398: Matthew McConaughey on Catching More Greenlights, the Impermanence of Life, & Writing Your Own Story

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Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/matthewmcconaughey398

Matthew McConaughey (IG: @officiallymcconaughey) is an Academy Award-winning actor, married man, a father of three children, and a loyal son and brother.

In October of last year he released Greenlights, an unconventional memoir that was born out of diaries he’s been keeping for the last 35 years. It’s a guide to catching more greenlights in life and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. It's also a love letter to life.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The aftermath from the Texas winter storm crisis
  • How COVID-19 gave us a new sense of purpose
  • Go write your own story
  • The restrictions of being a celebrity
  • The day Matthew got famous
  • Appreciating the moment
  • Being the pilot of your choices
  • Documenting the existential question of "why?" through journaling
  • Write the headline first and living your story
  • The art of living
  • Fatigue is one of the greatest enemies
  • The book that kept Matthew anchored
  • How Matthew landed his role in Dazed and Confused
  • Creating the character Wooderson
  • Three affirmations… alright, alright, alright
  • The death of Matthew’s dad taught him to just keep livin
  • What’s your eulogy?
  • The impermanence of life
  • Chasing our better selves

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