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Mind Meld With Josh Gonsalves

Mind Meld With Josh Gonsalves

By Josh Gonsalves
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 listeners can use in their personal and creative lives.
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#35: Danny Miranda — Spirituality, Self Development & Content Creation
Danny Miranda joins Josh to talk about their experiences with spirituality, personal development and content creation. Danny goes in-depth about the art of consistent content creation, how he gets world-class people on his podcast, including Gary Vee and Kamal Ravikant, and his mission to put out 1000 clips on YouTube by the end of the year in 2021. They talk in-depth about their views on spirituality, and share personal stories of their spiritual awakening, as well as their experiences with meditation, personal development including morning routines, workout routines and cultivating productive and healthy habits. About Danny Miranda Danny Miranda is a full-time podcaster and content creator on a mission to raise the consciousness of humanity. Connect with Danny Miranda https://twitter.com/heydannymiranda Listen to the Danny Miranda Podcast https://dannymiranda.com/podcast/ *********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod *********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. *********** Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod *********** Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:33:52
March 1, 2021
#34: Creative Entrepreneurship, Working with Beyoncé, and Creating VR/AR in Unreal Engine with Andre Elijah
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. About Andre Elijah Andre is an award-winning Immersive Director, Creative Technologist, and New Media Graduate that has built a reputation for delivering cutting edge technical projects. Andre led the technical elements of both production and post-production on Beyoncé's certified platinum "Live at Roseland" concert film, which served as the first 10 camera multi-cam shoot of its kind on the RED Digital Cinema Camera system. 2017’s project, "Drizzy Manor", an interactive VR ArchViz project received over10 million views within 6 months and got coverage from international media outlets including Teen Vogue, Esquire, GQ, Hypebeast, Polygon, and more. In the last year, Andre directed a VR product for Chatroulette.com, built a virtual performance platform for Deadmau5, was an AR Creator In Residence at Snap and joined the Advisory Board for the AR/VR Program at Vancouver Film School who’s previous alum include director Kevin Smith and Oscar nominees Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. Connect with Andre: www.AndreElijah.com twitter.com/AndreElijah instagram.com/AndresReality ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:46:03
February 22, 2021
#33: Arvid Kahl — How to Build and Sell an Audience-First Business
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. Arvid has years of experience with building and selling online businesses, and he gives us some really helpful strategies on how we can build and sell a sustainable business with a greater chance of success. About Arvid Kahl: Arvid Kahl co-founded, bootstrapped, and sold FeedbackPanda.com, an online teacher productivity SaaS company, with his partner Danielle Simpson. He's the author of Zero to Sold, and currently writing his second book, Audience First. He also writes for his popular blog and hosts a podcast at https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/ Connect with Arvid http://twitter.com/arvidkahl Check out Arvid's book Zero to Sold https://zerotosold.com/ *********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:28:13
February 15, 2021
#32: Marie Poulin — Master your Life and Business
Josh is joined by Marie Poulin to talk about 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. We also get into building up self-confidence and creating content online. One of Marie's biggest growth channels is her YouTube channel, but it took her YEARS to build up the courage to start posting consistently, and it clearly paid off. Marie offers lots of great advice here for anyone aspiring to putting themselves out there on YouTube, or social media in general. About Marie Poulin Marie helps business owners level up their digital systems, workflow, and product ecosystems, so they can spend more time on what matters. She previously co-founded Oki Doki with her husband, where they help folks create, launch, and market online courses and training programs. Marie has quickly become the go-to expert in Notion, the wildly popular organization and productivity tool, and is the host of Notion Office Hours and creator of Notion Mastery, where she teaches you how to master your life and business workflows using Notion. Sign up for Marie's Notion Mastery Course: http://bit.ly/mindmeld-notion-mastery Connect with Marie Poulin https://www.mariepoulin.com https://twitter.com/mariepoulin https://instagram.com/mariepoulin https://www.youtube.com/c/mariepoulin ******** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ******** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: **** https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:51:20
February 8, 2021
#31: Play to Win with Top 20 Pro Poker Player Chris Sparks
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. About Chris Sparks Chris Sparks is a professional poker player, recently ranked in the top 20 online cash game players in the world. Chris teaches the application of elite poker frameworks for world-class performance in business. As the founder and CEO of The Forcing Function, Chris’s mission is to accelerate the next generation of leaders by rewiring their approach to work and personal growth. Chris is the author of Experiment Without Limits, a comprehensive workbook for installing the habits and systems necessary for achieving world-class performance. Chris leads workshops on decision-making, systems thinking, and habit change and is the host of Lunch Hour, an online monthly speaker series. Chris is offering is a three-month program with a select group of twelve investors and executives in meaningful companies. His clients multiply their productivity, achieve a sense of clarity, and design lives with greater freedom and purpose. Apply at https://www.forcingfunction.com/team-training Follow Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SparksRemarks Forcing Function Website: https://www.forcingfunction.com/ Play to Win Article: https://www.forcingfunction.com/articles/play-to-win Experiment Without Limits (peak performance workbook, free download): https://www.forcingfunction.com/workbook ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:46:43
February 1, 2021
#30: Best of Season 1 (2020)
BEST OF Mind Meld Season 1 This is a compilation of highlights from all 29 episodes of Mind Meld published in 2020.  Enjoy & have a Happy New Year! *********** Get my FREE annual reflection & goal planner template here: http://bit.ly/annualreview-notion *********** Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app:  https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod *********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. *********** Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
02:06:24
December 28, 2020
#29: Mixing Love and Business with Marisa Tassone
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. Marisa Tassone is the Co-founder of virtual reality start-up Contraverse and Longboi, a dachshund-inspired apparel company. She is a graduate of Ryerson University's Masters of Digital Media and Media Production programs. Connect with Marisa: Twitter: https://twitter.com/misstassone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marisatassone/ ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:38:42
December 21, 2020
#28: VR Architecture & Tools for Thought with Andreea Ion Cojocaru
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. About Andreea Ion Cojocaru Andreea is a software developer and a licensed architect. She’s the co-founder & CEO of NUMENA, an award-winning German company that designs and develops both virtual and physical spaces. NUMENA’s projects span from XR applications for training and marketing to mixed-use buildings. Aside from design and code, Andreea has a deep interest in the social and philosophical implications of immersive tech and is a frequent guest speaker on the impact of virtual reality. She is currently working on a new virtual tool for design and thought. Connect with Andreea https://twitter.com/andreeavr https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreeacojocaru/ Learn more about Numena numena.de ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
02:26:19
December 14, 2020
#27: Building Generational Wealth Selling on Amazon and Owning Real Estate with Melisa Vong
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. About Melisa Vong: Melisa is a serial entrepreneur and investor in multiple 7-figure E-Commerce brands in the Beauty and Health space. With features in Entrepreneur, Foundr Magazine, Yahoo Finance, The Globe And Mail, NASDAQ, and more, Melisa has made her mark as the go to product and branding development specialist and Amazon FBA expert and it’s clear why some of the world’s leading brands and influencers partner with her to bring their ideas to life. Connect with Melisa on Instagram: @melisa Listen to Mind Meld with Melisa's partner John Marzo (http://bit.ly/mindmeld-11) ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:35:34
December 7, 2020
#26: Media & Psychedelics with Casey Blustein
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.   About Casey Blustein: Casey Blustein is a Toronto-based producer, strategist and company builder currently helping accelerate and democratize psychedelic research at Quantified Citizen. Casey was part of the founding team of Transforms.ai (https://transforms.ai/), a studio-lab focused on the intersection of AI & storytelling. He spent his early career working with virtual reality content and products at Secret Location (https://secretlocation.com/), and his projects have received accolades from the Canadian Screen Awards, the Venice International Film Festival and Neurips, among others.   Connect with Casey Blustein on Twitter: @CaseyBlue_ Check out Casey's essay on AI and Storytelling: https://blusteincasey.medium.com/deep-learning-in-storytelling-content-creation-a-primer-6b7e353e1a12  **********   For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod  **********   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes:  https://apple.co/2Y86xww  It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.   Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app:  https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod  Stalk Josh on the Internet:  Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_)  Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_)  Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia)  LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94)  YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves)   Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you!  — Josh
01:59:58
November 30, 2020
#25: No-code, Fatherhood and Ultrarunning with Tom Osman
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. About Tom: Tom Osman is currently working at Makerpad where he teaches people how to build software and automate work without writing code. Connect with Tom on Twitter (https://twitter.com/tomosman) Learn more about Makerpad (https://www.makerpad.co/) ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
02:06:52
November 23, 2020
#24: Product Design, Biotech and Restaurant Franchising with Sarkis Buniatyan
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. About Sarkis Buniatyan Sarkis is a product designer and serial entrepreneur that creates hyper-realistic prototypes, develops MVPs, turns them into successful products, and teaches makers how to launch their vision using no-code tools. Connect with Sarkis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarkisBuniatyan Clone Sarkis' Webflow Projects: https://webflow.com/sarkis Check out Sarkis' companies: https://www.mirai.am/ https://www.wrapmaster.co/ https://www.meraki.vc/ *********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod *********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. *********** Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod *********** Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:42:26
November 16, 2020
#23: Nat Eliason on Starting a Life-Changing Blog
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.  **********  For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod **********  About Nat Eliason: Nat is the CEO and Founder of Growth Machine, author and writer at nateliason.com, and co-host of the Made You Think podcast.  Connect with Nat Eliason: https://www.nateliason.com https://twitter.com/nateliason https://www.growthmachine.com https://madeyouthinkpodcast.com ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod  Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves)  Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you!  — Josh
01:27:48
November 9, 2020
#22: Building Wealth with Software - Bart Macdonald
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. Bart Macdonald buys, builds & invests in amazing SaaS companies. As managing partner of Bloom Venture Partners, Bart has been operating, investing in and acquiring software companies for more than a decade, and still believes we're in the earliest stage of SaaS (software as a service). ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** Connect with Bart: https://twitter.com/BartMacdonald https://www.linkedin.com/in/bartmacdonald/ Learn more about Bloom: http://www.bloomvp.com/ ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:27:33
November 2, 2020
#21: The Dealflow Blueprint with Avi Grondin
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. Avi Grondin is a Canadian entrepreneur, digital marketer, and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Variance Marketing, a Toronto based full-service marketing agency. Avi has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, Chicago Tribune, and other top-tier publications for his work in strategizing sales & marketing campaigns for large scale enterprise brands. He is a TEDx speaker and loves the idea of impact. He empowers his team, other entrepreneurs, and major brands by equipping them with the strategy necessary to reach the masses. ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** Connect with Avi on Instagram - www.instagram.com/avigrondin Connect with Avi on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/avigrondin Learn more about Variance Marketing - www.variancemarketing.com Access The Dealflow Blueprint Course for free - www.dealflowblueprint.com/freecourse If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:57:44
October 26, 2020
#20: The Hero's Journey For Creative Entrepreneurs with Sam Marfleet
Josh is joined by Sam Marfleet to discuss storytelling for creators and entrepreneurs based on Sam's research on writing a study guide for The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Sam Marfleet is a writer and marketing consultant helping businesses tell more profitable stories. He has worked with DTC brands and CPG manufacturers helping scale brands to 7-figures. Sam runs a content creation project called SamLearns where he explores what it takes to be a creative-entrepreneur in the digital age. He is currently writing a study guide to the classic storytelling guide, The Hero With A Thousand Faces, that aims to bring Joseph Campbell's timeless wisdom to a new generation of storytellers. ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** Connect with Sam at https://twitter.com/samlearns https://www.sammarfleet.com Read Sam's study guide for The Hero with A Thousand Faces: https://roamresearch.com/#/app/samlearns-public/page/FLb6tLe__ ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:47:58
October 19, 2020
#19: Robert Scoble on Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Computer Vision & Spatial Computing
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. Robert Scoble is a silicon valley pioneer and tech blogger who grew up in Cupertino, California and studied with Apple's co-founder in college. He wrote for Fast Company Magazine, and was the first person to drive a Tesla with Elon Musk. Robert is a futurist and technologist who has written four books on technology. His latest book is The Infinite Retina, which is all about Spatial Computing. Connect with Robert Scoble on Twitter  (https://twitter.com/Scobleizer) Check out The Infinite Retina on Amazon  (https://www.amazon.com/Infinite-Retina-Computing-technologies-revolution/dp/1838824049/) ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:37:05
October 14, 2020
#18: Fashion Entrepreneurship with Namastetics Co-founders Micha Saade and Shane Peterson
Josh is joined by Micha Saade and Shane Peterson, the cofounders of Namastetics, to learn about their journey in fashion entrepreneurship and creating a successful direct-to-consumer apparel company. Namastetics is a direct-to-consumer yoga wear brand that focused on sustainability and boho fashion. learn more at https://www.namastetics.com/ Connect with Shane on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/shaneapetersen/ Connect with Micha on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/micha.saade/ ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
02:21:46
October 6, 2020
#17: Building Something that Outlives Yourself with Zach Murray
This is part 2 of 2 of this conversation with Zachary Murray. 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. Zachary Murray is the Founder & Creative Director at Foreplay, a Toronto based performance marketing and creative agency helping e-commerce and D2C brands scale alongside their own internal ventures including Nomadic Fabrics which scaled to over 7 Figures in the first year. ********** For part 1 and show notes / links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** Connect with Zach is on Instagram @thisis_zach (http://instagram.com/thisis_zach) Foreplay is currently hiring @weareforeplay (http://instagram.com/weareforeplay) ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
41:39
September 28, 2020
#16: Running 11 Marathons and Multiple Businesses with Zachary Murray
This is part 1 of 2 with Zachary Murray. 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. Zachary Murray is the Founder & Creative Director at Foreplay, a Toronto based performance marketing and creative agency helping e-commerce and D2C brands scale alongside their own internal ventures including Nomadic Fabrics which scaled to over 7 Figures in the first year. ********** For Part 2 and show notes / links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** Connect with Zach is on Instagram @thisis_zach (http://instagram.com/thisis_zach) Foreplay is currently hiring @weareforeplay (http://instagram.com/weareforeplay) ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
57:45
September 21, 2020
#15: Social Media Marketing with Shopify Performance Marketer Brent Stirling
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. Connect with Brent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brentertainer ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:36:35
September 14, 2020
#14: Tools for Better Thinking with Google Engineer Juvoni Beckford
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. About Juvoni: Juvoni Beckford is Software Engineer at Google currently working on Google Maps, previously on Google Docs. He's a Community Builder & Writer in areas around Productivity, Personal Knowledge Management & Personal Development. He helps people explore ideas around combining multiple skills, better thinking & tools for thought, inner engineering healthy habits, and discovering how systems in the world affect us. ********** For full show notes and links to things discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** Connect with Juvoni on Twitter: https://twitter.com/juvoni Join the Personal Development Nerds Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdnerds/ PDNerds discord server: www.pdn.community Find Juvoni's Book Recommendations on his site: www.juvoni.com/books Contact Juvoni at juvoni@hey.com ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes?  https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app:  https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:43:57
August 24, 2020
#13: How to Hack Your Business Finances and Investing in the Creator Economy with Jay Vasantharajah
Jay Vasantharajah 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. About Jay Vasantharajah Jay started his career off at Deloitte as a consultant in Toronto. It wasn’t long before he left the corporate world to launch his first business, a PPC agency. His agency managed millions of dollars of ad spend for large clients and won several awards. He used the profits from the PPC agency to start an e-commerce business which has grown into a 7-figure a year business. Along the way, he's also reinvested cash flows from his businesses into private multi-family real estate in the Toronto area and tech start-ups like Supercast, a podcast subscription software company. Today, he is actively looking to make more angel investments and acquire online businesses and in the creator economy — basically anything that can help creators like podcasters, youtubers, and IndieHackers create and manage their creative businesses. Visit Jay's website and subscribe to his free newsletter: https://jayvas.com/ Follow Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayvasdigital ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
59:51
August 17, 2020
#12: Losing it all in a Crypto Scam, Billionaires and Monopolies, and Selling on Amazon with John Marzo (Part 2/2)
Part 2 of 2 with John Marzo. In this episode, 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 they ultimately drive society forward, and we talk about how John lost a lot of money in a cryptocurrency scam. If you haven't yet heard of the Quadriga cryptocurrency exchange scam, you're going to want to listen to this! 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. About John Marzo: John is a fanatical problem seeker who wants to change the world by bridging the gap between scientific design and innovative business. He's a serial entrepreneur and currently owns several businesses ranging from e-commerce to SaaS and is constantly looking for new markets and problems to solve. He holds a patent for a revolutionary dust-pan design that doesn't leave that annoying line of dirt behind. He is also an ex-aerospace engineering student who switched over to study industrial engineering where he earned his degree at Ryerson University. Connect with John on Instagram @johnmeetsworld Learn more about 100steps2startup (discount code) ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:02:38
August 13, 2020
#11: Asteroid Mining, Design Patents and How to Reach Your Goals Faster with John Marzo (Part 1/2)
Part 1 of 2 with John Marzo. John describes his bold 40-year vision of creating an asteroid mining company, his lessons learned from past failed ventures and how one of them was killed by Bumble. We also talk about his experience of getting a patent for his revolutionary dust pan design and John explains his mental model for how he views life and how to get to where you want to get in life by avoiding problems and distractions to keep moving forward to your ultimate destination in life.  About John Marzo: John is a fanatical problem seeker who wants to change the world by bridging the gap between scientific design and innovative business. He's a serial entrepreneur and currently owns several businesses ranging from e-commerce to SaaS and is constantly looking for new markets and problems to solve. He holds a patent for a revolutionary dust-pan design that doesn't leave that annoying line of dirt behind. He is also an ex-aerospace engineering student who switched over to study industrial engineering where he earned his degree at Ryerson University. Connect with John on Instagram @johnmeetsworld ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:03:18
August 10, 2020
#10: Going Viral on YouTube and Exposing Fake Business Gurus with James Jani
James Jani creates documentary-style YouTube videos on topics surrounding entrepreneurship, money, and business. Within 4 short months of launching his YouTube channel, he went from a few hundred subscribers, to now over 317K subscribers (at the time of this podcast). Some of his videos got picked up by the YouTube algorithm and within a few weeks, his videos have already gained over 7.5 Million views within four months of launching his YouTube channel. Some of the videos he posted recently include: "The Untold Truth About Money: How to Build Wealth From Nothing", "The Toxic World of Self Help: Hustle Culture, Toxic Positivity, Addiction, and Fake Gurus" and "The Rise of Fake Gurus: The Dark Truth Behind Making MILLIONS from Online Courses". 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. ********** For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes?  https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app:  https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joshgonsalves_) Instagram: (https://instagram.com/joshgonsalves_) Facebook: (https://facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia) LinkedIn: (https://linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94) YouTube: (https://youtube.com/joshgonsalves) Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:36:38
July 27, 2020
#09: How to Validate Your Startup Idea with Bram Kanstein
Dive 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. Bram Kanstein is an early-stage startup expert and non-technical product builder who had 3 of his products acquired. He currently runs an online course called No-Code MVP where he teaches his 250+ students the mindset, process and tools they can use to validate their startup ideas without knowing or learning how to code. For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://www.joshgonsalves.com/podcast Follow Bram on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bramk Learn more about No-Code MVP http://nocodemvp.com If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: bit.ly/mindmeld-podcast (All major podcast platforms are linked above) Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ Facebook: facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
57:55
July 20, 2020
#08: How to Start and Grow a Successful Podcast with Stephanie Andrews
Stephanie Andrews is the CEO of Origins Media Haus a full-service podcast production agency that helps brands bring their shows to life. OMH has worked closely with a number of brands including RBC, Diva Cup, SaaS North, and Axway For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod In this episode, 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 be a great leader to your team. She tells some horror stories of working in the "tech bro culture" and the toxic masculinity that pushed her to start a company of MOSTLY women, along with two female cofounders. Steph is also a passionate yogi who (as she says) does her best to take the lessons learned on the yoga matt into the world around her. We talk about psychedelics, yoga, and how to cultivate a positive mindset and care for your mental health. Connect with Steph  Instagram (https://instagram.com/itsstephanielyn) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanielynandrews/) Learn more about Origins Media Haus www.originsmediahaus.com @originsmedia (Twitter) If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ Facebook: facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:16:16
July 13, 2020
#07: How Ubiquitous Computing will Change the World with Mike Dopsa
In this episode, Josh and Mike talk about immersive technologies and ubiquitous computing. We explore how how they can be used to better our lives, teach us new things, and ultimately drive humanity forward. Mike Dopsa (@mcdopsa on Twitter) explores cutting edge technologies, how they can be used to better our lives, teach us new things or bring us a smile. He is a University of Toronto Alumnus, an MIT Hackathon winner, and evangelist of all things immersive. From depth cameras to interactive displays and augmenting reality, Mike looks towards a world of ubiquitous computing, collecting a breadth of experience with many of the pioneering technologies. You can find some of Mike's work in the App store, public interactive installations at http://mikedopsa.com and follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcdopsa For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://www.joshgonsalves.com/podcast ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: bit.ly/mindmeld-podcast (All major podcast platforms are linked above) Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ Facebook: facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:36:28
July 6, 2020
#06: VR, Investing Philosophies, and Advice from a Media Legend with Josh Maldonado
Josh Maldonado is a virtual reality Producer at Secret Location, a Toronto-based VR studio owned by Entertainment One and Hasbro. He previously founded a venture-backed VR education startup called Discovr. In this episode we discuss how we got into the VR industry, current and next-gen VR headsets, location-based VR, Josh's two greatest pieces of advice from a Canadian media legend, remote work, investing philosophies, and his ideas on the future of politics. Follow Josh Maldonado on Twitter: https://twitter.com/josh_maldonado ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: bit.ly/mindmeld-podcast (All major podcast platforms are linked above) Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:42:58
June 29, 2020
#05: Finding Your Path as an Entrepreneur with Michael Aubry
Michael Aubry is the creator and founder of Story Creator (https://storycreatorapp.com/), an app that lets you turn your content into short form videos for social media. He also uses Story Creator himself to create a weekly newsletter called Podbytes (https://podbytes.co/) where he turns his favorite parts from each podcast into short videos. In this episode 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 in this podcast and we 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. Show Notes & Links Story Creator App (https://storycreatorapp.com) Podbytes  (https://podbytes.co) Follow Michael Aubry on Twitter (https://twitter.com/michaelaubry) Finite and Infinite Games book (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Finite-and-Infinite-Games/James-Carse/9781476731711) History of the United States on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80127995) Zero to One book (https://www.amazon.com/Zero-to-One-audiobook/dp/B00M284NY2) Reality Transurfing book (https://www.amazon.com/Reality-transurfing-Steps-Vadim-Zeland/dp/1532814658/) Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80988062) The Dip book (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QCSA54) Think and Grow Rich book (https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill-ebook/dp/B08776ZZY4/) ************** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? https://apple.co/2Y86xww It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: bit.ly/mindmeld-podcast (All major podcast platforms are linked above) Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves
01:24:44
June 18, 2020
#04: The Scientific Method for Gaining Wisdom with Anthony Morgan
Josh sat down with Anthony Morgan to discuss his research on how to gain wisdom from a scientific perspective. In this episode Anthony gives us some actionable tools and a scientific method for gaining and building wisdom in our lives. Anthony Morgan is the founder of Science Everywhere, where he develops, creates and hosts engaging live experiences & media to foster critical thinking. He was a segment host on Daily Planet, which aired on the Discovery Network, the host and writer for Vice Canada's FLUX, as well as host of CBC's award-winning radio science program, Quirks & Quarks. Anthony is currently in the Molecular Science PhD program at Ryerson University studying how  he can get scientific information out to the public so they can make wiser decisions. He spent 15+ years studying and working in psychology and science communication, thinking deeply about the most common individual and societal barriers to critical thinking. ********** Show Notes & Links Unreal Engine 5 The Four book Monk Like Discipline video by Sam Ovens Consulting.com The Future is Faster than you Think book ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. https://apple.co/2Y86xww Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: bit.ly/mindmeld-podcast (All major podcast platforms are linked above) Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ Facebook: facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. You're an amazing human and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:14:44
June 9, 2020
#03: Creating Authentic Content on Social Media with Matt Lionetti
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. Seeing the oversaturated, typical marketing strategies on social media, Matt knew he wanted to break the mold and not be seen as just another realtor. Matt’s honest approach to content creation is saying what nobody else will and putting himself in vulnerable, comedic situations. Follow Matt on Instagram to see his hilarious videos: https://www.instagram.com/matt.lionetti Show Notes & Links:  How the TikTok Algorithm Works MasterClass Ryan Serhant's Course Funny Gary Vee Parody Tik Tok Bill Gates Netflix special The Future is Faster than You Think book ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: bit.ly/mindmeld-podcast (All major podcast platforms are linked above) Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ Facebook: facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. I already know that you're an amazing person and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:16:30
June 2, 2020
#02: The Future of Esports & Bringing VR to Hollywood with Chris Olimpo
Chris Olimpo is an award winning creative director, and unique entrepreneur. He is known for bringing together unparalleled talent and building cutting edge products, notably: 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, which uses VR technology to combine the best of video games with competitive, movement-based sports, revolutionizing the way we play. ********** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: bit.ly/mindmeld-podcast (All major podcast platforms are linked above) Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ Facebook: facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. You're an amazing human and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:33:18
May 25, 2020
#01: Virtual Reality Filmmaking & Sparking Creativity During a Global Pandemic with Alex Ruhl
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.  Her VR films Keyed Alike and Playing God have exhibited at film festivals like Cannes, Raindance and Aesthetica, and she is a VR curator for the British Film Institute and Phoenix Leicester Cinema. Alex gave a TEDx talk on 'Existing Beyond Your Reality'. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/AlexRuhlTEDx. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. Subscribe to Mind Meld on your favourite podcast app: https://bit.ly/mindmeld-podcast (All major podcast platforms are linked above) Stalk Josh on the Internet: Twitter: twitter.com/joshgonsalves_ Instagram: instagram.com/joshgonsalves_ Facebook: facebook.com/gonsalvesmedia LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshgonsalves94 YouTube: youtube.com/joshgonsalves Thanks for coming this far! if you're reading this, it is no accident. The universe brought you to this corner of the internet for a reason, and you're on the right track. You're an amazing human and I can't wait to connect with you! — Josh
01:25:43
May 15, 2020