Episode 61: Shut The Freak Up, with Joseph McClendon III
At 17, a racially-motivated attack left resulted in Josepg becoming homeless. He talks about his journey to building himself back up.
Episode 60: Empowering Fathers, with Chris Salem
Chris had a successful sales career, with the highs and the lows that came with it. He now runs EFA: Empowering Fathers in Action.
Episode 59: Unlearn the fear of Public Speaking, with Brenden Kumarasamy
Despite being in his early 20s, Brenden has presented more times than most of us ever have… or will. He shares his experience, as well as top tips to unlearning the fear of public speaking.
Episode 58: The Pursuit of Perfection, with Jonathan Horton
Olympian Gymnast, American Ninja Warrior star and all-round nice guy Jonathan Horton joins me to share his story of getting to the Olympics, and why it’s so important to set goals and visualise them.
The key phrase that sticks out for me is when Jonathan says: ‘People give up on success because they haven’t seen a version of success that they want’. That’s powerful!
Episode 57: Be kind to your future self, with Greg Reid
Greg Reid is a 32-time best selling author; film maker; founder of The Secret Knock, he runs 6 businesses… and he even has a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.
But he’s also a proud dad.
We talk about Greg’s upbringing and entrepreneurial spirit, the importance of seeking counsel, not opinion, and why the fear of judgement is holding us back.
Episode 56: The most important thing (at that time), with Ross Burbeary
Ross is the Performance Manager for Rotherham United Football Club; basically, he helps professional athletes to be at the top of their game.
But it’s not just science; it’s empathy, too. There’s so much packed into this episode, including a look at performance anxiety and the impact fans can have on an athlete’s wellbeing.
Ross’ job sees him spending time away from his wife and kids, and as he puts it: ‘I can’t put the phone away in the bottom drawer… what if a player needs a medical first thing in the morning?’
Episode 55: Lemons to Lemonade, with Arn Terry
Arn was more prepared for Covid than most, based on what he went through in the 2008 recession. A 6-figure salary melted away, meaning Arn had to hustle.
He sold his top-of-the-range Audi, bought an ‘absolute banger’ (his words), and picked up a second job doing the night shift at Tesco.
It was incredibly tough, especially as Arn and his wife had just had their first baby. But those experiences helped shape where he is today, and he’s gone a tonne of wisdom to share.
Episode 54: Wishman, with Frank Shankwitz
If you don’t know the name Frank Shankwitz, you’ll know the organisation he founded: The Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Frank tells his story of how Make-A-Wish got started, his own troubled childhood, his time in England (where he was an Honour Guard at Winston Churchill’s funeral), and how everyone has the power to make a difference
Episode 53: Preparing for jobs that don’t yet exist, with Chris Bishop
Chris has had 8 careers. Not jobs. Careers. From playing gigs with ZZ Top and Chuck Berry, to writing Jingles for KitKat: Chris has had a fantastic musical career.
Then he discovered the World Wide Web and all its possibilities. This led him to coding, web agencies, and finally landing a role at IBM where he ended up looking into virtual worlds.
Now Chris spends his time looking at jobs of the future, such as Lunar Hospitality.
Episode 52: Winning back the love of my life, with Tony Simms
Tony shares how post natal depression isn’t just a ‘mum thing’ and how it ended up destroying the relationship with his fiancé.
It’s an incredibly important conversation, but there’s more to Tony than PND. For starters, he’s a croupier. And you’ll never guess the biggest gratuity he’s received in one go!