Josh Gonsalves hosts in-depth conversations with some of the brightest people in the known universe. Guests include entrepreneurs, artists, creators, innovators, scientists, and more. The aim is to spark deep conversations around interesting topics to find the tools, tactics, and philosophies that we can use in our personal and creative lives.
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Psychedelic Explorer and Guide John Robertson shares his framework for how to prepare for, set up and integrate meaningful psychedelic experiences so you can harness its power for personal insights and accelerate your personal growth.
Thomas Frank shares an inside look at his side business making over $100K per month selling Notion templates, as well as advice from over a decades' worth of experience as a YouTuber with over 2.5 million subscribers.
Robb Kelly, PhD is an addiction recovery expert. Based on his own experiences working with addicts and alcoholics over the last 20 years, combined with a PhD in psychology, and as a recovered alcoholic himself – he is a triple threat against the disease of addiction.
An in-depth conversation on creating an impactful career without sacrificing your lifestyle. We dig into Khe's 10K Work concept, identity, productivity, as well as copywriting, marketing and branding secrets that Khe has learned over the years, and much more.
Dr. Corey Wilks is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Executive Coach. He writes about the psychology of business, performance, creativity, and fulfillment. His mission is to help entrepreneurs build an Intentional Life by doing meaningful, purpose-driven work that fulfills them.
This is an influencer marketing masterclass with Taylor Lagace, the co-founder of Kynship, an influencer marketing company that has helped some of the world’s largest brands leverage influencer marketing to grow their revenues.
Dickie Bush joins Josh to talk about the intersection of creativity and productivity, compounding your knowledge and credibility, how writing online changed his life, and how he teaches people how to start writing online with his online course, Ship 30 for 30.
Dan Go reveals the method he uses to get high-achieving people into their ideal body and stay fit for the rest of their lives. Dan shares his simple four-step process that he takes all of his clients through to get amazing results.
Josh is joined by MindfulMeds founder Keegan Downer to discuss microdosing psilocybin as both a means to help with mental health issues like anxiety and depression, as well as using it as a nootropic to improve your cognition, creativity and problem-solving abilities.
A masterclass in accelerated career development with David Elikwu on how to build a toolkit of mental models and bulletproof core skills that will drastically shorten the growth curve for your career, business or personal brand.
Swish has built a multi-hyphenate career at just the age of 24. He talks about his new product Surf that pays you to browse the web, and shares his philosophies on entrepreneurship, personal branding, building a network, and and how to help people get noticed and engage in our fast-moving economy.
World famous vegan chef Doug McNish shares experience with veganism for the past 15 years, how he creates his award-winning vegan recipes, his advice for creatives, and his experience with cancel culture.
Mitch shares his sales & marketing strategies that has grown his consulting company to over $2.5 million dollars per year, how to cultivate a winner's mindset, building a Unified Field Theory of interconnected ideas, and a lot more.
Mark Metry joins Josh to talk about his book Screw Being Shy, social anxiety, mental health and reprogramming your mind for success.
Josh and Kevon Cheung to talk in depth about the building in public movement happening in the indie creator community. They explore the opportunities that creators have to build in public and make friends on Twitter to accelerate growth and make a bigger impact.
Tom & Kyle, the co-founders of award-winning creative agency PB+J, bring their decades worth of experience as creative entrepreneurs to share their strategies and philosophies on multi-hyphenate creative-entrepreneurship and building enduring ecommerce brands.
Corey Haines joins Josh for a wide-ranging conversation on effective marketing strategies and mental models, personal knowledge management for marketers, and his philosophies on stair-stepping entrepreneurship.
Danny Miranda joins Josh to talk about their experiences with spirituality, personal development and content creation.
Andre Elijah joins Josh for a wide-ranging conversation on creative entrepreneurship, mixing technology and art, big opportunities in the virtual and augmented reality industry, and working in Unreal Engine to create multi-platform interactive products.
Arvid Kahl and Josh go deep on the process and strategies of bootstrapping a profitable software business, what it means to build an audience-first product, and building in public.
Josh is joined by Marie Poulin to talk about a wide range of topics, including the online education business, digital systems, mindset training & self-development, and how Marie decided to go from a generalist designer to finding her niche and going all-in with Notion.
Josh is joined by Chris Sparks to talk about his latest Article 'Play to Win: Meta-Skills in High-Stakes Poker' where he breaks down his strategies and meta-skills that enabled him to become an elite poker player, and turns them into actionable strategies and productivity hacks that you can use to level-up your game in life and business.
This is a compilation of highlights from all 29 episodes of Mind Meld published in 2020. Enjoy!
Josh is joined by his partner in life and business, Marisa Tassone, to talk about their businesses Contraverse and Longboi, and how they make their romantic-business partnership work.
Andreea and Josh talk about the creative and philosophical implications of designing spaces in virtual reality, as well as philosophies around tools for thought and software that can completely change the way we think creatively.
Melisa Vong shares her philosophies on building generational wealth through building and selling e-commerce companies, then buying real estate with the proceeds. Melisa also shares her experience with branding, marketing and selling products on Amazon, and how to stand out on one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in the world.
Josh is joined by Casey Blustein to talk about the state of the media industry in a post-COVID world, as well as psychedelics and how its medicinal use will be one of the biggest revolutions in our lifetime.
Tom Osman from Makerpad joins Josh to talk about the growing no-code community, automation tools, and software innovation. Tom also shares his best parenting and work-from-home advice, as well as his strategies and mindset for running an ultramarathon.
Sarkis joins Josh to talk about his experience designing complex digital products without code, investing in start-ups, creating a biotechnology company, and scaling a successful restaurant franchise. Sarkis also showcases his complex Webflow prototypes including a full rebuild of the Playstation 4 interface, MacOS, and Civilization 6, all natively in Webflow.
Nat Eliason joins Josh to share his experience building a successful 6-figure personal blog with multiple viral articles and passive income projects. Nat also shares his digital marketing and SEO insights, content creation strategies and productivity hacks.
Josh is joined by Bart Macdonald, the managing partner of Bloom Venture Partners to talk about building wealth by building and selling software companies as well as through acquisition entrepreneurship.
Avi Grondin, the CEO of Variance Marketing, shares his insights and philosophies on scaling and automating businesses and explains his marketing and sales tactics for entrepreneurs.
Josh is joined by Sam Marfleet to discuss storytelling for creative entrepreneurs based on Sam's research on The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.
Josh is joined by Robert Scoble in his Tesla over Zoom to talk about the future of Tesla and autonomous vehicles, computer vision and augmented & virtual reality.
Josh is joined by Micha Saade and Shane Peterson, the co-founders of Namastetics, to learn about their journey in fashion entrepreneurship and creating a successful direct-to-consumer apparel company.
Josh and Zach discuss passion projects, having many obscure / niche interests, accumulating wealth, scaling businesses, the endless pursuit of learning new skills, building things that outlive your own life, productivity hacks, building a "horizontal to-do app", and much more.
Josh and Zach discuss a wide range of topics including running and scaling multiple businesses at once, business in the time of COVID-19, design tools, creative processes, tools and systems for capturing ideas, and things good and bad about Apple products and the App Store ecosystem.
Brent Stirling runs social media performance marketing at Shopify. He's experienced in all forms of paid and organic social, as well as multi-channel strategy building for a number of verticals and industries that include SaaS (Software as a Service), tech startups, direct to consumer brands, hospitality and politics.
Josh and Juvoni talk about the bleeding edge of productivity and knowledge management tools and how to use these tools more effectively, ideas around combining multiple skills, better thinking & tools for thought, personal development ideas and habits, entrepreneurship and nocode tools, and discovering how systems in the world affect us during COVID-19.
Jay shares his philosophies around starting and growing a "phase 1" business, then evolving it from a service-based or consulting business into a thriving e-commerce or scalable software company. Jay is a trained accountant, so he shares some tools and hacks on how to better manage and hack your business finances to save money and be more profitable. We also talk about how Jay is investing in the Creator Economy and how that, along with the NoCode movement, will change how businesses are being created and scaled.
We discuss John's experience being an Amazon FBA seller and John gives us tools and hacks on how to successfully rank on Amazon's search engine. We talk a bout Billionaires and monopolies, and how John lost a lot of money in a cryptocurrency scam. We also go deeper into John's BOLD 40-year vision of creating an asteroid mining company and how it relates to SpaceX and the future of our species.
Part 1 of 2 with John Marzo. John explains his bold 40-year vision of creating an asteroid mining company, his lessons learned from past failed ventures, getting a patent for his revolutionary dust pan design and how to get to your ultimate destination in life without problems and distractions.
James talks about his sudden rise to YouTube fame and the virality of his videos, all while being quarantined in his home during COVID-19. He tells the story of how he quit acting, gave up his first company and went all-in on creating high quality YouTube content. We also talk about James' creative process for coming up with a video and how get gathers the research and writes the scripts for his videos. We also go deep into the world of "fake business gurus" and the rise in New Age Entrepreneurship that people are being sold on.
Josh dives into Bram's philosophies on validating your startup idea and learn about the methodology of how to validate a business idea before sinking too much time, money or effort into it and having it fail later on. As an added bonus, we talk about how you can do this for a software idea without evening knowing how to code.
Stephanie shares her wisdom on how to successfully start and grow a podcast. She shares tips and strategies on creating a podcast that actually matters, as well as how to grow your show and get lots of listeners. Being a female CEO of a media company, Steph also shares her wisdom on creating positive company culture and how to cultivate a positive mindset and care for your mental health.
Josh and Mike talk about how immersive technologies and ubiquitous computing can be used to better our lives, teach us new things, and ultimately drive humanity forward.
In this episode we discuss how Josh Maldonado got into the VR industry, current and next-gen VR headsets, location-based VR, Josh's advice from a Canadian media legend, remote work, investing philosophies, and his ideas on the future of politics.
Michael talks about his journey of becoming a startup founder in Silicon Valley and the story of how he came to start Story Creator as a solo entrepreneur. We also talk a lot about mindset and go deep on what it takes to find your path as an entrepreneur. Both Michael and Josh share some tips about how you can overcome barriers and find ways to spark inspiration for your next big project.
Anthony Morgan gives us some actionable tools and a scientific method for gaining and building wisdom in our lives. Anthony is currently in the Molecular Science PhD program at Ryerson University and is the founder of Science Everywhere. He was a segment host on Daily Planet on the Discovery Network, the host and writer for Vice Canada's FLUX.
Matt Lionetti is a content creator and realtor with Century 21. Previous to getting in to real estate, Matt was a touring musician playing stages from Dundas Square in Toronto to The Viper Room in Hollywood. His outgoing personality and passion for entertaining led him to his unique style of marketing and sharing comedic videos on social media to promote his real estate business.
Chris Olimpo is an award winning creative director and entrepreneur. He is known for Tom Cruise’s first VR film, The Mummy VR: Zero-Gravity Stunt for Universal Studios. Chris is the Co-founder and CEO of The Arcadia Games, a VR esports company.
Alex Rühl (@alexmakesvr) is an award-winning virtual reality creator, international speaker and founder of immersive storytelling studio CATS are not PEAS. She received The Drum's 50 under 30 women in digital, Women of the Future Awards, Pioneers of Immersive Realities Award.