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Author: Matt D'Avella

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The Ground Up Show is a podcast that inspires creatives to make meaningful content & pursue their passions. Award-winning filmmaker Matt D’Avella, best known for the Netflix documentary Minimalism, sits down with creators to talk about their process, the lesson’s they've learned & how to make an impact.
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Ramit Sethi, New York Times bestselling author of I Will Teach You to be Rich, comes by to discuss how to earn more money, create healthy spending habits & change the way we’ve been thinking about money for our entire lives. Get short weekly emails from me on minimalism, habits & productivity: mattdavella.com. Get additional videos every month & support this podcast: patreon.com/mattdavella.
Tommy Jackett from The Daily Talk Show joins me to discuss our experience meditating for the past month. Did we reach enlightenment? Find out! Get short weekly emails from me on minimalism, habits & productivity: mattdavella.com. Get additional videos every month & support this podcast: patreon.com/mattdavella.
104 - Quitting Social Media

104 - Quitting Social Media

2019-05-0201:08:08

Sorelle Amore is a YouTuber & Photographer. On this episode we talk about quitting social media & why you might want to try it for 30 days. xx Get short weekly emails from me on minimalism, habits & productivity: mattdavella.com. Get additional videos every month & support this podcast: patreon.com/mattdavella.
Johann Hari, author of the NY Times Bestseller Lost Connections, set out across the world to speak with leading experts on depression, anxiety & loneliness to discover what has caused our epidemic of loneliness. And more importantly how to solve it. To get the full 40 minute interview, as well as other extended interviews & my exclusive AMA podcast sign up at patreon.com/mattdavella.
Greg McKeown is the author of the NY Times Bestselling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. This is my edited conversation with Greg about his Essentialist philosophy, the myth of success and why small consistent steps far outweigh the alternative. You can get the full 1 hour interview at patreon.com/mattdavella.
Gary Vaynerchuk a 5x New York Times bestselling author, angel investor, chairman of VaynerX & CEO of VaynerMedia. Watch this interview at youtube.com/mattdavella. Learn about my process & how I make films in exclusive videos at patreon.com/mattdavella. I release new videos every month including an AMA podcast answering your questions.
100 - Getting Started

100 - Getting Started

2019-02-2801:19:0510

We made it to episode 100! I take questions & comments from listeners to celebrate. Enjoy.
Michelle D'Avella is a breath-work teacher & author of The Bright Side of a Broken Heart. You can find more about her work at pushingbeauty.com or check out her YouTube channel at the link above. You can find her work at pushingbeauty.com. Support this podcast a patreon.com/mattdavella & get access to exclusive videos.
098 - The Business of Coffee

098 - The Business of Coffee

2019-02-1301:13:0113

Chris Baca is a three time US Barista Championship finalist, YouTuber, and cofounder of Cat and Cloud Coffee. In this episode we talk about how he got into the coffee business, the importance of authenticity, and how his employees’ well being drives their company. Find Chris here: https://www.youtube.com/realchrisbaca and https://catandcloud.com/ Support this podcast & get exclusive videos only on Patreon: http://patreon.com/mattdavella Episode Highlights: 01:15 - “Adding Value” 04:31 - Chris and his coffee company 10:12 - Starting simple and not trying to over-optimize 12:25 - Being a 3 time finalist in the US Barista Championship 20:41 - Making skate films and video views 25:02 - It’s not about the numbers, it’s about the people 33:28 - Authenticity and caring for your employees 52:30 - Hustle vs. life balance 59:10 - Advice for people looking to start a business
097 - Setting Life Priorities

097 - Setting Life Priorities

2019-02-0601:04:5121

Jason Zook is a an entrepreneur who runs an online community called Wandering Aimfully for creative entrepreneurs who are also interested in earning a sustainable income and crafting an authentic, fulfilling life. In this episode we talk about getting out of debt, balancing minimalism with ambition, and setting priorities in life. Find Jason here: https://wanderingaimfully.com/ Support this podcast & get exclusive videos only on Patreon: http://patreon.com/mattdavella Episode Highlights: 05:59 - Jason’s background 09:15 - Taking the long term view 14:49 - What does YouTube feel like now compared to when you started? 21:47 - Minimalism vs. ambition 27:57 - Fitting work around life 35:43 - Getting out of debt 41:04 - How to you create successful content 59:32 - Overcoming the guilt of letting some part of your business go 55:01 - Scaling up
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Comments (59)

Florence Ataíde

So so true

May 15th
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Florence Ataíde

loved it! both of you are such amazing creators!

May 15th
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radufatcock

dope podcast matt

May 14th
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Matias Outer-Mountain

Best podcast ever!!! Love it!!!

May 10th
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Matías Ruiz-Tagle

An absolute gem of a podcast. One of my top 10 discoveries this year. Thanks for the efforts, Matt. I promise that one day I'll chip in at your Patreon ⚡

May 8th
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Adrian Mwayaa

loved it.

May 4th
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Psychic Ninja

this was great!

May 3rd
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Charlotte.Lenehan

I love Sorelle and mat so this was great

May 2nd
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Danielle Campos

This was very interesting. Really enjoyed listening to Johann speaking about connections, it made me think about it. Will be reading his book.

Apr 26th
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Abdullah Hassan

Matt is the best without a test

Apr 26th
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Girlwhohugs dogs

*gives hugs* thank you for you!

Apr 21st
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Lui Magro

WOW two of my favourite podcasters in one! great podcast Matt and Alex...you two would be a crazy duo if you created more together! you vibe so well! awesome job!

Apr 16th
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Cleveland Pitts

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Apr 9th
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John Darryl Ligon

nice episode!!

Apr 1st
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Cristina Falconett

Where can i watch her documentary??

Mar 23rd
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Annie

I really wanted to hear to this episode on When to Quit and when to Stick, but this level of vocal fry and uptalk makes for a painful listen. I was able to Stick it out for 12 minutes, but then I had to Quit

Mar 20th
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David Yang

you're brainwashed to think China brainwashes people

Mar 18th
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David Yang

you're brainwashed to say China brainwashes people

Mar 18th
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David Yang

you're brainwashed to say China brainwashes people

Mar 18th
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Albert Polyglot

great!

Mar 12th
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