177 episodes

Success is a goal for many. But how do we achieve it? What does success mean? How do YOU define success? It is our goal to help you write you own definition. This weekly show hosted by Matt Lupi shares insight into the personal development journeys of many successful people across the world. If you are someone who strives for success, here you will find stories and tips on how you can get there!

The Define Success Podcast with Matt Lupi Matt Lupi

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    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Success is a goal for many. But how do we achieve it? What does success mean? How do YOU define success? It is our goal to help you write you own definition. This weekly show hosted by Matt Lupi shares insight into the personal development journeys of many successful people across the world. If you are someone who strives for success, here you will find stories and tips on how you can get there!

    EP177: Overnight Successes Do Not Exist w/ Steven Pivnik

    EP177: Overnight Successes Do Not Exist w/ Steven Pivnik

    Dive into the world of extraordinary achievements with our latest podcast episode, where we unravel the essence of true success through the inspiring journey of Steven Pivnik. As a celebrated entrepreneur, author, and athlete, Steven has carved a path of remarkable accomplishments, from scaling his venture, Binary Tree, to a global powerhouse with over 200 employees, to challenging his limits in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone eager to learn from a seasoned achiever who has navigated the highs and lows of success across diverse arenas.
    Join us as Steven Pivnik shares invaluable insights on what sets successful individuals apart, the pivotal decisions and qualities that have guided him through his journey, and the actionable advice that can propel you toward your own success story. Whether it's the intrigue of growing a company to international acclaim and a lucrative exit, the relentless pursuit of athletic excellence, or the nuanced art of providing "tough love" to budding entrepreneurs, this conversation covers it all.
    Listeners will gain a rare glimpse into the challenges of scaling a business, the strategic considerations behind selling a company, and the myth of overnight success debunked by Steven's 26-year journey with Binary Tree and his dedication to Ironman competitions. This episode is not just about success; it's about the resilience, passion, and unconventional wisdom that drive it.
    Tune in to discover the secrets behind:
    - Defining and achieving success in entrepreneurship and beyond.
    - The crucial qualities and decisions that lead to success.
    - Overcoming the biggest challenges in scaling a company and knowing when to sell.
    - The importance of tough love in mentorship and the dangers of delusional support.
    - The reality behind "overnight success" stories.
    - Continuous motivation and the beliefs that fuel Steven's ongoing journey.
    Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, an athlete seeking motivation, or anyone in pursuit of excellence, this episode offers a deep dive into the mindset and practices that can lead to unparalleled success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from Steven Pivnik's extraordinary life lessons and actionable advice to elevate your own path to success.
    **Keywords:** Success, Entrepreneurship, Steven Pivnik, Binary Tree, Ironman World Championship, Scaling Business, Selling Company, Tough Love, Overnight Success, Motivation, Achievement, Business Growth, Leadership, Resilience.

    • 37 min
    EP176: 75HARD Lessons + Takeaways

    EP176: 75HARD Lessons + Takeaways

    Join Matt as he discusses his two main takeaways from completing the 75HARD program!

    • 15 min
    EP175: Using GRIT to Break Through Internal Barriers and Reach Your Potential w/ Danielle Cobo

    EP175: Using GRIT to Break Through Internal Barriers and Reach Your Potential w/ Danielle Cobo

    Danielle Cobo is an international female speaker for organizations, associations, and the public sector. She works with audiences to ignite transformation to lead with grit and resilience. 
     
    Order Danielle's book: Unstoppable Grit: Break Through the 7 Roadblocks Standing Between You and Achieving Your Goals: Cobo, Danielle: 9798988928126: Amazon.com: Books
     
    Follow Danielle: Danielle Cobo | Speaker, Author, Podcast Host (@thedaniellecobo) • Instagram photos and videos


     



    With over 15 years of corporate experience in the medical tech and bio-pharmaceutical industry, she knows how to build high-performing teams that increase sales, productivity, and employee retention. Her expertise includes corporate resilience and heart-centered leadership.
    Danielle is the best-selling author of Unstoppable Grit: Break Through the 7 Roadblocks Standing Between You and Achieving Your Goals and hosts the globally top-rated podcast, Unstoppable Grit Podcast with Danielle Cobo.
    As a former Fortune 500 Senior Sales Manager, she propelled her team to the number one national ranking, even amid the upheaval of downsizing, restructuring, and acquisitions. Her commendable leadership earned her the prestigious title of Region Manager of the Year. Her resiliency motivated her to earn four consecutive national Sales Excellence Awards in a male-dominated industry.

    In this episode, we cover a wide range of topics that revolve around the concept of success and the personal journey of transitioning from working in medical device sales to owning a business. We delve into how the definition of success can evolve over time, particularly through the lens of taking a leap of faith to pursue entrepreneurship. Our conversation highlights the critical importance of self-belief and grit, qualities that are fundamental in navigating the uncertainties of starting and running a business. We also explore what separates successful people from others, suggesting that a combination of resilience, vision, and the ability to persist even on days filled with reluctance to take action, plays a crucial role. Throughout this discussion, the underlying theme is the transformative power of believing in oneself and the perseverance to push through challenges. To conclude, we share a piece of advice for the audience, emphasizing that the journey of achieving one's definition of success is as significant as the outcome itself, and encouraging listeners to embrace their paths with courage and determination.

    • 38 min
    EP174: Delayed Gratification's Role in Success - The Marshmallow Experiment

    EP174: Delayed Gratification's Role in Success - The Marshmallow Experiment

    In this episode of the Define Success Podcast, host Matt Lupi delves into the Marshmallow Experiment, a cornerstone of psychological research that continues to offer profound insights into human behavior and success. Originally conducted over six years with hundreds of children, this fascinating study presented youngsters with a tantalizing choice: enjoy one marshmallow immediately or wait fifteen minutes for a doubly sweet reward. The children who demonstrated the ability to delay gratification not only scored higher on cognitive tests, coped better with stress, and achieved higher SAT scores but also laid the groundwork for a successful future.
    Fast forward to 2018, a groundbreaking follow-up study with over 900 participants shed new light on the enduring impact of socio-economic factors, such as affluence and poverty, on a child's capacity for self-control. Intriguingly, despite assumptions that our digital age might erode our patience, subsequent replications of the experiment have shown an increase in the duration children are willing to delay gratification. Could it be that modern technology and the ability to think more abstractly are actually enhancing our executive functions, including self-control?
    Join Matt as he explores the significance of these findings and provides actionable strategies for improving our own ability to delay gratification. From satisfying basic needs and setting long-term goals to developing a supportive network and mastering distraction techniques, this episode is packed with insights and tips for anyone looking to harness the power of patience for personal and professional success. Whether it's choosing $100 today or $500 next month, or saying no to a cheat meal in favor of fitness goals, learning to delay gratification is, as M. Scott Peck eloquently put it, "the only decent way to live." Tune in to discover how you can apply the lessons of the marshmallow test to define and achieve your own success.

    • 15 min
    EP173: How Discomfort, Pain and Stress Grows Your Brain

    EP173: How Discomfort, Pain and Stress Grows Your Brain

    Episode Resources: 
    The Tenacious Brain: How the Anterior Mid-Cingulate Contributes to Achieving Goals - PMC (nih.gov)
    The Neuroscience of Willpower with David Goggins & Dr. Andrew Huberman (futuredoctor.ai)
    Anterior Cingulate Cortex: Unique Role in Cognition and Emotion | The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (psychiatryonline.org)
    David Goggins: How to Build Immense Inner Strength | Huberman Lab • Podcast Notes
    A Tale of Two Nails | Psychology Today
     
    In this episode, we dive deep into the fascinating world of the brain, focusing on a key player in our mental and emotional landscape: the anterior mid-cingulate cortex (aMCC). Known for its integral role in cognitive control, emotional regulation, pain processing, and decision-making, the aMCC is a cornerstone of our neural architecture that responds and adapts to the challenges we face. But what happens in our brain when we push our limits and step outside our comfort zones?
    Join us as we explore how tackling difficult tasks not only strengthens the aMCC but also enhances our overall brain function, making us more resilient to stress and better equipped to handle fear and anxiety. We'll unravel the science behind neuroplasticity and how engaging in challenging activities can lead to significant improvements in our cognitive and emotional abilities.
    But it's not just about the hard stuff; it's also about our perception of stress and fear in our lives. Often, we magnify these feelings, allowing them to dictate our actions and mindset. This episode sheds light on the importance of stress and fear, discussing how these emotions are not the giants we often make them out to be. Instead, they are essential components of our survival toolkit, designed to alert us but not immobilize us.
    Through personal anecdotes, and the latest scientific research, we'll provide you with actionable insights on how to harness the challenges you face to strengthen your brain and transform your approach to stress and fear. Whether you're looking to boost your mental agility, enhance your emotional resilience, or simply curious about the incredible adaptability of the human brain, this episode is for you.
    So, plug in, tune out the noise, and discover how doing hard things can lead to significant growth, not just in the anterior mid-cingulate cortex, but in every aspect of your life. Let's embark on this journey of discovery and empowerment together!

    • 24 min
    EP172: The Secret to Happiness: 80+ Year Study on Joy and Longevity

    EP172: The Secret to Happiness: 80+ Year Study on Joy and Longevity

    In this solo episode of the Define Success Podcast, your host Matt Lupi delves into the fascinating Harvard study on happiness that commenced in 1938. This groundbreaking study has been tracking the lives of 724 male Harvard sophomores, providing insights into the key factors that contribute to a successful and fulfilling life.
    Dive more into the research for yourself here:
    The secret to happiness? Here’s some advice from the longest-running study on happiness - Harvard Health
    Over nearly 80 years, Harvard study has been showing how to live a healthy and happy life — Harvard Gazette
    Amazon.com: W Publishing - Billy Graham
    Over the years, the study expanded to include the 2,000+ children of the original participants and a second group of 456 boys from the poorest neighborhood in Boston. The extensive research, including interviews, medical exams, and in-depth analysis, offers a comprehensive understanding of how various life paths unfold.
    As of 2017, with some participants reaching their 90s, the findings have become invaluable. Matt Lupi shares the main takeaways from the study, emphasizing the profound impact of good relationships on overall happiness and health. The podcast explores how social connections are crucial, highlighting that loneliness can be detrimental to both physical and mental well-being.
    Listeners will discover that it's not about the quantity of friends or relationship status but the quality of relationships that truly matters. The episode unpacks the revelation that, in their 50s, the participants' health and happiness were more influenced by the quality of relationships than traditional health indicators like cholesterol levels.
    Matt Lupi also discusses the observations of researcher George Vaillant, who outlined five key habits for longevity, emphasizing the importance of healthy relationships. In a world where quick fixes are sought after, this episode advocates for the effort and time required to nurture meaningful connections.
    Drawing from personal takeaways, Matt Lupi suggests practical tips for listeners, encouraging them to schedule social connections and invest in relationships consistently. The episode concludes with reflections on the significance of vetting the people we allow into our lives and the understanding that relationships are indeed an investment requiring continuous effort.
    Tune in to this insightful episode to uncover the timeless wisdom gleaned from the Harvard study and gain valuable tips on fostering meaningful relationships for a truly successful life.

    • 24 min

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Success leaves clues, and listening to Matt skillfully break down all of them will change your life! From the interviews to the solo episodes, this podcast is what you need if you want to level up in life!

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