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14 minutes | a day ago
302: The Gift of Being FULLY Present - The first question
I’m Mitch Matthews and this episode is kicking off a 4 part series called, “The gift of being fully present.” These will be four short episodes… all under 15 minutes… specifically designed to help you to live more fully in the PRESENT during this holiday season. It is so important… especially THIS year. I mean… seriously… with 2020… it would be soooooo easy to be caught up in the past… of visions of what could have been. And with all the potential questions about the future… we could get buried in the worries and anxiousness of what could be around the corner for 2021 and beyond! But as you know… if you’re a DREAM THINK DOER… I believe that although this year has been a wild ride… I believe the people who are INTENTIONAL with their thoughts… as well as their habits and their resulting actions… we can even make a year like 2020… an amazing year! More importantly… if we do this right… we can fully live in the moment and soak up incredible experiences over this holiday season. That means loving well, bringing excellence, having fun, taking action as well as resting and finding a sense of peace… even amid all the craziness of this year! Plus… I think if we get our thought life right… we can make 2021 our best year yet… no matter what kind of curve balls get thrown our way. I know… it’s a tall order… especially with the goal of keeping each episode under 15 minutes… but we’re going to do it… AND we’re going to have some fun as we do this thing too. So let’s get to this! EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: But let’s talk about being present… fully present. Being fully IN THE MOMENT. We know this is important. Heck… this is something that’s been written about... talked about… and encouraged for centuries! Here are some examples: “Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.” - Jean de La Bruyère “Live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in each moment.” - Henry David Thoreau “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” - Dalai Lama “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” - Mother Teresa Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.” “Wherever you are, be all there.” -Jim Elliot So… yes… being fully present has been talked about for a very long time… and that makes sense… right? Because when we’re able to achieve it… life is richer. We’ve all had those moments of being FULLY PRESENT. Maybe it was intentional. Maybe it was the result of really working hard to be IN THE MOMENT… and you were able to have this amazing conversation with a friend. Or maybe it was because of an event. Maybe it was a vacation… or a tough life experience… and you found yourself caught up in the jaw dropping beauty of a sunrise… or the simple beauty of changing leaves on a tree. Or… a holiday… when you had one of those moments that you cherish… not because it was Hallmark Christmas Movie perfect… but because it was messy… and unorganized… but you were able to connect with someone and it was something you’ll never forget. But it’s those moments that can be amazing! Now… in our NEXT episode, we’re going to cover some quick brain science to talk about two competing components of your brain that are fighting FOR and AGAINST you living in the moment… and more importantly… we’ll learn a specific strategy for winning that battle. BUT for this episode… I’m going to give you a question. This simple question has been a game-changer for me as of late. The question is… “What am I doing… right now?” Okay… okay… I’m guessing that might feel a little underwhelming… but stick with me. Here’s a story… to help set up the question. A few months ago… I was walking down some stairs and I almost tripped and fell. Not because there was something on the stairs. Not because there was a puddle of water that I slipped on… Not because someone pushed me. Nope. I almost fell… because I was walking down the stairs AND checking my email on my phone. Yeah… at the same time. Now… I’m grateful to say I didn’t get hurt and luckily no one was around to see it happen. But that was a serious wake-up call. I had a problem. I mean… I’m busy and my schedule is full… but somehow I’d convinced myself that checking my email was as important as walking down a flight of stairs. Hello? In what world does that make sense? And hey… we’re all about being real here… so I’m guessing you know exactly what I’m talking about. Whether it’s checking email while on a staircase, or… checking texts while you’re in a meeting… or… checking your social media feed in the weirdest places like the bathroom or in the kitchen when you’re with your family or friends. This isn’t new… and, I’m not saying that email is bad… or texting is bad… or social media is bad… in and of itself. BUT when it pulls us away from what we WANT and… or… what we NEED to be doing… it’s something we need to get intentional about. So... with this episode… I just wanted to get you this question to experiment with. The question is… “What am I doing… right now?” I’ve started to use this to just draw me back to the moment. I started with my phone. Yeah… I started with those moments where I was tempted to grab my phone… or heck… when I was just getting started with this process… I would just find my phone in my hand… not even remembering I’d grabbed it. That’s when I would stop and ask myself, “What am I doing… right now?” That simple question helps you to bring your thoughts back… and to intentionally choose to overcome something we’ll call the “Distraction Habit.” By the way, we’ll talk more about that “Distraction Habit” in the next episode too! So get ready. But for now… just experiment. Let’s get specific. Here’s the experiment. STEP 1: When you catch yourself reaching for your phone STEP 2: ASK THE QUESTION: “What am I doing… right now?” STEP 3: THEN… follow up a simple deep breath in… and a deep breath out. Let’s see what happens with using that simple little question to bring you back to your present moment. The goal is not necessarily massive change… but the goal is to start to be intentional about grabbing a hold of specific moments in time. Moments that might have been lost otherwise. “What am I doing… right now?” Ask it. Breath. And just see where it takes you. I can’t wait to hear from you. EPISODE MINUTE BY MINUTE 0:02 What to expect this month 1:51 Let’s get our thought life right 3:45 Mitch’s favorite quotes regarding this topic 4:39 Mitch’s favorite verse regarding this topic 7:40 The question of the day 9:30 Experiencing the gift of being present 11:44 A tool to bring you back to the moment I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU: Let me know how the experiment goes. Hit me up on social media… or leave a comment below. Let me know what happens as you start to catch yourself and ask that simple but powerful question. Oh… and since we’re diving into this subject of the GIFT OF BEING FULLY PRESENT all month… comment and let me know some of your favorite strategies for being fully present and in the moment too! If I use your idea… I’ll be sure to give you a shout out in the episode! Lastly, be sure to invite your friends and family to join us for the series. Let’s share the love and help more people to live in the moment too! I can’t wait to see where this takes us!
39 minutes | 10 days ago
Dr. Donny Jackson - Bet On Yourself!
Dr. Donny is an incredibly interesting person. In fact, he defies a simple title or label. For example, he’s a doctor of clinical psychology and he practiced as a clinical psychologist and taught for over a decade. Then he packed up and pursued a dream. He moved to LA with no connections but his passion for story and his fascination with the human journey led him to his current career as both an Emmy-award winning producer and director as well as a poet. As a producer, he’s worked on unscripted television, including CNN’s United Shades of America, TV One’s R&B Divas, ABC’s The Bachelor and his current project is Season 2 of Apple TV’s series simply called “Dear…” AND as a POET… Donny has been a staple of the poetry and spoken word communities over the past two decades. In fact, his new poetry collection called, “Boy” was recently published and is available wherever books are sold! It’s an amazing conversation and I think you’re going to love it. RESOURCES: Website: donnyjacksonpoetry.com/ His book: donnyjacksonpoetry.com/boy/ Facebook:www.facebook.com/donnyjacksonpoetry Instagram:www.instagram.com/doctordonny Poetry Album: donnyjackson.hearnow.com Dr. Donny is currently the Show Runner for Apple TV’s “Dear…” Click Here to watch. MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 1:54 Meet Dr. Donny 4:00 Dr. Donny’s least favorite question 9:32 Breaking down a big goal into small steps 14:18 Dr. Donny’s first job 18:58 How to sit down and have a great writing session 22:48 How Donny keep the creativity flowing 29:52 Giving yourself challenges 32:57 Dr. Donny’s advice for someone with a dream 37:24 Mitch’s biggest takeaways WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!: So… what did YOU think? I’d love to hear from you. What’s something that stood out to you from Donny’s perspective and stories? What struck you about his approach to life… and more specifically… his approach to his dream of living in LA? Comment and let me know. I can’t wait to hear from YOU! www.mitchmatthews.com/301
58 minutes | 16 days ago
300: DREAM THINK DO Revisited
Welcome to episode 300 of DREAM THINK DO! This is going to be a little like a party. We're going to reminisce, tell some stories and celebrate. BUT I also want to get you some specific strategies we haven't covered on any DREAM THINK DO episode before. (Because it wouldn’t be a DTD… if we didn’t get you something you could start to use immediately… right?) A conversation... you and me. Some stories. Some brand new strategies. This is going to be fun... so let's get to this! RESOURCES: EPISODES MITCH REFERS TO: Punch Worry in the Face with Mitch: www.mitchmatthews.com/002 Special Effects Artist: Howard Berger: www.mitchmatthews.com/074 www.mitchmatthews.com/184 Actor and Director: J Lee www.mitchmatthews.com/228 Author and Speaker: Antonio Neves www.mitchmatthews.com/004 Mitch’s “The 5 C’s of an Effective Mastermind” www.mitchmatthews.com/120 Social Media Expert: Drew McLellan www.mitchmatthews.com/112 Speaker and Author: Adam Carroll www.mitchmatthews.com/106 www.mitchmatthews.com/037 ADAM’S TEDx TALK: www.mitchmatthews.com/300 MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE: Thanks SO much for the emails and the messages. I sooooo appreciate you guys! I had planned to incorporate them into the show, but as I started to “DREAM” and “THINK” about the show… I started to reimagine it and the way it would go. So... it took a different direction. Just know that I’ll be getting back to each of you that sent emails and messages personally to say THANK YOU!!! DREAM: 300 EPISODES Our average length of the show is 40 minutes. So, over the years... that’s about 12,000 of interviews, deep dives, stories, strategies and fun! About 200 hours. About 5 years. Lot’s of ups and downs, but as we’ll discuss in the episode, I’ve learned to: “Begin. Hold loosely. Experiment. Cherish the FUN surprises as you go!” THINK: SPECIFIC STRATEGY: LOVE, FEAR, the BIBLE and the BRAIN: I mention the scripture from 1 John 4:18a “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.” We also talk about a specific strategy from Kyle Cease’ book... “The Illusion of Money.” It’s something that is designed to help you to get comfortable with the unknown (and some of the things that scare you) and realize the opportunity within them. Here’s Kyle talking about the strategy: www.mitchmatthews.com/300 So it’s using the phrase “___________ and I love that.” to explore the present moment. ESPECIALLY if you’re experiencing fear in that present moment. So… you can use it in some different ways. In the episode, I apply it to my Jeep Wrangler… as well as THIS episode. A Quick Caveat: If you're in an abusive relationship or if you're hurting yourself... THIS is not the strategy to use. Instead… get help. Reach out to me and my team… or to someone close to you that you trust. But seriously… get some help! But for everyone else!!! Try it! DO: THE POWER OF EXPERIMENTING It’s not going to surprise you that we’re talking about the importance of EXPERIMENTING. It’s one of my favorite topics. TWO QUICK IDEAS: IDEA ONE: DON’T WAIT FOR PERFECTION “Don’t wait until you can hit all home runs. Focus on hitting singles and doubles consistently. Get on base. Time and after time. Learn the game. Grow. Have fun. And… in time... the home runs will come too! It applies to winning baseball teams AND to pursuing your dreams!” IDEA TWO: SHARE YOUR DREAM Include a “PS” in your emails letting people know about one of your dreams or goals. EXAMPLE: NAME, PS - One of my dreams is to ___________. If you know someone who could help me with this pursuit in a big or small way, please let me know. I would really appreciate it! So it’s using the phrase “___________ and I love that.” to explore the present moment. ESPECIALLY if you’re experiencing fear in that present moment. So… you can use it in some different ways. In the episode, I apply it to my Jeep Wrangler… as well as THIS episode. A Quick Caveat: If you're in an abusive relationship or if you're hurting yourself... THIS is not the strategy to use. Instead… get help. Reach out to me and my team… or to someone close to you that you trust. But seriously… get some help! But for everyone else!!! Try it! DO: THE POWER OF EXPERIMENTING It’s not going to surprise you that we’re talking about the importance of EXPERIMENTING. It’s one of my favorite topics. TWO QUICK IDEAS: IDEA ONE: DON’T WAIT FOR PERFECTION “Don’t wait until you can hit all home runs. Focus on hitting singles and doubles consistently. Get on base. Time and after time. Learn the game. Grow. Have fun. And… in time... the home runs will come too! It applies to winning baseball teams AND to pursuing your dreams!” IDEA TWO: SHARE YOUR DREAM Include a “PS” in your emails letting people know about one of your dreams or goals. EXAMPLE: NAME, PS - One of my dreams is to ___________. If you know someone who could help me with this pursuit in a big or small way, please let me know. I would really appreciate it! SHOW NOTES: MINUTE BY MINUTE 0:02 What do expect today 3:03 The origins of Dream, think, do. 8:20 You have permission to dream 15:16 Setbacks into setups 19:41 Thinking back through the gifts that have come along the way 26:33 Getting our thinking straight 32:05 Love really can overtake the fear 40:17 It’s amazing what hope can do in the mind 42:48 Doing and permission to experiment 46:34 Go after the singles and doubles consistently 49:33 The power of sharing your dreams 56:11 Mitch’s final thoughts I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Now’s the time I want to hear from YOU! Leave a comment and let me know a favorite memory from a DREAM THINK DO episode. Or let me know how you might use the “_____________ and I love it” strategy. Or share what your new “PS” is going to be. I can’t wait to hear from YOU!!!
36 minutes | 22 days ago
Kara Goldin: Stay Curious. Be Unstoppable!
Kara Goldin is my guest today.Â As many of you know, Kara is the CEO and founder of HINT Water.Â Sheâ€™s also the author of a bestselling brand new book called, â€œUndaunted – Overcoming Doubts and Doubters.â€Â In the bookâ€¦ she tells the story of how she defied the odds and her own fears to start and build HINT, which is the fastest-growing flavored water brand in America.Â By the way, she didnâ€™t have elite credentials.Â She didnâ€™t have insider knowledge.Â She didnâ€™t have high-level connections in the industry. Ohâ€¦ and by the wayâ€¦ as she was starting HINT was pregnant with her 4th kid.Â Surprise!!!Â Butâ€¦ as youâ€™ll hear… whenever she faced an obstacle, she wouldnâ€™t give up… she kept moving forwardâ€¦ she was undaunted.Â And thatâ€™s what she wants for you too!Â Itâ€™s an amazing storyâ€¦ and I canâ€™t wait to dive into it. RESOURCES: Karaâ€™s Book: Undaunted Click here Hint Water: www.drinkhint.com Karaâ€™s Website: karagoldin.com/undaunted Kara on Instagram: www.instagram.com/karagoldin MORE ABOUT KARA GOLDIN AND THE EPISODE: Before we get to the interview, I want to give you just a little more background on Kara: Fast Company named her to their â€œMost Creative People in Businessâ€ List Fortune put her on their â€œMost Powerful Women Entrepreneursâ€ List The Huffington Post listed her as one of six major disruptors in business… alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.Â Previously, Kara was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1B enterprise.Â She has appeared on the TODAY show, CNBC-TV, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, and Extra TV.Â FAVORITE QUOTES: â€œDon’t think about what you canâ€™t do.Â Figure out what you can do.Â Then do it to the best of your ability.â€Â – Kara Goldin â€œIn businessâ€¦ a no is a maybeâ€¦ and maybe is a yes.â€ – Kara GoldinÂ MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 3:25 Meet Kara 5:31 Why Karaâ€™s book is important now 11:00 How Karaâ€™s journey started 17:00 When Kara met her husband 19:42 Think outside of your industry 27:10 Success can be dangerous 30:02 When Kara decided to solve a problem 33:36 How to connect with Kara 34:24 Mitchâ€™s biggest takeaways WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU: What did you think?Â Whatâ€™s something that stood out to you from what Kara said?Â Hit me up.Â Drop a comment and let me know.Â I canâ€™t wait to hear from YOU!
40 minutes | a month ago
Dre Baldwin: The FOUR Non-Negotiables for UNSTOPPABLE Energy!
Dre Baldwin is my guest.Â His story and his approach to life will inspire you!Â In high school, he wanted to play basketballâ€¦ but he barely made the cut.Â He committed himself to learning, growing, and adapting.Â In just 5 years, Dre went from the end of the bench and no game time… to a contract to play professional basketball.Â THEN, during his 9-year career as a professional playerâ€¦Â Dre pioneered new genres of personal branding and entrepreneurship.Â Andâ€¦ thanks to all his hard work on and off the courtâ€¦ Dreâ€™s online content has been viewed over 73 million times and heâ€™s appeared in national campaigns with Nike, Finish Line, Wendy’s, and Gatoradeâ€¦ just to name a few.Â It takes a TON of energy to do what Dre does daily.Â So weâ€™re going to talk about what it takes to gain and maintain UNSTOPPABLE energyâ€¦ even in 2020!Â Iâ€™m excited to have him on. So letâ€™s get to this! RESOURCES: Dreâ€™s FREE GIFT: MirrorOfMotivation.com Dre’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/drebaldwin Dreâ€™s website: dreallday.com MORE ABOUT DRE AND THE DRE BALDWIN EPISODE: Dreâ€™s been busy cranking out content to help people WORK ON THEIR GAME on and off the court. Letâ€™s run the numbersâ€¦ so you know what Iâ€™m talking about here:Â In 2005â€¦ he started blogging. In 2006â€¦ he started publishing videos on this little known website called â€œYouTube.â€Â (Heard of it?) Since thenâ€¦ heâ€™s published over 7,000 videos to 130,000+ subscribersâ€¦ and get thisâ€¦ his content has been viewed over 73 million times to date. In 2016, he launched his DAILY â€œWork On Your Gameâ€ Podcast.Â Since thenâ€¦ heâ€™s published over 1,500 episodes and has had more than 3 million downloads. Impressive right?Â Â Wellâ€¦ weâ€™re not done.Â Â Letâ€™s throw in some more numbers. Dre has given 4 TED Talks on Discipline, Confidence, Mental Toughness & Personal Initiative. Heâ€™s authored 27 books.Â And as I mentioned earlier, thanks to all this workâ€¦ heâ€™s appeared in national campaigns with Nike, Finish Line, Wendy’s, and Gatoradeâ€¦ just to name a few. Obviouslyâ€¦ it takes a LOT of energy to put out this level of content on a consistent basis.Â So, I talk with Dre about his specific strategies for gaining and maintaining UNSTOPPABLE energyâ€¦ even in 2020! MINUTE BY MINUTE:Â 0:02 What to expect today 1:21 Are you a coach? Check this out! 2:40 Meet Dre 4:53 How Dre went “all-in” on his dream 13:44 3 reasons Dre decided to be a content creator 19:02 What helps Dre stay energized 21:02 The discipline of getting the job done 23:33 The importance of positive self-talk 25:28 Dreâ€™s set of commitments 29:30 How the awareness of life and death affects your performance 31:40 Dreâ€™s advice for you 38:00 Mitchâ€™s biggest takeaway LETâ€™S HEAR FROM YOU! What do YOU think?Â I want to hear from YOU!Â Whatâ€™s something that struck you about Dreâ€™s story and outlook?Â Leave a comment and let me know.Â I canâ€™t wait to hear from YOU!
30 minutes | a month ago
Stu Massengill – Networking in our New Normal
Stu Massengill is a speaker and podcaster.Â Heâ€™s helping Millennial and Gen Z high achievers to communicate and connect at new levels.Â Surprisingly, he started his career as a shy kid whose biggest fear was public speaking.Â But after pushing himself to speak more… he slowly fell in love with it. And he started to build a network that changed everything.Â Since then, Stu has been on stages around the country. Speaking to anywhere from 10 to 10,000â€¦ where he talks about the importance of improved communication and exceptional networking skills.Â As youâ€™ll hear in the conversation, Stu Massengill has some powerful and practical strategies for connecting with people and growing your networkâ€¦ EVEN in a pandemic.Â I think youâ€™re going to love itâ€¦ so letâ€™s get to it! RESOURCES: Stuâ€™s Podcast: www.stumassengill.com/findingdirection Stuâ€™s Website: www.stumassengill.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/stumassengill MORE ABOUT THE STU MASSENGILL EPISODE: Hello and welcome to episode 297 of DREAM THINK DO.Â Â Todayâ€¦ weâ€™re talking about a wildly important subjectâ€¦ but itâ€™s one that you might not have been thinking about for a while.Â And that is: networking and meeting new people. Thatâ€™s rightâ€¦ Networking and connecting even during a pandemic! As you well knowâ€¦ growing your network of amazing people is critical. In fact, friend and frequent Dream Think Do guest, Bob Burg (mitchmatthews.com/268/)Â is known for saying:Â â€œThe single greatest “people skill” is a highly developedÂ & authentic interest in the *other* person.â€ Author of â€œRich Dad, Poor Dad,â€ Robert Kiyosaki says,Â â€œThe richest people in the world look for and build networks, Â everyone else looks for work. Marinate on that for a minute.â€ Successful CEO Sallie L. Krawcheck says, â€œNetworking is the No. 1 unwritten rule of success in business.â€Â Plus, like weâ€™ve talked about in previous episodes of DREAM THINK DOâ€¦ the best time to build your network is when you donâ€™t need it.Â Thatâ€™s so you can lean on itâ€¦ especially when life throws you a curveballâ€¦ and you need some help! So yesâ€¦ networking is criticalâ€¦ building relationships is essential.Â HOWEVERâ€¦ we need to talk about the elephant in the room. #suckitcovid.Â Â TRUTH: Itâ€™s harder to network and connect right now. TRUTH: But just because itâ€™s tougher to doâ€¦ doesnâ€™t mean we shouldnâ€™t be doing it! And heckâ€¦ if you are doing it nowâ€¦ thatâ€™s just one more thing you can be doing to set yourself apart!!! Our guest, Stu Massengill is a speaker and podcaster whoâ€™s helping the worldâ€¦ especially our younger generationsâ€¦ to network and connect.Â It may or may not surprise youâ€¦ but he started out as a shy kid whose biggest fear was public speaking and meeting new people. Â But after pushing through his fears and learning some of the strategies weâ€™re talking about, he slowly fell in love with both. And these strategies allowed him to build a network that changed everything.Â He started to meet his heroes.Â People like Action Sports Moguls Rob and Bryianna Dyrdeck, Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, and Best Selling Author and international speaker, Tony Robbins.Â Heck, his relationship with Tony grew and so now theyâ€™re friends and Stu gets to speak on stage with Tony at events around the country.Â Â Plus, all of this inspired him to launch his own podcast called â€œFinding Direction,â€ which helps millennials and Gen Zers to find direction.Â And that is how we connectedâ€¦ because Stu Massengill invited me to be on his show.Â We had sooooo much funâ€¦ I wanted to turn the mics around to get more of HIS storyâ€¦ and share his insights and strategies with YOU!Â Â Â But thatâ€™s what good connecting and networking doesâ€¦ right?Â It builds relationships and it inspires people to help each other outâ€¦ and share the good stuff.Â So letâ€™s get to the specifics. MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 2:41 Introducing Stu Massengill 4:18 Stu discusses overcoming shyness 7:25 Strategies to employ for great networking 12:38 Using F.O.R.M and finding common ground with others 13:43 2 ways to start a conversation 16:08 Getting out of your own way 19:46Â Loose ties vs strongÂ ties 22:10 Adding value to your relationships 23:40 The importance of “loose tie” relationships 24:43 Final thoughts 27:54 Mitchâ€™s biggest takeaways I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What did you think?Â Whatâ€™s a strategy youâ€™re going to use?Â More importantlyâ€¦ join in the conversation.Â Do you think itâ€™s important to still be networking and growing new and deeper relationships during this pandemic?Â If soâ€¦ whatâ€™s one of YOUR favorite strategies to be using right now?Â If not, let us know why.Â I canâ€™t wait to hear from YOU!Â Leave a comment below and letâ€™s TALK!
31 minutes | a month ago
Katy Kvalvik – Finding Peace During Adversity
Katy Kvalvik is our guest.Â A few years agoâ€¦ two consecutive accidents caused Katy to sustain multiple life-altering injuries that forced her to relearn almost everythingâ€¦ including how to walk.Â As you can imagine, that experience of intentionally needing to put her mind and body back together inspired her to embark on an international journey to learn holistic mind, body, and spirit wellness.Â Today, Katy has dedicated her life to sharing everything that sheâ€™s learned to empower others in their own wellness journeysâ€¦ as well as finding peace no matter whatâ€¦ whether thatâ€™s in the living room or the board room. Weâ€™ve got lots to dig intoâ€¦ so letâ€™s get to this. RESOURCES: Katyâ€™s website: KatyKvalvik.com More on Katyâ€™s Approach to Powerful (and peaceful) Listening: katykvalvik.com Katy Kvalvikâ€™s Instagram: instagram.com Katy Kvalvikâ€™s Facebook: facebook.com/HarmonyMethodÂ MORE ABOUT THE KATY KVALVIK EPISODE: In the episode, we dig into powerful and specific strategies to help you achieve a sense of peace and presenceâ€¦ no matter the situation.Â (Yeahâ€¦ even in 2020!) One of the surprising but powerful concepts Katy brings up is the importance of effective listening.Â Which makes senseâ€¦ right?Â Better listening = better relationshipsâ€¦ which helps bring a sense of peace.Â Also, effective listening can = being more present.Â So, although Iâ€™d not really thought about itâ€¦ but listening is a key strategy when it comes to having a sense of peace and being fully present.Â Â Hereâ€™s a bit more of what we talked about:Â Four Stages of Listening: Stage 0: This is when no listening is happening. Only speaking. Everyoneâ€™s talking but no one is listening.Â Ever been there? #nopeaceÂ Stage 1: Subjective Listening This is the stage where 95% of conversations happen. We take in information subjectively and only hear it through our own experiences. Stage 2: Listening but Not in the Present Moment In this stage, some listening is happening, but weâ€™re distracted. Weâ€™re not really WITH the person whoâ€™s talking.Â And as you knowâ€¦ this can totally create a disconnect and can even induce a sense of anxiety or anxiousness.Â Â Stage 3: Objective Active Listening This is where the listener is completely focused on the other person. This is a great stage for problem-solving because youâ€™re looking at the facts of what is being said. Stage 4: Intuitive Listening This is the highest stage of listening.Â It happens when the listener is really honing in and connecting to the real message of the conversation. The listener is paying FULL attention to the words as well as the body language, tone of voice, energy level, etc. As you can imagine, true intuitive listening is listening between the lines. MINUTE BY MINUTE:Â 0:02 What to expect today 1:55 When everything changed for Katy 4:45 Being internally committed to healing 6:40 What Katy has learned during the pandemic 7:47 How to get clarity 8:37 Breathing and meditation 11:31 How to be a better listener 13:44 How breathing and listening are connected 15:02 Strategy to help with resilience 17:02 Get in contact with Katy 28:57 Mitch’s biggest takeaway I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What did you think of what Katy had to say?Â Whatâ€™s something youâ€™re going to experiment with based on the convo?Â I want to hear from YOU!Â Leave a comment below and let me know.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Chad Williams – Navy Seal – Forged by Adversity
Chad Williams is our guest.Â Chad is a former U.S. Navy SEAL. Now heâ€™s a speaker and a best-selling author.Â Days before Chad was to report to military duty, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his friend and mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the roads of Fallujah. This would have convinced most people to bail, but instead, it inspired him to double down on his dream of becoming a NAVY Seal too.Â So Chad followed in Scottâ€™s footsteps and completed the US militaryâ€™s most difficult and grueling training to become a Navy SEAL. He was one of only 13 from a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation.Â After thatâ€¦Â Chad served his country on SEAL Teams One and Seven… completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq.Â Weâ€™ll learn how his NAVY Seal training now helps him as he leads others, how he lives his life, AND how he THRIVES even in a year like 2020!Â Letâ€™s get to this! RESOURCES: Chadâ€™s Website: www.navysealchadwilliams.com Chadâ€™s Signed Book: Click here. Chadâ€™s Instagram: www.instagram.com/sealofgod MORE ABOUT THE CHAD WILLIAMS EPISODE: After completing his 6 years of service as a NAVY Seal, Chad went on to author the best-selling book SEAL of God. Today, Chad has spoken at fortune 500 companiesâ€¦ as well as hundreds of faith-based events around the country.Â He also contributes no holds barredâ€¦ expert analysis related to military affairs and subjects of leadership and perseverance for major news networksâ€¦ like FOX and CNN.Â Â Chad hasâ€¦ and continuesâ€¦ to live a DREAM THINK DO life and Iâ€™m so excited and honored to get to have this conversation with him.Â PLUSâ€¦ I wanted your input on the questions I should askâ€¦ and you guys sent in suggestions like crazyâ€¦ so I canâ€™t wait to get to ask some of YOUR questions too.Â So weâ€™ll also go after the following questions submitted by YOU!Â Questions like:Â MENTAL TOUGHNESS: â€œWhat kind of techniques or mental thought patterns he learned to switch from being overwhelmed by circumstances to being able to focus on doing the things that he could control?â€ – Julie and Dan TEAMS AND DREAMS: â€œThereâ€™s a lot of focus on self-motivation and self-perseverance in striving to achieve our DREAM. We all know SEALS are a Team, and building a team is part of success, so how do we keep our team motivated when weâ€™re so busy doing what we need to do?â€ Â – Jeffrey JorgensonÂ EVERYDAY LIFE: â€œWhatâ€™s a take-away from your time as a Navy Seal that you apply to your life every day?â€ – Stephanie CHADâ€™S FAVORITE QUOTE (which he nails in the interview): â€œIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.â€Â –Â Theodore Roosevelt MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 2:56 Meet Chad 6:07 Chad’s journey to becoming a Navy Seal 18:50 Chadâ€™s first day of Seal training 21:56 Your DNA does not determine your destiny 25:50 One of the most impactful sentences Chad has ever heard 30:32 How to switch from being overwhelmed to in control 34:25 How to keep your team motivated while still accomplishing tasks 38:23 Chadâ€™s favorite Theodore Roosevelt quote 41:28 Mitchâ€™s biggest takeaways LETâ€™S HEAR FROM YOU! Okay, so what did YOU think of what Chad Williams had to say?Â Which stories resonated?Â What phrases and mantras got you thinking?Â What clicked for you?Â What didnâ€™t?Â Whatâ€™s going to be something you try/apply as a result?Â Let me know.Â Leave a comment below.Â I canâ€™t wait to hear from YOU!
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Sarah Yourgrau: The 5 Non-negotiables for Having YOUR Ideal Day
Sarah Yourgrau is my guest.Â Sheâ€™s an Emmy-Award Winning Producer dedicated to reimagining and rebuilding the ways that we connect with each other, both on and off the screenâ€¦ and sheâ€™s a self-professed â€œOptimism Activist.â€ Sarahâ€™s traveled the globe and worked on a wide variety of projects.Â Her current focus is working with Mike Rowe on â€œReturning the Favor.â€Â Her work is demanding and takes her all over the world.Â Plus, since many of her projects involve REAL people and unscripted situations, that means she has to try to organize chaosâ€¦ minute by minute.Â As a result, she has to be intentional about her focus, and her mindsetâ€¦ daily.Â So weâ€™ll dig into her 5 non-negotiables for having YOUR ideal dayâ€¦ no matter what! RESOURCES: Check out Sarah Yourgrau as she meets Mike Rowe for the first timeâ€¦ and works her magic with Returning the Favor: www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2020109721593621 Sarah on IG: www.instagram.com/sarahyourgrau Sarahâ€™s Now Tell Me Something Good: www.instagram.com/nowtellmesomethinggood Returning the Favor on IG: @returningthefavorshowÂ Returning the Favor on FB: www.facebook.com/watch/?extid=UMr1tXVxhuVAGvya&v=1154661701594665 MORE ON THE SARAH YOURGRAU EPISODE: Listenâ€¦ Sarah Yourgrauâ€™s the real dealâ€¦ and sheâ€™s had some fun adventures.Â Sheâ€™s worked for Adam Sandlerâ€™s Happy Madison Productions.Â Heckâ€¦ she was even Maya Rudolphâ€™s personal assistant for a year.Â And my personal favorite… sheâ€™s a producer for Mike Rowe and â€œReturning the Favor.â€Â Â In factâ€¦ for yearsâ€¦ Sarah has traveled extensively throughout the United States and internationally…. creating documentaries, commercials, television series, and online content.Â During that timeâ€¦ she has been studying resilience, optimism, hope, and community change-makingâ€¦ right there on the front linesâ€¦ spending time withâ€¦ and telling the stories of people who are making a difference and making the world a better place! All of this has given her a truly unique perspective on the American identity. Andâ€¦ Iâ€™m also excited to say… has laid the groundwork for her OWN Optimism-Generating Media company called, “Now Tell Me Something Good.” Her company is already doing amazing workâ€¦ by providing content that offers tools, insights, and best practicesâ€¦ not to mention great storiesâ€¦ that are needed right now.Â Itâ€™s content that will inspire people to start and sustain work that impacts the world in a positive way.Â Guysâ€¦ sheâ€™s pure awesome and Iâ€™m so stoked to have her join us so letâ€™s get to this! MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 1:29 Introducing Sarah Yourgrau 3:34 What is an optimism activist 5:56 The origin of Sarahâ€™s optimism 8:32 Sarah on being a producer 11:39 Meeting and working with Mike Rowe 19:13 Specific tools to create optimism 19:45 Meditation 22:22 Gratitude 25:56 Dealing with curveballs 27:41 Believe that itâ€™s possible 31:17 Where resilience meets optimism LETâ€™S HEAR FROM YOU! What did you think?Â Drop me a comment below!Â I want to hear from you.Â Whatâ€™s a favorite story or strategy from Sarah?Â Let me know. Heyâ€¦ and pleasssssssssssse share this episode!Â I think we can all use a little more Optimism Activism in our lives!!!Â Amen?Â Amen.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
BONUS – Harris III – We Agree to Pray Episode
Weâ€™re talking with Harris III about how prayer has impacted his life and his work. Harris is a professional illusionist who has performed for more than two million people on five continents. His unique approach and innovative thinking have also caught the attention of executives at organizations like Apple, Disney, Nike, and NASA.Â His new book is called â€œThe Wonder Switch.â€Â I talked with him about all of THAT in episode 292 of DREAM THINK DO, so be sure to check that out.Â But in this short BONUS interview, we talk about a powerful prayer experience that helped Harris to know that God wants to be in the details AND it changed the way he lived!Â I think youâ€™ll dig it! RESOURCES: Harris III website: harrisiii.com The Book: harrisiii.com Harris III Instagram: www.instagram.com/harrisiii Facebook: www.facebook.com/harristhethird Twitter: twitter.com/HarrisII YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HarristheThird LETâ€™S HEAR FROM YOU! Let me know what you think about his story.Â Have you ever wondered whether you can talk to God about the â€œdetailsâ€ of lifeâ€¦ especially subjects like the money?Â I know I wrestled with this for a while. Â Comment and let me know what you think. I canâ€™t wait to hear from YOU!Â
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Harris III – Finding WONDER Again
Harris III is a professional illusionist who has performed his unique brand of magic and storytelling for more than two million people on five continents. His unique approach to magic, story-telling, and innovative thinking has also caught the attention of creative leaders and executives at organizations like Apple, Disney, Nike, and NASA. Harris has just written a new book called â€œThe Wonder Switch.â€Â In itâ€¦ he shares some great stories and powerful strategies to help you reclaim your wonder and reshape your life! Since wonder is at the heart of innovative thinking and bigger ideasâ€¦ this is criticalâ€¦ especially right now.Â So letâ€™s get to this! RESOURCES: Harris III website: harrisiii.com The Book: harrisiii.com Harris III Instagram: www.instagram.com/harrisiii Facebook: www.facebook.com/harristhethird Twitter: twitter.com/HarrisII YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HarristheThird MORE ON THE HARRIS III EPISODE: In addition to performing around the globeâ€¦ when thatâ€™s safe to doâ€¦Â Harris III has also become a visionary entrepreneur, sought-after coach, creative consultant, and a quiet producer behind a diverse list of various film and TV projects.Â I was wildly blessed to get an early copy of his new book and I can tell you that Harris taps into his experiences as a professional magician and storytellerâ€¦ to help us all remember the power of WONDER.Â Â In fact, heâ€™s dug deep into this concept of WONDER and uncovered some keys that can help anyone to move from feeling STUCK to living more of the life they want to live. And before anyone is tempted to dismiss â€œwonderâ€ as being all rainbows and butterflies and little poniesâ€¦ itâ€™s important that we tip our hat to the power of wonder and awe. In fact, Socrates saidâ€¦ â€œWonder is the beginning of wisdom.â€Â Plato followed up withâ€¦ â€œPhilosophy begins in wonder.â€Â Â Letâ€™s jump a few centuriesâ€¦ and check-in with Albert Einstein.Â He saidâ€¦Â â€œHe who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,Â is as good as dead;Â his eyes are closed.â€Â Neil Armstrongâ€¦ the first person to walk on the moon once said… â€œMystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of manâ€™s desire to understand.â€Â And one of the most important authors of all times DR SEUSS was known forâ€¦Â â€œThink and wonder, wonder and think.â€Â Â Thatâ€™s right.Â Wonder. Itâ€™s a timeless truth that wonder is the beginning of a lot of things that are goodâ€¦ but itâ€™s sooooooo easy to lose that sense of wonder too.Â Right? Wellâ€¦ today, Harris is going to help us dive into the subject of WONDER.Â What is it.Â Why is it important?Â ANDâ€¦ how to intentionally cultivate itâ€¦ to have more of the good stuff in your life. Itâ€™s an awesome convoâ€¦ that I think youâ€™re going to loveâ€¦ so letâ€™s get to it! MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 1:55 Meet Harris III 4:00 Harrisâ€™ origin story 11:15 Losing the wonder 14:03 The importance of wonder and how it’s linked to storytelling 16:47 Wonder gives us permission to believe 17:59 Seeing isnâ€™t believing, believing is seeing 19:28 Applying wonder and awe to your life practically 22:17 The wonder switch 24:39 The impact of wonder on Imagination 27:36 Practical ways to apply positive creativity 30:15 Rewriting the script 37:07 Mitch’s biggest takeaways LETâ€™S HEAR FROM YOU! Let me know what you think about the importance of WONDER.Â Comment and let me know what you think of what Harris III had to say and whatâ€™s heâ€™s suggesting we do to cultivate some more WONDER and AWE in our lives.Â I canâ€™t wait to hear from YOU!Â
38 minutes | 2 months ago
BONUS – Brant Menswar – The “WE AGREE TO PRAY” Interview
In this â€œWE AGREE TO PRAYâ€ bonus episode, weâ€™re talking with Brant Menswar. Heâ€™s an award-winning musician, popular speaker, and bestselling author. In this conversation, we dig into Brantâ€™s journey with prayerâ€¦ from the lowest points of hearing the brutal words, â€œYour son isnâ€™t going to make it through the night,â€ to experiencing a miracle that involved people from around the world.Â Plus, weâ€™ll talk about the very real and raw emotions (and prayers) that follow such an incredible experience.Â We talk about how to walk out your faith on those days where youâ€™re feeling 100% and on those days that youâ€™re feeling a solid 2%.Â Plus, we dig into the mechanics of how he makes prayer a part of his daily (and wildly busy) life.Â I think youâ€™re going to love it. RESOURCES: Brantâ€™s book: â€œBlack Sheep – Unleash the extraordinary, awe-inspiring, undiscovered YOU!â€ His podcast: â€œThoughts that Rock!â€ His band: BIG Kettle Drum: www.bigkettledrum.com Brantâ€™s Website:Â www.brantmenswar.com I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Whatâ€™s something that stood out to you from what Brant said?Â Whatâ€™s something thatâ€™s going to stick with you?Â Leave a comment and let me know! And heyâ€¦ please share this episode! Your friends will thank you!
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Brant Menswar – The Science of Good Decisions
Brant Menswar is our guest. Brantâ€™s an award-winning musician, sought-after speaker, and a critically acclaimed author and I think youâ€™re going to love him. Letâ€™s be clearâ€¦ and consider yourself warned. Brantâ€™s got some strong opinionsâ€¦ and heâ€™s not afraid of unleashing them. For example, Brant believes that unless you can identify your 4 to 5 non-negotiable core valuesâ€¦ you canâ€™t do ANYTHING on purpose.Â He also believes that about 99% of us are winging it, and thatâ€™s why most people arenâ€™t getting the results they want or living the life they were meant to live.Â Heâ€™s got some great stories and statistics to back this upâ€¦ but more importantlyâ€¦ heâ€™s got some powerful strategies to help us get clear and make some awesome stuff happen.Â Plus, weâ€™ll be talking about Brantâ€™s new book called BLACK SHEEP. RESOURCES: Brantâ€™s book: â€œBlack Sheep – Unleash the extraordinary, awe-inspiring, undiscovered YOU!â€ His podcast: â€œThoughts that Rock!â€ His band: BIG Kettle Drum Brantâ€™s Website: www.brantmenswar.com MORE ON THE BRANT MENSWAR EPISODE: Soâ€¦ weâ€™ve all heard of Walt Disney.Â He was wildly successful and he truly dreamed bigger, thought better and did more than most could imagine. Nowâ€¦ even though most of the planet recognizes Waltâ€™s name, most people donâ€™t know that it was really Waltâ€™s brother Royâ€¦ who helped to make a lot of that success possible.Â Â Walt was the visionaryâ€¦ and Roy was known for getting things DONE!Â He was involved in making so many of Disneyâ€™s biggest wins happen.Â In fact, Roy pulled off finalizing and opening Epcot Center after Walt had passed away. Now, one of my all-time favorite quotes comes from Roy Disney.Â Maybe youâ€™ve heard it. Â Roy Disney used to sayâ€¦ â€œWhen your values are clear, decisions are easy.â€Â Brilliantâ€¦ right?Â When your values are clearâ€¦ decisions are easy. Wellâ€¦ in todayâ€™s interview with Brant Menswar, weâ€™re talking about ways to help you to get clear on YOUR valuesâ€¦ and as a resultâ€¦ youâ€™ll be able to make better decisions and feel really good about them too!Â Brantâ€™s got some great stories, some powerful strategies AND weâ€™ll even mix in a little neuroscience to bring it all together. MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 1:40 Meet Brant 3:27 How “Black Sheep” began 3:50 Why the name â€œBlack Sheepâ€ 5:05 The Black sheep values we all need 20:15 The science behind good decision making 20:47 The power of feelings in decision making 20:20 Sometimes the truth in a room isnâ€™t the absolute truth 25:20 Honor what youâ€™re feeling in the moment 28:54 One of the best ways to stay in the present I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Whatâ€™s something that stood out to you from what Brant said?Â Whatâ€™s something thatâ€™s going to stick with you?Â Leave a comment and let me know! And heyâ€¦ please share this episode! Your friends will thank you!
11 minutes | 3 months ago
TLC’s LORI ALLEN – BONUS – WE AGREE TO PRAY EPISODE
Lori Allen - the star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” is our guest! We’re talking with Lori about prayer and how it plays a MAJOR role in her life. Lori’s one of the world’s most sought-after bridal experts and she’s the central figure of TLC’s reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. Lori Allen talks about prayer in her new book, “Say Yes to What’s Next: How to age with elegance and class while never losing your beauty and sass!” But in this interview, we dig into some prayer stories and the mechanics of how she prays (pretty much… nonstop) day to day! RESOURCES: Lori’s Website: loriallen.com Lori’s Book: www.thomasnelson.com Lori’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/bridalgirl80 MORE ABOUT THE TLC’s LORI ALLEN EPISODE: As you’ll hear, Lori and I talk about how prayer is at the center of ALL she does. Whether it’s being a bridal expert or a successful female entrepreneur… Or being a breast cancer survivor as well as a mom… a wife… prayer is right smack dab in the middle of ALL of it! This short BONUS session is packed with great stories and REAL WORLD wisdom that I think you’ll love. By the way, Lori’s been featured on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, and the Wall Street Journal… to just name a few. So I’m excited and honored to have her join us for this BONUS “We Agree to Pray” episode of DREAM THINK DO! I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What’s something that stood out to you? What’s something that Lori said that’s going to stick with you? Leave a comment and let me know! And hey y'all (I’m inspired by Lori)… please share this episode! Your friends will soooooooo thank you!
33 minutes | 3 months ago
LORI ALLEN – SAY YES TO YOUR BEST!
TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta’s Lori Allen is our guest! Lori opened “Bridals by Lori” just two weeks after graduating from Columbia College in South Carolina. Four decades later, she is one of the world’s most sought-after bridal experts. And of course… she’s the central figure of TLC’s reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. By the way… the show has been running for 11 seasons and it’s shown in more than 120 countries. Lori’s new book is called, “Say Yes to What’s Next: How to age with elegance and class while never losing your beauty and sass!” So we’re going to be talking about ALL of that! RESOURCES: Lori’s Website: loriallen.com Lori’s Book: www.thomasnelson.com Lori’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/bridalgirl80 MORE ABOUT THE LORI ALLEN EPISODE: As you’ll hear, Lori and I talk about her journeys as a bridal expert, a successful female entrepreneur, a breast cancer survivor as well as a mom… a wife… and as an awesome human being. It’s packed with great stories and timeless wisdom that I think you’ll love. By the way, Lori’s been featured on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, and the Wall Street Journal… to just name a few. So I’m excited and honored to have her join us on DREAM THINK DO! Plus, as you’ll hear… I asked questions that YOU wanted me to ask. So, be listening to see if I used one of YOUR questions. #letsdothis EPISODE - MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 4:17 Why this group and why now? 9:40 The catalyst to saying “yes, to what’s next!” 11:00 How the pandemic affected the message 12:00 Fighting back and being resilient 18:20 How Lori Allen and Monte met 21:00 Which bride left the greatest impact on Lori 22:35 How Lori takes the stress off of brides 26:40 How Lori stays healthy 29:40 Life is far from over! 30:12 Mitch's biggest takeaways I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What’s something that stood out to you? What’s something that Lori said that’s going to stick with you? Leave a comment and let me know! And hey… please share this episode! Your friends will thank you!
13 minutes | 3 months ago
Ashleigh S. Chapman – BONUS – We Agree To Pray Episode
Ashleigh S. Chapman is a human rights lawyer and an expert on human trafficking. She’s been working hard for the past 20 years to protect the most vulnerable populations around the globe. On this BONUS episode of DREAM THINK DO... Ashleigh shares a powerful prayer story of something that happened to her when she was out on a jog. It’s a wild fun story of how prayer can work when you least expect it. RESOURCES: Ashleigh is the founder of Justice U™ which is an online learning platform that quickly delivers knowledge from experts in the anti-trafficking movement to massive audiences who need it, with the tools every modern learner needs today. Built to help anyone with a desire to make a difference. WE AGREE TO PRAY: If you’d like to join us for “WE AGREE TO PRAY,” simply click here: www.weagreetopray.com. MORE ON THIS Ashleigh S. Chapman - BONUS EPISODE: This is a BONUS episode, so we’re talking with Ashleigh S. Chapman about the power of prayer and how it’s played out in her life. Listen in for an amazing story and some great insights on prayer too!!! By the way, my FULL interview with Ashleigh can be found here: www.mitchmatthews.com/286. It’s an INCREDIBLE episode because Ashleigh has a dream of ending human trafficking in our lifetime. To that end, she is the founder of Justice U™ which is an online learning platform that delivers training from some of the top experts in the anti-trafficking movement. She’s working around the globe to do her part to end human trafficking. For example, Ashleigh has helped the Senate of Mexico establish its first comprehensive legislation to combat human trafficking. Plus, she is serving as an advisor to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to create the “End Modern Slavery” Act. And she’s led training in over 100 cities and in eight different nations. Absolutely amazing work. I can’t wait to dig into how this all got started… what’s she’s learned so far and to get her perspective on what’s next! LET’S HERE FROM YOU!: What stood out to YOU from Ashleigh’s story? I want to hear from YOU! Leave a comment below… and let us know what you think!
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Ashleigh S. Chapman – Ending Human Trafficking in our Lifetime
Ashleigh S. Chapman is our guest today. Ashleigh is a human rights lawyer and an expert on human trafficking. She’s been working hard for the past 20 years to protect the most vulnerable populations. Among her many efforts… Ashleigh is the founder of Justice U™ which is an online learning platform that delivers training from some of the top experts in the anti-trafficking movement… and delivers it in a way that everyone to better understand the specific things they can do to help end human trafficking. She’s working domestically and internationally. For example, Ashleigh has helped the Senate of Mexico establish their first comprehensive legislation to combat human trafficking. She is serving as an advisor to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to create the “End Modern Slavery” Act. Shes helping to establish the Freedom Council which is an assembly of business leaders and global companies dedicated to the cause of ending human trafficking. And she’s led training in over 100 cities and in eight different nations. Absolutely amazing work. I can’t wait to dig into how this all got started… what’s she’s learned so far and to get her perspective on what’s next! Let’s get to this! RESOURCES: Ashleigh is the founder of Justice U™ Justice U™ is an online learning platform that quickly delivers knowledge from experts in the anti-trafficking movement to massive audiences who need it, with the tools every modern learner needs today. Built to help anyone with a desire to make a difference. MORE ABOUT THE Ashleigh S. Chapman EPISODE: Welcome to episode 286 of DREAM THINK DO! We’re digging into a wildly important subject today, and I’ll be the first to admit… it’s a heavier subject. But… as you know with dream think do… we don’t shy away from important topics… especially if we can help you to see some places where you can be making a difference. AND… if we can share an inspiring story. In this episode… we get to do both. The topic is ending human trafficking in our generation. The story is of one person who decided that even though she’s just one person… she thought she’d try to make a difference right where she was at. And as you’ll learn… she started small and now she’s helping whole countries on initiatives to stop human trafficking. It’s an amazing interview and I think you’re going to love it. By the way, while more and more people are becoming aware of the presence of human trafficking, very few understand it. Therefore, very few know how to stop it. Get these statistics: Human trafficking is a $150 billion-a-year industry Sadly… it’s one of the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprises It happens closer to home than one would imagine, affecting more than 40 million people worldwide That means human trafficking impacts 1 in every 200 people Whether you’ve got a passion for helping to end human trafficking… or like our guest… you might feel called to take on a challenge that seems insurmountable… I’m betting today’s episode will inspire you to start small… and to keep moving forward on that dream to make a difference! MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 1:40 Meet Ashleigh 4:03 How Ashleigh became passionate about fighting human trafficking 9:06 What human trafficking looks like in 2020 12:11 The most trafficked demographic 14:01 How you can create change in your area 17:44 Tips for prevention 26:45 What to do when your dreams feel too big 30:04 How to get involved 31:18 Mitch’s biggest takeaway 32:32 What's coming up on DTD I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What stood out to YOU from this conversation with Ashleigh? Was it a statistic about human trafficking? Was it a specific approach? Or was it a story? Let me know what you connected with! I want to hear from YOU! Leave a comment below. Let’s keep this important conversation going!
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Ben Courson – BONUS – We Agree To Pray Episode
Bonus Episode with Ben Courson! Ben’s an international speaker, bestselling author, and his TV show, Hope Generation with Ben Courson is broadcast around the world. NOTE: I also had a great interview with him for episode 284 of DREAM THINK DO. (Be sure to check that out: www.mitchmatthews.com/284) Since we’re walking out our “WE AGREE TO PRAY” project this month… I wanted to get Ben’s perspective on prayer. So… in this BONUS session, he agreed to stick around to talk about how it’s played out in his life. We cover a lot of ground in about 10 minutes! We talk about neuroscience and prayer. We dig into the subject of how waiting on God can be HIGHLY offensive and at the same time… the absolute PERFECT thing to do. #realtalk We also talk about the “Seed vs. Switch” mentality… and why that matters now more than ever! I think you’re going to love it! Let’s get to it… RESOURCES: Sign up to join us for WE AGREE TO PRAY: www.weagreetopray.com. Ben’s Latest Book: Flirting With Darkness. Ben’s website: www.bencourson.com You can follow Ben on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! So… what stood out to you? What’s something that got you thinking? Oh…. and how about you? Any good stories on how prayer has played out in your life? Any questions about it? I’d love to hear from you! Hit me up in the comments and let’s keep this conversation going! And again… I want to invite you to join us for WE AGREE TO PRAY! You can find out more and sign up at: www.WeAgreeToPray.com.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Ben Courson – “Five Practical Ways to Beat Anxiety + Depression”
Ben Courson is our guest. He’s an international speaker, bestselling author, and his TV show, Hope Generation with Ben Courson, is broadcast in 180 countries, and his radio show airs on more than 400 stations nationally. His latest book is called “Flirting With Darkness.” In it, Ben talks about his own journey with overcoming depression and battling thoughts of suicide. He also offers up some specific strategies that you can use if you’ve ever been tempted by suicidal thoughts… or if you know someone who’s wrestling with that. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th… AND because all of the stuff with Covid-19 and all the wildness that 2020 had thrown… we thought it would be a really important subject to cover and wildly relevant time. So let’s get to this! RESOURCES: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English & Spanish. PHONE: 1-800-273-8255 WEBSITE: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Ben’s Latest Book: Flirting With Darkness. Ben’s website: www.bencourson.com/ You can follow Ben on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. MORE ABOUT BEN COURSON EPISODE: Okay, guys… we’re going after a big and important topic today. Get this: Every 40 seconds… someone… somewhere in the world… takes their own life. There are 123 suicides a day in the US alone. Now… that statistic floored me but this next statistic broke my heart: the second leading cause of death in the world for people aged 15 to 24 is suicide. I know… I know… this is a heavy subject… but you know that with this podcast... we’re all about helping you to dream bigger… think better and do more of what you were created to do. And if we’re going to be true to that mission… and take this mandate seriously... that means we can’t shy away from tough topics. And that’s exactly why I’m excited we’re talking with Ben Courson. MINUTE BY MINUTE: 1:30 This is an important topic 2:27 Meet Ben 6:48 Why Ben is passionate about this topic 10:35 When Ben knew he needed help 13:31 How to fight depression 17:08 Go on adventures with God 19:47 Building relationships 23:21 Choosing to fight 27:57 Ben’s favorite dream quote 29:00 Mitch’s biggest takeaways I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! So… what stood out to you? What’s something that got you thinking? Oh…. and how about you? Any good stories on how prayer has played out in your life? Any questions about it? I’d love to hear from you! Hit me up in the comments and let’s keep this conversation going! And again… I want to invite you to join us for WE AGREE TO PRAY! You can find out more and sign up at www.WeAgreeToPray.com.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
The “We Agree To Pray” Project
There’s so much division and polarization in the world right now. BUT at the same time, I think there’s a pendulum swing that’s happening too. There seem to be more and more people who are saying, “Enough!” Let’s find some common ground and let’s work from there to find real solutions. They’re looking for a place to start! Because that’s what we do… when we are at our very best. We find a way to find a way. We find a way to band together to help. We find a way. That’s where the “We Agree to Pray” project comes in. We don’t have to agree on everything, but what if a small group of people could come together to say, “We AGREE to pray.” What might happen? Well… let’s talk about that! RESOURCES: To sign up for WE AGREE TO PRAY, go here: WeAgreeToPray.com. Episode 282: “Empathy - A Secret Weapon for Thriving in a Divided World.” Click here: mitchmatthews.com/282 Mitch’s “6 Miracle Story.” Click here. We AGREE TO PRAY PROJECT EPISODE MINUTE-BY-MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 2:00 Are you sick of the polarization? 3:15 Why Mitch Learned from a Derecho 8:09 The human spirit 10:56 The phrase that sparked the idea 13:47 The power of prayer and what to do when you feel “the nudge” 27:11 What’s coming up in September 32:21 Will you join us? 34:43 How to join MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE: Recently, on an early morning drive… I was reminded of how we… as human beings… find a way. That’s right. When we are at our best, we find a way to help each other, encourage each other, push each other and come alongside each other. That idea planted a seed. What could we do… if we gave ourselves permission to find some common ground? As I was praying about this question, I got hit with a phrase. “We Agree to Pray.” Well… I’ll be honest. At first, I pushed back on the idea. I thought, “People can't seem to agree on ANYTHING right now. They can’t agree on big stuff like politics, COVID… or the little stuff like who makes the best French Fry or how to eat an Oreo. But… WHAT IF? What if a ragtag group of us was willing to put aside our differences for a month? What if we… a group of very different people… took a month to pray for healing, hope, grace, unity, solutions and breakthroughs? What might happen? Now… here’s the deal. Prayer may not be your thing. If that’s the case… TOTALLY cool. No harm no foul. We’re good. And hey… if you want to drop out of this episode… that’s totally fine. We can TOTALLY still be friends AND you are still TOTALLY part of the DREAM THINK DO family. Because we are TOTALLY willing to recognize and honor our differences and our similarities here! At the same time… if prayer IS your thing… or you’ve always been curious about it… cool. Let’s keep talking. See… prayer hasn’t always been big for me. But over the years… prayer has brought me a lot of peace, hope, strength, grace, AND love. PLUS… it’s also become a part of our core business strategy and something I depend on as we navigate the wild waters of life (especially in 2020!!!). Now, I don’t do it perfectly. When I pray… it’s messy. It ain’t poetic. It’s not beautiful. #IloveJesusbutIcussalittlebit But it has become powerful… and amazing. In the episode, I share some examples, plus I mention our “6 Miracle Day.” (Click here to read that story: mitchmatthews.com/our-6-miracle-story/ Most importantly, we’ve seen the power of prayer help people to experience a sense of peace, hope, and strength. And we’ve seen incredible things happen when a group of people comes together to pray. So… for the month of September, we’re wanting to do something we’re calling the WE AGREE TO PRAY project. It’s where people from all walks of life agree to pray… together. We’ll send out a daily email to: Offer some encouragement Provide a shared prayer focus for the day Share some stories and breakthroughs
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