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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
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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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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    E155: Bear Grylls: Man VS Failure, Anxiety & Imposter Syndrome

    E155: Bear Grylls: Man VS Failure, Anxiety & Imposter Syndrome

    Bear Grylls is a British adventurer and television host who has been an international sensation of survival shows for twenty years. The host of Man vs. Wild, You vs. Wild, Running Wild, The Island, and the author of Mud, Sweat and Tears and over twenty other books, he’s come in to talk to us about his new book - Never Give Up.

    Bear has always told himself a story about himself that he’s ‘resilient’, he’s pushed through the toughest challenges the world has to offer - from climbing Everest to surviving in the desert - because he’s told himself he’s the type of person who survives. But now, he reflects to us about the costs of that mentality, and where it leaves you when you come up short.

    Bear’s new book is a follow-up to his smash-hit bestseller Mud, Sweat and Tears. He’s spent five years writing it, written every single word himself, and shares some lessons from his life he’s never felt comfortable sharing before. It was a pleasure to read, and a pleasure to speak to him in my kitchen.



    Topics:


    Confidence
    Imposter syndrome
    Resilience
    When to quit
    Are we always chasing a bigger challenge?
    Finding your faith
    Climbing Everest was humbling
    Struggling with fame
    Anxiety
    What were your darkest moments?
    What would you say to your father if he was alive?
    The importance of relationships
    Is your career complete?
    Your latest and most special book: What did it teach you?
    Our last guest's question



    Bear: 

    https://twitter.com/BearGrylls 

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



    Bear’s book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Never-Give-extraordinary-autobiography-phenomenon/dp/



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



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



    Sponsors:

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

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

    Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Moment 63 - How To Get Any Task Done: Oliver Burkeman

    Moment 63 - How To Get Any Task Done: Oliver Burkeman

    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, Oliver Burkeman tells us about the power of positive, sustainable habits, or as he calls them - 'radical incrementalism'. It's possible that by making just a little change to our daily lives, a change we can really sustain and not just keep up for a few weeks, then the accumulative effects we see over a long period of time can be life-changing. By enabling just little changes in our actions the consequences compound into something truly extraordinary. Oliver's no-nonsense advice shows just how straightforward it can be to unlock transformative positive changes in your life.



    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/oMWiaQcd6qb

    • 3 min
    E154: World Leading Therapist: 3 Simple Steps To Remove Your Negative Thoughts: Marisa Peer

    E154: World Leading Therapist: 3 Simple Steps To Remove Your Negative Thoughts: Marisa Peer

    Marisa Peer is a world-leading therapist who specialises in helping people discover their best self, who doubles as a speaker, therapy trainer, and multiple best-selling author of You Are Enough, Tell Yourself a Better Lie and Ultimate Confidence.

    Marissa has worked with thousands of people to help them overcome trauma in their lives, sometimes trauma they didn’t even know they had. According to her revolutionary theory, it’s only when people look into their own lives that they can find what’s holding them back in the outside world.

    So, look within you. With Marissa we can go on a journey to retell and remould the story we tell ourselves about our own lives and our own journey. With persistence and perseverance, we can begin to tell ourselves a better lie.



    Topics:


    Your early years
    Your teachers & techniques
    Stories are what cause us problems
    People living in ignorant bliss
    The Increase in mental health issues
    People putting themselves down
    How do you default to optimism
    Rewiring your thoughts
    Using words to change your actions
    Heartbreak cases
    Mistakes parents make
    Come with a question rather than judgement
    Taking responsibility
    I know who I want to be but I still go against it
    Your triple A process
    The last guest question



    Marisa:

    https://twitter.com/MarisaPeer



    Marisa’s book:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09PRMSBGV/



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



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



    Sponsors:

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

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

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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    E153: How I Raised $700 Million: Charity: Water Founder

    E153: How I Raised $700 Million: Charity: Water Founder

    Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of Charity: Water, one of the most innovative non-profit organisations in the world. Bringing the Netflix model to the charity sector, Scott has built a positive community around trying to bring drinking water to the 700 million people who don’t have access to it.

    For this episode, we’ve partnered with Charity: Water to ensure that all of the proceeds we receive from it will go towards providing drinking water to the people who need it the most.

    The story of how Scott came to lead a global movement in water provision is unlike any other. A former nightclub promoter and owner, he was a user of every type of drug under the sun before he cleaned up his act and started again. Because when he asked himself what was most important, it wasn’t his own pleasure, but helping other people.



    Topics:


    Early Years
    Attention seeking & becoming a nightclub promoter
    Being deprived of fun led me into drugs and alcohol abuse
    Death threads & finding my purpose
    Leaving my life and vice behind
    Humanitarian work in Africa and its impact on me
    How did it feel helping people & starting your own charity?
    Promoting clean water for the whole world
    What struggles did the charity face?
    Work-life balance
    The importance of giving and service
    Our last guest's question



    To help Scott in his mission, we are donating 100% of the advertising revenue from this episode to help people access clean water. If you’d like to donate also, click here: 

    charitywater.org/thediaryofaceo



    Scott: 

    https://www.instagram.com/scottharrison/ https://twitter.com/scottharrison/ 



    Scott’s book: 

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thirst-Story-Redemption-Compassion-Mission/dp/1524762865/ 



    Charity: Water:

    https://www.charitywater.org/uk



    Mentioned books: 

    The Pursuit of God - Tozer, A. W 

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pursuit-God-W-Tozer/dp/1940177103



    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

    Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl

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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Moment 62 - Mens Mental Health Isn't Talked About Enough, Here’s Why: Roman Kemp

    Moment 62 - Mens Mental Health Isn't Talked About Enough, Here’s Why: Roman Kemp

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

    With it being Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, I felt it was important in this week’s moment to focus on the importance of checking in with this prevalent topic in our current society. Roman Kemp tells us about the time he nearly lost his life, and how he was saved by a simple phone call from his mother checking up on him. Suffering from depression since he was a teenager, Roman has sometimes had trouble finding balance in his life. Thankfully, no one knew the ins and outs of his struggle like his mother. When she phoned him up asking how he was doing, he gave her an answer she was not expecting. She would never have imagined having to receive something like this from her son. Simple check ups with our friends and loved ones can have much more impact than we ever anticipate. Likewise, being open about our feelings can help to change them if they’ve gone down a bad path. I hope this moment from our conversation will help you to open up with your friends, and make this something normal to talk about.

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

    Roman - https://www.instagram.com/romankemp/?hl=en

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

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

    • 8 min
    E152: Example: The Dark Side Of Money & Fame

    E152: Example: The Dark Side Of Money & Fame

    Example is a music artist, producer, writer and rapper who has been leading the way in the music industry for the last 16 years. A trailblazer and an innovator, Example started out as a rapper before moving over into dance, lighting up Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Global Gathering among many, many other festivals.

    After only being able to harness his traumas in order to be successful, he quit his hard-partying rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and found happiness and balance in his life, and found a way to be happy in his music too.

    One of the most popular live performers in the world, Example’s was one of the first shows post-COVID to completely sell out. His new album We May Grow Old But We Never Grow Up is out on the 17th June.




    Early years
    Aspergers
    Your demons
    Wanting to quit music
    Money and fame turning you into a monster
    Hating yourself
    Self medicating
    What made you get out of that reckless phase?
    Advice for someone in a reckless phase
    Spirituality and breath work
    The miscarriage
    Your future
    People thinking you’re no longer making music
    Competing with a former version of yourself
    The new album
    What matters?
    The last guest question



    Example:

    https://music.apple.com/us/artist/example/

    https://twitter.com/Example

    https://www.instagram.com/example



    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

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

    • 1 hr 13 min

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