Whether you’re depressed or not, none of us are operating in perfect mental health. And in any case, we all need to be better educated for those around us who may be struggling and for whom we might make a difference. Lewis Page, successful and respected soccer coach, loved father, husband, friend, and all-around popular and healthy guy, does not fit one’s typical image of what depression looks like. Yet he lives with it.Continue reading
No, it’s nothing to do with The Killers.
In this early milestone 50th episode, Matthew reflects a bit by sharing a brief history as to why he proceeded to call the show “Mr. Bright Side,” knowing full well that it would always be confused with the 2004 mega-hit Killers song. He also shares a few personal stories over the years which have reflected back to him his natural tendency to optimism and enthusiasm, long before he ever developed his mature and formal philosophy. Listeners can take a lesson in self-awareness from these reminiscences.Continue reading
At what age does one become a fully-formed individual? One modern-day comedian and one sage character from a short story published in 1939 have both offered a similar magic number. How is that two people from distinctly separate eras and experience have both identified the same thing?Continue reading
Free time gets old quick.
Retired people know this. So what’s the cause of that antsy, anxious feeling that makes it so that you just can’t enjoy your leisure time anymore? And how can we remedy this?Continue reading
How does charity fit into a life dedicated to gaining—not surrendering—values? If healthy human relationships are about win-wins, and charity is about gaining nothing for oneself, then is it good? And why do many of us feel so unfulfilled after engaging in sacrificial charity, if it’s the right thing to do?Continue reading
If win-win relationships are possible, why should we want any part of a win-lose or lose-win? Yet lose-win is what conventional morality offers us explicitly if we take it seriously. And we ought to take it seriously. Our self-esteem and mental health depend on it.Continue reading
What is a personal “culture” or identity? And is it ours to shape as we like, or is it determined by factors beyond our control?
How did a Bob Dylan quote from an interview in Netflix’s Rolling Thunder Revue encapsulate an answer to this idea that gave Matthew to cheer?Continue reading
Matthew had been feeling less than optimal for the past several months, but with one small change, his world has brightened again. The change was dramatic and almost immediate.Continue reading
Who is the imposter who grows inside us all, trying to evict us from our own bodies and lives? Why and how do we empower him?Continue reading
You can make your unwanted cravings disappear. Matthew has. And he’s here to describe how.Continue reading
We must sacrifice a lot for love, right? That’s just common knowledge.
Matthew disagrees. He would never sacrifice anything to anyone. And neither should you, he argues. But would he die for that which he loves? Sure. What the wha’???Continue reading
It’s not about effort. It’s about mindset. We’re already working hard. Our ideas make sense, else we wouldn’t be doing them. What most of us need—and are missing—is a breakthrough in our thinking. Yet that breakthrough at first won’t make sense…
Want to know more? Listen to mindset coach Jarrod Haning, as he and Matthew discuss the following and much more in this interview full of powerful ideas leading toward that breakthrough shift:
-life coach vs. performance coach
-attitude vs. mindset
-music and your brain
-why to-do lists slow you down (“You are the assistant.”)
-How is stage fright related to business success?
-personality tests vs. the MindScan (and how the former are dangerous)
-how to uncover thinking blindspots
-Operating in your “clumsy” vs. your “genius”
-how to arrange your day around your “zone of genius”
-Thinking Patterns of Success
-Jarrod’s unusual personal accomplishments