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Why do we constantly procrastinate on our big dreams and watch our lives pass us by? Matt Wells interviews inspiring people who have realized their potential and are making their ideal lifestyles happen to try and figure out what it takes. Also, Matt chronicles his own journey out of slackerdom and into the exciting and scary world of hosting and producing a show, personal development, and entrepreneurship through the lens of a chronic underachiever destined for greatness.




64 - Do What You Love & Love What You Do w/ Ka Sundance

Ka Sundance is a location independent father of six and the CEO of a $1 Million online business. Originally from Germany, Ka and his family have gone from being on welfare to running one of the most successful online businesses in the world. His journey started when he began making YouTube videos about improving health holistically after one of his kids fell ill. From their his business has grown to such heights that allow him and his family to be totally location independent and...

Duration: 00:40:22

63 - Build Your Legacy By Spreading Love w/ Monika Zands

Monika Zands is a life coach, fitness coach, business strategist, and best selling author who has dedicated herself to helping other achieve greatness and build their legacy by embracing their true selves and spreading love. M0nika joins me this week to talk about some of the strategies she employs to help people achieve the lives they want and some of the challenges she has faced along the way. Monika is also the founder of Mindset Academy and Mom Academy via her website...

Duration: 00:38:52

62 - The Genetics of Health w/ Dr. Sharad Paul

Dr. Sharad Paul is a leading geneticist who is on the cutting edge of helping regular people unlock the secrets of their genetic code to discover how to live as healthy as possible. Dr. Paul is at the forefront of medical experts encouraging patients to look to their genetic coding in order to take action that will result in optimal outcomes. Understanding our personal genetics will allow us to make choices that will enable us to achieve the healthiest, strongest version of...

Duration: 00:35:01

61 - Sharpen Your Positive Edge w/ Tina Hallis, Ph.D.

Tina Hallis, Ph.D. is a scientist who decided to break away from her career of over 20 years in biotechnology to pursue a new path as a positivity speaker and trainer. Her discovery of Positive Psychology in 2011 motivated her to spread the word about this life changing science that helps people live their best, most meaningful lives. In 2014, she became certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute. That same year, she founded her company, The Positive Edge, with...

Duration: 00:44:00

60 - The Art of Fitness and Life w/ Julian Hayes

Julian Hayes is a health and wellness consultant who helps individuals and organizations use wellness as an impetus for growth and expansion in all facets of life. Additionally, Julian is a sleep science expert and fellow comic book fan who drew much of his inspiration for maintaining optimal health from superheroes. In this episode, Julian talks the four foundations for fitness that he focuses on for himself and his clients as well as his journey toward entrepreneurship by overcoming...

Duration: 00:52:54

59 - Surviving and Thriving in Content Marketing w/ Daniel Wallock

Daniel Wallock is a marketer, heart condition survivor, and published author. He's done projects with over 50 companies including BMW i Ventures, The American Heart Association, Amazon Studios, Girl’s Inc, and Sarah Lawrence College. He has been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, TheNextWeb, and he has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News. In the last 12 months, Daniel helped successfully market Perseus Mirrors and OneX, two crowdfunding campaigns, both of which...

Duration: 00:42:25

58 - Listener Story w/ Iman Berri

This week's episode is a little different than what you may be used to Slackers! A few weeks ago you heard me put out the call to action that I wanted to hear your stories about how you are taking action to start achieving your goals. One responder was Iman Berri. Iman is a college student who has started her own company Daintea selling handmade teas. She set up her website on her own and designed her own branding. Iman joins me this week to share her story and the challenges she faces...

Duration: 00:27:47

57 - Unstoppable Success w/ Kelly Roach

Kelly Roach is a former NFL cheerleader and entrepreneur who coaches entrepreneurs achieve greater results in their businesses while maintaining balance in their personal lives. Kelly is the founder and host of the Unstoppable Success Radio podcast and the author of the book Unstoppable: 9 Principles for Unlimited Success in Business and Life. Moreover, she is a total fitness nut and mom. Kelly shares her story of transitioning from cheerleading to working her way up through the...

Duration: 00:49:47

56 - The Practice of the Practice w/ Joe Sanok

Joe Sanok is a speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, and podcaster. Joe has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. With interviews with Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Rob Bell, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Lewis Howes, Joe is a rising star in the speaking world! Joe is a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader's Digest, Bustle, and Yahoo News. He is a keynote speaker, author...

Duration: 00:39:34

55 - Your Life in Focus w/ Kesha Moore

Kesha Moore is an educator, coach, and activist who is the proprietor of the website Your Life In Focus Coach and the author of the book Your Life as a Celebration. Kesha coaches people on how to harness the power of FOCUS to achieve personal and career goals. She developed the FOCUS system to help YOU get your life in focus! In this episode. Kesha outlines the FOCUS system in detail and relates some specific examples of how she has helped others apply it to achieve their goals....

Duration: 00:50:48

54 - Thriving Ambition w/ LaKiesha Tomlin

LaKiesha Tomlin of Thriving Ambition joins me this week to discuss how she managed to get promoted within her company less than 8 months after being hired and the skills she learned to do so. LaKiesha also talks about how this accomplishment inspired her to teach others to maximize their value at their own jobs and prove to their managers why they deserve a promotion too which she does through her consulting website Thriving Ambition. LaKiesha’s expert advice on engineering careers,...

Duration: 00:43:54

53 - Never Settle w/ Nitin Chhoda

This week on the show Nitin Chhoda joins me to talk about why you should never settle for less than what you are capable of. Nitin is a Indian-American immigrant who came to America and was able to become a Physical Therapist and health professional. A great example of the 'American Dream', he arrived in the US with no money, in a post 9-11 world. In the past, Nitin worked as a waiter in restaurants and waited to eat after guests left, since he couldn't afford his own meal. He has...

Duration: 00:36:20

52 - Train Your Body, Train Your Brain w/ Derek Beres

Derek Beres joins me this week to talk about the science behind the integration of our body and minds is wholly linked and how developing routines that train both results in greater wellbeing and health. Derek is a multi-faceted author, music producer, and yoga/fitness instructor based in Los Angeles. He is the creator of Flow Play, an innovative program that fuses yoga, music, and neuroscience, offered nationally at Equinox Fitness. His next book, Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and...

Duration: 00:52:23

51 - The Consulting Economy w/ Jonathan Dison

Jonathan Dison has been in the consulting industry since 2001, beginning with Arthur Andersen Consulting, then going independent, and finally starting his own firm (LightRock Consulting) in 2011. He co-founded BenchWatch to solve the pain of finding available consultants for his own firm. He is also the author of The Consulting Economy. Some have called it the Uber for Consultants. In this episode, Jonathan explains how consulting isn’t just "strategists wearing fancy suits in a...

Duration: 00:42:09

50 - Build a Better Brand w/ Jena Rodriguez

Jena went from homeless, to having a great job, to business owner, to $700k in debt and bankrupt, to building a $700K business as a Brand Strategist. It was a huge mindset journey to bring herself to where she is today and to overcome the "broke" cycle that she had to go through for her first 30-35 years of life. The 700K was the debt from taking a leap/risk into entrepreneurship (lease, inventory, business loan, personal credit cards etc) and in 2007, the business was not making it. What...

Duration: 00:52:02

49 - Ashley Taylor Returns!

Ashely Taylor returns as part of our follow-up series to talk about how her show "Real Talk w/ Ashley" has grown since we last spoke about 1 year ago! Ashely also offers up some great advice on how she has been able to grow her Twitter following to over 20K followers and over 11K likes on Instagram. This is a super-positive and inspirational interview Slackers and I know you're going to love it! Check out the show notes page at Leave a 5 Star Rating and Review...

Duration: 00:39:09

48 - Game Based Learning w/ Simcha Gluck

Simcha Gluck joins me this week to talk about how he has been able to help people learn the entrepreneurial skills needed for success using game based learning techniques. Simcha is a keynote speaker and global trainer who has been running successful companies since age 20. He moved to the StartUp Nation of Israel from NY about a decade ago and has spent the past five years as the Co-Founder and Chief Fun Officer of FreshBiz. With over 10,000 hours of personal and professional...

Duration: 00:41:57

47 - Make Being an Introvert Your Strength w/ Kate St. Hilaire

Kate St. Hilaire is a Confidence and Mindset Coach who helps Introverted Entrepreneurs overcome doubt and learn to embrace who they are so they can confidently move forward with their dreams. Kate talks about the traits of introverts that can cause them to have a tendency to procrastinate and slack on their big dreams and how those same traits can be molded into you greatest strengths. She also shares how her background in psychology and her experience with zen meditation have influenced...

Duration: 00:37:50

46 - Start Saving for the Future Now w/ Chris Reining

Chris Reining teaches people how to automate their finances and start saving for the future now! Chris is self made millionaire who got there buy learning to downsize his life, spend less, save more, and invest the rest. This strategy allowed hime to be able to retire at the age of 37! Now he spends his time traveling the world and publishing his blog. Chris believes that anyone can establish a base of wealth by sticking to a few simple rules and shares some of his knowledge in this...

Duration: 00:44:05

45 - Crush Anxiety Using Mindfulness Techniques w/ Benjamin Foley

Benjamin Foley is an ex-finance guy turned writer and entreprenuer who helps men create bulletproof mental health by learning to manage anxiety. Labeled a "mindfulness expert" by CNBC, Benjamin is a top writer on and his work has been featured on CNBC, New York Observer, Thought Catalog and others. He has attracted over 10,000 email subscribers, with 4,000 joining his 21 Day Free Mindfulness Email Challenge, and his work is read by over 200k readers every month! I really...

Duration: 00:46:41

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