the night before our No Barriers Summit began in a conference room at Lake Tahoe Squaw Resort to talk about his journey. Background on J.R.:J.R. Martinez is an actor, best-selling author, motivational speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. Army veteran. He hails from a small town in Georgia, where he grew up as the son of a single working mother who emigrated from El Salvador.After high school, he joined the army and in 2003 was deployed to Iraq. One day his humvee hit a roadside bomb, ejecting the three other soldiers and trapping J.R. inside. He suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to 34 percent of his body. He spent 34 months in recovery and had 34 different surgeries, including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery in the eleven years since his injury. During his recovery, he discovered the power of sharing his experience and listening to others. He now travels the world spreading his message of resilience and optimism.He has spoken to troops at various bases around the world, universities, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies.He’s starred and co-starred on a number of shows including daytime drama All My Children and in 2013, on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars he and partner, Smirnoff, were named season champions.Martinez is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit, a memoir about how he was able to take his own personal tragedy, and turn it into an inspiration for others.To book J.R. or to learn more go to his website.Follow J.R. on social media at @iamjrmartinezMake sure to check out his latest book. (...) “The world needs new lenses to understand growth and how humans and societies can thrive.” ~ Luis Gallardo Follow the World Happiness Foundation and the World Happiness Fest here:Website: https://worldhappiness.foundation/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldhappinessfoundation/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldhappinessfestLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/worldhappiness-foundation/Twitter: https://twitter.com/worldhappinessfYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8CGp4Y7TyGKKrT35fkXg5A


15 Mar 2022

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39 - J.R. Martinez, Rebirth, Wikipedia Mishaps and Parenting

J.A.B's (Just Awkward Buddies)

Straight fire this week with J.R. Martinez on the show. The guys talk about J.R.’s journey, his podcast Rebirth, getting mistaken for Seal & Stipe & J.R. share parenting tips, stories and experiences with “old school” parenting. ---- Follow us on Instagram: @jabspodcast Follow us on Twitter: @jabspodcast Follow Stipe: @stipemiocic Follow Jon: @jpchewbac Follow Jamie: @mekalek Email us!: the.jabs.podcast@gmail.com Follow J.R. Martinez: https://www.instagram.com/iamjrmartinez/?hl=en

1hr 8mins

3 Nov 2021

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J.R. Martinez | Finding Your Purpose Around Serving Others

BriteVibe Podcast: Live Brite, Live Bold, and Share BriteVibes

J.R. Martinez is a burn survivor, Army veteran, actor, who won Dancing with the Stars, and became a New York Times best-selling author. Now, he speaks all over the world to share his story and knowledge on overcoming life’s battles. Throughout life we are all experiencing ReBirths by ReImagining, ReInventing and ReCreating ourselves into the people we are meant to be. J.R is all about leading a significant life, creating new beginnings and overcoming adversity.

1hr 17mins

1 Nov 2021

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From Iraq to Dancing with the Stars with J.R. Martinez - Ep 122

Crazy Money with Paul Ollinger

J.R. Martinez joined the Army to give back to the country that accepted his immigrant, single mother and to earn money for college. As a 19-year-old, handsome Infantryman, he quickly deployed to Iraq. One bad day, his Humvee hit a roadside bomb, trapping J.R. inside where burning fuel literally melted the skin from his face and consumed one of his ears. J.R.’s buddies pulled him clear but not before he suffered third-degree burns over almost half body, broken ribs, damaged lungs and physical scarring that remains to this day. Putting J.R. back together required 34 surgeries over the next few years and lots of emotional work to help him come to terms with his new reality. Yet after all of that, J.R. calls this devastating event “a blessing.” Early in his long recovery, doctors invited him to visit newly-injured soldiers. By serving these young men and women, J.R. realized his life still had a purpose and that he could contribute to the well-being of others even with his limited physical capacity. The positive mental attitude that got him noticed by senior officers also earned the attention of Hollywood when he won a role on the soap opera All My Children. That led to a stint on season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, which he and his dance partner (Karina Smirnoff) won! In this unstructured conversation, J.R. and I talk about fatherhood, fertility testing (gotta fill that cup, fellas!), career ups-and-downs, marriage, and J.R.’s journey. He’s an incredible guy and I know you’ll feel better after learning how he made it through all life could throw at him. Check out everything J.R., including his memoir (Full of Heart) and The Rebirth Podcast on his website.❤️ Please rate and review Crazy Money by clicking here. ❤️ Join Paul on Harvard Business School Encore Career Panel - click here.  About Crazy Money: Unlike traditional personal finance shows, Crazy Money is not about how to make a million bucks, how to beat the stock market, or how to save money by switching credit cards. It is about deciding what role we want money to play in our lives and how we can use it to be our best selves. Topics covered include: philosophy, happiness, contentment, meaning, dreams, purpose, success, society, mental health, Buddhism, Stoicism, the hedonic treadmill, morality, mid-life crisis, business, work, careers, authors, books, consumerism, values, capitalism, economics, investing, saving, spending, personal finance, charity, philanthropy, altruism, affluence, wealth management, culture, society, status, ambition, accomplishment, perfectionism.  On this episode we talk about: Iraq, wounded warriors, soldiers, military, veterans, fatherhood, fertility, marriage.Please stop reading and have a great day. Paul loves you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


5 Oct 2021

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How Can You Leverage The Resources Within Your Fingertips? | J.R. Martinez

The Overcoming Odds Podcast

How can you look at life as a resource?What are the resources you need in life?What are the resources needed to meet your goals in life?Tune in, as J.R. Martinez and Oleg, explore ways to set smart goals, how to look at life as a resource, how to reframe adversity into opportunity and other related topics.


24 Sep 2021

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War Vet Burn Survivor Teaches about Rebirth with J.R. Martinez and Jeffrey Van Dyk - EP #5

The Jeffrey Van Dyk Show

J.R. Martinez is a war vet and burn survivor who went on to win season 13 of Dancing with the Stars. In 2003, while serving with the Army in Iraq, he suffered extensive burn injuries after the Humvee he was driving hit an IED. He says “my new uniform is my scars - that’s where the lesson is.” We talk about rebirth, resilience and finding the lesson in the scars. JR has got an incredible spirit and is masterful at sharing how to recreate your life after the life you knew is dismantled… sometimes overnight. Links to JR’s work: Web: https://jrmartinez.com/ Rebirth Podcast: https://jrmartinez.com/podcast Full Of Heart Book: https://jrmartinez.com/merch Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamjrmartinez IG: https://www.instagram.com/iamjrmartinez/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjrmartinez To find more about Jeffrey’s work, go to: https://thecourageousmessenger.com/ If you like this show, please leave us a review here - even a one-sentence review helps!

1hr 17mins

1 Sep 2021

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Fatherhood, Infertility & Legacy with J.R. Martinez

MOM2MOM with Maria Sansone

You know J.R. Martinez as an actor, "Dancing With the Stars" winner, soldier and burn survivor, and motivational speaker. But his most important roles? Father and husband. Martinez gets vulnerable to talk about his evolving role as a husband and dad, their struggle with infertility and miscarriage, the legacy he hopes to leave for his children, and why he is passionate about encouraging men to get vulnerable in their marriages and families.Check out all of the MOM2MOM episodes: nbcboston.com/mom-2-momFollow along on Social: @thehubtoday & @mariasansoneLearn more about Heather on social: @iamjrmartinezSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


30 Jul 2021