Adam Carolla and Doing Over | DO 132

Adam CarollaToday, Matt invites Adam Carolla to the studio to talk about taking responsibility, getting more done, and the story of his own personal Do Over.  After a chaotic early childhood, Adam sailed right into 30 years of what he calls missed opportunities.  He was broke and wasting years of his life not living up to his potential in jobs such as digging ditches and cleaning carpets.

But armed with resiliency, a healthy dose of fear, and a drive to solidify his legacy, Adam Carolla turned his life around.  Now, as a sort of poster child for those clawing their way to the top, Carolla is a successful comedian, podcaster, radio personality, television host, actor and New York Times best-selling author.

One of the most motivational episodes of Do Over to date, this episode should be watched with a pen and paper in hand because Adam drops several truth bombs and offers actionable advice for those ready to launch their own Do Overs.  Enjoy!



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What You’ll Learn:

  • The importance of properly labeling events in your life; and
  • How this allows for appropriate behavior modification.
  • Why Adam is busy internalizing events; and
  • The problem with externalizing problems in your life.
  • What’s currently going on in Adam’s life; and
  • Why they tend to feel like obligations rather than victories.
  • Adam’s advice for getting things done when you have a hectic schedule.
  • Where Adam believes his incredible work ethic comes from.
  • How he was able to write a book during his commutes for Spike TV.
  • What prompted Adam Carolla’s personal Do Over.
  • How Adam used resilience, legacy, and fear to bounce back from personal and professional losses.
  • The difference between being led by fear and living in fear.
  • What Adam means when he says “Nothing motivates me.”
  • How people like Elon Musk and Gale Banks inspire Adam.
  • Why he got involved in creating his motivational segments, Take a Knee.
  • Adam’s practical advice for those looking to get up and start over again.
  • Why Adam is willing to take a leap without focusing on whether or not his venture will work out.





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Guest Information

Do-Over-Podcast-Matt-Theriault-Adam-Carolla-and-Doing-OverAdam Carolla is a versatile entertainer and entrepreneur. Over the past 20 years as a television and radio personality, a New York Times best-selling author, the creator of the Carolla Digital network and host of the Guinness-World-Record-holding podcast, The Adam Carolla Show, he has shared his unique wit and dynamic brand of entertainment with the public.  In February of 2009, Carolla started The Adam Carolla Show from his home office, using only his computer and a microphone. A year later, the podcast was named iTunes #1 Podcast Of 2009.  The show now receives more than five million downloads a month and has been featured in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.
Carolla is also a New York Times best-selling author.  His first book, In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks, became a New York Times best-seller for ten straight weeks, while the audio version of the book debuted in the #1 position on iTunes. Adam’s second book, Not Taco Bell Material (Get a FREE autographed copy by subscribing to this show!), was released in June 2012 and also climbed its way to the top of the New York Times best-seller list.   Carolla’s e-book, Rich Man Poor Man, is available on iTunes and other digital distributors.  His fourth book, another New York Times best-seller, is titled President Me: The America That’s In My Head.  His latest book – just released yesterday – is called Daddy, Stop Talking.

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