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.
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?
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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?
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E63: Everything 2020 Taught Me (part 2)
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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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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.
- 2020 - Learn to live while we can
- Productivity hack of 2020
- Create a sense of urgency
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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!
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E60: Joe Wicks on Addiction, Childhood Trauma, Depression And World Domination.
This week I have a recurring guest, the man who helped the lives of people around the globe during lockdown when they needed it most, Joe Wicks. After we last spoke he achieved his dream and has recently been awarded an MBE but when it had finished it led to Joe feeling lost and a notion of lack of purpose, he still has struggles that on the surface you would never imagine he had!
Joe talks open and honestly about addiction, childhood Trauma and depression. These are just a handful of topics we cover in this week's episode, this is the Joe you don't know. Honestly, this is one of the most EMOTIONAL discussions I've ever taken part in and you need to hear it.
- Achieving my ultimate goal in 18 weeks
- Feeling lost
- Goals going forwards
- Your childhood
- You must be really busy
- Marriage, tell me where I’m going wrong
- Psychedelics & mental health
- If you were to die today what would you regret
- Social media
- What roll does money play in your life?
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