335: The Evolution of a Dream with Jon Mero

Jon Mero- Mitch Matthews

335: The Evolution of a Dream with Jon Mero

Singer and entertainer Jon Mero is with us! His voice is incredible… his musical acumen is nothing short of astounding… but his heart… and who he is as a human… are even more impressive. 

He was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa… and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia building an incredible career.

He’s been a finalist on NBC’s The Voice. He’s gotten to sing on movie soundtracks like Pitch Perfect 3 (alongside Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson).  And most recently… a single he did with LONIS… was featured on the ABC tv show “Station 19.” 

He’s walking out a true story of talent, grit, faith, and entrepreneurial spirit and I can’t wait for this conversation!

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Jon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonmero/

Jon’s Linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/jonmero

Jon Mero’s The VOICE Blind Audition:

Jon’s first appearance on DREAM THINK DO: www.mitchmatthews.com/151

“3 Keys for Sticking with a Dream (in 15 minutes or less): mitchmatthews.com/320/ 

“Dreaming BIG No Matter What” with Amberly Lago: https://mitchmatthews.com/310/

“True Grit: Stories you didn’t hear in History Class but should have!” with Ben Stein: www.mitchmatthews.com/173 


  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 1:30 Get to know Jon Mero
  • 7:00 What gave Jon the confidence to sing
  • 15:24 Looking within and bettering yourself
  • 23:30 Developing a life of continual growth
  • 26:58 What success looks like for Jon
  • 31:27 Mitch’s favorite The Voice moment
  • 35:30 Tips for staying in the moment
  • 46:36 Jon’s little known dream
  • 53:32 Mitch’s minute


I loved this convo.  

One of my favorite moments was Jon’s quote:

“The reason why we miss this moment is because we think there is a moment in the future that’s more important than today.”

Whew… that’s wisdom.  AND a cautionary tale… right?

I love how Jon says he’s still working on living in the moment, BUT that understanding was at the core of him KILLING his blind audition for The Voice.  He was in THAT moment… fully.  And you could TOTALLY tell.  True joy.  Fully there. 

No matter the outcome.  Okay… it didn’t hurt that 4 chairs turned and they almost got in a fistfight over him… BUT living in the moment helped.  HA!

How about YOU?  What stood out to you?  Was it something Jon said?  Was it the vibe?  Was it a thought or a memory that this convo sparked?  Let me know. 

I shared some of my favorites… now I want to hear from YOU!  Leave a comment below and let’s do this!

  • Deborah Angel
    Posted at 01:14h, 02 October Reply

    He seems like hes a very humble person never met him. Been following him since the Voice. He has an Amazing spirit… and his Voice is off the charts! I know things haven’t been easy but he seems to be doing great. I love his music and he seems to be a very intelligent man. I think he’s one of the best. Can’t wait for him to come to my town.

    • Mitch Matthews
      Posted at 11:04h, 02 October Reply

      Deborah – I agree! Jon’s voice is one of my favorites… but his wisdom and his heart are what get me every time! So glad you enjoyed the conversation and I too hope that Jon comes to a town near you soon!!! All the best!

  • Quddus Joel Miller
    Posted at 16:16h, 18 February Reply

    Awe man! What a brilliant episode. It’s so brilliant that I’m going to have to listen again and take notes this time.. And DO !!!!!!!!.
    I’m done Dreaming and thinking, I’m way too good at that part. Time to step up and bust free. NEXT LEVEL please., with passionate, juggernaut intention! BOOM!
    Easier said than done. I’m in the zone 5X5.
    I’ve taken a lot of batting practice! Time to step up1 Do I want to bat 1000,? Yes! Would I be okay with batting 350? Yes.

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