17 episodes

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.

Mind Meld With Josh Gonsalves Josh Gonsalves

    • Society & Culture

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.

    #17: Building Something that Outlives Yourself with Zach Murray

    #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.

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    For part 1 and show notes / links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod

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    Connect with Zach is on Instagram @thisis_zach (http://instagram.com/thisis_zach)

    Foreplay is currently hiring @weareforeplay (http://instagram.com/weareforeplay)

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    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 min
    #16: Running 11 Marathons and Multiple Businesses with Zachary Murray

    #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.

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    For Part 2 and show notes / links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod

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    Connect with Zach is on Instagram @thisis_zach (http://instagram.com/thisis_zach)

    Foreplay is currently hiring @weareforeplay (http://instagram.com/weareforeplay)

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    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 min
    #15: Social Media Marketing with Shopify Performance Marketer Brent Stirling

    #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

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    For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod

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    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

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #14: Tools for Better Thinking with Google Engineer Juvoni Beckford

    #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.

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    For full show notes and links to things discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod

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    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



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    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

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #13: How to Hack Your Business Finances and Investing in the Creator Economy with Jay Vasantharajah

    #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

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    For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod

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    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 min
    #12: Losing it all in a Crypto Scam, Billionaires and Monopolies, and Selling on Amazon with John Marzo (Part 2/2)

    #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)

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    For full show notes and links discussed in the episode, go to https://bit.ly/mindmeld-pod

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    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

    • 1 hr 2 min

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