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

DREAM. THINK. DO‪.‬ Mitch Matthews

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

    366. Lisa Even - 5 Surprising Keys to a Good Ripple Effect

    366. Lisa Even - 5 Surprising Keys to a Good Ripple Effect

    LISA EVEN is joining us!  She describes herself as a corporate-world junkie… turned entrepreneur. Lisa offers one-on-one coaching, keynote speaking and workshops… with the goal of helping individuals and organizations to have good ripple effect!
    She grew up in a small town in Iowa… and she credits a lot of her success to the things she learned schlepping tables at a little cafe… and she said she didn’t even know how some of THOSE things prepped her to lead large teams in the corporate space… 
    In full disclosure… she’s a coaching client of mine and we’ve been working together over this past year.  I tell you this because THAT has given me a front row seat to the awesome things she’s been up to and how she LIVES her brand… by creating a good ripple effect everywhere she goes!  Two more fun facts… Lisa has a monthly joy calendar and she’s on a mission to meet 1 million people.
    MORE ON LISA:
    Lisa’s site: www.LisaEven.com 
    Lisa on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/even.lisa
    Lisa on the Facebooks: https://www.facebook.com/lisaeven11
    Lisa on LinkedIn: Click here
     
    RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:
    Episode 255 - Meet 50 Interesting People This Year… even if you’re an Introvert: Click here
    Episode 198 - 3 Keys to Meeting New People: Click here
    Episode 342 - The Gratitude Secret Weapon: Click here
     
    MINUTE BY MINUTE:
    0:02 What’s inside episode 366 1:28 Get to know Lisa Even 3:40 What the “ripple effect” means to Lisa 8:30 What led Lisa to the Ripple Effect 16:45 What if JOY was your job? 24:31 How Lisa is connected back 32:40 How Mitch felt at Lisa’s event 35:05 The importance of getting your thoughts out 38:08 Don’t overthink it, just start messy! 40:55 Mitch’s Minute and biggest takeaways  
    I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:
    How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this conversation?
    Also, let’s hear YOUR thoughts, tips and strategies for having good ripple effect and/or experiencing a sense of JOY more often?  
    What’s something that works for YOU?
    And PLEASE share this very fun/powerful episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!
    Know I’m rooting for you!
    Mitch

    • 45 min
    365: Masters of Make-Up Effects - A fascinating convo with Howard Berger and Marshall Julius

    365: Masters of Make-Up Effects - A fascinating convo with Howard Berger and Marshall Julius

    Howard Berger and Marshal Julius are with us!  You probably remember Howard from episodes 74 and 284. He’s the co-founder of the KNB EFX Group AND he’s an academy award and emmy award winning special effects artist.  It’s hard to do this guy justice… because he’s been involved with over 800 feature films and television shows. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in show business.
    He and his business partner Greg Nicotero are responsible for allllll of the zombies in the Walking Dead. He’s done All of Quentin Tarantino’s movies. 
    He’s Mark Wahlberg’s go-to guy for special effects.  He and his team did the Chronicles of Narnia… for which they won the Academy Award for Best Make Up. He got another academy nomination for his work on HITCHCOCK.  And just about every horror movie that’s scared the crap out of you over the past 20 to 30 years… there’s a VERY good chance Howard had something to do with it.  And just try to wrap your mind around this… for ONE tv show… The Orville… they have created over 1000 designs…  that’s just ONE show!!!
    Now… let’s talk about Marshall Julius.  I’d classify him as a modern day renaissance man!  He’s an author… he’s an artist.  By the way… his art has been purchased and shared around the world. He kills it on the Twitters and most importantly… he’s made an impressive career and business out of being a professional fan and self-proclaimed nerd.  Now THAT’s the best… when you can make a career out of something you love!
    Okay… so we’re talking today… because these two long-time friends have teamed up to write one of the most anticipated and fascinating books written for film fans and geeks… called, Masters of Make-Up Effects: A Century of Practical Magic.  It’s already a #1 new release and it doesn’t come out until next month!!!
    We’re going to be talking about the book… and some of the great stories that they remembered and uncovered as they wrote it.  I can’t wait for this… so let’s get to it!
    MORE ABOUT HOWARD BERGER AND MARSHALL JULIUS:
    Their new book: Masters of Make-Up Effects: A Century of Practical Magic
    Click here to find it on Amazon!  

    Want to be blown away? Visit Howard’s IMDB Page: Click here
    Be sure to follow Howard on Insta: hoops511 
    Find out more about Howard’s Company: KNBE ​​www.knbefx.com/howard-berger 
    Find Marshall on Twitter: twitter.com/MarshallJulius  
    Find Marshall on the Instas: instagram.com/vintagegeekcentral 
    Find Marshall’s other books on Amazon: Click here
    RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:
    “Don’t Blow Up the House - And other great stories about Zombies, Aliens and Following Your Dreams!” My FIRST interview with Howard Berger: www.mitchmatthews.com/074
    “Starting Small, Dreaming Big and Making Movie Magic!” My SECOND interview with Howard Berger: www.mitchmatthews.com/184 
    Starting your OWN PODCAST: 5 Keys to Make it Work!: www.mitchmatthews.com/350 
    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
    How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this conversation with Howard and Marshall?  
    More importantly… what’s something that stuck with you?
    What’s one of YOUR favorite movies?  What’s a movie set YOU would have loved to be on when they were making it?
    Also… what’s a goal YOU want to pursue?  What if you went after it with a friend like Howard and Marshall did?  
    Lastly… what questions do YOU still have?  Comment and let me know! Let’s keep this convo going!
    And PLEASE share this special episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!
    Know I’m rooting for you!
    Mitch
    Quick Recap:
    0:02 What to expect from episode 365 2:27 Get to know our TWO amazing guest 5:00 A little back story behind Howard Berger and Marshal Julius’ project 13:25 Howard’s favorite story from the journey 26:00 The thankless profession of journalism 28:35 The importance

    • 56 min
    364: Wm. Paul Young - A very real conversation on experiencing true joy and real freedom… more often.

    364: Wm. Paul Young - A very real conversation on experiencing true joy and real freedom… more often.

    Wm. Paul Young is back!  And I’m so excited for this first “Friends of Dream Think Do” episode! We’re throwing out the clock… as we dive into important subjects and topics I’m curious with friends who have perspectives I think you’ll appreciate!
    And Paul… did not disappoint!  Wow!  We talk about everything from what’s the difference between happiness and joy… but more importantly… how Paul walks in a true sense of joy… almost constantly. We talk about family relationships and the importance of grace (and some specific “how-tos” to achieve it more often).  Plus, we dive into some of YOUR questions!
    Everything from “What’s something that you wish you’d done differently with the Shack (the 24M+ bestseller)?” to… “How did you craft the Trinity as you were writing the book?” to… “What’s next?” to… “How do you handle criticism?” and SOOOO much more.  I think you’re going to love it!  So let’s get to it!
    Paul’s Most Recent DTD Episode: JOY as a Constant Companion: mitchmatthews.com/william-paul-young My interview with Paul’s Daughter Lexi: Overcoming Fear and Dreaming Big with your Kids! https://mitchmatthews.com/329 My interview with The Chosen’s George Xanthis: Life As John - An Actor’s Journey: https://mitchmatthews.com/333 A Deep Dive on Prayer: https://mitchmatthews.com/314/ 
     
    MORE ON THE AUTHOR: Wm. Paul Young’s Website: https://wmpaulyoung.com His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wmpaulyoung His Facebooks: https://www.facebook.com/TheShackOfficial His books on Amazon: Click here DREAM THINK DO MINUTE BY MINUTE: 0:02 What Mitch has been up to this Summer 3:24 Welcome back the amazing Paul Young 9:14 Making the conscious decision to stay present 20:05 The difference between asking for forgiveness and apologizing 28:18 What wholeness really looks like 33:28 What love really looks like 41:49 What goodness really looks like 55:45 How to start writing your first or next book 1:01:00 How Paul chose to craft the physical entities of the Holy Trinity 1:10:38 One of the biggest surprising things for Paul with “The Shack” 1:16:20 Mitch’s minute and recap REVIEWS: Since we’re coming up on 365 Episodes… would you take this opportunity to leave a review on Apple Podcasts?  Click here and be taken to the show.  
    Simply give it an honest rating and… if you’re willing… a quick review.  Share something you’d want others to know about Mitch and the show!
    Every review counts and each one helps us to reach more people!  That makes a BIG difference because… as you know… we want to help the world to dream bigger, think better and do more of what each person’s put on the planet to do!  So… THANKS!!!
    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from this “Friends of Dream Think Do” episode?  More importantly… what’s something that stuck with you?
    Also, let’s hear YOUR thoughts, tips and strategies for experiencing a sense of JOY more often?  What’s something that works for YOU?
    And hey… what questions do YOU still have?  Comment and let me know!
    And PLEASE share this very special episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!
    Know I’m rooting for you!
    Mitch
    MORE ON THE EPISODE: When William Paul Young turned 50, his wife Kim asked him to write down some notes about his outlook on God, life, love and grace.  It was supposed to be for their kids.  
    He obliged.  (He did it while on a train as he commuted to his 3 different jobs.)  But those “notes” turned into a book that became the international bestseller, ‘The Shack.’
    This week, I talk with Paul about his experiences with writing the book (and his 3 other bestsellers).  But more importantly… we talk about his outlook on grace, love, the pressures of life, God, facing criticism and controversy… and we even talk about what he’s working

    • 1 hr 19 min
    363: Create an EXPERIENCE LIST

    363: Create an EXPERIENCE LIST

    In this MICRO-episode… we’re digging into the strategy of creating what we call, an “EXPERIENCE LIST.”  This is for EVERYBODY… but especially with those folks who wrestle with writing down their dreams and goals.  And trust me… that’s a LOT of people.  Yes… we ALL know that writing down our goals is important and the studies have shown that.  BUT… for a lot of people… that feels intimidating and/or overwhelming.  Plus, it can cause an inner-wrestling match over whether something qualifies as a “big dream” or an “important goal” or whether it’s as cool as someone else’s dream or a “SMART goal.”  Well… screw that noise!  Nope… we’re going to use a different word to guide us.  Yup… we’re going to ask, “What are some EXPERIENCES… (big or small) I’d like to have in my lifetime?”  And with that… you’ll create your EXPERIENCE LIST.  Oh… and this is a MICRO-episode… because it’s less than 15 minutes!!!  So… let’s get to it! RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES & LINKS:
    Speaking of DREAMING with your Significant Other… check out THIS episode with Ana Gabriel Mann and John David Mann and “LOVE IS A PRACTICE: https://mitchmatthews.com/361/ 
    Let’s talk about “Setting Goals that Stick” here: https://mitchmatthews.com/purpose-driven-goal-setting-set-goals-will-stick/ 
    Speaking of “Zip-Lining,” check out when Mitch and his team went zipping through the trees of Southern Illinois! Click here
    DREAM THINK DO - MINUTE BY MINUTE:
    0:02 What to expect in this “micro” episode 1:44 A new adventure that Mitch is getting ready for 2:40 Your assignment from today’s episode 6:55 How to create dream “categories” 9:19 One of Mitch’s favorite quotes 11:49 How to start creating a reacher life today MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
    I’m getting ready to take a couple of weeks off for our younger son's graduation in LA.  Melissa and I are heading out to celebrate with him and have some great “experiences” along the way! 
    Plus, we’ve set some specific time aside to create a NEW “Experience List.”
    So I was inspired to share an idea with you!
    BACKGROUND:
    Recently at an event, someone approached me after my keynote.  It was a woman in her mid-thirties.  She looked smart, successful and put-together but she quickly admitted she was  wrestling with writing down any dreams and goals because she wasn't sure if her dreams were BIG enough and she wasn't sure their goals were SMART enough.
    She was caught in something I call the “SMART Trap” because she wasn't sure if the ideas that were coming to her head were actually goals because she didn’t know if they were specific enough... or measurable... or realistic... or… you get the picture.  As a result…   she felt stuck.  And she was in the “COMPARISON Trap” because she was trying to compare the size and the validity of her dreams to others in the room.
    Ever been there?  I sure have!
    So, instead of her trying to come up with “Dreams” or “goals,” I suggested a different question.
    Here’s the question: 
    What are some “experiences” you would like to have?
    I’ve found that “EXPERIENCE” is a lower pressure word.  
    So instead of asking about your DREAMS or you GOALS, ask yourself about the kinds of experiences you’d like to have in your lifetime.
    Because… experiences matter!
    “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it. 
    To reach out eagerly and without fear 
    for new and richer experiences.”
    - Eleanor Roosevelt
    HOMEWORK:
    STEP 1: Ask... what kind of experiences (big or small) would I like to have? STEP 2: List at least 10  
    "I think we should count our age by number of life experiences we've had instead of years!”
    - Unknown 
    THINK IN CATEGORIES: 
    TRAVEL Examples:
    I'd love to have coffee at a sidewalk cafe in Paris I'd like to go white water rafting in Colorado I'd like to take my family to Disney I'd like to go zip-lining in Illi

    • 13 min
    362: Mountain Peaks, Milestones, and 3 Surprising Keys to Sticking with It

    362: Mountain Peaks, Milestones, and 3 Surprising Keys to Sticking with It

    Antonio Neves joins us BUT this time… we’re flipping the mics. That’s right!  Tony is interviewing Mitch about what he’s learned as he’s approaching 365 episodes of Dream Think Do!  It’s a fun, inspiring and eye-opening conversation because Tony is not only a bestselling author and speaker, it’s an award-winning journalist who has interviewed world leaders, celebrities and entrepreneurs from around the world.  Mitch didn’t know what questions were going to be asked (other than some awesome questions Dream Think Do listeners submitted when they heard about the interview).  Antonio went deep into the archives to draw out some great behind the scenes stories and powerful insights from Mitch.  Plus, the LAST question really surprised Mitch and brought some personal revelation that brought ALL the emotions.  So listen in and be ready to get inspired to climb YOUR mountains, define those important milestones in YOUR life… and find the right ways to stick with YOUR dreams! MORE INFORMATION ON ANTONIO NEVES:
    Antonio’s Book: Stop Living on Autopilot: Click here Tony’s Website: theantonioneves.com/
    Tony’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/theantonioneves/  Tony’s Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/theantonioneves/ RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:
    Antonio Neves: “Be a BOLDER HAPPIER You!” mitchmatthews.com/307/ 
    Jillian Michaels: “This Might Surprise You…” www.mitchmatthews.com/323  My FIRST episode: “It’s Time to Dream Think Do!” www.mitchmatthews.com/001 REVIEWS:
    Since we’re coming up on 365 Episodes… would you take this opportunity to leave a review on Apple Podcasts?  Click here and be taken to the show.  
    Simply give it an honest rating and… if you’re willing… a quick review.  Share something you’d want others to know about Mitch and the show!
    Every review counts and each one helps us to reach more people!  That makes a BIG difference because… as you know… we want to help the world to dream bigger, think better and do more of what each person’s put on the planet to do!  So… THANKS!!!
    YOUR QUESTIONS:
    Now, we’d asked if DREAM THINK DOers wanted to submit any questions and you guys responded with some GREAT ones.  
    From those, Antonio and I chose the following questions:
    “Ok, here we go. I love love love my podcast. In fact, I am creating a second and am a co-host on another. My question is, when there is momentum and excitement it is easy to keep on going. What happens when the juices dry up a bit? How do you get your mojo back?” - Gail Craft
    “Over the time I have gotten to know you listening to your show, I would say (and I know many agree) that you are gifted with wisdom. What would you say has been a key to growing in wisdom for you that a younger dream think doer could implement?” 
    - Beth Medley 
    “People are constantly suggesting that I start a podcast, but the market is so saturated that I don’t think I have much value to add. What made you take the leap? Did you start by just interviewing friends and colleagues?” - Kim Harden
    But other than these 3… I didn’t know the questions Antonio was going to ask.  So it felt like we were operating without a net.  BUT I trust Tony… so we went for it.  And it was a blast!  
    We talked about things like:
    PERSISTENCE… and how to stick with something (even when you’re tired) SURPRISES along the way… and some of the unexpected gifts of pursuing dreams SETBACKS… because they’re going to come… and how do you get back up FEAR… and how to overcome it in power but simple ways But one of my favorite questions unearthed a story about some wisdom my bride Melissa offered me early on.  It’s something that helped me to set the course for my podcast but it’s also something that’s helped me live a happier and bolder life!  I can’t wait for you to hear THAT one.
    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
    How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from Tony’s questions and the awe

    • 1 hr 1 min
    361: LOVE is a PRACTICE (3 Surprising Keys to a Thriving Relationship) with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann

    361: LOVE is a PRACTICE (3 Surprising Keys to a Thriving Relationship) with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann

    We’re talking with Ana Gabriel Mann and John David Mann.  Ana earned her degree in clinical psychology before going on to serve as an educator, therapist, corporate trainer, speaker, and coach. Her hubby is John is an award-winning author… who’s co-written more than 30 books! That list includes four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers. I have to say that one of my absolute favorites was his His classic parable called The Go-Giver which he co-authored with Bob Burg who’s been on DREAM THINK DO twice! I’ve been wanting to have these two on the show for as long as I can remember!  Partly… because The Go-Giver helped to save my career a number of years ago.  And partly because this couple are a powerhouse!  I’m soooooooo happy to say that they’ve written a book together called “The Go-Giver Marriage” and it’s sooooooo good.  We’re going to talk about it and so much more… so let’s get to this! MORE INFO ON JOHN DAVID MANN AND ANA GABRIEL MANN:
    Find The Go-Giver Marriage on Amazon: Click Here
    Where you can find John:
    www.johndavidmann.com instagram.com/johndavidmann facebook.com/johndavidmann Where you can find Ana:
    www.gogivermarriage.com instagram.com/anagabrielmann facebook.com/anagabrielmann RELATED DREAM THINK DO EPISODES:
    A Deep Dive with Mitch Mtthews: 4 Keys to Planning a Dream Date - Episode 348: www.mitchmatthews.com/348 Sara Haines and Max Shifrin: Love and Living in the “New Normal” - Episode 265: www.mitchmatthews.com/265 Melissa and Mitch Matthews: Being Bilingual in the 5 Love Languages - Episode 214: www.mitchmatthews.com/214  
    Episode Minute By Minute: 
    0:02 Why today’s episode is pure AWESOME 1:07 Why you should still listen even if you’re single 3:13 Get to know John David & Ana Mann 6:41 Why now is the best time to talk about the Go-Giver marriage 10:27 John and Ana’s top “secret” to a great marriage 17:30 Appreciating your spouse takes practice 20:00 What “for better or for worse” practically looks like 28:43 How to approach your spouse if something needs to change 34:22 One thing the Manns wish more people knew 37:41 Mitch’s minute and biggest takeaways 40:37 How to get even more free recourse from Mitch WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
    How about YOU!?  What stood out to you from what John and Ana had to share?  More importantly… what’s something you’re going to try?
    Also, let’s hear YOUR tips and strategies.  What’s something that works for YOU to keep a relationship healthy and thriving?  
    And hey… what questions do YOU still have?  Comment and let me know!
    And PLEASE share this special episode with someone who YOU think would appreciate it and/or might be needing it… right now!  They’ll thank you!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

ChaJoeMa ,

Milestones!

Massively encouraging! I ALWAYS gain strategies and better ways of thinking that helps me chase what I’m after!

Mario with Endurify ,

Mitch is the best!

I can’t tell you how many times what Mitch has said in one of these episodes has been the EXACT thing that I needed to hear.

I once considered quitting my own podcast and came across Mitch’s episode on 3 strategies for sticking with a dream. I kept going and am SO grateful that I did.

Then a few weeks ago, his message of “you’re closer than you think” saved me as I was completely overwhelmed with everything going on. Mitch has a gift of speaking directly to your soul. Check this podcast out if you’re looking to clarify your dreams, come up with a plan, and give yourself the permission to go!

Ana Gabriel Mann ,

Mitch Matthews is the real deal!

Authentic, intelligent and deeply perceptive, Mitch is the real deal when it comes to a podcast. He brings strong guests that reflect his values and asks questions that truly open up the dialogue and bring real value to his listeners. if you could choose only one podcast to cover the bases of living a powerful life, choose Dream. Think. Do. You'll laugh and grow and learn new things every week.

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