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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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 46 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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    E115: The “Winning Expert”: How To Become The Best You Can Be: Sir David Brailsford

    E115: The “Winning Expert”: How To Become The Best You Can Be: Sir David Brailsford

    Sir David Brailsford is the former Performance Director of British Cycling and current Team Principal of the Ineos Grenadiers, a professional cycling team that, along with its direct predecessor Team Sky, have won seven Tour De France titles since 2012. 




    David is behind the business and life philosophy of ‘marginal gains’, a belief that paying attention to every little detail, and then trying to improve it by 1%, will have massive compound benefits when added together. 




    Before David arrived at British Cycling, Britain was a relative backwater in the cycling world. Within a few years, he oversaw a team that won 8 out of 10 track medals at the olympic games. In this interview David opens up about the good times, and also the criticism he’s received, like never before.




    Topics:


    Your early years
    Getting into cycling
    Helping people find their motivation
    C.O.R.E
    First principles
    Forgetting about the result
    How to build motivation after victory?
    How to make tough decisions
    Marginal gains 
    The cost of your obsession
    Your cancer scare
    Undergoing Heart surgery
    Individual approach vs team approach
    Struggling with failure 
    The last guests question



    David's Team:
    https://twitter.com/INEOSGrenadiers



    https://www.instagram.com/ineosgrenadiers/




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    Our episode with Steve Peters: https://g2ul0.app.link/jus5h9GsOmb 




    Sponsors: 

    Huel - https://uk.huel.com/


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

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Moment 40 - The Solution To All Of Your Problems

    Moment 40 - The Solution To All Of Your Problems

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

    This week we’re jumping back to episode 47, a solo episode where I talk about a simple solution that can help us get out of our own heads and overcome a tough situation.

    If you ever feel trapped by your circumstances, this is the podcast for you. What’s crucial to understand is that you can’t control your environment, but you can control how you deal with it.

    It’s through hard and challenging experiences that I’ve been able to build my own resilience using these methods. I want this podcast to go out to someone out there who’s in a similar situation but doesn’t know what to do.


    Episode 47 - https://g2ul0.app.link/jWDCIWRrLmb


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    • 15 min
    E114: How To Fix Your Focus & Stop Procrastinating: Johann Hari

    E114: How To Fix Your Focus & Stop Procrastinating: Johann Hari

    Johann Hari is a journalist and author of Lost Connections, a book which changed the way I think about depression and mental health. His new book, Stolen Focus, is about what people can do in order to improve their focus, and about what we can all do to stop our attention being robbed in a world of increasing distractions.




    Johann travels thousands of miles all over the world in order to complete his research, he’s spoken to experts on every continent and he’s come in to us about what he’s learnt on his journey. 




    What Johann offers is not just practical advice for us all to take to improve our focus, but also what we can all do to change the way we interact with tech companies in order to make sure it never gets robbed again.




    Topics:


    Why did you write about focus
    What is the cost of losing our attention?
    Social Media
    Flow States
    What is the harm of interruption?
    The lack of sleep we all seem to be getting
    The importance of reading physical books
    Negativity bias
    Angry humans in an angry machine
    Is there hope?
    Food is messing up our focus 
    Our last guests question







    Johann:

    https://twitter.com/johannhari101

    https://www.instagram.com/johann.hari




    Johann’s book:


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1526620227/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8XB8KP2V3XWR2JKY00GN 




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    Sponsor: 

    Huel - https://uk.huel.com/

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Moment 39 - Jimmy Carr: The Truth About Hard Work

    Moment 39 - Jimmy Carr: The Truth About Hard Work

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

    Jimmy Carr needs no introduction and is one of the biggest names in British comedy. Jimmy has hardly been off our screens for the last two decades. But what people may not know is that Jimmy has another side to him. When he was in mid-20s, Jimmy was in a boring office job, without much joy or direction in his life. But he set himself on a journey of self-improvement. Out of nowhere, he decided to quit and start again, the rest, as they say, is history. 

    Hard work is something that in our society has developed a reputation for being toxic but what really is the truth about hard work? In this weeks moment episode Jimmy talks to us about the myths of hard work, this 'toxic' narrative and the importance of woking hard vs working smart. 

    Episode 106 - https://g2ul0.app.link/AWljby1dzmb 

    Jimmy:

    https://www.jimmycarr.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/jimmycarrfans


    https://twitter.com/jimmycarr

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    • 8 min
    E113: Jordan Peterson: How To Become The Person You’ve Always Wanted To Be

    E113: Jordan Peterson: How To Become The Person You’ve Always Wanted To Be

    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a psychologist, academic, public intellectual, author of 12 Rules for Life and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life, and an inspiration to millions of people around the world. 




    One of my most requested guests ever, Jordan came in to talk to us on his visit to the UK to talk about his incredible recovery from his health troubles, how people can improve their position and lot in life, how to stand up for yourself and how he derives meaning from the work he does.




    I’ve wanted to meet Jordan for years, and I’m grateful for the opportunity he afforded me to fulfil my dream of speaking to him. This is one of the episodes I’m proudest to put out, I’m incredibly excited for you all to listen to it. I hope you pick up as much wisdom from the great man as I did.




    Topics:


    Speaking my truth - the consequences of acting
    How do you become who you want to be? 
    How do you build self-awareness?
    Whats the importance of struggle?
    Remote working
    What do we learn from change? 
    How do I encourage someone out of despair? 
    How are you doing?
    Our last guest question




    Jordan:
    https://www.instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson/


    https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson



    Jordan's latest book:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Order-More-Rules-Life/ 



    Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/StevenBartlettYT?sub_confirmation=1




    Sponsors: 

    Huel - https://uk.huel.com/


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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Moment 38 - Happiness Is A Choice: The Controversial Truth: Mo Gawdat

    Moment 38 - Happiness Is A Choice: The Controversial Truth: Mo Gawdat

    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 episode we go back to a moment from one of my favourite episodes with Mo Gawdat. Mo has co-founded over 20 businesses, he’s the author of the ground-breaking ‘Solve for Happy’ and he was chief business officer of the pioneering wing of google, Google X, the ‘moonshot factory’ where they work on all the latest technologies like self-driving cars and robots.




    But most importantly, Mo has learnt perspective about life. When his son died, this sent him on an incredible journey to look within himself and find the ‘happiness equation’, a simple technique that can help us all reduce our unhappiness and appreciate life, and ourselves, more.




    Mo Gawdat’s episode simply blew me away. There were so many hard-hitting truths which he exposed about happiness, but this clip might just have the best of them all.




    Happiness is a choice. This is something not everyone is willing to accept. But as you’ll hear in this moment episode, you can only be happy once you choose to be.

    Episode 101 - https://g2ul0.app.link/9MCCcFlLnmb

    Mo:
    https://twitter.com/MGawdat?
    https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/?...

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

lisacapetown ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This podcast has made me a better friend, daughter, sister, colleague, employee and person in general. I’ve learned so much and continue to do so each time I listen to a new conversation. Can’t recommend this enough! IG: @lisacapetown

butterkim ,

The podcast + Instagram handle for Zoom Call

This is my favourite podcast. Keep doing a great job Steven & team 🤗🤗

Instagram handle - @kimberrlypasi

Fieldview RD ,

Best guests out there

This podcast always seems to attract the best guests and Steve always asks the right questions and comes across as authentic and compassionate.

Great podcast for all people looking to learn and improve!

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