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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

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

What You Do When No One is Watching is What You Get Rewarded For Later

5/24/2019
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In this solo episode, Matt riffs on the idea that what you do when no one is watching is what gets rewarded later in public. Revealing a guest request made by the staff of an Acting Coach to Oscar Winners and Nominees who turns out to be a passionate listener to 10,000 "No"s, Matt talks about the importance of maintaining standards and how you never know who's out there listening, watching you, or being impacted by you, both positively and negatively. SHOWNOTES: “Envisioning and...

Duration:00:16:36

How to Let Go of a "No" So It Doesn't Control You

5/17/2019
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In this solo episode, Matt answers a passionate listener's letter that asks, among other things, “What if you can’t overcome it? And there isn’t anything better? And you just have to gracefully let go of it? What’s your advice for people for whom trying isn’t an option? A “no” that isn’t a “not yet”, but a “never”. Without sugar-coating it, Matt sites examples from past interviews with Matt Long, Suzy Batiz, Lynne Marie Morski, Heidi Dean and Amy Budden to explain that NO ONE has it...

Duration:00:32:08

Melissa Ponzio, Teen Wolf's Mama McCall: Honesty and Authenticity on the Journey to Being a Professional Actor

5/10/2019
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Melissa Ponzio is best known to a younger generation for her portrayal of Melissa McCall, mother of Scott McCall, the central character on MTV's smash hit Teen Wolf. She's also known for her runs on Army Wives, The Walking Dead and her ongoing stint on Chicago Fire. On social media, her nearly 700K Instagram followers and over 600K Twitter followers are vehemently loyal to her because she leads from a place of authenticity and genuine outreach to those who do not feel heard. Here, she walks...

Duration:01:07:16

How to Protect Yourself & Your Loved Ones, Top Self-Defense Expert, Tony Blauer

5/3/2019
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Tony Blauer's image has been gracing the covers of Martial Arts and Self-Defense magazines for decades, he teaches tier-one operators, and he is a big deal in that world, but the reason I wanted to sit down with him for 10,000 "No"s is that his system, and the way he articulates it, is so personal, practical and applicable to each and every one of us. Contrary to the stereotype that a tough guy would go around bullying people, Tony believes that violence, and his own application of...

Duration:01:33:29

Mad Men & Parenthood's Emmy-Award-Winning Casting Director, Carrie Audino

4/26/2019
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Carrie Audino won a Primetime Emmy in 2010 for Casting the critically-acclaimed series, Mad Men. She was nominated another 5 times. She also won the Artios Award, presented by the Casting Society of America and was nominated another 4 times, one of which was for her work casting the pilot of NBC's critically-acclaimed series, Parenthood. But for all of the accolades, she is a workhorse, a grinder who feels compelled to "get it right" when it comes to choosing the right actor for the role,...

Duration:00:47:02

Erinn Hayes, How to Survive Being Killed Off a Sitcom Prematurely (by Scoring Lead Roles in TWO Netlfix Comedy Series)

4/19/2019
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Erinn Hayes is funny. There's no way around it, as I discovered at the table read of the newly released Netflix Comedy Series, Huge in France. But less than a year before that day, she was inexplicably killed off a very lucrative gig, where she played the wife of Kevin James on his CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait. They say that success is the best revenge and, after the initial shock and depression over the loss of a regular paycheck, Hayes picked herself up and got back in the game. Not only did...

Duration:00:45:43

Gad Elmaleh, How to go from being Huge in France to being Huge Everywhere

4/12/2019
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Gad Elmaleh has been voted the Funniest Man in France, named Night of the Order of Arts and Letters by France's Minister of Culture and named Night of the National Order of Quebec. He's also worked with such giants as Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen and Al Pacino... but you may know him from his hugely popular Netflix comedy specials, Gad Gone Wild, or American Dream, if you don't know him as "the Seinfeld of France". Tonight, April 12, 2019, he adds Huge in France, the scripted Netflix Comedy...

Duration:01:05:15

How to Pursue Excellence When Reinventing Your Career, All The Wiser Podcast's Kimi Culp

4/5/2019
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For those of you who have been with me and the show from the beginning, you may remember Kimi Culp - Episode 2, my first guest back in 2017. If you haven't heard that one yet, you need to go listen, but here are the highlights: Kimi was a journalist of the highest quality, having had long stints working for Oprah, and then Diane Sawyer. She got burnt out on the kinds of stories she was reporting on, had kids.... She then came back into the workforce to tell the story of one of her best...

Duration:00:39:35

Poo~Pourri/Supernatural CEO Suzy Batiz, How to Create a $500 Million Empire & Make the World Believe Your Poop Doesn't Stink

3/29/2019
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Suzy Batiz has been featured by leading business publications including Forbes, CNBC, Fast Company and Entrepreneur. She has also been interviewed for Leaders Create Leaders, Modern Hero, Marie Forleo, Girl Boss Radio & The Skinny Confidential podcasts and has given presentations for HustleCon, Emerging Women, The Summit Series, Conscious Capitalism & the In Goop Health Summit. But it wasn't until after she suffered through two bankruptcies, sexual and domestic abuse and a suicide attempt...

Duration:01:08:18

Real Life Shawshank Redemption, How to Rebuild & Thrive After 7 Years in Prison, Twice-Bitten Crossfit CEO Rob Grupe

3/22/2019
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Rob Grupe is now the owner of one of the largest Crossfit Facilities in the country, leading men and women to be their best selves, inside and out. But a 20 year prison sentence for a first-offense, after years of dodging danger while addicted to pain-killers and running drugs from Mexico, could have caused him to rot away in jail. Instead, he made a decision, saying "This the reality, but I'm not going to let this define me." Then he took action, going from 300lbs to 250lbs, kicking the...

Duration:00:59:49

How Quitting Can Sometimes Help You Win, Quitting By Design Author Lynn Marie Morski

3/15/2019
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As a physician, attorney, speaker, author, and lifelong quitter, Lynn Marie Morski founded Quitting By Design, wrote a book about it, and is now on a mission to help people carve out a successful life through strategic quitting. At first blush, this might sound like an odd pairing for a podcast about Perseverance, but the truth is that it wasn't until I quit playing Division I Lacrosse at Boston College, that I was able to discover acting, which became my life's passion and my career. We...

Duration:00:45:22

Superbowl Champion Heath Evans, How to Grind, Prove the Naysayers Wrong, & Atone for Our Sins After We Fall

3/8/2019
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Heath Evans played fullback in the NFL for 10 seasons and has a Superbowl Ring to show for it, from his time with the New Orleans Saints. Four of those seasons were with the New England Patriots and football royalty Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, for whom he has tremendous amounts of respect and many lessons on leadership. So it's no wonder that he can talk about grit. But what may not be expected is that this tough guy would be so vulnerable, honest and forthright about his personal flaws...

Duration:01:19:35