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321: Karena and Mia Steir - The Surprise Gifts of a Dream Journey
Today, we’re talking with Karena and Mia Steir. These are two amazing humans… with incredible stories. But we’re going to focus on ONE particular story from something that started at a BIG Dream Gathering a few years ago.
320: 3 Keys for STICKING with A Dream!
We’re going after the BIG question of “How do you stick with a dream?” This is one of the most common questions we get at LIVE events and as people are using our “Dream Together” app. It’s totally understandable. They get excited about a new dream… but then the fear starts to creep in. They start to wonder if they can stay with it and achieve their goals. So the dream gets shut down before they even get started. Well, in this episode, we dive into 3 powerful strategies in 15 minutes. These concepts will help you START and STICK with it! Let’s do this!
3 Things I’ve learned from 250 Episodes of DREAM THINK DO: https://mitchmatthews.com/250/
Forged By Adversity - with Navy Seal Chad Williams: www.mitchmatthews.com/295
Post Traumatic GROWTH: www.MitchMatthews.com/172
Antonio Neves: “STOP LIVING ON AUTOPILOT.” www.MitchMatthews.com/307
THE “DREAM TOGETHER” APP IS HERE!
It’s designed to help you clarify your goals as well as connect with others so you can “dream together” to make those dreams (big or small) a reality!
So… HERE ARE THE STEPS:
STEP 1: Download the app. Find “Dream Together” for your Apple Device: HERE Find “Dream Together” for your Android Device: HERE STEP 2: Sign up and enter the group code: dreamthinkdo STEP 3: Be inspired by the dreams that are already there. Then… follow and encourage a dream or two! STEP 4: Post at least one of your own dreams… and then invite friends to join you so you can DREAM TOGETHER! QUOTES:
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the
seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile,
and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” – Lou Holtz
“Truth 1: Adversity is going to come…
And Truth 2: You’re tougher than you think!” - Mitch Matthews
“Adversity causes some people to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward
“The most successful people see adversity not as a stumbling block, but as a stepping-stone to greatness.” – Shawn Anchor
“A positive psychological change experienced as the result of adversity leading to
a higher level of functioning.”
PRE-Traumatic Growth - Definition
“Positive psychological changes leading to more focus, energy, engagement and joy in the face of life’s challenges.
MINUTE BY MINUTE:
0:02 What to expect today 1:06 Download the Dream Together App! 2:10 Today’s Question: How do I commit to a dream? 4:39 The magic of learning something new 5:56 Decide to do it! But…adversity may arise. 11:11 Learning from others' stories 12:54 The power in finishing 14:47 Do the math: Go after small wins MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE (TRANSCRIPT):
All right. DREAM THINK DOer, like I said, this is a part of our Dream Together series. So we're going after big questions, questions that we've gotten at our live events over the years and questions that we get as people are using our Dream Together app to go after new dreams, new goals. The one we're going after today is something that so often happens. It's something that can kind of bubble up. I can remember at so many different live events, people would step to the mic at the end of the event to do this Q&A, and they would ask a version of this question: How can I stick with a dream? And you could feel all the emotions that were tied to a question like this. Sometimes it was fear, sometimes it was weariness, but you can also feel these elements of hope, sometimes excitement, sometimes life, because people had gotten clear on a new dream or maybe unearthed, kind of helped and remembered a very dream.
And now they're asking this question of how do I know I'm going to stick with it? You co
319: Katie Russell Newland - Slumps Are Meant to be Broken
Katie Russell Newland is a writer and sports enthusiast based in Austin, Texas. She has a PhD in language and literacy from the University of Texas. She’s a survivor of both Hodgkin’s lymphoma and melanoma… and I’m grateful to say… she’s fully in remission.
Now… in 2018, Katie took an epic adventure and walked out a life-long dream. She traveled over 30,000 miles to visit 30 Major-League-Baseball parks in a single season to honor her late mother. And this all culminated in her taking the mound at Wrigley Field... home of her absolute favorite baseball team of all time… to throw out the first pitch of a Chicago Cubs game! How cool is THAT? Now… Katie has a brand new that chronicles this incredible journey called, “A Season with Mom.” It’s a true story of love, loss, baseball AND a dream that really did come true. I can’t wait to talk with Katie about it… so let’s get to this!
Katie’s Website: https://www.katierussellnewland.com/
Katie’s Book on Amazon.
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Permission to Dream (Again): www.mitchmatthews.com/309
Rob Harsh - How to Live in the Moment: www.mitchmatthews.com/157
THE “DREAM TOGETHER” APP IS HERE! That’s right! Our DREAM TOGETHER App is here!
The “Dream Together” app is designed to help you clarify your goals as well as connect with like-minded individuals so you can “dream together” to make those dreams (big or small) a reality!
So… HERE ARE THE STEPS:
STEP 1: Download the app.
Find “Dream Together” for your Apple Device: HERE Find “Dream Together” for your Android Device: HERE STEP 2: Sign up and enter the group code: dreamthinkdo
STEP 3: Be inspired by the dreams that are already there. Then… follow and encourage a dream or two!
STEP 4: Post at least one of your own dreams… and then invite friends to join you so you can DREAM TOGETHER!
Let’s do this!
EPISODE MINUTE BY MINUTE:
0:02 Welcome to 319 2:20 Don’t forget to download the Dream Together App 3:23 Get to know Katie 5:03 How Katie’s dream journey began 7:56 When Katie gained the courage pressuring her dream 10:07 What you can learn from the game of baseball 14:02 Tips for sticking to your dreams 19:01 Katie’s first pitch story 22:53 The feeling that Katie hopes her readers feel 25:06 Katie’s advice for dreamers who are scared to move forward 25:51 Mitch’s closing thoughts
MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
Some Key Concepts from the Interview:
Dreams don’t have timetables. Even if it takes thirty years, like it did for Katie, or one hundred eight (like it did for the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series), dreams really can come true. It starts with finding a way to do what you love.
Dreams often fade over time, losing the brilliance of their original inspiration. We’ve all experienced it, even rationalized it. Circumstances change, nudging you to give up. You age, take on family responsibilities, face health concerns, lose loved ones before their time.
As a result, dreams get written off.
But maybe they don’t have to be. Maybe there’s a way of reimagining them. When Katie’s mom died, she thought their shared dream of visiting all thirty Major League Baseball ballparks died too. Six years later, she took a journey of a lifetime, proving our thirty-year-old dream was still alive.
Baseball reminds us that we can fail often and still be a Hall of Famer. One bad game doesn’t determine our identity, and one losing season doesn’t define our career. We need to know that in challenging moments, the potential for redemption remains. After all, baseball is the game of perpetual chances. Katie hopes her story sends the message that whil
318: You’ve got a dream. How do you ask for help?
We’re doing a deep dive into the subject of asking for help. That’s a BIG question that comes up during our LIVE events all the time. That makes sense though. When people start to get clear on goals and dreams… they’re often struck with the realization they can’t do it alone. We all know that if we want to accomplish BIG things… we can’t fly solo. BUT… asking for help can be hard. So that’s why we’re going after this REALLY IMPORTANT SUBJECT! And… since it’s a part of our “Dream Together” series… we’re keeping it to just about 15 minutes. So let’s get to it!
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Erin Rollenhagen - Be Strong and Authentic: https://mitchmatthews.com/253
Sheri Salata - Finding LOVE for Life Again: https://mitchmatthews.com/312
EPISODE MINUTE BY MINUTE:
0:21 What to expect today 1:10 How do I ask for help? 2:20 Strategy One: Be ready for it to feel different 5:30 Strategy Two: Be open 6:17 Strategy Three: Don’t be selfish 9:05 Strategy Four: Be real 9:33 Strategy Five: Be kind 10:15 Strategy Six: Be honoring 13:47 Strategy Seven: Keep it simple 15:05 Strategy Eight: Be grateful 16:15 Strategy Nine: What did you hear and what will you do about it?
THE EPISODE - WORD FOR WORD:
All right. Hello and welcome Dream. Think. Doer to episode 318. That's right, this is another in our Dream Together Series. These are special episodes to get you specific strategies in 15 minutes or less. And this is all about helping those folks that are going after dreams, specifically, a little bit more specifically, those folks that are now using our Dream Together app.
It's been absolutely amazing to see this thing start to reach people around the world. Dream. Think. Doers and others are starting to use the app to dream together, but we've had questions come in, right? And I love this. I love that we're getting to respond to this, but what we wanted to do is go after some of the most common questions with this Dream Together Series. And in this particular episode, we're going to go after specific strategies to answer the question, "How do I ask for help?"
So whether you're using Dream Together or not, I'm guessing that if you're listening to this, you are Dream. Think. Doer. You are going after dreams. And here's the deal, something that I've learned, I'll bet it's something that you've learned. That when we go after dreams, when we pursue dreams, when we are trying to grow something, we eventually have to realize at some point, we're going to need some help. We can't do it on our own. Listen, I know you are a wildly talented, amazing individual, but if we're going to grow something that's bigger than ourselves, we have to ask for help, right?
In this episode, I'm going to get you some quick tips, thoughts, strategies, even dare I say, musings. All of which, each one of these, I could go probably 45 minutes to an hour on, but I'm going to try to get these tips strategies to you in two minutes or less, to get an all total of 15 minutes or less on this episode, we'll see how we do. But the whole goal is to get you what you need so that you can truly get out there and go after and achieve more of your dreams and goals. All right? So let's get after this.
NUMBER ONE: BE READY FOR IT TO FEEL DIFFERENT:
Be ready for it to feel different.
Listen, if you are a highly successful person, you're an achiever, there's a good chance that you know you need to ask for help, but it may not in fact be what is your norm, right? It might feel like there's some dissonance when you go to do it. You'll like this.
Recently I came across some in
Jessica Zweig - You are here for a reason
Jessica Zweig is an award-winning entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of the SimplyBe Agency. It’s a premier personal branding firm based in Chicago but they’re serving clients across the globe. Jessica’s got an amazing story of going from being a theater major… to launching her own magazine… to growing it to be the largest online magazine for women in Chicago for 7 years running.
316 - Which dream should I focus on?
Welcome to our special “Dream Together” Q&A series. We’re going after the biggest questions we’ve received over our 15 years of BIG Dream Gatherings. That’s right. As we held these events around the country, we’d always wrap up with a Q&A with the audience.
Love your interviews. So inspiring!
You Are Here For A Reason
Your conversation with Jessica Zweig was amazing!! She was so candid and real, which speaks to your ability as podcaster. Jessica’s comments really struck a chord with me and I am excited to read her book.
A 10/10 Podcast!!!!
I am truly amazed of the content and the quality of DREAM.THINK.DO! My favorite episode was his conversation with Antonio Neves. It is a powerful interview with great host and great guest! Have been binging the show and look forward to every new ep!