Skip to main content
The Manifestor Mindset

The Manifestor Mindset

By Matt Higgins
Interviews with leaders and change agents who have the ability to both glimpse the future and summon everything in and around them to manifest that vision. Real conversations to help thinkers become doers - to become manifestors.

Hosted By: Matt Higgins - cofounder and CEO of RSE Ventures, Recurring Shark on ABC's Shark Tank and Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School. Follow Matt on LinkedIn to join these conversations live.
Listen on
Where to listen
Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Think Like a Monk with Jay Shetty

The Manifestor Mindset

1x
Josh Richards: Entrepreneur, Influencer, Investor
Taking notes from Josh Richards, one of the highest-paid influencers on TikTok, with 24M+ followers, who has turned his influence into a business empire. Josh has an incredible mind for business and is intentional with his time. He has landed deals with brands like Reebok and turned his influence into a full-time business by founding TalentX Entertainment, the largest TikTok management and production company, and Sway House, one of the top talent collectives on the Internet. He also co-hosts the BFFs Podcast with Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports. We discuss TikTok strategy, Josh's business goals and investments, Clubhouse and advice for those just starting out.
29:53
February 12, 2021
Changing the Landscape of Social Good w/ Omaze
After being dead for over 4 minutes due to adult complications from a neonatal surgery, Omaze Cofounder Matt Pohlson re-emerged with a new outlook on life.  It was love and optimism that brought him back, and it is love and optimism that drive his business, Omaze, ranked Fast Company’s #1 business for Social Good in 2020.   In our livestream, we discuss why optimism is a superpower, how to supercharge your charitable mission, and why marketing matters
47:37
January 25, 2021
Making a Pivot: Jesse Palmer
Jesse Palmer, a former NFL quarterback, is currently football analyst for ESPN, and a prolific TV host, hosting a variety of programs like the Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship, Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart, and DailyMailTV.  We discuss how to transition from one industry to another, and how to pivot when you are suddenly thrown off course and need to find a new career.
48:07
November 9, 2020
Being KIND with KIND Founder Daniel Lubetzky
KIND Founder and Executive Chairman Daniel Lubetzky is a business leader, investor, and social entrepreneur working to build bridges between people and increase appreciation for our shared humanity.  The son of a Holocaust survivor, he conceived nonprofits OneVoice, Empatico, and Lubetzky Family Foundation to foster empathy and encourage civil action based on critical thinking and nuanced discourse. Through his family office Equilibra, Daniel is committed to helping fellow entrepreneurs build their visions into thriving brands. Most recently, Daniel helped launch the Frontline Impact Project, a KIND Foundation initiative in partnership with Project N95 and more than 60 companies to support heroes on the frontlines of COVID-19.  We discuss doing what's right as a leader, and how to find success while doing the KIND thing.
55:10
November 9, 2020
Unleashing Your Identity with Noor Tagouri
Noor Tagouri is an award-winning journalist, producer, entrepreneur and touring speaker blazing a trail across mainstream media. With an aware and engaged community of over 2 million followers, Noor has garnered international praise as one of new media’s most influential voices. We discuss Noor's work to advocate for proper media representation of subcommunities, finding confidence and strength through your identity and building an engaged online community.
49:34
October 29, 2020
Building a Community: Michelle Cordeiro Grant
Michelle Cordeiro Grant is the Founder and CEO of Lively, one of the fastest growing startups that built its brand on the foundation of community.   Michelle launched Lively in 2016 and has since fostered a network of 100,000+ ambassadors, opened four stores, and coined "Leisurée," a new category blurring the aesthetic lines of lingerie, active and swim, focusing on the best elements of high style and ultimate comfort.  In 2019, the brand was acquired by intimates leader Wacaol for $105M. Under MIchelle's leadership, Lively has been able to reach record-breaking sales during COVID. We discuss how to build an engaged community of passionate followers to fuel your brand.
37:05
October 29, 2020
The Future of ECommerce with Marc Lore
Millions of Americans have embraced eCommerce to an unprecedented degree. What does that mean for the future of retail when we come out the other side?  I'm joined by Marc Lore, who previously founded Diapers.com/Quidsi (sold to Amazon), then Jet.com, which Walmart acquired for $3 billion in its second year. He is now president & CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S.  We discuss what businesses of all kinds should be doing right now to grow their eCommerce, and the lasting legacy this crisis will have on all retail.
51:34
October 2, 2020
Financially Speaking w/ Mitch Slater
Legacy, empathy, passion and financial power .How can leaders stay optimistic during this trying time? How do you adapt and pivot? And what can we learn from rejection and failure? I discuss how to unleash all of this live on Financially Speaking with Mitchell Slater. 
01:10:58
September 14, 2020
Think Like a Monk with Jay Shetty
Why am I here and what am I meant to do while I'm here? Two existential questions every person grapples with and to which there are no definitive answers. But practically speaking, how do you actually figure out your purpose? I had a far-ranging, soulful conversation with my good friend Jay Shetty, who just published a phenomenal book to translate ancient wisdom into a modern context. It's a manual for a peaceful life called Think Like a Monk. It has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with happiness. In our interview, he offers not empty platitudes but a formula for finding your purpose.
37:22
September 14, 2020
When Will a Vaccine Be Available? ATUM Cofounder Claes Gustafsson
When Covid struck, Claes Gustafsson faced some life or death choices after 17 years running his Silicon Valley business ATUM. He made an epic pivot that has the company fighting Covid by supplying cellular components to help build antibody tests, drugs and vaccines. Now thriving, he credits his nimble decision making to several factors, but among them: He’s 100% privately owned and had no pesky investors to second guess his rapid decision making. We discuss the incredible science behind ATUM's work to fight coronavirus (including the latest on getting a vaccine), as well as why Claes is against getting VC funding, and how he's thrived during Covid without it.
45:34
August 10, 2020
Female Founder Collective: Rebecca Minkoff and Ali Koplar Wyatt
Female Founder Collective Cofounders Rebecca Minkoff and Alison Koplar Wyatt join to discuss their network of businesses led by women, supporting women. We discuss the challenges women face while seeking funding, advice for addressing the work from home gender gap, keeping your business afloat during Covid and more. Rebecca Minkoff is world-renowned designer with a global brand that offers a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry and accessories (including tech). Alison Wyatt is a veteran of the start-up world who has worked in a leadership capacity at iconic lifestyle- and culture-shifting companies, including Goop and Refinery29.
41:19
August 5, 2020
The Future of Indoor Safety with Far-UVC Light from Healthe
When will it be safe to be around others indoors, use public transport and more? I am joined by the founder of Healthe, my latest investment that is developing products that inactivate bacteria and viruses like COVID-19 in the air and on surfaces, using Far-UVC light technology. Independent studies have shown Far-UVC to be effective at inactivating pathogens, including viruses and bacteria, and they have also shown that continuous exposure to Far-UVC light has no adverse effect on humans.  As a leading Far-UVC researcher said, Far-UVC “can be safely used in occupied public spaces, and it kills pathogens in the air before we can breathe them in."
28:23
July 9, 2020
Office Hours #2
In this episode, I'm open for Office Hours, taking questions from my followers about navigating today's uncertain environment. We address whether to seek funding for your business, how to be marketing yourself if you're a student, finding your passion, how to choose a business parter (and if you need one at all) and more. 
01:05:57
June 26, 2020
Robert Herjavec: "This is a great time to start a business."
This week, I am a guest on my fellow Shark Robert Herjavec's LinkedIn show, discussing why now is a great time to launch your business, the #1 mistake that founders make, and why we are optimistic about the future. Don't miss this episode if you are a business owner reopening and powering through the pandemic!
37:09
June 23, 2020
Unleashing Human Performance with WHOOP Founder Will Ahmed
Will Ahmed, founder of wearable fitness monitor WHOOP (worn by professional athletes like Lebron James), joins the Manifestor Mindset to discuss the role that health technology plays in work performance, what it takes to build a successful technology business, and how WHOOP's technology is measuring respiratory rates that may help monitor coronavirus.
44:10
June 15, 2020
Nailing Your Pitch with Shark Tank Casting Producer Mindy Zemrak
A bluetooth drilled into your ear canal and a q-tip charger (batteries not included)? Or an alarm clock that wakes you up to sizzling bacon? If you can dream it up, Mindy Zemrak has probably heard it before. As the Supervising Casting Producer of Shark Tank, she considers 40,000 applications a year from around the country, and helps winnow them down to 150 that make it on set each season. Then the hard part begins. Mindy shares her pro tips for what it takes to put together a killer pitch and close a shark - or any other skeptical investor - in these tough times
56:32
June 15, 2020
Living Your Marketing & Employee Activism with &pizza Founder Michael Lastoria
&pizza recently announced that it will offer 3 additional days of PTO to employees who want to participate in activism of their choosing, and it will be closing all shops while giving employees a day of PTO on Election Day. Hear from CEO Michael Lastoria on how his company lives its marketing and values by putting its employees and communities first -- and how your business can do the same.
56:56
June 15, 2020
The State of Coffee with Bluestone Lane Founder Nick Stone
Nick Stone, founder of Australian-inspired coffee/café brand Bluestone Lane, joins theManifestor Mindset to discuss the future ofcoffee, managing a retail business during a pandemic, how coffee shops are safely reopening and how he’s giving back to thec ommunity in the midst of a global crisis.
55:43
June 15, 2020
Making a Powershift with Daymond John
My fellow Shark Daymond John joins to talk about how to make a big change in your life using Daymond's Powershift method. Whether you’re an innovator working to turn your big idea into a reality, a professional looking to land a major promotion, or a busy parent trying to find more time to focus on what’s really important to you, Daymond's Powershift method shows how to shift your power and energy toward positive change.
27:22
June 15, 2020
Office Hours #1
This time I am on the Manifestor Mindset solo, taking listener questions. We discuss the most important thing you can do to get a promotion, one life change that will make you significantly happier and why it's important to be patient.
58:06
June 15, 2020
Our Mental Health Crisis with Talkspace Cofounders Oren & Roni Frank
I'm joined by the cofounders of Talkspace, the leading online therapy platform, to discuss the growth of online therapy and how we can come together to navigate what is expected to be one of the largest mental health crises in history.
48:39
June 15, 2020
Sprouting and Second Chances with The Sprout Book Author Doug Evans
Doug Evans was an early pioneer in the natural food industry. In 2002 he co-founded Organic Avenue, one of the first exclusively plant-based retail chains in the country. He then created and founded Juicero, the first fresh, farm to glass automatic cold-press juicer, with the mission of bringing fresh-processed foods to the home. Doug discusses his journey to a sprout-based diet (including how to grow your own) and the challenges he’s overcome running multiple health-focused businesses.
47:40
June 15, 2020
Stating Your Intention with NYSE's Betty Liu
NYSE Executive Vice Chairman Betty Liu joins the Manifestor Mindset to discuss the importance of stating your intention, how to secure a board seat, what the NYSE is doing to increase board diversity and lessons from her interview with Elon Musk.
34:15
June 15, 2020
Personal Transformation with Julianne Hough and Demise Lambertson
The Manifestor Mindset covers personal transformation and celebrity marketing with two guests: 1) Julianne Hough - world-renowned dancer (DWTS),award-winning choreographer and founder of KINRGY, a revolutionary movement experience. And 2) Denise Lambertson, a strategic advisor to KINRGY, who has unique expertise on talent & start up integration, especially related to wellness products & services.
46:57
June 10, 2020
Going After Your Goals with Ndamukong Suh (NFL DL, entrepreneur, investor)
I speak with NFL DL, entrepreneur and investor Ndamukong Suh to discuss how he's pivoting as a player and as an investor during coronavirus, and life lessons from having Warren Buffett as a mentor.
32:12
June 10, 2020
E-commerce Hacks with Sabir Semerkant
Founder and e-commerce expert SabirSemerkant joins the Manifestor Mindset to discuss the critical steps every business needs to be taking to ramp up e-commerce during and after coronavirus, and beyond. We'll also tackle the question, "To Amazon, or not to Amazon."
56:52
June 10, 2020
Saying No to the Naysayers with Patrick Schwarzenegger
Actor/investor Patrick Schwarzenegger joins the Manifestor Mindset to discuss motivation and goal-setting, what he looks for in an investment and how he ignores the naysayers and refuses to let anyone put him in a box.
40:08
June 10, 2020
The Future of Retail with SHOWFIELDS' Katie Hunt
Pre-coronavirus, brick-and-mortar stores were already hurting. So what does the Most Interesting Store in the World do when brick and mortar retail shuts down? They pivot. SHOWFIELDS Cofounder Katie Hunt joins the Manifestor Mindset to discuss her take on the future of retail and what stores will need to do to survive, including collaborating with direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands.
44:08
June 10, 2020
Wellness, Empathy & Entrepreneurship with Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown is the queen of reinvention. She’s always tried things a different way – and that exact approach helped her build a makeup empire during the 90’s (sold to Estée Lauder in 1995) that withstands the test of time, becoming one of the most well-known names in the industry. Bobbi joins the Manifestor Mindset to discuss how she stays positive and healthy and keeps moving forward during quarantine, and how to embrace entrepreneurial thinking and grow your business.
40:57
June 10, 2020
Showing Up with Milk Bar Founder Christina Tosi
Milk Bar Founder Christina Tosi joins the Manifestor Mindset to discuss how she's showing up for people during coronavirus, the ways that Milk Bar has adapted to continue bringing joy to its customers, and the lessons that she'll take with her from these difficult times. (Disclaimer: I am an investor in Milk Bar.)
54:40
June 10, 2020
Kevin O'Leary: Financing Your Business in an Uncertain Environment
Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary joins the Manifestor Mindset to discuss financing your business in an uncertain environment, the perks of crowdfunding equity and what he's investing in during coronavirus. (Please excuse a slight tech glitch near the end.)
42:03
June 9, 2020
Gary Vaynerchuk: Building Your Brand with Content
Serial entrepreneur and marketer Gary Vaynerchuk joins The Manifestor Mindset to discuss branding and marketing yourself at a time when everyone is forced to pivot.
24:22
June 9, 2020
Rebuilding Your Business with Robert Herjavec
Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec joins the debut episode of The Manifestor Mindset to discuss rebuilding your business during Covid-19. Matt and Robert cover:  2 questions every business should be prepared to answer post-Covid Whether now is the time to seek investment The right question to be asking yourself as you rebuild your business Predictions for which industries will thrive
37:24
June 9, 2020