Dreams Don’t Have Deadlines Podcast

DDHD Podcast

Dreams Don’t Have Deadlines, it is what DDHD stands for. Our podcast is here to listen to the stories of those that have chased their dreams, never given up & and through trials & tribulations were they able to make those dreams come true. Co-hosted Canadian Rapper ROCHESTER ”Juice” & Comedian Marwan Mouneimne, they interview guests that have walked that DDHD path to share their journey with our community of dreamers. read less
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Episodes

Behind the Camera: Bryan Brock on Street Culture, Photography and Impact
07-02-2024
Behind the Camera: Bryan Brock on Street Culture, Photography and Impact
In this enriching episode of the DDHD podcast, the host dives deep into a conversation with Bryan Brock, a recognized creative entrepreneur, graphic designer and street photographer. Bryan recounts his early interest in music and art, his journey through various design projects, including Kardi and DVSN, his experiences in event hosting with iconic Toronto parties like Nostalgia and Shuffle, and how he ventured into street photography. He shares his perspective on the necessity of being authentic in all areas of creative work and the valve of perseverance in turning dreams into reality. The episode also explores Bryan's longtime involvement as a mentor with the Remix Project and some incredible behind-the-scenes stories. Follow Bryan on Instagram; https://instagram.com/byranbrock_ Check out his website at; https://bryan-brock.com/ Follow DDHD on Instagram; https://instagram.com/ddhdpodcast Chapters; 00:00 Intro to Bryan Brock 02:50 Moving to Toronto and Building Connections 05:10 Challenges and Triumphs of Being an Artist 08:48 Transitioning to Toronto's Music Scene 14:17 The Journey of Being an Entrepreneur 21:45 The Importance of Authenticity in Career 28:48 The Success of One Love T.O. Merchandise 33:28 Collaborations and Impact 34:42 Reflections and Regrets 36:03 The End of an Era 39:03 Mentorship and Impact at The Remix Project 45:19 Creating Iconic Parties 50:54 Graphic Design and Creative Direction 56:41 Rediscovering the Artist Within 01:02:01 Final Thoughts and Advice 01:04:36 Why Dreams Don't Have Deadlines
August Rigo: Dreamer, Singer & Songwriter of Chart-topping Hits w/ Justin Bieber, BTS & Chris Brown
24-01-2024
August Rigo: Dreamer, Singer & Songwriter of Chart-topping Hits w/ Justin Bieber, BTS & Chris Brown
Join August Rigo, a multifaceted artist known for his vocals, lyrics, and music production as he takes you through his roller-coaster journey in the music industry. From humbly crafting tunes at his house, experiencing life with a mentally unstable producer, to making waves in New York and breaking big in the industry–August shares it all. The conversation also takes a deep dive into his experiences of working with A-list artists like Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, One Direction, and the struggle to balance creativity with industry expectations. Interwoven in these stories are the impacts of his Filipino identity and the value of resilience, passion, and positivity in achieving success. Follow August on Instagram; https://instagram.com/augamatic/ Listen to August's music on Spotify; https://open.spotify.com/artist/0j4KkLX4P2OPMJfXcatbQ3?si=LtiUIqQNQ2O2PQmELP9WjA Follow DDHD on Instagram; https://instagram.com/ddhdpodcast/ You can watch this episode on Youtube; https://youtu.be/8laogFPgOt8 Chapters; 00:00:00 Intro to August Rigo 00:04:58 Early Music Career and Influences 00:09:37 Journey to New York and Initial Struggles 00:14:06 Encounter with Music Industry Giants 00:17:15 Unsettling Experience in Atlanta 00:29:39 Return to New York and Future Plans 00:34:47 Virginia 00:39:54 Navigating the Music Industry 00:41:32 A Surprise Call from Australia 00:45:40 Return to the States 01:06:30 Lost in the Sauce: Early Songwriting Struggles 01:07:54 Master of All Trades: Embracing Versatility in Songwriting 01:10:05 Perseverance: The Key to Success in the Music Industry 01:13:16 The Power of Positivity 01:19:12 Impact of Race in the Music Industry & Being Filipino 01:16:24 Reflecting on Personal Growth and Achievements 01:25:44 The Power of Positivity: Overcoming Negativity in the Industry 01:31:39 Persistence and Determination 01:42:42 Why Dreams Don't Have Deadlines?
Matt LaRochelle: Atlantic Avenue Gym Owner’s Journey: Depression, Survival, Motivation & Honesty
20-09-2023
Matt LaRochelle: Atlantic Avenue Gym Owner’s Journey: Depression, Survival, Motivation & Honesty
Join us in an inspiring interview with Matthew LaRochelle , a name synonymous with Toronto's nightlife scene, as he shares his incredible journey from starting Cold Tea Bar with his partners, to battling depression and alcoholism, surviving a near-death experience, and emerging as a beacon of resilience. Discover how his personal transformation fuelled a passion for fitness, leading to the establishment of his own gym. LaRochelle's story is a testament to the human spirit's ability to conquer adversity and find purpose, offering hope and motivation to those facing their own challenges. Don't miss this compelling narrative of redemption and empowerment that has the power to change lives. Chapters; 00:00:00 Public Assistance Project 00:00:57 Cafeteca Sponsor 00:01:38 Matt LaRochelle on Health and Wellness 00:05:16 Where Philosophy and Training Intersect? 00:07:09 Your Limits in Training 00:08:28 How I Got From Toronto to? 00:09:45 Workers in Restaurants: The Life of Training 00:12:59 Alcohol and Drug Use in the Restaurant 00:20:20 Suicidal Thoughts & Near Death Experience 00:27:15 Getting Sober: From Drinking to Sobriety  00:28:42 What Keeps You From Dropping? 00:33:40 David Goggins on Balance 00:36:05 Adam Levine on Owning a Gym 00:40:00 Free Outdoor Fitness Classes at the Junction 00:47:14 Adam Levine on His Gym 00:49:36 Always Put the Mission Before the Me 00:54:34 LeBron James on Being Motivated to Workout 01:00:44 The Real Reason You Should Go to the Gym 01:06:24 Eat Better, Lose Weight 01:07:16 Bradley on Plastic Surgery Promoting the Gym 01:09:06 Plastic Surgery For Weight Loss 01:12:11 Matt's Thoughts On Steroids 01:15:38 Maces in the Gym 01:19:48 Matt's Advice on why Dreams Don't Have Deadlines 01:22:04 What's Next for Your Gym? 01:24:34 Why are you Honest?
The Mind Game: Psychotherapist Jhanelle Peters on Mental Health, Negativity & Anxiety Practices
21-06-2023
The Mind Game: Psychotherapist Jhanelle Peters on Mental Health, Negativity & Anxiety Practices
Join Toronto Raptors' Psychotherapist Jhanelle Peters in a captivating interview as she sheds light on Mental Health, therapy affordability, battling negativity, overcoming the "What's Next Syndrome," and her visionary endeavor to launch a Low Cost Therapy program. Gain invaluable insights into anxiety-busting practices for a healthier mind. Follow Jhanelle Peters on Instagram; https://www.instagram.com/jpeterspsychotherapy/ Visit her website; https://www.jpeterspsychotherapy.com/ Follow DDHD Team on Instagram; https://www.instagram.com/ Chapters; 00:00 - Coming Up 00:46 - Jhanelle Peters on the DDHD podcast 02:55 - How long have you been in the industry? 03:43 - Growing up in Toronto and being part of the housing program 07:43 - Understanding humans and how to talk to them 10:00 - Advice for someone who wants to give up on their dream 13:07 - Reflecting where you are and comparing with others 16:01 - Mental struggles 18:10 - Why choose a career in Mental health for Sports? 21:25 - What would you tell Baby Boomer parents about therapy? 25:19 - Do your parents talk to a therapist? 26:49 - How to help someone who's thinking of suicide? 31:10 - Examples of "Cries for help" 33:23 - Therapy exercises 38:02 - How to distract yourself from anxious thoughts 41:30 - How to distract your body when you're anxious 44:06 - How do you tackle the "affordability excuse" in therapy 48:32 - The challenges of communication in relationships 50:41 - Finding a relationship with blind optimism 54:28 - Financial stress and Stubbornness 01:00:15 - Advice for someone focusing on financial stress 01:03:05 - Change in mental health for the future 01:05:17 - What's next for Jhanelle Peters?