My guest today is Academy Award–winning actor, Matthew McConaughey. You might know Matthew as the A-list actor that has appeared in over 40 feature films that have grossed over $1 billion like “Dazed and Confused” and Dallas Buyers Club”, but he’s also a deeper thinker, family man, and professor. After decades of keeping a journal, he captured much of his life experiences, quotes, and stories in his new book “Greenlights”, which we discuss in this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- How did journaling for 35 years help you better understand your life and career through both your hardships and successes?
- In your memoir, you use the analogy that on the highway of life we have red, yellow, and green lights. How did your father’s death eventually become a blessing for you, turning a red to a green light?
- I completely agree with you that the first step to knowing who you are is knowing who you aren’t. How did you use the process of elimination to discover yourself and choose the right career path?
- People around the world are suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression. What prescribes do you have to help others manage difficult situations and improve their mental health?
- I know you don’t consider yourself a preacher and this isn’t an advice book, but I ask every guest this one last question. What is your best piece of career advice?
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