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57 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
365: Masters of Make-Up Effects - A fascinating convo with Howard Berger and Marshall Julius
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?
80 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
364: Wm. Paul Young - A very real conversation on experiencing true joy and real freedom… more often.
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! Paul’s Most Recent DTD Episode: JOY as a Constant Companion: mitchmatthews.com/william-paul-young My interview with Paul’s Daughter Lexi: Overcoming Fear and Dreaming Big with your Kids! https://mitchmatthews.com/329 My interview with The Chosen’s George Xanthis: Life As John - An Actor’s Journey: https://mitchmatthews.com/333 A Deep Dive on Prayer: https://mitchmatthews.com/314/ MORE ON THE AUTHOR: Wm. Paul Young’s Website: https://wmpaulyoung.com His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wmpaulyoung His Facebooks: https://www.facebook.com/TheShackOfficial His books on Amazon: Click here 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!
14 minutes | May 25, 2022
363: Create an EXPERIENCE LIST
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!
61 minutes | May 12, 2022
362: Mountain Peaks, Milestones, and 3 Surprising Keys to Sticking with It
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: Antonio’s Book: Stop Living on Autopilot: Click here Tony’s Website: theantonioneves.com/ Tony’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/theantonioneves/ Tony’s Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/theantonioneves/ RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES: Antonio Neves: “Be a BOLDER HAPPIER You!” mitchmatthews.com/307/ Jillian Michaels: “This Might Surprise You…” www.mitchmatthews.com/323 My FIRST episode: “It’s Time to Dream Think Do!” www.mitchmatthews.com/001 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
42 minutes | May 4, 2022
361: LOVE is a PRACTICE (3 Surprising Keys to a Thriving Relationship) with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann
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: www.johndavidmann.com instagram.com/johndavidmann facebook.com/johndavidmann Where you can find Ana: www.gogivermarriage.com instagram.com/anagabrielmann facebook.com/anagabrielmann RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES: A Deep Dive with Mitch Mtthews: 4 Keys to Planning a Dream Date - Episode 348: www.mitchmatthews.com/348 Sara Haines and Max Shifrin: Love and Living in the “New Normal” - Episode 265: www.mitchmatthews.com/265 Melissa and Mitch Matthews: Being Bilingual in the 5 Love Languages - Episode 214: www.mitchmatthews.com/214 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!
24 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
360: The GRACE To RESET
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: “It’s RESET WEEK” - A deep dive with Mitch Matthews - Episode 346: mitchmatthews.com/346/ “Joy as a Constant Companion” - William Paul Young - Episode 229: www.mitchmatthews.com/229 “DREAM BIG… No Matter What” - Amberly Lago - Episode 310: mitchmatthews.com/310/ 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?
59 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
359: Should I be a life coach?
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
21 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
358: You're Closer Than You Think
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
36 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
357: Jake Thompson – 5 Surprisingly Simple [and powerful] Time Management Strategies to Maximize Your Day
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: JAKE’s WEBSITE: https://www.competeeveryday.com/ JAKE’s PODCAST: https://podcast.competeeveryday.com/ JAKE’s BOOK: https://www.competeeveryday.com/products/compete-every-day-book OTHER RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES: MANAGE TIME. LIVE INTENTIONALLY, WITH TRAVIS ENSLEY: www.mitchmatthews.com/182 DREAM BIG… NO MATTER WHAT! WITH AMBERLY LAGO: www.mitchmatthews.com/310 THE CALENDAR DRIVEN TO-DO LIST: www.mitchmatthews.com/237 IT’S OFFICIALLY “RESET WEEK” TO GET CLEAR ON OUR GOALS AND NEW HABITS AND RESTART 2022!: www.mitchmatthews.com/346 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!
53 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
356: This one’s for “stressed graduates” and their parents! [And anyone else wanting to pursue an amazing life!]
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!) RELATED EPISODES: 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!)
42 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
355: Heather Monahan: Bet on YOURSELF! - 5 Keys to Selling Your Ideas
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: Heather’s Website: https://heathermonahan.com/ Heather’s Book: Overcome Your Villains: Click here Heather’s Instagram: Click here RELATED PODCAST 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 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!
67 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
354: Jamie Winship - Identity, Purpose & Living Fearless [In Turbulent Times]
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: Jamie’s new book: Living Fearless (click here) Jamie’s Organization: Identity Exchange Click Here Jamie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejamiewinship/ OTHER RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES: If you enjoyed this episode, you’ll probably enjoy these too: Identity Statements [A Game-Changer Strategy for Personal Breakthrough]: www.mitchmatthews.com/213 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!
38 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
353: Joe Van Haecke - IMPROV STRATEGIES for Leadership, Love & Life!
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: JOE’S WEBSITE: InspireMeMrV JOE’s INSTAGRAM: @InspireMeMrV JOE’S LINKEDIN: Click here 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!
64 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
352: Personal Branding for Business and Life with Travis Crutcher
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!
45 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
351: One of the Most Important Questions to Ask!
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
65 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
350: 5 Keys to STARTING YOUR OWN PODCAST
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: Start with WHO Start small… but start! Go in with a STARTER PLAN… but commit to figure most things out as you go! Research for your INTRO and 3 questions! 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!
48 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
349: Dr. Nate Zinsser - 4 Keys to Developing a Confident Mind
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: Two Minutes To Confidence (A deep dive with Mitch): mitchmatthews.com/246/ Let Me Go Do It Like It’s Never Been Done - An interview with The Orville’s J. Lee: mitchmatthews.com/j-lee/ Breaking Down Barriers & Setting New Records - An interview with McKenna Hasse. mitchmatthews.com/mckenna-haase/ 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!
47 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
348: 4 Ways to Design a Dream Date!
Valentine’s day is right around the corner… so today’s subject is CRITICAL! And hey… it’s always good to find ways to inject some extra romance into a date. The good news is… it’s a lot easier than you might think! And whether it’s early in your relationship… or you’ve been together for a while (my bride and I have been married for 29 years!!!)... you can use these strategies to bust out of the norm, and take a ho-hum date to “dream date” status! We’re going to get you real-world strategies that won’t break the bank and won’t involve a two-week trip to Fiji! You’ll be able to apply these concepts and have more romance, connection, AND fun! So let’s get to this! RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES: Melissa and I talked about the 5 Love Languages in www.mitchmatthews.com/214 3 Keys to Breaking Free from the Past with Travis Crutcher: www.mitchmatthews.com/344 "Surprised By Prayer" - Another interview with my bride Melissa: www.mitchmatthews.com/207 RESOURCES: 5 Love Languages: You can find out more at: Discover Your Love Language - The 5 Love Languages®: (www.5lovelanguages.com) The FIVE Love Languages are: Quality Time Words of affirmation Physical Touch Acts of Service Receiving Gifts Grab Mitch’s game: “Q Dates” at www.mitchmatthews.com/store STEPS: Know YOUR Primary Love Languages Know your SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S Primary Love Languages Plan THIS date... around your SIGNIFICANT OTHER’S LOVE LANGUAGES BONUS TIP 1: Create a Mixtape! Playlist - Mixtape!!! Put a playlist together of songs that mean something to you as a couple! Use Apple... Spotify… or put a literal mixtape together! Examples from “Our History” Playlist: “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel “I will always love you” by Whitney Houston “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison “I can't help falling in love with you” by UB40 “My One and Only” by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Other romantic examples (you’re welcome): “At Last” by Etta James “I want you back” by Colbie Caillat “I'd love you all over again” by Alan Jackson “I won't give up” Jason Mraz BONUS TIP 2: Ask and then REALLY LISTEN!!! Grab Mitch’s game: “Q Dates” at www.mitchmatthews.com/store Conversation Starter Questions: Complete the following sentences: My favorite class in high school was _________? (Why?) A perfect Saturday morning is when I get to ______________________. One of my favorite things about my week is when I ________________. One of my favorite TV shows from my childhood was ______________. (Why?) My favorite season of the year is ____________. (Why?) Other questions: If you could meet any celebrity, who would you want to meet and why? If you could have a personal assistant do one thing for you, what would you have them do? If you could instantly learn how to play an instrument, which instrument would you want to be able to play? Where would you want to perform? If you could take a trip anywhere in the world (cost is not an issue), where would you want to go and why? BONUS TIP 3: Be a Tourist: My friend and coaching client, Lisa Even (www.EvenConnection.com) suggests giving yourself permission to be a “Tourist” in your own town. Try things you haven't tried. Go somewhere you haven't gone. Be willing to risk looking like a “tourist” to see something for the first time. And/or to see something you’ve seen a hundred times… through new eyes! BIG SHOUT OUT TO SOME NEW REVIEWERS ON APPLE: Thanks to Aree and Mandy who left reviews on Apple Podcasts! We couldn’t do this without you guys! If you haven’t already, please leave a review wherever you listen to the podcast. You can get to the show on Apple here: www.dreamthinkdo.com. MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 A new topic for Dream Think Do 2:58 Let’s start planning your next dream date 7:50 Focus on romance even if you’re busy 13:24 One resource every couple needs 19:10 Date night example from Mitch and Mel 26:32 Having fun with acts of service 28:21 Mitch’s romance playlist 34:30 Shout-outs! Did you hear your name? 37:53 Ways to love your significant others 43:11 Little things can make every day better 46:00 What’s coming up next on Dream Think Do I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Leave a comment and let me know what stood out to you from this episode. More importantly, let us know a favorite way to take a date to the next level? BIG or small… what’s some of YOUR special sauce? 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 and we’ll send 5 lucky sharers a copy of “Q Dates!” You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Let’s connect!
62 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
347: 4 Surprising Keys to Getting UNSTUCK
Have you ever felt STUCK? If so… you’re not alone!! Maybe it was when you wanted to try something new. Write a book. Launch a company. Volunteer for an organization you were passionate about. Or maybe it was when you were experiencing a plateau with your career. Deep down… you wanted something… but you felt stuck. You could see your goal on the horizon… but it felt like you were running in mud! If you’ve ever been there… this episode is for you. In it… I walk you through 4 surprising strategies to help you get UNSTUCK! Oh… and the REALLY good news is that each strategy is something you can start to use immediately! So let’s get to it! Minute by Minute: 0:02 What’s inside this episode 2:12 A look into Mitch’s life this week 5:00 Why Mitch loves the DO-ers ion the world 8:45 The side effects of fear (and how to overcome) 12:00 The four keys you may need to get unstuck 12:30 Keys to get unstuck #1 20:45 Keys to get unstuck #2 (listen in to hear #3 and #4!) 34:00 A stat from a post-pandemic world that will break your heart 44:22 How to get connected with a great coach 48:50 The daily “small things” that create big results 52:28 Why Mitch is glad he didn’t say NO to this event 1:00:35 Coming up next on Dream Think Do I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Leave a comment and let me know what stood out to you (big or small) from this episode. Then include something you’re going to do the next time you feel STUCK! And hey… be sure to share some of your favorite hacks for getting yourself unstuck too! I can’t wait to hear from you! Lastly, don’t forget to invite a friend to join you! Share the episode with them and come up with your ways to get UNSTUCK and make this year a great year… no matter what!
54 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
346: It’s officially “RESET WEEK” to get clear on our goals and new habits and RESTART 2022!
We’re declaring this week (the 3rd week of January) as our first annual: “RESET WEEK!” Why? Well… I think we can all agree that it’s a solid idea to establish a specific time each year to set some new goals and start some new habits. That’s a good and healthy thing. Right? But who’s the jackhole who suggested we try doing that during the holidays??? Seriously? That timing is nuts! Heck… I think it’s the biggest reason why most New Year's resolutions fail so quickly!!! Think about it… is the best time to start a new diet really the same week you’re just coming off a glutinous multi-day tour of Christmas meals with four different sets of family? Is the best time to establish a new exercise plan really the same week you haven’t gotten out of your PJ’s for 3 out of 7 days? Is the best time to experiment with better spending habits the same week the employees at Target started to greet you by your first name when you walked in for that one last “quick” gift? The answer is no. A very solid no. On all counts. That’s why we’re calling THIS week our first… official… “RESET WEEK!” In this podcast, I walk you through three powerful and deceptively simple (and fun) strategies to help you set some new goals, get clear on what you want and truly thrive this WEEK and this YEAR! Let’s give ourselves some grace and some space to “reset” and to set ourselves up for a MUCH better year! Who’s with me? #letsdothis RELATED EPISODES: Manage Time & Live more Intentionally: Click here A Calendar-Driven To-Do List: Click here You’ve Got a Dream… Now How Do You Ask for Help?: Click here Dream BIG. Start Small: Click here MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE: We’re digging into 3 questions to help guide you through your “RESET WEEK!” Question 1: What’s something you want to give yourself PERMISSION to be a NOVICE at? Question 2: What’s something you want to BE more this year? SPECIFIC STRATEGY for QUESTION 2: It’s always good to ask yourself “What do I want to DO today?” Right? That’s a solid question. But it can also be powerful to first ask yourself, “What do I want to BE more today?” I’ll talk you through this more on the episode but here are some sample “BE” words to get you started: CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM! STEPS: Come up with some of your “BE” words this year Create a list and keep them so you can refer to them weekly / daily As you’re planning for your week and/or day… decide on a few “BE” words to focus on Then tie some specific items on your “To-Do” list to those words to keep them top of mind Listener Spotlight: Click here to see if we gave you a shout out! If the Dream Think Do podcast has helped you in some small or big way… please leave a review on Apple’s platform. You can find the show here: www.dreamthinkdo.com. And… we always love to hear from YOU and get your thoughts on each episode. So please leave a comment below and let us know what you think of THIS episode! EVEN MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE: Here’s the 3rd question to help guide you through your “RESET WEEK!” Question 3: What’s something you want to change or tweak this year? It can be big or small… but here’s a simple process to help you get clear on a few specific things. STEP 1: Create a list of “possible” areas for tweaks and changes. Here are some areas to consider. Internal: Mindset Outlook Spiritual-Life Beliefs Habits External: Career Business Relationships Network Team STEP 2: Pick one to three and ask yourself, “Why would this be important to change this year?” “If you get clear on your WHY, your HOW will always come!” STEP 3: Ask yourself, “What’s one small but significant step I could take this week?” PERSONAL EXAMPLE: I love doing this DREAM THINK DO podcast, but as it grows… it’s possible to fall out of love with it. It can get overwhelming. Example: We get 50+ pitches a week to be on the show! But I prayed about it and took this 3-step process. As a result, I realized for 2022, I’m going to simplify and only teach from 3 different playbooks I’m excited about! The Abundant Life Playbook The Elite Coach Playbook The Growing Business Playbook Then… as another small but significant step, I put a schedule together for the Q1… listing out all the things we could dig into based on those 3 playbooks… and I started to get more and more excited! So strap in folks… 2022 is going to be an AWESOME year and we’re going to get a LOT done!!! I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Leave a comment and let me know what stood out to you (big or small) from this episode. Then include something (big or small) you’re going to do to RESET! Oh… and if you think giving yourself some intentional time and space to RESET is important… let me know you agree! Lastly, don’t forget to invite a friend to RESET with you! Share the episode with them and come up with your ways to RESET and make 2022 a great year… no matter what!
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