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The DREAM THINK DO podcast gets YOU the stories, science and strategies you need to DREAM bigger, THINK better and DO more of what you were put on the planet to do! With guests like Brendon Burchard, Lewis Howes, Sara Haines, Michael Hyatt and Paula Faris, as well as deep dives from D.T.D.’s creator Mitch Matthews, you’ll be inspired and equipped to take your work and your life to new levels. Please subscribe below and leave a rating and review!
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Jan 25, 2023

Jennifer Kathryn King is our guest! She grew up a soccer playing military kid. She went to Stanford University.  While there… she started to work at NIKETOWN (to make ends meet) and she wound up wowwing NIKE execs with her innovative strategies and creative leadership!  After graduating… she got offered a job a NIKE Headquarters and went on to become Senior Director for Global Brand - Team Sports. And then… Global Senior Creative Director for Brand Creative.  THEN… in 2018… Jen founded her own digital marketing agency called Invictus Media and she’s been killing it there… by creating high quality digital marketing assets for  businesses of all shapes and sizes.  We’re going to talk about tenacity, leadership, and the constant evolution of creativity!  I think you’re going to love it!

MITCH’S NEW PODCAST: 

ENCOURAGING THE ENCOURAGERS

You can now check out Mitch’s new DAILY podcast called “ENCOURAGING THE ENCOURAGERS” anywhere you listen to podcasts.  

It’s specifically designed for coaches, speakers and content creators and provides quick doses of inspiration, strategy AND… of course… encouragement!

Check out: www.encouragingtheencouragers.com

Find it on Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/encouraging-the-encouragers/id1652168710

Find it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1OqXYYif08gdLQCJKkHSkN

Find it on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/encouragingtheencouragers

Find it on Google:

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iZDI2NzNhOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

WHERE TO FIND JEN:

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

If you like this episode… we think you’ll dig these too!

Jon Acuff - Stop Overthinking & Get it Done!: https://mitchmatthews.com/340

Amanda Zwanziger - Busting Free From Fear & Paralysis: https://mitchmatthews.com/338

Jamie Winship - Identity, Purpose and Living Fearless: https://mitchmatthews.com/354

Sheri Salata - Oprah’s CEO - Finding the Love for Life [Again]: https://mitchmatthews.com/312

LET’S HEAR FROM YOU!

I don’t know about you but I loved this convo!  JKK’s journey is inspiring and packed with pearls of wisdom we all can use! 

I’m curious.  What’s something that stood out to you?  What’s something that resonated?  

More importantly… what’s something you’re going to DO as a result?

I want to hear from YOU!  

Leave a comment and let’s hear from YOU!

And hey… keep bringing YOUR awesome!!!

Mitch

 

Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 Create a constant evolution of creativity!
  • 1:11 Get to know Jennifer Kathryn King
  • 4:53 Growing up a military kid
  • 6:45 When Jennifer worked for Nike
  • 10:00 The journey from surviving to thriving
  • 16:38 Telling a powerful story through video marketing
  • 21:11 When Jennifer found the courage to go out on her own
  • 27:27 What makes Jennifer's leadership style unique
  • 32:22 Jennifer's advice for every Dream Think Do listener
  • 38:08 Mitch’s minute and biggest takeaways!
Jan 11, 2023

TONY (Antonio) Neves is back for a fun and powerful episode! Tony’s the founder of the Man Morning community, the author of international bestselling book Stop Living on Autopilot, a success coach to married professionals with kids… and oh… he’s one of the best freeegin’ keynote speakers in the world.  

We’re talking about A LOT of important subjects to help you maximize this year.  But most importantly… we’re digging into the “WHY” and the “HOW” of surrounding yourself with the RIGHT people… this year!

 

ENCOURAGING THE ENCOURAGERS:

Remember… you can now check out Mitch’s new podcast called “ENCOURAGING THE ENCOURAGERS” anywhere you listen to podcasts.  It’s specifically designed for coaches, speakers and content creators and provides a DAILY dose of inspiration, strategy AND… of course… encouragement!

Find it on Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/encouraging-the-encouragers/id1652168710

Find it on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/show/1OqXYYif08gdLQCJKkHSkN

Find it on Anchor:

https://anchor.fm/encouragingtheencouragers

Find it on Google:

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iZDI2NzNhOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

MORE ABOUT TONY NEVES:

Man Morning: https://www.manmorning.com/

Stop Living on Autopilot: https://amzn.to/3W3n55b

Success Coach: https://theantonioneves.com/coaching-for-married-professionals-with-kids/

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

3 Keys to Beating a Mid-Career Slump!: https://mitchmatthews.com/241/

Don’t Rush The Mountain Top: www.mitchmatthews.com/077 

It’s Not About Where You Start!: www.mitchmatthews.com/004 

LET’S HEAR FROM YOU!

I don’t know about you but I loved this convo!  Tony always brings the wisdom and the heart.

I’m curious.  What’s something that stood out to you?  What’s something that resonated?  

More importantly… what’s something you’re going to try as a result?

I want to hear from YOU!  Leave a comment and let’s hear from YOU!

And hey… keep bringing YOUR awesome!!!

 

Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 What’s inside today’s conversation
  • 1:49 Welcome back, Tony Neves for the 5th time!
  • 3:55 How Tony’s book is impacting the world
  • 6:00 The books that leave a lasting legacy
  • 6:40 How to set your up for success
  • 11:10 The power of writing and journaling
  • 14:01 Find a reason to make your dreams happen
  • 16:07 A look into the Man Morning newsletter
  • 18:55 The results of community and connection
  • 21:19 Tips for building a strong community
  • 25:07 Ways to find communities to get involved with
  • 30:15 Steps to breaking out of isolation
  • 32:45 Mitch’s minute: Biggest takeaways and action steps
Dec 21, 2022

We’re doing a DEEP DIVE on the Christmas story.  More specifically… we’re talking about a vantage point on a story that may feel “familiar,” BUT still can have some surprises to it!

Specifically, we’re going to take a deeper look at the story tucked in Matthew 1 and 2 of the New Testament of the Bible.  Spoiler Alert: I uncovered some eye-opening elements of the story I’d never seen or thought about before!.  And wow… were they ever good surprises!  Whether you’re a big fan of reading the Bible or not… this episode has something for you. 

At the VERY least… you’ll hear some things you can use to impress your friends at Christmas parties!  But… if you listen in and stay open… I think you might really appreciate unwrapping these surprise gifts as much as I did!  So let’s get to this!

RELATED POSTS & DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

This episode talks about some OTHER surprises I found from the Manger story: https://mitchmatthews.com/345/ 

Melissa (my bride) joins me and we talk about some fun prayer stories: www.mitchmatthews.com/207 

I talk about 3 Keys to Having Your Best Holiday Season Yet: www.mitchmatthews.com/105

REMEMBER: YOU can Mitch’s new DAILY podcast called “ENCOURAGING THE ENCOURAGERS” anywhere you listen to podcasts:

Find it on Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/encouraging-the-encouragers/id1652168710

Find it on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/show/1OqXYYif08gdLQCJKkHSkN

Find it on Anchor:

https://anchor.fm/encouragingtheencouragers

Find it on Google:

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iZDI2NzNhOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you? Drop a comment and let me know!

And PLEASE share this episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

Know I’m rooting for you!

Mitch

Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 What’s inside today’s episode
  • 5:14 Let’s continue our conversation about traditions
  • 7:30 Why Christmas is special to Mitch
  • 12:08 Hope, direction, and an invitation to rest.
  • 16:44 New insight Mitch got on the Christmas story
  • 26:22 When Joseph was visited by an Angle
  • 32:06 How to find your next best step
  • 34:46 What happened on Christmas Eve 20 years ago
  • 44:08 Miracles can still happen (Here’s proof!)
  • 48:48 The only one more excited about your dreams than you are
Nov 22, 2022

Today we’re talking with Stan Gibson. Stan is a Corporate Executive turned Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Success Coach. He’s passionate about People-Centric Leadership and helping seasoned and emerging leaders pivot and elevate to new levels! His passion for leadership inspired his best selling book Living a Rich and Intentional Life. He’s an avid researcher regarding the neuro and physiological science and helping leaders create abundant energy through better sleep, nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, productivity, routine, and healthy relationships!  Most importantly, Stan is married to his best friend and wife of 40 years (and they met in 3rd grade!).  Let’s get to this!

HELPFUL RESOURCES ABOUT STAN GIBSON:

Stan Gibson’s website: oxygen-plus.net

Stan’s book: Living a Rich and Intentional Life.   

Stan’s LinkedIn: Click here

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

Busting Free from Paralysis: Amanda Zwanziger - Click here

What’s your MISSION? Strategies for LIFE and LEADERSHIP with Dr. Michael Patterson - Click here

Driven By Curiosity - An interview with Founder and CEO of DigDeep, Georg McGraw - Click here

 

 

REMEMBER: YOU can Mitch’s new DAILY podcast called “ENCOURAGING THE ENCOURAGERS” anywhere you listen to podcasts:

Find it on Apple Podcasts:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/encouraging-the-encouragers/id1652168710

Find it on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/show/1OqXYYif08gdLQCJKkHSkN

Find it on Anchor:

https://anchor.fm/encouragingtheencouragers

Find it on Google:

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iZDI2NzNhOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

MORE ABOUT Coach Darrell Mudra:

Darrell E. Mudra was an American football coach and his nickname was "Dr. Victory."

He served as the head football coach at:

Adams State College (1959–1962), 

North Dakota State University (1963–1965)

University of Arizona (1967–1968)

Western Illinois University (1969–1973)

Florida State University (1974–1975)

Eastern Illinois University (1978–1982), 

and the University of Northern Iowa (1983–1987)

His career college football record of 200–81–4. 

And since I attended the University of Northern Iowa, I will share a little of his story from UNI.

Seeking to turn around another struggling program, Mudra resigned from Eastern Illinois in December 1982 to accept the head coaching position with the University of Northern Iowa.  They had finished their previous season with a 4–6–1 record. BUT under Mudra, the Panthers went on to win the Gateway Football Conference in their 1985 and 1987 seasons.

Get THIS!: He led the Panthers to the NCAA Division I-AA semifinals TWICE!  

Mudra was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2000.

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this conversation? Drop a comment and let me know!

And PLEASE share this powerful episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

Know I’m rooting for you!

Mitch

Nov 3, 2022

Let’s talk “Mission, Goals and Roles!”  Plus, I get to share an update about my brand new podcast called, “Encouraging the Encouragers!”  That’s right!  First… we’re going to be talking about getting clear on YOUR “mission” and I’ll be sharing a story of how I got hit with a “clarified” mission… in the mountains of Oregon a few years ago.  (We’ll talk about how that led up to my NEW podcast too!  Did I mention… I have a new podcast? :)) Then we’ll talk about Goals and Roles!   By the way... we'll dig into a dangerous little secret that can happen with goal-setting... and how to avoid it.  Obviously... we've got A LOT to talk about... so let's do this!

Find the ENCOURAGING THE ENCOURAGERS Podcast:

Find it on Apple Podcasts:  Click here 

Find it on Spotify: Click here

Find it on Anchor: Click here

Find it on Google: Click here

Find it on Amazon: Click here

This is a podcast for the "Encouragers!"  It's a daily message (around 10 minutes) to encourage those of you who encourage others!  I'm also really going to focus on people who are mentors, coaches, speakers and content creators who have a passion for seeing others thrive and live their best lives!  I'll be sharing stories and strategies for staying encouraged AND for building businesses around encouraging others!  Because... if you're working hard to help others THRIVE... then I believe you also deserve to become what I call... a "Well-Paid Encourager."

If that sounds good to you... I "encourage" you to check it out. Not only that but PLEASE subscribe and share it!  Let's encourage the encouragers... together!

If not... no harm no foul!  It's not going to be for everyone.

Additional Resources from THIS episode:

I mentioned two books:

James Clear - Tiny Habits Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Find it on Amazon)

BJ Fogg Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything (Find it on Amazon)

 

Related Dream Think Do Podcasts:

Setting Goals that STICK:

https://mitchmatthews.com/purpose-driven-goal-setting-set-goals-will-stick

Pursuing “Experiences” TOGETHER:

https://mitchmatthews.com/363

What’s YOUR Mission - Strategies for Life and Leadership with Mike Paterson:

https://mitchmatthews.com/341

 

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this episode?

Are you excited about Encouraging the Encouragers? Do you have questions?  Comment and let me know!

Plus... I hope this inspired you to think about YOUR mission and some of your roles and goals!  If it did... let me know!  I'd love to hear at least one of the "roles" that came to mind for YOU!  Comment below and let's keep this conversation going!

And hey… no matter what... know I’m rooting for you!

#stayencouraged

Mitch

 

  • 0:02 What’s in today’s episode
  • 1:22 Mission, goals, and rolls.
  • 2:04 Have you heard the HUGE news!?
  • 4:37 Mitch’s definition of an “encourager”
  • 6:16 A huge hole Mitch sees in the coaching industry
  • 9:24 How Mitch is challenging himself
  • 13:40 How Mitch found his “flow” state
  • 18:55 What’s your mission in the world?
  • 26:00 Defining your “roles” in your life ‘
  • 31:00 Your homework from today’s conversation
Sep 15, 2022

George McGraw is joining us. He’s a leading expert on water and sanitation in the United States and around the world. He’s the Founder & CEO of DigDeep which is the only WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) organization solely focused on the USA.

 

Now… that might seem weird… but did you realize that over 2.2 million Americans live without clean tap water or without a toilet in their homes? Amazing… right?

 

George McGraw is hoping to dramatically change that stat… within his lifetime!

 

Under George’s leadership… DigDeep has grown to serve remote areas in the US… such as the Navajo Nation, which spans New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah), in other areas in Appalachia and Texas.  In addition to his work with DigDeep… George is an avid speaker and writer. He’s guest lectured at universities around the world and spoken at events hosted by WeDay, the Atlantic and Ford Motor Company and he’s been published by the New York Times, the Nation and several law reviews.

 

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

Lindsay Wrege - Founder and CEO of 321Coffee: mitchmatthews.com/337/

Shawn Askinoise - Founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate: mitchmatthews.com/195 

Jamie Kern Lima - Bestselling Author and former CEO to IT Cosmetics: mitchmatthews.com/315 

 

CONNECT WITH GEORGE:

DigDeep: www.digdeep.org 

George’s Website: https://georgemcgraw.com 

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/george-mcgraw-195ab527/ 

 

WATCH SOME OF GEORGE’S STORY: Head to https://mitchmatthews.com/368

 

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this interview?

Was it the thought of 2.2 million Americans not having clean… running… water?  Did that stir something in you?  Did you want to DO something about it?

Or… maybe it was George’s personal story of seeing a need… and doing something about it?  Or… maybe it was one of the stories along the way. 

Comment and let me know your thoughts!  

And hey… know I’m rooting for you!

Mitch

Aug 30, 2022

Travis Crutcher is back. THIS time we’re talking about Professional SPEAKING. More specifically… we’re digging into 6 things we wish we’d known earlier… when it comes to getting paid to speak… and being a professional speaker.

If you’re a Dream Think Doer… there is a VERY good chance… you’ve got a message the world needs to hear!  Because you’re taking time out of your week… to listen to stories and strategies that help you to dream bigger… think better… and do more.  You’re investing in yourself.  And my guess is… you also want to see OTHERS dream bigger… think better and do more!

That means… you’ve got a message to share.  You’ve got stories and strategies in you that need to get out… because they can help other people!  So let’s get you some specific strategies to help make that happen!

INFO ABOUT MITCH’S NEXT-LEVEL SPEAKER LIVE 2022!

Click here: www.mitchmatthews.com/nextlevelspeaker to find out more about this LIVE 3-day event with Mitch.  If you’ve got a message in you the world needs to hear… if you’ve got a heart for speaking and it’s time to get paid for that message… if you want to make a positive impact on the world and you know it’s time to take it to the “Next Level” then join us!

www.mitchmatthews.com/nextlevelspeaker

RELATED EPISODES:

Lisa Even from episode 366 attended last year’s NEXT LEVEL SPEAKER and it was a game changer!  She’s had incredible “Ripple Effect” ever since!

From FREE to FEE: 5 Specific Strategies to help you become a PAID Speaker: mitchmatthews.com/332/ 

8 Tips to Get Over the FEAR of Public Speaking: mitchmatthews.com/076  

MORE ABOUT TRAVIS CRUTCHER:

Travis’s Website: traviscrutcher.com

Travis’s Podcast: Above Average Podcast

MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE:

Now… some of you have NO interest in being a PAID professional speaker… because… maybe… you don’t really like public speaking.  Heck… that’s understandable… because studies show that more people are afraid of public speaking then they are of dying!  So yeah… if you bristle at the thought of being a speaker… let alone a PAID speaker… you’re not alone.

BUT… what if?

What if you could get over that fear… and you could step in front of a group of people… and bless their socks off?  What if… the words you shared shifted people’s lives?  What if… something you said inspired someone to make a change they’ve wanted to make or live more of the life they were meant to live?  What if?

I think everyone can learn strategies to overcome fear… and then speak more effectively… and even have fun with it!

But I also believe that some of you should get paid well to do that too!

And THAT might be closer at hand than you might think!

Heck… we’ve got a lot of listeners that are paid speakers… and if that’s you… WELL DONE!

BUT with today’s episode… I wanted to get to brass tacks and give you even more to help you take your ideas and your abilities to speak to the next level… and… if you chose… to help you get PAID well as a speaker!

To do that… I’ve enlisted my friend Travis Crutcher!

I’m betting you remember Travis from episode 344… AND 352. 

Travis is a Success Coach and Speaker who helps dynamic people get clarity, increase impact, and live a life they love!  Now… he also has a podcast called the Above Average Podcast… which he hosts with his amazing bride Jess… and they’ve gotten their show into the top 1% of all podcasts in a very short time!  He’s a Retired Army Ranger and he spent some time in the corporate space as an executive too. 

A few years ago… Travis joined Acceleration… my mastermind for coaches and speakers… and he launched his dream business and now he’s killing it!  And a big part of that is being a PAID speaker… and he’s getting paid well to speak to audiences and make a big impact!

By the way… he’s such a leader… and his business is growing like crazy… so he’s now helping me to run Acceleration and I’m loving it!

With this episode… we’re diving into speaking and specifically 6 things we wish we’d known earlier when it comes to speaking and being PAID to be a speaker.  And we’re going to talk about heart stuff… mental stuff… business strategy and life strategy and I think you’re going to dig it!  

Especially if you’re wanting to make an impact on the world in some small or big way… and potentially get paid well to do it!  

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this conversation?

Also, let me know if you have questions (big or small) about being a speaker!  I want to hear from you!!!

And PLEASE share this very fun/powerful episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

Know I’m rooting for you!

Mitch

Episode Minute By Minute: 

  • 0:02 Let’s talk about speaking!
  • 7:12 Welcome back Travis
  • 8:53 How Travis wrote his keynote
  • 9:44 How Mitch got into speaking
  • 13:07 The 3 types of audiences
  • 18:07 Overcome the fear of the audience
  • 20:44 Mitch’s most embarrassing/funny moment on stage
  • 23:12 The Paid and Pastor speaking model
  • 29:08 How Travis connects with an audience
  • 33:24 The importance of speaking with empathy
  • 43:38 What’s a “one sheet”
  • 47:45 Why charging for a keynote can help the audience
  • 50:42 Why NOW is the best time to start speaking
  • 51:11 Mitches Minute: Biggest takeaways and action steps
Aug 17, 2022

LISA EVEN is joining us!  She describes herself as a corporate-world junkie… turned entrepreneur. Lisa offers one-on-one coaching, keynote speaking and workshops… with the goal of helping individuals and organizations to have good ripple effect!

She grew up in a small town in Iowa… and she credits a lot of her success to the things she learned schlepping tables at a little cafe… and she said she didn’t even know how some of THOSE things prepped her to lead large teams in the corporate space… 

In full disclosure… she’s a coaching client of mine and we’ve been working together over this past year.  I tell you this because THAT has given me a front row seat to the awesome things she’s been up to and how she LIVES her brand… by creating a good ripple effect everywhere she goes!  Two more fun facts… Lisa has a monthly joy calendar and she’s on a mission to meet 1 million people.

MORE ON LISA:

Lisa’s site: www.LisaEven.com 

Lisa on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/even.lisa

Lisa on the Facebooks: https://www.facebook.com/lisaeven11

Lisa on LinkedIn: Click here

 

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

Episode 255 - Meet 50 Interesting People This Year… even if you’re an Introvert: Click here

Episode 198 - 3 Keys to Meeting New People: Click here

Episode 342 - The Gratitude Secret Weapon: Click here

 

MINUTE BY MINUTE:

  • 0:02 What’s inside episode 366
  • 1:28 Get to know Lisa Even
  • 3:40 What the “ripple effect” means to Lisa
  • 8:30 What led Lisa to the Ripple Effect
  • 16:45 What if JOY was your job?
  • 24:31 How Lisa is connected back
  • 32:40 How Mitch felt at Lisa’s event
  • 35:05 The importance of getting your thoughts out
  • 38:08 Don’t overthink it, just start messy!
  • 40:55 Mitch’s Minute and biggest takeaways

 

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this conversation?

Also, let’s hear YOUR thoughts, tips and strategies for having good ripple effect and/or experiencing a sense of JOY more often?  

What’s something that works for YOU?

And PLEASE share this very fun/powerful episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

Know I’m rooting for you!

Mitch

Aug 10, 2022

Howard Berger and Marshal Julius are with us!  You probably remember Howard from episodes 74 and 284. He’s the co-founder of the KNB EFX Group AND he’s an academy award and emmy award winning special effects artist.  It’s hard to do this guy justice… because he’s been involved with over 800 feature films and television shows. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in show business.

He and his business partner Greg Nicotero are responsible for allllll of the zombies in the Walking Dead. He’s done All of Quentin Tarantino’s movies. 

He’s Mark Wahlberg’s go-to guy for special effects.  He and his team did the Chronicles of Narnia… for which they won the Academy Award for Best Make Up. He got another academy nomination for his work on HITCHCOCK.  And just about every horror movie that’s scared the crap out of you over the past 20 to 30 years… there’s a VERY good chance Howard had something to do with it.  And just try to wrap your mind around this… for ONE tv show… The Orville… they have created over 1000 designs…  that’s just ONE show!!!

Now… let’s talk about Marshall Julius.  I’d classify him as a modern day renaissance man!  He’s an author… he’s an artist.  By the way… his art has been purchased and shared around the world. He kills it on the Twitters and most importantly… he’s made an impressive career and business out of being a professional fan and self-proclaimed nerd.  Now THAT’s the best… when you can make a career out of something you love!

Okay… so we’re talking today… because these two long-time friends have teamed up to write one of the most anticipated and fascinating books written for film fans and geeks… called, Masters of Make-Up Effects: A Century of Practical Magic.  It’s already a #1 new release and it doesn’t come out until next month!!!

We’re going to be talking about the book… and some of the great stories that they remembered and uncovered as they wrote it.  I can’t wait for this… so let’s get to it!

MORE ABOUT HOWARD BERGER AND MARSHALL JULIUS:

Their new book: Masters of Make-Up Effects: A Century of Practical Magic

Click here to find it on Amazon!  

Want to be blown away? Visit Howard’s IMDB Page: Click here

Be sure to follow Howard on Insta: hoops511 

Find out more about Howard’s Company: KNBE ​​www.knbefx.com/howard-berger 

Find Marshall on Twitter: twitter.com/MarshallJulius  

Find Marshall on the Instas: instagram.com/vintagegeekcentral 

Find Marshall’s other books on Amazon: Click here

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

“Don’t Blow Up the House - And other great stories about Zombies, Aliens and Following Your Dreams!” My FIRST interview with Howard Berger: www.mitchmatthews.com/074

“Starting Small, Dreaming Big and Making Movie Magic!” My SECOND interview with Howard Berger: www.mitchmatthews.com/184 

Starting your OWN PODCAST: 5 Keys to Make it Work!: www.mitchmatthews.com/350 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this conversation with Howard and Marshall?  

More importantly… what’s something that stuck with you?

What’s one of YOUR favorite movies?  What’s a movie set YOU would have loved to be on when they were making it?

Also… what’s a goal YOU want to pursue?  What if you went after it with a friend like Howard and Marshall did?  

Lastly… what questions do YOU still have?  Comment and let me know! Let’s keep this convo going!

And PLEASE share this special episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

Know I’m rooting for you!

Mitch

Quick Recap:

  • 0:02 What to expect from episode 365
  • 2:27 Get to know our TWO amazing guest
  • 5:00 A little back story behind Howard Berger and Marshal Julius’ project
  • 13:25 Howard’s favorite story from the journey
  • 26:00 The thankless profession of journalism
  • 28:35 The importance of having fun along the way
  • 34:44 How to work better with a team
  • 40:40 What movie Howard and Marshall wish they were apart of
  • 49:37 The hardest part of starting something new
  • 51:54 Mitch’s minute! What do you think?
Aug 3, 2022

Wm. Paul Young is back!  And I’m so excited for this first “Friends of Dream Think Do” episode! We’re throwing out the clock… as we dive into important subjects and topics I’m curious with friends who have perspectives I think you’ll appreciate!

And Paul… did not disappoint!  Wow!  We talk about everything from what’s the difference between happiness and joy… but more importantly… how Paul walks in a true sense of joy… almost constantly. We talk about family relationships and the importance of grace (and some specific “how-tos” to achieve it more often).  Plus, we dive into some of YOUR questions!

Everything from “What’s something that you wish you’d done differently with the Shack (the 24M+ bestseller)?” to… “How did you craft the Trinity as you were writing the book?” to… “What’s next?” to… “How do you handle criticism?” and SOOOO much more.  I think you’re going to love it!  So let’s get to it!

A Deep Dive on Prayer: https://mitchmatthews.com/314/ 

 

MORE ON THE AUTHOR:

DREAM THINK DO MINUTE BY MINUTE:

  • 0:02 What Mitch has been up to this Summer
  • 3:24 Welcome back the amazing Paul Young
  • 9:14 Making the conscious decision to stay present
  • 20:05 The difference between asking for forgiveness and apologizing
  • 28:18 What wholeness really looks like
  • 33:28 What love really looks like
  • 41:49 What goodness really looks like
  • 55:45 How to start writing your first or next book
  • 1:01:00 How Paul chose to craft the physical entities of the Holy Trinity
  • 1:10:38 One of the biggest surprising things for Paul with “The Shack”
  • 1:16:20 Mitch’s minute and recap<

REVIEWS:

Since we’re coming up on 365 Episodes… would you take this opportunity to leave a review on Apple Podcasts?  Click here and be taken to the show.  

Simply give it an honest rating and… if you’re willing… a quick review.  Share something you’d want others to know about Mitch and the show!

Every review counts and each one helps us to reach more people!  That makes a BIG difference because… as you know… we want to help the world to dream bigger, think better and do more of what each person’s put on the planet to do!  So… THANKS!!!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this “Friends of Dream Think Do” episode?  More importantly… what’s something that stuck with you?

Also, let’s hear YOUR thoughts, tips and strategies for experiencing a sense of JOY more often?  What’s something that works for YOU?

And hey… what questions do YOU still have?  Comment and let me know!

And PLEASE share this very special episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

Know I’m rooting for you!

Mitch

MORE ON THE EPISODE:

When William Paul Young turned 50, his wife Kim asked him to write down some notes about his outlook on God, life, love and grace.  It was supposed to be for their kids.  

He obliged.  (He did it while on a train as he commuted to his 3 different jobs.)  But those “notes” turned into a book that became the international bestseller, ‘The Shack.’

This week, I talk with Paul about his experiences with writing the book (and his 3 other bestsellers).  But more importantly… we talk about his outlook on grace, love, the pressures of life, God, facing criticism and controversy… and we even talk about what he’s working on next.

Plus… we answer a number of YOUR questions!

May 25, 2022
In this MICRO-episode… we’re digging into the strategy of creating what we call, an “EXPERIENCE LIST.”  This is for EVERYBODY… but especially with those folks who wrestle with writing down their dreams and goals.  And trust me… that’s a LOT of people.  Yes… we ALL know that writing down our goals is important and the studies have shown that.  BUT… for a lot of people… that feels intimidating and/or overwhelming.  Plus, it can cause an inner-wrestling match over whether something qualifies as a “big dream” or an “important goal” or whether it’s as cool as someone else’s dream or a “SMART goal.”  Well… screw that noise!  Nope… we’re going to use a different word to guide us.  Yup… we’re going to ask, “What are some EXPERIENCES… (big or small) I’d like to have in my lifetime?”  And with that… you’ll create your EXPERIENCE LIST.  Oh… and this is a MICRO-episode… because it’s less than 15 minutes!!!  So… let’s get to it!

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES & LINKS:

Speaking of DREAMING with your Significant Other… check out THIS episode with Ana Gabriel Mann and John David Mann and “LOVE IS A PRACTICE: https://mitchmatthews.com/361/ 

Let’s talk about “Setting Goals that Stick” here: https://mitchmatthews.com/purpose-driven-goal-setting-set-goals-will-stick/ 

Speaking of “Zip-Lining,” check out when Mitch and his team went zipping through the trees of Southern Illinois! Click here

DREAM THINK DO - MINUTE BY MINUTE:

  • 0:02 What to expect in this “micro” episode
  • 1:44 A new adventure that Mitch is getting ready for
  • 2:40 Your assignment from today’s episode
  • 6:55 How to create dream “categories”
  • 9:19 One of Mitch’s favorite quotes
  • 11:49 How to start creating a reacher life today

MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE:

I’m getting ready to take a couple of weeks off for our younger son's graduation in LA.  Melissa and I are heading out to celebrate with him and have some great “experiences” along the way! 

Plus, we’ve set some specific time aside to create a NEW “Experience List.”

So I was inspired to share an idea with you!

BACKGROUND:

Recently at an event, someone approached me after my keynote.  It was a woman in her mid-thirties.  She looked smart, successful and put-together but she quickly admitted she was  wrestling with writing down any dreams and goals because she wasn't sure if her dreams were BIG enough and she wasn't sure their goals were SMART enough.

She was caught in something I call the “SMART Trap” because she wasn't sure if the ideas that were coming to her head were actually goals because she didn’t know if they were specific enough... or measurable... or realistic... or… you get the picture.  As a result…   she felt stuck.  And she was in the “COMPARISON Trap” because she was trying to compare the size and the validity of her dreams to others in the room.

Ever been there?  I sure have!

So, instead of her trying to come up with “Dreams” or “goals,” I suggested a different question.

Here’s the question: 

What are some “experiences” you would like to have?

I’ve found that “EXPERIENCE” is a lower pressure word.  

So instead of asking about your DREAMS or you GOALS, ask yourself about the kinds of experiences you’d like to have in your lifetime.

Because… experiences matter!

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it. 

To reach out eagerly and without fear 

for new and richer experiences.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

HOMEWORK:

  • STEP 1: Ask... what kind of experiences (big or small) would I like to have?
  • STEP 2: List at least 10

 

"I think we should count our age by number of life experiences we've had instead of years!”

- Unknown 

THINK IN CATEGORIES: 

TRAVEL Examples:

  • I'd love to have coffee at a sidewalk cafe in Paris
  • I'd like to go white water rafting in Colorado
  • I'd like to take my family to Disney
  • I'd like to go zip-lining in Illinois.. or Costa Rica!

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Examples:

  • I'd like to learn to cook better
  • I'd like to be happier... more often.
  • I'd like to be in the moment more.

RELATIONSHIP Examples:

  • I want to really slow down and enjoy a meal 3 times a week
  • I want to find two great friends and really treasure them
  • I want to cultivate my friendship with X and do small things to really celebrate it

CAREER Examples:

  • Lead a team
  • See someone on my team thrive
  • To celebrate with my team when we win big

OTHER CATEGORIES:

  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Sports
  • Media - music, movies, and publishing
  • Education
  • Relationships
  • Service
  • Spiritual

“People grow through experience 

if they meet life honestly and courageously. 

This is how character is built.” 

- Eleanor Roosevelt

CALL TO ACTION:

Create an EXPERIENCE LIST... and just see where it takes you!  And hey… share this with a friend!  Invite someone to do it with you!  And just see where it takes you!

Also… leave a comment and let us know about something you’ve put on YOUR “Experience List!”  I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

May 12, 2022
Antonio Neves joins us BUT this time… we’re flipping the mics. That’s right!  Tony is interviewing Mitch about what he’s learned as he’s approaching 365 episodes of Dream Think Do!  It’s a fun, inspiring and eye-opening conversation because Tony is not only a bestselling author and speaker, it’s an award-winning journalist who has interviewed world leaders, celebrities and entrepreneurs from around the world.  Mitch didn’t know what questions were going to be asked (other than some awesome questions Dream Think Do listeners submitted when they heard about the interview).  Antonio went deep into the archives to draw out some great behind the scenes stories and powerful insights from Mitch.  Plus, the LAST question really surprised Mitch and brought some personal revelation that brought ALL the emotions.  So listen in and be ready to get inspired to climb YOUR mountains, define those important milestones in YOUR life… and find the right ways to stick with YOUR dreams!

MORE INFORMATION ON ANTONIO NEVES:

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

REVIEWS:

Since we’re coming up on 365 Episodes… would you take this opportunity to leave a review on Apple Podcasts?  Click here and be taken to the show.  

Simply give it an honest rating and… if you’re willing… a quick review.  Share something you’d want others to know about Mitch and the show!

Every review counts and each one helps us to reach more people!  That makes a BIG difference because… as you know… we want to help the world to dream bigger, think better and do more of what each person’s put on the planet to do!  So… THANKS!!!

YOUR QUESTIONS:

Now, we’d asked if DREAM THINK DOers wanted to submit any questions and you guys responded with some GREAT ones.  

From those, Antonio and I chose the following questions:

“Ok, here we go. I love love love my podcast. In fact, I am creating a second and am a co-host on another. My question is, when there is momentum and excitement it is easy to keep on going. What happens when the juices dry up a bit? How do you get your mojo back?” - Gail Craft

“Over the time I have gotten to know you listening to your show, I would say (and I know many agree) that you are gifted with wisdom. What would you say has been a key to growing in wisdom for you that a younger dream think doer could implement?” 

- Beth Medley 

“People are constantly suggesting that I start a podcast, but the market is so saturated that I don’t think I have much value to add. What made you take the leap? Did you start by just interviewing friends and colleagues?” - Kim Harden

But other than these 3… I didn’t know the questions Antonio was going to ask.  So it felt like we were operating without a net.  BUT I trust Tony… so we went for it.  And it was a blast!  

We talked about things like:

  • PERSISTENCE… and how to stick with something (even when you’re tired)
  • SURPRISES along the way… and some of the unexpected gifts of pursuing dreams
  • SETBACKS… because they’re going to come… and how do you get back up
  • FEAR… and how to overcome it in power but simple ways

But one of my favorite questions unearthed a story about some wisdom my bride Melissa offered me early on.  It’s something that helped me to set the course for my podcast but it’s also something that’s helped me live a happier and bolder life!  I can’t wait for you to hear THAT one.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from Tony’s questions and the awesome questions from other DREAM THINK DO listeners?  

More importantly… what’s something that stuck with you?

Also, let’s hear YOUR tips and strategies.  What’s something that works for YOU and/or what do YOU think works when it comes to sticking with a big goal?

And hey… what questions do YOU still have?  Comment and let me know!

And PLEASE share this special episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

Know I’m rooting for you!

Mitch

Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 Turning the mics around: Mitch gets interviewed! 
  • 3:19 Welcome today’s host Tony Neves 
  • 5:42 Why Mitch decided to start a podcast
  • 9:42 The best time to start a new thing
  • 14:44 A powerful podcast tip from Mitch’s wife
  • 17:53 How Mitch helps guests feel more comfortable
  • 24:59 How Mitch fights off burnout 
  • 33:00 Overcome the feeling of “not enough”
  • 36:27 The importance of a strong community
  • 40:35 Wisdom for younger Dream Think Doers 
  • 45:27 One thing that drives Mitch
  • 48:52 What “Dream Think Do” has given Mitch
  • 55:41 Mitch’s minute and big takeaways
May 4, 2022
We’re talking with Ana Gabriel Mann and John David Mann.  Ana earned her degree in clinical psychology before going on to serve as an educator, therapist, corporate trainer, speaker, and coach. Her hubby is John is an award-winning author… who’s co-written more than 30 books! That list includes four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers. I have to say that one of my absolute favorites was his His classic parable called The Go-Giver which he co-authored with Bob Burg who’s been on DREAM THINK DO twice! I’ve been wanting to have these two on the show for as long as I can remember!  Partly… because The Go-Giver helped to save my career a number of years ago.  And partly because this couple are a powerhouse!  I’m soooooooo happy to say that they’ve written a book together called “The Go-Giver Marriage” and it’s sooooooo good.  We’re going to talk about it and so much more… so let’s get to this!

MORE INFO ON JOHN DAVID MANN AND ANA GABRIEL MANN:

Find The Go-Giver Marriage on Amazon: Click Here

Where you can find John:

Where you can find Ana:

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

 

Episode Minute By Minute: 

  • 0:02 Why today’s episode is pure AWESOME
  • 1:07 Why you should still listen even if you’re single
  • 3:13 Get to know John David & Ana Mann
  • 6:41 Why now is the best time to talk about the Go-Giver marriage
  • 10:27 John and Ana’s top “secret” to a great marriage
  • 17:30 Appreciating your spouse takes practice
  • 20:00 What “for better or for worse” practically looks like
  • 28:43 How to approach your spouse if something needs to change
  • 34:22 One thing the Manns wish more people knew
  • 37:41 Mitch’s minute and biggest takeaways
  • 40:37 How to get even more free recourse from Mitch

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from what John and Ana had to share?  More importantly… what’s something you’re going to try?

Also, let’s hear YOUR tips and strategies.  What’s something that works for YOU to keep a relationship healthy and thriving?  

And hey… what questions do YOU still have?  Comment and let me know!

And PLEASE share this special episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

Apr 27, 2022
Welcome to episode 360 where we’re talking about the GRACE to RESET!  Earlier this year, we OFFICIALLY declared the 3rd week of January is “RESET WEEK!” (link) That’s right!  We said that “RESET WEEK” was specifically designed to help us to get clear on our goals and new habits and RESTART the year in the right way!  Well… it's been one of our most downloaded episodes in 2022 so far.  But more importantly… it's sparked SO many conversations on the subject and the importance of giving yourself permission to have a RESET WEEK once and a while!

Now, when I talked about all of this in episode 246, we talked about this being a one time of year thing.  And that makes sense.  It’s good and healthy to set a specific time to think about the stuff you want to do… accomplish and experience.  

BUT… here's the KICKER.  A LOT of people have said that they've actually listened to that episode later in the year.  Like in February... March... or April and they've said... “THIS week is the best week to RESET,” because it's the week I’m in!”  And… hey… I couldn't agree more!

So with this short episode... we're going to REVISIT the concept of RESET WEEK and invite you to give yourself some grace to make THIS week... (no matter when the flip you're listening to this)... your RESET WEEK.  And to give yourself a little grace as you do!  So… let’s get to this!

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

TWO THINGS WITH THIS SHORT EPISODE:

  • GRACE
  • AND... we're going to modify the questions for THIS RESET WEEK.

Man... I don't know about you... but although I'm super glad to see numbers improving every day... there's still a true residue that's on sooooo many people right now.  Including me.

  • I'm a pretty positive guy... but I've felt it easier to get bummed out and burned out and freaked out.  
  • Am I alone on this?
  • We've got to give ourselves a little space and a LOT of grace.
  • That's got me thinking a lot about GRACE lately.

LET’S TALK ABOUT GRACE:

  • Definition of grace (noun):

1a: unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification

1b: a virtue coming from God

  • Definition of grace (verb):

"Grace means having an effortless disposition for generosity, helpfulness, and goodwill towards others."

MORE QUOTES:

 "Grace is the voice that calls us to change 

and then gives us the power to pull it off." 

- Max Lucado

"GRACE means that all of your mistakes now 

serve a purpose instead of serving shame." 

- Brene Brown

For me…

“Grace is giving yourself space to feel loved 

AND to offer some love to others and yourself.  

And THEN… and only then… 

take another step forward.”

Mitch Matthews

 

“The more grace we have, 

the less we shall think of ourselves, 

for grace, like like reveals our impurity.” 

- Charles Spurgeon

 

"I'm firmly inside the day's grace 

in the embrace of relentless affection 

where all is well 

and joy is a constant companion."

- William Paul Young - Episode 229

Joy as a Constant Companion with Paul Young www.mitchmatthews.com/229

No fear.  No future tripping.  I'm soundly in the grace for the day.

NOW… from a place of grace… let’s talk about the questions we posed in 346.

THE MODIFIED QUESTIONS FOR THIS RESET WEEK:

  • Question 1: What’s something you want to give yourself PERMISSION to be a NOVICE at… THIS WEEK?
  • Question 2: What’s something you want to BE more THIS WEEK?
  • Question 3: What’s something you want to change or tweak THIS WEEK?

 

QUESTION 1: 

What's something you want to give yourself the permission to be NEW at this week?

  • Silly example: Downton Abby
  • Trying something new with cooking
  • The layout of your office
  • Spiritual: 
    • Prayer
    • Meditation
    • Scripture 
  • Career:
    • Sign up for a class…
    • Read a book and actually TRY something
  • Life:
    • Sign up for a class
    • Give yourself some space

REMEMBER:

“If you want something you’ve never had, 

then you’ve got to do things you’ve never done!”  - Unknown

 

QUESTION 2: What do you want to BE more... this week?

Examples:

  • Brave
  • Loving
  • Innovative
  • Strong   
  • Hope-filled    
  • Assertive    
  • Faithful
  • Faith-filled
  • Generous      
  • Present      
  • Peaceful         
  • Kind

Write it down somewhere you want to be reminded of it... and just BE that.

EXAMPLE: Generous

  • money...
  • time...
  • Smile

"Every time you smile at someone, 

it's an act of LOVE.  

A gift to that person, a beautiful thing." 

- Mother Teresa

 

Question 3: What’s something you want to change or tweak this week?

EXAMPLE from MY week: Holding just a bit more loosely to my day

  • I had a podcast guest cancel due to illness...
  • Simple... I went for a hike at different time

Examples:

  • Focus on being in the moment more
  • Focus on learning as opposed to judging (you or others)
  • Focus on progress not perfection
  • Focus on bringing encouragement to others
  • Focus on giving yourself some space

CALL TO ACTION:

  • INVITE A FRIEND
  • Give yourself some GRACE to not do it perfectly
  • THE MODIFIED QUESTIONS FOR THIS RESET WEEK:
    • Question 1: What’s something you want to give yourself PERMISSION to be a NOVICE at… THIS WEEK?
    • Question 2: What’s something you want to BE more… THIS WEEK?
    • Question 3: What’s something you want to change or tweak… THIS WEEK?
  • Do it… WITH GRACE!

You in?  I hope so!  Let’s reset… and have an awesome week.  And then we’ll have a BUNCH of awesome weeks… and that will make for an INCREDIBLE year!

Let’s do this.

If this helped… please leave a review!  Wherever you listen!!!  Every review helps!!!

Episode Minute by Minute: 

  • 0:02 What to expect when you hit play
  • 1:14 Let’s reset the reset week! LOL
  • 3:12 The two goals we have for this episode
  • 5:05 The “residue” leftover from the world's junk
  • 7:05 Grace is a verb
  • 8:40 One of the most peaceful people Mitch knows
  • 10:46 Three questions you can ask this week
  • 14:37 How prayer can unlock creativity
  • 18:47 How Mitch is finding more peace in his schedule
  • 20:46 Who can you invite along this journey?
Apr 20, 2022
We’re answering the question, “Should YOU be a life coach?” this week.  Why?  Well, according to a recent study, almost half of employees in the US are looking for a new job or plan to soon.   Which suggests that the curious pandemic-era phenomenon known as the “Great Resignation” is continuing into 2022. Specifically, 44% of employees now consider themselves “job seekers,” according to Willis Towers Watson's 2022 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey.  

Wow.  That blew me away.  How about you?  As a part of all of this, I’ve had more and more people ask me whether they should and/or could become a life coach.  So, I wanted to dig into that.  Now, I’ll be the first to say that every once and a while... I do a deep dive on a subject that might not be for everyone.  BUT this one is for more people than you might expect.

If you listen to DREAM THINK DO, I'm guessing you may have thought about it.  If you’re wanting to dream bigger, think better and do more of what you’re put on the planet to do… then… there’s a really good chance you’d like to see others do that too!  So, if you’ve had that feeling… it’s possible you’d make an amazing coach.  AND… many should become coaches… BUT… not all.

That’s why I’m doing this episode. I'm going to take you behind the scenes of the coaching industry and I'm going to be straight up with you as I answer some common questions I get about who should become a life coach, business coach or success coach.  

I’ll shoot straight with you about the industry and WHO would be a good fit... and have a chance to really make an IMPACT and... quite possibly... some serious INCOME from it.  

And.... who I’ll also share who I think shouldn't try to become a life coach too.  It’s going to be a fun… eye-opening… truth filled conversation and I can’t wait to get started.  So, let’s do this!!!

FREE TRAINING: 3 Hours to $3K Masterclass

http://www.mitchmatthews.com/masterclass

MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE:

Why are we talking about whether you should/could become a life coach… NOW? 

Well… like I said, in the introduction, LOTS of people are wanting a change. 

There are a LOT of things contributing to this… but if 44% of the workforce are now considering themselves “job seekers,” there’s a very good chance that MANY of them  are wanting to do something more meaningful.  Something that’s more true to their purpose

And if YOU are wanting more purpose from your work… there’s a chance that you’d love to help OTHER PEOPLE find more purpose and fulfillment too.  

So, one of the things that pops to some people's lists is life coaching.  

They might think about hiring their own life coach, but they might also be asking, "I wonder if I should become a life coach?"

But let’s be honest… right from the start!  Some might wonder if it's a scam or a get-rich-quick scheme?

  • NOTE: You can make a LOT of money as a coach but that's NOT the reason to get into it.
  • There are a few BAD coaches out there… BUT what industry do you know that doesn't include a few bad apples who screw things up for everyone?  
  • That's why I like to set the record straight... and try to do our part to make things right!

If you wonder whether being a life coach or a success coach is legitimate:

  • You can now get your Masters and your Ph.D. in coaching... 
    • NOTE: Although I don't recommend that and I'll tell you why more in a bit.
  • BUT just the fact that you can get advanced degrees in coaching proves it's needed and that a LOT of people are seeking help!

FREE TRAINING:

We have some new free training coming up... because I really do want to help people who feel called to become a life coach to keep moving forward with confidence.  

BUT I really do want to scare the wrong people away from becoming a coach... 

So let's get started!

I often get asked, “SHOULD I BECOME A LIFE COACH?”

Good question: Is becoming a life coach ideal for you?

 More specifically, here are some of the most common questions I get around the idea of becoming a life coach:

  • What does a life coach actually do?
  • Should I get certified as a life coach and/or do certifications matter?
  • Are there too many life coaches and/or is the coaching market saturated?
  • What are some of the things that keeps people from becoming successful life coaches?

Question 1: What does a Life Coach actually do?

The question seems to be, "What do SUCCESSFUL life coaches actually do?"

Because we've all seen those people who seem to be all talk in regards to being a coach, but you're just not sure what they actually do.

When someone is curious about this and they’re asking about what a success coach actually does… I ask THEM a question that usually shocks them:

"Are you willing to shut up?"

Yup.  That sets people back a bit… but it’s important to ask… especially if someone is wanting to be an EFFECTIVE and SUCCESSFUL Life Coach.

Here’s why: As a coach… it’s good to have systems and processes in place. BUT as a foundation, I believe in a "question-based approach."

What I mean is... I'm going to bring a VAST MAJORITY of my value to my clients by ASKING QUESTIONS... as opposed to TELLING them what to do.

The main reason for this approach is something I call:

 "The Intellectual Immune System"

This is based on the idea that we tend to reject things / ideas that come from outside us and we tend to embrace things that come from within.

Think of a time when you got advice… and you eventually rejected it… because it came from outside you.  Maybe it was advice from a parent, a manager, a friend, a mother-in-law or a complete stranger.  You knew it was good advice… but you just couldn’t move forward… because it just wasn’t YOU!  Been there?  I sure have!

For me… as a Coach… I work with talented... successful people... and most of the time... they know 90% of what they need to do... they just need a safe place to acknowledge that. 

Plus, they need a safe place to talk through the ideas... vet those ideas... and vent... and bitch and moan a bit!  We're human.  It's needed! 

And for the other 10%... I always say, "We'll figure it out together."

As a life coach, my job is to ask questions and create an environment where we can get to their genius.  Now... a key here is: You need/have to:

 "Hold people as capable."

Some people get into coaching because they can't wait to tell everyone THEIR answers.  BUT... we all know how THAT goes over.  That's why they're not often very successful.

People will feel it… if you believe in them… if you believe they can do it... and they often RISE to that.

SIDE NOTE: This applies to LEADERSHIP and PARENTING too!!!

So... are you willing to ask some questions and then shut up?  

If so... there's a very good chance you could be an awesome coach!

QUESTION 2: Should I get certified as a life coach and/or do certifications matter?

The big question behind the question here is: “What is a life coaching certification for and what is it NOT for?

IDEALLY: A well-designed life coaching certification is something that's going to make you more confident and more effective as a coach.  Helping you… so you can help your clients achieve CLARITY… and help them get to their GOALS more quickly.

IT IS NOT: A marketing tool or strategy.  Meaning… don’t get a life coaching certification to sell your coaching.  Nope.  

Here’s the straight scoop.  I'm not “anti-coaching certification.”  Heck... I actually created a coaching certification called “The Coach Mindset” and it’s helped thousands of coaches around the world.  So, I believe in getting you the training and the tools you need to be a confident and a competent coach!

BUT... I'll be the first one to say that the only people who seem to ask whether I'm certified are other coaches.  

I've never been asked by a potential coaching client whether I'm certified or not.  

Why?  Because they just want to know whether I can help them or not.  They don't care about a piece of paper on the wall.  They want to know can I help them break through the junk... and achieve what they want to do?

So... if you want to grow in your confidence as a coach... find a program that's a great fit for you!  But don’t invest in a coaching training program because you think THAT accomplishment will wow potential clients.  It won’t.  Much like adding letters behind your name JUST to impress people doesn’t tend to work either.  (Sorry… not sorry!)

It’s the WORK that makes a difference.  It’s whether you can help someone get the job done that moves the needle!  So, invest in a training program that helps you DO THE WORK!  Don’t invest in a program because you think it’s fancy title or HUGE investment will impress people.  

Make sense?  I’m hoping so.  

One more side note on this before we move on.  

If you’re looking for a training program,  I'd also really recommend that you find a life coach certification that includes BUSINESS training... as well as coaching training.  

Because… to be honest... most people who are attracted to the idea of coaching find that the coaching strategies come more easily to them.  They'll be quick to say they need MORE help on the business-building side... than they do on the coaching side.  

But MOST coaching programs don't include business training... so be really careful there!!!  In fact, that’s something Brendon Burchard asked me about when he interviewed me about my work with Life Coaches and Success Coaches. 

QUESTION 3: Is the Life Coaching market saturated?  

I’ll sometimes get the question: Are there too many life coaches out there?

Let me first run some stats by you: 

  • There are 328+  million people in the US
  • There are 445+ million people in the European Union
  • There are 1.4+ billion people in India
  • There are roughly 8 billion people in the world

8 BILLION people.  That’s so big… it’s hard to get your head around.  That’s a LOT of people.  Now, I’ll be the first to say that not all of those people need coaching and/or not all of those people can afford coaching.

EVERYONE would benefit from working with a good life coach, but let’s be real.  

Let’s not say 50%... or 25%... let’s just do the math on 2% of those people.  Let’s say that 2% of people want a coach.  That’s still around 160 million people.  (Think about that number.  If you took all the people that live in Los Angeles, New York City and London… that would just be 21 million people!  So 160 million people is a LOT of people!)

And… at the same time… depending on your coaching rates... most coaches can have a REALLY profitable coaching practice with 10 clients at a time.  

You can make $100K a year with 10 clients (or less) a month!

And A LOT of coaches coach on the side.  

I know successful people that kept getting those "Can I pick your brain" requests.  

So they decided to get trained up as coaches and they sell their services now and make extra $3K to $10K a month from that.  Heck, one of the members of our coach’s mastermind made an extra $50K in one month… coaching on the side of his job as a health care administrator.  How cool is that?

So there’s a LOT of ways to do this.

Here’s my best insight on the question of whether there are too many coaches in the world.  Ready?  

As you become a Life Coach, your true competition won’t be other coaches.  

Nope.  Not at all.  The biggest competition is the: “COUCH!”

That’s right!  

As a Life Coach... the BIGGEST competition isn't other coaches... the biggest competition is the "couch."  It's distraction.  It's "going grey."  It's all the things that cause people to tune out, to go numb, to settle. That's the biggest competitor.

So, you will need to find ways to inspire and equip people to break free and to want more.  THEN... you can help them to clarify what they actually want and help them to achieve it.

Want another BIG shocker from behind the curtain?  

The vast majority of the people who hire me as their coach haven't been "coach shopping."  They haven’t been googling coaches and then decide on me because of a certification I completed.  

Nope, they've either been consuming my content for a while and say to themselves, "When I finally invest in a coach... Mitch is my guy."  

Or they're referred to me by people who consumes my content or by past clients.

So if you commit to helping people... the right clients will find you!  You can find ways to put out content that’s true to you… content that helps people in big or small ways… and clients will find you!

And yes… I have a long-standing podcast… but my first paying client came from one of my first blog posts I ever wrote!  A friend forwarded it to him and said READ this.  And that person reached out immediately to get some help!

This is what gets me fired up and moving forward.  Because I don’t want people to live lives that are less than they were supposed to live or experience.  I want people to find their jam… and rock that thing!  That drives me.

I don't compete with other coaches.  I compete with how I performed yesterday.  

So, some questions I often ask myself are:

  • Am I finding new ways to serve?
  • Am I finding innovative ways to help?
  • Am I growing... if YES?  Then game on... let's go!

If I get caught up in looking at other coaches... or what the world would call "my competition" then I'm toast.  I'm not going to be good to anyone!  

Who's with me on THAT?  COMPETE with the YOU from yesterday... and that will keep you growing!

QUESTION 4: 

What are some of the things that keeps people from becoming successful life coaches?

This is a big question because people want to be successful.  So, it makes sense that they’re curious about what might get in the way of success!

It won’t surprise you but part of the answer goes back to the things we've already talked about:

  • Thinking they have to have all the answers!!!  
  • Getting TOO much training and getting caught up in that rat race!
  • Disqualify themselves because they caught up in looking around instead of looking forward.

But when I talk about one of the BIGGEST "ditches" that potential coaches often fall into… it surprises people.

That is: they're not willing to get paid!

Now... you might think I'm crazy but hang with me here!

Many of the people I talk to that are interested in becoming a life coach are natural encouragers.  They're the safe place that people come to to hash out ideas, vent or dream big!

Heck... if you’re one of these people… and there’s a good chance you are… maybe you've even had someone say, "Wow.  Why am I telling you this?  I don't tell anyone this."

Maybe people have joked you’re like a “bartender” because they just tell you stuff!  Or… you have people seek you out because they want to ask you questions, or share ideas or celebrate a big win.

Co-workers… friends… family members.  They seek you out!

And if that’s you… maybe encouraging people comes easy to you.

AND… If it comes naturally to you... you tend to dismiss it's value.  

Seriously… if you've always done it... it's easy to think EVERYONE does it.  So... you devalue it.

SO... some people wind up having trouble with the thought of being paid thousands of dollars for doing something they've always done!

NOW... I would argue that with training... you add to your natural gifting and take it to the next level... BUT still... people often wrestle with getting paid really well for something they'd do for free!

BUT... I'd argue the FEE is necessary!

Sure... it puts food on your table and a roof... (hopefully a very nice roof) over your head.  BUT the fee also helps to bring a level of commitment for the client.  

They have skin in the game. They're committed.

It’s funny… but the person I mentioned that generated $50K in one month was in this category.  When we first started working together… the most he’d made was about $500.  But we started to work together to tweak his mindset and some of his systems and almost instantly… he had his first $5K Client.  

Not only was he blown away by getting paid more of what he was worth… BUT he also found that his clients were soooo much more committed to the process!

Now... I charge thousands for my packages and I tell them... it's as much for them as it is for me!  Because if they’re willing to invest in themselves… that means they’re all in and it’s go time!

So... ask yourself, "Are you willing to get paid well for something you love to do?"

QUESTION 5: What do I need to have in place to be a life coach?

We’ll keep this one short.

As a new life coach as well as successful life coach with a sustained practice, you just need a few things:

  • Good training (Focuses on Coaching AND Business!)
  • A good community
  • A personal willingness to experiment (and learn as you go)!
  • Belief you can do it.

Join me for a Masterclass for new and experienced coaches: www.mitchmatthews.com/masterclass 

REVIEW:

The questions:

  • What does a life coach actually do?
  • Should I get certified as a life coach and/or do certifications matter?
  • Are there too many life coaches and/or is the coaching market saturated?
  • What are some of the things that keeps people from becoming successful life coaches?
  • What do I need to have in place to be a life coach?

Episode Minute by Minute:

 

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

How about YOU!?  What questions do YOU still have? And… what stood out to you from this conversation?  What resonated?  What’s a small but significant step you want to take?  Comment and let me know!

JOIN US: 

Check out the LIVE event: www.mitchmatthews.com/masterclass 

Share this... with someone who YOU think could or should be a coach OR if you're thinking about it... join us or reach out!  I'd love to help you make the decision. 

Apr 13, 2022
You are closer than you think!  That’s right. If you’re pursuing a goal or a dream… and you’ve had some setbacks lately… you might be tempted to give up.  To quit.  Or… to play small.  But in this timely short solocast, Mitch Matthews shares a story and provides a strategy to help you keep going…. yo keep moving forward… to keep progressing.  Because hey… you might just be closer than you think!  Let’s do this!

By the way, we dig into a little brain science, as well as simple strategies to help with perseverance and grit.  Invite a friend to join you… and dive in.  

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Mitch mentions a FREE DOWNLOAD.  You can grab it here!  Click Here.

Be sure to invite a friend to join you as you dig into these questions that will help you to stick with it! 

And don’t worry.  We’re not even asking you to opt-in to anything.  Just grab it and use it.  Because… hey… you might be closer than you think!  So let’s get you there!

ADDITIONAL DREAM THINK DO EPISODES THAT CAN HELP:

If you’re needing some help managing your time… here you go:

5 Surprisingly Simple and Powerful Time Management Strategies to Maximize Your Day with Compete Everyday’s CEO, Jake Thompson: https://mitchmatthews.com/357/ 

If your next big goal is to launch a podcast… here you go:

5 Keys to Starting a Podcast with Mitch Matthews: ​​https://mitchmatthews.com/350/

If you’re needing some scientifically-based strategies for more GRIT and PERSEVERANCE… here you go:

Grit, Perseverance and Beating the “Meh” with Laura Sanchez-Greenberg: https://mitchmatthews.com/308/ 

If you’d like some inspiring stories of grit and perseverance from history… here you go:

TRUE GRIT: Stories you didn’t hear in history class (but need to know) with Ben Stein: www.mitchmatthews.com/173

Episode Minute by Minute: 

  • 0:02 What you’ll learn in 20 mins or less
  • 1:29 You are closer to your breakthrough than you think
  • 4:30 How Mitch responded to a bad week
  • 7:45 When negative thoughts start to take over
  • 10:40 Mitch’s Disney movie moment 
  • 13:23 The #1 question to help you STICK WITH IT
  • 14:55 How your past may have clues to your breakthrough
  • 16:12 What can you do differently today?
  • 19:20 Mitch’s biggest tip for you today

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

Yup… I want to hear from you.  

What do you think?  Did you need to be reminded you might be closer than you think?  (Yeah… me too!)

What’s something you want to do (big or small) as a result of listening in?  

What’s something that keeps YOU going?  

Chime in.  Share your thoughts.  Leave a comment and let us know!!!  

I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

And hey… invite a friend to join you on this one!!! #bettertogether

Apr 6, 2022

Today my guest is Jake Thompson and we’re talking about 5 Surprisingly Simple [and powerful] Time Management Strategies to Maximize Your Day!  Jake NEEDS solid time management strategies.  Why?  Well… he’s the CEO of Compete Every Day… a training and performance apparel company with kick butt clothing to help you stay healthy, motivated, ambitious and hungry!  Plus,... in addition to being an entrepreneur… he’s also a performance coach, podcaster, speaker and author.  (His podcast is called “Compete Every Day.”)  Jake is really really good at helping people to create the habits, focus & mindset they need to create their competitive edge.  In this conversation, we dig into 5 strategies Jake uses to maximize each working day.  They’re powerful… and surprisingly simple.  Heck… most won’t take more time… but they’ll create more time in your day.  I think you’ll like his take on these proven concepts.  But most importantly, you’ll be able to apply them as soon as you’re done listening.  So let’s get to it! RESOURCES MENTIONED IN EPISODE:

OTHER RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

EPISODE MINUTE BY MINUTE:

  • 0:02 What’s inside today’s episode
  • 3:04 Let’s talk about time management! Welcome back Jack Thompson
  • 4:00 The first mindset shift we need to start mastering your time 
  • 6:52 What it takes to set yourself up for success every day
  • 9:15 Be productive every day not just busy
  • 10:40 Managing your mental energy
  • 16:10 How Jack strategically uses the last 15 mins of his day
  • 22:01 Identifying and executing your priorities
  • 25:55 A practical tip to start buying back time
  • 28:28 The importance of a strong routine
  • 31:17 Mitch’s minute

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

Yup… I want to hear from you.  

What do you think?  What’s something that resonated with you from what Jake suggested?  

What’s something you want to try as a result of listening in?  

AND/OR… what’s something YOU lean on for time management?  What’s something (big or small) that allows you to get more done, stay focused or manage your priorities?

Chime in.  Share your thoughts.  Leave a comment and let us know!!!  

I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Mar 30, 2022
Last week, I had conversations with multiple parents who were working hard to help their soon-to-be graduates navigate the big decisions coming their way!  In each case, I was able to share some stories and some strategies that seemed to help.  SO… I wanted to share them with YOU too.  Especially if you’re navigating the wild waters of graduation from high school and/or college… personally or with your kids.  And the good news is… these stories and strategies will also help you if you’re navigating decisions that will help you to live more of the amazing life you’re designed to live.  Because… let’s just be honest… if you’re choosing to live an AMAZING life… that means it might look a little crazy to some of the people that are around you.  So… it takes guts to do something different.  So that’s what this episode is all about!  Hope it helps YOU… whether you’re navigating new seasons due to a big mile marker like graduation… OR… you’re simply feeling like a change is coming and you’re wanting to get ready for it!  Enjoy!  (By the way… please share this one with someone who might need it!!! THANKS!)

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Oscar-Winning Special Effects Artist: Howard Berger - www.mitchmatthews.com/074 

Howard tells the story of how as a teenager, he almost blew up his house working on special effects project.  Listen how his parents reacted and what he did next!

Author and Pastor, Jonathan Pitts - www.mitchmatthews/com/313 

Listen how Jonathan has navigated encouraging his four daughters to continue to dream big and pursue their best life after the untimely loss of their mom.

TV Star, musician and Cast Member of the Orville, J Lee - www.mitchmatthews.com/228

Listen to what his wise mom said to him when we decided to drive to LA (with $500 in his pocket) to pursue his dream of acting!

Sprint Car Champion & Record Holder, McKenna Haase - www.mitchmatthews.com/210

Listen to what her parent said when she announced she wanted to be a professional sprint car driver

RESOURCES I POINT TO IN THE EPISODE:

I mention my interview with Sam Griffin when I’m talking about how bravery isn’t necessarily what you want to lean on when you experience fear. www.mitchmatthews.com/118 

I also speak to a concept that Jim Collins spoke to in his classic book, Good to Great.  It’s called the “Stockdale Paradox” and it’s something I’ve leaned on myself when I was stepping out and pursuing something new.  But it’s also something I’ve taught countless leaders when I’ve discussed the importance of taking a stand for something you believe in and being willing to take a chance on a needed change.  #priceless

Here’s an excerpt from Jim’s amazing book and his interview with POW survivor and entrepreneurial success story Jim Stockdale:

I didn’t say anything for many minutes, and we continued the slow walk toward the faculty club, Stockdale limping and arc-swinging his stiff leg that had never fully recovered from repeated torture. Finally, after about a hundred meters of silence, I asked, “Who didn’t make it out?”

“Oh, that’s easy,” he said. “The optimists.”

“The optimists? I don’t understand,” I said, now completely confused, given what he’d said a hundred meters earlier.

“The optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, ‘We’re going to be out by Christmas.’ And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they’d say, ‘We’re going to be out by Easter.’ And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart.”

Another long pause, and more walking. 

Then he turned to me and said, “This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”

To this day, I carry a mental image of Stockdale admonishing the optimists: “We’re not getting out by Christmas; deal with it!”

Whew… yup!  That’s gold.

 

DREAM THINK DO MINUTE BY MINUTE

  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 2:38 The important conversation Mitch had to share
  • 4:57 Are you ready to set into something new? Start here.
  • 9:45 How Mitch overcame anxiety as a kid
  • 15:55 How curiosity led a young Mitch abroad
  • 24:29 What Mitch learned from a hard teacher
  • 32:42 An amazing example of empathy
  • 38:02 Being comfortable with standing in tension
  • 47:35 Recap of these 3 powerful concepts
  • 51:30 If you know someone who needs to hear this, share from wherever you

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

Okay… I want to hear from you.  

What do you think?  Which story resonates with you?  Secondly… what quotes, stories or concepts do you lean on when you’re needing to push through fear?

More importantly… What do you think?  Is it important to step out and take some risks in order to pursue a “non-normal” life?  Will someone need to push past fear, the naysayers… and heck… get comfortable with the “tension” that can come from stepping into an amazing life?  Let me know what YOU think in the comments below!

I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Lastly, don’t forget to share this episode!  And when you do either tag me or be sure to include the #dreamthinkdo.  THANKS!!!!

You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  (Let’s connect there too!)

Mar 23, 2022

Heather Monahan is my guest this week!  Heather is a top keynote speaker and the Best Selling author of “Overcome Your Villans” and “Confidence Creator.”  She’s also the host of the top-rated “Creating Confidence.”  Heather has an incredible background as a salesperson and C-Suite Exec who got fired unexpectedly.  She could have given up but she rolled the dice on herself and created her own business… and it’s been an amazing ride.  This interview is a masterclass on selling your ideas and overcoming negative thinking and negative people.  Plus, there are some fun back stories on how she got to interview Gary Vaynerchuk for her first episode of her podcast and how she got on the Steve Harvey show.  If you’re needing some powerful and specific strategies to help you sell your ideas (and your products and services too) as well as shedding your self-limiting beliefs to live your best life!

MORE ON HEATHER:

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Amanda Zwanziger - Busting Free From Paralysis: https://mitchmatthews.com/338/

Jamie Winship - Identity, Purpose and Living Fearless: https://mitchmatthews.com/354/

Sheri Salata - Finding the Love for Life [Again]: https://mitchmatthews.com/312/

Episode Minute by Minute:

  • 0:02 If you sell something, this episode is for you!
  • 1:41 Get to know Heather
  • 4:17 Conversation starts
  • 5:04 An authentic story of how to take a stand
  • 11:42 The early days of Heathers career
  • 19:00 Learning from others to get where you want to go
  • 23:23 Why you don’t want to miss out on LinkedIn
  • 26:20 How Heather landed her dream interview
  • 31:13 Who your villain could be
  • 35:53 Stop telling yourself made up stories
  • 38:48 Mitch’s minute

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

Okay… I want to hear from you.  What do you think?  What’s something that stuck out to you?

First of all… do you agree that we’re all in sales in some way? 

Secondly… what’s something that resonated with you?  

More importantly… What’s something you’re wanting to experiment with and/or lean into what Heather was talking about?  

Leave a comment and let us know!!!  

I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Mar 17, 2022

Jamie Winship was an award-winning Metro DC police officer who went on to spend nearly 30 years living and working in some of the most dangerous conflict zones in the world.  His unconventional efforts to bring about societal and racial reconciliation has led him to Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel and now back to the United States.  Jamie calls this unique approach to healing and breakthrough the “Identity Method.”  He’s utilized it to connect people you’d never think would be open to working together.  But he’s also used it to help professional sports teams, business leaders, government officials, non-profit organizations and many others.  As you’ll hear in this incredible conversation… this simple process can be used to help bring people together… but just as importantly… individuals can utilize these steps to walk in more freedom, uncover more of their true identity… AND live with less fear… even in turbulent times.  This one blew me away… and I think you’ll love it.  So let’s get to it!

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JAMIE:

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Personal Branding for Business [And Life] with Travis Crutcher: www.mitchmatthews.com/352

 5 Non-Negotiables For an Ideal Day with Sarah Yourgrau: www.mitchmatthews.com/294

And… because Paul Young introduced me to Jamie… I think you’ll LOVE my conversation with him:  Joy As A Constant Companion - An Interview with Wm. Paul Young [Best-Selling Author of The Shack]: www.mitchmatthews.com/229 

MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE:

Jamie Winship spent nearly 30 years living and working in conflict zones, and during that time he has learned an important truth: all human conflict originates from fear, and fear originates from a false view of God, ourselves, and others. 

Until we exchange what's false for what's real, we will never experience being fully alive, fully human, and fully free.  During our conversation… we dive deep into the Identity Exchange Method as Jamie tells an incredible story of how it played out (and brought healing) in a surprising way within a group of people most would say would NEVER work together!

EPISODE MINUTE BY MINUTE:

  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 5:42 Conversation starts
  • 6:23 How we learn fear
  • 11:14 How parents model fear to their children
  • 15:59 The root of every humans worst fear
  • 24:14 What your emotions could be telling you
  • 30:24 The enternal conflict of false identity
  • 34:20 A look into Jamie’s event
  • 39:37 Drowning out the negative voice in your head 
  • 45:28 Using your intuitive mind
  • 53:56 What happens when someone finds their identity
  • 58:00 Discovering the depth of who you are
  • 1:01:43 Mitch’s minute

I want to hear from YOU!  

Okay… let’s get YOUR thoughts.  I want to hear from you.  What do you think?  

What’s something that resonated with you?  What’s something that clicked with you?  What were some of the “feelings” you experienced as you heard this episode?

And hey… what didn’t?  I’d love to hear about the questions and/or push back you might have experienced too?  

More importantly… where’s an area where you’re wanting to experiment with and/or lean into what Jamie was talking about?  Leave a comment and let us know!!!  

I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Lastly, don’t forget to share this episode!  And when you do either tag me or be sure to include the #dreamthinkdo.  THANKS!!!!

And hey… you can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.  Let’s connect there too!

Mar 9, 2022

Guys… I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Joe Van Haecke.  For over 20 years, Joe has studied, performed, and coached improv.  Now… in addition to performing improv… he’s bringing what he calls the tenets of the “Yes/And” life to business people, educators, leaders… and heck… even lawyers!  His training company helps people to be better communicators… better collaborators… and stronger leaders… all through the power and simplicity of improv strategies. And a recent experience over coffee with Joe, made me say… we’ve got to talk about this on DREAM THINK DO!  So, let’s get to this!!!

MORE ABOUT JOE VAN HAECKE:

MINUTE BY MINUTE:

  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 2:24 Get  to know Joe
  • 4:53 The YES/AND lifestyle
  • 8:41 A look into Comedy Sports 
  • 12:28 When Joe fell in love with improv
  • 15:18 A real example of the YES/AND lifestyle
  • 19:30 Where the YES/AND lifestyle needs boundaries
  • 20:24 How to practically start to dreaming more
  • 25:20 The rear skill of listening and engaging
  • 32:18 How to start applying this conversation today
  • 34:32 MItch’s Minute

I want to hear from YOU!  

Okay… let’s get YOUR thoughts.  What do you think?  Does the thought of IMPROV freak you out?  Or… do you find yourself wanting to hop on a stage and “Yes/And” with the best of ‘em light you up?  

I’ll be honest… I can totally see the power of these strategies… but the idea of performing LIVE scares the snots out of me.  (But that probably means I need to do it sometime soon… right?)

How about it?  What’s something that resonated with you?  

More importantly… where’s an area where you’re going to try to inject some IMPROV technics into your daily life?  Leave a comment and let us know!!!  I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Lastly, don’t forget to share this episode!  And when you do either tag me or include the #dreamthinkdo.

You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.  Let’s connect there too!

Mar 2, 2022

Travis Crutcher is back as my guest… and THIS time we’re talking about how important the concept of “Personal Branding” needs to be to EVERYONE right now.  No matter what you do for work… whether you own your own business or you work for someone else… personal brand matters.  AND… let’s be real… personal brand… at least how we’re going to define it… matters in LIFE too.  Now, we’re not talking about trying to be famous or to go all Cardasian.  What we’re talking about is how do you present yourself to the world?  And we’re going to talk about heart stuff… mental stuff… business strategy and life strategy and I think you’re going to dig it!  Especially if you’re wanting to make an impact on the world in some small or big way.  With your career… your business and… or… your life!  And hey… if you’re listening to DREAM THINK DO… I know that’s true for you!  

Now, I’m going to be talking with my friend Travis Crutcher for this episode.  You may remember from episode 344… but Travis is a Success Coach and Speaker who helps dynamic people get clarity, increase impact, and live a life they love!  He’s a Retired Army Ranger and he spent some time in the corporate space as an executive too. After all of that… he launched his coaching and speaking business and I’m VERY proud to say that he’s a key member of Acceleration… my mastermind for coaches and speakers.  And that’s given me a front-row seat to see him applying the concepts we’re going to be talking about in his business and more importantly… he’s also using them to make the world a better place!  

Oh… and make sure you listen to the very end… because even though my bride Melissa isn’t “officially” on this episode… I tell a story about her that Travis and I agreed… allowed her to steal the show!  So yeah… stay with it!  I think you’re going to dig it… so let’s dive in!

MORE ABOUT THE “PERCEPTIONS - Next Level Branding - LIVE EVENT

Here’s where you can find out more about the LIVE event Travis and Mitch will be hosting in Kansas City in April: www.mitchmatthews.com/perceptions   

 

MORE ABOUT TRAVIS:

Travis’s Website: https://traviscrutcher.com

Travis’s Podcast: Above Average Podcast

 

RELATED EPISODES:

3 Keys to Breaking Free from Your Past with Travis Crutcher: www.mitchmatthews.com/344

5 Keys to Launching Your Own Podcast: https://mitchmatthews.com/350 

Busting Free from Analysis Paralysis with Amanda Zwanziger: https://mitchmatthews.com/338/ 

 

MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE:

Questions we dig into:

  • What is “PERSONAL BRAND” and why does it need to matter to everyone?
  • What is PERSONA and how does it get in the way?
  • Where have you screwed up when it comes to your personal brand?
  • How do we break through to our TRUE IDENTITY?
  • Why is it important to function from your true identity?
  • What are some of the ways to do that in business and in life?

 

MINUTE BY MINUTE:

  • 0:02 Let’s talk about personal branding
  • 2:45 Why you need listen to the end of this episode
  • 4:11 The definition of a “personal brand”
  • 7:40 Why faking it till you make it never works
  • 11:20 The best time to grow a network
  • 13:44 The freedom we when operating out of identity
  • 18:45 When Mitch started to drop the persona
  • 27:10 The longer you fake it, the faster you can lose yourself. 
  • 33:23 Sometimes your personal brand will rub others wrong
  • 37:03 Never play yourself small again
  • 42:10 How to better build your personal brand today
  • 47:07 Don’t dismiss something just because it’s familiar
  • 55:22 Being the change you want to see more of in the world
  • 1:01:21 Mitch’s minute

I want to hear from YOU!  

What’s something that clicked with you?  What’s something that didn’t?  I want to hear from YOU!!!

More importantly… where are you going to start to do something a little differently with YOUR personal brand?  Leave a comment and let us know!!!  I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Lastly, don’t forget to share this episode!  And when you do either tag me or include the #dreamthinkdo.

You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  Let’s connect there too!

Feb 24, 2022

We’re answering a great question from a fellow DREAM THINK DO listener this week.  He asked, “As a Success Coach… what’s one of the most important questions you ask people?”  Whew.  I love that and… as you’ll hear… I get pretty fired up to answer it.

In fact, the question that we dig into is one that you can use to get more clear, build your confidence and help you to stay inspired.  But it’s also a question you can use at work with your teams, your co-workers and… heck, even with leaders above you.  Plus, you can use it with your family and friends too.

I don’t want to sound like I’m trying to over-hype this question… but seriously… it’s THAT powerful!  And it’s sooooooo important to ask (in multiple scenarios)!  So get excited.  Let’s dive in!

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

How to WIN more in 5 minutes or less!  (SPEED). - Success, People, Experiment, Evaluate & Determined. www.mitchmatthews.com/336 

Jake Thompson: BEAT Pandemic Fatigue! [A Guide to Survive and Thrive!]: www.mitchmatthews.com/281   

4 Keys to Developing a Confident Mind with Dr. Nate Zinser: www.mitchmatthews.com/349 

5 Keys to Creating a Dream Date: www.mitchmatthews.com/348

Lots of questions come in... especially after episode 346 - RESET WEEK - where I said we'd be spending MOST of our upcoming episodes on:

  • The Abundant Life Playbook
  • The Elite Coach Playbook
  • The Growing Business Playbook

By the way… if you’d like to ask a question and/or give me a suggestion for topics for future DREAM THINK DO episodes, be sure to leave a comment!

One recent question really applies to BOTH the “Abundant Life Playbook” and the “Elite Coach Playbook,” is:  "As a coach... what's one of the most important questions you ask?"

THIS IS A GREAT QUESTION!  And I couldn’t help myself but dive into it!  And as you can imagine… since I’ve been a full-time coach for almost 20 years… I have a lot of favorite questions.  BUT one of my favorites and one of the most important has to be:

“What does success look like”

This is a powerful question if you're a coach or a mentor.  This is a powerful question if you're a leader or a manager.  This is a powerful question if you're a parent or a friend.  It even is important to ask in a romantic relationship.  So yeah… as you can see… it’s a favorite!

It’s a great question to ask others… but it’s also a great question to ask yourself as you’re journaling, meditating, and praying.  

I love this question because it's MACRO and it's MICRO:

  • MACRO - Large scale... EVERYTHING... All-encompassing… BIG PICTURE.
  • MICRO - Minute by minute... the small stuff... the little but important stuff… day-to-day!

Are you sold?  I hope so.  So let’s dive in!

MACRO-LEVEL EXAMPLES:

Let’s talk about some examples of “MACRO” versions of this question.

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR:

  • This year?
  • This season of my career?
  • My team... this year?
    • [NOTE: You can sure talk to your team about this and ask THEM too!]

You can use this question as you consider the different ROLES you have in life: 

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR:

  • For me as a parent?
  • For me as a spouse?  (If you’re dating… What does success look like in this relationship?)
  • For me as a leader?
  • For me as a volunteer?
  • For me as a team member?

It can also be a question to ask yourself… when it comes to the way you want to live life:

What does success look like for how I want to LIVE?

Now… let’s talk about the question at a MICRO LEVEL:

As in… how can you apply it TODAY?  How can you use it to help guide you a moment to moment… today?

I like to add the “Rule of 3” here to drill down to some specifics.  So I simply add “three things” to the question.

For example: 

What are 3 things that would make today a success?

If I journal that… I might come up with things like:

  • Engage well with others.  
  • Stay present.  
  • Focus and get XYZ done.  
  • Have gas left in the tank for my family tonight
  • To have FUN as I work today.
  • To show people gratitude throughout the day.
  • To bring my best work as often as possible.

Then… I’d pick the 3 most important for that day.

Or another example is if you’re prepping for a hard conversation, you might ask:

What are 3 things that are within my control that would make this conversation a success?

You might come up with things like:

  • I will be prepared.  
  • I will show the person I love/honor/respect them... no matter what (even in a business situation) 
  • I'm ready to share my perceptions and I'm open to theirs.

Another example is I recently hired a new VA.  So… I asked myself, "What are 3 things that would make my new team member’s onboarding a success?"

Some things I came up with were:

  • Help her to feel welcomed.  
  • Help her to know we believe in her.  
  • Help her to know what success looks like.  (Ironic… right? LOL!)

THIS makes for a great prayer too.  Some of my favorite questions as I pray are:

Lord... what do you want me to know... today?

Lord.. what do you want me to do… today?

Lord… what does success look like... today?

NOTE: The topic of favorite questions I ask during prayer could TOTALLY be its own episode.  So, if you dig that or you’d want me to dig into that more... leave a comment or send me an email and let me know!

TIME TO TAKE ACTION:

Where do you want to apply this question... this week?

  • Work?
  • Life?
  • Relationships?
  • Volunteering?
  • Leadership?
  • Entrepreneurship?
  • Family?

Go big... and ask a MACRO QUESTION or two.

Then be sure to go MICRO too… and experiment with the “Rule of 3” to bring it to something specific... today.

Minute by Minute: 

  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 2:22 The new Dream Think Do Playbooks
  • 6:16 The most important question we can ask
  • 13:17 More ways to learn more about this topic
  • 18:04 Clarifying this important question even more
  • 23:30 Listener shout out! Did you hear your name?
  • 25:43 How to practically apply this question today
  • 38:00 Another example of how tangible this success hack is
  • 42:28 Your action step today!

I want to hear from YOU!  

What’s something that stood out to you?  More importantly… what are you going to try as a result? 

Let me know!  And hey… if you have more questions… let me know!  I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Lastly, don’t forget to share this episode!  Your friends will thank you! 

And when you do either tag me or just include the #dreamthinkdo.

You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.  (Let’s connect there too!)

Keep bringing your awesome, 

Mitch

Feb 17, 2022

Have you ever thought about launching your own podcast?  You’ve got a topic you’re passionate about or a group of people you really feel called to help… and you’ve wondered, “Should I start a podcast?”  Well… if that’s you (or you just curious about some of the behind-the-scenes on the podcast industry) THIS episode is for you!  By the way… should everyone start a podcast?  The answer is NO!  An emphatic no!  BUT more people should start a podcast than you might think!  We’ll talk about WHO should think about launching a podcast and we’ll talk about HOW to get one started (it’s easier than you might think).  Plus, we’ll help you to beat out 85% of all podcasts almost immediately!  Oh, and since this is episode 350… we’ll also reminisce a bit.  We’ll dig into some of my favorites and some fun behind-the-scenes stories that have gotten us here!  So let’s get to this!

 

OTHER RELATED EPISODES and LINKS:

  • Antonio Neves: 3 Keys to Beating a Mid-Career Slump! (Click Here)
  • Jamie Kern Lima: Dump The Doubt! - Mitch Matthews (Click Here)
  • Howard Berger | “Don’t blow up the house!” - Mitch Matthews (Click Here)
  • Jillian Michaels: “This Might Surprise You!” (Click Here)
  • Dr. Donny Jackson: “Bet On Yourself!” (Click Here)

 

Some Surprising Stats on Starting a Podcast:

At this time, there are still less than 3 million podcasts worldwide, BUT there are over 37 million YouTube channels, and over 1 billion blogs.  (Yeah… that’s BILLION… with a “b.”)  

According to Edison Research... about 65 to 75% of Americans have heard a podcast.

  • 37% of the US listens on a monthly basis
  • 28% of the US Population Listen to Podcasts on a Weekly Basis
  • 70% of all podcasts are listened to via Apple Podcasts

Get this… ONLY 15% of new podcasts make it to 11 episodes.  And only 15% of those podcasts will make it to 100 episodes!  BUT... the longer you stay in... the better the chance you have of finding your audience and thriving!

5 Tips for Starting A Podcast:

  1. Start with WHO
  2. Start small… but start!
  3. Go in with a STARTER PLAN… but commit to figure most things out as you go!
  4. Research for your INTRO and 3 questions!
  5. Honor your Guests and make them feel safe

Minute by Minute:

  • 0:02 Before you tune out, this episode could be for you!
  • 3:17 Conversations starts
  • 7:40 Who should and shouldn't start a podcast
  • 13:14 The story behind Mitch’s first podcast 
  • 19:02 The fun rewards of having a podcast
  • 31:45 Commit to learning as you go
  • 36:26 Th practical tips you need to get started
  • 41:30 What your first 10 episodes should be about
  • 44:01 How often you should release new episodes
  • 47:30 Mind mapping your episode
  • 50:34 The importance of a good introduction
  • 1:00:00 It’s okay to to ask for help

I want to hear from YOU!  

What’s something that stood out to you?  More importantly… are you more excited about launching a podcast… OR… did this episode help you learn that podcasting isn’t for you?  Let me know!  And hey… if you have more questions… let me know!  I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

Lastly, don’t forget to share this episode!  And when you do either tag me or just include the #dreamthinkdo.

You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.  Let’s connect there too!

Feb 9, 2022

Today we’re talking about what it takes to build a confident mind… no matter what.  Our tour guide for this discussion is Dr. Nate Zinsser… who’s the Director of the Performance Psychology Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He uses applied performance psychology to help cadets prepare for and perform in high-stakes situations.  But he also helps world-class athletes, Olympic medalists, professional ballerinas, NHL All-Stars, college All-Americans… as well as countless business professionals and leaders!  In fact, NFL MVP Eli Manning said, “Studying confidence with Dr. Zinsser helped me win two Super Bowls!”  


He teaches people how to overcome pressure and succeed.  By the way… Doc Z has applied these concepts himself… to allow him to deliver consistently… but to also become a world-class mountaineer and accomplished martial artist.. just to name a few.  His brand new book is called, “ THE CONFIDENT MIND: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance.” It’s a book designed to help us all better understand confidence… build it… protect it… and rely upon it when performance matters most!  It’s a powerful conversation I think you’re going to love so let’s get to it!

 

RESOURCES:

  • Dr. Nate Zinsser’s book: “The Confident Mind - A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance” - Click here
  • Dr. Z’s website: www.natezinsser.com/

 

RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:

 

EPISODE MINUTE BY MINUTE:

  • 0:02 Have you noticed this in people lately?
  • 2:35 Get to know Dr. Nate
  • 4:20 Conversation starts
  • 8:15 The fruit of having higher confidence
  • 11:38 How to avoid becoming overly confident
  • 17:00 The starting point of confidence
  • 20:03 Why Dr. Nate changed the name of his book
  • 27:07 Being ridiculous honest about execution
  • 29:50 How to actually believe your positive self-talk
  • 33:42 How Mitch started to overcome worry
  • 37:37 Keys to upgrade your confidence in the moment
  • 44:14 How to connect with Dr. Nate
  • 44:45 Mitch’s minute

 

I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Leave a comment and let me know what stood out to you from this interview with Dr. Z.  

More importantly, let me know which strategy, story, or pearl of wisdom (BIG or small)… inspired you to take action.  What’s something (Big or small) you’re going to experiment with as a result?  

I can’t wait to hear from you!

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