Growth Mindset Podcast

By Sam Harris

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A growth mindset is the belief that you can do anything if you work for it. Your host Sam Harris finds remarkable individuals doing extraordinary things and breaks the processes down to show how anyone can achieve anything. Sam has launched several businesses, travelled the world, and nearly died a few times, all in the spirit of curiosity and adventure. Some highlights include touring North Korea to hitch-hiking across Kazakhstan. He brings his insatiable appetite for learning to the podcast and challenges his guests with unusual questions to bring listeners unique insights.

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147: Building people that build startups - David Brown, CEO Techstars
34:46
David Brown David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. David is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical servicesmarket. David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role as President. Connect with David on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbrown/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/dbrown) No Vision All Drive with David Brown (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-vision-all-drive-david-brown/1134407791?ean=9781119632801) Top Tip Failure is the best teacher The quickest road to success is to possess an attitude towards failure. In order to grow, you need failure. Understand and accept failure as a part of life. We often experience that learning is more effective in failure than in success because failure teaches us what works and what does not. When we embrace our strengths or limitations – we become better. People are often so afraid they’ll fail at something that they don’t try. Don’t be one of those people. Everyone has failed at something in his or her life, but not everyone tries again and again. World hard every day to reach your goals and you will. Keep going and you will find success. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: David Brown.
Nov 17, 2020
146: Work on your game - Dre Baldwin, Pro Basketball player and coach
10:05
Dre Baldwin In just 5 years, Dre Baldwin went from the end of his high school team's bench, to the first contract of a 9-year professional basketball career. While playing professional basketball, Dre pioneered new genres of personal branding and entrepreneurship via an ever-growing content publishing empire. Dre started blogging in 2005 and began publishing videos to YouTube in 2006. He has published over 7,000 videos to 134,000+ subscribers, his content being viewed over 73 million times to date. Dre's daily Work On Your Game Podcast MasterClass has over 1,500 episodes and more than 3 million downloads. Dre has given 4 TED Talks on Discipline, Confidence, Mental Toughness & Personal Initiative and has authored 27 books. He has appeared in national campaigns with Nike, Finish Line, Wendy's, Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports, STASH Investments and DIME magazine. A Philadelphia native and Penn State alum, Dre lives in Miami. Dre and Work On Your Game Connect with Dre on LinkedIn (http://LinkedIn.com/in/DreAllDay) DreAllDay.com (http://DreAllDay.com) YouTube (http://YouTube.com/Dreupt) Instagram (http://Instagram.com/DreBaldwin) Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Work On Your Game: Use the Pro Athlete Mindset to Dominate Your Game in Business, Sports, and Life (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Work-Your-Game-Dominate-Business/dp/1260121372/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2A34HQ3TLIM2B&dchild=1&keywords=dre+baldwin&qid=1604422213&sprefix=dre+ba%2Caudible%2C369&sr=8-1) Whether you’re just starting out in business or looking to take your career to the next level, Work On Your Game provides the strategy you need to succeed from the inside-out. Dre Baldwin, or “DreAllDay,” as his fans know him, delivers an easy-to-understand four-part model for achieving any goal. It’s based on discipline, confidence, mental toughness, and personal initiative―and it’s proven effective. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Dre Baldwin.
Nov 10, 2020
145: Speaking your mind in crazy times - Dre Baldwin, Pro Basketball player and coach
39:20
Dre Baldwin In just 5 years, Dre Baldwin went from the end of his high school team's bench, to the first contract of a 9-year professional basketball career. While playing professional basketball, Dre pioneered new genres of personal branding and entrepreneurship via an ever-growing content publishing empire. Dre started blogging in 2005 and began publishing videos to YouTube in 2006. He has published over 7,000 videos to 134,000+ subscribers, his content being viewed over 73 million times to date. Dre's daily Work On Your Game Podcast MasterClass has over 1,500 episodes and more than 3 million downloads. Dre has given 4 TED Talks on Discipline, Confidence, Mental Toughness & Personal Initiative and has authored 27 books. He has appeared in national campaigns with Nike, Finish Line, Wendy's, Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports, STASH Investments and DIME magazine. A Philadelphia native and Penn State alum, Dre lives in Miami. Dre and Work On Your Game Connect with Dre on LinkedIn (http://LinkedIn.com/in/DreAllDay) DreAllDay.com (http://DreAllDay.com) YouTube (http://YouTube.com/Dreupt) Instagram (http://Instagram.com/DreBaldwin) Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Work On Your Game: Use the Pro Athlete Mindset to Dominate Your Game in Business, Sports, and Life (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Work-Your-Game-Dominate-Business/dp/1260121372/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2A34HQ3TLIM2B&dchild=1&keywords=dre+baldwin&qid=1604422213&sprefix=dre+ba%2Caudible%2C369&sr=8-1) Whether you’re just starting out in business or looking to take your career to the next level, Work On Your Game provides the strategy you need to succeed from the inside-out. Dre Baldwin, or “DreAllDay,” as his fans know him, delivers an easy-to-understand four-part model for achieving any goal. It’s based on discipline, confidence, mental toughness, and personal initiative―and it’s proven effective. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Dre Baldwin.
Nov 03, 2020
144: Deep dive into my hidden mindset limitations - Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.
31:35
Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. A cutting-edge mindset author, researcher, and consultant. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. Ryan is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership” (Morgan James Publishers). He is also a leadership professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. As a consultant, he works with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their culture (collective mindsets). He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), and a couple dozen other organizations. As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Ryan has published over 17 articles across a variety of journals including: Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. His research has been cited over 2,000 times since 2014. Ryan Website (https://www.ryangottfredson.com/) Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryangottfredson/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RyanGottfredsonPhD/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/RyanGottfredson) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ryan Gottfredson.
Oct 27, 2020
143: Hacking the microbiome to unlock superpowers - Zack Abbott, founder and CEO - ZBiotics
17:26
Zack Abbott CEO and co-founder of ZBiotics, a company developing bioengineered probiotics founded in 2016. ZBiotics' product, which breaks down an unwanted byproduct of alcohol, is the first in a line of products ZBiotics is creating to help consumers actively engage in healthier lives. Beyond alcohol, ZBiotics is working on other engineered probiotics that will give the body new biological functions: everything from helping the body resist environmental toxins and infection (e.g., lead-contaminated water, radiation) to producing useful and health-promoting nutrients (e.g., fiber, high-quality protein). By building genetically engineered products that solve real human needs, he hopes to reverse the misinformation and lack of understanding that has contributed to the negative public perception of GMOs. Zack has a PhD in microbiology & immunology from the University of Michigan, where he enjoyed his research untangling complex and elegant webs of bacterial gene regulation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where he double-majored in immunology and classical art & archaeology Zack and ZBiotics Connect with Zack on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zaabbott/) Zbiotics (https://zbiotics.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncify.fm) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Zack Abbott.
Oct 20, 2020
142: Developing Confidence - Nate Setto, Pop/R&B artist
46:12
Nate Setto A rising Pop/R&B artist who has developed his career in the great city of Detroit. As a Michigan native, he grew up with a passion for music. He began writing songs when he was 7 years old and pursued a music career at the age of 20. Nate now has 1.3 million views on youtube and over 60 thousand followers on instagram. He is currently promoting his single Novocaine which deals with anxiety and substance abuse. Nate Connect with Nate on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nate-setto-4aa4bb167/) Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Wg7NIjLY6SaBR6fRyMCpf) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29Sola6lCzCwvLmDG_pg9Q) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nate_setto/?hl=en) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/natesettoofficial/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Build your confidence Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. A healthy sense of self-confidence is all about having a balanced view of yourself — taking pride in your abilities while recognizing your flaws. Confidence can help you to take on the world with more energy and determination, resulting in better relationships, quality work and a feeling of being connected with your surroundings. Have a coach Coaching is still not understood by everyone, and that is entirely normal. It is not a must to have a coach, and yes you can get yourself to a higher potential without a coach also, but with a coach, you will get there quicker, better and most importantly with more confidence. A coach will understand and help you understand the source of the lack of confidence and fear of failure. A coach can give you ideas for ways to improve yourself, but more importantly they can help them become aware of your blind spots. Simply put, a coach will help you stoke your success. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Nate Setto.
Oct 13, 2020
141: Investing in curiosity - Reece Chowdhry, Founder & CEO - RLC Ventures
51:12
Reece Chowdhry Founder and CEO of the multi award-winning RLC Ventures, a venture capital firm that specialises in investing in technology-based seed stage businesses. Reece was awarded “Top 5 Asian Tech Investors” in 2018 (KPMG & Diversity UK) and is the youngest-ever investor to profiled by The Sunday Times. Since launching three years ago, Reece has invested in 30 start-ups and sits on the board of six portfolio companies. Currently, 70% of founders in the RLC Ventures portfolio are from diverse backgrounds. Passionate about giving back, Reece has created the RLC Ventures Pledge where a percentage of the exit profits are donated to a social cause of the founder’s choice. His work has seen him become one of the youngest ever investors to be profiled in The Sunday Times, and he has appeared on Channel 4 News. Reece Connect with Reece on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/reecec/) RLC Website (https://www.rlc.ventures/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Have an open-mind Open-mindedness helps you to learn and grow, strengthening your belief in yourself. It all starts with you. Being open-minded is important because it creates opportunities for you to learn from others. Learning about the way others live or why they believe what they do. Learning does not mean you will change your lifestyle or beliefs, but simply grow in knowledge. Having an open-mind allows you to become aware. It allows you live in a way that's more approachable. The power of surrounding yourself with the right people The people you surround yourself with can either drag you down or lift you up. Take the time to create a circle of people that are the most positive, supportive people you can find. This also means letting go of the people who are pulling you down. If you want to make a positive change in your life, remember, the people around you have a critical influence on your energy, growth and probability of success. Positive people bring out the best in you and make you feel motivated and happy. They help you when you’re in need, encourage you to go after your dreams and are there to celebrate your successes or support you as you move past your challenges. If you want to become your best self I challenge you to review, rethink, and cull through your social media and real life "friends" and find the right people and media content that will actually help you get there. Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Zero to One - Peter Thiel (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zero-to-One/dp/B00XLSKG5W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1QNP7FZAX0FJ2&dchild=1&keywords=zero+to+one&qid=1602017591&s=audible&sprefix=zer%2Caudible%2C369&sr=1-1) If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. Entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Venture Deals - Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/B005VSSUN0/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=venture+deals&qid=1602017622&s=audible&sr=1-3) A must-read for any entrepreneur contemplating or currently leading a venture-backed company. The book is filled with lots of other amazing advice. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Reece Chowdhry.
Oct 06, 2020
140: (Bio)Engineering success - Zack Abbott, founder CEO - ZBiotics
49:13
Zack Abbott CEO and co-founder of ZBiotics, a company developing bioengineered probiotics founded in 2016. ZBiotics' product, which breaks down an unwanted byproduct of alcohol, is the first in a line of products ZBiotics is creating to help consumers actively engage in healthier lives. Beyond alcohol, ZBiotics is working on other engineered probiotics that will give the body new biological functions: everything from helping the body resist environmental toxins and infection (e.g., lead-contaminated water, radiation) to producing useful and health-promoting nutrients (e.g., fiber, high-quality protein). By building genetically engineered products that solve real human needs, he hopes to reverse the misinformation and lack of understanding that has contributed to the negative public perception of GMOs. Zack has a PhD in microbiology & immunology from the University of Michigan, where he enjoyed his research untangling complex and elegant webs of bacterial gene regulation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where he double-majored in immunology and classical art & archaeology Zack and ZBiotics Connect with Zack on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zaabbott/) Zbiotics (https://zbiotics.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tip The right mentor can deliver huge advantages to your career Many entrepreneurs give up during the low times. Having a mentor who can re-inspire and motivate you is crucial. The right mentor can help you, quite literally, grow your business. Anyone can accelerate their learning curve by learning from a mentor's experiences, This could save you time and money and help you avoid mistakes. Another value mentors can provide is their relationships. An advisor may be able to introduce you to vendors, clients, and other resources. Mentoring relationships are win-wins for both participants. Make sure to reach out proactively and speak in a straightforward way. Schedule regular calls and sessions. And be sure to circle back with your mentor to share what resulted from his or her coaching. There may be hidden perks like improved habits. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncify.fm) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Zack Abbott.
Sep 29, 2020
139: Using Focus to Fuel Your Fire - John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneur On Fire
16:02
John Lee Dumas An American entrepreneur and podcaster based in Puerto Rico. He is the founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, a business podcast where he interviews successful entrepreneurs. John developed the concept of a daily podcast that would feature the story of successful entrepreneurs. He named it Entrepreneurs On Fire. EOFire launched September 22, 2012. As his subscribers grew, he published Podcast Launch in the Amazon bookstore. Podcast Launch is a guide of the exact steps he took to launch Entrepreneurs On Fire. In 2013, Dumas launched Podcasters’ Paradise, a community of podcasters. As of 2018, John has podcasted over 2,000 episodes.his podcasts have received 70 million downloads with 1 million monthly listens. In 2019, Dumas was a keynote presenter at the annual Agents of Change conference held in Portland, Maine. From interviewing entrepreneurs, once he started generating income, he then came to be known as an expert in podcasting. John and EOFire EOFire.com (https://www.eofire.com/) Connect with John on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eofire/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/johnleedumas) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Mentors matter It's important to find a mentor who is willing and able to take you on. Mentors are invaluable for so many reasons, but essential for providing knowledge, motivation, advice and counsel, encouragement when you need it most, help with personal development and so much more. Mentors can become your go-to person for advice and support during hard times. They are also around to celebrate your wins, regardless if they are big or small. If you are lucky enough to find a personal mentor who can be all of these things to you, you will have an advantage over many others, because you have the right tools that can take you to the top! F.O.C.U.S Follow One Course Until Success. It is important to remain focused on a single task at a time to be more productive, to create quality work and to be less stressed. As you focus upon a single task, trying to avoid distractions, the brain begins to focus on that task all by itself. This allows you to accomplish the task much faster than if you are attempting to finish two or more tasks at the same time. If you can take control of your ability to focus, you have given yourself a powerful tool that will enable you to perform at a consistently high level and be both effective and efficient in your work efforts. Focusing will help you have better quality work, more success, and achievement of your professional goals. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: John Lee Dumas.
Sep 22, 2020
138: The Neuroscience of Success Mindsets - Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.
27:49
Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. A cutting-edge mindset author, researcher, and consultant. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. Ryan is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership” (Morgan James Publishers). He is also a leadership professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. As a consultant, he works with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their culture (collective mindsets). He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), and a couple dozen other organizations. As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Ryan has published over 17 articles across a variety of journals including: Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. His research has been cited over 2,000 times since 2014. Ryan Website (https://www.ryangottfredson.com/) Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryangottfredson/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RyanGottfredsonPhD/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/RyanGottfredson) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Understand the benefit of failure For some people, failure ruins them. For others, it is just the beginning of something wonderful. Failure isn’t fun, but it is an opportunity to learn, reflect and regroup. Often when you are battling uncertainty, you adapt and change. Sometimes it takes a while but if you can bounce back it can lead to successes that taste all the sweeter. Failure is a natural, necessary part of being human. No one is exempt when it comes to failure. It’s part of life. So don’t quit, use failure to your advantage. Accept the push. Mindset are foundational to your success Success and happiness are all about mindset. I believe our thoughts have incredible power over our everyday lives, and that our moods and behaviors are a reflection of how we think. Change your mindset, change your life. These all sounds so easy, yet many of us tell ourselves it’s too late to change careers or that we don’t have enough time to learn something new. Identify and overcome your personal mental blocks. Create new habits to support your mindset change. Think of your mindset as a voice and manifest all the positivity you could think of. A positive frame of mind will invite success into your life. All it takes is a few simple tweaks to your thinking to become your happiest, most fulfilled self. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ryan Gottfredson.
Sep 15, 2020
137: How to Pitch to Venture Capitalists - Greg Spillane - Serial Entrepreneur
12:52
Greg Spillane Greg brings a unique combination of hands-on technical experience and a track record of large-scale business development. Greg’s professional career began as a developer. Shortly afterward he founded a technology company, where he brought several cloud-based products to market. After they were acquired, Greg went on to lead business development with several of the top global technology consulting firms in the world, where he was directly responsible for generating over $250M in revenue. In 2014, Greg’s passion for building high-growth technology companies led him back to startups, where he joined BUMP as their COO. He spearheaded their eventual pivot to Events.com, maintaining responsibility for all product development, sales, marketing, and client services. Greg has since led the successful turnaround of several other technology companies and has built a reputation as a team builder who can identify market opportunities, design innovative offerings and then effectively commercialize them to large markets. Greg is a former Division I athlete and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Greg and Fancy.com Connect with Greg on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/spillane/) Fancy.com (https://fancy.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Syncifying Syncify Cofounders Sam and Jack Syncify themselves on the startup content to run a business. Follow our journey as we explain our lessons in entrepreneurship. We teach listeners and ourselves as we digest the best books and podcasts for having and creating ideas. From nailing an MVP to getting investor meetings, working out equity, to growing a team. It's a constant journey and we explain our mistakes along the way and where we're going. Syncifying Syncify (https://anchor.fm/syncify) Top Tip Be investable Make yourself investable. Share your passion, don’t be afraid to think big, practise your pitch and know your limitations. Understanding the value and investability of a company is a crucial skill for business owners and VC’s alike. Serious investors who have heard over a thousand pitches and read hundreds of plans are most impressed with founders who make the right points in the shortest amount of time with the least prompting. To be taken seriously by both investors and lenders, a company needs to show balance. Showing ambition tempered with realism and deep knowledge of your business and numbers is key. A great story and a sexy pitch deck might get you a meeting, but being organised, disciplined and realistic will take you all the way there. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Greg Spillane.
Sep 08, 2020
136: Perfectly hidden depression - Dr Margaret Rutherford, PhD, Author & host Self work podcast
37:46
Dr. Margaret Rutherford A clinical psychologist, who has practiced for over twenty years in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Since 2012, her writing has been found on her own website, as she writes about mental health, with a special focus on Perfectly Hidden Depression, midlife and relationship issues. She's the current mental health columnist for Midlife Boulevard, writes an advice column on Vibrant Nation, is a weekly columnist for The Good Men Project, and hosts a regular FB Live video session on depression for The Mighty. Her work and expertise can also be found on The Huffington Post, Sixty and Me, Better After 50, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Psychology Today, and The Cheat Sheet. Dr. Margaret recently has launched a new podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford, where you can listen to her direct and down-to-earth advice. Dr. Margaret Connect with Dr. Margaret on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmargaretrutherford/detail/contact-info/) drmargaretrutherford.com (https://drmargaretrutherford.com/) The SelfWork Podcast (https://drmargaretrutherford.com/selfwork/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Be kind to people Kindness leads to many good things like better relationships, improved self-esteem, compassion, happiness, future success, and good mental and physical health. It brings people together and don’t we all want that for our children, our families, our community, and the world? Try to be kind to others to try and make a difference in the world, and also practice to try and make a difference in your own life as well. Face your fear of failing The fear of failing can be immobilizing – it can cause us to do nothing, and therefore resist moving forward. But when we allow fear to stop our forward progress in life, we're likely to miss some great opportunities along the way. what makes us fearless is not the fact that we do not experience fear, but that we are confident that we can deal with the consequences of our actions. Instead of talking yourself out of the fear by hoping that nothing negative would happen, focus on building confidence to deal with the consequences. Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism That Masks Your Depression (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfectly-Hidden-Depression-Break-Perfectionism/dp/B087N4GGH7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=14WCW66NTXIGK&dchild=1&keywords=perfectly+hidden+depression&qid=1598980833&s=audible&sprefix=perfectly+hidd%2Caudible%2C335&sr=1-1) If you're ready to stop hiding and start healing, this groundbreaking book will guide you - every imperfect step of the way Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Margaret Rutherford.
Sep 01, 2020
135: Genuinely you - How to stay happy - Gina Gardiner - Author, Head Teacher & Coach
50:32
Gina Gardiner No.1 International Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment and Relationship Coach and Transformational Leadership Trainer with well over 30 years of experience helping people experience happiness, success and fulfilment. In 2004 Gina left Headship (Principal) and has since worked with countless individuals, couples, teams and organisations helping them to step into their potential, to learn the lessons from the past and to recognise that it is their choice to step into their power and live a fearless life. Gina is passionate about supporting people to live a truly happy, successful and fulfilling life and supporting leaders to become the spiritual matriarchs and patriarchs who lead with integrity, compassion and the courage to do what is right rather than what is expedient. "I help business owners and Senior Managers to lead with courageous compassion to reduce conflict, stress and overwhelm in their organisation, so they can have a more productive and profitable business, better relationships with their team and greater wellbeing and work-life balance" Gina Connect with Gina on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginagardinerassociates/) Genuinely You (https://genuinely-you.com) Enlightened Leadership (https://enlightenedleadership.co) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/genuinelyyouprograms/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/Genuinely_You) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Step out of your comfort zone if we stay inside our comfort zone, nothing changes. We don’t grow. We’re not challenged. We don’t get to find out what we’re made of. Breaking out of your comfort zone means taking up new challenges. This will automatically make you more productive as you work towards achieving the new goals. Getting out of your comfort zone from time to time creates just enough good stress to ramp up your focus, creativity, pace, and drive, and it helps you respond to life stress when unexpected things happen. Try to make small changes that take you out of the everyday and familiar, yet are not too emotionally challenging. You have within yourself the ability to make big change. Reach out Reaching out does not just mean having someone listen to you. It also means you get access to information, advice, guidance and other kinds of assistance from different people. Yet, in our society, some value their independence so much that asking for help seems like a weakness. It's important to talk. Whether it’s sending a text, messaging on social media sites, leaving a comment on a blog, meeting up for a coffee and a chat or sending a good old-fashioned letter. These are things that can help. It’s important to reach out, to let people in. It may seem scary. But believe me, it’s amazing the weight that lifts afterward. Just knowing someone else knows can make a huge difference to how much strength you have to cope with difficult situations. Book Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Thriving Not Surviving: The 5 Secret Pathways To Happiness, Success and Fulfilment (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thriving-Not-Surviving-Happiness-Fulfilment/dp/B07HGFHX6M/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=gina+gardiner&qid=1598302577&s=audible&sr=1-1) Thriving Not Surviving is designed to help you get the very best out of life. It is important to remember that you remain in the driving seat. It is up to you how fast you go, where you begin your journey and which elements you want to focus on. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!
Aug 24, 2020
134: How to be an influencer - Maayan Gordon, Entrepreneur, Tik Tok influencer
25:11
Maayan Gordon Maayan has been in digital marketing for 10+ years now. Maayan dropped out of college to do copy writing full time before she started her first business 2K Diffuser Beads where they sold a smoking accessory both B2C and B2B with great success through social media marketing. After that she successfully ran a graphic design and sticker printing business before starting a glassblowing business which she has been running for the past 5 years. Most recently Maayan found huge success on TikTok and Linkedin, growing her tiktok following to more than 2 million followers and Linkedin to more than 25,000 in less than a year. In her newest venture Maayan has teamed with Jesse Johnson to form the Champion Roundtable coaching group where they help business owners and entrepreneurs of all sizes to make more confident decisions in every area of their business, while getting more time back to do the things they love. Maayan Connect with Maayan on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maayangordon/) Champion Roundtable (https://www.championroundtable.net/?r_done=1) Tiktokinfluencing.com (https://maayan.pubninja.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Exercise empathy Understanding and practicing empathy can give you the tools to be a more supportive partner, friend and parent. When we make an effort to understand others and help them however we can, everyone’s quality of lives improves. It can also help you challenge your own worldview, expanding your emotional knowledge of yourself. Practicing empathy has no bad outcome, so pay it forward and exercise your empathy! Pursue your curiosity The rewards for being curious are many. There’s the intrinsic satisfaction that comes from pursuing your interests, e.g., I am obsessed with the “new” and determined to become a better writer. My daily posts have turned into one of the most satisfying and rewarding things that I have undertaken. And then there’s the social aspect. Highly curious people that I know are always a bit more intriguing and doing more interesting stuff than the rest of us. They serve as my daily inspiration to be more observant, to learn more, and to get out and experience more! Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Maayan Gordon.
Aug 20, 2020
133: 100 mile mindset - Nate Bailey - 1st Lietenant, entrepreneur, Ironman, author & podcast host
29:56
Nate Bailey A natural leader and a speaker who knows how to impact and reach an audience. He is a best selling author with three books as well as an entrepreneur. He has built multiple successful businesses in the areas of Insurance and Real Estate. He recently fulfilled his long-time dream of selling his insurance agency to follow his dream of being a full-time coach. Nate was a Lieutenant, serving our country in the United States Army. As a Platoon Leader during the Operation Iraqi Freedom, Nate was charged with the safety and leadership of 42 soldiers as they served our country in Kuwait. Nate has a simple philosophy on life - "live what you teach." Nate sees what needs to be done and he does it. He pushes his teams to the max and he makes sure he's always leading from the front by pushing himself one step beyond. In his quest to expand his physical limits, Nate has completed Ironman AZ, Sealfit Kokoro 45, a 100 mile solo run and is currently training to complete GoRuck Selection in 2019. Most recently (April 2018) Nate was a member of a 6 man team (Wheels4Water.org) that rode their bicycles across American to raise awareness and over $300,000 in donations for a non-profit, Lifewater, to provide clean water and sanitary bathrooms for 11schools and help over 11,000 kids in Ethiopia Nate's mission in life to impact men and women who are ready to truly have the life they have always desired. Nate Connect with Nate on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachnatebailey/) Championship Leadership Podcast (https://natebailey.org/podcast/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thenatebailey/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Perservere In life we will not always have things going our way all the time, sometimes we will falter or fail at completing a task or getting what we want. However, by persevering and sticking to the task we will eventually overcome any trial. You can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, persistence, and the courage to face your fears. Perseverance is the key to a successful life. If you keep persevering long enough, you will achieve your true potential. Show up today Showing up every single day of your life is critical when it comes to the success of your business, organization and individual success. Just start today. Don't worry about what's happened in the past. Set yourself up for success. By showing up, this can lead to success by enabling you to reach your fullest potential. It’s a powerful habit may help you achieve your goals and live a happier life. Champions show up every day, whether that occurs on the field, on the court or in the boardroom. Showing up may help you be one of them. Make showing up the attitude of your life. Take small steps each day Small steps are attainable and are aren’t overwhelming, so they are more likely to stick. Then, inertia takes over and once we’re in motion, it’s easier to continue. Small steps help us create valuable habits, which help us achieve big goals. Small steps also allow us to better manage our cognitive load, meaning we have more headspace to deal with all our other thoughts and plans. And finally, small steps help us to better manage distraction. The less we have to resist the destructive habit of multi-tasking, the more success we’ll have with each small step. Continue step by step achieving those small goals, until you finally achieve your desired goal. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Nate Bailey.
Aug 17, 2020
132: Digging deep - Maayan Gordon, Entrepreneur, Tik Tok influencer
36:14
Maayan Gordon Maayan has been in digital marketing for 10+ years now. Maayan dropped out of college to do copy writing full time before she started her first business 2K Diffuser Beads where they sold a smoking accessory both B2C and B2B with great success through social media marketing. After that she successfully ran a graphic design and sticker printing business before starting a glassblowing business which she has been running for the past 5 years. Most recently Maayan found huge success on TikTok and Linkedin, growing her tiktok following to more than 2 million followers and Linkedin to more than 25,000 in less than a year. In her newest venture Maayan has teamed with Jesse Johnson to form the Champion Roundtable coaching group where they help business owners and entrepreneurs of all sizes to make more confident decisions in every area of their business, while getting more time back to do the things they love. Maayan Connect with Maayan on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maayangordon/) Champion Roundtable (https://www.championroundtable.net/?r_done=1) Tiktokinfluencing.com (https://maayan.pubninja.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Think creatively Creative thinking is important because it allows you to look at problems and situations from a fresh perspective. With thinking creatively, you see problems as interesting opportunities, and you challenge assumptions and suspend judgment. You don't give up easily because of that. Thinking creatively is a good thing as the world continues to change and grow. This pushes us to learn new skills, to think differently, and to start asking the more important questions. “Why?” and “Why not?” Overcome your fears En Fear is very useful to us as humans. It is a human response to physical and emotional danger — if we didn't feel it, we won't be able protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But we all must learn to live with a certain level of uncertainty in your life because you will never eliminate all risk in life. Making a big decision is simply choosing one of many paths through the uncertainty. In order to do so, you need to let go of the fear in order to begin thinking rationally. Once you do, you realize that anything is possible, you just need to start. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Maayan Gordon.
Aug 13, 2020
131: Finding Your Own Success - Greg Spillane - Serial Entrepreneur
45:48
Greg Spillane Greg brings a unique combination of hands-on technical experience and a track record of large-scale business development. Greg’s professional career began as a developer. Shortly afterward he founded a technology company, where he brought several cloud-based products to market. After they were acquired, Greg went on to lead business development with several of the top global technology consulting firms in the world, where he was directly responsible for generating over $250M in revenue. In 2014, Greg’s passion for building high-growth technology companies led him back to startups, where he joined BUMP as their COO. He spearheaded their eventual pivot to Events.com, maintaining responsibility for all product development, sales, marketing, and client services. Greg has since led the successful turnaround of several other technology companies and has built a reputation as a team builder who can identify market opportunities, design innovative offerings and then effectively commercialize them to large markets. Greg is a former Division I athlete and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Greg and Fancy.com Connect with Greg on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/spillane/) Fancy.com (https://fancy.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tip Break out of your comfort zone Fear is a natural and essential part of growth. Every time we consciously choose to step outside of our comfort zone, the next uncomfortable thing becomes a little bit easier. It will seem really scary at first to get out of your comfort zone. But as I said, you don’t need to jump right out of your comfort zone at once, you can take baby steps gradually. As you slowly push past your comfort zone, you’ll feel more and more at ease about the new stuff which seemed so dangerous to you. Take the first step and I’m sure you’ll make it! Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Greg Spillane.
Aug 10, 2020
130: Being a Voice For Change - Mya-Rose Craig, AKA Birdgirl, Climate activist
26:50
Mya-Rose Craig AKA Birdgirl, is a young naturalist, ornithologist, and, birder (birdwatcher) as well as a young environmentalist, conservationist, activist, and writer. Mya-Rose wants to do everything she can to save the environment from damage and persuade people to do the same through my writing, talks & use of media. She's also proud to be a Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Ambassador. She loves birding in her garden & locally at Chew Valley Lake. Mya-Rose have been bird ringing (bird banding) at Chew Valley RS since Sept 2011, age 9 and got her C licence when she was 16. Her big passion is World Birding & she became the youngest person to see 5369th birds in Brazil in August 2019 which was 1/2 the world’s birds. Mya-Rose wants to combine her passion for nature & wildlife with her love of adventure to be a nature TV presenter going on expeditions to remote places, looking for rare or undiscovered species, like Steve Backshall. Mya-Rose / Birdgirl Birdgirl blog (http://www.birdgirluk.com/) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/myarosebirdgirlcraig/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/birdgirluk/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/BirdgirlUK) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Take care of our environment A clean environment Is essential for healthy living, hence the more we take for granted our environment, the more it will become polluted with contaminants and toxins that can have a harmful effects on our health. In order for us to take care of our bodies, we eat well, exercise and make sure to get enough sleep. That's our internal environment. And the environment that surrounds us -- air, soil, water and ecosystems -- is equally important for our health and the health and well being of others. It is so important that we do our due diligence in helping nature to thrive, however we can. As young people looking towards the future, we can all take responsibility for our planet and environment, making sure that That starts with taking care of the environment so that future generations will be able to enjoy the benefits in years to come. Stand up for what you care for One of the most difficult things for people to do is to stand up for their beliefs and what they care for. Sticking up for what you believe in and care for builds your self-respect because you're following through with your values. When you stand up for what you believe in, you are your own person. You are in charge of what you do. Stand up for what you believe in and care for, even if it means standing by yourself. Because even if you are standing alone, you'll know for a fact that it was your choice. Fight for what you believe in and care for because if you don’t stand up for them, who will? Try and try again Trying again is important since failures are a part of life and if we stop after failure we allow ourself to accept defeat. We should grow stronger with failure. With determination and perseverance we must keep trying to achieve what we want in life. Trying takes commitment and an intention to give the best of yourself to something without necessarily knowing the outcome. Focus on what can be learnt from a failure and hace a better chance of success the next time around. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Mya-Rose Craig.
Aug 06, 2020
129: Anything is popsicle - Josh Lee, Northern bloc ice cream
39:26
Josh Lee Left to right: Manolo Imperatori, Josh Lee, Dirk Mischendahl The director and co founder of a rapidly expanding business, Northern Bloc. They focus on paying homage to the traditional flavours whilst adding a modern twist, but always staying true to the principle of using only the best natural ingredients. Chef and chief creative Manolo Imperatori is a fourth generation ice cream maker and with Manolo’s help they started to source our ingredients and flavours from Italy. Their quality and range of products is next level. The new way they source their suppliers has dramatically increased their product quality. It was complete chance that their paths crossed but Manolo has allowed them to take their great idea and make it completely commercial viable. Josh and Northern Bloc Connect with Josh on Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-lee-9613326b/?originalSubdomain=uk) Northern Bloc (https://northern-bloc.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Allow yourself to make mistakes Making mistakes is a fundamental part of every cognitive process, whether solving a math problem, making important decisions, Many people are afraid of making mistakes because doing so makes them feel horrible about themselves. But the truth is, mistakes can be like gifts. Mistakes teach us the importance of staying humble. We learn that we are only human and that mistakes are inevitable. Without making mistakes, we would stay in our comfort zone, which leads us to inflexibility when things don’t work the way we want them to. Avoid judging Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are. Regardless of the reason, we don't have a right to judge anyone. The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are. We need to learn to love and accept each other no matter what. When you show people that you accept them and are not judging them it makes them feel so good about themselves. When we stop being judgmental, we start appreciating people and things for what they are; we start living in the present moment and we can simply enjoy life and be happy. So, judge less, accept more, and restore your happiness. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Josh Lee.
Aug 03, 2020
128: The outside mindset - Verla Fortier - Author
38:03
Verla Fortier After a 40 year career as a nurse, and nursing professor, Verla finds that as more diseases are added to her systemic lupus diagnosis, her fears multiply. For the first year, she stayed inside her home trying to get better, and wanted to be the perfect patient. When this did not work, she decided to look into what trees, shrubs, and grass can do for her. When she applied what she found to her own situation, it worked. Then she found the research that was too good not to share. In her book, Take Back Your Outside Mindset: Live Longer, Prevent Dementia, and Control Chronic Illness, Verla shares her findings on exposure to trees, shrubs, plants, and grass as a powerful remedy. With simple directed activities, Verla takes you through the science of improving your health using the great outdoors. If you like alternative approaches, scientific evidence, and naturally occurring free resources, then you’ll love Verla’s liberating book. She also started a podcast called Your Outside Mindset for her to help people recognize that spending time outside is not just a nice thing to do, but it could also save your life. And because she wants to share science backed tips to live longer, prevent dementia, and control chronic illness by going outside. Verla Connect with Verla on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/verla-fortier-a4a84521/) TreesMendUs.com (https://treesmendus.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/verlafortier?lang=en) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tip Nature makes us healthier and happier We are designed to be outside and be one with nature. Besides boosting happiness, positive emotion, and kindness, exposure to nature may also have physical and mental health benefits. Nature helps us cope with pain. Just a walk in the woods or a stroll by the beach on a sunny morning can awaken the innermost feelings of happiness and peace. Time in nature or viewing nature scenes provides a breathing space for our overactive minds, refreshing us moving forward. Staying close to nature, observing all the little and significant elements of it, and appreciating it from the very core, is therapeutic and self-healing. Even by saying and doing nothing, we can learn so much from connecting to our natural surroundings. It gives us the perspective for healthier living, the motivation to carry on, and the energy to keep trying. Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Take Back Your Outside Mindset: Live Longer, Prevent Dementia, and Control Your Chronic Illness (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Take-Back-Your-Outside-Mindset/dp/B083Q4VTX4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+outside+mindset&qid=1596008309&s=audible&sr=1-1) After a devastating diagnosis, Verlas shares her passion for better living by spending time with trees, being one with nature, and breathing fresh air are the recommended recipes for physical, mental and spiritual healing. Her book offers hope and encouragement filled with useful information for all. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Verla Fortier.
Jul 30, 2020
127: Top 1% life - Kathleen Black, Real estate investor & author
47:15
Kathleen Black A coveted coach, mentor and author. Kathleen has taken her experience as a top-producing Realtor and built it into a dynamic, results-driven consulting company where she serves as CEO, Speaker, Trainer and Elite Coach. Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology & Women’s Studies in 2005, and, following graduation, created her own business and ventured into the real estate field. The systems she used in her daily real estate business to get her to the top are now the backbone of a real estate consulting company specializing in helping Realtors across North America build top teams and take their business to incredible levels of success. Her book, The Top 1% Life helps real estate agents leave their "overworked underachiever" concept behind. A must read for solo agents, aspiring and current team leaders looking to control their business rather than have their business control them. It's possible to grow a successful business and Team whilst still having time to enjoy and experience life. Kathleen Connect with Kathleen on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-black-4811a052/) KathleenSpeaks.com (https://kathleenspeaks.com/) YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqT4Wef8x3jr5q0iIE9SpWw) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tip Go put yourself out there Risk it to get the biscuit... It could be scary just by thinking about it but that's the first step into putting yourself out there - which is going out of your comfort zone. Being out of your comfort zone is an opportunity to grow into the best version of yourself. Putting yourself out there is necessary if you want to achieve anything terrific in your life, whether it's getting that promotion or a great job opportunity, or even finding the love of your life. Everyone deserves to be able to live their best life and find contentment. By challenging yourself to be "out there" whenever you can, you are that much closer to achieving your goals, and the dreams you might not even knew you had. Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) The Top 1% Life: The Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Free Up Your Time, Build Your Business with Confidence, and Finally Have a Life Outside (https://www.amazon.com/Top-1-Life-Business-Confidence-ebook/dp/B07Z5FYBW7#:~:text=Kathleen%20Black%2C%20one%20of%20North,home%20on%20time%20for%20dinner) A must read for team leaders, team members, or anyone thinking of starting or joining a team. Kathleen's no nonsense, real life advice is exactly what the real estate world needs right now. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Kathleen Black.
Jul 27, 2020
126b: Growth Mindset Masterclass - Graham Hobson, Founder - Photobox
13:50
Graham Hobson Experienced entrepreneur, board member and technologist with startup through to Private Equity experience. Supporter of social impact businesses. Advisor for business scaling and technology. Previously an angel investor. In 2000, Graham co-founded Photobox.com - a photo printing and personalisation business - with friend and colleague Mark Chapman, and assumed the CEO position until 2006. At this point both Graham and Mark merged the company with Photoways in France and took VC funding. Graham was then CTO for the Group through to 2014 during which period they acquired Moonpig. In 2016 the Photobox Group was acquired and ever since worked with several startups in advisory or CTO roles. Graham, Photobox and Moonpig Connect with Graham on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahamhobson/) @grahamhobson (https://twitter.com/grahamhobson) Photobox website (https://www.photobox.co.uk/) Moonpig website (https://www.moonpig.com/us/?awc=12200_1595009088_b41cdd09929bd867fbb003ae3113d411&utm_campaign=affiliate_window&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate#ectrans=1) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Try something new When was the last time you tried something new? Wake yourself up and reassure yourself that you’re not just here to go through the motions. You’re here for a purpose! If you keep doing things the same way you always have, you will easily find things to be meaningless or even depressing. To feed your creativity, you have to step out and try new things. Don’t be afraid of new experiences. Don’t live your life with regrets. Push your comfort zone and try new things. A better version of yourself starts at the edge of your comfort zone. Be coachable To be coachable means to lack arrogance and defensiveness and you check your pride and ego at the door. It means you don’t judge your coaches approach but try and adapt to it. When you allow someone to coach you, you allow that person to contribute to the situation, problem or decisions you need to face. It means you allow their point of view to shape the choices you make and actions you take. The best professionals at all levels require coaching to improve and they know it. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Graham Hobson.
Jul 20, 2020
126a: CEO mindset - Graham Hobson, Founder - Photobox
35:22
Graham Hobson Experienced entrepreneur, board member and technologist with startup through to Private Equity experience. Supporter of social impact businesses. Advisor for business scaling and technology. Previously an angel investor. In 2000, Graham co-founded Photobox.com - a photo printing and personalisation business - with friend and colleague Mark Chapman, and assumed the CEO position until 2006. At this point both Graham and Mark merged the company with Photoways in France and took VC funding. Graham was then CTO for the Group through to 2014 during which period they acquired Moonpig. In 2016 the Photobox Group was acquired and ever since worked with several startups in advisory or CTO roles. Graham, Photobox and Moonpig Connect with Graham on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahamhobson/) @grahamhobson (https://twitter.com/grahamhobson) Photobox website (https://www.photobox.co.uk/) Moonpig website (https://www.moonpig.com/us/?awc=12200_1595009088_b41cdd09929bd867fbb003ae3113d411&utm_campaign=affiliate_window&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate#ectrans=1) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Slow growth is better than none Learn to be patient with your slow growth, especially that we live in a time of rapid technological advancement and in a society that so values efficiency, productivity, and immediate results that we can hardly help but say that the faster things happen, the better. Therefore, we often don’t value the precious benefits of slow growth. We now expect that nearly everything should happen fast and with little or no inconvenience that we forget that slow, imperfect progress is better than none at all. Slow growth can be confusing and frustrating, but, at the end, growth is always good - no matter how slow you progress. Resiliency is key for startups Entrepreneurship is obviously challenging. To be successful in building your business, you must be resilient. Building a business, managing employees, expanding customer or client bases, developing products and services – these are all the types of responsibilities that can eat away at a founder’s mental and emotional fortitude. Don’t let the threat of failure stop you; instead, be motivated to find solutions and advance toward your goal. It’s much more important for entrepreneurs to be able to tough it out. Take pleasure from things that go as planned, enjoy the new experiences and remember to celebrate achievements and progress. Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Obviously-Awesome-Product-Positioning-Customers/dp/B085LBRHNM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=RZHENUXP4PLA&dchild=1&keywords=obviously+awesome&qid=1595004298&s=audible&sprefix=obvio%2Caudible%2C332&sr=1-1) This book shows readers how to find your product’s “secret sauce” and then sell that sauce to those who crave it. A must-read for any founder, marketer, or salesperson struggling to make their product stand out in crowded markets. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Graham Hobson.
Jul 17, 2020
125: How to do relationships - Jonathan Aslay - Relationships coach and author - 'What the heck is self love anyway'
45:22
Jonathon Aslay The focus of one of America's Leading Mid-Life Dating Coaches has expanded into a deeper, essential philosophy of what it truly means to LOVE. After losing his 19-year-old son Connor in 2018, Jonathon Aslay’s grief led him on a soul-searching inner journey, where he became aware of an often-overlooked dimension of the dating conversation. Jonathon realized that the process of dating reveals the most common emotional health issue faced by many singles seeking a partner: a distressing lack of self-worth, self-regard, and self-love. Today, Jonathon is on a mission of encouraging both men and women to fully love themselves with a new book, "What The Heck Is Self-Love Anyway?"—packed with fun, engaging spiritual and personal growth practices—his dynamic Mid-Life Love Mastery mentorship program, that inspires hundreds of people daily, around the world, and his new podcast, What Would Love Do? Jonathon and What the Heck is Self-Love Anyway? What The Heck Is Self-Love Anyway? (https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Self-Love-Anyway-Jonathon-Aslay/dp/1092498397/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XO37PA61BZRC&dchild=1&keywords=what+the+heck+is+self+love+anyway&qid=1594664165&s=audible&sprefix=what+the+heck+is+self+%2Caudible%2C362&sr=8-1) www.jonathonaslay.com (www.jonathonaslay.com) Twitter (www.twitter.com/jonathonaslay) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/consciouscoupling.jonathonaslay/) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/c/JonathonAslay/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tip Invest in yourself Bet on yourself. This is the smartest investment you would make. You are your most important source of welath, not your business, not your boss, nobody but you. The best way to achieve a better quality life, to be successful, productive, and satisfied is to prioritize on investing in both personal and professional growth. Self-care is a non-negotiable. Investing in self-care is essential because it creates the environment and habits that help you be your best self. Investing in yourself - mind, body and spirit - not only shapes the way you interact with the outside world, it often reflects the opinion you have of yourself. A large part of your future is determined by your willingness and ability to invest in yourself now. Your life will improve only as much as you are willing to grow yourself. Books Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) What The Heck Is Self-Love Anyway? (https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Self-Love-Anyway-Jonathon-Aslay/dp/1092498397/ref=sr_1_1?crid=TDKVUIUKR432&dchild=1&keywords=what+the+heck+is+self+love+anyway&qid=1594665927&sprefix=what+the+heck+is+s%2Caps%2C337&sr=8-1) You have to love YOURSELF first before you can love another, but what the heck does that even mean? If you're like Jonathon, you might tune out or get annoyed with the idea of self-love. In this no-fluff, straight forward book, Jonathon created a simple approach to answering one of life's most important questions. Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eight-Dates-Essential-Conversations-Lifetime/dp/B07ZWPVS16/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=eight+dates&qid=1594665554&s=audible&sr=1-1) Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman invite couples on eight fun, easy, and profoundly rewarding dates, each one focused on a make-or-break issue: trust, conflict, sex, money, family, adventure, spirituality, and dreams. How to Win Friends & Influence People (https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/B002SQ1C06/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1TW269OH0VER5&dchild=1&keywords=how+to+win+friends+and+influence+people&qid=1594665699&s=audible&sprefix=how+to+win%2Caudible%2C349&sr=1-1) Dale Carnegie's principles endure, and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the complex and competitive modern age. Learn the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!
Jul 13, 2020
124: Living to your own beat - Debbie Arcangeles, Author & Host - The Offbeat Life Podcast
37:09
Debbie Arcangeles Debbie Arcangeles is a digital nomad and the host of The Offbeat Life podcast, where she interviews individuals who are location independent. She aims to encourage others to follow their true calling and take a chance on themselves. Debbie has been featured in well-known publications such asRefinery 29, Forbes and websites for her expertise in travel. As the host of The Offbeat Life Podcast, Debbie interviews fearless nomads who have ditched conventional lifestyles to live their best life. From backpacking single mothers to prominent travel bloggers, her guests share their passions, struggles and how they make traveling full-time work. Debbie shares what sparked her love of travel, the twist and turns of her career journey, and how she was able to start podcasting full-time. She also shares how travel has changed her life, and why it’s worth diving into the places that scare you. Debbie and The Offbeat Life Connect with Debbie on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arcangeles/) The Offbeat Life (https://www.theoffbeatlife.com/) @DebbieArcangeles (https://www.instagram.com/debbiearcangeles/?hl=en) theoffbeatlifepodcast (https://www.theoffbeatlife.com/podcasts/) howtocreateapodcast (https://howtocreateapodcast.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Fail forward If you have to fail, fail forward. Failing forward means learning from our setbacks and making the necessary adjustments to move on and succeed. The faster and harder you fail, the less afraid you are of it because you have come out on the other side of it and are usually stronger and better equipped for it. Failing is just part of the journey and a step toward figuring things out. It’s not the end of the world if you fail at something. It just means that you're willing enough to do something new. Use failure as an opportunity to be better. Take action Your life would be better if you took the action you’ve been avoiding - showing your interest in that girl. Actually making a habit of getting exercise. Taking the first step towards starting your business. The only thing that's stopping you is also you. Without action, nothing happens. So when you take action, not only do additional resources come your way, but you get feedback that helps you adjust your course and refine your approach. Stop waiting until conditions are perfect, stop over-thinking things, focus on the present and use action to overcome fear. Taking action is the one thing that molds you into a winner. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Debbie Arcangeles.
Jul 09, 2020
123b: The Curious Mindset - Tom Davies, GeoWizard
24:23
Tom Davies, GeoWizard Tom Davies, better known online as GeoWizard, is an English YouTuber who uploads videos based around the online map game GeoGuessr. In early 2019, Tom had felt a craving for an adventure — one that would push him mentally and physically and, with any luck, leave a sense of accomplishment at the end. He attempted to walk across the country of Wales in a completely straight line. He didn't upload the footage until summer of the same year. He attempted to cross from the English border near the town of Oswestry, all the way to Dolgellau on the west coast. He made it just over half way before temporarily giving up, taking a 5 day break, and returning to walk the rest of the distance. Tom split the adventure into five parts, with each episode lasting just over 30 minutes. Each episode is entertaining and humorous as you would expect. Tom has managed to accrue a massive following who is simply amazed at his ability to guess all kinds of random locations on the game GeoGuessr, a game that requires some intermediate travel and geographical knowledge. So gamers will be trying to guess the locations of remote towns or villages, roads, and other areas that might not be obvious at first glance.. There are dozens of other videos with Tom making impressive guesses on YouTube. Tom: Connect with Tom on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-davies-982b2a193/) GeoWizard YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/GeoWizard/featured) Support Tom on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geowizard) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tip Enjoy life without technology Life is a balancing act between comfort and feeling fully alive. Being able to enjoy life without technology doesn’t mean getting rid of all your electronic devices. It simply means there are ways you can limit the amount of time and access you have to these devices so that you have more face to face contact with other people and more time for recreation. There is a whole world we are missing out on when we are too concerned with technology. Real time spent with friends, family, and even ourselves is much more rewarding than scrolling mindlessly through your screen. Make the change to enjoy your life without technology, and I doubt you will regret it. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Tom Davies.
Jul 07, 2020
123a: Play your way to success - Tom Davies, GeoWizard
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Tom Davies, GeoWizard Tom Davies, better known online as GeoWizard, is an English YouTuber who uploads videos based around the online map game GeoGuessr. In early 2019, Tom had felt a craving for an adventure — one that would push him mentally and physically and, with any luck, leave a sense of accomplishment at the end. He attempted to walk across the country of Wales in a completely straight line. He didn't upload the footage until summer of the same year. He attempted to cross from the English border near the town of Oswestry, all the way to Dolgellau on the west coast. He made it just over half way before temporarily giving up, taking a 5 day break, and returning to walk the rest of the distance. Tom split the adventure into five parts, with each episode lasting just over 30 minutes. Each episode is entertaining and humorous as you would expect. Tom has managed to accrue a massive following who is simply amazed at his ability to guess all kinds of random locations on the game GeoGuessr, a game that requires some intermediate travel and geographical knowledge. So gamers will be trying to guess the locations of remote towns or villages, roads, and other areas that might not be obvious at first glance.. There are dozens of other videos with Tom making impressive guesses on YouTube. Tom: Connect with Tom on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-davies-982b2a193/) GeoWizard YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/GeoWizard/featured) Support Tom on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/geowizard) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Do what you love Time is our most valuable asset and it is something, that while on this earth, we should spend most wisely. No amount of money can buy time and you shouldn’t feel like you’re mindlessly wasting your life away Many people choose careers that don’t make them happy. For what? For money, for social status. Only to find out that they would all do it differently if they had the chance. You only have one life, so don’t waste it working somewhere you hate just because of the money. Work for something you care of love and see yourself living better. It is more important that you are happy and get to do what you are passionate about every day/ Be conscious To be conscious is being aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. Take a look at your life as if you were somebody else looking inside your brain. Observe what thoughts you entertain and what patterns you do everyday. Notice that some will be positive and some will be negative. These negative thoughts and actions are the ones holding you back and they need to be stopped. The positive thoughts and actions you entertain and do every day need to be magnified and multiplied. Develop and grow your consciousness and be able to improve yourself mentally, physically and spiritually. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Tom Davies.
Jul 06, 2020
122b: Face your fears - Zac and Jay - Epic Youtubers
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Zac and Jay YouTubers, Zac Aslop and Jamie Rawsthorne run 'The Zac and Jay Show', a brilliantly entertaining and rapidly growing Youtube channel. After working separately seeking the meaning to life and failing, the duo started working together on their fun ideas. They built the project into a tool that lets them work on their own terms doing what they love. They now have a huge audience of 700k subscribers (July 2020 - watch this space) by focussing on telling great stories and setting outrageuos challenges. Zac and Jay The Zac and Jay Show (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcjx6m03fZwtRBFn1Cf7kKQ) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/zacandjay/?hl=en) zacandjay.com (https://zacandjay.com/) Connect on LinkedIn with Zac (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zac-alsop-207123a4/) Connect on LinkedIn with Jay (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamierawsthorne/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Jamie Rawsthorne and Zac Alsop.
Jul 02, 2020
122a: How to Youtube - Zac and Jay
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Zac and Jay YouTubers, Zac Aslop and Jamie Rawsthorne run 'The Zac and Jay Show', a brilliantly entertaining and rapidly growing Youtube channel. After working separately seeking the meaning to life and failing, the duo started working together on their fun ideas. They built the project into a tool that lets them work on their own terms doing what they love. They now have a huge audience of 700k subscribers (July 2020 - watch this space) by focussing on telling great stories and setting outrageuos challenges. Zac and Jay The Zac and Jay Show (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcjx6m03fZwtRBFn1Cf7kKQ) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/zacandjay/?hl=en) zacandjay.com (https://zacandjay.com/) Connect on LinkedIn with Zac (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zac-alsop-207123a4/) Connect on LinkedIn with Jay (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamierawsthorne/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Try something new When was the last time you tried something new? Whether you realize it or not, we spend the majority of your day doing things you’ve already donea lot of times before. Very rarely do you actually try new things for the purpose of engaging a unique experience. The fear of the unknown and the fear of failure often tempt you to say “no” to anything new. But pushing out of your comfort zones is actually good for you in so many ways. The possibilities are absolutely endless when it comes to trying something new, and whether it’s a big or small leap outside your comfort zone you’ll still reap the benefits. Trying new things is often terrifying and daunting and that’s reason enough to do it. Take a leap forward and embrace it completely. Know your target audience Knowing your target audience is an important piece of the marketing plan, yet people fail to execute this properly. When you clearly identify your target audience, you focus on connecting with them and when you know your audience, you know their problems. With this knowledge, you can pinpoint places of opportunity for your brand to provide solutions. When you define your target audience, you create brand recognition and loyalty, deeply resonate with prospects, and improve your offerings all while creating better marketing campaigns. Identifying and understanding everything about your target audience is crucial for success. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Jamie Rawsthorne and Zac Alsop.
Jun 29, 2020
121b: Overlording a city through a crisis - Peaches Golding OBE, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol
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Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding Mrs Peaches Golding, HM Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol, was elevated to OBE in 2009 for services to minority ethnic people in the South West and held the office of High Sheriff for the County and City of Bristol in 2010 (England’s first black High Sheriff). A highly experienced, award winning executive and non-executive director, Mrs Golding is the independent chair of the Bristol Water Customer Challenge Panel, non-executive consultant of Moon Consulting Ltd, and a Trustee of the ss Great Britain. Among honorary degrees conferred upon her is an MBA by the University of the West of England in 2010, Doctorate of the University by the University of the West of England in 2017 and Doctorate of Laws by the University of Bristol in 2018. Mrs Golding’s previous board experience spans mental health and acute services in the health sector; regional ITV and local radio in the media sector; and secondary through tertiary education institutions. She led on regional and national campaigns regarding corporate responsibility for Business in the Community (one of The Prince’s Charities) from 1994 to 2011. She presented natural history programmes for the BBC. She was a Director of Avon Training and Enterprise Council and advised the Cabinet Office on gender and racial diversity in the UK and EU. She was graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA with a Biology degree. She is married to Bob and has an adult son, Charles. Peaches Connect on LinkedIn with Peaches (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peachesgoldingobe/?originalSubdomain=uk) @PeachesTweets (https://twitter.com/PeachesTweets) Website (https://www.moonexecsearch.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Learn to fail Weird as it may seem, but failure is a necessity in life. Failing is important because it teaches us how to go about things. It’s through failure that we learn the greatest lessons that life could teach us. Most people dread failure as it will take you on a journey that isn't your goal. But, the reality of the situation is that the journey of failure will only help to mold and shape you into a better person. Failure is only a word that means you have produced some other result instead of your original goal. It's ok to fail and if you fail, fail forward. Find the right support When obstacles arise, we sometimes need a little help keeping our goals in perspective. If you are ever overwhelmed or struggling, your support network should be willing to help you and offer their guidance, insight and strategies for success. Build a network of people you can trust and look to for guidance. Cultivating and maintaining a network can help you achieve success. By providing the encouragement that you need to meet each challenge with determination and a positive attitude, the right support will help you learn from your failures and celebrate your success. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Peaches Golding OBE.
Jun 25, 2020
121a: How to become a Lord - Peaches Golding OBE, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol
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Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding Mrs Peaches Golding, HM Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol, was elevated to OBE in 2009 for services to minority ethnic people in the South West and held the office of High Sheriff for the County and City of Bristol in 2010 (England’s first black High Sheriff). A highly experienced, award winning executive and non-executive director, Mrs Golding is the independent chair of the Bristol Water Customer Challenge Panel, non-executive consultant of Moon Consulting Ltd, and a Trustee of the ss Great Britain. Among honorary degrees conferred upon her is an MBA by the University of the West of England in 2010, Doctorate of the University by the University of the West of England in 2017 and Doctorate of Laws by the University of Bristol in 2018. Mrs Golding’s previous board experience spans mental health and acute services in the health sector; regional ITV and local radio in the media sector; and secondary through tertiary education institutions. She led on regional and national campaigns regarding corporate responsibility for Business in the Community (one of The Prince’s Charities) from 1994 to 2011. She presented natural history programmes for the BBC. She was a Director of Avon Training and Enterprise Council and advised the Cabinet Office on gender and racial diversity in the UK and EU. She was graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA with a Biology degree. She is married to Bob and has an adult son, Charles. Peaches Connect on LinkedIn with Peaches (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peachesgoldingobe/?originalSubdomain=uk) @PeachesTweets (https://twitter.com/PeachesTweets) Website (https://www.moonexecsearch.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tip Inspire others To inspire others is an important skill, one that will help you achieve your goals. The ability to infuse energy, passion, commitment, and connection to an organization's mission and direction is essential in any growing company. A leader is deeply committed to their people. The leader must demonstrate this commitment and passion in every meeting, presentation, and in how they handle problems. The leader's behavior must inspire employees to act in the same way. No one follows a leader just because they are. People follow a leader for thefor their qualities. The most inspirational leaders ignite a spark within their employees and followers that move them to action and not by words. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Peaches Golding OBE.
Jun 22, 2020
120: How to get onto Podcasts - Christina Nicholson, PR expert, host - Media Maven
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Christina Nicholson Christina Nicholson is a TV host who helps business owners grow by reaching their ideal customers or clients through the power of traditional and new media without spending big bucks on advertising. Christina started her PR agency, Media Maven, after working as a TV anchor and reporter for more than 10 years with an infant and toddler at home. In four years, she grew Media Maven to a million dollar business with a remote team... and added another baby at home during that time! Christina is also the host of the Become A Media Maven podcast and the founder of Podcast Clout, a podcast database that makes it easier for PR professionals to build podcast pitch lists. You can still see her in front of the camera as a host on Lifetime TV, in national commercials, on the TEDx stage, and read her work online in Huff Post, Thrive Global, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Boss Babe. She was selected as an Oprah Magazine Insider and Ambassador out of thousands of applicants. Christina also has a local lifestyle and family blog, Christina All Day. She lives in South Florida with her husband and three young children. Christina Connect on LinkedIn with Christina (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinaallday/) Twitter (https://Twitter.com/ChristinaAllDay) Media Maven (https://www.mediamavenandmore.com/) Media Maven podcast (https://www.mediamavenandmore.com/podcast/) Podcast Clout (https://podcastclout.com/) Facebook (https://Facebook.com/MediaMavenAndMore) Instagram (https://Instagram.com/ChristinaAllDay) YouTube (http://Youtube.com/c/MediaMavenAndMore) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Do what's best for you Some people will think that you are being selfish for wanting to do what's best for you. Nevermind what other people will think, as long as you're comfortable and happy... go do it! Know that your voice is greater than theirs. You aren't living their life, so why take their opinion? Go do what's best for you and live your life. It's the only one you got. The point of life is to be happy and content. So work towards that. Don’t stay in unhealthy environments because that isn’t making you happy. Be human and take care of yourself and make sure you are OK. Enjoy the process In today's society, we see a lot of "instant success" happening due to social media. You would see people sharing their acheivements - graduating from college, landing their dream job, getting their promotion, settling down with their significant other. We're so used to the highlight reel that we forget that there's always a process behind every success and naturally people tend to share their achievements and not the journey towards it. Focusing on the outcome only lets you be happy a small percentage of the time and often we can't control the outcome we desire. By enjoying the process, the outcome takes care of itself. Stay rooted in the present, because it’s a marathon not a sprint. Pace yourself. Slow down and be mindful of the present moment. That’s usually where the magic happens. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Christina Nicholson.
Jun 15, 2020
119: Success formulas - Sean Castrina, Serial Entrepreneur, Author - Worlds greatest business plan
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Sean Castrina A serial entrepreneur having started his first company at age 23 and has not stopped as he has started more than 15 successful companies ranging from retail, property management and development, direct mail, consulting to home services. His first passion is business as he continues to start businesses each year and it is with this relevance that he can teach with authority on Entrepreneurship. Sean has written multiple books and resource for business owners and entrepreneurs. On top of that, he also host "10 Minute Entrepreneur" Podcast Our guest's mission is to equip entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners for success. Sean Connect on LinkedIn with Sean (https://www.linkedin.com/in/seancastrina/) seancastrina.com (https://seancastrina.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/SeanCastrina) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Be open to criticism Taking in criticism positively and being able to filter it is an important life skill. You will be criticised, at some point in your life. These criticism can be difficult to accept – but that all depends on your reaction. Either you use criticism in a positive way to improve, or in a negative way that can lower your self-esteem and cause stress, anger or even aggression. The key thing to remember is that whatever the circumstance is, don't respond in anger. Try to remain calm and use criticism to fuel your growth. We all learn by making mistakes, and refusing to admit to your mistakes can hinder your progress on being successful. Bet on yourself If you're not betting on yourself to win, no one else will Don’t give up just yet. Bet on yourself because who else do you trust more than yourself? Nobody else can do it for you. You will even surprise yourself along the journey once you let go and just go all in. Just like how you would cheer for your favorite sports team, you also need to be your biggest cheerleader. Put in the work and the practice and the long hours required, so that when it’s game time you score the winning shot! Bet on yourself. You are the best investment there is. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sean Castrina.
Jun 11, 2020
118: Climbing the Right Mountain - Matt Barnett, CEO - Bonjoro
34:33
Matt Barnett A British industrial designer & artist, moved to Australia he decided to get his MBA. He fell for tech and found himself starting different businesses. Although he failed at some, failure did not stop him from developing what is to be known as Bonjoro. Having to ferry across the rivers of Sydney goint to work, Matt discovered that videos can play a huge role across customer acquisition. With this idea, Matt came up with Bonjoro - a video messaging app that allows you to record one on one personalized video messages for your customers. Bonjoro has snowballed into a startup success story. Matt’s love of building great products is only surpassed by his total commitment to building great business culture, and Matt asserts that Bonjoro’s “customers as friends” culture has been the main driver of the businesses success. More on Matt & Bonjoro Bonjoro Website (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbjbarnett/) Connect on LinkedIn with Matt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbjbarnett/) Bonjoro on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bonjoroapp) Bonjoro on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bonjoroapp/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Don't fear failure The fear of failing can be traumatizing – it can cause us to do nothing, and therefore resist moving forward. Many of us have probably experienced this at some point. We can start by figuring out where it comes from and re-framing the way we feel about failure. Set small goals that can help develop your confidence. Learn how to explore and evaluate all possible outcomes rationally and develop contingency plans; and practice thinking positively. By moving forward slowly but steadily, you'll begin to overcome your fear. Don't fear failure. Stay positive, have a backup plan, and learn from whatever happens. It's one way to get to the answer you're looking for and be able to move forward. Start now We all have dreams we wouldd like to achieve. Most of these dreams never become more than just a thought. The reason? We don't start or move towards it. Most people tend to delay starting anything, whether it is a business, hobby, diet, relationship, etc. Everyone seems to be afraid of change or the unknown. Planning to start something? Take small steps or come up with small goals and work on it. You'll notice that not only do you get to accomplisg a goal, but it takes you one step closer to your dream If you want more in life, you have to go out there and take it. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Matt Barnett.
Jun 08, 2020
117: Focused Growth - Viktor Nebehaj, CMO - Freetrade
43:19
Viktor Nebehaj the Head of Growth and CMO for UK's commission-free stock investing platform - Freetrade goes much deeper into crowdfunding strategies, investing strategies and tools for having a growth mindset. Freetrade is a revolutionary trading platform for UK investors to make trades for free. Their mission is to completely improve the experience of trading so that people can make the best use of their money and never have to worry about fees. Prior to joining the Freetrade, Viktor has worked at two previous startups in Asia and Europe, iProspect, and Google. He spent over seven years working at Google where he aligns the customer experience with the businesses search framework. Viktor and Freetrade Connect on LinkedIn with Viktor (https://www.linkedin.com/in/viktornebehaj/?originalSubdomain=uk) Freetrade (https://freetrade.io/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/v18n) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Hire the right person Having quality employees will help your company run and grow. However, there's never a right answer for the hiring the right person, as people have their own personalities and agendas. It’s important that there is a strong hiring strategy in place when considering potential candidates and determine who the best people are to help lead the company to success is a must. Notice what other skills do they have aside from their resume? Are they great problem solvers, do they know how to navigate through a problem and what kind of attitude do they have when under stress? This shows that they don’t need to be micromanaged, and will be able to take direction and make successful decisions. Have effective communication Effective communication is an important building block for successful organizations. Communication promotes motivation by informing and clarifying the employees about the task to be done, the manner they are performing the task, and how to improve their performance if it is not up to the mark. Communication can also be a source of information to the organizational members for decision-making process as it helps the team to identify and assess their course of actions. It's best to analyze how you are communicating efficiently to maximize the flow of work and individual productivity. This includes being a good model of efficient communications. People who can send and receive messages clearly serve as an asset to a company's brand and are more effective in their jobs. Come up with a detailed plan Developing a detailed plan takes time and resources. Coming up with a plan sets the direction and establishes priorities for your organization. It defines your organization’s view of success and prioritizes the activities that will make this view your reality. The plan will help your people know what they should be working on, and what they should be working on first. Poor planning is often worse than no planning at all. A detailed plan essential if you want to have a successful business that's going to survive the startup phase. The process of writing a plan can do wonders to clarify where you've been and where you're going. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Viktor Nebehaj.
Jun 04, 2020
116: Trauma and Mental Health - Karen Stefano, Author - What a Body Remembers
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Karen Stefano A defence lawyer and an author. Her recent book, What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath, looks back at the events where she was assaulted in college, went on to become a criminal defense attorney, and 30 years later was hit with anxiety and PTSD. Our guest was assaulted near her home in Berkeley, CA, after a late-night walk home from a shift as a Berkeley police department aide. Her assailant was charged with assault with a deadly weapon but was ultimately acquitted of the crime. Karen got no justice from her case. The assault and the traumatizing experience of not being believed in the courtroom as a woman in need of help, had her understanding why such predicament has happened to her. Karen shows how there are many ways to heal from trauma, that the path is not always straightforward, but usually more of a two steps forward, four steps back process. What a Body Remembers is a powerful book about hope and the capacity to heal. Karen Stefano and What a Body Remembers stefanokaren.com (http://stefanokaren.com/) What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath (https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Body-Remembers-Assault-Aftermath/dp/B07SG12JZ4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=X21I61LHY8XI&dchild=1&keywords=what+a+body+remembers&qid=1591036779&s=books&sprefix=what+a+body+remem%2Caudible%2C324&sr=1-1) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/karen.stefano.5) Twitter (www.twitter.com/kstefano1) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Allow yourself to heal No matter how much you want it to happen, healing doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and patience. Give yourself room to breathe. It doesn’t mean that it will immediately change things, but it will definitely give you a clearer perspective on everything that is going on around you. Begin the process of letting your painful emotions come and go. Slow down and tune in to our experience so we can find the silver lining. Remember, healing is a process that happens step by step, day by day, so please don’t rush yourself. Practice positive self-talk Self-talk is the dialogue you have with yourself, and that's pretty common. Often, self-talk is referred to as giving ourselves instructions while we carry out a task, random observations about our environment or a situation. Self-talk can be both negative and positive. Much of your self-talk depends on your personality. If you’re an optimist, your self-talk is more hopeful and positive. If you're a pessimist, your self-talk could be "toxic" and depressing. Our self-talk can have an influence on the way we see ourselves, and the world around us. Learn to shift that inner dialogue. It can help you be a more positive person, and it may improve your health - mind, body and spirit. It's ok to seek help Many people who hesitate to seek help struggle in silence. Some people hide their condition so well that loved ones or the people around them may be unaware they are going through something. There is no shame in seeking help. The most important thing you can do is reach out to someone. You may be surprised at how many people can share their own stories of struggles. But what's more important is that they will also be able to share how they overcame it. We are not alone. We are love and we are loved. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Karen Stefano.
Jun 01, 2020
115: Adversity to advantage - Randy Ginsburg, Author
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Randy Ginsberg A natural-born entrepreneur, believes that a person’s future is not dictated solely by their past, and even the toughest challenges can be overcome through the power of entrepreneurship. He illustrates this idea through his book, Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success. Our guest dives into the stories and mindsets behind a group of highly diverse and successful entrepreneurs who were bullied in adolescence yet overcame bullying and used it as fuel to develop themself in the world of business. Randy has been featured in numerous national press outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc.com, and Newsweek, and now shares his insights with a wide audience of business leaders, students and parents. Randy constantly works to step out of his comfort zone and re-invent himself through his entrepreneurial endeavors. Randy and Adversity to Advantage Adversity to Advantage (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adversity-Advantage-Overcome-Bullying-Entrepreneurial-ebook/dp/B07VNYLB92/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=adversity+to+advantage+randy&qid=1590693403&sr=8-1) Connect on LinkedIn with Randy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-ginsburg/) randymginsburg.com (https://www.randymginsburg.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Don't let negative energy bring you down It’s difficult to look on the bright side when you’re surrounded by negativity. Sometimes, we unknowingly give toxic individuals influence over our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Dealing with negativity can be quite a downer. It's important to regain your personal power. Seek out positive people to keep you balanced. Just like negative people can rub off on you, a positive person can brighten your spirit. Decide that you're not going to allow negative people to determine how you think, feel, and behave. Take back your power and focus your time and energy on becoming your best self. The only person you have control over is you, so focus on your happiness. Rise above and remain positive. Develop resiliency on being an entrepreneur Resilience is achieved through the consistent progress we make each day towards our goals. It is the ability to get up one more than you fall down. As the saying goes, "Fall down seven times, get up eight" As an entrepreneur, starting a business requires a lot of work - emotionally, physically and spiritually. It’s a never-ending path of setbacks, challenges, and potential roadblocks from start to finish. The struggles may be inevitable, but the way you frame your setbacks is completely up to you, and may be the very thing that helps you succeed. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Randy Ginsburg.
May 28, 2020
114: Creating Magical Moments - Kate Boyle, CEO - Banjo Robinson
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Kate Boyle Before Banjo Robinson, Kate had an impressive career in LA, running writers' rooms for influential screenwriter Etan Cohen, working as a creative executive on Ghostbusters III and Men in Black III for Sony, Museum of Supernatural History for Setven Spielberg at DreamWorks, Candyland for Disney and Daddy's Home for Paramount. The idea for Banjo Robinson came about when Kate's father used to hide mail throughout the house for her to find when she was a child and when she was writing to friends' children back home in England. Thus, Banjo Robinson the company was born. For a generation of tech consumers, proper, paper post was a fresh way to spread magic of storytelling, and so Banjo Robinson - adventurer, penpal and magical cat was born. Kate and Banjo Robinson Connect on LinkedIn with Kate (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kateboyle1000/) Banjo Robinson (https://www.banjorobinson.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Top Tips Make learning fun School isn't the only place for learning activities. We learn through every day life and experiences that are not “school-like” in any way, and things do not need to “academically” educational to be worthy of our time and effort. We can all be creative in the ways we learn different things, whether we are young or old! Get your kids excited about discovering something new by disguising the learning activities as fun time. There are many other ways to learn, though, and as parents we can understand our children and see what styles they enjoy and respond to best. The most important thing is that we are encouraging our children to explore the world around them. Foster kindness and empathy It is critical to start and teach kids at a young age, when they can most easily absorb fundamental lessons. Usually, children like to learn from the people around him. They mimic the behavior of others and implement that in their own behavior. They are born imitators. So, we should present an imitable character before them which will help them grow as a good human being. Children are the future habitants of this world. If they are kind and empathetic, the world will be in safe hands. Teach kids the importance of diversity Promote self-discovery by sharing personal journeys and helping kids understand that everyone has a story. Teach children that their lives are enriched when they encounter and befriend people from different racial, ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds, or who face different learning or physical challenges. Remind kids that everyone is an individual and when kids are self-aware and self-accepting, they are less likely to be judgmental or prejudiced. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Kate Boyle.
May 25, 2020
113: Fixing your Mental Health - Ross Jackson-Hicks - Co Founder Man Down Cornwall
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Ross Jackson-Hicks Ross Jackson-Hicks has battled anxiety since being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child. Ross, who runs Rudi's hair salon, came up with an idea where men would be able to talk in a safe space. There is a toxic masculinity stigma where men are supposed to be viewed as macho men - and as a result Man Down was formed. Man down is a support group for men based in cornwall with mental health concerns. A very relaxed, very informal and non judgmental space where men can come along and not feel vulnerable taking about how they have been feeling recently. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Mental Health Awareness Week Today we talk about mental illness as one of the main causes for preventable deaths in England and there is no better time to speak about all things mental health, than now. How often do we take the time to reflect on whether we are giving ourselves what we need to flourish and live well? It can be so easy for us to take our mental health for granted and seem like a big of a task to do so, but in reality it’s not. Mental health awareness is great, but action is essential. Raising awareness of mental health problems should be the start of the process of tackling them, not the end. Whether we are living with a mental illness or not, being mentally healthy and living well is important to every single one of us. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Top Tips Love yourself Loving oneself is the starting point of the growth of the person who feels the courage to take responsibility for their own existence. Viktor Frankl Love yourself enough to know what helps you grow and to love yourself means to accept yourself as you are at the same time you come to terms with those aspects of yourself that you cannot change. Prevent self-sabotage by setting loving boundaries. As your self-love expands, so will your ability to identify what is and isn’t good for you. You’ll gain the clarity you need to understand what you will and will not accept in your life. Self-love is about connecting to your innermost needs, celebrating the freedom of being you, and honoring who you truly are while dropping your destructive patterns. Be mentally tough Increased mental toughness is the key to performing at your peak. Being mentally tough helps you manage your thoughts, regulate your emotions, and behave productively. Mental toughness gives you power to work hard and always move forward because you know how to deal with difficult situations and overcome them. We all possess mental strength, just to different degrees. If we train ourselves to be more mentally tough we will be able to reach our goals and become successful. Exercise empathy People who are empathic are active listeners. If you want to see into the hearts of others, your first task is to hear their stories. Empathy is important because it helps us understand how others are feeling so we can respond appropriately to the situation. See things from their perspective, and imagine yourself in their place. Essentially, empathy is putting yourself in someone else's position and feeling what they must be feeling as it compels us to take action to relieve another person's suffering. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ross Jackson-Hicks.
May 21, 2020
112: Life Lessons from a Legend - Dame Stephanie Shirley CH
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Dame Stephanie Shirley CH DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY CH is a workplace revolutionary and successful IT entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist. In 1962, she founded an all-woman software company that pioneered remote working, upending the expectations of the time. It was ultimately valued at $3 billion and made 70 of her staff millionaires. Since ‘retiring’, her focus has been on philanthropy, especially autism and IT. Her TED Talk has had over 2 million views, and her memoir ‘Let It Go’ is being made into a film produced by BAFTA-winning Damian Jones. Let it go - The book (https://www.let-it-go.co.uk/) The story of her life is told in full in her book 'Let it go'. I personally found it an amazing read and highly recommend it. Get it here 👉 Let it go - Book (https://www.let-it-go.co.uk) Bonus. All proceeds from the book go to charity. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Women are strong "There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise" Voices and participation of women in society are more important than ever. The fact that women are so undervalued in most society is insane. Thanks to some very strong women that decided they wanted to be paid the same as men, or treated them as equals (mind, body and soul), those women took a stand and because of such courage - their voices were heard. Women simply wants to be respected for who and what they are, and to be able to feel comfortable in this world. And by comfort, I mean women want to feel that no one will take advantage of them. Adapt to the situation you're in Things change constantly: loved ones die. jobs end, as do relationships. There is no avoiding change as it will find you, challenge you and force you to reconsider how to live your life. Choose to commit to creative solutions when you face a needed adjustment. Learning to adapt to new situations and people is paramount to anyone's survival, especially in the world of business. Adaptation is essential so help embrace it by pushing past your comfort zone. Give Back Being part of something larger might be one of the best things we can do, both for others and ourselves. It’s easier to be charitable about something you are passionate about. Finding your purpose is a smart thing to do—or, if you can’t figure that out yet, do a random good deed for a person or a cause, and see how it makes you feel. If giving back makes you feel better, you will be apt to spread the word and seek the help of others who can make an impact as well. Giving back is truly a way for people to have a global impact when it comes to making the world a better place. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Dame Stephanie Shirley.
May 18, 2020
111: Hacking Sleeping - Richard Hall - CTO, Kokoon
35:59
Richard Hall Kokoon are the world’s first sleep sensing EEG (electroencephalogram) headphones - comfortable enough to sleep in, without compromising acoustic quality. Richard Hall and Tim Atnos launched Kokoon Technology in 2015 with the aim of combating the common challenge of getting a good night’s sleep by using a soporific mix of audio and brain-sensing technology. The idea for Kokoon headphones stemmed from a personal problem: founder Tim Antos had a stressful job which led to him having trouble sleeping. He tried conventional methods, and even sleeping tablets, but nothing worked, until he went to a cognitive behaviour programme at a sleep clinic where he discovered the power of using audio to sleep. Whilst this provided a solution it also raised another problem; it was uncomfortable to sleep wearing large headphones.Tim decided to combine the reserch from the sleep clinic with the technology of an accessible consumer device: Kokoon. Richard and Kokoon: Kokoon (https://kokoon.io/) SleepKokoon Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sleepkokoon/?hl=en) SleepKokoon Twitter (https://twitter.com/SleepKokoon) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Music is Therapy Listening to music can be a quick route to getting yourself into a better mood, but it's becoming increasingly clear that there's much more to the benefits of music than just a quick boost for your outlook. Music can be used in daily life for relaxation, to gain energy when feeling drained and when dealing with emotional stress as well. Most of us know from experience that music can dissolve the stress of a long drive, keep us motivated to exercise, and take us right back to positive experiences in our past, which can be a happiness booster and a stress reliever. Next time you’re getting ready for sleep, consider how music might be a great addition to your evening routine Make Time for Family We all know that quality time with our family is paramount in building stronger relationships. Our time is one of the greatest things we can give to our family. In this fast paced modern day, it is easy to forget that simply just spending time with our love ones is really important. Family time means you can just have fun and enjoy each others company! You can never get back time, no matter what. Make the most of the time you can give to your family. Understand that nothing can be more important than your family because they are the people who will be with you always, through thick or thin. Treat Yourself Well Embracing the concept of self care can be difficult for those who’ve always placed emphasis on the welfare of others. However, giving all your energy to those around you without filling your own back up leaves you depleted and empty. For sure that’s no way to live. Treating yourself means you then have more energy to love those around you. You'll feel happier when you’ve invested some energy in YOU. In addition to pampering yourself, more substantial forms of self-care invloves having healthy lifestyle choices are important, too. Consuming a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and being sure you get enough sleep are all important. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Richard Hall.
May 11, 2020
110: Women in Business Movement - Genecia Alluora, CEO - Soul Rich Woman, Miss Singapore 2010
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Genecia Alluora “Alone we are strong, together we are UNSTOPPABLE” Former Miss Singapore and Southeast Asia Woman of Excellence 2010. She is the Founder of Soul Rich Woman, the #1 female entrepreneur network in Southeast Asia that connects more than 200,000 women across the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. With the Soul Rich Woman Blueprint, she has coached and mentored thousands of women to bring their business and leadership online. For women own and love the F-word: Being Fabulous, Having Freedom, Financial Independence and Family. She is also the host for her 2 podcasts “For Women Who Love The F Word” and a daily 10 minutes marketing podcast “Soul Why” Before establishing Soul Rich Woman, Genecia was an owner of a cafe retail chain with a presence in 3 countries with 18 franchisees and licensees that successfully exited to a public listed company after 4 years. She is the recipient of International Progressive Women Award 2019 by Aesthetics International: The Council for Progressive Women and the Iconic Influencer 2019 award. In 2020, Genecia is the Silver Medallion Awardee by Asian Chamber Commerce & Industries. Genecia and Soul Rich Woman: Genecia Alluora's Website (https://www.geneciaalluora.com/) Connect with Genecia on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/genecia/) Soul Rich Woman (https://www.soulrichwoman.com/) Soul Rich Woman Podcast (https://www.soulrichwomanpodcast.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Have a Support System Social support also helps people to cope with stress. Being surrounded by people who are caring and supportive helps people to see themselves as better capable of dealing with the stresses that life brings. Social relationships can also help people to stay motivated when trying to achieve their goals. Talking to people who are going through the same experience can often be a source of support, empathy, and motivation. Strive to have the F words Fabulous If anyone deserves to look and feel fabulous, it’s you. Feel amazing by feeling fabulous. Feeling fabulous is all about who you are inside and out. Being kind and nice to everyone around you and taking care of yourself. Remaining fabulous is not about looking fabulous, its about feeling fabulous and being your best self, Freedom Freedom is important because it really allows you to grow and mature in life. Freedom "gives" happiness because the state of being free is aligned with your true nature. The more you are aligned with your true nature, the more you are well. Financial Indepenence Being financial independence is a major step towards your control in life. Financial independence is about freedom from money-related worries and ample preparation for the future.It is also about being able to leave a legacy to others through one’s generosity, passion, and life values. Family With the advancement of technology, changing cultural norms, new priorities, and new forms of communication fueled by the Internet, it's natural to wonder what the importance of the family is. Family is just as relevant as it ever was. No matter how much life changes in the future, having a solid family structure in modern society is critical to ensure the health and well-being of all members Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Genecia Alluora.
May 04, 2020
109: Being a Person of Action - Dane Knighton, Copywriting Master
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Dane Knighton The founder and CEO of Dane Knighton, Inc. Growing up penniless in South Africa, Dane immigrated to England, Colchester at age 9 not speaking a lick of English. He grew up in a tiny 2-bedroom semi-detached house with no bedroom. As much as 6 people would live in this small Victorian like shack. Dane went from having just a few pounds in his bank account, almost never having his own bedroom since birth, suffering from severe acne and almost taking his life. To writing 4 books and being a known copywriter-consultant. Having a growth mindset in the midst of anxiety and uncertainty, it allowed Dane to overcome adversities that he has been facing and be the person he is now. Dane and his books Connect on LinkedIn with Dane (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dane-knighton-8689a9168/) daneknightonbooks.com (https://daneknightonbook.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Stop Thinking and Start Doing Commitment to action is not something you’ll achieve overnight. You will have to push yourself and fight tendencies to fall back into old patterns. Instead of accepting your inaction, always try to find the cause for it, and learn ways to overcome it. You need to keep moving forward in order to achieve your dreams and stay true to your visions. After all, by taking no action all we do is make sure that we don’t succeed. Be Open-Minded Open-mindedness is a characteristic that involves being receptive to a wide variety of ideas, arguments, and information. It is a necessary ability in order to think critically and rationally. Even if being open-minded does not come naturally to you, there are things that you can do to cultivate a receptive attitude that leaves you open to new perspectives, knowledge, people, and experiences. When you have a positive attitude about new experiences, you can open yourself up to new discoveries every day. It’s a great way to keep your life fun and exciting! Don't Let Anyone Stop You No matter what, someone is always going to come around and try to dim that light or shut it off. Whatever you do, you hold on to that light and you fight. You fight to not let that person tear you down, you fight for the right to define yourself, to not let anyone else tell you who you are. You got to keep your head up. Don’t ever let someone fade the light that makes you beautiful. Because in the end, you’re the one who controls how brightly you shine. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Dane Knighton.
Apr 27, 2020
108: Challenge Yourself to Change the World - Leah Chowdhry, 1st British Asian woman to swim the channel, CEO Pop Up Party and Play
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Leah Chowdhry ‘He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right’ - Confucius Founder and CEO of an award-winning childcare company, ‘Pop Up, Party & Play’. Leah's comapany provides mobile childcare and in doing so help to make childcare more accessible. They also offer children a safe, stimulating and exciting environment so they have as much fun as their parents can work or enjoy their corporate conference. You can see Pop Up, Party & Play popping at workspaces, members’ clubs, corporate events and special events. Leah completed the gruelling 30-mile English Channel swim in 13 degrees water in just under 15 hours on July 4th, 2018, becoming one of the first young British Asian women to achieve the amazing feat. A national-level swimmer when she was younger, Leah started training to swim in the English Channel in early 2017. Also speaking about the preparation, Leah said she had to put on weight because the biggest risk of swimming the English Channel was dying of hyperthermia. On her first trip to India aged just 7, Leah couldn’t bear to see the way children were suffering. It was especially difficult as some were even the same age as her. These children don’t get a say in their lives. It was at that moment Leah decided that she needed to make a difference. She started small, giving up fizzy drinks and sweets, but still she managed to raise £1,000 by going out and voicing her concern. Since then, Leah has been constantly involved in charity work. Her determination to help children, particularly vulnerable children, only grows. Leah, along with The British Asian Trust, aimed to raise funds for a project run by The British Asian Trust, and she managed to raise over £50,000 with help from family and friends. Both parties are working in the red light districts of Mumbai to protect children vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. The organisation runs three night care centres for such children who are at risk, as well as shelter homes and a residential training centre for the rescued girls. Leah and Pop Up, Party and Play Connect on LinkedIn with Leah (https://www.linkedin.com/in/leah-chowdhry-2871828a/?originalSubdomain=uk) Leah's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/leahchowdhry/) Pop Up, Party and Play Website (https://www.popuppartyandplay.co.uk/) Pop Up, Party and Play's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/popuppartyplay/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Trust your Gut The more experienced you are in the domain you're deciding on, the more accurately your intuition can offer you the most optimal decision. Although it can be useful to seek counsel from others, remind yourself that they don't necessarily know what is best for you. Take their advice into consideration, if they're more experienced than you are. In the end, your heart knows best. You lived your life and fully experienced it, making you the best person to decide what to do next. When it comes to life decisions which involve a lot of feeling and heart, like relationships, only you know what's in your heart. Trust that you have all the knowledge and experience you need to make the decision that's right for you. Stay True to Yourself To be true to yourself takes courage. It requires you to be introspective, sincere, open-minded and fair. It does not mean that you are inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself. Be true to the very best that is in you and live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. Those who are most successful in life have dared to creatively express themselves and in turn, broaden the experiences and perspectives of everyone else. Knowing your Why Your Why is a list of reasons that resonate with you as to why you’re doing something. Finding your “why” is important not only for success in your professional and personal life, but also for your well-being and longevity. You need to look within, discover the things that you are passionate about, and pursue them—regardless of other people’s doubts or the setbacks you’ll meet. Your own purpose will point the way to your success. Your Why is your source of intrinsic motivation. If you know your Why, you can drum up that little bit of motivation that you need to get started. From there, it’s momentum, not motivation. Finding your Why will help you to eventually build self-discipline Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Leah Chowdhry.
Apr 20, 2020
107: From Psychotherapy to Sex therapy - Rachel Jane-Cooke, Entrepreneur and Therapist
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Meet Rachel Jane Cooke Rachel Jane Cooke is a therapist, trainer and coach who specialises in self-esteem, emotional intelligence, shame resilience and the Millennial Life Crisis. She has spent the last seven years working with individuals and couples, running an online therapy platform and giving talks and workshops. She has a focus on neuroscience, holds a Master's degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and is also trained in NLP, mindfulness meditation, hypnotherapy and EFT - Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. At 32 Rachel has lived around the world and visited over 50 countries. She's started three businesses and worked in various challenging environments. She is most passionate about helping people find their way to authenticity, purpose, creativity and fulfilling relationships, which she believes anyone can achieve with the right knowledge, practice and support. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Multipotentialite - the Passionate Person Having a multi-passion or being a multipotentialite is a very real modern day trait. Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills. They are excellent at bringing unique ideas together in creative ways. This makes incredible innovators and problem solvers Multipotentiality can either be a good thing or a bad thing. It’s up to you to frame it as a good thing. Have Support Groups When you join a new support group, you may be nervous about sharing personal issues with people you don't know. So at first, you may benefit from simply listening. Over time, though, contributing your own ideas and experiences can help you get more out of a support group. But remember that support groups aren't a substitute for regular medical care. Let your doctor know that you're participating in a support group. If a support group isn't your thing but you need help coping with your condition or situation, talk to your doctor about counselling or other types of therapy. Build a Network Whether you are making big changes to your life or simply chasing your dreams, it is difficult to do it alone. Having the proper support of people you trust greatly enhances your chances of success. It is important to have a good support network that you can bounce ideas off and get feedback from. Building a good support network, which takes patience and persistence, makes tough times more bearable Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Rachel Jane-Cooke.
Apr 13, 2020
106: Building Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World - Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips, journalist and author
49:28
Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips A journalist and editor who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her writing on law, finance, health, and technology has appeared in the Establishment, VICE, Quartz, Institutional Investor magazine, Law360, Columbia Journalism Review, and Narratively, among others. She writes a blog and newsletter about empathy featuring reportage, essays, and interviews. In The her book, Kaitlin shares her own personal stories as well as different stories of numerous professionals about moving innovation and technology forward without succumbing to isolation. This book is for anyone interested in how our brains work, how they’re subtly being rewired to work differently, and what that ultimately means for us as humans. Kaitlin and Her book Connect with Kaitlin on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kugolik/) The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World (https://www.amazon.com/Future-Feeling-Building-Empathy-Tech-Obsessed-ebook/dp/B07PSGFN34) Kaitlin's website (www.kaitlinugolik.com) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Have Healthy Digital Boundaries These days, many of us have mobile smartphones and multiple social media accounts. This means that we have access to a wealth of information at our fingertips but it also means that we’re contactable in more ways, and in more instant ways, than ever. It's important to create limits in regards to who we follow, what sort of content we consume, and how much time we spend on the internet. The amount of ‘buzz’ we receive from the digital world can, at times, become overwhelming. It can create anxiety and leave us feeling drained. Setting digital boundaries can help us to manage the way we interact with the digital world, which can ultimately help us to manage our mental health. Sit more with your thoughts Are you comfortable with just you and your thoughts, or do you need to constantly distract yourself from the inner workings of your own mind? We have to start re-connecting with our minds, and being more comfortable with just sitting with our thoughts Take a few days to ponder your thoughts, go with your feelings and think through them. Even write them down if you think it might help. We all need a healthy dose of self-reflection every now and then. We’re always so focused on moving forward in life that we forget to take a step back and let it all in. Using Tech to Build Empathy Online communication has created a space for people to openly speak their minds, which means they can vent anonymously with little fear of repercussion. Without having to see another human’s emotional feedback loop, some individuals feel emboldened to speak hatefully, create fear and spread mistrust. More than ever, we need to cultivate empathy as a society. Understanding the feelings of others is fundamental to communication and connection. However, experiencing empathy online can be more challenging than face-to-face communication, as you don’t get the immediate feedback of seeing someone’s facial expressions and body language. That is why learning to understand and communicate emotions in a digital context is an essential skill, and even more important given that the internet plays such an integral role in society. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips.
Apr 06, 2020
105: Teaching Kids a Growth Mindset - Maria Wilkes - Teacher and Influencer
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Maria Wilkes (MA Education), researcher, teacher, tutor, writer, speaker and mentor Maria Wilkes is a language teacher at one of the top all-girl schools in London and is a private tutor. Maria left her position as a teacher and took a chance to compete in the U.K.’s countrywide competition to become the British representative at the Miss Universe pageant. She wanted to break the stereotype and offer an alternative view to those who believe that beauty pageants are degrading. Our guest is dedicated to her mission to empower young women beyond the classroom, and Miss Universe is the perfect platform to do just that. Maria's experience as a teacher and tutor has alerted her to the harsh reality of what it’s like to be a young person searching for meaning in today’s world. Over the past decade, Maria has been researching and building a scientifically-driven parenting guide to ensure that our current generation of young people become the most inspiring future generation of leaders. Her goal is to build a community of conscious parents who will band together to fight the emotional epidemic amongst the younger generation. Maria: Connect on LinkedIn with Maria (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-wilkes-7b2b82ab/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mariawilkes/) The MIM Way (https://themimway.com/contact/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Enjoy and Ride the Journey of Life Enjoying the journey does not mean that you should stop setting goals or that you should swap your work ethic for leisure. Just don’t let a single a goal dictate your life. Enjoy the pursuit of your goal with some diversions along the way. You need the ambition to keep you on track. But it should not close you off from others pursuing other paths even if they lead nowhere. Enjoy the path that leads you to your destination. It’s important to look at all the good things in our lives and to enjoy them to the full right now. That is much more likely to bring happiness than waiting for it to appear around the corner. Have Courage Courage is not the absence of fear, but the strength to overcome it. Being courageous means being fully aware of the challenges and dangers ahead, feeling the fear associated with those challenges and dangers, and having the determination and drive to push through that fear and tackle them head-on. The only thing that will help you feel more courageous is taking action, stepping outside your comfort zone, and sending yourself the message that you are a courageous person. Develop a Growth Mindset A growth mindset is an idea that, with effort, it's possible to increase intelligence levels, talents, and abilities. Anyone who demonstrates a growth mindset believes their abilities develop over time, tend to seek out opportunities to gain new knowledge and broaden their skills, and do not typically shy away from challenges Having a growth mindset is essential to lifelong success, and it is something that the youth can develop with practice at an early age. Bonus Tip: Everything that you do is consciously or unconsciously driven by one of 6 human needs. These needs motivate and inspire us to take action in positive ways. However, when some of these needs are not met consistently, your mind will unconsciously find ways to satisfy these needs. How your mind does this is not always good for you and can lead to addictions. Tony Robbins identified these 6 human needs and how they are behind everything that we do. If you have a behaviour that you can’t seem to stop, then it is likely that one of these 6 human needs is behind it. 6 Human Needs 1. Certainty We all have a need for certainty, comfort, stability and security. 2. Uncertainty/Variety We all have a need for uncertainty, variety, excitement, and surprise. 3. Significance We all have a need to feel significant, special, unique, or important in some way. 4. Love & Connection We all have a need for love and connection. 5. Growth We all need to grow and evolve in some way. 6. Contribution We all need to contribute in some way so our lives have meaning. The** first four needs** are the “needs of the personality” – you will meet these needs whether you know it or not. The last two, “growth” and “contribution” are the_ spiritual needs_ – these are what bring us lasting fulfilment. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Maria Wilkes.
Mar 30, 2020
104: Starting from Zero - Dane Maxwell, Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Musician, Coach
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Dane Maxwell Dane loves to sing, and he sings so that the world may know a deeper love of themselves and life. Dane pursued business after hurting his voice at the age of 21. Business saved Dane's life and gave him a sense of purpose and significance. He started 16 businesses and failed 11 times. Every time he failed on a venture, Dane figured out what worked and what didn't and has produced 5 successful profitable businesses: The Foundation (https://thefoundation.com/) - Specializes in training people to start a business from scratch Swipe My Ideas (https://swipemyideas.com/) - Gives away profitable business ideas Paperless Pipeline (https://www.paperlesspipeline.com/) - A real estate transaction management software My Agent Base (https://www.myagentbase.com/) - A real estate intranet software Fear No Feeling (https://fearnofeeling.com/password) - Sells unique shirts designs Now, he continues to guide individuals in their own entrepreneurial paths. He has gone on to create over 15 millionaires with his teachings. He specializes in helping underdogs start successful businesses. Other than his passion for singing, which he now has an album (No Need To Hide (https://open.spotify.com/album/3n3Co2bq9QCLVk7TIukvlB))produced, Dane is the author of the upcoming book Start From Zero (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Start-Zero-Business-Experience-Freedom-ebook/dp/B0848TL8L5/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3673ZECOVK2RF&keywords=start+from+zero&qid=1585244299&s=books&sprefix=start+from+%2Caudible%2C776&sr=1-1-catcorr) which teaches entrepreneurs a new way to build businesses quickly, without the risk, from scratch. Dane's book, Start from Zero drops March 31, 2020. Dane and Start from Zero: DaneWebsite (https://www.danemaxwell.com/) Start From Zero Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/start-from-zero-build-a-lucrative-business/id1494548385?ign-mpt=uo%3D4) Connect on LinkedIn with Dane Maxwell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dane-maxwell-b7105b5b/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Happiness Comes from Within These days, people are being too hard on themselves that they forget "happiness" is inside all of us. We just have to be mindful and choose to be happy. Happiness, like other emotions, is not something you obtain, but rather something you inhabit. We also need to realize that Happiness coming from material things is just illusory, temporary, is not really happiness but just pleasure. If we chase happiness in material things, our pursue for happiness will never end. While many people try to look for happiness through their wealth, career, money and success, we have to understand that happiness is something that we choose for ourselves. Happiness is a choice and not a destination but a way to live our life. Change is Good Yes, change is inevitable and it could be for the better. Change is liberating, healing, and just plain unavoidable. The more we welcome it, the more profoundly positive its impact on us can be. Change is the ultimate opportunity for transformation. When any great change happens, it’s a chance to do a reset. It’s a chance for a fresh start. It’s a chance to let things go. It’s a chance to create a vision for the future. It’s also a chance to reinvent yourself, which many times means bringing out more of who you are. It’s best to adopt this truth sooner rather than later, as more change in life is always guaranteed. Here’s to new beginnings, and may big changes this year bring you great opportunity to renew, retool, and re-imagine what’s possible. Listen to your Customers Having a comprehensive understanding of your customers better than they do is key. The only way to understand the unique and dynamic customer purchasing journey is to put yourself in your customer’s shoes. However good your product or service is, the simple truth is that no-one will be part of your business if they don't want it or believe they don't need it. After all, if you don’t know who your customers are, you won’t know what they need. And if you don’t know what they need, you can’t give it to them. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Dane Maxwell.
Mar 26, 2020
103: The Best Investments Start with Yourself - Stuart Chapman, Co-Founder Draper Esprit VC
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Stuart Chapman - Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Draper Esprit Plc Draper Esprit , a Pan-European venture capital fund that invests into disruptive tech companies at the early and growth stages Draper Esprit is one of the most active venture capital firms in Europe, developing and investing in disruptive, high growth technology companies. They believe the best entrepreneurs in Europe are capable of building the global businesses of the future. The company fuels their growth with long- term capital, access to international networks and decades of experience building businesses. The company invests in tech companies that see new ways for the world to work. Which explains why their portfolio is full of inventors and visionaries; companies like Revolut, Trustpilot, Graze, Ledger, Transferwise and Graphcore. In order to provide entrepreneurs with a more flexible approach to funding and to back them for longer, they re-invented the traditional venture capital by ourselves going public in 2016. Stuart and Draper Esprit Connect on LinkedIn with Stuart (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-chapman-22a10a/) Draper Esprit Website (https://draperesprit.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Show Up for Life It’s challenging pretending and it will burn you out trying to be someone you’re not. So, just show up as you on day one. Be you so that you never have to be anyone else and the people that like you will do so authentically and those that don’t, well, they won’t stick around. Show up on day one as your authentic self and you’ll create an authentic life. Doing this will let you step into your power and be firm in your decisions and actions so that you can create the life you want This way, you can step into your power and be firm in those decisions and actions, so that you can create the life you want. When you do this, you’ll discover what I already know to be true about you, that you are amazing. Be Persistent It is never easy to foster talent. People will get discouraged and distracted. They may come to rely on you to do the heavy lifting, instead of demonstrating initiative and using their own intelligence. This is natural, because it takes time to discover one's own abilities. It also takes time to accept responsibility for one's own outcomes. You can help others, but it is not your role to do all the work for them. With persistence, you can communicate two critical lessons: you have talent burning inside you, and you can bring it out if you are willing to put in sufficient effort. Learn to Listen Listening is something you can learn, day after day, that enriches ourselves inwardly and outwardly we see in our demonstrations and in our behavior. It’s a gesture that shows maturity and security. While we are listening we often think already about how to respond. This is not a competition to see who is right, you do not win anything, actually you have everything to lose. If you do not handle well the conversation you risk misunderstandings and this leads to unnecessary fights. Do not listen to respond, listening to help, to understand, to learn and to grow together. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Stuart Chapman .
Mar 23, 2020
102: Things Don't Need to be Perfect - OddBox co-founders, Deepak Ravindran and Emilie Vanpoperinghe
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Emilie Vanpoperinghe and Deepak Ravindran Emilie was previously Director of Finance & Operations for an international NGO set up by the Nike Foundation. Deepak worked for most global investment banks as Senior Consultant specialised in Global Equity Derivatives. The Oddbox story started in Portugal, at a food market filled with wonky fruit and veg. Co-founders, Deepak and Emilie, were shocked to find out that a number of produce in the UK is wasted before it even leaves the farms because of the odd appearance meaning a lot of unnecessary waste for the plane The company works closely with farmers across the UK (& from abroad), rescuing fresh, seasonal surplus fruit & veg which are at risk of becoming food waste. Make your 2020 sustainable with London’s favourite veg box The box that helps save the planet by rescuing real, surplus fruit & veg directly from farms Determined to battle food waste and give ugly, wonky fruits and veg a better, more beautiful future, they visited farms, talked to producers and came up with the idea for Oddbox. The couple believes that their box scheme could make the produce industry more sustainable. We see a bright future in 'imperfect' produce because we believe that, just like people, fruit and vegetables come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Emilie, Deepak and Oddbox Oddbox Website (https://www.oddbox.co.uk/) Connect with Deepak on LinkedIn (https://linkedin.com/in/dravindran) Connect with Emilie on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilievanpoperinghe/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Protect our Mother Earth Protecting Our Planet Starts with You. We produce tons of degradable and non-degradable waste, and throw it anywhere recklessly. Smoke and harmful gases from our homes, vehicles and industries are suffocating our beautiful planet. Solutions to environmental problems are not impossible for us, if only we are that committed in sustaining a greener life. I too have the responsibilities to take care of my mother earth. My first role in nature is to reduce my own carbon footprint via eco-friendly activities. Try and reduce your own carbon print with small gestures. Every act counts. Without execution, it's just an idea Execution is action that has a specific purpose toward achieving a strategic outcome. Execution can be tricky so don’t just assume that you can execute better than the other guy, you need to understand the business intimately, nuances and all. Successful execution takes commitment and discipline, just like a successful business. This is why execution is so important to successful business growth . Now don’t get me wrong, strategic and tactical planning are still very important. However, plans are useless if you never take action on them. Sometimes 2 is better than 1 There are situations where having a partner in life, in business or even in both can be fulfilling. By sharing the labor, a partner may lighten the load. It may allow you to take time off when needed, knowing that there's a trusted person to hold the fort. This can have a positive impact on your personal life. Everyone needs to be able to bounce off ideas or seek another perspective on important issues. When dealing with setbacks, having to cope with work and everyday frustrations pile up, it's nice to have someone to be there with and for you. Ultimately, a business partnership is a marriage. And as with any long-lasting marriage, it's based on finding the right person, someone you trust, and enjoying being together within four walls. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Deepak Ravindran and Emilie Vanpoperinghe.
Mar 19, 2020
101: Being the Change You Want in the World - Tom Stancliffe, CEO - TRIBE
37:18
Tom Stancliffe, Co-Founder of TRIBE, the UK’s leading natural performance nutrition brand Tom established TRIBE in 2015 following Run for Love, a 1,000 mile run across Eastern Europe to set up the first home for trafficked children in the UK. Today, TRIBE is on a mission to change the world of sports nutrition by creating the highest quality, all natural products for everyday athletes – and bringing its community together through a love of nature and outdoors, blazing a trail to connect and inspire a global TRIBE. Tom and Tribe Tribe Website (https://wearetribe.co/) Connect with Tom on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-stancliffe-47265134/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Consider Going Vegan Going vegan is easier than ever before with veganism becoming increasingly mainstream as more and more people from all walks of life discover the benefits of living this way. It's time to ask ourselves: if it is now possible to live a life that involves delicious food and drink, delivers better health, leaves a smaller carbon footprint and avoids killing other creatures - then why don't we? Build a Tribe Relationships are essential to the success of any business. Work closely with people and develop a rapport with them. When you have allies on your side, you will get much further than if you tried to go about things alone. Just make sure that you return the courtesy and help your friends and colleagues by providing them with what they need as well. Be Bold Determining what’s driving you forward and what it is that you’re busting a gut for will help you to set more achievable and meaningful goals. Soul search and break down your life to find the "why." Ask others around you and close to you about what they think. Sharing and communicating with people on a deeper level can lead to some interesting insights about yourself and different perspectives. Be realistic and flexible, because your driving factors may change and your idea of what constitutes success will too. Make it your responsibility to re-connect regularly with yourself and find your drive. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Tom Stancliffe.
Mar 16, 2020
100: Mindset Lessons after 100 episodes of Growth
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Sam looks back on what we've learnt with 100 episodes of Growth Mindset. We cover some of the things he's done from talking with hitmen to living in the woods with a bunch of hippies. Learning through peoples stories is much better than theory and we hear more of Sam's story and what he has been up to over the past three years. From being an awkward human who didn't like speaking to becoming a stand up comedian and Tedx speaker. Sam has learnt a lot and made a million mistakes in the process. Overall we just hope you enjoy the podcast. Keep finding ways to push yourself everyday and take on ambitious challenges. Sam: StandUp Comedy Gig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gadpM-_zYJs) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
Mar 09, 2020
98: Coaching your Little Inner Voice - Jason Mueller, CEO LIV, Radiohost
51:29
Growing up, Jason was diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder - tourette syndrome. Jason always had to inform his class about his condition to allow his peers and teachers to better understand where he is coming from. Realizing that public speaking was a strong suit of his, Jason did broadcasting as a radio dj in Minnesota. Jason got married and had a family. Understanding that he needed to provide more for his family, Jason became a salesperson, selling planners to schools that talked about productivity. At the age of 30, Jason had a freak infection that nearly killed him. The night I was rushed by ambulance to a hospital, a doctor told me, “You might die tonight”. The biggest epiphany Jason had during his recovery was understanding the source of his problems. To Jason, It was the three aspects of his little inner voice that played a major role for him to reconsider everything in his life: The Little Inner Bureaucrat was enforcing the rules of his life – telling him he had to be the best. He had to “win” or not play. The Little Inner Critic was gnawing away at his confidence – making him afraid to take a chance and risk failure. The Little Inner Ally was off hiding in the corner of his mind. Without it, he didn’t have the ambition or confidence I needed to test my limits. Jason realized he had to bring those different pieces of my little inner voice into balance to move forward. He has used this framework to help aspiring entrepreneurs from every walk of life stop dreaming and start doing. Jason and the Little Inner Voice (LIV) Website (http://littleinnervoice.com/) Podcast (http://littleinnervoice.com/episodes/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Acknowledge Your Strengths and Accept your Weaknesses Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses gives you a better understanding of yourself and how you function. It can be of tremendous value for your life and career. This awareness is invaluable because it will help you focus on the right things in an optimal way Acknowledging your strengths will help you to become more resourceful during difficult moments of your life. You will be in an optimal position to take advantage of critical opportunities that only become available when you’re focused on the right kinds of things. On the other hand, acceptingding your weaknesses will allow you to garner the necessary support you need in pivotal areas where you require most assistance. You can, therefore, turn these weaknesses into strengths by acquiring the necessary support and resources you need to accomplish your goal. Make Every Moment Count Don’t count the days; rather count the moments of your life. Make every moment of your life counts, to make a significant change in your life. Our life is what we create. You also attract into your life, what you are and not some mysterious thing happening to you all the time. We never observe our life closely and thus miss to see the actual truth of life. Life throws opportunities every now and then. For that, it’s important that you stay present at the moment. When you are present at the moment, you can see the opportunities of life and make most out of it. It’s the present moment that brings all that you want in life. Listen and Trust Yourself More Think of something important in your life right now – a decision you’ve been on the fence about because you’re worried about making the wrong choice. If you listen to your inner wisdom, allow yourself to take a risk, and know that you can forgive yourself no matter what happens – the answer to the question “what should I do?” in this situation would be clearer. Listening to your intuition is one thing. But actually trusting it to the point of acting on it, takes real courage. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Jason Mueller.
Feb 24, 2020
97: Better Copy for Better Business - Maggie Tuczapska
37:50
"Great content will always beat even the best marketing strategy" Maggie Tuczapska has been selling online since 2007 and she knows what it takes to make an online business thrive. Having spent 8 years in running ecommerce businesses, Maggie has gained valuable knowledge of SEO and social marketing. Today, Maggie helps clients how to drive relevant traffic with the right keywords, how to design highly converting pages, how to write Google snippets and more during your project. Maggie has evolved her SEO strategy with Google as she recently reached Google page #1 with a single blog post and no marketing within a matter of days. She now runs a free workshop on how it was implemented in her Facebook group. Maggie and Rock Paper Copy Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggietuczapska/?originalSubdomain=uk) Website (https://www.rockpapercopy.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/rockpapercopy) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips: Blogging is a Powerful Tool Every time you write a blog post, it's one more indexed page on your website, which means it's one more opportunity for you to show up in search engines and drive traffic to your website in organic search. Just like every blog post you write is another indexed page, each post is a new opportunity to generate new leads. The way this works is really simple: Just add a lead-generating call-to-action to every blog post. Often, these calls-to-action lead to any content asset for which someone would be willing to exchange their information. Blogging also helps you get discovered via social media. Every time you write a blog post, you're creating content that people can share on social networks - Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest - which helps expose your business to a new audience that may not know you yet. Organic Marketing will be the Future Organic marketing is any marketing piece you create that is not promoted on an advertising medium - blogs, videos, whitepapers, social media posts, slide shares, etc. Organic marketing is best used to develop brand voice, enable authentic interactions with customers, educate and convert blog readers, and drive traffic to landing pages, your website, and other online assets. It differs from Advertising because you do not pay to be on a medium. With organic marketing you can reach 5 people up to 3 billion. It really is unlimited. And no guidlines needed for you conent. Just make sure to not damage your brand with over-the-top content. Never Give Up Life is ever evolving; circumstances keep changing – sometimes very good, at times average and other times very harsh and difficult. It is impossible to reach success without first failing a few times, so don’t let anything stop you from persisting. Nobody is programmed to be successful at the first try, that is why failure is a normal process in life. Failure is not the end but just a feedback to you suggesting that you change the method or the direction. We all know of failure to success stories or the rise to fame lives of celebrities. Though these stories may looks like an overnight success but in reality success is always preceded by years of struggle, persistence and hard work. Instant success is a myth. Ask yourself, does it make sense to give up ? Success does not come easily to people. To achieve such worthwhile and precious things require positive thoughts, self-control, deep commitment, regular action, high level of self-sacrifice, and a willingness to put in a lot of effort over a long period of time. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Maggie Tuczapska.
Feb 20, 2020
96: Incurable Entrepreneurs - Heather Thorkelson, Author, Explorer, Entrepreneur
51:33
Heather Thorkelson is a Canadian dual business owner living in rural Sweden. She runs a business consulting practice that helps small-to-medium business owners grow their bottom line without adding busy-work. She also runs a bespoke polar expedition company that takes discerning travelers on once-in-a-lifetime expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. But more than anything, Heather is an incurable entrepreneur. She feels deeply that our traditional work environment (the 9-5) goes against what humans need to be mentally healthy Heather Thorkelson is a successful serial entrepreneur, lifestyle business coach and consultant, founder of the Republic Of Freedom, and co-founder of Twin Tracks Expedition, a polar expedition company. She specializes in creating standout experiences where her clients embrace new adventures and become a better human being. After meeting her Swedish husband in Antarctica while on another project, they established a home base in Sweden and run their companies from wherever they choose to be. Suffice to say that Heather has had the opportunity to see the world through a different lens. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips: Having help does wonders Asking for help can be difficult. It can chip away at our pride, make us question our own abilities, sometimes create paralyzing anxiety, and yes, sometimes, to some people, make us appear weak. But it doesn’t have to. Because asking for help can also do something else — it can help us create better results. Confident people often ask others for help, not only because they’re secure enough to let it be known they need help but they know that trying to do everything themselves is not always the best use of their time, skills or energy and that it can leave them feeling overwhelmed and stressed and then they can’t do things properly. Confident people find someone who’s good at what they need to learn or get done and then ask for their help and guidance. They know that asking, ‘Can you help me?’ shows respect for the other person’s knowledge and abilities. Otherwise, they wouldn’t ask. Refusing to ask for help is counter-productive; you’re more likely to berate yourself when you can’t get it done well or on time, which only serves to knock your self-esteem and confidence further. Build a network Active networking is vital to career growth. Networking is all about building long-term relationships and a good reputation over time. It involves meeting and getting to know people who you can assist and who can potentially help you in return. Your network includes everyone from friends and family to work colleagues and members of groups to which you belong. The most obvious benefit of networking is to meet potential clients and/or generate referrals which you can then follow up on to hopefully add to your client base. Networking can also help you identify opportunities for partnerships, joint ventures, or new areas of expansion for your business. In addition to the potential of increasing your business you can often find solutions to your own business problems or needs by networking. Live life to the fullest No matter who a person is, what they are currently doing, how much money they have in the bank, and so on, everyone can start living life to the fullest. You just never know what may happen in the future, so taking advantage of the time you have now is very important. No one ever wants their life to flash before their eyes and wonder whether their life was meaningful or not, whether they had a good time, or whether they regret past decisions. Be open to new things and tackle your fears. When was the last time you did something new? So many people live inside their comfort zone when they actually need to branch out every now and then. Yes, stepping outside of your box can be tough, but what if it completely opened your eyes and changed your whole outlook on life? Wouldn’t that be amazing? If you want to learn how to live life to the fullest, this is something you need to do every now and then. You could even give yourself a goal to try something new each day, each week, or each month Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Heather Thorkelson.
Feb 17, 2020
95: Will it Make the Boat Go Faster? - Ben Hunt-Davis, Gold Medal Olympian, Author, Entrepreneur
52:41
"An Olympic gold medal is a crazy thing to want, and a crazy thing to work towards. The odds - even if you are a world-class athlete - are stacked against you. I discovered that the only way to reach our crazy goal was with concrete, everyday habits." Ben Hunt-Davis Ben Hunt-Davis MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is a performance expert, coach, facilitator and keynote speaker. He is also Co-author of “Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?”, the story of how the Great Britain’s men’s eight crew won an Olympic Gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Ben has spent the last 16 years specialising in leadership and team development and in 2012 he co-founded Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?, a performance consultancy which seeks to transform organisational performance through the adoption of elite sport principles and strategies. Ben and his team have a highly practical approach which focuses heavily focused on the application of performance habits, mindsets and beliefs. Their aim is to ensure that participants genuinely apply new ways of working and behave differently to achieve greater results. Insights Create actionable goals that inspire and excite you Bounce back from setbacks to come out stronger Controlling the controllable Sacrifice is a choice We learn things when we are ready to learn it Analyse your strengths and weaknesses to better evaluate yourself Use your passion as your emotional rocket fuel Turn your "bullshit filters" on to focus better achieving your goal Ben and Will it Make the Boat Go Faster Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benhuntdavis/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/olympianben) Will It Make the Boat Go Faster (https://www.willitmaketheboatgofaster.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Episode Summary Ben had a hard time with ball sports which led him to try out rowing. He fancied the sport and grew to love it. at school I rowed simply because I couldn't catch a cricket ball or hit one. So I rowed, cause I just hated ball sports cause I was rubbish Our guest went to school but found himself choosing the sport he loves than completing a college degree. **I started civil engineering. The next year I started a different degree. I started time planning cause I failed my first year civil engineering and people told me to, planning was easy at about six weeks in, they wanted me to hand some work in which clearly I hadn't done on. The head coach was saying, right, you've got a chance again to the Olympics. Do you want to study or do you want to row? So that was perfect. Back in the day, there was not much money with rowing or sports in general. Ben was challenged to come up with money to support his financial needs as an athlete. Those days, most people rode for a kind of limited amount of time because you got to get on with life and there's no money in it. in 97 John major started the national lottery with the aim that a lot of the money went to sport and then it changed Ben was able to share his training regimen as a rower and how his diet was. We trained seven days a week and we were doing between 15 and 21 training sessions a week. Training sessions varied from two hours to an hour, probably ate about 7,000 calories a day. Ben talks about how he views sacrifices as a choice, Explaining how he chose to train for his goal rather than spending his time partying, getting drunk, which would cost him a training session. I'm not sure how many sacrifices I made because I just did what I wanted to do. There are people quite often will say, what did you give up? Or how many sacrifices (you made), and I'm just not sure I made many cause I think a sacrifice is where you give up doing what you want to do to do something else. And actually what I wanted to do was train hard Ben also talks about how working hard is not enough. Working hard must be accompanied by working smart. This allows one to assess their performance to reach their goal. I thought then that working hard was the answer. If I worked hard enough, it would be all right rather than if I learned fast. And the change that happened in the last two years, my rowing career was, it was learning, but where we were just ruthless about making sure we were learning from every session rather than just working hard. And I wish I have started learning earlier in my rowing career cause I think I probably could've done better Our guest chimes in to what growth mindsert means to him and how to properly process a growth mindset. All the stuff about growth mindset about continuous improvement, right? The theory behind is all really, really simple common sense but common sense isn't common practice and it's actually really hard to do. Reviewing every single thing, every single session you do, meeting you, come at all. What worked? What didn't, what do I do better tomorrow? You need to know what you're good at so you can repeat it. Ben mentions how one should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and choose to focus on the thing that would allow the "boat to go faster." We couldn't control winning. All we could do was control boat speed. So therefore, boat speed was the most important thing. So therefore we had to do stuff that would make the boat go faster. After Ben's rowing career, he had married and was not able to calculate his next step as if he was enjoying life at the moment. It took Ben 5 months before finding employment and had to work hard to make a respectable name for himself. Ben avoided using the story of being an Olympian gold medal winner to gauge himself on whethere he was good enough. I had no plan past my wedding day. I thought that I'd stopped competing after Sydney, and as soon as I crossed the line, I knew that was it. But what came next? I had no idea. And at that point, I was 28 I'd never had a job. *I wanted to be good at the job for being good at the job rather than what I'd done before. * Ben explains bullshit filters as a way for him and the rowing team to mute outside noises that could distract them from their goal which was to win. When I was rowing, we came up with this thing, bullshit filters about kind of these imaginary or defenders, you can Mark them up to maximum deflection and the bullshit just wouldn't get through. So when people that were telling us that we couldn't do it, that we weren't good enough at that we weren't strong enough, we couldn't do this. It was bullshit. It just wouldn't get through. We wouldn't listen To Ben, there would be days wherein things won't go our way. It happens to everyone. But its how we pick oursleves up from those situations that determine us as an individual and how we reach our end goal. Naturally, it will take time to recover from setbacks, but we should always find the silver lining of every situation and remember your "why." Top Tips Persistence is key Ben’s story is a great example of someone who overcame a stream of constant challenges, but he kept going rather than letting them prevent him from reaching his goal. We may not have the same challenges as Ben, but we should all work to overcome barriers that are thrown at us so we can become better each day. When you get knocked back, get back up straight away. By getting back up and in the game quickly, you don’t lose your momentum and drive. If you whine and feel sorry for yourself you lose ground. Know your Goal Having a target makes you start thinking about how you can achieve it, it’s the starting point in planning what you have to do, to get what you want. The alternative is essentially hope, and I don't see many gold medal winners relying on hope. Work hard, but don't forget to work smarter When Ben trained, it was clear about what he was training for - how to make the boat go faster. It’s about daily actions and thought processes, setting goals and then stretching them. Elite performers don’t simply work hard, they also work differently. By challenging both what they do and how they do it – and by knowing what matters most - they change how they perform, measure it, and improve. Each day, often in small increments, they focus on what will make them better at what they do, check their habits and focus on what matters most for the best possible results against the backdrop of an ultimate goal. Book Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Will it Make the Boat Go Faster by Harriet Beveridge & Ben Hunt-Davis (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Will-Make-Boat-Faster-Olympic-winning/dp/1838592962/ref=sr_1_2?crid=18LNQADPWXSLT&keywords=will+it+make+the+boat+go+faster&qid=1581528090&s=books&sprefix=will+it+ma%2Cstripbooks%2C383&sr=8-2) Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Robert Pool & Anders Ericsson (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peak-Secrets-New-Science-Expertise/dp/B01F4D6VEQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KMQL8DT9EKB0&keywords=anders+ericsson&qid=1581578441&s=books&sprefix=anders+er%2Caudible%2C402&sr=1-1) Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001ANYDAO/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1&tag=bisafetynet2-20) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ben Hunt-Davis.
Feb 13, 2020
94: Pushing the Boundaries of Machine Translation - Spence Green, CEO of Lilt A.I.
44:13
Spence Green is the co-founder and CEO at Lilt, a San Francisco-based startup that builds intelligent software to automate translation for businesses. Spence and his partner, John DeNero, started Lilt because they believed that a person’s native language shouldn’t limit their ability to learn, grow, and support themselves. Social problems such as social inequity - resources in a given society are distributed unevenly - rarely have satisfactory technical solutions. Steady advances in computational linguistics have brought us to a time at which universal information access is not just a dream. Insights Why an automated translator is important for the corporate world? A CEO’s job and how he influences the organizational culture. Bringing people from stabilized occupations to take the risk to join a start-up. How automated translators are going to increase the efficiency of multilingual content publishing and marketing. Two books that inspire and guide the CEO of Lilt. The importance of a manager in an organization. Spence and Lilt Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencegreen/) Lilt (https://lilt.com/) Blog (http://www.spencegreen.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/lilthq) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Episode Summary Meet Spence Green – currently working on machine-assisted language translation as the CEO of Lilt and with a diverse professional portfolio of having worked as a research assistant at Stanford University, a software and research intern at Google, and much more. Having graduated from Stanford with a PhD in computer science back in 2014, his research area is the intersection of natural language processing and human-computer interaction. Learn why Spence decided on this field of technology and why he thinks that it is important for the corporate businesses across the globe who have to resort to other means of language translation. He works to remove the cross-language barriers hindering significant progress for people. When you’re a business, you want to translate something. You hire one of these companies from the language industry and they hire a bunch of freelancers. You give them the words and they hire these people and they translate the words and they give it back to you. And it’s slow and inefficient. And this is kind of the main reason why more stuff doesn’t get translated. It’s expensive. So, we started to build systems to make that process more efficient. And that’s what we do now. So, we build this system that institutions who these are businesses, governments and academic institutions can use to publish information across language barriers and do that in a much more efficient way. He explains what he does in simple words for the audience and then explains the scope that this research has in different domains. In our field we’re in natural language processing, which is some discipline of artificial intelligence, which is a sub discipline of computer science. Spence also elaborates how getting a chance to work at Google Translate was a significant and unexpected career opportunity for him – almost an adventure. It’s a complicated technology to build that requires in the early days we need to do level people to build the system. And they’re not that many of those people in the world and most of them work for tech companies for very large salaries. He shares what allowed him to convince people from different fields to take the risk to join his start-up company. It’s less my ability to sell or persuade and more how interesting and important the problem in the mission is. And good scientists and engineers are attracted to hard problems. So, if you have heart problems to solve, that’s probably the best thing that you can do to attract great people. Spence also has much to say about what his company has been doing for the past few years and what the business processes and mechanisms are. The process for the last couple of years, is positioning the product in the market so it solves a specific business need. It’s presented in a way that people can understand. You can compare to what they their existing solutions to the problem. It’s priced in way that people understand, and they can get through their procurement departments. Spencer says that he finds comfort in knowing that his human experience is not unique and the problem that he’s facing, other people have faced and solved. And oftentimes, if you have a good mentor or if you’re surrounded by people who have seen more of the film than you have, then you can focus on solving original problems and not resolving problems. Somebody told me a long time ago that a CEO has three responsibilities. People, culture and vision and not running out of cash. And those are kind of a unique things that a CEO can do. And I think that people and culture part that has a lot to do with being able to hire well and then being able to articulate expectations for how you want to mobilize a group of people to work together. And a lot of that is being a very good communicator. He also explains what he expects from the field and the industry overall in the coming few years and how it is going to impact people. Workload will move to machines. I’m less of an optimist. I guess that the entire field will be fully automated and there’s some sort of dystopian future where nobody has a job anymore. I think that’s not really the history of technology, really. The history of technology is you mechanized things that can be mechanized and that frees people up to work on higher order problems. Maybe that’s not true in places like, I don’t know, the copy shop in a business and now you have a printer and you don’t need a copy person. Having been a project manager, he also emphasizes the importance of a manager for organizational performance and the impact that he has. A manager as an individual contributor – you go from assessing your own performance in terms of your individual output to being an organization leader and your performance is the output of your organization. Key Discussion Points [7:50] The importance of automated translators and removal of cross-language barriers. [12:04] How they convinced people to take the risk to join a start-up [15:53] Importance of having good mentors [17:35] Strategies that Spence and his company are currently using. [21:33] Developing into an effective CEO [28:45] The future of the industry and its impact on people. [34:54] Two books by Peter Drucker that guide and inspire our guest – “The Effective Executive” and “Management.” Top Tips Overcoming the language barrier through technology We live in an era of rapid globalization, which is demonstrated by the growing demand for language services. Translation technology solves this problem in two ways. First, it enables translation at a level where it does not need to involve a human. Secondly, we’ve seen translation technology increase human translator productivity. Ultimately, translation is important because it facilitates multilingual communication and allows people from around the world to better understand one another culturally, economically and socially. Translation technology is just getting to the point where the general public will start to see its impact in their everyday lives. Not only are there free, general translation engines online, but even the more tailored, advanced technology is becoming accessible Having a good mentor by your side A good mentor is willing and able to take you on. A good mentor iwill help you stay accountable to your goals, they will help you pay attention and stay on track. A mentor essentially fills those gaps that are missing from your career and professional development growth. If you are lucky enough to find a personal mentor who can be all of these things to you, you will gain an advantage, because you have a secret weapon that can take you to new heights. Lead by example "A leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way" -John Maxwell Lead a team honestly and authentically. Make sure you "walk the walk." When leaders don't "practice what they preach," it can be almost impossible for a team to work together successfully. How can anyone trust a leader who talks about one thing, but does another? Good leadership takes strength of character and a firm commitment to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. This means doing what you say, when you say it. If your team knows that you'll also do whatever you expect from them, they'll likely work hard to help you achieve your goal. Books Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) The Effective Executive - Peter Drucker (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060833459/?tag=devonfir-20) Managing Oneself: The Key to Success - Peter Drucker (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Managing-Oneself-Peter-F-Drucker/dp/163369304X/ref=sr_1_4?crid=106CDRCKL3IAY&keywords=peter+drucker&qid=1581614768&sprefix=peter+dru%2Caps%2C404&sr=8-4) Introduction to Deep Learning (The MIT Press) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Deep-Learning-MIT-Press/dp/0262039516/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=charniak&qid=1581614712&s=books&sr=8-1) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!
Feb 10, 2020
93: Adversity to Advantage - Sam's Story with Petra Velzeboer
57:46
Petra Velzeboer is a therapist, facilitator and executive coach. Through depression, anxiety, alcohol dependence and suicidal thoughts she reached her rock bottom at 25 and decided she had a choice: to learn how to truly live or to end her life now. Over a decade of experimenting on strategies for success and learning everything about mindset and psychology, her life is 100% different than what it might have been! Her goal is to teach others who are near their rock bottom, to help them learn the fast track for improving their lives! Petra and Adversity to Advantage Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/petra-velzeboer/) Adversity to Advatange Podcast (https://open.spotify.com/show/3aeOVpgH3FPcEGnbB9QVLl?si=vyUccu6pRhuwzcPjJykQAg) Listen Notes (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/adversity-to-advantage-by-petra-velzeboer-eaO362gizp_/) Website (http://petravelzeboer.com/podcast) Twitter (https://twitter.com/PetraVelzeboer) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Episode Summary We go deep on the topic of a growth mindset: what it means, how building a growth mindset can essentially solve all your problems and the tricky situations. Sam found himself in which allowed him to practice these ideas. Sam shares how he’s learned to make good out of any situation by embracing fear! We discuss: Developing a Growth Mindset The journey to becoming an entrepreneur How to get excited by your FEAR Showing up and coping with negative experiences The effect of relentless action on our mental health Habits & Practices to continue Growth Mindset Setting your mindset up for growth Everyone has the ability to learn any skill through hard work and perseverance, it really boils down to your mindset. Fear stops us from challenging ourselves. Crisis & trauma can sometimes be the catalyst for something better! Top Tips Don't be so Afraid of Failure Survive, Don't Fall Apart and Life Goes On Resilience. It’s the secret ingredient to success. If you can figure out how to stay the course and get back in the game after failure, you’ll go places and you’ll make the difference you were intended to make. If you are going places, failure is just part of the deal, but that’s ok. You can fix failure. You can’t fix the things you never tried. You can’t undo those things you never attempted in the first place. If you stop trying, you’ll always wonder about what could have been. That kind of regret is a heavy burden that a lot of people will bear because they played it safe, or maybe even failed a time or two and gave up. Skill Breaks We are living in a time when we do most of our work using our minds. We sit in front of computers to develop ideas and create stuff with our minds. The more new things you try, the more active your brain will be. Even if you suck at something, the experience of learning and trying it out will still develop your mind. Plan to learn a new skill every year. Pick up playing an instrument every year. Spend time learning this instrument like this will be something that you’re going to play for the rest of your life. The next year learn to play a new sport. Something that you’ve never tried before. This will both improve your muscles and your mind. Embrace the Things that Scares You "An individual develops courage by doing courageous acts" — Aristotle Fear is a bully. It tells you what to do, and when you obey it, it gains power. However, when you acknowledge what fear tells you but do the opposite, you build courage. The most effective, scientific approach to eliminating fear is to systematically expose yourself to the thing that scares you, starting small and building tolerance as you work your way up. The more you face fear down, the more control you have. Once we understand that, we can systematically expose ourselves to the things that scare us, and in that way, propel ourselves forward. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Petra Velzeboer and Sam Harris.
Feb 06, 2020
92: Growing up in Wartorn Iraq to Silicon Valley Success - Francis Dinha, CEO Open VPN
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"LOSERS quit when they fail and WINNERS fail 'till they succeed" Francis Dinha has been key in orchestrating growth at OpenVPN Technologies, by building a viable business model to assure the Company's continued success. OpenVPN Inc. is a privately held company based in the Pleasanton, California, integrating a suite of leading-edge networking and software technologies. OpenVPN has designed and deployed virtual private network software that provides secure, reliable, and scalable communication services, not only fulfilling the requirements of the traditional remote access solution, but also offering next generation Cloud VPN Software & Services (Private Tunnel) to address the growing demands for securing & protecting the exchange of information across the Internet. Before founding OpenVPN, Francis was the CEO at Iraq Development and Investment projects where he played a principal role in architecting a joint venture to win the mobile communication license in Iraq. He was also the founder and CTO of PacketStream, Inc. PacketStream's main business is the development and marketing of system solutions that enable dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning of IP networks, including the Internet. Insights Life in Iraq for a Catholic Christian during wartimes. Moving from Iraq to Sweden – the change that our guest experienced and how he feels about it. From Sweden to the United States – how Francis’s life has changed completely. The contrast in life a few decades ago compared to life today. What we take for granted today was a luxury back then. Why Francis always envisioned moving out of Iraq due to his rebellious and freedom-oriented mindset. Extensive information about the evolution of open VPN and how it affected the industry’s advancements. What is expected of the industry in the coming years with respect to increased security, cloud technology, and open-source technology. Francis and OpenVPN: Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/francis-dinha-4268141/) OpenVPN Website (https://openvpn.net/) PrivateTunnel Website (https://www.privatetunnel.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Episode Summary From having moved to Baghdad at the age of five and sold goods to survive at the age of eleven, Francis progressed to become the seasoned and expert technologist that he is now. Learn how our guest suffered through the time he spent in Iraq and what it was like to be in such a country during wartime. He also explains why he always thought of moving out due to his rebellious nature. I was thinking, well, I’m going to move out of this country because this is this is not how I want to live. So, I was pretty much very rebellious, had a long hair and, you know, play guitar, and I just want to have a free society. Francis expresses his beliefs and explains why it is important for him. How he was raised, how his faith influenced his life, and what he thinks about having faith. I believe that you have to have faith. You have to believe in something that is greater than you. He also emphasizes the importance of faith in the modern world and explains how it works today compared to how it used to be back then Even in the system we have right now, the environment we have in this world. People believing in something. And it doesn’t matter what’s right and wrong, they don’t rationalize. Our guest also has much to share with the audience in terms of different political systems and how they impact people’s routine lives. The way people look at political figures and politics in general is a bit stupid and you should definitely think more about what it is that you want rather than being on team or team B intensity of fighting over something that doesn’t even matter. Having moved across different political and social systems while moving from Iraq to Sweden to the United States, Francis has learned much and more. How different countries varied in terms of the freedom offered to citizens. I enjoy that free society, but also, I enjoy the kind of the structure in Sweden. I mean, the way they are thinking, the way they build their system in terms of the society, in terms of the welfare system. Our guest also helps us develop an outlook of abundance towards life – how lives of the people from all financial and social classes have improved over time and what we take for granted now is what was considered prestigious back then. All the things that we’re used to are the kind of things that people didn’t have. If you move years ago, you kind of feel like shit healthcare and like horrible food and so on. Our guest also explains how he started his businesses and what he has learned from his experience in the corporate world. This is one of that Steve Jobs’ philosophy. You know that you don’t hire people, that you tell them what you do. You have to hire smart people to tell you what to do. He also shares valuable insight on open VPN and cloud technologies – how they evolved and where they are expected to be in the coming years. We’re going to be launching a new product by the end of the year. It’s our own cloud and that’s targeting almost all businesses. And the idea of that cloud is really to build another secure layer on top of the Internet that you can construct Europe network. I call it VPN on demand. So, on demand, you would be able to do side to side. You would be able to do remote access. You would be able to do a lot of things on the basically online and on the web, pretty much. But we have the infrastructure to do allow you to build. It’s like a toolbox. But it’s really on the cloud itself to allow you to interconnect, you know, all the resources, all the sites you have your users and provide access, control and provide the level of security. He also explains how he hires people for his company and how he incentivizes people to join them while being transparent and straightforward as well. Being a CEO, he knows much and more about the running of a company and its leadership. For us, it’s very hard because there are a lot of these people who can work for bigger companies, but they can’t work for us because they really have to take the initiative to do things. And we make it very clear to them, here is what we’re doing. This is what we have. This is a technology. This is where our vision is. So, we have to treat this as a sales job, too. I mean, as a CEO, you are really a salesperson all the time because you have to sell your idea even to the people you’re hiring. He also explains why the security provided by VPN and cloud is important to companies and what role it plays for them. From a security perspective, I believe VPN is going to play that role in terms of being the connectivity layers that that tunnelling layer that you can connect all these devices into a network. Gain valuable insight on all the aspects of technological advancements – the good and the bad. It facilitates the good deeds as well as the bad deeds. *When you distribute things and you make it peer to peer, then the bad actors come in and take advantage of the technology. And you will see a lot of and you’re seeing already, you know, a lot of frauds, a lot of problems that comes along with it to get some more random questions. * Top Tips Starting Multiple Businesses Owning multiple companies create a great deal of complexity as well as sometimes pitfalls. However the benefits can be many things. If you have businesses that complement each other very commonly we can save each other money. For example, if you have businesses of complementary services, sometimes you may be able to use one company to recruit clients for another. If you were a marketing company, you could use your video production company or artist representation company to help your clients make commercials (you may also be able to take lower revenue on each as you are getting both sides of the transaction. This may lower your price so you can improve your bids and get more clients.) You don’t have to be a millionaire or an influential person to consider running more than one business, although a large budget would probably make it easier! It is certainly possible to run multiple businesses successfully, but it requires organisation and discipline to do so. Not Fearing Failure Fear of failure is a significant obstacle that stands between you and your goals. But it doesn’t have to be. Fear of failure is the intense worry you experience when you imagine all the horrible things that could happen if you failed to achieve a goal. The intense worry increases the odds of holding back or giving up. Being successful relies to a large extent on your ability to leverage fear. Start by setting small goals that will help build your confidence. Learn how to explore and evaluate all possible outcomes rationally and develop contingency plans; and practice thinking positively. By moving forward slowly but steadily, you'll begin to overcome your fear. Surround Yourself with the Best and Leverage Leadership is a team sport. It is not about what one person does, but instead the cumulative actions of everyone in an organization. The best leaders surround themselves with intrinsically motivated individuals who will not only perform at a high level with little oversight but will also push the leader to reflect and grow continually. Steve Jobs famously said, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Depending on others for guidance and wisdom is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it a definitive sign of strength. Effective leadership relies on making smart decisions. Make it easy on yourself. Hire or surround yourself with smart people, get out of their way, and don’t be afraid to let them “tell” you what to do. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Francis Dinha.
Feb 03, 2020
91: How to be Better at Interviewing - Sam Harris
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Hosting a podcast interview is a lot harder than it sounds. It’s not a simple as having a friendly chat in front of a pair of microphones. If you don’t prepare, you could end up with a boring interview that fails to entertain your listeners and entails you into receiving bad reviews. It can be scary to start a conversation with someone. You might be wondering “what do I say?” or “what if I say the wrong thing?” or “what if people think I’m stupid?” How do you make sure you host a great podcast interview or hold a simple conversation with someone? Sam Harris compiled his top four tips for killing it in an interview ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Tip #1 - Listen, Listen, Listen Listen to the guest, don’t fill your head with what you want to say next because, in reality, it will be a response to something they haven’t said yet. Good listening allows us to demonstrate that we are paying attention to the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of the other person (seeing the world through their eyes). This is crucial to maintaining productive relationships, and sometimes the only way to establish communication. Tip#2 - Make Notes but Try Not to have a Load of Questions Don’t pack multiple questions into one unless they are closely related. They can be confusing, especially if the guest has a lot to say. Ask your questions one at a time as you would in natural conversation. Tip#3 - Ask Interesting Questions Basic questions are a no-no Avoid asking basic questions. Asking basic questions make it seem like you don’t know the person you’re interviewing. These are bad: “What are you best known for?” or “What book are you promoting?” Instead, set up good questions by establishing a premise or hypothesis beforehand Tip#4 - Recursive Questions Recursion is a challenging concept. If you're a programmer, then you would have an idea of where I am going. If you don't, I'm happy to explain to you how this goes. Being able to think recursively is very important because solving a problem with recursion is cleaner and easier to implement. It can also be used to break down problems into smaller components — a recursive pattern known as Divide and Conquer. Understanding how asking recursive questions is, this strategy allows you to provide different angles for listeners by opening doors that could lead to an insightful conversation with your guest. Bonus Tip #1- Encourage Healthy Debates Bonus Tip #2 - Find Inspiring Role Models Bonus Tip #3 - Consider your Guest's Feeling Towards a Personal Topic Hoping these tips, which are quite different from what you'll hear or read, help aspiring and experienced podcasters alike be better at their craft of interviewing or conversing, in general. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
Jan 30, 2020
90: Brain Computer Interface Development - Shifra Khan
1:15:06
Shifra Khan, a 16 year old BCI developer and Nanotech enthusiast, is on a mission to solve some of humanity’s biggest problems. Shifra is working on identifying huge economically incentivized problems within different industries, roles, and technologies. Being part of TKS - The Knowledge Society, a global community of the world's most curious, driven, and ambitious people that want to make an impact, Shifra honed her abilities as an innovator and an activator. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Shifra: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shifrakhan/) Medium (https://medium.com/@shifrakhancah) Twitter (https://twitter.com/ShifraKhan) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) SAM’S TAKE HOME TIPS Getting Unconventional Success by taking the Unconventional Path The path to success is different for each of us and the path to success is no longer linear. You can create literally anything you want that you're passionate about. You have to take charge of your path, own your differences, and cultivate habits that will allow you to succeed in any environment. Stay Curious Even if you are not sure what you want to do, pay attention to what you love. If you have an expansive curiosity, don’t feel pressured. At the same time, you will need a clear vision to guide your career and give it forward momentum. Man up, or shall I say, Woman up! Once you’ve found your own theme, try to get exposure to every aspect of that industry or process. Even if your career path seems unclear, your talents and interest could one day bloom into something truly amazing. The mindset is you got to learn to figure stuff out"< The Future of Technology is both Promising and Scary Technology has made a tremendous improvement in our lives. It’s hard to function in today’s society without some knowledge of the Internet and computers in general. Technology has changed the ways of education and learning, by providing us the information and data we need in a matter of seconds. But, when it comes to technological advances, people seem to split into two groups: The first one being those who are excited about what the future might hold, and the second one — those who are gravely concerned about the possible dangers of new technologies. Several controversial topics has been talked about in the technological field. These are CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), Nanotechnology, DARPA's military research and even BCI. These advancements bring up a number of ethical issues worth questioning: Ethical and regulatory challenges Robots as intelligent as humans Neurohacking And much more All in all, the way technology will affect our future depends solely on us. For now, let’s enjoy the present and work towards making a better future for the next generations to come. Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable Doing stuff alone, being with yourself and learning who you are, would be helpful points in being comfortable with yourself. Put yourself in as many uncomfortable situations until you find your silver lining. Don’t be afraid to be selfish. It might just make you a better person. Show Notes The Knowledge Society TKS was started by two brothers, Navid and Nadeem Nathoo, who wanted to create what they wish they had growing upm which is to develop the next-generation of activators that will solve the world's most important problems If we can train Olympic level athletes from a young age, why can't we train Olympic level CEOs and innovators?< Schooling Shifra was actually part of the an Ivy league for 2 years and transitioned to an online school and TKS full-time. It's all about getting unconventional success by taking an unconventional path< The way the system works just isn't optimized for that (unconventional success). But how do you actually begin to optimize for that< Unicorn People Shifra explains Unicorn people in a similar concept of a unicorn company (a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion), this is a person who impacts over 1 billion people. And most curiculums in convetional schools does not teach how an individual can impact a billion people. To stay on top, you have to do things the majority of people don’t do. People considered as such are Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Nikola Tesla, and Albert Einstein, to name a few. Empathy on the Scientific Field In terms of Ethics, scientific ethics calls for honesty and integrity in all stages of scientific practice. From reporting results regardless to properly attributing collaborators. This system of ethics guides the practice of science, from data collection to publication and beyond. _The core principle we focus on is just empathy and being able to optimalize for how you train yourself to be more empathetic _< The BCI Developer As a Brain Computer Interface developer, Shifra was exposed with the topic before entering TKS. By reading papers about Neuralink and what Elon Musk was up to, she became fascinated by it, It's such a big paradigm shift from our perception of humanity. Human Intelligence remains very stagnant and to me the technology was super fascinating< A Guide to BCI A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a computer-based system that acquires brain signals, analyzes them, and translates them into commands that are relayed to an output device to carry out a desired action. Brain computer interfaces can be classified in three into three main groups: Invasive, partially Invasive and Non-Invasive _I've only been exposed to non-invasive BCI because partially invasive and fully invasive BCI A) they are super expensive and B) there's a lot of regulations surrounding them. And also we just don't know how they work _< Discomfort Challenge Think of the mind as a muscle that naturally tightens up over time unless it is consciously worked upon. Your personal growth significanlty depends on new challenges and activities. Tackle the fear that has kept you from living your best life. Your mind has a way of rising to the occasion. Challenge it, and it will reward you. Challenge your mind — even making it a little uncomfortable by pushing yourself to learn tasks that may not come naturally. Most things seems impossible until they are done. Give yourself permission to think and act beyong the usual. In TKS, we do a lot of consulting challenges, just to build your understanding of the world< So you know how to navigate (challenges in the real world) them later on< BOOKS Nexus (The Nexus Trilogy Book 1) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nexus-Trilogy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00TOZI7FM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32OIN6EXVUL7X&keywords=nexus+trilogy&qid=1580117350&s=digital-text&sprefix=nexus+%2Cdigital-text%2C396&sr=1-1) Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Buddhism-True-Philosophy-Enlightenment-ebook/dp/B01M5IJLOU/ref=sr_1_1?crid=UGYN3VVHI5ZP&keywords=why+buddhism+is+true&qid=1580094835&s=digital-text&sprefix=why+bu%2Caudible%2C338&sr=1-1) Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nudge-Improving-Decisions-Health-Happiness-ebook/dp/B009KERBQI/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=nudge&qid=1580094986&s=digital-text&sr=1-1) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Shifra Khan.
Jan 27, 2020
89: Enjoy the Moment and Celebrate your Age
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On this episode, Sam Harris talks about time because he has been thinking a lot about life and being happy as much as possible. Sam explores the things that makes people feel sad about their age and also holds back their enjoyment in the moment. After hearing complaints from friends of all ages it seems a wierd phenomonom that everyone over the age of 21 starts to panic about their birthday and in society it is rude to ask peoples age as if the fact they are old is a dirty thing. Thinking about how he would be 30 soon and having to re-watch an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S where all cast members were having mid-life crises about turning 30 themselves was a wierd event. Sam panicked about the idea of old age but quickly got over it and presents some of his solutions. https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1508963493744-76fce69379c0?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. " > -Mark Twain So I’ve been asking myself this question: What makes so many people scared of aging? And how can people deal with aging? Why people get scared of their age Impending death - It's a logical thing and natural process of life Looking less attractive - Skin ages and being less able Expectations - From watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S, normally one would be established with life by the age of 30. Getting married, having kids, your own house or a job you enjoy Things that might help people deal with their age Thinking about death is just a waste of time. Death is going to happen to everyone and just enjoy life Care for yourself more - Accept who you are and be happy with what you have Imagine yourself as an artist and TIME as your canvas. Paint the most interesting piece you can and celebrate it ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Sponsor - Feals (https://feals.com/growth) Feals has me feeling my best every day and it can help you too.  Become a member today by going to Feals dot com slash growth and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.  That’s F-E-A-L-S dot com slash growth to become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping.  Feals dot com slash growth. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
Jan 23, 2020
88: Ending Aging - Aubrey De Grey
46:03
Meet Aubrey De Grey – Chief Science Officer at SENS Research Foundation, VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, and editor-in-chief of Rejuvenation Research, the highest-impact peer-reviewed academic journal focused on postponing aging. He works on the development of medical innovations that can postpone all forms of age-related ill-health with an undivided focus is on rejuvenation: that is, the active repair of the various types of molecular and cellular damage which eventually cause age-related disease and disability, as opposed to the mere retardation of the accumulation of such damage. Our guest tells his story of how he came to be a biologist from being destined to be a pianist according to his mother in the beginning and later choosing programming out of a wish to make more of a contribution to the progress of mankind. Insights Switching fields and how it helped Aubrey find fulfilment in his work. Understanding the process of aging – how it happens and what is the rational, sustainable, and effective way to combat it. Why public awareness on the topic is important, and how Aubrey has been striving to raise awareness. What makes us age faster is not just the unhealthy habits of ours, but also the mechanisms like breathing that are essential to our life. Whether fasting helps you combat the aging process or not. A revolutionary view in gerontology and how it became mainstream, thanks to Aubrey's untiring efforts. Where we hope to be in the coming decades in terms of defeating the process of aging altogether or even partially. Why individual contributions are important in the field of gerontology. Aubrey and his foundations Connect on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubrey-de-grey-24260b/ - SENS Research Foundation - https://www.sens.org/ The Methuselah Foundation - https://www.mfoundation.org/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Sponsor - Feals (https://feals.com/growth) Feals has me feeling my best every day and it can help you too.  Become a member today by going to Feals dot com slash growth and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.  That’s F-E-A-L-S dot com slash growth to become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping.  Feals dot com slash growth. Summary Aubrey's Career Path "I wanted to be a scientist, but ultimately, I wanted to make a difference to the world. And I recognized that scientists, in the long run, make the most difference.” Having chosen programming at the age of 15 and for the purpose of making more of a difference to the world, Aubrey continued in that career till he got exposed to something much more demanding. "I started programming, and I thought that one of the biggest problems the world faces is that people have to spend so much of their time doing stuff that they wouldn’t do unless they were being paid for it – I’ll stop that by helping in artificial intelligence research to create more automation. ” Learn why Aubrey chose to switch fields back in 1990 and pursue a career that could ultimately fulfil his desire of being able to make as big of a difference to the world as possible. "Having found out that nobody was working on trying to keep people healthy late in life – not properly, anyway – I thought, what? I better switch fields, really? And that’s what led to my moving into the biology of aging back in the early 1990s. ” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1566669437687-7040a6926753?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=667&q=80 Raising Awareness and Concern about the Process of Aging Our guest is the person who played a key role in the introduction and spreading of this revolutionary idea in the field of gerontology – a switch from making efforts for the prevention of ‘aging’ to making efforts for the remediation of the process called ‘aging.’ "I was fortunate enough to have a few ideas in the late 90s that were quite well received, so I rose to great prominence in gerontology very quickly. In the year 2000, I had the idea that comprehensive damage repair is the most promising and practical way to keep people healthy late in life. ” "My goal is and has always been to grow this movement to a point that I become unnecessary, that there are people in the field who are better than me. And then I will retreat into glorious obscurity. ” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1519171920866-a020bf47357b?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 A New Concept in Gerontology It took him much and more to make people realize that not only do they want to live, but they also want to live long and live healthy – that eventually leads to the idea that they want to defeat the biologically deteriorative process called aging. "If it’s all about simple health care and if one recognizes that longevity is simply a side effect of not getting sick, then the argument becomes a great deal easier to make. ” Learn why defeating aging is more about reducing the combined effect of time on biological systems than trying to prevent that effect from occurring at all. "The most common sense and most practical approach to keeping people healthy late in life was simply to repair the damage that the body does to itself throughout life, not necessarily perfectly, but well enough so that the overall amount of damage that remains in the body is within the capacity of the body to tolerate. ” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1505682614136-0a12f9f7beea?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=751&q=80 Striving for the Cause Aubrey has contributed much and more to the spreading of awareness about all these concepts because that is how the scientists can motivate people from all domains to donate and contribute to the progress of research that eventually benefits the whole of mankind. "If you’re working on something that is interesting and important, it’s not such a problem to get people to come and work for you.” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1522211988038-6fcbb8c12c7e?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 Having an Understanding in Multiple Fields Learn how switching fields is one of the most innovative and productive things that can happen in one’s career. It opened a whole new dimension for Aubrey, and it also allows for a profitable transfer of skill sets from one domain to another. "It’s quite clear that when people switch fields, they very often do really good things in the new field because they’ve got the skill set to work on really hard problems because of their transferable skill, but they’re not encumbered by the conventional wisdom that everybody else in the field have.” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1546188994-07c34f6e5e1b?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=751&q=80 Hope for the Future Aubrey has high hopes for the future of gerontology and welcomes any feedback or help that people have to offer him on his way to the achievement of these universal goals. "I think within the next 10 years, we will have reached the threshold of research that I historically have called robust master rejuvenation. It’s only a matter of time before we can bring aging under comprehensive medical control.” He also believes that only a collective effort can uproot the problem altogether. "I believe that at the end of the day, this problem of aging will not be solved by one person or one organization. It will be a collective effort because it should divide and conquer approach.” https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1478796415026-3c85ee65975e?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=eyJhcHBfaWQiOjEyMDd9&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 Moving Forward Aubrey is trying to get people to move past all the obstacles that are stopping them from being concerned about aging. Any contribution to the movement that he has initiated is much appreciated. "It’s all about past people’s fear of getting their hopes up and knowing that people have been wrong about the defeat of aging right through the history of civilization.” Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Aubrey De Grey.
Jan 20, 2020
87. Being a Worthy Human - Tracy Litt, Success coach
1:19:20
Tracy Litt, a Certified Mindset Coach, and Rapid Transformational Therapist is the author of the best seller book, Worthy Human. Tracy has much motivation and valuable insights based on her life experiences to share with her audience. Understand what helped Tracy become who she is today, and how her own decisions changed the outcome of what she faced throughout her life. Through gaining mastery over herself to become the best version of herself, learn how Tracy discovered her own importance as a mindset coach, met success on her way to it, and what creates scope for mindset mastery. “Investing in yourself will give you the biggest ROI of anything in your life.” Tracy and The Litt Factor Connect with Tracy - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracylittlester/) Tracy's Coaching - The Litt Factor (https://www.thelittfactor.com/) Tracy's Book - Worthy Human (https://worthyhuman.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Summary Meet Tracy Litt, a certified mindset coach, best-selling author, rapid transformational therapist, and awe-inspiring speaker. She is the founder of a personal growth and coaching company called the Litt Factor, and Worthy Human, an inspirational and empowering book. Tracy's Work Tracy helps to remind people of their potential, teach the power of their mind, and support them in nurturing an amazing relationship with one’s self. "One of the things that inspires me to teach and coach people, because you can either be a victim or a warrior no matter what external circumstances coming your way. And you can live your life based on what happens outside of you and be a total powerless entity to what that is." Where Beliefs Form Tracy has much motivation and valuable insights based on her life experiences to share with her audience. Learn how – as kids – we develop certain beliefs that we hold throughout our lives. "Anything that’s ever happened to you that has influenced your ability to fully own your inherent worth is a lie. It’s not true. It doesn’t influence it that way. But when we’re kids, we don’t know that we hold our belief systems and then we end up as adults with a 7-year-old controlling our lives, basically thinking that we’re not enough." Rapid Transformation Therapy Our guest also talks about how she coaches her clients and other people who are in need of a coach with the help of Energy Assessment and Rapid Transformational Therapy. How we show up in life and experience it is determined by our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors. "Ultimately, I’m here to impact people. I am a vessel of healing and growth and inspiration. And I also just do what feels good to me. And I think that’s probably the biggest part of who I am. There’s always someone out there in the world who is waiting for you to show up and share what you know and teach." Choices Tracy indicates that the most important thing you have is your power to choose what you believe and think. Everything in your life comes out of you, therefore doing the work of you is non-negotiable if you want to reach your potential and make your dreams a reality. "You get to choose. Everything is based on your power of choice. There is not one thing going on in your life, business, relationships, that isn’t based on your ability to choose. You have a choice; you either take the lesson or keep the pain." Energy Healing Tracy enlightened us that some energy has a catabolic effect on us, which means that our energy levels drop and limit our sense of options. Other energies have an anabolic effect in which our energy levels are elevated and lead us to a state of freedom, choice, power, and fulfillment. Each thought we entertain has an energetic consequence. Over time, catabolic energy injures us while anabolic energy heals or builds us up. "Catabolic energy is you’re a low-level kind of destructive energy and anabolic energy is growth-oriented, productive when higher energy on the energetic scale. It was another tool for me to help a client with self-discovery and understanding where they are energetically and then through the course of shifting certain behaviours." Acceptance It is important to allow yourself to simply feel and be yourself – we must accept our human emotions and responses with open arms without being influenced badly by them. "Getting comfortable feeling all your feelings is a paramount component of living your best life." Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Tracy Litt.
Jan 13, 2020
86. Question Everything. Let's start with Gender - Noam Kostucki
1:06:46
Meet Noam Kostuki – a life artist and business coach with a diverse professional portfolio, the author of “You Are Your Brand” and “Seek to Keep: How to Find the Best Mentors and Keep Them,” and also the pioneer of a jungle culinary adventure called HiR Fine Dining in Costa Rica. Having delivered two TED talks, delivered programs at Harvard and Yale, and spoken at over 80 international conferences, mostly on subjects related to “making money from doing good” and “creating masterpieces,” Noam is now an experienced teacher, consultor, coach and guide for business owners, entrepreneurs, creators, and investors. Noam HiR Dining (http://hiradventure.com/) Instagram ("https://www.instagram.com/noamkostucki/) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/noamkos/) Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/noamkos) Twitter (https://twitter.com/noamkos) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Summary Learn why it is important to Noam to be adding value to the world and enjoying himself at the same time. *Parts of us are always wanting different things and living in different matrices. We all want things that don’t make much sense when viewed from a broader perspective. The only way to create something magical is to start with something impossible. * Noam shares his radical and influential views about environmental change and other issues that need people’s attention or interest – how their points of view can be manipulated to make them directly link carbon emissions or other harmful substances to the damage they cause and try to be less negligent about such things. Do I need to be constantly producing and always getting better every single second of my hour? Probably no. I could be hanging out and just having a nice time with the people here on the course and observing. Our guest discusses how school teaches us the black and white reality, but it does not teach us how to deal with it. Whether we should maximize our time and stay productive and busy all the time or we should do nothing at all for at least some fixed time periods. Why, sometimes, finishing things that we start or sticking to them is not as important as we think it is? How gender roles are not fixed and how different errors can also make a business unique and successful. *I think that the state of gender is definitely changing a lot. I think that the world is going through a new openness. I think that we’re going through a crisis of masculinity and I think we’re going to see a lot of changes around that. I think that the gender question is definitely going to be a big topic. * Noam has an open, innovative, radical, and revolutionary approach to the topics of gender identity, diversity, roles, expression, sexuality, and much more. He believes that the focus is soon going to shift from the stronger or more masculine side of women to the softer or more feminine side of men. *I love the feeling that as much as the last hundred years have been about empowering women and about elevating women. I’ve got a feeling that this next phase now and the next five years might be the beginning of reconnecting men with both masculinity and femininity. I can see the response to what I’m doing is so surprising. I mean, for metrosexual men and women in Costa Rica, in the US and the Philippines, young and old, it’s really amazing to see how people are responding. * Noam discusses how being on a privileged side of the society in any way makes you unable to complain or be unhappy about anything – especially as a kid – when you keep getting told that there are people who are in a much worse condition. As a young guy, when you are frustrated, you are not allowed to cry because that is sissy, but you are not allowed to shout either. That creates bottled up emotions. A moment that something becomes a routine. It’s time for me to change. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Noam Kostucki.
Jan 09, 2020
85. The Ultimate Answers to Everything - Noam Kostucki
1:09:34

Noam Kostuki is one of the most fascinating humans on the planet. He is a Ted speaker, successful author, coach and runs one of the top-rated restaurants in Costa Rica.

Noam is a deep thinker and observer of life and lives for the moment whilst transcending meaningless baggage that gets in the way of the true self. An endless experimenter he has lived several lives over and enjoys reinventing himself and whatever he is doing in the name of curiosity and adventure.

This is possibly the most thought-provoking and life-changing piece of audio I might ever create. It profoundly impacted me and several people who listened to this prior to release so I am confident you will enjoy it too.

Be prepared to reconsider:

  • What the point of life is
  • What success really means
  • What are the weird preconceptions you have that are dictating your life and if you really need them.
  • Noam HiR Dining (http://hiradventure.com/) Instagram ("https://www.instagram.com/noamkostucki/) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/noamkos/) Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/noamkos) Twitter (https://twitter.com/noamkos) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Noam Kostucki.
Dec 30, 2019
84. Existential Risks - Jaan Tallinn, CoFounder Skype, Kazaa
54:37

Meet Jaan Tallinn – an Estonian hacker, physicist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor, who is known for being the co-founder of Kazaa, a file-sharing platform, and his participation in the development of Skype that took communication to a whole new level.

Since then, he has co-founded many more companies, been an advisor to the President of Estonia and focused heavily on effective altruism and mitigating existential risks from AI.

Insights
  • How programming nourishes the cognitive abilities.
  • The drastic contrast in gaming about twenty to thirty years ago and gaming today.
  • Why programming and other tech-related skills were more valued or exciting in the past.
  • How Kazaa and Skype became successful – luck and effort combined.
  • We are the dominant species on Earth for being the best planners on Earth.
  • The reason why species have gone extinct is that we are modifying the environment to suit us and our needs while making it uninhabitable for them. Superhuman AI may do the same to us.
  • How creating machines that are better planners than us can threaten our dominance on Earth.
  • Incorporating our idea of a good future in those machines or aligning their ideas with ours can help combat this issue.
  • Unpredictability, once introduced into AI, can pose a huge threat to the human race.
  • Jaan Future of Life Institute (https://futureoflife.org/) Effective Altruism (https://app.effectivealtruism.org/funds/far-future) 80000 hours project (https://80000hours.org/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset)


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    Dec 23, 2019
    83. Driving Policy Change and Personal Change - Jessica Templeton, Director of LSE 100
    1:30:55

    Jessica Templeton is a political scientist and award-winning educator who is the Director of the LSE 100 course.

    With expertise in global environmental politics and regulation of hazardous chemicals, Jessica is also a writer, editor and team leader for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a nonpartisan publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development that analyses multilateral environmental negotiations conducted under the auspices of the United Nations.

    I met Jessica at a fascinating AI conference and simply had a lot of fun talking to her. It was a delight to continue our conversation and find lot's of common ground as well as learn about her work in political science and policymaking. A really topical conversation for those interested in how political decisions are made and what we can do to influence them. 

    Insights
    • The importance of outdoor activities in developing a connection with the environment and nature – excessive and mindless usage of technology may pose a barrier to that.
    • How external influences like the upbringing in a feminist household and being a part of a Quaker school with a unique and distinct focus on equality and inclusion helped Jessica develop her outlook on socio-economic and political aspects of life.
    • Discussion on the topics of gender discrimination practised in professional ecosystems, socio-economic issues, and their addressing, and the effectiveness and implementation of collective action.
    • Taking responsibility for one’s actions as an individual and their impacts on the environment and community.
    • How consumers must become conscious of the impacts of their shopping habits on the environment and thus pressure corporations into producing environment-friendly products by showing an increased inclination towards products and brands that are “green.”
    • The importance and functioning of institutions that work to bring people together internationally to shape policies and reforms regarding rising global concerns.
    • How one can learn more by trying to communicate the knowledge that they already have to other people.
    • How people with different expertise address and view problems differently.
    • The importance of sincere engagement in international negotiations.
    • Jessica and LSE 100 Jessica's University Profile (https://info.lse.ac.uk/current-students/lse100/people/jessica-templeton) Connect on LinkedIn (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jessica-templeton-35351926) The LSE 100 course (https://info.lse.ac.uk/current-students/lse100/about-lse-100) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Jessica Templeton.
    Dec 19, 2019
    82. Turning Carbon into Protein - Peter Rowe, Founder Deep Branch Bio
    1:00:43

    Molecular biologist turned entrepreneur, Peter Rowe is an expert in innovation management and biotechnology. As CEO, he leads the Deep Branch Bio's effort in transforming the polluters of today into the producers of tomorrow.


    We discuss the problems the world faces today and how business can be a driver of change to help solve our biggest issues. Peter's own company works to capture carbon waste gases and turn them into edible protein to help close the loop that is spiralling out of control.

    Insights
  • The rising concern for protein production across the globe.
  • The methods currently being used to produced proteins – advantages and disadvantages.
  • How carbon dioxide can be used to produce single-carbon proteins.
  • The importance of turning waste into useful products.
  • The importance of a sustainable protein production method.
  • Changing perspectives about and increasing scope of genetic engineering.
  • Valuable information about aqua culture and poultry industries.

  • Peter Deep Branch Bio (https://deepbranchbio.com/) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterowephd/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Peter Rowe.
    Dec 16, 2019
    81. 'Know Thyself' - Gene and Microbiome Sequencing - Sergey Musienko, CEO - Atlas Biomed
    56:01

    Sergey Musienko is the founder and CEO of Atlas Biomed. They provide genetic sequencing and microbiome tests to monitor your health.
    Sergey is a graduate of the singularity university ran by Ray Kurzweil where he first started working on the idea for Atlas Biomed. They are now one of the leading sources of data and insights into health for the curious and health-conscious human.

    I have used their tests myself and can highly recommend the insights and the user interface of the website is simply fantastic. There is a tonne of complicated data that they boil down into a really accessible and interesting format. They provide all the key information for how to actively increase your health and life-span with cutting edge science.

    Insights
    • The importance of genetics in getting to know an individual’s health.
    • How efforts are being made to make medicine proactive rather than reactive.
    • How genotyping can be used to find out the disease risks that individuals face due to genetic mutations?
    • Multi-factorial traits and diseases – how genetic only partially affects them.
    • Combining genetic information with personal data and health records to develop a holistic idea about one’s health.
    • Gut bacteria – their importance, functions, effects, diversity, and even transplants.
    • A diverse diet is essential to maintain one’s health for a long period of time.
    • How Sergey’s company aims to push science
    Sergey and Atlas Biomed Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergeymusienko/) Atlas Biomed (https://atlasbiomed.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sergey Musienko.
    Dec 12, 2019
    80. The Future is What You Build - Colin Billings, CEO - Orro, First employee - Stitcher
    55:11

    Colin Billings is a forward-thinking human and change-maker.

    He first worked on Stitcher which changed the podcasting world we love today. After selling it he thought about what else he wanted to change and ended up with his home and launched "Orro" by securing investment from Yahoo CEO "Jerry Yang".
    "Orro" is a responsive lighting system for home automation. It adapts to your presence and your habits to bring natural lighting and mood-setting without you ever thinking about it.

    We discuss a lot of fun stuff on the podcast, some key insights include:

  • How the Orro switch was invented
  • The importance of and need for automated light switches
  • How to explain radical ideas to people and get traction
  • Why people would take the risk to switch from a stable job in a corporation to work for a startup.
  • Raising money in San Francisco
  • What makes a good boss and a great leader?
  • The history of podcasting – Colin’s career with the podcast network called Stitcher.

  • Colin Connect with Colin on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinbilings/) Get your new home lighting sorted (https://getorro.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Colin Billings.
    Dec 09, 2019
    79. Rethinking Education & Your Life - Grant Aldrich, CEO - OnlineDegree.com
    40:51

    Grant Aldrich founded OnlineDegree.com with a purpose-driven mission: make higher education more accessible and affordable for everyone.

    After graduating college with an overwhelming amount of debt, he was determined to change how students embark on their college education. Grant has spent his entire career working in startups with nearly 15 years of experience. He has been a board member and donor to a number of non-profits, an advisor to many publicly traded companies.

    Insights
  • What stops people from going back to school in their professional career.
  • How a college degree can improve one’s career path or increase options in the future.
  • Why a dynamic business model is needed for the establishment of a successful business.
  • Your job should fit you – It should be something you want and like to do.
  • Before choosing a career path, “know thyself.”
  • Having children or having a family can make one more discerning about what they do.
  • Grant Get an affordable degree  (https://www.onlinedegree.com) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/grant-aldrich-56721b31/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Grant Aldrich.
    Dec 05, 2019
    78. Making Things Add Up - Ingrid Thompson, Founder Healthy Numbers
    1:04:13

    Ingrid Thomson is a leading business coach and author with a focus on finance. She empowers anyone to take control of their money to achieve their dreams.

    Ingrid departed a career in finance to follow her passion and start a business. After numerous lessons, she pivoted into helping other business owners grow their businesses by coaching them to understand their finances and align them with their goals. She has gone on to write a book that can help innovators start a business with minimal stress and maximum effectiveness.

    She is a bundle of fun and a joy to talk to. Her insights into life, business, the future and the world are highly fascinating. We cover topics such as:

    - Emigrating from Ireland to Australia

    - Taking a Gap Year before they existed

    - Growth Mindset and numbers

    - The lies we tell ourselves

    - Taking ownership

    - Lessons learnt building a clothing business

    - Starting a coaching business

    - Sanity not Vanity metrics

    - How to prove people will pay for your product

    - How to work out if you are the right person for your business idea

    - Global warming and effects in Australia

    - Problems with old governments

    - Kindness

    Ingrid Coaching Business (https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/) Connect On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/IngridLouiseT) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset)

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    Dec 02, 2019
    77. Bringing People and Ideas Together - Cynthia Samanian
    1:07:19
    Meet Cynthia Samarian, a Persian entrepreneur - the Founder and CEO of an experiential event organizing agency for food companies. Find out how many times she had to switch course to find a professional career that suited her best – that, according to her, not only was she good at but also enjoyed. She has early childhood memories of having wanted to make her own money through something she made – but she never knew the answer was entrepreneurship. Insights: The importance of being happy in your job, in addition to being good at it. Deciding what major you want to choose, and which career will keep you happy. Entrepreneurship – opportunities, risk, benefits, and approach. Experiential events – importance, profits to be gained, and key points to be kept in mind. The amount of money is not important; the engagement provided to people is important. Cynthia Experiential Marketing agency (https://www.hiddenrhythm.com/) (check out their free resources!) Twitter (https://twitter.com/cynthia) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiasamanian/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset)

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    Nov 30, 2019
    76. Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs and their Strengths - Heather Dominick
    1:00:39
    Heather Dominick is a coach of what she refers to as Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs (HSE), interestingly; she is the only coach in this angle of life on the planet. She is the founder of the HSE program which is targeted at improving and encouraging the lives of sensitive people to go into business and actually excel. She is a survivor of the 9/11 attack. Heather is the winner of the 2015 Best of Manhattan Coaching Award and creator of the 2014 Stevie Award winning virtual event 'A Course In Business Miracles®: 21-Day Discovery Series' that attracted close to 6,000 official registrants from all around the world including: Iceland, Nigeria, Russia, Asia, South America, Australia, Europe and the U.S. She has appeared on Lifetime Television and has been published in numerous books including Stepping Stones to Success alongside Deepak Chopra. This is a fascinating and equally highly educative conversation into the life of a survivor, trainer, coach and successful entrepreneur. We explored, learned and covered a whole lot about Heather Dominick and of course some intelligent lessons which are noted below; Being creative instead of complaining How to work differently for those with highly sensitive nervous systems How to transform the highly sensitive traits to strengths Surviving 9/11 Not being a perfectionist Being productive Heather Dominick and her projects Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/businessmiracles/) Twitter (www.twitter.com/ACIBMs) Website (www.businessmiracles.com) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) SHOW NOTES ** 2:00 - Life story** Grew up in New York Graduated from NYU First career was a high school drama teacher Survived 9/11 Started first business two years after 9/11 First business was a nutrition and wellness coach Married for 13 years 3:01- First Business as a nutrition and wellness coach Built first business to full capacity in nine months time. *4:45- Childhood * She was a quiet and shy child, as a matter of fact, she was an only child. 6:09- Growing up As a teenager, she was different ** 7:35- Work ** What she does is to teach a lot of highly sensitive people to be creative and not just cope. *8:52- HSE shadows and strengths * One of the greatest strengths of highly sensitive people is that they are deep listeners. 9:15- The stranger incident Strangers from subways, stores, parties feel comfortable divulging their inner deepest secrets to you and just are on their way. 11:36- HSE definition According to research, HSE’s have a sensitive nervous system designed to take stimulations at a higher level or degree. ** 20:52- 9/11 effect** It had a major effect (traumatic) but it also moved to her to being self employed. 24:59- Teaching job It’s a natural talent and she enjoyed and loved her students the system not so much. 29:05- Mother’s death It caused embarrassment because she wanted to remain in her shell. 30:36- First business idea The energy of9/11 and the feeling of frustration was a major factor. 34:55- Process, building and changing things She works with operate with creative solutions over perfection 42:27- Highly sensitive people and climate change Learn to access the strength of empathy and choose an action 45:50- Feelings as an HSE Because you feel it doesn’t mean you are responsible for it 50:01- Early memories Trying to reach out to the sun, apartment moving backwards, curtains and windows. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Heather Dominick.
    Nov 27, 2019
    75. Lessons in Being Extraordinary - Mario Nawfal
    1:14:35
    Mario Nawfal is crazy. But also stupidly successful, intelligent and charming (...and young). At only 30 years old he has several million-dollar businesses and runs the Athena business conglomerate across 40 countries. He is also a serial investor and business coach. Mario lives a nomad lifestyle and somehow finds the time for getting serious with his hobbies. In general, he knows a lot about making the most of life and what it has to offer. We discuss how Mario made his first break and the path to his numerous successes (and failures). We also cover the important life lessons and principles he's learnt along the way as he continuously breaks the mould in the pursuit of an extraordinary life. Mario Website (www.marionawfal.com) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mario-nawfal/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset)

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    Nov 25, 2019
    74: Reasons to be Positive when Everything is Broken - Sam Harris
    1:10:53
    Things don't always work out. It's very wise to not lose your s#!t when bad things happen. Staying positive is a useful skill to build so that your problems don't multiply (and people don't get bored with your whining) Traditionally people often receive deep inspiration and insight from near-death experiences. By all accounts, they come away more intelligent and focused with a renewed energy for life and all its beautiful joys. Curious to find out more Sam conveniently had a terrible accident in October and is currently in recovery with humble aspirations of walking again. Sam attempts to relive his epic failure and provide take-home lessons in the hope of sounding intelligent and bottling some of this near-death wisdom for listeners. Aspirationally, after listening to this you won't need to risk your life in a quest for profound insights about the fabric of your existence. He also explains how he managed to remain suspiciously happy through the ordeal and the mindsets and terrible jokes he told himself to keep smiling. Whether has transcended his problems or simply lost the plot is up to you to decide. In the infamous words of the Joker. "What doesn't kill you makes you... Stranger" Important Please remember: * Have health insurance * Don't go kitesurfing when it's really windy and you don't know what you're doing  ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Oops Waiting for a surgery 2 weeks after surgery The doctor mentioned they weren’t going to make things perfect. He wasn’t lying. Much better than not being fixed at all, so no complaints. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Nov 15, 2019
    73: Getting People to Think Your Idea is Their Idea - Oren Klaff, bestselling Author & Investor
    1:10:58
    Oren Klaff is a sales genius and investor with 2 bestselling books and a tonne of great ideas. The renowned classic, ‘Pitch Anything’ designed to help you understand how to make a compelling pitch using neuroeconomics. And now his new book, ‘Flip the Script’ which is designed to help you make people think your idea is their idea so they readily accept it. With a wealth of experience from making deals and living a fascinating life, it was an honour to chat through some of his insights. Oren neatly bottles his wisdom in his writing that millions have enjoyed and it was great to find out about the challenges he faced. On the show we discuss his life story, get coached in sales and receive some huge life tips that we should all take on board. Oren Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/orenklaff/) Website (https://orenklaff.com/) Pitch Anything (https://pitchanything.com/) Flip the Script (https://orenklaff.com/flip/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS NEEDINESS KILLS DEALS If you come across as desperate people see that you really want something out of them and it turns them off. Whether we are talking about relationships or business deals do not be needy! LUCK AND HARD WORK There is not one specific tool for success. You just have to commit to reliable hard work and showing up and putting yourself in a position where you can get lucky. JUST DO THINGS You don’t learn by reading you learn by doing. There is great content out there to learn stuff but it only has value as a supplement to experience. It means nothing if you just read it and don’t implement it. FRAMES There are many ways to view the world. Think about how your frame of things doesn’t match reality and in what frame the person you are talking to is thinking. We make crazy assumptions and miss so much stuff. Think about how you can expand your frame. PROVE YOUR SKILLS Prove your worth don’t tell your worth. Words are meaningless. People forget the details of anything you do but they remember how you make them feel. You only make someone feel like you are an expert at something by literally doing that thing in front of them, not by talking about it. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Oren Klaff.
    Nov 06, 2019
    72: The Outward Mindset - Heather Adams, The Arbinger Institute
    58:46
    Heather Adams is a leading partner at the Arbinger Institute who focus on the 'Outward Mindset'. They coach businesses and leaders to become more effective and more aware of themselves and to achieve greater success. The inward vs outward mindset is a fascinating topic that I wasn't 100% versed on and it was a real pleasure to receive a masterclass from Heather. In the interview, we learn more about what makes relationships work and how to view others. There are so many mistakes humans easily make that our brains trick us into and the outward mindset is a brilliant tool to make you a better human. Heather and The Arbringer Institute Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathergilmartin/) The Arbinger Institute (https://arbingerinstitute.com/) Books by the Arbinger Institute -   (https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/828.The_Arbinger_Institute) Twitter (https://twitter.com/Arbinger) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) ## Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Heather Adams.
    Oct 22, 2019
    71: The Mindsets for Leadership and Success - Ryan Gottfredson PhD
    1:40:01
    Ryan Gottfredson is an innovative researcher and coach in the mindsets behind success and leadership. We discuss his top findings and the key mindsets that make a good leader. The four main Mindsets discussed: Fixed vs. Growth Closed vs. Open Prevention vs. Promotion Inward vs. Outward We also branch into many fascinating topics to end up with a really educational podcast to help make you a lot wiser Ryan Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryangottfredson/) Pre-order Ryans book and find out more about him (www.RyanGottfredson.com) Take the Mindset Assesment (https://ryangottfredson.com/personal-mindset-assessment) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ryan Gottfredson.
    Oct 07, 2019
    70: Coaching Olympic Success - Frank Dick OBE (Current coaching strategy with England Rugby team)
    1:14:58
    Frank Dick is one of the world's finest sports and motivational coaches ever. He is currently working with the England Rugby team during this year's Rugby World Cup. Frank was the England Athletics coach for three Olympics as well as coaching several high profile individuals. Some big names include Boris Becker, Seb Coe, Daley Thompson. He has also worked with the South African Olympic teams and won some prestigious titles such as the 'UK Sporting Hero' for 2001. This episode is an absolute masterclass in coaching yourself or those around you for success. Whether you are in sports or any field creating excellence is something we can all do better. Frank is a true genius in his field and it was an absolute pleasure learning from someone so knowledgeable. Frank Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-dick-0b559630/) Website (https://www.frankdick.co.uk/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/frankdickcoach) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Frank Dick.
    Sep 30, 2019
    69: The Ultimate Guide - Life Lessons from Great Minds
    1:54:31
    This episode is an ultimate guide to life and entrepreneurship. After two years of interviewing some of the greatest minds, Sam distils their wisdom into a 2-hour mini-audiobook. This took a long time to put together but is completely worth it. Hear the best tips from some of the most amazing individuals stitched together into a narrative that transcends each chapter.  From fascinating stories of the highest moments to the lowest lows we learn a lot: What to focus on in life How to turn an idea into a business How to live life on your terms Take on challenges Create Deep relationships Develop more joy and kindness Cultivate that Growth Mindset ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) GUESTS FEATURED Mait Muntel, CEO - Lingvist (https://lingvist.com/) Kat Bhat, CEO - Digital Leopard (https://www.digitalleopard.co.uk/) Daniel Murray-Serter, CEO Dawn (https://www.trydawn.co/) Agustin Gonzalez, CEO Paranoid Fan (http://www.paranoidfan.com/) Bryony Thomas, Author and Owner WaterMarketing (https://watertightmarketing.com/) Nicholas Wheeler, Founder - Charles Tyrwhitt (https://www.ctshirts.com/intl/home) Anthony Rose, CEO - SeedLegals (https://seedlegals.com/) Mike Winnet, The UK’s #1 Demotivational Coach (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UComkllJTMHNZr4UNxCThdcw) Igor Volzhanin, CEO - Datasine (https://datasine.com/) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Sep 22, 2019
    68: Putting Quality Back into Relationships
    19:48
    Creating high-quality relationships is hugely important for our mental health and well-being. With the rise of the connected world, we are sacrificing the quality of our relationships for quantity. We are connected with more and more people who we are spending less and less time with. We step back from the problem and come up with some out of the box solutions. Sam outlines some key tips on how to change your way of dealing with relationships to get a lot more out of them. We cover: How to live more in the moment How to create more time for relationships (without losing any time, ultimate relationship hack) How to culture more intimacy by asking more interesting questions
    How to increase our mental health and reduce anxiety by working out what our goals are and what's important ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Sep 11, 2019
    67: Three Colossal Flaws with Technology that Destroy Your Mind
    24:56
    Sam Harris explains some of the biggest flaws with our technology and what it is doing to our minds.  This lecture explores the relationship between our devices and our brains. Starting from an evolutionary psychology viewpoint Sam identifies 3 main factors that are contributing to making our minds a worse place to be. With the rise of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression it's worth working out how to change your environment and behaviours to empower you to think better. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Aug 18, 2019
    66: Sam Harris - The Lost Art of Listening to Yourself
    19:21
    Sam explains the lost art of listening to ourselves and the damage it is causing us. In our modern on demand economy we rush from one thing to the next. We optimise all our moments for learning and listening to things in between. With all of this going on we have lost the art of actually being unplugged and just listening to our mind. We constantly feel a need to distract it. There have been huge movements towards meditation and things like the 5 minute journal that make us think about our lives and appreciate what we should be grateful for. But this still requires a framework to tell our brain it’s doing something rather than letting it just do things by itself. Sam explains how this creeps into our lives and how to find moments for yourself for ideas and solving your own problems. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Aug 11, 2019
    65: Sam Harris - LifeHack 2019 - The Art of Skill Breaks
    20:00
    Sam Harris explains his biggest life hack for 2019, using "Skill Breaks" to learn. We all have skills we'd love to get round to learning but never seem to find the time. Combining lessons on behaviour change, learning acquisition and mastery Sam started using 'Skill Breaks'. He has been able to learn a number of useful skills with the technique whilst also improving at this other work at the same time. Sam explains the process and how you can easily make the most of it. Start learning new things quickly and easily with minimal pain and frustration yet maximum results and motivation.  ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Aug 03, 2019
    64: Sam Harris - Mastery and Mindsets - Mid 2019 Update
    41:27
    Sam Harris breaks down some key lessons on Mastery and Mindsets as a mid-year update for 2019. After a lot of requests to tell listeners what I'm up to I gave in and sat down and talked about myself by using the medium of giving life advice. So I guess this is an episode of Sam coaching Sam and explaining the principles he's using to improve and deal with problems. He also shows you cool opportunities that are available to you to make live more awesome. This is the first episode in a mini-series of advice from Sam that will cover major tips and tools to upgrade how you think. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Projects Discussed in the Podcast: Care/Of - Personalised Health and Wellness (https://www.TakeCareOf.com) Use the code 'GrowthMindset' for 25% off A quick 5 min assessment will help you find out the best science backed supplements for your own personal health goals. A super easy system to get a monthly delivery of everything you need. Minimal faff for maximal health. They also have plenty of options for vegans, vegetarians and other diets to keep everyone at their strongest mentally and physically. And they use sustainable packaging to minimise environmental impact.

    Founders and Coders - Web Development Bootcamp (www.foundersandcoders.com) Possibly the best web development bootcamp on the planet, and it's also free to take. It is focused on learning Javascript and the web and is a peer-learning based system where you give as much as you take. They have campuses in both London and Israel where they accept a limited number of international students. Apply to the next Israel Cohort (http://kavmashve.org.il/en/coding-bootcamps-form/): (closes Aug 8th!) National Park Rescue - Protecting the wildlife and the Environment (https://www.nationalparkrescue.org/) They provide hugely Important work ensuring protection of National Parks and the animals within them by changing things at both a policy level and at a local level. This is helping preserve endangered species such as tigers, elephants and rhinos and preventing destruction of habitats and trees that are keeping the planet alive. Donating to them is an investment in the future of the planet. My interview with Dr Niall McCann is a highly enlightening and inspiring conversation worth checking out if you haven’t already. Listen Here (http://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2019-niall-mccann) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Jul 28, 2019
    63: When Terrible == Awesome - Edd Read, Founder CTO Graze, Founder CTO Tiney.co
    58:17

    Edd Read is a self confessed geek and lover of engineering solutions to problems. He was the Founder and CTO of the hugely successful Graze.com  who revolutionised healthy snacking across the UK and US. He is now the founder and CTO of Tiney.co who are working to shake up the early childcare industry.

    This is a fascinating conversation into the mind of an innovator and doer. We cover a lot of ground and learn about Edd’s story as well as some brilliant life lessons along the way:

  • Why study Engineering Maths at University
  • His Grandfathers work in Nuclear Weapons
  • How the founders of Graze found each other
  • The biggest failures and turn arounds that Graze had
  • Finding innovative ideas
  • Creating a viral campaign that explodes your business
  • Working with retailers
  • Creating a logistics operation that didn’t fail for ten years
  • Lessons learnt hiring and what employee’s and employers should look for
  • How to find the right priorities in your work
  • The benefits and pitfalls of consulting
  • Disrupting the childcare industry Edd and Tiney.co Twitter (https://twitter.com/eddr) Tiney.co (https://www.tiney.co) - Edd's new company disrupting childcare in London and then the world  ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Don’t let failures get you down We all experience failures and sometimes it seems like the worst thing has hap- pened. But actually if you can zoom out of your momentary pains and look at the bigger picture it probably isn’t that bad. And it might actually be the best thing that could happen to you in the long term. So instead of getting depressed you should get excited to the unknown doors that a failure opens up. The worst thing you can do is let it defeat you Have a process It’s nice to be relaxed and let people be creative, but when you are growing a business this leads to and actually stifles peoples ability to innovate when there is no process to make their ideas happen or work properly with others. Every new thing that comes up make a process for it. It doesn’t have to be the right process straight away, Use feedback to optimise, but put something in place straight away or deal with the consequences. Spend time with your users If Graze hadn’t worked closely with their customers in the early days they wouldn’t have noticed the opportunity for the referral scheme that exploded their brand across the UK. Who knows where they’d be today if they hadn’t noticed this opportunity. spend time with your customers and get to know them. Observe their first interactions with your brand and products and make the moment special. SHOW NOTES 2:00 - Life story in 4 mins Grew up as a geek in a family of medics. His Grandad was a big factor in bringing out geek side Studied Engineering maths at Bristol Uni Met other graze founders whilst he was building websites Built Graze for 10 years. crazy ride and finally left 2 years ago Did a fair amount of consulting in e-commerce Met Bret doing Tiney.co. really into education so joined that biz 7:45 - Engineering Maths Bristol Eng Maths was the first year of the course and only 4 students. Very technical degree with a lot of skills learnt. Computational Genomics, Machine Learning. Lots of cool stuff. Graze 10:00 - How did you decide Founder Shares Graham the founder saw health a big thing that people needed help with. Set up the company and established us as founders so we didn’t need to debate shares too much. 12:00 - Other Founder Skills They had 3 techies to build things. one on front end. one on billing and one in the factory systems Also Tom his flatmate did the branding work. The team was a unique combination of excellent people who were all great at their thing. They didn’t always agree completely but respected each other and didn’t get caught up in any disagreements.. Graham had the ultimate control whilst 15:20 - Research and Funding They tested sending items in post and just went for it. Raised £1.1 m . 55 angels giving 10-20k and a VC giving £150k. Had a few big failures 16:20 - Problems Encountered Lehman brothers and Bank collapse meant they had to bring the price down to keep sales. ended up being useful in the long run and making a product that was more mass market They were delivering fresh fruit and had innovated amazing chopping systems to preserve fruit a bit longer. A big part of their work was investing in getting high quality fruit and being able to deliver it. But with the royal mail strike the fruit was still going off so they had to stop it. 21:00 - Coming to terms with being a Snack Company 25:00 - Screening for technical people Skills required When hiring new talent for tech team the technical skills were not the most important as they can be learnt. The most important thing was communication. You can’t learn or be useful if you don’t communicate. 27:00 - Issues Building Tech They didn’t make the best decisions or prepare for scale properly. They ended up with a giant monolith architecture, it ended up making on-boarding of new hires really slow and a big investment for them. and updating and maintaining a slow headache. Had to rewrite eventually and make it much more slicker and optimised, should have done this earlier in hindsight. 29:30 - Managing Issues and Processes Treat it as an engineering problem. Everything needs to have a process. when you have a good process for reviewing what you are doing and document it and make a good process it all becomes much better. They used to like letting people have free rein but actually really stupid. You can still be creative within set rules. When people don’t follow the process it is a sign that something is wrong with the process and it needs to be improved 32:00 - Graze taking off They had a lot of early customers receive a box at work. this was before amazon was big and when post was not really used for stuff. It was like a present arriving and the office would be interested. They were attentive to the experience of early users and saw this happening and realised the opportunity for a referral scheme. then the business exploded across the UK and within a few months suddenly most people had heard of it. 33:00 - Referral Schemes Thoughts Students took at advantage and they lost money there. Otherwise, it was much cheaper to pay the small price of sending a box to a new customer vs. paying for advertising which is much higher per lead and doesn’t give such a good experience. 35:20 - Scaling Challenges They were able to quickly keep up with the demand and never missed a delivery (until Edd’s final week) as the did really focus on engineering for scale. Kept growing the biz over several years and expanded massively into their own factory etc.. eventually left as ten years felt like enough time to dedicate to one thing and ready for a break. 37:20 - What Edd did after leaving? Initially just did nothing for a few months and decompressed. Then took up consulting tech for a few days a week. Moved more into e-commerce 3 days a week but got a bit bored of it. Needed to do something due to having a mortgage etc.. but not that interested in it all. 38:30 - Consulting Woes Didn’t enjoy just trying to influence decisions and being a politician and preferred getting hands dirty and doing things. Put him off CTO jobs and pushed towards creating projects. 40:00 - Consulting Joys Seeing some different views of the world and knowing what else is out there. Good money. But risky to get locked into the high pay requirements 42:20 - Important Lessons on Career Change Really important to decompress and not dive into the next thing. Tried to keep things low stress and did more cycling. Work out whats important to you and things like commuting can really effect you and should be factored into things. 45:30 - Joining Tiney.co Joined Tiney. Bret was founder of Teach First and a lot of experience in the education space. Edd really liked the proposition of Tiney and making professional childcare more accessible and transparent. 48:00 - Innovating in Childcare Great Team and mission. Need to work out the solutions exactly and deliver on a strategy. Space moves slowly. People don’t change childcare every week so it’s not a fast changing world. 50:00 - Lack of innovation in Childcare People don’t like rocking the boat with innovations and if it isn’t broke don’t change things. 53:00 - Growth plan Start in Islington and own it and prove the model. Once it is a smooth operation work out how to scale up. The business is early days but very exciting times for him again. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Edd Read.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    62: Mental Health without the BS - Petra Velzeboer - Psychotherapist and Executive Coach
    47:27

    Petra Velzeboer is a mental health consultant, executive coach and podcaster. She has a radical 'no BS' approach to mental health and isn't afraid to come out with some hard hitting facts of life.

    She has a challenging personal story from being raised in a cult which she broke out of to then fall into alcohol abuse and motherhood. Her tale of turning herself around to get her qualifications and become a shining beacon of inspiration and advice to others is amazing. She is a true advocate of the Growth Mindset and an absolute legend.

    On the show we go through her dark history and the amazing challenges she overcame. But it is not a perfect wonder story and we both reflect on our own current challenges instead of pretending we have arrived at this Nirvana of knowing everything and being happy which too many people pretend. This is a hard hitting episode with lots of insights and tips for really being true to yourself, taking accountability and becoming the person you should be.


    Petra Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/petra-velzeboer/) Adversity to Advantage Podcast (http://petravelzeboer.com/podcast) Website (http://petravelzeboer.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/PetraVelzeboer) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS THE BEST REVENGE IS LIVING A GOOD LIFE Revenge isn’t about punishing others or comparing yourself. It is simply about finding happiness and success for yourself regardless. The worst thing you can do is punish yourself as an act of defiance and to hopefully make someone else’s life worse. Look at the bigger picture and don’t caught up in the moment and just seek to improve yourself. YOU CAN TURN ANYTHING AROUND With everything in life going against her Petra was able to completely turn her life around by following her interests. She got through one of the worst periods in her life by making one commitment and sticking with it and then adding more things and it turned into the blossoming career she has today. Even your darkest moments can be the inspiration to create a life you love USE SPEAKING AGENTS Want to grow your personal brand and do more public speaking. Don’t just do things in halves. List with as many as possible and get yourself out there! They all have different contacts and the more you are with the more bookings you’ll get. Bonus Go and meet every agent you might sign with first. Put a face to the name and help them get to know your brand. NOTES 1:30 - MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT WHAT IS THAT? coaching CEO’s and VPs so it can be coaching but also relationships. Mainly go into companies to help their strategy on a mental health perspective 2:40 - Are there any common themes between business Work with many different business, always humans so fundamentally it is all quite similar 3:35 - what are the common mental health problems in startups? Systems and structure that is needed as you scale up often fails. Managers need more empowerment to talk openly and honestly about mental health 5:30 - Bigger companies have more issues Old school companies have more issues due to things being in place for a long time. But as new companies are innovating on best practices older companies are starting to catch up. 7:10 - How did you get into this position Well my success came from 12 years of working super hard in the area. But I started from a weird place of being raised in a religious cult and then suffering from alcohol addiction and abuse. After nearly dying I developed a bit more of a nothing matter attitude so I’m very quick to jump right to the heart of the problem and don’t BS around the topic. I’m happy to confront a CEO with their biggest problem and tell them they’re doing things wrong. I am just facinated in the area and it kind of happened with me following my curiousity and one thing leading to another. 9:00 - Have you always been fascinated in mental health problems or did it spark from solving your own problems first? Ironically I was in some of the darkest moments of my own life whilst studying to be a psychotherapist. There was definitely a deep drive to fix my own problems and survive and became addicted to learning. 10:00 - So how did you learn the profession exactly? Initially I did a one day a week class whilst I was still an alcoholic and I managed to just about keep it up despite feeling awful the entire day. I then took on a masters degree at night whilst I was working full time and raising my kids. So anyone who puts something off because they don’t have time is lying to themselves. I was really lucky to even get on the course, when I started I didn’t have a plan for how to pay for it but I just took the leap and worked it out as I went along 11:20 - How did you deal with addiction and getting out of it? I went to Alcoholics anonymous which definitely saved me and it was essential for the first two years. But it is also really cult-like and I am hyper sensitive to cults after being raised in one so I was happy to leave once I was strong enough. I don’t want to give up my power and control in the long term. In the short term it was great to have people around to talk to and release my problems. It was great to admit I just really needed a drink right now, but once it was out there it suddenly felt easier to deal with. After I was stronger I found AA limiting being around others who were complaining about their problems and needing to drink etc… and was actually unhealthy for me. So I tried to build a network of people that lift me up. 13:45 - Sounds like a very mindful process to realise the moments when you need a drink and intervene Yes I really needed that ability to call someone when I had an urge. I also really relied on a 3 minute meditation after every urge to stop and think mindfully about why I shouldn’t do it. I must have listened a million times. Any time I had a slight level of cortisol increase I would need it. 15:05 - So what does being raised in a cult mean? it sounds black and white but it was all shades of grey. Lots of hippie communes and travelling to events and classes. It has a lot of similarities to organisations as they grow, it takes one toxic person to suddenly change the entire atmosphere. There is a weird brainwashing feedback loop where If you agree with the group you get rewarded and promoted and more privileges. If you try to change the trend at all you are ostracised and told your a bad person. Because you have no money and rely on the group and have nowhere to go you. This reinforces the idea that they are right and if you leave god will punish you. For all my generation in the cult we had major trauma around being unable to build a life outside the cult or knowing what to do 18:00 - Did you keep in touch with other members then? It took a few years to be completely isolated from that way of thinking to build my opinions. I really needed a growth mindset to become a different person first to then talk with them all about the experience and how bad it was without feeling like I still needed it. Take responsibility for myself first 19:00 - Taking responsibility is always a good step to get out of the victim mindset I’ve really started to focus on this and so many people that go through worse stuff and find. There is never a good reason to feel like a victim when you can take ownership. This is the point of my podcast 20:10 - Breaking through adversity is a really good topic. How did you first select the theme and start the podcast? I guess I was listening to a lot of podcasts and always wanted to be a radio host when I was young. I thought about what I really needed to hear when I was in my problems but also can I satisfy my curiosity and learn at the same time. So even if no-one listens I will still enjoy it. Then the first few episodes really helped me. Since then I’ve good periods and bad periods and learn what works. 23:30 - So what were your biggest lessons I guess it sometimes felt like just work and occasionally even I would be bored. So now I have a priming conversation to get connected and work out their direction and theme we can focus on for the podcast. 24:00 - What’s your favourite question to ask people? I like knowing what challenges they are facing now and their general practices. people saying it used to be bad and now it’s perfect is just wrong. 25:45 - So what are your big challenges currently? I’m taking on a lot of public speaking which is quite scary and difficult but it’s really helping me grow and it’s a challenge I like to have. I also have two teenagers which I share with my ex-husband half the week. coming to terms with his new wife is not easy. I’m defining my no BS approach to mental health and building a course for it which is also a challenge I’m taking on. 27:30 - How about writing a book I spoke to a publisher and really want to do this also. So I will definitely try and do this. 27:50 - How did you start a public speaking career I hustled a lot. I worked helping kids where I wasn’t needed but I kept on showing up. I took every opportunity to speak at meet ups and and consistently showing up. I made tonnes of mistakes and had things go wrong but I just keep going and it gets better. The world doesn’t end when i mess up on stage and I just carry on. Then I’m really good at finding mentors. If you find people who have done it and ask for help then you can really open up a lot of opportunities. Do what they tell you to do and then they’ll help you more. 30:30 - So did you stick with just one agency Definitely register on as many as possible. They all have different connections and have different things that work better or worse for your type of content. And go to the agency and show up and show them why your type of content is important and how it can be funny. When they know your personality they know how to sell you. 31:00 - Most important tip One rejection does not mean you are not on the right path, it just means you might not be right for that person or it happens to be the wrong time of the day etc.. Keep on trying and showing up! So many people give up, if you believe just do it anyway 31:30 - What do you see in the future of mental health? There will be a framework that companies need to align with to prove they are doing all the right things to ensure good mental health. Companies will be competitive to provide the best mental health. Young people want to work for companies of purpose and have great satisfaction and wellbeing in what they do 33:30 - what do you do now for you mental health I’m trying the 5am club. the victory hour when you start 20 mins exercise 20 mins goal setting 20 mins learning it basically means you are brainwashing yourself to be awesome and gives you and hour away from tech. then again in the evening writing your reflections: 3 things I’m grateful for 3 things to do that will make today a success 3 things i want to be today 35:40 - Whats the best advice you’ve been given “The best revenge is living a good life.” Instead of focussing on messing up your life or other peoples this flips it into a positive action to just go and be awesome. Then it also links to my other favourite quote. “It’s all your fault” Everything that happens is down to you. You have control to fix it or not. accept responsibility and then you can change it. Anything that happens now that goes wrong I can take on. People who always blame everything around them are going nowhere. 36:45 - What is the kindest thing someone did for you? Ex husband really helped me get through my worst problems at the time. He also presented many other problems but his consistent help was the most incredible thing when I needed it. 37:40 - Most vivid memory from childhood One of my family members getting consistently punished in front of everyone and not having a voice to be able to do anything about it. This really forced me to never not have a voice instead, I have always felt like a coward since for not doing something or saying ‘punish me instead’. This has propelled me into having a voice and empowering others to have a voice. 38:40 - let’s flip questioning. What scares Sam the most? Getting too comfortable with something that is quite successful and 90% there and seeking a new challenge when you haven’t really made the most of mastering the thing you are doing. You can get panicked by getting by being about to have a clear success which you need to commit to and jump to something else. Existential life worry around women. Any day it isn’t really a problem that affects me and I”m pretty happy doing my thing. But if I just plod through life and get to 90 without every having a wife to share my life with that seems like one of the most important sources of joy I am completely missing out on. 41:00 - Time to apply the overnight success philosophy to dating. take the rejections and put in the time. you get better at it. now I’m really good at the first three months but after that I hit issues. But you get better at communicating your problems early and having honest conversations true. but yes as a guy it does take a lot of work to just get two dates on tinder. I guess more in person things and get used to loads of rejections and try and get 5 girls numbers a day and be used to talking to new woman all the time and make statistics work in your favour. 41:45 - So what’s the writing Sam is doing and your big goals Too many things. Psychology and mindsets, business advice, life advice, meta lessons you can learn from stupid things like 50 shades of grey. And then meditation, there’s a whole book to be written on the crazy journey that happens in your brain during a 10 day Vipassana retreat that’s never really been told. It’s weird but Vipassana was actually really funny and the whole thing felt like a comedy show of your life and how hilariously stupid you are, it could be told in a really nice way. I love improving at things and working on my craft. I really hope to be able to reach people and improve their lives as well with my learnings. 44:45 - yea ten days of silent retreat sounds horrible I hate the idea of it. perhaps one day I’ll be brave enough. It will be worth it! Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Petra Velzeboer.
    Jun 30, 2019
    61. Light Yourself Up - Kathryn Binkley
    38:54

    Kathyrn Binkley is a success coach helping women achieve awesome things. Her focus is to help people build a business and a life that lights them up.

    She is a delightful bundle of amazing advice so it was a joy to spend time with her and tap into her wisdom. We cover some of the most important things you need to change about your mindsets as well as:

    • How to be original
    • How to find your voice
    • How to market yourself
    • How to show up in life. 
    Kathryn Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kebinkley/) Website (https://www.alyght.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/alyghtmarketing) TAKE HOMES BE UNIQUELY YOURSELF. Copying others is silly when you are the best human in the world at being you. Having a unique voice is much more interesting than trying to sound like others, as more of the world is making content it will be increasingly important to have a unique angle. “People want specialists. If you need heart surgery you want a dedicated heart surgeon and not a general doctor” KINDNESS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FAIL Working with others and letting them fail and take on things outside of their comfort zone is an amazingly kind thing you can do. Creating an open space for people to make mistakes and not feel that they need to hide them means they can develop greatly as an individual. DON’T BE A VICTIM OF YOUR SITUATION Life happens and there are things you can’t control. but you can always control yourself and improve your situation by taking responsibility and ownership. If you stand by and passively let life happen to be you are destined to always be a victim of your situation. If you take control then you can achieve anything. “You can’t control everything that is happening in your life. But you can control how you view it; As happening to you and against you vs. How it is benefitting you, what the opportunity is, how you can learn from it and be grateful for it” ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) NOTES 1:10 - Intro to Katherine Female success coach and entrepreneur 1:30 - What should you know before starting a business You don’t learn to do absolutely everything. Just choose the right things for you that are manageable and get you to achieve your definition of success 3:40 - What are Kathryn’s goals? Not working all the time. Working half days and travelling. freedom and choice to travel and work with who she wants 4:30 - What are Kathryn’s external goals? Help people see their potential and achieve it. 5:15 - What does she focus on to achieve her end goals? Journaling to keep herself focussed (5 minute journal) Keeping in touch with her main message and strategy 6:45 - How does she sell to her clients? Different clients but she makes evergreen content people can work through and see if they like her. Blog, podcast, email newsletter, webinars 8:45 - Why only work with women? Her content is relevant to anyone but women like having coaching just for them 9:30 - Victim vs. Victor mindset? Being female doesn’t make you a victim it is your mindset and creating awareness that you can choose how to respond is key 11:30 - A time when Kathryn had a big mindset change 5 years she was working too hard. Decided to start her own business and that success was going to be the only option. Consciously decided to go all in and made it happen on her own terms without giving up 13:45 - Top Tips in marketing People see too many tactics and then think that this new tactic will be a magic bullet and put all their hopes into that. It requires 4 main components: Strategy Visibility Promoting Sales People use one tactic and then try to sell people straight away. Make a clear process of leading them down a funnel and having a clear action at the end of each piece of content 17:00 - Biggest mistake in Marketing Not knowing their customer. They don’t use the right language or frame the product in the right way. People want specialists. If you need heart surgery you want a great heart surgeon and not a general doctor 19:30 - Importance of choosing your clients If you aren’t selective then you’ll get clients you don’t want and create a portfolio and background doing what you don’t want to do. Then you make more sales you don’t want 21:00 - The Future of Marketing Content creation is too easy and everyone is making content. Now it is hard to get peoples attention so you need to be truly unique and special. You need to deserve peoples attention 23:00 - Importance of balance Constantly creating or consuming content can be bad and you need to give yourself and audience a break sometimes to think their own thoughts. Don’t create more content that is already out there 26:00 - Favourite book - Drive by Daniel Pink Humans are driven by Purpose, Mastery and Autonomy. Remember this and focus on helping others achieve this 27:00 - Kindest thing She was given a job with tasks outside her comfort zone and abilities but with a safe space to make mistakes and improve. Developed her confidence and skills amazingly quickly. 28:30 - Giving people the opportunity to fail failure isn’t exactly a target but it’s great to allow 29:30 - Most vivid memory from childhood After parents divorced sitting with her mother who sang to her and was strong for Kathryn even though she was going through her own problems 31:00 - Kathryns other work She gives back a lot and works with communities and churches to help them do more good 32:00 - Kathryn asks Sam about the mindset podcast A good chance to be nosey and find out how people work and why they make the decisions they make and how success and happiness happens 33:20 - If you could do anything with unlimited resources and no fear what would you do? Make a massive fund to research and solve climate change. 34:00 - What would Kathryn do with unlimited resources Help everyone realise their full potential and empowering them to do it This is what we are both trying to achieve with our current work and even if we impact a few people that is still a huge result. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Kathryn Binkley.
    Jun 22, 2019
    60. Doing the Difficult Thing - Dr Niall McCann - Intrepid Explorer and Director of National Park Rescue
    1:05:40

    Dr Niall McCann doesn't mess around. He's cycled the Himalayas, rowed across the Atlantic and skied across Greenland. He knows a thing or two about taking on difficult challenges and winning.

    His incredible mindset to take on huge challenges doesn't just stop with adventuring but also taking on the worlds biggest problems. As a Biologist and conservationist he was challenged by the lack of impact science was having on the decline of species and the climate. Instead of getting depressed he took on the problems head on and runs National Park Rescue to solve these problems.

    They take the biggest issues to the most important people they can and get buy-in at a top level to protect nature by law. They also take a bottom up approach and skill local people to look after wildlife and provide them jobs as park rangers and tour guides so they can preserve their assets and make money out of them from tourism instead of hunting. Because of his work there are huge ares of land that are protected and provide sanctuary to species that would be going extinct otherwise. 

    He is also a member of the Mountain Rescue Team in the Brecon Beacons and if you hadn't got the picture he is a bit of a hero on every level.

    Topics

    It was an inspiring conversation with Niall about the work he does. We discuss so many things:

    • How to become an 'explorer'
    • The challenges rowing across the Atlantic
    • How illegal poaching relates to arms dealing, drug trade and human trafficking and the importance of stopping it
    • How to get buy in from politicians
    • How to create a sustainable economy that solves these problems
    • How to get on TV
    • Why climate change wasn't broadcast publicly for so long
    • The future of conservation and the climate
    • General amazing life advice


    Links

    ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Niall McCann.
    Jun 13, 2019
    59. The World Of Martech with Scott Brinker: VP Platform - Hubspot | CoFounder - Ion Interactive
    25:38

    Scott is a computer programmer and entrepreneur who has a wealth of experience in tech and marketing and is one of the most prominent figures in the world of 'Martec' which he has been at the forefront of since it started.

    Topics

    • On the show we discuss:
    • The future of marketing
    • Founding and scaling Ion Interactive
    • Selling a business
    • Hubspot's mission
    • Writing
    • How to start a conference
    • Agile Marketing
    • The biggest mistakes people make in marketing

    Scott's Background

    He has an eclectic mix of achievements on his CV and there is not nearly enough room to mention everything. Some of the big things you might know him for:

    I can highly recommend Scott's blog Chief Marketing Technologist if you're ever looking for Martec advice and ideas. Also Hubspot is pretty great if you don't have a CRM and their entry level free version is good enough to get you going.


    Show Notes

    Note - This show is a repeat of an episode aired on 'Marketing Mindset'

    ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Scott Brinker.
    Jun 03, 2019
    58. Travis Jones - CEO, RBT Gym Group [Launching gyms, businesses and dreams]
    38:34
    Travis Jones is a relentless entrepreneur and all round good guy. He lives in Melbourne where he runs several businesses with a few other projects starting soon: * RBT Gym Group - His chain of 'Results Based' gyms * Think Tank - Business Coaching * Attain Digital - Digital Marketing Agency * If Not Now Then When - Foundation for children We discuss a multitude of topics on the podcast and it was a joy to learn from such a fascinating set of experiences. On the podcast you can enjoy learning more about: Victim vs. Victor Mindsets Nearly dying and coming back from it How to find a wife How to launch a gym (or any project) How to raise money in a tight spot The future of the gym industry What the next wave of digital will do to exercise The best tips and worst mistakes people make in marketing Parenting lessons The importance of giving back Travis Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/travisjonesentrepreneur) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Travis Jones.
    May 26, 2019
    54. How to Stop Being Boring - Mat Braddy, ex CMO Just Eat (Brand Founder)
    57:15

    Mat Braddy was the CMO and brand founder of Just Eat during their meteoric rise from a small tech startup to their IPO at ~$2 billion.

    As their CMO Mat was in charge of creating the brand that changed the face of takeaways as we know it. His background in creative marketing provides fascinating insights into how to build a creative vision that consumers buy into and notice.

    We talk about his work since with Rock, Pamper, Scissors and his new project to help reduce finance problems from Overdrafts with the company Updraft.

    With his success from the Just Eat IPO we also dive into topics such as what does a human do when they don't need to work for money at all and existential questions about how to find meaning in your life when it doesn't have meaning.

    MATS CURRENT PROJECTS His main goal is developing his screen writing and film career. When he isn’t doing that he is mentoring startups that are striving to make a difference in the world. His two biggest projects at the moment: UPDRAFT An innovative solution to help reduce the negative impact of Overdrafts. You can use Updraft to replace your expensive overdraft and chip away at your debt. Updraft predicts your spending and alerts you before you overspend. If your in an overdraft they can replace it with a low cost loan so it’s easier to get out of your overdraft. PATCH PROPERTY Renting has become increasingly difficult. At Patch, their vision is to make life easier for those involved in renting in as many ways as we can. If you're looking to rent they can help you improve your credit score and provide a low cost loan to cover your deposit. The aim is to help you get on the ladder with a flat you want and to make it more affordable. If you're a landlord or agent - changing legislation is making it increasingly difficult and costly to rent out. They work to streamline the tenancy process and cut out unnecessary costs. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS TELL A STORY THAT IS DIFFERENT People don’t care about advertising or what it is you’re up to. It is really hard to build a brand. To make a campaign that people actually engage with you have to push the boat out and really make people think about what you are telling them and make it something memorable. HAVE A PURPOSE Things get pretty depressing pretty quickly when you don’t have a purpose. It’s really interesting to see what happens in life when you have basically arrived at all the metrics of success one needs to achieve in one life. What the hell do you then go and do? BE NICE Looking after those around you and giving back to people that helped you or people that can learn from you is really important and a crucial way to not get too caught up in all your own problems and be grateful for what you do have. BONUS - BRAND TRUMPS DATA Many marketers obsessively focus on all important metrics to drive success. Of course, success is defined by the metrics you track. However, this can lead to marketing teams ignoring their brand, as it is a hard intangible metric to measure. Mat makes the point that when you make brand your top metric to work towards then all your other metrics will go up anyway. So you should never ignore your brand! BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) EATING THE BIG FISH BY ADAM MORGAN (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eating-Big-Fish-Challenger-Compete/dp/B008TT17OM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=eat+big+fish&qid=1580912250&s=books&sr=1-1) This is all about taking a smaller brand and challenging the big brands in the market and beating them, which is exactly what Just Eat did and thus a perfect book for further reading. SAPIENS BY YUVAL NOAH HARARI (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapiens/dp/B00VXKB596/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sapiens&qid=1580912228&s=books&sr=1-1) A masterpiece on the evolution and history of the entire human species up to today and why the world is how it is and a beautiful insight into human minds. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Mat Braddy.
    May 26, 2019
    53. AI Solutions in Finance - Chandini Jain, CEO Auquan
    28:13

    Chandini Jain is the founder and CEO of Auquan. Their platform provides Machine Learning solutions for big finance.

    Chandini took her experience as a financial trader and built her own platform to take on the problems she saw. She has grown the business Auquan into a platform that empowers big finance to get solutions from ML coders across the world.

    Auquan is an alumnus of the TechStars London accelerator and has gone on to raise funding and take the business to the next level. Chandini recounts her lessons from trading and tech world and raising finance.

    Podcast Notes

    ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS DON’T MICROMANAGE It is so hard to let go of your baby. whether a mother with her child or a CEO with a business. At some point you need to let go so it can learn to take care of itself some more and ultimately become much stronger without your control. DO MARKET RESEARCH It might not be fun or feel like progress. You often risk finding out that you are wrong yourself. Instead of working on your baby as it should be in your mind, you may need to change your precious idea. Validating your idea properly will save a lot of time and money to you can build the right thing the first time. PRACTICE PITCHING TO EVERYONE Talk to as many people about your idea as possible. Every conversation will help you become more clearer in what your mission is and at helping people understand it. Just because someone doesn’t seem relevant you never know who they might put you in contact with. You should just treat all people as if they have the power to make your dreams come true. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Chandini Jain.
    May 26, 2019
    55. Creative Healing - Naveen Arles BCA - Founder London International Gospel Choir
    45:35

    Naveen Arles BCA is the founder of the London International Gospel Choir. He was awarded a British Citizens Award for his work in the art and creative healing.

    As well as running the choir full time (currently on tour with Take That) he runs various singing related projects to help people in the community helping hospital patients, mental health sufferers and prison inmates find joy and peace.

    As an immigrant to Britain, he educates me on the concept of Third Culture Kids and how to make friends anywhere. His wealth of experience leads to fascinating insights and mindsets for success in the arts and life in general.

    Naveen Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/naveen-arles-bca-33292819b/) Website (https://naveenarles.com) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS LEARN TO SAY NO Sometimes your greatest strength can be your greatest weakness and when you love helping people and delivering over and above what is asked for you quickly find yourself spread to thin and things become stressful difficult and not as good as they should be. Both Nav and I suffer from this and when you learn to say no and be protective of your time to truly deliver at a top level on just a few focused projects things get a whole lot better ONLY DO IT IF YOU LOVE IT To succeed in the arts you have to just love the art that you are doing, whether it is writing, painting or music. it shouldn’t be about fame or other things because that won’t come instantly and you won’t enjoy yourself. you will constantly be questioned and challenged by what you're doing and if you don’t love it you will give up. I really liked his example that a banker doesn’t have to get tested to see if he can be a banker every week, but as an artist, you are constantly auditioning to even be able to do your job. This leads nicely into another important point about HAVE THE RIGHT GOALS AND METRICS OF SUCCESS When the choir were in a big competition and put in loads of work and hours they had an awesome experience and massively grew the profile of the choir, every person involved gained new skills and they made beautiful music. yet because they didn’t win the competition they felt like failures. if you removed the bit where you mention your in a competition and just say that your going to be in TV to millions of people and be awesome that sounds great and hardly something to get depressed about. So before you do anything it is important to remind yourself what is the real value from what you are doing and what you want to get out of it before you chase the wrong goals. BONUS TIP - NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR AN AWARD Being nominated for a BCA was one of the best things that happened to him and also thoroughly deserving. Similarly, with a previous guest Lisa Forte who was nominated for top 100 women in Tech it's great when someone who really deserves recognition gets it. So I’m pretty sure we all must know someone in our community that deserves more recognition. So just nominate them. Whether it's for a BCA or Top person in Tech or any other award. If someone has been making your day brighter give back and give them a nomination. If they are doing great work already they’ll be able to do twice as much if you give them a little bit of help. When developing gratitude they say you should write more letters to people deserving, but going one step further and getting them a nice award is five times better and I”m sure you will feel fantastic if your favourite local hero gets an award because of you. It really is the least you can do BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) DUNE - FRANK HERBERT (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dune/dp/B002SQ5UD6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=41KUIV91K19S&keywords=dune+frank+herbert&qid=1580904998&s=books&sprefix=dune%2Caudible%2C402&sr=1-1) Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses. A regular entry on the top sci-fi books everyone must read. One day I’ll actually finish it. THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC - DANIEL LEVITIN (https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Your-Brain-Music-Understanding/dp/B07XTG6RXY/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=this+is+your+brain+on+music&qid=1580905069&s=books&sr=1-1) Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life—even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last be- coming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Naveen Arles.
    May 26, 2019
    56. Launch Lessons in Podcasting and Business - Daniel Murray-Serter - Host Secret Leaders
    55:39

    Daniel Murray-Serter is a serial entrepreneur who hosts the Secret Leaders Podcast and is launching his latest business www.trydawn.co.

    The Secret Leaders is one of the top business podcasts on iTunes and we discuss our lessons growing our podcasts and how he managed to achieve great results in a part-time project.

    We also discuss plans for his current business as well as his successes and failures in past businesses. After a career in advertising, Dan is a master of getting attention and users for his ideas. He went into the world of startup and shipped £1mill of product in the first week of one startup and achieved over 10,000 downloads on the day he released a fashion app.


    PODCASTING The Secret Leaders is one of the top business podcasts on iTunes and we discuss our lessons growing our podcasts and how he managed to achieve great results in a part-time project. We discuss top lessons: How to interview Gear set up and sound Where to record Editing podcasts Getting Listeners BUSINESS After a career in advertising, Dan is a master of getting attention and users for his ideas. He went into the world of startup and sold £1 mill of product in the first week of one startup and achieved over 10,000 downloads on the day he released a fashion app. We discuss: Biggest mistakes Founder issues Raising and returning capital When to call quits Creating compelling offers Defining a Name and a Brand early TRY DAWN We also discuss plans for Dan’s current start up and how he is growing his email newsletter. I highly recommend you sign up to learn the latest science on health and wellbeing in a highly enjoyable newsletter Sign up to Try Dawn (https://www.trydawn.co/referralpage?referralCode=oVBnhim&refSource=copy) Dan Connect on LinedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danmurrayserter/) Website (https://www.secretleaders.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS SHUT UP AN LISTEN If you're interviewing someone, use your ears and not your mouth. Every time you're speaking that is a time when your guest isn’t. Your podcasts or any form of interviews get much better when you stop trying to control the interview and make it about you and just focus on the person you’re talking to. PLAN OUT YOUR IDEA With solid preparation, Dan managed to get 10,000 users in one night. That is insane. Compared to so many ideas I’ve seen with people spending years to get a thousand users. Caught up in running around doing all these different things and not using focussed effort on the most important areas to get the most leverage. This is definitely a great example of the 80/20 rule and focusing on what matters. FOCUS ON A NICHE Dan’s podcast is highly focused on just Great Business Leaders with a crazy amount of experience. He releases 16 episodes a year and in 2 years already had over a million listens, and I'm sure this year it’s going stratospheric. When you focus on just a quality niche it’s much easier to grow what you do and can take a lot less effort. It a sad truth that I am just too interested in too many things to nail myself down to one concept for the podcast and love being available to talk to any fascinating human. But, I’m definitely changing tactics to become a seasonal podcast where I go deep on one niche at a time and really make high-quality content for one field at a time. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) I know for a fact some of Dan’s favourite books are ‘Lost Connections (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Connections-Uncovering-Depression-Unexpected/dp/B078HH4HF4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2HXFZGH4Z37MX&keywords=lost+connections+johann+hari&qid=1580906136&s=books&sprefix=lost+co%2Caudible%2C384&sr=1-1)’ by Johann Hari and ‘12 Rules for Life (https://www.amazon.co.uk/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos/dp/B078YBSPYZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ZU7IUT7INDR7&keywords=12+rules+for+life&qid=1580906168&s=books&sprefix=12+rules%2Caudible%2C447&sr=1-1)’ by Jordan Peterson. Another favourite is ‘How To Change Your Mind (https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-to-Change-Your-Mind/dp/B07CT42TNF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12AGK0N435PJ2&keywords=how+to+change+your+mind&qid=1580906206&s=books&sprefix=how+to+chang%2Caudible%2C382&sr=1-1)’ by Michael Pollan, which we will both discuss in depth on a future podcast you can look forward to in my upcoming Mindset bookclub. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Daniel Murray-Serter.
    May 26, 2019
    57. Making it as a Migrant - Rafael Dos Santos - CEO High Profile Club
    37:15

    Rafael Dos Santos is the CEO of the High Profile Club. He is passionate about helping people grow their brand and achieve success and has been named one of the Sunday Times 100 most Inspiring Entrepreneurs.

    He migrated to the UK from Brazil and launched his first business when he realised he couldn't get a good job. He has hustled his way from success to success since then. He has written his own book about succeeding as a migrant entrepreneur and travelled the world Public speaking.

    On the podcast we discuss:

    • How to deal with language issues in a new country
    • How to start a business when you don’t know anyone
    • How to write a book
    • The top things you need to do to get PR and the big mistakes people make
    • Rafael's vision for the future
    • Rafael Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arafaeldossantos/) High Profile Club (https://www.highprofileclub.com) Website (https://www.rafaeldossantos.com) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TIP TIPS Everyone is PRable. But you need to do it right: Have a tangible story - you need to have a cool story that ideally has some concrete metrics behind it that can people can understand and this will help a journalist tell a story Choose your one thing - To get press journalists want to have a succint 50 word summary. make it easy for them and focus on one thing that you are an expert at that you want to be known for. If you try and do multiple things at once you just end up in a mess that doesn’t go anywhere. This is a wider lesson for life as well as your PR Everything gets easier A number of times Rafael was challenged but he embraced the difficulties and fears and they all become much easier over time. He was challenged starting his first business, and every business after that. He was challenged by writing a book. He was challenged by living in the UK. The pain goes and it’s important to remember that and not let our fears and difficulties overcome us. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) FELIX DENNIS - BIOGRAPHY CALLED HOW TO GET RICH (https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-to-Get-Rich/dp/B009SHAEXY/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3H5AHERB3O6RX&keywords=felix+dennis&qid=1580911429&s=books&sprefix=felix+%2Caudible%2C393&sr=1-1) It is a part manual and a part biography of his crazy life and how anyone of reasonable intelligence can get rich. FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY BY SUSAN JEFFERS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Feel-Fear-Anyway-Techniques-Indecision/dp/B07JKJ5W7C/ref=sr_1_1?crid=24L3UG7DT0PZ&keywords=feel+the+fear+and+do+it+anyway&qid=1580911457&s=books&sprefix=feel+the+fe%2Caudible%2C387&sr=1-1) Does what it says on the title. teaches you to overcome fears and become a boss at life KEY PERSON OF INFLUENCE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=key+person+of+influence&i=audible&crid=2CXI6NNCL4EJZ&sprefix=key+perso%2Caudible%2C395&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9) Shows you how to make the most of the world around you and tools available to become known for your thing and get to the top of any industry. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Rafael Dos Santos.
    May 26, 2019
    52. Stoic Determination and Tenacity, 'Sisu' - Mike Follett, CEO Lumens Research
    50:56

    Mike Follett is the CEO of Lumens Research. They create eye-tracking software to understand human behaviour and intent.

    Mike is full of fascinating insights on life and business. He has some fantastic stories where he used 'Sisu', a Finnish ideology of grit and bravery, to get himself out of sticky situations.

    ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS SISU! The Finish word for stoic determination and tenacity and a great word. One of my new favourites. Sometimes we need to show some grit and determination. To be the David against Goliath and do the scary things. Mikes example of taking on a bigger business trying to shut him down is a perfect example of realising when you need to just step up your game. FRAME YOUR STORIES CORRECTLY We are the result of the stories we tell ourselves and so it’s very important what stories we use to explain what happens in our lives. We covered two very important points around this to ensure that you encourage the best activities from the stories you tell and learn the most you can. - 1 - Try to frame them positively so you can see the best in a situation and not give up. When Mike nearly lost the entire business instead of explaining themselves as incapable idiots who certainly shouldn’t be running a business, they explained it as a big lesson and an example where a plucky young company managed to overcome the big bad guys - 2 - On the flipside. Don’t blind yourself from your problems by telling yourself things too positively and believing your own hype. When Mike was struggling with traction and thought his business idea was the answer to everything it took his marketing director to explain that realistically not everyone in the world will need this or be amazed by it and you need to really know who gets exactly what value from it. DON’T BOX YOURSELF IN This nicely summarises the last two tips. Mike boxed himself into thinking he needed to use a specific piece of equipment from one supplier. This was a stupid story to tell himself and nearly cost the business. It required ‘Sisu’ to overcome this toxic mindset and open the business to other ways of operating. The reason this is a third tip is that before you even start telling yourself stories or need ‘Sisu’ to get out of a sticky situation you can avoid this by not boxing yourself in in the first place and planning out a business that isn’t reliant on a single break point, whether it is one customer or one supplier or one piece of technology it is always really key to not have all your eggs in one basket that you don’t have control of. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Diffusion of Innovations - Everett M. Rogers (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diffusion-Innovations-5th-Everett-Rogers/dp/0743222091/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LQOQLO9YV09E&keywords=diffusion+of+innovations&qid=1580826684&sprefix=diffusion+%2Caps%2C392&sr=8-1) How new ideas spread via communication channels over time. Such innovations are initially perceived as uncertain and even risky. To overcome this uncertainty, most people seek out others like themselves who have already adopted the new idea. Thus the diffusion process consists of a few individuals who first adopt an innovation, then spread the word among their circle of acquaintances--a process which typically takes months or years. But there are exceptions: use of the Internet in the 1990s, for example, may have spread more rapidly than any other innovation in the history of humankind. The Imitation of Christ - Thomas Akempis (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Imitation-Christ-Penguin-Classics/dp/0141191767/ref=sr_1_1?crid=QA7P9GPB9HAQ&keywords=the+imitation+of+christ&qid=1580826406&sprefix=the+imi%2Caps%2C391&sr=8-1) Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ. This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing wordly vanities and locating eternal truths. The Chimp Paradox - Steve Peters (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chimp-Paradox-Management-Programme-Confidence/dp/009193558X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2QCC109V4TTA9&keywords=the+chimp+paradox&qid=1580826365&sprefix=the+chimp%2Caps%2C596&sr=8-1) Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. n this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence. MARKETING MINDSET EPISODE Mike gives some fantastic lessons in marketing from his deep insight in the industry and scientifically analysing human behaviour. If you’re in the slightest bit interested in business, human behaviour or how the world works you should give this episode a listen! Get Attention in the Age of Distraction (https://anchor.fm/marketingmindset/episodes/How-to-Get-Attention-in-an-Age-of-Distraction---Mike-Follett--CEO-Lumens-Research-e3d5av) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Mike Follett.
    Mar 10, 2019
    50. Cyber Attack Wargaming - Top 100 Women in Tech Winner Lisa Forte, CEO Red Goat
    1:00:27

    Lisa Forte deservedly won the top 100 Women in Tech award for 2018 for her work combating cyber-crime.

    She is an inspirational public speaker and a tenacious entrepreneur. Her business Red Goat Cyber Security helps businesses combat cyber crime. If you want to play at cyber wargaming in the office to prepare for malicious attacks she is the lady to call.

    Her previous experiences working to combat Somali Pirate attacks on shipping and then for the British government have made her a real expert in the space.

    Lisa’s attitudes toward life and learning are as infectious as they are brilliant. I can’t recommend her more highly.

    Lisa & Red Goat Security Connect on Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-forte/) Red Goat Security (https://red-goat.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) EPISODE SUMMARY Our guest, Lisa Forte, labeled as the winner of the top 100 Women in Tech award for 2018 and an established keynote speaker who is passionate about sharing her personal experience on cyber crime, social engineering, and cyber-attack wargaming, a simulation that helps businesses run exercises to prepare for cyber attacks. With her background working alongside the U.K Police Cyber Crime Units, Lisa is one of the founding partners of Red Goat Cyber Security where they provide a range of security services as well as the only GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) certified social engineering training around. Aside from her work, Lisa does loads of pro-bono security work for the NHS (National Health Service) and various charities and cares deeply about helping the communities we live in becoming more aware of the growing threat. She talks about social engineering or human hacking which is the act of tricking someone into disclosing information or taking action, usually through technology. The idea behind social engineering is to take advantage of a potential victim’s natural tendencies and emotional reactions. *Instead of working on months hacking into a company’s system, social engineering would bypass the process which would make life easier for individuals or criminal organizations. Cyber attacks hit businesses every day and have increased every year as people try to benefit from vulnerable business systems. * Lisa started out taking every role in the company, Red Goat Cyber security, to set as a sample in getting the business off the ground. If she won’t move, no one else will. She mentions that it’s a constant challenge to run your own business, comparing it to taking care of a child that never grows old. It needs constant attention. Lisa also cited her success in public speaking that helped the company gain more clients and, at the same time, elevate herself. If you’re really struggling with something, if there’s a block on something, don’t just necessarily go and look for the obvious solution. Go and look outside the box and try to find someone who might offer you something that blows the barrier that you have. Lisa believes that the Cyber Security industry will grow exponentially since consumer products being developed nowadays are intertwined with the internet. She mentioned that since almost everything would rely on the internet, this would make users more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Hopefully, individuals will start becoming more aware of how they connect with the internet and become more security conscious in the same way you never go out of the house without locking your door. Lisa brought up that there are 2 types of hackers: black hats and white hats. Some hackers are criminals and use their computer skills to harm or damage computer systems. These people are called black hat hackers. White hat hackers, on the other hand, use their computer skills to perform ethical hacking. Ethical hacking can determine vulnerabilities in a computer system. If companies don't hire white hat hackers to seek out potential threats and find vulnerabilities, there would likely be a lot more cyber crime activity and data breaches. It’s basically stepping up their game to make their life challenging. Our guest talked about the internet becoming a space filled with malicious links, trojans, and viruses. Data breaches are becoming more frequent, and naive users are more vulnerable than ever before. Lisa provided some tips that can help users stay alert and safe online 3 Tips on cyber security · Check the information you’ve provided online · Make sure to have a firewall and anti-virus from different vendors that update frequently · Use a password manager to strengthen your security Take more responsibility for yourself in the cyber world. These new technologies are something that the NHS (National Health Service) and the government, generally, need to be taking advantage of more. KEY DISCUSSION POINTS: [2:07] Get to know Lisa Forte [3:22] Idea of social engineering as a business concept [8:38] What Social Engineering is [12:01] Building Red Goat Cyber Security [14:22] Experience and tips on public speaking [24:25] Discussion about routines and ways of relaxation [27:46] Overview of the Cyber Security industry [41:34] Use of Blockchain TOP TIPS LEARN SKILLS THAT INTEREST YOU since recording this I’ve read a book called mastery which actually speaks about developing various talents that you’re just bloody interested in which you can then combine into your own unique skill set. I think Lisa’s example of becoming great at photoshop and public speaking along with getting a deep knowledge of cybercrime was genius. She’s perfectly set herself to start a great business just by following her interests in seemingly completely unrelated fields. and further to that it gives you an all-important story to tell which is key for public speaking or just getting people to remember you. FIND SOLUTIONS BY GOING OUT OF THE BOX Lisa used Hypnotherapy to convince herself she was excited to go on stage rather than anxious. Now, this is just so awesome and not a tip I’ve ever heard someone use before. If you’ve read one book about public speaking you’ve read them all. but if you go into completely different fields you might learn something. As Lisa says with this podcast it's really nice to hear from types of people you’d never normally listen to but actually find things you’d of never thought that can actually help. Like who’d of thought Lisa a Cybercrime and social engineering specialist would be giving us a public speaking masterclass. PROTECT YOURSELF ONLINE - DON’T TRUST ANYONE Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and aren’t just doing crazy things with code to get to you, they’ll often exploit human vulnerabilities by just becoming your friend and finding ways to physically get in. so have some strict policies about who can do what and don’t allow yourself to make any sacrifices along the lines of, oh I’m sure just for you it will be alright. because if your 99% certain you really don’t want to be the lemon that happens to let in that dubious 1% And of course, don’t use the same password for everything and use a password manager BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) NO WAY DOWN: LIFE AND DEATH ON K2 - CLIMBING (https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Way-Down-Life-Death/dp/0141044063/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HZNGCWWCP58W&keywords=no+way+down+life+and+death+on+k2&qid=1580823910&sprefix=no+wat+dow%2Caps%2C385&sr=8-1) An awesome book that will put you off climbing even a slightly snowy hill. It’s a nail-biting read and a huge example of mental courage and human resilience. If you enjoy it and want to go on an adventurous reading journey then other similar books would be Touching the Void and Endurance by Alfred Lansing. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Lisa Forte.
    Feb 27, 2019
    47. Building the Future, Matt Ward - Disruptors Podcast, VC, Author, Amazon Millionaire
    40:48

    Matt Ward launched an Amazon business which he sold for $1 million after just one year. He is now the host of two great podcasts:

    Matt has an amazing focus on the future and has a fascinating set of insights of what is in store for us and what we should be excited for and what we should be worried about.

    He has the personal goals of living past 150, helping end factory farming by 2030 and getting humans to colonize space by 2033. An inspiration to have on the podcast.

    ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS HAVE 10X GOALS AND THINK CREATIVELY TO GET THERE be ambitious. It’s better to get halfway to a billion and fail than succeed in getting to one million. When you have massive goals you can really surprise yourself. There are two ways to achieve huge success like this. you can build a business the traditional way. or you can form a movement, depending on what you want to achieve you might not need to become rich first to achieve your dreams. this is a really strong point that completely relates to a different idea I've been putting together to do exactly this which I”m hoping to launch this year. watch this space for details. SUCCESS IS CREATIVITY PLUS PRODUCTIVITY I love this definition of success. It is exactly what I’m striving for, the two things that make me happiest are when I am being creative and when I’m being productive and when you can find something that overlaps both you are in the sweet spot. My idea’s going forwards are really going to be optimised for this. HEALTH This whole attitude on life extension is awesome. the main take homes are to avoid as many carbs as possible but perhaps going full on keto is a bit too much. but try and micro fast which is eating within an 8-hour window each day. so for me, I have lunch at 1 pm maybe snack on some fruit and then dinner. After a while it's incredibly easy. Once you get used to it you can push for longer fasts like 24-hour fasts or I’ve started doing regular 40-hour fasts which is basically one whole day of not eating in the middle of my normal 16-hour fasts as those just feel like normal eating now anyway. I pushed it really hard last week and did a 100 hour fast which was a bit mental and had some interesting results which I’ll do a whole podcast on soon. Let's just say there are too many people advocating extreme fasting without useful medical advice so I deliberately did an unsupported one and documented what went wrong to prove a point. I might do some more sensible ones with some science involved as well in the future but who knows. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0091906814/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2GPVO3Y9SIXK5&keywords=how+to+win+friends+and+influence+people&qid=1580814929&sprefix=how+to+win%2Caps%2C809&sr=8-1) Awesome Books, so many profoundly deep lessons on how to just go through life being an awesome human being in a way that everyone likes you and will try and help. Life really doesn’t need to be as hard as you think PODCASTS Matt runs two podcasts which are both great. THE SYNDICATE (https://thesyndicate.vc/) Matt interviews top investors on latest insights and experience, if you're interested in investing yourself you can join his syndicate and invest in the latest startups alongside him, other top investors and even myself. THE DISRUPTORS (https://disruptors.fm/) (PREVIOUSLY CALLED ‘FRINGE FM’) Matt interviews innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs and anyone doing cool future stuff. basically TED speakers but in a 30minute to 1-hour long interview. He’s got some great casts so check it out. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Matt Ward.
    Feb 27, 2019
    48. Your Heart is Stupid, Follow Your Interests - Richard Chapo, Internet Lawyer
    32:48

    Richard Chapo is a business lawyer in San Diego who has been practising law for 25 years. In that time he has started many businesses and helped countless other businesses with legal and growth problems.

    Richard has a huge bank of stories and insights from these experiences. I really enjoyed the conversation and Richard's attitude to solving his own problems by acquiring the skills to do something that would fit the lifestyle he wants.
    Richard Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardachapo/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/richardachapo) Law Office of Richard A. Chapo (https://www.socalinternetlawyer.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS DO WHAT INTERESTS YOU It’s not always about doing the thing that makes you happiest 100% of the time. Doing anything worthwhile will usually entail some pretty difficult or boring moments at some point or quite a lot of points. You’re much more likely to be successful with anything you do, if something that fundamentally interests you. AUTOMATE THE BORING STUFF When doing something find parts that really don't interest you and take up your time, these will often be holding you back from reaching your potential. You want to find ways to automate them as much as possible. For a bootstrapped entrepreneur this might not be possible straight away but it should be one of your highest priorities as soon as you have the budget. If you can automate your admin and accounts and stuff that just takes your time and isn’t that interesting you can spend more time doing the interesting thing that delivers value and thus build a better business or get more experience in whatever it is you are trying to do. If it turns out the hard boring thing you want to automate is the critical part of the idea or skill that you are working on then clearly this wasn’t a thing that interests you and you should be doing something else. BE SELECTIVE OF YOUR CO-FOUNDERS OR CO-WORKERS Don’t work with anyone just because they sound like they have the right skills. You need to know that you can deeply trust this person, that you both have the same long term goals and that you have the complementary skills. (and also that they don’t have a shady history) So If you don’t already know someone it might be better to work in a non-binding agreement as a test first to see if you really both have the same goals and interests and that it will work long term. It can really help you avoid a messy breakup or issues of silent co-founders dragging you down and of course, hefty legal fee’s to deal with the problem. Richard is doing himself out of a job here. But as he says he would be much rather be helping you scale your business up anyway. BONUS TIP: THINK ABOUT YOUR RISKS His business failure lead to some huge lessons. Don’t take too many loans and leave yourself exposed. Don’t have one point of failure just because a market seems so strong doesn’t mean it will be that way tomorrow. Hedge some of your bets and choose a niche that will be resilient to change. BOOKS THE COMPLETE TURTLE TRADER (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-TurtleTrader-Investors-Overnight-Millionaires/dp/0061241717/ref=sr_1_1?crid=126355F8JUHF4&keywords=the+complete+turtle+trader&qid=1580814205&sprefix=the+complete+turt%2Caps%2C447&sr=8-1) This book sounds awesome. It is the real-life version of the movie Trading Places but with 23 participants in the experiment instead of just Eddie Murphy. It sounds like a lot of fascinating insight into the world of trading and redefining What people think of as inherent talent vs. What is just following standard procedures. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Richard Chapo.

    Feb 27, 2019
    49. The Future of Supply Chains - Ben King, CEO - Pesky Fish
    35:05

    Ben King is the CEO of Pesky Fish. They run an amazing service connecting consumers directly to fisherman on boats so that you can buy fresh fish as it is caught and have it delivered to your door in hours.

    We talk about solving supply chain issues in food whilst creating transparency around what we eat, as well as a multitude of other topics:

    • Hiring mistakes and lessons
    • Educating consumers
    • How to make a good pitch to investors
    • How to launch a ski resort
    • The benefits of nearly dying


    Ben & Pesky Fish Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-king-84645338/) Pesky Fish Website (https://www.peskyfish.co.uk/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS HIRE BASED ON INTEREST Don’t hire people based on what is on their CV and the skills they apparently have. Make your decisions based on who is genuinely interested, passionate and motivated to achieve the vision you have for the company. They may have a bigger learning curve but the work they do will be ten times better TELL A GOOD STORY By telling a story that really pulled on the heart strings Ben got a crazy level of interest from investors at the Techstars DemoDay. he started with a video from one of his fisherman explaining how his life has been changed thanks to pesky fish. He makes more money more reliably from working with the app and doesn’t need to risk his life going out in dangerous seas to make ends meet. By telling a story that people understood and buy into the concept which massively increased his chances of success. THE WORLD OF FOOD IS CHANGING Chef’s and consumers expect to be able to get hold of better products faster and more transparently. The next five years is going to have a radical shift in the food chain as people become more connected with the sources of their food. Seeing how a company like Pesky Fish operates opened my eyes and once you see how it could be it seems ridiculous to think it could ever go backwards. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) CAN'T HURT ME: MASTER YOUR MIND AND DEFY THE ODDS - DAVID GOGGINS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Your/dp/1544512279/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LXUP80GXM2O8&keywords=cant+hurt+me&qid=1580819027&sprefix=cant+hur%2Caps%2C388&sr=8-1) This book is about how the author went from being a depressed overweight young man to one of the best endurance athletes on the planet and setting numerous world records. Sounds like a pretty awesome human being with a good mindset! Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ben King.
    Feb 27, 2019
    51. Education For the Future - James Potten, MD Red Academy
    30:37

    James Potten is the Managing Director of Red Academy.

    He was previously a professional windsurfer and set up the student windsurfing association as well as being the first person to cross the channel windsurfing. He ran Ecosurety for 12 years which he grew to multimillion revenue.

    James has real insight into how teams work and how to really accelerate learning and get the best out of people. we discuss his current project with Red Academy as well as life lessons along the way.
    From scaling businesses to Kitesurfing on Necker Island, James has learnt a lot.
    James Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamespotten/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamespotten) Website (https://jamespotten.com/home) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS GET ADVICE FROM OTHERS Use Mentors and coaches for what you trying to achieve. In your business get a non-exec no board and don’t think you're so smart to do it all yourself. There are always things that you can’t think of yourself and you just open yourself up to mistakes by thinking too highly of yourself. FOCUS ON SOFT SKILLS Whether hiring others or improving yourself its the soft skills that are crucially important. I heard a good point saying the future of work is about the 3 C’s - Communication, collaboration and Creativity. These are the skills you need to have in yourself and in others to be able to work with them. As James says, “you get hired for hard skills —> fired for soft skills” so you must learn to take feedback and value it. “LIFE BEGINS AT THE EDGE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE” If you want to live an interesting life where you take on challenges and have big successes you need to step out of your comfort zone. Embrace the bigger risks and you will be more likely to succeed in it than if you don’t commit and don’t have the fire under your arse to make it happen. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) YUVAL NOAH HARARI - 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lessons-21st-Century-Yuval-Harari/dp/1784708283/ref=sr_1_1?crid=Z1H6Q5JYDQZG&keywords=21+lessons+for+the+21st+century&qid=1580825663&sprefix=21+lessons%2Caps%2C401&sr=8-1) Amazing book about what we should really be focusing on and it just opens your eyes into new ways of thinking about things. Highly recommend OUTLIERS - MALCOLM GLADWELL (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwell/dp/0141036257/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1QGHOTDQU5NHP&keywords=outliers&qid=1580825696&sprefix=outli%2Caps%2C406&sr=8-1) We also mention the 10,000-hour rule which comes from Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Outliers’ which is definitely worth a read. He’s a great author and does an amazing job of explaining concepts in a nice way that really gets you interested in it. The book explains the coincidences in scenarios that lead to incredible performance. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: James Potten.

    Feb 27, 2019
    45. Resolutions - 8 Strategies to Take Control of the Year - Sam Harris
    29:55

    Sam Harris is here to get your 2019 on track with the best psychological strategies to make you achieve your ambitions for the year.

    Only 8% of resolutions end up working. This podcast is to tip the balance in your favour with science to keep you on the right path to a top year and a top you.

    ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Jan 26, 2019
    46. Hit Your Health Goals - Sam Harris
    19:52

    Sam discusses some top tips for making wise health decisions and keeping diet and exercise something that feels fun rather than a chore. Then we get a bonus masterclass from Arnold Schwarzenegger on the topic.

    Warning you may feel thoroughly motivated.

    ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Jan 26, 2019
    42: Songwriting, Travelling and Politics - Steve Kopandy
    49:55

    Steve is a songwriter and traveller with the enviable situation of spending most of his time doing what he loves.
    For his day job he plays Howard in the Take That Experience which leads to him travelling round the world and going on cruises and is just a crazy unusual thing to be doing that I wanted to know more about.

    Steve YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXUkiXfywbOgbJHUrjy0NYw) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevekopandy/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) STEVE’S TOP TIPS FOCUS Stop trying to be good at everything. Find your thing and be awesome at that and that’s how you find success. Stop being okay at everything and go for excellence PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON I’ve always been interested in Politics but never wanted to spend any time learning about it but actually it is worth spending some time studying whats happening and why. It does massively effect the world you live in so it makes sense to actually understand how it works and why things happen the way they do. MAKE A POINT TO ASK DIFFERENT QUESTIONS Any one with any sort of fame get asked all the same questions and it is incredibly boring for them. If you want to have a good conversation with them and be remembered ask them something different. Steve didn’t even remember the question this lady asked him but he did remember that he really liked her and just talking about something else! BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) The War of Art - Steve Pressfield (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-War-of-Art/dp/B07PRDP4Y6/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1XUNF6YL9MJKZ&keywords=the+art+of+war&qid=1580809784&s=books&sprefix=the+art+of+%2Caudible%2C394&sr=1-2) The Art of War meets "The Artist's Way" in this no-nonsense, profoundly inspiring guide to overcoming creative blocks of every kind. A great way to unlock your creativity and find inspiration and passion to follow your ideas. Jordan - Stare into the Lights my pretties (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7762882/') A documentary about the world of screens we are immersed in. How did we get here? Who benefits? What are the cumulative impacts on people, society and the environment? What may come next and is it what we want? An amazing 9.2 on IMBD so it must be good! Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Steve Kopandy.
    Jan 26, 2019
    43. The Biggest Risk in Your Life - Igor Volzhanin - CEO Datasine
    35:54

    Igor Volzhanin is the CEO of DataSine. A marketing business that helps businesses create personalised marketing based on the personality traits of their customers.

    He has some amazing insights and unusual ideas for how to build a business and a life that one enjoys with some great advice around taking risks.

    His background in international development is paired with his knowledge in psychology which provides some fascinating theories into happiness and problems facing the world that I think anyone will enjoy.

    Igor Connect on Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivolzhanin/) DateSine Website (https://datasine.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS OPEN UP Just be your honest self without any filter trying to cater for different people and it makes things much easier for you and for them. It is the kindest thing you can do for yourself and others by just laying yourself bare and being vulnerable and honest. BE CAREFUL WHAT INVESTMENT YOU ACCEPT Their first offer they had to reject, by holding out they got into Techstars and later the investment from a Russian VC who gave them much more support as they were aligned with the goals of DataSine. This is an easy one to say but to actually do in practice is a lot harder when you haven’t got a bunch of different investors to choose from. It requires some real bravery to reject people if you aren’t sure if you’ll get another offer. But try to ensure your goals and the investors goals are as similar as possible DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS I don’t think I’ll ever forget the story of the Indian kids being so happy they got a football and could stop kicking rocks around. Whilst at the same time first world children being unhappy with receiving last years iPhone. It is such an accurate statement! It highlights a general flaw in human psychology. Our happiness is a very weird thing that is highly affected to the context of the people around you instead of focussing purely on how lucky you are for the things you have. So don’t compare yourself to others or feel entitled to things that you have no business being entitled to and just chill out a bit and remember to think how much worse things could be. Instead think about how much you can be grateful for. It will do you the world of good TAKE BIG RISKS “The biggest risk in life is doing something you don’t like in the hope you might learn to enjoy it” - Igor Volzhanin I love this quote so much! We risk missing out on so much in life by just doing the things we are presented with and by not taking chances. By letting our fear of the unknown control us we often never find things that truly make us happy and it is so important to take seemingly big risks less we run the biggest risk of all of having never truly lived. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) 33 STRATEGIES OF WAR - ROBERT GREENE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/33-Strategies-of-War/dp/B0127SDIIS/ref=sr_1_1?crid=26ZY07JBGA5N9&keywords=33+strategies+of+war&qid=1580810361&s=books&sprefix=33+stra%2Caudible%2C387&sr=1-1) Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war—and the subtle social game of everyday life THE WAY OF THE SUPERIOR MAN - DAVID DIEDA (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Superior-Man-Challenges-Anniversary-ebook/dp/B01NA993PI/ref=sr_1_1?crid=X3B4GZAZB0UX&keywords=the+way+of+the+superior+man&qid=1580810391&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+way+of+the+su%2Caudible%2C401&sr=1-1) This book explores the most important issues in men's lives—from career and family to women and intimacy to love and spirituality and relationships—to offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom. Join this bestselling author and internationally renowned expert on sexual spirituality for straightforward advice, empowering skills, body practices, and more to help you realize a life of fulfilment, immediately and without compromise. THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY - BRENÉ BROWN (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Vulnerability-Teachings-Authenticity-Connection/dp/B00D03UHMK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2QVJIU1BXGQA7&keywords=the+power+of+vulnerability&qid=1580810442&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+power+of+v%2Cdigital-text%2C390&sr=1-1) “In our culture, we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Igor Volzhanin.
    Jan 26, 2019
    44. Resilience Masterclass - Agustin Gonzalez - CEO, Paranoid Fan
    29:32

    Agustin is the CEO of Paranoid Fan an app that shows you on a map everything you need to know. He is also the single father of 3 boys and has a truly inspiring tale of courage and resilience that will just blow you away.

    It was my honour to talk with him about some amazingly deep topics and huge life lessons from him on how to pick yourself up and keep going and be successful despite everything in life pushing against you.

    Agustin and Paranoid Fan Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gammatrader/) Paranoid Fan Website (http://www.paranoidfan.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS FOCUS ON YOUR THING. DON’T GET DISTRACTED OR LET LIFE GET YOU DOWN. LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT AND KEEP MOVING! Now Agustin said this so many times during the interview I genuinely got a little frustrated and I admit I was trying to perhaps dig other insights out of him. but i was being a complete idiot because this is so bloody hard to do and so so damn important. It sounds like a fairly simple idea but it’s a nightmare to actually implement and I can easily look back at many times where i’ve been weak or unfocused on my goals and let other things get in the way. Agustin is truly a master at just living in the moment and getting the most out of live and living with a purpose he is an incredible example of what a human can do despite everything going against you. His story really puts things in perspective and if you think you have a hard time then you should really pick yourself up. take his advice and move on. TRY IDEAS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE Agustin was worried he would become a wage slave for life if he didn’t quit his job and start trying ideas. He had numerous failures and just kept trying out different things till he finally had an idea he was able to get traction on. It’s easy to never take the risk or to give up after you fail but again it’s about not giving up and moving on relentlessly. BE MINDFUL OF OTHERS Agustin mentioned he tried to be mindful of others and I can tell you from direct experience he really is. You can’t tell from this released podcast but actually this original recording was over an hour long and boy did i murder this interview. Agustin had such incredible tips but I kept on asking stupid questions or missing the point, not helped by the fact that I was under way too much self inflicted workload stress and generally too busy. Agustin sent me such a kind email a few weeks later: bro. no worries if you need to delay the podcast or don’t publish it. it was nice chatting and no pressure. (rough abbreviation) Sounds little but it really helped me a lot and gave me a huge relief that I was able to finally give this podcast the true attention to make a good job of editing it into an actual piece of audio that makes sense and sounds like it happened in a logical order. Trust me it didn’t happen like that at all. So yea cool guy and you can really help others and turns out yourself by being nice to them BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) THE ALCHEMIST - PAULO COELHO (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alchemist-Fable-About-Following-Dream/dp/B0055HVN04/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2TJ1TURGWM8K1&keywords=the+alchemist&qid=1580811666&s=books&sprefix=The+alche%2Caudible%2C456&sr=1-1) Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognising opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams. BEYOND ENTREPRENEURSHIP - JAMES C. COLLINS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Entrepreneurship-Turning-Business-Enduring/dp/0133815269/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LD1A5TKY70H1&keywords=beyond+entrepreneurship&qid=1580811707&sprefix=beyond+entre%2Caudible%2C382&sr=8-1) This inspiring work provides entrepreneurs with building blocks to help their companies sustain high performance, play a leadership role in their industries, and remain great for generations. THE LITTLE PRINCE - ANTON DE SAINT-EXUPERY (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Prince-Antoine-Saint-Exupery/dp/1405216344/ref=sr_1_1?crid=18QDKNQ2B8PP9&keywords=the+little+prince&qid=1580811762&sprefix=the+little%2Caps%2C399&sr=8-1) It's one of the most lovely books for children or adults of all ages for some great perspectives on the world and how it really is and the silly things we care about for no good reason at all. And an interesting fact. it as written in French and is the most translated book ever of any book written in french. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Agustin Gonzalez.
    Jan 26, 2019
    41: The Power of Focus - Nicholas 'Charles Tyrwhitt' Wheeler, OBE
    53:37

    The Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt shirts, Nicholas Wheeler OBE, discusses his various successes and failures from childhood to the present day. We find out how to have good ideas and bad ideas and the key to making them successful.


    Charles Tyrwhitt is now a ~$0.3 billion company which he started from nothing. The story of zero to 1 million is always interesting. But the further stories of going from 1 to 10 and 10 to 100 provide incredible depth and insights into how to focus and be persistent.

    Insights People would often do stuff because they were told to do it. Work because you want to do it. Love what you do. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing field. When a strategy looks brilliant, it’s because of the quality of execution. In starting a business, you have to give the quality your target market would normally want. Fail fast so that you could pivot. You decide what you’re good at and do that. Decide what your core strength is. If you want to do something well, focus on one thing and do it well. Entrepreneurs tend to sell out easily in hopes to make it faster. Enjoy and learn from the Grind. It’s always not about the money. The unhappiest people are those who make a lot of money because you need to be striving for something to which if you suddenly get there, it destroys a lot of people. NICHOLAS AND CHARLES TYRWHITT Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-wheeler-934496/) Charles Tyrwhitt company website (http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) EPISODE SUMMARY At a young age, Nicholas always had ambitions to run his own business. He started a photography business to commemorate the precious memories and reminders of people dear to someone. He was inclined to the business idea of import-export because he had a feeling that this could be a good way to grow a business. Do stuff because you really want to do it, and not because you’re told to do it. Always wanting to be in control of his destiny and start his own business, Nicholas cites execution as a “big thing.” Start with execution and subsequently define your strategy. You don’t want to be the leader who overpromises only to under-deliver. Prioritizing execution requires you to think of your business strategy a living, evolving entity, meaning you’ll routinely revisit, reanalyze and make updates based on how things are going in real-time. The idea is not the big thing. It’s always about execution. You look around a room and there are a 101 business ideas in any room. You just got to do it better than anybody else. Better quality, better value, better sale. Through traveling, Nicholas was able to start a shoe business. As he garnered clients, Nicholas had to manufacture his products internationally because of the quality he deemed fit for his business. After experiencing business lessons, Nicholas turned to “Charles Tyrwhitt,” a menswear clothing line built to last. He mentioned that when starting a business, the first couple of years should all be about learning your customers, your product and your business. He has given recognition on the times when his business would try to go do more things for growth, to which it has cost them setbacks. Charles Tyrwhitt improved in time especially with the development of the internet. When the internet did come along, I knew it was going to be very important for the business. It changed mail order from the down and dirty to being quite sexy. Nicholas points out that the key to every business’s success is focusing on the things that one is good at. The key to success might be focus, but don’t forget to believe in your dreams. Success is limitless when Focus is the driver and never take your mind off your dreams. You don’t just think it’s going to work, you know it is going to work. When you’re bored, you tend to lose focus. Just be mature on focusing on the one thing and be the best for you to get a business working. Focus is an incredible part of success. Nicholas took the time to invest himself in taking more work than they can handle rather than delegating tasks to his employees. As a humble leader, he appreciates the strengths of each employee and trusts them to do effective work to help move the company forward. He also mentions seeking feedback to improve processes, company culture and other areas of the business. I have never thought that I am the best person to run the business. I have always felt that other people could run the business better. I want to be with people who are going to be fun, people who can be uplifting. You got to have that positive mental attitude. Our guest’s goal has always been to make Charles Tyrwhitt the best shirt company in the world. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t define your essence this instant. This is often a long process that happens in fits and starts. Be patient, and let the answers come organically. As you get more experience and as you get exposed to more wisdom, you become a better judger at people… You got to understand the essence of your business, and what is it the people will like and not like about it. TOP TIPS BE HUMBLE Nick is very humble and accepting of his mistakes. He would often start with comments such as ’this has been said before i’m not a genius for thinking it’ or ‘this is what i think but sure it’s not always the case.’ Which doesn’t undermine his thoughts exactly it just shows he is open to being challenged or that there could be other opinions that are right. He is completely open to being wrong and actively encourages his employees to challenge him and the authority across the organisation to ensure that people have a say in decisions and understand why things are the way they are or have the power to change them FOCUS - PERSEVERANCE Don’t quit when starting. Finding traction and getting things going takes time to become and expert at what you do and understand who your customer is and how to serve them. the world doesn’t just stop and buy into your idea when you launch, so you shouldn’t just give up. And then when you’ve finally solved a problem don’t quit. zero to 10 is the hardest thing. 10 to 100 is much easier yet so many people do quit Don’t lose attention and try other things because you’ll just mess up what you are doing. Awesome notes provided by Aditya Behere (https://twitter.com/BehereBaba)! DON’T BE AFRAID TO BREAK THE MOULD For a “traditional business” Nick hasn’t done anything traditionally. He didn’t take financing or find a business partner. he launched at the time a very innovative business model and ignored all his friends telling him to get a real job and give up on the mail order shirt thing. In hindsight, it might all seem quite easy but at the time it takes real courage to be different. Sometimes you have to zag when everyone is zigging and have the courage to do something everyone thinks is stupid. Key Discussion Points [2:50] First business idea [6:01] Business Execution [11:30] Importance of starting a business [22:28] Focus as a key to growing [28:16] Learning on how to improve the mindset on dealing with problems [35:44] Signs Nicholas look for from people [40:26] Advantages of having a wife that has a similar business BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) DAMAGED GOODS - THE INSIDE STORY OF SIR PHILLIP GREEN, AND THE COLLAPSE OF BHS, AND THE DEATH OF THE HIGH STREET - OLIVER SHAH (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Damaged-Goods-Inside-Philip-Collapse/dp/0241341183/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22L7XOAXUG7V5&keywords=damaged+goods&qid=1580629667&s=books&sprefix=damag%2Cstripbooks%2C350&sr=1-1) Sir Philip Green was once hailed one of Britain's best businessmen. As chairman of Arcadia Group, home to brands such as Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge, Green had prime ministers and supermodels on speed dial. But the retail magnate's reputation came crashing down when Oliver Shah, a Sunday Times journalist, uncovered the methods Green used to amass his gigantic offshore fortune, and the desperation that drove his doomed BHS deal. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Nicholas Wheeler.
    Nov 29, 2018
    40 - The Simple Art of Happiness - Bob Asim [REPEAT]
    57:31
    Back by popular demand we have a repeat of an episode from the first year of the podcast. Product Manager at Roche Pharmaceuticals (Kindest person I know) Bob Asim is a mid 30-year-old Malaysian professional who has worked at various large medical organisations bringing products to market and into hospitals and GP surgeries such as breast cancer and diabetes medications. Bob is also one of the kindest and happiest people I have ever met and just has some amazing philosophies on life that have really stuck with me and I hope will help you as well. TOP TIPS HAPPINESS THROUGH GENEROSITY Now this is kind of a difficult concept to grasp and initially practice when you’re brought up in a world where you are taught to think for yourself and When you can start deriving happiness from making others happy your life truly changes. When you think of things from other peoples perspectives instead from your own perspective you really unlock a whole extra dimension of happiness that never even existed before and its suddenly becomes remarkably easy to enjoy each day instead of going through life selfishly trying to have more for yourself or feeling owed stuff or victimised when you don’t get as much as others instead of feeling happy that other people are doing well. This also makes you are much nicer person to be around and then other people start doing nice things for you and your life and relationships get a whole lot better. Bob thinks that the ability to be generous should be considered a privilege that you shouldn’t take for granted and should use at all times: 1 - The fact you can give anything is a privilege. even just a smile is a privilege that you are happy. giving anything of value is a privilege that you have something of value. 2 - Being able to give to others because they are open to receive is also a privilege. Not everyone in life is ready to receive help or advice or any form of gifts from you. So when people are open to generosity you can be grateful that you are able to improve their day. Then to conclude with his biggest philosophy - Having what you need is enough and having more is awesome because you get to give to others. HAPPINESS THROUGH LIVING IN THE MOMENT AND JUST DECIDING TO BE HAPPY Don’t let your expectations of what you want control your happiness. when shit things happen accept them and just move on without being dragged into unhappiness, like Bob and his new kitchen or me and my parking ticket. If you accept reality as it is straight away you can continue to be happy and have good relationships with the people around you. If you kick and scream like a child resisting acceptance of this new fate that has befallen you and blaming those around or shouting at people you are just being stupid, you have to accept this new situation you are in eventually and you are just wasting time. If a problem arises and you let that make you unhappy and get angry or sad, instead of having one problem you create many more problems for yourself and waste your own time being unhappy about life and waste time of others being a dick and life is simply too short too waste with this so just don’t. and then life is much better. And as a bonus when you observe the fact that you could be unhappy right now but have decided not to be, you feel even happier because you aware of how much crap you are avoiding. I appreciate that this is super easy to say and super hard to do. Like i learnt my lesson with the parking ticket ten years ago but still didn’t become great at practicing it till more recently. Some people certainly feel like they are supposed to get angry when someone does them wrong and like it’s violating their principles letting someone get away with something. but if you can look at the big picture and see how much benefit and negative you truly get from following these negative emotions it just always works out worst for yourself. Like buddhist say. ‘Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other man to get sick' STAY TRUE TO YOUR BELIEFS When something makes you feel awkward and you know it's wrong yet you feel like it can’t be changed and those around you aren’t doing anything. Don’t just carry on. Have the balls to stick your neck out and risk it. Bob saved patients money and impressed his bosses by being the one willing to tell them about the issues going on with doctors stealing money from patients. He risked being not understood or losing sales of the product for his company by doctors no longer using their products. But he stood up for his belief and the patients and everything worked out. I think we all have times when our morale beliefs are challenged and examples like this are a great reason to have faith in ourselves instead of just following the crowd. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) REPLAY - KEN GRIMWOOD (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=replay+ken+grimwood&i=stripbooks&crid=34URPC1UQLI34&sprefix=replay+%2Cstripbooks%2C361&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_7) The tale of a man who is reborn several times into his same body as a teenager and provides a great perspective on the way someone can choose to live a life. I just found this a beautiful tale of the paths and decisions we take in life and how they affect us what really matter in our search for happiness. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS - SEAN COVEY (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Habits-Highly-Effective-Teens/dp/1476764662/ref=sr_1_1?crid=GCRE208BPS2R&keywords=7+habits+of+highly+effective+teenagers&qid=1580447323&s=books&sprefix=7+hab%2Cstripbooks%2C381&sr=1-1) Sean is the son of Stephen Covey who wrote 7 habits of highly effective people. this book is an interpretation of those principles in a way that a teenager can apply them to their life or a parent or grandparent can help them. Both books are excellent read for anyone wanting to do more with their lives and be happier. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Bob Asim.
    Nov 11, 2018
    39. Contrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs - Mike Winnet- UKs #1 Demotivational Speaker
    48:29

    Mike Winnet is the UK's #1 demotivational speaker. He is the antidote to 'Contrepreneurs' that sell instant success formulas to 'Wantrepreneurs' who are never going to make it and are just wasting their money.


    He believes that most people are average and should not harbour lofty ambitions to achieve their dreams and should be much happier with a simple life.



    Needless to say, this sparks an interesting debate between Mike and the Growth Mindset host Sam.

    You have the same number of hours in the day as the world’s most successful people. What you lack is their drive, work ethic, and talent. That’s why they are more successful than you. - Mike Winnet LESSONS DON’T BE A CONTREPRENEUR! I had only thought about how i could try to convince people that they can do more with their lives but really i want to help them live the best life they can. I don’t want to be another contrepreneur selling the message that anyone can be successful with these 5 simple tricks or something and never want to be selling conferences and course that will change your life to people whose lives I can’t change. I really don’t want to push the message at all that things are easy or that you can get the key to happiness or success by just listening to me, you definitely have to take on the growth mindset and acknowledge and work at your weaknesses. recognise your strengths and where you can develop further and optimise your time for learning and executing and not just consuming more knowledge endlessly. anyway its a humbling realisation to be told that I could be selling false dreams to my listeners but it’s great to make sure I focus on really only making content that is really useful and isn’t just click-baity crap. YOU ARE THE CONTENT YOU CONSUME So important these days. it’s super easy to get caught up with your social media feed and going on a 2 hour youtube binge or watching netflix or love island (well at least that’s what i hear, i could literally never watch love island) but anyway the point is that the internet and technology is a real amplifier and can be dangerous. It gives great access to science and learning but at the same time unlimited content that it useless and depending on what you choose to consume will really affect you. You are the direct result of the information your taking in and if your constantly on social media then your never going to be successful and you are pretty much just making yourself stupider. if you can optimise your time for reading quality content and learning then the world is your oyster YOU CAN’T BUY INSTANT SUCCESS Wether someone is selling the key to business success or a zero to hero coding course in three months the facts of life is that you nothing is that easy. Anyone offering something like this is a liar and you are literally wasting your money if you expect to just pay £1000 and have everything sorted out for you. It takes work. To run a business you need to dedicate all the hours to get it off the ground. To become a coder you need to really learn the fundamentals before paying for any bootcamp course or you have no chance of learning much at all whilst you are there. Trust me! BOOKS RICHARD TEMPLAR - THE RULES OF WEALTH (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1292086432/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=4802d-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1292086432&linkId=494d6d46b134a16fbc063b027346bf85) The Rules of Wealth' is a set of behaviours that separate the wealthier from the less wealthy. They are a personal code for a more prosperous life. ARE YOU AVERAGE - MIKE WINNET 40 TELL TALE SIGNS THAT YOU ARE AVERAGE. Motivational speakers like Tony Robbins have got ordinary Joe’s like you so pumped up and ready to “crush it", that society is overrun with wannabe entrepreneurs. And that's dangerous. The rise of social media has got everyone believing they can run an online business. But if everyone is focused on their side hustle, who's going to do the real jobs? So this book is to stop any idea you may have of making the world a better place and just getting you to accept this is it. It’s time to admit that you’re average. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Mike: www.demotivateme.co.uk www.linkedin.com/in/demotivatemeuk/ Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Mike Winnet.
    Nov 01, 2018
    38. Quit Your Job and Travel to Find Success - Kat Wczesniak
    20:52

    Kat started her first business with no clue about business and just a passion for travel. She grew the brand into a successful travel company Curious Kats Adventure Club and got paid to live her wildest dreams. She sold the business after 5 years and started a marketing agency based on all her lessons.


    We recount her biggest lessons and stories along with top advice to do things that scare and improve you everyday.

    > ”Just do stuff, if it scares you that’s even better” - Kat Wczesniak LESSONS Kat didn’t follow some course or read a book to start her business. she didn’t pay some guru like Gary V to turn her into a millionaire or something, she just did stuff. Point is that if you need someone to tell you what to do then you are probably never going to do it. A real growth mindset attitude that just because you aren’t endowed with the skills doesn’t mean that if you don’t work hard you can’t do it. you don’t need to have an mba in business or studied all the books to be able to go and just do something. BOOKS TIM FERRIS - THE FOUR HOUR WORK WEEK (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tim+ferriss+4+hour+work+week&i=stripbooks-intl-ship&crid=2W875UJSYJBW0&sprefix=tim+fe%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C383&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_6) Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Kat: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katbhat/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/curiouskatsclub) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Kat Wczesniak.
    Oct 26, 2018
    37. Business and Legal Lessons from a Life in Tech - Anthony Rose "The man who saved the BBC"
    1:01:46
    TOP LESSONS FROM A LIFE LAUNCHING WORLD CHANGING TECH

    Anthony is known for his work managing the launch of the BBC's iPlayer, for which Wired UK named him "the man who saved the BBC". He has founded/co-founded multiple companies including; Beamly, 6Tribes, Hey Blab, KaZaa and QJAM.


    He is the current CEO of SeedLegals, the world’s first legal automation platform for startup funding. Rose currently holds 14 patents and has won numerous awards for his contributions to the digital product industry.


    SEEDLEGALS

    After making his stamp on how we consume audio and TV in the age of the internet, Anthony started Seed Legals to turn legal services into a digital service accessible to anyone. Seedlegals was started to solve his own problems and help save founders time and money to quickly get the solution they need from a team who understand startups and law. 


    In the episode, he recounts some of the best advice possible for any founder considering starting a business and raising money, educating us about the biggest mistakes founders make and the top tips for growing a business successfully. 

    TOP TIPS This is a grossly short list of the million things I learnt in this podcast… HAVE A FOUNDER AGREEMENT This is one piece of advice I do have experience in and I tell you what it saved my life. THERE ARE GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES TO RAISE INVESTMENT Don’t try to raise at the same time as launching a product. Finding traction will be slower than any estimate and make it hard to raise money (and will probably just be made slower by trying to raise and not focussing on your business). The best times to make your first raise are before you have a product launched or after you have demonstrated traction. SHOUT ABOUT YOUR BIZ Make yourself seem big by trying to appear everywhere, Engage wherever you can in news, meet-ups, on-line groups and anywhere you can get your name out, (try appearing in podcasts!) When small it is really important to appear like you are ‘organised’ and ‘everywhere’ and this can really boost your returns from marketing and client conversations and is also a huge boost in your ability to attract talent that you need to grow your business. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) VENTURE DEALS - JASON MENDELSON AND BRAD FELD (https://www.amazon.com/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/1119594820/ref=sr_1_1?crid=288V2X9FC9VH5&keywords=venture+deals&qid=1580577284&s=books&sprefix=venture+%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C343&sr=1-1) A great book about the process of raising money that explains all the important things that might be presented to you in a 'terms sheet' that an investor would present to you. It also gives advice in general about how to deliver a compelling pitch, how a VC fund actually works and how to relate to VC’s. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Anthony LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anrose/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/anthonyrose) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Anthony Rose.
    Oct 17, 2018
    36. From Discovering Bosons at CERN to Unlocking Braincells with Apps - Mait Müntel - CEO, Lingvist
    48:15

    Mait Müntel is the CEO of Lingvist and was part of the team at CERN who discovered the Higgs Boson. He is also a lovely and quite hilarious individual. Listen to this podcast if you want a focused 40 minutes of laughing and learning in one place.


    He gives top insights into the world of science, business and learning with great ideas and heart-warming stories.

    TOPS TIPS FOCUS Focus in business and life is essential to success. Focus on what you can change. Don’t waste time worrying about things you can’t change. And keep a relentless focus on the thing you are doing and make it the most important thing above all else. SHOW DEDICATION TO YOUR BUSINESS Mait took a business loan to fund the company initially, this showed that he was keen to make it happen at great personnel risk with his house on the line. Proving to investors that you are really committed to making your idea a success is essential and if they know you are committed to it and are taking risks they can feel more safe with risking their own money. ENJOY THE RIDE Mait’s story about hiking and the pains you go through in a hike ends up delivering such a satisfying feeling at the end. When you realise that ‘future you’ will look back at ‘present you’ and the situation you are in as a really cool thing. You can enjoy the ride a lot more when you are aware that your problems are moments you will overcome and look back with fondness then you can appreciate and enjoy the moment itself much more, rather than letting it get you down. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) PATRICK LECONCIONI Patrick writes great business parables. Entire books that are stories of fictitious but realistic events where he breaks down what you can learn and how to be a better communicator, team player and leader. They are a really nice balance between story telling and more formal explanations of information and processes and how to apply them. Some of his best works are below. The Ideal Team Player: Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1119209595/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=4802d-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1119209595&linkId=96eecc57c1a4c85399747666a0e1fdf0) The Five Temptations of a CEO (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470267585/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=4802d-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0470267585&linkId=2c6252bda477854f714e9b1b08f1e8a5) Death by Meeting: Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0787968056/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=4802d-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0787968056&linkId=a0698313c1bdd2bfd8bf9e649d2fe3fc) The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470941529/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=4802d-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0470941529&linkId=04ec88cc7b564ed9e5ea9dab9a05654d) Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0787976377?ie=UTF8https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0787976377/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=4802d-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0787976377&linkId=c6915339fcbe0c982431b78bb13f210b) The Patrick Lencioni Box Set 2016 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1119365562/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=4802d-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1119365562&linkId=4afd152ee192ae8669dc8d96efb270f7) Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Mait LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maitmuntel/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Mait Müntel .
    Oct 08, 2018
    35. How to Make a Successful Podcast (or Other Side Project) - Sam Harris
    28:04

    I have been recording podcasts for nearly two years and running this show for over a year and running side projects for the past 10 years there are loads of thing I've learnt. (There is plenty still to learn and I don't want to pretend I am the ultimate master just yet)

    I break down some of the most important things to make your side project or hobby a successful endeavour that gives benefits back. In the second half of the episode I dive deeper into specific lessons and surprises I've learnt from running a podcast that I wish I had been aware of when I started.


    MAKE A SUCCESSFUL PODCAST OR SIDE PROJECT THE PROBLEM WITH SIDE PROJECTS Many people start idea’s as a side project for it to just fizzle out, be it getting fit, learning an instrument, learning to code or starting a business. It’s really frustrating to end in failure and have wasted a bunch of time and money you’ll never get back going nowhere. I have been recording podcasts for nearly two years and running this show for over a year. I have been running side projects since I can remember with plenty of success and failure and a whole bunch of lessons learnt. There is plenty still to learn and I don't want to pretend I am the ultimate master at any of them or at learning. However, there are some common themes I’ve noticed with my own projects and those of people who have done started their own with success. SIDE PROJECT SUCCESS I break down some of the most important things to make your side project or hobby a successful endeavour that gives you benefits back in learning skills, making connections or growing a business. https://perrytheva.imgur.com/all/?third_party=1 PODCAST SUCCESS (AND PITFALLS) In the second half of the episode, I dive deeper into specific lessons and surprises I've learnt from running a podcast that I wish I had been aware of when I started. I do not claim to have a multi-million pound podcast and to be living the dream just yet. But I hit my targets for year 1 of getting 100k downloads and $100 per episode (despite them being slightly arbitrary). More importantly I got to do a bunch of really cool shit and meet awesome people and satisfy my curiosity urges. I created a brand and a podcast that now opens doors for me across the world. I won’t pretend to give good advice on how to secure the best advertising, or get a million listeners as I simply haven’t done this. I do give advice on things like ‘how to not lose all your listeners’ or ‘waste hours editing’ as I have done both of those! CONTACT If you want any more information or advice on launching a podcast or a side project then do reach out to me on twitter as I love helping and giving advice =] Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Oct 01, 2018
    34. Foolproof Success with Bryony Thomas - Author & Founder of Watertight Marketing
    43:07
    PUBLISHING AND BUSINESS LESSONS FROM A MARKETING MASTER Bryony Thomas has run her own marketing agency Watertight Marketing for ten years and has written an amazing book of the same title. Watertight Marketing is one of the best business books I have ever read so I’m honoured to have her on the show. She takes us through her story of starting the business and launching a sell out book, key insights into turning a traditional time based business into a scalable machine that creates value for thousands of people. Along with some amazing life advice. TAKES HOMES FROM THE EPISODE SLOW AND STEADY SUCCESS Her book took 4 years to write and the workbooks another year. All the rest of the content and video’s have been in ongoing production ever since. It’s not overnight success. It’s slow and steady iteration and well thought out actions and improvements. and it’s genius! STEP AWAY FROM YOUR BUSINESS TO SCALE IT Scale yourself by stepping away from your business and not working IN your business and instead working ON it. A very four hour work week philosophy of forcing yourself to get away from things to make it work from a distance. STICK TO YOUR VALUES Be true to yourself and Don’t let people change your values or style. bryony didn’t let anyone change her title or direction of her book. Equally when she doesn’t work on the things that offer money straight away so that she knows she is working on the things she really values and wants to achieve in the long-term. This helps her avoid getting stuck of the cycle of work you don’t want. PUBLISHERS DON’T HELP Do your own good marketing! publishers don’t do stuff for you and it is hard. and crowdfunding can be a great way to get some people behind your book and help sell it for you. and will motivate you to bloody finish it. STUDY THE BEST BOOKS you don’t learn much by reading once. re-read the really good books several times so that you are actually a knowledgable person in it. MARKETING MINDSET PODCAST I am launching a new podcast called Marketing Mindset (see what I did there). It’s going to be part of my new business Postary. It’s a platform for easily sending amazing direct mail from the safety of your laptop and digital tools that people need these days like analytics and personalisation which was something you could never do before with the offline channel of print marketing. And whats more it’s all eco friendly. Bryony is one of the first guests on the Marketing Mindset podcast and we have a specific marketing interview. This will be available in October 2018. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Bryony: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryonythomas/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/bryonythomas) Watertight Marketing Twitter (https://twitter.com/watertightmkg) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Bryony Thomas.
    Sep 17, 2018
    [START HERE] One Year of Wisdom - Incredible Lessons and Stories from Amazing Guests
    41:59

    We are super pleased to announce the Growth Mindset Podcast is a one year old!


    Sam takes a look back across the year and showcases some of the absolute best stories and lessons from the podcast. A great episode if you are looking for where to start and to give you an idea of the different sorts of guests we have on the show.


    We hear from serial entrepreneurs to a real-life hitman about their stories starting businesses, amazing acts of kindness and what happens when you get pushed to the edge.


    GUESTS IN THE EPISODE TOMIWA ADEY A serial entrepreneur and digital nomad and old time friend. This was the first episode of the podcast and still a classic. 02 - Finding Your Hustle - Tomiwa Adey (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2017-tomiwa-adey) NICK MILLER CEO of Buzzhire and three Rocket internet startups as well as plenty of other hustles. A lifetime of entrepreneurship has made Nick into a gold-mine of information. A must listen to any aspiring entrepreneur, especially someone considering raising finance 08 - Raising Finance and CEO Lessons - Nick Miller (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2017-nick-miller) FELIX CHANDLER A nomad, yoga teacher and opportunistic entrepreneur. Felix is a great pracitioner of the 4 Hour Work Week book and used it to work remotely around the world before settling into running a business teaching kids chess. 15 - Living the 4-Hour-Work-Week - Felix Chandler (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-felix-chandler-4hour) ANTOINE BLONDEAU Antoine is the inventor of Siri and the Cofounder of Sentient Technologies a billion dollar AI business doing some amazing stuff. He has an incredible life story and great advice on how to make the most of opportunities. 18 - Sentient - The World’s Most Powerful Distributed AI - Antoine Blondeau (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-antoine-blondeau) ANONYMOUS GUEST - HITMAN Amazingly I managed to get hold of a real-life hitman and find out his story that lead to him living a life where he kills people for his profession. IT is a tragic and slightly disturbing episode at the same time as being one of the most insightful moments of my life. 30 - My Conversation with a Hitman - Sam Harris (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-sam-harris-hitman) ANONYMOUS GUEST - HACKER I interviewed a hacker who has done some very dangerous and high profile hacks before turning to a more ethical life of helping secure businesses from hackers. He tells some amazing stories as well as providing incredibly useful information in how to protect yourself online. 29 - Stealing Bitcoins and Hacking World Banks - Anonymous (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-anonymous) VIKTOR NEBAHAJ - FREETRADE.IO Viktor is the Head of Growth for FreeTrade.io. I interviewed him and the CEO Adam Dodds to talk all things tech startup and investing as they launch their new trading platform to provide free trading for UK investors. He also treats to some golden life advice. 19 - Launching a Trading Platform - Freetrade (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-adam-viktor) DEAN HUME Dean Hume was the CTO of Settled.co.uk and author of ‘How to Grow StartUp Teams’ and three software books. An overwhelmingly sound bloke who tells it like it is and has a great story. 03 - Growing Startup Teams - Dean Hume (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2017-dean-hume) BEN MARSHALL Ben is a body builder, a model and a vegan! A pretty inspiring combination and he is certainly doing it in style. He gives great advice on training regimes, the world of modelling and being a vegan. A great episode for the health conscious or those wanting to know more about modelling. 24 - The Vegans are Taking Over - Ben Marshall (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-ben-marshall) ROB PRICE Rob is a Philosopher and English Teacher who was just a lot of fun to talk to. He has some great viewpoints on what things really are and could be likened to an English version of Jordan Peterson. 25 - What is the Point of Anything - Rob Price (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-rob-price) BOB ASIM Bob works in the Pharmaceutical industry and is quite easily the kindest human being I have ever met. His philosophies on life are not just amazingly kind but also completely genius for living a more satisfied and happy life yourself. Everyone should listen to this episode! 21 - The Simple Art of Happiness (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-bob-asim) Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Sep 03, 2018
    32 - The Top LifeHack to Learn this Year - Sam Harris
    13:44

    A short episode on my favourite lifehack of 2018. This is a real skill you can quickly acquire over a few weeks with minimal effort and it will pay great dividends for the rest of your life.


    The lifehack is Touch typing! Listen to the episode to find out the details and allow me a chance to convince you and hopefully slightly change your life for the better.


    These days we have all heard about the benefits of meditating, eating healthy and going to the gym. There are lots of tricks and hacks people publish to help you get more out of life but I have never come across any article mentioning Touch Typing. Touch Typing has been a completely overlooked skill that is quite possibly one of the best life hacks anyone can learn without making any radical changes to your life or redefining who you are or anything. Learning to meditate or going to the gym every day and getting better sleep is for sure great for you, but I’m not sure if it’s even a life hack so I don’t know why Life-Hack lists are always full of them. And for any of those things to be effective you have to learn to actually enjoy doing them, otherwise, it’s just a short-term thing that takes effort and doesn’t change your life in any way at all. So although learning to Touch Type may sound like perhaps the least sexy life-hack anyone has ever mentioned, I believe it is a truly universal life hack that will pay you back in benefits for the rest of your life, regardless of any personal preferences for pizza or salad, FIFA or yoga etc. Hopefully, this has convinced you enough to go ahead and read the rest of this post below to understand why I believe it is so awesome. TOUCH TYPING DEFINITION Touch Typing is the ability to type into a computer relying on touch alone. You never need to look down at the keyboard. You can type using purely muscle memory and no longer use ‘active’ thinking to work out how to type letters and words. This means that, in the long run, you can type much faster without the constraints of looking down at the keys and flicking back up to the screen to see what you typed. This can let you progress onto skills such as being able to transcribe audio as it happens and to make notes super fast, or just be able to write emails in the dark or whilst talking to someone else you can carry on working. MY BACKGROUND I have been typing regularly for the past 20 years. I even did a bit of touch typing at school to help learn the keyboard. I type relatively fast and never really thought of it as something I needed to improve. I have one mate who types crazy fast and when he types he looks like a wizard. But, to be honest, the speed that words appear on his computer never really filled me with envy and I assumed my life was just fine. My typing style involves using most of my fingers so half way to touch typing. I guess I do glance down at the keyboard a lot just to check where keys are. I have definitely reached a plateau at typing speed but thought that was fine. After a conversation with Alex Denne on the podcast (https://growthmindset.fireside.fm/2018-alex-denne), he sent me a link to a touch typing tutorial (https://www.typingclub.com/). It had a nice UI and the gamification within the app was cool and for ten minutes a day, I thought why not try it. BENEFITS You really don’t know what you don’t know, and I hadn’t realized in the slightest how much my typing style was slowing me down in so many other ways (besides just my words per minute rate). FEWER ERRORS Touch typing means you can be watching the screen the whole time for errors, as such I make about 80% fewer errors in my typing straight away. This is amazing in itself and makes my writing and emailing much better, There is less time needed for checking and less stupid errors getting through which make me appear a complete sloppy dumbass FREE THOUGHT This is something I really hadn’t expected. But typing with the help of your eyes to check where keys are actual takes a portion of conscious effort dedicated to just the action of typing. By moving the act of typing into the unconscious side of the brain, this frees up your mind to think more openly about other things. This has two great benefits. When you are no longer worried about typing the immediate words right now you start being able to think about the words ahead. I would say it’s like learning to drive. CAR DRIVING ANALOGY When you first try to drive you only look at the road immediately in front of you and your brain is thinking, “crap I need to move the wheel and change gear and change how much I’m pressing the pedals and Oh God 😱 there’s someone coming and I need to go round a corner”. And you generally mess it all up and can never plan ahead and you feel like a noob. Once you learn to master all these different things and automate them in your sub-conscience you start to look much further ahead and see how the road turns. You can already plan ahead what gear you should be in when arriving and your body starts doing things naturally to fit all the adjustments into your plan as you go along rather than reacting to it. You are able to stay aware of potential hazards and enjoy a pleasant conversation or daydreaming or singing along as you drive along just fine. You are not stuck in an endless cycle of focusing only on the immediate road just ahead of you and scrambling to try and do the right thing right now. It’s the same when you know how to touch type. You can stop thinking about how to put your finger on the right letter at the right time. You don’t need to focus on where a particular letter is on the keyboard and get each word out one by one. You can think about the entire body of thoughts that are in your head and how you are going to distill it into a sensible text CREATIVITY When you are no longer writing with a slight disability, you can dedicate your full brain space to the act of thinking about the sentence you want to write. You can also think more long term as you go along about the story you want to tell and genuinely become a better and more creative writer by removing this limitation. If you have a great idea, you can write it down immediately instead of focusing on how to type the words to express your idea. SOCIAL This sounds silly, but people often try to talk to you whilst your typing and it can end up in a total mess in two ways, either: You stop what you are doing and dedicate your full mental energy to the person. This is very polite but then you might forget what you were doing and have to start again. You try to carry on finishing your train of thought whilst keeping the other person on hold in a weird limbo where you give them enough info to keep them there but don’t really tell them anything useful. You finish off your email or idea but it takes longer because you are also talking to the other person and its all a bit rude and both the writing and conversation suck. With touch typing, you have more brain space available to finish off your typing whilst also listening to the person and answering them in full “real English” sentences, and you can even look at them whilst you do it. Amazing! FUTURE THOUGHTS Increasing accuracy of speech to text and news about projects like Nueralink (brain-machine interface to connect humans and computers) grabbing headlines might make you think there is no point in learning this skill if it will become a relic in the future. Back to the** “Driving analogy”**. People may not consider learning to drive in 2018 on the presumption that driverless cars are coming out in the near future and all cars will be driverless. Learning to drive is expensive, time-consuming, dangerous and quite frankly a little embarrassing. So why bother unless you live somewhere rural and really need to transport yourself right now. But for touch typing, I do not agree with this argument of wasted time due to future tech making the skill pointless. Firstly, the investment to learn is much smaller. You can learn touch typing for free! And it doesn’t take half as many hours. And you can’t kill yourself or anyone else whilst doing it. 😆 Secondly, there will still be plenty of occasions when the technology isn’t ready or appropriate and traditional “old-school” typing will still apply. Even when once speech-to-text is 100% accurate and people think, hey I can just speak all day and never type, what will actually happen next? We will have to wait 20 years for every office ever to be completely re-designed to let you sit in your own bunker of silence so that you can work with just your computer, instead of working with other people. Except that’s a crap idea and if I’m in an office I want to be able to talk to other people and I really don’t want to hear them talking to their computers all day every day. Every email or document should not be read out loud to the whole office by all my colleagues as they try to decide what to write! If you’ve ever used Alexa, or Siri or Google Voice etc… then I’m sure you know that feeling when someone starts talking to it and everyone else goes quiet whilst this takes place. It is unnatural and totally not a viable option for real work. The fact is you will be typing a lot of the time, even if you won’t need to type as much of the time. And brain-computer interface Neuroprosthetics such as Nueralink despite being super mega awesome fantastic would still take a long time to become practically usable. You should just embrace the old school version of depositing thoughts from your mind and uploading these thoughts to others via written down text. By learning to touch type and getting familiar with your keyboard, you can make this flow of consciousness as seamless as possible and experience the liberation it provides! SUMMARY Touch typing releases brain space by moving conscious thought into the subconscious so you can think more freely about more stuff, and then get that stuff down into writing faster. So you become a more creative and more productive person at the same time. It doesn’t take long to learn and can be acquired over a month with just 5–10 minutes of active work on it a day. And this time you will quickly get back as you can type and think much faster during your working day. Not learning to touch type is basically hindering your entire ability to work efficiently if you are a human being who works at all with computers. So whether you are a writer, CEO, secretary or a student. My number one life hack for 2018 is learning to touch Type. LINKS TOUCH TYPING I really enjoyed www.typingclub.com as a great site to learn touch typing for free. A good introduction to the keyboard and improving your skills and fun gamification. There are plenty of other websites and apps available. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) SPONSORS SCOUT PUPPY LOCAL - WWW.SCOUTPUPPY.COM The experts at ScoutPuppy Local builds you a powerful one page stand alone website on steroids. ScoutPuppy Local experts data mine your small business, they write powerful content about your company, it's services or products and add that to a stunning single page site hosted on their platform. It includes all content writing paired with over 40 strong keywords, colorful pictures of your small business, a video, links back to your existing company website or social media and direct company contact info. They then submit that to over 200 search engines giving you maximum exposure to receive tons of organic traffic. You’ll also get quarterly blog post and reputation management. ScoutPuppy Local is a full-service advertising agency solely for small businesses. Sign up with code 'GrowthMindset50' for 50% off the first month. NEXT YEAR NOW PODCAST - WWW.NEXTYEARNOWPODCAST.COM If you like the Growth Mindset Podcast then you'll be sure to enjoy Next Year Now podcast with Tom Heffner. He showcases great guest all in the pursuit of helping you to: "thrive at work, thrive at life" Lot's of great inspiration to get out your comfort zone and grow your mindset =] Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Aug 27, 2018
    31 - Intro to Vipassana - What happens in 10 days of pure silent meditation
    15:11

    This is a short soundbite episode with Felix Chandler. We break down the main lessons and things to know about Vipassana meditation courses and why on earth you might choose to do one.


    10 days of silently meditating with no books, music or even writing is a big ordeal for any human to take on and has a fascinating effect on mindset and capabilities after. It is certainly worth looking into and learning from!

    Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Felix Chandler.
    Aug 13, 2018
    30 - My Conversation with a Hitman - Sam Harris
    33:41

    This is the conversation I had with a hitman living in India about his life. We discuss the story of how he came to be a hitman and what his life is really like. It is certainly very different to what you see in the movies and be prepared for some big insights.

    After the interview, we break down what happened and also discuss things like how I manage to get these interviews and other events in my life like staying with a bunch of drug dealers on the border of Mexico.

    Thanks to Andreas for providing the voice of the Hitman on the podcast and our discussion afterward. And for traveling around the world with me for a year

    Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!
    Aug 06, 2018
    29 - Stealing Bitcoins and Hacking World Banks - Anonymous
    1:06:20

    We dive into the world of the dark web to talk to a hacker about his life and the incredible stories within.


    From issues growing up in South Africa to stealing Bitcoin over public wifi or even from people at home. We hear about the world banks hack of 2017 and discuss his new ethical hacking pursuits and how he transitioned into life on the legal side of things.


    This is an eye-opening episode into the vulnerabilities and security risks we leave ourselves open to, especially with all the issues around data these days.

    Stealing Bitcoin and Hacking World Banks (https://youtu.be/gxuHrEc2POI) Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!
    Jul 30, 2018
    28 - North Korea - Life as a North Korea Tour Guide - [Recorded in the DPRK]
    47:56

    We're very excited to announce our first episode from North Korea.

    Recorded in the heart of North Korea, Sam talks to his tour guide Ben about the country and his experiences.


    Sam visited North Korea over Easter 2018 and this podcast is an interview with his tour guide Ben Johnson. We discuss the country and the surprises it has in store for the people that visit.

    It was an amazing experience and a pleasure to bring some of it back for you.


    We also discuss the growing industry of dark tourism and challenging yourself to go out of your comfort zone.

    Sam, Ben and our Korean Hosts President Kim Jong-Un score card. Very accurate marksman Canned Food in a Freezer. They clearly didn't know what the display freezer was for. We had a fun English lesson with some students. They were just as excited as we were Pack cigarettes for $1 - Toothpaste for $8 The DMZ View of Pyonyang from my Hotel Window Kimchee Crisps Miracle Body Drink Lunch View of Pyonyang from an important war monument Playing volleyball at sunset at the outside the train station Tube station inside the Pyonyang Underground North Korea Tube Stairs Sam on the Pyonyang Tube Beautiful country but very harsh Kids love balls in Korea too TOP TIPS THE NEWS IS RIDICULOUS AND POWERFUL AS HELL The western world paints north korea as this land of crazy mental people that want to nuke everywhere and a nation of people oppressed and in massive suffering. Actually most of them are pretty damn chill about the entire affair and happy going about their lives and walking their dogs. They certainly live modest lives and don’t have a lot of money as a nation, but they aren’t distracted by social media and all that crap the whole time and if you rushed in trying to save them they’d look at you like your bonkers. It is scary the way news controls our lives and thoughts and the way it makes us percieve them. We of course are very aware of the influence of north korean news on it’s own people which is of course very controlling, yet we pay little attention to our own news and it’s influence on us. I’ve been really enjoyed reading the book ‘Factfullness’ by Hans Rosling which is one of the most informative books about the world around you. He gives an example of an Englishman going to Mexico City which is apparently one of the most dangerous places and yet the people there were scared to visit London because they’d heard of stabbings and crime and riots. and this happened to me exactly when i visited and the book is just full of funny facts we get completely wrong about how bad the world is and is a very positive book to help you question the reality of what your being told. QUESTION NORMALITY Being shut of from most of society they have a very different impression of normal. As a nation of skinny people they found fat people an amazingly rare and hilarious thing to observe. When a train gets delayed this is a perfect opportunity for everyone to practice a group dance so why just waste time standing around when you could be dancing. They also believe that dark chocolate will make you black and white chocolate will make you white. So one, never buy a north korean lady dark chocolate as a present. and think twice before tucking into your favorite white chocolate bar before chowing down on a milkbar before you lose your tan. That’s something the scientist never warned you about THE WORLD IS GETTING MUCH SMALLER With the increasing wealth of all nations and decreasing cost of travel the number of tourists is exploding. Places like North Korea and Eritrea and starting to be able to have their own tourism industry as people increasingly want rare and unusual experiences beyond the normal and completely overdone options offered on package holidays where you are just one of a million people doing the same thing. Again going back to the Hans Rosling book there are two ways of looking at this. It’s easy to see the overabundance of people at tourist attractions as annoying and a problem. But it’s actually amazing that so many more people are able to afford to take time off work and enjoy their money and go away and relax. I was really surprised to meet rich North Korean on the train into and out of China who were going on shopping holidays for the latest fashion and things. It was a concept that hadn’t even entered my brain as possible MOST THINGS AREN’T THE END OF THE WORLD. YOU REALLY DON’T NEED TO STRESS - A BIT OF RESILIENCE AND IT’S ALL FINE! Travelling opens your eyes in many ways as I’ve shown. But one of the best things is when everything goes completely wrong and the most terrible stuff happens. and yet you still walk away fine having had this completely bonkers experience. It genuinely makes you feel like there’s no point worrying about anything. Ben’s experience being stranded on different borders or my experience being arrested in Paraguay feels like it’s the end of the world. and yet it all ends up okay. I can only liken it to jumping of a skyscraper and expecting to go splat and then just landing on the floor a little awkard and then picking yourself up and feeling a bit silly and walking off scratching you head wandering why you’ve been lied to in every single physics lesson. I really think the north koreans are possibly the most resilient people ever. Whether they’ve had self imposed disasters or problems imposed on them they keep picking themselves up and carrying on without worrying to much about it. They had literally all their personal savings wiped out 10 years ago when the currency was replaced with a new official currency and they weren’t allowed to swap more than $50 dollars of their savings into the new currency or something. Sure it’s a disaster and super bad thing that the government did, but it’s also amazing that the people were able to deal with this and just move on and find happiness in their lives, and if you can get over that you can probably get over anything. And i guess this was the kind of wierd thing that I genuinely felt like on average the north koreans were mostly happier. perhaps they just stopped giving a fuck and you can’t break someone who doesn’t care. So we can all learn to be a little bit more happy for whatever we do have and not worry about things that don’t go away. So thanks North Korea for showing me that and I hope it helps you be happier also! BOOKS BARBARA DEMICK - NOTHING TO ENVY (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nothing-Envy-Lives-North-Korea/dp/184708141X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=nothing+to+envy&qid=1580473042&s=books&sr=1-1) Amazing book about lives of several north korean famalies and what they went through and expereinces defecting from the country. A completely mental experience of mankind that I feel everyone should read FACTFULNESS - HANS ROSLING (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Factfulness-Reasons-Wrong-Things-Better/dp/147363749X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=factfulness&qid=1580473083&s=books&sr=1-1) A much more positive book if Barbara Demick gets you down. This book really shows what is going on in the world and why we should find more reasons to be grateful rather then waste so much time whining about all our problems and pining for the past that was actually much worse than our current situation. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Ben: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-johnson-%E8%94%A1%E5%93%B2%E6%98%8E-70496b85/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ben Johnson.
    Jul 23, 2018
    27 - The Hottest Tech Innovation of the Year - Tom Carter - Ultrahaptics - [Repeat]
    55:26
    TOM CARTER — FOUNDER & CTO — ULTRAHAPTICS

    Tom Carter is the Founder and CTO at Ultrahaptics. A leading technology company making mind-blowing technology that lets users feel the sensation of touch in mid-air. The future is coming and they are at the pinnacle of it. They just won the "Tech Innovation of the Year" award and it's an exciting time for the company as they go from strength to strength.


    Tom invented the technology behind Ultrahaptics alongside his professor in a research lab at the University of Bristol. They have since grown the idea into one of the UK's most innovative businesses raising multiple rounds of funding with a rapidly growing team. You don’t go through events like this without learning a lot of lessons. On the podcast, he shares some amazing insights into what he has learned along the way. It's an incredible story direct from the front line and I’m sure something all listeners will want to follow updates as their tech gets into the hands of consumers over the coming years.


    Links

    https://Ultrahaptics.com

    https://twitter.com/iamtomcarter

    https://twitter.com/samharristweets


    Show notes

    https://bit.ly/2Nj2Z3G

    Special Guest: Tom Carter.
    Jul 16, 2018
    26 - What on Earth is a Rainbow Gathering and Why You Need to Go
    49:54
    Life under the Rainbow: Running wild in the woods with the naked hippies Redefining you inhibitions and desires to create an entirely new view of the world and have lots of fun at the same time. Natural fun. no drugs, no alcohol, no technology

    We invite Felix Chandler back to the mic to talk about our experiences at Rainbow gatherings and what people need to know about them. Considering it is possibly one of the most enjoyable, interesting and insightful events I've ever been to it's amazing that most people have never heard of them, so definitely something worth sharing with you the listeners!


    We try and cover all the things someone who has never been asks and should know before arriving and the effect they had on us including all the challenges it threw at us and our favourite experiences and take homes.


    As well as rainbow gatherings we also discuss polyamory, the benefits of having and not having and generally put the world to rights on social media and travel.

    Gatherings More details about upcoming Rainbow gatherings across the world can be found online here: http://somewhereundertherainbow.org/find-a-gathering/ https://www.welcomehome.org/ There are usually one or two active facebook groups per gathering and far too many to list here. Some of them can be difficult to join without an invite but you can usually message on one of the forums to be invited or try contacting me direct for an insiders invite into the family =] LESSONS Appreciate things The story of the rich successful guy who wants to go back to being a poor man on the street was really interesting. He had never tasted something so good as a this skinny cat because he was so hungry for it and so appreciative. If you can culture better appreciation of everything around you this is the key to being happier in your life Rainbow is a great launchpad for travel When you want to visit a new country and really learn about it and meet people and have real experiences. It is very hard these days as a tourist going to a new city and trying to actually engage with real life. Going to a Rainbow gathering in the country is a perfect way to meet actual locals and understand what life was like in their history and current times. And you get an awful lot of inspiration and tips for cool things to do in that country and a lot of invites to go and visit people and do fun stuff together. If you see an event happening in a country you’ve wanted to visit it is literally the best place to start hands down. Smile more I can’t say how nice it was being in a group of people who always smiled at you as you walk along. Every day I walked lightly on my feet thanks to all the smiles. It’s something I’ve really enjoyed practising out and about since. HAlf the people I smile at look away before they get the chance to respond, but genuinely a lot of people look surprised and sile back and have a connection. and some people I even get a high five for no real reason but it’s awesome. So just go about your day assuming everyone will be nicer if you smile at them and thus you can actually make it so. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sex-Dawn-Stray-Modern-Relationships/dp/0061707813/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VPRE1F17HCJR&keywords=sex+at+dawn&qid=1580470304&s=books&sprefix=sex+a%2Cstripbooks%2C347&sr=1-1) Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do. Somewhere Under the Rainbow by Tom Thumb (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Somewhere-Under-Rainbow-personal-Gatherings/dp/1482611708/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=somewhere+under+the+rainbow&qid=1580470380&s=books&sr=1-1) This is a well-reviewed book about his experiences at Rainbow gatherings. It’s been described as a great way for those who haven’t gone to learn about it and for those that have been to reminisce and remember what they valued. I hope that is what I have achieved with this podcast but if you want to know more or remember more then this book is the place to go. Status Anxiety - Alain De Botton (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Status-Anxiety-Alain-Botton/dp/0141014865/ref=sr_1_1?crid=TCZJXLBKSSHJ&keywords=status+anxiety+by+alain+de+botton&qid=1580470410&s=books&sprefix=status+an%2Cstripbooks%2C341&sr=1-1) A fascinating read on how are status affects the way we are treated by others and general dilemmas we face. What we try to acquire it from building a business to an active social media and how we can overcome this massive anxiety we are increasingly developing to end up being happier and more chilled out people. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Felix Chandler.
    Jul 09, 2018
    25 - Is There Any Point To Anything? - Growth Mindset Podcast - Rob Price
    55:46

    Rob Price, an English teacher, author and philosopher working in Thailand and soon moving to China. He has really interesting views on the world and in my own view is like a younger, more English version of Jordan Peterson.


    On the podcast we discuss a variety of things from the topics of teaching and being useful to the world and travelling. To such things as Nuclear Winters, AI taking over the world, human beings taking over the galaxies, what is the point of living and why no one will read in the future. So certainly a great podcast for anyone who likes to think about the future and what is the point of things. Rob has a great way of unpicking what humans tend to believe versus what is actually true and I certainly learnt a lot in the conversation.

    TIPS OPTIMISE YOUR AID GIVING Try to be as useful as possible - If you want to visit a country and physically help out you should develop specific skills. Don’t just go somewhere on a glorified holiday where you mainly just get in the way. You would net make far more difference by just sending your money to charity and going on a holiday yourself. Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) LET PEOPLE BREAK STUFF. A solid piece of advice from an actual teacher. Let people make their own mistakes and learn through messing up as it is far more empowering that keeping them in an enclosed system. Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) MAKE POSITIVE RESOLUTIONS Instead of focusing on the negative try to find things that can make you happier and more useful to others or build better connections or add a skill. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) DAVID FOSTER WALLACE - INFINITE JEST (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Infinite-Jest-David-Foster-Wallace/dp/0349121087/ref=sr_1_1?crid=142SP9MDQNA2B&keywords=david+foster+wallace&qid=1580464556&s=books&sprefix=david+fos%2Cstripbooks%2C368&sr=1-1) A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America. Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human—and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. H. P. LOVECRAFT - THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whisperer-Darkness-Collected-Stories-Supernatural/dp/1840226080/ref=sr_1_1?crid=PERZ67PM6MTN&keywords=the+whisperer+in+darkness&qid=1580464637&s=books&sprefix=the+whisperer%2Cstripbooks%2C379&sr=1-1) Millenia ago, the Old Ones ruled our planet. Since that time, they have but slumbered. But when a massive sea tremor brings the ancient stone city of R'lyeh to the surface once more, the Old Ones awaken at last. The Whisperer in Darkness brings together the original Cthulhu Mythos stories of the legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Included in this volume are several early tales, along with the classics 'The Call of Cthulhu', 'The Dunwich Horror' and 'At the Mountains of Madness'. Arm yourself with a copy of Abdul Alhazred's fabled Necronomicon and prepare to face terrors beyond the wildest imaginings of all, save H.P. Lovecraft. Contact Me You can find out more about me and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!
    Jul 02, 2018
    24 - The Vegans are Taking Over - Ben Marshall
    41:52
    Ben Marshall is a model, body-builder and vegan working in film and media. Of course, we discuss a lot about health, fitness and diet, Ben also has a lot of stories to tell from aggressive time management to obsessive teeth brushing. TOP TIPS MODELLING research agencies and never pay up front for a shoot or let people pressure you into removing your clothes or taking drugs WORKOUT it’s about finding the routine that suits you and you can keep up. But also finding a way to change your routine every 4-6 weeks to keep it interesting and to stop the body from reaching a plateau. His gym routine example will be in the show notes. FOOD You can totally be a complete Vegan and a shining body of health if you eat right. His standard breakfast recipe will be in the show notes. ZOATS These things looks awesome. This chocolate recipe seems totally great but also feel free to google yourself and try using carrot instead like ben suggests Chocolate Zoats (https://www.loveandzest.com/chocolate-zoats-aka-zucchini-oatmeal/) Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Ben Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/benjamin.j.marshall/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ben Marshall.
    Jun 25, 2018
    23 - Intense Health - Stronger, Fitter, Faster with HIT - Marcelo Mesquita
    46:02
    The business and science behind lightning fast workouts with big results. Marcelo Mesquita is the Founder and CEO of Intense Health, a radical new fitness chain delivering strength and fitness results with only 20-minute workouts. We discuss the science behind the HIT movement and Marcelo's path to starting the business, from opening his first gym at 16 to competing in martial arts and body-building. TIPS ATTITUDE TO TIME In so many cases you can really leverage your time and this day and age it’s something we’re all running out of. So obviously working out can be quicker, but also meditation and even sleep with new technologies. Also when it comes to business things can go much faster if you are willing to share your business with people who are experienced and know your market and how to grow and avoid mistakes. That said you should also be willing to take things slowly and sensibly and pay the price of time where its due . Scaling a business too fast leads to mistakes and some things just need to be done methodically and patiently so that you can build a strong and stable business. ATTITUDE TO BUSINESS He saved up to invest in the equipment and took some big but calculated risks on starting it. Didn’t take investment and instead got advice and contacts from his clients a lot of whom were business professionals and he really leveraged his network and asked important questions to take things to the next level. I feel a big similarity to my approach here on the podcast so hopefully, you guys at home are getting the same benefits through listening to all the lessons I’m learning here! LIFE PARTNERS He’s the first person to ever say he would find his partner earlier in life. But he gave such a good reason that he really just found his best mate that’s into all the things he likes and a shared passion to take on the world together sounds awesome. I’ve always been pretty relaxed with an attitude of the right person will come along when they come along and not worried about it. but suddenly after listening to him, maybe I should prioritise this. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) BODY BY SCIENCE BY DOUG MCGUFF (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=body+by+science+doug+mcguff&i=stripbooks&crid=3LFTPJ5BJM0LX&sprefix=body+by+sci%2Cstripbooks%2C367&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_11) The book that really breaks down the whole science behind High-Intensity and Low-Frequency weight training so you can understand the processes at the cellular level. FAST EXERCISE BY MICHAEL MOSELY (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fast-Exercise-Michael-Mosley/dp/1780721986/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2YW1ATRJE3ZO3&keywords=fast+exercise+dr+michael+mosley&qid=1580462977&s=books&sprefix=fast+exer%2Cstripbooks%2C348&sr=1-1) A researcher and doctors investigation into HIT training and how you can get fitter with just 120 seconds of training a week when done correctly. A very interesting book! Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Marcelo: Intense Health Website (http://www.intensehealth.com/) Intense Health Twitter (https://twitter.com/intensehealth) Intense Health Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/intense_health/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Marcelo Mesquita.
    Jun 11, 2018
    22 - Learned Helplessness and Learned Optimism - Unleash Awesomeness
    37:18
    We all experience learned helplessness in our lives much to our own detriment. Yet most people don't even know what it is. Sam breaks down what the effect is, from how it was discovered to what you can do about it. This episode helps us learn more traits to boost our growth mindset with the goal of making you a more positive and strategic thinker able to look at the bigger picture and less caught up in the problems life throws at us. BACKGROUND It was discovered by Marting Seligman. He restrained dogs in a box and then gave them an electric shock at the same time as ringing a bell. After repeating this the dogs learned they would get a shock every time they heard the bell. He then put them in a box with a small fence they could jump over. on the other side of the fence would not get a shock when the bell rang. However, when the bell rang they just cowered and accepted the shock. If he put a different dog in the box that had not received the electric shocks before it would try to escape and quickly learn that when the bell rang it would be safe on one side of the box and not on the other. This has been demonstrated with other animal studies such as rats and even elephants and just in teh last few years in zebrafish and tree-shrews. They found that elelphant trainers would tie a young elephant to a post and it would struggle to try and escape the rope. For hours and days they might pull against it before giving up. However, once they gave up they wouldn’t test it again. So once teh elephant becomes an adult that can rip up tree’s and knock down walls, if you tie it to the post it was tied to as a child it gives up and sits down until it’s released. amazing! LEARNED HELPLESSNESS IN HUMANS Learned helplessness in extreme scenarios has not been experimented on with humans but it has been proven to be similar to those observed in animals although there are more complicated factors at hand and they found two types of helplessness can arise. Original Experiment In one experiment they had three cases for the human test subjects. One group heard a loud noise and had a button in front of them. they needed to press the button 4 times to make it stop and they usually worked this out pretty fast. a second group had the same noise and hte same button. but when pressed the button did nothing and the subjects soon stopped bothering with the pointless button a third group had no noise at all. In the second test all participants heard a similar loud noise and had a box with a lever in front of them. When manipulated the lever turned off the noise. Groups 1 and 3 learned to turn off the noise quickly. group 2 who had become used to not being ablt to turn off the noise mostly didn’t try the lever and sat with an annoying noise playing. Deficits of Helplessness They deduced that learned helplessness creates three deficits in subjects, cognitive, motivational and emotional: Cognitive - the subject has the idea in their mind that their circumstances are uncontrollable Motivational - meaning that the subject doesn’t bother to respond to potential methods of escaping a negative situation Emotional - the subject takes on a depressed state when they are placed in a negative situation they cannot control TWO TYPES OF HELPLESSNESS Learned helplessness in humans can have two types. Universal helplessness and personal helplessness Universal helplessness is a sense of helplessness where the subject believes nothing can be done about the situation, no one can help alleviate the pain or discomfort. Personal helplessness is where the person believes that others may be able to find a solution or to avoid the pain or discomfort but that they are not personally capable of finding a solution. Both can lead to a state of depression but with different qualities. Universal helplessness leads to explanation of the problem being due to external factors that they can’t solve, whereas personal helplessness will tend to be explained due to internal reasons. As such personal helplessness is associated with a lower sense of self-esteem and can have a greater emotional impact. Neither are great and experiencing either is a bad place to be. They are more likely to arise when we are anxious or under stress and then just naturally over-time we are more likely to accumulate learned helplessness traits as we get older due to two fundamental laws of nature as time passes we are exposed to more situations where learned helplessness can arise as time passes our bodies age and we experience more loss of abilities and health complications, some of which are reversible yet they get accepted. As well as the immediate issues of not helping ourselves in the given situation it also has negative effects such as burnout, Depression, anxiety, phobias, shyness, and loneliness COMMON LEARNED HELPLESSNESS EXAMPLES CHILDREN IN SCHOOL Often a child performs badly in one topic, math or in my case languages. They perform poorly compared to the rest of the class and the teacher doesn’t provide useful examples the student can learn from or faith in the student that they can do better. The student gets used to being bad at the subject and only get’s worse and pays less attention in lessons and completes homework in a more resigned manner expecting to do badly. They lose confidence to use the skills in the rest of their live. i.e. a bad math student never has confidence to work with figures or a bad language student never tries to learn a new language and assumes they will not be able to. Example My friend who first told me about learned helplessness used to be bad at english, when he was a t school in Germany he had one teacher who gave him his test results back once and told him he’d never be any good at english and that he was a stupid child. like seriously WTF was this guy being a teacher but the effect was really damaging on my friends motivation to even try and get better at english so he always approached it with an attitude that he wouldn’t learn much and struggled even more than he needed to. Luckily Germans basically have to study english forever so he went on to become pretty much fluent, however, he still had really low confidence for a long time even when he was pretty much fluent until he found out about learned helplessness and how silly his mindset was. SHYNESS Another common example is shyness. People who feel shy in social situations can eventually feel there is nothing they can do to overcome their symptoms. When the believe their symptoms our outside of their control this can lead to them not engaging in social situations and making the shyness even more pronounced and compounding effects of anxiety and stress around the situation so they avoid it even more. I personally have suffered from shyness and language learning difficulties. but where i first encountered learned helplessness was with coding MY FIRST HELPLESSNESS QUALITY - CODING I realised my first ‘learned helplessness’ quality whilst my co-founder was teaching me some programming techniques for a new front end framework we we re writing. I am more the business guy that has just got into coding and not exactly the core developer here but I can code. However, as he was teaching me and giving me tasks to do I was constantly asking more questions whenever I became stuck or didn’t understand something. I didn’t have a lot of confidence in the code I was writing and generally made the assumption that what I was doing was probably wrong. I’d literally internalised that I was a bit of an idiot. He sat down and told me I wasn’t stupid that I was showcasing learned helplessness qualities to my problems. The solutions are in front of me I just need to look for them instead of assuming I will fail. I had developed a mindset that I am not clever enough to work things out by myself and that I need someone to show me the way every time. As a coder that is so dangerous. It causes you to be insecure about your actions and generally worse at everything from the start. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of your own demise. If every time you want to learn something new you expect it will take you forever and you do a million tutorials or need to hire a mentor you will never get anywhere on your own. He challenged me that I wasn’t as stupid as I was telling myself and that I could answer most of my questions myself. If I took more time to read the things I didn’t understand and follow all unknown paths to their end I would be able to answer any question I had. Everything was written in front of me I just needed to open my eyes and actually use my own initiative instead of depending on others. For a coder, this is really hard to admit but it changed me completely. I’m now reading parts of applications I would just never go into before because I just assumed I wouldn’t know what was going on. And the best thing is I'm totally getting it, I’m fixing my own problems and doing things without asking questions or without even using the internet. I literally feel like a new person. TIPS FOR BEING AN INDEPENDENT CODER (OR THINKER) Stuff you learn straight away and do and then forget and stop doing..: If trying to do something difficult. Don’t just start coding. Write out what you are going to do. The more complicated it is the more notes you should make. If you are going through someone else's code. Write down what each file does and each function within that file. methodically make a map of how things work. Write down the difficult questions and don’t stop until you have found all the answers. Google is your best friend. Everyone knows this, but how many times have you asked someone how to do something and they had to google it for you. It’s embarrassing. Before you ask someone anything, first ask google. (and depending on what you are doing, also try turning it off and on again) _Rubber duck philosophy _— before asking your friend (or if you don’t have a friend) but google hasn’t worked. Try the rubber duck philosophy. Have a hypothetical conversation with your rubber duck where you explain what you are doing, explain what the problem is. Maybe draw him a diagram. If you haven’t already solved the issue by just doing this you can then ask your duck the question of how to fix the problem. Then with a better map of where the problem lies break down what you do know and don’t know, this will help get to the root of the issues. You usually find that the answer is within you. So many times when explaining a problem you will say something along the lines of, ‘Well really I should just be doing x, y, z, method because this p, w, v, y, t method is a really stupid and ….’ STOP there. you’ve solved your problem. So having seen the radical change this caused, I thought I would investigate ‘Learned Helplessness’ some more and it lead to this whole post. Note — I am a successful entrepreneur who up to now thought he was constantly challenging himself to be healthier, wealthier, happier and wiser. And for the most part, I am. buuuut there are whole sides of me I’ve stopped developing and opportunities I’ve simply shut out because of things I’ve learned about myself over time that I’ve accepted as fact. Up to now i’ve broken down the problems and attributes of learned helplessness which has been a little depressing and given one example of how I dealt with it but now we are going to learn about the more scientific solutions we can use how to overcome any learned helplessness attribute so we can live happier and more successful lives. Winning! METHODS FOR OVERCOMING LEARNED HELPLESSNESS *Martin Selgman gives the example of top athletes. * To become number one in a given sport you usually have to rank most consistently over a year including many events. (just think about tennis or formula 1). So to reach number one it is likely that the top athlete will also fail on several occasions. So their real strength is the ability to bounce back from a defeat and ‘hang in there’. If they just quit after a winning streak they would never be so successful. Seligman showed that optimists are more successful in almost all areas including relationships, sport and general health, business and academic success. So how do we become more optimistic? EXPLANATORY STYLES Explanatory styles are essentially little stories we tell ourselves to make sense of life. We are interpretation machines adn we continuosly go about our do making up explanations and stories for life around us. Your explanatory style is your default pattern for digesting and explaining bad events that occur. There are three main elements to each explanation, the “3P’s”, which determine if we approach problems positively or negatively. Personalisation - the perception of causality Pessimists view events as internally caused. e.g. A player loses a chess match. therefore I am bad a chess. An optimist view things as externally caused and will allow for non-personal factors e.g. this opponent is amazing or today I am not feeling so good or the opponent was lucky Permanence - the perception of time Pessimists believe setbacks are permanent and truly fixed forever. e.g. I will never be good at chess or be able to beat this opponent. Optimists believe setbacks are only temporary e.g. I didn’t prepare well or I had a cold or I need to practice more, next time I will perform better Pervasiveness - the perception of space and further impacts Pessimists see a setback as pervasive and related to many area’s as well as the specific setback e.g. I failed at chess, I am not clever or good at anything Optimist see a setback as narrowly contained in the one area of life e.g. I still have a life outside of chess where I am smart and capable. PERCEPTION OF GOOD AND BAD SITUATIONS I just explained that a pessimist views negative situations in the opposite way to an optimist, they takes them personally and as a permanent and wide reaching thing. It is also important to see how someone explains a good situation. When encountered with a good situation the self explanations swap and the pessimist views this event as external and not personal and as specific and impermanent, whereas the optimist takes a good situation as internal, longer lasting and wider reaching. An individuals characteristic style of explaining events plays a major role in whether a learned helplessness trait will develop. A pessimistic explanatory style is associated with a greater likelihood of experiencing learned helplessness. A NICE EXAMPLE - BILL AND BEN THE FLOWERPOT MEN Bill and Ben apply for a promotion in the flowerpot factory. They both get rejected. Bill is a pessimist. He assumes, rightly or wrongly, that the reason he missed out is personal (I wasn’t good enough), and/or permanent (I’ll never get ahead), and/or pervasive (this ruins everything -what’s the point of living). Bill is likely to give up on himself and probably won’t try again and at risk of becoming depressed due to this explanation. In contrast, Ben is an optimist. Faced with the identical setback he assumes the cause is non-personal (the boss’s nephew got it), and temporary (I had a hangover that day), and non-pervasive (this impacts my career, but not my relationship, my hobbies, my gym membership etc -life goes on). As such life does go on and Ben is fine and more likely to try for other promotions and not carry the setback around with him into other area’s of his life. IDENTIFYING YOUR STYLE Martin Seligman’s site Authentic Happiness provides a free optimism assessment test to measure your level of optimistic permanence, pervasiveness and personalization. This allows you to recognize, and therefore change, your descriptions to become more optimistic. HOW TO ACTUALLY PREVENT LEARNED HELPLESSNESS METHOD 1 - ALTERING OUR EXPLANATION STYLE When faced with loss and disappointment we should try asking ourselves these key questions to dig into current and past self explanations of problems that arise: Personal Did you blame yourself? If so, in hindsight did that prove accurate? Are you really to blame, or was it just bad luck or a factor dependant on the situation or people around you? Permanent Did you assume it would last forever? If so, were those predictions accurate? How long can it really last? Will it always be like this or will it pass? Pervasive Did you assume it would ruin everything in your life? If so, in hindsight was that truly accurate? What does it really affect in your life? What in your life will continue unaffected? Try and review your explanatory style wherever possible and challenge any pessimistic explanations that have become your default setting. Review and reduce the negative impact of past setbacks and try to keep this technique to encourage more resilience in the future. Next time life gives you lemons don’t make lemonade. Review the Personal, Permanent and Pervasive model instead! METHOD 2 - ABC METHOD When we face dissapointment or negativity of any sort we can use the ABC method to begin to change feelings of helplessness and pessimistic perspectives. The method was developed by Dr. Albert Ellis and Dr. Martin Seligman to allow a more flexible response to negativity and is a next step antidote to a defeatist mindset of learned helplessness. A - Adversity Descibe the event that happened. Leave out any evaluations or judgements. Simply describe the event that happened in a way that is as unemotional as possible. Example - ‘A colleague missed an important deadline and put the team behind schedule for the rest of the project' B - Belief Explain how the adveristy was interpreted. Do not state how you think it should be interpreted, but what your actual default belief or interpretation of the event was. Example - “I can’t believe how selfish the team member is and how unwilling they are to take things seriously. This shows their overall lack of dedication" C - Consequence Think about the feelings and actions that result from these beliefs. Go back with a level of introspection and ask yourself how you handled it. Be sure to go deep. How and when do those emotions and feelings lead to certain behaviours and actions. Example - “I am overcome with anger and frustration. I feel betrayed and discouraged. I noticed I began raising my voice and becoming hostile and sharp towards the team member" D - Disputation Do you have grounds to dispute these automatic reactions? What are the possible repercussions of following these emotions? Consider whether there are any greater benefits to moving on from the situaion and stopping this default (impulsive) reaction before it starts. Example - “Maybe I was overreacting. I don’t know the full situation yet. Maybe they had a bad week or tried to get the work done and ran into issues. By getting stressed I just annoy myself and others and further hinder the project by reducing our ability to work together." E - Energisation Did you manage to turn things around? Put all your focus on the positive feelings that ensue as a result of reframing your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Ask yourself, what’s different between how I just handled this situation versus how I would normally handle it? Relish in those personal rewards! Example - “I am proud of myself for intervening in my automatic reactions and to be able to stop them part way through. I’m happy that I’m accomplishing more by looking at things in a more reasonable manner" Regularly applying the ABC method will get you into the habitual groove of optimistic response and avoid damaging pessimism. When you have practiced it a few times you get to notice a natural reframing of situations in response to negative events. *Let’s practice it now. * This ABC method has a stupid name. It is actually ABCDE and to be honest these letters were only chosen because they are catchy and they words they represent aren’t the best words to describe the action at each point! The result is I am annoyed and don’t use the method A - Adversity There is a method that is helpful for being positive but has a silly name B - belief I think it has a really stupid name and is therefore also a stupid method C- Consequence I didn’t take it seriously because i was pre-occupied by it’s stupid name rather than the actual method D - Disputation I am being silly and wasting an opportunity to learn a better way of living my life as a calm and happier person that gets on with people better and can be more productive and kinder to those around me. I should try out the method anyway and maybe give it a better name if I am so concerned. Like ‘The deep dive method’ or… screw it actually perhaps it is a good name after all. I like the ABC method name. E - Energisation Wow what a great example. I just made myself laugh at how stupid I am and feel more positive about the problem and more willing to use it to fix other things I react to negatively. Life is fabulous. and I have an example for my blog. Double win. METHOD 3 - SMART GOALS After diagnosing our attribution style and learning to overcome pessimistic thinking, the final method is to understand that we are in control and take ownership of our response to situations and the next steps we take. Believing that a failure is out of our control or a situation is unlikely to change leads to worse performance. To achieve greater sense of self control we should practice active goal setting. This is proven to increase behaviour change as it increases your desire to act in a particular way (motivation). setting sensible goals that are likely to be achieved provides a sense of control over our outcomes, even more so when we begin to meet those goals on a consistent basis. Specific You need to know exactly what you want to achieve and not some vague goal. Questions: What is it exactly that I want to achieve? Where is this going to happen? When am I going to make this happen? Who is going to be involved? How am I going to make this happen? Why do I want to reach this goal? e.g. I want to build a sustainable business with revenue List concrete, tangible outcomes. Give names, locations, offices, cities, etc. Give specific dates and timelines. Work backwards. Give names and team members as well as potential partners and others to lean on. With all the information above, lay out a detailed strategy, tactic, and plan. Tie it into your bigger vision for yourself and your business. These relate to your principles, values, missions – the things that you stay true to. Measurable To track your progress it must be measurable. This helps provide feedback for your brain that it is gaining a sense of self control. Questions: Make it easy to determine where you stand with your progress Help refine exactly what it is you want e.g. My business must hit $10k monthly recurring revenue by the end of the year At this point don’t take the easy option and set small micro goals that are easy too easy to achieve. Achievable You don’t want it to be too easy but also if it is too hard it is a pointless goal. You won’t be able to reach it and be more likely ot give up and fall back into learned helplessness traits. Questions: Is my target really achievable? What will happen if I fall short? Are there any constraints or obstacles to overcome? What do I need to sacrifice to achieve it? Relevant How relevant is the goal? Will it be fulfilling to me as an individual? Do I really want or need it or is a different goal more worthy of my effort? Does it actually fit in with your other goals Question: Why is this goal important to me? What is worth sacrificing to achieve this goal? Will this goal really make me happier or am I just trying to prove something to others? Timed You need a timeline ideally with sub deadlines for any goal to ensure you are on track and that it actually happens. It will help you identify neccessary steps at different points and stick to the actions required to achieve your goals. Without a timeline there is no pressure to start accomplishing the goal which allows things to slip away. Establish a time frame Set a deadline or time for completion Set benchmarks this will help track progress on route to goal helps maintain motivation over time Check in regularly are there steps you can be taking right now to help achieve a long term goal what should be done over the next week to contribute to the goal? what should be done over the next month to contribute to the goal? Practicing it SMART goals are great paired with something to keep you on track. There are many goal setting apps out there that do a good job. If you are really serious about a certain goal then I highly reccomend using stickK which allows you to set stakes and even take donations to antiu-charities if you don’t keep up with a certain goal. FINDING ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS The Great Pokemon Rescue The same friend who was told he was shit at english has another example where we can take ownership of our problems When he was a young child and the Pokemon craze was all the rage he finally got his first Pokemon game and had collected a few Pokemon, but after a few hours the Pokemon were getting very low on health and one had already fainted. He had missed the tutorial showing how to revive a Pokemon and he genuinely believed his Pokemon were all going to die. He sat on a wall and cried by himself. Anyone who ever played Pokemon i’m sure will feel for him and how terrible this must have felt! His mother asked him what was wrong and he explained. She got out the Pokemon book she had purchased for him along with the Pokemon game, within a few minutes she found the instructions of how to revive Pokemon and joy of joys they were all saved. My friend learned that when you have a specific problem you can research it and find solutions. This has helped him to become a great coder as he is great at reading the documentation to understand what he is taking on before he starts, and as soon as a problem arises he knows it can be fixed by research. Use Google Yourself Just like my example of coding many people are afraid of computers or coding or anything technical and become dependant on others to fix their problems. But so much of the time everything we need to know is on google. Myself and every developer that ever existed get so many questions from people who aren’t coders asking fairly simple things to do with computers that I don’t know how to do either. e.g. connect a printer, set up some software, connect to a network… All I do when asked how to fix something on this device i’ve never used before is google the problem in front of the other person and show them how to fix it. Yet when the same problem arises again or something similar they still come straight back despite being told that i don’t know how their device works and I need to use google which is a free resource they also have available. This is a simple example for technical vs non technical people. but there are many other examples where we get super bogged down in fairly simple questions How do I ask a girl on a date? How do I study to get a higher grade in my test? How do I exercise more? How do I find time to meditate? How do I start a business? These questions basically answer themselves by just doing it and there is no real magic sauce, sure you can learn better techniques for these things SUMMARY So we’ve found that we can all develop learned helplessness traits but with a positive attitude we can reduce our likelihood to be so prone. And by assessing ourselves we can overcome our self imposed limitations lead happier and more successful lives! BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Learned Helplessness: A Theory for the Age of Personal Control (amazon.co.uk/Learned-Helplessness-Theory-Personal-Control/dp/0195044673/ref=sr_1_9?crid=2FN9MD07YFN10&keywords=learned+helplessness&qid=1580448650&s=books&sprefix=learned+he%2Cstripbooks%2C348&sr=1-9) Written by psychologist Christopher Peterson and the original learned helplessness researchers, Steven F. Maier and Martin E. P. Seligman Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learned-Optimism-Change-Your-Mind/dp/1473684315/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2FN9MD07YFN10&keywords=learned+helplessness&qid=1580448540&s=books&sprefix=learned+he%2Cstripbooks%2C348&sr=1-2) Martin Seligman breaks down how to lead a positive and successful life Mindset - The Psychology Behind Success - Carol dweck (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindset-Updated-Changing-Fulfil-Potential/dp/147213995X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=7D6QOZ4LEMJX&keywords=carol+dweck&qid=1580448738&s=books&sprefix=carol+dw%2Cstripbooks%2C344&sr=1-1) The original book on growth mindset and developing a positive attitude. Great read! VIDEOS Martin Seligman’s TED Talk on the “New Era of Positive Psychology” (https://youtu.be/9FBxfd7DL3E) A classic talk Psychologist Lance Luria on the differences between learned helplessness and learned optimism. You’ll learn about the amazing ability of the human brain to train itself, as well as the benefits of meditation, mindfulness, and other ways to link the health of the mind and body. A quick summary of Seligman’s book Learned Optimism (https://youtu.be/2hHNq45rEnU) A nice animated review that covers all the main points in under 5 minutes Contact me You can find out more about me and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) SCIENTIFIC LINKS Abramson, L. Y., Seligman, M. E. P., & Teasdale, J. D. (1978). Learned helplessness in humans: Critique and reformulation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 87, 49-74. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.87.1.49 Dweck, C. (1975). The role of expectations and attributions in the alleviation of learned helplessness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 31, 674-685. doi:10.1037/h0077149 Tayfur, O., Karapinar, P. B., & Camgoz, S. M. (2013). The mediating effects of emotional exhaustion cynicism and learned helplessness on organizational justice-turnover intentions linkage. International Journal of Stress Management, 20, 193-221. doi:10.1037/a0033938 Thompson, J. (2010). Learned helplessness: You’re not trapped. GoodTherapy. Retrieved from https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/therapy-learned-helplessness/ Wu, W. (2009, February 8). Learned helplessness: How to tame a baby elephant. [Personal Blog]. Retrieved from https://waynewu.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/learned-helplessness/ Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sam Harris.
    Jun 04, 2018
    21 - The Simple Art of Happiness - Bob Asim
    54:48
    Product Manager at Roche Pharmaceuticals (Kindest person I know) Bob Asim is a mid 30-year-old Malaysian professional who has worked at various large medical organisations bringing products to market and into hospitals and GP surgeries such as breast cancer and diabetes medications. Bob is also one of the kindest and happiest people I have ever met and just has some amazing philosophies on life that have really stuck with me and I hope will help you as well. TOP TIPS HAPPINESS THROUGH GENEROSITY Now this is kind of a difficult concept to grasp and initially practice when you’re brought up in a world where you are taught to think for yourself and When you can start deriving happiness from making others happy your life truly changes. When you think of things from other peoples perspectives instead from your own perspective you really unlock a whole extra dimension of happiness that never even existed before and its suddenly becomes remarkably easy to enjoy each day instead of going through life selfishly trying to have more for yourself or feeling owed stuff or victimised when you don’t get as much as others instead of feeling happy that other people are doing well. This also makes you are much nicer person to be around and then other people start doing nice things for you and your life and relationships get a whole lot better. Bob thinks that the ability to be generous should be considered a privilege that you shouldn’t take for granted and should use at all times: 1 - The fact you can give anything is a privilege. even just a smile is a privilege that you are happy. giving anything of value is a privilege that you have something of value. 2 - Being able to give to others because they are open to receive is also a privilege. Not everyone in life is ready to receive help or advice or any form of gifts from you. So when people are open to generosity you can be grateful that you are able to improve their day. Then to conclude with his biggest philosophy - Having what you need is enough and having more is awesome because you get to give to others. HAPPINESS THROUGH LIVING IN THE MOMENT AND JUST DECIDING TO BE HAPPY Don’t let your expectations of what you want control your happiness. when shit things happen accept them and just move on without being dragged into unhappiness, like Bob and his new kitchen or me and my parking ticket. If you accept reality as it is straight away you can continue to be happy and have good relationships with the people around you. If you kick and scream like a child resisting acceptance of this new fate that has befallen you and blaming those around or shouting at people you are just being stupid, you have to accept this new situation you are in eventually and you are just wasting time. If a problem arises and you let that make you unhappy and get angry or sad, instead of having one problem you create many more problems for yourself and waste your own time being unhappy about life and waste time of others being a dick and life is simply too short too waste with this so just don’t. and then life is much better. And as a bonus when you observe the fact that you could be unhappy right now but have decided not to be, you feel even happier because you aware of how much crap you are avoiding. I appreciate that this is super easy to say and super hard to do. Like i learnt my lesson with the parking ticket ten years ago but still didn’t become great at practicing it till more recently. Some people certainly feel like they are supposed to get angry when someone does them wrong and like it’s violating their principles letting someone get away with something. but if you can look at the big picture and see how much benefit and negative you truly get from following these negative emotions it just always works out worst for yourself. Like buddhist say. ‘Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other man to get sick' STAY TRUE TO YOUR BELIEFS When something makes you feel awkward and you know it's wrong yet you feel like it can’t be changed and those around you aren’t doing anything. Don’t just carry on. Have the balls to stick your neck out and risk it. Bob saved patients money and impressed his bosses by being the one willing to tell them about the issues going on with doctors stealing money from patients. He risked being not understood or losing sales of the product for his company by doctors no longer using their products. But he stood up for his belief and the patients and everything worked out. I think we all have times when our morale beliefs are challenged and examples like this are a great reason to have faith in ourselves instead of just following the crowd. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) REPLAY - KEN GRIMWOOD (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=replay+ken+grimwood&i=stripbooks&crid=34URPC1UQLI34&sprefix=replay+%2Cstripbooks%2C361&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_7) The tale of a man who is reborn several times into his same body as a teenager and provides a great perspective on the way someone can choose to live a life. I just found this a beautiful tale of the paths and decisions we take in life and how they affect us what really matter in our search for happiness. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS - SEAN COVEY (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Habits-Highly-Effective-Teens/dp/1476764662/ref=sr_1_1?crid=GCRE208BPS2R&keywords=7+habits+of+highly+effective+teenagers&qid=1580447323&s=books&sprefix=7+hab%2Cstripbooks%2C381&sr=1-1) Sean is the son of Stephen Covey who wrote 7 habits of highly effective people. this book is an interpretation of those principles in a way that a teenager can apply them to their life or a parent or grandparent can help them. Both books are excellent read for anyone wanting to do more with their lives and be happier. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Bob Asim.
    May 21, 2018
    20 - Growth Hacking, Life Hacking and Superpowers - Sherman Lee - Rocco AI
    49:38
    Co-Founder - RavenProtocol , Rocco AI , Good Audience Partner and Investor at Zeroth AI Writer for Forbes, Huffington Post and Business Insider Sherman Lee is an inspiring entrepreneur who knows how to have fun doing it. He has extensive experience in social media, bots, growth hacking, crypto-currencies and Machine Learning, of which he has businesses involved in all of these things. Somehow he also finds the time to write for major publications such as Forbes and the Huffington Post and do a lot of hiking and be a dad. We discuss key insights on how to growth hack your business as well as developing your own personal skills and function as a human being. As usual, I learn more than I expected and want to spend another 3 hours interviewing him. TIPS USE FORCING FUNCTIONS TO MAKE YOURSELF GROW A big motivator is a great way to really force yourself to tackle your demons and grow. Putting yourself out there in a sink or swim situation is the best way to learn fast and hard. Sherman was terrified of sales but running out of money he finally actually charged for his products and learnt how to sell them 2.DON'T DO EVERYTHING YOURSELF 'Someone else is always better than you at something' - Don't try and take everything on yourself because you aren't even the best person to do everything. People can help your idea or teach you much faster than if you do everything by yourself. 3. MUMS ARE AWESOME Mums put in a lot of effort. Be nice to them, thank them, do random acts of kindness. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) FOUNDERS AT WORK: STORIES OF STARTUPS' EARLY DAYS - JESSICA LIVINGSTON Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company. Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover? Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Sherman: Medium (https://medium.com/@sherm8n) Twitter (https://twitter.com/SHERM8N) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shermlee/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sherman Lee.
    Apr 27, 2018
    19 - We Built a Trading Platform - Adam Dodds & Viktor Nebehaj - Freetrade.io
    46:33
    THE STORY OF HAVING A MASSIVE IDEA AND THEN MAKING IT HAPPEN. Adam Dodds, CEO and Viktor Nebehaj, Head of Growth Freetrade is a revolutionary trading platform for UK investors to make trades for free. Their mission is to completely improve the experience of trading so that people can make the best use of their money and never have to worry about fee's. Adam Dodds, CEO and co-founder of Freetrade shares his experience in starting the platform and key issues and features of the platform. Viktor Nebehaj is the Head of Growth and goes much deeper into crowdfunding strategies, investing strategies and tools to make you a better human. Freetrade.io is launching this month May 2018 and also raising their 3rd round of funding on Crowdcube.com for anyone interested to get involved. TIPS LONGER TERM INVESTING. I really like Viktor's investing approach of looking for the companies that have maybe been neglected by the stock market with newer fancier businesses like Tesla or facebook taking the limelight but actually have a great business model and are offering a decent return and have invested in R and D to keep themselves producing relevant products and selling a big volume of products and companies like Ford and Nike represent that. Also the long-term goal of aiming to be able to make a reliable income of your investments is such a great way to be designing your life and really worth thinking about. A GOOD IDEA CAN GET FUNDING Apparently raising a relatively small in their words circa £150k is easy. This seems pretty big but with just a few founders with an idea, you can tell a good story about it's totally doable. You need to show you know what you are doing then you really have no excuse to quit your job and just bloody do it. Now in the UK this is even easier with the SEIS scheme but there are similar incentives in many countries. PRACTICE REAL KINDNESS Kindness isn’t just being nice to your family members and friends or doing acts that you hope to get paid back. It’s about doing things that genuinely help or improve someone else’s life without expecting any recognition or thanks. Practicing such kindness is the most enlightening, empowering and satisfying thing you can do and learning to make such acts will give huge personal rewards once you can do it. BOOKS Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) BORN TO RUN: A HIDDEN TRIBE, SUPERATHLETES, AND THE GREATEST RACE THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BY CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Born-Run-Hidden-Ultra-Runners-Greatest/dp/1861978774/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2L8OOLE8SABP2&keywords=born+to+run&qid=1580444932&s=books&sprefix=born+to+%2Cstripbooks%2C-1&sr=1-1) Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. CHAOS MONKEYS: OBSCENE FORTUNE AND RANDOM FAILURE IN SILICON VALLEY BY ANTONIO GARCIA MARTINEZ (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chaos-Monkeys-Inside-Silicon-Machine/dp/1785034553/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1P114FZ0DE1L6&keywords=chaos+monkeys&qid=1580444888&s=books&sprefix=chaos+mon%2Cstripbooks%2C434&sr=1-1) Liar’s Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager and startup founder/CEO. The reality is, Silicon Valley capitalism is very simple: Investors are people with more money than time. Employees are people with more time than money. Entrepreneurs are the seductive go-between. Marketing is like sex: only losers pay for it. ENDURANCE: SHACKLETON'S GREAT ADVENTURE - ALFRED LANSING (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Voyage-Antarctic/dp/0753809877/ref=sr_1_1?crid=C8PF1EC1WWJ9&keywords=alfred+lansing+endurance&qid=1580444850&s=books&sprefix=alfred+lan%2Cstripbooks%2C458&sr=1-1) In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world. DISRUPTED: MY MISADVENTURE IN THE START-UP BUBBLE BY DAN LYONS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disrupted-Ludicrous-Misadventures-Start-up-Bubble/dp/1786491028/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WGSB1J98334E&keywords=dan+lyons&qid=1580444802&s=books&sprefix=dan+ly%2Cstripbooks%2C413&sr=1-1) For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the vague role of "marketing fellow." What could go wrong? HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS BY J.D. VANCE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture/dp/0008220565/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1AQOL85K3QNG9&keywords=hillbilly+elegy&qid=1580444773&s=books&smid=A1G3UP32AZJ14F&sprefix=hillbi%2Cstripbooks%2C366&sr=1-1) From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream. SHANTARAM BY GREGORY DAVID ROBERTS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shantaram-Gregory-David-Roberts/dp/0349117543/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6CPHT12NYP8J&keywords=shantaram&qid=1580444746&s=books&sprefix=shantara%2Cstripbooks%2C370&sr=1-1) "It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured." So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Freetrade: Medium (https://medium.com/@freetrade_app) Website (https://freetrade.io/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/freetrade) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Adam Dodds and Viktor Nebehaj.
    Apr 26, 2018
    18 - Sentient - The Worlds Leading Distributed AI Platform - Antoine-Blondeau
    59:28
    FROM GROWING A BUSINESS IN STEALTH MODE TO CULTIVATING AN ATTITUDE OF SELF IMPROVEMENT Antoine created the technology behind Siri which he sold to Apple. He is currently the founder of Sentient Technologies, one of the worlds leading AI businesses. In his spare time he is a mentor at Zeroth AI where he is a source of brilliant advice. We cover some awesome topics about the future and the past, dealing with problems at a personnel level to threats facing the whole of humanity. Some huge idea’s that made my head spin at the time and lead to me conducting some very rapid reading up on latest tech idea's. Anyone interested in Tech and the future or just being a better person will learn plenty from Antoine. TIPS GROWTH MINDSET You can literally achieve seriously big goals if you work for them. grandfather carried on with his life with a positive attitude and went on to do incredible things without giving up. Running a business and not giving u on his personal hobbies. I don’t think i’ll ever forget the story of Antoine playing chess with him, that is truly incredible. CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND DON'T BE AFRAID TO TAKE A PAY CUT Open yourself to interesting challenges and learning experiences at every point. America vs. Japan —> choose japan. Taking the next job up the chain vs a step down in a new avenue where you can learn loads more. ASK CANDIDATES WHAT OTHERS THINK OF THEM You can get a lot more insight into how a person actually functions by asking what others think of them rather than just asking for their strengths and weaknesses. BOOKS A huge fan of history and reading real books. I would love a chance to look into his personal library. but for now we have these books from him as his must reads. Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) LOST ILLUSIONS (LA COMÉDIE HUMAINE #38) - HONORÉ DE BALZAC (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Illusions-Classics-Honore-Balzac/dp/0140442510/ref=sr_1_5?crid=29T01OXRDFX70&keywords=honore+de+balzac&qid=1580442932&s=books&sprefix=honore%2Caudible%2C375&sr=1-5) I’d never heard of this book but on investigation it sounds amazing. It seems to be considered one of the Great french classics that is taught in school but much more appreciated as an adult and I really can’t wait to read it. It seems to be a coming of age novel about a french man who moves to Paris to seek love and glory and i’m hoping to get insights on life and France all in a beautiful novel. MEMOIRS: A TWENTIETH CENTURY JOURNEY IN SCIENCE AND POLITICS - EDWARD TELLER AUTOBIOGRAPHY (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Memoirs-Twentieth-century-Journey-Politics-2001-11-26/dp/B01K0TNNJK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22NC5EPOCPVK7&keywords=edward+teller&qid=1580443005&s=books&sprefix=edward+te%2Cstripbooks%2C456&sr=1-1) It covers the story behind the H-bomb as well as The entire path of edward teller leading up to and after it. He also recounts the effects had on him from his relationships with great minds like einstein, von neuman, borr and fermi. So another book I”m excited to read. NOTHING TO ENVY - BY BARBARA DEMICK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nothing-Envy-Lives-North-Korea/dp/184708141X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=nothing+to+envy&qid=1580443033&s=books&sr=1-1) This book had a huge effect on me really learning how an entire society can be controlled by their rulers and that it’s actually still going on today just made it feel all the more real and worrying. So a truly great book that covers the story of several families in North Korea from the end of the war up until today. Possibly the best book I read last year. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Antoine: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoineblondeau/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Antoine Blondeau.
    Apr 19, 2018
    17 - Dream it, do it - Katherina-Olivia Lacey
    29:35
    FROM QUITTING YOUR JOB TO SELLING YOUR FIRST BUSINESS. Katherina is a young start-up founder who runs a logistics business based out of Singapore. She was a venture partner of the Zeroth.ai accelerator where she gives fabulous advice and mentorship. Originally from Bolivia she has a diverse life history with a number of lessons and stories along the way, including quitting her job to start a business with her new life partner. Not part of the typical formula for success she fought hard to achieve her goals regardless. TIPS DREAM IT AND JUST DO IT You really can just decide to quit your job and go off into the sunset with your partner and start a business when you don’t even know what it will be. This may sound a bit silly but when you aren’t happy with your situation you really can just aim for your dream of how you want things to be and not even know what it will be and yet still get there if you work for it. I find this very very inspiring. SELL WITH CONFIDENCE You don’t need to be specifically qualified or a big business to aim high and secure big clients. If you believe you can solve a problem for people then just do it and talk to the big scary companies you should be talking to. I was also quite surprised to find they were a team of only 4 people, it really shows you can run a great business by keeping it simple with a small team and still trade with the big guys IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE Whether is meditating or taking a walk or watching movies and hitting the gym everyday it’s important to take some time for yourself to ensure you have balance in your life and are doing things on your terms. There’s a huge shift in the mentality of you choosing to be there and working on the things you should be rather than the work choosing itself for you and you feeling like you are just putting out fires endlessly without any control of where the next fire will be. BOOKS A big fan of the classics which you can totally download for free win. Pride and prejudice (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pride-and-Prejudice/dp/B016LMY7C2/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1HSPOLOFZPEWB&keywords=pride+and+prejudice&qid=1580441597&s=books&sprefix=pride+an%2Caudible%2C354&sr=1-1), to kill a mockingbird (https://www.amazon.co.uk/To-Kill-a-Mockingbird/dp/B00L61GPGK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=X07T1OWVE947&keywords=to+kill+a+mockingbird&qid=1580441634&s=books&sprefix=to+kill%2Caudible%2C387&sr=1-1), 1984 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nineteen-Eighty-Four/dp/B016E6HZVK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=1984&qid=1580441677&s=books&sr=1-1). If you had to read them when you were younger and didn’t get them they really are worth picking up again. and if you never read them then sort your life out. you can just search free audiobook player in any app store and get an app that downloads any of the old classics, so no excuses. Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Katherina Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/katherinaolivia/) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherinalacey/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Katherina Olivia-Lacey.
    Mar 20, 2018
    16 - The Basic Formula for Success and Happiness - Nick White
    45:59
    Nick White is the head of the AI department at Zeroth.ai. He helps startups in the accelerator to make the most of their potential with AI and grow their business. He also speaks and writes on AI and has a great medium blog, as well as practicing yoga and surfing in his spare time. Nick has some amazing life experiences we can learn from and has lots of great ideas and stories we can all enjoy. TIPS MASTERY TAKES TIME You can master anything with dedication and starting small. As part of the philosophy of the biggest journey still starts with a single step, if you have a passion project there is no reason to put it off and spending a small amount of time each day can quickly add up. Like the hare and the tortoise, if you can be dedicated and not bite off more than you can chew you will surely win. SACRIFICES ARE A PART OF LIFE It's great to be free and open to any opportunity. But if you want to master something and succeed you have to make sacrifices. Whether that is travelling less and having a home, or planning things in a calendar far in the future and sticking to it. I really love this attitude. Nick doesn't let the fact he is missing out on growing a successful banana ice cream biz with his mates get him down, instead he accepted that he made a logical choice to pursue AI and he couldn't do both successfully. DON’T LOSE TOUCH WITH WHO YOU ARE. It’s great to be shaped by your experiences and adapt to life in different situations, but don’t let yourself lose the values that make you great. Big cities can be cold places with little reason to be nice to those around you but wherever possible give the world a smile and make friendships with the people you come into contact even if only fleetingly. + it’ll make you happier =] BOOKS An avid reader. Some of his favourite books on AI and our future are: Get any of the books free on audible (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) DEEP LEARNING - YOSHUA BENGIO (http://www.deeplearningbook.org/) HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY - JERRY KAPLAN (https://www.amazon.com/Humans-Need-Not-Apply-Intelligence/dp/0300213557) SAPIENS AND HOMO DEUS - YUVAL NOAH HARARI (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Homo-Deus-Brief-History-Tomorrow/dp/B01HGZ3TKE/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2N0F6N75QZGHS&keywords=sapiens+homo+deus&qid=1580440137&s=books&sprefix=sapiens+homo%2Caudible%2C571&sr=1-1) Bloody great books on everything about humans. Read them and be enlightened on the world around you! PRINCIPLES - RAY DALIO (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Principles-Life-and-Work/dp/B074B28CXV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=ZRP7628XBUZN&keywords=ray+dalio+principles&qid=1580440101&s=books&sprefix=ray+d%2Caudible%2C352&sr=1-1) A legendary investor he has a great set of guiding principles to life that have helped him be so successful and happy with his life and they serve as a great toolset for everyone. Understanding AI Blogpost (https://medium.com/zeroth-ai/understanding-artificial-intelligence-b9b58f9b25c2) Nick has co-created a great and lengthy article on AI which covers basically everything you need to know about how it works and where to get started if you are keen on dabbling in the field or just knowing how the hell it works. So uncover the inner magic and read on. Contact Us You can find out more about us and chat about anything you like Nick: Medium (https://medium.com/@nickikwhite_5051) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-white-4a9478123/) Zeroth (https://www.zeroth.ai/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Nick White.
    Mar 01, 2018
    15: Living the 4 Hour Work Week - Felix Chandler
    43:44
    Escape the rat race and follow your dreams — The joys and woes of the nomad lifestyle Felix Chandler is a young millennial with a very relaxed attitude to life. He has made some great optimisations from the 80:20 rule leading to achieving a lifestyle he is very content with. In his part-time when he isn't on a beach, he is also a chess teacher, yoga instructor and massage therapist. But a lot of this can often be done from the beach... He taught me a lot about how to approach doing anything and provides a great reminder to ask yourself why you do things and what you wish to achieve. TIPS 80:20 - REALLY ASSESS HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR TIME AND MONEY. You can save so much hassle and time by really assessing where your time is being spent and what you get from it. Felix shares a great example from his remote business where he didn’t charge a client up front and avoided extra hours worth of email to clarify on price and getting them to send half money now before starting work and then half when complete etc... If you lose 10% of leads but save 80% of time you are going to be much richer! You can deal with more clients. It also saves them time giving them a better experience, they are less likely to cancel and they also appreciate your trust and are more likely to book again. Everyone wins. YOU NEED A FIRE UNDER YOUR ARSE TO DO BIG THINGS! To really be successful and grow a business you need serious energy and drive to solve problems and deal with admin headaches. If you start a business to just solve a short term problem you will lose the fire and likely not turn the business into a big thing. You need to have real passion and drive to continuously dedicate to a project. YOU CAN BE VERY CONTENT WITH MINIMALASM You can be very happy by needing less. Reduce expectations of what you need to be happy and life can be very gratifying and rewarding. You don’t need to waste time working in a job you don’t like and spend it on the beach and reading and doing art if you spend less, LIFE IS NOW Don’t seek something in the future. You need to be content and happy in the now. If you can’t learn this then you won’t be content in the future because you will be seeking something else! BOOKS 4 HOUR WORK WEEK - TIMOTHY FERRIS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0091929113/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&c) A classic book. You won't end up working just 4 hours a week after reading it, but the way you think about work and life will never be the same. Learn to optimise your short time on this earth to spend as much of it doing what you enjoy and maximise the output of your labour to suit your needs. SAPIENS AND HOMO DEUS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=sapiens+and+homo+deus&i=stripbooks&crid=1ZGEIPRYDOLH5&sprefix=sapiens+and+%2Cstripbooks%2C497&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_12) - YUVAL NOAH HURARI Bloody great books on everything about humans. Read them and be enlighted on the world around you! Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) CONTACT Felix: Felixkchandler at gmail dot com Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Felix Chandler.
    Feb 14, 2018
    14 - Investing Sensibly to Launching Your Own VC Fund - Eamonn Carey, MD Techstars
    51:38
    Eamonn is the Managing Director at Techstars London, and an early stage investor, advisor and board member in over 25 companies across the US, Europe and Asia. He also helps out at Zeroth.ai in Hong Kong, who invest in AI and ML companies. He is launching his own VC fund and runs a regular dealflow email for 300+ angel and VC investors. Previously, he was the MD at Techstars Connection in partnership with AB InBev program in New York, and has worked as a mentor on Techstars and multiple other accelerator programs across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia. He is a regular speaker at conferences around the world and a wealth of information on the VC, accelerators and tech scene. As such we talk a lot about accelerators, VC’s and tech on the podcast. TOP TIPS 1. You do only have one life on this planet — Enjoy your work If you aren’t super passionate about what you’re doing at work. minimise time at work or start your own business and do something you believe in. find your passion and work for your own goals Don’t work with dickheads The team you work with should be nice people that don’t suck. When interviewing for a role ask mundane questions to see if they can be normal and nice to hang out with. When interviewing a team check to see if they get on with each other within the team and be alert to micro-gestures that might suggest one person is being controlling or isn’t appreciated by the others. 2. Scheduling Keep control of your time by constricting tasks to specific slots so you know when you will be able to do different things and ensure you keep time saved for personal stuff. whether it’s working on specific business tasks or spending time with your family its good to have time that won’t be interrupted by calls. especially when your an investor in many companies and working with accelerators 3. Being a good CEO with Growth mindset Having a can-do attitude where you can constantly learn and improve your skills is the best way to be. His favourite CEO’s are like sponges that are constantly learning from everyone they meet and every action they take whether it has good or bad consequences it is a chance to constantly improve themselves and their businesses. As a bonus, they are normal people who are fun to hang out with due to having varied interests. So go all in on growth mindset 4. Don’t always listen to advice from Mentors / Investors There is no overwhelming easy to implement the strategy on how to take advice. you will always get some good advice and some bad advice and work out which is the best and which isn’t comes with experience. The only thing we can say is to not let advice paralyse you into indecision and when you are unsure try to go with your gut. The story of the business that received mainly negative feedback and stalled on their idea to then lose out to others is hardly unique. Have faith in your vision. If people don’t understand it often you need to explain your vision better rather than give up. or ignore some of the haters. of course, the advice is often really useful and just ignoring people is also stupid. A good rule of thumb is to not listen too closely to people that don’t understand the industry and try rely more on input from your potential customers. CONTACT We are both very happy to discuss any of the idea’s mentioned in the show or anything else =] Eamonn: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ecarey/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/eamonncarey) Techstars (https://www.techstars.com/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Show Notes (https://medium.com/growth-mindset-podcast/13-tech-accelerators-and-how-to-launch-a-vc-fund-d733135eb437) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Eamonn Carey.
    Feb 02, 2018
    13 - The Basics of Entrepreneurship & How to Master Anything
    1:27:16
    Alex Denne is one of the most curious people I have ever met. He has an uncanny ability to break things down and gamify self-improvement as well as pretty much anything else. I worked with him co-running Basecamp, a business accelerator for students at Bristol University where we learnt a lot about start-ups and young entrepreneurs. On the show, we cover a lot about start-ups... Also, lots of business ideas and strategies for self-improvement and fun times travelling. He has a great view of the world that I think you’ll enjoy. TOP TIPS 1. Gamify Self-improvement I love the way he breaks things down and works out how to improve them, t’s good to always step back and be mindful and curious about what you’re doing and what you want to achieve. Wherever possible try and make the process more fun by gamifying elements of it or setting targets, rewards or budgets that you can monitor and acknowledge achievements. Note — Learn to Type Fast! 2. Cycle Touring is Awesome I need to do more cycle touring with my life, everyone should try it. It’s such a great way to see the world. It can be done really cheaply and is a fun healthy way of exploring with a good amount of challenge. 3. Work with people who complement you Just because you and a potential partner are both interested in an idea and get along, doesn’t mean you are the best business partners. You need to find someone that seeks out and solves the problem that you can’t, otherwise you are just double working and can actually cause conflict. People that do the same job as you should just be the employee’s that you hire whilst you find new problems that you can solve. People that solve things you can’t comprehend are your partners. BOOKS Peak By Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0099598477/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0099598477&linkId=1c98598c611f126099f511453d9fc429) This book really embodies the growth mindset and explains how you can improve and master and any skill. You don’t necessarily need innate talent to be brilliant. Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill. Tim Ferris 4 Hour Work Week (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0091929113/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0091929113&linkId=aedd06f7c832dcf330de702072716460) Great book on how to live your life and be more successful. One of the best books you can ever read to think more strategically about your life and how you want it to work and giving you the tools to get there. His other books are also worth reading but take the 4-hour body and 4-hour chef with a grain of salt and he makes some overwhelming statements that aren’t exactly accurate. Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0099590085/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0099590085&linkId=f07a43f7c6c2863b03561dcc100a6fd5) In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical — and sometimes devastating — breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1847947158/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1847947158&linkId=b4e952584258a522fea81eb9c696e33b) Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future — whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life — and is destined to become a modern classic. SuperIntelligence: Paths, Dangers and Strategies — Nick Bostrum (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0198739834/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0198739834&linkId=c78e5a956a0a5718eb0e47818d7bcd14) What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful — possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Growth Mindset Summary (https://namastenourished.com/growth-mindset/) Learn more about the Growth Mindset and how to encourage one with this really informative blog. CONTACT Both very happy to discuss any of the idea’s mentioned in the show or anything else =] Alex: Twitter (https://twitter.com/alexjdenne) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/alexjdenne/) me@alexdenne.com Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Show notes (https://medium.com/growth-mindset-podcast/12-mastering-anything-519718369ec) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Alex Denne.
    Jan 13, 2018
    12 - Startup Stories [part 3] - Success, Failure and Bitcoin - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts
    41:12
    SAM HARRIS AND THEO RICKETTS This is final episode of the trilogy, the season and the entire year. Sam and Theo finish up the series with some personal stories and a review of how entrepreneurs can be more successful. If you haven't listened to the first episodes with Theo start there. Additionally, I share some of my best insights from the podcast this year as well as my 2 satoshi on Bitcoin and being a strategic investor. TOP TIPS 1. SUCCESS = EXECUTION, PERSISTENCE AND JUST TAKING IT SERIOUSLY There have been a number of idea’s that really could have been a success if we’d put more effort into the execution and persisted with the idea. Often the success of a project is directly relational to how seriously you take it. Putting time and money into it is often the only way to really ignite a business. Once things are going and you have a customer the next steps can seem to happen but crossing the chasm from a hobby side-project to a fully fledged business is a big step you have to commit to by taking a big breath and taking the plunge. 2. PRACTICE MINIMALISM A million to-dos in your day are confusing and lead to decision fatigue and generally poor execution. Having less is really more in all aspects of life. Practicing minimalism in everything is liberating and allows you to be much more successful. Whether it is stuff you have stored at home or the amount of packing you have. to the number of idea’s, you work on at once. Now that I’m living a more minimal life I really find it mental the amount of stuff that people have they don’t use, yet they let it take up their time and money just keeping hold of these things they don’t need. A great new years thing to do is a big clear-out of your possessions. Analyse your main projects and prioritising which ones you want to achieve first and focus on just that. Give your brain the freedom to be awesome at something without distraction 3. BE REALISTIC ABOUT EXPECTATIONS For your own sanity and for the benefit of others you can really help yourself by being realistic about what you expect to achieve. Being ambitious is essential, but if it leads to you overpromising on things you will end up working far too hard on things that you under-deliver on. People will perceive you as a failure and often incapable, you will lose motivation yourself and end up with too many things on your plate which as discussed earlier is not what you want. Allowing longer timelines for things means you can do them properly with focus. People you work with whether a customer or a boss will know when they are getting the thing and you can expect it to be of correct quality. You can execute stress-free and have some time for yourself to chill rather than running around like a stressed out headless idiot that ends up failing at everything. There is a fine line between ambitious and plain naivety and be careful to always stay on the correct side of it 4. MEDITATION Meditating has some serious life benefits. It’s not easy emptying your mind and concentrating on one thing and anyone who practices meditation for 20 minutes and says they achieve complete calm the whole time is a liar. The point is to recognise that you’ve gone off the rails and bring yourself back to the start. The more you practice the better you get and you can focus on your work or task at hand with much less procrastination so that you can then quickly get onto the other things you enjoy. I have a slightly overly active mind and this has helped me certainly in working. but only last week for the first time did this help with sleep. I generally get some idiot idea in my brain or something from the day that pisses me off and I have these stupid conversation replay in my mind of what I’m going to do and it all goes nowhere. for the first time was I really able to step out of my own head. Tell myself I’m wasting my time and quiet the inner monkey. and next thing I was asleep. This might not sound like much to you but for me this was incredible. Whatever personal vices you have whether it’s being more grateful for the stuff around you. Being less stressed out or being more focused at work. Meditating on these subjects can bring real benefits and success in defining how you want to be as a person. 5. BITCOIN It would be a bit wrong to finish the year without talking about bitcoin. I’ve personally invested a fair amount of money in it and made some incredible gains over the year. I did a lot of research on the topic, listening and reading to everything I could. As a scientist I feely very safe in concluding that no one really knows what’s going on. It final hit virility and mainstream and no one really predicted exactly how that could play out. from one week to another the cryptocurrency of favour makes no real logical sense and you can’t predict it. My personal recommendation if you are wanting to invest is to spread your money over quite a few currencies and don’t hedge your bets on just a few. Spending time trying to trade them is a huge risk where you will likely lose yourself money and a lot of time and gain a whole load of stress. It’s taking over the lives of so many people right now who have a severe addiction I really would advise just buying and not looking for a year too much. Regret minimisation I think is essential to be mindful of when it comes to crypto. On how much to invest decide in long run with a potential of 1000% gain or 100% loss what would you regret the least in ten years time and invest something you’re comfortable with. When taking money out or moving it remember it can shoot up again tomorrow or crash basically on a 50:50 basis. so if either of those events will fill you with regret don’t let captain hindsight beat you up later or panic when your holdings go down and sell everything. Remember to keep a more bird’s eye view of your investments rather than being caught up in each little one emotionally. Say you own 100 grand and you decide to put 5% into bitcoin. hypothetically that money grows to be 105 grand so you now are worth 200 grand. So over 50% of your entire world money is in bitcoin. a highly volatile and risky place for it to be. So let’s say you had no money in bitcoin but now own 200 grand, would you invest over 50% of all your money into Bitcoin? If not then you should take some out! Otherwise, why didn’t you put 50% into bitcoin in the first place? This is a key lesson to keep you sane and more likely to sell high and buy low rather than the other way round which is a classic trap people fall into when a market feels like it’s sliding or going up and you end up buying at the peak form FOMO or selling in the dip from panic. CONTACT You can email theo - theohricketts at gmail.com or check out his latest biz www.postary.com (https://www.postary.com/) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts.
    Dec 31, 2017
    11 - Startup Stories [part 2] - Relationships - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts
    45:58
    Sam, Theo and Tommy doing a Santa run for charity Part two of the startup stories podcasts with Theo Ricketts, we recount startup stories and issues and thoughts along the way. As well as more business ideas we go through some of our own interpersonal problems and other traits and beliefs we have that cause major issues. and best ways to resolve things. If you didn’t listen to the first episode of the trilogy it makes sense to start there but if you're feeling lazy start here instead. TOP TIPS 1. Relationship — Be more accepting and have fewer expectations Don’t make any assumptions about how you expect someone to be in business or relationships. This can lead to massive problems when you are both trying to fit each other into boxes they shouldn’t be in and cause conflicts on stupid things. Be mindful of your relationship and take regular step backs in the early days to see what is working and what isn’t and how to improve things. You can find yourselves in quickly escalating situations when you are both thinking of all the sacrifices you are making and the bad stuff the other person does, often you are both holding back on small resentments towards each other on stupid things. Try and be more grateful for all the little things they do and be happy that you can do other things for them. This is super important for any sort of relationship, business, flatmate, travelling or a partner etc… 2. Humans are illogical Humans are very ill-equipped to understand statistics and big numbers or what the real impact of our actions are, or even what we want to do at the right time. Sometimes you notice these things and can break out of doing them yourself. other times it can massively confuse others when you aren’t conforming to their expectations. Depending on the scenario it might actually be better to just fit in but other times it’s good to just be yourself. 3. Listen properly to all your sources of information I am frequently told I am a good listener and yet I still spend half my time listening for what I want to hear and choosing that as my evidence to make decisions rather than really giving the correct weight to all sources. Theo knows his stuff. Despite his confessions to being bad with people he correctly predicted Brexit and trump presidency and my massive recent business failure due to co-founder issues. If you want to make good decisions don’t just ignore half the information coming at you if you BOOKS: Thinking Fast and Slow  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0141033576/ref=sr_1_1?crid=33U5070LLJM1G&keywords=thinking+fast+and+slow&qid=1580045937&s=books&sprefix=thinking+%2Cstripbooks%2C373&sr=1-1)— Daniel Kahneman Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions, how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives — and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. CONTACT You literally can’t contact Theo other than his phone and email so contact Sam and he’ll hook you up. Both very happy to discuss any of the idea’s mentioned in the show. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts.
    Dec 24, 2017
    10 - Startup Stories [part 1]- Hacking and Hustling - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts
    49:13
    HOSTS SAM HARRIS AND THEO RICKETTS We look back at the antics and chaos from a life of entrepreneurship. This raw episode shows a very real side to life without so much of the shiny edges and a lot more of the hilarious mishaps. Since kids, Sam and Theo have found ways to make money. We discuss our ideas ranging from the ground-breakingly innovative to debatably legal and mostly chaotic. We lay bare the disasters, successes and discoveries we had along the way. In this episode, they discuss various projects they ran in the advertising, e-commerce, travel and sex industries as well as ways to live in London for free and get paid to go on holiday. TOP TIPS 1. Have a nice profile picture for everything: I completely outclassed Theo on an identical listing based purely on my profile picture. As well as the fact I looked absolutely stunning in the photo, I was also holding a baby turtle which possibly helped things. 2. Do the hardest thing first: Work out what is going to be the hardest thing for your team to accomplish and try doing it. If you aren’t ever going to be able to do maybe spend your time working on something else 3. Read science: Open yourself up to how the world around you really works and embrace logical reasoning over sentimental thinking BOOKS: Stephen Hawking — A Brief History of Time (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0031RDVMI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0031RDVMI&linkId=e2cc03cd220d826cb6adbf3930d9f7d6) The masterpiece on the structure, origin, development and fate of the universe whilst covering the fundamentals of what space, gravity and time actually are and how they influence everything. CONTACT You literally can’t contact Theo other than his phone and email so contact Sam and he’ll hook you up. Both very happy to discuss any of the idea’s mentioned in the show. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Show Notes (https://medium.com/growth-mindset-podcast/09-startup-stories-hacking-and-hustling-22efbba9a831) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts.
    Dec 17, 2017
    09 - Teaching AI Emotions - Matt Celuszak - CEO, Crowd Emotion
    47:16
    Matt is the CEO of CrowdEmotion. A tech start-up in London that tracks human emotional data with the goal of humanising technology to understand who we are and how we feel. It’s an amazing and ambitious project operating in one of the most interesting spaces in technology today. We discuss the business and the shape of things to come, along with his key lessons from being a CEO of a bootstrapped tech company. A must listen for those interested in AI, psychology, business and the future. TOP TIPS 1. Employee’s First Matt always holds his employee’s before anyone else and cares so deeply about them. This overwhelming principle was the glue that kept the company together when things went tits up and kept us all fighting for the greater cause. Knowing that your team are there for you makes such a difference. We were always welcome in his house and to chat about our issues whenever we needed. He even did the little things like surprising me by turning up at one of my gigs to showing up at the airport when a new employee from overseas arrived. 2. Trust People and don’t Micromanage To scale yourself successfully and operate a sound business and keep a sound mind you have to trust others to do their work. It free’s you up to focus on delivering the core things you need to do. It empowers others to do great work knowing that they are responsible for delivering on important items. Matt was great at finding young inexperienced individuals with an edge and getting the best out of them by giving them opportunities to grow. 3. Be your honest self Honesty is a theme that is important in so many areas. Want to give a good pitch? = have all the facts to hand and just be honest and yourself. Want to be a good networker? = Just do the hobbies you honestly enjoy and don’t put yourself in awkward business meet ups. Want to be successful employee or leader? = Find the things you honestly enjoy and commit to doing that the best you can and don’t try to fit a square peg into a round hole to please others. BOOKS: The Alchemist (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alchemist-Fable-About-Following-Dream/dp/0722532938/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2OMYQKH9IG2MT&keywords=the+alchemist&qid=1580046051&s=books&sprefix=the+alch%2Cstripbooks%2C360&sr=1-1) — Paulo Coelho A really cute and inspiring book about following your dreams and learning about the world. Perhaps a perfect example of the Growth Mindset in a fable form. Definitely read it if you haven’t. Suitable for any age. I think I’m looking forward to reading this to my children when I have them its sooo good Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Get in the Way of True Inspiration  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creativity-Inc-Overcoming-Unseen-Inspiration/dp/0593070097/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2K8MPOE8HH46V&keywords=creativity+inc&qid=1580046085&s=books&sprefix=creat%2Cstripbooks%2C473&sr=1-1)— Ed Catmull From the cofounders of Pixar. An incisive book about creativity in business and leadership. Part autobiography, part history of Pixar, part business book, Creativity Inc is an inspiring look at the role creativity plays in one of the most successful media businesses the world has ever seen The Hard Thing About Hard Things (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=the+hard+thing+about+hard+things&i=stripbooks&crid=1M5R7N1TEKZVG&sprefix=the+hard+%2Cstripbooks%2C535&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9) — Ben Horowitz The tale of starting and growing a business to a billion dollars and losing it all and getting back and then nearly losing it and then starting another billion dollar business. Basically, there is no recipe for success and it is defined by what you do when things are going wrong. Such a good read. Sam’s Review and summary (https://medium.com/@sam_harris/the-hard-thing-about-hard-things-ben-horowitz-summary-and-review-8013261e1b4c) Thinking Fast and Slow  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0141033576/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2OIJ8YB0FLPH&keywords=thinking+fast+and+slow&qid=1580046249&s=books&sprefix=thinking%2Cstripbooks%2C406&sr=1-1)— Daniel Kahneman Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions, how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives — and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Hooked (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hooked-sells-other-marketing-resist/dp/1292074426/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=hooked&qid=1580046209&s=books&sr=1-6) — Patrick Fagan How a marketer can pull on human traits to create more effective communication from the latest neuroscience and behavioural economics research. CONTACT Matt and CrowdEmotion Website — CrowdEmotion.co.uk (https://www.crowdemotion.co.uk/) Twitter — twitter.com/CrowdEmotion (https://twitter.com/CrowdEmotion) Medium Publication — Making Senses (https://medium.com/making-senses) Matt on Medium (https://medium.com/@mattceluszak) Matt on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MattCeluszak) Matts TedX speech — Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJxOrv6rQX8&t=27s) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Matt Celuszak.
    Dec 13, 2017
    08 - Raising Finance and Entrepreneur Fundamentals - Nick Miller
    55:30
    Nick Miller is the CEO of Buzzhire, an on-demand staffing agency for the hospitality industry in London. Their app provides a modern solution to staffing issues and empowers users to work when they want at a price that suits them. Nick has also launched several other businesses including EatFirst and Jumia whilst working for RocketInternet. We discuss the best strategies for raising finance, creating a successful team and some amazing insights on being an entrepreneur. TOP TIPS 1. Be Sensible About Equity Raising a large amount of money always seems like a good idea but ask yourself if you really need it straight away or if you can do without and retain a bigger holding and thus more control of your company. VC’s are often put off by companies where the founders don’t have a controlling share in the company. Equally, don’t be greedy and try to retain too much of your business. Selling at an inflated valuation can be damaging and limit your ability to raise further finance. So be realistic about your value and give out shares accordingly. 2. Enjoy your commute Plan your living and working situation in a way that you enjoy your commute. It is one of the single biggest contributors to well being and happiness much more than most material items. So before taking on that higher paying job, ask your self will the commute make me happy, rather than will the money. 3. Interview Strategy Ask Oddball questions to gauge more personality. If you think the candidate is a fit are worthwhile to spend time in the interview to make sure they really understand your business. Ensure that they have everything they need to make the decision to work for you. 4. Have clear distinctions of roles for founders. CEO — to raise money and drive the vision COO — to run the business and keep things together CTO — to build the tech Each person should have ownership of their area and be trusted by the others that they will deliver. Of course, you need to meet regularly to be sure your all working towards the same goal. But each in their different area and then stop getting in each other’s way. 5. Plan realistically — Don’t take on too much Expect all of your plans to take twice as long and ensure to take on a minimal amount of stuff at any point in time so that you do it properly. And then you don’t get stressed out and deliver what you say will the way you want to! Give yourself time to focus on being awesome at minimal stuff instead of being poor at everything. BOOKS: Quiet Leadership: Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Leadership-Winning-Hearts-Matches/dp/0241244943/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1A1R99SRGAT7Q&keywords=quiet+leadership&qid=1580046475&s=books&sprefix=quie%2Cstripbooks%2C486&sr=1-1)— Carlo Ancelotti A thoughtful insight into managing people and getting buy-in from others, it sounds like a great read and happy to add to my ever-growing list. Nick mentions a great quote. _‘People don’t care how much you know, till they know how much you care.’ _< A great quote on how much of a role passion play’s when you want to be successful at anything. CONTACT Nick and Buzzhire: Buzzhire.co (www.buzzhire.co) @nickam30 (https://twitter.com/nickam30) @buzzhire (www.twitter.com/buzzhire) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Show notes (https://medium.com/growth-mindset-podcast) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Nick Miller.
    Nov 25, 2017
    07 - Make Your Passion Your Work - Travel Writing - Helena Smith
    58:21
    HELENA SMITH — WRITER FOR LONELY PLANET AND ROUGH GUIDES AND AUTHOR OF HACKNEY GUIDES Helena Smith is a travel writer and book author. She writes for the ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘Rough Guides’ publications whilst exploring the world, and has self-published her own books ‘Inside Hackney’ and ‘Eat Hackney’ in which she shares her insights travelling just a few miles from her doorstep. She shares her insights into travelling and how she worked her way into a dream job being paid to follow her passions. TOP TIPS 1. Pack minimally The less stuff you have the better your trip will be. trust me. baggage drags you down, there is more stuff to lose, more stuff to carry. more stuff to unpack and repack every stop and it literally is a huge drain on your energy and attitude to do fun stuff and ties you down. having just a tiny backpack with everything you need is the most liberating thing you can do for a good travel experience! This can also be applied as a general life strategy to keep you freer and able to take new opportunities without being so entrenched in stuff 2. Want to have a job as a writer — Just start writing. Actually pretty obvious in hindsight. to get good at writing you need to do it. By showing initiative and interest in writing about travel or local insights is the only way to get started in the world of travel writing. Just self-publish on a personal blog or submit to online magazines and grow from there. You can also review things on TripAdvisor and answer questions and give advice on Quora. In this modern age also things like an Instagram wouldn’t hurt… 3. Bananas are awesome You can do lots of healthy alternatives to things with them and keep all your vegan friends happy. And you can basically buy them anywhere in the world cheaply. So no excuses. HELENA’S BOOKS Inside Hackney (http://insidehackney.com/) If you’re in London or plan to visit the inside Hackney is a great resource beyond the average guidebook or using TripAdvisor. So many cool things she’s put in the book. Eat Hackney (http://eathackney.com/) For culinary travellers, Eat Hackney is your chance to get hold of and recreate the best food available in Hackney from the comfort of your own home. I’m already keen to try the Mung-bean curry she mentions and excited to see what other gems she has inside. HELENA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS True History of the Kelly Gang (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=true+history+of+the+ned&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss) by Peter Carey Her absolute favourite book. It sounds pretty interesting and as I’m about to visit Australia I’m lining it up on my next books to read. Daunt Bookshop A great shop in London, it pairs travel books with novels about the country. So you can read a nice story about where you are going. SAM’S FAVOURITE TRAVEL BOOK PAIRINGS ‘The Shadow of the Wind (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Wind-Cemetery-Forgotten-Books/dp/1474609880/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3LC8F5WMPKP13&keywords=the+shadow+of+the+wind&qid=1580045060&s=books&sprefix=the+shadow%2Cstripbooks%2C484&sr=1-1)’ — Carlos Ruiz Zafón — Barcelona, Spain A beautiful captivating tale from early 20th century Barcelona, it’s one of my absolute favourite books also so a great read to lose yourself in. The Caesar (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conn-Iggulden-Emperor-Books-Collection/dp/B00JBAJV6E/ref=sr_1_17?crid=2J6Z5DCSEF4LQ&keywords=conn+iggulden&qid=1580045555&s=books&sprefix=conn+%2Cstripbooks%2C371&sr=1-17) —  A Series of 5 Books by Conn Iggulden — Rome, Italy, Europe Just an epic account of the great man. All about Julius Caesar, Rome, Italy and also his conquests across Europe in general. ‘Memoirs of a Geisha (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Memoirs-Geisha-Arthur-Golden/dp/0099771519/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2KKKZAVWYEOTG&keywords=geisha&qid=1580045283&s=books&sprefix=geisha%2Cstripbooks%2C365&sr=1-1)’ by Arthur Golden. — Japan A stunningly beautiful book all about the last true geisha’s of Japan that follows the story of a young girl who goes to Geisha school to try help her family in a troubled age and goes on to be a leading geisha but during a time when Japan was catching up with the modern world. It’s just a really interesting book into a crazy country and a crazy life that doesn’t really exist anymore but with many poignant life lessons about how to succeed and stay relevant in a changing world around you. ‘Nothing To Envy (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nothing-Envy-Lives-North-Korea/dp/184708141X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6RNWPP9AAZMN&keywords=nothing+to+envy&qid=1580045243&s=books&sprefix=nothing+to+en%2Cstripbooks%2C490&sr=1-1)’ by Barbara Demick, North Korea This book blew my mind. I literally had no idea about what has been going on in North Korea and it is a truly fascinating and shocking book about the crazy world of an entire country ran in a big brother state. it follows the tale of several families and characters and the effects that politics, famine and desperation has on them and the amazing resilience of human beings and the shocking power or information and what can happen when it is withheld from us. Obviously, I haven’t been to North Korea (YET) but I’ll update you on any progress on that front as I’m totally looking into it! Try a free Audible trial of any book here (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00OPA2XFG?tag=samharris48%E2%80%9321) CONTACT Helena: You can find out more about Helena and her projects at: helenasmith.co.uk (https://helenasmith.co.uk) Twitter — Helena (https://twitter.com/HelsTravels) Twitter — Inside Hackney (https://twitter.com/insidehackney) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Helena Smith.
    Nov 16, 2017
    06 - Happiness and Achievement - Edward Broadhurst
    51:02
    Edward Broadhurst is a solicitor for local government and a member of the Territorial Army. A relaxed podcast where we explore his accidental launch and sale of his business and strategies to achieve more happiness and content in our lives. Some great tips covered and an interesting break from tech. If you want to get in touch with Ed it'll have to be via me: Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!
    Oct 19, 2017
    05 - Scaling Software Teams - Harsh Sinha - Transferwise VP Engineering
    50:19
    Harsh is the VP of Engineering at TransferWise. On the podcast, he shares his wealth of experience leading software teams at scale. Prior to joining TransferWise, Harsh was Director of Product at PayPal leading product strategy and development of PayPal’s mobile apps and SDKs enabling third parties to build mobile wallet experiences. He also led eBay’s Local initiatives as Director of Engineering where he owned the vision and development of eBay’s Click & Collect platform globally, including launching eBay’s Click & Collect integration with Argos in the UK. He has a LOT of experience working with products at scale and managing teams through tough challenges and disasters. TRANSFERWISE TransferWise is a leading low-cost currency exchange online currency exchange allowing you to easily send money across the globe. You can sign up here to send your first transaction for free. (https://transferwise.com/register?utmSource=url&utmMedium=invite&utmContent=&utmCampaign=3for50&referralCode=samh26&referralToken=samh26&profileType=PERSONAL#/) Borderless Bank Account Their new Borderless Bank Account is possibly my favourite product of 2017. You can register your own bank account with a physical address and bank account numbers so you can store legit money, pay people and be paid in several currencies. For anyone that travels frequently, enjoys currency speculation or supplies digital work across borders this is the most amazingly useful thing ever. You can sign up for an account here (https://transferwise.com/register?utmSource=url&utmMedium=invite&utmContent=&utmCampaign=3for50&referralCode=samh26&referralToken=samh26&profileType=PERSONAL#/) SAM’S TOP TIPS FROM THE EPISODE When building a team that scales, so called 10x engineers can be toxic and not worth the risk. Check that someone is a team-player first and has the right alignment with the company, then assess on how good they are. Take risks early in life and try wearing some different hats. See what suits you and commit to big idea’s before life gets in the way. In tech it is inevitable that things will break at some point. Don’t be so sure of yourself that good processes will prevent any failures occurring. Always keep in place good monitoring to ensure you catch it early and can diagnose and roll back or fix the problem quickly. FAVOURITE BOOKS The Lean Start Up — Eric Ries (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0670921602/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0670921602&linkId=2deaa993ab7118ded9644d62681b13f5) The book that started the whole lean movement. A standard for all cash strapped entrepreneurs. The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It’s about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it’s too late. Four steps to epiphany — Steve Blank (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Four-Steps-Epiphany-Successful-Strategies/dp/0989200507/ref=sr_1_1?crid=25PWXZA3LW37N&keywords=four+steps+to+epiphany&qid=1580020897&s=books&sprefix=four+steps+to+%2Cstripbooks%2C467&sr=1-1) The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup approach to new ventures. It was the first book to offer that startups are not smaller versions of large companies and that new ventures are different than existing ones. Startups search for business models while existing companies execute them. The book offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture. Start Up owners manual — Steve Blank (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0984999302/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0984999302&linkId=845a53471aace47bcaed4c642ff0e7b3) It s been called the bible for startups and the best $40 investment a startup can make (on sale at Amazon for far less)! A startup without customers is like a day without oxygen, and the Startup Owner s Manual helps founders get it right and shows you how to get, keep, and grow customers, literally every step of the way. Bill Bryson (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0035OC7VI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=samharris48-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0035OC7VI&linkId=9b345b4d56ea237214b7bfc4a27e5c60) A travel writer who creates ight-hearted yet insightful thought pieces on the world around him. A great read to understand a lot more about different cultures and what is going on across the globe all form teh comfort of your armchair. PODCASTS PLANET MONEY An informative and often humorous insight into the world of money and the way economics shapes the world around us. 50 THINGS THAT CHANGED THE MODERN ECONOMY Short 10 minute episodes on things you might never have thought of but perhaps play a huge role in your life or the modern world. Nice thought bites to listen to on the train to make you a little bit wiser. CONTACT US We’d love to know what you learned most from the episode and feel free to leave a comment or start a conversation with us on twitter. You can find out more about Sam or Tom and talk about any episode you’ve enjoyed or the future of the podcast. Harsh and TransferWise: Twitter — @HarshSinha (https://twitter.com/harshSinha) Twitter — @TransferWise (https://twitter.com/TransferWise) Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Harsh Sinha.
    Oct 08, 2017
    04 - Putting the Touch in 'Touchless' Tech! - Tom Carter - Founder & CTO, Ultrahaptics
    55:27
    TOM CARTER — FOUNDER & CTO — ULTRAHAPTICS Tom Carter is the Founder and CTO at Ultrahaptics. A leading technology company making mind-blowing technology that lets users feel the sensation of touch in mid-air. The future is coming and they are at the pinnacle of it. Tom invented the technology behind Ultrahaptics alongside his professor in a research lab at the University of Bristol. They have since grown the idea into one of the UK's most innovative businesses raising multiple rounds of funding with a rapidly growing team. You don’t go through events like this without learning a lot of lessons. On the podcast, he shares some amazing insights into what he has learned along the way. It's an incredible story direct from the front line and I’m sure something all listeners will want to follow updates as their tech gets into the hands of consumers over the coming years. TOM’S TOP TIPS: 1. Culture: I love the way he thinks about making a nice culture without trying to take over people’s lives to try and squeeze more work out of them. Just getting more hours out of people doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get more work Allow people more freedom from work, so work 9–5 and they can go home. They can enjoy the money they earn and live their own social lives. Make sure that meal times are utilised as a good way for the team to bond and get some down time, consider this in the layout of your office 2. Focus on your strengths: I’ve got a lot of respect for the way he freely accepted taking on an incoming CEO so early on in the business, giving the company the management experience it needed to scale rapidly and allowing Tom to focus on driving innovation . Know your own strengths and limitations and just step back Be willing to get better people to do things you can’t do as well, this can help you achieve far more in the long run and you might learn a thing or two from them in the process. 3. Hiring He has a lot of insight from so conducting so many interview conversations in a rapidly scaling company that