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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117: Focused Growth - Viktor Nebehaj, CMO - Freetrade
43:19
Viktor Nebehaj the Head of Growth and CMO for UK's commision-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 fee's. 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 businesse's search framework. Viktor and Freetrade Connect on LinkedIn with Viktor (https://www.slinkedin.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.slinkedin.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
30:04
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
40:28
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) 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
39:07
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
40:44
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
39:05
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 and Kokoon 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
36:18
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
38:06
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
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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 those of doctors, entrepreneurs, teachers, journalists, and scientists 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. This is what your child’s future deserves to look like. 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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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 Always Show Up 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
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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. 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
21:56
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) --- Special Guest: Sam Harris.
Mar 09, 2020
99: Abuse, Addiction and Failure Can't Hold You Back - Rosie Holloway, Badass Musician
27:16
“Music has always been my language.” - Rosie Holloway Rosie Holloway is a young up-and-coming singer-songwriter from London. A multi-instrumentalist classically trained to grade 8 standards, Rosie was educated about different musical styles from a young age and has created her own hybrid of genres. Rosie had endured with struggle throughout her life and despite the circumstances, she chose to rise above them. Experiencing abuse at home and in her relationships, being homeless at a certain period and having to work in salons, and getting hooked with life altering drugs were some situations that Rosie had to overcome. With everything she's been through, Rosie still chooses to stay positive in life, have an abundance mindset that helps her focus on the right things and actions in life and be happier in life. Rosie SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/rosie-holloway) Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosie-holloway-075730185/) Website (https://www.rosieholloway.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 an Abundance Mindset “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey Creating an abundance mentality allows you to live an unlimited, full, and satisfying life. Train your mind to recognize the possibilities. The brain can only absorb so much, so if your belief is “I can’t do it” or “it’s impossible” then any other thoughts contradicting that will get thrown out. Start training your mind to loosen its focus and create an expanded awareness. With an abundance mindset, you dream and think big. You’re a lifelong learner who always takes opportunities to add to your knowledge and skill set. But it isn’t just about you. When those around you find success, your congratulations are sincere. Stand Up for Yourself Be the change Every day we make dozens of little choices that either benefit us by asserting our ideas or diminish us because we hesitate in making our views or desires known. Standing up for yourself can be difficult. Whether in the context of business, or social interactions, a person needs to be sure that they are speaking up on their own behalf. You’ve got to have your voice, thoughts and emotions understood by those around you. Sometimes it seems easier to go with the flow to avoid potential conflict. But the truth is that letting people walk all over you can increase feelings of stress and anxiety, and it might eventually lessen your feelings of self-worth and play to your insecurities. Learning to stand up for yourself will help you take charge of your life, believe in your own power and embolden you to reach for your dreams. The stronger you feel, the stronger you will become. Music Always Helps Music can soothe the brokenhearted, motivate runners and kickoff the most epic dance parties The notion that music can influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors probably do not come as much of a surprise. If you've ever felt pumped up while listening to your favorite fast-paced rock anthem or been moved to tears by a tender live performance, then you easily understand the power of music to impact moods and even inspire action. Music has been proven to help our bodies heal, improve memory, alleviate stress and more. And that is most certainly, music to my ears. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Rosie Holloway.
Feb 27, 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) Management - Peter Drucker 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. She skilled up after a childhood with no education living in a religious cult that erased her identity and future. 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 tips 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 upCoping with negative experiences The affect 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. Bring It On “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.” Life throws many curve balls. We swing and most times we miss. The thing to remember is in the end, you will not be judged by the failures you have endured. Instead, people will celebrate you for the guts it took to keep swinging until you finally connected with your big dreams. 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
1:04:13
"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
19:34
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. How do you make sure you host a great podcast interview? Sam Harris compiled his top four tips for killing it in an interview 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 help aspiring and experienced podcasters alike, but I’m sure I’ve missed something important. If you’re a podcast host or frequent guest, you’ve probably come across something you wish you knew sooner. Feel free to let me know in the comments below and I’ll incorporate your suggestions accordingly! 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) 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) 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 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) Special Guest: Shifra Khan.
Jan 27, 2020
89: Enjoy the Moment and Celebrate your Age
14:02
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 Show Links Connect with Sam - 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.
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/ Show Links Connect with Sam - 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 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. ” 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. ” 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. ” 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.” 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.” 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.” 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.” 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.” Insights How we develop baseless beliefs about our own abilities and capacities as children and stick to them throughout life. What happens to us is not as important as our response to it – the changes that we make in ourselves because of it. Often, our sufferings arise from within us and are caused by our own decisions on how to respond to certain things. All the things – concepts and behaviours – that are detrimental to our growth and how to manage them. How Tracy gauges and analyses energy levels of her clients and then manipulates them to shift their behaviours. Everything is possible if you change your programming. Where college helps and where it does not. Where it is essential and where it is not. Self-discovery – its importance and its effects on our lives. 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/) Show Links Connect with Sam - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) 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. 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.
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.


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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.


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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.


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Dec 19, 2019
82. Turning Carbon into Protein - Peter Rowe, Founder Deep Branch Bio
1:00:43

Molecular biologist turned entrepreneur, Pete 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. Pete'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.


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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.

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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 Links

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinbilings/ - Connect with Colin on LinkedIn


  • https://getorro.com/ - Get your new home lighting sorted


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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.


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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 Links

- https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/ - Coaching Business

- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson/ - Connect On LinkedIn

- https://twitter.com/IngridLouiseT - Catch up on Twitter



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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.

Today, Cynthia owns a well-established agency (https://www.hiddenrhythm.com) that organizes experiential events for food companies, that are not only effective and engaging but also economical – which is a feature that is not offered by other agencies with upper-class portfolios.

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.


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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


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Nov 27, 2019
75. Lessons in Being Extraordinary - Mario Nawfal
1:14:35

Mario Nawful 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.


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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:

  1. Have health insurance
  2. Don't go kitesurfing when it's really windy and you don't know what you're doing 


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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.


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Nov 06, 2019
72: The Outward Mindset - Heather Adams, The Arbinger Institute
58:46

Heather Adams is a leading partner at the Arbinger Institue 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.



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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 Links




Show Links



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.

Show Links




Where To Listen


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


SHOW LINKS:

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 in 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 whats important


SHOW LINKS:

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.


SHOW LINKS:




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.


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National Park Rescue - Protecting the wildlife and the Environment

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.

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. He 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. Show Links: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2019/top-lifehack-2019-skill-break Show notes and transcripts www.SamWebsterHarris.com - Sams blog covering how to be a better human www.patreon.com/growthmindset - Join the Patreon to support the podcast, get more content and free coaching from Sam. Recommended Charity: National Park Rescue - Protecting the wildlife and the Environment 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.
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.

Show Links:





Projects Discussed in the Podcast:


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.

Sign up if you're interested and get involved.


National Park Rescue - Protecting the wildlife and the Environment

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.


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 his projects:

- Twitter @Eddr = Nice handle!

- Tiney.co - His new company disrupting childcare in London and then the world 


Show Notes

- Growth Mindset Podcast

- Sam's Blog


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.


Links


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. 

Links

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

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'

Jun 03, 2019
The World Of Martech with Scott Brinker: VP Platform - Hubspot | CoFounder - Ion Interactive
00:26:52
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 'Martech' which he has been at the forefront of since it started. 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: - VP of Platform Ecosystem - Hubspot - Owner - Chief Marketing Technologist (blog) - Founder and Chair - Martech Conference - Cofounder - Ion-Interactive 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. Note - This show is a repeat of an episode aired on 'Marketing Mindset' Links: Hubspot - www.hubspot.com Scott's Blog - https://chiefmartec.com Martech Conf - https://martechconf.com Show Notes - www.growthmindsetpodcast.com Sam's Blog- www.samwebsterharris.com
Jun 03, 2019
Travis Jones - CEO, RBT Gym Group [Launching gyms, businesses and dreams]
00:39:49
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 Links - Travis Instagram - www.instagram.com/travisjonesentrepreneur - Show Notes - www.growthmindsetpodcast.com - Sam Blog - https://samwebsterharris.com
May 27, 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:

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

Links

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.

Links

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

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.

Links

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.


Links

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

Links

May 26, 2019
How To Get Press and Grow Your Brand - Rafael Dos Santos - CEO High Profile Club
00:37:15
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 Links * Show Notes - www.growthmindsetpodcast.com * High Profile Club - www.highprofileclub.com * Rafael website - www.rafaeldossantos.com
May 12, 2019
Launch Lessons in Podcasting and Business - Daniel Murray-Serter - Host Secret Leaders
00:55:39
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. Links Show notes - www.growthmindsetpodcast.com Secret Leaders - www.secretleaders.com Dawn - www.trydawn.co
May 01, 2019
Creative Healing - Naveen Arles BCA - Founder London International Gospel Choir
00:45:35
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. Nav https://naveenarles.com/ LIGC https://internationalgospelchoir.uk Sam https://samwebsterharris.com Show Notes https://growthmindsetpodcast.com
Apr 17, 2019
How to Stop Being Boring - Mat Braddy, ex CMO Just Eat (Brand founder)
00:57:16
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. Show Notes: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com Updraft http://www.updraft.co.uk Patch Property https://www.patchproperty.com
Mar 20, 2019
AI Solutions in Finance - Chandini Jain, CEO Auquan
00:28:14
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. Auquan https://auquan.com/ Podcast Notes https://www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/
Mar 13, 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.

Show notes:
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

Lumens Research
www.lumen-research.com

Mar 10, 2019
Stoic Determination and Tenacity, 'Sisu' - Mike Follett, CEO Lumens Research
00:50:56
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. Show notes: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com Lumens Research www.lumen-research.com
Mar 06, 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.


Instaread

www.instaread.co are proudly sponsoring this episode and giving all listeners a 20% discount using code 'GrowthMindset'.

Linked In:
linkedin.com/in/lisa-forte/

Red Goat Cyber Security:
red-goat.com/

Show Notes:
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

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.


Show notes:
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

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.

Instaread

www.instaread.co are proudly sponsoring this episode and giving all listeners a 20% discount using code 'GrowthMindset'.


Show Notes:
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

Richard's business:
www.socalinternetlawyer.com

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


Pesky Fish
www.peskyfish.co.uk

Show Notes
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

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 Potten
www.jamespotten.com

Red Academy
www.redacademy.com

Show Notes
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

Feb 27, 2019
Education For the Future - James Potten, MD Red Academy
00:30:38
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 Potten www.jamespotten.com Red Academy www.redacademy.com Show Notes www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Feb 27, 2019
Cyber Attack Wargaming - Top 100 Women in Tech Winner Lisa Forte, CEO Red Goat
01:00:28
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 experience 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. www.instaread.co are proudly sponsoring this episode and giving all listeners a 20% discount using code 'GrowthMindset'. Linked In: https://linkedin.com/in/lisa-forte/ Red Goat Cyber Security: https://red-goat.com/ Show Notes: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Feb 20, 2019
The Future of Supply Chains - Ben King, CEO - Pesky Fish
00:35:05
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 Pesky Fish www.peskyfish.co.uk Show Notes www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Feb 13, 2019
Your Heart is Stupid, Follow Your Interests - Richard Chapo, Internet Lawyer
00:32:48
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. www.instaread.co are proudly sponsoring this episode and giving all listeners a 20% discount using code 'GrowthMindset'. Show Notes: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com Richard's business: https://www.socalinternetlawyer.com
Feb 06, 2019
Building the Future - Matt Ward
00:40:48
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: https://disruptors.fm/ https://thesyndicate.vc/ 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 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. Show notes: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Jan 30, 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.

Notes
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

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.

Notes:
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

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.

Links to Steve
www.originalsongwriter.com/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCXUkiXfywbOgbJHUrjy0NYw

Podcast
www.GrowthMindsetPodcast.com

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.

Show Links:
www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
www.patreon.com/growthmindset

Datasine:
www.datasine.com

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.

Links:

www.paranoidfan.com

www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

Jan 26, 2019
Hit Your Health Goals - Sam Harris
00:19:52
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. Notes: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Jan 21, 2019
2019 - Resolutions - 8 Strategies to Take Control of the Year - Sam Harris
00:29:49
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. Notes www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Jan 09, 2019
Resilience Masterclass - Agustin Gonzalez - CEO, Paranoid Fan
00:29:32
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. Links: www.paranoidfan.com www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Dec 26, 2018
The Biggest Risk in Your Life - Igor Volzhanin - CEO Datasine
00:35:54
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. Show Links: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com www.patreon.com/growthmindset Datasine: www.datasine.com
Dec 12, 2018
42: Songwriting, Travelling and Politics - Steve Kopandy
00:29:22
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. Links to Steve https://www.originalsongwriter.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXUkiXfywbOgbJHUrjy0NYw Podcast www.GrowthMindsetPodcast.com
Dec 03, 2018
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.


Links

www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

www.patreon.com/growthmindset


Charles Tyrwhitt

www.ctshirts.com

Nov 29, 2018
41 - The Power of Focus - Nicholas 'Charles Tyrwhitt' Wheeler, OBE
00:53:37
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. Links www.growthmindsetpodcast.com www.patreon.com/growthmindset Charles Tyrwhitt www.ctshirts.com
Nov 19, 2018
40 - The Simple Art of Happiness - Bob Asim [REPEAT]
57:31

Bob is 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.


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.


Links


www.patreon.com/growthmindset


growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/bob-asim

Nov 11, 2018
40 - The Simple Art of Happiness - Bob Asim [REPEAT]
00:57:31
Bob is 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. 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. Links www.patreon.com/growthmindset growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/bob-asim
Nov 09, 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.


Links

www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

www.patreon.com/growthmindset


Mike

www.demotivateme.co.uk

www.linkedin.com/in/demotivatemeuk/

Nov 01, 2018
39 - Contrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs - Mike Winnet- UKs #1 Demotivational Speaker
00:48:29
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. Links www.growthmindsetpodcast.com www.patreon.com/growthmindset Mike www.demotivateme.co.uk www.linkedin.com/in/demotivatemeuk/
Oct 29, 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.


Links

https://www.xpertsm.co.uk

https://twitter.com/samharristweets

www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

Oct 26, 2018
38 - Quit Your Job and Travel to Find Success - Kat Wczesniak
00:20:52
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. Links https://www.xpertsm.co.uk https://twitter.com/samharristweets www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Oct 22, 2018
37. Business and Legal Lessons from a Life in Tech - Anthony Rose "The man who saved the BBC"
1:01:46

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.


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. 


Links

www.seedlegals.com

www.twitter.com/samharristweets

https://www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/anthony-rose

Oct 17, 2018
37 - Business and Legal Lessons from a Life in Tech - Anthony Rose "The man who saved the BBC"
01:01:46
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. 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.  Links www.seedlegals.com www.twitter.com/samharristweets https://www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/anthony-rose
Oct 14, 2018
36. From Discovering Bosons at CERN to Unlocking Braincells with Apps - Mait Müntel - CEO, Lingvist
48:15

Mait Muntel 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.


Links

www.twitter.com/samharristweets

https://lingvist.com/

Oct 08, 2018
36 - From Discovering Bosons at CERN to Unlocking Braincells with Apps - Mait Muntel - CEO, Lingvist
00:48:15
Mait Muntel 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. Links www.twitter.com/samharristweets https://lingvist.com/
Oct 06, 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.


If you want any more information or advice on launching a podcast or a side project then do reach out to me:

www.twitter.com/samharristweets

www.growthmindsetpodcast.com

Oct 01, 2018
35 - How to Make a Successful Podcast (or Other Side Project) - Sam Harris
00:27:22
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. If you want any more information or advice on launching a podcast or a side project then do reach out to me: www.twitter.com/samharristweets www.growthmindsetpodcast.com
Sep 29, 2018
34. Foolproof Success with Bryony Thomas - Author & Founder of Watertight Marketing
43:07

Bryony Thomas is the author of the WaterTight Marketing book and the CEO of her marketing agency of the same name. She is a true innovator and entrepreneur who does business her own way.


Bryony shares amazing insights into her success and the principles she's lived by to achieve what she has done. A great podcast for any aspiring author or entrepreneur.


Links


Sep 17, 2018
34 - Foolproof Success with Bryony Thomas - Author & Founder of Watertight Marketing
00:42:25
Bryony Thomas is the author of the WaterTight Marketing book and the CEO of her marketing agency of the same name. She is a true innovator and entrepreneur who does business her own way. Bryony shares amazing insights into her success and the principles she's lived by to achieve what she has done. A great podcast for any aspiring author or entrepreneur. Grab a free copy of her book here! https://nw194.isrefer.com/go/digibook/samjam Links Save money with more effective advertising for your business www.scoutpuppy.com - Sign up using code "GROWTHMINDSET50" for 50% off your first month of advertising. Enjoy the Growth Mindset Podcast and want to listen to similar content. www.nextyearnowpodcast.com is a great place to start
Sep 11, 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.


Contact

twitter.com/samharristweets


Show notes:

https://www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/one-year-of-wisdom

Sep 03, 2018
[START HERE] One Year of Wisdom - Incredible Lessons and Stories from Amazing Guests
00:41:13
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. Links Save money with more effective advertising for your business www.scoutpuppy.com - Sign up using code "GROWTHMINDSET50" for 50% off your first month of advertising. Enjoy the Growth Mindset Podcast and want to listen to similar content. www.nextyearnowpodcast.com is a great place to start =] Contact twitter.com/samharristweets Show notes: https://www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/one-year-of-wisdom
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.


Links

Aug 27, 2018
32 - The Top LifeHack to Learn this Year - Sam Harris
00:11:22
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. Links I have no affiliation but I liked the site www.typingclub.com/ to help me learn and improve. Save money with more effective advertising for your business www.scoutpuppy.com - Sign up using code "GROWTHMINDSET50" for 50% off your first month of advertising. Enjoy the Growth Mindset Podcast and want to listen to similar content. www.nextyearnowpodcast.com is a great place to start =] Contact twitter.com/samharristweets Show notes: growthmindsetpodcast.com
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!


Notes and other podcasts:

https://growthmindsetpodcast.com 


Contact:

https://twitter.com/samharristweets

Aug 13, 2018
31 - Intro to Vipassana - What happens in 10 days of pure silent meditation
00:15:11
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! Notes and other podcasts: https://growthmindsetpodcast.com Contact: https://twitter.com/samharristweets
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 Hochlehnert 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
twitter.com/samharristweets

Show notes and transcript
growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/8/…-hitman-life

Aug 06, 2018
30 - My Conversation with a Hitman - Sam Harris
00:33:41
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 Hochlehnert 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 twitter.com/samharristweets Show notes and transcript growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/8/29-hitman-life
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.


Contact:

twitter.com/samharristweets 


Show Notes and Transcript

www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/8/9/28-anonymous-hacker

Jul 30, 2018
29 - Stealing Bitcoins and Hacking World Banks - Anonymous
01:06:20
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. Contact: twitter.com/samharristweets Show Notes and Transcript www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/8/9/28-anonymous-hacker
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.


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.


Show notes and Photos:

https://www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/27-north-korea-pt1


Contact

twitter.com/samharristweets

Jul 23, 2018
28 - North Korea - Life as a North Korea Tour Guide - [Recorded in the DPRK]
00:47:56
We're very excited to announce our first episode from North Korea. 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. Show notes and Photos: https://www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/27-north-korea-pt1 Contact twitter.com/samharristweets
Jul 23, 2018
27 - The Hottest Tech Innovation of the Year - Tom Carter - Ultrahaptics - [Repeat]
55:26
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
Jul 16, 2018
26 - What on Earth is a Rainbow Gathering and Why You Need to Go
49:54
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. Show Notes: https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/rainbow-gatherings Contact: https://twitter.com/samharristweets
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. Contact https://twitter.com/samharristweets Show Notes: https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/rob-price
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. Contact: https://twitter.com/samharristweets
Jun 25, 2018
23 - Intense Health - Stronger, Fitter, Faster with HIT - Marcelo Mesquita
46:02
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. Further information on all the topics can be found in the show notes. https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/2018/intense-health Links: http://www.intensehealth.com/ https://twitter.com/samharristweets
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. Expanded notes on the topic as well as useful links to video's and books are available on the website here: https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/learned-helplessness
Jun 04, 2018
21 - The Simple Art of Happiness - Bob Asim
54:48
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. Links https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/bob-asim https://twitter.com/samharristweets
May 21, 2018
20 - Growth Hacking, Life Hacking and Superpowers - Sherman Lee - Rocco AI
49:38
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…. Contact: https://twitter.com/samharristweets Show notes: https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blogs/sherman-lee
Apr 27, 2018
19 - We Built a Trading Platform - Adam Dodds & Viktor Nebehaj - Freetrade.io
46:33
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. Links: www.growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/freetrade www.freetrade.io
Apr 26, 2018
18 - Sentient - The Worlds Leading Distributed AI Platform - Antoine-Blondeau
59:28
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. Show notes: https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/antoine-blondeau Contact https://twitter.com/samharristweets
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 star-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. Get in touch: instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katherinaolivia/ website: http://www.katherinaolivia.com/ Sam: https://twitter.com/samharristweets Podcast Notes https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/katherina-olivia
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. Originally from Hawaii he has some amazing life experiences we can learn from and has lots of great ideas and stories we can all enjoy. Contact: https://twitter.com/samharristweets Show Notes: https://growthmindsetpodcast.com/blog/nick-white
Mar 01, 2018
15: Living the 4 Hour Work Week - Felix Chandler
43:44
Felix Chandler is 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. contact felixkchandler at google mail dot com https://twitter.com/samharristweets
Feb 14, 2018
14 - Investing Sensibly to Launching Your Own VC Fund - Eamonn Carey, MD Techstars
51:38
Eamonn is 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 deal flow email for 300+ angel and VC investors. We discuss all things startup, investment, biz accelerators and VC with great advice on things like finding the right people to work with and not letting investors ruin a good idea. Contact: https://twitter.com/eamonncarey https://twitter.com/samharristweets Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2E4NFH4
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. Links: - https://alexdenne.com/ - https://twitter.com/alexjdenne - https://twitter.com/samharristweets Show notes - https://medium.com/growth-mindset-podcast/12-mastering-anything-519718369ec
Jan 13, 2018
12 - Startup Stories [part 3] - Success, Failure and Bitcoin - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts
41:12
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. Contact: https://twitter.com/samharristweets
Dec 31, 2017
11 - Startup Stories [part 2] - Relationships - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts
45:58
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. Contact https://twitter.com/samharristweets
Dec 24, 2017
10 - Startup Stories [part 1]- Hacking and Hustling - Sam Harris and Theo Ricketts
49:13
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. Show Notes: - https://medium.com/growth-mindset-podcast/09-startup-stories-hacking-and-hustling-22efbba9a831 To contact: - https://twitter.com/samharristweets - https://instagram.com/samjamsnaps
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. Links: Show notes - https://medium.com/p/4d73aeb58446/ Crowd emotion - www.crowdemotion.co.uk Matt - www.twitter.com/MattCeluszak Sam - www.twitter.com/SamHarrisTweets
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 and stories from being a life-long entrepreneur. www.buzzhire.co www.twitter.com/buzzhire www.twitter.com/samharristweets Show notes - https://medium.com/growth-mindset-podcast
Nov 25, 2017
07 - Make Your Passion Your Work - Travel Writing - Helena Smith
58:21
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 schools us top travel tips and how she worked her way into a dream job being paid to follow her passions. You can find out more about Helena and her projects at: https://helenasmith.co.uk https://twitter.com/HelsTravels https://twitter.com/insidehackney Or contact sam: https://twitter.com/samharristweets
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: https://twitter.com/samharristweets
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. https://twitter.com/harshSinha
Oct 08, 2017
04 - Putting the Touch in 'Touchless' Tech! - Tom Carter - Founder & CTO, Ultrahaptics
55:27
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. Links https://Ultrahaptics.com https://twitter.com/iamtomcarter https://bristol.ac.uk
Aug 30, 2017
03 - Growing Startup Teams - Dean Hume, CTO at Settled.co.uk
40:40
Dean is the CTO of Settled.co.uk, a rapidly growing tech start-up in London. He is also the author of 3 books and an avid triathlete. He shares great insights into running and growing a successful team and of course personal insights on being a human and culturing a growth mindset You can find out more about Dean at: http://deanhume.com/ https://twitter.com/deanohume
Aug 24, 2017
02. The Startup Bakery - Tomiwa Adey
43:05
Tomiwa Adey is a young tech entrepreneur who has founded several start-ups, learning a lot from his successes and failures. He grew up in Nigeria where he often had to hustle just to feed himself which in hidsight now leads to some amazing stories to tell. He offers a humorous insight into the trials and tribulations of being a tech entrepreneur and how to develop a positive mindset in the face of any situation.
Aug 21, 2017
01. Growth Mindset Intro - Sam & Jane Harris
33:39
The first introduction episode to the Growth Mindset Podcast. Sam looks back at his life with his mother Jane and explores some of the main events and funny stories that cultured his growth mindset. He comes away with some great advice for anyone to be a happier and more successful person and lays a great base for guests to come.
Aug 20, 2017