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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 The Diary Of A CEO

    • Business
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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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Twitter (https://twitter.com/SteveBartlettSC?s=20)
Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenbartlett-123/)

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    E167: The More Successful You Are The Longer You’ll Live: Will Storr

    E167: The More Successful You Are The Longer You’ll Live: Will Storr

    Will is an author who brings out the unexpected ways that we’re vulnerable, and how to manage those vulnerabilities and turn them into strengths. The author of six books including Sunday Times bestsellers, he’s one of the most interesting voices on how we can manage our worst impulses to succeed in the modern world.

    In a conversation that covers everything from are we more narcissistic than we used to be to how a desire for status underpins all of our ambitions, to how to deal with low self esteem and suicidal thoughts, Will held nothing back on this unfiltered exploration of the surprising strategies we can employ to deal with the dark sides of life.



    Topics:


    Your early years, how was your self esteem shaped those years 
    Your book selfie, the inspiration
    Would you have been happier if you were told you could succeed?
    Am I actually making decisions?
    How our genes control us
    Story telling
    Why does status matter?
    Can we be to consumed by status?
    We live longer with a higher status
    Our pursuit of status is greater and our pursuit for money
    The part social cues play in the ‘status game’
    How do we advance in the status game?
    What ingredients create happiness for you?
    The last guest question



    Will:

    https://twitter.com/wstorr

    https://www.instagram.com/williamstorr/



    Will’s book:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Status-Game-Will-Storr/

    Will’s new book, The Status Game, is out now in the UK and in the US on the 23rd August.



    Others books mentioned:

    Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us

    The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better



    Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos



    Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo



    Vodafone Business - https://bit.ly/3Nagd1l

    Crafted - https://bit.ly/3JKOPFx

    Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Moment 69 - People Pleasing Is Hurting You: Lewis Howes

    Moment 69 - People Pleasing Is Hurting You: Lewis Howes

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

    In this moment, Lewis Howes lays down exactly why you need to stop being a people pleaser if you want lasting and deep relationships. What Lewis teaches us is that real relationships come from someone loving us for who we are, not from who we’re pretending to be. Any act or pretence we put on about ourselves will inevitably get found out. So you have to come as yourself, for better and for worse. How do you find an authentic way to express your true self? Let Lewis explain…

    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/lPEJbP9Xdsb

    Lewis:

    https://www.instagram.com/lewishowes/?hl=en

    https://twitter.com/LewisHowes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

    • 8 min
    E166: James Bay: Imposter Syndrome, Trauma & Controlling The Voice In Your Head

    E166: James Bay: Imposter Syndrome, Trauma & Controlling The Voice In Your Head

    James Bay is a BRIT-award winning musician who’s sold over 5 million records, and one of the most personal and authentic artists working in the field today. Never afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve in his work, his artistry has helped millions of people articulate feelings in their own heart of love, regret, and friendships made and ended.

    He’s definitely come a long way from the small town where he grew up, which he escaped through grasping every opportunity that came his way. There’s perhaps no industry tougher to succeed in than music, and this fear that there’s only a few that make it has haunted him at every step.

    So settle down and let James walk you through every step of what the creative process looks like at the elite level - where inside him it comes from, what inspires it, and how he delivers his music. James’ new album ‘Leap’ is out now.



    Topics:


    Childhood
    Idle time, insecurities & expectations
    Becoming a musician and its learnings
    How did it change your life? 
    Your albums and its influence
    Would you change anything?
    Your mental health
    The consequences and symptoms of your inner voice
    The cost of fame
    Your partner
    Your latest album 
     Our last guest’s question



    James:  

    https://twitter.com/JamesBayMusic 

    https://www.instagram.com/jamesbaymusic/



    James’ new album: 

    https://www.jamesbay.com



    Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos



    Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo



    Sponsors:

    Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

    Crafted - https://bit.ly/3JKOPFx

    • 1 hr 45 min
    E165: The Marketing Secrets Apple & Tesla Always Use: Rory Sutherland

    E165: The Marketing Secrets Apple & Tesla Always Use: Rory Sutherland

    Rory Sutherland is the author of Alchemy, a senior advertising executive, and the man who understands why some ideas connect with people and some ideas don’t. He’s a columnist, an innovator and a trailblazer in the world of marketing and advertising.

    Rory doesn’t have time for business platitudes, but rather looks for the unconventional crazy ideas that really stand out. This is why he devoted years of his life to looking at business from a human behavioural perspective, to understand not just why people should do things, but why they actually do them.

    Rory always seeks out the outlier and the unexplainable phenomena. He’s become an expert on why certain emotional triggers cause us to behave irrationally, how you can be aware of yourself when you aren’t making smart decisions, and how you can deploy those triggers when you’re trying to sell something yourself. Rory blessed us with his one of a kind knowledge to make this one of the most memorable conversations we’ve had with an author for a while.



    Topics:


    The concept of how we value things
    Recursive Trends
    The brain's marketing function: Signalling
    technology making location irrelevant
    making something bad to give it value
    Scarcity of product
    personalisation
    how to deliver a product to the world
    Why business are focusing on the wrong thing
    Personal branding
    Why do you think you successful
    The last guest question



    Rory:

    https://twitter.com/rorysutherland?s=20&t=4azefUUEPFOUa986gpwmeg



    Rory’s book:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alchemy-Surprising-Power-Ideas-Sense/dp/0753556529



    Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos



    Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo





    Sponsors:

    Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

    Crafted - https://bit.ly/3JKOPFx

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Moment 68 - Do This If You Don’t Like Your Job: Marcus Buckingham

    Moment 68 - Do This If You Don’t Like Your Job: Marcus Buckingham

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

    Marcus Buckingham, is one of the world's most in-demand career experts and the author of several best-selling business books focusing on strengths versus weaknesses, how to take feedback, how to love your work and identify leadership. In this moment I talk to Marcus about how we are supposed to build a great career that we love. 

    The three main question points we all ask ourselves when we are in a working role is the ‘who’, the ‘what’ and the ‘why’. The ‘why’ is so important to think about - why are you doing doing what you are currently doing, why do you believe in the purpose of what you are doing? The ‘who’ is also crucial. Working with people you like, being in a great team, and amongst inspiring people plays a powerful role in our work. But for Marcus, the ‘what’ trumps the ‘who and ‘why’. What are the activities and roles you are actually doing? What do you love about them?  

    Marcus has a theory about the different threads our days are made up of. These threads ultimately create the fabric of a work day; layers, structures, colours, textures, which can be interpreted into feelings, highs, lows, loves and loathes. The most successful people are able to identify what threads work well for them. In order for this to happen, we need an early framework and a sense of shared understanding about what we naturally lean into, our passions and skills.  If we start early on the right threads from a younger age, we will be able to create a career that we love.

    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/9JiFiCT71rb

    Marcus:

    https://www.instagram.com/marcusbuckingham/?hl=en

    https://twitter.com/mwbuckingham?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

    • 12 min
    E164: Krept: From Rapper To Building A £17.5 Million Baby Business!

    E164: Krept: From Rapper To Building A £17.5 Million Baby Business!

    Krept is a rapper and one half of the the iconic rap duo Krept and Konan. The host of the Rap Game, Krept is a star of our tv screens as well as the recording studio. And with his multiple business successes, Krept has built empires from scratch in multiple areas of his life.

    It’s a world away from experiencing crime and poverty as a young boy. Krept has routinely looked into the darkest areas of his psyche to find the motivation to propel himself forwards, finding unexpected truths about the human condition in the process.

    Krept’s been stabbed, had to pull his business back from the suicide of his partner, and built his way out of Croydon. There’s so many times in his life where he’s had to bounce back after unimaginable setbacks. But he did it. In full context and with frank honesty, he tell us exactly how he did it.



    Topics:


    Early years
    Could you see how things could have gone a different way?
    Going on tour
    Mental mental health
    Nash - Krept and Konan
    Finding out about Nash
    How are you feeling?
    When was it when everything changed for you?
    Your relationship with money
    The Hiphop culture making people want to spend money
    Nala's baby
    What have you learnt from Nala’s baby
    Being attacked backstage
    Cadet’s death
    The last guests question



    Krept:

    https://www.instagram.com/kreptplaydirty/?hl=en



    Nala’s baby:

    https://nalasbaby.com/



    Our new apparel line:

    https://thedoac.com/



    Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos



    Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo



    Sponsors:

    BlueJeans - https://www.bluejeans.com/

    Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

    • 1 hr 49 min

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