Validate Your Startup, Use the Mom Test, and Get the Successful Entrepreneur Mindset - Matt Clifford

Matt Clifford has helped accelerate the businesses of over 1000 entrepreneurs. He's the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, the world's leading technology talent investor. Entrepreneur First brings together extraordinary people to build startups from scratch in London, Singapore, Berlin, Hong Kong, Paris and Bangalore. I really enjoyed this conversation about entrepreneurship, being a founder, and how to get started if you are feeling called to be an entrepreneur. We discuss the Mom test for...


The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD - Lidia Zylowska

Resources From The Episode Apple PodcastsBrowserMP3Links Facebook Mindfulness ADHDFacebook UMN PsychiatryHeadspaceDerek SiversTranscendental MeditationBe Mindful MeditationBooks The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHDRest: Why You Get More Done When You Work LessTribe of Mentors


Become Bilingual & Learn How Just "One Thing" Can Change Your Life - Sami Halabi

Today we’re interviewing somebody who is incredibly focused, driven and ambitious from an early age. He’s a polyglot who speaks 5 languages, and is on the top echelons of the Oracle marketing department, serving as a Digital Marketing Manager whose team supports an annual budget of $210M here. He has a significant influence in Oracle’s North America Marketing success, and it's in no small part due to his drive to succeed and get shit done. Apart from delivering on a budget that is larger...


Launch Yourself Into a Revenue-First Startup - Brent Summers

What does it mean to build a startup as an entrepreneur? In this conversation with Brent Summers, we look at some of the challenges that you'll be faced within not only validating your idea, questions you need to be asking yourself, and how to build a startup as a non-technical person, should you have a founder or just manage contractors. Brent founded and recently sold a company called Code-Free Startup, which is an online learning platform that teaches others how to build a startup using...


Find Flow & Get Creative in Nature with DIY Genius - Kyle Pearce

Have you ever felt completely stuck in your routine? Today we chat with Kyle Pearce about finding flow in creativity and the benefits of getting out in nature. Kyle Pearce is the founder of DIY Genius and an experiential learning designer, digital business educator and runs educational nature retreats. Kyle spent the last 7 years building DIY Genius by sharing his passion for self-education and teaching online courses in passion-driven learning, flow psychology, and digital storytelling. He...


Learn How to Improve your Memory with 4x USA Memory Champion - Nelson Dellis

In this episode of the MindHack podcast, you'll learn simple techniques to improve your memory that can be practiced at any time! Learn techniques from books like Remember It and Moonwalking with Einstein to help you remember letter and number combinations with memory palaces and other techniques. Nelson Dellis is a four-time USA memory champion and holds the world record for memorizing the most names (235) and words (256) in 15 minutes, as well as the most digits (907) in 30 minutes and...


How this Entrepreneur went from Addiction to Discovering Flow - Michael Dash

Michael Dash is the President and CEO of Parallel HR Solutions, Inc. He is currently in recovery for three different addictions. This journey to hope follows a six-year lawsuit that’s now settled and the sale of his company he spent eleven years building. Michael knows his struggles are not unique to executives and entrepreneurs around the world. He now gets to lead from empathy and become a much more-fulfilled person while realizing what truly matters in life. Michael has run addiction...


Learn the Traveler's Mindset and Stress-based Mindfulness - Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is the Founder and CEO of under30experiences, recently ranked on the Forbes 5,000 list. In this episode, Cody and Matt discuss the importance of travel in getting outside of your daily habits, and mindfulness-based practices to calm and reduce stress. Resources From The Episode Links under30experiencesTwitterFacebookLinkedIn Books Moonwalking with Einstein People Dr. Andrew HillDr. Gabor MateJohn Gray Show Notes under30experiences under30experiences Want more MindHacks?...


Finding the Achiever's Mindset - Tiago Forte

Tiago Forte is a writer, speaker, teacher, and researcher dedicated to helping knowledge workers transform their productivity and thrive in the future of work. In this episode, we uncover what it means to be successful, how one can find an achiever's mindset and figure out what it is they are meant to do. Resources From The Episode Apple PodcastsStream Episode MP3 Links Forte LabsTwitterFacebookLinkedIn Books & Videos The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan SingerHow to Change your Mind by...


Creating a Kaizen Culture and the Importance of Poetry - Seth Braverman

Seth is COO of Xylem Design in Fort Collins, CO. An amateur philosopher and writer of poetry, he's spent the past two years studying under Dan Beachy-Quick, poet and professor at CSU. In this episode we discuss the importance of Kaizen and Poetry––and the positive effects they can have on your life and business. Resources From The Episode Links Xylem DesignKaizenAnd I was Alive by Osip MandelstamLinkedIn Profile Books The Seven Habits of Highly Effective PeopleThe Five Dysfunctions of a...


How to Hack your Motivation and Productivity - Nick Winter

Nick Winter is the co-founder of the highly successful startup, CodeCombat, a free to use educational gaming company that teaches players the fundamentals of computer programming. He's also the author of the book, The Motivation Hacker and conducted a series of experiments over 3-months time to create good habits, learn new skills and push himself to achieve more. In this incredible episode we dig into goal-setting, creating new habits, dealing with burn-out and so much more! Resources...


Lead a Meaningful life, Optimize Learning & What Blockchain has to do With It - Paul Golding

Paul Golding is what I’d refer to as one of the smartest geeks in Silicon Valley. He holds 25 patents across a wide range of fields from cryptography to computational aesthetics, which I had to google and appears to be a subfield of artificial intelligence and its ability to express human creative expression in areas such as music, visual arts, poetry and more. He was also the Chief Scientist at Art.com where he helped to create a new form of art called the Klio, which in simple form was a...


Find Flow, Accomplish Goals and Improve your Life - Malcolm Ocean

Malcolm Ocean is the creator of the Complice goal-oriented productivity system. He's been experimenting with habit-change and productivity systems since high school and has tried everything from tiny behavioral tweaks to major mindset upgrades. His current main purpose is to make people be able to think and work effectively, as individuals and collectives. In this episode, we go over a whole host of topics covering We talk about Productivity, Goal Setting, Meditation, Bio-feedback,...


Author of Predictable Profits & His Life Challenges - Charles Gaudet

Charles became an entrepreneur when he was only 4 years old and continued to hone his craft until today. In this episode, he will tell us the roller coaster ride he had to go through before he reached his own version of a successful life. He will convince you why failure is a good thing and that facing the challenges that will hurt you is always better. Resources From The Episode Links from the Episode Charles Gaudet on TwitterVisit Charles’ website! Books Man’s Search for Meaning by...


Overcoming Obstacles, Finding Purpose & Meaning - Klyn Elsbury

Klyn was born with Cystic Fibrosis and Doctors didn’t give her more than 14 years to live. She’s now 30 and has beaten the odds time and time again. She is somebody who has pushed herself over and over, from becoming a fitness fanatic, Zumba instructor, public speaker, entrepreneur and businesswoman, all while still suffering from a genetic disease that requires extended hospital visits on a regular basis. She is the author of the book “I Am - The Untold Story of Success” and it’s an...


The Science of Behavioral Economics & Living a Meaningful Life - Nate Andorsky

In this episode of the MindHack Podcast, Ashwin and I interview a guest who has a background in Behavioral Economics. This is admittedly one of the best conversations we’ve had so far in the process as we talk about the psychology of influencing people in positive ways. We also explore how to find meaning behind the work you do, staying humble and discussing how we often have self-limiting beliefs that prevent or stop us from really accomplishing what we’re capable of. Resources From The...


Ranch work to Professional Boxing to Entrepreneurship - Ali Mahvan

In this super interesting episode, Ashwin and Cody detail the life and story of Ali Mahvan, the CEO and Co-founder of Sharebert, an AI-powered shopping app who got his start shoveling horse shit on a ranch in Arizona. After being bullied as a child he found a passion in boxing, started a sportswear company, and ended up working with some of the most influential people in boxing, including Floyd Mayweather. We also talk journeys, life decision making, and some of our favorite books for...


Systemize Your Business and Productivity - Liam Martin

My next guest is the co-founder and CMO of TimeDoctor.com and Staff.com. He’s been working with remote employees over the past 10 years and in this episode, we dig down into the nitty-gritty of outsourcing and how to be more productive in an age that is cluttered with distractions. If you've ever dealt with managing or working with remote team members, you'll want to listen to this one. Resources From The Episode Links from the Episode Follow Liam Martin on TwitterStaff.com – Employee...


Top 5 Reasons you should listen to MindHack

Cody McLain is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company at 15. He didn't have life handed to him on a silver platter though, as after his parents died he found himself running that business out of foster care. He's since gone on to start several multi-million dollar enterprises and currently is the founder of SupportNinja, an Austin, TX based startup that employs over 500+ people around the world and serves some of silicon valley's biggest tech startups.In this podcast, Cody seeks...