115 episodes

Dream The Impossible, Take Action, Take FL1GHT!
Join Mark Whittle (@markwhittle_tf), as he shines the spotlight on the UK's greatest success stories.
Listen to conversations with some of the highest achievers, from entrepreneurs and elite athletes, to adventurers and all round hustlers. Expect raw, actionable advice that you can incorporate into your own life, to drive you closer to your goals.
If you are a high achiever and love taking inspiration from others, or are aspiring to be greater and want some motivation to help you get there, this podcast is for you. We talk mindset, overcoming obstacles, book suggestions and more.
Episodes will be released on Sunday evening in preparation for your Monday Morning Motivation.
Fasten your seatbelt, its time to Take FL1GHT!

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7 • 269 Ratings

Dream The Impossible, Take Action, Take FL1GHT!
Join Mark Whittle (@markwhittle_tf), as he shines the spotlight on the UK's greatest success stories.
Listen to conversations with some of the highest achievers, from entrepreneurs and elite athletes, to adventurers and all round hustlers. Expect raw, actionable advice that you can incorporate into your own life, to drive you closer to your goals.
If you are a high achiever and love taking inspiration from others, or are aspiring to be greater and want some motivation to help you get there, this podcast is for you. We talk mindset, overcoming obstacles, book suggestions and more.
Episodes will be released on Sunday evening in preparation for your Monday Morning Motivation.
Fasten your seatbelt, its time to Take FL1GHT!

    #108 - Myles Hopper (Mindful Chef) - How To Be Healthier & Happier

    #108 - Myles Hopper (Mindful Chef) - How To Be Healthier & Happier

    Myles Hopper is the co-founder of Mindful Chef, the No.1 rated recipe box in the UK. Since starting Mindful Chef 7 years ago, they have gone from strength to strength and this year they are forecast to turnover £80million in annual revenue!

    They are also doing great things as a B-Corp! Specifically they have just tipped over 6million meals donated to children in poverty.

    This episode is incredible for offering ways to live healthier and happier. From portion sizes, to macro breakdowns, Myles offers simple advice we can all take into our lives to improve the way we eat. 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #107 - Liam Ridgewell - How To Build Mental Toughness

    #107 - Liam Ridgewell - How To Build Mental Toughness

    Liam Ridgewell is a former professional footballer having played for Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Brom, Portland timbers, Wigan, Brighton, Hull and Southend. He's made nearly 500 professional appearances, won the FA Youth Cup, the League Cup, the MLS Cup and is a legend in football. He was captain of most of his clubs and embodies what it takes to be a leader and a winner in the sport. This conversation was such an absolute pleasure, I hope you enjoy.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #106 - Sir Steve Redgrave - How To Overcome Any Obstacle You Face

    #106 - Sir Steve Redgrave - How To Overcome Any Obstacle You Face

    Sir Steve Redgrave is the greatest / most successful rower ever. He won 5 gold medals at 5 consecutive Olympics between 1984 - 2000.

    Steve was knighted for his services to sport in 2001 - he won BBC sports personality of the year 2000 ad won the BBC sports personality lifetime award in 2011.

    Today Steve is the chairman of the Henley Royal Regatta and the director of peak performance for the Chinese Olympic rowing team.

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    This episode is brought to you by Pro Plus Ultra. NEW Pro Plus® Ultra is the UK’s first energy supplement to contain a unique blend of vitamins and botanicals plus slow-release caffeine to help increase alertness and improve concentration throughout the day. https://www.proplus.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #105 - Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia - How To Disrupt An Entire Industry

    #105 - Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia - How To Disrupt An Entire Industry

    Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia is the founder and executive chair of fin tech start up SNOOP. She is also the founder and former CEO of Virgin Money along side Richard Branson. She joined Virgin Direct in 1995 as COO, took them through the RBS acquisition before returning to Virgin Money in 2006 as CEO until its sale in 2018 for £1.7billion. She is absolutely incredible and her advice throughout this episode is timeless. Enjoy!

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    • 51 min
    #104 - Adam Rossiter & Elliot Dawes - How To Spend Your Student Loan (The BULK Story)

    #104 - Adam Rossiter & Elliot Dawes - How To Spend Your Student Loan (The BULK Story)

    Elliot Dawes and Adam Rossiter are the co-founders of Bulk previously known as bulk powders.

    Bulk is an active nutrition company providing some of the best premium protein powders and shakes, vitamins and mineral supplements, post work out formulas, protein bars and so much more.

    Elliot and Adam met at university and like so many of us quickly got into fitness and more specifically the gym. But unlike so many of us, they saw an opportunity having started experimented with various protein supplements to start something themselves and took the leap of faith the create bulk in 2006.

    They borrowed money from their parents and invested what they could of their student loan, which accumulated to about £6,000.

    15 years later, in 2021 bulk is forecast to reach £100 million in revenue.

    IBoth Adam and Elliot are fantastic guys, have achieved so much and really deserve all their success. I honestly came away from this conversation on such a high. We talk all about how they built their company from the student halls to the enterprise it is today. How they pitched Anthony Joshua as a brand ambassador, how they decided their roles would change after 15 years and who would become CEO and who would focus on growth strategy plus their biggest learning along the way and how teaching £100 million in revenue is just the beginning of the bulk journey.

    Today they are completely rebranding bulk powders as bulk and have made huge moves to drive sustainability, with 93% of their products now in compostable pouches which has reduced their single use plastics by more than 15m pieces.

    What I would ask you to consider as you listen to this is the following. What idea have you been sitting on? Have you had a niggling thought in the back of your mind to start something, create something or start working towards dream. It might not be as big as that. It could be something small but you’re still procrastinating. We have a tendency to wait until everything is just perfect before we act, but the truth is that perfect moment is likely never going to arrive. We will never have every boxed ticked and the great thing is You don’t have to. We don’t need everything perfectly aligned! In this episode the lads even talk about how at one time as an enterprise business they realised hadn’t actually addressed their culture! With that said, don’t wait for the perfect moment. Just do it.

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    This episode is sponsored by Clean Co. The no / low alcohol company who do not compromise on taste! All products are currently 36% off to help support your 'Dry January'. https://clean.co/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #103 - Sir Clive Woodward - How To Be A World Class Leader

    #103 - Sir Clive Woodward - How To Be A World Class Leader

    Sir Clive Woodward is a former Rugby player and Coach, most recognised for his outstanding contribution to the sport of rugby through his coaching career. Clive spent 7 years as head coach of England between 1997 and 2004, coaching them to 3 successful six nations championships, one of which was a grand slam - and of course coaching them to the single greatest achievement in England rugby history and one of the greatest England sporting achievements full stop, winning the rugby World Cup in 2003.

    Clive coached England through 83 games winning 59 - a massive 71% win ratio with nearly 3000 total points scored and many of his revolutionary management and coaching strategies have been adopted by leaders in sport and business all over the world today.

    Clive also led the British lions tour against New Zealand in 2005.

    After rugby Clive went on to become team GB’s director of sport from 2006 to 2012 helping to deliver huge success during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

    Today He is an itv sport pundit recently covering the rugby World Cup and six nations. He is also a sport and business consultant often working with large corporates or leading sports clubs, helping them to reach higher levels of performance.

    In 2004 He was knighted by the queen at Buckingham palace, for services to sport and In 2011 Clive was inducted into the world rugby hall of fame.

    He may be the most decorated, most successful, most experienced high achiever we have had on take flight and it brings me immense pleasure to share his journey and advice with you all.

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    This episode is sponsored by Clean Co. The no / low alcohol company who do not compromise on taste! All products are currently 36% off to help support your 'Dry January'. https://clean.co/ 

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

Molls998 ,

Fantastic podcast

Discovered this podcast through the interview with Jay Morton. Mark is a fantastic interviewer, does his research and asks all the right question to pull great knowledge out of the guest! so happy I found this podcast, will be listening to more episodes in the future for sure.

Katya17942 ,

Where are all the women

Am about to start listening to this podcast having read about it in the papers but had to flag upfront was very surprised / disappointed that so few of our many successful and inspiring women are on here. At the moment about 90 of the 107 episodes interview men. Not great / very aspirational / seeking a balanced range of views and experiences.

mountainchick73 ,

100% motivational and inspiring podcast

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to discover this fab podcast series !
Absolutely love your interview style Mark , extracting some amazing bits of information /motivational tips / book recommendations from your guests ! I’m currently working my way from series 1 and enjoying every minute!

A little ask if possible :
I listen to your podcasts on my dog walks / runs and it would be great if you could summarise key learnings / book recommendations from each guest in writing , just a quick list of key materials so I can catch up once I’m home ??

Thanks again for your great work !

Rachel

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