66 episodes

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 27 year old 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 my personal diary with you and I want to give you an insight 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, this is off the top of my head and this is direct from my diary. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

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 27 year old 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 my personal diary with you and I want to give you an insight 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, this is off the top of my head and this is direct from my diary. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

    E66: The Secret To Loving Your Work with Bruce Daisley

    E66: The Secret To Loving Your Work with Bruce Daisley

    Bruce Daisley is one of the world’s most influential voices on fixing workplace culture and a former VP at Twitter.

    Bruce Daisley spent over a decade as a top executive at Twitter, YouTube and Google for Europe, leaving Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US.

    Bruce’s highly acclaimed book, The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again, offers a fascinating and data-tested insight into what ‘work’ and ‘office culture’ now looks-like in the 21st century, as well as advising how all levels of staff within organisations can build a more motivating and productive workplace culture. The book went on to become the UK’s bestselling business hardback of 2019, being translated into 13 languages and long-listed for Business Book of the Year 2020 and CMI Management Book of the Year 2020.

    His literary and business successes have culminated in Bruce being named one of the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential Londoners and one of Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain. At the CBI Annual Conference, he was voted the top-rated speaker, having shared the stage with the Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn.

    Alongside his literary pursuits, Bruce hosts and runs the ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat’ podcast on workplace culture which has reached #1 spot on the Apple Business Podcast Chart. He now devotes his time to championing reforms to culture in the workplace.

    He is also a published writer in the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal & The Guardian.

    This weeks topics:

    - Your take on this new remote working culture?

    - What causes burn out?

    - What kills and causes creativity

    - How do I know when to quit?

    - Childhood trauma in the elite

    - The Trump Twitter ban 

    - Where does social media go from here?

    - Whats next for you to keep joy in your work?

    - Whats the one thing you'd do to make work enjoyable for everyone?

    Bruce:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucedaisley

    https://twitter.com/brucedaisley

    My book pre-order: 

    (UK, US, AUS, NZ Link) - http://hyperurl.co/xenkw2

    (EU & Rest of the World Link) https://www.bookdepository.com/Happy-Sexy-Millionaire-Steven-Bartlett/9781529301496?ref=grid-view&qid=1610300058833&sr=1-2

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    E65: I Won 11 World Titles Because They Said I Couldn't - Anna Hemmings MBE

    E65: I Won 11 World Titles Because They Said I Couldn't - Anna Hemmings MBE

    My guest this week is kayaking legend Anna Hemmings MBE. Anna is Britain’s most successful female marathon kayaker with a staggering eleven World and European Championship medals, 9 of them gold. By the age of 24 she had been a World Champion 3 times and competed at the Olympic Games. In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for her services to sport.

    Hemmings achieved this success against all the odds. She was told by the British head coach that she was not big enough or strong enough to be a great kayaker. She proved him wrong. At the peak of her career, Anna was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  and was told by medical experts she might never race again. She battled her way to full recovery and went on to win a further 3 world titles and compete at her second Olympic Games in Beijing 2008. She has become an expert in the field of resilience and high performance. Anna is now an Executive coach and founded Beyond the Barriers, a high performance training consultancy which works globally with leaders and teams giving them practical tools and strategies to enable them to thrive under pressure, build resilience, be mentally tough in challenging environments and deliver world class performance.

    Anna’s sporting achievements were recognised at the Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year Awards, where she won the 2005 Champions Award and then again in 2007 when she was voted BBC London Sports Personality of the Year.

    This week's podcast gave me more realisations than I’ve ever had from a guest before. We spoke about the multiple challenges she faced throughout her career and how despite all of the hardships, she was able to keep going when all the signs were there to give-up. We also delved into her expertise in resilience and high performance, discussing the steps she takes to help people become the greatest version of themselves. 

    This weeks topics:

    - Why Kayaking?
    - Why you?
    - Healthy conflict within teams
    - Key lessons from your psychologist 
    - How do people overcome their limiting beliefs?
    - What do you think about this idea of labels?
    - Your process of visualisation
    - Your discipline and how to apply it  
    - How do you find what drives other people 
    - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 
    - Benefits of being vulnerable 
    - Overcoming your disorder
    - The importance of connection
    - What’s next for you?

    Anna:
    annahemmings.com 
    linkedin.com/in/anna-hemmings-mbe/ 

    My book pre-order: 
    (UK, US, AUS, NZ Link) - http://hyperurl.co/xenkw2
    (EU & Rest of the World Link) https://www.bookdepository.com/Happy-...

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    E64: The Secret To A Good Nights Sleep with Stephanie Romiszewski

    E64: The Secret To A Good Nights Sleep with Stephanie Romiszewski

    My guest this week is Stephanie Romiszewski, an experienced consultant sleep physiologist and channel 4's sleep expert. Stephanie specialises in complex sleep cases and developing bespoke treatment plans for sleep problems. She is a master in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, disseminating science to the public through television media, medical legal work, and public speaking. She is Channel 4 series sleep expert, an academic researcher and published author.

    In my chat with Stephanie we covered various topics from common misconceptions about sleep, insomnia, sleeping pills, how to control our dreams, mental health as it pertains to sleep and much more!

    - What the result of not sleeping properly?
    - Where is the b******t?
    - What are the common misconceptions
    - How should I be designing my environment
    - What do you thunk about the snooze button?
    - How to sort your sleep tonight
    - Do you sleep well?
    - The Therapy you offer
    - Caffeine and sleeping pills
    - Whats causing all these sleeping problems?
    - What impact has the pandemic had on peoples sleep
    - What control do we have on our dreams?
    - How does what I eat effect my sleep?
    - Can I sleep too much?
    - These top tips about sleep
    - The correlation between poor mental health and poor sleep
    - characteristics of a good sleeper and bad sleeper
    - What do you want people to get from this podcast?

    Stephanie:
    sleepyheadclinic.co.uk
    sleepyheadprogram.com
    Instagram: @stephsleepyhead
    Twitter: @sleepyclinic
    Facebook: Sleepyhead Clinic
    LinkedIn: Stephanie Romiszewski

    My book pre-order: HappySexyMillionaire.com (https://t.co/FDvac5syWw?amp=1)

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    E63: Everything 2020 Taught Me (part 2)

    E63: Everything 2020 Taught Me (part 2)

    GO LISTEN TO PART 1 IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY 

    2020 has been one of the most challenging and uncertain years of most people’s lives. It has made us realise what and who really matters and despite being difficult, has taught me some of the most valuable and life changing lessons. Following last week’s podcast I will continue to delve into these lessons and explain how we can all hope to improve our lives and outlook in 2021.

    - The power of consistency
    - Optimism and proactivity
    - If you are easily provoked you are easily controlled
    - Respecting yourself
    - The most dangerous flaw
    - Resisting your labels
    - Everybody should be doing this
    - Why hard work matters

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    • 33 min
    E62: Everything 2020 Taught Me (part 1)

    E62: Everything 2020 Taught Me (part 1)

    It’s coming to that time of year when everyone starts to reminisce about the year that has just been and thinks about the changes they can make to have a better, happier future...

    The thing is though, this year has been different to any other that has gone before! It’s been difficult, it’s been a struggle, it’s been heartbreaking! 

    Within the hard times of life we tend to learn more about ourselves and who we are. For that reason, I’ve decided to host a two part end of year special podcast episode to take a look back at the biggest lessons I’ve learnt during one of the hardest year of our lives and how we can try and make 2021 a better year.

    Topics:
    - 2020 - Learn to live while we can
    - Productivity hack of 2020
    - Create a sense of urgency 

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    • 34 min
    E61: World Leading Psychologist: How to Succeed in Life & Work - Jamil Qureshi

    E61: World Leading Psychologist: How to Succeed in Life & Work - Jamil Qureshi

    This week I met with high performance expert and psychologist, Jamil Qureshi and delved into the secrets behind unlocking your own potential and mastering your mind.

     

    Jamil has worked with some of the biggest businesses, sports teams and individuals to help them reach the highest level of performance.  In this episode he reveals the hidden secrets behind their success… And how YOU can use them to your advantage!

    Follow Jamil:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamil-qureshi-494661a/
    Twitter: @Jamil_Qureshi
    Website: www.jamilqureshi.com

    Sponsor - https://uk.huel.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min

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An inspiring and insightful take in what it takes to be successful in a modern world! Especially relatable to me because I’m a similar age! (@stuartboyd95)

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