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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 26 year old CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain.My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable.This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share my personal diary with you and I want to give you an insight into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind.This is not scripted, this is off the top of my head and this is direct from my diary.This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

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 26 year old CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain.My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable.This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share my personal diary with you and I want to give you an insight into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind.This is not scripted, this is off the top of my head and this is direct from my diary.This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.
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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 26 year old CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain.My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable.This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share my personal diary with you and I want to give you an insight into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind.This is not scripted, this is off the top of my head and this is direct from my diary.This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

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English

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07581352012


Episodes

The Day My Dream Came True.

10/30/2019
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The last few weeks have been some of the most educational and exciting in Social Chain's history and in my journey as an entrepreneur. We went public. In this week's episode of The Diary of a CEO, I share some of the insights that going public has taught me and reaffirmed for me about success. I also get a chance to divulge something new in my personal life, something very close to me. Hope you enjoy!

Duration:00:48:25

Jamal Edwards: From Media Student To Multimillionaire

10/9/2019
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At 15, Jamal Edwards rapped under the name "SmokeyBarz", filming with his friends from a £20 phone. At 24, he had received an MBE for services to music and business, taken the first royal selfie and was a multimillionaire. The entrepreneur turned music mogul launched the careers of the musical elite such as Ed Sheeran, Dave and many more. Jamal launched SBTV in 2006, which at the time, was the first new media business on YouTube and boasted a subscriber base of over 1 million. Brushing...

Duration:01:00:24

A Simple Mindset Secret + Less Routine, More Life

9/11/2019
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The last couple of weeks have been the most professionally challenging of my life and I divulge all in this week’s episode of The Diary of a CEO. Alongside this, I discuss the importance of having an internal locus of control, and how important constant, internal analysis is in order to succeed. I also cover the concept of having a Video Game mindset, and explore the effects of adopting this ideology of risk-taking into our work. I also delve into the idea of routine, and how having too much...

Duration:00:41:49

Joe Wicks: Changing Millions Of Lives in 15 Seconds!

9/4/2019
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Have you ever had that experience of meeting someone, and being so glad that they became successful? That’s what it was like meeting Joe. Joe Wicks, otherwise known as The Body Coach, is a health and fitness coach, author, investor and entrepreneur whose reputation exploded after his 15 second recipe videos ‘Lean In 15’ went viral on social media. His first book, named after the series, was a best-selling book in 2015. Lean In 15 has been translated into 18 languages and sold over 1 million...

Duration:01:12:21

Ambition, Motivation and Imposter Syndrome

8/1/2019
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In this weeks solo episode of The Diary of a CEO, I discuss how important it is to build and share your story when creating a brand or a business. I talk about how we are naturally obsessed with being motivated and ambitious, and explain how being motivated by external incentives could potentially hinder your passions. I also debate whether living a restrained life might actually be more beneficial for us. Finally, if you think that you might experience imposter syndrome or are often floored...

Duration:00:31:52

Julian Hearn: Huel - £45 Million In 4 Years

7/2/2019
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Julian Hearn is the founder and CMO of Huel, a nutrition company responsible for the increasingly popular, powdered meal replacement drink. Huel is basically a meal in a bottle designed for time-poor people, enabling you to get all your nutritional requirements whilst maintaining a busy lifestyle. Since is creation 4 years, Huel has seen consistent growth, and is one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. The company is on track to reach £45 million in revenue this year, and it's...

Duration:00:46:33

Dr Aria: Mental Health, Marriage and Mindfulness

6/25/2019
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In this weeks episode of The Diary of a CEO, I sit down with Dr Aria Campbell-Danesh, a high performance psychologist and an expert in the fields of behaviour change and long-term health. With a speciality in the concept of mindfulness, Dr Aria created the F.I.T method, works internationally with a range of clients from leading sportsmen to Hollywood actors clients on their mindset, exercise, and nutrition, and has co-authored the book ‘A Mindful Year’ which is due to be released September...

Duration:01:22:15

I Made A Mistake

6/18/2019
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It’s been a while since we last spoke which I apologise about! In this week’s episode of The Diary of a CEO, I discuss how a bad reaction of mine lead to a lot of regret. We are all on a journey of self-development and in this particular moment my ego showed up. I also talk through the concept of consistency and why I believe this is one of the most important attributes of greatness. Finally I discuss how caring less about the opinions of others will equal more success. Some of us are unable...

Duration:00:40:37

Michelle Kennedy: From Matchmaking to Motherhood

5/14/2019
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From co-CEO of Badoo, a dating-focused social network worth over a billion, to sitting on the advisory board for Bumble to launching her in own app in 2017 with co-founder of Deliveroo Greg Orlowski, Michelle Kennedy is a force to be reckoned with. She is the Founder of Peanut, an app that connects like-minded women who happen to be mothers. Her aim? To help solve a problem for women who are entering the massive, life-changing and sometimes lonely experience of having a baby by finding them...

Duration:00:49:31

Entrepreneurialism is a Disease

5/2/2019
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It’s crazy to think how much things can change in such a short period of time. In this episode I discuss the concept of compartmentalising and 6 positive ways to approach this. I also talk about how I deal with fear in life, how running a business is like having your heart broken every single day, and why you DON’T want a pay rise. Additionally I touch on some exciting new developments within my business, Social Chain.

Duration:00:45:32

Alan Barratt: From £27 to £72 million

4/9/2019
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This week I spoke with Alan Barratt, CEO and Founder of the worlds fastest growing sports performance and weight management brand, Grenade. Alan and his wife Juliet started Grenade in 2010 with just £27 in their bank account. After a few short years, 50 new members of staff and retailing in 80 countries around the world, Grenade is now worth a whopping £72 million and is one of the most exciting companies in the United Kingdom. Alan is an incredible CEO with an amazing success story. In this...

Duration:01:20:01

Build Sandcastles out of Bullsh*t

4/2/2019
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Welcome back to Chapter 9 of The Diary of a CEO. This week, I talk about my obsession with the tragic yet fascinating mess that is Brexit, and how I’ve learnt more about British politics in the last 3 months than I’ve known in the last 10 years. Through this, I came to the realisation that algorithms are running my life and how important it is to fill your feed with value. I talk about mental health; how getting carried away with labelling our regular emotions as disorders is dangerous, as...

Duration:00:48:21

Tobi Pearce: £100m in revenue aged 27

3/19/2019
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In this weeks episode of The Diary of a CEO, I sat down with Tobi Pearce, the CEO of SWEAT. Tobi describes SWEAT as the world’s biggest online digital gym, offering help and guidance for women with their fitness choices and health goals. Australian-born, Tobi had quite an unconventional start to his adult life, choosing to move out at 16 due to struggles at home. He started off working in a music shop before turning to personal training, where he met his now fiance Kayla Itsines - known for...

Duration:00:56:49

Adopt a culture of WINNING

3/12/2019
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It has been a crazy few travelling weeks for me so I do apologise about the delay in this episode. This week, I discuss the culture of winning. Some people have an ingrained ideology that they will always lose. This is learnt from previous failings, actions when we were younger and negative team mentality and I talk about how small behaviour changes can help us modify this way of thinking and switch to a winning mindset. I also chat about feelings of progress in life, and how lack of...

Duration:00:30:53

Johann Hari: We Have Lost our Connections

2/25/2019
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Books will change your life, and there are so many that have changed mine. In this episode I chat with journalist and author Johann Hari, most well known for writing the New York Times bestselling book ‘Lost Connections; uncovering the real causes of depression and the unexpected solutions - one of my favourite books to date. I've wondered for years why mental health issues are on the rise, why people are lonelier than ever and why anxiety is so prevalent amongst young people, and this book...

Duration:01:06:07

We are the Burnout Generation

2/19/2019
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This week has been chaotic. In Chapter Five of The Diary of a CEO I flew back to the UK for an incredibly busy week filled with podcast interviews, speaking appointments, pitching to one of our biggest clients as well as filming an advert campaign. The chaos of this week lead me to thinking about the concept of burnout and the fact that right now, we are the burnout generation; the generation constantly trying to become more efficient so that we can free up time to then fill with things that...

Duration:00:39:34

Tom Bilyeu: From zero drive to a net worth of $400m

2/6/2019
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In this episode of The Diary of a CEO, my entire perception of what an entrepreneur is, is completely turned on it's head. I travelled to a beautiful house in the LA hills to meet with Tom Bilyeu, the founder of Quest Nutrition. In 2014, Quest Nutrition became the second faster growing company in North America with it growing 57,000% in the first 3 years and hitting $105m in sales. Tom never wanted to be an entrepreneur, and I was intrigued to find out what changed him. How did he go from...

Duration:00:46:55

I am a Slave, My Fear and Therapy

1/28/2019
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In Chapter 3 of The Diary of a CEO I talk about the importance of trusting more. I am a real perfectionist and feel trapped between wanting to control even the smallest details and wanting to let go and delegate. I touch on learning to say no, which I think is one of the single most important things you can ever learn. Saying no and focusing will define you as a person. Karma is also a big topic in this episode alongside unlearning the bad things, the manifestation of fear and why I'm...

Duration:00:34:09

Sarah Bahbah: Addiction, Intuition, Success

1/22/2019
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In Chapter 2 of Season 2 of The Diary of a CEO I flew to LA to meet Sarah Bahbah, the 26 year old Palestinian-Australian Artist, Writer and Director. Sarah rose to fame after the release of her photography series ‘Sex and Takeout’ was spotted by Buzzfeed and posted all across the internet. Sarah has one of the most inspiring and powerful backstories I have ever heard and in this episode of the podcast we discuss her experiences with addiction, abuse and her feelings of unapologetic ambition.

Duration:01:09:58

Mental Health, Mistakes and My Apologies

1/14/2019
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Diary of a CEO is back. Welcome to Season 2 of the podcast, Chapter 1 of my new diary. In the time I've been away a lot has happened and a lot has changed. If you're new to the channel, this podcast is where I share my deepest and darkest thoughts, both within my business and personal life. I discuss everything from mental health and relationships, to entrepreneurial and business advice. In this episode I discuss how the content I create impacts my audience, my current relationship status...

Duration:00:49:41