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Actor Matthew Del Negro (The Sopranos, The West Wing, Scandal) describes his career as being told "No" for a living. Here, he gets up close and personal with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the 10,000 "No" s they've had to endure and struggles they've had to overcome on their journey to where they are today. Inspiring, raw, honest and funny, this podcast will help you see that the people you think have "got it made" put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you.

Actor Matthew Del Negro (The Sopranos, The West Wing, Scandal) describes his career as being told "No" for a living. Here, he gets up close and personal with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the 10,000 "No" s they've had to endure and struggles they've had to overcome on their journey to where they are today. Inspiring, raw, honest and funny, this podcast will help you see that the people you think have "got it made" put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you.
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Actor Matthew Del Negro (The Sopranos, The West Wing, Scandal) describes his career as being told "No" for a living. Here, he gets up close and personal with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the 10,000 "No" s they've had to endure and struggles they've had to overcome on their journey to where they are today. Inspiring, raw, honest and funny, this podcast will help you see that the people you think have "got it made" put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you.

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Episodes

Psychotherapist & PTSD Specialist, former NHL Hopeful Mike Boyle, Even Tough Guys Get the Blues

10/11/2019
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Mike Boyle is not your typical psychotherapist. He's not your typical guy either, but he kinda used to be. A standout hockey player with aspirations to play in the NHL, Mike became critically depressed as a college athlete after suffering multiple head injuries. He has since dedicated his life to healing and helping others thrive. He has worked extensively with people suffering from symptoms often designated as depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar, substance abuse and more. He has two masters...

Duration:01:28:43

Relationships & How They Led to An Epic East Coast Excursion & a Book Deal

10/4/2019
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In this shorter solo episode, Matt riffs on relationships, which sometimes start as work-related and then become friendships... and other times start as friendships and then become work-related... and how they had a huge impact on his past week's trip to the East Coast. And, in general, on his life since 10,000 "No"s was launched. Particularly in the past few months, including a forthcoming book deal with Wiley & Sons publishing, which will be an off-shoot of the podcast examining its...

Duration:00:16:27

Australia's Top 10 Female Entrepreneur, Sue Hollis: You Are Not Your Business Card

9/27/2019
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Sue Hollis has every reason to be arrogant and obnoxious: she was a powerhouse corporate warrior for both British Airways and Qantas before realizing she wanted to make a bigger impact with her work. That's when she stepped down and co-founded TravelEdge, a corporate travel management company now valued over $250 Million, 20 years ago, making her one of Australia's Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs. But even that began to wear on her so she listened to her heart, stepped down from the CEO...

Duration:00:57:10

Chase that Dream, Scratch that Itch & Be Grateful for All that Comes Your Way

9/20/2019
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Launching a podcast was unchartered territory. So was deciding to be an Actor. But both have led to new, surprising experiences, relationships and opportunities that were nowhere in sight at the start. In this short, solo episode Matt discusses the benefits of taking a leap and the number one takeaway of the entire show. SHOW NOTES: "No matter what happens to you... the gig of being a human is you need to choose to not be a victim and to see everything that happens to you as an...

Duration:00:18:24

Former Navy SEAL Jason Redman, How to Overcome Life Ambushes and Find Redemption After Any Fall

9/13/2019
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Jason "Jay" Redman is a retired naval officer and US Navy SEAL. He also wrote the book The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader and his second book, Overcome: Crush Adversity With the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors, available wherever books are sold December 10, 2019. But his story, while wildly heroic, is not without strife, setbacks and near death on a battlefield in Fallujah, Iraq 12 years ago the day of this release (September 13, 2007). But...

Duration:01:18:48

ABC Scandal's Jeff Perry, on Acting, Love for the Work and the Origins of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company

9/6/2019
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Many of you likely know Actor Jeff Perry as the strategically conniving, power-hungry, Cyrus Beane opposite Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn on Shonda Rhimes' smash it, Scandal or as Meredith Grey's father on Rhime's other smash hit, Grey's Anatomy. What you may not know is that he is one of the founding members of the famed and respected Steppenwolf Theater Company, alongside High School pal Gary Sinise and college friends John Malkovich, Terry Kinney, Joan Allen and Laurie Metcalf. One of...

Duration:01:13:19

How Much Are You Suffering Because You're Too Afraid to Ask for What You Need?

8/30/2019
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Asking for help can be seen as weakness. In this solo episode, Matt discusses that the true lack of courage is in NOT asking for help because it allows us to let ourselves off the hook. Quotable: “And I said, yeah, ask: They had what you needed. But because you weren't bold enough to ask for it, you didn't get it. And instead, you suffered in silence. And, yes, I was talking to my 12 year old son, but really I was talking to myself." SHOW NOTES: "People don't want, ya know, wrapped up...

Duration:00:25:14

How to Reframe ANY “Problem” to Make it Help You Get Stronger

8/23/2019
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In an effort to keep it real, Matt opens up about a very mundane recent "battle" he dealt with. The key takeaway is that it is not the perceived obstacle in front of you that matters as much as your attitude toward it and reaction to it. Reframing is not something that just applies to the macro challenges of impressive past guests... it applies to YOU in every second of every day. What language are you using to talk to yourself about your current situation and how do you relay your situation...

Duration:00:25:16

City on a Hill Actor, Mark O'Brien

8/16/2019
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If you've been watching City on a Hill this year on Showtime there is no doubt you've been riveted by Mark's portrayal of Jimmy Ryan, the slippery brother to Jonathan Tucker's Frankie Ryan. But what you'll know after listening to our conversation is that, not unlike every other guest on 10,000 "No"s, the quality of his work is mostly the result of Mark's sheer will, passion and tenacity. He's been a series regular on AMC's critically acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire, Amazon's The Last...

Duration:01:18:59

How To Compete Everyday, Jake Thompson

8/9/2019
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Welcome back to 10,000 "No"s and thank you for being here again. I know last week's episode was quick, for my birthday, but hopefully it home in terms of making you realize just how lucky we all are to be here. This week's guest, Jake Thompson, feels lucky to be able to do what he does, which is coach, speak, design apparel, host a podcast and run a company. His podcast is Compete Every Day and it's great. I was on it a while back and really enjoyed his sincerity and what he's doing...

Duration:00:46:57

The Miracle of You Being You

8/2/2019
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On his birthday, Matt riffs on the extreme odds of just being alive and why it's worth being grateful. SHOW NOTES: "I know you've all got challenges, as do I, that's part of life, but..." (2:35). The odds of a person being born to being the person that they are have been described as astronomical, (2:57). "Just you being here, warts and all, is a big deal. It's a huge thing to be grateful for." (4:19). What makes life so precious is that it's not here forever.(4:49). Why you're lucky if...

Duration:00:08:08

Dexter's Julie Benz, How to Thrive Even After You've Been Killed Off

7/26/2019
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Julie Benz is an actress. She's been working steadily for a long, long time, but probably most recognizable as Dexter's wife, Rita, on Showtime's Critically Acclaimed smash hit, Dexter. What you may not know is that Julie was a serious figure skater from the age of 3 to 13, on a high level. Her rigorous training, from such a young age, has no doubt had a big effect on her career, perhaps mostly in the area of her mental game. This is why she not only survived, but thrived after being killed...

Duration:01:01:15

Lessons for Launching Any New Venture, Looking Back From 100

7/19/2019
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Matt revisits his very first episode of 10,000 "No"s, from 2017, to share with listeners how every new venture has things to be proud of and things to improve. Topics covered include: - Pulling the trigger - The benefits of "doing it wrong" - Course-correcting - Meeting and learning how to be better from Pros along the way - The essential ingredients to any new venture - How doing something that aligns with your values can help you sustain through the slow times and give you...

Duration:00:14:59

Refusing to Be Defined by a Disability, Ashley Longo

7/12/2019
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At 22 years of age, Ashley Longo just graduated Loyal University in Los Angeles and she's headed back there for Law school at the end of this Summer. She's accomplished this and many other things, including mentoring a young girl in San Diego who is newly paralyzed, interning in Senator Diane Feinstein's office, playing basketball, performing in school plays, getting her Driver's license the day she turned 16, body-surfing red flag waves and skiing among others, despite having been...

Duration:00:36:22

How to Stop Analyzing & Act

7/5/2019
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Matt answers some college students questions about staring into the abyss as they begin their journey into "the real world". While he loves and encourages the self-discovery and reflection, he offers that there is no substitute for the learning process that comes from experience. Referencing one of the World's Best Surfers, Laird Hamilton, he examines the role of uncertainty and our response to fear, offering that fear can be a great motivator. SHOW NOTES: "What are you bringing to the...

Duration:00:18:04

The Power of Consistency

6/28/2019
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In a quick riff, Matt discusses the role that consistency has played in his career and his health and offers that it plays a primary role in whatever it is that you're pursuing. SHOW NOTES: Recent chat with past guest, Bedros Keuilian, on staying fit, (2:05). “It’s consistency and it applies to everything that we do.”, (2:48). Varying in wanting to go to the gym from day-to-day, (3:19). “It’s better to get a small workout in than to do nothing because if you do nothing, you end up...

Duration:00:09:16

How Gary Woodland Changed the Narrative to Become a Champion

6/21/2019
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A self-described non-golf-lover, Matt reflects on the lessons listeners can learn from Gary Woodland's dramatic comeback from his previous 0-7 record when leading after 54 holes to win his first Major Championship, the US Open (and admits he may be changing his tune about golf). At Pebble Beach, the major storyline at the start of Father's Day 2019 was Brooks Koepka's attempt to be the first golfer in 114 years to win the US Open in three consecutive years. Gary Woodland, who was atop the...

Duration:00:17:13

How Celebrating Milestones Can Help You Stay on Track

6/14/2019
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After attending a 25th college reunion and a 5th grade graduation in less than a week, Matt riffs on the benefits of stopping to smell the roses and acknowledge the progress that one has made in this solo episode. SHOWNOTES: Sometimes you just have to take the risk and try something you’ve never tried before, (2:50). Celebrating milestones can help you keep on track, (3:25). Don’t knock down the opportunities to evaluate yourself and find joy and meaning, (4:50). There’s...

Duration:00:17:40

The Go-to Acting Coach of Oscar Winners, Terry Knickerbocker

6/7/2019
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For the past 20 years, Academy Award Winner Sam Rockwell has insisted on working Acting Coach Terry Knickerbocker to prepare for every one of his roles. An actor himself prior to teaching, Knickerbocker studied at the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU before working on stage with an actor who's technique was so specific and consistent that Terry had to seek out the actor's teacher, the late William Esper. Falling in love with the manor in which Esper worked after taking his two-year...

Duration:01:12:39

How to Regain Control of Your Life After Walking Through the Fires of Addiction, Sam Morris

5/31/2019
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Sam Morris came into this world with severe allergies that set him apart from his peers from the time he was born. That very feeling of being an outsider is what made him so at ease on the tennis court, where he excelled. The focus needed for the sport he loved kept him from drugs and alcohol until he was nearly 20 years old, but when the floodgates opened he found himself on the bad side of addiction. With seemingly endless bouts with near-death experiences, and after watching his sister...

Duration:00:44:44