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  • A 6 Word Phrase To Help You Beat Comparison

    A 6 Word Phrase To Help You Beat Comparison

    09/07/2020 Duration: 18min

    This week we’re talking about overcoming COMPARISON!  Seriously, have you ever opened up your social media app… you scrolled… scrolled… and then WHAM!  It hits you… that wave of COMPARISON. Those feelings of: “I’m behind,” or “I’ve missed it” or “I’m too late” or “I’m not as ________ as them.”  Here’s the deal.  I think comparison kills more dreams and big ideas than just about anything else.  And THAT is why we’re going after it this week.  I’m going to get you a six-word phrase that’s helped set me and my coaching clients free from the “comparison trap!”  (Plus, I’ll give you the fun story of when and how it hit me!)  So… if you’re wanting to bust free from the weariness that comes from comparison… I’ve got your back!  Let’s do this. Listen To The Podcast:   RESOURCES: DREAM THINK DO Episode 213: “Identity Statements,” www.mitchmatthews.com/213 Mitch’s Success Coaching: www.mitchmatthews.com/success-coaching   MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What to expect today 1:42 Comparison kills dream

  • A Masterclass on Hard Conversations: Part 3 – What to do AFTER!

    A Masterclass on Hard Conversations: Part 3 – What to do AFTER!

    02/07/2020 Duration: 20min

    We’re talking about what to do AFTER that difficult conversation.  Our first two episodes on the CRITICAL subject of having HARD (but RICH) conversations have been huge!  In fact, it’s led to some of our biggest download numbers of the year!  (Thanks for spreading the word!)  That means we’re hitting on a topic that people need right now.  That’s why we’re talking about what to do AFTER the conversation. I offer THREE tenets to live by in about 15 minutes.  Short and sweet. NOTE: The 2nd will help you to know what to do if you think you’ve offended someone.  (Because that’s a hard reality of our current era… right?)  BTW… the strategy might surprise you… but I think it will also help you to feel a sense of freedom too! So let’s get to it! Listen To The Podcast:   RESOURCES: www.mitchmatthews.com/273 - Preparing for a HARD conversation www.mitchmatthews.com/274 - MINDSET for hard conversations www.mitchmatthews.com/211 - Finding the Middle Ground with Congressman Ro Khanna   Marianne William

  • A Masterclass on Hard Conversations: Part 2 – Preparation

    A Masterclass on Hard Conversations: Part 2 – Preparation

    25/06/2020 Duration: 15min

    We’re doing an experiment. 3 episodes on the wildly important subject of having HARD but RICH conversations.  This is sooooooo important right now.  Right?  Difficult conversations usually involve a touchy subject but with the right mindset… they can be incredibly RICH and rewarding too.  Also, we’re experimenting with our timing.  So each episode will be about 15 minutes long.  Short… sweet and to the point!  So let’s get to it!   Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES: Give the gift of listening: mitchmatthews.com/249   QUOTES FROM THE SHOW:  “If you know your WHY, your HOW will come.” - Mitch Brian Tracy once said, “Think on paper. Every minute you spend in planning can save you five to ten minutes in execution.”   Adam Carroll says, “You have to know that the juice is worth the squeeze.” The Dalai Lama once said, “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.  But if you listen, you may learn something new.”  "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is al

  • A Masterclass on Hard Conversations: Part 1 – Preparation

    A Masterclass on Hard Conversations: Part 1 – Preparation

    19/06/2020 Duration: 17min

    Welcome to episode 273 of DREAM THINK DO. We’re doing an experiment over these next few weeks. 3 episodes on the important topic of having HARD conversations.   Actually, I want to reframe that as how to have RICH conversations.  Because… they really can be both right? Hard conversations usually involve a difficult subject but with the right prep… they can be incredibly RICH conversations too.  Right?  Oh… and each episode will be about 15 minutes long.  YOW… you know me so this is a stretch!  But it’s going to be gooooood.  So let’s get to it!   Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES: Episode 002: Punch Worry in the Face: mitchmatthews.com/punch-worry-in-the-face Episode 246: 2 Minutes to Confidence: mitchmatthews.com/246 3 Buckets Infographic:  Learn more here All right… I’m excited about this. Experiments are always fun.  And I’m feeling stretched to keep this shorter.  A little uncomfortable… and that’s good… right? This is going to be PART 1 in a series called a “Masterclass in Hard

  • Fritzi Horstman – STEP INSIDE THE CIRCLE

    Fritzi Horstman – STEP INSIDE THE CIRCLE

    11/06/2020 Duration: 31min

    We’re talking with Fritzi Horstman.  She’s the Founder and Executive Director of the Compassion Prison Project.  Before that, she was a Grammy Award Winning producer of projects like HBO’s “The Defiant Ones” as well as dozens of television projects, documentaries, and several films.  In 2018, Fritzi had the experience of visiting a high-security prison and while she was there her heart broke.  She saw some things she thought needed to change, so she dove in to help.  A video that demonstrates the amazing work of the CPP has gone viral with millions of views.  In fact, that’s how I came across Fritzi’s story.  After watching the video… I dug into the story and was so impressed I wanted to have her on to share about her journey! She’s the example of someone who saw something that needed to be fixed and she came up with a tangible solution to help.  I think it will inspire you.  Let’s get to it.     Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES: The Compassion Prison Project’s Website: compassionprisonproj

  • ALEX MATTHEWS – Waking Up to a Dream

    ALEX MATTHEWS – Waking Up to a Dream

    27/05/2020 Duration: 36min

    We’re talking to Alex Matthews.  Alex’s new book is out this week.  It’s a 500+ page coming-of-age post-apocalyptic thriller called, “Waking Up: Summer.”  Alex is 19 years old… and I’m very proud to say he’s also my son.  In the interview, we talk about the book itself and the story behind it.  Plus, we dig into Alex’s creative process and some important things he’s learned along the way about going after creative dreams.     Listen To The Podcast:     Alex Matthews RESOURCES: Find Alex’s Book “Waking Up: Summer” by clicking here. Find Alex’s YouTube Channel by clicking here. Find Alex Matthews on Instagram by clicking here.   MORE ON THE BOOK:   Description of the book: Before the bio weapon was created, Timberwolf was simply known as Alex and his home was a safe place.  But when a monstrous sickness was released into the world everything changed. Nothing and no one stayed the same. He would’ve never predicted that in just one day, all that mattered to him could be shredded by the

  • Jennifer Fulwiler – Do What Makes You Come ALIVE!

    Jennifer Fulwiler – Do What Makes You Come ALIVE!

    19/05/2020 Duration: 35min

    We’re talking to Jennifer Fulwiler. Jen’s a standup comedian, best selling author, and the mom of six kids.  She’s also a TRUE Dream Think Do-er!  For example, after being told that NO ONE was interested in comedy done by a “minivan-driving woman from the suburbs,” she self-produced her own standup comedy tour and she sold out venues across the country!  She’s written several books and her newest one is Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive.  The book has received rave reviews and has helped people to break out of ruts, uncover their personal passions as well as their unique gifts and talents, and most importantly fall in love with life again.  That’s no small order… but I think it’s a critical message for this weird, wild season we’re all in.  So let’s get to it!     Listen To The Podcast:     Jennifer Fulwiler RESOURCES:   Jen’s Website: jenniferfulwiler.com Jen’s Newest Book: Your Blue Flame Instagram: www.instagram.com/jenniferfulwiler Twitter: twitter.c

  • Cort Davies on How to THRIVE [especially NOW]

    Cort Davies on How to THRIVE [especially NOW]

    12/05/2020 Duration: 36min

    Our guest is Cort Davies.  In 2017 Cort was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and he was given just three years to live. That was a scary diagnosis, but instead of shutting down and just accepting it… Cort set out on a mission to defy it. Since then he’s undergone 7 surgeries, several experimental treatments, and numerous challenges.  BUT despite all of this... Cort Davies has realized that he now considers cancer and his resulting journey a gift.  It’s taught him about life… about healing... about being intentional about his mindset and making every day count.  We talk to Cort about the specific things he’s learned about having a “healing mindset,” how to find peace in the midst of challenging times and how to THRIVE in uncertain times.  I think you’re going to love this conversation.     Listen To The Podcast:    Cort Davies RESOURCES:   Cort’s Book:  1 Habit to Beat Cancer: Secrets of the Happiest Cancer Thrivers on the Planet Click here  Cort’s 1 Habit Summit: click here Cort’s trai

  • Bob Burg and WHERE to FOCUS now

    Bob Burg and WHERE to FOCUS now

    05/05/2020 Duration: 37min

    Today… we’re talking with Bob Burg.  For 30 years, Bob has been a successful author and speaker.  His books have sold millions of copies and he wows audiences… whether it’s a group of 50 or 15,000 — and he’s shared the stage with top thought leaders, celebrities, Olympic athletes, and even former US Presidents.  I consider Bob a mentor and a friend, and since I trust his perspectives in the best and the worst of times… I wanted to bring him on to talk about where we are at as a world… and where we need to focus as leaders, entrepreneurs, and globe changers as we move into this new normal.     Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES: Bob Burg’s website: burg.com Bob’s Author Page on Amazon: Click here     MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE: Bob Burg has written 10 books on sales, marketing, and influence.  Those books have sold millions of copies.  And although I can say each is incredible, it’s his book The Go-Giver that’s had the biggest impact on me.  In fact… it was a divine appointment that I

  • ASK – 3 Powerful Questions with Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen

    ASK – 3 Powerful Questions with Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen

    29/04/2020 Duration: 32min

    This week we’re talking to Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen.  They’ve just written a book called, “ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams to Your Destiny.” In our interview, we talk in-depth about what they’ve learned about the art and the science of asking better questions to transform your life.  Specifically, we talk about the 3 questions they ask every day and they walk us through how they apply them to their lives, their relationships, their writing, and their businesses.      Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES: Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen New Book:  “Ask!: The Bridge from Your Dreams to Your Destiny” Mark Victor Hansen Website: markvictorhansen.com MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE: Before we get started… I want to give you a little background on both our guests. Among many things… Mark Victor Hansen is often known best as "that Chicken Soup for the Soul guy."  Along with his co-author and business partner, Jack Canfield… they launched what Time magazine called, "the publ

  • Paula Faris – Figuring Out YOUR Calling.

    Paula Faris – Figuring Out YOUR Calling.

    21/04/2020 Duration: 33min

    My guest is Paula Faris.  Paula is a Senior National Correspondent at ABC News.   She’s won multiple Emmy Awards as she’s interviewed political leaders, athletes, newsmakers, and celebrities.  (Yeah… she’s interviewed ALL of the Avengers and almost ALL of the cast from Star Wars. We will now pause for a moment of silence.)   Recently, Paula made the news herself because she chose to walk away from TWO of the biggest dream jobs in her industry. The first was being the Co-anchor of Good Morning America’s weekend edition and the second was being a co-host of ABC’s “The View.” She didn’t walk away due to some crisis, controversy or for a bad decision.  Nope… she chose to walk away to do something she felt called to do. We’re going to talk about that decision and her new book, “Called Out - Why I traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling.”     Listen To The Podcast:   RESOURCES:   Insta: www.instagram.com/paulafaris Twitter:  twitter.com/paulafaris Buy The Book: “Called Out - Why I T

  • Love and Living in the New Normal

    Love and Living in the New Normal

    14/04/2020 Duration: 37min

    We’re talking with Sara Haines and Max Shifrin.  Sara’s been a regular on the Today Show, Good Morning America and The VIEW.  She also co-hosts the Strayhan, Sara and KeeKee show weekdays on ABC along with Michael Strayhan and KeeKee Palmer.  Max Sifrin is a lawyer specializing in commercial litigation. He’s killing it and as you’ll hear… he’s an amazing guy doing some great work.  These two got married in 2014 and now have 3 beautiful kiddos… Alec, Sandra and Caleb who are all under the age of 4. Like the rest of us... they’re navigating this new normal.  We talk about how they’re learning to live… and love… and somehow make it all work out of their apartment in Brooklyn. Let’s do this!     Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES: Sara’s Strayhan, Sara and KeeKee’s Facebook Page: Click here  Sara’s Insta Page: Click here   Previous DREAM THINK DO episodes with Sara: Overcoming the Comparison Trap: www.MitchMatthews.com/032  Pushing Through Fear: www.MitchMatthews.com/010     SHOW NOT

  • You Can Always Find A Way!

    You Can Always Find A Way!

    07/04/2020 Duration: 50min

    My guest is Jeffrey Morris.  He’s a writer, director, and futurist.  Jeff’s next film is a neo-classic space adventure called “Persephone.”   It’s starring “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s” Emile Hirsch, “Deadpool’s” Brianna Hildebrand, “Weed’s” very own Mary-Louise Parker, and “A Clockwork Orange’s” Malcolm McDowell.  Since a very early age, Morris has been devoted to not only science fiction… but science itself — focusing his passion on space exploration, oceanography, and meteorology.  Jeffrey Morris channeled these passions into his creative endeavors, which were elevated over the years as he learned storytelling, illustration, and film production. In addition to making films… Morris has created a number of books, documentaries, music videos, and apps.  In this interview, we walk through his journey… but we also talk about how he’s able to always find a way. That includes that Jefferey is doing all of this… not from Hollywood or New York… but from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s doing amazing things… and d

  • 5 Steps to Overcome Burnout

    5 Steps to Overcome Burnout

    31/03/2020 Duration: 40min

    We’re talking to Rahaf Harfoush about how to identify the signs of burnout (because it can sneak up on you) and we dig into some powerful and unorthodox ways to beat it.  Rahaf is a Digital Anthropologist, Best Selling Author and Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute for Digital Culture. Rahaf Harfoush 's latest book is called “Hustle and Float.” In it, she shows us that a lot of what we’ve been told about “work-life” balance is wrong… but more importantly… she shows us a better way to maximize our day… our creativity… and most importantly… our lives.  She came by this truth the hard way but getting blindsided by extreme burnout a few years ago. So we talk about how it almost killed her career and how she fought back and how she learned to “float” too. It’s a beautiful, raw and powerful conversation with some great insights, good stories and practical strategies you can start using today!     Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES: Book: Hustle & Float - reclaim your creativity and t

  • Finding Happiness Amid Chaos

    Finding Happiness Amid Chaos

    24/03/2020 Duration: 35min

    My guest is Dan Grec.  He’s a Yukon-based adventurer, snowboarder, and photographer.  A few years ago… Dan wanted a more vibrant life… so he quit his day job as an engineer and drove his 2 doors Jeep Wrangler 40,000 miles through 16 countries starting in Alaska and ending up in Argentina. That expedition turned into two of the best years of his life. The journey itself… along with the colorful people he met along the way… permanently changed the way he looked at himself… AND the way he looked at life.  He didn’t realize it at the time but that adventure also changed his trajectory… and he’s continued to explore ever since. In fact, just last year he completed a 54,000 mile... 35 country circumnavigation of the African continent in his 4 doors… Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Most importantly, Dan’s found a sense of joy and happiness that he can maintain in the wildest and toughest circumstances and we’re going to talk about that too!     Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES:   BOOK: The Road Chose M

  • Why and how to dream in tough times!!!

    Why and how to dream in tough times!!!

    17/03/2020 Duration: 51min

    A “Deep Dive” going after WHY and HOW to dream (and pursue your goals) in tough times!  I hate to be “Captain Obvious” but it’s tough to think about our dreams and goals when we’re getting hit with words like “Pandemic” and “Quarantine” on a somewhat normal basis.  At the same time… it’s wildly important to continue to look forward, to believe in something bigger and to continue to take small but significant steps forward on the things that are important to us.  Now… this isn’t some “rainbows, butterflies and little ponies” session on how to bury your head in the sand. Nope. In this episode, we dig into the psychology, the science and the specific strategies that will help you to look at this season in a way that will help you to keep your head, to stay safe AND to continue to march towards your dreams and goals!  I think you’re going to dig it. So let’s dive in.       Listen To The Podcast:   RESOURCES: Other DREAM THINK DO episodes on related topics: TIME MANAGEMENT: htmitchmatthews.com/25

  • The Art of Powerful Introductions

    The Art of Powerful Introductions

    10/03/2020 Duration: 30min

      This week we’re doing a deep dive into “The Art of Powerful Introductions.”  Seriously… you’ve worked hard at growing your network of awesome people… but one of the fastest ways to hurt that network is to violate trust and to T-up an unsolicited introduction.  It’s like we talk about in the episode, an unsolicited introduction is like giving someone a gift of a surprise puppy. LOL. That’s right… who doesn’t love a puppy? BUT… if you give it to someone who isn’t expecting it… a cute lil’ puppy can be a problem… right?  If we hand a busy person an unsolicited and/or poorly set up introduction… we can create problems and hurt our relationship with them. So in this episode, we talk through the 4 C’s of Permission-Based Introductions. These “C’s” will help you to set up introductions that lead to more success for everyone involved!  AND… they help to build trust and connection with your network too! So listen in to learn the 4 C’s and stop giving surprise puppies!!!     Listen To The Podcast:    

  • SHARE (and market) YOUR EXPERTISE!

    SHARE (and market) YOUR EXPERTISE!

    03/03/2020 Duration: 44min

    David C. Baker is an author, speaker, and advisor, working with independently-owned marketing firms around the world.  In fact… he’s worked with over 800 firms and has helped them with everything from positioning to lead generation... staffing to systems… and client acquisition as well as retention.  He’s been called the “Expert’s Expert” by the New York Times and he’s been featured in the WSJ, Fast Company, USA Today, and Forbes.  His newest book, “The Secret Tradecraft of $1M Advisors” is designed to be a handbook for the top 1% of consultants. We’re going to be talking with David about how to set yourself… and your expertise apart to make more impact, have more influence and bring in more income!       Listen To The Podcast:   RESOURCES: David C. Baker Site: www.expertise.is David C. Baker on Twitter: twitter.com/davidcbaker   Before we get to the interview, I have to include a few other fascinating and intriguing elements of David’s history.   He was born in Michigan… but grew up



    25/02/2020 Duration: 29min

    My guest is Brendan Synnott. Brendan co-founded the organic food brand Bear Naked Granola. He wound up selling the brand to Kellogg for $80 Million. Although it was a big win… there was a LOT of ups and downs and Brendan is very open about the fact that he battled depression after the sale.  But he got help and started to live life in a new way. In the years since the sale, he’s launched 5 other brands… oh… and he was also on Survivor! Now he’s taking on the $3 trillion apparel industry (the world’s second-largest polluter) as CEO of the organic, fair-trade cotton apparel company called Pact Organic.  During our interview, we talk about what it takes to get clear and go after a goal, what happens when the goal changes things (BIG TIME) and how to create a new mindset and set new goals too! I think you’re going to love this real and raw conversation!     Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES:   To find out more about Pact visit: www.WearPact.com. While you’re there… enter promo code: DREAMTHI

  • TIME BLOCKING: Doing MORE in LESS time!

    TIME BLOCKING: Doing MORE in LESS time!

    18/02/2020 Duration: 42min

    Let’s talk: TIME BLOCKING.  As you probably know… “time blocking” is a type of scheduling that helps you manage your time more effectively.  The key is scheduling specific blocks of time for certain tasks on a routine basis. These blocks enable you to focus on finishing big and small tasks… one at a time. This helps limit distractions, get things done faster, and leaves you feeling less overwhelmed. This is especially powerful if you’re working on something new or a side hustle, and you need to make/find time to get things done.  In this episode, we do a DEEP DIVE on the 5 keys to effective time blocking. Plus, we throw in a case study with one of my coaching clients who’s been experimenting with TB for a few months. We’re going to talk with him about what he’s learned and what he wishes he’d known earlier!     Listen To The Podcast:     RESOURCES: DOWNLOAD the FREE DTD PDF GUIDE for this episode. To find out more about Mitch’s concept of “Calendar-Driven To-Do Lists,” check out: DREAM THINK

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