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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.

Growth Mindset Podcast Sam Harris

    • Self Help
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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.

    143: Hacking the microbiome to unlock superpowers - Zack Abbott, founder and CEO - ZBiotics

    143: Hacking the microbiome to unlock superpowers - Zack Abbott, founder and CEO - ZBiotics

    Zack Abbott

    CEO and co-founder of ZBiotics, a company developing bioengineered probiotics founded in 2016.


    ZBiotics' product, which breaks down an unwanted byproduct of alcohol, is the first in a line of products ZBiotics is creating to help consumers actively engage in healthier lives.


    Beyond alcohol, ZBiotics is working on other engineered probiotics that will give the body new biological functions: everything from helping the body resist environmental toxins and infection (e.g., lead-contaminated water, radiation) to producing useful and health-promoting nutrients (e.g., fiber, high-quality protein).


    By building genetically engineered products that solve real human needs, he hopes to reverse the misinformation and lack of understanding that has contributed to the negative public perception of GMOs.


    Zack has a PhD in microbiology & immunology from the University of Michigan, where he enjoyed his research untangling complex and elegant webs of bacterial gene regulation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where he double-majored in immunology and classical art & archaeology


    Zack and ZBiotics

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    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.


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    • 17 min
    142: Developing Confidence - Nate Setto, Pop/R&B artist

    142: Developing Confidence - Nate Setto, Pop/R&B artist

    Nate Setto

    A rising Pop/R&B artist who has developed his career in the great city of Detroit. As a Michigan native, he grew up with a passion for music. He began writing songs when he was 7 years old and pursued a music career at the age of 20. Nate now has 1.3 million views on youtube and over 60 thousand followers on instagram. He is currently promoting his single Novocaine which deals with anxiety and substance abuse.


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    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.


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    Top Tips

    Build your confidence




    Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. A healthy sense of self-confidence is all about having a balanced view of yourself — taking pride in your abilities while recognizing your flaws.


    Confidence can help you to take on the world with more energy and determination, resulting in better relationships, quality work and a feeling of being connected with your surroundings.


    Have a coach




    Coaching is still not understood by everyone, and that is entirely normal. It is not a must to have a coach, and yes you can get yourself to a higher potential without a coach also, but with a coach, you will get there quicker, better and most importantly with more confidence.


    A coach will understand and help you understand the source of the lack of confidence and fear of failure. A coach can give you ideas for ways to improve yourself, but more importantly they can help them become aware of your blind spots.


    Simply put, a coach will help you stoke your success.




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    • 46 min
    141: Investing in curiosity - Reece Chowdhry, Founder & CEO - RLC Ventures

    141: Investing in curiosity - Reece Chowdhry, Founder & CEO - RLC Ventures

    Reece Chowdhry

    Founder and CEO of the multi award-winning RLC Ventures, a venture capital firm that specialises in investing in technology-based seed stage businesses.


    Reece was awarded “Top 5 Asian Tech Investors” in 2018 (KPMG & Diversity UK) and is the youngest-ever investor to profiled by The Sunday Times.


    Since launching three years ago, Reece has invested in 30 start-ups and sits on the board of six portfolio companies. Currently, 70% of founders in the RLC Ventures portfolio are from diverse backgrounds.


    Passionate about giving back, Reece has created the RLC Ventures Pledge where a percentage of the exit profits are donated to a social cause of the founder’s choice. His work has seen him become one of the youngest ever investors to be profiled in The Sunday Times, and he has appeared on Channel 4 News.


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    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:

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    Top Tips

    Have an open-mind




    Open-mindedness helps you to learn and grow, strengthening your belief in yourself. It all starts with you.


    Being open-minded is important because it creates opportunities for you to learn from others. Learning about the way others live or why they believe what they do. Learning does not mean you will change your lifestyle or beliefs, but simply grow in knowledge.


    Having an open-mind allows you to become aware. It allows you live in a way that's more approachable.


    The power of surrounding yourself with the right people




    The people you surround yourself with can either drag you down or lift you up. Take the time to create a circle of people that are the most positive, supportive people you can find. This also means letting go of the people who are pulling you down.


    If you want to make a positive change in your life, remember, the people around you have a critical influence on your energy, growth and probability of success.


    Positive people bring out the best in you and make you feel motivated and happy. They help you when you’re in need, encourage you to go after your dreams and are there to celebrate your successes or support you as you move past your challenges.


    If you want to become your best self I challenge you to review, rethink, and cull through your social media and real life "friends" and find the right people and media content that will actually help you get there.




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    Zero to One - Peter Thiel

    If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. Entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.





    Venture Deals - Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson

    A must-read for any entrepreneur contemplating or currently leading a venture-backed company. The book is filled with lots of other amazing advice.




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    • 51 min
    140: (Bio)Engineering success - Zack Abbott, founder CEO - ZBiotics

    140: (Bio)Engineering success - Zack Abbott, founder CEO - ZBiotics

    Zack Abbott

    CEO and co-founder of ZBiotics, a company developing bioengineered probiotics founded in 2016.


    ZBiotics' product, which breaks down an unwanted byproduct of alcohol, is the first in a line of products ZBiotics is creating to help consumers actively engage in healthier lives.


    Beyond alcohol, ZBiotics is working on other engineered probiotics that will give the body new biological functions: everything from helping the body resist environmental toxins and infection (e.g., lead-contaminated water, radiation) to producing useful and health-promoting nutrients (e.g., fiber, high-quality protein).


    By building genetically engineered products that solve real human needs, he hopes to reverse the misinformation and lack of understanding that has contributed to the negative public perception of GMOs.


    Zack has a PhD in microbiology & immunology from the University of Michigan, where he enjoyed his research untangling complex and elegant webs of bacterial gene regulation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where he double-majored in immunology and classical art & archaeology


    Zack and ZBiotics

    Connect with Zack on LinkedIn
    Zbiotics




    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.


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    Top Tip

    The right mentor can deliver huge advantages to your career




    Many entrepreneurs give up during the low times. Having a mentor who can re-inspire and motivate you is crucial. The right mentor can help you, quite literally, grow your business.


    Anyone can accelerate their learning curve by learning from a mentor's experiences, This could save you time and money and help you avoid mistakes. Another value mentors can provide is their relationships. An advisor may be able to introduce you to vendors, clients, and other resources.


    Mentoring relationships are win-wins for both participants. Make sure to reach out proactively and speak in a straightforward way. Schedule regular calls and sessions. And be sure to circle back with your mentor to share what resulted from his or her coaching. There may be hidden perks like improved habits.




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    Special Guest: Zack Abbott.
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    Specific help for exactly your problems often doesn't exist nearby or requires you to meet someone at awkward times. You can meet the perfect therapist for you at the most convenient times online through the app on video, phone call or text chat.

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    • 49 min
    139: Using Focus to Fuel Your Fire - John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneur On Fire

    139: Using Focus to Fuel Your Fire - John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneur On Fire

    John Lee Dumas

    An American entrepreneur and podcaster based in Puerto Rico. He is the founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, a business podcast where he interviews successful entrepreneurs.


    John developed the concept of a daily podcast that would feature the story of successful entrepreneurs. He named it Entrepreneurs On Fire. EOFire launched September 22, 2012.


    As his subscribers grew, he published Podcast Launch in the Amazon bookstore. Podcast Launch is a guide of the exact steps he took to launch Entrepreneurs On Fire. In 2013, Dumas launched Podcasters’ Paradise, a community of podcasters.


    As of 2018, John has podcasted over 2,000 episodes.his podcasts have received 70 million downloads with 1 million monthly listens. In 2019, Dumas was a keynote presenter at the annual Agents of Change conference held in Portland, Maine. From interviewing entrepreneurs, once he started generating income, he then came to be known as an expert in podcasting.


    John and EOFire

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    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:

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    Twitter
    LinkedIn


    Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com
    Support the Show - Patreon




    Top Tips

    Mentors matter




    It's important to find a mentor who is willing and able to take you on. Mentors are invaluable for so many reasons, but essential for providing knowledge, motivation, advice and counsel, encouragement when you need it most, help with personal development and so much more.


    Mentors can become your go-to person for advice and support during hard times. They are also around to celebrate your wins, regardless if they are big or small.


    If you are lucky enough to find a personal mentor who can be all of these things to you, you will have an advantage over many others, because you have the right tools that can take you to the top!


    F.O.C.U.S




    Follow One Course Until Success. It is important to remain focused on a single task at a time to be more productive, to create quality work and to be less stressed.


    As you focus upon a single task, trying to avoid distractions, the brain begins to focus on that task all by itself. This allows you to accomplish the task much faster than if you are attempting to finish two or more tasks at the same time.


    If you can take control of your ability to focus, you have given yourself a powerful tool that will enable you to perform at a consistently high level and be both effective and efficient in your work efforts. Focusing will help you have better quality work, more success, and achievement of your professional goals.




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    • 16 min
    138: The Neuroscience of Success Mindsets - Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.

    138: The Neuroscience of Success Mindsets - Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.

    Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.

    A cutting-edge mindset author, researcher, and consultant. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets.


    Ryan is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership” (Morgan James Publishers). He is also a leadership professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.


    As a consultant, he works with organizations to develop their leaders and improve their culture (collective mindsets). He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), and a couple dozen other organizations.


    As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Ryan has published over 17 articles across a variety of journals including: Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. His research has been cited over 2,000 times since 2014.


    Ryan

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    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:

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    LinkedIn


    Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com
    Support the Show - Patreon




    Top Tips

    Understand the benefit of failure




    For some people, failure ruins them. For others, it is just the beginning of something wonderful. Failure isn’t fun, but it is an opportunity to learn, reflect and regroup.


    Often when you are battling uncertainty, you adapt and change. Sometimes it takes a while but if you can bounce back it can lead to successes that taste all the sweeter.


    Failure is a natural, necessary part of being human. No one is exempt when it comes to failure. It’s part of life. So don’t quit, use failure to your advantage. Accept the push.


    Mindset are foundational to your success




    Success and happiness are all about mindset. I believe our thoughts have incredible power over our everyday lives, and that our moods and behaviors are a reflection of how we think.


    Change your mindset, change your life. These all sounds so easy, yet many of us tell ourselves it’s too late to change careers or that we don’t have enough time to learn something new. Identify and overcome your personal mental blocks. Create new habits to support your mindset change.


    Think of your mindset as a voice and manifest all the positivity you could think of. A positive frame of mind will invite success into your life. All it takes is a few simple tweaks to your thinking to become your happiest, most fulfilled self.




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    An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups.


    Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas.


    To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com)


    Subscribe!

    If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends!
    Special Guest: Ryan Gottfredson.
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    • 27 min

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36 Ratings

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Engaging and welcoming

Listening to this podcast has made it feel as if I am talking to my friends. I loved how Sam made me feel welcome, even though I don't know him personally, it felt like I did. I even laughed a couple of times which isn't something I do when listening to podcasts. This has got to be one of the best podcasts I have listened to. I loved every second of it and will keep listening. Another thing I loved was how it didn't feel long. It was so refreshing and entertaining that the minutes went by.

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Interesting and fun

Have enjoyed listening to your podcasts. Interesting conversations and always look forward to the next one.

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Really enjoy this show

This podcast is so interesting and thought-provoking. Sam seems to have a knack for finding fascinating guests and presenting them with a very authentic voice. I enjoy the way he weaves his own entrepreneurial journey -His company is building a podcast sharing app -into the episodes. Look forward to working my way through all of the episodes.

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