Dreaming, Thinking and Doing Big Things with Mitch Matthews

Episode 21:

Getting from dream to reality is hard work. Sometimes just getting clear on what the dream is can be a challenge, much less making that dream come true.

On this episode of the Uncommon Life Project Podcast, hosts Phillip Ramsey and Bryan Dewhurst talk with Mitch Matthews.

This episode has the feel of listening in on a mastermind gathering between 3 colleagues who know, appreciate, and trust each other. Mitch Matthews is not about platitudes or empty rhetoric. He is always researching and then teaching how people can dream big, think things through, and do more of what they are meant to do on this planet.

Mitch Matthews is a keynote speaker, success coach and best-selling author. He’s become a well-respected thought leader on coaching and work-place mentoring. Plus, he has created a coach-training program that has been utilized around the globe.

You can listen to Mitch on his popular weekly podcast called, “DREAM. THINK. DO.” where he inspires people around the world to dream bigger, think better and do more. Mitch proudly lives a “highly-caffeinated” lifestyle in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and their two sons.

Get ready for a highly-caffeinated, yet totally coherent and even inspiring conversation and find out how to get some traction on those dreams.

What You Will Learn in this Episode:

  • What to do when a great-fit job becomes a bad-fit job
  • Why work-life balance is a fallacy
  • How to calculate your “leap number”
  • The reasons to start/join a mastermind group
  • Why offering your service or product online can exponentially impact the number of people you reach and the number of figures in your bank account
  • How to test your dreams, experiment, fail, learn, and move ahead
  • How to discern when it is the wrong season to pursue a dream
  • The ins and outs of self-publishing
  • How packaging content/services thoughtfully and sequentially allows you to charge a premium for them
  • Why getting from dreaming to doing requires clear goals, and that’s just the beginning

The Golden Nuggets

“Want to test the viability of a dream or idea? Start by saying, ‘what are some small experiments that I can do today?’” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet “I wanted to start a mastermind group because I realized that I needed to spend time with other entrepreneurs. But I very quickly figured out that I shouldn't hang out with all entrepreneurs.” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet “As a parent, being an entrepreneur means while other kids come home and tell their parents they need $250 for a class trip, my kids come home and say, ‘I need to find a way to make $250.” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet “To get from dreaming to doing, you need to set clear goals and then articulate how you are going to achieve those goals. Whoever your ‘together’ is, you need to get together on those things.” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet “Basically a dream job is either work that you love to do, or work that allows you to do something you love to do.” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet “To be authentic in every area of my life is something I strive for. It’s what drove me to make the change from a job I had grown to hate, and transition to my dream job.” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet “The three main roadblocks to fulfilling a dream: time, money, and expectations. But I find these are like presenting symptoms, and I need to dig some more to understand what is really stopping someone.” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet “Alex Haley once said that when an old person dies, it's like a library has burned to the ground. For that reason alone, everyone should write a book.” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet “I asked my friend Travis Ensley the other day about work-life balance. He rejects the premise, because it's all life. Sometimes it's going to feel balanced, sometimes it's not. Work, family, spirituality – all of it is life.” – Mitch Matthews Click To Tweet