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087 Best Selling Author and Master Storyteller Matthew Dicks

Cops and Writers Podcast

My guest on the show today is international best-selling author Matthew Dicks. Matthew has won numerous literary awards and has had his books translated in over 25 countries worldwide.  When he is not writing award-winning, best-selling books, Matthew fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a storyteller, a marketing and storytelling consultant, a speaking coach, a blogger, a wedding DJ, and a minister.  ​In today’s episode we discuss:·      His 26 years of being a wedding D.J. and the unexpected benefits from this experience.·      Him sharing a room with a goat named, “Goat.”·      His book, Someday Is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life.·      How to multitask.·      The 100-year-old plan. ·      The eagle and the mouse. ·      Best practices for entrepreneurs.·      The power of yes.·      How to overcome writer’s block.·      The best way to start and end a story.·      The importance of celebrating. All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Come visit Matt on his website!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Bite-Sized CrimeTrue crime on your lunch break! Get your fix each week with bite-sized episodes.Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyDo you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!  If you're a fan of Hill Street Blues, Southland, or Bosch, you’re going to love Brew City Blues!  Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now pre-order and will be available for purchase on November 18, 2022 on AmazonSupport the show

1hr 18mins

9 Oct 2022

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Matthew Dicks | Tomorrow is a Lie: Strategies for Life Success.

The Truth Prescription

Dear People,Joining us today is the multi-awarded and international best-selling author, Matthew Dicks. Matthew's books have been translated into more than 25 languages; he is also a teacher, speaker, and columnist for Slate and Seasons magazine. Matthew's truth emerges from a near-death experience in his 20s that made him realize he wasn't living life at its fullest. In what he thought were the last seconds of his life, he didn't feel fear, anger, or sadness; he felt regret. Taking advantage of Matthew's talent for storytelling, we delve into the details of his awakening and the research that led to the creation of his latest book, "Someday Is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life." We also talk about the importance of stories in people's lives, how they can help us heal and overcome traumas, the need to remove negative people and toxicity from our lives, and why we must be kind to ourselves when trying new things. In This Episode, You'll Learn:About Matthew's truth and his awakening (2:13)Matthew talks about how long it took him to heal from the traumatic experience that changed his life (5:28)Matthew talks about the gift he got in the weirdest of ways and why he decided to write a book about it (6:46)Matthew shares his thoughts on getting negative people out of our lives and what to do when negativity comes from a relative (10:11)Matthew explains why we must be patient and compassionate with ourselves when starting new projects (16:31)First Impressions:Police Station (23:49)Shawshank Redemption (24:01)Challah Bread (24:39)Cats (24:47)Elementary School (24:57)The eagle (25:28)The mouse (25:44)Matthew Dicks (26:14)Resources:Matthew Dicks websiteBook: Matthew Dicks, Elysha Dicks - Someday Is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative LifeMatthew Dicks booksConnect with Matthew:LinkedInPinterestTwitterYouTubeFacebook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

27mins

22 Aug 2022

Similar People

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Someday is TODAY with bestselling novelist and wise sage, Matthew Dicks

White Shores with Theresa Cheung

In this truly on purpose interview Theresa chats with Matthew Dicks. a bestselling novelist, nationally recognized storyteller, playwright, communications consultant, award-winning elementary schoolteacher, humor and advice columnist, minister, wedding DJ, and professional public speaker. He has won multiple Moth GrandSLAM story competitions and, together with his wife, Elysha Dicks, created the organization Speak Up to help others share their stories. To find out more about Matthew, order Someday is Today and his other bestselling titles visit:Www.matthewdicks.comTo find out more about Theresa’s bestselling dream, intuition, afterlife, astrology and mystical titles and mission, visit:Www.theresacheung.comhttp://linktr.ee/theresacheungYou can contact Theresa via @thetheresacheung on Instagram and her author pages on Facebook and Twitter and you can email her directly at: angeltalk710@aol.comThank you to Cluain Ri for the blissful episode music.White Shores is produced by Robert Cheung and Matthew Cooper 

39mins

21 Aug 2022

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204: Storyworthy with Matthew Dicks and Miriam Schulman

The Inspiration Place

As artists, you’re likely great with painting a story on canvas, in watercolor, through music or whatever medium you play in, but storytelling is a wonderful skill we can all benefit from improving. Telling stories well is art, and it’s something that each and every one of us can do easily every day.  Matthew Dicks is an international best seller with awards for being a nationally recognized storyteller. He joined us in Episode 203 and discussed his latest book, Someday Is Today, which I highly recommend checking out!   In this two-part series, we’re continuing the conversation around his other book, Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling. So now we’re diving into what the art of storytelling looks like for the average person who doesn’t identify as a storyteller.  Noteworthy points with master storyteller, Matthew Dicks:  Why story worthy moments on the most boring days are precious commodities  How Homework for Life makes you look at your days in a meaningful way  What Crash and Burn style writing is and how you can get started (right now!)  4 strategies for dealing with negative people and why an enemy list is a superpower Live a better life with more ‘Yes’ and get remarkable results  “Most of the time, we allow our memories to be tossed away like trash, when they are our most precious commodities.”  -Matthew Dicks Matthew Dicks is the co-founder and artistic director of Speak Up, a storytelling organization that produces shows in New England. In addition to being an internationally bestselling author of multiple fiction and non-fiction books, he is also a 56-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 9-time GrandSLAM champion. The most important thing for you to learn today is that, given all the accolades Matthew has, his best advice for being a better storyteller is to simply become a better listener.   “Be the last person to speak in every room you enter, and I think you'll find it's really helpful in terms of just being a better communicator and a better person.” -Matthew Dicks Connect with Matthew Dicks:  Website Twitter  Interested in applying for the Artist Incubator Program’s Masterclass Track? Apply here For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/204 ++++++++++++++++++++ 🎉FREE GOODIES!🎉 Don't forget to check out the Inspiration Place goodie bag. Go pick up your party favor over at SchulmanArt.com/freebies. Whether you're a passionista or a passion professional, I've got something just for you. ++++++++++++++++++++ 🎤NEVER MISS AN EPISODE! If you loved this, I've got more inspirational episodes coming your way! Please make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button in your podcast app. And if you're feeling extra generous- leave me a review-- https://schulmanart.com/review-podcast  ++++++++++++++++++++ BTW If you pop your Instagram handle at the end of the review, I'll even give you a shout out over on my IG stories! ++++++++++++++++++++ I'd love to chat with you on Instagram: http://instagram.com/schulmanart

28mins

2 Aug 2022

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203: Someday Is Today with Matthew Dicks and Miriam Schulman

The Inspiration Place

The question we all really want to know is how to do more with the time we have. Some people crush a 2-hour window, whereas others of us struggle along and get distracted by TV series and social media.  Matthew Dicks is an international best seller with awards for being a nationally recognized storyteller. His latest book, Someday Is Today, 22 Simple Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life is highly recommended and worth checking out!   In this two-part series, we’re talking about some fun concepts and ideas that will help propel your creativity in new ways.  Key ideas Matthew makes digestible and simple enough to implement:  Make your sleep sacred and honor the rest you need  Make the most of your work by repurposing your pieces  Be thoughtful about what you spend your time on  Consult your future self to make the best daily decisions   “I think we solve a lot of problems unconsciously when we allow those problems to move to the back.” -Matthew Dicks Matthew's approach is extremely well thought out. Coming close to a near-death experience has given him the motivation and perspective he needs to emphasize making the best of every day, every decision, and what he chooses to make time for.  In the next part of this interview, Matthew will unpack eating a compliment sandwich, the enemies list, and why be a criminal and carry a burglar bag.  Connect with Matthew Dicks:  Website Twitter  Follow me at Schulman Art Instagram Interested in applying for the Artist Incubator Program’s Masterclass Track? Apply here For full show notes, go to schulmanart.com/203 ++++++++++++++++++++ 🎉FREE GOODIES!🎉  Don't forget to check out the Inspiration Place goodie bag. Go pick up your party favor over at SchulmanArt.com/freebies. Whether you're a passionista or a passion professional, I've got something just for you.  ++++++++++++++++++++  🎤NEVER MISS AN EPISODE!  If you loved this, I've got more inspirational episodes coming your way! Please make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button in your podcast app. And if you're feeling extra generous- leave me a review-- https://schulmanart.com/review-podcast ++++++++++++++++++++  BTW If you pop your Instagram handle at the end of the review, I'll even give you a shout out over on my IG stories!  ++++++++++++++++++++  I'd love to chat with you on Instagram: http://instagram.com/schulmanart 

37mins

26 Jul 2022

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Matthew Dicks and Ben Kettner

Finding Your Bliss

This week on Finding Your Bliss, Life Coach and Bliss Expert Judy Librach is joined by Matthew Dicks, author of Someday Is Today and nine other books. A bestselling novelist, nationally recognized storyteller, and award-winning elementary school teacher, he teaches storytelling and communications at universities, corporate workplaces, and community organizations. Matthew has won multiple Moth GrandSLAM story competitions and, together with his wife, created the organization Speak Up to help others share their stories. They also co-host the Speak Up Storytelling podcast. He lives in Connecticut with his family. Visit him online at http://www.MatthewDicks.com.Also on the program, we have the talented singer and guitarist, Ben Kettner! Ben is based in Toronto, Ontario, and has been involved in musical ventures for nearly his entire life. He started singing at the age of 3 and playing guitar a few years later, and has since performed in countless musical theatre productions, charity events, choirs, and talent shows. Ben is also a self-taught music producer, who got his foot in the door of the production world in mid-2020, by creating soundalike covers of modern songs completely from scratch. He is very passionate about music and has spent much of his free time over the past few months creating video covers of popular songs for social media, teaching guitar lessons, and working on original projects.Click on this link to listen to Ben's cover of "In Your Atmosphere" by John Mayer: https://soundcloud.com/user-201921535-658441499/in-your-atmosphere-cover-by-ben-kettner?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharingYou can follow us @theblissminute on Instagram and Facebook. Or you can visit our online magazine at findingyourbliss.com and take one step closer to finding your bliss.Listen live every Saturday at 1pm on Zoomer Radio

52mins

23 Jul 2022

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Accepting Your Past | Matthew Dicks

The Overcoming Odds Podcast

What does it mean to accept your past? How can you accept your past and move forward?Tune in, as Matthew and Oleg, explore how to create positive mantra to counter the painful thoughts, importance of doing your own inner work, practicing mindfulness, allowing the negative emotions to flow, and other related topics.

51mins

8 Jul 2022

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How Can Humans Communicate Better Through Storytelling? - Matthew Dicks

The Pez Cast

Matthew is a 45-time Moth StorySLAM and 6-time Moth GrandSLAM champion and the founder and Artistic Director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization.  Matthew Dicks is an award-winning elementary school teacher and an internationally bestselling author. He’s also the humor columnist for Seasons magazine and an advice columnist with Slate magazine.  

22mins

15 Apr 2022

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Boost Engagement - Matthew Dicks

Make Ideas Reality

Matthew Dicks. 5x Moth Grand Slam story telling champion. Author of 7 novels and the non-fiction book Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, And Change Your Life Through - The Power Of Storytelling. In today’s show Matthew walks us through how we can boost engagement by being able to tell a compelling story. We then discuss the don’t of storytelling and Ways to generate story ideas Using a tool he calls Homework for life. To finish Matthew deconstruct one of my latest project video (oh god)  so you can learn from my example what to do and more importantly  what NOT to do. This show is jammed packed with actionable advice so please get ready to take notes Matthew Dicks  https://matthewdicks.com/ Download my Video Format here: https://www.garageavenger.com/post/boost-engagement-through-storytelling-matthew-dicks Justin White (Garage Avenger) website:     https://www.garageavenger.com Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/garageavenger/ YouTube:    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOyyAChQzN3HZSakwFn-3Q?view_as=subscriber Patreon:     https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32422944&fan_landing=true--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/justin-white48/message

1hr 25mins

1 Mar 2022

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A Conversation With Matthew Dicks

The Total Life Freedom Podcast

52mins

4 Feb 2022

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