Steve Madden: What We Gain When We Let Go

Steve Madden: What We Gain When We Let Go

goopfellas - December 4, 2019 - 38:17

“That terrible thing that happened to me is a major reason why we’re so successful,” says Steve Madden. The founder of the renowned shoe brand joins Will Cole and Seamus Mullen to talk about the big and unlikely factors that can lead to success. Madden shares lessons from his childhood, from experiencing addiction, from becoming his own boss, and from being in prison. They talk about growing up in an environment where certain feelings weren’t expressed and others were overexpressed—and about learning to process them all. They talk about workaholism, parenthood, and the surprising things that can happen when you let go. (For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

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What drives people to change, to heal, to reinvent themselves? How do we reclaim our health, bounce back from heartbreak, flip the script? On goopfellas, two friends who have become familiar with unlikely personal transformations have raw conversations with people who have experienced profound shifts in perspective and well-being. Together, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, and chef Seamus Mullen get at the catalysts that bring people out of their dark night and into their purpose. Each of their goopfellas guests—from athletes to actors to authors—is different. As are the hosts: Mullen himself almost died from rheumatoid arthritis, and Cole’s day job is helping people uncover and overturn the roots of dis-ease. But you’ll likely see pieces of yourself in all their conversations, reflected in every one of their challenges. And we hope, from the lessons they learned along the way, you’ll find something you need to bring about a change, big or small, in your own life.