Hey, I’m Martin…
I’m Martin Pigg. I’m an Author, Speaker and Coach at When PIGGs Fly and I help people find and live their purpose in life through the intentional pursuit of their greatest passion. For fun I fly airplanes, lift weights and occasionally wear a speedo on stage.
Life was hard as a kid with the last name, Pigg, until mom told me how police in the 60’s took the derogatory use of the word, Pig, and created an acronym which stood for pride, integrity and guts. She told me that I also had pride, integrity and guts, and that because I had an extra G in my name, it meant that I had twice as many guts as anybody else. Mom’s story was my introduction to the idea that anything was possible for me.
Growing up, folks often used the phrase “when pigs fly” when they believed that something was impossible to achieve. But with my last name and mom’s story of my invincibility, I chose to use the phrase as fuel to prove the doubters wrong. And then many years later when I earned my pilot’s license I was sure that if this Pigg could fly, then anything really was possible.