The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett

A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, alone, with nothing but a laptop & a dream. Fast forward a few years, I’m the 29 year old ex CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable. This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind. This is not scripted and I don't have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself. FOLLOW ► Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/steven/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/SteveBartlettSC?s=20) Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenbartlett-123/)

Moment 58 - How To Improve your Life in 5 Seconds: Mel Robbins
In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.  This week, I’ve chosen a section from my conversation with Mel Robbins. Mel is the author of The Five Second Rule, a business woman, a life coach, and a sensation in the world of self improvement. At a point in her life Mel was really struggling with huge amounts of depression, anxiety, and fear, making it extremely difficult for her to get out of bed in the morning and generally just be present in her life. This moment describes the method that has changed Mel’s mindset to become who she is today. Mel got herself out of her dark side which saw her marinating in fear and anxiety, using her Five Second Rule. The rule was born from that window of hesitation that comes into our minds before we make a decision, a decision that could define your whole life. Inside that window lives fear, anxiety, procrastination and imposter syndrome, so we create patterns of feeling, patterns of behaviour, and patterns of thinking that tempt us to steer away from making that decision.  It can be a dangerous cycle getting stuck in these broken patterns of denial so Mel brings this down to one fundamental method. The Five Second rule works because of its simplicity. You make yourself a promise, you count backwards - 5,4,3,2,1 then you do it. Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/94zhHbl49pb Mel - https://www.instagram.com/melrobbins/?hl=en https://twitter.com/melrobbins?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos
9 mins
E144: Happiness Expert Returns: Retrain Your Brain For Maximum Happiness: Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X, it’s ‘moonshot’ division behind it’s most exciting and futuristic projects, as well as the author of Solve For Happy, Scary Smart and his new book, That Little Voice In Your Head, where he returns to the theme of happiness which made his last appearance on the podcast such a success. Mo Gawdat’s first appearance on Diary of a CEO is still my, and I know many of your, personal favourite episodes. This reunion doesn’t disappoint, as we go more in depth and Mo shares his incredible wisdom on how to approach relationships, how to prevent human suffering and how to be at peace with your choices in life. Mo’s new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, is available from the 26th May. Inspired by the life of his late son, Ali, he has set out to share a comprehensive model for how to achieve happiness, with an emphasis on generosity and empathy towards ourselves and others. Topics: How have things changed for you since last time?The signal for you to “move and flow”Are you single?Recognising phases in your lifeDid you feel like something was missing?Why did you decide to write this book?What illusions did you live under?Our whole lives are a contradictionThe economics of loveMoney is an illusionNot all thoughts are equalChanging the shape of our brainMasculine and Feminine energyYour one selfish requestThe last guest question Mo: https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/ https://twitter.com/mgawdat Mo’s book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/That-Little-Voice-Your-Head/ Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Craftd - https://bit.ly/3LLgrw
2 hrs 12 mins
E143: The Man Who Coached Michael Jordan AND Kobe Bryant To WIN!: Tim Grover
Tim Grover is the performance expert who helped to raise the game of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to the legendary levels everyone knows them for. Taking over Michael Jordan’s personal performance team when he was in his early twenties, he’s been working with the world’s top athletes for over three decades. No one knows more about winning than Tim. No one knows more about fitness than Tim. No one knows more about mentality than Tim. But Tim also knows about our hidden insecurities, the ones that drive us and we need to use to our advantage. Tim’s new book, Winning, opens the lid on what it was like to work with two of the greatest basketball players of all time. It is every bit as awe-inspiring as you would expect because none of Michael, Kobe, or Tim was interested in being anything except No. 1. Topics: Confronting and learning from your dark sideHow did you go from a normal job to training Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant?Attention to detail and what made you succeedWhat do successful people end up missing?Happiness or winning at all costs, what’s the goal?What sacrifices did you make during your career?Consistency and performing at the highest levelHow to get the best out of teamsKeeping the right people around youShowing up is not winningImpact of your work on your familyOur last guest’s question Tim: https://twitter.com/attackathletics?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/timgrover Tim's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winning-Unforgiving-Greatness-Tim-Grover/dp/1398501905/ Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl
4d ago
1 hr 24 mins
Moment 57 - Why You Need To Forget About The End Result: Sir David BrailsfordE142: Matthew Hussey: The Secret To Building A Perfect Relationship
1 hr 36 mins
E141: Classpass Founder: Quitting My 9-5 Led To A $1 Billion Business: Payal Kadakia
Payal is the founder of Classpass, the app that’s helped millions of users find their passion. Her own love of dancing encouraged her to start a business which enabled anyone, anywhere to find something they loved to do. When Payal’s parents moved to America with no money and no connections, they had to completely start their life from scratch. Payal grew up in a home where her mother often wasn’t home, working late-night shifts to keep her family going.  How far Payal has come. Today she shares exactly how she got there. The sheer determination with which she ruthlessly sets her goals and priorities, and then systematically chases after them with everything she’s got, was hugely inspiring to me, and I’m sure it will be to you too. Topics: What made you different?Batling between your passion and 9-5 jobRebelling for your purposeChanging careers and finding new communitiesConfidence, purpose, and drive to successWhy did you start ClassPass?What difficulties did you face starting your business?Living in line with your valuesWhat were you like as a manager?Why did you step away from Classpass?Work and family balanceTherapy sessionsOur last guest’s question Payal: https://twitter.com/payalkadakia https://www.instagram.com/payal Payal's book:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/LifePass-Groundbreaking-Approach-Goal-Setting/dp/1399706756 Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl Vodafone Business - https://www.vodafone.co.uk/business/sme-business?cid=psoc-ent/vhub/doaceo/aws/3.22/ntst
1 hr 12 mins
Moment 56 - The Only Way To Build Confidence: Jacqueline GoldE140: How To Find Ultimate Fulfilment At Work: Marcus Buckingham
Marcus Buckingham, is one of the world's most in-demand career experts and the author of several best-selling business books including, ‘First, Break All The Rules’, ‘Nine Lies About Work’ and ‘Love + Work’. He is known as the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths and leadership at work, and today leads research at the ADP Research Institute. Marcus is used to consulting with teams at brands such as Disney, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Facebook and focuses on strengths versus weaknesses, how to take feedback, how to build on strengths and identify leadership. From struggling with a stammer in his early teens, to becoming a prolific public speaker, Marcus opens up about how he overcame it as well as touching on many other insightful topics. We talk about how to become a great manager, how to make your employees happy and what a strength really is. I want to thank Marcus for his enthusiasm and true love for what he knows so much about. I hope you will learn something from this because I certainly did. Topics: Overcoming a stammer to become a public speakerStarting your journey in PhysiologyHow do I know what a strength is?How do I ask a good question?The biggest predictor of employee satisfactionHow to manage under performersDealing with people that don't do things the way you do themYour book Love + WorkShould we be dragged by what we’re good at in a job we hate?How did you overcome your job challenges?Promotions and helping people growHow to have a successful relationshipThe last guest's question Marcus' book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Work-Find-What-Rest-ebook/dp/B08T24QK35 Marcus: https://mobile.twitter.com/mwbuckingham https://www.instagram.com/marcusbuckingham/ Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Craftd - https://bit.ly/3LLgrwj
1 hr 40 mins
E139: Jessie J: I Quit Music, Deleted An Album, Then Changed My Mind
Jessie J is a singer and songwriter who has been singing professionally since she was 11 years old. In 2010 she shot to fame with the release of her first single, Do It Like A Dude. She has since sold millions of records, performed at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, and been a judge on the talent shows The Voice and The Voice Kids. This episode with Jessie is a special conversation. She was candid and open about the highs and lows throughout her life, and shared with me some things that she has never voiced before. From her early childhood memories, to the fame and success of her music, to health issues and grief, Jessie spoke with such honesty and tenderness. But she also talks about how she has enabled herself to break open and embrace the grief that she has stored up and hidden away. Jessie is someone who has always come out fighting, and here she goes into how that’s been possible in a way she never has before. We learn about how to stay grounded as you become famous, especially in the dizzying swirl of Los Angeles. I want to thank Jessie for her honesty and for taking the time to record this episode with me, it will certainly change how you think about a lot of things in life. Topics: My childhood and health problemsGrowth in moments of sadness and painFinding out about your fertility problemsDealing with everything hitting you at onceWhat would you say to your old self?Not knowing who I wasWere record labels defining who you were?Finding the right team for youWhy did you disappear?How did the pandemic impact you?Jamal Edwards passing Your miscarriageYour bodyguard’s passingDo you let people in?Love and relationshipsWhat’s your next chapter?Our last guest's question Jessie J: https://twitter.com/jessiej https://www.instagram.com/jessiej Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl
1 hr 49 mins
Moment 55 - This Method Will Boost Your Productivity: Ali Abdaal
4 mins
E138: Terry Crews: How My Porn Addiction Nearly Ended My Marriage
Terry Crews is a NFL player turned film and TV star, featuring in a wide range of hugely successful shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, White Chicks, Everybody Hates Chris and Idiocracy. Escaping his abusive father, and spending decades cultivating his bodybuilder physique and mentality, Terry then broke into the Hollywood scene. This episode is the Terry Crews we have never seen before. We talk about some extremely deep, raw material and explore his deeply personal story of his childhood which led him into an addiction to appearing outwardly tough. His journey to where he is now is inspiring and the way he speaks about it is so humbling. Certain areas of his life that became out of control such as violence, sex, relationships, racism, shame, made him learn how to seek control of himself and his environment. His latest book, Tough: My Journey to True Power, is a moving autobiography where Terry faces these insecurities and distressing memories. Topics: What made you the person you are today?Domestic violence in your familyWhere did your dad's pain come from ?My pornography addictionHow did porn impact your marriage?Cheating on my wifeOpening up to my wife and its consequencesWhy do men avoid intimacy and vulnerability ?What was your lowest moment ?Your dad being aggressive in front of your childrenHow and why did you change?How would your life be if you wouldn't have changed ?I was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executiveHow my dark and bright side came from the same placeOur last guest's question Terry Crews: https://twitter.com/terrycrews https://www.instagram.com/terrycrews Terry's book:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tough-My-Journey-True-Power/dp/0593329805/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1651096152&sr=8-2 Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Craftd - https://bit.ly/3LLgrwj
1 hr 25 mins
E137: Piers Morgan: Dealing With Repeat Failure, Death Threats & Regrets
Piers Morgan is a journalist and television host who hasn't stayed out of the headlines since being made the youngest newspaper editor in Britain when he took over the News of the World at the age of 28, almost 30 years ago. Over the years he has attracted controversy for his disputed tactics in breaking news stories and television interviews. He is also the author of several best-selling memoirs. His long affinity for journalism has seen him leaving and starting new roles across ITV, CNN and NBC. Some of the shows include Piers Morgan Life Stories, Good Morning Britain, Britain’s Got Talent, and his newest - Piers Morgan Uncensored, beginning April 24 on the new TalkTv. In this conversation we touch subjects of mental resilience, cancel-culture, mental health and veganism. You may not like it, it may not be comfortable to listen to, but this interview was an important debate which made me think about many of the things we spoke about. Piers believes his voice of common sense, acts as a vital counter-narrative to have in society and encourages us to build resilience, stimulate debate and stop over labelling things. Topics: What made you the person we see today?Mental resilience vs mental healthHow did you get ahead so quickly in your career?Marketing yourself using controversyHow have you dealt with your ups and downs?What would it take for you and Meghan Markle to make up?The effect your media appearance has on your childrenWhen does Piers Morgan cry?Piers Morgan UncensoredThe last guest's question Piers: https://twitter.com/piersmorgan https://www.instagram.com/piersmorgan/ Piers Morgan Uncensored: https://www.youtube.com/c/PiersMorganUncensored/featured Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl
1 hr 13 mins
Moment 54 - How You Should Make Every Big Decision: Rochelle HumesE136: Lilly Singh: My Deepest Insecurities Led To My Greatest Achievements
Lilly Singh is one of the biggest influencers on the planet who was the first woman of colour to have a syndicated talk show on network television, but after it was abruptly cancelled she’s had to start from scratch on what she wants to do and where she’s going. With over 14 million youtube subscribers and over 11 million instagram followers, the world has always had a keen interest in Lilly’s story. She’s an incredible person who builds from her strong foundation of values, and has had to think increasingly more about what exactly those values are. This is also the first instalment of The Diary of a CEO: USA, as I caught up with Lilly in California. Over the coming weeks and months, you will get to see some incredible conversations with guests the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Bringing more value, more incredible stories, and more world-beating expertise. Get ready, because this is going to be an unbelievable journey. Early Years - Having to prove I was worthyThe reason for starting YoutubeWhat helps you when you’re going through painThe skill that made you differentWhy are you wired to be disrupted?Do you think you are enough?Advice when stuck at a crossroadYour late-night talk showThe impact the criticism had on youWhat happened after your show got cancelled?What makes up the foundation of your life?Panic attacks, meditation, and breath worksStruggling to form friendshipsWhat does success mean to you?Relationships and expectationsWhat's the hardest question you could be asked?The last guest's question Lilly: https://www.instagram.com/lilly/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfm4y4rHF5HGrSr-qbvOwOg Lilly’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Be-Triangle-Being-Getting-Shape/ Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Craftd - https://bit.ly/3LLgrwj
1 hr 29 mins
E135: Craig David Opens Up About His Painful Rise, Fall & RedemptionMoment 53 - Why Doing This Is More Important Than Ever Before: Johann HariE134: The Single Biggest Killer Of Relationships: Lewis Howes
Lewis is the host of The School of Greatness podcast and the author of The Mask of Masculinity. An icon of American self-development, Lewis’ podcast has been downloaded hundreds of millions of times, and helped hundreds of millions of people. But the first person Lewis had to help is himself. Someone who always ran towards things that made him feel safe, whether that be towards working out, towards the need to get girls to like him, or away from his trauma. But an outside injury, and a reckoning with his inside trauma, meant Lewis had to start from zero. What strikes me about Lewis is someone who’s come so far after his life was turned upside down. When his world was spinning around, Lewis saw the way forwards. Topics: Healing my childhood traumaWhat were the dynamics with your parents?What was the impact of your dad’s accident on you?Importance of communicating with your parentsLearning the art of emotional regulation / Allowing myself to be vulnerable changed my lifeWhy I didn’t compromise my core values (and being honest in your relationships)The power of honesty in relationshipsKnowing your values and visionBalancing work and relationshipsBiggest killer of relationshipsOvercoming my fear of public speakingHow do I find meaning and happiness?Why does helping people matter to you?Our last guest's question Lewis: https://twitter.com/LewisHowes https://www.instagram.com/lewishowes Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Craftd - https://bit.ly/3LLgrwj
1 hr 33 mins
E133: Karren Brady: How To Win At Entrepreneurship & Love (at the same time)
Karren Brady is a businesswoman, Vice Chairman of West Ham, a mainstay on BBC One’s The Apprentice for many years, and at the age of 23 became the youngest person to run a publicly traded company when she was put in charge of Birmingham City Football Club. Not only was she the youngest person running a football club, but she was also one of the first women to be leaders in the industry. It is hard to imagine not only being one of the youngest people at the club you’re running, but one of the only women too. What has underlined these advances is incredible energy, dedication and drive. For Karren, breaking glass ceilings and being a first to do things is reachable for everyone, it just means working twice as hard as everyone else. Early yearsHow independence led me to successWhat made you stand out? What was the skill that made you stand out?My first big dealWhat was different about you?Importance of being candid in businessDemocracy within your businessRunning West Ham United F.CDo emotions compromise your decisionsShould clubs be more transparent?Work and life balanceSexism in football and the workplaceYour relationshipsIs there a need to maintain desire?Have you experienced anxiety?Feminism & your milestonesWhat's your advice to young women Karren: https://twitter.com/karren_brady https://www.instagram.com/karren_brady_official Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Myenergi - https://bit.ly/3oeWGnl Vodafone Business - https://www.vodafone.co.uk/business/sme-business?cid=psoc-ent/vhub/doaceo/aws/3.22/ntst
1 hr 18 mins
Moment 52 - Why You Need To Be Kinder To Yourself: Fearne CottonE132: Wretch 32: How To Build Unstoppable Self-Belief
1 hr 20 mins