331: The NEXT Season

The NEXT Season- Mitch Matthews

331: The NEXT Season

Have you been feeling like you’re wanting to make some changes?  Maybe you’re wanting to intentionally choose to some new perspectives?  Or maybe it’s intentionally making a shift that YOU choose as opposed to waiting for a change that’s thrust upon you?  Maybe you’re longing to uncover a new “mission” or feel a renewed “mission” for your life/work?  Well… let’s talk about THAT! 

Seriously… I’m BACK and as you’ll hear… I’m fired up!  That’s right… after a sabbatical… I’m excited to be back with you.  And in this episode, I’m going to invite you into what’s NEXT!  We’re going to get “R.E.A.L.” to talk about where we’re headed with the podcast but also (maybe even more importantly) where I’m wanting to go with my own life.

And… we’re going to be talking about YOUR journey and moving into YOUR next season too.

Of course… I tell some fun stories along the way… like what happened when a potential client told me to “toggle it back.” (It was a kick to the gut at the time… but it was also a true turning point!) 

All that to say… I’m so excited for you to listen to this one and join me as we move into what’s NEXT.  Strap in and I guarantee it’s going to be an ADVENTURE!  Let’s do this!!!

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I mentioned my son Alex’s new book was just released.  Check it out here.

Here’s my interview with Alex when his FIRST novel was published: https://mitchmatthews.com/271/

I talked about my sabbatical (and why it was needed) along with rest and restoration in episode 330, you can check it out here: https://mitchmatthews.com/330/


I’m so excited to be back!  We’re talking about where I’m feeling called to take DREAM THINK DO in this next season.  We’re going to be talking about being REAL and taking that to new levels.

And hey… I’m a speaker and a teacher… so I HAVE to work an acronym into things.  Job hazard.  LOL!  So, when I say, “Being R.E.A.L. at new levels,” this is what we’re talking about:

The “R” stands for being REAL and AUTHENTIC.

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.  It’s about the choice to show up and be real.  The choice to be honest.  The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brene Brown

We’re going to talk more about what THIS actually means for us DREAM THINK DOERs… especially as we move ahead.  But we’re taking the REALNESS to new levels and it’s going to be goooooood!

The “E” reminds us that we’re going to be ENTREPRENEURIAL and ENTREPRENEURIALLY-MINDED as we move forward.

You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to benefit from some of the things that we’ll be talking about… but I want to encourage you to be entrepreneurially-minded!  And hey… I heard from you all loud and clear that it’s time to start bringing entrepreneurial concepts and strategies back into DTD and I can’t wait!  

 “Learn to sell.  Learn to build.  If you can do both, you will be unstoppable in ANY role or position you find yourself!” – Naval Ravikant 

The “A” stands for ADVENTURE.

With all of the wildness in life… it may feel a little wild and overwhelming at times.  BUT you were MADE for adventure.  We were made to do incredible things.  And sometimes the best way to deal with some of the craziness and unpredictability that can come in life… is to inject some ADVENTURE that you choose!  Intentional… calculated… risk.  Being a novice.  Trying something.  Taking a step.  You agree?  You in?

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot 

 The “L” stands for… well… you’re going to have to listen to the episode to hear THAT one.  

It may or may not surprise you… but it may be the MOST IMPORTANT principle as we move forward into this next season!

Lastly… an INVITATION:

If you’re IN (woot woot)… please do one of the following:

  • Hit subscribe wherever you listen… so you don’t miss a future episode!
  • Leave a review on Apple (www.dreamthinkdo.com) and let me know you’re IN!
  • Take a screenshot of the episode and share it on social media!
  • Invite a friend to join us (by sharing this episode) as we move into what’s NEXT!

It’s time to dream bigger dreams… it’s time to think even better… it’s time to do more of what you were put on the planet to do AND it’s time to be more YOU than you’ve ever been!!! 

You in?  I hope so!  Let’s do this!!!


  •  0:02 – What to expect today (and thank you!)
  • 2:53 – Episode starts
  • 5:37 – Life on sabbatical 
  • 13:23 it’s about to get R.E.A.L
  • 20:02 – E: Let’s talk Entrepreneurship
  • 34:04 – A: Achieving new levels of adventure
  • 36:59 – Find out what the “L” stands for
  • Julie Thompson
    Posted at 10:24h, 03 September Reply

    So awesome!!! Love this, Mitch! Im in!!! Let’s be REAL!
    This is an interesting reaction for me for a podcast, but I’m crying. I’m excited! ❣

    • Mitch Matthews
      Posted at 12:17h, 03 September Reply

      You are pure awesome my friend!!! So glad to hear you are IN!!!! Let’s do this. 🙂

  • Greg Mangold
    Posted at 14:37h, 03 September Reply

    Mitch, I’m in! Looking forward to what is coming up.
    Thanks, I needed to hear today that I need to be true to me, not sacrifice and follow the norm or expected. My experience, being me brings the value, the purpose to what I’m doing.
    After moving from Johnston I now look from my backyard over Superstition and Dinosaur Mountains. Both have trails to hike.

  • Teresa Tripp
    Posted at 11:23h, 05 September Reply

    Hi Mitch,
    Opening my inbox and seeing a DTD email was the buoy I didn’t fully know I desperately needed. You see, like so many others, this past season of my life has been filled with the highest highs and the lowest lows. Time has whizzed by at a breakneck speed and, at the same time, it’s passed excruciatingly slow. It’s been a season of extremes. excitement, dread, curiosity, sadness, understanding, confusion, discovery, clarity, uncertainty, love, grace and soooo much self reflection. It’s been an exhaustingly exhilarating journey of personal excavation. And that’s great,, Im up for self discovery, but wow, its been hard and has felt solitary and very very lonely……that is untill you got REAL and shared your personal struggles of feeling like you were/are “too much”. Too gregarious, too happy, too optimistic, too engaging, too, too,, too.. in that moment it..was as if you ‘d sent a flare up to say “you are not alone in all of this tooness!” I’m flooded with two emotions hearing this, first, omg, I’m not alone. There are others with my same experience of feeling like I’m just too much for people to handle, Feeling like I talk too much, feeling like I should keep my opinions to myself, always feeling like im too much….thank you for sharing that Mitch and I want you to know you are not alone. Count me in, I’m ready my friend! Let’s do this! I’m so excited welcome back!

    • Mitch Matthews
      Posted at 09:01h, 06 September Reply

      Wow! Teresa… thanks so much for the kind words and for being R.E.A.L. my friend! So glad it resonated. And heck yes… we’re in this together!!! Here’s to the NEXT SEASON!!!

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