The Yes Theory Podcast
The Yes Theory Podcast
About The Yes Theory Podcast
Newsletter: http://www.mattdahlia.substack.comPreorder the book: http://www.seekdiscomfort.com/bookPreorder the book in EU: https://tinyurl.com/35c4npdy Hey all, Three days away from launch. And what better way to run this final mile than with my best friend and brother, Ammar. Aka Habibs. The man who has pushed me to grow more than anyone in my life. The brother with whom I’ve had the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. In this podcast we don’t hold back. We show you the hard parts of our relationship and we also share what we mean to each other. There’s so much here. Per usual, I think you’ll love it. Thanks for being here. Thanks for riding with me on this journey. Next time we’ll be talking, the book will be out. What a wild thought. Love you so much, Matt
Newsletter: http://www.mattdahlia.substack.com Preorder the book: http://www.seekdiscomfort.com/book Preorder the book in EU: https://tinyurl.com/35c4npdy Hi ladies and gents, Wow wow wow. DECEMBER 3RD IS SO CLOSE. So crazy to think about. So surreal that the launch day is nearly here. If you want to take advantage of the preorder bonuses like our Live Q&A, raffle to join the launch party in LA, and signed copies, then make sure to preorder at http://www.seekdiscomfort.com/book before November 25th. If you’ve already ordered or supported in any way, I FREAKING LOVE YOU. Okay, now to the podcast. This is one of my best friends. You know him from our videos. This year Staffan Taylor became a full-time host and member of Yes Theory. He embodies the Yes Theory philosophy more than anyone I’ve ever met. There’s so much in this conversation that Staffan and I have never shared that will remind anyone watching and/or struggling that they are not alone and things will get better. Alrighty, that’s enough from me. Enjoy the pod! Love ya, Matt
Newsletter: http://www.mattdahlia.substack.com Preorder the book: http://www.seekdiscomfort.com/book Preorder the book in EU: https://tinyurl.com/35c4npdy Hello you lovely people, What you’re about to watch is the equivalent of finding a never-seen-before species in the wild. Very few people have shaped Yes Theory as much as Tom. Yet no one outside of our inner circle knows about Tom. Tom is very private. He likes being behind the scenes. He’s like Charlie from Charlie’s Angels. Tom has also never done a podcast. So this is really really special…a moment I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. We recorded this conversation a few months ago in his home of Brighton, UK. I think you’re going to love it. -Matt PS - DECEMBER 3RD IS SO CLOSE. If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you’re missing out on our Live Q&A coming up soon :) www.yestheorybook.com
Newsletter: http://www.mattdahlia.substack.com Preorder the book: http://www.seekdiscomfort.com/book Preorder the book in EU: https://tinyurl.com/35c4npdy Hey everyone, So happy to be back with you. Two quick things: - We have a new book launch date: December 3rd - We will now be releasing two podcasts a week (Mondays and Thursdays) - With everything happening in the world, the guys and I want to give back financially to foundations focused on children affected by war. More on that soon. Alright, now this podcast… Ben and Dave, my two guests, are not only my close friends but also my biggest inspirations. When I was 19 I came across a show called The Buried Life. It was about four best friends (Ben, Dave, Duncan and Jonnie) crossing off their bucket list and helping others to do the same. The Buried Life became the seed and catalyst for Yes Theory, as you’ll learn about in this episode and the book. Getting to sit down with them to do this was a dream come true. 19 year old Matt would be bugging out if he saw this :) I hope you’ll get as much out of this conversation as I did. SO many gems!! Love, Matt
Hey all, Matt here :) Thanks for tuning in once again. Today is a very exciting day…We are FINALLY showing you the book cover. But that’s not all. In this podcast I sit down with Dez. Dez is Yes Theory’s social media editor and the brains behind the whole promotion of this book. She even designed the cover with me. All of this to say, I wouldn’t be here without her. In this episode you’ll get to hear about what the past year has been like for us as we’ve worked to get this book out to all of you. Hope you enjoy it! And let us know what you think of the cover in the comments!! Love, Matt
Newsletter: http://www.mattdahlia.substack.com Preorder the book: http://www.seekdiscomfort.com/book Preorder the book in EU: https://tinyurl.com/35c4npdy Hey everyone, Thomas and I have worked through a lot behind the scenes, especially in the past six months. It’s been really challenging, and at times our relationship was in serious jeopardy. Thankfully, we’ve gotten through it. In this podcast, we dive into all of it. Not just our relationship, but also how we see the world, advice for someone in their 20’s or 30’s, and reflections on our Yes Theory experience. I’m very grateful this is real life. That my best friend and I get to do this. Relationships take work, especially through big changes, and this one has been no different. I hope you’ll get something out of this for your own life and for your ties with those closest to you. Thank you for the support. Sending you all love, Matt Timecodes: 0:00 Intro 1:25 Podcast begins, addressing the nerves 6:07 Thomas turning 30 & setting goals 17:14 Power of intention 27:35 Thomas’ first heartbreak & motivation it gave him 37:45 Change yourself = Change the world 41:40 Fear of things falling apart 47:58 The struggles of our relationship the past three years 50:30 Matt explains his gradual decision to leave 56:40 Filming our first video after 3 years 1:02:55 Thomas and Ammar’s perspective on Matt leaving 1:07:28 Reconnecting & evolving in our relationship 1:20:30 Dealing with fame 1:29:30 What Matt saw in Thomas from the beginning 1:31:19 Thomas’ reflections on the book
Newsletter: http://www.mattdahlia.substack.com Preorder the book: http://www.seekdiscomfort.com/book Preorder the book in EU: https://tinyurl.com/35c4npdy Hey all, I wanted to introduce you to one of my best friends, Bonnie. Bonnie is a therapist at UCLA and since 2018, has been not only a friend but also pretty much the Yes Theory team therapist. She is a huge part of the book as she’s been an instrumental part of mine and Yes Theory’s growth. For those of you who plan on getting the book, I think this will be especially cool since you’ll get to actually see who she is. Enjoy!
Hey everybody, so excited for this one :) Pedro Paiva is the Head of Operations at Yes Theory. He’s been with us for two years. When he first arrived, our system was in shambles. We needed someone to come in an re-organize the ship. He’s done an incredible job since then and has become such a good friend, that I felt it would be awesome for you guys to get to know him. This podcast is for anyone with a dream job or anyone who is curious about how things work behind the scenes here. I think you’ll love it :) Enjoy! -Matt Newsletter: http://www.mattdahlia.substack.com Preorder the book: http://www.seekdiscomfort.com/book Timecodes 0:00 Intro 1:07 Pedro’s story 11:30 Pedro finding Yes Theory 13:23 Pedro applying for Yes Theory job 19:29 Difficult time in Yes Theory 24:26 Doing what you love is hard 28:10 Adjusting to getting older 30:54 Being affected by metrics 32:14 Creator burnout 36:15 Why are we doing Yes Theory? 39:18 Views vs. Sustainability 42:18 Theme of the book 46:31 Stepping into the unknown 50:00 Matt’s fear of leaving Yes Theory 58:30 Matt thanks Pedro 59:15 Pedro’s final words to the community
Oh baby, here we go! First podcast with the one and only Mark Manson. Mark is a multiple #1 New York Times best-selling author, including his mega hit ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck’. The main themes of this conversation were around change and how to deal with a major identity shift as well as how to find the necessary spark for creativity. I feel so blessed to get to share these conversations with you and hope you enjoy it. Make sure you check out Mark’s YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/@IAmMarkManson Here are the links mentioned at the beginning: Newsletter: www.mattdahlia.substack.com Preorder the book: www.seekdiscomfort.com/book Love you all dearly, - Matt
Hey guys, Thanks for being here :) This video’s been a long time coming. I feel really grateful to be able to finally speak to you about where I’ve been, where things are at, and what’s going to happen next. I’ve missed you dearly and I hope you can feel it. I hope you enjoy this first podcast of my going away party. Also, here are the links that are mentioned: Newsletter: https://mattdahlia.substack.com/ Pre-order for the book: https://www.seekdiscomfort.com/book See you next Thursday 🙂 Love, Matt Timecodes 0:00 intro 0:14 This is strange 0:40 Hello Again / Reintroduction 3:00 What to expect from this podcast 3:40 This is a Goodbye 7:14 The book (hardest two years of my life) 13:50 When I thought the book was done 15:00 Quitting the book 18:00 Ammar pushing me to not quit 21:00 Deciding to start the book over with Derin 22:54 Going back to Montreal for the first time in 6 years 28:02 The moment the book was actually DONE 30:00 Issues in my relationship with Thomas and Ammar 32:49 Reconnecting with the guys 35:15 Thinking about how to release the book 35:40 Starting to promote the book, making the podcast 39:05 Book launch date 39:22 Doing meetups for the first time in 3 years 41:25 I’m gonna be back in Yes Theory videos 42:10 Name of the book 42:43 Changing my last name 44:44 Preorder the book
While we often seek discomfort, sometimes, it finds us. Our internal discomforts over the course of our careers have shaped who we are and how we deal with situations at hand. On today’s episode, we bring on our close friend, Eric Tabach. Eric, like many of us, has gone through his own internal discomforts over this past year and beyond that have overall landed him in a better place. So stick with us to hear more about the internal conflicts that we have faced this year and how we turn these discomforts into positive attributes in our collective lives.
Growing older is definitely an odd feeling. One moment we’re young 21 year olds starting up a YouTube channel, and then we seemingly blink and six years have flown by. On today’s episode we bring on the one and only, Tommy Dajer. Tommy is Matt’s little brother and has grown up with us along our journey of saying yes. So join us on this episode as we discuss our experiences growing up in Yes Theory.
Mentors can be a huge driving force in how we carry out our life’s path. From teachers to coaches, parents and even friends, having someone to look to for guidance can help to set you on the right path with clarity and confidence. On today’s episode we bring on one of Ammar’s mentors, Maha Abouelenein. Maha is a fellow podcast host and one of the most fearless networkers we have ever met. So stick around to learn a bit more about how we choose our mentors, what they mean to us, and why they are so invaluable to our success.
Spirituality is a convoluted subject. With Ammar being raised as a Muslim and myself being raised mainly agnostic, we had two extremely different experiences growing up with religion. On today’s episode, we are also joined by Rotana Tarabzouni. Rotana was raised under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia and brings her own unique perspective to the table for this conversation. So join us today as we explore religion, faith and spirituality.
If you know Yes Theory, you know that we love to travel. On this episode we sit down with Lexie Alford. Lexie is the Guinness Book World Record holder for being the youngest person to travel to every country, and she has some amazing stories to share along with her journey. So join us to hear more about how getting out of your comfort zone can lead you to some of the most amazing experiences that life has to offer.