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This is the story of growing a business, of growing as a person, and of taking on some fairly unusual challenges. I'm Sean Spooner, the 25-year-old co-founder of Patter. Each week, I'll give you a detailed account of my daily life and share with you the most important lessons I learn; sometimes alone, sometimes joined by some of the most interesting people on the planet. Expect to learn something new every time you press play. 
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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

This is the story of growing a business, of growing as a person, and of taking on some fairly unusual challenges. I'm Sean Spooner, the 25-year-old co-founder of Patter. Each week, I'll give you a detailed account of my daily life and share with you the most important lessons I learn; sometimes alone, sometimes joined by some of the most interesting people on the planet. Expect to learn something new every time you press play. 
Follow me on Instagram: @spoonersean
And on Twitter: @spoonersean
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    E76: Broken Cars, Broken Phones and Broken Vaccination Websites

    E76: Broken Cars, Broken Phones and Broken Vaccination Websites

    On this week's episode of Life and Lessons, I reflect on a week in which everything broke at the same time, and I discuss why I find so much value in using this podcast as a journal.

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    • 21 min
    E75: Ollie Horton on Consistent Actions, Practical Productivity, Education and more

    E75: Ollie Horton on Consistent Actions, Practical Productivity, Education and more

    On this week’s episode of Life and Lessons, you’re going to hear a conversation I had with Ollie Horton.
    Ollie is a personal trainer, the host of the Stripping it Bare podcast, and somebody I’ve known from afar for a while.
    As you’ll discover in this conversation, as I did at the time, if there’s one person who I could sit and rift with for hours on topics I really care about, Ollie would be close to top of the list.
    In the next hour, you’re going to learn: 

    The power of consistent actions compounded over years of life, and how they will get you further than any single quantum leap
    Why those in the positions you aspire to be are actually just winging it, and why that’s a massively empowering insight 
    The reason I don’t buy lottery tickets, and why I'm scared of the prospect of winning the lottery
    The full story behind my decision to go sober, which is one I’ve never really shared in this much detail before
    And so much more.
    Ollie and I clearly have a lot in common when it comes to our perspectives on personal development, making progress in life, and trying unusual things. And I think that’s what’s so great about this conversation.
    It’s less formal than many of the guest episodes we’ve had in the past, but that's only a good thing. And I think you’ll really enjoy this one.

    Follow Ollie Horton
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olliehortonpt/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Olliehorton_93
    Stripping It Bare Podcast: https://linktr.ee/Olliehorton

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    E74: Catchup, Bitcoin Punts and Treasure Hunts

    E74: Catchup, Bitcoin Punts and Treasure Hunts

    On this week's episode of Life and Lessons, I give you a bunch of life updates, talk about a £10,000 treasure hunt rabbit hole I've found myself in, and share why I've finally taken a punt on Bitcoin.
    Pre-order Peter's book, The Niche Influence, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Niche-Influencer-Peter-Watson/dp/1527290557/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1622139682&sr=1-1

    Sean Spooner
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spoonersean/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spoonersean
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    • 17 min
    E73: Dom McGregor on Growing a £200m Business and 4.5 Years Sober

    E73: Dom McGregor on Growing a £200m Business and 4.5 Years Sober

    On this week's episode of Life and Lessons, you're going to hear a conversation I had with Dom McGregor.
    Dom co-founded Social Chain, a business that grew to almost £200m in revenue before floating on the stock exchange – all within the space of five years.
    During that time, Dom also went sober, and has since not drank in over four and a half years.
    In the next hour, you're going to learn:

    How running out of toilet paper whilst in university led to Dom co-founding a £200m business
    What advice Dom would give to young business owners who are just getting started out in their own journey 
    Why being honest about your progress, and avoiding to urge to take it until you make it, will actually serve as a competitive advantage in the long run
    What perspective you gain from almost 5 years sober in your twenties 
    And so much more.

    Dom McGregor
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dpjmcgregor/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicMcGregor

    Sean Spooner
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spoonersean/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spoonersean
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    • 38 min
    E72: Surrounding Yourself With The Right People

    E72: Surrounding Yourself With The Right People

    On this week's episode of Life and Lessons, I share the story of why I'm accidentally pissing people off when I drive, and I give my thoughts on the three kinds of people you need to surround yourself with to find success.

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    • 20 min
    E71: Ben Pearson on the Mental Health Impacts of Frontline Policing

    E71: Ben Pearson on the Mental Health Impacts of Frontline Policing

    On this week’s episode of Life and Lessons, you’re going to hear a conversation I had with Ben Pearson.
    Ben was in West Yorkshire Police for 19 years, ending up in the force's traffic unit, where you might have seen him on Channel 5’s Police Interceptors.
    A series of life events caused Ben to eventually leave the police, for the benefit of his own mental health, and he now spends his time helping to create conversations about mental health – and the impacts of policing. 
    He’s also the author of the book Handcuffed Emotions, and is working on a second book, Hotel Tango 23, which is out later this year. 
    In the next hour, you’re going to learn: 

    What checks the police are really making when they’re behind your car, and what plays into the decision to pull you over 
    How a police chase really unfolds, and the countless observations and considerations that go into the act of stopping a fleeing car 
    The real-world mental health impact of being in the police, and having to deal with death and destruction day after day 
    What Ben is doing to change the mental health narrative in the police, to help others who are going through the things that he has already experienced
    And so much more.
    This conversation is a really interesting one but also a really important one.
    On the other hand, I got to ask all of the questions I’ve always asked to a traffic police officer, who has pursued and stopped countless cars and criminals.
    But on the other hand, to hear Ben’s story, the things he has been through, and the reflection he has taken from those challenges, is really important and has to be heard.

    Ben Pearson
    Handcuffed Emotions on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handcuffed-Emotions-Police-Interceptors-Darkness/dp/B08P1H4735
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bs_pearson
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX0bqYPwTWt1PTnD7_BqUPg/featured

    Sean Spooner
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spoonersean/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spoonersean
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    Patter: https://patter.co.uk/

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    • 1 hr 19 min

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90% for the podcast content, 10% because Sean pronounced my name right in Episode 31. Congrats on the rebrand, Sean!

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