Think Different Theory

the think different theory podcast episode 1

The Think Different Theory Begins


In this episode, I give an overview of the Think Different Theory podcast, what it is about, who it is for, and how it came to be.


I want to give you a glimpse into my life, so you get to know a little bit more about me. My name is Josh Forti. I am a 24-year-old entrepreneur and this podcast is my journey through life and I’m very, very excited to share it with you. You’re going to be on this ride with me. My goal is to get to know you as well as you get to know me. I’ll provide several ways to interact with me directly and you can also join the Think Different Theory Facebook group.

As we dive into this, I want to dedicate episode one just to telling you a little bit about me about the podcast and so you get the feel for what it is going to be about.


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January 07, 2019


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What’s up guys? Welcome to the Think Different Theory podcast. My name is Josh Forti and I am so excited to finally kick this podcast off. I know I’ve been hinting at it for a while. This has been in the works for gosh, two or three months now and in fact, as I’ve been working on this for two, three months, but we’ve actually been thinking about this for, gosh, almost six or seven months now – ever since somebody mentioned it seven or eight months ago in my Facebook group, and so I’ve been thinking about how to go about doing this and working for the last two or three months to get this all put together, brainstorming the name, dealing with trademark issues, dealing with so many setbacks and things, and we finally got it to where it’s at today to where it’s rolled out and this is episode one, so I’m very, very excited to kind of share this journey with you here today and got to tell you all about what this podcast is about, who this is for, and share this with you.

So in episode one here, I kind of want to give you a glimpse into my life, get you to know a little bit more about me, your host, Josh Forti, and if you’re new here, if you’ve never heard about me before, maybe this is their first time ever listening to me. Welcome. My name is Josh Forti. I am a 24-year-old entrepreneur, almost 25. My birthday is February 1st and, this podcast is my journey through life and I’m very, very excited about it. You’re going to be on a ride with me. I’m gonna get to know you very well. You’re going to get to know me very well. I guess you’re going to get to know me more than I’m going to get to know you, but hopefully, someday I’ll get to know you better. And anyway, as we dive into this, I want to dedicate episode one just to telling you a little bit about me about the podcast and so you kind of get the feel for what this all going to be about.

I’m very excited about this because this is stuff that I’m very, very passionate about. As I said, this podcast has been in the works for about two or three months and I actually, I love giving credit where credit is due. I know that teamwork makes the dream work and so I got to give a shout out to a couple of people that made this happen. First and foremost, Daxy Perez and Ryan Helms at Legacy Podcasting. You guys are rockstars. They are the editors, producers of this show and basically helped me get it launched into where I’m at. They did all the graphics work, all the design work, all the update work, all the editing. They make me sound amazing. All right, so a big shout out to them. Thank you guys so much for all the work that you do.

Second person or I guess third person Kari Poppleton.

She is my assistant and she works for me. She is amazing. I don’t know if you will ever get the chance to hire your own assistant. Actually, if you’re listening to this podcast, she totally well because you’re a complete boss at life and you clearly know that you want more out of life, which is what this is all about. Think different theory, right? Kari Poppleton is my assistant. She’s worked for me for several months now. She is amazing. She runs my life and she keeps me organized. The reason that I’m able to do what I am able to do today and stay as organized as I am is because of Kari. So big. Shout out to her and then last but not least, I got to give a shout out to my mom and dad. They are some of the most amazing, incredible people that I know their love, their support.

Shout out to them back home in Indiana. Haven’t seen them in a minute, but we’ll get back to visit them for sure. They are. They taught me all about hard work. They taught me basically everything I know, maybe not so much on the business side of things, but on what it means to be a good person, what it means to be kind, what it means to be loving what it means to love God, what it means to serve, what it means to be selfless, what it means to just really, really work hard and have an incredible work ethic and they didn’t do this just by teaching me. They did this by example. Both my mom and my dad are just incredibly selfless and amazing people. I was home-schooled. My mom was my teacher all through high school and so I got to obviously spend a lot of time with her and I have seven siblings, so I’m the second oldest of eight and all of us were home-schooled, so my parents are saints.

They’re amazing, so thank you so much guys! I appreciate you and a big shout out to you. All right, so I’ll kind of want to get into the background of this because I know what you’re thinking right now. You’re sitting here going, all right, another podcast, another person out there, and you might be going, Oh Josh. Oh man, another podcast where we just go around and interview successful people well that’s not what we’re doing here. There may be some guest interviews on here, but this is not a podcast of me trying to figure out how other people are successful. This is a podcast of my journey through life and me sharing the ups and downs and the struggles with you. As I go and dedicate my life to learning and dedicate my life to really going out there and sharing my experiences, I believe very firmly that we are all humans and we can all relate no matter what area of life that we are, there’s always things that are relatable because we are all humans and we’re all in this journey of life together and one can learn from somebody else’s experiences and I’m someone that has a quest for learning and I’m just very passionate about sharing my journey, sharing what I’m learning along the way to help others.

My goal is to make the world a better place. In fact, my why my mission statement, why I do what I do is to inspire others to break free no truth and create their own reality so they fall in love with life and make the world a better place. And I think this is so important. I think the truth is very, very important. I believe 100 percent. There is absolute truth in this world. I believe that there is a set of truth and guidelines that we did to follow. I think there are absolute right and absolute wrong and we’ll get into that more on the podcast can be very interesting and I think that’s a core framework for who we are as people and how we interact with life and I think that they know, I know that I’m a Christian, I believe in God and that really has shaped who I am today and why I do what I do.

I do want to be very clear though with his podcast. I am not here to try to push my way of thinking onto you. My goal is to share my journey and sometimes I’ll have grant sessions and things where I’m like, you got to do this if you want this of course, but my goal is to share what I am learning so that you can learn with me and so I want this to be a very interactive podcast. I want this podcast to be where I interact with you, you and interact with me. When you have questions, I want to answer them by going out there and figuring out those answers. I love learning. I love people and I love learning about people. People are very, very important to me. I think they’re very, very important to everybody. And I’m an empath, which means I feel other people’s pains.

All right. Like when you share pains and struggles like I can feel that on a very real level and so I want to help you. I want to help you get better and I want to be better and I want to lead by example. And so, uh, if you want to follow me on Instagram @joshforti, and hit me up in the DM there and very interactive and I love to hear your guys’ feedback because that tells me what I’m doing right, what I’m doing wrong and how I can better communicate on this podcast to you. And like I said, my goal of this podcast is to share my story, share my journey, and inspire you to think differently about everything that you know. All right? So when I first got started in this whole journey, I’m an entrepreneur through and through my blood.

I am an entrepreneur. I know no other way I could ever work for a boss again, that’s who I am, but this podcast is not strictly for entrepreneurs. This is for people that want the most out of life. This is for people that want to think bigger, that want to go and find their purpose and go out and make a difference in the world and really go out and chase their dreams and do whatever they want. And when I first got started into this whole experience, this whole game, I was really lost. All right. I grew up on a farm. Can give you some background and some context here. I grew up. Actually, let me go all the way back to the beginning because this is very, very important to shaping how this podcast became about. So I  was born in Wisconsin.

I moved from Wisconsin to the suburbs of Los Angeles where I grew up for 10 years, moved around a lot out there in the suburbs and then at age 11 my dad quit his job and my mom and dad packed all eight of us kids into the back of an RV and we drove across country and no idea where we were going. I don’t think they knew where we were going. I think we were headed towards Vermont, but we ended up in Indiana and we just stopped there one day we didn’t have a house or anything. We found a house on the way and ended up getting a farm and this is where my parents lived today is this farm in Indiana and so from age 12 ish to age 21. I lived on a farm and I grew up very conservatively.

Hard work, big family farm town. The nearest store was like 15 minutes away. Alright. My nearest neighbor was over a half a mile away, so really out in the middle of nowhere and I learned what it meant to just really work hard, but I grew up in a small town. I don’t remember a lot of La. All right. I don’t remember a lot of when I was young and so when I got and grew up on this farm when I wanted to go and really, I mean make it to the next level. I’ve always wanted to be successful. Right? So what I wanted to like take that next step. I went looking and I couldn’t find a whole lot and the turning point for me was, remember I was a farmer so there was a drought one year and we lost everything and all the farmers that I worked for in around like there was no crops, really big, big drought.

All people lost a lot of money and I remember thinking, is this it? Like, is this all of life? Am I going to let my success will be dependent upon the weather or about someone else? And I didn’t like that. And so long story short, I went and started this journey into entrepreneurship and I’m a huge fan of following your dreams, like I’m a big, big believer and, and, and someone that encourages people to follow their dreams and do what they love to do and take risks in that sense. Big Time. But when I first got started, I looked around and I tell you, there wasn’t a whole lot out there at least that I could find. And what was interesting was the things that were out there were like trainings of like how to like, how to run Facebook ads or how to start a business or how to do this or how to do that had to pay for a lot of it.

But nobody talked about the mental side of things. Nobody talked about the mindset that you had to go into and nobody really shared their story. Nobody showed like what they went through. And so at the time, I didn’t know that that was even a thing. I didn’t know that you know, people, you know, struggled in the areas that they did. I didn’t realize that mindset was such a key factor in this and it took me several years to get to where I’m at today. In fact, I’ve been in entrepreneurship game now for about three years and I’ve been very blessed, very fortunate to be able to hang out with and meet and network and do business with a lot of very successful people. People worth millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions and even a few billionaires and people with massive amounts of influences. People with hundreds of thousands, millions and even tens of millions of followers on social media.

And what’s interesting to me and what I found fascinating was all of these people that I would meet whenever I would ask them and I’d go out and be like, you know, what did it take for you to get to this level? You know, what did you take to do this? Every single one of them said the mindset was the key and that your mind was everything. Like, you know, mindset was key to success and yeah, I had heard that cliche saying but I didn’t know what that meant and it really baffled me because I was like, okay, I’m hearing the social media game and now fast forward here, I mean a year and a half, two years in now that I’ve done all this and I felt like in this social media world I really had to filter myself and I had to like say the right things in order to get engagement and I had to go out there and I tried to be like one of the more genuine authentic people.

Right. And really share the ups and downs just because I didn’t feel right about hiding that stuff. But like the more I got into it, the more I felt like I just had to say the right thing and that people weren’t really being genuinely themselves. And I was like, why is everybody over here focusing on like, oh, just run better Facebook ads or just learn this or just one of that and you’ll be successful. You’ll make tons of money. But when I actually talked to the people that were really crushing it and killing it, like when I sat down with them one on one and I got to meet them, everybody said mindset, but nobody was talking about mindset. I didn’t get that. I didn’t understand that at all. And so my goal with this podcast is to really start that conversation and to show you the ups and the downs.

This podcast is not a typical podcast, right? This podcast is the raw, unfiltered, unedited. Me, my team is not going through and editing out parts like you’re going to hear me say, you know what I mean? Like that’s part of who I am because I want to show you the good, the bad, the ugly. I want to show you who I am. I want to show you what I’m going through in life and share with you those things and show you what goes on in my mind. I’ve been very blessed to have a fair amount of success at a young age. They able to start multiple different companies, all that have done very well. Even sell a company and we have some stuff coming up here in 2019 that’s just going to blow your mind, is gonna be so, so good and uh, probably around episode seven or eight you’re going to get more details on that.

I’m so, so stoked for it is gonna be so good. But this podcast is to go and to give you that and to ask these questions and to be me as a 24 year old chasing my dreams and doing what I love to do and right now like who this podcast is for, it’s for the person that wants to live their best life and go to live a life full of purpose. It’s to help show you that if you think differently about everything, you can get whatever you’re, whatever you want in life. And so, you know my intro, this is how do I become happy? How do I live with purpose? How do I make more money doing what I love? These are the questions that I’m asking myself and these are the questions that I’m figuring out and these are the answers that I’m going to share with you answers to those types of questions and I think that my journey is something that a lot of people can relate to because I have gone through a lot of failures.

I can’t wait to tell you something like failure stories. I mean, like really embarrassing stuff. I mean, I lived on my buddy’s couch for a while because I couldn’t afford it. Uh, anything else, uh, have lost tens of thousands of dollars in bad investments. I have had thousands of people make fun of me publicly, like it. Just some crazy, crazy stuff along this journey of success. And so right now I want to talk to you, the listener. Maybe right now your, you know, in college and you’re not sure what you want to do with your life. You started, you’re halfway through, you’re sitting there and you’re going, man, I’m just, I don’t know if I want to finish. I don’t know if this is right for me. I don’t know what’s next in life. I don’t know, I just got to find purpose and I’m just. I don’t know, I just, I know there’s more in this, isn’t it?

This is for you. I want to talk to you. All right? Maybe you’ve graduated from college or 25, 27, 28, right, and you have a college degree and maybe you’re making great money. Who knows? Maybe you have a good job or you know, at least a good job and you just feel like there’s more out of life. You just feel like you’re not living your best life ever. You want to go and start your side hustle. You want to go and live your passion and do what you love, but you don’t know how and you don’t know another way. This is for you as well. I want to show you how to think differently and how to think differently about money and to think differently about opportunity and think differently about failure and maybe you’re sitting there and you’re like, dude, I’m a full true entrepreneur.

There’s not a single bone of worker in my body. I will die and entrepreneur. I will go homeless before I get a job. That’s me, man. If that’s you. This is for you as well to show you what’s possible because I see so many entrepreneurs out there that are like that, that have the work ethic. They have the drive, but they’re struggling and it’s not because they’re not skilled enough. It’s because you just don’t know how to put the pieces together because you’re viewing things wrong and more than likely you grew up being taught one thing by people that really, really cared about you, your parents, your friends, but they weren’t successful and so they put a lot of mental blocks that you don’t even know exists to that are there that are holding you back from success and I know that because that was me and I was very, very blessed to have a mentor young early on, even before my entrepreneurship journey that taught me a lot of these things that very much escalated my success and I’m very, very thankful for that.

In fact, my mentor’s name was Cheryl and what she was actually my last boss and she saw something in me that I did not see and she really trained my mind in ways that I cannot even explain and I owe her a great, great deal of my success and I want to give her a shout out there as well and we’re going to share more about that story, but that’s why I’m so passionate about sharing these things because so many people, and this is where you’re probably at right now as well. You’re sitting there and you want to get to the next level, but you can’t and it’s not because you’re not willing to put in the work. It’s not because you don’t think that you can. You believe in yourself, but you have mental limiting beliefs that you don’t even know that you have that are holding you back.

And I want to help shed light on that. And so this podcast is for people that want to think different. This podcast is for people that want to dream bigger, that wants to do more, that want to go out and pursue their purpose and their dreams fearlessly. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur. This podcast is not an entrepreneurship podcast. You don’t have to go and build a business. If you listen to this. I’m going to build a business and I have already built several businesses and I’m gonna. Continue to share my entrepreneurship journey, but this goal is to go out and help you live your best life ever and to show you what’s possible. I firmly, 100 percent believe without a shadow of a doubt in my mind that anyone can accomplish anything with the right information. They’ve got to learn how to ask the right questions and they got to think differently about everything that they know and let me tell you something.

My life changed forever! For. Ev. Er. The day that I started thinking differently. The day that I started asking the right questions that day that I went out there and started being like, okay, so why does this happen this way? Why does this happen this way? What happens over here and started thinking like, oh, why do I think that way about money and I started making more and I can’t wait to share some of these stories with you. I remember the first day that I made more in a single day. Then I did in a month and then I remember the week that I made more in a week than I had in a year at my last job and all these things happened because I started to think differently about all these things, but nobody was talking about this stuff and I just didn’t understand it and I was like, why?

This is so valuable. No course that I bought, no skill that I learned got me further along than what I learned about my mental game, but there is not a course on mental strength. There is not a course on that that can prepare you for the mental hardship that you’re going to go through. When you chase your dreams. When you think bigger and when you go out and try to break free from the normal of society. I can’t wait to do an episode on this and hopefully it’ll be early on in the episodes, but I’m going to talk to you about how society right now is literally all of society is built and designed to keep you average and to keep you right where you are, to keep you a worker, to keep you basically a drone. It’s not by accident. It is designed that way and once I realized this, I was like, oh my gosh, I’ve got to get out of the system.

I’ve got to like step back and look at things objectively. All these other things. When I realized these things, it was just awesome. I don’t know if you can tell, but my mind never shuts off and I think about these things all the time and I’m constantly learning and getting better and growing and just all the time learning, studying things, and I want to share this with you because I firmly believe that everybody has a story. Everybody has a message and everybody deserves to go live their passion fearlessly and go chase their dream and live with purpose and I want to help you get there. All right, and so that’s what this podcast is all about and I am so, so, so excited to share with you my journey. As I said, I want to hear back from you. I pride myself in asking life’s biggest questions and sharing those answers.

I am not afraid to ask anyone any question. In fact, it’s my goal to ask multimillionaires and billionaires someday how much money they make and how much money they take home and what they spend their money on. I want to ask them, you know, questions that a lot of people would not ask them. I’m not afraid to ask questions and be bold and thinking different and it’s what I do and I want to know the questions that you have so that I can help you. Best couple of quick things about me and then we’ll wrap up here for episode number one. As I said, I am a Christian. My birthday is February first. I’m 24 now and I’m about to be 25. My family is very, very important to me. I love them to death. My faith is very important to me and uh, I serve God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.

And I do that shamelessly. But that being said, I have a, a very different Christian faith than a lot of people. I’m not judgmental at all and I love everyone equally, no matter what religion or faith or background or who you are like I believe in love and I believe God is love and just so, so powerful. And uh, we’re going to get into that more in this podcast to this podcast. As I said, is not strictly an entrepreneurship podcast. We’re gonna talk about all things mindset, business. I’m sure we’ll talk some politics, some religion, probably some comedy, some sports. Every now and then. This is my journey through life and I want you to be a part of it and I want to help you make the world a better place. That’s, that’s my goal in life is to make the world a better place.

So hit me up on Instagram @joshforti. I want to interact with you. I want to hear your questions. I love this. Seriously, I don’t, I’m not just saying that like, oh, just to get more followers to know like I want to hear from you and I want to interact because I really, really care about you. So thank you so much for listening. I’m super, super excited about this. If you could do me a huge favor and you’re gonna hear this on the outro as well, but this podcast, we’re in early stages of launching and so I like to be very honest. All right guys, I’m telling you, you’re about to. This pocket is about nothing you’ve ever seen before. I’m going to be so honest with you. I’m gonna tell you everything. Ups, downs, highs, lows, exactly what we’re doing. We’re trying to get into the new and noteworthy on iTunes and what’s going to help us do that as a fresh new podcast is if we get a lot of subscribers, ratings, and reviews right away.

So if you could go right now and you could just subscribe to the podcast, you could leave a review and leave a rating. That would be amazing. That was super, super help us out. Plus we’re doing a really cool giveaway and for everyone that does that, there is a training that I put together specifically for that and it’s very, very cool and its kind of on some mindset stuff and some sideshow stuff is really, really cool. Anyway, anyone that rates and subscribes and leaves a review, send a screenshot into our email. There’ll be information in the description of this. We’ve got to give you that 100 percent for free. It’s normally a couple of hundred bucks, but we’re gonna give you that for free. Plus you’re going to be entered to win our giveaway. We’re giving books away and AirPods away and all sorts of really fun stuff all this week and you’re automatically qualified to enter if as long as you send in that email and you know that we are so that we know that you did that.

Seriously. Thank you so, so much. I appreciate every single one of you and I look forward to taking you on this journey and really blowing your mind because when you enter this podcast, I don’t know if you caught this at the beginning when I say you’re an entering a new paradigm. I want to take you on this journey and make your mind think differently about everything and when you enter this space, when you turn on this podcast, I want your mind to be trained just to go and get into the zone so that you could absorb these things that I’m learning, that I’m sharing with you along my journey and I want to be very relatable and I want to put things in a way that you can understand, but you really just helped get you to the next level of where you want to be in life.

All right guys, as always, hustle, hustle, God bless. Do not be afraid to think different because those of us that think different is going to be the ones that changed the world. And remember, when you think different, you’re going to be misunderstood and that is not a bad thing. That is something you should own. All right, I love you all and I will see you i\on the next episode. Take it easy, fam. Peace. Yo, what’s up guys? You’ve been listening to the think different theory with myself, Josh Forti, which I like to call a new paradigm of thinking and real quick, I got a question for you. Did you like this episode? If you did, I want to ask a huge favor. See the biggest thing that helps this podcast grow and that will spread this message of positivity and making the world a better place is if you leave a review or rating and subscribe to the podcast. What that does is it basically tells the platforms that this is out on that you liked my stuff and then I’m doing something right. So if you could take like 30 seconds out of your day and subscribe, leave a rating and review. I will be forever grateful for you. Also, I want to hear from you. I want to know your feedback, your ideas, and your questions for future episodes, so be sure to hit me up on Instagram in the DM @joshforti or via email contact@thinkdifferenttheory.