I'm convinced we don't simply choose our dreams —our dreams choose us. They come during the quiet moments of life through nudges and whispers and desires...until they're what we can't stop thinking about.
But then what?
For Mateo Askaripour —he had all the markers of success: making over 6 figures at a start-up, leading a big team, and rising up the ladder.
Until he faced reality: his dream was to become a writer, a novelist, and he'd do whatever it take to bring it to life.
But it wasn't working as he faced rejection after rejection and had to face himself:
Does he still chase his dream —or go back to safety?
Enter the latest Academy guest, Mateo Askaripour, the New York Times Bestselling Author of Black Black and a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence. Mateo's writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Medium, and elsewhere.
His book is has been named: A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick, An Indie Next Pick, Apple's Best of January, Amazon's Spotlight Best Pick of the Month, One of Barnes & Noble Reads "Most Anticipated for January", One of Entertainment Weekly's "Best Books to Keep You Warm this January", One of Washington Post's "10 Books to Read in January" and tons more.
In today's podcast, Mateo and I deep dive into what it takes to chase your dreams, how to handle rejection, doubt, and pressure —and wh you should have fun during your process.
Ep. 206 | Your Dream Will Humble You with Mateo Askaripour
"I had to get honest with myself." —Mateo Askaripour
Make sure to follow Mateo's on Instagram here and let him know what you thought of the episode.
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