Project Passion

Project Passion

Ben Leavitt interviews a wide variety of guests who have turned their passions into a career and lifestyle. He captures their stories, failures, and tactics to try and help you do the same. Weekly episodes for the doers to keep you motivated, inspired …


55. Todd Baldwin: Frugality’s Finest
Aug 7 • 55 min
Todd Is a personal finance beast who has made himself a millionaire before most buy their first home. He was featured In Millenial Money where he shared some of the secrets behind building his wealth and establishing financial freedom. He also shares…
54. Tom Blake: This Online World (Building a successful Blog)
Jul 10 • 41 min
Tom Blake Is an incredibly talented blogger and YouTuber. He creates content all about personal finance and making money online. He has turned his blog and blogging for other publications into a full time income. His writing Is out of this world good….
53. Bob Menery: Ripper Magoos & Getting Zapped
Jul 1 • 30 min
Bob Menery Is a comedic sports broadcaster who creates hilarious content for Instagram, TikTok & YouTube. He Is also the host of the Zapped podcast where he brings on a wide variety of Influential guests to discuss their stories and current events….
52: Rahul Rai: Playing the Game
Jun 26 • 61 min
Rahul is an actor who played the lead role in “When Harry Tries to Marry”, which was also his first real acting gig. In addition to his acting, he Is crushing It on TikTok where he has amassed over 750k followers, creating entertaining content, as well…
51. Tyler Culbertson: A Social Journey
Jun 19 • 114 min
Tyler is a Social Media Marketer & Content Producer that has worked with some massive names and brands. To name a few, he was worked with the likes of Tony Robbins, and brands like RVCA & Toy Machine. Tyler is an Incredibly Inspiring person with…
T-Shawn: All love, no excuses.
Nov 11, 2019 • 41 min
T-Shawn shares his inspiring story from growing up without his parents to developing a growing rap career.
Listen to Yourself & Moderate Consumption
Nov 1, 2019 • 7 min
So often we wait for our Ideas to be validated or affirmed through the actions of others. What good does that do us? Why not be that voice. Have the courage to follow your own thoughts, Ideas and perspectives. Your Idea may be groundbreaking. Don’t wait…
Michael Benjamin: The Power of Yet
Oct 18, 2019 • 43 min
Michael classifies himself as an “Authorpreneur”. He Is a chemical engineer, finance coach, author and public speaker. We discuss his journey and every obstacle he has overcome to reach where he is now. Michael also shares how he was able to pay off his…
Control What YOU Can Control.
Oct 4, 2019 • 7 min
It Is easy to play victim and think that you are In a bad situation because of things beyond your control. That Is a losers mentality In my opinion. You have the ability to make changes to control the outcome of your life. Don’t play victim, take…
Braydon Ross (Mr.Airbnb): From Airbnb to a Lamborghini.
Sep 27, 2019 • 58 min
We are back baby! Coming in hot with a banger episode with an inspirational entrepreneur. Braydon Ross aka Mr.Airbnb, is an online real estate entrepreneur who helped to start a movement behind rental arbitrage and Airbnb. He shares his story that…
Be Vacation You
Apr 19, 2019 • 7 min
Everyone on vacation is far more open to meeting new people, taking on new experiences and opportunities. Why not be like this in everyday life as well. There are amazing people and experiences around you in your normal life that we all let slip away…
Bilal Dawson: Life is too Short to Give a Sh*t.
Apr 12, 2019 • 54 min
Bilal is a creative and an entertainer who delivers his content primarily through Instagram and YouTube. He has been creating content from a very young age and that desire to entertain has continued to stick with him. He dropped out of film school to…
Dee Murthy: Do It Yourself.
Apr 5, 2019 • 55 min
Dee is a true entrepreneur and expert within the apparel sector. He has founded numerous companies that have had great levels of success in a hyper competitive market. Dee shares his perspective on entrepreneurship, school and everything in between. So…
Niamh Wilson: Acting With Purpose.
Mar 22, 2019 • 77 min
Niamh is a professional actor and has been acting since she was discovered at the age of 4. She shares the ins and outs of what its like to be an actor and what the industry is really like. She shares how she balanced her career with attempting to have a…
The Opportunity of Adversity
Mar 15, 2019 • 7 min
Every piece of adversity or failure provides you with an opportunity. It is a choice to have this mindset and seek positive opportunities resulting from negative situations. Having this perspective can dramatically improve your life and reduce time spent…
Jack Denmo: More than Just Laughs.
Mar 8, 2019 • 140 min
Jack is a Canadian YouTuber and entrepreneur based on Hamilton Ontario who has used creative interview videos in combination with savage pranks to gain some serious traction on YouTube. In just a little over a year Jack has surpassed 200k subs and shows…
Be a kid again.
Mar 2, 2019 • 7 min
Do you remember how awesome it was being a kid? How care free you were and how you just did what you wanted. I want you to try and recapture some of that. Be okay with who you are and follow your gut, it will take you where you’re supposed to be. Life is…
Henny Yeshanew: Create Your Own Opportunities.
Feb 22, 2019 • 80 min
Henny is the founder of Lion Marketing Agency but is also a published author and public speaker. Henny has a wealth of knowledge for social media, digital marketing and business in general. He provides a guide to networking and growing as a professional…
Bad Days Don’t Exist.
Feb 15, 2019 • 4 min
Bad days are something you create. We allow insignificant negative things and energy spill over to the rest of our day by labelling it a “bad day”. This is simply a waste of one of our most valuable resources, time. Don’t allow anything negative to have…
George Khalife: The Business of People.
Feb 8, 2019 • 57 min
George is the CEO & co-founder of the Book Back App, a mobile application that connects buyers and sellers of books to provide a way to save or make money and help reuse books and reduce waste. George is also a public speaker, often speaking in front of…
Keep Talking
Jan 31, 2019 • 18 min
#BellLetsTalk is an amazing initiative started to begin the conversation on the importance of mental health. While its great that the conversation has begun, it is on all of us to continue the conversation and create a cultural shift away from the…
Your Environment Matters.
Jan 25, 2019 • 4 min
It often goes unnoticed the impact our environment has on us. From your mood to your level of performance, all facets of your life are impacted by who and what you are around. If you are in a negative environment it is on you to be proactive and seek out…
Canadian BBQ Boys: Grilling up a Business.
Jan 18, 2019 • 57 min
Mike and Matt are the two young entrepreneurs behind the Canadian BBQ Boys, recently featured on Dragons Den. The boys shared how they started their own business from scratch and grew it to where it is now all while in school. They found a problem,…
How to make 2019 your year.
Jan 12, 2019 • 3 min
Make 2019 the year you start to figure things out for yourself. Utilize the access to resources and information granted to us today to become who you want, and someone who does what they want. There is no true excuse for not doing what you want. It is…
Ryan Smith: Do Life
Dec 21, 2018 • 72 min
Ryan is the Head Coach of the Houston Heat, a paintball team in the NXL (National Xball League) a professional paintball league that he is also a part owner of. Ryan explains how he found paintball and why he loves the sport so much. As a former…
Sammy Adams: Lost & Found
Dec 14, 2018 • 46 min
Sammy is one of my favourite artists in the music game and after speaking to him he did not disappoint. He discusses his recent life threatening injury where he broke his neck in a pool accident, and how that has impacted his outlook on life and music. We…
Kofi Yeboah: Create Anyways.
Nov 30, 2018 • 76 min
Kofi is a full-time videographer who discovered his passion simply through following his curiosity. We discuss how he turned a hobby into a career​ and the importance of putting yourself out there to get what you want. He encourages all to “create…
Stop Trading Time for Money.
Nov 24, 2018 • 7 min
Many people are content with trading their valuable time for money. In today’s episode I discuss why I see this as a backwards approach to the creation of wealth and why understanding value is a powerful tool towards saving you time and earning you more…
Terren Rule: The Continuous Pursuit
Nov 16, 2018 • 48 min
Terren is a daily Vlogger who posts content to inspire others and document all that he’s up to. He discusses the value of constantly chasing your dreams, and having your actions match your desires. Check out his channel and be sure to follow him on…
Own Your Sh*t.
Nov 9, 2018 • 5 min
Most of us have an idea of what we want to do or would like to do. We know where our passions are and what we would do as a career given the choice. But we rarely voice these dreams. We do not own them, making it harder to garner support and more…
Eric Dunn: The Godfather of Vine
Nov 2, 2018 • 49 min
Eric was one of the most popular Viners during the peak of the platform. We discuss what it was like during those crazy times as well as what life is like now after Vine. Eric is just how he was on Vine, incredibly funny and engaging and all around…
Justin Tse: Being Your Biggest Critic
Oct 26, 2018 • 45 min
Justin is a 21 year old YouTuber based out of Vancouver Canada, who creates content focused on tech as well as his lifestyle as an entrepreneur. He takes us behind what it takes to be successful on the platform and the sacrifices he made along the way.…
Marijuana is legal! (in Canada)
Oct 19, 2018 • 7 min
This weeks episode is all about the recent legalization of marijuana in Canada. I give my perspectives on the topic as a non user and why I view it as such a positive thing for Canada and the rest of the world. I also mention my opinion on investing in…
Robbie Page: Find your energy
Oct 12, 2018 • 42 min
Robbie is the co-founder and CMO of Tenzo Tea. He describes his transition from professional athlete to full time entrepreneur and all the challenges it created. He is full of passion and optimism, and that belief system has been adopted as the Tenzo Tea…
Failing is not Failure.
Sep 28, 2018 • 4 min
Failing is looked at in the wrong way in my opinion. Every failure is validated learning, something so incredibly valuable. You should seek out opportunities to try new things, keep failing and keep learning. Every failure is ultimately making you a more…
Justin & Gary: Getting Your Grind Up.
Sep 21, 2018 • 49 min
This week we sit down with Justin & Gary, hosts of the Young & D.U.M.B. podcast. Their show aims to change the narrative around young people being lazy and unmotivated. They interview young people excelling at a variety of different things and staying…
Busy vs. Productive
Sep 14, 2018 • 4 min
Many people spend their time constantly doing things and confuse this with using their time productively. Often times people are really just busy and it comes down to understanding the difference to make this positive shift in your life. Assess yourself.…
Brandon Beavis: Investing made fun
Sep 7, 2018 • 42 min
Brandon is a YouTuber who focuses his content around the topic of investing. He presents these seemingly dry concepts in a fun, light hearted and entertaining way that encourages anyone who watches to get started. He takes the intimidation out of…
Jon Katz: From idea to product
Aug 30, 2018 • 69 min
Jon is the founder of Blendi, a portable blender bottle that is like nothing on the market. Starting this project as a freshman in college, he walks through his whole story from idea to actual product and every challenge he overcame along the way. Jon’s…
Reach Out Challenge
Aug 24, 2018 • 3 min
This weeks talk it out comes to you in the way of a challenge. Far too often we forget to maintain relationships and let others know we value them, and it can lead to fizzling relationships. A simple message can go a long way in maintaining a friendship…
Musa Sulejmani: Turning up the Volume
Aug 17, 2018 • 35 min
Musa is the Founder & CEO of Volume Apps and Technologies. Musa and his team bootstrapped Volume to reach a level of 1 million in annual revenue in only 8 months’ time. He has been hustling his whole life, starting businesses and making things happen. His…
You are wired to fail
Aug 10, 2018 • 8 min
We as humans are creatures of habit and instinct. This was great for us thousands of years ago, but not so much now. We still react to fear the same way and often times it keeps us from doing what we want. Understanding this is a powerful tool that can be…
Cody Wanner: Be a Doer
Aug 3, 2018 • 31 min
Cody is a daily vlogger who promotes positivity and productivity every single day in his vlogs that he publishes to YouTube. He was recently just featured on Peter McKinnon’s channel and since then his content has been blowing up. Cody is the creator of…
Adversity is Inevitable
Jul 27, 2018 • 8 min
In this instalment of Talk It Out, I discuss the inevitability of adversity. Wherever you go, whatever you do, adversity will be present. It is up to you to decide what is truly important to you and what is worth enduring these challenges. Don’t let…
Mikey Taylor: Dream Strategically
Jul 20, 2018 • 35 min
Mikey is a former pro skater turned entrepreneur, who is currently killing it with multiple projects. We discuss his skate career as well as his transition from skate to life after his first love. He stresses the importance of knowing yourself when…
Support Those Around You.
Jul 12, 2018 • 7 min
So often we throw our time, money, support and attention to celebrities we don’t even know but don’t support the people in our own lives when they pursue a dream. Be the first person to support those close to you in whatever way possible. Video format can…
Natalie Riso: Keep Figuring It Out
Jul 6, 2018 • 45 min
Natalie is a recent graduate from USC and is a social media influencer with over 300,000 followers. LinkedIn is her major platform, with the largest following and where she shares the most content. Yes, a LinkedIn influencer is a thing. Natalie shares…
Always Bring The Best You.
Jun 28, 2018 • 15 min
In the first ever instalment of Talk it Out, Sunny Nakra and I discuss the importance of putting your best foot forward and bringing the best you to every situation. Video format can be found on my YouTube channel:…
Manu “Swish” Goswami: Hustle Early & Often
Jun 22, 2018 • 51 min
Swish has a resume that will make you reevaluate your life choices. His list of accomplishments is long and extremely impressive. Winner of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, Linkedin Youth Editor, TEDx Speaker and serial entrepreneur, are just a few of the great…
In Loving Memory of Luke Zupan
Jun 11, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode we sit down and discuss the amazing person that was Luke Zupan. Hayden and I reminisce on the many great stories Luke provided as well as the incredible qualities he brought forward everyday. On his birthday we celebrate his memory as he…
Avi Grondin: The Value of Automation
Jun 8, 2018 • 80 min
Avi is the owner of Variance Marketing and former owner of Vinicci Valet. We discuss the challenges involved in scoring major clients at such a young age, and how he achieved all of this while attending University. He speaks to the value and importance of…
Nick Singh: Conquering Fear and Creating Love
May 25, 2018 • 77 min
Nick is a 23 year old YouTuber, Podcaster and owner of a video company. He has interviewed some massive influencers like Casey Neistat, Gary Vee and Lewis Howes. He tells the stories of how he landed these huge interviews and shares his opinions and…
Yonden Sherpa: The Value of Experience
May 11, 2018 • 41 min
Yonden is a young hustler putting his passion into numerous organizations and opportunities to make himself a more well rounded person. He has a passion for Fintech and personal branding, two hot topics that he provides some great insight on. We discuss…
Dylan Robertson & Sean Ludchen: Creating Something From Nothing
Apr 27, 2018 • 78 min
Dylan and Sean are door-to-door salesmen that have become masters of an incredibly difficult industry and are reaping the benefits. These guys make a 6 figure income in the 4 months they work over the summer. We discuss the job itself but more importantly…
Frank Lin AKA Hoeshell: Professional Photographer
Apr 13, 2018 • 44 min
Frank is a young, self-taught professional photographer operating out of Toronto Canada. He has used his creativity and passion for the art to establish a following and a name for himself within the space. He has shot with many people in the hip hop…