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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 29 year old ex 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 insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look 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 and I don't have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

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The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett Steven Bartlett

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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 29 year old ex 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 insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look 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 and I don't have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

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    E109: Russell Howard: How To Laugh Through Fear, Anxiety & Imposter Syndrome

    E109: Russell Howard: How To Laugh Through Fear, Anxiety & Imposter Syndrome

    Russell Howard has barely been off our screens for 15 years now. The host of The Russell Howard Hour and Russell Howard’s Good News, his new special on Netflix is ‘Lubricant’ and he has a new documentary about trying to keep comedy alive during the pandemic, ‘Until the Wheels Come Off’.




    In this episode, Russell opens up to us about what it took to get to where he has. When he was 18, he did a stand-up gig for the first time, and instantly knew it was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Russell quit his job and his dad gave him one year to establish himself in comedy, he managed to get signed on to an agency… with three days to go until his year was up.




    In a touching conversation encompassing everything from why he does comedy and what he sees as the value of it, to his closeness to his family, this is Russell as you’ve never seen him before. 




    Topics


    Your family
    Why you ultimately became a comedian
    Dealing with the high of comedy shows compared to normal life
    Getting into stand up 
    What are the key things that got you here?
    How does the laugh impact you
    Looking for the 'bit' in everything
    How do negative reviews impact you?
    Impostor syndrome
    Mental health implications and using fear as a motivator
    Therapy
    Your pre show rituals 
    The lowest moment of your life
    What would happen if you could never write a joke again?
    Are you happy?
    Your Netflix special 
    The last guests question




    Russell:

    https://twitter.com/russellhoward


    https://www.instagram.com/russellhoward/ 







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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Moment 34 - The Key To Finding True Love: Ali Abdaal

    Moment 34 - The Key To Finding True Love: Ali Abdaal

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.




    We all want to find success in dating, so it’s understandable if you feel the need to be different. But this is actually one of the worst things you can do.




    Ali Abdaal and I discuss how choosing to show up as yourself is the key to finding success in dating and relationships.



    Episode 93 - https://g2ul0.app.link/Sg9gsTn0Dlb 

    Ali:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoOae5nYA7VqaXzerajD0lg
    https://www.instagram.com/aliabdaal/?hl=en

    • 7 min
    E108: Mel Robbins: This One Hack Will Unlock Your Happier Life

    E108: Mel Robbins: This One Hack Will Unlock Your Happier Life

    Mel Robbins is the author of The Five Second Rule, a business woman, a life coach, and a sensation in the world of self improvement. Her new book is The High Five Habit, it offers simple techniques to feel more confident in yourself and to recognise your true self worth.




    Mel also runs a seven figure business which provides courses in self-improvement and life coaching. One of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world, Mel managed to turn around her boring, grey life into one that takes her all over the world meeting all types of inspiring people. Today she tells you how you can do this too. 




    Speaking to Mel, and reading her new book, what jumps out is her incredible honesty. Mel never pretends that it has all been plain sailing for her, or that she’s always had an easy time validating herself. But through it all, Mel’s managed to work things out. We were very excited to hear how she did it. 





    What made you into who you are today? 
    The biggest flaw in the human design
    Dealing with anxiety my whole life  
    The layers of healing
    The 5 second rule
    The high five habit
    Manifestation and visualisation
    Understanding when you’re ‘stuck’ 
    The last guests question
    Do you still struggle with everything you talk about?
    Finally understanding why I do what I do 



    Mel:
    https://www.instagram.com/melrobbins/
    https://twitter.com/melrobbins


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    • 2 hrs
    Moment 33 - Reggie Yates on How Self-Awareness Changed His Life

    Moment 33 - Reggie Yates on How Self-Awareness Changed His Life

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.




    Reggie Yates has had a tremendous career from acting, tv presenting, radio DJ, singing and now creating his critically acclaimed documentaries. But what was it that set Reggie apart from the other young kids on the North London estates? 




    In this moment, Reggie breaks down how self-awareness was the skill that helped him work towards his goals and ultimately, change his life.




    Episode 90 - https://g2ul0.app.link/jMW7Hw6Vrlb

    Reggie:
    https://www.instagram.com/regyates/
    https://twitter.com/regyates?lang=en

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    • 9 min
    E107: Starling Bank: Building a $1.5 Billion Business Against The Odds: Anne Boden

    E107: Starling Bank: Building a $1.5 Billion Business Against The Odds: Anne Boden

    The story of how Anne built her business is a genuine blockbuster of entrepreneurship and perseverance. Starling is one of the biggest FinTech companies in the world, with billions in deposits, but after listening to this you’ll be amazed how it was possible. 




    When her co-founder walked out of the company, and took the funding with him, Anne walked in to an office where she was the only employee on the books, and had to start the company she’d built all over again. Little by little, she came back, and a year later landed a mega investment deal in one of the most incredible stories we’ve ever had on this podcast. 




    What really shines about Anne is the clear sense of mission she’s infused her company with. Anne really cares about doing right by the customer, and cleaning up an industry that historically doesn’t have a record of giving people a fair shake. Anne is in business to make the world a better place, and we think after listening to this you’ll agree that Anne’s story shows business success can come from the most unlikely places. 




    Topics


    Humble beginnings
    Entrepreneurship
    Starting Starling bank & clashes with Tom at Monzo
    Raising funding
    What have you learnt about raising investment?
    Managing your emotions when running Starling
    Work life balance - maintaining relationships
    Key advice you would told your younger self
    Our last guests question




    Anne:

    https://www.instagram.com/anneboden/

    https://twitter.com/anneboden




    Anne's book:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/BANKING-How-I-Disrupted-Industry-ebook/dp/B084H6N2GS




    Our Episode with Tom from Monzo:


    https://g2ul0.app.link/d0u5WwlOmlb

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Moment 32 - Ant Middleton on How To Build A Bulletproof Mindset

    Moment 32 - Ant Middleton on How To Build A Bulletproof Mindset

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.




    If you need advice on how to build a solid mindset, then Ant Middleton is certainly the man for the job. He’s been in some of the most dangerous, high-stress and uncomfortable situations on the planet which is why I felt compelled to ask him how he built a mindset strong enough to deal with extreme distress. 




    Ant talks eloquently on how he believes the answer lies within discomfort, something we’re not often pushed towards in the modern world. But with life’s inevitable chaos constantly on the horizon, building a strong mindset isn’t just desirable, it’s necessary.

    Episode 74 - https://g2ul0.app.link/jOrYmdr9flb

    Ant:
    https://www.instagram.com/antmiddleton/
    https://twitter.com/antmiddleton

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    • 7 min

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