Becoming an Eternal Optimist, Being Perfectly Imperfect and Evolving as a Parent with Matt Drinkhahn

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Matt Drinkhahn is a business coach, strategist to growth-minded clients, a dear friend, and valued member of the FRD Brotherhood. He just released a fantastic book, The Eternal Optimist, which I’m excited to dig into and the impact that it’s had on so many people.

One of Matt’s greatest gifts is that any time you spend with him always leaves you feeling loved, accepted, optimistic, and re-energized about your future. You can never have too many friends, especially when struggling with doubt, shame, and guilt. We’ll talk about how it’s never too late to make a change and be a friend to someone who feels that they’re not enough.

In our conversation, Matt opens up about his evolution as a parent and how he moved away from micromanaging his kids’ lives to letting them carve their own paths. He also emphasizes the benefits of having a Brotherhood to lift you up and remind you that being perfectly imperfect is better than constantly striving for perfection.

One last thing, we’re giving away a few copies of Matt’s book. If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a genuine review, send a screenshot of the review and your address to with your address and we’ll send you a copy. (US residents only due to international shipping costs)

A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…

  • Our kids are always paying attention
  • Your family deserves more than your leftovers
  • Anyone can be an Eternal Optimist
  • Encourage curiosity and adventure in our kids
  • The best ways to be a great friend
  • Being okay with being perfectly imperfect
  • The next step to overcome a challenge is the first one
“I believe it’s possible to be a family man with a business and be a recovering perfectionist, and have made mistakes, even though those mistakes are really the raw material we need to grow.” - Matt Drinkhahn Click To Tweet “You can be at the highest of highs, or you can be at rock bottom, you can make a change starting now.” - Matt Drinkhahn Click To Tweet


Matt Drinkhahn Bio

Matt Drinkhan is a business coach who guides high-performance individuals. Matt went to Wofford College and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Business Economics. He later pursued the corporate world, where he was Cutco/Vector marketing district manager for three years. Matt then tried out professional golf for a 30-month stint.

After suffering from a crippling spinal injury, he’s made it his mission to spread the mindset of sharpening our challenges into advantages. He’s married to his wife Julie and is a father to three daughters: Lily (9), Lucy (8), and Caroline (6).

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