404: Building a Business and Life You Love with Alex Weber & Jessica Backurz

404: Building a Business and Life You Love with Alex Weber & Jessica Backurz

Bestselling author & award winning speaker… Alex Weber is back!

You may remember Alex from episode 380 of DREAM THINK DO… where we talked about 3 keys to becoming unstoppable! 

Alex has been killing it as a speaker… winning awards and traveling the globe!  But not only that but he’s working hard to build a business and a life that he freeeegin’ loves!  

And that’s why I’m sooooo freeeeegin’ excited to have him join us for EncouragerCON this year!  

He’s going to bring real-world strategies for growing a profitable and impactful speaking business.  And it’s going to be game-changing… especially if you’re wanting to build your own speaking business!

And… just as importantly… speaking of Alex building a business and a life that he loves… Alex’s amazing girlfriend will also be joining us for THIS conversation… as well as for EncouragerCON!

Jessica Backurz is an Empowerment Coach, focused on Faith, Fitness, and Relationships and she’s got an incredible story herself!  You are going to love her!

Plus, she and Alex have been creating fun engaging content together and I got the “nudge” that it was time for them to share the stage and talk about creating content together AND supporting each other as your speaking career is taking off!

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Alex Weber’s Website: www.imalexweber.com

Alex’s Book: Fail Proof: Become the Unstoppable You 

EncouragerCON 2024

We’re talking about EncouragerCON in this awesome conversation.  But you might be wondering… “WHAT IS IT?!”

EncouragerCON is our 2.5 day conference for “Encouragers.” 

If you are a new or experienced Coach, Speaker or Content Creator… we want YOU there!  

Click here to find out more about this incredible event!

We’ll introduce you to the biggest opportunities in coaching and speaking that are happening RIGHT NOW! Along with strategies that you can use… immediately!

With Encourager-CON you’ll be surrounded by your fellow Encouragers AND it will be 2.5 days of proven concepts, innovative new approaches, powerful stories and straight-up fun… so YOU can REACH more people… create more REVENUE and find ways to REST as you do!

And… remember… use the coupon code: DTD to get a VERY special discount!  It’s time sensitive though… so the earlier you use it… the bigger the discount! 

Don’t miss out!  JOIN US!


You can now check out Mitch’s new podcast called “ENCOURAGING THE ENCOURAGERS” anywhere you listen to podcasts.  

It’s specifically designed for coaches, speakers and content creators and provides quick doses of inspiration, strategy AND… of course… encouragement!

Encouraging the Encouragers!

Find it on Apple Podcasts:  Click here

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Episode Minute By Minute: 

  • 0:02 Welcome to Episode 404 and a preview of the topics and guests for the episode.
  • 0:25 Discussion about relationships and supporting each other in pursuing big dreams.
  • 0:53 Mention of Encourager Con and its significance for coaches, speakers, and content creators.
  • 1:16 Announcement about the discount for Dream Think Do listeners using the code DTD.
  • 3:00 Introduction of Alex Weber, a returning guest from Episode 380.
  • 4:26 Recap of Alex’s achievements and his journey from American Ninja Warrior to a successful speaker.
  • 5:09 Introduction of Jessica Backurz, Alex’s girlfriend, and empowerment coach.
  • 6:00 Alex and Jessica share how they met and their perspectives on the encounter.
  • 8:00 Discussion on the importance of being confident and secure in oneself before meeting the right person.
  • 9:00 Conversation about creating content together and the transparency they bring to their audience.
  • 10:00 Jessica’s transition into speaking and coaching, inspired by Alex’s encouragement.
  • 12:00 Alex’s journey from high school lacrosse coach to professional speaker.
  • 13:00 Alex’s experience with stand-up comedy and TV hosting before focusing on speaking.
  • 14:00 The turning point in Alex’s career when he decided to pursue speaking full-time.
  • 16:00 The impact of the pandemic on Alex’s speaking career and how he adapted.
  • 18:00 Discussion on the importance of authenticity and staying true to one’s calling.
  • 20:00 Alex and Jessica talk about the importance of community and surrounding oneself with supportive people.
  • 22:00 Balancing a busy life with speaking engagements and building businesses together.
  • 24:00 The importance of communication and prioritizing each other in their relationship.
  • 25:00 Jessica’s strategies for staying motivated, including starting the day with the Bible and valuing community.
  • 26:00 The significance of having a supportive community for maintaining mental and emotional health.
  • 28:00 Encouragement for aspiring speakers to start with a clear purpose and impact in mind.
  • 30:00 Alex shares his advice for new speakers and the importance of staying true to their message.
  • 32:00 The unique aspects of Encourager Con and its inclusive, transparent environment.
  • 34:00 The honor and excitement of speaking together at Encourager Con.
  • 35:00 Closing thoughts on the conversation and invitation to join Encourager Con with the discount code DTD.
  • 36:00 Mitch’s Minute: Key takeaways from the conversation and the importance of focusing on impact.


Be sure to check out Alex’s FIRST appearance on DREAM THINK DO… where we talk about the 3 Keys to Becoming UNSTOPPABLE!  mitchmatthews.com/380

Alex was an American Ninja Warrior… and we’ve actually had another Ninja Warrior on the show!  Her name is Mckenna Haase and she’s wildly inspiring!  Check out her DTD interview here: mitchmatthews.com/mckenna-haase

Speaking of LA… I talk with Laura Gassner Otting about a wildly important LA meeting that was Divinely timed in THIS episode: mitchmatthews.com/377



I loved this conversation!  

Alex & Jessica dropped some pure gold!  

Separately… and together… they’ve got an amazing DREAM THINK DO story cooking!

Okay… so I am curious.  

What’s something that resonated with you?  

More importantly… what’s something you’re going to DO (big or small) as a result?

I want to hear from YOU!  

Leave a comment and let’s hear from YOU!

And hey… keep bringing YOUR awesome!!!



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