Matt Marr on the dharma of identity, storytelling, and connecting on values to make something good happen
Matt Marr was the boy next door I always dreamed of having as a best friend but never had. (In fact I clearly remember the boys next door throwing me in a mud puddle.) He is the kind of guy you can tell anything to… but importantly, his response will bring you closer to your self and into our shared reality.
Today’s Dharma and Dollars episode is packed with juicy bits from this solution focused therapist, podcaster, stand-up comic and founder of the LBGTQ youth camp Brave Trails.
Matt dives into why you want to know and use the story of self, the story of us and the story of how to get traction with your next great idea. Get the inside scoop on how Barack Obama masters public narrative, how to connect with your muse + managing your critic.
I rap with Matt Marr about Identity, Storytelling + Values
- Connecting with your muse + putting your muse out there
- The voice of the critic
- Why leaders must develop their public narrative skills
What you’ll get out of tuning in
- Tips for amazing abs
- What is the story of self, the story of us and the story of now according to Matt Marr
- How your identity becomes your path
- Clinical psych + the stages of being gay
- How being driven to do something for others births you
- Ask Mattie on the Ask Mattie Show
- Leadership Summer Camp For LGBTQ Youth
- Watch Matt’s stand up
- Article on Storytelling: A story of self, a story of us and a story of now
- Obama gave this speech after the historic Supreme Court ruling on Friday
- Skinny + Co Coconut Yummy Body Stuff
Matt Marr says… “I have been called the Gay White Oprah. Now I don’t really know about that, but I do love giving a place for people to share their story in the hopes of changing viewers lives for the better. I’m gonna let Oprah do her, and I’ll do me.
I grew in Southern Oklahoma and I just can’t seem to lose the accent. I’m a lover of stories. From my early days of acting, to getting my undergrad in Opera, to getting my Masters in Clinical Psychology and working with clients–stories are my life. If you found me in a breakdown, I’d be this guy:
THE GUY WHO CAN TALK TO ANYONE / HE ALWAYS CALLS YOU “SUGAR”. People open up to him within 2 minutes of meeting him. His ideal night is having a glass of wine and knitting away at a baby blanket while watching old Wonder Woman re-runs, as his dog snores on the other end of the couch.
Find him at a comic book store nerding out for hours. Also when he feels fat because he ate his feelings, going to Richard Simmons’ class in Beverly Hills is maybe one of the most joyous things anyone can do on a Saturday morning. He’s won 2 game shows and is kinda charmed that way. Hopeful. Caring. Warm. Great stand-up.