A creative and driven marketing professional, event DJ, podcaster and graphic artist dedicated to finding creative solutions to marketing challenges! With marketing experience ranging from promotional event advertising for huge companies like the Dallas Stars, Dallas Cowboys, Southwest Airlines, and Shiner Beer to direct mail and websites for local lawn care and plumbing companies. When it comes to marketing and business, Matt's not only seen it all... He's done most of it too!
JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383! You'll have access to us via Text, anytime, and get special updates about the show and ways you can participate in the show and win prizes!“When you make people angry, they act in accordance with their baser instincts, often violently and irrationally. When you inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, sensibly and rationally. Also, anger is transient, whereas inspiration sometimes has a life-long effect.” — Peace PilgrimWelcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about SOCIAL SKILLS and wrapping up our series on Emotional Intelligence!In emotional intelligence the term 'social skills' refers to the skills needed to handle and influence other people’s emotions effectively.This may sound like manipulation, but it can actually be as simple as understanding that smiling at people makes them smile back, and can therefore make them feel much more positive.It’s about communication and dealing with conflict!-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”Michael Jordan“The emotionally intelligent person is skilled in four areas: identifying emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, and regulating emotions.” — John Mayer and Peter Salovey“75% of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies, including inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict; or inability to adapt to change or elicit trust.”  — The Center for Creative Leadership“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”–Confucius“Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”­ –the Bible (James 1:19"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."     Khalil GibranThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383!See you next time!
JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383! You'll have access to us via Text, anytime, and get special updates about the show and ways you can participate in the show and win prizes!Hello everyone, welcome to Inspired To Greatness, today we are talking about EMPATHY, the 4th pillar of Emotional Intelligence!True empathy requires that you step outside your own emotions to view things entirely from the perspective of the other person.“One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient.” Charles M. Blow“The opposite of anger is not calmness, it’s empathy.” Mehmet Oz“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”― Edmund BurkeEmpathy is the ability to feel what the other person is feeling. It is to experience their emotions. It is the ability to put yourself in the other person’s shoes in a big and meaningful way. Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage your own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----How can you improve your empathy?* Put yourself in someone else's position – It's easy to support your own point of view. After all, it's yours! But take the time to look at situations from other people's perspectives. * Pay attention to body language – Perhaps when you listen to someone, you cross your arms, move your feet back and forth, or bite your lip. This body language  tells others how you really feel about a situation, and the message you're giving isn't positive! Learning to read body language can be a real asset in a leadership role, because you'll be better able to determine how someone truly feels. This gives you the opportunity to respond appropriately.* Respond to feelings – You ask your assistant to work late – again. And although he agrees, you can hear the disappointment in his voice. So, respond by addressing his feelings. Tell him you appreciate how willing he is to work extra hours, and that you're just as frustrated about working late. If possible, figure out a way for future late nights to be less of an issue (for example, give him Monday mornings off).“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt“Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.” – Homer“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”- Simone WeilThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383!See you next time!
Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about MOTIVATIONSelf-motivation includes our personal drive to improve and achieve, commitment to our goals, initiative, or readiness to act on opportunities, and optimism and resilience.Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.Roy T. Bennett“Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” —Les Brown“You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won’t sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.” —Jillian Michaels“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” —Jane Smiley“Understanding motivation is one of the most important things we can do in our lives, because it has such a bearing on why we do the things we do and whether we enjoy them or not.” —Clayton Christensen-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----Self-MotivationAndrew Carnegie said it best with his quote “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” There are several keys to building self-motivation.* Work towards a cause.* Don’t compare yourself to others.* Make the conscious effort to not give up.* Don’t live in your past failures or successes.* Utilize positive thinking.There are times when you may need the motivation to get motivated. Positive thinking may not be doing the trick. What should you do? Consider these suggestions:* Write down your plan for improvement.* Briefly think about your past successes.* Read books that promote self-motivation.“The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, ‘I wish someone would come by and turn me on.’ What if they don’t show up? You’ve got to have a better plan for your life.” —Jim Rohn“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” —Vince Lombardi“You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.” ―Homer Rice”Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” —Wayne DyerThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….See you next time!
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Birthdate
Aug 6th, 1979
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Episode Count
38
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 day, 6 hours
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