26 Feb The Biggest Risk
Mitch Matthews does a DREAM. THINK. DO. deep dive on the biggest risk you can take! (But if you take the risk it will improve the way you live, love and lead!)
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In today’s DREAM. THINK. DO. episode, Mitch talks about one of the biggest but most important risks you can take.
What is it?
Well, when you take this risk, it helps you to build trust and connection.
It’s something that has a huge impact on your ability to achieve your dreams and goals.
Taking this risk also enables you to live more of a rich and full life.
But… even though there’s all this upside to taking this risk… many don’t.
What’s the risk?
It’s being authentically you.
In this episode, Mitch dives deep on the science of why being “authentic” feels like a risk. (And he shares a few stories where he’s struggled with it too). But most importantly, he gives you some simple but proven strategies for being more authentic and real in your own life!
“Be real, because being real works.”
It’s easy for us to take on a persona, especially when we’re in any type of leadership role. We use a mask to try to be someone we’re not. We do it to try to build trust, but it winds up having the opposite effect, doesn’t it?
Discover how using a persona negatively affects you and how you can recognize it in yourself or others (11:54). Mitch also gives you the science behind something known as “The Imposter Phenomenon.” (13:38) According to research, if you’ve been successful in anything… there’s a 70% chance you’ve felt the negative effects of the “I.P.” Mitch will show you how to beat it!
Plus, he’ll share three strategies for helping you to be more authentic as a leader, a globe changer and as a friend. (18:33).
Adopting personas is an approach that nearly everyone is guilty of, but it often has the exact opposite effect of what we hope. Listen in to learn how to take off the mask!
One of the best ways to achieve your dreams and bring your awesome is by being authentically YOU.
“Being human is a strength, not a weakness.”
Tim MurrillPosted at 23:02h, 26 February
Great podcast. I love the story of the executive that confessed that he wasn’t polished or very cool. I can so relate to that feeling. Thanks for sharing this Mitch.
Mitch MatthewsPosted at 23:07h, 26 February
Thanks Tim! Glad it clicked with you! I can tell you that it was AMAZING to see the effect of someone having the guts to just be authentic. It really freed him up to unleash some wisdom and have a lot of fun in the process! (The audience ate it up too!)
Jill SchmiedingPosted at 20:12h, 03 March
I really enjoy your podcasts. I thought you had several great take-aways from this podcast. You definitely inspire me to keep dreaming. I love the idea of “be real because being real works”. I really have a hard time connecting with people who use a persona, I instantly connect with people who are real and authentic. I love to see the good and bad in people. We are all human.
Keep up the great podcasts. You are definitely reaching people!
Mitch MatthewsPosted at 21:01h, 03 March
Wow! Thanks so much for your kind feedback about the podcast! I really appreciate it! That means a lot! And hey… I agree with you. (And so does science!) I tend to connect with (and trust) people are authentic and real. So we’re just trying to do our part in helping more people live that way… to the best of their ability! So here’s to being REAL! Thanks again.
Laynie KellyPosted at 02:19h, 13 March
I’ve only recently stumbled upon your podcasts, but I’m loving them. They are real, honest, and lifechanging. My clients are reaping the benefits of me listening to you. Living and working mindfully and intentionally was my New Year’s resolution. Perfect timing. I know if I continue doing what I’m doing I will create the change and start living the life of my dreams. Thank you. Keep sharing, keep crafting change.
Mitch MatthewsPosted at 02:59h, 13 March
Wow Laynie! Thanks so much for the kind words and for listening in! That means a lot! And hey… I couldn’t agree more! You ARE going to create that change you want and your going to craft a life that’s going to be pure awesome. Thanks again!
Barbra BreslauerPosted at 13:58h, 20 April
Great informational podcast! True to form and really me. You called me out and related. Thanks.