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The Thinking Project

211 EpisodesProduced by Dalton JensenWebsite

Not the other business podcast. The future of your success disguised in the stories of others. Why The Thinking Project? Incredible people, incredible stories. We make it easy to listen so it’s easy to start. Hundreds of business experts and stories, one podcast. Tune in to The Thinking Project. Bas… read more

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#210 - Todd Randall | Building & Scaling Your Small Business

May 2nd, 2022


Even normal people can be entrepreneurs. Todd didn't have an innovation or fall into a viral trope to become an entrepreneur. He started a small retail business, learned his lessons the hard way, and then began the long …

#209 Jesse Fisco | Real Estate and How to Run Multiple Successful Companies

April 29th, 2022


Jesse is a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor. He also owns and operates multiple six-figure businesses. He utilizes NLP to achieve his …

#208 - L8kTown Entertainment | All We Can Learn From Hip Hop

April 25th, 2022


Kidd Poetic & Cuenca make up L8ketown Entertainment, a local hip-hop group based in Salt Lake City, UT. Follow them on social media and check out …

#207 - Mariah | Healthy Conversations About Sex

April 22nd, 2022


Mariah currently works full-time as an educator for an online university and adjunct teaches for another local university and runs her coaching …

#206 - Daniel Adams | The Premiere Relationship Coach

April 18th, 2022


Daniel is the Premier Relationship Coach in the marketplace for freeing up time, energy, and emotional capital for small business owners. Check out his website and coaching -

Join …

#205 - Morgan Mckell and Makoa Scholes | Sales, The Oscars, and Business Strategy

April 15th, 2022


Check out Monarch Social -

Join The Art of Connecting Mastermind -

Music made by Qü TheMusic -

Join the Locals Community and …

#204 - Jay Croft | NFTs, E-Commerce, and Entrepreneurship

April 11th, 2022


Jay Croft is a 25-year-old creative entrepreneur based in San Diego, California. Originally from Tumwater, Washington, Jay grew up playing sports and …

#203 - JD Allen | From NFL to Filmmaker & Entrepreneur

April 8th, 2022


JD Allen is the founder of Inglewood Films -

Join The Art of Connecting Mastermind -

Music made by Qü TheMusic -

Join the …

#202 - DJ Joune | Vibe Curator & Entrepreneur

April 4th, 2022


DJ Joune was born and rasied in Hati. Growing up, he found his love for music and a passion for how it could change people's moods and lives. Being a …

#201 - Brook & Bekah | Teaching Mindfulness To Our Children

April 1st, 2022


Brook and Bekah are both licensed therapists and owners of In This Moment. Brook is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a graduate of …

#200 - David Rock "DRock" | Spreading Positivity

March 28th, 2022


David is the man behind the magic of Gary Vaynerchuck (GaryVee). He is the executive creative director for Team Garyvee and is incredible.

This was worthy of episode 200 for him to drop some fundamental knowledge for …

#199 - Steph K. Sim | Why Organic Content Marketing is Necessary

March 25th, 2022


Steph K. Sim is an Instagram Content Coach who helps entrepreneurs create content that speaks to their ideal client and build an engaged community that generates leads.

After several failed attempts at entrepreneurship …

#198 - Carol Malakasis | How to Sell in a Startup OR Anywhere

March 21st, 2022


Carol is an NYC startup vet, with over ten years of experience selling.

She has had three exits so far, one early on in her career as co-founder, …

#197 - Madeline Elizabeth, MS, CHES | Intuitive Health and Wellness

March 18th, 2022


Madeline is a Certified Health Education Specialist that focuses on Intuitive Living and overall confidence. She also creates soulful brands and …

#196 - Dr. Kevin Payne | Skydiving and Self-Improvement

March 14th, 2022


Dr. Kevin J. Payne is a social psychologist, entrepreneur, author & skydiver — and he’s doing it all with MS.

When he lost everything he cared …

#195 - Makendrie Crozier | How Hunting Helps Veterans

March 11th, 2022


Makendrie is back on the podcast to talk about her new business South Slope Hunting and her upcoming event! She helps save the lives of veterans with PTSD and gives hope and freedom to those disabled and chronically ill.

#194 - Ravi Kurani | Solving water and Forbes 30 Under 30

March 7th, 2022


Ravi Kurani has dedicated his career to water safety. From his early days as a pool boy for his father's pool and spa business to the founder of …

#193 - Lindsey Tubaugh | Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable in Business

March 4th, 2022


Lindsey is a long-time family friend of mine! She is a doctor of audiology that recently left an extensive hospital system to open a pediatric …

#192 - Kamden LaHargoue | Amazon FBA, NFTs, CBD

February 28th, 2022


Kamden is a Utah Native, an inventor, entrepreneur, and speaker.

He has worked with multiple start-ups to help businesses grow revenue in positions …

#191 - Mikal Kelaidis | Keep Your 9-5 AND Start a Side Gig

February 25th, 2022


Mikal is a photographer and creative entrepreneur.

He started a photo/video creative studio and social media agency in 2020 and has been growing …

#190 - Rob Poleki | What Going "All-In" Really Means

February 21st, 2022


Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Rob was an Elected Official in Bannock County, Idaho. Rob has worked in the Government sector for over a decade primarily as an elected official and in social services.

Rob decided to …

#189 - Jeremy Nicolaides | All Business is Show Business

February 18th, 2022


Jeremy Nicolaides is a multi-award-winning film industry veteran known for successfully collaborating with filmmakers, producers, and studios on such …

#188 - Hilary Russell | The Power of Business Automation

February 14th, 2022


Hilary Russell is the founder of TRC Agency, a digital marketing and business automation agency based out of Salt Lake City, UT. She is passionate about all things creative, and a self-proclaimed nerd when it comes to …

#187 - Scott Howard | How VR/AR Will Save Brick and Mortar

February 11th, 2022


I had an incredible conversation with Scott Howard, the owner of RealScape Media. Although Scott's company, RealScape Media, has only been in business for about a year, the precursor to RealScape was started about two …

#186 - Alexis Whitney | Supporting Local MMA

February 7th, 2022


I had the one and only Alexis on the show representing SLC Muay Thai to kick this week off!

SLC Muay Thai is a local MMA gym that aims to support the local MMA scene for men and women looking to break out into the …

#185 - Leta Greene | Instilling Confidence in Our Children

February 4th, 2022


Leta Greene speaker whose goal is to inspire audiences to embrace what makes them individually hot and amazing.

Her programs range from Maturation programs for 5th-grade girls, confidence workshops for tween and teen …

#184 - Spencer Rogich | Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & Taking the Leap

January 31st, 2022


Spencer Rogich is a local tattoo artist in Ogden UT. He specializes in fine line and abstract tattooing.

I had him on the podcast to talk about overcoming imposter syndrome, taking action when you feel stuck, and …

#183 Scott Sneddon | The Importance of Small Business

January 28th, 2022


Scott is retired Air Force Security Forces. He is currently the owner of Utah Laser Pros, a real estate agent, AND Wasatch Prints.

He is an advocate for small businesses and supporting local. If you've listened to my …

#182 - Rajesh Saggi | Disrupting Education

January 24th, 2022


Rajesh has founded several companies, including Speki Education and True Green Capital.

He started his career working at Goldman Sachs. We had an …

#181 - Morgan Tanner | NFTs and How Creators and Artists Can Use Them!

January 21st, 2022


Morgan Tanner, an internationally collected visual artist with over 18 years of experience, has already started to make a splash into the NFT space. …

#180 - Jason Strand | SUPERCLOSERS and Sales

January 17th, 2022


Jay Strand is a Serial Entrepreneur with over 5 years of startup and business growth experience. Having started, built, and sold businesses in …

#179 - Dan Ockey | What you didn't know about personal finance

January 14th, 2022


Dan Ockey is Co-Founder of Centsei, an online personal finance company dedicated to helping individuals and families organize their finances, budget, get out of debt, invest, and build wealth.

Centsei has had over 1000 …

#178 - Annie Schiffmann | Treating your business like opening night!

January 10th, 2022


Annie Schiffmann believes that when people experience the performing arts regularly, they change for the better.

An award-winning actress and …

#177 - Dustin Miller PolyInnovator | Polymaths & The Future of Education

January 7th, 2022


Dustin is an OmniContent Creator and the Host of the Polymath PolyCast. A PolyMath is a person of wide-ranging knowledge and learning. That is …

#176 - Morgan Mckell | What is digital marketing in 2022?

January 3rd, 2022


This Monday, I was able to welcome back Morgan to the podcast. If you're a long-time listener, this is the second time he's been on. He is the owner of Monarch Social and a serial entrepreneur.

His coaching group, Next …

#175 - Kyleigh Smith | The Life of an Indiemaker

December 31st, 2021


I'm excited for you to meet Kyleigh Smith! She is an Indiemaker and the creator of Harold (a fantastic habit tracker), Promptly (currently in beta …

#174 - Kelly Francis | Prosperity Effect & Purpose

December 27th, 2021


Kelly is a motivational speaker, founder of kellySUITE, and creator of the prosperity effect™ planner.

She is passionate about mentoring and motivating career women and aspiring entrepreneurs to get what they want in …

#173 - Dr. Ian Brooks | Intentions & How to Lead

December 21st, 2021


Dr. Ian Brooks is the chief executive and founder of Rhodes Smith Consulting, leading transformations of people and organizations for over 24 years.

#172 - Travis Lish | The Startup Academy

December 17th, 2021


Travis is the founder of The Startup Academy the provides creativity & startup experiences for kids as young as 8 years old!

He has led youth …

#171 - Chase Alexander | What's the deal with Tattoos?

December 13th, 2021


Chase is the owner of They work with tattoo artists to streamline their booking process and give their clients the best experience possible.

They also work with tattoo conventions to help clients …

#170 - Yung Majin, Ame Doogz, A.P

December 10th, 2021


This trio joined me for an unforgettable episode—the release of Yung Majin's latest single, "In My Bag," Featuring Ame Doogz and A.P.

If you're a friend of the show, you're familiar with Yung Majin and A.P., and after …

#169 - Zach Baughan

December 6th, 2021


Zach is a tech sales leader, mindfulness consultant, and lifelong student of consciousness expansion. He is a certified MBSR teacher and Integral …

#168 - Bessie McIntosh

December 3rd, 2021


Bessie McIntosh is The Maker at Merkabody.  The woman behind the "kitchen witching" of their formulas to the creative design of our products.  She is …

#167 - Nicholas Reed

November 29th, 2021


Nicholas is the CEO at 253 Media. 253 Media is a team of web designers and developers that specialize in Webflow and Shopify builds.

Nicholas has …

#166 - Lakerius Edwards

November 26th, 2021


Lakerius is an upcoming artist from the Gorilla Mafia camp currently working on his second album after dropping off my first album in June of 2021. That first album garnered over 40k streams and counting.

Coming from …

#165 - Rachael Van Duren

November 22nd, 2021


Rachel started doing hair from home and after 13 years transitioned into the spiritual space of Mediumship. After about 4 years of that, decided to take a break.

She began finding her energy and space being drawn back …

#164 - Damarr Jones

November 19th, 2021


Another fantastic episode! Damarr Jones is an actor, model, and motivational speaker. Hi is retired from the United States Air Force currently building nuclear weapons as a contractor. His acting career is nothing but …

#163 - Todd Weiler

November 15th, 2021


This was an extremely fun episode. Todd Weiler is a Utah State Senator for South Davis County. We talked about how to build transparency in government and some of the key issues in Utah.

This is one you won't want to …

#162 - Trevor Cassaberry

November 12th, 2021


Trevor is the CEO of Cassaberry Consulting and the author of the For the Hustler Books Series. He is from NYC and coaches and consultants on how to …

#161 - Anthony Huffman

November 8th, 2021


Anthony Huffman is an entrepreneur and long-time friend! He joined me on the podcast this week to talk about his passion for helping people escape …

#160 - Liz Giorgi

November 5th, 2021


Liz Giorgi is a serial entrepreneur and Emmy-award winner. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Soona, the same-day photo and video studio designed to help brands get professional content for less than the price of stock …

#159 - Luke DePron

November 1st, 2021


Luke DePron is a sought-after online weight loss coach for busy entrepreneurs and businessmen, the host of a high-performance podcast, and the Founder of Live Great Lifestyle.

Using his extensive training in Exercise …

#158 - Robbie Bent

October 29th, 2021


Robbie Bent is the owner of Inward Breathwork and Othership. Both offer opportunities to improve your overall wellbeing through cold therapy (ice …

#157 - Trenton Hudson

October 25th, 2021


Trenton Hudson is an entrepreneur, cartoonist, and comedian.

He is the owner of Korma Café and coffee alternative using dates. He is also the writer and cartoonist for The Lounge and has done deals with Comedy Central …

#156 - Katie Wininger

October 22nd, 2021


Katie is a friend of the show appearing on the podcast for the 2nd time! It is wonderful to be able to show you all how she is evolving her business …

#155 - Tim Cooley

October 18th, 2021


Tim Cooley is the author of The Pitch Deck Book, the Executive Director of Park City Angles, and so much more!

We had a stellar time talking about …

#154 - Patricia Nowakowski

October 15th, 2021


Patricia is the owner of Opulent Beauty Salon (@opulentbeautysalon @gracehandtiedmethod on Instagram!) in Chicago and a mindset coach for those in …

#153 - Gabriellé Bosche

October 11th, 2021


Gabrielle is the author of The Purpose Factor, which was a USA Today "Top Buy" and was given a top review by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (among …

#152 - Norm Wilkinson

October 8th, 2021


Norm Wilkinson is The Happy Health Insurance Guy. He started in the advertising industry then pivoted to health insurance! He is an amazing individual and genuinely happy!

Check out his services on his website and …

#151 - K Tha Dawg

October 4th, 2021


K Tha Dawg joined me one more time today to talk about the release of his new album! He is a local hip-hop artist with an incredible story! Check out his current music on Spotify.

Pre-order my new book Sale Genius here! …

#150 - Danny Miranda

October 1st, 2021


Danny Miranda is the host of The Danny Miranda Podcast. He has interviewed people like Gary Vaynerchuck, Tom Bilyeu, Kat Cole, and many more! Check …

#149 - Dave Lowell

September 27th, 2021


Dave Lowell, CFP, helps high-income millennials create custom financial plans.

We met on LinkedIn, where he is very active. I enjoyed our conversation. One of the high points was this quote from him:

"The best plan to …

#148 - Michael "Unbroken" Anthony

September 24th, 2021


Michael “Unbroken” Anthony is a life coach for trauma survivors who helps people get unstuck, learn to love themselves, and HEAL. He helps people become unbroken.

Go check out his website, podcast, and book at

#147 - John Feldman

September 20th, 2021


John Feldman is the founder and CEO of Visionary Literary. A company that helps you build credibility through publishing your first BOOK!

If you want to break into speaking or give more value to your audience, a book …

#146 - Mitch Mathews

September 17th, 2021


Mitch Mathews is a former BYU/NFL player and current entrepreneur Mitch Mathews joined me for a podcast this week. He is the owner of Dapper …

#145 - Jarie Bolander

September 13th, 2021


Jarie Bolander is the author of The Entrepreneur Ethos: How to build a more ethical, inclusive, and resilient entrepreneur community. He also the …

#144 - Nicholas Ning

September 10th, 2021


Nick is a fellow power writer & entrepreneur - we had an amazing time talking about business ideas, the crazy world, and money! Tune in & …

#143 - George Bush

September 8th, 2021


George Bush is the owner of Sauced Up Salsa ( and has a WILD story! Check out his website to grab some salsa and support local!

#142 - Natalie Castro

September 6th, 2021


Natalie is a Utah real estate agent as well as an advocate and educator for autism. For every 3rd home Natalie sells, she designs AND funds a sensory …

#141 - Jill McAbe

August 30th, 2021


Jill McAbe is the author of the upcoming book It’s Go Time: Build the Business and Life you really want AND the owner of BOOM-U; a consulting firm to …

#140 - Tariq Fancy

August 27th, 2021


Tariq is the founder and CEO of the non-profit learning app, Rumie ( Rumie is a collection of short learning experiences …

#139 - Jessica Smith

August 23rd, 2021


Jessica Smith (whose pen name is Paula Jean Ferri) is the author of many books, including Awkwardly Strong. Our interview was fantastic, to say the …

#138 - Omar Alvarez

August 20th, 2021


Omar Alvarez is the Co-founder and COO of Simbiosis ( A company that helps startups hire top talent from Latin America!

#137 - Kawan Karadaghi

August 16th, 2021


Kawan is the host of the ValueVerse Podcast, a fitness instructor, and gym owner! This episode was a blast! Check out his podcast

#136 - Dennis Cruz

August 13th, 2021


Denis is the host of the “I Want to Know What Love is” podcast with an amazing story to tell! He switched from a full-time job, to doing his podcast …

#135 - Scott Fletcher

August 9th, 2021


Scott Fletcher is the founder and owner of The Active Consumer ( – an organization that donates your change to the non-profit(s) of your choice. There’s also a special application for …

#134 - Junior Hammon & Drerawka

August 6th, 2021


Junior Hammon is a tattoo artist, business owner, and creative. He owns Highline Tattoo and is the host of the fantastic podcast The 27th Hour and …

#133 - Brian Helbach

August 3rd, 2021


Brian Helbach is the owner and founder of the non-profit IGY622 Foundation and the host of the IGY622 podcast. The podcast and the non-profit both serve to aid our nation’s heroes with raising mental health awareness …

#132 - Dr. Dee Frayne

July 30th, 2021


Dr. Dee Frayne is a life + business coach and performance expert and has helped hundreds of clients execute their ambitious goals, including scaling 7 figure businesses.

Dee earned a Doctor of Management in …

#131 - Jesse Randall

July 26th, 2021


Jesse Randall is the CEO of Sweater. Sweater is the first venture capital group of its kind, allowing everyday investors to play in an asset class previously exclusive to only a select few. His stories in getting with …

#130 - Jack Goodwin

July 23rd, 2021


Jack Goodwin is a long-time friend and current real estate agent in Texas. In this episode, we talked about the crazy housing market, what it means …

#129 - Christina Eanes

July 19th, 2021


Christina Eanes is a former FBI violent crimes analyst and currently an author and self-improvement guru. She coaches and trains thousands of …

#128 - Amanda Weaver

July 16th, 2021


Amanda Weaver is the author of the 30-day food journal and the newly released Young, Wild, and Inflamed Buy it here ( This is Amanda’s journey battling sickness, reactions to medication, and …

#127 - Maveu Hemuli

July 12th, 2021


Maveu Hemuli is the host of The VillageMade Podcast on YouTube where his focus is the share the stories and history of the original storytellers. To …

#126 - Daniel Blue

July 9th, 2021


Daniel Blue is a regular contributor to Forbes and the owner of Quest Education. They specialize is helping people gain financial freedom through …

#125 - Will Wonder & Drerawka

July 5th, 2021


Today was an amazing time with my fellow creatives Drerawka and Will Wonder! You can find Dre’s content on his website, You can find Will’s podcast wherever you like to listen or right here

#124 - Yung Majin

July 2nd, 2021


Yung Majin is a Utah-based hip-hop artist, since he started rapping in 8th grade, the 25-year-old rapper has released many amazing songs. His latest …

#123 - Anna Empey

June 28th, 2021


Anna Empey is the owner of Business Inspired Solutions, a marketing and consulting company! Her company helps businesses be authentically them and be …

#122 - Tracy Archuleta & Chanse Harris

June 25th, 2021


Tracy and Chanse are the founders of Image8Creations which is an augmented reality project that helps business owners take their marketing to the next level! It was a joy to have these two entrepreneurs on the podcast …

#121 - Christine Lavulo

June 21st, 2021


Christine Lavulo is a success coach, speaker, authoring, and real estate agent! We had a great conversation on what it means to be successful and …

#120 - Jason Proulx

June 18th, 2021


Jason Proulx is the owner of Dark Prime Collectables ( and has an amazing story behind coming up as a business owner! Be …

#119 - Priscilla Blanchot

June 14th, 2021


Priscilla Blanchot is the owner of Carte Blanche and is a branding expert. She has managed projects from start to finish for companies such as Guess, …

#118 - Kat Keddington

June 11th, 2021


Kat Keddington is a good friend and a sales coach. We had a great conversation about all things sales and marketing!




#117 - Steve Rodgers

June 7th, 2021


Steve Rodgers is in the merchanting industry which is a MUST for any business owner! We had an amazing conversation about him being in the industry …

#115 - Bryan Clayton

June 4th, 2021


Bryan Clayton is the CEO and co-founder of GreenPal, an online marketplace that connects local lawn care professionals, it has been called “the Uber of lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine. In this episode, Bryan shares …

#115 - Aaron Hall

June 1st, 2021


Aaron Hall is a self-published author who takes us on his journey in writing and why he choose to be self-published at the beginning! Writing a book is an amazing way of expressing a person’s creativity and Aaron Hall …

#114 - Tana King

May 26th, 2021


Tana King is the founder of Utah Cannabis United ( which helps advocates and patients get access to medical cannabis and is helping to end the stigma around cannabis!



#113 - Jonathan D. Sherman

May 24th, 2021


Jonathan D. Sherman, LMFT is a Relationship Strategist and sought-after speaker specializing in creating "GREATness in Relationships!" He is experienced in training people how to improve their marriages, their …

#112 - Britton Rasmussen and Mason Arnold

May 21st, 2021


Britton and Mason are the owners of “Videos That Promote” ( where they help businesses come up with a plan to get more exposure through video! Check them out and enjoy the conversation we …

#111 - Deric Cahill

May 19th, 2021


Deric Cahill is one of the owners of Wicked Bold Chocolate ( a vegan, organic chocolate option based out of Texas! He also …

#110 - Shanna Anderson

May 17th, 2021


Shanna Anderson is a death doula and one of the owners of the Full Circle Wellness Center here in Utah – you can check out her website at (

#109 - Chris Newhart

May 14th, 2021


Chris Newhart is a friend of the show! He is the owner of Irie's Place here in Salt Lake City and he is also the CMO of Gorilla Mafia Entertainment! In this episode, we hear about his interview with the AG of Utah, …

#108 - Bobby B Mac

May 12th, 2021


Bobby B Mac is a local hip-hop artist, his music is out of Apple and Spotify right now and he is currently working on an album! We had a great …

#107 - Brian Springer

May 10th, 2021


Brian Springer is the owner of Launch to Legacy Consulting where you can find affordable business consulting services AND if you use code …

#106 - David Burrahm

May 7th, 2021


David is a good friend of mine who is a licensed school counselor who has some amazing insight on how to talk with your children and better …

#105 - Angel Cervera and Justin Simmons

May 5th, 2021


The hosts of The Other Side of the Beehive joined me on my podcast and we had a blast! Make sure you tune in to their podcast (


#104 - Drew Mannning

May 3rd, 2021


Drew Manning is the creator of Fit2Fat2Fit and is currently on his journey Fit2Fat2Forty and on this interview, he tells about his amazing experiences and what he has learned on this journey, make sure you tune in, …

#103 - Amanda Weaver

April 30th, 2021


I got to sit down with the very inspirational Amanda Weaver who is a successful business owner, author, cancer survivor, and master of natural …

#102 - Brett Bond

April 26th, 2021


Brett Bond is a dear friend of mine and of the show! I welcomed him back for the second time on my show because he is full of energy and insight. …

#101 - Laurence Boswell

April 23rd, 2021


Laurence Boswell is a commercial photographer based in Bountiful, UT but travels all over to give his clients a world-class and personal experience! …

#100 - Roger Comstock

April 19th, 2021


In this MILESTONE episode, I got to sit down with Roger Comstock who is a serial entrepreneur and the owner of ZERO DOLLAR STARTUP (

#99 - K Tha Dawg and Angela Elstein

April 16th, 2021


Many of you know K Tha Dawg, a local hip-hop artist who is changing the game here in Utah! In this episode, I was also joined by Angela Elstein who is the owner of The Complex SLC! We talked about everything that was on …

#98 - Felix Cao

April 12th, 2021


Felix Cao is the owner of Happy Buying Brain ( a neuromarketing company out of Canada! Make sure you check them out and enjoy this episode!



#97 - Alonzo Oliver and Lester Rolando

April 9th, 2021


Alonzo and Lester are the hosts of The Young OG Perspective podcast ( We had an amazing conversation about their mission, business, and podcast! Definitely check out their show …

#96 - Santos Jaguar

April 7th, 2021


Santos Jaguar is a local business owner and hip-hop artist! We had an amazing conversation about what it's like doing both music and business - go …

#95 - Candace Lierd and Matt Johnson

April 5th, 2021


Candace is the CEO and co-founder of Exitus, an anti-human trafficking non-profit focused primarily on the aftercare of victims. Matt joined her to talk about what the organization does and how they are helping and …

#94 - Cynthia Shelley

April 2nd, 2021


Cynthia Shelley is the owner of Shelley Merket, which came up with a brand new product for the beauty industry. It was invented on the fly on the set of a high-end commercial! We had an amazing chat about her business …

#93 - Talesha Carter

March 29th, 2021


Talesha Carter (Talesha Kim on Instagram) is a personal empowerment coach who focuses on mindfulness practices and BECOMING! She hosts a podcast …

#92 - Michael Glassford

March 26th, 2021


Michael Glassford is a business and trust attorney! We had an amazing conversation on why a Trust is your greatest wealth-building tool! Check out …

#91 - Mark A. Smith

March 22nd, 2021


Mark Smith is a management consultant, sales leader, small business investor, and writer (among others)! We had an amazing conversation about …

#90 - Rebecca Queen

March 19th, 2021


Rebecca Queen is the author of Elysian: A Celestian Novel - you can follow her on Instagram @therebeccaqueen and per-order the novel on Amazon, …

#89 - Alma Milford (A.P)

March 15th, 2021


Alma Milford is a local Hip-Hop artist by the name of A.P. I am a HUGE fan of him, his music, and his team! Tap in to hear his journey and follow him …

#88 - Hrish Lotlikar

March 12th, 2021


Hrish is a Co-founder and CEO at SuperWorld. ( Hrish explains what SuperWorld is better than I can but essentially it …

#87 - Yvette Dubel

March 8th, 2021


Yvette Dubel is an engaging speaker, author of “A Cure for Racism”, host of the podcast “It Matters” and an artist-researcher/strategy consultant! …

#86 - Elizabeth Becker

March 5th, 2021


Elizabeth Becker is a Canadian business owner and is currently the owner of HiBnb – a network for those of similar interest in cannabis (right now it is only in Canada) and more than that is her journey through starting …

#85 - Gabino Grhymes

March 2nd, 2021


Gabino Grhymes is a local hip-hop artist with his own clothing line, radio show, podcast, and HITS! We got to sit down for over an hour to learn about his story and journey through this ride! Please check out his …

#84 - Jason LaPorte and Zack Partridge

February 26th, 2021


Jason and Zack have both been on the podcast individually before (some of the first episodes and the motivation to start the podcast) but now are back to talk all things Utah MMA and the upcoming fights in Utah. We also …

#83 - James Curran

February 22nd, 2021


James Curran (JTM) is the owner of WhistlePitch and is an amazing entrepreneur here in Utah! We got to talk about his journey through being in sales, music, and starting a business!

Check this one out and make sure you …

#82 - K Tha Dawg

February 19th, 2021


K Tha Dawg is a local hip-hop artist and a really good friend of mine! We talked about everything from his latest album, his inspirations, the times, and his favorite books! This was an amazing episode. Please go …

#81 - The 420Veeboyyz

February 16th, 2021


The 420Veeboyys are a local hip-hop group and a local cannabis activist group that are making big changes in the state! Make sure you follow them on …

#80 - Shaadie "not shady" Nunnally

February 13th, 2021


Shaadie is a local event MC, performer, organizer, and host! He is the founder of the Mac Life Movement and the owner of Bassix Studios here in SLC. We had an amazing conversation about his journey and story in the …

#79 - Eric Espinosa

February 8th, 2021


Eric is the owner of Venture Validator and has an amazing story! If you're looking to get your business proofed up, check out his services

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#78 - Brian Ruggles

February 3rd, 2021


Brian is a good friend and we chat about current events!

#77 - Mason Warr

February 1st, 2021


This was a fantastic episode with the co-founder of COS Accounting! They are a national accounting agency that helps small businesses manage their accounting in an effective manner. 

Check them out at

#76 - Michael Rodenberg

January 29th, 2021


Michael Rodenberg is the author of Bridge The Gap – How Leaders Can Revitalize Broken Organizations and the book is a MUST READ for any current leader or aspiring leader. He does an amazing job of breaking down the …

#75 - Michael Adamson and Rob Braun

January 25th, 2021


Two of my really good friends sat down with me and we talked about everything from politics to conspiracies!!

#74 - Wesley McBee

January 22nd, 2021


Wesley is the host of the TopShelfers Podcast that is available wherever you listen to podcasts! Check out all of his content here

#73 - Kristyn Schott

January 18th, 2021


Kristyn Schott is the author of More Than Conquerors - a book about helping people overcome their battles and trials! She is an amazing, strong …

#72 - JulieAnn Carter-Winward and Kent Winward

January 15th, 2021


Kent and Julie come back on The Thinking Project to talk about their story and why they started the Black Box Warning Non-profit organization to help …

#71 - Michael Wolfe

January 11th, 2021


Michael was amazing to talk to and this was a second recording because the first one was lost! But we had a blast the second time and even talked about some new stuff that you won't want to miss. He is the owner of …

#70 - Drerawka

January 9th, 2021


I had an amazing time with Dre and we talk about everything from business to his new segment on U92 called the creative corner! Make sure you follow …

#69 - Samuel Kane

January 8th, 2021


This was an amazing episode with author Samuel Kane, his book, The Pilgrim's Soul is an amazing deep dive into the human condition and we had a …

#68 - Cristiana Crin

January 4th, 2021


Cristiana is an interior designer who lives in Chicago and has an amazing journey of starting a business and completely changing industries! Check out her website at



#67 - Shad Sorensen

January 1st, 2021


Shad is a good friend of mine who makes a living helping people make a better life for themselves, you'll hear all about it in this episode!


#66 - Sara Bradford

December 28th, 2020


Sara Bradford is the author of many children's books aimed at helping kids foster love and inclusion through education. These books help get to the heart of children through characters and stories they can relate to! …

#65 - Bart Merrell

December 22nd, 2020


Bart Merrell is the host of the Monetize Your Mindset podcast, which is available wherever you listen to your podcasts, and he is also a coach and speaker who specializes in helping people find their ideal side hustle!

#64 - Kevin Nahai

December 19th, 2020


Kevin Nahai is a life and relationship coach and we had an amazing conversation! Please enjoy and check out our sponsors!


#63 - Stacy Steck

December 15th, 2020


This was such a fun episode with Stacy! He has an amazing story to tell and you will love hearing it! Make sure you check out his website and …

#62 - Michael Krushinsky

December 11th, 2020


This was another amazing interview with Michael Krushinsky who is the owner of Wasatch Fitness Academy (

Don't miss this and hearing his crazy awesome story!!

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#61 - Desiree Davis-Tolman

December 7th, 2020


Desiree has an amazing YouTube Channel called "That Mom Show" (check it out here and we got into all the details of her journey starting a YouTube Channel and …

#60 - Xochilt Arias

December 3rd, 2020


Xochilt is the owner of the restaurant Mi Ranchito and shared an amazing story with us! Tune in to hear how she went from working in the restaurant business in her youth, to getting a degree in finance, working with …

#59 - Alexa Johnson

December 1st, 2020


Alexa is the owner of Lilly and Iris, a local floral shop, and a Certified Floral Designer. Along with this, she came on the podcast to share her …

#58 - UA the Duo

November 26th, 2020


Wally and Moe make UA the Duo, brothers who started the local rap group in 2014 and have blown up since then! You can find their music anywhere you like to listen (Apple, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc.) Since their release …

#57 - Jenn Gibbs

November 23rd, 2020


Jenn Gibbs is the owner of Infinite Step Mentoring and has an amazing message to share with the world, you can get a taste of that in this episode or check out her website at


#56 - Addict to Advocate

November 19th, 2020


In this episode, I got to sit down with another non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a "boots on the ground" approach to aiding the unsheltered in our community! Even as a relatively new organization, …

#55 - Chris Newhart

November 14th, 2020


This was one of the most inspiring and energetic episode that I've had the pleasure of doing! Chris is a journalist who has interviewed people like Jackie Chan and has also covered some major events like Princess …

#54 - Kyrsti Snyder

November 13th, 2020


Kyrsti is such a fun, lively, and inspiring individual. She is the owner of Prime Day Trading and loves to help people get into the champion mindset! …

#53 - Lark Dean Galley

November 9th, 2020


In this episode, Lark Dean Galley shows us the power of connection, empathy, and love she found after going through the tremendous loss of her son who died by suicide. This was after losing her father to suicide almost …

#52 - Brandon Merrill

November 6th, 2020


Brandon Merrill is the founder of Utah Homicide Survivors, a non-profit that is focused on helping the survivors of homicide victims. It was an enlightening conversation that shed light on the aftermath that can be hard …

#51 - Bob Butler

November 3rd, 2020


Bob Butler is the owner of Elite Hardware and a Cope Certified health coach. More than that, his story is amazing! Please tune in and be ready for an amazing episode!  



#50 - Amber Zaccardi

October 31st, 2020


Amber is a business owner and entrepreneur. She owns a Body Talk practice and has an absolutely amazing story about how she got into the industry and …

#49 - Abbey Trujillo

October 28th, 2020


This was a fantastic interview with a business owner who is truly changing the world for the better. Abbey's shop makes sustainable and fashionable …

#48 - Makendrie Gardner

October 26th, 2020


This was a fantastic conversation with the strong and resilient Makendrie Gardner! Please check her out on Facebook to follow the updates with her …

#47 - Candace Lierd

October 24th, 2020


This was an amazing episode to raise awareness about Human Trafficking, Candace is the CEO of Exitus, a non-profit organization aimed at eradicating …

#46 - Mallory Call

October 22nd, 2020


Mallory is the founder of Attention to Detail Realty after being one of the top agents in Utah. We had an amazing conversation about her journey to become a broker and the stories are inspirational! If you want to get …

#45 - Danny Shelton and Darci Collings

October 19th, 2020


I got sit down with the owners of DnD Fitness Danny Shelton and Darci Collings! It was a fantastic and authentic conversation, full of inspiration! …

#44 - Melissa Price

October 17th, 2020


Melissa is the creator of Emotion Commotion, the game that teaches emotional intelligence and expands our emotional vocabulary! It was a fantastic …

#43 - Tiffany Barnes

October 14th, 2020


Tiffany Barnes is a real estate coach, founder of the non-profit organization S.H.A.R.E (Sharing hope for the abused through resilience and empowerment), and the host of the speak loud podcast! It is always amazing to …

#42 - Carly Browness

October 12th, 2020


Carly Browness is the owner of the National Permanent Cosmetic Academy and Salon where she offers classes for different modalities of permanent cosmetics, you can check out her website at

We …

#41 - Kenny Ingersoll

October 9th, 2020


Kenny Ingersoll is a financial coach and this was a great conversation and check out his website (

#40 - Kaycee Manning

October 7th, 2020


Kaycee Manning is the owner of The Conkrete Room ( and we had an amazing conversation about owning a business, taking the leap, and everything else in-between! You'll love this episode!

#39 - Mariann Asanuma

October 5th, 2020


Mariann is a fascinating and amazing business owner! she is the world's first female freelance LEGO artist and the first American woman Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND in California! She has built structures for …

#38 - Drew Thorngren

October 2nd, 2020


This was an inspiring episode with Drew who is a full-time college student and business owner! We talk about how to balance time and activities and …

#37 - Jacob Harmon

September 30th, 2020


Jacob is a fellow podcaster and business owner. He is the host of SuccessQuest podcast and the owner of JMH Media! He also interviews fellow influencers and business owners to hear their stories and this time he was …

#36 - Katie Wininger

September 28th, 2020


This was an amazing episode with Katie who tells us about her journey to become and own her own massage therapy clinic! It was an amazing and inspiring episode and if you need a massage, check out her website and book a …

#35 - Kari Anderson

September 25th, 2020


An amazing episode with Kari Anderson who owns a meditation and healing studio. It was an amazing conversation about what meditation is, her journey, and mental health. You'll hear her journey in real estate and …

#34 - Margie Remmers

September 21st, 2020


Margie Remmers and I had an amazing conversation! She is the owner of Crystal Clear Cash Flow, she is ASQ-certified, Six Sigma Black Belt, a QuickBooks advanced certified ProAdvisor! An all-around amazing business owner …

#33 - Justin Cullifer

September 17th, 2020


In this episode, I got to meet and interview a business owner and found of the amazing tech startup Glass House Guides. Justin Cullifer, founder of …

#32 - Tiffany Polmateer

September 15th, 2020


Tiffany Polmateer is the CEO and founder of Two-Ferry, a revolutionary new tech startup in Salt Lake City! She is very active on LinkedIn and this …

#31 - Morgan Mckell

September 11th, 2020


An amazing episode with Morgan Mckell who is the owner of Monarch Social, a social media agency. This was an amazing conversation and will for sure give you all the inspiration you need! Check out their website at

Mini-Series: You are Where You're Supposed to Be.

September 10th, 2020


In these short episodes, I go through the articles I've written (past and present). This was an article I wrote more than a year and a half ago but is something I've been thinking about for a long time. Let me know what …

#30 - Laura DiBenedetto

September 7th, 2020


This was an amazing episode with Laura DiBenedetto.  She is a TEDx Speaker, #1 Bestselling author of The Six Habits and Life Mastery Coach, Laura teaches how to create the life of our dreams without sacrificing what we …

#29 - Kent Winward

September 5th, 2020


This was a fantastic episode with Kent Winward! He is a bankruptcy attorney and the founder of a non-profit organization (listen to the entire …

#28 - Julie Lee

September 3rd, 2020


Julie Lee is a fellow podcaster and the author of the new book "I See You" which is a fantastic read! Order her book on Amazon at

#27 - Jacob Moench

August 31st, 2020


Join me for this episode with Jacob Moench as he shares his incredible journey from a BSA recruiter to an LDS Institute teacher all the way to a business owner! You won't want to miss this incredible, inspiring story! 

#26 - Julien Kamga

August 28th, 2020


Another amazing episode with Julien Kamga who owns (with his wife) Bree Maquillage! Bree Maquillage is a unique shopping experience where you can …

#25 - Sarah Carter

August 24th, 2020


Sarah is the owner of Heart and Soul Wellness, a mental health clinic in Northern Utah! It was an amazing conversation where we explore the mental …

#24 - Tanner Elliott

August 22nd, 2020


In this episode, I got to meet up with a long time and a dear friend of mine, Tanner Elliot! He is a hustler, a hard worker, and had so much good advice on starting and running a business, on work ethic, and so much …

#23 - Utah Women in Sales

August 19th, 2020


This was such a fun conversation with the leaders of the Utah Women in Sales. I had the privilege and honor to interview Taylor Rudy, Gwen Coleman, …

#22 - Brett Bond

August 17th, 2020


Brett Bond is the owner of a life coaching company Happy Gang! This was a real treat and it will happen again! Super fun and inspiring to hear his story and his mission to help as many people as he can! You can find him …

#21 - Sarah Ceo

August 15th, 2020


Another fantastic episode with Sarah Ceo! Sarah started teaching Yoga in 2010 and Reiki in 2016 and is the owner of Sarah Yoga and Wellness that aims …

#20 - Wendy Fries

August 12th, 2020


A great episode with Wendy Fries who is a financial coach and business owner! We had an amazing conversation about money and what it means to us to have a plan!

If you have any questions or want to get in contact with …

#19 - Haylo Jugler

August 10th, 2020


In this episode, I got to chat with the very talented Haylo Jugler! She is a local tattoo artist who knows her worth and the meaning of value and more importantly, HUSTLE AND HARD WORK! It was very fun to talk with her …

#18 - Deborah Suliin-Drew

August 4th, 2020


Deborah is the owner of Salt City Sweet Shops and tells us the story of getting into the candy business, how she ended up in the Valley Fair Mall, and everything in between! 

It was an amazing conversation and if you …

#17 - Luke Hayes

July 30th, 2020


Luke Hayes is the owner of Howells British Grub and also runs an investment firm, it was an amazing conversation. You guys will really enjoy this plus if you want to try some British food, check out his website:

#16 - Casey Pehrson

July 25th, 2020


This one is the bomb! Casey is the owner of Sound Helm Audio and he's got quite the story, from starting his business, creating his product during the pandemic, etc. 

You won't want to miss this, on top of that please …

#15 - Brad Madsen

July 20th, 2020


Brad Madsen is a good friend of mine and an attorney based here in Salt Lake and we get to talk about everything that he does and the justice system! Check it out!

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#14 - Alyssa Kuhn

July 17th, 2020


This episode I got to sit down with Alyssa Kuhn, Doctor of Physical Therapy! She is the founder and owner of Keep the Adventure Alive and is …

#13 - Matt Johnson

July 13th, 2020


Matt Johnson is a coach, actor, and fitness/nutrition expert! We talked about his journey and passions and got some very timely advice! This was a great episode!

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#12 - Kimo Mack

July 11th, 2020


Kimo Mack is the owner of MoBettah's, a Hawaiian style restaurant. We talk about everything from business, food, life, and what success means. Check any one of their 15 locations and enjoy the food and the show. Check …

#11 - Rylan Rowser

July 8th, 2020


Rylan Rowser owns and operates Tightline Fab, a mobile welding operation, as well as many other hobbies! You can find his company on Facebook under the name Tightline Fab. He also has many other hobbies we discussed and …

#10 - Brian Ruggles

July 4th, 2020


In this episode, I got to spend time with Brian Ruggles of the Utah Chocolate Society! This was an extremely fun and informative episode, you can do …

#9 - Matt Jensen

July 1st, 2020


Matt Jensen is the current owner of 2 Dickies BBQ here in Salt Lake and has a great story of how those came about! He also ran for State Representative and we got to talk about it all! He is a good friend and has a …

#8 - Steve Larsen

June 24th, 2020


Tune in to a great episode where I got to sit down with a very good friend of mine to talk about the journey of starting a business with a partner, maintaining that business, and traveling!

Check out their website

#7 - Justin Combs

June 17th, 2020


This was a great episode with the owner of Adagio Water Features ( This is the story most of us find ourselves in, where we start doing something we may not enjoy the most and it …

#6 - Matthew Ball

June 10th, 2020


Matthew Ball is a local influencer and advocate for Type 1 Diabetes. A good friend of mine with some timely advice that you won't want to miss.

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#5 - Zack and Saygen

June 4th, 2020


Zack and Saygen own Detail Sharks together along with the many other side hustles they each pursue! In fact, did you know that they currently detail the rides a Lagoon Amusement Park? 

Tune in to hear that amazing …

#4 - Brenton Clark

May 27th, 2020


Brenton is a long time friend of mine and is one of the youngest franchise owners of Ardent - a pest control company as well as an active real estate …

#3 - Rich Hydo

May 20th, 2020


Rich is a good friend of mine who will be back on again I'm sure at some point. He is the owner of Hydo Counseling which is an out-patient mental health clinic that provides services to individuals, couples, and …

#2 - Jason Laporte

May 19th, 2020


Jason is the owner of SemperFit Nutrition and Damage Plan Athletics. Check out his merch on

You can also check out his podcast for all my MMA fans out there "The Damage Plan MMA …

#1 - Dalton Jensen (Intro)

May 15th, 2020


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