We Make Success Happen with Matt Callanan

We Make Success Happen with Matt Callanan

Would you like to have more success in your life? Have you ever wondered why some people are successful? Would you like to be more successful in your life, your career, your business, with your money or in your relationships?We tap into the minds of people like adventurers, world record holders, entrepreneurs, voice coaches, psychologists, musicians and people making a positive difference around the world. We want to find out what’s their path to success and what have they learnt along the way.This is real stories from real people. Plus we want to find out what success means to them.The We Make Success Happen podcast is hosted by Matt Callanan, a former international DJ and musician turned filmmaker (with We Make Film Happen) and founder of the kindness project We Make Good Happen. http://mattcallanan.co.uk


May 3, 2021 48 min

Greig Trout is a two times cancer survivor, the founder of 101 Things To Do When You Survive, Director of Kindness for 52Lives and all round amazing human. Listen to his incredible story.

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James R Doty MD is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

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Contact Matt: hello@mattcallanan.co.uk


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Dr David Hamilton is an author of 10 books and is the Kindness Tsar for Psychologies Magazine.  Inspired by the placebo effect, he left the pharmaceutical industry to write books and educate people in how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their health.

Listen to David as he talks about:

* The Placebo effect

* How to control your mind for the better

* What kindness does to your brain and body

* The best approach on writ...

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Your voice is one of your most powerful assets. Plus we all deserve to be heard.  So being able to speak on stage and be comfortable with public speaking is a great skill to have.

Here are 10 tips that have taken me from a MASSIVE fear of public speaking to be able to speak to thousands, speak internationally, do a TEDx talk and present for the BBC.

* Hypnosis

Marisa Peer - Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking


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Dr Martin Graff is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of South Wales.  He has also been a visiting scholar at the State University of New York, Cortland, USA and Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. He specialises in online dating and relationships.

Listen to Martin as he talks about:

* Things you can do to improve your dating chances online

* Why relationships that start online are more sustainable than ones ...

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Myles Dyer is a cyber-philanthropist, a podcaster with Quest For Empathy, a mental health and wellbeing advocate and digital content strategist.

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Jen Gale spent a year buying nothing new with her young family. She is a passionate believer that we all have the power to change the world.

Listen to Jen as she talks about:

* What sustainability means to her.

* A year of not buying anything new.

* Her big learnings from that year.

* What conscious consumption means and how we can all apply it on our lives. 

* Her life as a vet.

* How to consume less.

* How she got her book published and ...

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Julie Kent MBE is all about giving. The loss of her daughter prompted her to have a life of kindness and charity. Recently awarded her MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list, Julie talks about how looking out for others has changed her life.

Listen to Julie as he talks about:

*  The loss of her daughter at the age of 3 and what it prompted.

*  Why kindness is so important

*  How she was awarded her MBE from the Queen.

*  How to get th...

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Christian Burns is a Multi-Platinum Selling Artist and Award Winning Songwriter who has worked with Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, BT, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold and Benny Benassi. 

Listen to Christian as he talks about:

*  What’s it like singing in front of 100,000s of people

*  How they got their first break from busking

*  His life in the band BBMak

*  Touring the world with NSYNC and Britney Spears

*  How they made it all happen

*  What ...

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Veronica Farmer is a psychotherapist and author, based in the Gold Coast, Australia.

This is a bonus meditation recorded by Veronica exclusively for We Make Success Happen.

Make sure you are in a comfortable environment when listening to this meditation (and not driving or operating heavy machinery)


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Veronica Farmer is a psychotherapist and author, based in the Gold Coast, Australia.

Listen to Veronica as she talks about:

* How she survived cancer

* How to deal with stress

* Her book Made Beautiful By Scars and what inspired it.

* The ‘Oh Yeah’ technique

* What success means to Veronica

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January 23, 2021 45 min

Nathan Wyburn is a Welsh Fine Art graduate who specialises mostly in creating iconic celebrity portraits and ‘pop culture’ imagery with non traditional mediums such as food and other everyday items.

Listen to Nathan as he talks about:

* Getting to the semi final of Britain’s Got Talent and performing in front of 15 million people.

* The celebrities he’s created portraits of and actually met. (There’s a lot!)

* How got started using non...

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Nahla Summers is an World Record holder | Author | Cultural Change Consultant | Kindness researcher & International Keynote Speaker

Listen to Nahla as she talks about:

* Riding 5000 miles to every city in the UK to spell KINDNESS

* Her kindness movement - Sunshine People

* Transform workplaces with a Culture of Kindness

* The death of her partner and what happened next

* Acts of kindness

* Her book 44 Rays of Sunshine

* Grief

* Cycling ...

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Bobette Buster is an acclaimed lecturer, award-winning producer and author, whose workshops are sought after by top media companies and corporations alike, from Disney/Pixar, Sony and BBC to Google and SoulCycle.

Listen to Bobette as she talks about:

Why we all have a story to tell

How we can make the world? better place through stories

How you can find the right story to tell.


Why you have to go through the wilderness

The magical...

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Jason Morena is a filmmaker and editor for Gary Vaynerchuk and Vaynermedia in New York.

Listen to Jason as he talks about:

How he got the job filming for Gary Vaynerchuk.

How he deals with perfectionism & his project 1.23.

What success means to him.

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Voice Of A Change Maker - Charlotte Church | Episode 28

Charlotte Church is a world-renowned singer and founder of The Awen Project

Listen to Charlotte as she talks about:

What success means to her.

The way we educate is completely outdated

Her Awen school project

Why she wants to help make the world a better place

Why she wants to be a part of creative change

Going on BBC’s Question Time

What makes her happy



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How To Become King - Will King | Episode 27

Will King is the founder of King of Shaves

Listen to Will as he talks about:

How he bought Shave.com for £18 and how much is worth now.

How being made redundant kick started King Of Shaves

How Baywatch inspired one of his first businesses

How he got listed in Harrods

The power of momentum, fear of missing out and going for the big domino

Why you must tell a genuine story

How he used a David and Go...

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Amr Darwood is a social entrepreneur and cofounder of The Good Summit. 

Listen to Amr as he talks about:

How to impact multiple people by creating one thing.

How he was led to believe at a younger age success is money driven.

The positive influence of his dad.

The power of Impact

The profound effect of seeing a girl who couldn’t walk as her parents couldn’t afford the operation.

Living your life with values.

Why he started The Good Summit



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Charlie King is a former star of Towie, now TV celebrity and personal trainer

Listen to Charlie as he talks about:

The problems of being viewed as a reality TV star.

How he got invited on TOWIE The Only Way Is Essex.

Becoming famous overnight.

The lesson of thinking you’ve made it.

How navigating life after TV is a big challenge.

What he thinks of fame.

Coming out on live TV with Phillip Schofield

Why Charlie loves helping people

What Charli...

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Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham is a storyteller, TEDx speaker and has been a musician and TV presenter.

Listen to Alain as he talks about:

How he got to do one of the first UK Interviews with JAY Z

How he handled by the only person of colour on art campus

Signing with Rawkus records

His journey as a TV presenter

Being interviewed on MTV by the guy that fired him.

Whoever controls the edit, controls reality.

The best advice he’s ever been given

The ...

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