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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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    E181: Maisie Williams: The Painful Past Of A Game Of Thrones Star

    E181: Maisie Williams: The Painful Past Of A Game Of Thrones Star

    Maisie Williams is one of the biggest actors in the world today. One of the breakout stars of Game of Thrones, Maisie hasn’t known a normal life since she was 11 years old when she was cast in the biggest tv show in the world.

    In this pathfinding and boundary-breaking conversation, Maisie reveals for the first time just how hard her start in life was. Even close to home, she had to overcome those who didn’t believe in her, and has had to battle through mental health issues ever since.

    Few journeys we’ve seen of people being able to define and find meaning in their own life despite those who doubt them are as inspiring as the one we’ve seen with Maisie.  We are so proud of Maisie for bringing courage and honesty to the table today. It’s nothing less than the norm for her, because she’s shown courage and honesty all her life.



    Maisie:

    https://www.instagram.com/maisie_williams/

    https://twitter.com/Maisie_Williams



    Maisie recommends this website if you need to talk to someone, it has got her through some of her worst days: https://www.7cups.com/



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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Moment 76 - The Number One Cause Of Anxiety Today: Tom Bilyeu

    Moment 76 - The Number One Cause Of Anxiety Today: Tom Bilyeu

    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, Tom Bilyeu walks us through how his struggles with anxiety have actually brought him to a place where he enjoys life to the fullest. He walks us through how he breaks his 'rehearsal of failure' and the worries that plague his head through meditation. Sometimes it takes issues in our life for us to see our position in most perspective. For Tom, his mental health battles are what made him sort out his diet, and get into a clear space in his own mind about what mattered to him. And when you have clarity, you can take action. When you take action, things change for the better.

    Listen to the full episode here -https://g2ul0.app.link/8alYCXxbxtb

    Tom: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/?hl=en

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



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    • 10 min
    E180: The Speaking Expert: How To Speak So Everyone Hears You: Julian Treasure

    E180: The Speaking Expert: How To Speak So Everyone Hears You: Julian Treasure

    Julian Treasure is a prolific author who is the world-leading expert on how to make yourself heard and be an engaged and empathetic listener. One of the most popular Ted speakers of all time, his talk ‘How to Speak So People Want to Listen’ has been viewed over 50 million times.

    When Julian speaks, people listen. And what we learned from Julian is that listening and speaking isn’t a simple case of give and take, one person speaking and another one listening. Instead, it’s a circle, the way one person talks effect the way the other person listens, and vice versa.

    We also learn the ‘leeches’, or common mistakes, that hold people back from effective and clear communicating. Do you think you’re a good listener and speaker? If you sub-consciously answered yes, there might be a crucial skill that you’re missing…



    Julian:  

    https://twitter.com/juliantreasure?lang=en 

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



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    • 1 hr 42 min
    E179: Mel C: The Harsh Reality Of Being In The World’s Biggest Girl Band

    E179: Mel C: The Harsh Reality Of Being In The World’s Biggest Girl Band

    Mel C is a singer and ‘Sporty Spice’ from the Spice Girls, through her solo career and her time with the Spice Girls she’s sold over 100 million records, making her one of the best selling musical artists of all time. 

    Every single one of those records was against the odds of coming from a council estate near Liverpool, derogatory labels in the press calling her ‘Sumo Spice’, and music industry management that didn’t believe in her and sought to objectify her. 

    But she persevered and helped to build the biggest girlband of all time, as well as one of the most successful solo careers of any group member ever. The world is so glad she did because, as this conversation shows, she has so much to contribute when she’s let free to do things her way.

    Topics:

    Early years
    Dancing
    Not being taken care of a a child
    Discovering singing & joining the spice girls
    receiving horrible comments
    The come up of the spice girls
    The pressure being in a girlband
    Turning into a robot
    Depression
    Life after the spice girls
    Coming back together as the spice girls
    Wheres your line in sharing stuff
    The impact of your parents relationship on you
    The last guests question 


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

    Mels book:
    https://amzn.to/3R1ikGl

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Moment 75 - What You Think You Know About Money Is Wrong: Mo Gowdat

    Moment 75 - What You Think You Know About Money Is Wrong: Mo Gowdat

    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 Mo Gawdat lays out a philosophy for how to admit when you’re wrong, and the right way to go about setting priorities in your life. As Mo powerfully says, ‘50% of what I know is wrong’, and this is true for everyone. Coming to life from this position of humbleness is the only way we can truly get our head straight on what our life is and where it’s taking us. There are things that you need, like food and human interaction, and there are things that you want, like status or expensive possessions. Interrogating the insecurity in our wants and why we really want them is the best way to be at peace with ourselves, and to cut out toxic habits from our life. Because as Mo never tires of pointing out, it’s not how much money we have, but what amount of money we’re happy with, that counts. 

    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/4GuqQfBYltb

    Mo: https://www.solveforhappy.com https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/?hl=en

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    • 11 min
    E178: Lewis Capaldi: The Untold Story Of Becoming A Global Superstar At 22

    E178: Lewis Capaldi: The Untold Story Of Becoming A Global Superstar At 22

    Lewis Capaldi is one of the biggest singers and musicians in the world today whose last album went 4x platinum. His new single is Forget me and it’s out now. Known for his authentic and honest style, Lewis is unlike any poster that’s come before him.



    But behind the everyman ‘boy from Glasgow’ persona is a vulnerable side to Lewis. After a 3 year hiatus from music he tells us, for the very first time, he opens up about his struggles with sometimes crippling anxiety, how he ‘hates recording albums’, and the intense pressure he puts himself under that drives everything he does.



    This conversation is a hell of a ride. Expect what you thought you knew about Lewis to be turned upside down. But in the process of listening to this conversation with the pop star whose persona is that he has nothing to hide, you’ll see just how much he’s been holding back all this time. 



    Topics:


    Early years 
    Hypochondria 
    Panic attacks
    Being self deprecating
    Comparing the first album to the new one
    The pandemic saved my panic attacks
    Questioning what I’m doing
    Tourettes 
    Mental health
    What would you liked to have been at 16? 
    How do others get where you are
    Social media marketing
    Writing songs
    Relationships
    Whats the questions you’e never been asked before?
    The downside of your passion becoming your profession
    Other people perception of you
    Are you confident
    Your new music
    Future goals 
    The last guest question



    Lewis:

    https://www.instagram.com/lewiscapaldi/



    Lewis’ new album:

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4GNC7GD6oZMSxPGyXy4MNB?autoplay=true



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    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Zuzana (Slovakia) ,

Love the new series

Series 2 is much more open, honest, as well as teasing. There are more moments when you don’t know whether to be angry, amazed, shocked, laughing or totally enthusiastic about what you say... And that’s exactly what makes me stop and think. Great job there! Always looking forward to new episode 🙌🏻

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