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Ctrl Alt Delete subverts the traditional career show. Instead, it's for people who are more interested in shaping their work rather than letting their work shape them. The main focus is work, wellbeing and creativity. Hosted by bestselling author Emma Gannon, she has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Webby award nominee and named 50 Best Podcasts by Sunday Times, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests varying far and wide including Elizabeth Gilbert, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Jacqueline Wilson, Lena Dunham, Julia Cameron, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Ava DuVernay, Gillian Anderson and Mrs Hinch.
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Ctrl Alt Delete Emma Gannon

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Ctrl Alt Delete subverts the traditional career show. Instead, it's for people who are more interested in shaping their work rather than letting their work shape them. The main focus is work, wellbeing and creativity. Hosted by bestselling author Emma Gannon, she has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Webby award nominee and named 50 Best Podcasts by Sunday Times, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests varying far and wide including Elizabeth Gilbert, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Jacqueline Wilson, Lena Dunham, Julia Cameron, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Ava DuVernay, Gillian Anderson and Mrs Hinch.
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    I have something to tell you...

    I have something to tell you...

    Announcing a new two book special by me, Emma Gannon, including a free virtual workshop and special intro from Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way. **Books are only on sale until midnight on June 4th**
    Get yours here: poundproject.co.uk/shop/a-year-of-nothing
    It's been a year since I last posted on this podcast.
    Sometimes it’s all a bit too much.
    Have you considered doing nothing about it?
    For years, I have written about work, wellbeing and productivity. Then I was struck down by chronic burnout and could barely get out of bed. Something had to change.
    So I bring you: A Year of Nothing, a moving account of why I had no choice but to switch off, go underground, and find joy and wisdom in mundane pleasures.
    Split over two books and four seasons, I write about dog borrowing, dopamine dressing, learning how to swim (again), choosing to be child free, tuning into nature and much more.
    Every purchase of this memoir includes three exclusives:
    - A foreword by The Godmother of creativity Julia Cameron.
    - Five beautiful A6 prints by artist and illustrator Georgia-Maia Oliphant, one for each season and one just for you (pictured).
    - An invite to a virtual event on July 4th, where Emma and TPP founder JP Watson will host a Q&A and workshop the book’s central question: when you've worked out how to do the most, how do you learn to do nothing?
    ** Print books will be published on June 12th **
    If you would prefer just to buy the digital edition please click here.
    Join me at The Hyphen on Substack, a hub for curious readers: thehyphen.substack.com

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    • 3 min
    The Success Myth Diaries #5: Tim Clare on Anxiety

    The Success Myth Diaries #5: Tim Clare on Anxiety

    Welcome back to The Success Myth Diaries. Today's guest is Tim Clare, performance poet, author of two fantasy novels and nonfiction books including WE CAN'T ALL BE ASTRONAUTS, which won Best Biography/Memoir at the East Anglian Book Awards. His latest book COWARD a brilliant book about why we get anxious and what we can do about it (one of my favourite books on anxiety). His podcast Death Of 1000 Cuts, a podcast for readers, writers, and anyone who fancies being a little bit happier while they do those things. In this episode we discuss his three success myths around anxiety, achievement and the myth of the finish line. Hope you enjoy.
    Buy your copy of COWARD here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781838853136

    My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk

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    • 36 min
    The Success Myth Diaries #4: Fiona Arrigo on Spirituality

    The Success Myth Diaries #4: Fiona Arrigo on Spirituality

    Welcome back to The Success Myth Diaries! My guest today is the wonderful Fiona Arrigo who is beloved for her ever-evolving wisdom and heart-based living for the changing times: a visionary in her field, she works globally as a Biodynamic Psychotherapist, Intuitive Healer, Mentor and Life Teacher. She runs The Arrigo Programme which is a profound healing system, developed in conjunction with Fiona’s expert team of practitioners, which you can find out more about here: https://thearrigoprogramme.com. It was so wonderful talking to Fiona about her success myths, about how the world is going through massive change, and how we work together, learn how to rest, and use our own intuition more to guide us. 
    Order your copy of The Success Myth here: https://linktr.ee/thesuccessmyth

    My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/Follow Fiona Arrigo on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fiona_arrigoMy books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk


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    • 35 min
    The Success Myth Diaries: #3 Jeff Hamaoui on Midlife

    The Success Myth Diaries: #3 Jeff Hamaoui on Midlife

    Welcome back to The Success Myth Diaries! Today’s guest is Jeff Hamaoui, a seasoned teacher, master facilitator and Chief Innovation and Education Officer for Modern Elder Academy. The Modern Elder Academy is a program for people going through midlife transitions - they are on a mission to reframe midlife from a crisis to a calling. Their purpose is to help you find a renewed sense of purpose and I really love what they do - and how they talk about ageing, success and purpose. I hope you enjoy hearing Jeff’s myths of success - such an interesting episode all about transitions and making the most out of life. Check out the Modern Elder Academy here: https://www.modernelderacademy.com/
    My brand new book The Success Myth Diaries is out NOW :) https://linktr.ee/thesuccessmyth
    *To listen early and have an ad-free experience, sign up to my Substack page The Hyphen: https://thehyphen.substack.com/

    My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk

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    • 31 min
    The Success Myth Diaries #2: Sian Clifford on Fame

    The Success Myth Diaries #2: Sian Clifford on Fame

    To accompany the launch of my new book, I have interviewed some of my favourite thinkers on the topic of success, failure and creativity — and the most common success myths. Today’s guest is British actor Sian Clifford, probably best known for playing Claire in Fleabag (the toilet scene! The hair scene! The “the only person I'd run through an airport for is you” line! *chefs kiss*) I have re-watched both seasons of Fleabag so many times and it is Sian who I am totally mesmerised by the most each time. She is also a treasured friend of mine (we’ve seen each other through a lot) and I was so lucky that she even agreed to read the audiobook for my first novel Olive, in the middle of a lockdown, no less!) I am a fan of her work on screen but it’s her writing that also has me feverishly wanting more. I am loving her creative love affair with her Substack, rebooting her project Still Space (first born back in 2015) where she communicates passionately and poetically about culture, art, books, stillness and creativity. I encourage you to have a read. Here Sian discusses her three success myths: the ‘then and when’ theory, the myth of busyness and the myth of perfectionism. Also, how winning a BAFTA doesn’t actually mean you’re on Cloud 9 forever — life and pressures continue on in other ways — aka the arrival myth, which she generously shares with us.
    Order your copy of The Success Myth here: https://linktr.ee/thesuccessmyth


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    • 32 min
    The Success Myth Diaries #1: Chelsea Fagan on Money

    The Success Myth Diaries #1: Chelsea Fagan on Money

    Welcome to the Success Myth Diaries! A brand new mini-series to accompany my new book The Success Myth: Letting Go Of Having It All which is out TODAY. My book unpicks the 8 success myths, from happiness to money to productivity to celebrity to the idea of ‘arriving’, looking at all the different ways traditional success is marketed to us and how it can take us off track to what really makes us personally fulfilled. To celebrate I am interviewing a selection of people I admire about what success means to them, and I’ve asked them to come with their three ‘success myths’ that we will unpick together.
    Today's guest is Chelsea Fagan, a writer, home cook, and the founder of The Financial Diet, and author of debut novel A Perfect Vintage. She is currently on the road from “absolutely terrible with money” to “pretty good with money" and in this episode we talk about Chelsea's three success myths: Myth #1: Endless money will make you happy / Myth #2: Traditional publishing is the only way to feel successful / Myth #3 The four-day week doesn’t work.
    *To listen early and have an ad-free experience, sign up to my Substack page The Hyphen: https://thehyphen.substack.com/
    Order A Perfect Vintage here: https://www.aperfectvintagebook.com/
    Explore The Financial Diet here: https://thefinancialdiet.com/
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    My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk


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    • 33 min

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You’ll be missed!

Thank you for making such a fabulous and genuinely useful podcast. I’ve found it enriching and very helpful. You’ll be missed! Look forward to your future podcasts and other work 🤗

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Just listened to the interview with Donna Lancaster. Really thoughtful questions, insightful conversation, I felt inspired and uplifted. I’ll be working my way through other episodes. Highly recommended!

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This podcast is a newish discovery for me and in a world full of podcast offerings, it stands out as one of excellence. Emma G is a highly skilled and professional podcast host, asking questions of depth and perhaps most importantly waiting to hear the answers. She brings out the best in her guests which results in deep and meaningful conversations that matter. Highly recommended.

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