The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

By Steven Bartlett

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 Mar 18, 2022

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A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, alone, with nothing but a laptop & a dream. Fast forward a few years, I’m the 29 year old ex CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable. This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind. This is not scripted and I don't have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself. FOLLOW ► Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/steven/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/SteveBartlettSC?s=20) Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenbartlett-123/)

Episode Date
E145: Simon Sinek: The Number One Reason Why You’re Not Succeeding
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Simon Sinek is an author and public speaker, and one of the most interesting thinkers on business in the world today. His books ‘Start With Why’, ‘Leaders Eat Last’ and ‘The Infinite Game’ have sold millions and millions of copies.

In what he describes as ‘my favourite interview’, Simon goes into more detail about how to really run a business with ambition. Simon also opens our eyes about how being vulnerable online is a way to shield ourselves from true human connection.

One of the most thoughtful and inspiring guests to ever grace our show, Simon brings his knowledge and experience to a conversation that will leave you clearer about what issues are really important in the world today, and how they relate to you.

Topics:

  • Drifting from your ‘why’
  • How do we create continuous goals?
  • How do you find purpose in life?
  • The importance of assessment from others & nursing personal relationships
  • Practical advice to create a culture of seeking feedback from others
  • Long term negative impact of lying in your business
  • How to make the young generation thrive and stay motivated
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Steven, what are the reasons you're doing DOAC
  • What are you working on next?
  • What is your dark side?
  • Our last guest’s question


Simon:

https://twitter.com/simonsinek

https://www.instagram.com/simonsinek


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo


Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

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May 23, 2022
Moment 58 - How To Improve your Life in 5 Seconds: Mel Robbins
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 


This week, I’ve chosen a section from my conversation with Mel Robbins. Mel is the author of The Five Second Rule, a business woman, a life coach, and a sensation in the world of self improvement. At a point in her life Mel was really struggling with huge amounts of depression, anxiety, and fear, making it extremely difficult for her to get out of bed in the morning and generally just be present in her life.


This moment describes the method that has changed Mel’s mindset to become who she is today. Mel got herself out of her dark side which saw her marinating in fear and anxiety, using her Five Second Rule. The rule was born from that window of hesitation that comes into our minds before we make a decision, a decision that could define your whole life. Inside that window lives fear, anxiety, procrastination and imposter syndrome, so we create patterns of feeling, patterns of behaviour, and patterns of thinking that tempt us to steer away from making that decision. 


It can be a dangerous cycle getting stuck in these broken patterns of denial so Mel brings this down to one fundamental method. The Five Second rule works because of its simplicity. You make yourself a promise, you count backwards - 5,4,3,2,1 then you do it.

Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/94zhHbl49pb

Mel - https://www.instagram.com/melrobbins/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/melrobbins?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

May 20, 2022
E144: Happiness Expert Returns: Retrain Your Brain For Maximum Happiness: Mo Gawdat
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Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X, it’s ‘moonshot’ division behind it’s most exciting and futuristic projects, as well as the author of Solve For Happy, Scary Smart and his new book, That Little Voice In Your Head, where he returns to the theme of happiness which made his last appearance on the podcast such a success.

Mo Gawdat’s first appearance on Diary of a CEO is still my, and I know many of your, personal favourite episodes. This reunion doesn’t disappoint, as we go more in depth and Mo shares his incredible wisdom on how to approach relationships, how to prevent human suffering and how to be at peace with your choices in life.

Mo’s new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, is available from the 26th May. Inspired by the life of his late son, Ali, he has set out to share a comprehensive model for how to achieve happiness, with an emphasis on generosity and empathy towards ourselves and others.

Topics:

  • How have things changed for you since last time?
  • The signal for you to “move and flow”
  • Are you single?
  • Recognising phases in your life
  • Did you feel like something was missing?
  • Why did you decide to write this book?
  • What illusions did you live under?
  • Our whole lives are a contradiction
  • The economics of love
  • Money is an illusion
  • Not all thoughts are equal
  • Changing the shape of our brain
  • Masculine and Feminine energy
  • Your one selfish request
  • The last guest question


Mo:

https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/

https://twitter.com/mgawdat


Mo’s book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/That-Little-Voice-Your-Head/


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo


Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Craftd - https://bit.ly/3LLgrw

May 19, 2022
E143: The Man Who Coached Michael Jordan AND Kobe Bryant To WIN!: Tim Grover
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Tim Grover is the performance expert who helped to raise the game of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to the legendary levels everyone knows them for. Taking over Michael Jordan’s personal performance team when he was in his early twenties, he’s been working with the world’s top athletes for over three decades.

No one knows more about winning than Tim. No one knows more about fitness than Tim. No one knows more about mentality than Tim. But Tim also knows about our hidden insecurities, the ones that drive us and we need to use to our advantage.

Tim’s new book, Winning, opens the lid on what it was like to work with two of the greatest basketball players of all time. It is every bit as awe-inspiring as you would expect because none of Michael, Kobe, or Tim was interested in being anything except No. 1.


Topics:

  • Confronting and learning from your dark side
  • How did you go from a normal job to training Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant?
  • Attention to detail and what made you succeed
  • What do successful people end up missing?
  • Happiness or winning at all costs, what’s the goal?
  • What sacrifices did you make during your career?
  • Consistency and performing at the highest level
  • How to get the best out of teams
  • Keeping the right people around you
  • Showing up is not winning
  • Impact of your work on your family
  • Our last guest’s question


Tim:

https://twitter.com/attackathletics?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/timgrover


Tim's book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winning-Unforgiving-Greatness-Tim-Grover/dp/1398501905/


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo


Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl

May 16, 2022
Moment 57 - Why You Need To Forget About The End Result: Sir David Brailsford
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 

David Brailsford is the Team Principal of INEOS and is the main behind the ‘marginal gains’ philosophy, which can be applied in life and business more broadly, that paying attention to the tiniest details, no matter how small, can add up and together produce a big difference. He has numerous gold medals and multiple Tour De Frances under his belt to show for his philosophy.

Here David puts us inside the minds of real champions and reveals the best ways to prepare for events and really place ourselves in the moment. Forgetting about the end result and rooting ourselves in the here and now are key. It might sound hard, but David has made it his business to train people for the biggest stages for twenty years. Want to know how it’s done? Let David explain…

Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/Ajq3f7OsYpb

Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

May 13, 2022
E142: Matthew Hussey: The Secret To Building A Perfect Relationship
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Matthew Hussey is one of the world’s most renowned experts on relationships and human connection. He’s not only helped thousands of people be more ready to meet the love of their life, but also how to have a meaningful relationship with them when you do.


In this conversation Matthew doesn’t just offer advice, but opens up about how he’s approached relationships in his own life. He freely admits mistakes he’s made, where his approach went wrong, and what he’s learnt.


This is some of the most mature and reflective relationship advice I think I’ve ever heard. Because Matthew doesn’t just specialise in how to prepare for the good moments, but how to deal with the bad ones as well.


Topics:

  • Your insecurities
  • How do we know when our ego is driving?
  • What makes people feel disconnected
  • The positive impact of personal responsibility
  • The value of lessons learnt from previous trauma
  • How to control emotions to bring yourself to a place of peace
  • Learning to show vulnerabilities
  • Why do partners trying to change us?
  • Are you scared of being bored in your relationship?
  • Do we have to be in the right place personally for a successful relationship?
  • The last guests question


Matthew:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9HGzFGt7BLmWDqooUbWGBg

https://www.instagram.com/thematthewhussey/


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo



Sponsors:

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May 12, 2022
E141: Classpass Founder: Quitting My 9-5 Led To A $1 Billion Business: Payal Kadakia
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Payal is the founder of Classpass, the app that’s helped millions of users find their passion. Her own love of dancing encouraged her to start a business which enabled anyone, anywhere to find something they loved to do.

When Payal’s parents moved to America with no money and no connections, they had to completely start their life from scratch. Payal grew up in a home where her mother often wasn’t home, working late-night shifts to keep her family going. 

How far Payal has come. Today she shares exactly how she got there. The sheer determination with which she ruthlessly sets her goals and priorities, and then systematically chases after them with everything she’s got, was hugely inspiring to me, and I’m sure it will be to you too.


Topics:

  • What made you different?
  • Batling between your passion and 9-5 job
  • Rebelling for your purpose
  • Changing careers and finding new communities
  • Confidence, purpose, and drive to success
  • Why did you start ClassPass?
  • What difficulties did you face starting your business?
  • Living in line with your values
  • What were you like as a manager?
  • Why did you step away from Classpass?
  • Work and family balance
  • Therapy sessions
  • Our last guest’s question


Payal:

https://twitter.com/payalkadakia

https://www.instagram.com/payal


Payal's book: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LifePass-Groundbreaking-Approach-Goal-Setting/dp/1399706756


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo


Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl

Vodafone Business - https://www.vodafone.co.uk/business/sme-business?cid=psoc-ent/vhub/doaceo/aws/3.22/ntst

May 09, 2022
Moment 56 - The Only Way To Build Confidence: Jacqueline Gold
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 

Jaqueline Gold has been the CEO of AnnSummers for over thirty years, and has had to overcome a lot of demons and obstacles in her life. But the attitude she’s employed to tackle these is nothing short of incredible. In this moment, Jacqueline discusses how shy she first was and she overcame that. She reiterated here that we aren’t born shy. It’s often our situational environments that create and shape who we are later on. No matter how shy or inverted we are, everyone has a fire inside them, an ambition and a burning desire to do what they believe is right. Jacqueline is a great believer that courage comes first, it forces you out of your comfort zone, and when you do this, confidence will come and great things will happen.

Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/e4eJGthNMpb

Jacqueline - https://jacquelinegold.com https://www.instagram.com/jacquelinegoldcbe/

Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

May 06, 2022
E140: How To Find Ultimate Fulfilment At Work: Marcus Buckingham
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Marcus Buckingham, is one of the world's most in-demand career experts and the author of several best-selling business books including, ‘First, Break All The Rules’, ‘Nine Lies About Work’ and ‘Love + Work’. He is known as the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths and leadership at work, and today leads research at the ADP Research Institute.

Marcus is used to consulting with teams at brands such as Disney, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Facebook and focuses on strengths versus weaknesses, how to take feedback, how to build on strengths and identify leadership.

From struggling with a stammer in his early teens, to becoming a prolific public speaker, Marcus opens up about how he overcame it as well as touching on many other insightful topics. We talk about how to become a great manager, how to make your employees happy and what a strength really is. I want to thank Marcus for his enthusiasm and true love for what he knows so much about. I hope you will learn something from this because I certainly did.


Topics:

  • Overcoming a stammer to become a public speaker
  • Starting your journey in Physiology
  • How do I know what a strength is?
  • How do I ask a good question?
  • The biggest predictor of employee satisfaction
  • How to manage under performers
  • Dealing with people that don't do things the way you do them
  • Your book Love + Work
  • Should we be dragged by what we’re good at in a job we hate?
  • How did you overcome your job challenges?
  • Promotions and helping people grow
  • How to have a successful relationship
  • The last guest's question


Marcus'

book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Work-Find-What-Rest-ebook/dp/B08T24QK35


Marcus:

https://mobile.twitter.com/mwbuckingham

https://www.instagram.com/marcusbuckingham/


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo



Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Craftd - https://bit.ly/3LLgrwj

May 05, 2022
E139: Jessie J: I Quit Music, Deleted An Album, Then Changed My Mind
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  • Jessie J is a singer and songwriter who has been singing professionally since she was 11 years old. In 2010 she shot to fame with the release of her first single, Do It Like A Dude. She has since sold millions of records, performed at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, and been a judge on the talent shows The Voice and The Voice Kids.

This episode with Jessie is a special conversation. She was candid and open about the highs and lows throughout her life, and shared with me some things that she has never voiced before. From her early childhood memories, to the fame and success of her music, to health issues and grief, Jessie spoke with such honesty and tenderness.

But she also talks about how she has enabled herself to break open and embrace the grief that she has stored up and hidden away. Jessie is someone who has always come out fighting, and here she goes into how that’s been possible in a way she never has before. We learn about how to stay grounded as you become famous, especially in the dizzying swirl of Los Angeles. I want to thank Jessie for her honesty and for taking the time to record this episode with me, it will certainly change how you think about a lot of things in life.

Topics:

  • My childhood and health problems
  • Growth in moments of sadness and pain
  • Finding out about your fertility problems
  • Dealing with everything hitting you at once
  • What would you say to your old self?
  • Not knowing who I was
  • Were record labels defining who you were?
  • Finding the right team for you
  • Why did you disappear?
  • How did the pandemic impact you?
  • Jamal Edwards passing 
  • Your miscarriage
  • Your bodyguard’s passing
  • Do you let people in?
  • Love and relationships
  • What’s your next chapter?
  • Our last guest's question

Jessie J:

https://twitter.com/jessiej

https://www.instagram.com/jessiej


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo


Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl

May 02, 2022
Moment 55 - This Method Will Boost Your Productivity: Ali Abdaal
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.


This week I’m bringing back an episode from August last year with Ali Abdaal; a doctor, business entrepreneur, public speaker and all-round expert. It is important to resurface these ideas about productivity so that we can get the most out of our lives. This was an incredibly engaging conversation, as he tells me how he manages to squeeze every moment from his day. 


Ali mentions here that in order to do our tasks in the most efficient way, we should shift our mindset to think they are fun. This means that we become intrinsically motivated to complete them. One way in which we can do this is change ‘I have to…’ to ‘I get to…’. Shifting our mind to think that something is fun, will make us feel so much better about ourselves once the task is done. 


I also mentioned that when I have my own time to choose when I can be productive, I create time sensitive and task specific blocks in my mind. This helps to create a tick box mentality, and one which I can intertwine with what Ali says here.


Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/5r583D34Apb

Ali - https://twitter.com/AliAbdaal?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.instagram.com/aliabdaal/?hl=en

Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

Apr 29, 2022
E138: Terry Crews: How My Porn Addiction Nearly Ended My Marriage
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Terry Crews is a NFL player turned film and TV star, featuring in a wide range of hugely successful shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, White Chicks, Everybody Hates Chris and Idiocracy. Escaping his abusive father, and spending decades cultivating his bodybuilder physique and mentality, Terry then broke into the Hollywood scene.

This episode is the Terry Crews we have never seen before. We talk about some extremely deep, raw material and explore his deeply personal story of his childhood which led him into an addiction to appearing outwardly tough. His journey to where he is now is inspiring and the way he speaks about it is so humbling.

Certain areas of his life that became out of control such as violence, sex, relationships, racism, shame, made him learn how to seek control of himself and his environment. His latest book, Tough: My Journey to True Power, is a moving autobiography where Terry faces these insecurities and distressing memories.

Topics:

  • What made you the person you are today?
  • Domestic violence in your family
  • Where did your dad's pain come from ?
  • My pornography addiction
  • How did porn impact your marriage?
  • Cheating on my wife
  • Opening up to my wife and its consequences
  • Why do men avoid intimacy and vulnerability ?
  • What was your lowest moment ?
  • Your dad being aggressive in front of your children
  • How and why did you change?
  • How would your life be if you wouldn't have changed ?
  • I was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive
  • How my dark and bright side came from the same place
  • Our last guest's question


Terry Crews:

https://twitter.com/terrycrews

https://www.instagram.com/terrycrews


Terry's book: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tough-My-Journey-True-Power/dp/0593329805/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1651096152&sr=8-2


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo


Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Craftd - https://bit.ly/3LLgrwj

Apr 28, 2022
E137: Piers Morgan: Dealing With Repeat Failure, Death Threats & Regrets
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Piers Morgan is a journalist and television host who hasn't stayed out of the headlines since being made the youngest newspaper editor in Britain when he took over the News of the World at the age of 28, almost 30 years ago. Over the years he has attracted controversy for his disputed tactics in breaking news stories and television interviews. He is also the author of several best-selling memoirs.

His long affinity for journalism has seen him leaving and starting new roles across ITV, CNN and NBC. Some of the shows include Piers Morgan Life Stories, Good Morning Britain, Britain’s Got Talent, and his newest - Piers Morgan Uncensored, beginning April 24 on the new TalkTv. In this conversation we touch subjects of mental resilience, cancel-culture, mental health and veganism.

You may not like it, it may not be comfortable to listen to, but this interview was an important debate which made me think about many of the things we spoke about. Piers believes his voice of common sense, acts as a vital counter-narrative to have in society and encourages us to build resilience, stimulate debate and stop over labelling things.

Topics:

  • What made you the person we see today?
  • Mental resilience vs mental health
  • How did you get ahead so quickly in your career?
  • Marketing yourself using controversy
  • How have you dealt with your ups and downs?
  • What would it take for you and Meghan Markle to make up?
  • The effect your media appearance has on your children
  • When does Piers Morgan cry?
  • Piers Morgan Uncensored
  • The last guest's question


Piers:

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan

https://www.instagram.com/piersmorgan/


Piers Morgan Uncensored:

https://www.youtube.com/c/PiersMorganUncensored/featured


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo



Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl

Apr 25, 2022
Moment 54 - How You Should Make Every Big Decision: Rochelle Humes
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.


This week, I have chosen a clip from my episode with Rochelle Humes, who spoke to me so openly about her life, chasing the highest goals like never before. Rochelle has been performing professionally and presenting television since she was in school, and is also the entrepreneur behind innovative hair and skincare brand My Little Coco.


Rochelle found success by being true to herself, and following her instincts. We all know this can be hard to do, so here we talk about how to make those decisions easier. The 51% theory is something that I learnt off Barack Obama at a talk we both did in Brazil. It comes down to if we are always looking for 100% of the facts, data and certainty to get our decisions over the line, it leads to huge procrastination and time-wasting. Getting to that 51% is a much more efficient system, and it reassures us that it will be the right decision to make.


Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/6bwLmjTyppb

Rochelle - https://twitter.com/rochellehumes?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/rochellehumes/


Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos



Apr 22, 2022
E136: Lilly Singh: My Deepest Insecurities Led To My Greatest Achievements
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Lilly Singh is one of the biggest influencers on the planet who was the first woman of colour to have a syndicated talk show on network television, but after it was abruptly cancelled she’s had to start from scratch on what she wants to do and where she’s going.

With over 14 million youtube subscribers and over 11 million instagram followers, the world has always had a keen interest in Lilly’s story. She’s an incredible person who builds from her strong foundation of values, and has had to think increasingly more about what exactly those values are.

This is also the first instalment of The Diary of a CEO: USA, as I caught up with Lilly in California. Over the coming weeks and months, you will get to see some incredible conversations with guests the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Bringing more value, more incredible stories, and more world-beating expertise. Get ready, because this is going to be an unbelievable journey.

  • Early Years - Having to prove I was worthy
  • The reason for starting Youtube
  • What helps you when you’re going through pain
  • The skill that made you different
  • Why are you wired to be disrupted?
  • Do you think you are enough?
  • Advice when stuck at a crossroad
  • Your late-night talk show
  • The impact the criticism had on you
  • What happened after your show got cancelled?
  • What makes up the foundation of your life?
  • Panic attacks, meditation, and breath works
  • Struggling to form friendships
  • What does success mean to you?
  • Relationships and expectations
  • What's the hardest question you could be asked?
  • The last guest's question

Lilly:

https://www.instagram.com/lilly/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfm4y4rHF5HGrSr-qbvOwOg

Lilly’s book:

https://www.amazon.com/Be-Triangle-Being-Getting-Shape/

Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo

Sponsors:

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Apr 21, 2022
E135: Craig David Opens Up About His Painful Rise, Fall & Redemption
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Craig David is a singer and DJ who has sold over 15 million records worldwide. With over 20 years in the music industry, he is one of the world’s best-known singers.

But when he found his career falling away beneath him, Craig had to reinvent himself. Coming back with the incredibly popular TS5, Craig has risen to the top, fallen back and then rebuilt himself back to exactly where he left off.

Nothing reveals the truth about yourself more than having it all and (most of it) being taken away. Craig had to dig deep and express what was true to himself, but first he had to find out what that meant.

Topics:

  • Your early years
  • Your model of relationships
  • Growing up on a council estate 
  • Your early music influences
  • Your rise in music
  • How were you dealing with your meteoric rise? 
  • Losing yourself 
  • Your mental health journey
  • Being back and in a better place
  • The last guests question


Craig: 

https://www.instagram.com/craigdavid/

https://mobile.twitter.com/craigdavid


Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl

Apr 18, 2022
Moment 53 - Why Doing This Is More Important Than Ever Before: Johann Hari
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 


Johann Hari, is the man behind multiple bestselling books speculating on depression, anxiety, happiness, and loneliness. In this clip, we talk about the important role spending time reading plays in our lives. 


We are so absorbed in the information that we see across social media because of the short and fast forms they are presented to us in. Whether that’s twitter posts or Instagram captions, the medium of these messages make us impatient when it comes to reading a book. Johann calls it screen inferiority which diminishes our ability to retain information. 


He explains that instead of skimming (or scrolling) across loads of things, we need to take a bit of time to think about one thing. Slowing down, looking at one bit and spending time thinking about what you are actually reading is how we are going to increase our engagement.


Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/9vzo9qSXdpb


Johann - https://twitter.com/johannhari101?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/johann.hari/


Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

Apr 15, 2022
E134: The Single Biggest Killer Of Relationships: Lewis Howes
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Lewis is the host of The School of Greatness podcast and the author of The Mask of Masculinity. An icon of American self-development, Lewis’ podcast has been downloaded hundreds of millions of times, and helped hundreds of millions of people.

But the first person Lewis had to help is himself. Someone who always ran towards things that made him feel safe, whether that be towards working out, towards the need to get girls to like him, or away from his trauma.

But an outside injury, and a reckoning with his inside trauma, meant Lewis had to start from zero. What strikes me about Lewis is someone who’s come so far after his life was turned upside down. When his world was spinning around, Lewis saw the way forwards.


Topics:

  • Healing my childhood trauma
  • What were the dynamics with your parents?
  • What was the impact of your dad’s accident on you?
  • Importance of communicating with your parents
  • Learning the art of emotional regulation / Allowing myself to be vulnerable changed my life
  • Why I didn’t compromise my core values (and being honest in your relationships)
  • The power of honesty in relationships
  • Knowing your values and vision
  • Balancing work and relationships
  • Biggest killer of relationships
  • Overcoming my fear of public speaking
  • How do I find meaning and happiness?
  • Why does helping people matter to you?
  • Our last guest's question


Lewis:

https://twitter.com/LewisHowes

https://www.instagram.com/lewishowes


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


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Apr 14, 2022
E133: Karren Brady: How To Win At Entrepreneurship & Love (at the same time)
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Karren Brady is a businesswoman, Vice Chairman of West Ham, a mainstay on BBC One’s The Apprentice for many years, and at the age of 23 became the youngest person to run a publicly traded company when she was put in charge of Birmingham City Football Club.

Not only was she the youngest person running a football club, but she was also one of the first women to be leaders in the industry. It is hard to imagine not only being one of the youngest people at the club you’re running, but one of the only women too.

What has underlined these advances is incredible energy, dedication and drive. For Karren, breaking glass ceilings and being a first to do things is reachable for everyone, it just means working twice as hard as everyone else.

  • Early years
  • How independence led me to success
  • What made you stand out? What was the skill that made you stand out?
  • My first big deal
  • What was different about you?
  • Importance of being candid in business
  • Democracy within your business
  • Running West Ham United F.C
  • Do emotions compromise your decisions
  • Should clubs be more transparent?
  • Work and life balance
  • Sexism in football and the workplace
  • Your relationships
  • Is there a need to maintain desire?
  • Have you experienced anxiety?
  • Feminism & your milestones
  • What's your advice to young women


Karren:

https://twitter.com/karren_brady

https://www.instagram.com/karren_brady_official


Sponsors:

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Apr 11, 2022
Moment 52 - Why You Need To Be Kinder To Yourself: Fearne Cotton
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Fearne Cotton is an author, presenter and podcast host with a goal to help all of her listeners find their own happy place. In this clip, we talk about one section of her book that hones in on the idea of being more self-compassionate. It's something I’ve spoken about a lot, talking about this voice inside our heads that talks to us. What Fearne says here is that we need to choose what we listen to, and what we focus on.

We need to focus on the stuff that we like about ourselves and the things that we really want to celebrate. It’s a matter of where we put our attention and focus, and that is a hard practical discipline that we need to work on. It’s so important that we learn to become more self-compassionate. I hope listening to Fearne’s episode will move you in the right direction.

Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/OrX6sjtZEob

Fearne - https://www.instagram.com/fearnecotton/channel/

Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

Apr 08, 2022
E132: Wretch 32: How To Build Unstoppable Self-Belief
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Wretch 32 is a British rapper and the co-founder of Green Machine, a company that specialises in CBD products. One of the leading rappers of his generation, he is noted for his especially personal lyrics that movingly convey his making a better life for himself, as well as his relationship with those around him, especially his mother.

With every line and every bar he wrote, Wretch pulled his way out of his Tottenham estate and the circumstances he was born into. Growing up surrounded by gang conflict, Wretch has had to navigate right and wrong in a world that sometimes seemed upside down.

But what’s fascinating about Wretch is he didn’t move away or let success lead him into a new life. Instead, he stayed in Tottenham. Because he didn’t want success to change him, who his people were, and what was important to him.

Topics:

  • Your Early Years
  • Your beginnings as an artist
  • How did you know you were going to succeed?
  • How did it feel to reach your dream?
  • Rap culture and materialism
  • Staying true to yourself
  • Impact of media pressure
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Your CBD business
  • Working with Def Jam Recordings
  • Your relationships
  • The modern music industry Influences
  • Our last guest's question


Wretch:

https://www.instagram.com/officialwretch32/

https://twitter.com/wretch32


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

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Apr 07, 2022
E131: Jonny Wilkinson: Winning The World Cup Led To My Darkest Days
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Jonny Wilkinson is one of the most famous rugby players of all time. With a career spanning two decades, he has won the rugby World Cup, the Premiership, the Heineken Cup, the Six Nations, and the Top 14.

For all those years, people didn’t really know what drove Jonny. Because when he was playing rugby, Jonny never felt good enough. Even the highest achievements in the sport would hold back his insecurities for only a few minutes.

The journey of how he was able to break this toxic cycle and appreciate himself and the world around him to the full is one of the most inspiring stories we’ve ever heard. Jonny’s own podcast, I Am, is available for download now.


Topics:

  • What shaped you into who you are
  • Going in search of your identity
  • Is your mindset now conducive of a world cup champion
  • Your mental health after the World Cup drop goal
  • How does someone become all they can be
  • Was winning the World Cup really your goal?
  • What impact has being open and honest had on your life?
  • Your mental health journey
  • Are you happy?
  • Your partner
  • Your drink - Number 1 Living
  • Being introspective
  • The last guest question


Jonny:

https://twitter.com/JonnyWilkinson

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/i-am-with-jonny-wilkinson/


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


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Apr 04, 2022
Moment 51 - Jordan Peterson: How Struggle Makes Us Stronger
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this moment, Jordan Peterson tells us all about the importance of struggle. Presenting his controversial view, he says that we aren't born with our virtues, they're rather forged in adversity. Because it isn’t the destination, it's the journey that takes us there.

What people don't know about Jordan is that he's from a small town, in an oil town where alcoholism is very prevalent. Out of this Jordan had to find himself, forge himself.

The values he lives by today, the vow he took with his wife never to lie to her, the desire to conduct himself with integrity in all his actions, aren't abstract concepts, they're hard taught lessons.


Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/pVhukOYjQob

Jordan - https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.jordanbpeterson.com

Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

Apr 01, 2022
E130: The Real Trick To Long Term Motivation: Daniel Pink
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Daniel Pink is the best-selling author of books that show the hidden ways to motivate yourself and those around you. He’s the man behind Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, To Sell Is Human and Free Agent Nation. His new book is all about The Power of Regret.

Daniel was still in his 20s when he’d risen to be the chief speechwriter to the Vice President of the United States, but he walked away from it all with no idea what he wanted to do next. He decided to bring his wisdom to all of us with his best-selling books.

Do you think regret is bad? Wrong. In his new book, Daniel shows how we all need regrets in our lives to guide us through how to bounce back from our mistakes, as well as appreciate our highs. This unconventional view might prove to be exactly what you need.

Topics:

  • Where do your skills come from?
  • How to be consistently motivated
  • Manifestation
  • How to keep people motivated
  • How to fuel purpose
  • The skill of sales
  • The secret to pitching
  • The type of sleeper you are
  • The Power of Regret
  • Counterfactual Thinking
  • Me & Daniel: Sharing our regrets
  • The power of experimentation and failure
  • The last guest’s question


Daniel:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Regret-Looking-Backward-Forward

https://twitter.com/DanielPink

https://www.instagram.com/danielpink


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Mar 31, 2022
E129: Dr Rangan Chatterjee: 3 Steps To "Core" Happiness
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Rangan Chatterjee is the host of the Feel Better, Live More podcast, author of The Four Pillar Plan and Feel Better in 5, host of BBC One’s Doctor in the House, and a doctor unlike any you have heard or seen before.

Because what Rangan cares about is an all-encompassing concept of your health, not just if you are well. Disillusioned with the priorities of medicine and the healthcare industry, Rangan struck out on his own to to try ways not just to make you feel better, but be the healthiest version of yourself.

Rangan’s new book is Happy Mind, Happy Life, where he opens up about the defining moments in his journey like never before.


Topics:

  • Your early years
  • What invalidated you when you were younger?
  • How do you find what you actually want in life?
  • What happiness really is - The three core pillars
  • Hoe does one build self awareness
  • How changing your perspective makes you happier
  • Being a victim
  • Taking time to reflect
  • Morning routines
  • The importance of sleep
  • The moment your child became ill
  • What is your mission now?
  • The dangers of being lonely
  • The last guests question


Rangan:

https://drchatterjee.com/

https://www.instagram.com/drchatterjee/

https://drchatterjee.com/\


Rangan’s book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Happy-Mind-Life-Simple-Great/


Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl

Mar 28, 2022
Moment 50 - The Most Common Misconceptions About Sleep: Stephanie Romiszewski
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. This week, I want to bring back to you a section from this incredible conversation I had with Stephanie Romiszewski, an experienced sleep physiologist and expert in developing bespoke treatment plans for sleep problems. Here we discuss the common misconceptions many people have about sleep, including the much perceived importance of getting those 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night. Her main piece of advice denotes that perfection is the enemy of the good; dictating our bedtime is the worst thing we can do to ourselves, and instead we should focus on the quality over the quantity of sleep and never expect to get that solid 8 hours that we have all been told to get.  Finding a reasonable sleep routine, and maintaining it will allow our bodies to regulate and rest, which will eventually train the brain to use our sleep window as a sleep opportunity. Such an overload of misconceptions can go wrong, and cause even more panic for people who have become crippled by their sleep patterns. We often forget how efficient our bodies are, so we need to stop worrying about sleep debt and instead focus on a good routine.Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/OrX6sjtZEob Stephanie- https://twitter.com/sleepyclinic https://sleepyheadclinic.co.uk/stephanie-romiszewski-sleep-expert/ Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos
Mar 25, 2022
E128: Diplo: College Dropout To World's Most Iconic DJ
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Diplo is a DJ and music producer, who as well as being one of the biggest solo DJs in the world, is one half of Major Lazer and Silk City. His new album ‘Diplo’ is out now.

But when Diplo was growing up in the deep American south, the music world seemed a million miles away. A journey to expand his horizons and connect with new types of people and music would take him to Brazil, Japan, Jamaica and many, many more places.

DJs like Diplo are in the business of creating unforgettable moments and experiences for their audience, but what is it like to live those moments nearly every day, every time in a new city, every time in a new way?


Topics:

  • Your early years
  • What drove you to follow your passion?
  • Faking being a DJ
  • How travel and culture shaped your music
  • How do you anticipate a hit record?
  • Whats been the cost of your obsession?
  • Your journey with mental health
  • Your family
  • How do you handle the highs and lows?
  • Your new album
  • Balancing relationships and being on the road
  • Our last guest question


Diplo:

https://www.instagram.com/diplo/

https://open.spotify.com/album/2Lm2otWdTB4ChDfvbRXHIu


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos


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Mar 24, 2022
E127: Jaackmaate: The Untold Story Of My Battle With Health Anxiety & OCD
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Jaackmate is the host of the popular Happy Hour podcast and a youtuber with over one million subscribers. From humble beginnings in Norwich to one of the largest internet personalties working in Britain today, Jack has had a hell of a ride.

But more thought goes into Jack’s comedy and its targets than you might think. Because Jack doesn’t just mock anyone, but is always interrogating himself as to whether he’s mocking the right targets, and whether there’s a sufficient ‘why?’ to everything he does.

His ride to the top hasn’t been easy either, and Jack has had to overcome challenges he never expected along the way. From anxiety to dealing with criticism, Jack gives us the truth about inventing, and then reinventing, yourself on the internet.

Topics:

  • Your early years
  • Your fake Youtube persona
  • Your YouTube journey and losing motivation
  • Does money buy happiness
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Why stopped posting on Youtube
  • Have you ever thought about the person on the other side of your criticism?
  • Happy Hour Podcast
  • Health Anxiety
  • Your partner
  • Whats the reason you’re sitting here today?
  • The last guests question


Jack: 

https://twitter.com/Jaack?s=20&t=vmSg7Y60pTpQcFOWvrd8mg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0BjnjltT8FEZyN3Iw5mN0Q  


The rapper NF that Jack Refers to https://www.youtube.com/c/NFrealmusicvideos/videos


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Mar 21, 2022
Moment 49 - How To Form Habits That Actually Stick: Professor Steve Peters
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this one, I’m taking a section from Steve Peters, a doctor, psychiatrist, professor and mental coach for the world's top athletes and business leaders. Here he shares his wisdom about how we can form healthy habits and ways in which to maintain them. He explains that habits can be formed both consciously, based on our belief system, and unconsciously, the ones we aren’t knowingly thinking about. When we look to battle those good habits from the bad, it is not straightforward, and they need to be subdivided. 

Steve is the author of “The Chimp Paradox”, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and put forward the groundbreaking ‘Chimp model’ for understanding how our brains work. The model focuses on the 3 parts of the brain and he talks briefly about one of them here. The ‘Chimp’ which is our desire to be irrational, emotional, impulsive and short-term. Basing habits on our beliefs and experiences is letting the Chimp make those decisions, and sometimes we need to connect the other parts of our brain; the ‘Human’ and the ‘Computer’ to manage and control the interaction they have with habits.


Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/wyvTqTz7sob

Steve - https://chimpmanagement.com/professor-steve-peters/

Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

Mar 18, 2022
E126: Israel Adesanya: Becoming World Champion Was The Lowest Day Of My Life
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Israel Adesanya is the reigning UFC Middleweight champion, and one of the meanest fighters in the world right now. But in this conversation Israel gives a glimpse on what really drives fighters on, because Mixed Martial Arts isn’t just a physical contest, it’s a mental one too.

Moving from Nigeria to New Zealand when he was still a child and different from other children in his class, fighting was Israel’s path out of bullying, seclusion, and low self-confidence. But winning alone hasn’t brought Israel happiness, in this episode you’ll find out what it’s REALLY like to be UFC World Champion.

He’s so much more than that kid with a dream now. An international phenomenon, Israel brings us the exclusive on his path to the top like he’s never told it before.

Topics:

  • Your early years
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Your great depression
  • Do you worry about what happens after all this is over?
  • How have you dealt with fame
  • Social media mob mentality
  • Bening cancelled
  • How do you balance personal life and work?
  • Keeping the right people around you
  • What drives you now?
  • Are you happy?
  • The last guests question

Israel:

https://twitter.com/stylebender

https://www.instagram.com/stylebender/


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

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Mar 17, 2022
E125: How To Finally Stop Procrastinating: Oliver Burkeman
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Oliver Burkeman is the author of Four Thousand Weeks, a book that offers the most interesting perspective on how to manage your time that I’ve ever heard. He was a columnist for the Guardian newspaper for twenty years.

The key lesson of Oliver’s book is what prioritisation really means. Make a list of the twenty-five things you want to do in your life, and then forget items 6-25, try and carve out some time every single day to work on your passion. It seems simple, but if it was more people would do it. 

We fill our lives with busywork in order to distract ourselves from the reality that our time is running out. This shocking insight is the key to understanding Oliver’s unique approach to achieve focus, and you might just gain some perspective along the way.

Topics:
  • Why do you write about happiness?
  • Happiness and meaning
  • Embracing our limits 
  • Why do we put our happiness on the future? 
  • Pursuit of efficiency 
  • Living up to your external reputation
  • Procrastination
  • How to prioritise
  • The water melon problem
  • Why self analysis is so important
  • Why do we purse ambition over happiness
  • We’re addicted to the speed of life
  • Embracing small changes
  • Embracing our irrelevance
  • A question from your book
  • The last guest question

Oliver’s book:

Oliver:
Mar 14, 2022
Moment 48 - 3 Core Principles For A Better Life: Mark Manson
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Mark Manson has sold over 13 million books, and is the genius behind ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ and ‘Everything is F*cked’. His advice here is so simple, yet so moving and easily applicable to our everyday lives. For Mark, becoming a better person requires these three principles. 

Dealing with responsibility, making choices and managing expectations are at the core of our personal development and all interlink. If there’s no personal responsibility for our choices, nothing else is ever going to work or improve. Accepting responsibility, will allow us to move away from the danger of disempowering ourselves to progress. In turn, if we can make those better choices, and take responsibility, our expectations will naturally align.


Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/mVt7Zig7hob

Mark: 

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Mar 11, 2022
E124: Phones 4u Founder: The Pain Of Becoming A Billionaire: John Caudwell
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John Caudwell is one of the richest people in the UK, for many years he has been the UK’s highest-paying taxpayer. Making his money on the back of the mobile phone revolution, he is worth £3 billion.

And he has built his fortune from nothing. Growing up in a sometimes unstable household, John ran his first business while working full time as an apprentice mechanic. His energy and drive sustained him throughout his money-making journey.

But this single-minded determination came at a cost. He sacrified friends and a social life, and has called his experience founding Phones 4u “twenty years of grief”. Perhaps no one has been more open with me about what it took to build their empire, and what it ultimately took from them. 

Topics:
  • Your early years 
  • What techniques have helped you become self-aware?
  • Criticism vs recognition with employees 
  • What skills made you great in business? 
  • How does one build resilience 
  • Your hardest moments in business 
  • What was the cost of building businesses?
  • When was the moment you decided to give away your wealth?
  • Your child falling ill
  • What have you learnt about what actually matters?
  • Romantic relationships
  • The last guests question

John:
Mar 10, 2022
E123: Roman Kemp: Why Communication Is More Important Than Ever
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Roman Kemp is the breakfast radio host on Capital FM, waking up millions of people every day. He is also a television personality, featuring on a variety of popular shows including Celebrity Gogglebox and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here and Soccer Aid! 

Roman is an charismatic and outgoing guy, but last year his sensational BBC Documentary revealed a new side to him and has helped millions of men with their mental health. In Our Silent Emergency, Roman explores the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men and is looking for answers, after loosing his best friend in August 2020.

It was a hard project for Roman to make, and while filming it he had to take a break for a month to gather his thoughts. But his efforts in opening a dialogue around the crisis is aimed to help those who are struggling in silence. It is available to download on BBC iPlayer now.

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • Getting into presenting
  • Your documentary - male suicide
  • How have you found being in the spotlight?
  • Do the super stars you meet seem happy?
  • Your romantic life
  • Looking forward to your future 
  • How are you doing?
  • The last guest question

Roman:
https://www.instagram.com/romankemp/
https://twitter.com/romankemp

@Joesbuddyline aims to promote and protect the mental health of young people, from Primary school to University - https://www.joesbuddyline.org/

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Mar 07, 2022
Moment 47 - The Power of Good Communication: Nick Jenkins
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Nick Jenkins is the founder and former CEO of Moonpig.com, a company which revolutionised gift cards and is now worth over one and a half billion pounds. In this moment, Nick shares his wisdom with us on the importance of having good communication skills from public speaking to stand-out graphics and polished writing. Your ability to articulate yourself, think coherently and coerce a logical argument is vital to all walks of life whether that is business related or not.

People often think that to be a good communicator you have to nail those public speaking events, but what Nick notes is that actually we practice articulating ourselves everyday. Making eye contact, engaging in conversations and listening to people are all things we can do. The more we output, whether that be speaking, writing or drawing the better we naturally become at communicating with people. We compare this to sales because at the baseline, we are always selling ourselves to people we meet, persuading others that we are the best. Nick is an incredible guy who leans on the power of composing yourself well in front of others in order to succeed.

Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/ogWmjYsc6nb

Watch the Episodes On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos
Mar 04, 2022
E122: World Leading Psychologist: How To Detach From Overthinking & Anxiety: Dr Julie Smith
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Sponsors:

Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven


Dr. Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist with over 3 million followers on Tiktok, as well as the author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? Before she was famous, she practised therapy for over fifteen years with the NHS and the Ministry of Defence. 


Julie offers practical advice to her millions of followers on everything from how to lead a meaningful life, to how to cope and what to do if you find yourself mentally struggling, to how to find motivation. Julie has something for everyone. 


Julie’s new book is not designed to be read in its entirety in one go, but instead is packed with applicable and real-world advice for a wide range of problems. The reader can digest as they need it. Julie has helped millions of people, and she dropped in to tell me about her plan to help millions more. 


Topics:

  • What made you want to help people?
  • How did a therapist make it onto tiktok? 
  • Dealing with rejection
  • The consequences of having a big platform
  • Having the right values & goals
  • How do we make meaningful change?
  • How do I change my mood? 
  • How important is sleep?
  • How to stay motivated 
  • What is the cure for overload? 
  • The balance of embracing emotions vs ignoring them
  • The stigma around addressing a situation
  • How do you build confidence
  • How important is it to not make decisions in high emotion moments?
  • Building self esteem by having a good relationship with failure
  • Using our breathing to manage anxiety 
  • Is it important to understand we’re going to die?
  • The importance of relationships
  • Are you happy?
  • The last guest question


Julie’s book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241529719/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_V6BCCKNCQY8W6WBHK8W9

Julie:

https://www.tiktok.com/@drjuliesmith



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Mar 03, 2022
E121: Matt Hancock: Opens Up About His Affair, Mistakes & The Pandemic
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Matthew Hancock is the MP for West Suffolk, the former Secretary of State for Health, and was responsible for leading the country through the COVID-19 pandemic until his time as Health Secretary was brought controversially to an end in summer 2021. 

For the first time, Matt speaks candidly on what it was like to lead a country through a once-in-a-century pandemic, and the circumstances surrounding his resignation. When I started this podcast, I wanted to bring you conversations that allow us to see behind the scenes, to give the context and this conversation is no different. You do not have to agree with Matt but I think after this episode today we will have the answers we’ve all been waiting for. 

This is not your typical political interview. This is a conversation that definitely needed to happen.

Topics:
  • Why did you want to have this conversation here?
  • Your early years
  • Diversity in politics 
  • Why did you get into politics and why would you want to?
  • How can you be the minister for all these different areas?
  • You running for Prime Minister 
  • When covid hit 
  • What was your life like at that time?
  • If you’d known a pandemic would roll in would you have taken the health secretary job?
  • The care home mistake 
  • Isn’t our high number of deaths an indicator that wrong decisions were made?
  • The first vaccine - showing your emotions
  • The CCTV footage 
  • The parties at number 10 
  • Dominic Cummings
  • Your Dyslexia campaign 
  • Do you feel like you’ve addressed what you wanted to from this conversation? 
  • The last guest question    

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Feb 28, 2022
Moment 46 - A Tribute To Jamal Edwards
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Jamal Edwards: A true legend, role model and friend.

In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast I usually pick one of my favourite moments across all the episodes, but this week after the heartbreaking news of Jamal’s passing I wanted to collate the best bits of our conversation into a mini montage as a dedication to the prodigious person he was. I hope we can all live in the legacy he left behind.

Jamal Edwards played a huge role in my life, he was someone that I admired and looked up to tremendously. He paved the way and proved to young black men like me that I could become successful and achieve big things.

Jamal is the founder of SBTV, the first new media business on YouTube, which is hugely successful, and plays a role in launching the careers of many, many people in the music industry, including Ed Sheeran. He talks here about the dimensions of being an entrepreneur, and how the mistakes we make often create the biggest hurdles to overcome and learn from.

His wisdom and maturity are inspiring to listen to and as we delve into the subject of achieving happiness, he says his own happiness comes from being able to give back, to improve other people’s lives and to give people the confidence and self-belief he wished he had. We recorded this clip over a year ago, and I wanted to share with you moments from it that capture his genuine empathy, charisma and diligence.

Rest in peace brother. 

Episode 39 - https://g2ul0.app.link/voBhicG5Snb
Feb 24, 2022
E120: James Smith: How To Create The Life You’ve Always Wanted
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James Smith is a bestselling author of Not A Life Coach and Not A Diet Book, and a personal trainer and fitness influencer with a unique philosophy that makes his message unlike any fitness advice you’ve ever heard before. 

James combines hard truths, he’s not afraid of saying words like ‘fat’, and an extra level of connection and empathy with his clients, he begins by asking them how many hours a week they can commit, and works around them. He has high expectations that work around you.

James is a special guy, and he didn’t hold back in this conversation. Fitness is a world where there’s a lot of bad advice, a lot of contradictory opinions, and it can be hard to tell the wood from the trees. For the plain facts on how to take your fitness to the next level, James is the fitness expert for you.

James:

James’ book:
Feb 21, 2022
Moment 45 - Why 80% Of Relationships Don't Work: Mo Gawdat
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this episode, we go back to a moment from one of my favourite episodes with Mo Gawdat. We discuss something that I like to bring up with a lot of my guests; how to maintain love and keep relationships healthy. The way Mo speaks about his previous partner is phenomenal and should be a lesson to us all mentioning that he still admires her spirituality, love and wisdom.  

Mo explains that reaching this level of maturity in meaningful relationships requires work, trust and a total understanding of each other. Finding love and keeping love are not the same thing. In this moment listen to become a better person in your relationships. 

Episode 101 - https://g2ul0.app.link/9MCCcFlLnmb   

Mo:
https://twitter.com/MGawdat
https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/?... 

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Feb 17, 2022
E119: Jay Shetty: The 3 Simple Things A Happy Life Needs
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Jay Shetty is the best-selling author of Think Like a Monk, host of the No. 1 podcast On Purpose, spiritual friend to celebrities from Ellen Degeneres to Oprah Winfrey, and a former monk. 

Jay is one of the most wise people I have ever met. Very few people can reach into depths of insight on such a wide array of topics like he does. I learnt so many things I didn't even realise I needed to know from this conversation, and I know you will too.

I definitely was able to put things into perspective in this conversation. Jay has a way of linking very practical advice to really profound insights about life. This conversation went in so many unexpected directions and was definitely one of the discussions I've found most personally valuable. Jay, thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. 

  • Your early years
  • How to deal with subconscious behaviour patterns 
  • The Importance of surrounding yourself with good values
  • You’re a very good quitter 
  • Why do people label themselves in a certain way?
  • Meditation
  • Where do people start with Meditation, breathing techniques
  • Good fear & bad fear 
  • What do we want to improve personally?
  • What can I do to have an impact on someones life?
  • What do we require for a happy life?
  • Your partnership with Calm
  • Why was Jay Shetty successful?
  • The last guests question

Jay:
Feb 14, 2022
Moment 44 - Ben Francis: Knowing This Will Accelerate Your Business
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 

Ben Francis is the genius behind Gymshark, the $1.5 billion fitness business. With success at 19, Ben had a vision, he had an idea and he had the passion. He wanted to create a truly iconic brand to help inspire people around the world. Ben leant into his strengths, and in this clip he advises those who want to become entrepreneurs to do the same. Leaning into those passions, along with hard work and smart work, will inevitably lead you to different opportunities. Fitness is Ben’s passion, it drives him everyday and in this clip, he encourages you to follow yours.

Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/4pR1CteGvnb 

Ben:

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Feb 10, 2022
E118: Rochelle Humes: Learning To Be At Peace With Uncertainty
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Rochelle Humes is a television presenter, entrepreneur behind innovative hair and skincare brand My Little Coco, and a former singer. Rochelle has been performing professionally and presenting television since she was in school, and in this episode she opens up on a lifetime chasing the highest goals like never before. 

It hasn’t always been easy for Rochelle. Growing up in a single parent household, nothing was handed to her on a plate. When she tried to launch a hair and skincare business which had some products marketed at people of colour, stores didn’t want to stock it.

But in all these parts of her life Rochelle has found success by staying true to herself. Hers is a story of real perseverance. The new collection from My Little Coco is available now in Boots. 

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • Your Dad & your family
  • The Saturdays
  • Starting your business - My Little Coco 
  • Black maternity scandal
  • Relationships
  • Fiver year plan and deciding to manage yourself
  • Making tough decisions
  • The last guests question

Rochelle: 

My Little Coco (Rochelle's Business): 


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Feb 07, 2022
Moment 43 - The Key To Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

This particular moment was taken from an episode where I asked you guys to send in questions you wanted answering. This one really stood out to me as its a question I get so often, yet I think people are looking at imposter syndrome in completely the wrong way. Facing the feeling of being outside our comfort zone is a challenge to overcome, but with the right mindset we can turn those nerves around into something positive. When you feel butterflies in your stomach, my evidence and interpretation of this nervousness tells me I am ready to do the thing that is instinctively making you anxious.

Despite associating imposter syndrome with fear, I strongly believe that it is a good feeling to have. Growth requires us to step outside of our comfort zone, to push ourselves and expand our abilities. Each time you do this, the next time will be just that little bit easier. What people call imposter syndrome is a sign you're exactly where you are supposed to be. Though short I felt this was a moment that couldn't be missed.


Episode 103 - https://g2ul0.app.link/oMH2Vkboinb


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Feb 03, 2022
E117: Calm App Founder: From $0 To $2 Billion By Making The World Meditate: Michael Acton Smith
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Michael Acton-Smith is best known as the co-founder of Calm, the $2 billion meditation, sleep and wellness app, but he is so much more than that. Because Calm is just one of four companies Michael has built.

Michael has also built Moshi Monsters, the breakout success web-based children’s game, which after rapid growth suffered a loss in users and for a while Michael wasn’t sure whether the business could survive. Michael has experienced the highs, but also the challenges, of growing big businesses. 

These are just two of four companies Michael has built. Michael is a natural entrepreneur who’s been founding businesses his entire adult life. To talk to him and share in his wisdom was a privilege I’m immensely grateful for. 

  • Your early years
  • Starting my first business - Firebox 
  • My second business - Perplex City 
  • My third business - Moshi monsters 
  • The start of Calm
  • Calm helping people sleep
  • Misconceptions around sleep
  • Tough times for you this year
  • What you are doing now to change?
  • Your relationships
  • The foundations of good communication 
  • How accurate is the 'hippie' stigma that comes with mindfulness? 
  • Do you feel the good you've done in the world?
  • Psychedelics curing mental health
  • Our last guest question

Micheal:

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Jan 31, 2022
Moment 42 - These 3 Things Will Make You Successful In Life: Jamil Qureshi
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Jamil Quresh is a high performance expert and psychologist. he's worked with some of the biggest businesses, sports teams and individuals to help them reach the highest level of performance.  

In my mind Jamil's episode was probably one of the most valuable I've recorded. I struggle to think of a better encapsulation we’ve received of self progression and how to always have an attitude in life open to learning. 

This is the episode to listen to if you want to learn how to better take responsibility in your own life, but more importantly what that means for your wider attitude. Especially having an open mind and being willing to experiment and try new things.

I learn from all of my guests, but I think what Jamil taught me is how to learn better. This is definitely an episode for you if you feel like you’ve recently been stuck or like life isn’t throwing up the opportunities you want. Because it isn’t just the opportunities you receive, but the ones you look for, and how ready you are for them when they arrive. 
Jan 27, 2022
E116: Fearne Cotton: THIS Is How To Build Confidence & Set Yourself Free
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Fearne Cotton has been on our screens for twenty years now. The host of numerous television programmes, radio shows, and her own chart topping podcast Happy Place, which is also a popular festival, Fearne has found success in whatever field she’s set her mind to.

What makes Fearne’s connection to her audience so special is the incredibly positive and supportive atmosphere her community fosters. Fearne’s goal is definitely to help all of her listeners find their own happy place. 

Fearne’s new book, Bigger Than Us, expands on these themes like she’s never done before, as she opens up about the hard times in her life as well as the good, and how only taking both into account made her the person she is today.

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • Imposter syndrome
  • The consequences of acting
  • Depression and panic attacks
  • Making the decision to leave radio one
  • Learning to have self compassion
  • We aren’t our thoughts
  • Women talking about their success
  • What brings you meaning in your life
  • Vision for Happy Place
  • The last guests question
Jan 24, 2022
Moment 41 - The Reason You’re Feeling Stuck: Mel Robbins
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Mel Robbins is the author of The Five Second Rule, a business woman, a life coach, and a sensation in the world of self improvement. Mel also runs a seven figure business which provides courses in self-improvement and life coaching. One of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world, Mel managed to turn around her boring, grey life into one that takes her all over the world meeting all types of inspiring people. 

At a point in her life Mel was really struggling with depression, couldn’t get out of bed in the morning and generally just felt stuck in her life. Since then she’s been on a journey to understand why she felt like that and what actions needed to be taken to get her out of that place.

Today Mel uses those experiences of being in a dark place and dives into the reasons we might feel stuck in certain circumstances. She brings it down to one fundamental reason and what you can do practically to get yourself out of a situation that isn’t serving you.

Episode 108 - https://g2ul0.app.link/4h2xVz6KWmb


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Mel:
https://www.instagram.com/melrobbins/
https://twitter.com/melrobbins
Jan 20, 2022
E115: The “Winning Expert”: How To Become The Best You Can Be: Sir David Brailsford
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Sir David Brailsford is the former Performance Director of British Cycling and current Team Principal of the Ineos Grenadiers, a professional cycling team that, along with its direct predecessor Team Sky, have won seven Tour De France titles since 2012. 

David is behind the business and life philosophy of ‘marginal gains’, a belief that paying attention to every little detail, and then trying to improve it by 1%, will have massive compound benefits when added together. 

Before David arrived at British Cycling, Britain was a relative backwater in the cycling world. Within a few years, he oversaw a team that won 8 out of 10 track medals at the olympic games. In this interview David opens up about the good times, and also the criticism he’s received, like never before.

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • Getting into cycling
  • Helping people find their motivation
  • C.O.R.E
  • First principles
  • Forgetting about the result
  • How to build motivation after victory?
  • How to make tough decisions
  • Marginal gains 
  • The cost of your obsession
  • Your cancer scare
  • Undergoing Heart surgery
  • Individual approach vs team approach
  • Struggling with failure 
  • The last guests question
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Jan 17, 2022
Moment 40 - The Solution To All Of Your Problems
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

This week we’re jumping back to episode 47, a solo episode where I talk about a simple solution that can help us get out of our own heads and overcome a tough situation.

If you ever feel trapped by your circumstances, this is the podcast for you. What’s crucial to understand is that you can’t control your environment, but you can control how you deal with it.

It’s through hard and challenging experiences that I’ve been able to build my own resilience using these methods. I want this podcast to go out to someone out there who’s in a similar situation but doesn’t know what to do.


Episode 47 - https://g2ul0.app.link/jWDCIWRrLmb


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Jan 13, 2022
E114: How To Fix Your Focus & Stop Procrastinating: Johann Hari
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Johann Hari is a journalist and author of Lost Connections, a book which changed the way I think about depression and mental health. His new book, Stolen Focus, is about what people can do in order to improve their focus, and about what we can all do to stop our attention being robbed in a world of increasing distractions.

Johann travels thousands of miles all over the world in order to complete his research, he’s spoken to experts on every continent and he’s come in to us about what he’s learnt on his journey. 

What Johann offers is not just practical advice for us all to take to improve our focus, but also what we can all do to change the way we interact with tech companies in order to make sure it never gets robbed again.

Topics:
  • Why did you write about focus
  • What is the cost of losing our attention?
  • Social Media
  • Flow States
  • What is the harm of interruption?
  • The lack of sleep we all seem to be getting
  • The importance of reading physical books
  • Negativity bias
  • Angry humans in an angry machine
  • Is there hope?
  • Food is messing up our focus 
  • Our last guests question


Johann:

Johann’s book:
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Jan 10, 2022
Moment 39 - Jimmy Carr: The Truth About Hard Work
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Jimmy Carr needs no introduction and is one of the biggest names in British comedy. Jimmy has hardly been off our screens for the last two decades. But what people may not know is that Jimmy has another side to him. When he was in mid-20s, Jimmy was in a boring office job, without much joy or direction in his life. But he set himself on a journey of self-improvement. Out of nowhere, he decided to quit and start again, the rest, as they say, is history. 

Hard work is something that in our society has developed a reputation for being toxic but what really is the truth about hard work? In this weeks moment episode Jimmy talks to us about the myths of hard work, this 'toxic' narrative and the importance of woking hard vs working smart. 

Episode 106 - https://g2ul0.app.link/AWljby1dzmb 

Jimmy:



Jan 06, 2022
E113: Jordan Peterson: How To Become The Person You’ve Always Wanted To Be
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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a psychologist, academic, public intellectual, author of 12 Rules for Life and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life, and an inspiration to millions of people around the world. 

One of my most requested guests ever, Jordan came in to talk to us on his visit to the UK to talk about his incredible recovery from his health troubles, how people can improve their position and lot in life, how to stand up for yourself and how he derives meaning from the work he does.

I’ve wanted to meet Jordan for years, and I’m grateful for the opportunity he afforded me to fulfil my dream of speaking to him. This is one of the episodes I’m proudest to put out, I’m incredibly excited for you all to listen to it. I hope you pick up as much wisdom from the great man as I did.


Topics:
  • Speaking my truth - the consequences of acting
  • How do you become who you want to be? 
  • How do you build self-awareness?
  • Whats the importance of struggle?
  • Remote working
  • What do we learn from change? 
  • How do I encourage someone out of despair? 
  • How are you doing?
  • Our last guest question


Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos
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Jan 03, 2022
Moment 38 - Happiness Is A Choice: The Controversial Truth: Mo Gawdat
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this episode we go back to a moment from one of my favourite episodes with Mo Gawdat. Mo has co-founded over 20 businesses, he’s the author of the ground-breaking ‘Solve for Happy’ and he was chief business officer of the pioneering wing of google, Google X, the ‘moonshot factory’ where they work on all the latest technologies like self-driving cars and robots.

But most importantly, Mo has learnt perspective about life. When his son died, this sent him on an incredible journey to look within himself and find the ‘happiness equation’, a simple technique that can help us all reduce our unhappiness and appreciate life, and ourselves, more.

Mo Gawdat’s episode simply blew me away. There were so many hard-hitting truths which he exposed about happiness, but this clip might just have the best of them all.

Happiness is a choice. This is something not everyone is willing to accept. But as you’ll hear in this moment episode, you can only be happy once you choose to be.

Episode 101 - https://g2ul0.app.link/9MCCcFlLnmb

Mo:
https://twitter.com/MGawdat?
https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/?...

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Dec 30, 2021
E112: Gymshark CEO: How I Built A $1.5 Billion Business At 19: Ben Francis
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Ben Francis has achieved incredible success it is easy to forget how young he still is. Founding Gymshark, a leading gym wear brand, when he was still in his teens, the company is now worth over $1.5 billion.

But it hasn’t always been easy for Ben. He is naturally shy and introverted, and public speaking is something that didn’t come naturally to him. Naturally resilient and sure of his mission, Ben had to learn how to transmit these feelings within himself to leading a top team. It took a lot of work and dedication, but through time and effort Ben was able to overcome his fears and inspire those around him. 

Ben has gone from earning £5 an hour at Pizza Hut to pay his way through university to running one of the most exciting and fastest growing companies in the country. It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with him and hear his wisdom, and I know that you’ll think exactly the same way. 

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • Co-founders
  • Developing yourself personally & within Gymshark
  • The Worst Character traits in business
  • Learning how to speak in front of people & a camera
  • Why are you vlogging inside gymshark?
  • Gymshark through the pandemic
  • What do you wish you knew sooner in business?
  • Struggles with business personally
  • The future of Gymshark
  • Advice for young entrepreneurs  
  • The last guests question


Ben:


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Dec 27, 2021
Moment 37 - There Is ALWAYS A Way: Holly Tucker
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Holly Tucker MBE has over twenty years experience building businesses. After working in advertising, media, and for a start-up, Holly gave it all up to start Not On The High Street, an online start-up with an inspiring mission: to give a wider platform for small businesses to compete with high street chains. 

I don’t think anything truly encapsulates the power of optimism in a better way as this
moment episode with Holly. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve gone through or where you decide to go, there is always a way to achieve what truly matters most to you. 

Dec 23, 2021
E111: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: Mark Manson
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Mark Manson is the phenomenon behind ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ and ‘Everything is F*cked’. He has sold over 13 million books and his blog, Life Advice That Doesn’t Suck, receives millions of views every month. His new book is co-written with Will Smith and is called ‘Will’.

Mark is an interesting character with a fascinating story. Quitting his first proper job in finance within weeks, Mark ended up as a pick-up artist. He has since become critical of the pick-up artist industry, although said his job was more providing a kind of therapy for men rather than trying to attract girls.

Mark’s message, although controversial to some, helps millions of people face their challenges and be the most confident version of themselves. Today, he brings that message to us. So you can judge for yourselves. 


  • Your early years
  • Pickup artistry 
  • Rejection and self worth in relationships
  • Fundamental characteristics of a good relationship 
  • Trying to find purpose 
  • Why you have to treat people well
  • How to figure out what you actually want
  • The values that allow you to be fulfilled
  • Personal responsibility
  • Is happiness a choice?
  • Mental health 
  • Finding your new why
  • The last guests question


Mark:


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Dec 20, 2021
Moment 36 - How To Create Great Ideas: Marcia Kilgore
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Marcia Kilgore is responsible for revolutionising the beauty industry through the multiple multi-million dollar businesses she’s founded and built. She’s the woman behind Beauty Pie, Fit Flops, Bliss spas, Soap and Glory and Soaper Duper. Clearly Marcia isn’t  short of a good idea, but how do you come up with good ideas?

In this moment clip, Marcia reveals how her ability to connect the dots became the secret to building her beauty empire.
Dec 16, 2021
E110: Molly Mae: How She Became Creative Director Of PLT At 22
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It feels like Molly-Mae has been a cultural figure for a long time, and yet she’s only 22. After coming off Love Island in 2019, Molly has only grown and become more relevant with time. One of the biggest influencers in the world, Molly is so much more than your typical reality tv star. 

In a rare sit-down interview, Molly opens up to us what she’s trying to achieve with her profile, and where she’s going next. Coming into the spotlight at a very young age, Molly tells us what the experience of overnight fame was really like, what its challenges were, and what she wants to do with it. 

Molly is someone who is only at the beginning of her journey, and what really came across when she spoke to us was her still unsatiated ambition, and how she’s always looking to achieve more. Molly is definitely someone we’re going to be hearing a lot more from, after speaking to her I think I began to understand why. 

Topics
  • Your early years
  • How do you balance your time?
  • Love Island & wanting more
  • Your social life
  • What are the downsides to your success?
  • How do you switch off?
  • How do you stay relatable?
  • Are you happy with all of this?
  • The decision to remove the filler from your face 
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Money and finance lessons from all of this
  • Pretty Little Thing - Creative Director role
  • The break-in to your home
  • Do you miss your old life?
  • Whats it like being a women in business? 
  • Tommy and your relationship
  • Whats next for you?
  • The last guests question
  • Advice to a younger Molly Mae


Molly:
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Dec 13, 2021
Moment 35 - Why You’re (Not) A Failure: Elizabeth Day
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

It’s all too easy to feel pressured by the societal expectations that are pressed onto us from a young age.

But the fact is, they WILL make you feel like a failure.

In this clip Elizabeth Day discusses how she was made to feel like a failure and explains why you should never let society make you feel like one ever again.
Dec 09, 2021
E109: Russell Howard: How To Laugh Through Fear, Anxiety & Imposter Syndrome
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Russell Howard has barely been off our screens for 15 years now. The host of The Russell Howard Hour and Russell Howard’s Good News, his new special on Netflix is ‘Lubricant’ and he has a new documentary about trying to keep comedy alive during the pandemic, ‘Until the Wheels Come Off’.

In this episode, Russell opens up to us about what it took to get to where he has. When he was 18, he did a stand-up gig for the first time, and instantly knew it was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Russell quit his job and his dad gave him one year to establish himself in comedy, he managed to get signed on to an agency… with three days to go until his year was up.

In a touching conversation encompassing everything from why he does comedy and what he sees as the value of it, to his closeness to his family, this is Russell as you’ve never seen him before. 

Topics
  • Your family
  • Why you ultimately became a comedian
  • Dealing with the high of comedy shows compared to normal life
  • Getting into stand up 
  • What are the key things that got you here?
  • How does the laugh impact you
  • Looking for the 'bit' in everything
  • How do negative reviews impact you?
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Mental health implications and using fear as a motivator
  • Therapy
  • Your pre show rituals 
  • The lowest moment of your life
  • What would happen if you could never write a joke again?
  • Are you happy?
  • Your Netflix special 
  • The last guests question

Russell:


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Dec 06, 2021
Moment 34 - The Key To Finding True Love: Ali Abdaal
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

We all want to find success in dating, so it’s understandable if you feel the need to be different. But this is actually one of the worst things you can do.

Ali Abdaal and I discuss how choosing to show up as yourself is the key to finding success in dating and relationships.
Dec 02, 2021
E108: Mel Robbins: This One Hack Will Unlock Your Happier Life
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Mel Robbins is the author of The Five Second Rule, a business woman, a life coach, and a sensation in the world of self improvement. Her new book is The High Five Habit, it offers simple techniques to feel more confident in yourself and to recognise your true self worth.

Mel also runs a seven figure business which provides courses in self-improvement and life coaching. One of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world, Mel managed to turn around her boring, grey life into one that takes her all over the world meeting all types of inspiring people. Today she tells you how you can do this too. 

Speaking to Mel, and reading her new book, what jumps out is her incredible honesty. Mel never pretends that it has all been plain sailing for her, or that she’s always had an easy time validating herself. But through it all, Mel’s managed to work things out. We were very excited to hear how she did it. 

  • What made you into who you are today? 
  • The biggest flaw in the human design
  • Dealing with anxiety my whole life  
  • The layers of healing
  • The 5 second rule
  • The high five habit
  • Manifestation and visualisation
  • Understanding when you’re ‘stuck’ 
  • The last guests question
  • Do you still struggle with everything you talk about?
  • Finally understanding why I do what I do 

Mel:
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https://twitter.com/melrobbins


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Nov 29, 2021
Moment 33 - Reggie Yates on How Self-Awareness Changed His Life
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Reggie Yates has had a tremendous career from acting, tv presenting, radio DJ, singing and now creating his critically acclaimed documentaries. But what was it that set Reggie apart from the other young kids on the North London estates? 

In this moment, Reggie breaks down how self-awareness was the skill that helped him work towards his goals and ultimately, change his life.

Nov 25, 2021
E107: Starling Bank: Building a $1.5 Billion Business Against The Odds: Anne Boden
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The story of how Anne built her business is a genuine blockbuster of entrepreneurship and perseverance. Starling is one of the biggest FinTech companies in the world, with billions in deposits, but after listening to this you’ll be amazed how it was possible. 

When her co-founder walked out of the company, and took the funding with him, Anne walked in to an office where she was the only employee on the books, and had to start the company she’d built all over again. Little by little, she came back, and a year later landed a mega investment deal in one of the most incredible stories we’ve ever had on this podcast. 

What really shines about Anne is the clear sense of mission she’s infused her company with. Anne really cares about doing right by the customer, and cleaning up an industry that historically doesn’t have a record of giving people a fair shake. Anne is in business to make the world a better place, and we think after listening to this you’ll agree that Anne’s story shows business success can come from the most unlikely places. 

Topics
  • Humble beginnings
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Starting Starling bank & clashes with Tom at Monzo
  • Raising funding
  • What have you learnt about raising investment?
  • Managing your emotions when running Starling
  • Work life balance - maintaining relationships
  • Key advice you would told your younger self
  • Our last guests question

Anne:

Anne's book:

Our Episode with Tom from Monzo:

Nov 22, 2021
Moment 32 - Ant Middleton on How To Build A Bulletproof Mindset
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

If you need advice on how to build a solid mindset, then Ant Middleton is certainly the man for the job. He’s been in some of the most dangerous, high-stress and uncomfortable situations on the planet which is why I felt compelled to ask him how he built a mindset strong enough to deal with extreme distress. 

Ant talks eloquently on how he believes the answer lies within discomfort, something we’re not often pushed towards in the modern world. But with life’s inevitable chaos constantly on the horizon, building a strong mindset isn’t just desirable, it’s necessary.

Episode 74 - https://g2ul0.app.link/jOrYmdr9flb

Ant:
https://www.instagram.com/antmiddleton/
https://twitter.com/antmiddleton

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Nov 18, 2021
E106: Jimmy Carr: The Easiest Way To Live A Happier Life
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Jimmy Carr needs no introduction and is one of the biggest names in British comedy. Jimmy has hardly been off our screens for the last two decades. He has countless shows to his name, even performing in front of the queen. 

But what people may not know is that Jimmy has another side to him. When he was in mid-20s, Jimmy was in a boring office job, without much joy or direction in his life. But he set himself on a journey of self-improvement. Out of nowhere, he decided to quit and start again, the rest, as they say, is history. 

Today, Jimmy shares with us the actionable lessons in how he did it and how they are relevant to YOU. Jimmy is always looking for lessons to take out of his incredible story, and I think after listening to this, you’ll definitely see that behind Jimmy’s extraordinary story lies a very ordinary person committed to trying new things, working hard, and pursuing his passion.

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • Mental health and online connections
  • Fatherhood
  • Atheism
  • Leaving the corporate world for comedy
  • Find purpose and knowing you’re enough
  • Whats happiness?
  • Hard work
  • Branding 
  • Tax avoidance - anxiety and depression  
  • Losing your virginity at 26 
  • NLP - Neuro-linguistic programming 
  • The last guests question


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Jimmy:
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Nov 15, 2021
Moment 31 - How To Instantly Improve Your Creativity: Bruce Daisley
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Creativity is often labelled a skill which only certain people are born with. A gift for only those lucky enough to have it. This statement is NOT correct. We are all creative and we can all train this skill.

Bruce Daisley (Ex VP of Twitter) explains beautifully how we can almost instantaneously engage the creative parts of our brains and allow ideas to flow. Here’s how to instantly improve your creativity.

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Nov 11, 2021
E105: Patrice Evra: Learning How To Cry Saved My Life
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Patrice Evra is a one of a kind. He has suffered more hardships, and has overcome more challenges to get where he is, than probably any other guest I’ve ever had on the show. And yet, Patrice has managed to overcome them all to lead an incredible life. If Patrice can overcome his background and experiences, you can overcome yours. 

In this episode, Patrice opens up as never before on his background and his experiences when he was young, and after listening to this you’ll want to join us in thanking him for his honesty. Patrice has come through experiences most of us can’t even imagine.

Patrice also gives us the inside on what made Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United such a winning machine, what people have got wrong about it, and where people go wrong in trying to achieve their own successful mindsets. In this podcast, you’ll be schooled on how to reach the top, and how to stay there. 

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • Child abuse
  • Your brother
  • Toxic masculinity 
  • What does football mean to you
  • Joining Manchester United
  • Sir Alex Ferguson
  • You and Luis Suarez
  • Being the best person you can be
  • The last guests question





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Nov 08, 2021
Moment 30 - These Qualities Will Help You In Business: Tom Blomfield
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Tom Blomfield has found multiple multi-million pound companies, but what is it which makes Tom such a successful serial-entrepreneur?

In this moment clip, Tom reveals what he believes are the most significant qualities which made him the disruptive, industry-changing entrepreneur he is today. 
Nov 04, 2021
E104: Life Changing Lessons From 100 Of The World’s Greatest Minds
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Of all the guests I’ve had on, these have been the moments that have impacted me most. I don’t often talk about the moments that I’ve found most personally moving, but I thought I’d share them with you today. I’ve selected six moments, from all the guests we’ve had on, that offer the most life-changing advice. If you’re new to this podcast, this is definitely the place to start. 

I found these moments the most meaningful, the most enlightening, and the most inspiring. From Elizabeth Day talking about the importance of failure, to Jamil Querishi talking about how you can find consistency, to Matthew Syed on building self-confidence and self-esteem. No matter who you are or where you are in your life, you’re sure to take something from this.

We’ve all been on an incredible journey with this podcast, where we hear the stories, the challenges, the highs and lows, of the worlds most successful people. These are the moments that have been truest to that vision. These aren’t necessarily the biggest names, but these snippets have meant most to me. I’m sure after listening to this, they’ll mean something special to you too.

Episode 61: Jamil Qureshi - https://g2ul0.app.link/9Uurwa5tKkb 

Episode 77: Elizabeth Day - https://g2ul0.app.link/X3bK9KguKkb 

Episode 84: Matthew Syed - https://g2ul0.app.link/TsTmXvouKkb 

Episode 65: Anna Hemmings - https://g2ul0.app.link/v3hqRoEuKkb

Episode 96: Steve Peters - https://g2ul0.app.link/BDeUaN5uKkb

Episode 101: Mo Gawdat - https://g2ul0.app.link/JuYBFRsvKkb 


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Steve:

Mo:




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Nov 01, 2021
Moment 29 - How To Fearlessly Pursue Your Dreams: Ben Williams
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

We’ve all got dreams, yet not everyone is willing to pursue them. So what does it actually take in order to achieve the life of our dreams?

I put this question to Ben Williams, former Royal Marine, to find out how he found his purpose and turned his life around.

Episode 68 - https://g2ul0.app.link/jhWxHvDnHkb

Ben:
https://www.instagram.com/ben_williams_cm/

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Oct 28, 2021
E103: 6 BEST Pieces Of Business Advice That Made Me Millions
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This episode, we’re doing something a bit different and I answer the questions that are most pressing to you. Over the past few weeks, more and more people have been reaching out to me for my advice and my opinion on the issues that matter most to them.  

We’re covering everything from how to best focus your time, imposter syndrome, what character traits it takes to build a successful business, how to reach out to successful people for advice, and what motivates me to get out of bed in the morning. Thinking about things so directly helped put them in a bit more perspective for me, and I hope they can for you as well.

In this community, we’re all about helping everyone, no matter who they are, to be the best version of themselves. We’ve had some incredible stories in the last few weeks, and we’ve got more to come. But I thought it would be important to pause, reflect, and take a step back. In the process I’ve found more clarity about some things important to me, and I think after listening to this you will too.


Topics:
  • Where do I best focus my time?
  • Important character traits to build a successful business. 
  • How to overcome imposter syndrome.
  • How to reach out to senior level people.
  • Three things to look out for to know you’re on the right path to success.
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning.


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Oct 25, 2021
Moment 28 - How To Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs: Anna Hemmings
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Anna Hemmings MBE has won a staggering 11 World and European Championship Kayaking medals with 9 of them being gold. By the age of 24 she had been a World Champion 3 times and competed at the Olympic Games and in 2010 she was awarded an MBE for her services to sport.

In this moment episode, Anna reveals how we can replace our negative and limiting beliefs with a stronger, more positive mindset. 

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Oct 21, 2021
E102: David Gandy: Highest Paid Male Model Opens Up About Insecurities & Imposter Syndrome
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David Gandy is an icon and an inspiration. Once the highest paid model in the UK, the first man to ever hold that title, David changed male modelling for good. An icon of rounded masculinity as well as rugged good looks, David has been shining a torch for men for over two decades now. 

Today, David tells us what it took to reach the top. Starting out as a pizza delivery boy in Essex, David has always had the attitude of wanting to be the best. Some things never change. Whether that’s staying till midnight in order to get that last delivery and be the number one delivery boy, or training in the gym five times a week in order to get to the top of modelling. 

Now, David has his own label, which he’s launching in November. Creating a unique combination of lifestyle and fashion, David is taking a bold step in launching a business that’s uniquely his own. But he’s just doing what he’s always done, inspiring men to be the best version of themselves.

Topics:
  • What is it about you that made you rise to the top?
  • What role has luck played in your success
  • How did your world change after you blew up 
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Criticism and internet trolling
  • Insecurities 
  • Anxiety, not fitting in & being bullied 
  • Mental health 
  • Are you at your happiest working?
  • Are you happy?
  • Starting a brand
  • Question from previous guest

David:


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Oct 18, 2021
Moment 27 - How To Become The Person You Want To Be: Prof. Steve Peters
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Steve Peters is a doctor, a psychiatrist, a professor and a mental coach for the world’s top athletes and business leaders. He’s also the author of “The Chimp Paradox”, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and put forward the groundbreaking ‘Chimp model’ for understanding how our brains work.

In this moment episode, Steve helps us understand how our brains work and reveals what is actually driving us to do what we do and be who we are.
Oct 14, 2021
E101: The Happiness Expert That Made 51 Million People Happier: Mo Gawdat
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It’s hard to know where to begin describing such an incredible person as Mo Gawdat. He’s co-founded over 20 businesses, he’s the author of the ground-breaking ‘Solve for Happy’ and he was chief business officer of the pioneering wing of google, Google X, the ‘moonshot factory’ where they work on all the latest technologies like self-driving cars and robots. 

But most importantly, Mo has learnt perspective about life. When his son died, this sent him on an incredible journey to look within himself and find the ‘happiness equation’, a simple technique that can help us all reduce our unhappiness and appreciate life, and ourselves, more.

Mo’s new book is all about Artificial Intelligence. Mo has always been focused on the future and what’s coming next. And for the first time, working on A.I., he was scared. But what Mo found, and what he shares with us, is that the next technological age that’s coming can be a Utopia, if we choose to make it.

Topics:
  • Why did you write a book about happiness?
  • The passing of your son Ali
  • What is the cause of unhappiness
  • Is happiness a choice?
  • Why my brain is not me
  • Time - The importance of being present
  • The last thing Ali told me
  • No one would rewrite their history
  • How do I know which ambitions to follow?
  • Gratitude
  • Conditional love vs unconditional love
  • Romantic love
  • The greatest pandemic of our time
  • Our question segment


Mo:

  
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Oct 11, 2021
Moment 26 - Eddie Hearn: Don’t Forget What REALLY Matters
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this week’s clip, Eddie Hearn reveals what he’d regret if he only had a few more days left on Earth. 

You see, the drive to succeed can be both a blessing and a curse. What drives you in some areas of your life can also distract you from the things which really matter, especially if you’re young.

Episode 58 - https://g2ul0.app.link/Bv30UaOl8jb

Eddie:
https://twitter.com/eddiehearn
https://www.instagram.com/eddiehearn/

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Oct 07, 2021
E100: Ann Summers CEO: The Heartbreaking Story Of One Of Britain’s Richest Women: Jacqueline Gold CBE
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Jacqueline Gold has been the CEO of AnnSummers for over thirty years, and we think after listening to this you’ll understand why she’s an inspiration to people everywhere. Taking over AnnSummers in 1987, she is now one of the richest people in the UK, and is worth over £400 million.  

At the beginning of her CEO journey, no one saw what she saw, that women might be interested in sex. Taking over a company run by and for men, AnnSummers and the sex industry was transformed by empowering a new audience, women. Female empowerment remains at the heart of everything she does. 

Jacqueline has had to overcome a lot of demons and obstacles in her life, but the attitude she’s employed to tackle these is nothing short of incredible. Jacqueline is an example of the power of approaching life with optimism and generosity, no matter what it throws at you.


Topics:
  • Your early years - a traumatic childhood
  • Being a shy person
  • Using work as an escape 
  • Physical consequences from emotional trauma
  • How hard times have shaped me - Breast cancer 
  • The importance of being optimistic - The pandemic
  • AnnSummers - your journey
  • Receiving a bullet in the post
  • Discrimination as a female CEO
  • Putting a stop to a bully culture
  • Your relationship with money
  • Your worst day in business
  • Your partner
  • The passing of your child - IVF treatment
  • Being poisoned by your nanny
  • Your conclusive life advice
  • Our new question segment 


Jacqueline:


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Oct 04, 2021
Moment 25 - This Is How You Fulfil Your Potential: Matthew Syed
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Everyone wants to find success, achieve their dreams and fulfil their own potential, so why do some act and others not? 

Matthew Syed is a world leading mindset expert who can answer this very question. In this moment clip, Matthew explains the psychological reasoning between what separates those who succeed and those who don’t and shows us exactly how we can fulfil our true potential. 
Sep 30, 2021
E99: How I Built 5 Multi-Million Dollar Companies: Marcia Kilgore
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Marcia Kilgore is responsible for revolutionising the beauty industry through the multiple multi-million dollar businesses she’s founded and built. She’s the woman behind Beauty Pie, Fit Flops, Bliss spas, Soap and Glory and Soaper Duper. 

Marcia moved to New York with just $300, which she spent on a gym membership, became a personal trainer and started a one room studio where she provided facials and spa treatments. Within a few years she’d built a spa empire and sold it to LVMH for millions and millions of dollars.

What’s incredible about Marcia is she never stops moving and innovating, and she hasn’t just got lucky once with one successful business, but has managed to do it again and again. Now, Marcia runs a beauty empire. Today she tells us what it took to get to that point, what she’s learnt along the way, and what she had to give up. 

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • The gym & moving to New York
  • The start of Bliss
  • Attention to detail and maintaining a high standard
  • What is it about you that made you successful
  • Can you teach people to have good ideas
  • Selling Bliss
  • Starting Soap and Glory
  • Coming up with new ideas
  • Why was Soap and Glory so successful and selling it
  • Having an entrepreneurial partner
  • The death bed test
  • Choosing yourself rather than others choosing you
  • What are you playing for now
  • Failures 
  • Advice for people of where to start


Marcia:


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Sep 27, 2021
Moment 24 - Mary Portas on Finding Your Truth When You’re Feeling Lost
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

It’s becoming more and more apparent that in the modern world, many people are losing touch with who they really are. The systems of society which we live in today are turning us away from our truths and toward becoming who we think we’re supposed to be.

Like many others, Mary Portas was once one of those people. The high street queen had it all, and yet she admits something was missing. 
In this moment clip, Mary reveals how she lost herself, and thankfully, how she found her truth.

Episode 85 - https://g2ul0.app.link/yapp2HjGLjb 

Mary:
https://twitter.com/maryportas
https://www.instagram.com/maryportasofficial/

Sep 23, 2021
E98: Klarna Founder: From $0 to $46 Billion: Sebastian Siemiatkowski
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Sebastian Siemiatkowski is one of the most successful businessmen in Europe. He is the founder of Klarna, a company that is now worth an incredible $46 billion. Sebastian himself is now worth over $3.6 billion, and what’s more, he’s only just getting started.

Sebastian has been incredibly honest with us on what it takes to succeed and the burdens that come with it. Sebastian started Klarna when he was just 23, he hadn’t finished university and he gave up everything when he promised himself that his business would be the only thing in his life for 6 months.

He’s much older and much wiser now, and Klarna has had incredible growth to become one of the highest valued tech companies in Europe. Today he tells all about his incredible journey and how he got there, opens up on the criticism he’s received, and where Klarna goes from here.

Topics:
  • Your early years 
  • Challenging your employees
  • The start of Klarna
  • The painful moments of Klarna
  • Your relationship with money as a billionaire
  • The death of your father
  • Becoming a father yourself 

Sebastian:

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Sep 20, 2021
Moment 23 - Why You Should Embrace Failure: Elizabeth Day
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Failure is something which we will all inevitably meet throughout our lives, yet it’s something we all seem to have an incredibly toxic relationship with.

Elizabeth Day is the author of ‘Failosophy’ and host of ‘How To Fail with Elizabeth Day’ so it’s no surprise that Elizabeth has a thing or two to say about failure. In this ‘moment’ from the podcast, Elizabeth and I read a couple of her 7 principles on failure from her book.
Sep 16, 2021
E97: Moonpig Founder: How I Built A $150 Million Business WITHOUT Sacrifice: Nick Jenkins
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Nick Jenkins is the founder and former CEO of Moonpig.com, a company which revolutionised gift cards and is now worth over one and a half billion pounds. Nick knows what it takes to build a business from nothing to change an industry, and today he’s sharing his wisdom with us on what he’s learnt along the way. 

You’ll also know Nick from Dragons Den, on which he was a dragon for two years. Since leaving the den he’s become a leading investor in e-commerce and green energy, tutoring and giving a leg up to businesses which help to bring the future a little bit closer every day. 

Nick is an incredible guy and an astute and proven businessman, but more importantly he’s a grounded and inspirational individual. Nick doesn’t lead a flashy lifestyle or found businesses just to get rich, but instead sees his businesses as attractive solutions to real problems we all face. Before Monopig, Nick used to tipex out greetings on cards and write his own because no one was offering a personalised service. He doesn’t have to do that anymore, he has a billion pound company to do it for him.

  • Being an entrepreneur 
  • Starting a business - Moon Pig
  • Stepping back from MoonPig and hiring people  
  • Your personal sacrifice 
  • Maintaining Focus
  • The importance of being able to communicate well 
  • Dragons Den
  • Selling Moonpig
  • You seem very balanced 
  • The next chapter of your life
  • What to do if you don't like your job? 
  • Being happy with where you are

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Sep 13, 2021
Moment 22 - How To Turn Your Ambition Into Action: Jamil Qureshi
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

It’s fair to say that most people possess ambition, yet almost all of those people fail to turn it into the required action to achieve. So it begs the question, why do we fail to act upon our ambitions?

I put this question to the World Leading Psychologist and High Performance Coach Jamil Qureshi. Not only is his answer incredibly compelling, but it could be the key to unlocking your full potential.

Episode 61 - https://g2ul0.app.link/3m9ExluWnjb  

Jamil:
https://twitter.com/jamil_qureshi?lang=en 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamil-qureshi-494661a/?originalSubdomain=uk 

Sep 09, 2021
E96: How To Take Full Control Of Your Mind: Prof. Steve Peters, The Chimp Paradox
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It’s hard to know where to begin with Steve Peters. He’s a doctor, a psychiatrist, a professor and a mental coach for the worlds top athletes and business leaders. He’s also the author of “The Chimp Paradox”, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and put forward the groundbreaking ‘Chimp model’ for understanding how our brains work.

Steve is used to helping the worlds elite to achieve their full potential, from Steven Gerrard and Ronnie O Sullivan to top business leaders and CEOs. His insights are sought after by people all over the world. But today he sits down and shares his wisdom to help you. 

Be prepared for this one, we go to some incredible places as Steve shows us what commonly holds people back, and how to overcome it.  Steve will show you exactly how being at peace with yourself is the only way to succeed. I’m sure you’ll understand by the end of this why Steve’s insights are so widely sought.

Topics: 
  • The basis of your work 
  • Mental health 
  • The chimp brain 
  • How do we understand what drives us?
  • How do we manage our emotional reactions?
  • Stress & Alcoholism
  • Forming habits 
  • What does an everyday person do without you?
  • Fear of failure 
  • Setting your state in the morning 
  • Gratitude
Sep 06, 2021
Moment 21 - Professor Green on The Source Of Your Success
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Professor Green’s accomplishments as a white rapper, at the time he found success, is a staggering achievement. An achievement which, perhaps, wouldn’t be expected from a young guy dealing drugs to get by.

So in this clip I ask Professor Green, aka Stephen Paul Manderson, to explain how he found success in his career, and then happiness.

Episode 80: https://g2ul0.app.link/7FV8iDIJcjb

Professor Green:
https://www.instagram.com/professorgreen/
https://twitter.com/professorgreen
Sep 02, 2021
E95: How To Build A Following Of 10 Million +: Mrwhosetheboss
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Arun Maini is the UK’s number one technology influencer, with over 10 million followers across his social media, and over 1.2 billion views on his youtube channel Mrwhosetheboss. Today, he’s talking exclusively to us about his life, his passions and how he made it to the top.

Arun started small, using a camera given to him by someone and reviewing technology he could borrow from his friends. Today, he still records in his bedroom, but his job takes him all over the world, and a positive word from him is sought after by Apple, Samsung and technology companies the world over.

In his first extended sit-down interview, Arun talks to us about how he gives his all to every task he does, how he stays focused, and how his very competitive nature drove him to the top. But he also opens up about the pressures he faces. And he comes clean about how the very instincts that drive him on can make him his own worst enemy. 

Topics:
  • Your early years 
  • Building confidence & practicing gratitude 
  • Playing out your dream to the detriment of myself 
  • Hard work
  • What made you go after your calling?
  • How do you maintain meaningful relationships?
  • Money
  • How do you enjoy aspects outside the excitement of YouTube? 
  • Your growth on Youtube
  • The biggest misconceptions of you as a Youtuber
  • What are your motivations now?


Arun:


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Aug 30, 2021
Moment 20 - Jim Chapman on How He Overcame His Failure Anxiety
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

It seems that in the modern world we live in ‘anxiety’ is a word we are all becoming far too familiar with. The same can be said for many celebrities and online personalities who at first glance may seem untouchable, however when you look a little deeper, no one has it all worked out.

In this extremely open and honest clip, Jim reveals how a complicated childhood became the source of many of his issues. He also reveals how he has come to identify and overcome his anxiety for both himself and his new family on the way!
Aug 26, 2021
E94: How I Make $1.2 Million A Year From This Podcast
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This week we’re doing something a bit different, and telling you everything you need to know about the business of podcasting. Have you ever wanted to know what goes into an episode of The Diary of a CEO? The truth of the relationship with our sponsors, the equipment we use, and where I want this podcast to go. Well, now’s your chance.

This podcast has been an incredible journey, and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve built. When I started this podcast, it was just me in my bedroom speaking alone into a microphone. Now, we’re the number one business podcast in Europe for over 40 consecutive weeks. Today, we step back to reflect on that journey. 

And yet, I’ve found that what inspired me to make the podcast then is the same what inspires me to make it now. I’ve always loved sharing incredible stories with you. I’ve always loved pulling out and sharing those little secrets in how people achieve - and maintain - success. And I still hope nobody’s listening, but if you are, then you keep this to yourself. 

Topics:
  1. Consistency 
  2. Getting your podcast discovered
  3. Maintaining a high quality of work
  4. Money
  5. Why I started and new reasons to keep going
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Aug 23, 2021
Moment 19 - This Is Why Your Sex Life Sucks: Kate Moyle
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Talking about sex can often be an uncomfortable conversation for most of us, especially if it includes discussing our issues in the bedroom.

This is why I decided to fire all of the taboo questions we all want to know the answers to at Kate Moyle, a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and host of The Sexual Wellness Sessions Podcast.
Aug 19, 2021
E93: Productivity Expert: How To Finally Stay Productive: Ali Abdaal
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Ali Abdaal is a first in his class Cambridge graduate who is an expert in productivity and getting the most out of your life. He finished top of his year at Cambridge, but he wasn’t content with mastering productivity in one field: as well as being a full time student, he built a multi-million dollar business, as well as a youtube channel with over two million subscribers. 

Ali manages to squeeze every moment from his day. Yet when you listen to this, you’ll see that the techniques he uses to do this are really simple. He’s learnt them through hard-fought experience, and today he’s willing to share them with us.

Ali has been a qualified doctor now for three years, and still practices medicine part-time. But he’s spread his wings and still runs his businesses and courses on the side. With so much he packs into his life, Ali is quite simply the best out there at helping you to maximise your productive potential. Today, he opens up like never before to reveal exactly how he does it all, and how you can too. 


Ali:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoOae5nYA7VqaXzerajD0lg
https://www.instagram.com/aliabdaal/?hl=en 


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Aug 16, 2021
Moment 18 - Ben Fogle on How He Lost & Found His Confidence
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Being the writer, tv presenter and adventurer that he is, you’d be forgiven for thinking Ben Fogle is a man full of confidence, but that hasn’t always been the case.

In this moment episode, Ben takes us along his journey with self-confidence. From early childhood to the top of Everest, Ben reveals how he built his confidence and learned to love who he is.
Aug 12, 2021
E92: NotOnTheHighStreet.com Founder: Rapid Success Lead To My Darkest Days: Holly Tucker
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Holly Tucker MBE has over twenty years experience building businesses, and today she shares that insight with us. After working in advertising, media, and for a start-up, Holly gave it all up to start Not On The High Street, an online start-up with an inspiring mission: to give a wider platform for small businesses to compete with high street chains. 

Known as ‘Hurricane Holly’ for always doing everything quickly, she started Not On the High Street in 2006. Then, it was just one of three online marketplaces in the world, the other two being Amazon and Ebay. Now, her business is going from strength to strength, and employs over 200 people from her West London base.

She has used her knowledge to counsel others looking to build their own businesses, and is the author of three books, the latest being Do What You Love, Love What You Do, about how to turn your passion into profit. We think after listening to Holly’s story you’ll see how anyone can found a successful business, no matter what barriers stand in their way. Holly’s story is nothing short of inspiring, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. 

Topics:
  • Your early years 
  • Losing orientation in your life 
  • The Not On The High Street story 
  • Optimism in business
  • Hiring for a business 
  • Losing myself within the business 
  • Leaving not on the high street and 59:48 59:48 rediscovering myself 
  • Helping people create a good-life business 
  • Do what you love, love what you do

Holly:


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Aug 09, 2021
Moment 17 - Russell Kane Reveals The Simple Path To Success
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Russell Kane was one of the most surprising guests I’ve ever had on this podcast. Not only is he intelligent and self-aware, but he is also very straight-talking, which is one of the reasons why I believe this ‘moment’ from the podcast is so powerful.

Together, Russell and I were discussing success and what it truly takes to become a successful person. In actual fact, the path to success is a pretty simple one, but sometimes the most simple truths can be the most demanding. 

Episode 79 - https://g2ul0.app.link/5lybE6twDib

Russell:
https://twitter.com/russell_kane
https://www.instagram.com/russell_kane/ 

Aug 05, 2021
E91: Patricia Bright: How She Made Her Millions
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Patricia Bright is one of the most innovate and inspiring influencers working today. Born and bred in South London, Patricia shares advice and stories on beauty, style, fashion and finance to her 2.8 million YouTube subscribers on her channel Patricia Bright, and her 1.2 million Instagram followers @thepatriciabright. 

She’s also a founder of The Break, which offers financial advice to her followers, as well as de-mystifying how you try and achieve personal success. She says she called it ‘The Break’ “to represent the gap between what you see as a ‘good’ lifestyle and how you build a plan to actually get there”.

Before becoming an influencer full time, she juggled posting on youtube with being a student, working for a investment bank and a Top Four consultancy firm. Now, she’s the CEO of her own brand. Patricia is a different kind of influencer with an incredible story story to tell, I’m sure in this conversation you’ll begin to understand what it took to get her where she is today.

Topics:
  • Your early years
  • Feeling out of place 
  • Turning your hobby into a job 
  • How did you find the confidence to shift careers 
  • Being an influencer
  • Being a woman on social media
  • Finances - your new project
  • Whats it like working with your husband?
  • Your stalker
  • Whats next for you?
  • The underlying principles that made you successful 

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Aug 02, 2021
Moment 16 - Rio Ferdinand On How To Create A World-Class Culture
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

I’ve supported Manchester United for years and some of the fondest memories watching my team were made during Rio Ferdinand’s Man United era. 

In today’s clip, Rio reveals the secrets behind Sir Alex Ferguson’s world-class, trophy-winning culture which made Manchester United one of the greatest clubs in the world.
Jul 29, 2021
E90: Reggie Yates Reveals The Secret To Staying Driven & Reaching Your Potential
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Reggie is someone that’s been on our screens for the best part of three decades. Making his first tv appearance on Desmond’s at the age of just eight years old. This would kick start a career in acting, tv presenting, radio DJ, singing and documentary film making.

In the last decade, Reggie has become synonymous with critically acclaimed documentaries. His films include the BBC3 Extreme series including Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia, Extreme South Africa and Extreme UK which are all available to a worldwide audience on Netflix. In 2016, Reggie was awarded Best Presenter for the critically acclaimed Extreme Russia at the Royal Television Society Awards, Best Factual Programme at the Edinburgh TV Festival, and Best Multi-channel Programme at the Broadcast Awards.

Reggie is a unique person, the journey he’s been on is one to be admired. I’m sure in this conversation today you’ll begin to understand what got him to where he is today, the factors that made him so driven and adaptable. Thank you Reggie, thank you for your honesty.

Topics:

  • Where do you come from?
  • What factors made you break out of your environment 
  • what were your dreams for the future? 
  • The key moments of failure in your life 
  • Getting to know your shadow 
  • The force thats driving you 
  • The best and worst parts of your leadership style 
  • The most key moment from all your films 
  • Your relationship with money 
  • Whats the importance of being your true self? 
  • Romantic Relationships 
  • How has your parents relationship affected you?
  • What does the future look like for you? 
  • In your view whats your potential? 


Reggie:

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Jul 26, 2021
Moment 15 - Ant Middleton: The Power Of A Positive Perspective
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Today, I’ve chosen one of the most powerful moments from my episode with Ant Middleton. Ant shares with us how liberating it can feel when you turn a negative into a positive and reveals just how easy it can be to shift your mindset to a more positive one.

The truth is, failure and negativity aren’t always harmful to our success, in fact, Ant would argue that they’re both important in fueling our growth and becoming better as people.

Episode 74 - https://g2ul0.app.link/HkxIXqbI4hb 

Ant:
https://www.instagram.com/antmiddleton/
https://twitter.com/antmiddleton

Jul 22, 2021
E89: Dr Alex George: My Hardest Day In A&E, Family Suicide & Finding TRUE Purpose.
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Alex George is a pure inspiration, thats one of the best ways I can describe him, he’s selfless, self aware and just an all round great guy. Having grown up in Nantgaredig, a village near Carmarthen, Wales. He is the oldest of three children. George studied Medicine at the University of Exeter and went on to work in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Lewisham in London. 

In 2018, George appeared in the fourth series of the ITV2 reality dating series Love Island. Following the show, he returned to working part-time at Lewisham whilst also making regular media appearances speaking about mental health on ITV morning shows including Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and Loose Women.
In 2019 George launched his podcast The Waiting Room with Dr Alex in which he interviews other healthcare professionals about topical health and wellbeing issues. 

In July 2020, George's youngest brother Llyr died by suicide. In January 2021, George launched a campaign requesting the UK Government prioritise mental health amongst children and adolescents. During Children's Mental Health Week in February 2021, George met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who appointed George to the newly created position of Youth Mental Health Ambassador. In addition, George also became a member of the Mental Health in Education Action Group. 

This conversation has it all, its gripping, its open, it’s honest and it had me nearly in tears almost 3 or 4 times. I can’t express to you how selfless and down to earth this guy is but you’ll find that out from our conversation today. 

Alex:

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Jul 19, 2021
Moment 14 - Grace Beverley On What It Takes To Build A Business
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Grace Beverley has built two multi-million pound businesses but what did it really take to get there? We see all the good stuff, the instagram posts, the headlines but we never hear this side.

Building a business isn’t always as glamorous as everyone makes it out to be. In this candid clip from the podcast Grace reveals what it truly takes to build a business.
Jul 15, 2021
E88: Deliveroo Founder - From £0 to £5 Billion: Will Shu
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Deliveroo, wow this company is HUGE! I’m sure most of you would have used it but do you know anything about the guy behind it? My guest this week is Will Shu, founder and CEO of Deliveroo. Born in 1979, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, Shu grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. His mother, a scientist, and father, who worked in insurancem. He founded Deliveroo in 2013 with childhood friend and software engineer Greg Orlowski.

Deliveroo operated in London for the first two years, growing via word of mouth. It now operates in 12 countries and more than 200 cities. Deliveroo is worth £5 billion, becoming Europes fastest growing company with 2,000+ employees. In mid-June 2016, Will and Greg received an award for the Best Startup Founders as part of The Europas Startup Conference and Awards, mainly given to technology companies. The company also received Fastest Rising Startup of the Year and the Europas Grand Prix award. 

In December 2017, a study by macroeconomic consultancy Capital Economics revealed that Deliveroo had helped create 7,200 jobs across the restaurant sector since it launched in 2013. It also boosted the industry's revenue by £460 million in the year to June 2017. The report also found that Deliveroo had helped add £372 million in value to the UK economy in the same 12-month period, a figure which Capital Economics projects to rise to £1.5 billion in the year to June 2019.

By mid 2020, Deliveroo had not benefited from the COVID-19 pandemic, when demand for food delivery from restaurants and takeaways surged. Deliveroo reported to be cutting 367 jobs (and furloughing 50 more) from its workforce of 2,500. Will talks about how hard this decision was that the time in today podcast.

Will is an  incredible entrepreneur, one thats a far cry from the usual braggadocios CEO of a multi billion dollar company. He’s a humble person and lives a very modest lifestyle saying his life hasn’t change much at all since the early days of Deliveroo. This is conversation proved to me that you don’t have to be born an entrepreneur.

This weeks topics:
  • Your early years
  • What made you take on this industry? 
  • Your riders being discriminated against 
  • The name of the company at the start 
  • Your co-founder
  • What were some of your hardest challenges? 
  • Your mental health journey  
  • One of my hardest moments in Delieveroo 
  • What do you do to relax? 
  • Challenges of having a romantic relationship as a CEO 
  • Delieveroo's IPO journey 
  • I still do deliveries 
  • Your thinking around competition
  • Money 
  • What are you aiming for? 

Will:

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Jul 12, 2021
Moment 13 - I Have a Secret To Tell You
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Over the last few years I have gradually come to understand why, broadly, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor. This ‘secret’ which only the rich possess is something which I learned only when I became rich myself.

In this ‘Moment’ episode of my podcast, I’m going to reveal this ‘secret’ to you all, as I explain why the pursuit of knowledge is the greatest decision you will ever make and how cleansing your social media ‘diet’ can vastly improve your chances of success.
Jul 08, 2021
E87: The Rise, The Fall & The Rebuild Of True Geordie
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My guest this week is my friend and all round good guy True Geordie, otherwise known as Brian Davis. Brian is from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He was born on a council estate, raised mostly by his mother as he describes his father being in and out of prison and not really being the father figure he desperately needed. When Brian left home he went to work on the oil rigs, scuba diving to work on them underwater. He describes how this would put him into life or death situations on a daily basis. The colleges he gained on the oil rigs became his father figures.

After leaving the oil rigs he started YouTube under the name footballfan533, and first rose to prominence when his first video (titled A True Geordie's view on Nile Ranger) went viral. Brian quickly gained a following due to his expletive and passionate opinions, and therefore changed his channel name to True Geordie, uploading more regularly. He was originally known for uploading rants about his football, but has since become best-known for the eponymous True Geordie Podcast, hosted by himself and his best friend Laurence McKenna. Geordie was chosen the host and commentator for the KSI V Joe Weller fight in February 2018. He had previously been a commentator for some of the charity football matches. 

I met Brian back in 2017 to record his podcast, we recorded it in a tiny abandoned bomb shelter that he paid £50 a day to rent out. Brian has come a long way since then, running a rapidly growing Youtube channel thats accumulating millions upon millions of views per week, he’s commentated on one of the largest Youtube events in history and he’s also created some of the best content I’ve ever seen. All of this was quickly ripped away from him last year after one of the hardest weeks of his life, something we talk a lot about today. He’s gone through it all, been to the darkest of places, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. However this didn’t stop him getting back on his feet and rebuilding himself from the ground up, coming back bigger and better than before. 

Topics:
  • Your early years 
  • The rise of True Geordie 
  • The fall of True Geordie
  • You Mother
  • Your Dad
  • Your experiences with anxiety 
  • Your depression
  • You never relax
  • Attaching your happiness to a future goal
  • What the cost of being ambitious? 
  • Whats the big ambition?
  • Do you get the credit you deserve? 
  • Do you think you’re happy?
  • Reaching my goals or at least trying to
  • How has fitness been for your mental health?
  • You stopped podcasting & turned off comments?


Brian:

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Jul 05, 2021
Moment 12 - Krissy Cela on How She Discovered Her Self-Confidence
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Krissy Cela wasn’t always the sassy, confident woman we all know her as today. In fact, like many other successful people, there was a period of time in which Krissy struggled.

This is the story of how the ‘foreign girl with a moustache at school’ discovered her self-confidence and in turn, discovered her true self. 

Episode 57 - https://g2ul0.app.link/tEZovAdYvhb

Jul 01, 2021
E86: Monzo CEO On Death Threats, Depression & Digital Banking Wars - Tom Blomfield
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Tom Blomfield, wow what an entrepreneur. This guy has founded multiple multi-million-pound companies, that have become monumental disrupters in the industry. And let’s face it, Monzo, one of the companies Tom founded and led, is the one of the most forward-thinking, innovative, fastest-growing companies there is. 

Tom was born in Hong Kong and lived with his father and mother. His father was a business-minded civil engineer and his mother was an artist. When Tom was a child, he moved to London to attend grammar school in Amersham, Buckinghamshire then moving on to study Law at Oxford. Whilst studying at Oxford, at the age of 21, he co-founded Boso.com an “eBay for students”. After a few internships with law firms he decided being a lawyer wasn't for him and followed the entrepreneurial journey instead. 

In January 2011 Blomfield co-founded the UK-based company GoCardless, an automated payment method that processes Direct Debit payments on behalf of other businesses and organisations. Blomfield stayed in Silicon Valley during his three years at the company, it raised around £35 million of investment and hired 100 people. When GoCardless appointed Hiroki Takeuchi as CEO in 2013, he left (keeping a "very small share" in the £50-100m valued company) Tom moved to New York to work for dating site Grouper social club as their Head of Growth. Blomfield left Grouper in 2014, and it closed in 2016.

Following his departure from Grouper Social Club Blomfield joined Anne Boden’s Starling bank as the CTO. Startling was, at that point one of the first digital banking companies. Tom left the company in early 2015 after reports of disagreements at Starling, telling the Financial Times that "he could not comment under the terms of his departure". Today we learn about what really happened at Starling.

In 2015, he founded challenger bank Monzo, operating with no branches and instead offering accounts online In its first fundraising round, the company raised "£1 million in 96 seconds”. In April, Blomfield announced he would forgo his salary for one year to help his company during the COVID-19 pandemic In May, he announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Monzo and taking on the role of president of the company. In January 2021 he announced he was leaving the company permanently.

This conversation today takes us through Tom’s wild entrepreneurial journey expressing the highs and lows of running a business. He also talks about the disagreements at Starling bank and ultimately his reason for starting Monzo in the first place. His stories are unique, and more importantly honest. Unbelievably honest. He tells you the mistakes he made, his deepest insecurities, his biggest challenges and the things he wish he knew. Wow this is a good one.

  • Why entrepreneurship?
  • What made you want to disrupt an industry?
  • Monzo & Starling rivalry 
  • Starting Monzo
  • Wanting to be seen to be a success
  • What were the good times at Monzo?
  • What were the bad times at Mozo?
  • Was the business model of Monzo bad?
  • Leaving Monzo
  • Not sleeping because of the stress of the business
  • How was holding down a relationship while running the business?
  • The “red phone” in your bedroom
  • What was your life like outside of the business? 
  • The road to leaving Monzo
  • The urge to go back
  • Death Threats
  • Enjoying the small things in life and relationships
  • Your purpose in life
  • Crypto currencies
  • The good things about being a CEO


Tom:
Jun 28, 2021
Moment 11 - The Secret To Finding Consistent Motivation
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

At the time of recording this episode, I had been in a constant loop of feeling motivated to go to the gym and get in shape for the summer, then slowly seeing that motivation die off by the time the summer had passed.

In this ‘Moment’ I break down the reasons why I became stuck in my ‘summer bod’ loop and how we can shift our mindset in order to build consistent motivation.


Jun 24, 2021
E85: Mary Portas - How To Stop Living A Life That Isn't True To You
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My guest this week is Mary Portas. You may know Mary from the high street, from business, or you may know her as the red bob, hard exterior business woman from the TV. In this conversation today I saw a very different one to the one I’ve seen in the media. 

Mary Portas is an English retail consultant and broadcaster, known for her retail and business-related television shows, founding her creative agency Portas and her appointment by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, to lead a review into the future of Britain's high streets. She’s worked in various retail roles: John Lewis and Harrods, Topshop. Then creative director at Harvey Nichols – which was her rise to fame. 

In 1997 launched an agency called Yellow Door producing campaigns for clients including Clarks, Louis Vuitton, Oasis Stores, Swarovski, Dunhill, Boden, Thomas Pink, Patek Philippe and Mercedes-Benz, Sainsbury's, Habitat, Westfield, Liberty and The Body Shop. 

In 2013 she re-launched her agency as Portas Agency Ltd. Today, Portas Agency advises retail clients from every continent, and the businesses success is built on an obsessive understanding of human and cultural behaviour. 

Today she’ll talk about an idea thats fairly radical to some people, especially people that are building or have built big businesses which is based on her new book ‘Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy’.

This conversation incredible, Mary is hilarious, she is smart and she is kind. On top of all that her brutal honesty blew me away which is a central part of what we spoke about, the idea of being true to yourself or facing the inevitable of ending up in disappear. Mary’s been a public figure, a media star, she’s faced public scrutiny but through it all she’s emerged as this levelled headed, down to earth, warm hearted individual. I laughed, I realised and I was deeply inspired and you will be too.

This weeks topics:

  • Your early years
  • Your most painful moments
  • Remote working
  • Losing myself in the madness
  • Labelling your sexuality 
  • Listing to your intuition
  • Advice for the younger generation
  • So you don’t get excited either?
  • Making businesses kinder
  • What does it mean for businesses to be kinder?
  • Meditation 
  • Have you struggled with relationships because of business? 


Mary’s book - Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08V85WGNK 

Mary:


Jun 21, 2021
Moment 10 - Jake Humphrey On The Building Blocks Of Success
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 

In this clip, Jake Humphrey explains that understanding the ‘building blocks’ to success is what truly made him successful. He claims the ‘trick’ is to take absolute responsibility for everything in your life.

Jake then tells us that now that he has his success, it feels somewhat underwhelming and anticlimactic as he reveals that he doesn’t yet ‘feel’ successful.

Episode 50 - https://g2ul0.app.link/UiRJCV4k8gb

Jake:
https://www.instagram.com/jakehumphrey/
https://twitter.com/mrjakehumphrey 

Jun 17, 2021
E84: World Leading Mindset Expert: How To Reach Your Full Potential - Matthew Syed
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My guest this week is Matthew Syed, he has written some of the most important books in the self development, self improvement, team, company building space. His ideas are original, challenging and important.

He is a British journalist, author, broadcaster and former table tennis player. He competed as an English table tennis international, and was the English number one for many years. He was three times the men's singles champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships (in 1997, 2000 and 2001), and also competed for Great Britain in two Olympic Games, at Barcelona in 1992 and at Sydney in 2000.

After leaving the world of table tennis he embarked on a journalism career working for The Times. Throughout his career he has published four books that are highly regarded taking all of the learnings across his life as an elite level sports man and journalist. 

To say this conversation is diverse would be an understatement, we covered everything from creating innovation, build confidence and how to reach your full potential. This man is fascinating, engaging and thought provoking, trust me when I say you need to hear this.


This weeks topics:
  • How do you define success 
  • Mindset
  • Failure & moving out of your comfort zone
  • The importance of creating diversity
  • How do we create innovation within teams?
  • Social media, how do I keep up?
  • Human psychology 
  • What stops people reaching their full potential?
  • Whats the biggest things you're a contradiction on
  • Wokery & cancel culture
  • How does one find confidence and self-belief?
  • How to become a better leader  


Matthew:

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Jun 14, 2021
Moment 9 - Eddie Hearn on The Sacrifices Behind Being Relentless
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 

In this clip, Eddie Hearn reveals how his childhood in the shadow of his highly-successful father, Barry Hearn, turned him into the ‘relentless’ sports promoter and businessman he is today.

We also talk about some of the sacrifices Eddie has had to make in order to make it to the top and discuss how even something as important as family can often become neglected in his pursuit of success.

Taken from episode 58 - https://g2ul0.app.link/TFJj7P1BWgb

Eddie:
https://www.instagram.com/eddiehearn/
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Jun 10, 2021
E83: Liam Payne Opens Up About His Darkest Moments, Failed Relationships & Entrepreneurship
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Liam Payne has been subjected to the intensity of the spotlight from the age of just 14, when he found global fame following his entry in to the X Factor’s seventh series, and the dizzying rise once he exited as one fifth of the group One Direction. The band was cemented as a phenomenon overnight-their success and the surrounding hype was likened to that of a modern-day Beatles at time of their debut single release. They became the first UK group ever to have their debut album reach number one in the United States. There probably are not many who are better placed than Liam to discuss instantaneous fame and the churning of its 'machine’.  

Liam has gone from a teen star to a fully-fledged solo artist who has taken ownership of his career in terms of its creative direction and elevated further with a strong signature pop/rnb style and a string of hits both here and abroad. He’s had his music streamed over a total of 2bn times. 

However, there is much more to him than the image of simply being a teen heartthrob or sugary popstar. The X Factor may be notorious for churning out ‘instant’ popstars but Liam clearly has a deep appreciation for music and the process behind its production. He studied as a musician prior to the start of his mainstream career and has grown as a gifted songwriter, with 40+ writing and co-writing credits to his name. He has previously said that he is accustomed to writing and recording entire albums in six weeks or less, and his evolution on personal and creative levels has no doubt been accelerated by his exposure.

This conversation today isn’t your normal “reunion chat” we speak about so much in a lot of depth, everything from his relationships, his darkest times and everything in-between. Its open, its honest and its inspiring. During our conversation Liam mentioned it was one of the best chats he’d had in a while and I felt that, I hope you do too.


This weeks topics:
  • Lockdown & the gym
  • Dealing with being famous
  • Your relationship status
  • Being a perfectionist
  • Alcoholism
  • One Direction & the costs
  • Your NFT project
  • Where would you be if you hadn't gone on X-Factor 
  • Your relationship with the rest of boys & touring
  • I am lucky to be here, have I hit my rock bottom
  • You made a movie?
  • What does the next 10 years looks like for you? 
  • Your relationship with money
  • Your son applies to X-Factor what do you say?
  • What don’t we know about you?
  • Social media
  • What makes you happy? 
  • What's your next ‘mountain’?
Jun 07, 2021
Moment 8 - Julian Hearn on How He Avoided Burnout Whilst Building Huel
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this clip Julian Hearn, Founder and CMO of Huel, explains how he avoided burnout whilst building the company. We also cover some of the common symptoms of over-working and what we can do in order to find the fine balance between grind and burnout.
Jun 03, 2021
E82: Johann Hari - Everything You Think You Know About Meaning & Happiness Is Wrong
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This podcast is a real treat and a podcast that you cannot miss!

Johann has come back and what honour it was to record. He has to be my all-time favourite guest ever! His book ‘Lost Connections’ had such a positive, transformative impact on my life and truly changed my perspective on how I viewed depression & addiction. I am sure that the information shared today will be valuable and important topics that our society needs to hear. 

Johann is a very successful and inspirational British-Swiss writer and journalist with 2 books hitting The New York Times best sellers list. Born in Glasgow Scotland then relocated to London when he was young, Johann experienced some childhood trauma having suffered from being physically abused as child and his mother suffering from an illness.

Starting his career as a journalist he won many awards such as Journalist of the year and was named by the Daily Telegraph as one of the most influential people. Johann then went to onto being an author writing the worldwide known “Lost Connections” and “Chasing the Scream”. He also released a TED talk back in 2015 “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong” which has now over 17 million views.

This honest conversation lasted around 2 hours and we even went on into the evening off air. I genuinely think that this might be the most important podcast you choose to ignore.
 
I’m not giving much away, but you will thank me after.

Topics:

  • Why do you like writing books? 
  • Rat Park
  • Working from home, living through screens 
  • Finding meaning within the machine
  • Are we struggling to form meaningful connections  
  • How good are you at making connections
  • Psychedelics 
  • Is Social media helping us rally together  
  • Your new book & your writing style
  • Social media
May 31, 2021
Moment 7 - Joe Wicks On How To Forgive & Set Yourself Free
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this clip Joe Wicks shares his experience in forgiving his parents for a turbulent childhood. I think the point, which Joe raises, is something which is truly significant for many people in the world we live in today and holds the key to allowing ourselves to live free.

May 27, 2021
E81: Ben Fogle - Overcoming My Lifelong Battle With Self-doubt
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Ben Fogle, a TV presenter broadcaster and author who has reached the peak of Everest, trekked over Antarctica and rowed across the vast Atlantic ocean. A man that has faced adventure and put himself in the most high risk situations doesn’t usually pair with low confidence issues and fighting his own insecurity. 

Born in Westminster everyone perceives him with a life of privilege, comfort and a quintessential posh lifestyle. Failing at school and only just got through his university studies. Ben had determination for travel and exploring, he lived on a island self-sufficiently for year, presented and made numerous of well-known documentaries, written 9 Times Best selling books and is the United Nations Patron of the Wilderness. 

There is more to this man than I believed the conversation we had was so diverse we covered so much, going through Ben’s journey getting down the core of the man everyone see’s smiling in behind the lens. A chance for him to express in his words who he really is and the voyage of taking back control of his own narrative. 

This podcast is going to open your eyes to reality and surprise you in ways you did not expect. The demand we have for materialistic things, to be happy all the time and push ourselves and take those leaps make us question what is happy and how can we be more fulfilled.


Topics:
  • Where does your thirst for challenge come from? 
  • Overthinking & building confidence 
  • conforming 
  • I don't know if I'll ever find who I really am 
  • Money value 
  • Social media and Trolling 
  • Wokness 
  • Failure, self doubt and self belief
  • Your wife, preventative marriage concealing 
  • Anxiety and looking for happiness 
  • What is your goal? 
  • Are you scared of dying? 
  • Have you got any regrets? 
  • Advice for unconfident people 

Ben:

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May 24, 2021
Moment 6 - Tom Bilyeu on The TRUE Meaning of Success
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

Here’s a conversation I had with Tom Bilyeu in Episode 24.
Together we discuss the shift in drive which Tom experienced after acquiring large amounts of wealth as he recounts his transition from being money-driven to in search of a deeper and meaningful sense of fulfilment.
What truly IS success, and how can pursuing fulfilment get us there?

Episode 24 - https://g2ul0.app.link/mQgUuTVrmgb

Tom:
https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ 
https://twitter.com/tombilyeu 

 
May 20, 2021
Moment 5 - Ben Francis On How To Respond When Things Go Wrong
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this episode I look back on a conversation I had back in 2017 with the Founder of Gymshark, Ben Francis.

Together we look into how Ben’s resilience and composure under pressure has helped make Gymshark one of the biggest sportswear brands in the UK, and the insane story of when Ben wrote 1000s of handwritten letters to customers in order to uphold customer satisfaction.


May 13, 2021
E80: Professor Green - How To Overcome Life’s Hardest Challenges & Find A Purpose.
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We all know Professor Green aka Stephen Manderson for his multiple chart topping songs throughout the years but there is so much behind each and every track inspired by his rocky upbringing, to say he has faced and overcome adversity to reach where he is would be a real understatement. He was born and raised in Hackney, growing up on one of the most notoriously troubled council estates at the time. He has won a number of personal battles ranging from health trauma and poverty to parental abandonment. Stephen's mother gave birth to him at 16 years old and left him and the home when he was just one year old. His father was absent for the vast majority of the time, leaving Stephen troubled and alienated. He was raised by his nan Pat.

Stephen was stabbed in the neck in a near fatal attack with a broken glass bottle in a Shoreditch nightclub when he was 26. Convinced that he would die, he fled the club in shock and phoned both his mother and grandmother to say 'goodbye'.

In 2008, Stephen tragically lost his father to suicide by hanging. He opened up on this is in his pivotal documentary 'Suicide and Me' released in 2015 for BBC III. They had had a difficult relationship prior and only occasional contact -he had not seen him face to face for six years before to having to identify his body, and his last words to his father had followed a bitter argument. 

In 2017, Stephen had a major health crisis and ended up with “a paralysed stomach”, totally unable to digest food. He managed to heal himself in large part through his own research and combinations of gut/balancing products. Since identifying a gap in the market for similar solutions through his own health battle, he has converted that newfound knowledge and research into co-founding liquid supplement company Aguulp, its product range receiving rave reviews so far.

Stephen is incredibly level-headed and self aware despite treading such a rocky path. His constant battle with mental health both personally and within the family has created a mindset that is very unique and this conversation is one that I think everyone needs to hear.


Topics:

  • Most pivotal moments from your early years
  • Becoming self-aware - getting older 
  • Your dads suicide - mental health 
  • The last conversation you had with your dad
  • Finding success and leaving people behind 
  • Getting stabbed in the neck 
  • How did manage to make it over others? 
  • Your new phase of life 
  • How have you found the business world?
May 10, 2021
Moment 4 - How I Discovered A More Grateful Perspective
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this episode I look back on a trip I took to India where I got to take a look at what life is like in the slums of Mumbai. This entire experience shifted my perspective completely and yet the most surprising thing about what I was seeing wasn’t the grim reality of poverty, but the unshakable fact that these people were happy.

I walked away from those slums with an entirely new perspective on the privilege we have been given from birth, and this is where I introduce how I discovered a more grateful perspective
May 06, 2021
E79: Russell Kane: How To Build Confidence & Stay Young
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My guest this week is Russell Kane, a Multi-award-winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter. Russell Kane is best known for the BBC Radio 4 podcast Evil Genius, which has become a flagship show and was the best performing original podcast on the BBC Sounds platform. Russell's other podcast, Boys Don't Cry, also features regularly on the iTunes podcast chart. 

Kane is also the author of two books, “The Humorist” and the very well-received memoir about his father “Son of a Silverback: Growing Up in the Shadow of an Alpha Male”. He was also the winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival's Barry Award in one year.

In this conversation you see the less funny side of Russell, it is however one of the most informative, fascinating and mind-boggling conversations i've ever had on this podcast. This guy has more knowledge than you could ever imagine and I think you’re really going to enjoy this chat. 

Topics:
  • Your Dad
  • Are you worried you'll turn into your Dad? 
  • How do we become more self-aware?
  • How does someone become successful? 
  • Personal responsibility 
  • Is there no hope for some people? 
  • Why did you become a comedian? 
  • How do you overcome nerves? 
  • Relationships, evolution of one & cheating
  • Biohacking 
  • What you're up to 

Russell’s Biohacking list:
  • 750g NMN (double wood)
  • 1g of Trans-Resveratrol (not just Resveratrol) - Vitafair is good
  • 20mg pqq
  • Vitamin D3
  • Max DHA fish oil
  • 100mg Fisetin (double wood)
  • Weekly dose of Extension Senolytic Activator

Russel:


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May 03, 2021
Moment 3 - John Vincent On How To Live A More Present Life
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

In this episode John Vincent, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of the Leon Restaurants, explains why he believes that the current social-media-focused world we live in is slowly and subtly ‘boiling’ the younger generations like a frog in a pan.

John goes on to offer his advice on how we can live more in the present moment using his experience meeting with African tribespeople as well as what he’s learned from physical-based meditation.

Full episode - https://g2ul0.app.link/mPPnb0OFPfb 
Apr 29, 2021
E78: Jim Chapman: Overcoming Failure Anxiety, Finding Love & Life-Changing Therapy
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On this weeks podcast, we have Jim Chapman. You may know him from Youtube, Instagram and dare I say it... the ex husband of another high profile Youtube Star. You will hear Jim speaking about his own truth, separate from the media headlines. This is Jim Chapman like you have never heard him, he actually shocked me with his honesty in this raw and unfiltered podcast. 

Jim Chapman is a British Celebrity, YouTuber, presenter, model, writer and soon to be father with over 6 million loyal followers across all social media platforms. Jim along with his peers helped shape social media into what it is today.

In this podcast, Jim speaks openly about topics he has not yet discussed. This is a VERY intimate podcast, which will make you smile, laugh and even shock you. Jim talks about his personal experiences, trauma from his childhood, which most of us could never imagine and how this will shape him as a first-time father. We also talk about the curse of over thinking, love, break-ups, his new projects and... those rumours!

Topics:
  • Experiences from your childhood that shaped who you are today 
  • unpleasant traits from parents 
  • What kind of dad do you want to be? 
  • Failure Anxiety
  • Therapy 
  • Being an influencer/YouTuber 
  • Does hard work matter? 
  • Being in the moment 
  • Why are you good at writing about love? 
  • My Old public relationship
  • Horrible comments 
  • Cheating allegations
  • My current relationship 
  • Love languages 
  • Whats next   
Apr 26, 2021
Moment 2 - Nir Eyal On How To Stop Procrastinating
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 

In this episode Nir Eyal, International Best-Selling Author, lecturer and inventor explains the psychological reasoning behind our procrastination.

As entrepreneurs we all have a clear vision for what we want and who we want to be. But no matter how strong this vision is, procrastination and distraction somehow find a way to stand between us and getting stuff done.

Nir breaks down the science behind distraction and offers advice in how we can become ‘Indistractable’. 

Full Episode - https://g2ul0.app.link/cvqxeLjPEfb 

Nir:

Watch us on YouTube - www.youtube.com/StevenBartlettYT 
Apr 22, 2021
E77: Elizabeth Day Opens Up About Heartbreak, Miscarriage & Failure
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This week I am joined by Elizabeth Day – an English novelist, journalist and broadcaster. She was a feature writer for The Observer for the best part of a decade and currently write for You magazine. 

Elizabeth has written an incredible six books and is a fellow podcaster with her critically acclaimed podcast ‘How to Fail with Elizabeth Day’ where she interviews guests who discuss what their failures taught them. The Podcast has been celebrated by celebrities, literary luminaries and is listened to by millions of people worldwide. It is with no surprise the podcast has gone on to win Day the Rising Star Award at the 2019 British Podcast Awards.

Being vulnerable is something we all find incredibly hard to do but in this episode Elizabeth was willing to be vulnerable open and honest about her truth, trauma and some of her most testing times. 

This weeks topics:
  • How have social expectations made you feel like a failure?
  • Criticism
  • People pleasing 
  • Business communication vs relationship communication  
  • I was scared of being lonely 
  • Confidence & self-worth
  • Interrogating our thoughts 
  • Failure 
  • Having to be careful about what you say online 
  • “Almost everyone feels they've failed in their 20s 
  • Heartbreak 
  • Vulnerabilities 
  • Infertility and miscarriage 
Elizabeth:
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Apr 19, 2021
Moment 1 - Johann Hari On Why We're Becoming Less Happy And More Lonely
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In these ‘Moment’ episodes I will be selecting my favourite sections from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 

In this episode Journalist and Author Johann Hari, most well known for writing the New York Times bestselling book ‘Lost Connections’, explains why as humans we are becoming less happy and more lonely.

As a species, we are becoming more and more disconnected, and Johann mainly puts this down to the fact that we are being driven by ‘junk’ values. Like junk food, our ‘junk’ values seem to be attractive to us, but really only go on to harm both us and our happiness.

Johann explains that only once we begin to understand our intrinsic and extrinsic motivations will we finally be free to live a more connected and happier life.

Full episode - https://g2ul0.app.link/or4oJ5MOrfb 

Johann:
https://www.instagram.com/johann.hari/ 
https://twitter.com/johannhari101 

Watch us on Youtube - youtube.com/c/StevenBartlettYT

Apr 15, 2021
E76: Rio Ferdinand Reveals The Training Ground & Dressing Room Secrets That Made United Unbeatable.
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This week’s podcast guest, is not like any I’ve had on before... I am proud to introduce to you my friend, and football legend Rio Ferdinand.

As a former Football player, he is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time and regarded by many loyal fans – one of England’s greatest players. I grew up as a United Fan, watching him, idolising him and now he is my mate.

Growing up on an Estate in Peckham, Rio’s parents encouraged his curiosity. Many of you, may not know, Rio danced ballet to a high standard before choosing to pursue a career in football... and well, you might think you know how the story goes. You don’t. In this open, intimate and honest conversation Rio talks about his achievements, failures, successes and how his life experiences have made him the father he is today.

Rio has broken many football records during his premiership – He joined Manchester United in July 2002 for record breaking fee of £30 million. He has featured in the PFA Team of the Year four times in 5 years. More club magic spread, as the club followed with another Premier league Win in 2006-07 all under Sir Alex Fergusons lead. During Rio’s time at United,
Rio respectfully won 6 Premier League Titles and 14 Trophies. Rio announced his retirements from professional football on 30 May 2015.

After retirement Rio has joined BT Sport as a Pundit. The BBC one documentary - Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad. The documentary won the Robert Flaherty Award for Single Documentary at the 2018 BAFTA Awards.

Rio is a special guy, not least for what he’s achieved but for who he is, and today. You’re going to find out who he actually is. The philosophy to life that he swears by, and the culture required for you to win in an ambitious career, but also the culture required to win in your personal life.

This weeks topics:
  • What made you chose football?
  • Culture of avoid discomfort  
  • How did they create high standards at Old Trafford? 
  • Sir Alex Ferguson 
  • Manchester United now
  • Manchester United then 
  • What were your faults?
  • You and Vidic 
  • Mental health - your documentary 
  • Techniques to help with mental health  
  • Relationship advice
  • What do you want to be remembered for 
  • What matters?


Rio:


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Apr 12, 2021
E74: Ant Middleton Opens Up About His Personal Demons, Being "Cancelled" & His Spirituality
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Ant Middleton is an adventurer, military vet, television host and author who is has become a majorly respected authority when it comes to survival and endurance techniques due to his experience within the elite and special forces.

He went on to become of only a handful of those able to complete the military’s gruelling “Holy Trinity”, serving with the Paras, the Royal Marines and Special Forces (in the Special Boat Service, sister force of the SAS). He has served on military tours of Northern Ireland, Macedonia (peacekeeping), Sierra Leone and Afghanistan (in 2007 and 2008).

Ant has remained grounded in a philosophy of embracing personal power and individual responsibility at all times. Ant has a very straightforward view of manhood and describes his peers as 'military alpha males'. Ant readily admits that he has been 'exposed' to so much that it's almost impossible for him to feel an adrenaline rush at this stage in his life...

Most recently Ant has been caught up in a media storm after Channel 4 axed him from SAS: Who Dares Wins after five years, the broadcaster said that ant’s 'views and values we not aligned to theirs'. This is his first in-depth conversation he recorded since he was “cancelled”. Ant, Thank you for your honesty.

This weeks episode entitled  'Ant Middleton Opens Up About His Personal Demons, Being "Cancelled" & His Spirituality' topics:
  • Exorcising my demons 
  • What shaped you to who you are today? 
  • Why is being honest with yourself so hard these days? 
  • Cancel culture 
  • Cutting myself off emotionally 
  • Whats the worst thing that you brought back from war? 
  • How important is personal responsibility?
  • Flipping a negative into a positive   
  • How to have a mindset like you? 
  • Spirituality

Ant:


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Mar 29, 2021
E73: World Leading Sex Therapist - How To Avoid Having Bad Sex - Kate Moyle
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In this week’s podcast I am sharing some of my own sexual experiences which I have never shared before - Things which have gone well and what has caused some relationships, I’ve cared deeply about to end. I am being open and honest. I feel vulnerable about sharing some of these experiences… so keep this to yourself.

My guest this week is Kate Moyle. Kate is a COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) Accredited Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, Sex Expert for Sex Toy Brand Lelo, and host of The Sexual Wellness Sessions Podcast.
 
Kate works empathetically with people to recognise their personal understanding of their sexuality and sexual health; with the view that issues have roots in psychology, emotion, the physical body, and a person’s history and culture Kate specialises in working with those who are struggling with difficulties in their sex lives, relationships and sexuality. Many of her clients are like you and I impacted by the stresses of modern life. 

Kate and I will be having a very open and real conversations about sex, to help you feel more educated, aware of sexual wellness and feel comfortable in your sexuality. We will be taking taboo conversations about sex and relationships (which we don’t normally chat about) out of the therapy room and into the mainstream, so you can hear what is really happening. 
 
This weeks topics:
- My sex partner did not like sex
- How common is low libido? And what are the causes?
- How do we keep our sex lives exciting and interesting?
- What are the motivations for sex?
- Who are your clients seeking advice?
- What is polygamy?
- What are the most common misconceptions about the opposite sex?
- How many times a week should we be having sex?
- Practicalities of sex
- How to give constructive feedback about sex?
- Is falling out of attraction with your partner normal?
- What are the principles for a great sexual relationship?
- What is the single biggest killer of relationships?

Kate:
https://www.katemoyle.co.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/katemoyletherapy/?hl=en

My book pre-order:
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(EU & Rest of the World Link) https://www.bookdepository.com/Happy-Sexy-Millionaire-Steven-Bartlett/9781529301496?ref=grid-view&qid=1610300058833&sr=1-2


Sponsors:
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Mar 22, 2021
E72: A Billionaire’s Guide To Healing Your Mind And Extending Your Life - Christian Angermayer
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My guest this week is Christian Angermayer. Christian is a friend and definitely the most interesting person I know. He has founded and invested in businesses in some of the most fascinating and mind-blowing areas from space tech to fintech to biotech, crypto - you name it he’s in there. He has become one of the largest investors in the psychedelic space and is on a mission to cure mental health disorders and addiction.

Christian is the founder of Apeiron Investment Group (www.apeiron-investments.com). Apeiron focuses on BioTech, FinTech & Crypto and DeepTech investments. 

Christian has (executive) produced more than 20 feature films including critically acclaimed movies like Filth, Aspern Papers and Hector and the Search for Happiness. He is the largest shareholder of DEAG, one of the largest live entertainment companies in Europe, producing over 4.500 shows per year.

Christian has created, co-founded and invested in numerous successful companies, has raised approx. USD 2.5bn for his portfolio companies and has been involved in more than 50 successful IPO- and M&A-transactions either as an entrepreneur, investor or banker/advisor. Christian reported to be among the 1,000 richest people living in the United Kingdom with an estimated net worth of more than 1 bUSD.

With his biotech company ATAI Life Sciences (www.atai.life), Christian has the ambitious goal to enable people to live healthier and happier lives. ATAI’s focus is on developing solutions for the hundreds of million people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and addiction, especially by bringing back formerly vilified drugs like psychedelics into the legal realm.


This weeks topics:
- The story behind the man 
- Visualisation 
- Psychedelics 
- Life longevity 
- Relationships
- The tech boom is coming 
- Easy things to prolong life 
- Bitcoin
- What does your future look like?

Harmful drug chart Christian refers to:
https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/06/25/what-is-the-most-dangerous-drug 

Christian:
Mar 15, 2021
E71: Jack Maynard: The Untold Story: How Being Thrown Out The Jungle Changed My Life Forever
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Jack Maynard is a British YouTuber who is best known for his parodies, vlogs and collaborations with other famous YouTubers including Joe Sugg, Oli White and Caspar Lee. 

Jack’s Youtube channel took off extremely quickly, amassing a following of 1.5m subscribers on his main channel since 2015. He is also the younger brother of Conor Maynard, a singer-songwriter and musician who shot to fame after being spotted on YouTube aged 15, and Anna Maynard who is a popular influencer, singer and YouTuber in her own right.

At 23, he was the first YouTuber to appear on ITV’s 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' (2017). He found himself embroiled in a scandal when he was removed from the show after just three days over tweets he made in 2011. This left Jack facing public scrutiny, being part of a British cancel culture moment, events which would change him forever. 

After various struggles as a result of ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’ Jack returned to TV screens with an appearance on Channel 4’s 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins' in 2020 to help him overcome what he’d been struggling with for the past three years.

  • Youtube and your family
  • I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!
  • Finding out what happened 
  • PTSD, dealing mentally with what happened
  • Deciding to get help
  • SAS: Who Dares Wins
  • Your mental health now
  • Your relationship
  • Why wouldn't someone want to be you 
  • What's next?
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Mar 08, 2021
E70: Extremely Honest Q&A
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For this weeks podcast I decided I was going to do something a little bit different, this week all of you will be interviewing me. I asked you to ask me any question you like about my business, my life or any advice you might need. My team went through and picked the ones that could bring the most value to you. This is my extremely honest Q&A

This weeks questions:

  • What is the most important lesson this pandemic has tough or reconfirmed for you?
  • How do i maximise my earning potential?   
  • What is the meaning of life?
  • How do you do things you don't want to do? 
  • I’m scared to post my business or myself online at risk of humiliation or failure?
  • What is something you miss about being poor that you'll never get back?
  • What is the most valuable skill you've learnt and how does that serve you now?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • Do you have imposter syndrome? 

Sponsors:
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Mar 01, 2021
E69: Grace Beverley: How To Build A Multi-Million Pound Empire At 24
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Grace is an entrepreneur, brand founder, influencer and Oxford University graduate who defied expectations and took her post-grad journey in an unexpected direction by launching 2 major brands: [We Are] TALA (sustainable, slow fashion activewear label) and fitness app Shreddy. 

TALA’s performance since its launch in 2019 shows it to be one of the biggest positive disruptors in the gymwear space both in the UK and overseas. At the core of the brand is a focus on ethical, eco-efficient manufacture practices. The designs are inclusive in terms of size and shape range: Grace has spoken of the importance of personalising your fitness and health journey rather than subscribing to what's most popular or promoted on social media etc. 

Grace has remained outspoken on the challenges faced by women in business, even in 2021. A social conscience runs through all three of her companies: up-cycled offcuts and recyclable materials are incorporated into products from TALA while remaining available to consumers at affordable prices. 

Grace also used to vlog her daily life with great success, sharing her ups and downs as a 20-something year-old. Longtime subscribers of hers have had the chance to join her on a more personal journey. She however stepped away from vlogging a year ago to pursue her business ventures.

Grace launched both Shreddy and TALA within a month of her final university exams. She is frequently discussed by followers for her drive and ability to be able to take on multiple projects at once with tons of enthusiasm. 

Shreddy has received widespread press coverage since its launch, and Grace has recently pulled off a major partnership with celeb/influencer Jordyn Woods in LA, as well as collaborations with brands such as KOI footwear (an exclusive line of vegan footwear released in 2019). 

- How did you have the confidence to pursue such an uncertain career 
- How does it feel being discredited for what you've done? 
- Sacrifice of business  
- Your mental health
- Relationships as a young successful woman
- How has being a successful person changed you?  
- Your take on working culture 
- By stepping back from social media did you let the negativity win? 
- What area of business are you best at? 
- What area of business are you bad at? 
- Instagram 
- Any big regrets?
- Worries about your book
- How do you battle with all your ideas

Grace:
https://www.instagram.com/gracebeverley/?hl=en

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My book pre-order: 
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Feb 22, 2021
E68: Suicidal Drug Addict To Elite Military Commando with Ben Williams
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From an early age Ben was subjected to a violent parent relationship which saw his family break apart, with only his mother to defend both himself and his brother. Through severe bullying and family upheaval, he moved home six times and went to six different schools within ten years of his life. 

After an unfortunate incident as a nightclub bouncer involving the death of a patron, Ben fell into a world of drug abuse, gambling and addiction, balancing on the brink of life. Broke, with no home or anyone to turn to, he abused his addictions every day and battled suicidal thoughts. 

Ben saw an advert on YouTube for the Royal Marines and knew he had one chance left at life by joining. Joining the marines gave him a purpose, he trained religiously, day and night to get fit and read and revised military tactics to increase his knowledge.  And he didn’t have a single hand in getting clean from the drugs – his mind, determination and sheer drive got him clean – he was thinking differently.

During his ten years with the Royal Marines – one of the most elite regiments in the world, Ben travelled the world, seeing active operational duties in Afghanistan. The Corps was a rollercoaster journey involving the extreme highs, and lows of war. After being injured in an IED blast in Afghanistan, he returned to the UK with the horrors of war still imprinted on his mind. He had to stay at home with his thoughts – now in a completely new battle.  He turned back into his old self before the marines, drinking, gambling and getting in trouble. The dark thoughts were intrusive. After one alcohol fuelled event, Ben was court-martialed and sent for trial; with his first son on the way he was staring at a four-year sentence for assault, but he fortunately escaped prison by a judge who took pity on him.

Broken and at his wits end, a friend lent him ‘the chimp paradox’; and he found himself immersed in self help books and receiving treatment for PTSD. Like a breath of fresh air, his life changed almost instantly. Ben finally found the answers from experts to understand his behaviour.

When his demons were brought under control, he was given the opportunity to join the Commando training centre in Lympstone. As a recruit instructor, he entered the world of coaching and helping others; which saw him flourish. As a result of his ability, he ended up working with the England football team, where the next part of the journey begins. 

After being medically discharged, he now owns a leadership and performance coaching company, Vanguard and Find Your Edge, that helps organisations achieve their goals by employing a new mindset; working with many elite professional sports stars, and elite businesses to achieve more. 


Topics:
- Your Childhood
- The desire to be an alpha male
- An incident that changed my life forever
- My turning point - joining the Royal Marines
- How to find that purpose
- What the commando mindset?
- Why “its taking part that counts” doesn’t work
- The thing that ended my time in the Military  
- Falling back into my old ways
- Working with the England football team
- Your ARA strategy
- The joy of running 
- Your business
(UK, US, AUS, NZ Link) - http://hyperurl.co/xenkw2
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Feb 15, 2021
E67: How To Chase Your Dreams Without Fear Holding You Back with Fran Millar
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My guest this week is an inspiring woman and a brilliant leader, Fran Millar.

Fran was recently appointed CEO of the UK fashion brand, Belstaff. Prior to Belstaff, Fran was the former CEO of Team INEOS (formerly Team Sky), the world famous cycling team. Fran led the development of the team’s operational and governance systems alongside all of the business and engagement strategies. Fran has been with team INEOS from the very beginning and during this time she has played a key role in the successes and gained considerable experience in all areas of the team.

She previously held a dual role as both Director of Business Operations and Head of Winning Behaviours at Team Sky. Returning to head up all the team’s ‘off bike’ functions in 2015, her responsibilities included overseeing the team’s marketing and communications strategy, stakeholder management, and all the commercial and legal aspects that come with running the world’s number one cycling team.

Fran worked alongside the incomparable Sir Dave Brailsford for over a decade, as well as leading sports psychiatrist, professor Steve Peters.

Prior to working at Team Sky, Fran set-up and ran her own successful athlete and event management agency for 7 years, initially representing her brother, David Millar and going on to represent some of the UK’s highest profile cyclists, including 2011 Sports Personality of the Year winner Mark Cavendish and  2018 Tour de France winner and 2018 Sports Personality of the Year winner, Geraint Thomas.

During her career in cycling, Fran had to deal with some tough challenges including getting caught up in tan infamous doping scandal that involved her pro cyclist brother David. 

Fran’s story is a fascinating one, one that has twists and turns, one that would have left a lot of people behind but not Fran. Fran is tough, she’s tenacious, she’s inspiring. 

This topics:
- Your Brother
- Being a difficult woman”
- This idea of labels
- The move away from cycling
- Winning behaviours
- Key qualities to success 
- Relationships & Work 
- How to be successful like you  
- Belstaff 
- Are you scared of dying? 
- What does the future hold for you 


Fran:
twitter.com/franmillar?lang=en 
linkedin.com/in/fran-millar-a7894437

Sponsor:
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My book pre-order: 
(UK, US, AUS, NZ Link) - http://hyperurl.co/xenkw2

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Feb 08, 2021
E66: The Secret To Loving Your Work with Bruce Daisley
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Bruce Daisley is one of the world’s most influential voices on fixing workplace culture and a former VP at Twitter.

Bruce Daisley spent over a decade as a top executive at Twitter, YouTube and Google for Europe, leaving Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US.
Bruce’s highly acclaimed book, The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again, offers a fascinating and data-tested insight into what ‘work’ and ‘office culture’ now looks-like in the 21st century, as well as advising how all levels of staff within organisations can build a more motivating and productive workplace culture. The book went on to become the UK’s bestselling business hardback of 2019, being translated into 13 languages and long-listed for Business Book of the Year 2020 and CMI Management Book of the Year 2020.

His literary and business successes have culminated in Bruce being named one of the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential Londoners and one of Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain. At the CBI Annual Conference, he was voted the top-rated speaker, having shared the stage with the Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn.
Alongside his literary pursuits, Bruce hosts and runs the ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat’ podcast on workplace culture which has reached #1 spot on the Apple Business Podcast Chart. He now devotes his time to championing reforms to culture in the workplace.
He is also a published writer in the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal & The Guardian.

This weeks topics:
- Your take on this new remote working culture?
- What causes burn out?
- What kills and causes creativity
- How do I know when to quit?
- Childhood trauma in the elite
- The Trump Twitter ban 
- Where does social media go from here?
- Whats next for you to keep joy in your work?
- Whats the one thing you'd do to make work enjoyable for everyone?

Bruce:

My book pre-order: 
(UK, US, AUS, NZ Link) - http://hyperurl.co/xenkw2

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Jan 25, 2021
E65: I Won 11 World Titles Because They Said I Couldn't - Anna Hemmings MBE
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My guest this week is kayaking legend Anna Hemmings MBE. Anna is Britain’s most successful female marathon kayaker with a staggering eleven World and European Championship medals, 9 of them gold. By the age of 24 she had been a World Champion 3 times and competed at the Olympic Games. In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for her services to sport.

Hemmings achieved this success against all the odds. She was told by the British head coach that she was not big enough or strong enough to be a great kayaker. She proved him wrong. At the peak of her career, Anna was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  and was told by medical experts she might never race again. She battled her way to full recovery and went on to win a further 3 world titles and compete at her second Olympic Games in Beijing 2008. She has become an expert in the field of resilience and high performance. Anna is now an Executive coach and founded Beyond the Barriers, a high performance training consultancy which works globally with leaders and teams giving them practical tools and strategies to enable them to thrive under pressure, build resilience, be mentally tough in challenging environments and deliver world class performance.

Anna’s sporting achievements were recognised at the Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year Awards, where she won the 2005 Champions Award and then again in 2007 when she was voted BBC London Sports Personality of the Year.

This week's podcast gave me more realisations than I’ve ever had from a guest before. We spoke about the multiple challenges she faced throughout her career and how despite all of the hardships, she was able to keep going when all the signs were there to give-up. We also delved into her expertise in resilience and high performance, discussing the steps she takes to help people become the greatest version of themselves. 

This weeks topics:

- Why Kayaking?
- Why you?
- Healthy conflict within teams
- Key lessons from your psychologist 
- How do people overcome their limiting beliefs?
- What do you think about this idea of labels?
- Your process of visualisation
- Your discipline and how to apply it  
- How do you find what drives other people 
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 
- Benefits of being vulnerable 
- Overcoming your disorder
- The importance of connection
- What’s next for you?

Anna:
annahemmings.com 
linkedin.com/in/anna-hemmings-mbe/ 

My book pre-order: 
(UK, US, AUS, NZ Link) - http://hyperurl.co/xenkw2
(EU & Rest of the World Link) https://www.bookdepository.com/Happy-...

Sponsors:
uk.huel.com/ 
fiverr.com/ceo  

Jan 19, 2021
E64: The Secret To A Good Nights Sleep with Stephanie Romiszewski
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My guest this week is Stephanie Romiszewski, an experienced consultant sleep physiologist and channel 4's sleep expert. Stephanie specialises in complex sleep cases and developing bespoke treatment plans for sleep problems. She is a master in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, disseminating science to the public through television media, medical legal work, and public speaking. She is Channel 4 series sleep expert, an academic researcher and published author.

In my chat with Stephanie we covered various topics from common misconceptions about sleep, insomnia, sleeping pills, how to control our dreams, mental health as it pertains to sleep and much more!

- What the result of not sleeping properly?
- Where is the bullshit?
- What are the common misconceptions
- How should I be designing my environment
- What do you thunk about the snooze button?
- How to sort your sleep tonight
- Do you sleep well?
- The Therapy you offer
- Caffeine and sleeping pills
- Whats causing all these sleeping problems?
- What impact has the pandemic had on peoples sleep
- What control do we have on our dreams?
- How does what I eat effect my sleep?
- Can I sleep too much?
- These top tips about sleep
- The correlation between poor mental health and poor sleep
- characteristics of a good sleeper and bad sleeper
- What do you want people to get from this podcast?

Stephanie:
sleepyheadclinic.co.uk
sleepyheadprogram.com
Instagram: @stephsleepyhead
Twitter: @sleepyclinic
Facebook: Sleepyhead Clinic
LinkedIn: Stephanie Romiszewski

My book pre-order: HappySexyMillionaire.com

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Jan 12, 2021
E63: Everything 2020 Taught Me (part 2)
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GO LISTEN TO PART 1 IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY 

2020 has been one of the most challenging and uncertain years of most people’s lives. It has made us realise what and who really matters and despite being difficult, has taught me some of the most valuable and life changing lessons. Following last week’s podcast I will continue to delve into these lessons and explain how we can all hope to improve our lives and outlook in 2021.

- The power of consistency
- Optimism and proactivity
- If you are easily provoked you are easily controlled
- Respecting yourself
- The most dangerous flaw
- Resisting your labels
- Everybody should be doing this
- Why hard work matters

Sponsor - https://uk.huel.com/
Jan 04, 2021
E62: Everything 2020 Taught Me (part 1)
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It’s coming to that time of year when everyone starts to reminisce about the year that has just been and thinks about the changes they can make to have a better, happier future...

The thing is though, this year has been different to any other that has gone before! It’s been difficult, it’s been a struggle, it’s been heartbreaking! 

Within the hard times of life we tend to learn more about ourselves and who we are. For that reason, I’ve decided to host a two part end of year special podcast episode to take a look back at the biggest lessons I’ve learnt during one of the hardest year of our lives and how we can try and make 2021 a better year.

Topics:
- 2020 - Learn to live while we can
- Productivity hack of 2020
- Create a sense of urgency 

Sponsor - https://uk.huel.com/
Dec 28, 2020
E61: World Leading Psychologist: How to Succeed in Life & Work - Jamil Qureshi
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This week I met with high performance expert and psychologist, Jamil Qureshi and delved into the secrets behind unlocking your own potential and mastering your mind.
 
Jamil has worked with some of the biggest businesses, sports teams and individuals to help them reach the highest level of performance.  In this episode he reveals the hidden secrets behind their success… And how YOU can use them to your advantage!

Follow Jamil:
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamil-qureshi-494661a/
Twitter: @Jamil_Qureshi
Website: www.jamilqureshi.com

Sponsor - https://uk.huel.com/
Dec 21, 2020
E60: Joe Wicks on Addiction, Childhood Trauma, Depression And World Domination.
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This week I have a recurring guest, the man who helped the lives of people around the globe during lockdown when they needed it most, Joe Wicks. After we last spoke he achieved his dream and has recently been awarded an MBE but when it had finished it led to Joe feeling lost and a notion of lack of purpose, he still has struggles that on the surface you would never imagine he had!

Joe talks open and honestly about addiction, childhood Trauma and depression. These are just a handful of topics we cover in this week's episode, this is the Joe you don't know. Honestly, this is one of the most EMOTIONAL discussions I've ever taken part in and you need to hear it. 

Topics:
- Achieving my ultimate goal in 18 weeks
- Feeling lost
- Goals going forwards 
- Your childhood 
- You must be really busy 
- Marriage, tell me where I’m going wrong
- Therapy 
- Psychedelics & mental health  
- If you were to die today what would you regret
- Social media
- What roll does money play in your life?

Sponsor - https://uk.huel.com/

Dec 14, 2020
E59: Lessons From 50 Of The Worlds Greatest Minds with Jake Humphrey
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Imagine what you would learn if you spent a year talking to the world’s most successful people. This week I get to find out what insights Jake Humphrey has received by doing exactly that.

Jake Humphrey - presenter and entrepreneur and podcaster co-presents the High Performance Podcast "The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share" Listening to what he has learnt was truly fascinating!

The insight he has received from some of the world’s elite performers by hosting his  podcast has completely changed his life. He’s spotted his own insecurities, he’s spotted his own weaknesses and now he’s ready to share them with you.

Topics:
- What are the key lessons you've learnt in the last year
- Your experience with failure and anxiety
- What would you regret if you were to die today
- Are successful people happy?
- Burnout in the world of successful people
- How do you deal with assholes
- Do you get jealous?
- Connecting with our audience
- Tips for starting a podcast
- How to contact high performance people
- What are you working on?
- The importance of consistency
- Addressing the gender imbalance

Sponsor - https://uk.huel.com/
Dec 07, 2020
E58: Eddie Hearn on Selling Matchroom For 5 Billion
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In this week’s episode I sat down with the man who is putting British boxing on the map, Eddie Hearn. You’ll probably know him as a confident, boisterous, loud promoter. But when you dig a little deeper, I found something else, something much more revealing, something that made me unsure whether I should feel sorry for him, or be impressed by him. During our discussion he shared so many pieces of valuable information from his journey climbing to the very top of the business ladder… and he isn’t finished yet!

Topics:
- What made you so relentless 
- The sacrifices in-order to be successful 
- Deathbed thinking
- Is ambition choice?
- Finding the work life balance for a relationship 
- Your experience with mental health
- Social media
- I don't like being a celebrity 
- Selling Matchroom

Nov 30, 2020
E57: How She Built Her Confidence, and Then an Empire with Krissy Cela
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Parts of this episode made me feel uncomfortable, it may make you feel the same, but trust me, you need to hear this! This week I sat down with Krissy Cela, this was such a brave, truthful conversation! From being an immigrant, bullied on the school playground to becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur, author and one of the UK’s most recognised fitness trainers. Krissy shared the highs, but also the lows of being an entrepreneur that most won’t speak about. She's now the CEO of a business valued at almost £100m. This is the raw, unfiltered truth of Krissy Cela

Topics:
- Justifying myself as a woman
- Building my confidence with the gym 
- Growing Apart from my ex
- I hate talk about my success 
- Are you hard to date 
- Your parents
- The pressure on women
- The bullshit of being an entrepreneur
- Somethings o have to give in my life 
- Are you scared of death 
- Having friends as an entrepreneur
- What are you working on?

Kissy's book pre order - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Do-This-You-Strong-Inside/dp/1783254203

Sponsor - https://uk.huel.com/
Nov 23, 2020
E56: She Cheated On Me and Thats Not All - with Dr. Aria
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This is one of the most gripping, emotional and powerful conversations I've ever had. It may also be the reason I never get married. This week I sat down with previous guest and good friend of mine Dr Aria. Dr Aria is a high performance psychologist and mindfulness specialist but he's not here to talk about that today. Dr Aria has been on a truly life changing journey over the past year and he's here to talk about that journey in the most honest and truthful way.

Topics:
- The Story 
- Processing the emotions
- Adapting my opinion of marriage and monogamy
- How I Lost an intrinsic part of who I was 
- My Ideal relationship structure
- Why unhappiness stems from conformity 
- Finding new friends in a painful situation
- Outro 

Special thanks to my good friend Dr. Aria, you can find him at:
Instagram - @dr._aria 
Website - dr-aria.com

Sponsor - https://uk.huel.com/
Nov 09, 2020
E55: Why We're Getting More Depressed, Anxious and Lonely
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- How I've FINALLY fixed / figured out why we lose motivation
- Why people are more depressed and anxious (and a cure)
- Key to success: Avoiding good opportunities so you have time to devote to great opportunities.
- Why I don't think marriage is the right answer.
- Why I don't think marriage is the right answer. 
- Why you should NOT "Fit in".
Nov 02, 2020
E54: Overcoming Depression, Burnout, Anxiety and Insomnia with Dan Murray-Serter
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- Depression - where did it all start?
- Psychedelics
- Posting online despite what people think
- Burn out
- Anxiety
- Supplements & brand
- How do you find the guts to keep going despite failure?
- Relationships 
- Are you happy?
- Are you scared of dying?
- Dinner Party
Oct 26, 2020
E53: I Tested Positive...
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- The first lesson this pandemic has taught me
- I have a secret to tell you 
- Changing the shape of your brain
- Less answers and more questions
- What are some of the most important questions you can ask yourself?
- The thing that invalided you when you were younger, will be the thing you seek validation from as an adult.
Oct 19, 2020
E52: How We Built A $200m Company At 27 Years Old
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- How to quit, why quitting matters and my quitting framework.
- Dealing with uncertainty instead of certain misery.
- How I built a £200m company at 22 years old.
- How I got 1 million followers on Instagram.
- The life changing art of taking responsibility. 
- An unpopular opinion about the Virus.
- Bad binary answers to complex problems.
- Racism will hold you back even more if you let it.
Oct 05, 2020
E51: The Certainty Of Unexpected Chaos
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This week's episode of The Diary of a CEO is all about the certainty of unexpected chaos. This is a different episode, for the very different times that we’re living in. But, I think you ALL need to hear this, because I did.

I discuss why you should be responsible for your actions, how to be positive amongst all the chaos, stay psychologically effective and the importance of being compassionate with your thoughts.

I also delve into what I call "happiness dividends" and discuss why it is vital not give up on your long term goals for short term pleasures, especially in this time of uncertainty.

Apr 15, 2020
E50: Jake Humphrey - My Grandma's Suicide Saved Me
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In my most recent episode of The Diary of a CEO, I sat down with the incredibly successful TV presenter, journalist and entrepreneur Jake Humphrey. Jake has gone from being an unqualified drop out, who was fired from McDonalds after just two months for a lack of communication skills to one of the UK’s most well known TV presenters, with accolades such as CBBC, BT Sport, Formula One and much more. Jake also co-founded the production company Whisper Films, alongside former BBC Sport producer Sunil Patel and David Coulthard and the business has grown from £1.5m to almost £20m. Our conversation was extremely honest and open. Jake has struggled to come to terms with the common misconceptions of who he is, battling suicidal thoughts and developing an unhealthy relationship with social media. We discuss the best way to move forward with the devastating impact social media can have and why failure is the key to being successful.
Mar 05, 2020
E49: Dame Stephanie Shirley - Escaping Nazi Germany and Making £2.3bn
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In this week's episode of The Diary of a CEO, I chat to Dame Stephanie Shirley also known as "Steve".At the age of 5, Steve fled from Nazi persecution in her hometown of Dortmund and arrived in the UK on the Kindertransport, luckily escaping the...
Feb 27, 2020
E48: Jamie Laing & Ed Williams - The Sweet Success
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In this week's episode of The Diary of a CEO, I chat to Jamie Laing and Ed Williams, the co-founders of Candy Kittens - the fastest growing confectionary brand in the UK. Our conversation delved into battling the misconceptions of family wealth,...
Feb 20, 2020
E47: The Solution To All Of Your Problems
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This week's episode of The Diary of a CEO is all about breakdowns and problems and I delve into why only YOU have control over your thoughts. I discuss how we are obsessing over optimising our lives and the worrying increase in loneliness within the...
Feb 13, 2020
E46: Diane Modahl - Doping, Defeat and Determination
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How would you feel if your career, the career you’ve worked at all your life, was suddenly destroyed? This is how my next guest on The Diary of a CEO felt when her whole world came tumbling down due to a fatal error. Diane is truly inspirational. Her...
Feb 03, 2020
E45: I Have NEVER Shared This Before.
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In the first episode of 2020 of The Diary of a CEO, I share a very personal extract from my diary 8 years ago which I’ve NEVER shared before, and discuss the time I’ve recently spent alone in the Indonesian Jungle. I also explain why it’s important to...
Jan 16, 2020
E44: The lessons we MUST learn before 2020.
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2019 has been a world-wind of a year for me, and this week’s episode of The Diary of a CEO is all about reflection. Alongside this, I discuss why you shouldn’t waste time on people that don’t deserve it. Furthermore, I explain why it’s critical for us t...
Dec 23, 2019
E43: Nir Eyal - How to Become Indistractable
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On this week's episode of The Diary of a CEO, I sit down with Nir Eyal, an Israeli-born American author, lecturer and investor. Nir released his first book in 2014 “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” and it became a Wall Street Journal Interna...
Nov 28, 2019
E42: Here's How To Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy
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The Diary of a CEO podcast has kept me extremely level-headed, it's kept me from being self-destructive and it has maintained my self-awareness; and these points are exactly what I wanted to discuss in this week's episode. I additionally relay the impor...
Nov 22, 2019
E41: The Heaton Brothers: From Horwich to Hollywood
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Brothers, best friends and business partners, The Heaton Brothers share more than just their parents. George and Mike Heaton are the founders of the world-renowned streetwear brand, Represent. The 26 and 28 year old initially started Represent in their ...
Nov 14, 2019
E40: The Day My Dream Came True
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The last few weeks have been some of the most educational and exciting in Social Chain's history and in my journey as an entrepreneur. We went public. In this week's episode of The Diary of a CEO, I share some of the insights that going public has taugh...
Oct 31, 2019
E39: Jamal Edwards - From Media Student To Multimillionaire
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At 15, Jamal Edwards rapped under the name "SmokeyBarz", filming with his friends from a £20 phone. At 24, he had received an MBE for services to music and business, taken the first royal selfie and was a multimillionaire. The entrepreneur turned music ...
Oct 10, 2019
E38: A Simple Mindset Secret + Less Routine, More Life
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The last couple of weeks have been the most professionally challenging of my life and I divulge all in this week’s episode of The Diary of a CEO. Alongside this, I discuss the importance of having an internal locus of control, and how important constant...
Sep 12, 2019
E37: Joe Wicks - Changing Millions Of Lives in 15 Seconds!
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Have you ever had that experience of meeting someone, and being so glad that they became successful? That’s what it was like meeting Joe. Joe Wicks, otherwise known as The Body Coach, is a health and fitness coach, author, investor and entrepreneur whos...
Sep 05, 2019
E36: Ambition, Motivation and Imposter Syndrome
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In this weeks solo episode of The Diary of a CEO, I discuss how important it is to build and share your story when creating a brand or a business. I talk about how we are naturally obsessed with being motivated and ambitious, and explain how being...
Aug 02, 2019
E35: Julian Hearn: Huel - £45 Million In 4 Years
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Julian Hearn is the founder and CMO of Huel, a nutrition company responsible for the increasingly popular, powdered meal replacement drink. Huel is basically a meal in a bottle designed for time-poor people, enabling you to get all your nutritional...
Jul 03, 2019
E34: Dr Aria - Mental Health, Marriage and Mindfulness
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In this weeks episode of The Diary of a CEO, I sit down with Dr Aria Campbell-Danesh, a high performance psychologist and an expert in the fields of behaviour change and long-term health. With a speciality in the concept of mindfulness, Dr Aria created...
Jun 26, 2019
E33: I Made A Mistake
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It’s been a while since we last spoke which I apologise about! In this week’s episode of The Diary of a CEO, I discuss how a bad reaction of mine lead to a lot of regret. We are all on a journey of self-development and in this particular moment my ego...
Jun 19, 2019
E32 Michelle Kennedy - From Matchmaking to Motherhood
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From co-CEO of Badoo, a dating-focused social network worth over a billion, to sitting on the advisory board for Bumble to launching her in own app in 2017 with co-founder of Deliveroo Greg Orlowski, Michelle Kennedy is a force to be reckoned with. She ...
May 15, 2019
E31: Entrepreneurialism is a Disease
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It’s crazy to think how much things can change in such a short period of time. In this episode I discuss the concept of compartmentalising and 6 positive ways to approach this. I also talk about how I deal with fear in life, how running a business is li...
May 03, 2019
E30: Alan Barratt - From £27 to £72 million
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This week I spoke with Alan Barratt, CEO and Founder of the worlds fastest growing sports performance and weight management brand, Grenade. Alan and his wife Juliet started Grenade in 2010 with just £27 in their bank account. After a few short years, 50...
Apr 10, 2019
E29: Build Sandcastles out of Bullsh*t
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Welcome back to Chapter 9 of The Diary of a CEO. This week, I talk about my obsession with the tragic yet fascinating mess that is Brexit, and how I’ve learnt more about British politics in the last 3 months than I’ve known in the last 10 years. Through...
Apr 03, 2019
E28: Tobi Pearce - £100m in Revenue Aged 27
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In this weeks episode of The Diary of a CEO, I sat down with Tobi Pearce, the CEO of SWEAT. Tobi describes SWEAT as the world’s biggest online digital gym, offering help and guidance for women with their fitness choices and health goals. Australian-born...
Mar 19, 2019
E27: Adopt a culture of WINNING
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It has been a crazy few travelling weeks for me so I do apologise about the delay in this episode. This week, I discuss the culture of winning. Some people have an ingrained ideology that they will always lose. This is learnt from previous failings, act...
Mar 13, 2019
E26: Johann Hari - We Have Lost our Connections
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Books will change your life, and there are so many that have changed mine. In this episode I chat with journalist and author Johann Hari, most well known for writing the New York Times bestselling book ‘Lost Connections; uncovering the real causes of de...
Feb 26, 2019
E25: We are the Burnout Generation
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This week has been chaotic. In Chapter Five of The Diary of a CEO I flew back to the UK for an incredibly busy week filled with podcast interviews, speaking appointments, pitching to one of our biggest clients as well as filming an advert campaign. The ...
Feb 19, 2019
E24: Tom Bilyeu - From Zero Drive to a Net Worth of $400m
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In this episode of The Diary of a CEO, my entire perception of what an entrepreneur is, is completely turned on it's head. I travelled to a beautiful house in the LA hills to meet with Tom Bilyeu, the founder of Quest Nutrition. In 2014, Quest Nutrition...
Feb 06, 2019
E23: I am a Slave, My Fear and Therapy
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In Chapter 3 of The Diary of a CEO I talk about the importance of trusting more. I am a real perfectionist and feel trapped between wanting to control even the smallest details and wanting to let go and delegate. I touch on learning to say no, which I t...
Jan 28, 2019
E22: Sarah Bahbah - Addiction, Intuition, Success
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In Chapter 2 of Season 2 of The Diary of a CEO I flew to LA to meet Sarah Bahbah, the 26 year old Palestinian-Australian Artist, Writer and Director. Sarah rose to fame after the release of her photography series ‘Sex and Takeout’ was spotted by...
Jan 22, 2019
E21: Mental Health, Mistakes and My Apologies
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Diary of a CEO is back. Welcome to Season 2 of the podcast, Chapter 1 of my new diary. In the time I've been away a lot has happened and a lot has changed. If you're new to the channel, this podcast is where I share my deepest and darkest thoughts, both...
Jan 14, 2019
E20: Deliciously Ella - Blogging Saved My Life
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What a chapter this is, I meet food writer and entrepreneur Ella Mills, more famously known under the brand Deliciously Ella. Ella tells her fascinating story, about how she fell very ill during university, battling with both her physical and mental health and describes how the blog she founded in 2012 not only launched her career, but saved her life.
Jun 18, 2018
E19: Luke Massie - I Have Nothing To Hide
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In this chapter I had the privilege of sitting down with Luke Massie, owner and founder of Vibe tickets. Luke has recently been swarmed with bad press due to his business declaring bankruptcy, to which he then chose to buy back him self. I sat down with Luke to hear his side of the story and to ask him why he thinks he's being attacked for his business decisions.

Jun 11, 2018
E18: Chris 'Drama' Pfaff - Dealing with Fame, Anxiety and Addiction
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In Chapter Eighteen I'm honoured to invite Drama aka Chris Pfaff, founder of the internationally renowned Young & Reckless streetwear brand. After creating a fashion powerhouse with no prior business experience or a college education, I wanted to find out what drives him and the lessons he's learnt along the way. We discuss the struggles of being an entrepreneur, the pressures of being a reality tv star and his addiction to alcohol and Xanax.

Jun 04, 2018
E17: Marriage, Mental Health, Masturbation
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Damn, it's been a long time, this the first episode on my new US journey. In this chapter I explain why an elderly couple made me jealous, debunk a common myth around visualisation and discuss marriage, mental health and masturbation. What a weird ending.

May 27, 2018
E16: I Am Jealous Of Death
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This is my favourite episode I've recorded alone. In this chapter I discuss the goals and dangers of moving to New York, explain the reason why I'm jealous of death, an unpredicted problem this week almost cost the business millions and of course, no episode would be complete without a development in my relationship status.

Apr 22, 2018
E15: Gerard Adams - A $50m Elite Exit
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In this Chapter, I meet Gerard Adams - A born entrepreneur. He takes us through his journey of struggle, success & tough decisions as he grew one of the most popular online publishers - Elite daily, through to it's sale to the Daily Mail. Now heading up an incubator for entrepreneurs in Fownders, Gerard's mission is bigger than ever.

Apr 16, 2018
E14: John Vincent - Building A Restaurant Empire
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In Chapter Fourteen, I'm honoured to invite John Vincent, Co-Founder of hugely popular healthy eating fast food chain Leon. Having built an empire of 52 restaurants, I wanted to find out what drives him and the lessons he's learnt along the way. Tragically, John's father passed away a week prior to our conversation, and he discusses what his fathers influence has taught him.

Apr 09, 2018
E13: Why We're All F*cked Up
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In this chapter, I discuss the importance I've learnt this past week in first impressions, the reason why we're ALL f*cked up and how we can use that to our advantage, the 20 reasons why you shouldn't be an entrepreneur, and I update on my new journey in moving to New York and as always, my relationship status..

Mar 19, 2018
E12: Sacha Lord's Diary - The King of Nightlife
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In this chapter I invite Sacha Lord onto the podcast to share his diary. From the halcyon days at Manchester's famed Hacienda, to building the iconic Warehouse Project & Parklife, Sacha is a true party mastermind, and as you can imagine, he's got a lot of stories to tell from along the way..

Mar 05, 2018
E11: I have a huge announcement to make...
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In this chapter I have a huge announcement to make, one that I've not revealed to anyone outside of my immediate team yet..

Feb 25, 2018
E10: Dom's Diary - Mental Health, Addiction & Quitting Business
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In this chapter, Dominic McGregor, Co-Founder of Social Chain joins me to talk through his story of building Social Chain, the pressure's of entrepreneurship, mental health, his struggles with addiction & his recovery.Dom's EverydayHero challenge - https://calmchallengeevents201718.everydayhero.com/uk/TeeTotalRunner
Feb 12, 2018
E9: Social Media Is Destroying Our Society
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In the ninth instalment of the podcast, I discuss my recent trip to Sri Lanka and the lessons it taught me about gratitude, the power of networking, the trap of social media and impacts on mental health, and as always, and update on relationships.

Feb 01, 2018
E8: Advice from Elon Musk, Warren Buffet and Steve Jobs
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In this Chapter, I discuss how I get into the right frame of mind just before a any big moment in my life, why it's so important for me to push my ego aside in order to win and the advice from some of my mentors that has helped shape the person I am today

Dec 18, 2017
E7: Ben Francis - 25 year old CEO OF UK’s fastest growing company
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After a couple of weeks away from the mic, I jump back on to reflect on my two recent interviews with Mark Stringer and Ben Francis, in addition to this, my diary was packed full of thoughts from the last few weeks which I couldn't wait to get into...

Nov 28, 2017
E6 Mark's Diary - Betrayal, backstabbing and death
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In this Chapter, I delve into another CEO's deep, dark diary. My first guest was Mark Stringer, CEO of Manchester based web & design agency, AHOY. Mark takes us through his tumultuous 2017 that resulted in him having to fold his business and saw him caught up in the London terror attacks..

Nov 19, 2017
E5: The Battle With Self Doubt
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In this chapter, I focus on the relationship between patience & impatience, the battle with self-doubt and the question of whether entrepreneurs should be single.

Nov 07, 2017
E4: This Podcast Has Been Getting Me In Trouble..
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In this Chapter, I discuss the benefits that this podcast has brought me in such a short time and how everyone listening can benefit too, but I also discuss the trouble that this podcast has caused..

Oct 31, 2017
E3: Relationships, Being An Entrepreneur Is An Illness & Cryptocurrency
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In this chapter, I talk about how this week was one of the toughest, most interesting weeks of my life, as I sat atop London in a boardroom full of men in suits discussing millions of pounds, I discuss how I got there. I also touched on the complexity of relationships, and how to invest your money.

Oct 23, 2017
E2: Happiness, Meditation & Weird Wins
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In this Chapter, I reflect on what this podcast hitting #1 on the business podcast chart taught me, I touch on what it takes to find happiness, the benefits of meditation, letting people go from Social Chain and my latest relationship update...

Oct 15, 2017
E1: Sacrifice, Work/Life Balance & Purpose
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In the first chapter of my diary, I discuss what it takes to be an entrepreneur including the immense sacrifice involved from relationships to financial and personal, the unpredictable chaos surrounding your life, how people will be the most important part of your life and business, the never-ending debate on work/life balance and how my perception on my purpose has changed over the years.

Sep 29, 2017