by Matt Mattson
Thanks for listening to this special bonus episode of The People People Podcast!
You're one of us, aren't you? You're a people person. But you get that being a “people person” isn’t just about being chatty and smiley and super-duper nice, it’s about transforming the world through relationships. You're one of those people who understands that HUMAN CONNECTION is the key to everything. You're one of those people who understands that humans are social animals, and we're all deeply longing for real, meaningful, deep-spirited connection in all aspects of our life. You're one of those people who understands that the secret to creating the world you want is found in your ability to connect. You're one of us. We are people people. And you found our show.
This is a special bonus episode featuring the host, Matt Mattson, and his daughter Elliotte. Listen in to try to imagine human connection through the eyes of a child. There’s a button above if you want to buy a copy of the book that Elliotte wrote (referenced in the episode).
So, no kidding, here’s the story of this episode. When I was still just imagining what this podcast could be, I ordered a bunch of equipment. Microphones, pop filters, etc. When my portable lapel mics came in the mail, I opened up the package, plugged them into my phone, and went looking for someone to test them on.
And no joke, my oldest daughter was in her room, sitting on the floor, reading Social Excellence: We Dare You. (And no, I hadn’t assigned it to her!)
I sat down and started recording. I honestly didn’t think I’d ever use the recording. It was the first “interview” I had done and I was kind of just goofing around. But after listening to it (and I might be a little biased), I thought it was podcast gold! Try to see the world through a kid’s eyes. Try to imagine their point of view. Remember the simplicity of friendship as a kid, and how it started to get complicated in late elementary school, middle school, and high school.
I hope you find some simple and meaningful lessons in this episode. It also includes an audio excerpt from the TEDx talk I did a couple of years ago that features a story about my kid.
Thanks for listening to this special bonus daddy-daughter episode of The People People Podcast!