You Matter: Mental Health and Business Culture with Matthew Emerzian

In this episode of The Jasmine Star Show, there are sensitive topics mentioned related to suicide, mental health struggles, and emotional distress. The content may be triggering for some listeners. If you or someone you know is currently struggling with these feelings, we encourage you to seek support from a mental health professional or call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 in the United States. Listener discretion is advised and I hope you realize how much that YOU MATTER.

Have you ever wondered what exactly makes a great work culture?

There’s obviously a few factors, but here’s a big one: helping employees find purpose in their roles. When employees feel a sense of purpose at work and in what they do, they are more engaged, motivated, and fulfilled, leading to increased productivity and overall satisfaction.

But how do you do that? 

In this episode, Marcus Murphy (my co-host for the next few weeks) and I interviewed Matthew Emerzian, founder and CEO of Every Monday Matters, a non-profit organization that has impacted millions of lives by providing tools, training, and resources to help everyone (especially leaders) learn how to help others realize how much they matter.

As you listen to this episode, you’ll learn not only HOW to show others they matter, but you’ll also hear Matthew’s powerful story of his mental journey and the self-transformation he experienced by way of serving others. 

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[00:03:36] How Matthew discovered Marcus through a LinkedIn learning video and strategically reached out to him.

[00:04:27] Matthew’s motivation for building his personal brand after years of working behind the scenes for his nonprofit organization.

[00:07:42] The common mistakes of LinkedIn messages.

[00:09:57] Matthew’s journey from working in the music industry to becoming a band manager.

[00:12:25] Matthew’s struggle with mental health and the impact it had on his life.

[00:14:23] How Matthew shifted his priorities from focusing on material success to realizing that there is something bigger and more meaningful in life.

[00:17:27] Matthew’s story about finding joy in activities that are not about himself, such as volunteering and helping others.

[00:19:45] The need to balance focusing on one's own needs with serving the needs of others and the greater community.

[00:21:34] How self-transformation leads to social transformation and the impact of influential people in bringing a message of purpose and fulfillment.

[00:22:34] How to create a culture that values and supports employees, and the responsibility of individuals to be the change they want to see.

[00:24:21] The importance of mental health and well-being in the workplace, and the need for organizations to prioritize the well-being of their employees.

[00:29:00] The practical and strategic approach to culture change, starting with understanding pain points and creating a tactical plan.

[00:29:42] Why real change in culture takes time and can’t be achieved overnight.

[00:30:44] The concept of reclaiming Mondays and using digital communications, trainings, and activations to create positive change in an organization.

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Matthew Emerzian

For the past 15 years, Matthew Emerzian has been on a mission to create a world where everyone embraces how much and why they matter. He is the bestselling author of four books, a highly sought-after keynote speaker, having taken the stage for Zoom, Google, Outreach, HP, Jack in the Box, Chili’s, Genentech, Amgen, and more, and his work has been hailed by, The Today Show, Fast Company, and several other media outlets. Matt is also the founder and CEO of Every Monday Matters (EMM), a non-profit organization that has impacted millions of lives. After achieving great success in the music industry as the SVP of Robert Kardashian’s music marketing company and working on projects for the biggest artists in the world, including U2, Avril Lavigne, Coldplay, and more, Matt woke up on a Monday morning with a massive panic attack that turned into chronic anxiety and depression. Realizing everything he thought mattered actually didn’t, he set out on a journey to rediscover his life’s purpose and why he matters. Matt realized that mattering is at the heart of everything and developed The Mattering Mindset™— a methodology that has transformed countless lives, organizations, and communities.

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