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A growth mindset is the belief that you can do anything if you work for it.
Your host Sam Harris finds remarkable individuals doing extraordinary things and breaks the processes down to show how anyone can achieve anything.

Sam has launched several businesses, travelled the world, and nearly died a few times, all in the spirit of curiosity and adventure. Some highlights include touring North Korea to hitch-hiking across Kazakhstan. He brings his insatiable appetite for learning to the podcast and challenges his guests with unusual questions to bring listeners unique insights.
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Zac and Jay YouTubers, Zac Aslop and Jamie Rawsthorne run 'The Zac and Jay Show', a brilliantly entertaining and rapidly growing Youtube channel. After working separately seeking the meaning to life and failing, the duo started working together on their fun ideas. They built the project into a tool that lets them work on their own terms doing what they love. They now have a huge audience of 700k subscribers (July 2020 - watch this space) by focussing on telling great stories and setting outrageuos challenges. Zac and Jay The Zac and Jay Show (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcjx6m03fZwtRBFn1Cf7kKQ) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/zacandjay/?hl=en) zacandjay.com (https://zacandjay.com/) Connect on LinkedIn with Zac (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zac-alsop-207123a4/) Connect on LinkedIn with Jay (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamierawsthorne/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Try something new When was the last time you tried something new? Whether you realize it or not, we spend the majority of your day doing things you’ve already donea lot of times before. Very rarely do you actually try new things for the purpose of engaging a unique experience. The fear of the unknown and the fear of failure often tempt you to say “no” to anything new. But pushing out of your comfort zones is actually good for you in so many ways. The possibilities are absolutely endless when it comes to trying something new, and whether it’s a big or small leap outside your comfort zone you’ll still reap the benefits. Trying new things is often terrifying and daunting and that’s reason enough to do it. Take a leap forward and embrace it completely. Know your target audience Knowing your target audience is an important piece of the marketing plan, yet people fail to execute this properly. When you clearly identify your target audience, you focus on connecting with them and when you know your audience, you know their problems. With this knowledge, you can pinpoint places of opportunity for your brand to provide solutions. When you define your target audience, you create brand recognition and loyalty, deeply resonate with prospects, and improve your offerings all while creating better marketing campaigns. Identifying and understanding everything about your target audience is crucial for success. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guests: Jamie Rawsthorne and Zac Alsop.
Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding Mrs Peaches Golding, HM Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol, was elevated to OBE in 2009 for services to minority ethnic people in the South West and held the office of High Sheriff for the County and City of Bristol in 2010 (England’s first black High Sheriff). A highly experienced, award winning executive and non-executive director, Mrs Golding is the independent chair of the Bristol Water Customer Challenge Panel, non-executive consultant of Moon Consulting Ltd, and a Trustee of the ss Great Britain. Among honorary degrees conferred upon her is an MBA by the University of the West of England in 2010, Doctorate of the University by the University of the West of England in 2017 and Doctorate of Laws by the University of Bristol in 2018. Mrs Golding’s previous board experience spans mental health and acute services in the health sector; regional ITV and local radio in the media sector; and secondary through tertiary education institutions. She led on regional and national campaigns regarding corporate responsibility for Business in the Community (one of The Prince’s Charities) from 1994 to 2011. She presented natural history programmes for the BBC. She was a Director of Avon Training and Enterprise Council and advised the Cabinet Office on gender and racial diversity in the UK and EU. She was graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA with a Biology degree. She is married to Bob and has an adult son, Charles. Peaches Connect on LinkedIn with Peaches (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peachesgoldingobe/?originalSubdomain=uk) @PeachesTweets (https://twitter.com/PeachesTweets) Website (https://www.moonexecsearch.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Learn to fail Weird as it may seem, but failure is a necessity in life. Failing is important because it teaches us how to go about things. It’s through failure that we learn the greatest lessons that life could teach us. Most people dread failure as it will take you on a journey that isn't your goal. But, the reality of the situation is that the journey of failure will only help to mold and shape you into a better person. Failure is only a word that means you have produced some other result instead of your original goal. It's ok to fail and if you fail, fail forward. Find the right support When obstacles arise, we sometimes need a little help keeping our goals in perspective. If you are ever overwhelmed or struggling, your support network should be willing to help you and offer their guidance, insight and strategies for success. Build a network of people you can trust and look to for guidance. Cultivating and maintaining a network can help you achieve success. By providing the encouragement that you need to meet each challenge with determination and a positive attitude, the right support will help you learn from your failures and celebrate your success. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Peaches Golding OBE.
Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding Mrs Peaches Golding, HM Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol, was elevated to OBE in 2009 for services to minority ethnic people in the South West and held the office of High Sheriff for the County and City of Bristol in 2010 (England’s first black High Sheriff). A highly experienced, award winning executive and non-executive director, Mrs Golding is the independent chair of the Bristol Water Customer Challenge Panel, non-executive consultant of Moon Consulting Ltd, and a Trustee of the ss Great Britain. Among honorary degrees conferred upon her is an MBA by the University of the West of England in 2010, Doctorate of the University by the University of the West of England in 2017 and Doctorate of Laws by the University of Bristol in 2018. Mrs Golding’s previous board experience spans mental health and acute services in the health sector; regional ITV and local radio in the media sector; and secondary through tertiary education institutions. She led on regional and national campaigns regarding corporate responsibility for Business in the Community (one of The Prince’s Charities) from 1994 to 2011. She presented natural history programmes for the BBC. She was a Director of Avon Training and Enterprise Council and advised the Cabinet Office on gender and racial diversity in the UK and EU. She was graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA with a Biology degree. She is married to Bob and has an adult son, Charles. Peaches Connect on LinkedIn with Peaches (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peachesgoldingobe/?originalSubdomain=uk) @PeachesTweets (https://twitter.com/PeachesTweets) Website (https://www.moonexecsearch.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tip Inspire others To inspire others is an important skill, one that will help you achieve your goals. The ability to infuse energy, passion, commitment, and connection to an organization's mission and direction is essential in any growing company. A leader is deeply committed to their people. The leader must demonstrate this commitment and passion in every meeting, presentation, and in how they handle problems. The leader's behavior must inspire employees to act in the same way. No one follows a leader just because they are. People follow a leader for thefor their qualities. The most inspirational leaders ignite a spark within their employees and followers that move them to action and not by words. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Peaches Golding OBE.
Christina Nicholson Christina Nicholson is a TV host who helps business owners grow by reaching their ideal customers or clients through the power of traditional and new media without spending big bucks on advertising. Christina started her PR agency, Media Maven, after working as a TV anchor and reporter for more than 10 years with an infant and toddler at home. In four years, she grew Media Maven to a million dollar business with a remote team... and added another baby at home during that time! Christina is also the host of the Become A Media Maven podcast and the founder of Podcast Clout, a podcast database that makes it easier for PR professionals to build podcast pitch lists. You can still see her in front of the camera as a host on Lifetime TV, in national commercials, on the TEDx stage, and read her work online in Huff Post, Thrive Global, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Boss Babe. She was selected as an Oprah Magazine Insider and Ambassador out of thousands of applicants. Christina also has a local lifestyle and family blog, Christina All Day. She lives in South Florida with her husband and three young children. Christina Connect on LinkedIn with Christina (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinaallday/) Twitter (ChristinaAllDay) Media Maven (https://www.mediamavenandmore.com/) Media Maven podcast (https://www.mediamavenandmore.com/podcast/) Podcast Clout (https://podcastclout.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Do what's best for you Some people will think that you are being selfish for wanting to do what's best for you. Nevermind what other people will think, as long as you're comfortable and happy... go do it! Know that your voice is greater than theirs. You aren't living their life, so why take their opinion? Go do what's best for you and live your life. It's the only one you got. The point of life is to be happy and content. So work towards that. Don’t stay in unhealthy environments because that isn’t making you happy. Be human and take care of yourself and make sure you are OK. Enjoy the process In today's society, we see a lot of "instant success" happening due to social media. You would see people sharing their acheivements - graduating from college, landing their dream job, getting their promotion, settling down with their significant other. We're so used to the highlight reel that we forget that there's always a process behind every success and naturally people tend to share their achievements and not the journey towards it. Focusing on the outcome only lets you be happy a small percentage of the time and often we can't control the outcome we desire. By enjoying the process, the outcome takes care of itself. Stay rooted in the present, because it’s a marathon not a sprint. Pace yourself. Slow down and be mindful of the present moment. That’s usually where the magic happens. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Christina Nicholson.
Sean Castrina A serial entrepreneur having started his first company at age 23 and has not stopped as he has started more than 15 successful companies ranging from retail, property management and development, direct mail, consulting to home services. His first passion is business as he continues to start businesses each year and it is with this relevance that he can teach with authority on Entrepreneurship. Sean has written multiple books and resource for business owners and entrepreneurs. On top of that, he also host "10 Minute Entrepreneur" Podcast Our guest's mission is to equip entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners for success. Sean Connect on LinkedIn with Sean (https://www.linkedin.com/in/seancastrina/) seancastrina.com (https://seancastrina.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/SeanCastrina) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Be open to criticism Taking in criticism positively and being able to filter it is an important life skill. You will be criticised, at some point in your life. These criticism can be difficult to accept – but that all depends on your reaction. Either you use criticism in a positive way to improve, or in a negative way that can lower your self-esteem and cause stress, anger or even aggression. The key thing to remember is that whatever the circumstance is, don't respond in anger. Try to remain calm and use criticism to fuel your growth. We all learn by making mistakes, and refusing to admit to your mistakes can hinder your progress on being successful. Bet on yourself If you're not betting on yourself to win, no one else will Don’t give up just yet. Bet on yourself because who else do you trust more than yourself? Nobody else can do it for you. You will even surprise yourself along the journey once you let go and just go all in. Just like how you would cheer for your favorite sports team, you also need to be your biggest cheerleader. Put in the work and the practice and the long hours required, so that when it’s game time you score the winning shot! Bet on yourself. You are the best investment there is. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Sean Castrina.
Matt Barnett A British industrial designer & artist, moved to Australia he decided to get his MBA. He fell for tech and found himself starting different businesses. Although he failed at some, failure did not stop him from developing what is to be known as Bonjoro. Having to ferry across the rivers of Sydney goint to work, Matt discovered that videos can play a huge role across customer acquisition. With this idea, Matt came up with Bonjoro - a video messaging app that allows you to record one on one personalized video messages for your customers. Bonjoro has snowballed into a startup success story. Matt’s love of building great products is only surpassed by his total commitment to building great business culture, and Matt asserts that Bonjoro’s “customers as friends” culture has been the main driver of the businesses success. More on Matt & Bonjoro Bonjoro Website (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbjbarnett/) Connect on LinkedIn with Matt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbjbarnett/) Bonjoro on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bonjoroapp) Bonjoro on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bonjoroapp/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Don't fear failure The fear of failing can be traumatizing – it can cause us to do nothing, and therefore resist moving forward. Many of us have probably experienced this at some point. We can start by figuring out where it comes from and re-framing the way we feel about failure. Set small goals that can help develop your confidence. Learn how to explore and evaluate all possible outcomes rationally and develop contingency plans; and practice thinking positively. By moving forward slowly but steadily, you'll begin to overcome your fear. Don't fear failure. Stay positive, have a backup plan, and learn from whatever happens. It's one way to get to the answer you're looking for and be able to move forward. Start now We all have dreams we wouldd like to achieve. Most of these dreams never become more than just a thought. The reason? We don't start or move towards it. Most people tend to delay starting anything, whether it is a business, hobby, diet, relationship, etc. Everyone seems to be afraid of change or the unknown. Planning to start something? Take small steps or come up with small goals and work on it. You'll notice that not only do you get to accomplisg a goal, but it takes you one step closer to your dream If you want more in life, you have to go out there and take it. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Matt Barnett.
Viktor Nebehaj the Head of Growth and CMO for UK's commission-free stock investing platform - Freetrade goes much deeper into crowdfunding strategies, investing strategies and tools for having a growth mindset. Freetrade is a revolutionary trading platform for UK investors to make trades for free. Their mission is to completely improve the experience of trading so that people can make the best use of their money and never have to worry about fees. Prior to joining the Freetrade, Viktor has worked at two previous startups in Asia and Europe, iProspect, and Google. He spent over seven years working at Google where he aligns the customer experience with the businesses search framework. Viktor and Freetrade Connect on LinkedIn with Viktor (https://www.linkedin.com/in/viktornebehaj/?originalSubdomain=uk) Freetrade (https://freetrade.io/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/v18n) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Hire the right person Having quality employees will help your company run and grow. However, there's never a right answer for the hiring the right person, as people have their own personalities and agendas. It’s important that there is a strong hiring strategy in place when considering potential candidates and determine who the best people are to help lead the company to success is a must. Notice what other skills do they have aside from their resume? Are they great problem solvers, do they know how to navigate through a problem and what kind of attitude do they have when under stress? This shows that they don’t need to be micromanaged, and will be able to take direction and make successful decisions. Have effective communication Effective communication is an important building block for successful organizations. Communication promotes motivation by informing and clarifying the employees about the task to be done, the manner they are performing the task, and how to improve their performance if it is not up to the mark. Communication can also be a source of information to the organizational members for decision-making process as it helps the team to identify and assess their course of actions. It's best to analyze how you are communicating efficiently to maximize the flow of work and individual productivity. This includes being a good model of efficient communications. People who can send and receive messages clearly serve as an asset to a company's brand and are more effective in their jobs. Come up with a detailed plan Developing a detailed plan takes time and resources. Coming up with a plan sets the direction and establishes priorities for your organization. It defines your organization’s view of success and prioritizes the activities that will make this view your reality. The plan will help your people know what they should be working on, and what they should be working on first. Poor planning is often worse than no planning at all. A detailed plan essential if you want to have a successful business that's going to survive the startup phase. The process of writing a plan can do wonders to clarify where you've been and where you're going. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Viktor Nebehaj.
Karen Stefano A defence lawyer and an author. Her recent book, What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath, looks back at the events where she was assaulted in college, went on to become a criminal defense attorney, and 30 years later was hit with anxiety and PTSD. Our guest was assaulted near her home in Berkeley, CA, after a late-night walk home from a shift as a Berkeley police department aide. Her assailant was charged with assault with a deadly weapon but was ultimately acquitted of the crime. Karen got no justice from her case. The assault and the traumatizing experience of not being believed in the courtroom as a woman in need of help, had her understanding why such predicament has happened to her. Karen shows how there are many ways to heal from trauma, that the path is not always straightforward, but usually more of a two steps forward, four steps back process. What a Body Remembers is a powerful book about hope and the capacity to heal. Karen Stefano and What a Body Remembers stefanokaren.com (http://stefanokaren.com/) What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath (https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Body-Remembers-Assault-Aftermath/dp/B07SG12JZ4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=X21I61LHY8XI&dchild=1&keywords=what+a+body+remembers&qid=1591036779&s=books&sprefix=what+a+body+remem%2Caudible%2C324&sr=1-1) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/karen.stefano.5) Twitter (www.twitter.com/kstefano1) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Allow yourself to heal No matter how much you want it to happen, healing doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and patience. Give yourself room to breathe. It doesn’t mean that it will immediately change things, but it will definitely give you a clearer perspective on everything that is going on around you. Begin the process of letting your painful emotions come and go. Slow down and tune in to our experience so we can find the silver lining. Remember, healing is a process that happens step by step, day by day, so please don’t rush yourself. Practice positive self-talk Self-talk is the dialogue you have with yourself, and that's pretty common. Often, self-talk is referred to as giving ourselves instructions while we carry out a task, random observations about our environment or a situation. Self-talk can be both negative and positive. Much of your self-talk depends on your personality. If you’re an optimist, your self-talk is more hopeful and positive. If you're a pessimist, your self-talk could be "toxic" and depressing. Our self-talk can have an influence on the way we see ourselves, and the world around us. Learn to shift that inner dialogue. It can help you be a more positive person, and it may improve your health - mind, body and spirit. It's ok to seek help Many people who hesitate to seek help struggle in silence. Some people hide their condition so well that loved ones or the people around them may be unaware they are going through something. There is no shame in seeking help. The most important thing you can do is reach out to someone. You may be surprised at how many people can share their own stories of struggles. But what's more important is that they will also be able to share how they overcame it. We are not alone. We are love and we are loved. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Karen Stefano.
Randy Ginsberg A natural-born entrepreneur, believes that a person’s future is not dictated solely by their past, and even the toughest challenges can be overcome through the power of entrepreneurship. He illustrates this idea through his book, Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success. Our guest dives into the stories and mindsets behind a group of highly diverse and successful entrepreneurs who were bullied in adolescence yet overcame bullying and used it as fuel to develop themself in the world of business. Randy has been featured in numerous national press outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc.com, and Newsweek, and now shares his insights with a wide audience of business leaders, students and parents. Randy constantly works to step out of his comfort zone and re-invent himself through his entrepreneurial endeavors. Randy and Adversity to Advantage Adversity to Advantage (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adversity-Advantage-Overcome-Bullying-Entrepreneurial-ebook/dp/B07VNYLB92/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=adversity+to+advantage+randy&qid=1590693403&sr=8-1) Connect on LinkedIn with Randy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-ginsburg/) randymginsburg.com (https://www.randymginsburg.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Top Tips Don't let negative energy bring you down It’s difficult to look on the bright side when you’re surrounded by negativity. Sometimes, we unknowingly give toxic individuals influence over our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Dealing with negativity can be quite a downer. It's important to regain your personal power. Seek out positive people to keep you balanced. Just like negative people can rub off on you, a positive person can brighten your spirit. Decide that you're not going to allow negative people to determine how you think, feel, and behave. Take back your power and focus your time and energy on becoming your best self. The only person you have control over is you, so focus on your happiness. Rise above and remain positive. Develop resiliency on being an entrepreneur Resilience is achieved through the consistent progress we make each day towards our goals. It is the ability to get up one more than you fall down. As the saying goes, "Fall down seven times, get up eight" As an entrepreneur, starting a business requires a lot of work - emotionally, physically and spiritually. It’s a never-ending path of setbacks, challenges, and potential roadblocks from start to finish. The struggles may be inevitable, but the way you frame your setbacks is completely up to you, and may be the very thing that helps you succeed. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Randy Ginsburg.
Kate Boyle Before Banjo Robinson, Kate had an impressive career in LA, running writers' rooms for influential screenwriter Etan Cohen, working as a creative executive on Ghostbusters III and Men in Black III for Sony, Museum of Supernatural History for Setven Spielberg at DreamWorks, Candyland for Disney and Daddy's Home for Paramount. The idea for Banjo Robinson came about when Kate's father used to hide mail throughout the house for her to find when she was a child and when she was writing to friends' children back home in England. Thus, Banjo Robinson the company was born. For a generation of tech consumers, proper, paper post was a fresh way to spread magic of storytelling, and so Banjo Robinson - adventurer, penpal and magical cat was born. Kate and Banjo Robinson Connect on LinkedIn with Kate (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kateboyle1000/) Banjo Robinson (https://www.banjorobinson.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Top Tips Make learning fun School isn't the only place for learning activities. We learn through every day life and experiences that are not “school-like” in any way, and things do not need to “academically” educational to be worthy of our time and effort. We can all be creative in the ways we learn different things, whether we are young or old! Get your kids excited about discovering something new by disguising the learning activities as fun time. There are many other ways to learn, though, and as parents we can understand our children and see what styles they enjoy and respond to best. The most important thing is that we are encouraging our children to explore the world around them. Foster kindness and empathy It is critical to start and teach kids at a young age, when they can most easily absorb fundamental lessons. Usually, children like to learn from the people around him. They mimic the behavior of others and implement that in their own behavior. They are born imitators. So, we should present an imitable character before them which will help them grow as a good human being. Children are the future habitants of this world. If they are kind and empathetic, the world will be in safe hands. Teach kids the importance of diversity Promote self-discovery by sharing personal journeys and helping kids understand that everyone has a story. Teach children that their lives are enriched when they encounter and befriend people from different racial, ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds, or who face different learning or physical challenges. Remind kids that everyone is an individual and when kids are self-aware and self-accepting, they are less likely to be judgmental or prejudiced. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Kate Boyle.
Ross Jackson-Hicks Ross Jackson-Hicks has battled anxiety since being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child. Ross, who runs Rudi's hair salon, came up with an idea where men would be able to talk in a safe space. There is a toxic masculinity stigma where men are supposed to be viewed as macho men - and as a result Man Down was formed. Man down is a support group for men based in cornwall with mental health concerns. A very relaxed, very informal and non judgmental space where men can come along and not feel vulnerable taking about how they have been feeling recently. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) Mental Health Awareness Week Today we talk about mental illness as one of the main causes for preventable deaths in England and there is no better time to speak about all things mental health, than now. How often do we take the time to reflect on whether we are giving ourselves what we need to flourish and live well? It can be so easy for us to take our mental health for granted and seem like a big of a task to do so, but in reality it’s not. Mental health awareness is great, but action is essential. Raising awareness of mental health problems should be the start of the process of tackling them, not the end. Whether we are living with a mental illness or not, being mentally healthy and living well is important to every single one of us. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Top Tips Love yourself Loving oneself is the starting point of the growth of the person who feels the courage to take responsibility for their own existence. Viktor Frankl Love yourself enough to know what helps you grow and to love yourself means to accept yourself as you are at the same time you come to terms with those aspects of yourself that you cannot change. Prevent self-sabotage by setting loving boundaries. As your self-love expands, so will your ability to identify what is and isn’t good for you. You’ll gain the clarity you need to understand what you will and will not accept in your life. Self-love is about connecting to your innermost needs, celebrating the freedom of being you, and honoring who you truly are while dropping your destructive patterns. Be mentally tough Increased mental toughness is the key to performing at your peak. Being mentally tough helps you manage your thoughts, regulate your emotions, and behave productively. Mental toughness gives you power to work hard and always move forward because you know how to deal with difficult situations and overcome them. We all possess mental strength, just to different degrees. If we train ourselves to be more mentally tough we will be able to reach our goals and become successful. Exercise empathy People who are empathic are active listeners. If you want to see into the hearts of others, your first task is to hear their stories. Empathy is important because it helps us understand how others are feeling so we can respond appropriately to the situation. See things from their perspective, and imagine yourself in their place. Essentially, empathy is putting yourself in someone else's position and feeling what they must be feeling as it compels us to take action to relieve another person's suffering. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Ross Jackson-Hicks.
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY CH is a workplace revolutionary and successful IT entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist. In 1962, she founded an all-woman software company that pioneered remote working, upending the expectations of the time. It was ultimately valued at $3 billion and made 70 of her staff millionaires. Since ‘retiring’, her focus has been on philanthropy, especially autism and IT. Her TED Talk has had over 2 million views, and her memoir ‘Let It Go’ is being made into a film produced by BAFTA-winning Damian Jones. Let it go - The book (https://www.let-it-go.co.uk/) The story of her life is told in full in her book 'Let it go'. I personally found it an amazing read and highly recommend it. Get it here 👉 Let it go - Book (https://www.let-it-go.co.uk) Bonus. All proceeds from the book go to charity. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Women are strong "There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise" Voices and participation of women in society are more important than ever. The fact that women are so undervalued in most society is insane. Thanks to some very strong women that decided they wanted to be paid the same as men, or treated them as equals (mind, body and soul), those women took a stand and because of such courage - their voices were heard. Women simply wants to be respected for who and what they are, and to be able to feel comfortable in this world. And by comfort, I mean women want to feel that no one will take advantage of them. Adapt to the situation you're in Things change constantly: loved ones die. jobs end, as do relationships. There is no avoiding change as it will find you, challenge you and force you to reconsider how to live your life. Choose to commit to creative solutions when you face a needed adjustment. Learning to adapt to new situations and people is paramount to anyone's survival, especially in the world of business. Adaptation is essential so help embrace it by pushing past your comfort zone. Give Back Being part of something larger might be one of the best things we can do, both for others and ourselves. It’s easier to be charitable about something you are passionate about. Finding your purpose is a smart thing to do—or, if you can’t figure that out yet, do a random good deed for a person or a cause, and see how it makes you feel. If giving back makes you feel better, you will be apt to spread the word and seek the help of others who can make an impact as well. Giving back is truly a way for people to have a global impact when it comes to making the world a better place. Syncify An app that lets you be social at a distance. Listen to your favourite podcasts and books together with friends and groups. Chat about the audio experiences as you share and learn from other users' perspectives. Commit to taking actions by sharing your ideas. To learn more, visit (www.syncifyapp.com) Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Dame Stephanie Shirley.
Richard Hall and Kokoon Kokoon are the world’s first sleep sensing EEG (electroencephalogram) headphones - comfortable enough to sleep in, without compromising acoustic quality. Richard Hall and Tim Atnos launched Kokoon Technology in 2015 with the aim of combating the common challenge of getting a good night’s sleep by using a soporific mix of audio and brain-sensing technology. The idea for Kokoon headphones stemmed from a personal problem: founder Tim Antos had a stressful job which led to him having trouble sleeping. He tried conventional methods, and even sleeping tablets, but nothing worked, until he went to a cognitive behaviour programme at a sleep clinic where he discovered the power of using audio to sleep. Whilst this provided a solution it also raised another problem; it was uncomfortable to sleep wearing large headphones.Tim decided to combine the reserch from the sleep clinic with the technology of an accessible consumer device: Kokoon. Richard and Kokoon: Kokoon (https://kokoon.io/) SleepKokoon Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sleepkokoon/?hl=en) SleepKokoon Twitter (https://twitter.com/SleepKokoon) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Music is Therapy Listening to music can be a quick route to getting yourself into a better mood, but it's becoming increasingly clear that there's much more to the benefits of music than just a quick boost for your outlook. Music can be used in daily life for relaxation, to gain energy when feeling drained and when dealing with emotional stress as well. Most of us know from experience that music can dissolve the stress of a long drive, keep us motivated to exercise, and take us right back to positive experiences in our past, which can be a happiness booster and a stress reliever. Next time you’re getting ready for sleep, consider how music might be a great addition to your evening routine Make Time for Family We all know that quality time with our family is paramount in building stronger relationships. Our time is one of the greatest things we can give to our family. In this fast paced modern day, it is easy to forget that simply just spending time with our love ones is really important. Family time means you can just have fun and enjoy each others company! You can never get back time, no matter what. Make the most of the time you can give to your family. Understand that nothing can be more important than your family because they are the people who will be with you always, through thick or thin. Treat Yourself Well Embracing the concept of self care can be difficult for those who’ve always placed emphasis on the welfare of others. However, giving all your energy to those around you without filling your own back up leaves you depleted and empty. For sure that’s no way to live. Treating yourself means you then have more energy to love those around you. You'll feel happier when you’ve invested some energy in YOU. In addition to pampering yourself, more substantial forms of self-care invloves having healthy lifestyle choices are important, too. Consuming a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and being sure you get enough sleep are all important. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Richard Hall.
Genecia Alluora “Alone we are strong, together we are UNSTOPPABLE” Former Miss Singapore and Southeast Asia Woman of Excellence 2010. She is the Founder of Soul Rich Woman, the #1 female entrepreneur network in Southeast Asia that connects more than 200,000 women across the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. With the Soul Rich Woman Blueprint, she has coached and mentored thousands of women to bring their business and leadership online. For women own and love the F-word: Being Fabulous, Having Freedom, Financial Independence and Family. She is also the host for her 2 podcasts “For Women Who Love The F Word” and a daily 10 minutes marketing podcast “Soul Why” Before establishing Soul Rich Woman, Genecia was an owner of a cafe retail chain with a presence in 3 countries with 18 franchisees and licensees that successfully exited to a public listed company after 4 years. She is the recipient of International Progressive Women Award 2019 by Aesthetics International: The Council for Progressive Women and the Iconic Influencer 2019 award. In 2020, Genecia is the Silver Medallion Awardee by Asian Chamber Commerce & Industries. Genecia and Soul Rich Woman: Genecia Alluora's Website (https://www.geneciaalluora.com/) Connect with Genecia on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/genecia/) Soul Rich Woman (https://www.soulrichwoman.com/) Soul Rich Woman Podcast (https://www.soulrichwomanpodcast.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Have a Support System Social support also helps people to cope with stress. Being surrounded by people who are caring and supportive helps people to see themselves as better capable of dealing with the stresses that life brings. Social relationships can also help people to stay motivated when trying to achieve their goals. Talking to people who are going through the same experience can often be a source of support, empathy, and motivation. Strive to have the F words Fabulous If anyone deserves to look and feel fabulous, it’s you. Feel amazing by feeling fabulous. Feeling fabulous is all about who you are inside and out. Being kind and nice to everyone around you and taking care of yourself. Remaining fabulous is not about looking fabulous, its about feeling fabulous and being your best self, Freedom Freedom is important because it really allows you to grow and mature in life. Freedom "gives" happiness because the state of being free is aligned with your true nature. The more you are aligned with your true nature, the more you are well. Financial Indepenence Being financial independence is a major step towards your control in life. Financial independence is about freedom from money-related worries and ample preparation for the future.It is also about being able to leave a legacy to others through one’s generosity, passion, and life values. Family With the advancement of technology, changing cultural norms, new priorities, and new forms of communication fueled by the Internet, it's natural to wonder what the importance of the family is. Family is just as relevant as it ever was. No matter how much life changes in the future, having a solid family structure in modern society is critical to ensure the health and well-being of all members Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Genecia Alluora.
Dane Knighton The founder and CEO of Dane Knighton, Inc. Growing up penniless in South Africa, Dane immigrated to England, Colchester at age 9 not speaking a lick of English. He grew up in a tiny 2-bedroom semi-detached house with no bedroom. As much as 6 people would live in this small Victorian like shack. Dane went from having just a few pounds in his bank account, almost never having his own bedroom since birth, suffering from severe acne and almost taking his life. To writing 4 books and being a known copywriter-consultant. Having a growth mindset in the midst of anxiety and uncertainty, it allowed Dane to overcome adversities that he has been facing and be the person he is now. Dane and his books Connect on LinkedIn with Dane (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dane-knighton-8689a9168/) daneknightonbooks.com (https://daneknightonbook.com/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Stop Thinking and Start Doing Commitment to action is not something you’ll achieve overnight. You will have to push yourself and fight tendencies to fall back into old patterns. Instead of accepting your inaction, always try to find the cause for it, and learn ways to overcome it. You need to keep moving forward in order to achieve your dreams and stay true to your visions. After all, by taking no action all we do is make sure that we don’t succeed. Be Open-Minded Open-mindedness is a characteristic that involves being receptive to a wide variety of ideas, arguments, and information. It is a necessary ability in order to think critically and rationally. Even if being open-minded does not come naturally to you, there are things that you can do to cultivate a receptive attitude that leaves you open to new perspectives, knowledge, people, and experiences. When you have a positive attitude about new experiences, you can open yourself up to new discoveries every day. It’s a great way to keep your life fun and exciting! Don't Let Anyone Stop You No matter what, someone is always going to come around and try to dim that light or shut it off. Whatever you do, you hold on to that light and you fight. You fight to not let that person tear you down, you fight for the right to define yourself, to not let anyone else tell you who you are. You got to keep your head up. Don’t ever let someone fade the light that makes you beautiful. Because in the end, you’re the one who controls how brightly you shine. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Dane Knighton.
Leah Chowdhry ‘He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right’ - Confucius Founder and CEO of an award-winning childcare company, ‘Pop Up, Party & Play’. Leah's comapany provides mobile childcare and in doing so help to make childcare more accessible. They also offer children a safe, stimulating and exciting environment so they have as much fun as their parents can work or enjoy their corporate conference. You can see Pop Up, Party & Play popping at workspaces, members’ clubs, corporate events and special events. Leah completed the gruelling 30-mile English Channel swim in 13 degrees water in just under 15 hours on July 4th, 2018, becoming one of the first young British Asian women to achieve the amazing feat. A national-level swimmer when she was younger, Leah started training to swim in the English Channel in early 2017. Also speaking about the preparation, Leah said she had to put on weight because the biggest risk of swimming the English Channel was dying of hyperthermia. On her first trip to India aged just 7, Leah couldn’t bear to see the way children were suffering. It was especially difficult as some were even the same age as her. These children don’t get a say in their lives. It was at that moment Leah decided that she needed to make a difference. She started small, giving up fizzy drinks and sweets, but still she managed to raise £1,000 by going out and voicing her concern. Since then, Leah has been constantly involved in charity work. Her determination to help children, particularly vulnerable children, only grows. Leah, along with The British Asian Trust, aimed to raise funds for a project run by The British Asian Trust, and she managed to raise over £50,000 with help from family and friends. Both parties are working in the red light districts of Mumbai to protect children vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. The organisation runs three night care centres for such children who are at risk, as well as shelter homes and a residential training centre for the rescued girls. Leah and Pop Up, Party and Play Connect on LinkedIn with Leah (https://www.linkedin.com/in/leah-chowdhry-2871828a/?originalSubdomain=uk) Leah's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/leahchowdhry/) Pop Up, Party and Play Website (https://www.popuppartyandplay.co.uk/) Pop Up, Party and Play's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/popuppartyplay/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Trust your Gut The more experienced you are in the domain you're deciding on, the more accurately your intuition can offer you the most optimal decision. Although it can be useful to seek counsel from others, remind yourself that they don't necessarily know what is best for you. Take their advice into consideration, if they're more experienced than you are. In the end, your heart knows best. You lived your life and fully experienced it, making you the best person to decide what to do next. When it comes to life decisions which involve a lot of feeling and heart, like relationships, only you know what's in your heart. Trust that you have all the knowledge and experience you need to make the decision that's right for you. Stay True to Yourself To be true to yourself takes courage. It requires you to be introspective, sincere, open-minded and fair. It does not mean that you are inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself. Be true to the very best that is in you and live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. Those who are most successful in life have dared to creatively express themselves and in turn, broaden the experiences and perspectives of everyone else. Knowing your Why Your Why is a list of reasons that resonate with you as to why you’re doing something. Finding your “why” is important not only for success in your professional and personal life, but also for your well-being and longevity. You need to look within, discover the things that you are passionate about, and pursue them—regardless of other people’s doubts or the setbacks you’ll meet. Your own purpose will point the way to your success. Your Why is your source of intrinsic motivation. If you know your Why, you can drum up that little bit of motivation that you need to get started. From there, it’s momentum, not motivation. Finding your Why will help you to eventually build self-discipline Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Leah Chowdhry.
Meet Rachel Jane Cooke Rachel Jane Cooke is a therapist, trainer and coach who specialises in self-esteem, emotional intelligence, shame resilience and the Millennial Life Crisis. She has spent the last seven years working with individuals and couples, running an online therapy platform and giving talks and workshops. She has a focus on neuroscience, holds a Master's degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and is also trained in NLP, mindfulness meditation, hypnotherapy and EFT - Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. At 32 Rachel has lived around the world and visited over 50 countries. She's started three businesses and worked in various challenging environments. She is most passionate about helping people find their way to authenticity, purpose, creativity and fulfilling relationships, which she believes anyone can achieve with the right knowledge, practice and support. ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Multipotentialite - the Passionate Person Having a multi-passion or being a multipotentialite is a very real modern day trait. Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills. They are excellent at bringing unique ideas together in creative ways. This makes incredible innovators and problem solvers Multipotentiality can either be a good thing or a bad thing. It’s up to you to frame it as a good thing. Have Support Groups When you join a new support group, you may be nervous about sharing personal issues with people you don't know. So at first, you may benefit from simply listening. Over time, though, contributing your own ideas and experiences can help you get more out of a support group. But remember that support groups aren't a substitute for regular medical care. Let your doctor know that you're participating in a support group. If a support group isn't your thing but you need help coping with your condition or situation, talk to your doctor about counselling or other types of therapy. Build a Network Whether you are making big changes to your life or simply chasing your dreams, it is difficult to do it alone. Having the proper support of people you trust greatly enhances your chances of success. It is important to have a good support network that you can bounce ideas off and get feedback from. Building a good support network, which takes patience and persistence, makes tough times more bearable Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Rachel Jane-Cooke.
Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips A journalist and editor who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her writing on law, finance, health, and technology has appeared in the Establishment, VICE, Quartz, Institutional Investor magazine, Law360, Columbia Journalism Review, and Narratively, among others. She writes a blog and newsletter about empathy featuring reportage, essays, and interviews. In The her book, Kaitlin shares her own personal stories as well as different stories of numerous professionals about moving innovation and technology forward without succumbing to isolation. This book is for anyone interested in how our brains work, how they’re subtly being rewired to work differently, and what that ultimately means for us as humans. Kaitlin and Her book Connect with Kaitlin on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kugolik/) The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World (https://www.amazon.com/Future-Feeling-Building-Empathy-Tech-Obsessed-ebook/dp/B07PSGFN34) Kaitlin's website (www.kaitlinugolik.com) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Have Healthy Digital Boundaries These days, many of us have mobile smartphones and multiple social media accounts. This means that we have access to a wealth of information at our fingertips but it also means that we’re contactable in more ways, and in more instant ways, than ever. It's important to create limits in regards to who we follow, what sort of content we consume, and how much time we spend on the internet. The amount of ‘buzz’ we receive from the digital world can, at times, become overwhelming. It can create anxiety and leave us feeling drained. Setting digital boundaries can help us to manage the way we interact with the digital world, which can ultimately help us to manage our mental health. Sit more with your thoughts Are you comfortable with just you and your thoughts, or do you need to constantly distract yourself from the inner workings of your own mind? We have to start re-connecting with our minds, and being more comfortable with just sitting with our thoughts Take a few days to ponder your thoughts, go with your feelings and think through them. Even write them down if you think it might help. We all need a healthy dose of self-reflection every now and then. We’re always so focused on moving forward in life that we forget to take a step back and let it all in. Using Tech to Build Empathy Online communication has created a space for people to openly speak their minds, which means they can vent anonymously with little fear of repercussion. Without having to see another human’s emotional feedback loop, some individuals feel emboldened to speak hatefully, create fear and spread mistrust. More than ever, we need to cultivate empathy as a society. Understanding the feelings of others is fundamental to communication and connection. However, experiencing empathy online can be more challenging than face-to-face communication, as you don’t get the immediate feedback of seeing someone’s facial expressions and body language. That is why learning to understand and communicate emotions in a digital context is an essential skill, and even more important given that the internet plays such an integral role in society. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips.
Maria Wilkes (MA Education), researcher, teacher, tutor, writer, speaker and mentor Maria Wilkes is a language teacher at one of the top all-girl schools in London and is a private tutor. Maria left her position as a teacher and took a chance to compete in the U.K.’s countrywide competition to become the British representative at the Miss Universe pageant. She wanted to break the stereotype and offer an alternative view to those who believe that beauty pageants are degrading. Our guest is dedicated to her mission to empower young women beyond the classroom, and Miss Universe is the perfect platform to do just that. Maria's experience as a teacher and tutor has alerted her to the harsh reality of what it’s like to be a young person searching for meaning in today’s world. Over the past decade, Maria has been researching and building a scientifically-driven parenting guide to ensure that our current generation of young people become the most inspiring future generation of leaders. Her goal is to build a community of conscious parents who will band together to fight the emotional epidemic amongst the younger generation. Maria: Connect on LinkedIn with Maria (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-wilkes-7b2b82ab/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mariawilkes/) The MIM Way (https://themimway.com/contact/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Enjoy and Ride the Journey of Life Enjoying the journey does not mean that you should stop setting goals or that you should swap your work ethic for leisure. Just don’t let a single a goal dictate your life. Enjoy the pursuit of your goal with some diversions along the way. You need the ambition to keep you on track. But it should not close you off from others pursuing other paths even if they lead nowhere. Enjoy the path that leads you to your destination. It’s important to look at all the good things in our lives and to enjoy them to the full right now. That is much more likely to bring happiness than waiting for it to appear around the corner. Have Courage Courage is not the absence of fear, but the strength to overcome it. Being courageous means being fully aware of the challenges and dangers ahead, feeling the fear associated with those challenges and dangers, and having the determination and drive to push through that fear and tackle them head-on. The only thing that will help you feel more courageous is taking action, stepping outside your comfort zone, and sending yourself the message that you are a courageous person. Develop a Growth Mindset A growth mindset is an idea that, with effort, it's possible to increase intelligence levels, talents, and abilities. Anyone who demonstrates a growth mindset believes their abilities develop over time, tend to seek out opportunities to gain new knowledge and broaden their skills, and do not typically shy away from challenges Having a growth mindset is essential to lifelong success, and it is something that the youth can develop with practice at an early age. Bonus Tip: Everything that you do is consciously or unconsciously driven by one of 6 human needs. These needs motivate and inspire us to take action in positive ways. However, when some of these needs are not met consistently, your mind will unconsciously find ways to satisfy these needs. How your mind does this is not always good for you and can lead to addictions. Tony Robbins identified these 6 human needs and how they are behind everything that we do. If you have a behaviour that you can’t seem to stop, then it is likely that one of these 6 human needs is behind it. 6 Human Needs 1. Certainty We all have a need for certainty, comfort, stability and security. 2. Uncertainty/Variety We all have a need for uncertainty, variety, excitement, and surprise. 3. Significance We all have a need to feel significant, special, unique, or important in some way. 4. Love & Connection We all have a need for love and connection. 5. Growth We all need to grow and evolve in some way. 6. Contribution We all need to contribute in some way so our lives have meaning. The** first four needs** are the “needs of the personality” – you will meet these needs whether you know it or not. The last two, “growth” and “contribution” are the_ spiritual needs_ – these are what bring us lasting fulfilment. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Maria Wilkes.
Dane Maxwell Dane loves to sing, and he sings so that the world may know a deeper love of themselves and life. Dane pursued business after hurting his voice at the age of 21. Business saved Dane's life and gave him a sense of purpose and significance. He started 16 businesses and failed 11 times. Every time he failed on a venture, Dane figured out what worked and what didn't and has produced 5 successful profitable businesses: The Foundation (https://thefoundation.com/) - Specializes in training people to start a business from scratch Swipe My Ideas (https://swipemyideas.com/) - Gives away profitable business ideas Paperless Pipeline (https://www.paperlesspipeline.com/) - A real estate transaction management software My Agent Base (https://www.myagentbase.com/) - A real estate intranet software Fear No Feeling (https://fearnofeeling.com/password) - Sells unique shirts designs Now, he continues to guide individuals in their own entrepreneurial paths. He has gone on to create over 15 millionaires with his teachings. He specializes in helping underdogs start successful businesses. Other than his passion for singing, which he now has an album (No Need To Hide (https://open.spotify.com/album/3n3Co2bq9QCLVk7TIukvlB))produced, Dane is the author of the upcoming book Start From Zero (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Start-Zero-Business-Experience-Freedom-ebook/dp/B0848TL8L5/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3673ZECOVK2RF&keywords=start+from+zero&qid=1585244299&s=books&sprefix=start+from+%2Caudible%2C776&sr=1-1-catcorr) which teaches entrepreneurs a new way to build businesses quickly, without the risk, from scratch. Dane's book, Start from Zero drops March 31, 2020. Dane and Start from Zero: DaneWebsite (https://www.danemaxwell.com/) Start From Zero Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/start-from-zero-build-a-lucrative-business/id1494548385?ign-mpt=uo%3D4) Connect on LinkedIn with Dane Maxwell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dane-maxwell-b7105b5b/) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. Sam: Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samjamsnaps/) Quora (https://www.quora.com/profile/Sam-Harris-58) Twitter (https://twitter.com/samharristweets) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharris48/) Sam's blog - SamWebsterHarris.com (https://samwebsterharris.com/) Support the Show - Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/growthmindset) TOP TIPS Happiness Comes from Within These days, people are being too hard on themselves that they forget "happiness" is inside all of us. We just have to be mindful and choose to be happy. Happiness, like other emotions, is not something you obtain, but rather something you inhabit. We also need to realize that Happiness coming from material things is just illusory, temporary, is not really happiness but just pleasure. If we chase happiness in material things, our pursue for happiness will never end. While many people try to look for happiness through their wealth, career, money and success, we have to understand that happiness is something that we choose for ourselves. Happiness is a choice and not a destination but a way to live our life. Change is Good Yes, change is inevitable and it could be for the better. Change is liberating, healing, and just plain unavoidable. The more we welcome it, the more profoundly positive its impact on us can be. Change is the ultimate opportunity for transformation. When any great change happens, it’s a chance to do a reset. It’s a chance for a fresh start. It’s a chance to let things go. It’s a chance to create a vision for the future. It’s also a chance to reinvent yourself, which many times means bringing out more of who you are. It’s best to adopt this truth sooner rather than later, as more change in life is always guaranteed. Here’s to new beginnings, and may big changes this year bring you great opportunity to renew, retool, and re-imagine what’s possible. Listen to your Customers Having a comprehensive understanding of your customers better than they do is key. The only way to understand the unique and dynamic customer purchasing journey is to put yourself in your customer’s shoes. However good your product or service is, the simple truth is that no-one will be part of your business if they don't want it or believe they don't need it. After all, if you don’t know who your customers are, you won’t know what they need. And if you don’t know what they need, you can’t give it to them. Subscribe! If you enjoyed the podcast please subscribe and rate it. And of course, share with your friends! Special Guest: Dane Maxwell.
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Bestin Bijo

his ideas have merit but damn so forceful about shoving it in

Nov 10th
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Bestin Bijo

thanks man like your style

Sep 9th
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Sam Harris

If anyone wants to ask me a question or leave feedback feel free to reach out here or on twitter

Jun 25th
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