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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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Shame, Addiction & Community, Hazelden Betty Ford Counselor Tim Craley

8/17/2018
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Crack, cocaine, meth, alcohol... the list goes on and on. It's ripping the very fabric of our society to shreds. But it's not just drug addicts & alcoholics who can learn from these lessons of rehabilitation. These methods of building individuals' self-esteem to the point where they can begin to believe they are enough, primarily through a supportive community, is something we can all benefit from. Luckily, ex-addicts like Tim Craley have turned their pain into counseling for others. Tim has...

Duration:01:22:22

Shift Careers & Dominate Gracefully, Isabel White

8/10/2018
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Isabel White's resume reads like something out of a superhero comic book for professionals: After losing her mother to breast cancer as an early teen, she went on to play Division I Field Hockey and Softball at Yale, despite having blown out her knee in High School. She worked for Bill Clinton in the White House, Harvey Weinstein at Miramax, and then spent two years in Costa Rica, where she discovered Yoga... and a husband... temporarily. Complacent, she is not (the list of her other...

Duration:01:12:24

Ep 55: TED Talker/Author/Network Science Expert, David Burkus

8/3/2018
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David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after speaker (his TED talk has been viewed almost 2 million times and he delivers keynotes and workshops at HUGE Fortune 500 companies that are household names), and a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. He's an associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University, where he was recently named one of the nation’s “Top 40 Under 40 Professors Who Inspire.” In this special episode, I drop the usual format of...

Duration:00:58:04

Ep 54: Mindfulness Through Cancer, Here We Grow Author Paige Davis

7/27/2018
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Author Paige Davis just released her memoir about her journey through a breast cancer diagnosis, Here We Grow - Mindfulness Through Cancer and Beyond. She's an entrepreneur who has kicked ass with her green company, Blue Avocado and also talks to me about Universal Winks, those times when we are given signs from the universe that we can choose to act upon or ignore. It's this dichotomy that sets her apart, and allows her to teach meditation in a corporate setting to people who sometimes...

Duration:01:00:50

Ep 53: Emmy-Award Winner Richard Schiff, of The West Wing & The Good Doctor

7/20/2018
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Richard Schiff is possibly most famous for his Emmy Award-winning turn as White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler on "The West Wing" but he seems to be just about everywhere in film, TV and theater these days. He's an Actor's actor. Sitting down with him was a reminder of not only the intensity and intelligence required to portray characters so deeply, but the thirst for storytelling in multiple mediums, and the willingness to take risks, that leads to a career with such...

Duration:01:29:43

One Year Anniversary, Lessons Learned From a Year of Podcasting

7/13/2018
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In this special episode, Matt riffs raw from his car... 17 minutes, no music, no fanfare... just honest observations about the positive effects of taking a leap and creating something from scratch that hopefully leaves the world a little better than you left it. Special thanks to EVERY guest, listener, encourager, helper (Sound Editor James Ede and Intern Eleanor Song) who has made this adventure possible. SHOWNOTES: Gratitude for a year's worth of interviews, (2:50). Create an excuse...

Duration:00:16:57

Ep 51: How to Transition from Child Prodigy to Mommy/Entrepreneur, Maria Sansone

7/6/2018
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At age 11 Maria Sansone quickly earned the title, "The Youngest Reporter in the History of Network Television" and soon found herself interviewing sports legends like Michael Jordan when most kids her age had yet to hit puberty. Her meteoric rise put some strain on her adolescent years, causing her to leave the business through High School. But junior year of college, she won a Nation-wide search to guest host with Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly and her career was reignited,...

Duration:00:57:12

Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow Collaborator, Nicky Weinstock

6/29/2018
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Nicky Weinstock is a player in Hollywood. But, more than that, he's a good human who's genuine love of writing and helping to craft stories has led him to collaborate closely with such giants as Ben Stiller (he currently runs Red Hour Films with Stiller), Judd Apatow, Rupert Murdoch and Peter Chernin. He's also helped shape shows like How I Met Your Mother and films like Pineapple Express and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He shares a great story with me about honing the story for...

Duration:01:08:49

How to Talk to Your Kids, “Now Say This” Co-Authors Heather Turgeon & Julie Wright

6/22/2018
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Authors Heather Turgeon & Julie Wright came onto the Parenting book scene strong with their successful book, The Happy Sleeper. Demand for their parenting tips led to a second book deal with the recently published, Now Say This. Psychotherapists with specialization in babies, families and sleep, their work has been published in the New York Times & The Washington Post among other publications. And Julie's Wright Mommy & Me classes are all the rage in Los Angeles. Personal sleep consultants...

Duration:00:53:46

Elite Results Coach, Heather Hayward

6/15/2018
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My guest today, Heather Hayward is a results coach who is responsible for getting some of the brightest minds in business, law, surgery and the arts into their peak states of focus to not only perform at the highest levels, but also find fulfillment while doing so. There are so many takeaways from our conversation, but my favorite may be her 3-minute reset, using breathing techniques to get our heart-rate to the tempo where we perform our best in pressure situations. If you like what you...

Duration:01:12:10

Goliath Showrunner, Lawrence Trilling

6/8/2018
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Lawrence Trilling is the Directing Producer and Showrunner of the critically-acclaimed Amazon Original Series, Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton. Prior to Goliath, Lawrence was a major creative force on many hit shows, including Parenthood, Scrubs and Alias as well as the upcoming Condor for AT&T. Prior to that, he was delivering pizzas and teaching English as a Second Language. Can't wait for you to hear us talk shop and discover why he's known as one of the greatest collaborators in...

Duration:01:35:42

Sh*t You Don’t Learn in College, Zander Fryer

6/1/2018
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My guest today is High Impact Coach and founder of Sh*t You Don't Learn in College, Zander Fryer's story is one of risk for the sake of following one's soul. He left a decent job in the corporate world when he realized that he only gets one go in this world and decided he'd rather spend his time doing what he really wanted to do. Turns out his decision not only brought him more fulfillment but also more money... and a girlfriend. That he met through a Public Accountability Challenge....

Duration:01:01:03

Ep 45: Boston College Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Acacia Walker

5/24/2018
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Boston College Women's Lacrosse Head Coach, Acacia Walker's accolades are so vast we can't begin to scratch the surface: at 15, she was the youngest member of the World Championship U-19 Team that won Gold in Perth, Australia. As a collegiate player herself, she was an All-American at the University of Maryland where she won the coveted James H. Kehoe Award. As an assistant coach at Northwestern, she Won 3 consecutive National Championships. Last year, in 2017, she was the National Coach...

Duration:00:52:25

Ep 44: Don Saladino, The Superhero’s Superhero

5/18/2018
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Don Saladino is the guy responsible for the Superhero physiques of Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, and so many more. But, while that's all very cool, we talk about much more: strategy, mindset, surprisingly doing LESS than you think you need to do to make massive changes in your results. Don gives us the pillars of his social media strategy that have morphed him from trainer to gym owner to Fitness Brand. As if he wasn't already coming off as a great dude, we had a surprise...

Duration:00:51:13

Ep 43: Mark Duplass, Just Shoot It

5/11/2018
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Writer/Director/Actor/Producer Mark Duplass, along with his brother Jay, has managed to jump the gap from indie darling to major Hollywood player, creating series like HBO's Room 104 and Togetherness as well as a massive slate of indie films, studio films and even documentaries like the wildly successful Wild, Wild Country for Netflix. As of May 8th, Mark and Jay can now add "Author" to their long list of talents as Random House published their memoir, Like Brothers, everywhere books are...

Duration:01:02:09

Ep 42: Beat Cancer, with Elissa Goodman

5/4/2018
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Nutritionist and cleanse expert Elissa Goodman is the author of Cancer Hacks: A Holistic Guide to Overcoming Your Fears and Healing Cancer. I know it sounds serious, but we had some laughs while also hearing how she combined holistic alternatives with traditional treatments to beat cancer and how losing her husband to cancer prematurely led to her mission to save others from suffering the same fate. Hear how Cafe Gratitude put her cleanse on the map and why WholeFoods, M Cafe and Erewhon...

Duration:01:15:32

Ep 41: Latin Lover & Overboard Producer, Ben Odell

4/27/2018
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Ben Odell recently produced the successful comedy, How to Be a Latin Lover, which starred his producing partner, Eugenio Derbez alongside Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell and Michael Cera. And they are releasing a remake of the classic comedy, Overboard April 13th of 2018 where Eugenio stars alongside Anna Faris and Eva Longoria. Here, Ben opens up with stories of his journey, which take us from Philly to Connecticut to New York, South America, Paris, LA... like a great novel I didn't...

Duration:02:23:38

Ep 40: Make Pain Your Guru, Traver Boehm

4/20/2018
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"I call it... I'm a 'can't-notter', like... 'I can't not do this'." Traver Boehm has a riveting TED talk entitled "Make Pain Your Guru". While I highly recommend it, I loved our much lighter conversation just as much, if not more. Maybe "light" isn't the right word, as we delved into the pain he experienced when his wife walked out on him shortly after a miscarriage, followed by his business partner saying they too should break up, a few days later. But we did have some laughs as well....

Duration:01:31:21

Ep 39: Unplug Meditation CEO/Founder, Suze Yalof Schwartz

4/13/2018
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"You know, I really do believe in the power of grit. And perseverance." In her past life, Suze was wildly successful as a fashion editor for decades and Executive Editor at Large of Glamour Magazine for almost 10 years. The New York Times has referred to her as a "fairy godmother" for her makeover abilities. She's been featured all over the press - The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the list goes on and on. But when she moved to LA for her...

Duration:01:05:43

Ep 38: Jordan Harbinger, The Art of Transition

4/6/2018
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"You can lose your Twitter account, you can lose your website, you can lose your email list but if you have your relationships, you're gonna be just fine. Even though you don't necessarily believe it." Jordan Harbinger is the former co-creator/host of the wildly popular podcast, The Art of Charm, which he recently left to venture on his own with The Jordan Harbinger Show, which is quickly becoming yet another monster podcast with millions of downloads. A former Wall Street attorney and...

Duration:01:03:13