Episodes
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, host Sachit Gupta speaks with Backstage Capital founder and author of It’s About Damn Time, Arlan Hamilton. Arlan shares her investing philosophy, lessons she’s learned from mentors, and more. She and Sachit discuss barriers to underrepresented—or, as Arlan prefers to say, underestimated—founders finding funding, as well as her background in the music industry.
Published 06/10/20
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, host Sachit Gupta speaks with travel author Rolf Potts. The conversation takes a bit of a different form from previous episodes, discussing their individual views on creative work and podcasting. Rolf shares his philosophy about pursuing the most soulful way of working, the inherent authenticity of TikTok, and more.
Published 06/01/20
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, host Sachit Gupta speaks with Kickstarter co-founder and author Yancey Strickler. They discuss how Yancey’s background as a music critic and creator influenced his work on Kickstarter, how he and his co-founders infused Kickstarter with very intentional values, why he loves sci-fi, and more. Yancey also shares information about his decision making framework, Bentoism, and how he found and developed the idea. 
Published 05/13/20
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, host Sachit Gupta speaks with marketer Phillip Stutts. They discuss how he came to realize he was living an unconscious life, the steps he took to be more present, and the ways it has improved his quality of life since. Learn about how Phillip’s rare disease, Achalasia, has impacted him, and the psychedelic therapies he has used to come to terms with difficult things in his life.
Published 05/13/20
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, Jesse Elder, podcast host and creator of the Mind Vitamin video series, speaks with host Sachit Gupta about living intentionally. Learn about Jesse’s theories of time piercing, the four core elements of life, the power of appreciation, and more. Jesse shares stories from being homeschooled while growing up, joining a fight club, and the profound transformation he experienced when his MMA fighting landed him in the hospital with serious...
Published 05/13/20
In today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, Vlad Magdalin, co-founder and CEO of Webflow, speaks with host Sachit Gupta about his experience slowly building Webflow over more than a decade. Listen to find out what was driving Vlad to stay dedicated to his idea while overcoming obstacle after obstacle. Learn how Vlad’s experience as an immigrant has impacted his worldview, how he has evolved through the long journey of launching Webflow, and more.
Published 05/13/20
During this episode of Conscious Creators, host Sachit Gupta speaks with Jerry Colonna, author, and the CEO and co-founder of Reboot.io. Jerry discusses how people are reacting to the Covid-19 pandemic and how they can navigate the new and heightened feelings that may arise. Additionally, Jerry shares his thoughts on sorting through your emotions, how to separate your self-worth from extrinsic events and motivations, and what personal inward reflection and transformation can look like. 
Published 05/13/20
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, host Sachit Gupta speaks with food and travel blogger and social media influencer Jane Ko. They discuss the Austin food scene, how influencers are being impacted by the pandemic, and the insider perspective on brand deals. They also talk about how Jane’s childhood in a tiny Texas town impacted her career, self-publishing a book, and more.
Published 05/13/20
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, Jesse Elder, podcast host and creator of the Mind Vitamin video series, speaks with host Sachit Gupta about living intentionally. Learn about Jesse’s theories of time piercing, the four core elements of life, the power of appreciation, and more. Jesse shares stories from being homeschooled while growing up, joining a fight club, and the profound transformation he experienced when his MMA fighting landed him in the hospital with serious...
Published 05/13/20
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, host Sachit Gupta speaks with filmmaker Farbod Ardebili. They discuss his background and the limits on creative work in Farbod’s native Iran, what brought him to the US and the unexpected culture shock he experienced, his filmmaking, and more. Find out why it was important to Farbod to have a female protagonist in the movie he filmed back home, why he believes art matters, and what it means to be a conscious creator.
Published 05/05/20
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creators podcast, host Sachit Gupta speaks with his friends Mike Brown and Julian Gluck about the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Learn about strategies and lessons they learned in the Navy and Air Force to help you manage the current situation, from dealing with grief and trauma to taking action in moments of crisis. 
Published 05/04/20
On today’s episode, Zach, founder of Live A Great Story, talks about how he got started with Live a Great Story and what’s next for the brand. Learn how Zach found the motivation to keep going through obstacles, what he’s doing to connect to his customers, and how to navigate the unknown. Learn more at creators.show.
Published 03/05/20
Here are the show notes from Javier, make sure to check out his podcast - Passion in Progress!  One episode I'd recommend is with Zach Horvath of Live a Great Story, someone who's going to be on here soon too! 
Published 02/18/20
In today’s episode, Tessa Arias, founder of Handle the Heat, shares her experience going from a hobby blogger to published author and social influencer.   We get super tactical into her experience working with sponsors and partnerships and how Tessa now acts as an advisor for companies wanting to work with influencers. We close with her experience going back into the world of publishing and why she’s self-publishing her next cookbook. Learn more at www.creators.show.
Published 02/03/20
On today’s episode, we have Ron Klabunde, the Founder & CEO of Generosity Feeds. It's hard to think of a worse experience than losing a job. And on top of all that, what if you came to the realization that it was your own arrogance that put you in that position in the first place? At one particularly low point, Ron found himself at rock bottom with nowhere to go. But instead of giving up, he used his experiences to become a force for change in the world. Learn more at Creators.show
Published 01/17/20
Show Notes from the Stay Grounded Podcast: "It’s the pursuit and the process of doing something — not the outcome — that actually matters." This episode turned out a little different than our usual format! I’ve spoken with Sachit Gupta countless times. So in this episode, I was keen to see what would happen if we dived down the rabbithole with zero expectations.  And the result was pure gold!  
Published 01/16/20
In today’s episode, Dan Clark, CEO of Brain.fm talks about how a near-death experience led him to re-evaluate his life, how he found Brain.fm and his journey from contacting customer support to becoming CEO. We also talk about his early childhood experiences, being picked on and learning martial arts, and how that relates his ‘why’ behind Brain.fm.  Learn more at www.creators.show.
Published 01/13/20
On today’s episode, we have SJ Murray, an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, teacher, and storyteller. We discuss what it means for her to be a storytelling, how to unlock your innate creativity, different storytelling models, the importance of community-building, and what it means to take the ego out of creating.  Learn more at www.Creators.Show.
Published 01/13/20
On today’s episode, Sahil Lavingia, Designer and CEO of Gumroad who’s also a painter and writer; discusses creativity, design, and what he thinks makes people really happy. Learn what Sahil is creating now, how he structures his time in a way that allows him to pursue several large projects, his reflections on his failure to build a billion dollar company and why his success in business is not the only thing that defines his self-worth. Learn more at Creators.Show
Published 12/18/19
On today’s episode, we learn from James Altucher, an entrepreneur, author, venture capitalist and podcaster, who pursues creativity every day. Hear how James has prioritized building skills through an exciting career that spans multiple careers, from investing to chess and from startups to standup. We also explore common themes he’s discovered in his pursuit of learning from 500+ top performers on his show. Learn more at Creators.Show.
Published 12/18/19
On today’s episode of the Conscious Creators Show, Cathryn Lavery, the founder of BestSelf Co, shares how she started a successful business around becoming your Best Self. Learn how Cathryn transitioned from work in architecture to product design and entrepreneurship and hear about some of her best strategies for managing your time effectively. Find out more at Creators.Show
Published 12/18/19
On today’s episode, we have Phil Towle, a renowned performance coach who has worked with famous musicians & athletes such as Metallica, Dick Vermeil (Superbowl Winning Coach of St. Louis Rams), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and many more. Phil shares how he finds fulfillment in helping others become the frontman of their own dreams. Learn how Phil moved past egoic motivations to find his true calling and how we can make serving others a priority that will help us connect with...
Published 12/18/19
Published 12/13/19