Rockstar Unplugged Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Mat Koenig Chris SpeerWebsite

WARNING: This podcast is focused on helping people build the quality of life that they deserve. You’ll hear episodes on motivation, leadership, self-confidence, how to communicate better and how to Love and serve others and learn some marketing stuff too. On occasion there may be some language that … read more

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100 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

The guy at the gas station

September 6th, 2019


People impact our lives in different ways and you can impact someone else’s. The guy at the gas station give me a rockstar experience and here are a few lessons you can learn from him and under eight minutes that will …


September 4th, 2019


People talk about the power of disruption. Let’s talk about good/bad disruption and white noise in the marketplace.


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Rockstar Moments Live with Sean Welsh

April 25th, 2019


You've heard people say "the customer is always right" but are they? Sean Welsh believes that customer service should be priority #1 and we are …

Rockstar Moments Live with Sean Kelley and Javier Columbi

April 25th, 2019


Why is a winning culture so important for success at your Dealership? That's exactly what we'll discuss with Sean Kelley in this Rockstar Moments …

Rockstar Moments Live with Anthony Santangelo

April 25th, 2019


We're going ALL IN with our good friend Anthony Santangelo to talk about his passion for helping people get started in the auto industry plus we'll get a sneak peek at his keynote for the upcoming Rockstar Un-Conference …

Rockstar Moments Live with Katie Mares

April 25th, 2019


We're going to get personal with the Branding Expert Katie Mares to learn who she is, why she ROCKS, and get a sneak peek into what she will be sharing at the upcoming Rockstar UnConference in Las Vegas!

Katie knows …

Show 48 - Your Feelings are F*cking Up Your Business

April 4th, 2019


Something on facebook the other day really opened my eyes to the absurdity of how we interact with people in businesses so today's rant is all about your F*cking Feelings and how they're killing your business.

If you …

Show 47 - dr. reveals secret to hair loss

April 2nd, 2019


What business does an every day marketing guy have talking about a Dr. revealing secrets to hair loss? This episode will tell you everything you need to know.


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Show 46: Held Hostage by Automotive Manufacturers

March 28th, 2019


What if you were being held hostage by your supplier and forced to use tools that not only failed you, they failed your consumers too! This happens …

Show 45: Month End Madness and How to Cure the Disease

March 26th, 2019


It's here again, month end [just like every month, every year] and go figure...salespeople are all posting about trying to hit their goals. What if …

Show 44: Actions Trump Intentions

March 18th, 2019


Your intentions don't matter if you're helping someone. That's what we're talking about in this show.

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Show 43: The Hustle is Bullsh*t and Here's Why

March 15th, 2019


There are memes everywhere about the "Hustle" and some of the biggest names in business say you need to be a "Hustler" but did you know your brain is wired to win? It will turn you into what it believes to be true and …

Show 42: Integrity in Advertising is BS Right?

March 15th, 2019


Everyone is tired of the BS in ads and in this episode Mat rants on that and offers solutions. 

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Show 41: The Future of the Automotive Industry

March 9th, 2019


In this special show, Mat is interviewed by Velko Tuchiev of the Velko Academy and this audio was taken from #TheParadigmShift. Mat and Velko discuss leadership successes and failures, the current state of the …

Show 40: Delivering Value in an Online World

March 8th, 2019


How do you stand out from the crowd? How do you deliver value in a world of convenience where sites like Amazon and Wish dominate shopping? How do you get someone to believe the value that you're sharing in your …

Episode 39: 100 dollars is 100 dollars

March 5th, 2019


Just listen and it’ll make sense.


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Show 35: David Lee Roth, Joe Rogan, and the EMT Life

March 1st, 2019


David Lee Roth was the front man for arguably one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time, Van Halen, and he’s about to teach you some mind …

Show 34: Your discomfort will bring you comfort

February 27th, 2019


I’m this show you’ll learn how to use discomfort to your advantage.


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Show 33: Mat gets cussed out by an old lady

February 23rd, 2019


Today I learned a valuable lesson about coaching while getting cussed out by an old lady. You’re not gonna believe this.


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Show 32: The right way to resolve conflicts

February 21st, 2019


Recently we had a client who broke their agreement five months in and decided to stop paying their obligation. How do you handle conflict with someone in a situation like this? Here are a couple simple steps.


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Show 31: Get comfortable being uncomfortable

February 21st, 2019


Did you know that you need uncertainty in your life to thrive and survive? In today Show I’m gonna talk to you about how to spice back up your relationships, how to strengthen your friendships, and how to be happy by …

Show 30: What do you do when everything goes wrong?

February 20th, 2019


We’ve all heard people say “control the controllable“ but what about when everything seems to go wrong and there’s nothing you can control? Well… …

Show 29: Trendy Lingo is Terminal for Business

February 15th, 2019


If you’re chasing trends you’re always behind and that’s what we’re discussing in this episode.


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Show 28: Stop saying you’re going to

February 14th, 2019


Yes means yes, no means no, and good intentions pave the way to hell right? Today we’re gonna talk about bullsh*t commitments and how to avoid them.

Show 27: Acknowledging your baggage

February 14th, 2019


Did you know that a 45° shift can change your perception dramatically and thus change the outcome of your entire moment, day, life? We’re gonna dig deep on perception versus reality in this episode.


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Show 26: Selfless Challenge

February 13th, 2019


When is the last time somebody did something kind for you? That’s what we are talking about in today’s show.


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Show 25: Video Email 3 Ways

February 11th, 2019


A lot of folks have caught the craze of video email in the auto industry since we brought it to the forefront about 4 years ago but did you know that …

Show 24: Please don't die

February 8th, 2019


Warren Buffet said "the more you learn the more you earn". If you're learning you're growing. If you don't do what? Die. So let's talk about you learning and living a great life. 

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Show 23: The SECRET to customer Loyalty

February 8th, 2019


People talk about how they need to focus on customer loyalty. I'm telling need to stop focusing on getting customers to be loyal to you because THIS episode contains a secret that will change EVERYTHING!

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Show 22: The Leadersh*t Epidemic

February 6th, 2019


What would you say if I told you the majority of people leading teams today didn’t deserve to be in that role? But if you’re one of those people that …

Show 21: What lesson can you learn from your car being stolen?

February 6th, 2019


In this episode you won't believe it...Mat got his car stolen...and isn't going to say what ya think.

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Show 21: Super Bowl Lessons

February 4th, 2019


In this episode we discus super bowl successes, fails and lessons we can learn from.


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Show 20: How to get and give help to succeed

February 1st, 2019


As the amazing Joe Cocker said..."I get by with a little help from my friends." Whether you realize it or're NOT self-made. In this episode we're going to dig in on how to get help and give help so that …

Show 19: Mat is on #LiveWithLopes Creating Content that's Above the Noise!

January 31st, 2019


In this episode Mat is #LiveWithLopes to discuss the value of social video. Is it making an impact or making noise? Tune in to learn some easy steps for making sure your videos make an impact.

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Show 18: Breakthrough Walls Interview with Ken Walls

January 26th, 2019


In this special episode Mat is interviewed by Ken Walls on his show Breakthrough Walls. They talk about what it takes to succeed in business, how to overcome losses and fear, and how to start over. 

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Show 17: Leadership Lessons on The Front

January 24th, 2019


In this episode Rockstar Events Co-Founder Mat Koenig is interviewed by Mike Phillips about what it means to be a great leader of people. Learn more about Mike Phillips and his mission at and learn more …

Show 15: Two things you need to do for a good harvest

January 22nd, 2019


People say "you reap what you sow" but...what does that actually mean? In this episode Mat will share two things that keep you from being able to produce fruit that you can harvest in your life.


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Show 14: Sure I'll Take Those Lemons Life

January 21st, 2019


When live hands you lemons people say..."make lemonade" but what if lemons aren't bad anyway? What if life isn't just handing out lemons? In this …

Show 13: The Wisdom of Patrick Swayze In Conflict

January 18th, 2019


If you haven’t seen the amazing 1989 Film Titled Road House starring Patrick Swayze, you’re missing a piece of cinematic masterpiece. In this episode …

Show 12: Get more production out of your team and spend less time managing.

January 18th, 2019


This episode is perfect for anyone in a leadership role. If you want your team to perform better, if you want more sales, higher gross profit, less …

Show 11: Hiring the Right People isn't that hard

January 16th, 2019


If you've ever said "it's hard to find good people" I want to say may be your fault. In this episode of the show, I'll explain why.

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Show 9: Save the Drama for Yo Mama

January 14th, 2019


Into ratio we talk about the damage drama does and why lifting people up has so much more power.


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Show 8: Let’s talk about sex baby

January 11th, 2019


Oh yeah baby… I think of that in the voice of Austin powers LOL. We’re going to talk about sex and how it sells… And how it costs sales, business, and relationships. This is going to be one sexy episode.


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Show 7: Take a mental “shower”

January 10th, 2019


How do you handle frustration and stress and things that emotionally wear you out? In this episode Mat shares a tip that may help get your mind right next time someone annoys you.


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Show 6: Letting Go to Grow

January 10th, 2019


What if I told you that you had to give up all of the great things you had right now? What if I told you that by letting go of everything you'd be …

Show 5: Toxic Favories

January 7th, 2019


Being the favorite is awesome...sometimes. In this episode we talk about why it's toxic to play favorites and how to avoid doing damage at home and work. 

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Show 4: You’re number one?

January 5th, 2019


I had a great discussion over who the best motivational speaker in the world was and it really led me to a revelation I did not expect. Check out this episode to learn how everyone is number one to someone and why you …

Show 3: Are you worth it?

January 3rd, 2019


The biggest struggles people have in business is lack of confidence. A minor or major setback all the sudden next time question or self-worth. We’re going to tackle that in this show


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Show 1: New Year Day Show

January 2nd, 2019


This is the first show of the new year and we’re gonna dig into what it means to start fresh, set goals and really do something amazing.


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Episode 51: Rockstar Review and New Year Mission for You

December 31st, 2018


2018 has been a crazy year. We review a couple of the biggest things and lay out what it’s going to take to change everything for the better going forward.


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Episode 50: When the rain comes...

December 28th, 2018


Have you ever felt like it was storm after storm in your life? Ever felt like you were standing under a rain cloud without an umbrella? What if I …

Show 49: Look at me I can make noise!

December 27th, 2018


You got your selfie stick and your Facebook page… You got your nifty nickname and your fancy logo… Congratulations you’re just like everybody else.

Show 48: Is Facebook Dying A Slow Death and will your business die with it?

December 27th, 2018


We all remember when Twitter was the hot new social network… And then it seemed like overnight it became a dying platform. Google is shutting down Google + (and have been saying it for years) so why had Facebook stayed …

Episode 47: How to handle Holidays and Month End

December 22nd, 2018


Do you perform better when it’s crunch time? What’s the difference between month-end and year-end? In this episode we talk about everything you need …

Episode 46: Walk it like I talk it

December 20th, 2018


There’s a saying “those who can’t teach” well we’re going to debunk that crap on today’s episode.


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Episode 45: Setting Expectations

December 20th, 2018


Why even set expectations with yourself when you can break them? Why set them with/for others? How do you set correct ones? This and more in today’s episode.


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Episode 44: Rockstar Double Header Episode Making it Personal

December 18th, 2018


This episode Mat & Chris talk about standout people and why they actually make a difference!


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Episode 43: Tag you’re it!

December 15th, 2018


Let’s talk about Facebook etiquette and what it means to tag one another in this episode of the Rockstar Unplugged Podcast.


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Episode 42: Take your time or jump?

December 13th, 2018


In this episode we’ll be talking about why you should take your time before taking action.


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Episode 41 What are you doing to pass it on?

December 12th, 2018


You’ve got something to share but...what are you doing about it?


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Episode 40: What’s with this weird chair?

December 11th, 2018


Why do we have a picture of a weird red chair in the middle of the street? You’ll learn what this has to do with your business in this episode of the Rockstar Unplugged Podcast.


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Episode 39: What do you need to do that’s new?

December 11th, 2018


New year’s resolutions suck and most of them aren’t kept because we’re focusing on change (which is hard and not that exciting) instead of doing …

Episode 38: STOP THIS and START THAT!

December 7th, 2018


This episode is a double header. It’s about 20 minutes and worth it. Today I dig in on why waiting is death and social media condemnation.


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Episode 38: Open Eyes and Convictions

December 7th, 2018


What happens when you turn a blind eye to something or you compromise your convictions? That’s what we’re going to talk about on this episode of the Rockstar Unplugged Podcast


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Episode 37: Loyalty Loyalty Loyalty...let’s talk relationships that are worth having

December 6th, 2018


What does loyalty mean? Who deserves yours? Who doesn’t. Let’s tackle some of the tough stuff in under 15 minutes.


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Episode 36: Your Dirty Little Secrets

December 4th, 2018


You all have secrets and guess what? I’m about to expose them in this episode of the Rockstar Unplugged Podcast.


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Episode 35: What’s loyalty got to do with anything?

December 3rd, 2018


Facebook battles, inter-office politics, conference sub-circles and more… Let’s battle through loyalty issues and how to determine who is really …

Episode 34: Generation Z and Millenials in Today's Work Force

November 30th, 2018


In this episode of the Rockstar Unplugged podcast, I'm going to break a few false beliefs about Gen Z and Millenials plus we'll talk Baby Boomers, Gen X and what the F*#k is wrong with people! Remember to subscribe …

November 30th, 2018


This is what we're about at Rockstar. If you're a rockstar, join our movement by getting in our private facebook group at

Episode 31 - The Dreamers and the Crazy Ones

September 24th, 2018


I hope this will inspire you to dream big and live your life to the absolute fullest. Please, if it does inspire you, comment and share it with …

Episode 30 - What to do when you run out of excuses.

September 11th, 2018


Episode 30 What do you do when you run out of excuses? Thats what im discussing on todays episode.


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Episode 29 - Don’t get bitter get better

September 10th, 2018


What do you do when you don't get the results you want? That's what we talk about in this episode of the Rockstar Unplugged Podcast.


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Episode 28 - maybe you shouldn’t do that nice thing

September 5th, 2018


In this episode we will wrestle with motives behind kind gestures and when it’s wrong to do the right thing.


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Episode 27 - Don't Let Someone Steal Your Joy

August 6th, 2018


Do you struggle with trying to bring you down, or interfere with everyday life? In this episode I


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Episode 26 - You’re so probably think...

July 28th, 2018


Have you ever felt like people avoid you, the plan events intentionally to exclude you? Have you ever felt like people were out to get you? Do you have a friend who’s like that? Maybe this episode is exactly what you …

Episode 25 - The Power of Video Marketing with Special Guest Timmy James

July 10th, 2018


In this episode of the Rockstar Unplugged Podcast we are sharing our first Rockstar Unplugged Webinar where Mat is interviewing Timmy James of Flick …

Episode 24 - 5 Reasons We Procrastinate and How to Fix Them

July 5th, 2018


Have you ever said something like "I'll get to that later." or "I work better under pressure so I'll do it last minute."? We have all said some form of this and basically it's just procrastination. In this Rockstar …

Episode 23 - What’s greatness to you?

July 2nd, 2018


What does it mean to be great? Listen in and share your comments!


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Episode 22 - Your word is your bond

June 28th, 2018


It hurts when people break promises doesn’t it? In today’s episode where gonna talk about the value of the word yes and the beauty of the word no, and out both of them have something to do with your integrity.


Episode 21 - You get what you expect.

June 28th, 2018


Everything in life is your fault right? Maybe… Let’s talk about it in this episode.


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Episode 20 - **Explicit** Youu are not a toilet 🚽

June 26th, 2018


Have you become the friend that everyone tells their sorrows to? People tend to come to you for advice every time they have “problems”? I owned that people who ask her advice don’t always wanna come over just want a …

Episode 19 - So what if the odds are against you!

June 25th, 2018


Have you ever heard people say stuff like “I know you want to follow your dreams but this is real life…“? In this episode I want to talk to you about …

Episode 18 - Absence makes the heart…heal better?

June 25th, 2018


Many people think giving forgiveness means opening a door back up and that’s not the case. Listen to this episode to learn why.


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Episode 17 - Slopify your brand?

June 21st, 2018


What does your look say about your brand? That’s what we’re going to dig into in this episode of the Rockstar Unplugged Podcast. Make sure you join …

Episode 16 - Goals that work

June 20th, 2018


What if you don’t hit your goal? What if you fail and let yourself down? What if you let other people there? In this episode of the rockstar unplugged podcast Mat walks you through the tough questions are handling …

Episode 15 - why losing sucks...but....

June 20th, 2018


Losing blooooooows. But you don’t have to be a loser. Listen to this episode to learn why.


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Episode 14 - Why we cant STFU!

June 18th, 2018


Have you ever heard the phrase “he who talks first loses?“ Have you ever heard the phrase “silence is deafening.“ Why is it were so afraid of silence? Well, I address that in this episode.


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Episode 13: who are you and why does anybody give a sh*t!?!?

June 16th, 2018


Everyone is created equal right? Absolutely not listen to this episode and find out what the heck I’m talking about.


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Episode 12 - who do you love?

June 14th, 2018


What’s love got to do with money business and power? Absolutely everything! Check out this episode to find out why. #Business #MakingMoney #Selling …

4 steps to your personal brand

June 14th, 2018


In today’s episode I give you four steps to help build your personal brand in less than 10 minutes.

Today’s episode is brought you by flick fusion video marketing, AutoMax Recruiting and Training

Episode #8 Delivering Value

October 30th, 2017


Why don’t know the secret to delivering value? Check out this episode.


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Secret Formula for Loyalty

October 27th, 2017


This is an hour long Webinar where Mat Koenig was a guest on the weekly DealerOn Webby. Mat discussed the secret formula to customer loyalty and …

Episode #06 Success Secret 1

October 27th, 2017


Learn the first secret to success


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Episode #07 Success Secret 2

October 27th, 2017


Learn the second secret to success.


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Consider the source

September 26th, 2017


People will criticize you many times in your life. But what are they really saying.


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Make Tasks Matter

September 22nd, 2017


Have you ever found yourself doing nothing but does he work? Do you sometimes ask yourself “why am I even doing this“? In this episode I talk about how to avoid meaningless tasks during the day.


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People struggle with decisions

September 22nd, 2017


People struggle with sticking to their decisions, or they think they do. In reality we don’t struggle with sticking to a decision, and I’ll explain why in this episode.


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Tired of settling?

September 21st, 2017


Get ready to find your inner greatness. This is the beginning to a nine part podcast series that will help you find your self-confidence, motivation, and inner greatness.


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Are you tired of tolerating?

September 21st, 2017


Get ready to find your inner greatness.


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