Matthew McConaughey – an Interview on His New Book, “Greenlights” #261
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“Somewhere down the line in life, in the rearview mirror, all yellows and reds I believe do eventually turn green - or at least reveal a greenlight asset in our life.” – Matthew McConaughey


Often, the setbacks that stop us or slow us down in life actually help us to ultimately succeed. In this episode, Brian interviews actor Matthew McConaughey about his memoir, “Greenlights.” Matthew explains how, through all of the successes, failures, joys and sorrows he has experienced, he has found happiness and meaning in his life. He also describes how, by learning to effectively deal with life’s challenges, you can always keep moving forward and enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”





  • How “The Greatest Salesman in the World” powerfully impacted him.
  • How his father’s death refocused his priorities.
  • Why he “unbranded” himself to move away from rom-coms to more dramatic roles.



Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaughey


The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino

Emerson's Essays,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Raising Arizona,” movie



“When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” – Matthew McConaughey

“Be less impressed with things; be more involved.” – Matthew McConaughey

“We all know that, to succeed, we need to do good, hard work. But is it the right kind of hard work?”  – Matthew McConaughey

“When you go and you endure something and you're kind of taking a penance, with each day you kind of build a little bit more honor and strength.” – Matthew McConaughey

“I've never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life.” – Coach Darrell Royal

“We are the author of our own book.” – Matthew McConaughey

“The way to find the greenlights is by persistence, or pivot or … sometimes knowing when to wave the white flag.” – Matthew McConaughey

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