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

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The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett The Diary Of A CEO

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

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    Moment 86 - How To Turn Your Fear Into Fuel: James Smith

    Moment 86 - How To Turn Your Fear Into Fuel: James Smith

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO. 

    Rather than looking for shallow reasons to change your life, in this moment James Smith asks you to examine your ‘pain points’. Whether it is in fitness or business, James believes that we should draw on our deep rooted problems or fears and transform them into lasting motivation that will fuel us through the difficult improvements we have always wanted to make in our lives. As expectations influence outcomes, James says that it is crucial to break away from societies fear of failure and change our internal narratives and perceptive and adjust towards optimism.

    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/8UhGwGTkpvb

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

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

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    • 11 min
    E200: Annie Macmanus: The Real Reason I Became Europe's No. 1 Female DJ

    E200: Annie Macmanus: The Real Reason I Became Europe's No. 1 Female DJ

    Annie Macmanus is a voice we’ve been hearing for twenty years. First as a presenter and tastemaker for the UK’s biggest dance music radio show, as a festival headlining DJ, as host of her podcast ‘Changes with Annie Macmanus’, and now as an author of her best-selling novel ‘Mother Mother’.

    Reaching the pinnacle of success with a relentless schedule headlining a 2am show in Ibiza every week before flying back in the morning to present her daily radio show, it took the pandemic lockdowns for Annie to realise she wanted something completely different from her life. So she started again.

    This conversation explores her decision to check in with herself and walk away from a 17 year career at the BBC to explore her passions of writing and podcasts. She presents the challenging notion that your life needs to have a revolution every 20 years for it to remain meaningful and fulfilling.



    Topics:


    Early context
    People please
    Your parents
    Your insecurities
    Leaving Ireland - being rejected
    why didn't you keep trying?
    Labels
    Cost of being wrapped up in your labels
    Learning to listen to instinct
    Feeling burdened
    Midlife crisis
    doubts and fears making big decisions
    Why did you make it?
    Is your relationship with work healthy?
    Mental health
    Tokenism
    A successful life for you
    last guest question



    Annie:

    Instagram - bit.ly/3iqZtcu

    Twitter - bit.ly/3UrsxOa



    Annie's podcast:

    bit.ly/3UhzNvT 



    Annie's book:

    bit.ly/3VGwT57



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    E199: Charlie Sloth: From Homeless, to Fire In The Booth, to an £800 Million Business!

    E199: Charlie Sloth: From Homeless, to Fire In The Booth, to an £800 Million Business!

    Charlie Sloth is a radio presenter on Apple Music One, and previously on Radio One. The creator of “Fire in the Booth”, he is known as a adept and visionary patron of new artists worldwide. Appearing on Sloth's show is the moment many rappers and musical artists ‘make it’.

    Charlie wouldn’t have it any other way. As he reveals in this episode, he has never deviated from his dream of bringing new talent to the fore. Even when he was living in a shed as a single father with a young son, he knew where he wanted to end up. That perseverance got him through the difficult moments, when nothing else would.

    In this conversation Charlie opens up about the need to hold yourself to high standards, because the only feedback that’s actually going to take you to the next level is the feedback you give yourself. In a raw, honest and Frank exchange, Charlie shares his lessons that he’s picked up from a lifetime of hustling, from being a street artist to founding one of the worlds most successful vodka brands - Charlie is never someone to do things by halves.



    Topics:


    How my environment shaped me
    Tower Block Dreams 
    Self-belief & hard times 
    The beginnings of Charlie Sloth
    Lack of role models
    Fire In The Booth
    Your brand's integrity and deleting episodes
    Doubting myself
    What makes a great artist?
    Joining Apple Music
    Au vodka & the strategy behind its success
    Your personal life & work-life balance
    Are you a workaholic?
    Our last guest's question



    Charlie:

    Instagram - http://bit.ly/3u2YD8n

    Twitter - http://bit.ly/3gDhLqn



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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Moment 85 - How To Speak So EVERYONE Listens To You: Julian Treasure

    Moment 85 - How To Speak So EVERYONE Listens To You: Julian Treasure

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

    In this moment Julian Treasure opens up his vocal toolbox and talks about the importance of paying attention to your voice. While people focus on the content of their speeches and talks, their voice is just as important for every aspect of their life, considering that it is used to inspired, lead, communicate and build relationships. Julian believes that the voice should be treated as a skill rather than a natural capability, something that can be trained, improved and in turn have positive knock on effects for your happiness, health and wealth.

    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/pEn5wA7Xdvb

    Julian: https://www.juliantreasure.com

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

    Get Your Diary Here: https://g2ul0.app.link/WJconj0g2ub

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    • 10 min
    E198: Louis Theroux: "The Thing That Makes Me Great At Work, Makes Me Bad At Life!"

    E198: Louis Theroux: "The Thing That Makes Me Great At Work, Makes Me Bad At Life!"

    From his recent global TikTok fame to his BAFTA award-winning documentaries Louis Theroux has delighted audiences and grown a cult following with his distinctive brand of personality. Best know for his documentary series ‘Weird Weekends’, and ‘When Louis Met……’ Louis has explored the most controversial subjects with wide eyed curiosity and openness. In this conversation Louis discusses how his childhood and upbringing affected his career, channeling his anxiety and social awkwardness into his work of exploring the darker aspects of human psychology and behaviour. He also talks about how his work has evolved and grown, from his initial big break in America to his new series of celebrity interviews, and how he has had to balance this with his family life. Just like with his documentaries, in this episode Louis brings his trademark honesty and openness Topics: Early context Your early relationship with work Affection What is your dark-side Struggling to connect with people Feeling anxious doing new things Your new series Conforming vs being disruptive Feeling like an imposter Are you now aware of what people saw in you? How do you remain happy? How do you connect with all these people? You must be good at connecting with your partner….? Being insincere Neglecting your personal life for work Your experience with anxiety Your mental health The last guest's question Louis:  Instagram - bit.ly/3AIepJg  Twitter - http://bit.ly/3EXtCsF Louis Theroux latest series 'Louis Theroux Interviews': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001fhfl/louis-theroux-interviews-series-1 the Diary: https://bit.ly/3fUcF8q      Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://g2ul0.app.link/3kxINCANKsb  Follow us on Telegram: https://g2ul0.app.link/E5re0ADNKsb Sponsors:  Mercedes-Benz - https://bit.ly/3yXTQI1  Intel - http://bit.ly/3UVp3UC  Craftd - https://g2ul0.app.link/gZ8in6Dsvsb  Huel - https://g2ul0.app.link/G4RjcdKNKsb

    • 1 hr 44 min
    E197: Labrinth: The Musical Genius Behind Euphoria

    E197: Labrinth: The Musical Genius Behind Euphoria

    Labrinth is a singer, rapper, producer, and composer behind HBO’s Euphoria. Achieving success at a young age, he gave it all up to go to America and start from the bottom all over again. This is his story.
    A true independent spirit, after getting frustrated with the corporate demands of Simon Cowell’s record label, he gave up his life in the UK where he had number one albums and an A list life to move to LA, where he was totally unknown.

    Topics:

    Early context
    Your relationship with your mother and father
    Comparing yourself to others
    When did you start music
    ADHD
    Creativity
    Doing things you don't want to do
    When did you feel like something had to change?
    Panic attacks
    How do you feel about your old music?
    Leaving the uk
    Being a small fish in a big pond
    Your new music
    Where do you find your inspiration?
    Advice for younger lab
    Goals now
    Last guest question


    Labrinth: 
    Instagram - http://bit.ly/3AvQyfI 
    Twitter - http://bit.ly/3i2O02g   

    The Diary: https://bit.ly/3fUcF8q    

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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

A.F.M.1 ,

So young and yet so wise....

I’ve been listening to Steven for some weeks now - and I’ve noticed that he somehow always succeeds in motivating me to do better- to think harder - to live a better life today and not tomorrow. Thank you so much for introducing me to amazing people, ways of thinking and books to read. With the hunger of wisdom you have in you today - Your future I’m sure will be even more amazing.... Thanks again
Instagram- annettesgalakse

Hshehejeoskfbb ,

Burn out

Stevens podcast have a massive impact on my recovery from my heavy burn out. Highly recommend for anyone trying to recover from a mental bad place

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