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English, News, 1 season, 306 episodes, 4 days, 1 hour, 27 minutes
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Join Spencer Lodge as he connects with the most fascinating personalities on the planet. From Tony Robbins and Marisa Peer to a NASA astronaut, a former mafia boss and a North Korean defector, Spencer interviews everyone from the world’s most popular experts to ordinary people with extraordinary stories and remarkable achievements. Tune in every Monday for a new episode.
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#303: Inside The World of Billionaire Matchmaking With Dubai Matchmaker, Christiana Maxion

Dating apps can be overwhelming, with many people growing tired of the repetitive swiping. But for the ultra-wealthy seeking love, there's a solution: Christiana Maxion, founder and CEO of Maxion, Dubai’s top matchmaker for high-net-worth individuals.  With a database of over 40,000 singles worldwide, Christiana expertly matches people based on their specific preferences and lifestyles. Her matchmaking service, priced between $65,000 and $250,000, offers unlimited personalised assistance and boasts a 96% success rate.  Join us as we explore Christiana's unique business model, her approach to matchmaking, scaling her business, attracting investors, and tips for finding true love. Discover how Christiana redefines dating for the elite and helps them find lasting relationships! 0:06:09 Finding the right partner in Dubai 0:07:24 How Christiana became a matchmaker 0:09:25 Christiana’s matchmaking process with a mock scenario 0:13:23 Strategy for finding perfect matches 0:15:17 Process for launching a matchmaking business 0:21:40 Marriage contracts 0:36:59 Scaling her matchmaking business and launching the Maxion app 0:46:06 Christiana’s business goals and milestones achieved 0:55:29 Three tips for raising money for your business 0:56:45 Top advice for men looking for love Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en  Christiana Maxionhttps://linkedin.com/in/christiana-maxion/ https://www.tiktok.com/@christiana.maxion https://www.facebook.com/ChristianaMaxion https://www.youtube.com/@CHRISTIANAMAXIONhttps://www.instagram.com/christiana.maxion.matchmaker/
7/22/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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#302: Never-Before-Heard Business Strategies for Building a B2B Empire with Daniel Priestley: LISTEN NOW!

Do you want to generate loads of opportunities for your business online? Today’s episode is an absolute MUST for anyone serious about building a business! Daniel Priestley, a visionary serial entrepreneur and bestselling author breaks down how to build a B2B business from scratch, master client conversions, and dominate LinkedIn with a clear, step-by-step guide to success. As the founder of Dent Global, an award-winning entrepreneur accelerator, and the co-founder of ScoreApp, an AI platform used by 5,000+ companies for surveys and lead generation, Daniel is a titan in the entrepreneurial world. Back for his second interview on the show, Daniel dives deep into why B2B trumps B2C, how to leverage AI for a strategic edge, and the secrets to scaling through effective outsourcing. Plus, he shares his exclusive ‘Cinderella glass slipper’ assessment for qualifying prospects. So, folks, don't miss this game-changing episode – Daniel's insights will, without a doubt, revolutionise your business and impact your life in ways you can’t even begin to imagine. You won’t learn this information anywhere else, so tune in and get ahead of the game! Catch Daniel’s first appearance ‘Unleashing Your Entrepreneurial Beast: Business Tycoon Daniel Priestley's Secrets Revealed!’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V8q6m91lTE Discussion points:  0:07:22 Daniel’s appearance on ‘The Diary Of A CEO’0:15:17 Why Daniel is worth an hour of your listening time0:18:58 Steps to take before starting a business0:23:55 Why Daniel prefers building B2B businesses over B2C0:27:40 A roadmap to starting a B2B business0:46:01 Best meeting strategies for successful client conversion0:54:26 How to qualify prospects on sales calls0:59:06 How Daniel grew his LinkedIn profile to 65,000 followers in one year1:01:40 Daniel’s "Cinderella glass slipper" assessment to qualify prospects1:18:01 Outsourcing as the next step to scale1:21:42 How Daniel hired a standout team Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Daniel Priestleyhttps://x.com/DanielPriestleyhttps://www.facebook.com/dpriestleyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/danielpriestley/ https://www.instagram.com/danielpriestley/?hl=en  https://www.youtube.com/c/KeyPersonOfInfluence/videos
7/16/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 54 seconds
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#302: Never-Before-Heard Business Strategies for Building a B2B Empire with Daniel Priestly: WATCH NOW!

Do you want to generate loads of opportunities for your business online? Today’s episode is an absolute MUST-WATCH for anyone serious about building a business! Daniel Priestley, a visionary serial entrepreneur and bestselling author breaks down how to build a B2B business from scratch, master client conversions, and dominate LinkedIn with a clear, step-by-step guide to success. As the founder of Dent Global, an award-winning entrepreneur accelerator, and the co-founder of ScoreApp, an AI platform used by 5,000+ companies for surveys and lead generation, Daniel is a titan in the entrepreneurial world. Back for his second interview on the show, Daniel dives deep into why B2B trumps B2C, how to leverage AI for a strategic edge, and the secrets to scaling through effective outsourcing. Plus, he shares his exclusive ‘Cinderella glass slipper’ assessment for qualifying prospects. So, folks, don't miss this game-changing episode – Daniel's insights will, without a doubt, revolutionise your business and impact your life in ways you can’t even begin to imagine. You won’t learn this information anywhere else, so tune in and get ahead of the game! Catch Daniel’s first appearance ‘Unleashing Your Entrepreneurial Beast: Business Tycoon Daniel Priestley's Secrets Revealed!’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V8q6m91lTE Discussion points:  0:07:22 Daniel’s appearance on ‘The Diary Of A CEO’0:15:17 Why Daniel is worth an hour of your listening time0:18:58 Steps to take before starting a business0:23:55 Why Daniel prefers building B2B businesses over B2C0:27:40 A roadmap to starting a B2B business0:46:01 Best meeting strategies for successful client conversion0:54:26 How to qualify prospects on sales calls0:59:06 How Daniel grew his LinkedIn profile to 65,000 followers in one year1:01:40 Daniel’s "Cinderella glass slipper" assessment to qualify prospects1:18:01 Outsourcing as the next step to scale1:21:42 How Daniel hired a standout team Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Daniel Priestleyhttps://x.com/DanielPriestleyhttps://www.facebook.com/dpriestleyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/danielpriestley/ https://www.instagram.com/danielpriestley/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/c/KeyPersonOfInfluence/videos
7/15/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 54 seconds
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#301: Unleashing The Power Of Personal Branding And Networking With Communications Powerhouse Maha Abouelenein

Personal branding is more than a buzzword – it’s the way to establish yourself and drive business results. Yet many people don't know how to get started or have a fear of oversharing, so they simply don’t take the steps to being more visible. That's where the incredible Maha Abouelenein comes in. She is a strategic communications powerhouse and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience, and the CEO and founder of Digital and Savvy, a leading global communications consulting firm. Named one of Forbes' Power Women of the Middle East in 2020, Maha is also a keynote speaker, host of the top-rated podcast ‘SavvyTalk,’ author of the highly anticipated book, 7 Rules of Self-Reliance, and a pivotal figure in Gary Vaynerchuk's rise to fame. In this episode, Maha brings her exceptional knowledge and experience to share how to build a strong personal brand, why employees need to focus on personal branding, lessons for people in their 20s, and networking tips for introverts. Her words of wisdom can truly change your life and help you 10x your career growth, so be sure to tune in now! Discussion points: 2:20 Maha’s ethnic identity 3:31 Decoding personal branding 5:32 The difference between a personal brand and corporate brand 7:00 Shift of brand perception from businesses to leaders 10:44 Why LinkedIn is the most profound business tool today 19:04 Why employees must focus on personal branding 24:29 Maha’s opinion on the best learning sources 28:14 Maha’s purpose behind writing her book: 7 Rules of Self-Reliance 32:26 Five life-changing takeaways from Maha’s book 35:33 Invaluable lessons for people in their 20s 38:57 Being self-aware of your learning style 41:26 Networking tips for introverts 45:41 Providing value when networking 49:50 Real-life examples of the power of building relationships 54:11 Three non-negotiables when building your personal brand Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Maha Aboueleneinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/maha-abouelenein/ https://www.instagram.com/mahagaber/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@maha.gaber https://x.com/mahagaber
7/8/20241 hour, 13 seconds
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#300: The Untold Story of British Adventurer Ant Middleton

It’s the 300th episode of "Unscripted With Spencer Lodge" and I’m thrilled to have British adventurer Ant Middleton joining me in the studio for a very special recording. Renowned for his extreme adventures and mental resilience, Ant is someone I’ve wanted to have on the show for a very long time! From joining the UK's elite forces at 16 to becoming the chief instructor on ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins,’ his story is nothing short of extraordinary. He starred in hit shows like ‘Mutiny,’ and ‘Extreme Everest’ and conquered K2 in 2022. As an accomplished author, Ant has sold over 2.3 million copies of his books worldwide, including ‘First Man In’ and ‘The Fear Bubble,’ motivating millions. In this episode, we delve into Ant's passion for adventure, and his relentless commitment to overcoming life's obstacles. He shares his experience of joining the army and his absolute dedication to the most important thing in his life: his beautiful family with four kids. So, get ready to be inspired by someone who inspires millions – tune in now! Discussion points:  0:07:06 The values Ant has instilled in his kids0:09:19 Ant’s ethos on fatherhood 0:11:45 Moving to France with his mom and stepdad0:26:34 Ant’s experience of joining the army0:32:51 Being exposed to battle for the first time0:38:53 How Ant became famous0:42:20 Context behind the show ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’0:48:20 Lessons and experiences from the show 0:49:52 How Ant has impacted people’s lives for the better0:55:46 Rishi Sunak’s national service plan1:03:43 The root cause of the vicious work cycle1:07:53 What motivates Ant1:17:20 The people that inspires Ant Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Ant Middletonhttps://x.com/antmiddleton https://www.youtube.com/@AntMiddleton https://www.instagram.com/antmiddleton/ https://www.facebook.com/antmiddletonsas/
7/1/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 45 seconds
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#299: Surviving War, Kidnapping And Human Trafficking With Lurata Lyon

They say that no one leaves a war without scars, and this week’s guest can attest to that. Get ready to be shaken to your core by the story you're about to hear. Meet Lurata Lyon, who, at just 17, became a victim of human trafficking and an organ-harvesting gang during the split of former Yugoslavia. Held captive in a dark, tiny room for six months, she endured solitary confinement, abuse, beatings, being raped daily and experienced constant fear for her life. After an intense rescue, she was brought to the UK as a political refugee. Today, Lurata is an international public speaking and presentation skills coach, a motivational speaker, and the author of 'Unbroken: Surviving Human Trafficking.' In this episode, Lurata shares what led to her kidnapping, and the most horrific experiences of her life during those months. Her story deeply moved me, and I knew I had to share it with you. This episode will take you through a whirlwind of emotions — pain, grief, anger, gratitude, pity, loss, and hope. So, tune in now and be inspired by Lurata’s incredible resilience and approach to life.   Discussion points:  0:17:44 Lurata’s early years 0:25:54 Living in a communist country  0:28:09 The end of communism in Yugoslavia 0:45:55 Negotiating with the army to survive 1:04:45 Lurata's kidnapping 1:17:43 Lurata’s most horrific memory 1:25:40 How Lurata escaped her kidnappers 1:34:24 Interrogations, beatings, and rape by the army 1:48:06 The mindset shift that helped Lurata  1:49:31 How Lurata’s father rescued her after six months  2:04:55 The moment she reached England 2:11:28 Why Lurata chose to share her story 2:15:27 Life lessons from Lurata  2:20:24 Spencer’s takeaways from this conversation   Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and work https://www.megavrse.xyz/#/    Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en  https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge  https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/  https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/    Lurata Lyon https://www.linkedin.com/in/luratalyon/ https://www.instagram.com/luratalyon/?hl=en  https://www.facebook.com/lurata.lyon  https://x.com/LurataLyon
6/24/20242 hours, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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#298: Exposing The Ugly Truth of Racism in Cricket With Former Cricketer Azeem Rafiq

Imagine being repeatedly bullied in an environment that you love. This week, I am joined by former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq, whose courageous stand against systemic racism has sent shockwaves through the sporting community. Born and raised in Karachi, Azeem relocated from Pakistan to England in 2001, making history as Yorkshire’s first Asian-origin captain and leading the team to victory in five out of six matches. As an anti-racism campaigner and whistleblower at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, he exposed the harsh realities of discrimination, racism, and bullying in the industry. Azeem is also the author of the book, “It’s Not Banter, It’s Racism: What Cricket’s Dirty Secret Reveals About Our Society” which has recently been released. In this episode, he discusses his first encounter with racism, how he was treated by colleagues in the locker room, and the root of this pervasive issue. Folks, Azeem's journey is not just a story of personal resilience but a call to action for all of us – dive in now!   Discussion points: 0:04:38 Azeem’s first encounter with racism 0:12:25 Speaking up against racism 0:21:38 How racism was normalised in the locker room 0:30:24 The origins of racism 0:37:14 The oppressed becoming the oppressor 0:49:23 Azeem’s journey of writing his book 0:57:47 Azeem’s purpose 1:04:31 Fostering diversity and inclusivity as a business leader 1:16:50 Azeem’s future career plans    Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and work https://www.megavrse.xyz/#/    Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en  https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge  https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/  https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/    Azeem Rafiq https://www.instagram.com/azeemrafiq30/?hl=en  https://www.linkedin.com/in/azeem-rafiq-a76a00b5/  https://x.com/AzeemRafiq
6/17/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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#297: Beyond Medications: The Secrets of Healthy Living With Eric Edmeades

If you think taking drugs will improve your mental health, stop right there. It’s time to debunk common health myths with the leading authority in Behavioural Change Dynamics, Eric Edmeades. This remarkable entrepreneur went from being a homeless teenager to a successful business leader, and is now empowering entrepreneurs globally with his initiative ‘Business of Freedom’. His passion for improving the quality of human lives led to his flagship program, WILDFIT, globally recognised as the most effective health transformation program. In this eye-opening episode, Eric reveals the critical relationship between food and mental health, the root causes of diseases, and the impact of nature on humans, along with some actionable solutions for vitality. Listen now and begin leading a happier, healthier life now! Discussion points:  08:18 The relationship between food and mental health19:06 The root cause of all diseases27:28 Case study on the acute mental health crisis36:00 The importance of physical affection 42:01 Embracing an ancestral lifestyle for better health47:14 Diabetes as a severe threat55:41 Battling the food devil in your mind58:00 Maximising corporate wellness for best results Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Eric Edmeadeshttps://x.com/EricEdmeadeshttps://www.instagram.com/ericedmeades/https://www.facebook.com/ericedmeades/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericedmeades/ https://www.youtube.com/@thrivetimewithericedmeades8766
6/10/202458 minutes, 37 seconds
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#296: Eye-Opening Advice for Protecting Your Business, Profits & Livelihood With Carlton Crabbe

If you’re a business owner and you want to secure your family’s future, you might be surprised by the steps you need to take. The bad news is building a successful business alone won’t cut it. Folks, get ready for a thought-provoking conversation with Carlton Crabbe – the CEO of Capital for Life, a leading financial services firm specialising in international life insurance and estate planning solutions for high-net-worth individuals and families. With over 25 years of experience advising affluent clients on complex financial matters across more than 200 countries, Carlton's expertise in wealth management is second to none. Join us as he explains why business owners need to plan for the unexpected, the importance of key person insurance, and the financial goal that every family breadwinner should have. Let me tell you, if you're serious about protecting your business and achieving financial security, Carlton's wisdom is your lifeline. Grab a pen and paper – it's time to dive in! Listen to my previous conversation with Carlton where we covered Domicile, Inheritance Tax and Financial Planning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO2e20ES0CU Discussion points:  6:40 The reason people don’t trust financial advisors10:42 Powerful questions that changed how Carlton approaches life17:13 When things go wrong in a business partnership25:43 What happens if your business partner dies?31:51 Why people fail to secure key person insurance34:25 The goal every family breadwinner should have42:22 The different types of life insurance54:30 Carlton’s free quiz for business owners to highlight weaknesses Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Carlton Crabbehttps://www.facebook.com/carlton.crabbe.96 https://www.linkedin.com/in/carltoncrabbe/ https://x.com/carlton_crabbe?lang=en
6/3/202456 minutes, 26 seconds
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#295: Transform Your Business With Automation, AI and Pitching Strategies From Dragon Investor Piers Linney

The world is moving faster than ever, and only those who master advanced technologies stand a chance to succeed. Meet Piers Linney, the disruptive entrepreneur and former Dragon investor on BBC1’s Dragons’ Den, who’s on a mission to empower, educate, and inspire people to pursue their goals by using technology. As the Co-founder of ‘Implement AI,’ the next generation technology partner, he’s focused on transforming SMEs with the power of artificial intelligence. With a professional background and 25 years of experience in law, venture capital, and alternative asset fund management, Piers shares his expert insights on pitching to investors, implementing AI solutions, and automating business operations just as he does for himself. He also gives strategic guidance for navigating the complex tech-driven landscape and conquering the challenges which is something we can all benefit from. If you’re passionate about technology and AI, trust me, you won’t want to miss this conversation with one of the most impressive businessmen I’ve met. Tune in now! Discussion points:  0:06 Introduction to Piers, the ‘Dragon’ investor4:36 Pitching business ideas to investors6:18 Piers’ secrets to financial success10:53 Piers’ thoughts on struggling28:34 Decoding the Crypto Cloud39:39 Using AI call agents for marketing45:45 Planning a career or building a business in the tech era54:58 How Piers streamlines his business with automation Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Piers Linneyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/pierslinney/ https://www.instagram.com/pierslinney/ https://x.com/pierslinney?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/pierslinneytv
5/27/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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#294: Inside Shayoon's Science-Based Approach to Trauma Recovery

Healing, chakras, meditation, emotional mapping – these topics may seem a bit ‘out there’ for many, but my guest on today’s show just might change your mind. Meet Shayoon: healer, fashion influencer, model, author, and founder of The Lightforce Center. After surviving a catastrophic car accident, Shayoon was told she would live with chronic pain and be unable to have children. However, a serendipitous encounter with the man who would become her husband opened her eyes to the transformative power of healing modalities. Today, Shayoon is pain-free, a mother, and a powerhouse of resilience. In this episode, Shayoon shares her unique wisdom on healing trauma and emotional mapping, and discusses why many people resist the healing process. She also recounts the time her son was nearly kidnapped, a story that will make your heart drop. This experience turned her into a fierce advocate against child sex trafficking. Whether you’re curious about healing trauma or captivated by Shayoon’s story, this is one episode you can't afford to miss. Tune in now and prepare to be inspired! Discussion points:  03:02 Shayoon’s healing journey11:58 The concept of ‘emotional mapping’22:41 The role of gratitude for healing and release29:57 Resistance in the healing process31:00 The Lightforce Center case study36:00 Eliminating greed and ego through healing40:09 Learning to focus on positivity rather than negativity55:20 The near-kidnapping of Shayoon’s son 01:11:03 Sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Shayoon https://www.instagram.com/shayoon_/?hl=en
5/20/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 23 seconds
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#293: A Formula 1 Guide to High-Performing Teams with F1 Mechanic Marc Priestley

Achieving peak performance in your business is possible if you apply the Formula 1 Mindset. But don’t take it from me, folks. This week, I am joined by Marc Priestley, who brings more than a decade of experience with the World Championship-winning McLaren pit crew. Today Marc is a successful speaker, broadcaster, and author, co-presenting the widely acclaimed Wheeler Dealers television show. He is also an expert commentator on Formula 1, Formula E, and the wider motorsport industry.  In this episode, Marc shares his unique perspective on the concept of an elite performance mindset, stories from the pitlane, leadership lessons, overcoming challenges, and achieving ambitious goals. If you’re serious about boosting your team’s performance, then don’t miss this epic discussion. Just like in racing, small changes can result in significant gains, so tune in now and switch gears on your team’s performance! Check out Marc’s first interview on Unscripted With Spencer Lodge, here: https://www.spencerlodge.tv/169-verstappen-vs-hamilton-grand-prix-championship-controversy-explained-with-f1-mechanic-marc-priestley/ Discussion points:  06:29 Marc and Spencer’s relationship08:40 Marc’s career path at McLaren10:51 What happened when Marc left Formula 113:50 Marc’s role at Wheeler Dealers16:53 Lessons for leadership from an F1 team perspective22:02 Maintaining motivation in a high-performing team25:14 Great leaders throughout Marc’s career30:20 Leading by example37:55 Human performance strategies in business42:57 Creating a sense of mission and purpose49:36 Marc’s motivational talks Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Marc Priestleyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/marcpriestley/
5/13/202448 minutes, 5 seconds
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#292: A Business Psychologist’s Guide to Leadership, Trust and People Management

Exceptional leaders create a nurturing work environment that prioritises well-being and trust, without compromising on productivity. With over two decades of experience in human resources, Ghenwa Habbal understands this concept, and offers her insights from the unique perspective of a business psychologist. In her role as Regional Talent Management Lead at Ford Middle East & Africa, Ghenwa has dedicated her career to crafting and executing strategies that attract, empower, and retain top talent. In this episode, Ghenwa shares her thoughts on the value of work experience, effective communication strategies for leaders, the huge costs associated with employee resignations, and the crucial role of responsibility in leadership. With her no-holds-barred approach, Ghenwa cuts right to the chase when it comes to navigating the complexities of leadership. Get ready as we dive into this fascinating discussion!  Discussion points:  2:11 Working from a young age6:11 The importance of working vs studying10:02 Training effective leaders12:53 Investing in people’s development17:06 Putting diversity and Inclusion into action24:05 The outdated concept of female empowerment 30:10 Ghenwa’s take on where leadership has gone wrong34:30 Are we entitled to feel offended?37:40 A perspective on good leadership44:00 Effective communication47:44 Legal agreements and how they change Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Ghenwa Habbalhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ghenwa-habbal/
5/8/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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#292: A Business Psychologist’s Guide to Leadership, Trust and People Management

Exceptional leaders create a nurturing work environment that prioritises well-being and trust, without compromising on productivity. With over two decades of experience in human resources, Ghenwa Habbal understands this concept, and offers her insights from the unique perspective of a business psychologist. In her former role as Regional Talent Management Lead at Ford Middle East & Africa, Ghenwa has dedicated her career to crafting and executing strategies that attract, empower, and retain top talent. In this episode, Ghenwa shares her thoughts on the value of work experience, effective communication strategies for leaders, the huge costs associated with employee resignations, and the crucial role of responsibility in leadership. With her no-holds-barred approach, Ghenwa cuts right to the chase when it comes to navigating the complexities of leadership. Get ready as we dive into this fascinating discussion!  Discussion points:  2:11 Working from a young age6:11 The importance of working vs studying10:02 Training effective leaders12:53 Investing in people’s development17:06 Putting diversity and Inclusion into action24:05 The outdated concept of female empowerment 30:10 Ghenwa’s take on where leadership has gone wrong34:30 Are we entitled to feel offended?37:40 A perspective on good leadership44:00 Effective communication47:44 Legal agreements and how they change Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Ghenwa Habbalhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ghenwa-habbal/
5/6/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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#291: The Middle East’s #1 HR Leader Reveals The Secrets Behind Her Award-Winning Practices

To measure a company's potential, simply ask its employees if they enjoy coming to work every day. Someone who follows this ethos is Emma Davies, a distinguished HR leader with over 25 years of experience driving cultural change and fostering people-centric organisations. Her exceptional people skills drove transformation in multibillion-dollar companies, earning her a 97% employee satisfaction rate and the title of HR Leader of the Year for the Middle East. She's also the visionary founder of the Evolved People Network, a platform dedicated to advancing professional development in the GCC region. Join us as we tap into Emma's extensive experience, the rising culture of quiet quitting, thoughts on the four-day workweek, and the high cost of employee turnover. From employee happiness secrets to effective coaching techniques, Emma doesn’t gatekeep anything when it comes to fostering a healthy workplace. Trust me, this is an episode you can't afford to miss. So, grab a pen and get ready to take notes! Discussion points:  3:24 Introduction to Emma and her work5:43 The connection between leadership and HR6:40 The perception of HR across the UK, USA, and UAE11:37 The cost of replacing employees14:58 Emma’s secret to a happy workforce26:00 Quiet quitting culture27:56 Ball-setting interview strategy34:01 The importance of workplace culture35:13 Emma’s take on medical insurance in organisations39:28 The emphasis on team building41:01 Financial education as an employer's obligation44:48 The four-day workweek47:59 Emma’s top coaching strategies for employee satisfaction49:13 Three poor behaviours in the workplace Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Emma Davies https://www.instagram.com/emmadaviesdubai/https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-davies-mcipd-35784713/
4/29/202451 minutes, 31 seconds
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#290: Inside the Mind of Khalid Al Ameri, the Emirati Content Creator with Over 15 Million Followers!

If you think your favourite social media influencers are living their dream, think again. What you see is just a fraction of their reality. Join me as I sit down with one of Dubai’s most famous content creators, Khalid Al Ameri. From making lighthearted and humorous videos for the past seven years, he has garnered a massive fan base of over 15 million followers. On top of being a comedic genius, he’s a genuinely kind soul who has become known for spreading positivity and awareness through his selfless acts. In this fascinating episode, Khalid lifts the lid on his content creation process, his approach to brand collaborations, and the secret to maintaining a positive mindset. Folks, we're about to peel back the layers to reveal the man behind the memes, who makes a shocking revelation about artists often being taken advantage of in the business world. So, get ready for this exclusive conversation that promises laughter, inspiration, and a rare glimpse into the emotional core of Khalid Al Ameri – tune in now! Discussion points:  3:00 Khalid’s thoughts on content creation8:42 The distinction between an artist and an entrepreneur11:32 The secret source of Khalid’s content ideas 14:36 Khalid’s content creation process17:31 Balancing branded promotional content and unpaid content 20:36 Assessing paid opportunities from brands28:21 Khalid’s routine and mindset  32:10 The impact that the UAE has on People of Determination Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Khalid Al Amerihttps://www.youtube.com/@KhalidAlAmerihttps://www.instagram.com/khalidalameri/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@khalidandsalama?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/khalidalameri/
4/22/202439 minutes, 23 seconds
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#289: The Ultimate Guide to Employee Well-being With Hilton’s HR Leader Marie-Louise Ek

As the Vice President of Human Resources Middle East, Africa & Turkey at Hilton, she’s driving the company's award-winning people and culture strategy, overseeing 30,000+ team members across 180 regional hotels. Meet Marie-Louise Ek, a dynamic leader with an impressive track record of over 23 years. With her groundbreaking initiatives at Sandvik and influential leadership roles at APM Terminals, Bridgestone, Coty, and PepsiCo, she has successfully driven team building, fostered positive employee experiences, and led massive organisational transformations. More than a VP, she's a certified executive coach and a passionate advocate for agility, technology, and well-being. In this episode, Marie-Louise shares Hilton's employee wellness initiatives, talent attraction strategies, employee engagement tips, and ways to navigate workplace challenges. Marie-Louise doesn’t gatekeep her secrets, so tune-in, grab your notepad and get the inside scoop on creating a thriving workplace culture. Discussion points:  3:34 Why Marie-Louise chose to study Human Resources4:25 How HR has evolved over the years6:20 The employee wellness evolution7:50 The key aspects of wellness that Hilton focuses on12:21 Measures Hilton has adopted for their employees’ wellness17:11 Educating employees on preventing health challenges20:13 How SMEs can have more engaged employees26:36 Marie-Louise’s views on working from home and flexible work30:55 Differences in medical insurance in the corporate world33:47 Investing time in mentoring employees36:06 Secrets for attracting the right talent 43:46 How wellness is perceived in the West47:22 4 things employers need for employee well-being48:28 Tips by Marie-Louise to deal with an emotionally charged situation50:50 How AI is making a difference in HR Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Marie-Louise Ekhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-louise-ek-9949253/
4/15/202453 minutes, 37 seconds
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#288: The Secret to a Long, Happy Marriage: Saif Al-Yasi’s Exclusive Proven Tips!

In the face of rising global divorce rates, this week’s guest on Unscripted With Spencer Lodge challenges conventional beliefs about why marriages fail, arguing that it’s men who have a bigger role to play than women. Saif Al-Yasi, a highly esteemed fitness and personal trainer in Dubai comes armed with a medical background in biology and biotechnology, an MBA, and a Master’s Degree in bodybuilding and nutrition. This conversation is a departure from the usual health and fitness chat, and instead Saif delves into the intricacies of relationships. In this episode, Saif talks about his relationship with his wife, the need for men to reclaim their strength, the toxic rhetoric taught by Andrew Tate and how you can enjoy a long and healthy marriage. Tune in for a fascinating chat packed with actionable advice and interesting insights. Discussion points:  2:38 An introduction to Saif 5:15 Growing up in Baghdad, Iraq 12:04 Saif’s education and qualifications  15:16 Lessons from his first marriage22:31 Arab and Western men in relationships and marriages  26:10 The evolution of men's and women's roles  28:56 Understanding 'growth' for men  32:13 Saif’s opinion on Andrew Tate   39:40 Marrying your best friend  43:03 Real reasons for divorces  49:53 Triggers for maintaining physical fitness  54:48 Advice for self-improvement  59:04 Decoding the cannibal diet1:02:08 Saif’s experience of abstaining from sugar for 10 years Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Saif Al-Yasihttps://m.facebook.com/wahsh.dxb https://www.instagram.com/saifalyasi/https://www.tiktok.com/@coachsaifalyasihttps://www.youtube.com/@WAHSHDXB
4/8/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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#287: Leadership Insights from an 11-Year-Old with Dyslexia

This week, my youngest ever guest is in the hot seat! If you’ve ever wondered what leadership looks like through the eyes of a child, then get ready for some pretty epic leadership insights from an 11-year-old. Meet Finley Suchley, the son of my business partner, Danielle, and the Head Boy of Kings' School, Dubai. In this episode, Finley takes the mic to share the remarkable wisdom he has learnt so far, including candid examples of good and bad leadership, the differences between Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, and why he feels lucky to have Dyslexia. Yes, you read that right! Finley’s perspective and enthusiasm towards leadership and life are world-class and many adults could learn a thing or two from him. So, folks, get ready to take inspiration from Finley's ambitions to grow and develop as a leader. Don't miss out on this brilliant conversation – hit ‘play’ now! Discussion points: 3:17 Spencer and Finley’s relationship3:59 An introduction to Finley4:30 Examples of great leadership 5:38 Responsibilities as the Head Boy  6:38 An example of poor leadership 8:54 Why leadership matters to Finley 9:40 The difference between Dyslexia and Dyspraxia  13:57 Why Richard Branson is a great leader 16:07 Finley’s mum and dad as leaders  19:04 Winning awards in sporting activities21:00 Finley’s favourite teacher at school24:45 Finley’s ambitions for becoming a great leader Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ 
4/1/202426 minutes, 32 seconds
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#286: Military Mom Turned #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Success doesn't wait around for excuses; it only responds to effort. Meet Rebecca Yarros – the #1 New York Times bestselling author and the literary genius behind more than twenty popular novels. Her most recent publication, 'Fourth Wing,' is set to be transformed into a series by Amazon. As a military wife and mother of six children, she serves as living proof that chasing dreams beats making excuses any day, and through her massive popularity, she has even gained more than half a million Instagram followers in just a few months! In this episode, she breaks down the process of writing books and turning them into a thriving business, making it clear that it's not as daunting as it seems. Along the way, she shares her personal journey, reveals the book that first inspired her, her experience with ADHD, and her financial aspirations. So, if you've ever dreamed of writing a book, Rebecca is the one to listen to. She knows exactly what it takes, how to do it, and most importantly, how to turn it into a profitable venture. Don't miss out – tune in now! Discussion points:  2:30 Thoughts on being successful4:00 The inspiration behind Rebecca’s love of writing 5:15 The first book that impacted her10:10 The role of gratitude in Rebecca’s life17:18 Giving five pitches to her editor20:14 The ways that ADHD affects her writing23:56 Rebecca’s financial aspirations25:55 What she thinks of publishers as businesses27:05 Her book becoming a series with Amazon32:23 Tips for someone wanting to become an author36:04 The inspiration behind her non-profit work Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoterhttps://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Rebecca Yarroshttps://www.tiktok.com/@rebeccayarroshttps://twitter.com/rebeccayarros?lang=enhttps://www.instagram.com/rebeccayarros/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaElizabethYarros/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-yarros-06615359/
3/25/202439 minutes, 14 seconds
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#285: Unleash Your Mind’s Potential! Decode Neuroscience Mysteries with Dr David Eagleman

Neuroscience continues to be one of the most complex subjects, but Dr David Eagleman is here to decode it all. As a renowned neuroscientist at Stanford University and a best-selling author, he’s best known for his ground-breaking research on brain plasticity. David co-founded two venture-backed companies, Neosensory and BrainCheck, and is also the author of two books that have inspired millions of people to think differently about the very essence of their own minds. The New York Times even praises him as ‘The Neuroscientist Who Makes Neuroscience Look Like Fun’. From his own journey to realising his calling in neuroscience, to exploring the potential of a ‘doppelganger brain’, David leaves no stone unturned in this episode. So, join us as we explore the fascinating world of brain health - from the influence of diet to the groundbreaking advancements of Elon Musk's Neuralink brain chip. If you’re intrigued by the mind’s mysteries, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in now to unlock the secrets of your brain with Dr David Eagleman! Discussion points:  3:28 Breaking down neuroscience and neuroplasticity6:21 Reality of ‘memory’10:27 How David realised his calling in neuroscience17:17 Is there a possibility of a doppelganger brain?18:44 Do people have the power to take ownership of their perception?22:34 David’s goal behind his latest book on brain plasticity25:03 Concept of stubbornness27:31 Cause behind insomnia30:26 Is the unconscious brain essentially what you train it consciously?35:16 How much is brain health influenced by diet?42:25 Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain chip – where are we heading?48:35 Is it possible to improve the memory of individuals with dementia? Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en  https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge  https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/  https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  David Eaglemanhttps://www.tiktok.com/@drdavideagleman  https://twitter.com/davideagleman?lang=en  https://www.instagram.com/davideagleman/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/davideagleman/  https://www.facebook.com/David.M.Eagleman/
3/18/202449 minutes, 50 seconds
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#284: Behind the Screen: ‘Alone’ Season 1 Winner Tom Williams' Survival Reality

As thrilling as adventurous survival shows appear on screen, do they truly deliver the same excitement in real life? Meet Tom Williams – the unstoppable winner of Channel 4’s Alone, Season One. Imagine being stranded in the Canadian wilderness, armed with just a handful of tools – that was Tom's reality for 35 days! He was left in total isolation and had to source his own food, build his own shelter and keep his mind occupied. But guess what? His wild journey doesn't end there. Tom has always had a knack for adventure and before being a contestant on Alone, he founded 'Desert Island Survival’ - a travel expedition company that offers immersive survival experiences on rented islands. Through his experiences, Tom realised how important it is for people to reconnect with nature and step away from technology, sensory overwhelm and modern-day conveniences. In this episode, Tom shares his fascinating journey with us by diving deep into some secret insights from the show, his unique perspective on wealth, and the lessons he learnt from running his adventure business. Folks, get ready for an exhilarating dose of adventure, survival hacks you can’t miss, and incredible life stories. Tom’s story will have you craving the untamed side of life a little more, so tune in now! Discussion points:  3:10 More about the show, ‘Alone’4:10 Tom’s experience on the show11:57 Meeting the other contestants before the event14:11 Tom’s life journey18:48 How Tom met his wife22:59 What pushes Tom to live an adventurous life 27:26 Tom’s view on wealth31:18 Tom’s entrepreneurial lessons37:17 Are humans becoming weaker?42:33 Lessons from living in isolation, without technology44:29 How to protect young individuals from technology46:34 Losing weight48:00 Tom’s proudest moments48:40 Tom’s plans for the future51:11 The impact of nature on humans59:00 Tips to break free from technology Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en  https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge  https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/  https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Tom Williams https://twitter.com/desertislandtom  https://www.facebook.com/twilliamsb  https://www.linkedin.com/in/desertislandtom/  https://www.instagram.com/tomwilliamsalone/
3/11/20241 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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#283: Inside the Mind of Talabat’s CEO: Tomaso Rodriguez's Unconventional Leadership Secrets

Leadership is not about your title; it's about inspiring, guiding, and empowering others to achieve their full potential, and Tomaso Rodriguez is a prime example of this philosophy. He is the CEO of Talabat, the UAE's fastest-growing food delivery platform, boasting 5,000+ employees and 80,000 riders. However, unlike most CEOs, Tomaso is not one to stay confined to his desk; his approach to leadership involves going the extra mile to ensure his team is well looked after. He made headlines last year for stepping into the shoes of his delivery riders and experiencing their challenges firsthand. But he didn't stop there — he listened, learned and took action. As a young tech guy and dynamic leader, his leadership and entrepreneurial spirit is truly remarkable. Join us for an insightful conversation where Tomaso delves into the leadership challenges he faces on a daily basis, how he fosters a culture of belonging, the key to navigating diverse regions and nationalities, and the untold realities of being a CEO. If you're serious about becoming a better leader, don't miss this epic discussion — tune in now to level up your leadership game! Listen to my previous interview with Tomaso on ‘Coronavirus Impact & Supporting Businesses’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmF4nu5x4nw Discussion points:  3:40 Why Tomaso became a Talabat rider for a day9:33 Food preferences in different places11:25 Challenges he faces in his role14:00 Comparing Talabat now and before15:20 Talabat’s work-from-office policy17:45 Retaining employees18:45 Tomaso’s real-life example of a 'Great' leader20:40 Fostering a culture of belonging26:20 How Talabat takes care of their employees31:56 Working with employees from different nationalities37:45 Working in a leadership role in Asia39:50 Challenges of being a CEO and a highly recommended book for anyone who wants to be a CEO41:33 Coping with stress45:25 Should organisations invest in leadership coaching?48:17 Practices Talabat adopted for their riders' welfare53:30 Riders getting tipped55:05 Should companies track the productivity of remote employees through tools?1:01:00 Decision-making in the company1:03:55 How long should an organisation's meetings last? Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en  https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge  https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/  https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Tomaso Rodriguezhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tomasorodriguez/ https://www.instagram.com/tomasorodriguez/?hl=en
3/4/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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#282: Must Watch! Exclusive Uncensored Confessions from London Real's Brian Rose

He’s one of the most outspoken people of our time, and after being deplatformed on YouTube for publishing a controversial interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke, Brian Rose refuses to be silenced. A former Wall Street banker-turned-podcast host, Brian is the Founder and Host of London Real which has broadcasted over 1,000 long-form conversations, garnering over a billion views. He is on a mission to empower the masses to counter the numbing effects of mainstream media, and in this episode, you'll get a glimpse not only of Brian's entrepreneurial flair but also of the raw, humble side of the gentleman behind the mic. Midway through our conversation, Brian opens up about his emotional experience running for the Mayor of London, and how he felt like a failure when he wasn’t elected. Tune in to hear more about Brian's journey, the remarkable guests he's interviewed, and his intriguing perspectives on crypto. Don't let this chance slip by — this is your opportunity to uncover Brian Rose’s uncensored truth. Discussion points:  2:37 Brian's impression of Dubai7:08 Brian's journey12:49 Working on London Real17:22 Was Brian’s success accidental, naive, or strategically planned out?22:16 Guests on London Real who have impacted Brian’s life29:10 Impact of Dan Peña on Brian36:03 Brian’s campaign in London38:50 Experience of running for Mayor of London47:00 Getting deplatformed on YouTube1:01:11 How Brian evolved into the crypto world1:05:00 How Brian earns money1:06:30 Final reflections between Spencer and Brian Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Brian Rosehttps://twitter.com/brianbrose https://www.instagram.com/therealbrianrose/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-benedict-rose/
2/26/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 20 seconds
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#281: Is Bitcoin Going To Be Mainstream By 2024?

Imagine investing $1 in Bitcoin in 2013 and watching it skyrocket from mere cents to tens of thousands a few years later! That’s exactly what happened to Davinci Jeremie — the guy who, in a YouTube video back in May 2013, urged viewers to invest a single dollar in Bitcoin when it was trading around $100. That video later went viral, amassing over 4.4 million views. Fast forward to today, Davinci is back for his third appearance on Unscripted With Spencer Lodge after his first two episodes were a big HIT! As the CEO of Davinci Codes and Founder of Pandora's Wallet, he stands as the ultimate authority on all things crypto. In this episode, we explore the mainstream status of BTC, the intricacies of Bitcoin halving, the future of cryptocurrencies, Web3, investing tips and much more. Folks, if you missed his first two episodes, don't make the same mistake again – grab your notepad and hit play now. It's time to learn from the best. Listen to my previous two interviews with Davinci here: How I Became An Early Crypto Investor and Made Millions: https://youtu.be/hy8hEkuqvK0?si=BkeSBVY2je6kzl05 Everything You Need to Know About the History of Money, Inflation and Recessions: https://youtu.be/xex3Rri19zk?si=rN1WY5QYlfI_b_qZ   Discussion points:  4:25 Has Bitcoin truly become mainstream?6:00 Institutional vs. retail: Forecasting the percentage split in Bitcoin holdings11:55 Exploring the future landscape of cryptocurrencies15:02 Navigating the intricacies of Bitcoin halving20:29 The Bitcoin halving dilemma: Is patience a rewarding virtue?22:11 The potential impact of Donald Trump on the crypto market25:49 Solutions to Argentina's financial challenges28:23 Is now the right time to invest in UAE properties?31:38 Decoding behavioural investing trends32:29 Is Dubai the ultimate crypto hub?34:42 Breaking down Web3 in layman's terms37:18 A closer look at gambling in the digital space39:41 Oracles in the digital realm41:44 Investing tips for the next 5 years for buy-and-hold investors45:14 The key to choosing a reliable crypto exchange Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Davinci Jeremie https://twitter.com/Davincij15 https://www.tiktok.com/@davincij15   https://www.youtube.com/@davincij15 https://www.instagram.com/davincij15/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/davinci-jeremie-61a21124 
2/19/202449 minutes, 30 seconds
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#280: From Near-Death to Global Impact: How Sarah Brook is Challenging Skin Colour Inequalities in Africa

Dedicating one's life to fighting for a cause is something many dream of, but few have the courage to do. Meet Sarah Brook, the woman who had a near-death experience at the age of 18, reshaping her life's purpose. Following an eye-opening incident during a private hospital visit in Malawi after falling ill, Sarah realised she received priority treatment over 300 other patients solely because of her race. This experience profoundly impacted her, leading her to dedicate her life to driving positive change and making a sustainable impact on the world. As the CEO and founder of The Sparkle Foundation, an NGO registered in the UK, Africa, and the Middle East, Sarah works tirelessly to create small-scale sustainable projects in Malawi, providing education, medical care, and nutrition to hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children. Recognised as one of the top CEOs in the UK Charity Sector, Sarah’s story and perspectives will inspire you, reminding us that even the smallest actions can ignite profound change. Tune in now to hear her journey! Discussion points:  2:42 Embarking on her world-travel journey4:40 Skin colour inequality in Africa’s private hospitals6:33 Working alongside Elon Musk6:50 The incident that crystalised her life's purpose8:49 Unpacking the significance of her mission11:32 Establishing a UK-based charity13:14 How her foundation makes an impact15:19 Addressing the common fears surrounding charity19:18 Empowering her team by highlighting the value of their work22:10 Recognising the importance of soft skills in the CVs she reviews23:30 The universal impact of charity contributions28:12 Navigating misunderstandings in Malawi32:30 Important life advice34:08 Sarah’s superpower and mission34:55 Heartwarming experiences from her nonprofit 36:05 Overcoming unexpected challenges Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Sarah Brookhttps://tiktok.com/@sarahebrook7 https://twitter.com/SarahEBrook7 https://www.instagram.com/sarahebrook/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahebrook/
2/12/202438 minutes, 49 seconds
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#279: How to Create a Winning Workplace Culture and Bring Out The Best in Your Employees

Every year, 1 in 4 employees in the UAE leaves their employer because they hate their job – a shocking statistic, but unfortunately, it’s the cold hard truth. Jo Kearney brings over 18 years of Human Capital experience having worked for Fortune 500 companies such as Meta and Accenture, and I’m pleased to welcome her on the show. Jo is the Chief Learning Officer at Majid Al Futtaim, a UAE-based conglomerate that owns and operates malls, retail, and hotel establishments, employing over 48,000 people. Join the conversation as Jo peels back the layers of business transformation and reveals the blueprint for organisational success. In this episode, Jo shares her non-negotiable hiring question, top leadership tips, and effective strategies for managing team dynamics. If you want to understand what it takes to create a winning team culture, then this episode is one you can’t afford to miss. Discussion points: 3:31 About Jo7:34 Jo’s opinion on the tertiary education system10:47 The value of investing in your employees' personal development12:42 The impact of “Sink or Swim” situations15:15 What employers look for in an employee16:02 Jo’s non-negotiable question when hiring18:40 How to assess someone’s potential 20:14 ‘Skill Will Hill’ framework21:15 No.1 reason why people leave companies23:07 A great leader in Spencer’s life32:30 How to create a sense of belonging at work36:32 How Jo approaches working with people from different cultures38:26 Jo’s proudest moments41:19 Advice for leaders on how to make people realise their potential44:41 How to regulate your mood so that it doesn’t affect your team46:35 What Spencer’s daughter taught him about leadership47:54 Why taking feedback is so important for leaders Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en Jo Kearneyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jojofk/ https://www.instagram.com/jofkearney
2/5/202453 minutes, 59 seconds
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#278: The Unheard Truth about Depression and How To Thrive with Top UK Mental Health Advocate

Strength doesn’t come from winning, but from a resilient mind that turns setbacks into comebacks. Meet Rachel Kelly – a keynote speaker, bestselling author and mental health advocate. She’s also one of the UK’s Top Mental Health Influencers and an official ambassador for multiple renowned mental health charities. From her experience of battling depression to overcoming the darkest mental health challenges, Rachel has built a thriving career through sharing her evidence-based mental health recovery strategies. In this episode, Rachel shares her journey with depression and the exact steps she took to recover and heal. She reveals the power of asking the right questions, explores the damaging effects of having a scarcity mindset, and shares her own coping mechanisms for navigating life's highs and lows. Prepare for a deeply emotional conversation covering childhood trauma, the mind-body connection, and the transformative power of faith. If you or someone you know may be struggling with their mental health, please listen to this episode as it will give you the tools you need to overcome depression. Discussion points:  3:15 Rachel’s experiences with depression13:37 How depression was seen in the '90s19:31 How to sense if your loved ones are struggling22:57 Questions people can ask themselves to check in on their mental health29:21 Scarcity mindset31:10 What Rachel would tell her younger self32:35 Spencer’s story about relationships in his life37:12 Struggle of childhood trauma44:01 Connection between mind and body51:53 The power of faith54:29 Spencer’s experience with suicidal thoughts59:18 How leaders should support their teams1:04:09 Impact of food on anxiety and depression Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Rachel Kelly https://twitter.com/rachelkellynet https://www.instagram.com/rachelfkelly/ https://www.facebook.com/rachelkellynet https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-kelly-author/
1/29/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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#277: The Secret Blueprint for Building Stronger Teams and Achieving Massive Success with Dr Radha Modgil

Dr Radha Modgil is not your average NHS Medical Doctor. She’s an unstoppable force in the world of wellness, a health and wellbeing expert, author, broadcaster and globally known for her game-changing advice on how ‘to do’ life well. During this conversation, we turn the spotlight on employers and the responsibility they hold to look after and foster their team’s wellbeing. Dr Radha shares the cold hard truth about working from home and gives her take on whether or not this shift is one we should be encouraging. She dives deep into the current challenges most leaders face and how they can instil a culture of gratitude and kindness at work to improve their team’s wellbeing. We also explore the complexities of how to ensure your team feels a sense of ‘belonging’ and purpose, and Dr Radha shares some remarkable insights on building strong relationships that last. This episode is packed with useful information and advice that will not only make you a better leader, but also an all-round better human. Discussion points:  2:40 About Dr Radha5:55 Is working from home healthy?10:23 Challenges most leaders face15:25 The power of gratitude and kindness at work29:17 How enhanced employee wellness can help your business succeed34:33 Fostering belonging in the workplace36:34 Dr Radha’s most impactful39:09 Characteristics of a great leader44:01 The importance of strong relationships at work45:32 Tips for leaders to manage teams better48:50 More about Dr Radha’s book, "Know Your Own Worth" Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Dr Radha Modgil https://www.instagram.com/dr_radha/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-radha-modgil/ https://www.youtube.com/c/DrRadhaModgil https://twitter.com/DrRadhaModgil https://tiktok.com/@dr_radha1
1/22/202459 minutes, 24 seconds
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#276: Why So Many Successful People Hide Their Mental Health Struggles with Renowned Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos

Why do so many successful people struggle with mental health challenges, yet remain tight-lipped? That's a burning question and one we hope to shed light on with Dr Linda Papadopoulos, a globally renowned psychology expert boasting a 17-year-long career as a research scientist and practising psychologist. Over the past decade, Linda has become a familiar face on British TV, offering expert advice on popular channels such as CNN, Sky News, and BBC24. In this episode, we explore the mindset of successful entrepreneurs and the mental health hurdles they encounter. Linda discusses how to identify anxiety, tips for stress relief, and the role of different stakeholders in addressing mental health issues. She also sheds light on the intriguing link between money, well-being, and relationships, and how remote work and AI will impact us professionally. If you're interested in psychology and the human mind, then grab a pen and paper because this episode is packed with valuable insights. Discussion points:  02:29 Linda introduces herself05:24 Traits of successful entrepreneurs and mental health struggles09:52 Who identifies your anxiety?16:58 Money's impact on life, relationships and mental health21:50 Benefits of addressing stress27:12 Qualities of a great leader35:54 Discussion on identity38:12 Benefits of remote work42:09 Mindset challenges and tools for confidence45:38 The impact of AI on employees48:58 Learning and development tips for stress and negative self-talk Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Dr. Linda Papadopouloshttps://www.instagram.com/drlindap/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-linda-papadopoulos-9296188/ https://twitter.com/DrLinda_P
1/15/202455 minutes, 44 seconds
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#275: Go From Stress to Strength in 2024! Improve your Life with Mary Cristine's Expert Health Tips

Choosing to prioritise your health is a mental game above all else. Meet Mary Cristine - an Embodied Nutrition and Gut Specialist, a leading expert in holistic healing, and a well-known speaker at biohacking conferences. Drawing from her own experience overcoming significant trauma, Mary has assisted countless C-suite executives and high achievers in managing stress, achieving weight loss, and improving their gut health. Her guidance has empowered them to embrace healthier lifestyles, and she’s here today to inspire you to do the same. Join this eye-opening conversation as Mary shares her expertise, debunking health myths we all still believe, and she offers invaluable advice - from tailored nutrition strategies to mental health insights, to help you lead a more fulfilling life. Folks, if neglecting your health is your current reality, it's time to get serious and change that for good. Take control, put a strategy together and kick-off your wellness journey now with Mary’s help. Tune in and secure your path to a stronger, healthier you! Discussion points:  05:05 - Mary's journey into health and nutrition16:59 - Mary’s opinion on smoking18:20 - How the passing of Mary's father affected her19:51 - Struggles of being a young mom20:50 - Mary’s eating disorder at a young age23:20 - The moment Mary realised there was something wrong with conventional medication24:38 - What helped Mary treat her son's tics27:28 - Why Mary’s main focus in corporate is mental health31:12 - Accountability and discipline when it comes to health34:38 - Where you can start your journey to become healthy36:48 - Why generic meal plans are wrong45:11 - The first thing someone needs to do when it comes to losing weight45:55 - Alternatives to eating sugar for a kick of happiness47:18 - How to use food the right way to destress48:55 - Fruits that spike glucose levels and those that don't50:52 - Common health misconceptions53:04 - Nutritious recipes or snacks for busy individuals to improve their diet54:20 - Gut health and its connection with the thyroid57:28 - Steps to follow to live a better life Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Mary Cristinehttps://www.instagram.com/marycriistine/ https://www.youtube.com/@marycristine https://www.linkedin.com/in/marycristine/ https://www.facebook.com/marycriistine/ https://www.tiktok.com/@marycristiine https://twitter.com/marycriistine
1/8/202459 minutes, 17 seconds
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#274: How the Web3 Revolution is Changing our World with Expert Hervé Larren

Web3 is changing our lives, and the sooner you catch up, the better. Known as ‘The Most-Connected Man in Web3,’ Hervé Larren joins Unscripted With Spencer Lodge to dissect Web3 and the opportunities presented by cryptocurrencies, NFTs and the metaverse. Hervé is the Founder and CEO of Airvey.io, an enterprise that builds, supports and advises Web3 companies. He was also an early adopter of bitcoin and blockchain, and is featured regularly as an expert in top media publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg and CoinTelegraph. It’s rare that you find someone who can simplify complex subjects so easily which is what makes this episode a must-listen-to if you are curious about understanding how Web3 is changing our lives. In this episode, Hervé shares his personal journey into Web3, his predictions for the future of cryptocurrencies, why he believes in NFTs and what he thinks is next for the metaverse. However, the most intriguing part is his prediction that a country will form in the cloud! To learn about this, and much more, tune in now and don’t forget to subscribe! Discussion points:  03:22 The start of Hervé’s crypto journey08:14 Why the general population avoids learning about Web311:58 Why many nations have a lack of faith in their country’s digital currencies20:45 The adoption of cryptocurrencies by larger organisations, such as BlackRock22:30 Bidding on ‘The First 5000 Days’ NFT artwork, which was acquired by Metakovan for $69M32:15 What the metaverse is, and why it’s so important 35:31 Is it possible for the next country to exist in the cloud?40:36 Hervé’s personal reflections and predictions for Web343:33 What Hervé is working on at the moment46:46 What people who bought NFTs should do Show Sponsor: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Hervé Larrenhttps://www.instagram.com/hervelarren/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/hervelarren/ https://twitter.com/hervelarren_?lang=en
1/2/202451 minutes, 20 seconds
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#273: Was It All Just A Scam? Jake Greenbaum Reveals The Truth Behind Logan Paul’s CryptoZoo

Dubbed the ‘Crypto King’, Jake Greenbaum, one of the biggest Traders in the USA, joins the show to finally shed light on what the crypto community has been wondering about: What actually happened with Logan Paul’s failed CryptoZoo NFT project? Jake confronts the accusations against him and the project’s co-founders, sharing the cold hard truth of what really went down and how Logan Paul’s crypto empire fell apart. But, beyond the scandal's smoke and mirrors, Jake shares his insider tips on cryptocurrency and priceless advice for newcomers who are hesitant to invest. Jake also dives into how to choose the right exchange and his recommended crypto portfolio breakdown for crafting a powerful investment strategy. Tune in for a revealing conversation about Logan Paul and his NFT scandal, the latest on cryptocurrency, and powerful life lessons.   Discussion points: 04:59 - Jake’s relationship with his parents 08:35 - His crypto journey 10:56 - Why people fear learning about crypto 21:49 - Ideal percentage of assets in crypto for long-term exposure 28:54 - Selecting an exchange and opening your account 32:08 - When Jake achieved financial freedom 38:19 - Unveiling the truth about Logan Paul’s failed CryptoZoo NFT project 01:18:35 - Reflections on his life journey and self-discovery   Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en  Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en  https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge  https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/  https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/   Jake Greenbaumhttps://www.instagram.com/_thecryptoking/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-greenbaum-j-d-574169127/
12/26/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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#272: Secrets to Dominating the Digital World: Exclusive Insights from Digital Prophet, David Shing

He’s a futurist, speaker, and strategic digital consultant whose bold persona as the ‘Digital Prophet’ has redefined brand optimisation within the digital world. Meet David “Shingy” Shing – as he reveals his decades-long journey identifying emerging trends and predicting the digital future. In this episode, Shingy challenges conventional norms, sharing his pride in being different and stirring up controversy by questioning life's A-to-Z roadmap. Tune in as David discusses authentic altruism and exclusive insights from his game-changing stints at Verizon Media and AOL, where he spearheaded digital revolutions across continents and co-authored groundbreaking technology patents. Folks, if being at the forefront of digital innovation is high on your priority list, then you simply can’t afford to skip this episode. Discussion points:   03:49 David's upbringing 09:15 The power of being different 24:27 Should there be a formula to navigate from A to Z in life? 30:24 Dissecting the podcast’s tagline, “Challenging Mediocrity, Inspiring Success.’ 43:19 How do people seize the chance to push themselves and truly demonstrate who they are? 45:10 The importance of authentic altruism Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoterhttps://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en  Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ David Shinghttps://www.instagram.com/davidshingy/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/theshingy/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/shingy/ 
12/18/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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#271: What’s Going On With Binance? An Insider's Peek into Crypto and CZ with Binance’s Alex Chehade

Investing in cryptocurrency is no longer just a trend. It’s an absolute must for any savvy investor to allocate a portion of their assets into cryptocurrency. And who better to learn from than the Executive Director and General Manager of Binance Dubai, Alex Chehade? In this episode, Alex joins the show and dives head-first into the exciting world of cryptocurrency - sharing his epic journey from studying physics to becoming a trader and investor. His crypto journey began when his friends convinced him to invest in Bitcoin, a decision that led him to go all-in on virtual assets in 2016. His role at Binance involves overseeing and expanding the regulated finance business in Dubai while taking the lead in fostering the growth of the regional ecosystem. In this episode, Alex shares his insights on managing a team of 600+ remote workers and how he leverages his 20+ years of experience in finance and cryptocurrencies. Alex explains it all - From how to build your portfolio to understanding market sentiments. He also sheds light on how a crypto exchange works and its role in bridging the gap between physical and digital worlds. Learn more about Binance's educational initiatives, such as the Binance Academy, and its impact on cryptocurrency education. Alex also provides insights into his experience working with Changpeng Zhao, the former CEO of Binance, and discusses the UAE's ambitions to establish itself as a crypto hub. So, grab your pen and paper for an exclusive peek behind the scenes into the unpredictable world of cryptocurrency. Note: This interview was recorded prior to CZ pleading guilty to money laundering violations and stepping down. Discussion points:  02:59 The start of Alex’s crypto journey11:18 Alex's insights from Binance 17:38 Are coders introverted or extroverted?19:05 Alex's leadership challenges20:20 The current market sentiment25:41 Viability of holding assets for ten years30:04 Binance's competitive landscape32:03 Alex's business focus35:05 More about Binance’s education37:52 The importance of advocating more crypto education42:38 Alex’s investor profile45:37 Insights on Binance’s (former) CEO, CZ48:21 UAE's enthusiasm as a crypto hub Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoterhttps://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en  Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/  Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Alex Chehadehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-chehade/ https://www.tiktok.com/@alex.chehade
12/11/202351 minutes, 7 seconds
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#270: Surviving Chaos: Simon Alexander Ong’s Life-Changing Advice of Resilience and Reinvention

It’s not every day that you meet someone as widely respected in the personal development world as Simon Alexander Ong. After losing his mum in a tragic accident at just 17 years old, Simon grappled with overcoming this traumatic loss. Eventually, he channeled his grief to drive himself forward, achieving massive success in banking. However, like many of us, the 2008 Global Financial Crisis hit him hard, sending him back to rock bottom. When faced with tough times, most people tend to mope around and stay defeated – but not Simon. He became fascinated by the power of personal development and obsessed with reshaping his trajectory. Today, he stands as a highly successful personal development entrepreneur and coach, regularly featured in Forbes, The Financial Times, and Cosmopolitan. Simon firmly believes that the best investment one can make is in oneself, imparting genuine wisdom to those who seek it. In this captivating episode, Simon delves into his personal journey, detailing his career transition and rise to becoming a leading authority in transformative growth. He shares powerful mindset hacks and dives into some controversial opinions about why money can never buy happiness. As a bonus, Simon offers insights into his upcoming book, ‘Energize,’ a guide to the fascinating art and science of energy management. Folks, Simon has a story that will inspire you like never before, making this an episode you definitely don’t want to miss! Discussion points:  2:40 – The impact of Simon’s Chinese-Malay heritage7:41 - Personal loss in Simon's early years16:24 – His transition from corporate to entrepreneurship 31:01 – Expected outcomes of his coaching sessions36:48 - Simon's work41:17 - Managing quick result expectations44:03 - Coaching lifestyle transitions46:52 - Money vs. Happiness  49:37 – The role of gratitude in Simon's life52:03 - Insights on Simon's book, Energize Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Simon Alexander Onghttps://www.instagram.com/simonalexandero/ https://www.facebook.com/simonalexanderong.official https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonalexanderong/ https://www.youtube.com/user/simonong
12/4/202356 minutes, 33 seconds
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#269: From Millionaire Stockbroker to Ecstasy Trafficker: Shaun Attwood's Unbelievable Escape from a 200-Year Prison Sentence!

Do you ever wonder how highly successful people find themselves in the most unimaginable situations? This is what happened to Shaun Attwood, a stock market millionaire-turned-ecstasy trafficker who found himself in the dark underworld of America’s drug scene.  After being arrested, Shaun was thrown into the infamous Maricopa County Jail in Arizona which is known for its extremely high death rate because of the murders that take place within the prison. Filled with fear, Shaun witnessed the most horrifying scenes imaginable – gruesome murders by guards and gang members, dead bodies getting kicked around like a football, dead people carried out on stretchers, and crystal meth being passed around freely. This was the harsh reality Shaun faced while serving a 200-year sentence. Despite enduring a gruelling legal battle, Shaun managed a miraculous escape after six years, thanks to a legal technicality. This harrowing time in Shaun's life became a wake-up call, forcing him to turn his life around. Determined to get his life on track, Shaun immersed himself in the world of books, reading over 1,000 in just under six years. He attributes his rehabilitation to reading and has written more than ten books himself. Join us as Shaun dives deep into his epic personal transformation, sharing his intense encounters with gang members, various Mafia families, and the unforgiving criminal scene in America. He also discusses what prompted his podcasting journey, his encounters with faith, and the emotions surrounding his arrest and release. Tune in now for an adrenaline-pumping episode! Discussion points:  01:29 - Shaun's podcasting journey04:08 - Shaun introduces himself06:54 – Why he moved to America12:30 - Encounters with gangs and crime25:17 - The turning point in his criminal life38:59 – Where he was arrested42:47 - Shaun's emotions during his arrest55:41 – What motivates him to read01:01:03 - Shaun's spiritual discovery01:12:17 - His reaction to the impending release Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Shaun Attwoodhttps://instagram.com/shaunattwood?igshid=MXpweHpvc2x4eTkw https://www.facebook.com/shaunattwood1/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pdktx9M6EcOsRg5LdLlXg https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaunattwood/
11/27/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 16 seconds
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#268: Domicile, Inheritance Tax and Financial Planning: The Inside Secrets of UK Wealth Preservation

If you’re British and want to protect your wealth, then this is an absolute must-listen-to. Folks, prepare yourself for a mind-bending discussion with Carlton Crabbe, the go-to authority in mastering inheritance tax in the UK, as he unravels the complexities of preserving your wealth. In this gripping episode, Carlton spotlights the intricate web of UK tax planning, detailing the secrets behind mitigating tax liabilities and securing your wealth. Tune in as he demystifies the process of handling inheritance tax upon one's demise and unveils the crucial steps to initiate a comprehensive tax planning strategy. Learn about the ins and outs of domicile in the UK and its pivotal role in financial planning. But folks, hold on — there’s more. Carlton delves into the necessity of synergy between financial advisors, estate agents, and crypto advisers, ensuring a unified strategy for your financial future. Learn how synchronising these experts will guarantee a foolproof plan aligned with your financial goals. Get ready for an eye-opening conversation that will change your approach to wealth preservation and tax planning. Trust me, you don't want to miss this opportunity! Discussion points:  02:03 - Carlton shares what he’s working on and his mission12:07 – How is inheritance tax actually paid?25:16 - How to plan for inheritance tax and mitigate it in the best possible way36:37 – Being domiciled in the UK51:56 - Should financial advisors coordinate with real estate and crypto advisors for alignment? Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Carlton Crabbehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/carltoncrabbe/
11/20/202354 minutes, 46 seconds
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#267: ‘Andreas your Habibi’ Reveals How He Turned TikTok Fame into Wealth With Nemo Money

You may recognise him as 'Andreas your Habibi' from his viral TikTok videos. In these short clips, Andreas Koundourakis encourages men to spend money on their love interests. However, in this episode, he joins the show to discuss his journey of earning and investing money. Andreas, a former professional footballer turned social media sensation, has gained valuable insights into wealth. Joining us on the show alongside Andreas is Han Tan, the Chief Market Analyst for Nemo. Nemo Money, a subsidiary of Exinity with 25 years of industry experience, can assist you in finding the perfect investment among 8,000 stocks and ETFs using Nemes. Consider it a gateway for those taking their initial steps on their investing journey. In this episode, we uncover Andreas' financial journey, from his top money blunders to his money mindset and investing strategies. Han contributes valuable insights, and we explore Nemo Money's state-of-the-art tools for savvy investors. Tune in for a comprehensive lesson in achieving financial success! As a bonus for our loyal listeners, new depositing account holders receive a free stock for a limited time. Follow this link for more details: https://app.nemo.money/spencerlodge2 #FindYourNeme #NemoMoney #SponsoredAd #Ad Discussion points:  02:32 – When Andreas first learnt about money03:20 – Top money mistakes04:41 - Early-stage money management experiences10:00 – Andreas’ career16:05 – How Andreas’ money philosophy changed at 3022:45 – Tips for monetising your TikTok25:03 – Andreas’ current journey with money and investing27:22 – Nemo’s milestones Show Sponsors: Nemo Money: It’s short for never miss out. Never let another investment get away from you and invest from 8000+ stocks & ETFs that are projected to grow. https://app.nemo.money/spencerlodge2 Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Nemo Moneyhttps://www.instagram.com/nemo.global/ https://www.facebook.com/TheNemoApp https://www.youtube.com/@nemoglobal https://twitter.com/nemoglobal https://www.tiktok.com/@nemoglobal Andreas Koundourakis https://www.instagram.com/andreasyourhabibi/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@mynameisandreas?lang=en
11/16/202348 minutes, 20 seconds
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#266: From Stressed Out to Stress-Free: Follow Alice Law's Roadmap to Resilience Now

Tune in for a transformative conversation as we dive into the life-changing work of Alice Law, a stress management consultant, Reiki master, mindfulness practitioner, and best-selling author of "The Law of Brand Attraction”. Join us in this groundbreaking podcast episode where Alice shares her remarkable seven-year battle with chronic stress and provides profound insights that will forever alter your perspective on stress. Explore the nuanced difference between stress and worry as Alice delves into practical strategies for stress prevention. Alice shares her insights on how she guides individuals onto the path of improved resilience by unveiling the secrets of becoming "Unstressable”. From her experiences to collaborating with her business partner, Mo Gawdat, Alice imparts invaluable knowledge on self-diagnosing stress and its telltale signs. Don't miss this enlightening conversation where Alice unravels the keys to unlocking a stress-free life. Hit play now to unleash a new world of calm, empowerment and massive success! Discussion points:  02:13 - Alice introduces her story14:11 - Understanding the difference between stress and worry20:26 - Alice teaches steps for stress prevention29:10 - Alice talks about her business partner30:18 - Alice explains the real meaning of "Unstressable"37:55 - Signs that you’re stressed and how to self-diagnose it Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Alice Lawhttps://instagram.com/alicelaw._?igshid=aDR2dHdrbjQzdXoz https://www.linkedin.com/in/alice-law-stress-management-consultant-a6aa7547/
11/13/202345 minutes, 20 seconds
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#265: From Instagram Star to Stock Investor: Travel Guru Shares His Hidden Wealth Strategies

Get ready for an epic journey with Vipin Sumithran zkotambath, a viral travel influencer with over 109K followers as he shares the secrets to living life to the fullest. From exploring the UAE to diving into the world of finance, this episode is a passport to adventure and financial insights all in one captivating conversation. Vipin's Instagram showcases his incredible travels, and he recently embarked on a different kind of adventure: exploring stock investments. Partnering with Nemo Money for the #FindYourNeme Challenge, he found the perfect industry to invest in through the Nemo app. Discover how Nemo Money, a subsidiary of Exinity, with 25 years of industry experience, can help you find the perfect investment amongst 8,000 stocks and ETFs using Nemes. These Nemes group stocks by industry, topic, or trend, offering tailored investment ideas and data to align with your goals. As a bonus, new depositing account holders receive a free stock for a limited time. Don't miss this episode that combines the thrill of exploration with the wisdom of financial success! Check out Nemo's website to learn more: https://app.nemo.money/spencerlodge1 #FindYourNeme #NemoMoney #SponsoredAd #Ad Discussion points:  00:56 - Exploring Vipin's journey as an Instagram Influencer06:25 – Vipin’s opinions on money12:50 - Vipin's experiences with investment apps21:58 - Vipin's best investment decisions24:45 - The steps to make an investment29:26 - Vipin's advice for younger individuals on investment strategies Show Sponsors: NEMO: It’s short for never miss out. Never let another investment get away from you and invest from 8000+ stocks & ETF’s that are projected to grow.https://app.nemo.money/spencerlodge1 Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Nemo Moneyhttps://www.instagram.com/nemo.global/ https://www.facebook.com/TheNemoApp https://www.youtube.com/@nemoglobal https://twitter.com/nemoglobal https://www.tiktok.com/@nemoglobal Vipin Sumithran zkotambathhttps://www.instagram.com/the_.explorer_/
11/9/202331 minutes, 13 seconds
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#264: Is an Economic Meltdown Looming? Siam Kidd Shares Alarming Insights!

Prepare to be captivated by the incredible journey of Siam Kidd, a former pilot with the Royal Air Force who transitioned into a self-taught full-time trader, thriving in the financial world for the last 17 years. In this eye-opening episode, we delve into Siam's roller-coaster ride from early losses to ultimate triumph, amassing seven figures through trading and investing. In this episode, he shares how he made an astonishing £426,000 in just a few hours during Black Monday in 2015 and achieved an astounding 10,000% ROI on his crypto portfolio. We tackle a range of topics, from building a business through trial and error to the impending economic meltdown. Siam offers his unique insights on the shortcomings of the education system and how people can identify opportunities. And of course, we dive deep into the world of Bitcoin. Get ready for an unforgettable ride as Siam shares his remarkable experiences and invaluable wisdom. You’re going to want to hit play now!   Discussion points:   02:14 - Siam introduces himself18:27 - Building a business through trial and error25:45 - Siam's greatest challenge34:44 - Discussing the impending economic meltdown44:56 - The shortcomings of the education system in teaching practical life skills48:15 - Uncovering how people discover opportunities01:07:19 - Diving into the world of Bitcoin   Show Sponsors:  Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and work https://www.megavrse.xyz/#/   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/    Siam Kidd https://www.instagram.com/siamkidd/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/siamkidd https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFXbU_jqaxaOJmAT5fBaQfg https://therealistictrader.siamkidd.io/
11/5/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 13 seconds
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#263: Happiness or Success: Do You Have to Choose? Professor McGee Reveals All

Join us for an eye-opening conversation with Professor Paul McGee, a renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author. As a visiting professor at the University of Chester, he's one of Europe's leading authorities on change, workplace relationships, leadership, customer service, resilience, wellbeing, and communication. With over a quarter of a million books sold and speeches in 40+ countries, Professor McGee has empowered countless individuals. In this episode, we explore a range of thought-provoking topics, including the experience of loneliness for both introverts and extroverts. We also dive into the intriguing connection between happiness and success, dissect the concept of optimism, and delve into 7 pivotal questions that serve as valuable tools for combatting challenges. Tune in to gain a fresh perspective and discover how to overcome obstacles on your path to personal and professional success.   Discussion points:  02:31 - Paul speaks about himself, introducing who he is.06:01 - What events led Paul to become ill?12:21 - How long Paul was ill.19:42 - How can someone start to take action?32:33 - Exploring feelings of loneliness for both introverts and extroverts.45:32 - Delving into the relationship between happiness and success. Are they truly distinct?51:13 - Unpacking the concept of people lacking optimism.54:13 - Identifying the 7 questions that can aid you in overcoming challenges.01:00:56 - Assessing the obstacles that may hinder the application of these insights.   Show Sponsors: Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and work https://www.megavrse.xyz/#/   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/    Professor Paul McGee https://www.instagram.com/thesumoguy/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulm5/ https://www.facebook.com/thesumoguy/ https://www.thesumoguy.com/
10/30/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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#262: Tony Sales's Remarkable Transformation from Britain’s Greatest Fraudster to Cybersecurity Advocate

From earning the infamous title of "Britain's greatest fraudster" to emerging as a leading authority in the world of fraud prevention and cybersecurity, my latest guest’s incredible transformation will leave you in awe. Meet Tony Sales, a man who was destined for a life on the wrong side of the law. But, the turning point came during a prison sentence when Tony had a revelation. He realised he wanted to use his knowledge for good, to combat the very criminal activities he had once engaged in. Now, over a decade later, Tony is a trusted expert specialising in social engineering, fraud, and cybercrime. He advises governments, financial institutions, and global brands on security strategies, providing insights only a former criminal could offer. Tune in now and join me as Tony shares how he turned his life around and his valuable insights on the world of cybersecurity – offering a unique perspective on the evolving threats we all face in the digital age. Discussion points:  02:07 Tony Sales' childhood and upbringing04:09 Growing up without privilege08:11 Acquiring high-value electronics through fraud15:40 Trauma in criminal behaviour22:26 Running from the law28:11 Changing his career path after prison31:02 The power of viral videos34:09 Data and ransomware examples38:30 Protecting voicemail from hackers42:21 Society and scams51:40 The protection of VPN55:12 Crypto regulation and its impact57:10 Manipulating bank statements01:06:30 Trauma and rehabilitation in society01:12:49 Human trafficking and foster care01:16:58 Triggering past traumas Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Tony Saleshttps://www.instagram.com/tony.h.sales/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-sales-8311932a/
10/23/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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#261: Unseen Heroes: Inside the Battle Against a £500 Billion Industry

What if I told you that the dark world of human trafficking is worth a mind-boggling £500 billion? Join me in this episode as we journey through the incredible work of Andrew Wallis and Unseen, a charity on a 15-year mission to combat this global atrocity. However, Unseen isn't your average charity – they're the real-life superheroes fighting human trafficking head-on and even run a 24/7 anti-slavery helpline. Andrew takes us through his heart-breaking journey, from his initial encounter with trafficking to the launch of Unseen. We also chat about consumer power, how to spark a global movement, and what needs to change so survivors feel more empowered. In a world where darkness prevails, there's a beacon of hope shining through with the work that Andrew and his charity does. Get ready for a harrowing conversation that peels back the layers of this horrific industry and acknowledges the unsung heroes fighting modern slavery. It's time to raise our voices and take action because no one should ever be left unseen. Tune in now, and brace yourself for some jaw-dropping statistics… Discussion points:  01:45 Introduction to Unseen14:44 Global human trafficking statistics07:41 The exploitation of women16:10 Definition of modern slavery21:04 Organ harvesting across countries28:32 Tackling systemic issues36:57 Human trafficking legislations49:01 How to solve the problem of human slavery51:14 The importance of consumer awareness 54:37 The harsh reality of human trafficking58:48 Empowering survivors and creating a movement Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Andrew Wallishttps://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewwallis/
10/16/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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#260: Surviving the Unthinkable and Winning Three World-First Records: Ash Dykes' Stories of Resilience

With three World-First Records under his belt, our guest today is not just an explorer, speaker, author and TV sensation, but also a living testament to human resilience. Ash Dykes, who hails from the peaceful town of Old Colwyn in North Wales, has turned his life into a fascinating story of discovery and travel. What’s fascinating about Ash is how he has turned discomfort into a life philosophy, with this being his key message to the world:  "The more uncomfortable you make yourself, the more comfortable you become". Ash personifies the spirit of a modern adventurer, from his daring solo journeys through Mongolia, Madagascar, and the fearsome Yangtze River to his unrelenting search for adventure. Through Ash's own words and experiences, you'll grasp the psychology behind pushing your limits to the max and seeking the adrenaline that runs through an adventurer's veins. Beside his thrilling adventures, we also chat about overcoming challenges, the effects of global warming and finding purpose. Trust me, folks, you do not want to miss out on this one! Step into a world of adventure and hit that play button now. Discussion points:  04:09 Finding his passion and purpose08:01 Cycling through Cambodia and Vietnam12:30 His first adventure19:51 Overcoming challenges and embracing growth22:03 Climbing in the Dolomites25:44 Solo expedition in Mongolia36:21 The effects of global warming49:38 Dehydration and survival52:04 The power of a resilient mentality and challenging fear59:47 The psychology of pushing limits01:13:33 Life's journey and embracing scars01:17:23 The adventure in Madagascar01:29:22 The Yangtze River journey01:33:12 Facing absolute isolation in Mongolia01:36:44 Envy of childhood adventures01:41:30 Young people exploring nature Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Ash Dykeshttps://www.instagram.com/ash_dykes/ https://www.facebook.com/AshDykesOfficial/ https://www.youtube.com/ashdykes https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashdykes/
10/9/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 2 seconds
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#259: The Man Behind Your Favourite Celebrities - Sheeraz Hasan's Epic Secrets on Becoming Famous

Folks, get ready for a conversation that will have you hanging onto every word. Allow me to introduce the man responsible for catapulting celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears to fame: Sheeraz Hasan. Hailing from humble beginnings, Sheeraz aspired to make his mark on the world, and he has undoubtedly succeeded. As the founder and global CEO of FAME, a marketing and PR agency for celebrities, he has the knack for turning 'nobodies' into household names. Sheeraz's media campaigns have generated a staggering $3 billion in earned media for A-listers such as Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Priyanka Chopra, Zendaya, Logan Paul, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber. But, it's not all glitz and glamour; fame comes at a cost. Sheeraz is here to unveil the hidden aspects of stardom, some of which may surprise you. We'll also delve into how celebrities are portrayed, their true nature once they achieve fame, and Sheeraz's personal journey, including the heartbreak he experienced when popularity strained his relationship. This episode promises to be an epic exploration of the world of fame and its secrets. If you're looking to make a name for yourself, you absolutely must watch this episode – tune in now! Discussion points:  03:28 Fame back in the day07:22 Where the desire for fame comes from10:22 How his career started30:55 When he first started working with celebs38:01 The secret to filming celebs44:32 The character of the celebs Sheeraz works with50:50 The time Sheeraz went through heartbreak54:19 How to become famous1:11:41 His thoughts on Web31:21:08 Celebrities in the Metaverse1:24:32 His definition of success Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en Megavrse: Dive into immersive environments in the Metaverse that redefine the future of retail, art, and workhttps://www.megavrse.xyz/#/ Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Sheeraz Hasanhttps://www.instagram.com/sheeraz/ https://ae.linkedin.com/in/sheerazhasan https://www.youtube.com/famebysheeraz
10/2/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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#258: Life-Changing Secrets Revealed: How Shahroo Izadi Lost 55kg and Transformed Her Life! Don't Miss This!

One conversation can change your life. And this episode, could just be it. Meet Shahroo Izadi – a best-selling author and Behavioural Change Specialist known for her expertise in addiction treatment. But, beyond that, she is also a woman who achieved a life-changing milestone by losing 55kg through implementing the exact behavioural change tactics that we talk about in this episode. Throughout our conversation, Shahroo delves into the intricacies of behavioural change - uncovering truths we may not always want to face. From the struggles of losing weight to writing a book on imposter syndrome, the psychology behind addiction and what practical steps you can take to create great habits - Shahroo’s insights are beyond brilliant, and I can’t wait for you to hear them yourself. Grab a paper and pen, you’ll want to write down her tips and advice to skyrocket your transformation. Hit play and let’s go! Discussion points:  02:22 Shahroo’s experience on the DOAC podcast05:10 The struggle of losing weight09:33 The damage of shortcuts in weightloss10:05 More about her gastric band surgery13:46 The difference between addictions and habits15:52 The relationship between childhood and addictions19:29 About imposter syndrome23:22 The challenges Shahroo’s clients face36:06 Shahroo’s biggest milestones49:34 Practical steps to create great habits Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTVhttps://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Shahroo Izadihttps://www.instagram.com/shahroo_izadi/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/ShahrooIzadi1/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahroo-izadi-4632221a1/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsdGYfpgxBLfqOCUC_e09KA
9/25/202359 minutes, 31 seconds
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#257: Secrets to True Financial Freedom! Lisa Johnson's Blueprint for Achieving Passive Income Dreams

If you’re British, and you think of Passive Income, it’s likely that your next thought will be ‘Lisa Johnson’. Ladies and Gents, it’s an honour and a pleasure to welcome The Queen of Passive Income, Lisa Johnson, back to The Spencer Lodge Podcast. Lisa is not just funny, engaging, and interesting; she's an absolute gem and a very good friend of mine! Many of us want financial freedom, but the path to achieving it is often full of scams, lies and fake gurus. That's exactly where Lisa steps in. As an award-winning business strategist, Lisa has the know-how to help individuals generate both passive and semi-passive income streams, transforming their business dreams into a tangible reality. However, Lisa isn't just about driving growth - she's also extremely passionate about creating a positive impact to change people’s lives. Tune in as Lisa shares her invaluable insights on the ethics of building an online business, how to navigate selling techniques with integrity, and why she’s so passionate about anti-bullying initiatives. Prepare to be inspired, but also educated and entertained as Lisa guides us through her secrets to achieving massive success. If you've ever dreamt of making money online and want to do it right, then this episode is the one for you! Discussion points:  02:27 Lisa’s thoughts on bullying09:01 More about Lisa’s career11:38 Ethics and selling techniques24:50 Lisa’s thoughts on women empowerment36:37 The solution to eliminate manipulative selling41:05 What makes Lisa happy Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTVhttps://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Lisa Johnsonhttps://www.instagram.com/lisajohnsonstrategist/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-johnson-642479231/
9/18/20231 hour, 5 minutes
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#256: Overcoming Betrayal and Addiction: Peter McCormack's Journey from Despair to Bitcoin Success

Few experiences are as devastating as discovering that your wife has cheated on you, especially with your BEST FRIEND. When Peter McCormack went through this heartbreak, he spiralled into a deep abyss of despair, and caught in its throes, he turned to substance abuse, leading to a dangerous addiction. However, Peter refused to let this dictate the rest of his story and turned his life around completely. Today, he is the mastermind behind the renowned "What Bitcoin Did" podcast and the Chairman of Real Bedford FC – a football club he purchased with crypto. Join me as we explore Peter’s personal transformation and take a deep dive into his Bitcoin journey. He also opens up about his battle with depression and shares how he overcame his addictions. This episode is a must-listen if you want to listen to Peter’s story or are interested in learning more about cryptocurrencies. Tune in now and get ready to be blown away by Peter's epic insights and fascinating story! Discussion points:  02:59 Why he started podcasting11:30 About Peter’s journey15:09 How he got into Bitcoin17:30 A bad combination of unfortunate events in Peter’s life21:00 His battle with depression33:33 Money and Bitcoin1:02:26 How he came to buy his football club Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Peter McCormackhttps://www.instagram.com/mccormack555/ https://www.facebook.com/peter.mccormack.921 https://www.linkedin.com/in/petermccormack1/
9/11/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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#255: The Secret to Mental Wellbeing and Stepping Out of Suffering with Psychotherapist Owen O'Kane

Get ready for a captivating episode where resilience meets self-discovery! On this week’s episode, we're joined by Owen O’Kane, a psychotherapist, Sunday Times bestselling author, and a prolific speaker who has spent over 25 years translating psychological insights into actionable steps for a more fulfilling life. Owen's journey through the complexities of his upbringing during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, whilst navigating his sexuality, adds a fascinating twist to our conversation. We discuss a wide range of topics, including the impact of religion on his life, growing up amidst conflict, and his powerful insights on stepping out of suffering. Owen's latest book, "How to Be Your Own Therapist," is a focal point of our chat as we uncover practical ways to enhance mental well-being and deepen self-understanding. With his down-to-earth personality and inspiring journey, Owen offers valuable insights that will resonate with anyone looking to improve their mental and emotional well-being. Are you ready to supercharge your life? Hit that play button now! Discussion points:  03:20 Leaving his job to become an author08:33 Owen’s upbringing 16:10 Owen’s religious experiences20:28 Working in palliative care23:29 Stepping out of your own suffering28:27 Understanding your narrative 42:15 A look at his book, “How to Be Your Own Therapist”49:40 The power of social media53:22 Fear as a driver, obstacle or protective mechanism1:03:20 How men and women process emotion Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Owen O’Kanehttps://www.instagram.com/owenokaneten/ https://www.facebook.com/owenokaneten https://www.linkedin.com/in/owen-o-kane-10465841/
9/4/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 3 seconds
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#254: Not Guilty: Innocent Man Spends 22 Years on Death Row! The Unbelievable Story of Nick Yarris

Three years ago, I had the privilege of sharing the astonishing story of Nick Yarris. Little did I know, that our conversation would impact me the way it did. In 1982, at just 21, Nick was wrongfully convicted of murder he did not commit, and spent a mind-numbing 22 years on death row in Pennsylvania. His fate would have been sealed forever, was it not for his thirst for knowledge, which led him to devour many books and discover DNA testing in an article. He became the first death row prisoner to seek and insist on DNA testing, which ultimately revealed and proved his innocence. In this episode, I have the privilege of not only welcoming Nick back on the podcast for the third time, but also meeting him face-to-face for the first time ever. His remarkable story moves me every time I hear it, and I know it will do the same for you. During our conversation, we revisit the moment Nick’s life changed by being sentenced to death, his traumatising prison memories, how he discovered a way to prove his innocence and his encouraging message to everyone. Despite all of the setbacks and injustices he faced, Nick remains one of the kindest people I know and will always be a dear friend. Tune in now for a conversation like no other. Discussion points:  16:13 About Nick’s background18:14 Where his trauma began24:37 The moment that completely changed Nick’s life32:48 Traumatising memories from being in prison37:42 More info about the murder trial46:11 How he escaped custody55:16 Turning himself back in to the police1:00:32 The moment he discovered DNA testing1:07:37 Police and injustice1:26:12 What being tortured taught him1:30:35 What makes him believe in God1:36:27 Nick’s message to everyone Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Nick Yarrishttps://www.instagram.com/nickyarris/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-yarris-9439578b
8/28/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 49 seconds
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#253: BBC Dragons’ Den Star Sara Davies MBE on Finding Opportunity and Building a Multimillion-Pound Business Empire

What you see is what you get with Sara Davies MBE – multi-millionaire, business mogul and now a TV sensation. But besides her remarkable accolades, Sara is one of the most down to earth celebrities you will ever meet, and exactly the relatable person she portrays on social media. Continuing my London Series, I recently caught up with Sara - a good friend and someone I have massive respect for. Sara found a goldmine in crafting. Having started her career in Crafting, Sara quickly learnt that the key to selling was to tap into people’s emotions, relatability and lifestyles. This led her to create Crafter’s Companion, a global crafting retailer that has taken the world by storm. During this fascinating conversation, Sara discusses her entrepreneurial journey, shares key lessons and tips, talks about her experiences filming Strictly Come Dancing and Dragon’s Den, thoughtful reflections on mental health, and why it’s so important for her to stay true to herself. Tune in for an epic conversation between two friends and successful entrepreneurs, and learn from our insights on life, business, and mental health. This episode is packed with valuable tips that will inspire you to achieve greatness, while being authentically yourself. Discussion points:  02:45 Why Crafting? 06:57 The size of the Crafting industry 08:24 Sara’s Competitors 12:44 Sara’s Customer demographic 19:00 Things at business Sara’s not good at23:30 What Sara looks for when recruiting33:00 Reflections on mental health43:00 The impact of exercise on mental health 50:33 BBC Dragon’s Den - “The one that got away”53:26 Her favourite startup 55:15 Sara’s approach to social media 58:30 Upcoming projects Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Sara Davies MBEhttps://www.instagram.com/saradaviescc/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/SaraDaviesCC/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-davies-mbe-7406854/
8/21/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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#252: From War-Torn Childhood to Tech Billionaire: Dame Stephanie Shirley's Unbelievable Journey

Imagine this: It’s 1939, you’re five years old and World War II has just begun. Together with your sister, you’re forced onto a train departing Vienna with thousands of other children, to escape unthinkable horror. You arrive in London as a refugee and orphan, riddled with fear and uncertainty – unsure where life will take you next. This is the start of Dame Stephanie Shirley’s story – one of the world’s greatest tech entrepreneurs who went on to build a 3-billion-dollar empire. Continuing our exclusive series in London for The Spencer Lodge Podcast, Dame Stephanie shares her incredible journey, which led her to become one of the world's most esteemed technology pioneers. In this episode, we delve into her extraordinary life journey, her entrepreneurial success, her definition of happiness, and much more. This conversation has the power to transform your life and change your perspective on hardship and rejection. Tune in now and get ready to be inspired by one of the most extraordinary women in the world. If you’d like to learn more about Dame Stephanie Shirley’s story, I highly recommend you read her book, Let It Go. By ordering through the link below, every penny of your donation goes straight to Autistica, the UK’s largest research charity. Check it out: https://www.steveshirley.com/let-it-go/ Discussion points:  04:16 More about Dame Stephanie Shirley18:08 What sparked her entrepreneurial journey22:02 Why she chose a computing career30:22 Dame Stephanie’s definition of happiness37:48 How autism played a role in her life42:52 The people that inspire her44:17 Why salespeople are frowned upon49:09 How she handled resistance Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTVhttps://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/ Dame Stephanie Shirleyhttps://www.instagram.com/damestephanie_/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/DameStephanie/
8/14/202357 minutes, 43 seconds
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#251: UK Exclusive: Behind The Scenes with Netflix Star, Raphael Rowe, Host of Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons

It’s finally here, folks: The Spencer Lodge Podcast goes to the United Kingdom! Kickstarting this exclusive series is a fascinating interview with none other than Netflix documentary sensation, Raphael Rowe – the host of the award-winning documentary, Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons. From Prisoner to Presenter, Raphael Rowe shares his heart-wrenching story and goes into the gruesome details of his 12-years behind bars, after being convicted for a murder he did not commit. Throughout this episode, Raphael talks about the prison system, why certain people end up in prison, and why prisoners need more compassion. Raphael also takes us through the most traumatic time of his life, sharing the impact his time in prison had on him and his family, how he recovered his life after being released, and how he became a Netflix documentary star. Tune in to listen to Raphael’s story, learn more about his foundation and discover what really goes on in the world’s toughest prisons. Discussion points:  03:15 Reliving Raphael’s trauma 05:30 Does poverty lead to criminality?06:30 Why people end up in prison08:00 Types of prisoners09:35 About Raphael18:50 The campaign Raphael’s release25:05 The impact it had on his family35:55 Life after prison49:00 Why prisoners need compassion52:00 About Raphael’s Netflix show, Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons01:03:05 About the Raphael Rowe Foundation Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Raphael Rowe https://www.instagram.com/raphaelrowe/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/raphael.rowe.756/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/raphael-rowe
8/7/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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#250: Visionary Entrepreneur Matthias Mende on Blockchain, Gamification and Customer Engagement

There are no apt words to describe Matthias Mende, except that he’s simply one-of-a-kind. Entrepreneur, Visionary, and Innovator – Matthias lives in the future and in this episode, we sit down to discuss the world as it is today and what tactics businesses can employ to foster customer loyalty, engagement and positive word of mouth. With Web3 slowly, but surely changing the game for how organisations operate, Matthias and his soon-to-launch blockchain startup, Bonuz, are bridging the gap between consumers and brands through gamification and couponing. Throughout this episode, we touch on the challenges of starting a business, the remarkable mindset of the Rulers of the UAE, current social movements and the risk of too much ‘wokeness’ in society. If you want to learn more from a free-thinking entrepreneur who is redefining how brands and customers interact with one another, then hit the play button and let’s jump straight in! Discussion points:  03:31 About Matthias14:30 Starting a social media agency20:30 Dubai’s ‘Can Do!’ mindset24:55 Current social movements32:45 Is ‘wokeness’ causing further divide?46:45 About Bonuz Market Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Matthias Mendehttps://www.instagram.com/mende/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/mendematthias/
7/31/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds
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#249: Overcoming Adversity: Joe Woodhouse's Inspiring Path to Massive Success

Today’s guest is a very special one - Join me in welcoming Joe Woodhouse, one of my good mates and someone I’ve had the honour of working very closely with. In this captivating conversation, we explore Joe’s dynamic career path and the pivotal moments that shaped his life. Joe’s story takes a personal turn as he opens up about the immense pain and suffering he endured, from the devastating loss of his mother to the emotional rollercoaster of undergoing multiple rounds of IVF with his wife, Laura. Determined to turn his life around, Joe embarked on a journey to lose weight and start living a healthier lifestyle. Along the way, he also discovered a passion for content creation, revolutionising his approach to social media and skyrocketing his following and success. Prepare to be encouraged and inspired as we learn more about Joe’s remarkable story - the journey he’s been on and the pain he has suffered along the way. Grab a cup of tea and tune in now to gain valuable insights from Joe's story. Discussion points:  02:09 What Joe does for a living04:15 IVF journey11:53 How IVF affected Joe and his wife’s relationship13:07 Joe’s health journey21:36 About his upbringing29:07 Joe’s experience in content creation38:29 How he comes up with creative ideas45:31 Joe’s definition of a happy and successful life48:40 Financial responsibility in schools Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Joe Woodhousehttps://www.instagram.com/joe_familywealth101/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/familywealth101/ https://www.youtube.com/@familywealth1015 https://www.linkedin.com/in/joewoodhouse-familywealth101/
7/24/202355 minutes, 18 seconds
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#248: Changing The World Through Clean Water for the Underprivileged with Scott Harrison

Prepare for an inspiring story of transformation as we uncover the remarkable journey of Scott Harrison, a man who went from a life of indulgence to becoming a force of change. After a decade immersed in the nightclub scene, Scott reached a breaking point, declaring spiritual, emotional, and moral bankruptcy. His life took a profound turn when he spent two years aboard a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, witnessing firsthand the devastating effects of dirty water. This experience led him on a mission that would change the lives of millions. As the founder and CEO of Charity Water, a non-profit organisation, Scott has dedicated himself to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. To date, Charity Water has raised an astounding $750 million, funding nearly 121,000 water projects in 29 countries. During our conversation we explore the importance of clean drinking water, dealing with corruption in charity work and the biggest lesson he has learnt through this incredible journey. Folks, listening to this episode will leave you feeling motivated and determined to make a difference in the world – so tune in now! Discussion points:  02:20 Scott’s story15:10 Leveraging past career experience to his advantage21:13 The challenges he faced building up his company, ‘Charity Water’24:13 Importance of clean drinking water29:56 How Scott deals with corruption in charity37:34 Creative marketing ideas for charities42:12 Scott’s experience working with governments44:19 His biggest lesson learnt Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Scott Harrisonhttps://www.instagram.com/scottharrison/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/scottharrisoncw/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottharrison1/
7/17/202348 minutes, 30 seconds
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#247: From Bankruptcy to Success: How Matt Haycox Built a Financial Empire from Nothing

This week's guest is a regular guy who built a successful business but went bankrupt at 27 because he didn't know how to manage his cash flow. Instead of moping around and being depressed, he started all over again, taking all the lessons he learnt, and is now more successful than ever before. Folks, meet Matt Haycox - a fearless serial entrepreneur who turned his life around. Overleveraged, disheartened, and bankrupt, Matt could have easily thrown in the towel. But against all odds, he not only rebuilt his life but also went on to create an empire. Starting from rock bottom, he built a massively successful company, Funding Guru - a financial services provider and adviser that assists companies in finding funding options that support their growth and financial stability. From borrower to lender, operator to advisor, Matt's journey to the top is truly admirable. Join me on this episode and be inspired by how you too can turn your failures into massive successes. Discussion points:  02:23 Matt’s business journey13:56 Matt’s bankruptcy nightmare25:15 His story from bankruptcy to success28:41 About Matt’s company, “Funding Guru”39:10 Where he finds funding for lending money Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Matt Haycoxhttps://www.instagram.com/thematthaycox/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/TheMattHaycoxShow/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthaycox/ https://www.youtube.com/@MattHaycox
7/10/202353 minutes, 25 seconds
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#246: Reshaping the Future of Business with Disruptive Entrepreneur Saba Yussouf

Starting a business is not for the faint of heart, and for many SME founders, securing funding is a challenge. Countless startup founders face difficulties when it comes to obtaining capital, often leading them to give away a significant portion of their equity in exchange for investment. However, today's guest is here to revolutionise the game and help you avoid making these mistakes. Join me as we delve into the inspiring world of Saba Yussouf – a visionary entrepreneur and the CEO of Invisi Smart Technologies, a forward-thinking company at the forefront of infection prevention technology. Having earned a degree in Advanced Econometrics from CASS Business School, and with an impressive career at Ernst & Young, Saba has a wealth of insights to share. She is a force to be reckoned with – so you’ll want to grab a seat and listen to what she has to say.   Discussion points:  04:30 Saba’s family background12:44 Saba’s first professional job 26:23 The impact of Saba’s work28:13 Her most meaningful project32:40 How Saba serves her clients41:53 Dealing with corruption in business46:24 A deep-dive into Invisi Smart   Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Saba Yussoufhttps://instagram.com/sabayussouf?igshid=Y2IzZGU1MTFhOQ== https://www.linkedin.com/in/saba-yussouf-484104231/
7/3/202353 minutes, 27 seconds
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#245: Unleashing Your Entrepreneurial Beast: Business Tycoon Daniel Priestley's Secrets Revealed!

Welcome to another captivating episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship, leadership, business growth, and fascinating personal stories. In this episode, I have the privilege of chatting with Daniel Priestley, a visionary serial entrepreneur and bestselling author of six books on business and leadership. Having started his entrepreneurial journey with absolutely nothing, Daniel's personal story is one of resilience and determination, and is sure to leave you inspired. As the co-founder and CEO of Dent Global, one of the premier business accelerators for entrepreneurs and leaders globally, Daniel has empowered countless individuals to break free from mediocrity and leave their mark on the world. Tune in to hear Daniel's unique insights on building your online platform, how AI will change business, and the secrets to crafting content that solves your ideal clients' problems. If you’re in business, this is a must-watch episode. So, grab your headphones and prepare for an epic conversation. Discussion points: 02:05 Why people give up on starting a business 07:22 Introduction to Daniel 17:40 Thoughts on employment and self-employment 27:57 Is it too late to build your online profiles? 29:47 How AI will change business 45:17 Pursuing your passion versus pursuing what works 51:40 Daniel’s passion for sales marketing 1:04:35 Crafting content that solves problems Show Sponsors Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoterhttps://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Daniel Priestley https://www.instagram.com/danielpriestley/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielpriestley/
6/26/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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#244: Eradicate Anxiety and Become ‘Unstressable’ with Happiness Expert Mo Gawdat

In the face of personal tragedy, my guest on this week's episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast resolved to dedicate his life's work to pursuing happiness. Having suffered the heart-wrenching loss of his son, he sought solace in the world of literature and drew inspiration from the brightest minds - starting a journey that has positively impacted the lives of countless others. Join me as I sit down with the extraordinary Mo Gawdat. With an impressive 30-year career in the field of technology and serving as the Chief Business Officer at Google X, he is undeniably a true tech pioneer. Mo is also a three-time bestselling author, and he recently launched ‘Unstressable’ – a stress management platform that empowers you to eradicate stress, anxiety, and burnout. During this episode, we explore how humans experience grief, the anatomy of happiness and stress, and why our brains always search for what's wrong. Whether you're seeking personal fulfilment or want to uncover the secrets to happiness, this episode is an absolute must-listen and promises to be nothing short of inspiring! Discussion points:  03:50 About Mo07:30 Experiencing grief15:27 Purpose and your identity28:54 Your thoughts and how they impact your brain40:00 Changing personalities45:08 How humans experience grief55:09 Understanding true happiness1:05:01 Why our brains search for what’s wrong1:08:15 Mo’s latest project, “Unstressable”1:11:11 Understanding stress Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Mo Gawdat https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/@MoGawdatOfficial https://www.linkedin.com/in/mogawdat/
6/19/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 3 seconds
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#243: Unraveling The Complexity Of Relationships With Renowned Psychologist Sadia Khan

Dive into the complex world of relationships with renowned psychologist and relationship expert, Sadia Khan. With an extensive background as a psychology teacher, Sadia has honed her skills to provide therapy and online coaching services primarily catering to couples. Drawing from her vast experience, Sadia specialises in uncovering the profound impact of childhood trauma on adult relationships and breaking attachment styles. Her ultimate goal is to empower couples with the knowledge and tools to build healthy, meaningful, and fulfilling connections. Prepare yourself for an episode that tackles a myriad of hot topics, including thought-provoking discussions on abortions, the truth about pornography, navigating infidelity in relationships, exploring open relationships, and shedding light on why many women in Dubai feel entitled. So, grab a pen and paper, and perhaps your partner too, and start taking some notes! Discussion points: 02:26 Sadia’s career04:17 Understanding arranged marriages08:00 Entering into relationships blindly09:44 What women and men look for in relationships19:02 Why women cheat27:49 Sadia’s opinion on abortions31:59 Men’s response to women’s social media37:30 The truth about pornography42:45 Open relationships and cheating46:55 Why some women in Dubai feel entitled54:03 Sadia’s advice for toxic relationships Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Sadia Khan https://instagram.com/sadiapsychology?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== https://www.youtube.com/@sadiapsychology https://www.linkedin.com/in/sadia-khan-1a299523b
6/12/20231 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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#242: How to Rewire Your Brain For Instant Transformation With Celebrity Therapist Marisa Peer

Get ready for a life-changing episode as we welcome world-renowned celebrity therapist, Marisa Peer back to the show. From working with British Royalty, best-selling rock stars, Hollywood celebrities, well-known CEOs, and Olympic athletes, Marisa's expertise is simply unmatched. Unleashing the power of her multi-award-winning Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), Marisa has revolutionised the concept of traditional psychology with her cutting-edge therapy. She has also authored five bestselling books, each highlighting her methods in different topics such as weight loss, fertility, confidence-building, and so much more. As a global superstar and world authority on this subject, Marisa Peer's insights and expertise are in a league of their own. Join us for a fascinating conversation as she shares her wisdom on psychology, improving your money mindset, and combatting feelings of inadequacy. Prepare to be inspired, empowered, and forever changed. Hit that play button now!   Discussion points:  02:15 About Marisa’s parents and background 18:55 Marisa’s early career journey 23:22 The psychology behind the word “loss” 29:50 The education system and money 40:05 Optimal ways of encouraging a child 48:05 Combatting subconscious spending 51:54 Marisa’s practical ways of affirming “I am enough” 1:00:52 Her 3-step process for making money 1:05:58 The business success of RTT Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoterhttps://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/  Marisa Peerhttps://instagram.com/marisapeertherapy?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== https://www.facebook.com/TheMarisaPeer/ https://www.youtube.com/@MarisaPeer https://www.linkedin.com/in/marisa-peer
6/5/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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#241: Ready for a Fitness Transformation? Mindvalley’s Ronan Diego Reveals the Ultimate Secrets!

Scammers come in many different disguises, and currently, the health and fitness industry is booming with so-called fitness gurus and influencers claiming to be experts. However, in today's episode, I'm introducing you to the real deal. Meet Ronan Diego, the Head of Health & Fitness at Mindvalley - one of the world's best holistic personal transformation apps. Ronan is an expert in empowering individuals to achieve their best selves through fitness that goes beyond just a physical workout. If you're struggling with healthy eating or overcoming psychological blocks, Ronan has a wealth of insights and practical tips to share during this interview. Ronan also discusses the two different types of intermittent fasting and explains the benefits of each. By the end of this episode, you will have gained a new perspective on health and fitness, as well as the tools and knowledge to embark on your own journey towards lasting health and fitness. Brace yourself for a transformational episode and get ready to become a happier, healthier version of yourself!   Discussion points:  01:50 Ronan’s experience at Mindvalley06:42 What he does for a living09:20 About intermittent fasting15:51 Two types of intermittent fasting21:38 Ronan’s simple tips on improving your diet24:06 Why people struggle with healthy eating34:01 Eating disorders VS disordered eating37:47 Overcoming psychological blocks   Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/    Ronan Diegohttps://www.instagram.com/ronandiegoinsta/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/ronandiegodeoliveira/ https://www.youtube.com/@ronandiego6285/featured
5/29/202347 minutes, 41 seconds
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#240: Level Up Your Life And Unleash Your Inner Powerhouse with Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani

Are you feeling stuck in a rut and craving a more fulfilling life? Look no further because my latest podcast episode has everything you need to unlock your full potential! Join me as I chat with the incredible Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani, co-founder of Mindvalley and a true powerhouse in the personal transformation industry. With 19 years of experience working with world-renowned organisations and a wide range of talents, including entrepreneurship, writing, philanthropy, and artistry, Kristina is the leading expert on living your best life. Talk about a total boss! Get ready for an eye-opening episode as Kristina spills the tea on the importance of having the right mindset, the hazards of neglecting your well-being, and her ultimate philosophy on living your best life. Her practical tips and strategies will leave you feeling empowered and motivated to make positive changes to show up as your best self for yourself and others. You're in for an absolute treat - hit play now and unleash your inner powerhouse! Discussion points: 02:02 How Kristina started with Mindvalley03:45 The truth of deprioritising your well-being07:49 Kristina’s turning point09:42 About Kristina’s upbringing14:17 How children’s upbringing differs20:28 The “encouragement” system25:00 More about her book30:30 Understanding your values & sticking to it35:23 Kristina’s profound philosophy44:11 What she loves most about Mindvalley Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter: https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV Kristina-Mänd Lakhiani https://www.instagram.com/kristinamand/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/people/Kristina-M%C3%A4nd-Lakhiani/100063200530887/ https://www.youtube.com/@kristinamand-lakhiani2176/featured https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-mand-lakhiani-73168414/
5/22/202345 minutes, 57 seconds
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#239: Will Artificial Intelligence Replace You Soon? AI Expert Fahed Bizzari Reveals Everything

It's time we address the elephant in the room. There's no doubt that artificial intelligence is at the forefront of every industry and around every corner. But the big question on everyone's mind is: "Will I be replaced by a robot soon?". In this episode, we discuss exactly that and so much more! I had the pleasure of sitting down with the one and only Fahed Bizzari, the mastermind behind the International Institute for AI Literacy and Adoption. With over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and a visionary in the world of AI, Fahed has unlocked the secret to how AI can become your friend - and not your enemy. From exploring how AI could revolutionise organisations to uncovering the daunting challenges and exciting opportunities that await us, Fahed's insights are nothing short of groundbreaking. But don't just take my word for it - tune in to this incredible conversation where Fahed also shares the critical importance of AI literacy in the workplace. This episode is a MUST-LISTEN for business leaders seeking a competitive edge and for anyone fascinated by the latest advancements in AI.     Discussion points: 02:04 Fahed’s professional background 03:52 What is AI? 09:21 What we should really fear about AI 15:26 How to understand AI literacy 26:42 Is AI capable of creating crypto investment strategies? 28:51 Advice for business owners for utilising AI Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter: https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en  Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en  https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/  https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  Fahed Bizzari https://www.instagram.com/fahedbizzari/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/fahedbizzari/
5/14/202338 minutes, 49 seconds
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#238: The Powerful Interview That Will Change Your Life: Lisa Nichols on Abundance And Gratitude

Get your tissue box ready because today, I have the honour of speaking with one of the world’s most sought-after motivational speakers, Lisa Nichols. And, let me tell you, this is a powerful episode that will leave you with goosebumps and tears. Lisa is an inspirational leader and a legend in the world of personal development. She is the founder and CEO of Motivating The Masses, and through her non-profit foundation, Motivating the Teen Spirit, Lisa has touched the lives of millions. On top of that, she is also a bestselling author and has made appearances on Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Phil and Extra. She is also the star of the widely recognised documentary, The Secret. In this beautiful conversation, Lisa’s message of abundance, gratitude, and kindness will touch your heart and I hope inspires you to create positive change in your life and the lives of those around you. Discussion points: 02:33 Lisa’s approach to public speaking13:10 Lisa’s definition of gratitude 18:58 What it truly means to be kind   Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter: https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Lisa Nichols https://www.instagram.com/lisa2motivate/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/LisaNicholsFanPage/ https://twitter.com/lisa_2motivate?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/@LisaNichols https://www.linkedin.com/in/2motivate/
5/8/202334 minutes, 37 seconds
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#237: Breaking Barriers: The Incredible Story of Amna Al Qubaisi, The First Emirati Female Racing Driver

Today we have a special guest who is changing the narrative in motorsport racing, in particular, women’s racing. Amna Al Qubaisi is the first Emirati female racing driver to compete in karting, F4, and F3 and she’s made it her mission in life to challenge the status quo. With a decade of experience behind the wheel, Amna’s drive to succeed has skyrocketed her ahead in a sport that has historically been difficult for women to compete in. During our conversation, Amna takes me through the different levels of motorsports racing, the very obvious gender bias that still exists, and the harsh reality behind the financial investment that’s required to compete in this elite sport. Leaning on her personal experiences, Amna shares invaluable advice on how to achieve goals so big that they almost seem impossible, as well as the key to staying motivated and focused along the way. Whether you're a racing enthusiast or simply looking for inspiration to chase your dreams - buckle up and get ready for an exciting ride as we learn from Amna’s epic example of resilience and perseverance.   Discussion points:   02:46 About Amna Al Qubaisi 07:58 What inspired her "I'll prove you wrong" mindset 10:23 The different levels of motorsport racing 15:00 The financial costs of a racing driver 18:55 Advice for pursuing seemingly impossible goals 22:21 How the FIA can improve towards women in racing 25:06 Amna’s definition of success   Show Sponsors:  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoterhttps://najahi.com https://www.facebook.com/NajahiEvents/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/najahievents/ https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodgehttps://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV https://www.facebook.com/spencerlodgeofficial/    Amna Al Qubaisihttps://www.instagram.com/amnalqubaisi_official/?hl=en https://mobile.twitter.com/Amna_Alqubaisii https://www.facebook.com/AmnaAlQubaisiRacing/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amna-al-qubaisi-641737219/?originalSubdomain=ae    
4/30/202327 minutes, 27 seconds
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#236 Surviving Pablo Escobar & Exploring The World's Most Deadly Places with Benedict Allen

Not everyone was lucky enough to escape the attacks of infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar. Fortunately, Benedict Allen - one of the world's most daring adventurers – survived for many years in the most dangerous parts of the world, enabling him to escape this life-threatening situation. Benedict is an English explorer, filmmaker, and writer who's travelled to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth including West Papua, the Amazon Basin, and the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. With 10 books and six TV series that document his explorations and unique experiences, he has made a name for himself as one of the leading modern-day explorers. In this captivating episode, we discuss some of Benedict’s most thrilling expeditions, how his experiences have shaped his motivational talks, and his latest book which details what he's learnt from isolated communities. Listening to this gentleman’s stories was like embarking on an adventure, and I'm excited for you to share in the thrill of his experiences, too. Discussion points: 01:04 Benedict’s stance on technology 12:00 His unique expeditions 16:30 Why people rarely explore 24:04 Figuring out where he belonged 27:10 What Benedict treasures most 30:57 The help of camels in the Namib Desert 36:41 How his experiences have shaped his motivational talks 40:35 His latest book “Explorer" Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promoter: https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Benedict Allen https://www.instagram.com/benedictallenexplorer/ https://www.facebook.com/BenedictAllenExplorer https://twitter.com/benedictallen https://www.youtube.com/user/benedictallenvids
4/24/202346 minutes, 1 second
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#235: How To Create Habits That Stick To Live An Inspired Life With Dr Rangan Chatterjee

The power of habit-building can’t be argued – and today’s guest is here to open your eyes to how healthy habits can change your life! Introducing the one and only Dr Rangan Chatterjee - a highly respected medical doctor, BBC TV and radio presenter, best-selling author, and host of the hugely successful podcast “Feel Better, Live More.” In this episode, we explore the power of positive feedback, how to overcome the challenges that stop you from building new habits, how to stick to healthy habits, and the hard-hitting truth about who is responsible for most of our stress… So, grab yourself a cup of tea, take a seat, and get ready to listen and learn so that you can make the necessary changes to lead an inspired life. And if you missed my first conversation with Dr Chatterjee last year, then tune into episode #190 to learn how you can improve your daily routines to help you lead a more epic and successful life.   Discussion points: 03:46 The power of positive feedback 16:40 Can kindness cure loneliness? 23:33 Challenges when forming new habits 28:54 Dr Chatterjee’s advice on sticking to habits 36:19 How much of our stress is self-generated Show Sponsors: Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=enhttps://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dr Rangan Chatterjee https://www.instagram.com/drchatterjee/  https://twitter.com/drchatterjeeuk https://www.facebook.com/DrChatterjee/  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnwlb3IQDPJtFysPUJbDFQ/videos  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranganchatterjee/ 
4/17/202343 minutes, 38 seconds
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#234: Demystifying Crypto, Gaming & The Web3 Movement with Jamil Abu-Wardeh

Joining me on the show this week is someone whose understanding of cryptocurrencies, gaming, and the Web3 movement is seriously impressive. More than that, his ability to break down complex concepts into simple language makes the world of crypto so much easier for us all to understand. Jamil Abu-Wardeh is the founder of METKAF, a consultancy that helps people launch their crypto, NFT & blockchain projects and strategies. We discuss everything from how to invest safely in cryptocurrencies to understanding which coins to buy, and how gaming in the metaverse works. Jamil's insights on these topics will change the way you see the world of Web3 as it continues to grow and evolve. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just curious about the space, this episode is packed with practical tips and insights that will help you navigate the intersection of crypto, gaming, and the metaverse. A special thank you to Emirates Literature Festival for facilitating this interview. Discussion points: 03:49 About Jamil 08:39 Safely investing your money in crypto 17:50 Understanding which coins to buy 24:00 Gaming in the Metaverse 30:31 About Jamil’s business 32:28 Investing in crypto today 37:59 Jamil’s opinion on the Sam Bankman-Fried scandal Show Sponsors:  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=enhttps://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV Jamil Abu-Wardeh https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiltv/
4/10/202340 minutes, 26 seconds
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#233: Behind the Bestsellers: An Intimate Chat with Master Storyteller Jeffrey Archer

Step into the world of one of the most renowned storytellers of our time - Jeffrey Archer. With over 275 million copies of his books sold globally during his 40-year writing career, Jeffrey's exceptional storytelling skills have captured the minds of readers worldwide. It was a pleasure to interview the English novelist and former politician at the prestigious Emirates Literature Festival in Dubai, where he shares his creative process, insider tips on writing page-turners, and the secrets behind his literary success. Tune in now for a fun and unexpected conversation with a man who is widely regarded as the greatest storyteller of our age.   Discussion points: 03:00 Jeffrey’s creative process 04:45 How society’s book-reading habits have changed 08:02 Is storytelling innate? 09:12 Writing his first book 10:44 Identifying stories that are worth sharing 14:42 Where Jeffrey draws inspiration from 21:19 Who Jeffrey compares himself to 24:55 Jeffrey’s greatest critics 28:58 Working with Margaret Thatcher 32:11 The Ukraine war 39:10 Jeffrey’s opinions on football 44:40 Jeffrey’s opinions on Rishi Sunak Show Sponsors:  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=enhttps://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV Jeffrey Archer https://www.instagram.com/jeffrey_archer_author/ https://www.facebook.com/JeffreyArcherAuthor https://www.youtube.com/@jeffreyarcher6224
4/3/202347 minutes, 3 seconds
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#232: Inside The Creative Mind Of Reality TV Producer Legend Thom Beers

Step into the thrilling world of TV production with Thom Beers, the mastermind behind some of the most adrenaline-filled reality shows of all time. With over 40 television series produced since the mid-1990s, including hits like Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch, and Storage Wars, Thom is one of the top TV producers and creators in the business. Having won three Emmy Awards and produced over 100 TV commercials, Thom is the perfect guest to share insights into his creative process, his thoughts on today’s reality shows, and advice for anyone wanting to break into the entertainment industry. Chatting with Thom was an absolute pleasure so get ready for an engaging and informative conversation with one of the best in the business.   Discussion points: 02:49 Where Thom gets his creativity from 14:35 Thom’s opinion on today’s reality shows 22:12 The future of cable 23:33 Working with a women’s network 27:55 His experience of having a heart attack 39:40 Getting started in the entertainment industry 47:08 Thom’s favourite characters Show Sponsors:  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en     Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=enhttps://www.tiktok.com/@spencer.lodge https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Thom Beers https://www.instagram.com/beersthom/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/c/thomtv   
3/27/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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#231: The Secret To A Fulfilling Spiritual Journey With Master Sri Akarshana

Don’t be fooled by the title of this episode – this isn’t your usual woo-woo spirituality chat. That’s because I am speaking to Master Sri Akarshana, also known as the Yogi with a Lamborghini, whose wisdom has inspired more than 35 million people across the globe. From being a hugely successful entrepreneur who became financially free at just 25 years old, Master Sri ditched the supercars, yachts, and luxury mansions and discovered his passion for helping others. His love for creating change led him to set up a charity, helping orphaned children live healthy, happy, and sustainable lives. As a disciple of the Himalayan Spiritual Master Grandmaster Akshar, he shares his thoughts on topics such as the Law of Attraction, manifestation, and practical ways to enhance one's spiritual journey. This episode offers loads of knowledge and insights that will be valuable to anyone seeking to begin or enhance their spiritual journey. Discussion points 01:30 What has impacted Master Sri the most 13:11 Five-step spiritual practice 23:28 Spirituality & Religion 29:27 Master Sri’s background and transformation 42:53 Encounter with a Kenyan orphanage 52:29 Difference between the law of attraction & manifestation 53:53 What it means to be religious or spiritual 54:23 Master Sri’s definition of happiness 55:50 Why he has no fear 1:00:01 Practical manifestation steps Show Sponsors:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Master Sri Akarshana https://www.instagram.com/master_sri_akarshana/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZzuauSCw9aXx-tUB-E7Tfw https://www.linkedin.com/in/erichoofficial/| https://mastersriakarshana.com    
3/20/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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#230: The Silent Struggle: Men's Mental Health Coach Reveals the Hidden Pain Men Endure

Men’s mental health is a growing concern, with most men struggling in silence. In this episode, I sit down with the remarkable men’s mental health coach, Elise Micheals. As a trained coach in trauma therapy, relationship science, and REBT, Elise knows firsthand the importance of supporting men and breaking the stigma around men’s mental health. Her life’s work is to help men overcome their mental health struggles, and after diving into her content for a few months, I felt like she truly understood the experiences of myself and countless other men. Join us as she explains the significance of healing childhood trauma in order to improve one’s mental health in adulthood. We also chat about the lack of mental health support for men, the reasons behind suicide, and societal factors contributing to this problem, This episode is a must-listen for everyone so we can better understand what mental health challenges men around us are facing and how we can support them.   Discussion points 03:30 Elise's path to men's mental health coaching 04:42 The stigma attached to mental health challenges with men 13:12 Speaking up about depression 16:05 Divorce and relationships 21:25 Gratitude 24:22 The importance of intimacy in relationships 27:23 Men's suicide drivers & Spencer's mental health journey 48:11 How to work with Elise 51:14 Subconsciousness of the brain 53:53 More on Elise’s podcast & social media growth 01:00:42 Elise’s definition of success & happiness Show Sponsors:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Elise Michaels https://www.instagram.com/elisemicheals_/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/elise-micheals/ https://www.tiktok.com/@elisemicheals  
3/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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#229: Overcoming Adversity: Dr Sabrina Kay's Incredible Story of Escaping South Korea and Building a Billion-Dollar Empire in America

Imagine growing up under South Korea’s oppressive regime. You must do as you’re told, look and act a certain way, and from age 13 you start military training. But then, at 18, you have the opportunity to escape and move to the USA – without any money or English skills. This was the beginning of Dr Sabrina Kay’s story of becoming a serial entrepreneur, investor, and board member. After years of hard work and dedication, her first business sold for $25 million, and after using that money to build several other businesses, she sold them for a staggering $3 billion! Join us this week on The Spencer Lodge Podcast to listen to Dr. Sabrina Kay’s story as she, for the first time ever, shares her story publically. Tune in now and learn the power of resilience, patience, hard work, and dedication from this incredible woman! Discussion points 00:03:47 Growing up in South Korea 00:06:03 The intention behind the government’s strict rules 00:09:19 Sabrina’s upbringing 00:13:13 Sabrina’s support system 00:16:30 Sabrina’s experiences with mental illness 00:25:00 Moving to the USA 00:31:00 Life in America 00:37:37 Becoming a mother 00:41:41 Starting Fremont College 00:54:49 Life after selling her business 01:03:38 Sabrina’s definition of success 01:04:04 America’s education system Show Sponsors:   Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dr Sabrina Kay https://www.instagram.com/drsabrinakay/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinakay    
3/6/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 21 seconds
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#228: Social Media Sensation Jennifer Cohen On Being Authentic And Speaking Her Mind

Get ready to be blown away as I sit down with Jennifer Cohen - social media sensation, and former celebrity personal trainer to the likes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. In this episode, we talk about the controversial topics most people are afraid to discuss! From the truth about current world affairs to the shocking effects of the Kanye West saga on the Jewish community, Jennifer fearlessly speaks her mind. In this episode, we also touch on the importance of being authentic, helping others, and being kind. Don't miss out on this exclusive interview with a fitness powerhouse and be prepared to be educated, inspired, and entertained! Discussion points 02:38 What really matters 17:02 Generosity, helping others & networking 38:00 What frustrates Jennifer 50:02 Anti-semitism & Kanye West 54:36 Opinions on religion & current world affairs 1:01:00 Jennifer’s podcast Show Sponsors:  Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought leadership and features. [https://www.arabianbusiness.com/] Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Jennifer Cohen https://www.instagram.com/therealjencohen/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/therealjencohen https://www.facebook.com/therealjencohen/
2/27/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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#227: The Path to Personal Transformation with Mindvalley Founder Vishen Lakhiani

We all have untapped potential, but my latest podcast guest is credited with helping millions of people discover the path to a happier, more fulfilling life. This week, I am joined by Vishen Lakhiani, the Founder of Mindvalley, one of the leading online learning platforms on the planet. In this episode, we explore the topic of self-improvement and personal growth by tapping into the importance of wellness and the role it plays in achieving success. Vishen shares his thoughts on gratitude and how it can transform your life, along with his insights on uncovering your true potential. We also delve into the concept of becoming your best self and the actionable steps you can take to make it a reality. Whether you're looking to transform your mindset, achieve greater balance, or simply find more joy in your life, this conversation is sure to inspire and enlighten. Discussion points 02:20 The founding of Mindvalley12:41 Conscious and unconscious competence15:21 Helping others understand what you do16:03 Double Illusion explained23:43 The four levels of consciousness32:34 Understanding transcended practice37:15 The impact of gratitude42:50 Value of community learning46:36 Shorter work weeks & future predictions Show Sponsors:  Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. [https://www.arabianbusiness.com/] Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor: [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en] Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV Vishen Lakhiani https://twitter.com/Vishen?s=20 https://www.instagram.com/vishen/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishenhttps://www.facebook.com/vishenlakhiani/ https://www.youtube.com/@vishenlakhiani https://www.mindvalley.com
2/20/202355 minutes, 43 seconds
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#226: The Multi-Talented Will Henshall: Entrepreneur, Inventor & Hit Songwriter

If you’ve ever felt pressure to follow just one career path, then this week’s guest is going to shift your attitude. Will Henshall is a 30-year veteran entrepreneur, inventor, and best-selling songwriter – and if you were dancing in nightclubs in the early 90s, you’ll know his band, Londonbeat, and their hit song “I’ve been thinking about you”. In this interview, Will shares his journey to success and reveals how to make a hit record and collect royalties along the way. We also delve into the role music has in enhancing concentration, the songs that help us stay focused, and we also touch on the powerful men’s networking group, METAL, and the impact it has on the lives of its members. Be ready to be inspired and learn from one of the most successful multi-talented people around.     Discussion points  04:05 An introduction to Will 07:10 What it takes to create a hit record 11:33 How musicians collect money from royalties 15:12 Will’s first interests in the internet 28:10 Will’s career interests 29:40 Focus@Will 41:29 More about METAL 52:17 What Will enjoys doing most   Show Sponsors:  Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. [https://www.arabianbusiness.com/] Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Will Henshall https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamhenshall/
2/13/202354 minutes, 44 seconds
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#225: How To Live An Awesome Life With Hollywood Filmmaker Saul Blinkoff

Saul Blinkoff is more than what meets the eye. Not only is he an incredible storyteller who animated the world’s most-loved characters - Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, and Tarzan… He’s also one of the most uplifting and inspiring humans I’ve had on the show because of his “Life of Awesome” philosophy. In this episode, Saul discusses the importance of failure and discomfort for success, how he’s turned his weaknesses into strengths, his personal measurement of success and he guides listeners on how to find meaning in life. If you’re feeling stuck and don’t know where to turn to next, tune in to this episode – I guarantee it will light a fire inside you!   Discussion points 02:15 A brief introduction to Saul 05:05 Do people identify themselves as the Hero or the Sage? 12:32 Why pain and discomfort will set you up for success 17:01 Saul’s first exposure to Disney 20:54 How to turn your weakness into strength 24:22 How Saul measures success 28:53 An interview that changed Saul’s life 34:05 Finding meaning in life 47:14 Why Saul loves animation 56:44 Why Saul hosts regular group trips to Israel      Show Sponsors Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. [https://www.arabianbusiness.com/] Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Saul Blinkoff https://www.instagram.com/saul.blinkoff/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/saul-blinkoff-a702563  
2/6/20231 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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#224: Make Your Business Dreams A Reality With Serial Entrepreneur And Investor Mark Verge

Are you ready to learn from one of the most successful and energetic entrepreneurs in the game? Tune in to our latest episode as we sit down with serial entrepreneur, hotelier and investor Mark Verge. From his humble beginnings to building multiple successful businesses across Los Angeles, Mark shares his inspiring journey and the secrets to his success. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and advice from a true master of the entrepreneurial game. Listen now and take your business to the next level!   Discussion points 03:29 Mark’s journey 08:31 Mark’s first business deal 09:14 Spencer’s personal sales stories 17:09 Mark’s first business success 30:24 Mark’s passion for racehorses 36:45 Life after selling his first business 39:08 People that Mark admires 40:48 What new entrepreneurs need to know 44:07 Does your location impact your success? 46:55 Three tips for success   Show Sponsors:  Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. [https://www.arabianbusiness.com/] Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Mark Verge https://twitter.com/markverge
1/30/202350 minutes, 20 seconds
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#223: Unlock The Secrets Of Understanding And Treating Mental Illness With Renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Goulston

What’s one thing you wish your loved ones knew about mental health? This is a profound question that truly spotlights how society has misunderstood mental illness. Renowned psychiatrist and coach, Dr. Mark Goulston, joins me on the show to discuss the powerful concept of "Surgical Empathy" and how it can change the way we understand and treat mental illness. In this eye-opening conversation, Dr. Goulston shares his personal journey as a psychiatrist and how society's understanding of depression has evolved over time. We also discuss the impact of parents not understanding their children and how it can lead to suicidal thoughts, as well as tactics for having meaningful conversations with your children. Tune in now to learn the four prompts that can help you dig deep and get your children to open up to you.   Discussion points 04:22 Mark explains “Surgical Empathy” 10:05 More about “The Big Issue” and how it helps homeless people 11:12 Mark’s career as a psychiatrist 12:42 Has society defined depression over the years 14:00 The difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 disorder 17:13 Spencer’s personal mental health journey 23:35 How Mark listens to peoples’ minds 25:05 Mark shares the moment he knew that he would become a psychiatrist 29:34 Mark reflects on an example of listening into peoples’ eyes 34:23 How to listen into peoples’ souls 38:06 How children become suicidal 49:00 The film “What I Wish My Parents Knew” and why Mark is excited about its release 55:24 How to have heart-to-heart conversations with your children 59:05 The four prompts to dig deep and get your children to open up to you   Show Sponsors:  Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. [https://www.arabianbusiness.com/] Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dr. Mark Goulston https://www.instagram.com/markgoulston/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/drmarkgoulston
1/23/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 10 seconds
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#222: Master the Art of Pitching in 3 Minutes or Less with Brant Pinvidic - Secrets Revealed!

If you’re tired of bombing your pitches and presentations, then my latest episode is EXACTLY what you need to listen to. Brant Pinvidic is an award-winning film director, veteran television producer, keynote speaker, top-rated podcast host, and a columnist for Forbes. But most importantly, he’s also a C-level sales and presentations coach. In this explosive episode, Brant spills his secrets for delivering a winning pitch in just three minutes, common mistakes to avoid, and how to implement his legendary WHAC method for developing a standout pitch. You can't afford to miss this episode! Tune in now to take your pitching game to the next level.   Discussion points 02:00 How Brant stays optimistic 04:04 About Brand Pinvidic 06:23 The importance of being around the right people 08:12 Brant’s motivators 12:30 Brant’s experience after leaving the television industry 15:10 What makes a good TV show 21:26 Top pitching mistakes people make 28:15 What most companies get wrong when pitching 33:35 The “inform & lead” method 36:50 Why selling is a skill 39:31 The inspiration behind Brant’s book 44:11 Brant’s ideal client 47:20 How Brant stays inspired   Show Sponsor:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Brant Pinvidic https://www.instagram.com/brantpinvidic/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/brantpinvidic/ https://twitter.com/brantpinvidic
1/19/202356 minutes, 22 seconds
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#221: Secrets For A Powerful Company & Personal Brand Strategy With Industry Legend Sasha Strauss

Are you ready to take your brand to the next level? In this must-listen episode, I sit down with the number one go-to branding, marketing and personal brand expert, Sasha Strauss. Sasha shares his insider insights and practical tips for building a powerful brand that stands the test of time. Whether you're a small business owner or a marketing professional, you won't want to miss this game-changing conversation on developing a brand and personal brand strategy that will set you up for success. Grab a pen and paper, and don't miss out on the ultimate advice from Sasha Strauss – tune in now!   Discussion points 02:12 The difference between sales, marketing, branding and communications 03:38 Why teams silo 04:58 The misconception of salespeople 09:09 Why do some brands grow faster than others? 18:54 The crux of brand strategy 27:00 The definition of an entrepreneur 32:14 An analysis of Spencer’s personal brand   Show Sponsor:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Sasha Strauss https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashastrauss/ https://twitter.com/sashastrauss  
1/9/202356 minutes, 23 seconds
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#220: Ultimate Advice for Investors And Entrepreneurs From A Mega-VC

Randall Kaplan has invested in more than 60 tech companies and is the co-founder of several others – including a company that is part of the S&P 500 with nearly 8,000 employees. If there’s anyone who is well-equipped to talk about entrepreneurship, investing and business – it’s Randall. As one of America’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, Randall joins the show to share his must-listen-to tips on entrepreneurship, defining and achieving success, and what he looks for when he invests in other startups. This episode is loaded with advice you can’t find anywhere else from someone who has walked the walk himself.   Discussion points 00:02:47 Homelessness in LA 00:10:26 Randall’s definition of success 00:14:01 Philanthropical efforts 00:21:45 Randall’s career journey 00:27:20 Randall’s key to success 00:30:11 The definition of entrepreneurship 00:37:48 Randall’s failures 00:41:54 Randall’s lessons on success 00:45:06 How Randall assesses startups 00:51:01 Raising money for your startup 00:54:41 Randall’s thoughts on Web3 01:05:04 Randall’s entrepreneurial ventures   Show Sponsor:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Randall Kaplan https://www.instagram.com/randallkaplan/ https://www.facebook.com/randallk1  
1/2/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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#219: The Future Of Personal Aviation With The Inventor Of The Flying Car

In this episode, I am chatting with serial inventor, pilot, and rocket scientist: Dezso Molnar. Dezso invented the flying car – the Gyrocycle – and we discuss the potential for the flying car to revolutionise transportation and the exciting possibilities it holds for the future. Dezso also shares his journey as an inventor and the struggles he's faced along the way. He dives into his passion for aviation and the influential figures who have inspired him in his career. Tune in to hear Dezso's story and learn about the future of the flying car.   Discussion points 00:02:53 Who is Dezso? 00:04:08 Dezso’s fitness journey 00:07:59 Dezso’s first bicycle 00:11:05 Dezso’s relationship with his parents 00:24:58 How Dezso’s passion for aviation grew 00:38:00 Dezso’s first invention 00:39:19 Dezso’s current project 00:47:11 The struggles of an inventor 00:50:20 People that inspire Dezso   Show Sponsor:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en]  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dezso Molnar https://www.facebook.com/flyingcarracing  
12/26/20221 hour, 52 seconds
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#218: Why Authenticity Is The Key To Success With World-Renowned Fitness Trainer Tony Horton

If you’ve ever done a Beachbody workout in your living room then you’ll know this week’s guest on the show. He is the Godfather of personal training and the OG of at-home workouts: Tony Horton. Continuing our exclusive series in Los Angeles, Tony joins the show to share his phenomenal claim to fame as one of the world’s most popular personal trainers. In this episode, we ponder over a big question: Has society become weak? Tony also shares his early career struggles, his approach to personal training, his road to success and why happiness is his number one priority in life.   Discussion points 00:47 America’s obesity epidemic 06:58 Why does society shame people who work out? 12:28 The importance of happiness 15:35 Tony’s approach to personal training 19:22 Adapting to rapid changes in society 24:38 The price of honesty 30:25 Is sarcasm good or bad? 34:00 Tony’s secrets for success 41:02 What it takes to be a successful personal trainer 43:06 Tony’s experiences with infomercials 49:55 Tony’s early career steps   Show Sponsor:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en]  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Tony Horton https://www.instagram.com/tonyshorton/ https://www.facebook.com/TonySHorton/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtg-WxwloE0cwFeIea7ckqw
12/19/202256 minutes
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#217: Addiction Recovery And Finding Hope In Your Darkest Days

The Spencer Lodge Podcast takes Hollywood! For the first time ever, we’re bringing the show to America to interview the world’s most prolific thinkers and doers. Joining the show to kick off this exclusive series is Darren Prince - Sports & Celebrity Agent and an advocate for addiction and mental health recovery. Darren represents icons like Magic Johnson, Charlie Sheen, Hulk Hogan, Carmen Electra, and many others. But, behind his mega success, is a tragic story of childhood bullying, severe feelings of loneliness, substance abuse and an addiction problem. In this honest and revealing conversation, Darren shares how he overcame the most challenging times of his life and found his purpose through this struggle.   Discussion points 02:20 Darren’s experiences with childhood bullying 06:10 Darren’s first experiences with narcotics 14:07 How success impacted Darren’s use of narcotics and behaviour 17:59 The friendships that Darren fostered 23:19 Life after Darren’s baseball card business 32:00 Facing his drug addiction 41:40 Finding God 44:37 Various interventions 48:22 Can money buy happiness? 51:00 About Darren’s NPO Aiming High Foundation   Show Sponsor:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Darren Prince https://www.instagram.com/agent_dp/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenprince1/  
12/12/20221 hour, 28 seconds
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#216: How To Master Your Priorities And Maximise Your Productivity

Do you procrastinate until the last possible second? If so, then this episode is for you. This week on the show I speak with Graham Allcott - entrepreneur, author, and self-proclaimed Productivity Ninja. Graham has cracked the code to combatting procrastination and maximising productivity - and this week on the podcast, he reveals his top tips. Graham shares his advice for enhancing productivity, managing priorities and using tech to become more efficient than ever before. This episode is packed with practical tips that you can implement today to help you master your mind and race through your to-do list.   Discussion points 00:03:27 Definition of a Productivity Ninja 00:04:45 The evolution of Graham’s learnings since 2014 00:06:45 Graham’s journey 00:16:14 The guilt around doing nothing 00:20:01 The 4-day workweek 00:24:08 The impact of tech to foster productivity 00:27:14 Does earning commission impact your productivity? 00:31:55 Understanding your employees’ drivers 00:39:39 Graham’s childhood 00:47:44 Is university a scam? 00:56:57 How to manage your priorities 01:00:56 How to assess value-adding activities 01:02:39 Writing his next book 01:07:46 Productivity tips 01:15:10 Lessons on money management   Show Sponsor:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse [https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Graham Allcott https://www.instagram.com/grahamallcott/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/grahamallcott  
12/5/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 12 seconds
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#215: The Marketing Genius Behind Crypto.Com: The World's Fastest Growing Crypto App

Steven Kalifowitz is the marketing genius behind the world’s fastest-growing crypto app - crypto.com. He made a name for himself while spearheading the brand’s shift into sports marketing with breakthrough partnerships including UFC and Formula One, renaming LA's most iconic sports and entertainment venue to the Crypto.com Arena. In this episode, we dive into crypto.com’s approach to marketing and advertising, why they signed these large-scale partnerships, how they plan to continue growing their brand’s impact and how Steven sees the industry evolving. Having recently been recognised amongst Forbes’ 50 most entrepreneurial CMOs – it’s clear why Steven Kalifowitz is one of the most innovative marketers of our time.   Discussion points 02:39 Building crypto.com 06:17 Why crypto.com chose sports marketing as an avenue 09:21 Crypto.com’s marketing approach 18:55 Steven’s journey into marketing 27:44 Crypto.com’s strategic brand partnerships 38:52 Crypto regulation in the UAE 41:13 Is Dubai the future crypto centre of the universe? 47:13 The growth of the crypto industry 53:08 Where Steven draws inspiration from   Show Sponsor:  Vault Hill: A blockchain-based technology company with an ecosystem comprising of a human-centric metaverse: https://www.instagram.com/vault_hill/?hl=en  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Steven Kalifowitz https://twitter.com/skalifowitz  https://www.linkedin.com/in/skalifowitz/ 
11/28/20221 hour, 3 seconds
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#214: How To Skyrocket Your Business Success With The CEO Whisperer Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies' exponential growth. The five-time best-selling author and Entrepreneurial Mentor joins me on the show this week to discuss all things startups and CEOs. Cameron, AKA ‘The CEO Whisperer’, and I discuss the top mistakes most entrepreneurs make, the recruitment tactics startups should employ, key skills every CEO needs and invaluable life lessons Cameron has learnt over the years. Folks, this man knows what he’s talking about – and after building three companies worth over $100 million – you’ll want to pay attention to what he’s got to say.   Discussion points 03:10 Cameron’s recent travels 08:30 Processing the loss of his father 14:08 Cameron’s entrepreneurial lessons 17:15 Mistakes other entrepreneurs make 19:30 Startup recruiting 24:00 Cameron’s role 25:10 How Cameron achieved success 27:00 Why most entrepreneurs have poor grades, bipolar and ADHD 31:40 Drawing inspiration from childhood experiences 37:54 Cameron’s books 42:55 Skills that CEO’s lack 46:45 Why Cameron is known as the CEO Whisperer 47:43 One key lesson from Cameron’s career 48:11 Negative experiences from previous events 50:46 Living a minimalist lifestyle 53:06 Cameron’s definition of success   Show Sponsor:  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Cameron Herold https://www.instagram.com/cameron_herold_cooalliance/?hl=en https://ca.linkedin.com/in/cameronherold https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxhPgUCzGQQw0XuT9EeAFg    
11/21/202255 minutes, 12 seconds
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#213: Eradicating Homelessness In The UK With Fundraising Cafés

Josh Littlejohn MBE is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Social Bite in the UK. Social Bite started as a small chain of sandwich shops that began offering jobs and free food to homeless people. To date, Social Bite has employed over 100 homeless people and hands over 140,000 meals each year to those in need. I was inspired by Josh’s story and invited him onto the show to understand the homelessness problem in the UK, the solutions available, why people become homeless, and how Josh and his team are slowly combatting it. Josh’s journey is an incredibly inspiring story that will leave you feeling motivated to give back and create a better world around you.   Discussion points 03:45 Joshua’s journey 08:01 Employing homeless people 10:30 What society gets wrong 18:20 The payoff of giving back 25:50 Pay it forward system 28:25 Celebrity visits 30:06 Joshua’s goals 33:45 Joshua’s impact 36:33 Solutions for combatting homelessness 41:20 Why society chooses to help foreigners, over locals 44:14 How to respond to homeless people 45:58 Joshua’s supporters 50:31 What make’s Joshua proud 52:09 Social Bite’s workplace culture 53:45 Upcoming plans for the Social Bite village   Show Sponsor:  Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Josh Littlejohn MBE https://uk.linkedin.com/in/josh-littlejohn-mbe-85549518 www.social-bite.co.uk    
11/14/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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#212: How To Biohack Your Body For High Performance With Bulletproof’s Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is on a mission to help people lead healthier and happier lives by empowering them to biohack their bodies. As a professional biohacker himself, Dave has spent over $2 million USD to control his biology and aging, and optimise his health. “The Father of Biohacking” joins me on the show this week to talk about how we can take better care of our bodies to make them last a little longer. Dive in, be a student, and learn about the journey behind the world-famous Bulletproof Coffee founder, what biohacking is and how you can utilise it, how emotions and childhood trauma controls our adult lives, mental health and alternative treatment theories, and we discuss in detail the secret to losing weight, maintaining a balanced diet and reversing aging.   Discussion points   00:05:48 The journey behind Bulletproof 00:15:30 Listening to your body and emotions 00:17:32 Biohacking weight loss 00:24:44 Dave’s Upgrade Labs concept 00:34:09 How your childhood impacts your adult life 00:37:14 Tapping into one’s feelings 00:40:55 Treating depression 00:46:32 The Polyvagal Theory 00:51:58 Biohacking and changing a nation 00:55:58 The dark side of veganism 00:58:38 Why you should eat liver daily 01:01:01 The importance of eating grass-fed meat 01:03:31 Measuring your body’s age to prevent aging 01:07:15 Improving your sleep 01:09:25 The benefits of cryotherapy   Show Sponsors:  Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en]   Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dave Asprey https://www.instagram.com/dave.asprey/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/asprey/ https://www.youtube.com/c/DaveAspreyBPR
11/7/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 46 seconds
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#211: Exposing The Rajneesh Cult With Jane Stork

You’ve probably seen Wild Wild Country if you're into Netflix documentaries. My guest on this week’s episode is Jane Stork, a former follower of the Rajneesh movement – led by Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Bhagwan is one of the most controversial religious leaders of his time and rose to international fame when he relocated his entire community from India to Oregon in the United States to build his own city. In this episode, Jane - then known as Ma Shanti Bhadra - was one of the members closest to Bhagwan and his counterpart, Sheila, and shares what it was like living in this cult-like community, how she was driven to attempt murder, her time in prison, and how she broke free from the community.   Discussion points   00:03:29 How Jane got involved in the Rajneesh movement 00:10:16 Jane’s first experience with meditation 00:14:53 Jane’s first trip to India 00:19:17 Getting to know Bhagwan 00:22:04 Moving to the ashram 00:25:32 Separating from her husband 00:31:17 How Bhagwan made money 00:34:29 Bhagwan’s ranch in Oregon 00:40:48 Jane’s relationship with Sheila 00:43:55 Jane’s opinions on religion 00:47:22 Bhagwan’s leadership 00:53:15 Jane’s plan to kill Bhagwan’s doctor 01:00:40 Realising Bhagwan’s doctor didn’t die 01:02:27 Jane’s plan to leave the community 01:08:27 Arriving in Germany 01:12:25 Bhagwan leaving the ranch 01:13:40 Jane’s legal battles and prison 01:20:28 Jane’s decision to face extradition 01:24:17 Having the charges dropped 01:26:26 The importance of family 01:27:10 Jane’s take on spirituality 01:28:40 The last time Jane spoke to Sheila 01:29:44 Jane’s relationship with her children   Show Sponsors:  Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en]   Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Jane Stork https://www.janestork.eu/BTS_index.html  
10/31/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 1 second
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#210: From Atheist To Muslim: The Fascinating Journey Of TikTok Sensation Abdurahman Afia

Abdurahman, whose original first name was Joel, is one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met. Boasting almost 2 million followers on TikTok, his content is positive and uplifting and breaks any stigma about being Muslim. Abdurahman converted to Islam shortly after his 18th birthday, and in this episode, he shares this profound experience with listeners. From discovering Islam to learning about the religion, converting, revealing this to his atheist parents, and subsequently being kicked out of the house – Abdurahman’s story is one of bravery, perseverance, and genuine humility. Abdurahman’s life journey is remarkable and will leave you inspired to follow a path that’s true to you.   Discussion points 02:51 Abdurahman’s social media journey 06:00 Making his first video for social media 10:41 Abdurahmam’s upbringing 19:00 Discovering religion 28:38 Converting to Islam 34:55 Abdurahman’s first experience praying 47:55 Telling his parents of his plan to convert to Islam 53:27 Being kicked out of the family home 59:56 Life after converting   01:09:37 Leaving the UK 01:15:55 The importance of kindness 01:20:28 Abdurahman’s message for humanity   Show Sponsors:  Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en]   Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Abdurahman Afia https://www.tiktok.com/@abdurahmanafia https://www.instagram.com/Abdurahman.afia/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiocgKhWIFCMfO2eaUjVq4A  
10/24/20221 hour, 24 minutes
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#209: Changing How People Think About Health & Fitness With James Smith

James Smith is one of the most outspoken fitness experts on social media, earning himself millions of loyal followers. Known for his brutal honesty and debunking fitness myths, James has become the world's fastest-growing online personal trainer. In this episode, James shares exclusive insights into his early days as a personal trainer and how he has amassed millions of followers across various social media platforms. We also discuss building resilience, the importance of failure, and James's journey to finding happiness and balance. If you're in Dubai, you can catch James Smith live on his show 'The C Word' on Oct 28, 2022.   Discussion points 02:37 About James Smith 04:54 How most PTs market themselves 08:56 What is happiness? 10:53 James Smith’s Trifecta 13:45 Why James likes calling people out on their BS 18:19 Winning vs losing 21:05 Building resilience 25:19 James’s social media 31:27 James’s first successes 39:29 How James creates content 45:18 The truth about work-life balance 46:58 James’s latest book 53:57 Favourite books 56:40 Favourite podcasts   Show Sponsors:  Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en]   Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   James Smith https://www.instagram.com/jamessmithpt/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesSmithPT https://www.tiktok.com/@jamessmithpt?lang=en  
10/17/20221 hour, 10 seconds
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#208: Fixing The Broken Education System With Emirati Entrepreneur Dr. Adil Alzarooni

The education system is broken. The entire system needs an overhaul from the outdated curriculum to the teaching staff, schooling structure, and management of pupils. But, there is another way… This week I speak with Dr. Adil Alzarooni – an Emirati leader, entrepreneur, and the driver behind the newly-opened Citizens School in Dubai. The Citizens School is what I imagine the future of school to be: fostering the individual talents of kids, empowering them to make their own choices, having mentors instead of teachers, and learning about entrepreneurship, digital currencies, and mental health. In this episode, Dr. Adil and I discuss some common Emirati stereotypes, entrepreneurship in the UAE, the education system, the idea behind the Citizens School – and towards the end, Dr. Adil and I explore the concept of happiness. If you want to be inspired by a humble and resilient leader, you may want to dive into this episode now.   Discussion points 03:30 Emirati culture 07:57 Career journey 10:56 Entrepreneurship in the UAE 17:00 Acceptance of expats in the UAE 20:55 Is the education system broken? 29:08 About Citizens School 32:59 The inspiration behind Citizens School 37:02 The need for entrepreneurship 43:46 What is success?   Show Sponsors:  Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en]   Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dr Adil Alzarooni https://www.instagram.com/dradilalzarooni/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/adilalzarooni/ https://www.youtube.com/c/DrAdilAlzarooni
10/10/202248 minutes, 45 seconds
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#207: The Key To Becoming A Great Salesperson With The King Of Sales Jeffrey Gitomer

It’s a skill that everybody needs to master: sales. Whether you’re a receptionist, doctor, entrepreneur or mechanic – sales skills are essential to success. This week I am speaking with the King of Sales and a massive role model of mine – Jeffrey Gitomer. Jeffrey is an absolute legend in the industry, and his books are a how-to-sell blueprint for any sales professional. Jeffrey has taught thousands of people how to sell and is one of the top sales experts in the world. In this episode, Jeffrey reveals why sales is a science and how you can master it. We also discuss how switching your mindset to being a value provider will help you close more deals and generate more income. If you want to brush up on your sales skills and learn more about the key to becoming a great salesperson, definitely do not miss this episode.   Discussion points   06:00 Jeffrey’s journey into sales 07:31 Why sales is a science 10:26 Selling VS consulting 12:45 Jeffrey’s upbringing 14:36 Why entrepreneurs don’t learn how to sell 18:11 What salespeople get wrong 21:09 Being a value provider VS salesperson 27:40 How to train salespeople 33:21 Lead generation 36:30 The process of writing a book 40:36 Productivity tips 43:35 Recruiting salespeople 56:56 Jeffrey’s favourite sales story   Show Sponsors:  Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en]   Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Jeffrey Gitomer https://www.instagram.com/jeffreygitomer/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreygitomer/ https://www.youtube.com/user/BuyGitomer
10/3/20221 hour, 57 seconds
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#206: How To Stop Depression And Anxiety In Their Tracks With Dr. Ellen Vora

Most people experience depression or anxiety at some point in their lives. And oftentimes, they don’t know where to turn or how to help themselves feel better. In this week’s episode, I am speaking with Dr Ellen Vora - a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist and yoga teacher that takes a holistic approach to helping her clients. Dr Vora believes in making lifestyle and dietary changes to ease mental health challenges before prescribing medication. In this episode, Dr Vora and I discuss the anatomy of depression and anxiety, and she also breaks down the differences between the two. We dive into how different generations react to mental health, how you can support others who are struggling and Dr Vora’s top tips for overcoming depression.   Discussion points 03:45 What Ellen does 09:15 Moments that changed Ellen’s life 14:30 What is depression and anxiety 25:56 How anxiety differs to depression 29:45 How different generations react to mental health 38:11 Tips for overcoming depression 52:32 Helping others feel comfortable to cry infront of you 57:30 Why others don’t take action to feel better 01:00:09 Why Ellen wrote her book, The Anatomy of Anxiety   Show Sponsors:  Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en] Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Ellen Vora, MD https://www.instagram.com/ellenvoramd/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-vora-md-a89b8a47/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiVEkdGfZmvqfBcPvF9EvJA/videos  
9/26/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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#205: How To Find The Love Of Your Life With Dating Coach Mat Boggs

Dating is hard, and it's only getting harder. Apps like Tinder and Bumble have made meeting potential partners easier than ever before, but still, so many people are struggling to find true love. Mat Boggs, one of the world’s top dating experts, joins me this week on the show to talk about all things love and why dating is getting increasingly difficult. In this episode, the best-selling author shares his secrets for finding love and reveals some of the tactics that his clients use to find real, committed love amidst the “disposable dating” culture. Whether you’re a woman or a man – if you’re single, and hoping to change that, then this episode is an absolute must.   Discussion points 02:35 Mat introduces himself 07:49 3 Things happy couples do 16:10 The importance of value 18:41 Challenges women face in dating 27:45 Mistakes people make on first dates 34:20 Dating tips for older people 48:38 More about Mat’s work   Show Sponsors:  Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Mat Boggs https://www.instagram.com/mathewboggs/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/matboggsfan/ https://www.youtube.com/user/matboggs/featured
9/19/202257 minutes, 28 seconds
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#204: Sex Trafficking, Rape And Abuse: The Dark Truth About Nepal's "Untouchables"

The Badi people have been considered the lowest class individuals in Nepal. Others have avoided them at all costs – believing that if they came into contact with a Badi person, their life would be doomed and bad luck would follow them. The Badi people were born into a world of degradation, prostitution and have been exploited in every way possible. This week I speak with Devisara Hannah Badi, an activist born into the Badi community, as well as Sarah Davison-Tracy, human rights advocate, author and speaker. I met both of these lovely ladies during my recent travels to Nepal, where I witnessed firsthand the neglect and discrimination Badi people face. In this episode, we talk about the harsh reality of being a Badi person, the prostitution, rape and sex trafficking most girls experience, and how Hannah wants to be a light in her community and save as many girls as she can from trafficking.   Discussion points 03:50 Introduction to Sarah 04:45 How Hannah & Sarah met 07:14 How Sarah learnt about the Badi community 10:03 The Badi people 13:40 The Badi village 15:44 How Hannah found the courage to say no 24:08 What makes Hannah different 26:01 Where Hannah took the Badi girls she saved 31:36 Laws protecting the Badi community 34:35 What Hannah would change as Prime Minister 37:30 Sarah’s thoughts on writing another book 39:12 What needs to be done to get the government’s attention   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Hannah Badi https://www.instagram.com/hannah_badi_/?hl=en https://twitter.com/badihannah   Sarah Davison-Tracy https://www.instagram.com/seedsofexchange/ https://seedsofexchange.org/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFE7JC-oRVduOIZSWCcKWQ?view_as=subscriber      
9/12/202246 minutes, 31 seconds
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#203: Everything You Need To Know About The History Of Money, Inflation And Recessions

What is money? With everything going on right now – from an impending recession and skyrocketing inflation, I was keen to have Davinci Jeremie on the show again. This time, we are doing a deep dive into the history of money. Leaning on his experience as a software developer and an early adopter of cryptocurrency, Davinci takes listeners back to the beginning of money; we talk about gold and silver, why paper money was introduced, and the start of the banking system. We also discuss the advent of digital currencies, why governments are printing money and the severity of the upcoming recession. If you want to understand money and how the system works, this is an episode you should not miss.   Discussion points 02:30 Why Davinci is back on the show 03:20 What is money? 08:47 Why gold and silver was used as a bartering tool 09:48 The introduction of paper money 13:09 The transition to paper money 14:13 The first recorded bank 15:32 Why the bank system will collapse 19:49 What happened in 2008 28:37 The printing of money 33:29 The start of digital currencies 38:00 Why people still own fiat money 38:38 Scams, fraud and theft 43:27 Fiat money VS digital currencies 50:53 What a bail-in is and how it affects you 54:43 The 1-to-10 rule 59:20 Are we in a recession? 01:01:03 What stocks are good to buy 01:02:25 The safety of crypto trading platforms 01:07:03 Responsibilies of giving trading advice 01:12:11 Web3: uses of the metaverse 01:17:48 BTC and ETH predictions for the rest of the year   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en] Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Davinci Jeremie https://www.instagram.com/davincij15/?hl=en https://twitter.com/Davincij15?s=20 https://www.youtube.com/user/davincij15
9/5/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 45 seconds
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#202: Making Holiday Home Ownership Accessible With Unicorn Startup Pacaso

Imagine owning only one-eighth of a house. You get many of the benefits of a regular holiday home, except you share the ownership with seven other parties. Would that interest you? This week I catch up with Austin Allison. Austin co-founded a platform called Pacaso which enables second-home ownership through a fractional ownership model. Through this model of home ownership, Pacaso is able to increase the utilisation of a second home from 10-15% to roughly 90%. Within six months of launching, the business scored a $1 billion valuation which skyrocketed the startup to unicorn status. In this episode, Austin and I discuss the fractional home ownership model, how Pacaso acquires properties, the spectrum of buyers, and the purchasing process. We also dig deeper into his entrepreneurial journey and how he's built such an impressive company in just two years.   Discussion points 03:10 What is Pacaso 06:45 Timeshare vs Fractional Ownership 08:20 How scheduling works 14:00 Adoption of the fractional ownership model 17:51 Ways of acquiring properties 19:40 The spectrum of buyers 21:16 Austin’s entrepreneurial journey 25:17 Challenges Austin’s faced 29:00 Raising money for a startup 32:00 Working with investors 34:25 Austin’s expectations 36:00 Family support 38:20 The mechanics of a company like Pacaso 40:00 Benefits of co-ownership 43:07 How Pacaso makes money 45:00 How the homes are sold 46:37 How real estate brokers react to Pacaso   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service [https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en]   Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor [https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en]   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Austin Allison https://www.instagram.com/gaustinallison/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/austinallison https://mobile.twitter.com/gaustinallison    
8/29/202250 minutes, 54 seconds
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#201: The Current State Of Cryptocurrencies With Economic Historian Raoul Pal

He’s back for the second time on the show; one of my favourite guests – Business Cycle Economist, Investment Strategist & Economic Historian - Raoul Pal. Raoul is one of the most sought-after crypto experts, and with world-wide panic around a looming recession, failing markets and crypto meltdown – I wanted to speak with someone to understand the state of cryptocurrency better right now. In this episode, Raoul shares advice on what people should do with their excess cash, what you need to know about the crypto market, lessons from buying his first Bitcoin, Raoul’s opinions on Ethereum, staking your crypto and so much more. This episode is filled to the brim with helpful information that will give you a useful overview of what’s happening right now and where you should focus your attention as an investor.   Discussion points 04:48 Dubai versus the rest of the world 09:35 The US property market 10:53 What people should do with their cash 15:58 What you need to know about the crypto market 20:55 Lessons from buying Bitcoin 25:07 Creating an investing thesis 28:40 Raoul’s opinion on Ethereum 34:53 Staking your crypto 37:30 Trading platforms  and storing your crypto 41:33 Adoption of crypto       44:01 Web3 and data centralisation 50:20 Understanding risk versus return in investing 55:03 Financial education 58:01 Raoul’s prediction on the crypto market   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service https://www.instagram.com/smartkastech/?hl=en Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor https://www.instagram.com/najahievents/?hl=en   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Raoul Pal https://www.instagram.com/raoulgmi/?hl=en https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI https://www.linkedin.com/in/raoul-pal-real-vision/ https://www.realvision.com/crypto  
8/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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#200: Episode 200! The Greatest Moments Of The Spencer Lodge Podcast

This week we're releasing the 200th episode, and it is only fitting that I take the opportunity to reflect on some of the most impactful moments of The Spencer Lodge Podcast. I've truly had some brilliant guests on the show, and I feel incredibly proud to have played a small role in sharing their stories. In this episode, I look back on some powerful clips from my interviews with Tony Robbins, Anneke Lucas, Grant Cardone, Nick Yarris, Raoul Pal, Professor Damian Hughes and Alex Lewis. A big thank you to all of our loyal listeners. It’s because of you that the show regularly dominates the podcast charts across the globe, and why we’ve been able to get the world’s biggest names on the show each week. Without you, this show wouldn’t be possible. I’m looking forward to bringing you even more value and hard-hitting conversations in the future so stay tuned. We’re just getting started… Discussion points 03:00 Tony Robbins 04:22 Anneke Lucas 10:33 Grant Cardone 20:21 Nick Yarris 26:32 Raoul Pal 32:59 Prof Damian Hughes 37:36 Alex Lewis   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  
8/15/202242 minutes, 48 seconds
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#199: Grief And Loss: How To Survive It And Support Someone Through It

Everyone is grieving something. It can be the loss of a loved one, a career, a sense of identity, or a childhood. And everyone goes through a grief process. But what exactly is grief? How do you cope with it? And how do you support someone who's grieving? This week on the podcast, I am speaking with Sasha Bates, a Psychotherapist and Author who has been exploring grief after the sudden loss of her husband. Sasha reflects on her personal experience of loss and how she’s managing it, but also shares advice for supporting others through their grief. This episode is one that everyone should listen to so you feel better armed to support a loved one in the future.   Discussion points   01:58 Spencer reads a text to Sasha 03:00 Sasha’s experience with grief 04:58 Approaching grief 07:08 Grief versus death 09:58 The 5 stages of grief 12:50 Childhood trauma experiences 16:00 Slow VS sudden death 17:47 Writing her first book 21:16 Tips for journaling 23:16 Sasha’s books   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Sasha Bates https://www.instagram.com/sashbates/?hl=en  
8/1/202225 minutes, 28 seconds
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#198: Kenton Cool: Conquering Everest 16 Times & Lessons From Climbing The World’s Highest Mountain

The average person wants to do great things with their life. They dream of being adventurous, living life without regrets and seeing things no one else has ever seen - but very few actually take action. This week on The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I speak with Kenton Cool - a world-leading high-altitude climber who reached the summit of Mount Everest not once, but 16 times! We talk about how he became a mountaineer and what life lessons he has learnt along the way. As someone who loves hiking and hopes to climb Everest one day, this episode was fascinating because Kenton shared firsthand what the experience of summiting Everest is like. In this episode, we talk about why the world needs more dreamers and what it takes to turn your life into an epic adventure.   Discussion points   04:25 Kenton’s greatest achievements 05:45 Kenton’s upbringing 09:40 Childhood hobbies 11:50 When Kenton first acknowledged danger 15:54 How others react to Kenton’s adventures 27:05 The importance of connection 30:35 Combatting loneliness 34:44 People Kenton hikes with 37:27 Climbing Mount Everest 45:17 Life lessons 49:12 The dangers after climbing Mount Everest 52:18 Future ambitions 58:30 The emotional impact of traveling 01:06:08 Why trying is important 01:08:05 People Kenton admires   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Kenton Cool https://www.instagram.com/kentoncool/ https://twitter.com/KentonCool https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIeo2fVr_mMgEqGEePiHXA
7/25/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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#197: Web3, Investing And The Future Of The Metaverse With Vault Hill Founder

If you’re an avid listener of this podcast, you will have learnt about the metaverse from countless different guests who have shared their insights. But for this week’s episode, I am speaking with someone who is actually building their own metaverse. Meet Jimi Daodu – founder of Vault Hill, and one of the most humble entrepreneurs I’ve met. Jimi and his team are on a mission to create a human-centric metaverse that is set to revolutionise the way we interact digitally. Jimi and I talk about the future of the metaverse and why it matters, the evolution of VR headsets, investing in companies, investing in NFTs, and so much more! Jimi also shares some insights into his entrepreneurial journey and how he keeps the wheels of his tech startup turning.   Discussion points 02:49 What is Vault Hill 05:23 Why the metaverse matters 11:50 Education in the metaverse 13:10 Evolution of VR headsets 15:10 Investing in companies 16:38 The volatility of NFTs 19:58 How Jimi started trading crypto 28:37 Raising money for the metaverse 34:20 Investment raised 35:02 How people will benefit from Vault Hill 37:04 The price of production 39:30 Sales structure 40:57 Dealing with emotions 45:34 Weaknesses   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Jimi Daodu https://twitter.com/jimidee30?lang=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimi-daodu-46918734/ https://www.instagram.com/jimid30/?hl=en
7/18/202248 minutes, 9 seconds
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#196: Demystifying Web3, Cryptocurrencies And The Metaverse With Blockchain Bossbabe

Everything is shifting toward decentralisation, but the question on many people’s minds is, "What does that even mean?” Meet Aimée Tañón - Crypto Coach, Blockchain Developer, and the woman behind @BlockchainBossBabe. In this week’s episode, I had a fascinating conversation with Aimée about the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the progression from Web2 to Web3, and what entrepreneurs need to focus on in a rapidly emerging marketplace. Aimée broke down what all those buzzwords mean, how they can be incorporated in your business and why the blockchain boom is taking the world by storm. This is a MUST LISTEN for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge around the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs and decentralised technologies.   Discussion points   03:17 What’s happening in the crypto world 06:00 If you only had $100k to invest 12:20 Crypto bro culture 13:20 Why the markets crashed 16:13 Are women better at finance? 18:30 Types of investors 22:20 The creator economy 25:35 The education system 30:23 American culture 36:00 Women in business 39:44 Introducing women to Web3 42:15 The fashion industry 44:54 What is the Metaverse? 48:25 Esports 50:10 The functional economical part of Web3 52:25 The future of Web 3 55:35 Jobs that will go away 57:18 If you had $100k to invest in NFTs   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Aimée Tañón https://www.instagram.com/blockchainbossbabe/?hl=en
7/11/20221 hour, 33 seconds
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#195: Tricks For Sharpening Your Mind And Improving Your Memory

If you're like me, you have the memory of a goldfish. Today's episode is all about one question: Is your brain a muscle? I'm joined by Memory Coach and TikTok sensation Josh McCartney to answer these questions and many others. We talk about how you can sharpen your memory and improve your ability to remember names, numbers and pretty much anything else. Josh also teaches me some of his most popular brain training techniques - so you'll learn how to remember names, recall numbers, and memorise facts quickly. If that sounds hokey to you, I was sceptical when interviewing him, but what Josh taught me REALLY helped me improve my memory. This may be one of the most interesting episodes yet, with Josh sharing some truly epic tricks to enhance your memory.   Discussion points 02:52 Memory and age 04:42 Getting things off the tip of your tongue 08:15 How to train your brain 12:15 Remembering names 14:20 Mental health and memory 20:13 Josh’s typical clients 21:26 Memorising a speech 25:57 Memory test 32:55 Getting others to memorize things 38:37 Recalling a spreadsheet with numbers on it 43:43 Remembering your P&L 47:25 Recalling many names at once 48:60 Competing memory 50:21 Does improving your memory have an age limit? 51:38 Poor memories and societal problems 52:34 Memories and animals 53:30 Social media   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Josh McCartney https://www.instagram.com/joshmccartneyofficial/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@memorycoach  
7/4/202257 minutes, 48 seconds
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#194: Dr. Sara Al Madani: The Truth Behind The Real Housewives Of Dubai

No matter what you think of her – you can’t deny; Sara Al Madani is taking the world by storm. The serial entrepreneur and now reality TV sensation joins me for the second time on The Spencer Lodge Podcast to discuss her latest project: The Real Housewives of Dubai. With a worldwide debut on Bravo, Sara was selected along with five others as the first cast members for the Dubai series. As the only Emirati on the show, Sara takes viewers behind the scenes of her daily routine, entrepreneurial successes, failures and life experiences. In this episode, Sara and I also discuss her journey to success, how she deals with online bullying, the rise of Web 3.0 and her opinion on religion and culture. This episode covers so many topics, you definitely won’t get bored!   Discussion points 02:50 Sara’s entrepreneurial journey 03:49 Wearing an abaya 05:31 Dealing with criticism 09:14 Sara’s social experiment 11:15 The Real Housewives of Dubai 14:20 Selling on social media 17:00 NFTs 22:45 Happiness 29:07 Culture & religion 37:49 The growth of Dubai  44:10 Role models   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dr Sara Al Madanihttps://www.instagram.com/sara_almadani_/ https://twitter.com/sara_almadani_  
6/27/202252 minutes, 16 seconds
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#193: Davinci Jeremie: How I Became An Early Crypto Investor and Made Millions

Nine years ago, Davinci Jeremie pleaded to his YouTube community to purchase just $1 worth of Bitcoin. This was when one Bitcoin was trading at $100 a coin. Some followed Davinci’s advice, others thought he was out of his mind – but you can’t deny that early Bitcoin investors are now a whole lot richer than the rest. I had the pleasure of speaking with the crypto OG and software developer on this week’s episode, and it was one of my Top 5 interviews on the show. Davinci oozes enthusiasm and knowledge, and his depth of understanding of cryptocurrency investing is second-to-none. In this episode, we explore Davinci’s early investments, mining his first Bitcoin, how governments are slowing down the adoption of cryptocurrencies, the collapse of Luna, and what coins the average investor should be investing in. This episode is for anyone who wants to learn more about crypto investing from someone that has been making millions from crypto over the last nine years.   Discussion points 02:44 Why Davinci invested in Bitcoin 04:55 Learning the money system 10:20 Mining his first bitcoin 14:11 Initial ups and downs 20:30 Investing in other cryptocurrencies 23:55 Why digital and cryptocurrencies are the future 31:40 How governments control crypto 41:20 Luna collapse 43:51 What coins Davinci holds 45:00 What others  should be investing in 47:07 Public figures that don’t support crypto 48:58 The impact of money   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Davinci Jeremie https://www.instagram.com/davincij15/?hl=en https://twitter.com/Davincij15?s=20 https://www.youtube.com/user/davincij15
6/20/202253 minutes, 59 seconds
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#192: Ann Summers CEO On Surviving Sexual Abuse And Becoming A Lingerie Tycoon

If you've ever been to the UK or Ireland, you've probably walked past an Ann Summers store and felt intrigued to step inside. Specialising in sex toys and lingerie, and with over 140 brick-and-mortar stores, Ann Summers is undoubtedly one of the most popular sex toy brands globally. The CEO of Ann Summers, Jacqueline Gold CBE, joins me this week to discuss her journey to success and how she became one of Britain's wealthiest women. Following a childhood of neglect and sexual abuse, Jacqueline is on a mission to empower and inspire women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams and challenge the status quo. Discover how Jacqueline turned her childhood trauma into her superpower, and how she helped Ann Summers dominate the sex toy industry for decades.   Discussion points 04:36 Jacqueline’s childhood 06:13 Jacqueline’s relationship with her parents 12:30 Why she kept her abuse a secret 14:20 Coping mechanisms 17:07 Forgiveness 20:24 Recurring thoughts about her abuse 21:33 Jacqueline’s first part-time job 25:56 Sex toys 30:00 Ingredients for a successful business person 35:25 Jacqueline’s first store 39:53 Creating a welcoming environment 42:25 Selling online 45:40 Innovation within the market 49:35 Giving up 51:10 Jacqueline’s purpose Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Jacqueline Gold CBE https://www.instagram.com/jacquelinegoldcbe/?hl=en https://jacquelinegold.com/ https://twitter.com/Jacqueline_Gold?s=20
6/13/202249 minutes
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#191: Former Royal Marine Commando And Triple Amputee On Pushing Through Adversity

Mark Ormrod OBE spent years as a member of the world’s most elite fighting force: The Royal Marines. His decade-long military career included brutal training that pushed him physically and mentally to the brink. Mark had a horrific accident where he lost his legs and right arm in an explosion in Afghanistan during his second tour. In this week’s episode, we explore Mark’s experience joining the military and his 10+ years as a Royal Marine, plus we dive into the biggest defining point of his life - when he stepped on an IED and almost died. Mark found hope and fulfilment after this traumatic period, and after speaking with him, I left the conversation feeling inspired by Mark’s cheerful outlook on life. I know you will love this guy as much as I do!   Discussion points 04:06 Why Mark joined the military 11:40 Commando training 17:33 Mark’s first tour 20:20 Leaving the military 26:50 Re-entering the military 31:51 The Taliban 33:30 Second deployment 39:15 Stepping on an IED 42:10 Mark’s mental state during the accident 49:00 Mark’s rescue attempt 51:53 Waking up after a coma 56:00 Emotions of losing his arm and both legs 01:01:02 Rehab 01:04:50 Helping others 01:10:18 Invictus games   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Mark Ormrod https://www.instagram.com/markormrod/ https://mobile.twitter.com/markormrod https://www.tiktok.com/@markormrod    
6/6/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 24 seconds
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#190: Dr Rangan Chatterjee: Routines And Habits To Make You Happier

If you’re listening to this podcast, there’s a good chance you have your own morning routine – but does it work? There are countless ways to get our days started, including exercising, meditation, eating breakfast and more, but what if our routines don’t actually help us in the morning? That’s why we invited Dr Rangan Chatterjee to the show; he is one of the UK’s most renowned physicians, a best-selling author and the host of the top health podcast in the UK and Europe. In this special edition of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I am joined by Dr Rangan and my good friend Lisa Johnson, to discuss creating habits that last, Dr Rangan’s model of happiness and neutralising emotional triggers. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that this episode WILL make you a better person and give you practical insights into how you can create a happy mind and happy life.   Discussion points 03:35 Morning routines 12:25 Habit stacking 18:27 Winning VS losing 26:22 The model of happiness 30:21 How to find a sense of control 34:57 Loneliness 41:53 Spencer’s mental health journey 47:20 Junk happiness habits 50:25 Viktor Frankl & Dr Edith Eger 53:38 Neutralising emotional triggers 57:30 Dealing with negativity online   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dr Rangan Chatterjee https://www.instagram.com/drchatterjee/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranganchatterjee/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnwlb3IQDPJtFysPUJbDFQ    
5/30/20221 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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#189: Simplifying Cryptocurrency Trading With The Easiest Crypto Wallet

Cryptocurrency investors have been on an emotional roller coaster over the last 18 months. And if you're just getting into the game, choosing the right digital currency exchange can be intimidating. In this episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I am speaking with Nick Saponaro from Divi. Divi is a blockchain startup that creates an exchange for digital currencies and shares alternative ways to diversify and hedge your portfolio, including cryptocurrency investing. Divi's main goal? Making digital currency trading as easy as using PayPal. Nick and I discuss Dubai's adoption of crypto, how anyone can get into the crypto space through Divi, Divi's business model and how to mitigate any risks with cryptocurrency trading. Nick was a fascinating guest to speak to, and at only 29 years old, he's one of the youngest and brightest CEOs I've met in a very long time.   Discussion points 01:45 Nick’s thoughts on Dubai 03:23 How Dubai is adopting crypto 04:12 Nick’s background 07:00 About Divi 08:44 How Divi helps others get into crypto 16:13 The creation of Divi 19:38 Is crypto gambling? 22:50 How Divi is making crypto easy 27:13 Divi’s clients 27:30 La Liga partnership 35:20 Divi’s revenue model 37:12 Different uses of crypto 40:20 Wallet hacking 44:03 Mitigating risks with crypto 46:35 NFTs Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Nick Saponaro https://www.instagram.com/nick_sap/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicksaponaro/ https://twitter.com/NSapProductions
5/23/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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#188: Professor Mark Woolhouse OBE: Covid-19 Corruption And The Mismanagement Of The Pandemic

Did lockdown really help prevent the spread of Covid-19? Or did we make the global crisis even worse? There’s no doubt that the pandemic had a catastrophic impact on the world. Millions of lives were lost, livelihoods destroyed, and the cost to the economy was hundreds of billions of dollars. I am excited to share my conversation with Prof. Mark Woolhouse OBE – a leading epidemiologist, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh and Advisor to the UK government – as we discuss the pandemic, the decisions that were made and alternative ways for managing the outbreak. Prof Woolhouse is also the author of the new book “The Year The World Went Mad” - a scientific memoir about the pandemic - so he is the perfect guest to share whether or not lockdown made (and still makes) sense, why politicians chose to ignore expert opinions, how the UK managed the spread of the virus and how we should deal with future outbreaks.   Discussion points 04:32 About Mark 6:50 Who advises the government 08:30 UAE vs UK Covid-19 response 12:58 Working with politicians 14:50 How the UK handled Covid-19 15:50 If lockdowns make sense 18:24 Alternative solutions 21:34 Why politicians ignore experts 23:15 Covid-19 statistics 27:15 How it feels to be ignored 28:53 Other scientists’ frustration 31:19 Finance benefits 32:42 Empathy for politicians 34:58 The measures that Mark supported 39:50 How should we deal with future outbreaks 46:00 Has the world moved on? 49:17 The risk for minorities 56:45 Mark’s book: The Year The World Went Mad 01:02:00 The number of people died VS those that suffered in other ways Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Prof. Mark Woolhouse OBE Buy Mark’s book: https://sandstonepress.com/books/the-year-the-world-went-mad  
5/16/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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#187: Scott Armstrong: Breaking The Mental Health Stigma In The Workplace

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and this year’s theme is a topic very close to my heart: loneliness. Most people who experience mental health issues tend to have one thing in common – they all feel extremely lonely in their daily struggle. To help shed light on this topic, I am speaking with Scott Armstrong, who is not only the Editor in Chief of Arabian Business – the region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features – but also an advocate for mental health awareness. Scott and I discuss our individual struggles with mental health, why leaders must make mental health a priority in the workplace, how companies can support their teams, and how we can remove the stigma surrounding mental health. Discussion points 02:03 Scott’s career and life journey 05:12 Scott’s mental health journey 09:23 Dealing with pressure 12:00 Asking your team about their mental health 13:45 Companies and mental health 16:23 The Great Resignation 20:55 Are companies doing enough? 27:20 Is the Middle Ease attuned to mental health? 32:00 How the UAE is championing mental health 33:53 Employers’ fears 35:25 A time Scott was impacted by mental health 44:55 Mental health support for young people 47:10 Mental health education Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Scott Armstrong linkedin.com/in/scottarmstrongeditor  
5/9/202253 minutes, 1 second
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#186: Dr. David Meszaros: Solving World Hunger With Technology And Smart Farms

According to the UN, more than 10 billion people will live on planet earth by 2050. But this poses a serious question: how will we feed everybody?   With the damaging impact of climate change, increased urbanization and ongoing soil erosion, this is a problem that cannot be ignored. Thankfully, AgTech Entrepreneur, Forbes 30 Under 30 nominee and Founder of SMARTKAS, Dr. David Meszaros, might have the answer with AI-powered smart farms. In this episode, I speak with David, who is a true visionary in every sense of the word. We discuss why food security is critical, the differences between smart and traditional farms, and why farms powered by AI and robotics are the future if we want to secure food for life.   Notes  What is SMARTKAS? The idea behind SMARTKAS Food security Importing fruit & vegetables Water usage of smart farms Impact on traditional farmers Improving land uses Soil erosion How birds damage crops What makes SMARTKAS different Competitors Partners Entrepreneurial lessons Lessons from the pandemic David’s inspiration SMARTKAS’ future   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Dr. David Meszaros https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdmeszaros/ https://www.instagram.com/davidsmartkas/  
5/2/202241 minutes, 14 seconds
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#185: Reza Marvasti: Unlocking The Power Of Play For A Better Future

I was so inspired by my next guest after spending a week with him in Rwanda, that I just had to have him on the show. Reza Marvasti is the Founder and CEO of The Power of Play - an NGO that builds sustainable playgrounds for children in underpriveledged communities all around the world. Reza is a former professional extreme athlete who after a life-changing event went on a journey of self-discovery. This led him to discover his life’s purpose of creating safe spaces for children who have experienced extreme hardship. By doing this, kids rediscover childhood, process trauma, and make sense of the world through creativity and play.   In this episode, Reza and I talk about his difficult childhood, how The Power of Play operates and builds playgrounds, and how, after searching for so long, Reza found the meaning of life.   Notes 03:29 Introduction to Reza 05:22 Speed flying 08:20 Reza’s sports background 11:37 How Reza found his purpose 13:50 How Reza connected to children 15:56 Reza’s journey 18:06 Reza’s first playground  29:00 The meaning of life 30:56 How The Power Of Play is funded 32:25 How a playground is built 36:37 How a playground impacts the community 40:00 The main goal for The Power of Play 44:37 Reza’s frustration with excessive wealth 48:33 One thing Reza wants to remind humanity of 51:00 Volunteer opportunities for families 52:30 Spencer’s favourite moments in Rwanda Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Reza Marvasti https://www.instagram.com/thepower.ofplay/?hl=en https://thepowerofplay.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/buildingplaygrounds/
4/25/202256 minutes, 54 seconds
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#184: Eric Anziani: Crypto.com On The Future Of Finance, NFTs And Web 3.0

We’re back this week with another interesting episode for you. My guest is the COO of Crypto.com - the world's fastest-growing crypto app – Eric Anziani, and he brings a fascinating perspective on all things crypto, Web 3.0 and DeFi. In this episode, we discuss the adoption rate of cryptocurrencies, the need for more regulations, the difference between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, and the environmental impact of trading cryptocurrencies. Eric also shares his thoughts on how DeFi can revolutionise people's lives by putting equitability at the forefront. As a growing organisation that is on track to reach 100 million customers in the next year, Eric gives us a glimpse into how Crypto.com plans to leapfrog its way to becoming an integral part of the global economy.   Notes 01:20 Eric’s background 02:23 Eric’s first experiences with cryptocurrency 05:50 How Eric got involved in crypto.com 07:55 How to choose the right exchange 10:18 Crypto regulations 14:10 Dubai embracing crypto 15:32 The crypto “Talent Wars” 18:09 WFH for a growing startup 19:30 About the crypto.com team 20:16 Number of customers 21:39 The vision of crypto.com 24:55 How companies can utilise NFTs 31:17 Crypto.com’s NFT platform 33:39 Gaming 35:10 Web 3.0 36:00 Funding crypto.com 39:22 Building the crypto.com brand 44:58 CO2 impact of cryptocurrencies 49:36 Expansion plans for crypto.com 53:40 Crypto.com’s philanthropic plans   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features. Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Eric Anziani https://twitter.com/ericnode https://www.instagram.com/eric_anziani/?hl=en   
4/18/202256 minutes, 35 seconds
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#183: Crypto Jack: How To Become A Pro Cryptocurrency Trader

Jack Skipp is by far one of the most humble millionaires I’ve ever met. The 28-year-old Pilot-turned-YouTuber was an early adopter of crypto – thanks to his dad! – and has earned several millions of dollars thanks to savvy investing and big risk-taking. Jack joined me on the show to talk about how he mastered cryptocurrency trading, his advice for beginners, and his predictions for the market. Whether you’re into crypto or not – Jack’s story is truly inspiring and really shows what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.   Notes 02:17 Jack’s crypto journey 05:28 Jack’s first investment 07:50 How Jack made money from YouTube 08:08 Investing tips for beginners 11:55 Prediction for crypto in 2025 14:15 Crypto coins 14:51 The utility behind coins 18:44 Regulation of crypto 21:05 The metaverse 22:05 Web 3.0 22:21 Jack’s crypto research 24:50 Jack’s YouTube channel 26:30 Top crypto trading platforms 28:05 Crypto trading fees 31:50 Top questions Jack is asked 32:47 How much Jack has earned 35:05 Jack’s audience 38:55 Charitable endeavours 40:35 Jack’s childhood 41:50 Predictions for Ethereum and Bitcoin 43:41 Trading with leverage 46:00 Bitcoin Blueprint 47:10 Buying in the dips 47:38 Benefits of Bitcoin   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features.   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Jack Skipp https://www.instagram.com/cryptojack/ https://www.youtube.com/c/CryptoJackk
4/11/202252 minutes, 20 seconds
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#182: John Lee: Achieving Financial Freedom And Social Media Success

John Lee has what most people want: financial freedom and social media success. But it wasn’t always that way, and John’s story is one about taking massive action and receiving the reward. After working at his mum’s Chinese takeaway as a dish washer for several years, John quickly realised that to create limitless wealth, he needed to work smarter -not harder. Determined to stop trading his time for money, John discovered the secret to generating wealth. In this episode, John talks about his upbringing and career journey, and how he left his full-time job to invest in property and increase his passive income. John, who has over 6 million followers on social media, also shares insights into content creation, social media success and how to build an audience online.   Notes 01:41 Who is John Lee? 06:25 John’s fascination with animations 08:06 John’s career journey 17:35 John’s first property investment 21:55 John’s journey after his first investment 30:38 Why John teaches others his wealth tactics 36:15 How John began teaching others 43:00 John’s social media presence 46:53 John’s first book 53:52 The biggest mistakes people make on social media 58:08 Paid-for content subscription models 01:03:50 Clubhouse 01:09:59 The future of social media   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analytics, thought-leadership and features.   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   John Lee https://www.instagram.com/john_lee_official/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVph4rwecT699-_7EnX91A/featured https://www.facebook.com/johnleepublic  
4/4/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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#181: The Psychology Of The Winning Mindset With Professor Damian Hughes

Failure is a comma, not a full stop. This is one of many truth bombs that High Performance Expert, Professor Damian Hughes shared on today’s episode. Damian has served as a member of the coaching team for England Rugby League, Scotland Rugby Union and multiple other sporting teams. There’s no one who understands high performance better than Damian does. In this episode, we talk about reframing rejection, dealing with failure and setbacks, and tips for sustaining success. Damian shares research-backed insights into the psychology behind what it takes to become the best possible ‘you’ and how to achieve peak performance. Notes [00:06:00] Damian’s upbringing [00:14:40] Damian’s academic background [00:17:42] Damian’s purpose in life [00:23:40] Experiences with bullying [00:24:50] Dealing with rejection [00:34:40] Psychological safety [00:36:08] How to process loss [00:42:40] How to galvanize people [00:49:32] Everton FC’s setback [00:54:22] Advice for someone struggling [00:57:32] Damian’s most difficult obstacle [01:03:55] Is quitting bad? [01:06:34] Explaining peak performance [01:10:50] Comparison culture [01:15:09] The best advice Damian’s received [01:18:14] Coping strategies for overcoming hardship Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Arabian Business: The region’s leading source of business news, analysis, thought-leadership and features.   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en   https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV Damian Hughes https://www.instagram.com/liquidthinker/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT4hFq01krOatjiSG7z3iag
3/28/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 54 seconds
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#180: From Car Salesman To Global TV Sensation With Wheeler Dealer’s Mike Brewer

There aren't many TV shows with a cult following like Wheeler Dealers. Dubbed the ‘world’s most-watched car show’ after almost 20 years on air, I am thrilled to speak with the host of the show, Mike Brewer. Mike is one of the best-known personalities in the motoring industry, and I doubt there's anything he doesn’t know when it comes to cars. Mike and I discuss his incredible success over the years, how he became an overnight TV sensation, the motoring trade, the future of the automotive industry and if we really can expect to travel in private drones in a few years. If you're a die-hard fan of the show, want to learn more about Mike's humble journey to success, or have an interest in cars – then this episode is for you.   Notes [00:01:55] Wheeler Dealers explained [00:03:45] Mike’s relationship with his dad [00:08:15] Mike’s career journey [00:13:02] The reputation of a car salesman [00:15:30] Mike’s business before becoming a TV presenter [00:24:39] The start of the TV show [00:34:33] Mike’s first week of filming [00:40:36] Reflecting on his love for his job [00:41:36] How the show works [00:44:33] The journey of the cars on Wheeler Dealers [00:47:23] Car restoration is described [00:49:19] Mike’s car collection [00:51:35] Predictions for the automotive industry [00:58:31] Driving in autonomous cars [01:00:32] Mike’s relationship with his wife [01:05:26] The future of Wheeler Dealers   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Arabian Business: The UAE’s leading business publication Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Mike Brewer https://www.instagram.com/mikebrewer/?hl=en https://mikebrewermotoring.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSK3UWsEA6iuU0J4pT7_gaQ
3/21/20221 hour, 11 minutes
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#179: Life Lessons From A Modern Visionary With Steven Bartlett

This week’s guest is none other than Steven Bartlett: a millionaire by age 23, a bestselling author, acclaimed host of The Diary Of A CEO podcast, and the youngest ever Dragon on Dragons’ Den at just 29. Steven Bartlett is undoubtedly one of the most recognised and successful personalities in the media and entrepreneurial space right now so it was an honour to speak with him. Steven and I sat down for an intimate fireside chat at the Dubai Opera House, where we spoke about his upbringing, his first entrepreneurial endeavours, launching Social Chain, the importance of living your truth – and so much more. This raw and honest conversation truly moved me, and I know it will impact you too. Big thank you to Motivate Media Group and Aldar Properties for the opportunity to interview one of this generation’s greatest thinkers.   Notes  [03:50] The Diary Of A CEO [06:38] The start of Social Chain [08:49] Steven’s romantic relationships [12:18] Steven’s upbringing [17:17] Steven’s experience at school [22:00] Steven’s first entrepreneurial experience [25:40] Wallpark: how it began [31:15] Growing Social Chain [34:15] Steven and Dom’s partnership [39:26] The importance of mental health and living your truth [43:33] What the late Jamal Edwards meant to Steven [47:40] Steven’s thoughts on Dubai [50:20] Thoughts on Elon Musk and Web 3.0  Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Aldar Properies: One of the UAE’s leading property developers Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Steven Bartlett https://www.instagram.com/steven/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenbartlett-123/ https://twitter.com/SteveBartlettSC https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGq-a57w-aPwyi3pW7XLiHw  
3/14/202255 minutes, 53 seconds
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#178: Unleashing Your Greatness By Being Purposeful With Lewis Howes

It’s the curse of our generation: what is purpose? To discuss this topic and more, I am joined by one of the most popular podcasters on the planet – Mr Lewis Howes, host of the hugely popular podcast, ‘School of Greatness’. We shared the stage at the Aldar Experts event in Dubai last week, so it’s a pleasure to chat with him about the difference between ‘finding purpose’ and ‘being purpose’, how to find abundance when life feels heavy, the power of gratitude and his biggest lessons from his late father. Lewis also shares his secret to becoming one of the world’s top podcasters and you’ll be surprised to learn what his recipe for podcasting success is. Big thank you to Aldar, one of the best-known property developers in the UAE, for the opportunity to interview an industry titan like Lewis Howes. Notes [01:00] Lewis shares his love for Dubai [02:14] How to stay positive in challenging times [04:12] The turning point in Lewis’ life [13:53] Finding purpose versus being purpose [16:06] Where abundance comes from [17:58] How to acknowledge, show gratitude and appreciation [24:31] Lessons from his father [31:51] The School of Greatness podcast [42:52] Lewis’ thoughts on fame  Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Aldar Properies: One of the UAE’s leading property developers Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Lewis Howes https://www.instagram.com/lewishowes/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/Greatness/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/c/lewishowes https://www.facebook.com/lewishowes https://twitter.com/LewisHowes https://www.tiktok.com/@lewis https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewishowes/
3/7/202247 minutes, 41 seconds
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#177: An Astronaut’s View On The Future Of Planet Earth And Humanity

It may not happen in our lifetime, but according to many experts, the only way for humanity to survive is to leave planet Earth. Nicole Stott, retired NASA astronaut, aquanaut, artist and now author of her first book, “Back to Earth”, joins me on the podcast to talk about her 27-year long career at NASA, life in space, and what it feels like to be one of only 600+ professionally trained astronauts. We also discuss the latest in space tourism, if life on Mars is really the future and how humanity can save planet Earth. Special thanks to Emirates Literature Festival for facilitating this interview. Notes [02:26] Life as an astronaut [06:58] Is humanity in denial? [10:59] The government’s role in solving world problems [13:29] Nicole’s journey as a first-time author [16:54] About her book “Back to Earth” [18:38] The UN’s Sustainability Goals [20:54] Life in space [23:06] Nicole’s thoughts on Richard Branson [24:53] Space tourism [27:00] Where to purchase Nicole’s book Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Nicole Stott https://www.instagram.com/astro_nicole/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-stott-60442682/
2/28/202230 minutes, 15 seconds
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#176: Saving The World By Spending A Trillion Dollars With Rowan Hooper

A trillion dollars is an unimaginably large sum, yet it's only around 1% of the world’s GDP, and is roughly the same valuation of Google, Microsoft or Amazon. Rowan Hooper, author of “How To Spend A Trillion Dollars”, joins me on this episode to share how 10 of the world’s biggest problems can be solved with just a trillion dollars. Rowan shares more insights into these global problems, why governments aren’t doing anything to solve them, and he answers the question we’ve all been asking ourselves: Is it too late to reverse the damage we’ve done? Special thanks to Emirates Literature Festival for facilitating this interview. Notes [02:14] How much is a trillion dollars? [05:51] Ensuring the money is spent appropriately [12:42] The problems to solve [16:33] Why governments don’t solve these problems [21:05] What Rowan learnt whilst writing the book [26:28] Cows destroy our planet [29:50] Rowan’s journey [33:46] Additional learnings [38:17] How Rowan would spend one trillion dollars [40:24] Rowan’s journey after writing the book [44:00] The responsibility of the world’s richest [47:43] Is it too late to change? [51:18] Rowan’s experience writing the book [52:21] Creating a new life form Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Rowan Hooper https://www.instagram.com/rowhoop/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rowan-hooper-98428099/ https://twitter.com/rowhoop/  
2/21/202250 minutes, 10 seconds
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#175: How To Stop Procrastinating And Control Your Attention With Nir Eyal

If I told you 90% of distractions result from internal triggers - our thoughts, our behaviours and our habits - would you believe me? Many people claim they have short attention spans, lack time management skills, or blame the allure of social media for not finishing their tasks. But according to behavioural engineer and bestselling author, Nir Eyal, the key to increasing your productivity is to become INDISTRACTABLE. If you want to be more productive, master distractions, and stop procrastinating, tune in now. Notes [03:29] The problem with to-do lists [08:25] How working from home affects productivity [11:49] What is distraction? [15:54] How to prioritise tasks [21:10] How far ahead should you plan? [27:05] The 4 steps to becoming indistractable [32:00] How Nir’s journey started [39:41] Nir’s book “Indistractable” [42:07] Companies that are indistractable [46:21] Upcoming projects Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Nir Eyal: https://www.instagram.com/neyal99/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/nireyal/ https://twitter.com/nireyal https://www.nirandfar.com/
2/14/202250 minutes, 50 seconds
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#174: Building A Superpower Workplace Culture With Culture Expert Lucy d’Abo

With more than 40% of the global workforce planning to leave their jobs this year, companies cannot afford toxic working environments. I speak with Lucy d’Abo, CEO and Co-Founder of together – a UAE-based workplace culture consultancy – and a Culture Evangelist in her own right. Lucy reveals her personal experience of witnessing the destructive power of a poor company culture, and what leaders can do to create a better one. Notes [2:11] Why Lucy is passionate about culture [4:55] Importance of interpersonal relationships with colleagues [9:46] Should your salary dictate your work hours [15:24] Promoting staff [18:24] Mistakes companies make [23:00] Selling DABO & CO [27:37] The importance of care [30:55] Why purpose matters [35:00] Revisiting the sale of DABO & CO [44:12] Biggest lessons [46:00] The role of a Chief Culture Officer [47:51] How to improve your company’s culture [51:00] Psychological safety in companies [55:05] Lucy’s leadership style [57:55] Examples of poor company culture [01:00:54] Other workplace culture consultancies [01:04:00] Changes in the UAE’s labour law Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Lucy d’Abo https://www.instagram.com/lucy.dabo/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucy-d-abo-09521023/ https://together.inc
2/7/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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#173: Why Money Is Corrupt And Bitcoin Is The Future With Robert Breedlove

Inflation is fake, tax is theft and fiat currency is a scheme. These are just some of the opinions from my guest on the show this week. Robert Breedlove is a career CFO, ex Hedge Fund Manager, Bitcoin Philosopher and one of the most interesting thinkers in the Bitcoin space. In this episode, Robert answers the questions ‘What is money?’ and dives into the history of money, how governments manufacture inflation and why Bitcoin is the only asset in the world that is independent of anyone’s opinion. Robert shares mind-blowing insights into the future of money – and whether Bitcoin, gold or traditional fiat currency is the way forward.   Notes [00:02:25] Why financial experts say crypto is nonsense ]00:09:04] India’s obsession with gold [00:16:30] Financial education ]00:23:31] Why fiat money is just theft [00:29:58] The upsides of Bitcoin ]00:36:15] How to avoid crypto risks [00:40:58] Bitcoin investment tips [00:45:19] Why governments keep printing money [00:48:15] The risks involved with different asset classes [00:52:14] Why many investors only stick to what they know   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Robert Breedlove: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43_LTf5Z4lbRjKCq0sIAVg https://www.linkedin.com/in/breedlove22
1/31/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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#172: NFTs, Esports And Gaming Explained For Beginners With Maha Abouelenein

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a new craze breaking the internet and democratising wealth. And right now, people are either embracing NFTs, or avoiding them at all costs. In this episode, I am speaking with one of the early adopters of NFTs, esports and gaming, Maha Abouelenein. Maha - who is also Gary Vaynerchuk’s personal publicist - explains in easy-to-understand terms what NFTs are, the future of NFTs, how brands utilise NFTs and why gaming and esports are gaining popularity. Notes What is an NFT? [03:35] The future of NFTs [04:53] NFT experts are discussed [09:28] How the younger generation are using Web 3.0 [11:11] How brands utilise NFTs to connect with consumers [13:26] Why gaming and esports are what people should be paying attention to [15:00] What it’s like being Gary Vaynerchuk’s publicist [17:30]
1/24/202222 minutes, 39 seconds
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#171: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Sleep With Dr Neil Stanley

Good sleep is essential if you want to achieve massive success in life. But so many of us struggle with that. Today I am joined by Dr Neil Stanley, an independent sleep expert who has been involved in sleep research for almost 40 years. I took the opportunity to ask him everything I could about sleep – from dispelling common sleep myths, to talking about the impact of stress, sex and melatonin on sleep, and of course answering the most-asked question: “How much sleep do I really need?” Dr Stanley joins me to answer everything and more, and I bet you’ll be surprised by a couple of his answers. Notes Dr Stanley discusses how much sleep the average person really needs, and dispels common myths about sleep [05:00] The four stages of sleep [10:01] Dreams and the impact they have on sleep [15:33] The impact of stress on a good night’s sleep [21:39] Does sex positively affect one’s sleeping habits? [25:45] Insomnia is explained, and examples and statistics are shared [27:25] Is poor sleep hereditary? [35:00] The impact of depression and anxiety on one’s sleep [38:20] Common myths about melatonin and how it affects falling asleep [43:16] How CBD and marijuana may aid in falling asleep [47:30] Sleeping habits of people from different nationalities, cultures and religions is discussed [49:45] Why sleep is the best thing you can do when sick [56:00] The average life expectancy of someone with poor sleeping habits [01:02:18] The importance of consistency in sleep and how to master it [01:04:45} Dr Stanley shares where you can contact him [01:07:00] Dr Stanley shares statistics on how many people have poor sleeping habits [01:08:07] Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV  Dr Neil Stanley https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-stanley-64496b44/?originalSubdomain=uk https://www.instagram.com/drneilstanley/?hl=en  http://thesleepconsultancy.com/ 
1/17/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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#170: Master Business Negotiations Like A Pro With Former FBI Negotiator Chris Voss

Ever wondered how developing your negotiation skills can give you a competitive advantage at work? Today’s guest is Chris Voss - the CEO & Founder of The Black Swan Group and author of “Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It”. Chris was trained in the art of negotiation by the FBI, Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He had a successful 24-year career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Master Negotiator. Chris has now developed his company, The Black Swan Group, to teach others how to be better negotiators in the business world. He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. In this episode, he is sharing those techniques with us. Notes: Chris joins the show by discussing why he wrote his book “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It”. [2:56] How Chris became involved in negotiation is detailed. [4:44] Negotiation training is explained. [9:37] Chris explains human nature, personality, connection and the relation to negotiation. [13:51] Communicating in the digital world is reflected on. [27:30] A time when Chris got negotiation wrong is touched on. [33:46] Chris discusses his business, The Black Swan Group. [36:54] How to get in touch with Chris and learn more about negotiation is detailed. [48:08]   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Chris Voss https://www.blackswanltd.com/home https://www.instagram.com/thefbinegotiator/
1/10/202250 minutes, 12 seconds
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#169: Verstappen Vs Hamilton GP Championship Controversy Explained With F1 Mechanic Marc Priestley

Today I am joined by former F1 Pit Crew member and TV presenter Marc Priestley. He joins the show to discuss the dramatic and controversial finish to the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, after Max Verstappen was crowned the world champion after beating Lewis Hamilton in the final lap. We cover his F1 career, his move into broadcast journalism, what happened during the 2021 season finale, and what it means for the future of the sport. Notes Marc discusses his Formula One career journey. [1:48] Working as an F1 Engineer in the high-tension world of Formula One racing is detailed. [3:38] The reasons behind his career change is discussed. [5:56] Marc reflects on how he broke into television and his current career. [9:12] Spencer and Marc discuss the recent events and controversies at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Championship with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. [18:15] Future seasons of F1 are reflected on. [37:01] The reasons Marc wouldn’t go back to F1 if given the chance is explained. [38:28] Marc discusses his weekly Youtube Live shows, his podcast and how to follow him. [43:37] Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV Marc Priestley https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTsjSrxAyGiasqVQJn8y3Xw https://twitter.com/f1elvis?lang=en
12/20/202148 minutes, 33 seconds
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#168: The Secret To Building An Authentic Personal Brand With Sandy Grigsby

In this episode, Sandy Grigsby joins the show to discuss the steps for developing an authentic personal brand. A personal brand image expert, high performance coach, confidence catalyst, entrepreneur and TEDX speaker, Sandy helps her clients launch their personal brands in a way that allows their true selves to be seen. Sandy shares her process for uncovering your authentic brand, how to incorporate your brand into everyday life, and the importance it plays when connecting with others. Notes: Sandy introduces herself to the listeners by discussing what she does. [3:16] Sandy discusses how people should present themselves and their ‘cool factor’ authentically. [7:11] The process Sandy goes through when working with new clients is explained. [12:32] Sandy coaches Spencer on learning, developing, and living with his personal brand. [17:03] The role your subconscious plays in motivation is touched on. [33:20] Sandy explains her step-by-step process for helping people. [36:18] Spencer invites Sandy to share her first impression of him. [46:56] Taking the first step towards authenticity is discussed. [48:54] How to get in contact with Sandy is given. [ 50:09]   Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor   Socials: Spencer Lodge https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV   Sandy Grigsby https://www.instagram.com/sandyinfocus/               https://www.sandyinfocus.com/
12/13/202152 minutes, 25 seconds
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#167: How To Increase Visibility On LinkedIn & Build Credibility With Ahmad Imam

Today I am joined by Ahmad Imam, a LinkedIn Expert who teaches the value of using LinkedIn for personal branding and building your authority. He helps industry experts create impactful content that increases their reach, visibility, and engagement on LinkedIn. With over 1 million LinkedIn followers himself, and as host of LinkedIn’s first-ever TV show, he has grown his own profile using his tried-and-tested strategies, and he helps his clients do the same. He joins me today to share his methods for LinkedIn success so you can build credibility on the platform, too. Notes Ahmad introduces himself to the listeners. [1:44] Ahmad’s first videos on LinkedIn are discussed. [6:57] The formula for success on LinkedIn is explained. [11:49] Advice for individuals who want to grow their LinkedIn account is detailed. [20:16] Reasons certain posts perform badly on LinkedIn is explained. [23:35] Making money and building a personal brand on LinkedIn is discussed. [27:46] Ahmad explains how he uses LinkedIn. [35:02] Ahmad tells listeners how he makes money as a social media consultant. [40:32] Ahmad explains the X factor for being an influencer. [47:11] The steps to becoming an influencer as a client of Ahmad’s is explained. [49:54] Show Sponsors: Smartkas: Providing food security as a service Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor Socials Spencer Lodge: https://www.instagram.com/spencer.lodge/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerLodgeTV Ahmad Imam https://www.linkedin.com/in/theahmadimam/?originalSubdomain=au
12/6/202152 minutes, 1 second
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#166: How To Become A Super Connector & Transform Your Life With Ken Rutkowski

Today I am joined by Ken Rutkowski, a well-known Business Talk Radio Personality and the first person to ever create a podcast. Ken Rutkowski is also a business leader, entrepreneur, and influencer with one superpower: perfect precision for knowing how and when to connect entrepreneurs, governments, and founders all over the world. In his lifetime, Ken has interviewed over 20,000 people, and in 1996, he invented the very first automatic downloading interview show over the internet – known today as the podcast. He joins me today to speak about the power of connection, building a community, and the relationship-building lessons he has learned throughout his career.
11/29/202145 minutes, 33 seconds
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#165: The Future Of Blockchain & Crypto With Sebastian Huth

My guest on the show this week is Sebastian Huth - a blockchain entrepreneur and Crypto Coach. Sebastian is co-founder and partner of the B.I.G. Blockchain Initiative Group based in Abu Dhabi, which helps set up Blockchain and Digital Ledger Technologies infrastructures in cities and countries around the world. As an early investor in bitcoin, he has spoken to hundreds of people about the difference that blockchain and crypto will make in the world. He joins the show today to discuss the ways blockchain technology is going to touch, change and improve the life of every human being on this earth and how you can get involved.
11/22/20211 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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#164: Creating A Cryptocurrency With Ethereum Co-Founder Anthony Di Iorio

Anthony Di Iorio is the Co-founder of Ethereum and an early investor in Bitcoin – a claim to fame that not many people can make. Since then, Anthony has launched the blockchain company Decentral, and Jaxx wallet. He also served as the first chief digital officer of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Despite the major financial success crypto has brought him, Anthony made headlines this past year when he announced he was “quitting crypto” due to security concerns of high-level investing and a desire to focus on philanthropy. Today, Anthony is discussing everything from his initial interest in crypto to his passion for solving major issues in the world today.
11/15/202158 minutes, 45 seconds
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#163: Multiplying Wealth Through Crypto Investments With Raoul Pal

This week I am joined by Raoul Pal – the founder of GlobalMacroInvestor.com and RealVision.com. Raoul is an entrepreneur, business cycle economist, investment strategist and economic historian. He spent his entire career as a successful macro investor, retired early and is one of the most prolific investor voices of the moment. In this episode, Raoul shares his advice and insights for properly investing in cryptocurrencies so you can build your wealth as effectively as possible.
11/8/202156 minutes, 59 seconds
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#162: Achieving Greatness With Racing Icon Mario Andretti

Today’s guest is a very exciting one for me, as I am a HUGE Formula One fan. I had the opportunity to speak with the racing legend himself, Mario Andretti – a man widely accepted as the greatest race car driver in history. His wins include the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the Formula One World Championship and the Pikes Peak Hillclimb - but it doesn’t stop there. He has also won the Indy Car National Championship four times and was a three-time winner at Sebring. He won races in sports cars, sprint cars and stock cars - on ovals, road courses, drag strips, on dirt and on pavement, winning 111 races in his career. He is a true racing icon and I am thrilled to share our conversation about his career success with you.
11/1/202145 minutes, 46 seconds
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#161: How A Former Cult Member Built & Sold A 7-Figure Business With Julia McCoy

Imagine escaping a cult that your father runs and then building a 7-figure business? That’s exactly what Julia McCoy did. Julia’s incredible story was told for the first-time last year in her memoir “Women Rising” where she detailed the abuse and depression she experienced as a child, and how writing became her escape. Julia began writing blogs for money, and when she saved enough money to escape, she took her chance. Julia is now a serial entrepreneur, author, and an advocate of creating exceptional content. In 2021, she successfully exited her 7-figure agency, Express Writers. Today, she leads The Content Hacker, where she equips people with real-life content skills. Julia also ghostwrites, consults, and publishes her own books. Julia joins the show today to discuss what life was like in a cult, her daring escape, her incredible business success, and the rise of content creation since the pandemic. Episode Notes Julia discusses the sale of her first company Express Writers. [2:49] The next focus for Julia after selling her business is reflected on. [9:59] Content creation and writing is discussed. [13:49] Julia discusses her latest book – Skip the Degree, Save the Tuition. [17:22] Growing up in a cult is described. [19:15] The specifics of the cult and Julia’s family are touched on. [23:56] Julia reflects on her relationship with religion and faith. [28:55] The relationship Julia had with her father and the healing she underwent is detailed. [36:33] Other cults and religions are discussed. [39:42] Religions and culture’s impact on the lives of individuals is explained [46:03] Julia touches on the global work she does with her business Content Hacker. [49:33] Julia explains what she teaches and what people can learn from her at Content Hacker. [52:10]  
10/25/202156 minutes, 59 seconds
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#160: How To Reprogram Your Mindset For Limitless Success With John Assaraf

This might just be one of my favourite episodes ever! This week I am joined by the incredible John Assaraf - a Behavioural Neuroscience Researcher who has built 5 multimillion-dollar companies, written two New York Times bestselling books and has been featured in 8 movies. Today, he is founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence-based brain training methods to help individuals unleash their fullest potential and maximize their results. His latest bestselling book Innercise: The New Science to Unlock Your Brain’s Hidden Power, helps individuals recognize and release the mental and emotional blocks that prevents them from achieving their life’s biggest goals and dreams. He shares the important role that our minds play when chasing our dreams, how we can overcome fears, and the actions we need to take to rewire our minds for success. Show Notes: John explains his company NeuroGym and his process of innercise. [1:56] John tells the listeners about himself and the development of innercise. [4:14] Navigating the brain is discussed. [13:16] John explains the neuroscience behind decisions. [22:28] The impact of the questions we ask and language we use is examined. [29:05] Three things that hold people back are detailed. [32:03] How to move past the fear of failure and rejection is noted. [37:53] John reflects on how a process makes change easier. [43:54] The process to become a student of John’s is detailed. [50:45] Using our brains to achieve goals is touched on. [54:45] Join John on October 23rd at 8pm GST / 9am PT for a FREE webinar on changing your brain to change your income. Register here to take part.
10/18/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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#159: How To Fast Forward Your Financial Goals With Robert Rolih

If you want to fast forward your wealth and achieve your financial goals faster than you ever thought possible, then this episode is for you! My guest today is Robert Rolih, the author of "The Million Dollar Decision”, investor, and public speaker. After trusting banks and advisors with his hard-earned money, Robert lost it all and embarked on a journey to gain financial sense. Since then he has built a resilient investment portfolio that makes his money work for him, and has made it his mission to share all he’s learned about investing. In this episode, Robert discusses the key misunderstandings people have about money and investing, how financial knowledge can help you invest better and achieve your goals, and he shares the lessons he teaches his clients on investing and crypto. Register for a FREE 90-minute Masterclass with Robert, in partnership with Najahi, on October 26th at 8:00 PM UAE / 6:00 PM CET / 5:00 PM UK. In this session you will learn simple, easy to understand solutions that can fast forward your financial success!
10/11/202151 minutes, 16 seconds
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#158: How Criminal Networks Make A Killing From The Organ Trade With Dr Seán Columb

Many listeners were fascinated by an earlier episode about China’s illegal organ harvesting, so I wanted to dig a bit deeper into the organ trade, and speak with Dr Seán Columb – the author of “Trading Life: Organ Trafficking, Illicit Networks, and Exploitation.” Dr Columb is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool and a research advocate for trafficking survivors. His book examines how the organ trade fits into the anti-trafficking framework, its link to organised crime, and the wider political economy. In this episode, Dr Columb shares the motivations behind organ trafficking, the demand for healthy kidneys, and how illegally harvested organs are transported across borders.  “Trading Life: Organ Trafficking, Illicit Networks, and Exploitation” is available to purchase at https://www.combinedacademic.co.uk/9781503612556/trading-life/ Use discount code CSV2020TL to receive 30% off.
10/4/202145 minutes, 59 seconds
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#157: The Fight To End Human Trafficking With Carla Stephens

Carla Stephens is a Bravo TV personality, producer, entrepreneur, and one of just a few celebrities who use their platform to fight human trafficking. While providing support through her church to local strip clubs, Carla discovered that many of the women were there not by choice, but by force. Since then, Carla created the Stop Trafficking Mission Funding to help sex-trafficking victims overcome the struggles of escaping. She joins the show to discuss how sex trafficking happens every day, the causes that prevent real change, and the work she is doing to advocate for and support victims.
9/27/202151 minutes, 52 seconds
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#156: From Refugee To Knighthood – The Journey To The Top With Mountaineer Mostafa Salameh

Born in Kuwait to Palestinian refugee parents, Mostafa Salameh planned to become a hotel manager, not a mountain climber. But after having a vivid dream in 2004 of himself reciting the call to prayer from the world’s highest peak, Mostafa followed his calling and became the first Jordanian to climb Mount Everest in 2008. That same year he was knighted by King Abdullah II of Jordan. Today, he is one of only 16 people to ever climb the Seven Summits and conquer the ‘Explorers Grand Slam.’ He is an Explorer, Inspirational Speaker, Fundraiser and Author, having published his first book titled ‘Dreams of a Refugee’. Mostafa joins the show to discuss his journey and his belief that anything is possible.
9/20/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 13 seconds
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#155: How To Become A Passionate Listener And Create Meaningful Relationships With Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first solo percussionist in history to sustain a full-time career despite being profoundly deaf since the age of 12. As a composer for film, theatre and television, she is a double GRAMMY award-winner and BAFTA nominee who has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors, and artists in the world. Evelyn was awarded an OBE in 1993 and was awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Companion of Honour, and was recently named as the new chancellor of Robert Gordon University. Evelyn’s book “Listen Well” helps people enhance their relationship with listening to create lives that are more vivid and meaningful. Today, Evelyn joins the show to discuss how you can listen better to enhance communication and social cohesion.
9/13/202157 minutes, 33 seconds
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#154: Investigating China's Illegal Organ Harvesting, Mass Murders & Organ Tourism

Ethan Gutmann is a Human Rights Investigator, best known for his investigations into forced organ harvesting in China. Based on interviews with senior police officials and Chinese doctors who have killed prisoners on the operating table, Ethan has testified that the number of people killed for organs is upwards of 100,000 people. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the acclaimed author of “The Slaughter”, and a co-author of a 2016 investigative report which examined the transplant programs of hundreds of hospitals in China. Ethan shares details about the organ trade in China, organ tourism, and explains how we can educate ourselves to advocate more for this issue.
9/6/202136 minutes, 23 seconds
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#153: Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Nightmare Explained

The #FreeBritney movement has brought attention to Britney Spears’13-year-long conservatorship battle and has raised questions about what conservatorships are, why they are necessary and who they benefit. In this episode I am joined by Scott E. Rahn, a Los Angeles attorney specialising in conservatorships. Scott explains Britney Spears’ unique situation, the difficult legal problems she’s faced, and how all sorts of people find themselves entangled in conservatorship nightmares. Note: this episode was recorded prior to Britney’s father announcing on August 12th that he would step down as her conservator.
8/30/202134 minutes, 22 seconds
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#152: Remembering 9/11 - Surviving The Fall Of The Twin Towers

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. That day, 3,000 lives were lost when hijackers flew two airplanes into both the North and South Towers. Today’s guest, Joseph Dittmar, was on the 105th floor of the South Tower when the plane hit. Miraculously, he was one of the few who made it out alive that day. Joseph joins us to share his story and how the tragic events of that day unfolded around him.
8/23/202145 minutes, 31 seconds
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#151: Protecting Your Crypto Investments From Hackers With Richard Sanders

Are your crypto investments safe from hackers? Turns out...probably not. I am joined today by Richard Sanders, the lead investigator at CipherBlade, an investigative agency and security firm. He is widely regarded as the subject-matter authority when it comes to blockchain-related cybercrime and often acts as an expert witness for legal cases across the United States. Cipherblade is responsible for recovering millions of dollars in stolen funds and preventing dozens of scams. In this episode, Richard shares common sense cyber security tips and the steps you can take to protect your investments.
8/15/202139 minutes, 50 seconds
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#150: The Horrors Behind The Unmarked Graves Of Canada’s Indigenous Children With Dr Cindy Blackstock

Can you imagine a government that would take your children from you, strip them of their heritage and culture, torture them and sometimes, even kill them? It sounds impossible, yet this is exactly what happened across Canada to Indigenous communities for over 150 years. I am joined by Dr Cindy Blackstock, the Executive Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada to discuss the history of Residential Schools and the 1,300 bodies in unmarked graves that have been discovered at these schools over the last few months. As an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and Professor in McGill’s School of Social Work, Dr Blackstock is just the person to explain the dark side of Canada’s history.
8/9/202142 minutes, 52 seconds
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#149: How To Achieve A ‘Happy Money’ Mindset For Financial Freedom With Ken Honda

Do you experience feelings of fear and worry when it comes to money? Do you constantly want more cash even though you are financially stable? Then you won't want to miss this episode with money and happiness expert Ken Honda who can help you find peace and happiness with your finances. Fondly known as the Zen Millionaire, Ken's bestselling books bridge the gap between self-development and finance. His philosophy is based on using Zen practices to heal negative emotions and experiences around money, so we can all experience true wealth and comfort. Learn how to develop a healthy relationship with money, the difference between money IQ and EQ, money personality types and how anyone can heal past money wounds.
8/2/202156 minutes, 13 seconds
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#148: NFT Artist On Selling Voice Note Artwork

If you’re curious about how digital NFT art is shaking up the art world then this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Award-winning Dubai artist Amrita Sethi joins the show to explain how she turns her voice into eye-catching, interactive NFTs. Having pioneered “voice note art", Amrita explains the NFT art scene, the fear of the crypto space, and how both artists and individuals can get involved with buying and selling artistic pieces.
7/26/202151 minutes, 25 seconds
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#147: Being Hopeful In Your Darkest Days With Michael Crossland

Michael Crossland has been a fighter since birth, defying the odds of surviving not only a rare form of life-threatening cancer, but being the sole survivor of a horrific cancer drug trial. Having spent nearly a quarter of his life in hospital being told what he would never be able to do, he has learned to live in the moment and be grateful for all that he has. Today, Michael is Australia's most popular public speaker and the bestselling author of “Everything Will Be Okay.” In this episode, Michael shares details from his cancer journey, the importance of strong family bonds, and how faith and spirituality helped him develop resilience. 
7/19/202154 minutes, 41 seconds
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#146: What You Don’t Know About Social Media Privacy Settings & Algorithms with AI Expert Dr. Jen Golbeck

Have you ever spoken to a friend about something, only to see an ad appear on your phone for that exact same thing? Today’s guest, Dr. Jen Golbeck explains why this is… Dr Golbeck is an associate professor in the Information Science department at the University of Maryland, and a computer scientist specialising in media surveillance, information security and artificial intelligence. Through TED Talks, her informative TikTok channel and her university course ‘How to Become an Influencer’, Dr. Golbeck educates people on the best ways to interact with technology, social media and personal information in the digital world. Jen joins the show today to discuss the positive and negative impacts of social media, the dangers of using our smart devices, and the tricks you can use to boost your engagement on social media platforms.
7/12/202152 minutes, 56 seconds
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#145: Crypto Billionaire MetaKovan On Buying $69 Million Digital NFT Art

I am grateful to be speaking with MetaKovan, the bitcoin billionaire who spent a record US$69.3 million worth of cryptocurrency on a piece of digital art! MetaKovan is the founder and financer of Metapurse, an NFT production studio and the largest NFT Fund in the world. He is also a blockchain entrepreneur, coder and angel investor. Get ready to hear about his humble upbringing in South India, his views on crypto investing, what it’s like being a crypto billionaire, his views on money and why he invested so much into NFT art.  
7/5/202159 minutes, 31 seconds
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#144: Viral TikTok Star MurphsLife On Using Social Media To Change Lives

My guest this week is Aaron Murphy – known on Instagram and TikTok as simply @MurphsLife. Aaron is best known for sharing heart-warming videos that go viral every week, showcasing himself and his team providing direct relief to people they meet in places like Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. Not only do Aaron and his team provide immediate relief in the form of money, food, shelter and medical treatments - they also give employment opportunities and self-sustaining businesses to those in need. Incredibly…social media makes it all possible as followers of @MurphsLife make regular contributions to keep the charity running. Get ready to hear about Aaron’s mission to help the less fortunate, and how YOU can help too!
6/28/202135 minutes, 18 seconds
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#143: Escaping Iraq & Beating The Odds - The Brave Story of Awfa Mustafa

Awfa Mustafa is the Founder & CEO of Najahi Events. For the first time ever, Awfa shares the incredible story of her escape from Iraq and how it turned her into the leader and business woman she is today. She details the incredible strength of her father and how his integrity led her to take risks to escape Iraq and begin a life dedicated to her family and those around her. Awfa’s inspiring story explains why she is so dedicated to providing accessible education to the world. In todays episode, she discusses her family's story, her business journey and Najahi’s online learning platform, iKew.
6/15/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 23 seconds
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#142: The Secret To Scaling Your Business With Nick Bradley

Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor and business mentor who has built, bought and sold 22 business with a combined valuation of over 5 billion dollars! He is a trusted advisor for entrepreneurs all over the globe, and is highly experienced with increasing business value through acquisition. On todays show, Nick shares his secrets for scaling your business! We cover how to determine the value of a company, the importance of networking for capital gain, using acquisition as a business strategy, and how mentorship can benefit your business.
6/7/202155 minutes, 55 seconds
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#141: Cryptocurrency Expert Joshua Riddett On Crypto Mining & Blockchain Technology

Joshua Riddett is the founder and Managing Director of Easy Crypto Hunter. He is a cryptocurrency and blockchain technology expert, advising investors, governments and the public about the basics of making money by mining cryptocurrency. Joshua discusses the basics of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, how he makes money for his clients by mining cryptocurrency and the importance of education in this fast-moving environment.
5/31/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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#140: Solving Mysterious Crimes With Former UK Murder Detective Paul Maleary

For over 30 years Paul Maleary worked as a Detective for the Essex Police Force, investigating countless criminal cases, including horrific murders, bringing justice to victims and their families. On today’s show, Paul will be discussing the evolution of police work, the current state of law enforcement, famous cases he has worked on, and his beliefs about human nature and community service.
5/24/202149 minutes, 12 seconds
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#139: Bus Crash Survivor Kaleb Dahlgren On Escaping Death & Overcoming Trauma

Healing from trauma requires strength, resilience and determination. Kaleb Dahlgren, a Canadian ex-hockey player and author, embodies all of these traits, and you’ll find out why in this episode. In 2018, Kaleb was on a bus with his team following a hockey game in Saskatchewan, Canada, when their bus collided with a truck. Kaleb survived the accident, but it resulted in the tragic deaths of 16 of his hockey teammates and left another 13 people injured. Kaleb experienced amnesia following the crash, and suffered from a major brain injury that still affects him. Kaleb has documented his experiences of the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash and healing from trauma and grief in his book, “Crossroads”. Leaning on the lessons he learnt about grief, healing and resiliency, Kaleb strives to help others to overcome difficult times through his book. On today’s episode, Kaleb will discuss the horrific crash that changed his life. He will also talk about the miracle of being alive, living for those who have passed, and the importance of finding the right perspective on the path to healing.
5/17/202140 minutes, 26 seconds
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#138: Underwater Explorer Jill Heinerth On Assessing Risk & Facing Fear

Not many people have the courage to go swimming in the ocean, even fewer are brave enough to dive into its depths for science. Today’s guest, Jill Heinerth is an underwater explorer, filmmaker, author, and avid speaker regarding the conservation of water and the planet. She has led hundreds of expeditions that have advanced scientific and geographic knowledge of the ocean. Jill is an incredible woman who braves life or death situations in order to educate, motivate and further climate conservation on our planet. She was the first person to explore the inside of iceberg caves, and she has detailed her work on National Geographic, BBC, and the Discovery Channel. On today’s episode, Jill discusses her adventurous life, the risks involved and the lessons she has learnt along the way. She also details the importance of climate conservation and education, so people will begin to work towards bettering the environment.
5/10/202149 minutes, 46 seconds
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#137: Online Grooming Victim Alicia Kozakiewicz On Being Kidnapped By A Paedophile

At 13 years old, Alicia Kozakiewicz was groomed by a 38-year-old man in an internet chat room. He was pretending to be a boy the same age as Alicia. After almost a year of online conversations, he lured her into meeting him in person. He abducted and sexually assaulted her, broadcasting the abuse online for other predators to see. Three days later, Alicia was rescued by FBI agents. Now, Alicia is the founder of The Alicia Project, which raises awareness of internet safety, online child predators and abductions. She is also an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, internet safety expert, and missing persons advocate. In this episode, we discuss the horrific moment that Alicia was abducted and the unimaginable events that followed, as well as Alicia’s current work in advocating for internet safety and education. Please be warned that this episode explores extremely sensitive topics around child abuse.
5/3/202147 minutes, 16 seconds
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#136: International Cocaine Trafficker Pieter Tritton On Surviving The World's Toughest Prisons

Pieter Tritton, also known as ‘Posh Pete’, is an ex-drug trafficker who has spent almost a decade in the most dangerous prisons in South America. He isn’t what you’d imagine when you think of a typical drug dealer though; Pieter grew up in the middle-class area of Gloucestershire in the UK and studied Archaeology at Cardiff University. It was at University that his drug dealing started to take off. He soon became involved in international drug trafficking and was making hundreds of thousands of pounds from the ‘business’, selling high quality cocaine in enormous amounts. He was an inconspicuous drug kingpin, until he was arrested in Ecuador in 2005 and entered the hardcore world of South American prisons. He was released in 2015 and has vowed to never return to a life of crime. In this episode, we discuss his experience behind bars, witnessing multiple murders in prison, and fighting to survive amongst violent prison gang warfare.
4/26/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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#135: Sales Legend Tom Hopkins On Becoming A Fearless Salesperson

Tom Hopkins is a sales training legend, having become a millionaire at the age of 27 after selling 365 properties in one year. Since then, he has trained sales champions around the world with his “how-to” books and top-rated training programmes. Tom has taught millions of people the sales strategies needed to skyrocket their income, increase opportunities and deliver continued results. By focusing on practical tips and helping salespeople overcome common fears, his avid followers have sold more than they ever imagined.  In this episode, Tom explains what it takes to become a success in the world of sales, drawing on his most challenging experiences, his biggest wins, and the simple tactics that will help salespeople overcome the fear of failure.
4/19/20211 hour, 36 seconds
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#134: Jewel Thief Larry Lawton On His Biggest Heist & Becoming A Cop

Larry Lawton served 11 years in some of the toughest prisons in America for stealing over $18M in diamonds. But since then, he’s also become the only ex-con in US history to be sworn in as an honorary police officer! He is also the only ex-con to ever be recognized by the United States Congress for helping young people and law enforcement agencies with The Reality Check Program he founded. Larry is the author of Gangster Redemption: How America’s Most Notorious Jewel Robber Got Rich, Got Caught, and Got His Life Back on Track, a book that chronicles his life and his experiences behind bars. In this episode, Larry gives an eye-opening account of the American penal system. He shares how his experiences in prison pushed him to work on prison reform which eventually led him to being named an honorary police officer. Larry’s smart and brutally honest approach makes for an educational and interesting episode that is bound to keep you hooked!
4/12/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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#133: Polar Explorer Ann Daniels On Extreme Expeditions

Enduring temperatures as low as -53°C, walking more than 3,000 miles on ice, and swimming through arctic waters are some pretty unbelievable exploits. But today’s guest - record-breaking Polar Explorer Ann Daniels - has made these seemingly impossible feats a reality! In 2002, Ann became the first woman in history to ski to the North and South Poles as part of all-female teams. She has sledge-hauled over 4,000 miles, completing over 10 polar expeditions and surviving over 400 days on the ice. She’s been named one of the “Top 20 Great British Adventurers of all time” and described as “living proof that humans really can reach new peaks”. During the episode, Ann talks about finding her purpose in life, the harsh realities of completing expeditions in some of the most inhospitable environments on the planet, having triplets, and what it means to overcome fear and hard times.
4/5/202153 minutes, 39 seconds
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#132: Business Strategist Kerwin Rae On Branding & Generating Sales

This week I am joined by the most unstoppable guy in Australia - the awesome business strategist and human performance specialist, Kerwin Rae. Kerwin has studied and observed the psychology of influence for over a decade and is a leading authority on influencing human behaviour and how it relates to sales, marketing, and personal transformation. Bringing his signature high-energy to the conversation, we discuss the practical tactics and strategies he believes are essential for people to become successful entrepreneurs and more resilient human beings. Having worked with leaders in almost every industry and developed business growth methods that produce real results, Kerwin is just the guy to share his unique insight on becoming unstoppable.
3/29/202159 minutes, 49 seconds
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#131: Photojournalist Hazel Thompson On Sex Trafficking & Child Slavery In India

Trigger Warning: this episode talks about sex trafficking, sexual abuse, and slavery. 12 million people have watched the documentary “Caged until Broken: Life for Mumbai Prostitutes” - a series where one woman goes undercover to give voices to women who have been silenced, hidden, and exploited as human commodities. Every year, NGOs estimate that between 12,000 to 50,000 children are trafficked into India alone, and that does not include domestic trafficking within the country. This is a worldwide issue that is often overlooked. I am privileged to be speaking with the creator of that documentary, Hazel Thompson. She is a photojournalist and filmmaker who has shed light on a dark and hidden sub-culture of slavery and sex trafficking for almost two decades. Her book, “Taken” has highlighted the experiences of young girls forced into prostitution. Her work on social justice and human rights is widespread and essential to awareness for these women, children, and their stories. In this episode, Hazel shares her experiences of investigating the red-light district Kamathipura, in Mumbai, India. She touches on the stories of women and young girls who have been exploited in the sex industry, and the larger global implications that go unknown to people every day.  
3/15/202153 minutes, 46 seconds
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#130: Britain’s Most Ruthless Gangster Stephen Gillen On Life In Prison

My guest this week is known as ‘Belfast’s Slumdog Millionaire’ and is one of Britain’s most notorious gangsters. Having spent 23 years as a career criminal and serving 15 years behind bars as a category ‘A’ prisoner, Stephen Gillen has since transformed his life and is now a successful media entrepreneur, global coach and has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others. Recently nominated for a SUNHAK International Peace Prize in May 2020, Stephen is now involved with the production of an upcoming film that will document his experiences and transformation with the aim to inspire others and prove that anyone can find their purpose, despite any circumstance.
3/8/202157 minutes, 44 seconds
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#129: Network Marketing Legend Eric Worre On Succeeding In Multi-Level Marketing

My guest this week is the King of Network Marketing, Eric Worre. As president of his $200M company, Network Marketing Pro, and author of the best-selling book "Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Networking Marketing Professional", Eric teaches millions of people around the world how to be successful in the world of multi-level marketing. In this episode, Eric addresses the negative perceptions of Network Marketing, the most common challenges multi-level marketers face, and shares his advice for those who want to thrive in the industry.
2/25/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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#128: Quadruple Amputee Alex Lewis On Surviving A Flesh-Eating Bug

I am joined this week by an outstanding gentleman whose story I am sure will inspire you to respond differently to life’s challenges, both big and small. At the age of 34 following 14 days of ‘man-flu’ symptoms, Alex Lewis’ life changed forever. After being admitted to an Intensive Care Unit, Alex was diagnosed with Strep A, leading to septicaemia, which prompted doctors to give him just hours to live or a 3% chance of survival. Remarkably Alex survived, but his illness resulted in the amputation of all four limbs and an experimental surgery to reconstruct his lips and nose. Alex’s story was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary “The Extraordinary case of Alex Lewis”, and received wide attention in the media. Despite his seemingly terrifying and somewhat harrowing experience, Alex has used his hardship to challenge his limits and break the barriers of his disability, completing some of the most exhilarating and extreme physical challenges that were deemed impossible for an amputee. Emphasising the importance of gratitude, the power of a positive mindset and the desire to progress despite any circumstance, Alex shares how he now lives a life that he never imagined possible. 
2/17/202158 minutes, 42 seconds
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#127: Professor Amy Storer On Preventing Human Slavery & Child Exploitation

Trigger warning: This episode contains conversations about human trafficking, sexual abuse, pornography and child exploitation. Recent statistics have suggested that reports of human trafficking have nearly doubled since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is becoming clear that the various legislative efforts designed to tackle this very real problem are simply ineffective. As a result, nearly half a million children are reported missing in the USA every year and there are an estimated 20-40 million human slaves currently being exploited.   The global state of human trafficking is now at crisis level and my guest this week, Harvard graduate and Homeland Security Investigator Amy Storer, works tirelessly to battle this $150 billion industry. Having previously held positions at Washington D.C Headquarters and the Office of the White House Liaison, Amy now dedicates her time to exposing the predators who exploit both adults and children in the most horrific crimes against humanity. In this episode, Amy shares her insights into the dark and harsh realities of human trafficking and explains why QR codes may be the answer to preventing exploitation.
2/10/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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#126: Tiger King's Carole Baskin On Betrayal, Exploitation & Criticism

Over 60 million people binge-watched this week's guest in 2020 when she appeared in the sensational Netflix documentary "Tiger King." As the series unfolded, the world was introduced to Carole Baskin - the quirky and cheerful CEO of Big Cat Rescue. Despite her negative portrayal in the show and the hurtful lies that were spread, Carole continues to fight tirelessly for new legislation to prevent the exploitation of exotic cats in the US and worldwide. I’m absolutely honoured to speak with this phenomenal activist who having once cared for up to 200 wild cats in her Tampa-based not-for-profit sanctuary, shares her recent efforts to pass a bill to end cub handling, the conservation work she's been up to since appearing on Tiger King, and bouncing back after harsh criticism. To find out how you can support Carole’s mission to end the abuse of big cats in captivity and prevent the extinction of big cats in the wild, head to BigCatRescue.org. Enjoy the episode, all you cool cats and kittens!
2/3/202151 minutes, 11 seconds
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#125: F1 Legend David Coulthard On Accepting Limitations And Focusing On Strengths

This week I am joined by an absolute legend in the world of motor racing - former Formula One Grand Prix driver, David Coulthard MBE. David was the longest contracted driver for McLaren, retiring in 2008 with no less than 15 Grand Prix victories, earning him brand ambassadorships with industry leaders including Red Bull, Mercedes and IWC. Since then, David has utilised his experience as a race car driver to achieve transitional success, with efforts in presenting, commentating and journalism and most recently as co-founder of Whisper Films - one of the UK’s fastest-growing TV production companies. Join me as I chat with this legendary sportsman about the importance of a positive mindset, maximising your opportunities, and creating your own definition of success. 
1/28/202157 minutes, 25 seconds
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#124: Dr Christopher Kerr On The Experiential Studies Of The End-Of-Life

My guest this week has pioneered a new approach in the research of the end-of-life experience using the relevance of sleep experiences as a framework. To improve the quality of hospice care worldwide, Dr Chris Kerr - CEO and Chief Medical Officer for The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, New York, has utilised his years of extensive research to validate the powerful dreams and visions that many of his patients experienced. His research was the subject of his acclaimed book release ‘Death is But A Dream’, as well as his TEDx Talk, which received over 3 million views and led him to be featured on the recent Netflix documentary “Surviving Death”. Dr Kerr talks about his ongoing research, which hopes to bring comfort and meaning to the dying process, discover its impact, and explain how it can help enable post-traumatic growth. Join me as I speak with this astounding Physician, who shares his journey exploring these patient experiences and pre-death dreams.
1/21/202153 minutes, 49 seconds
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#123: Record-breaking Mountaineer Nimsdai Purja MBE On Climbing K2 In Winter

This week’s guest is none other than record-breaking mountaineer and elite soldier Nirmal Purja MBE. With a humble upbringing in Nepal, Nimsdai had an early desire to become a Gurkha in the British Military. After achieving this, Nimsdai set his challenges higher, becoming the first ever Gurkha to serve in UK Special Forces (SBS) unit, which led to his interest in Mountaineering. Nimsdai now holds a coveted MBE title and 10 Guinness World Records – most notably for climbing the world’s 14 highest summits in under 7 months, an achievement that defeated a previous world record of 8 years. Now, Nimsdai is speaking with me about his bid for the K2 Winter ascent to claim one of the last remaining grand prizes in mountaineering, a feat regarded by so many, for so long, as impossible. In this inspiring episode, Nimsdai explains his motivation to complete the K2 summit in winter, his experience of writing his recent book ‘Beyond Possible’ and how his positive mindset has helped him achieve the impossible.
1/14/202145 minutes, 42 seconds
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#122: "The Real James Bond" Will Geddes On The Dangers Of The Dark Web

With over 25 year’s experience combatting issues such as counter terrorism, personal and cyber security and working as a bodyguard for the Hollywood elite, my guest this week is Security specialist Will Geddes. In this week’s episode, Will gives us a specialized and focused insight on the world of Cyber-crime and how to avoid falling victim to it, how to protect your personal security both online and in the real world, and how to protect your children from the dangers of Social Media, Cyber-bullying and the Dark Web. As Director of the leading Specialized Human Threat Management company ICP, and referencing his best-selling book release “Parent Alert: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online”, Will’s wisdom and inside knowledge ensures that in this ever advancing digital age, you can begin your year with confidence and in the safest way possible.
1/7/202152 minutes, 46 seconds
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#121: Lisa Johnson On Earning £1.3M In One Month

After a turbulent childhood battling long-term bullying, relationship issues and a lack of confidence, Lisa Johnson fell into success specialising as a Global Passive Income Coach. Having faced business challenges that at times saw her earn as little as £1.15 per hour, Lisa has since made millions – raking in £1.3 million pounds in October alone! She has spent the last 3 years building her widely successful business teaching clients how to work smarter and not harder, allowing their businesses to thrive. In this very fitting and motivational final podcast of 2020, Lisa shares her story that proves how at any time, your strength and hunger for more can create a new beginning and shift your path towards success and fulfilment.
12/30/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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#120: Victoria Arlen On 4 Years Trapped In A Vegetative State

My guest’s story this week is the ultimate example of how, as humans, our thirst for life and survival forms a refusal to accept defeat. After being diagnosed at the age of 11 with two rare conditions, Victoria Arlen lost her ability to speak, eat, walk and move, and quickly slipped into a vegetative state. She spent the next two years hooked to a lifeline in a hospital where she was written off as "a lost cause.” Despite medical professionals agreeing that there was little to no hope of recovery or survival, Victoria regained cognitive function after two years. However, she couldn’t see, move, or talk, but could hear the conversations around her—with no way of letting her family know she was awake. Not only did she wake up after four years, but she has gone to become a Paralympic gold and silver medallist, learned how to walk after 10 years in a wheelchair and was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars. Victoria’s story and experiences teach us how the importance of controlling your mindset, refusing to give up and expressing daily gratitude made her - and can make you - limitless.
12/23/202049 minutes, 21 seconds
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#119: Christmas Special With Santa Claus’ Right-Hand Man, Gerry Bowler

With just a week to go until Christmas, this week’s episode is a special one. Santa Claus was obviously my first pick for our Christmas episode, but poor wifi connection in the North Pole prevented him from joining the Zoom call. Luckily, I was instructed to speak with someone who knows more about Christmas than Jolly Old Saint Nick himself! Dr Bowler – the world’s foremost authority on the history of Christmas - joins me all the way from snowy Canada for an in-depth conversation about ALL things Christmas. He is the author of many Christmas books including: The World Encyclopedia of Christmas, Santa Claus: A Biography and The World’s Greatest Christmas Stories. Dr Bowler shares a series of fascinating facts about the world’s most celebrated holiday, the history of the mince pie, and confirms how Covid-19 will affect Santa’s plans for delivering gifts on Christmas Eve. If you have ever been curious about the origins of Christmas traditions, then you’ll love this episode.
12/16/202045 minutes, 25 seconds
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#118: Seth Godin On Future-Proofing Your Marketing Strategy

Commonly referred to as the ‘ultimate entrepreneur for the information age’, this week I’m thrilled to be joined by leading marketeer and internet entrepreneur, Seth Godin. As well as launching one the of the world’s most popular blogs as recognized by TIME,  Seth has written over 19 best-selling books and has previously appeared on the Marketing Hall of Fame. Recounting and sharing the valuable lessons that he was glad to learn as the founder of one of the world’s first internet companies, Seth tells us which trends to avoid, which ones to follow and how to transform your passion into a productive contribution.
12/10/202042 minutes, 42 seconds
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#117: David R. Dow On Fighting The Death Penalty

With a career spent fighting for the rights of over 110 wrongly convicted Death Row inmates, my guest this week is criminal defense attorney, David R. Dow. Author of multiple award-winning memoirs and novels, and the former litigation director for the state of Texas, David gives us an in-depth look at his journey to exonerate and seek justice for the wrongly convicted and to shine a light on this violent practice that is still prevalent in the U.S today.
12/3/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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#116: Former Secret Service Agent Evy Poumpouras On Becoming Bulletproof

My guest this week is former United States Secret Service Special Agent, Evy Poumpouras. Throughout her 12 years of service, Evy has spent time in the Presidential Protective Division, was an undercover and criminal investigator, is specialized in polygraph interrogation and holds a U.S. Secret Service Valor Award for her heroic efforts as a first responder in the 9/11 terror attacks. Recounting her previous experiences and talking about her current efforts in multi-media journalism, being an educator and an author, Evy shares how she learnt to read people, acknowledge fear, strengthen her resilience, and become “bulletproof”.
11/26/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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#115: Brandon Farbstein - Wisdom From A 3’9 Giant

Your restrictions don’t define you, and my guest this week at the young age of 21 has already proved just that. Diagnosed with one of rarest forms of dwarfism, on this week’s episode Brandon Farbstein shares with us how through courage, determination and strength, his condition has become his progressive force, and how your adversities can too. Working to inspire, create awareness, elevate empathy and break social barriers, Brandon shares with us the importance of changing your own perception as your key to success, and as a catalyst to drive you forward.  
11/19/202047 minutes, 39 seconds
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#114: Anneke Lucas On Escaping The Horrors Of A Child Sex Trafficking Ring

Trigger warning: This episode includes conversations about child trafficking and abuse. A story that truly emphasizes the power of hope, this week I had the honor of speaking with the incredible and courageous child sex trafficking survivor – Anneke Lucas. Sold by her mother at the age of 6 into an abusive and murderous pedophile network, Anneke recounts her horrific and heartbreaking experiences and shares how she has found healing through psychotherapy, writing, yoga and meditation. Anneke also shares with us her journey on breaking through feelings of shame, turning some of the darkest moments of her life into a passion for advocacy and strength. Anneke’s book “Seeds Beneath the Snow: Uncovering the Divine Feminine on the Path to Global Equality” is scheduled to be released in 2020.
11/12/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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#113: Marisa Peer On The Power Of Hypnotherapy

This week I am thrilled to bring you an interview with Britain’s most respected hypnotherapist and the creator of Rapid Transformational Therapy – Marisa Peer. Her therapy method is world-renowned for its ability to create lasting change, without the need for ongoing sessions. Marisa has devoted her life to helping people resolve childhood trauma, find love, and lead happier lives. Through her public speaking, therapy training course, and best-selling books, award-winning therapist Marisa Peer has profoundly changed the lives of countless people. In this episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, Marisa shares her wisdom on transforming negative self-talk, how to accept that you are enough, and explains how to overcome the programming that’s holding you back.
11/5/202055 minutes, 21 seconds
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#112: NASA Astronaut Ron Garan On Life In Space

I am thrilled to bring you this week’s episode as I am chatting with one of the only people on Earth to have lived in space AND at the bottom of the ocean! Today I am in conversation with the one and only Colonel Ron Garan - a decorated NASA astronaut, fighter pilot, test pilot, humanitarian, and social entrepreneur. Ron has a remarkable story as he has spent 178 days in space and has traveled more than 71 million miles during 2,842 orbits of our planet. He flew on both the US space shuttle and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, where he accomplished four spacewalks. Ron also spent eighteen days at the bottom of the ocean during a research mission held in the world’s only undersea research lab, Aquarius. Ron and I discuss how he made an ‘impossible dream’ become reality, the training it took to become an astronaut, why he is so passionate about improving life on Earth, and his upcoming book launch, Floating in Darkness. If you find this interview as fascinating as I did, then you’ll want to be among the first to get a hardcover copy of Ron’s new book Floating in Darkness, launching in May 2021. Floating in Darkness, the sequel to Ron’s critically acclaimed first book The Orbital Perspective, adds the perspective of inner space to take the reader on a profound journey of discovery. It addresses fundamental aspects of the evolution of society and humanity and serves as a call to action to help steer the trajectory of our society toward a future we would all want to be a part of.   As a 'thank you' to my listeners, simply use promo code "SPENCER" at checkout to get 10% off your pre-order copy of Ron's book here: https://www.rongaran.com/spencer
10/29/20201 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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#111: Jihyun Park On Escaping The Horrors Of North Korea

This week I sit down with Jihyun Park, a North Korean Defector, who tells me about her harrowing escape from North Korea in 1998. Jihyun reveals her experience of fleeing the darkest place on Earth, being human trafficked in China and forced into a marriage with a Chinese farmer with whom she had baby boy, and being separated from him for years. Jihyun highlights her experience of being reported to Chinese authorities and being sent back to North Korea, the torture she faced in a forced labour camp, and her brush with death while in captivity. Today Jihyun lives in the UK; she is a Human Rights Activist that campaigns for the rights of all North Koreans and helps North Korean refugees in the UK rebuild their lives. Note: I encourage listeners to head to my YouTube channel where you can experience Jihyun’s story with visuals and subtitles, to fully immerse yourself in her story. Head to: http://bit.ly/Jihyun-Park-Video-Interview
10/25/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 43 seconds
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#110: Tulsi Vagjiani On Being A Plane Crash Survivor

This week’s episode is a story of incredible resilience. I am speaking with Tulsi Vagjiani, an airplane crash survivor whose parents and brother perished, along with 89 others, after their plane crashed in Bangalore in 1990. At just 10 years old, Tulsi was dragged from the wreckage and flown to England where she was treated for 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 45% of her body. To date, Tulsi has endured more than 50 operations to repair her face, chest and legs, yet the severity of the burns meant she grew up feeling like "a freak." In our chat, we discuss her determination to overcome unimaginable loss, undergoing a life-changing kidney transplant and how she began to accept her appearance.
10/10/202050 minutes, 56 seconds
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#109: Natasha Hamilton On Superstardom & Turning Her Back On Fame

My guest this week is none other than Natasha Hamilton - former bandmate of the British girl group Atomic Kitten. At the tender age of 16 Natasha signed a £1.5M record deal with Virgin Records to form one of the UK’s most successful girl bands - quickly becoming a global sensation with their single “Whole Again”. With the girls’ overnight success came intense pressure, paranoia, loneliness and anxiety. After 5 years as the lead singer, Natasha left the band at the height of her career to seek treatment for postpartum depression. In this episode, Natasha and I discuss the struggles she faced with sudden superstardom, leaving the limelight to raise her family and the loneliness she experienced after fame. We also touch on her experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and her journey to becoming a Holistic Therapist. 
9/24/202049 minutes, 26 seconds
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#108: Marc Mero On Dedicating His Life To Anti-Bullying Campaigns & Children's Suicide Prevention

I watched a viral video a few years back of this week’s guest delivering a heartfelt talk to a room full of students. It was a truly moving, emotional talk about the loss of his mother that had the entire audience in tears. That man is Marc Mero - a Former WWE Professional Wrestling Champion, motivational speaker and the founder of the non-profit organization, Champion of Choices. Today, he is America’s number 1 school presenter, regularly speaking about anti-bullying, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. The tragic loss of more than 30 of his close friends and family members – largely due to substance abuse and poor lifestyle choices – is what inspired Marc to teach children about the consequences of their choices. He shares his powerful story of tragedy and triumph, speaking candidly about where his good and bad choices took him, his faith, and what he'd say to his mother if she were still here. His passion for reaching youth with his Champion of Choices School Program saves lives, encourages youth to achieve their goals and helps them become the Champions they are destined to be.
9/17/202043 minutes, 48 seconds
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#107: Kevin Hines On Surviving A Suicide Attempt By Jumping Off The Golden Gate Bridge

Trigger warning: this episode includes conversations about suicide. To mark World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th), I am honoured to share the story of Kevin Hines – one of the only people in the world to survive jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. This is one of the few interviews that brought me to tears. Kevin’s story hits home because I – like so many others - have battled with my own mental health struggles and thoughts of self-harm. Nearly 2,000 people have committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge since it opened in 1937. It is a suicide attempt that is 99% fatal. The 4-second fall can be compared to the force of slamming into a concrete wall at 120km/hr. If jumpers don’t die from impact trauma, they succumb to hypothermia or drowning. Thankfully, Kevin’s experience has a different ending. At 19 years old, after years of battling several undiagnosed mental illnesses, Kevin made his way to the bridge, with thoughts of jumping but hopes of a stranger asking if he was okay. Because nobody spotted the signs of his distress, Kevin threw himself over the rail. In a remarkable turn of events, Kevin’s attempt to take his life was unsuccessful after a SEA LION circled him and kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. While Kevin’s story has a happy ending, but this isn’t the case for the 800,000 people who die due to suicide each year. If you are thinking about suicide, please speak to a trusted friend or family member, a qualified professional, or call a suicide crisis helpline. Visit www.suicide.org to find a helpline in your country.
9/10/202050 minutes, 25 seconds
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#106: Jim Kwik On How To Improve Your Memory & Learn Faster

If you regularly forget names, misplace your keys, or fail to recall simple details then you NEED to listen to this week’s episode! Once labelled “The boy with the broken brain,” Jim Kwik is now the world’s leading expert in memory improvement and brain performance. Jim joins me to share the techniques he teaches his celebrity and CEO clients to help them learn ANYTHING faster. Tune in to this 1-hour ‘memory coaching masterclass’ for practical tips to improve your memory, enhance your focus, and to learn Jim’s famous M-O-M tactic to unleash your limitless brain! Whether you're learning a new language or want to remember events more clearly, these memory techniques are you for! As someone with a very bad memory, I can’t stress how life-changing these tips are, so go on - get stuck in! Grab Jim's 12-Week Memory Masterclass Course NOW through Najahi Events and save 95%! This is a once-off offer! You don't want to miss out! Get it here: https://kwikbrain.com/najahi
9/4/202045 minutes, 50 seconds
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#105: Emma Gingerich On Leaving The Amish Community & Discovering A Dark Family Secret

Imagine being 18 years old and discovering that the internet exists. Then imagine learning that the world isn’t flat, the United States of America has something called a President, and your grandfather is accused of incest. That’s the backstory to this week’s guest, Emma Gingerich. Emma was raised Amish, and her family is originally from the ‘Swartzentruber Amish’ which are widely considered the least modern and uneducated Amish people on the planet. In January 2006, with $50 in her back pocket, Emma took off her bonnet and walked out the door of her family’s small farmhouse to begin her new life. Having only attained an 8th-grade education, Emma completed her GED, went to college and eventually earned herself an MBA. Emma’s story is courageous and listening to this episode, will take you to another world.
8/27/202038 minutes, 59 seconds
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#104: Rahaf Kobeissi On Healing After Suicide Loss & Becoming A Mental Health Coach

Trigger warning: this episode includes conversations about suicide. This week’s episode is by far the most emotional podcast I have recorded. It was my pleasure to invite Rahaf Kobeissi into the studio to share her heartbreaking story. From living through the pain of her father’s suicide to having her brother accidentally kill someone in her home and attempting suicide three times herself - her story is truly devastating, yet courageous and brave. But like all grey clouds, it has a silver lining: Rahaf discovered her purpose as an advocate for men’s mental health and became an acclaimed Men’s Mental Health Coach & Personal Development Trainer. I want to remind my listeners about the importance of speaking openly about mental health. If you are struggling in any way, please reach out to a trusted friend, family member or qualified professional. I am also available to speak to anyone who is battling with mental health issues. Remember, you are not alone. Grab your tissues and hit play.
8/20/202049 minutes, 48 seconds
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#103: Craig Ballantyne On Elevating Productivity To Build A 7-Figure Business

If you’re looking to grow a business, build better habits or achieve big goals, then you’ll want to tune in to today’s episode because I am speaking with the world’s most disciplined man - Craig Ballantyne! Craig is THE premier coach for high-performing entrepreneurs and executives looking to triple their productivity, achieve better work-life balance and take control of their life. He is the author of 3 bestselling books: The Perfect Day Formula, The Perfect Week Formula, and the Best-Seller Unstoppable. If that isn’t impressive enough, he’s built five 7-figure companies in the last 20 years! Craig shares his secret to writing books in the most productive way, the various ways that self-sabotage can manifest and what he thinks people should do to get through challenging times. Listen to this interview if you want some great advice that will help you improve yourself while working a lot less!
8/14/202057 minutes, 43 seconds
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#102: Daniel Disney On Growing A 600K LinkedIn Audience & Effective B2B Sales Tactics

As a sales trainer who uses LinkedIn for B2B lead generation and sales myself, I was very excited to have a 1:1 chat with Daniel Disney - the No.1 most influential sales expert on LinkedIn! Daniel has made a name for himself as the very best B2B social seller on LinkedIn, and it’s no surprise why! Daniel has incredible experience training companies on social selling, has written a book on the topic and has discovered the most effective B2B sales tactics! In this episode, we discuss the do’s and don’t’s of LinkedIn so you can make the most of it as a tool for generating more leads and sales. From the power of hyper-personalisation, video messages and creatively written sales pitches, Daniel will teach you everything there is to know about the platform and turning connections into clients.
8/6/202052 minutes, 8 seconds
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#101: Michele Morrone on Achieving Success And Remaining Humble

I had the pleasure of speaking with Michele Morrone, the lead actor in the massively popular movie, 365 Days. Having portrayed mafia boss Don Massimo Torricelli, Michele shows us who he is off-set, which happens to be a very down-to-earth and genuine guy. From being a gardener this time last year to becoming an internationally recognised actor today, Michele has experienced an overnight launch into superstardom! He is determined to keep his feet on the ground amid his new-found success, so it’s no surprise that our interview touches on the importance of family values, staying humble, his love of music, and the unexpected motivation behind his partnership with Halahi.
7/28/202020 minutes, 56 seconds
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#100: Neil Patel On Using Digital Marketing To Build Your Business

Welcome to the 100th episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast! Thank you to everyone who has subscribed and helped the podcast become one of the most listened to business and entrepreneurship podcasts in the UAE - I am so grateful you’ve joined me on this journey! I am beyond excited to be speaking with this week’s guest! As a surprise for my 100th episode, my team arranged a secret interview with the brilliant Neil Patel - a man who I admire and have wanted on the show for a very long time! One of his most impressive accolades is that Neil was recognized by President Obama as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations! He is a New York Times Bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and is widely regarded as the world’s leading digital marketing expert! In this episode, Neil and I talk about building 7-figure businesses, successfully getting your foot in the door at your target companies, and learning from mistakes that have cost millions! Along with a number of tangible tips, Neil brings loads of honesty, humility and a genuine desire to help others succeed! 
7/23/202044 minutes, 48 seconds
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#99: Michael Franzese On Being An Ex-Mob Boss, Life In Prison & Finding Faith

On this week’s episode, I dig deep with Former Mafia Boss Michael Franzese. He is one of the most memorable guests I’ve had on the show because his jaw-dropping story is world’s away from anything myself and listeners are familiar with. At the height of his career, Franzese was one of the most notorious mob bosses in New York City. Renowned for his sophisticated business skills, he became best-known for operating a high-profile gas tax scam in the 1980s that saw him earning up to $8M a week. After 8 years of defrauding governments out of hundreds of millions of dollars, Franzese served 8 years in prison. During that time, he renounced his ties to the mafia and became a born-again Christian - turning his back on a life of crime to become a motivational speaker and author. In our fascinating conversation, we talk about why he was so successful in business, his time behind bars and his unlikely transition into Christianity. I’ve asked him some questions he’s never been asked before so if you want an inside look into the life of a real-life Tony Montana or Michael Corleone, then you’ll want to tune in! 
7/16/202047 minutes, 55 seconds
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#98: Katie Piper On How To Overcome Hardship To Lead A Positive Life

Katie Piper was on her way to becoming a successful model and TV presenter. But that all changed in 2008 when a man she had been dating for two weeks brutally attacked her and arranged an acid attack, causing severe burns on her face, neck and arms, as well as leaving her blind in one eye. Despite the pain and setbacks that Katie has endured, she has gone on to become a best-selling author of 8 books, a successful TV host, has founded the Katie Piper Foundation in aid of burn victims, and has multiple brand deals - among many, many other accolades, proving that absolutely nothing will hold her back! In this episode, we discuss near-death experiences, dealing with depression and anxiety, her surprising business advice, and where she draws motivation from.
7/8/202055 minutes, 35 seconds
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#97: Jessica Cox On Being The Best Version Of Yourself & How To Embrace What You Have Got

Jessica Cox was born without arms, yet despite this obvious setback, she has gone on to achieve more in her 37 years than most people do in their entire lifetimes. Jessica is best known for becoming the first armless pilot in aviation history, earning herself a coveted Guinness World Record for flying an aircraft with only her feet. She is also the first armless black belt in the American Taekwondo Association and is an avid rock climber, scuba diver, surfer and piano player. In this episode, we discuss the skills that allowed her to achieve the seemingly impossible in her own, unique way. We talk about how she overcame her insecurities to be the best version of herself, where she gets her inspiration from and her journey to self-acceptance.
7/2/202033 minutes, 16 seconds
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#96: Dr John Demartini On How To Find Your Life Mission & Highest Values

On this week's episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I am speaking with the legendary Dr John Demartini, the world's leading specialist in human behaviour and the best-selling author of over 40 books. This incredible interview covers everything that will help you be the best version of yourself. Dr Demartini shares what his personal goal is, the best piece of advice he lives by, and his tips for finding your true values and achieving your mission.
6/25/202057 minutes, 53 seconds
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#95: Rob Moore – The Disruptive Entrepreneur On How To Invest In Real Estate After A Pandemic

This week on The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I am joined by brilliant Rob Moore. Rob is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, author of 6 bestselling books, a prolific podcaster, and a 3X World Record Holder for public speaking! In this packed episode, Rob and I share our opinions on Jordan Belfort, investing in the real estate market during a pandemic and advice for compounding your social media growth.
6/21/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 25 seconds
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#94: Tyrone Reid, CEO of Alabbar Enterprises on Managing 500 Employees & Dealing With The Covid-19 Impact

Tyrone Reid is the CEO of Alabbar Enterprises in the UAE, responsible for a team of 500 employees. In this episode, Tyrone and I speak about his journey from a head chef to moving into an C-level role, his advice for family businesses looking to take advantage of opportunities during the pandemic and why lightning speed is crucial in times of crisis.
6/11/202036 minutes, 59 seconds
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#93: Elena Cardone On Building Confidence During The Coronavirus Pandemic & Planning For The Future

This week on The Spencer Lodge Podcast I am speaking with Elena Cardone, an accomplished author, businesswoman, public speaker, empire builder and visionary. Elena shares where she focuses her time and energy in order to live her best life, the importance of confidence-building, her ability to plan for the future using wisdom and imagination, and why she's avoiding conspiracy theories.
6/8/202034 minutes, 2 seconds
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#92: David Meltzer: How Gratitude, Empathy, Accountability & Effective Communication Can Change Your Life

This week on The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I am joined by the brilliant David Meltzer. David is the co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, is an international bestselling author and a top 100 Business Coach who works with some of the biggest professional athletes and sports teams in the world. David and I chat about how gratitude, empathy, accountability and communication can change your life, and how effective sales skills can create immeasurable value.
6/4/202027 minutes, 25 seconds
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#91: David Stockton On Covid-19, Mental Health & Supporting 14,000 Employees Through A Global Pandemic

This week on The Spencer Lodge Podcast I am speaking with the incredible David Stockton, CEO of Dulsco - a solutions provider that employs 14,000 employees worldwide. In this interview, David and I discuss how the company pivoted during the pandemic and what steps were taken to ensure the safety and mental and physical health of staff, clients and communities. He shares the three principles that he believes are essential for solid leadership, his predictions for the economy and the aviation industry, and his best career decisions.
6/1/202032 minutes, 44 seconds
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#90: Tomaso Rodriguez CEO Of Talabat Food Delivery Platform | The Coronavirus Impact & Supporting Businesses

Tomaso Rodriguez is the CEO of Talabat, the largest and most popular food delivery app in the MENA region. This week I am sitting down with Tomaso to discuss the impact that Covid-19 has had on the food delivery industry, the opportunities that exist for investing in companies during the financial crisis, his experience of running his own start-up to and what he believes makes a good leader.
5/28/202040 minutes, 8 seconds
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#89: Scott Welch On Becoming A World Heavyweight Champion | Behind The Scenes Of A Professional Boxer

This week on The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I am speaking with retired professional boxer Scott Welch. In this episode, we discuss his journey to becoming a World Heavyweight Champion, what it's like to fight for a £500,000 prize, retiring at age 31 and how the death of his sister-in-law inspired multiple charitable endeavours with WBC Cares. Demonstrating sheer will-power and determination, Welch has raised huge sums for charity, completing the 250-mile Marathon des Sables in the Sahara, climbing Kilimanjaro and has crossed the Atacama desert.
5/25/202050 minutes, 2 seconds
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#88: Brad Lea On How To Become A Master In Sales | Sell Anything To Anyone

Brad Lea is the founder, Chairman and CEO of LightSpeed VT, an 8-figure training and communications platform. He’s the author of The Real Deal Lease training program, and host of “The Bottom Line” and “Dropping Bombs” podcast. In this episode, we discuss Brad’s sales career after dropping out of high school, the best piece of advice he’s ever received, and explains what inspired him to create Lightspeed VT and why his online learning system is the best for moving the needle in businesses.
5/21/202053 minutes, 49 seconds
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#87: Kris Fade On Going From Washing Cars To Becoming The Best-Known Radio Presenter In The Middle East

This week on The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I am speaking with Dubai’s favourite radio presenter, Kris Fade, the star of his own breakfast show on Virgin Radio Dubai. In this episode, Kris shares how years of washing cars and making coffees led him to a career in music sales and then eventually to becoming one of the best-known radio presenters in the region. He shares his experience of scaling his packaged food brand, Fade Fit Kids, reveals his most memorable guests, and explains why Paris Hilton is one of the most brilliant business people he’s ever met.
5/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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#86: Grant Cardone On The Coronavirus Impact & Economic Depression

“Covid-19 is economic terrorism. It’s going to hit innocent bystanders’ wallets, mental health, and sense of security.” In this episode, I am speaking with real estate mogul Grant Cardone, who shares his advice for moving from crisis mode to expansion, where you should be investing your money right now, and why it will soon be a “renter’s world.” We also talk about garnering attention online and the importance of upskilling right now.
5/14/202036 minutes, 53 seconds
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#85: Tom Otton on Adapting Your Marketing Plan During A Pandemic | Coronavirus Impact In The Business Community

Tom Otton is Managing Partner at Create Media Group, a full-service digital communications agency with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In this episode, Tom and I discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the SME sector In the Middle East. Tom shares his expert advice on how brands can enhance their communications strategy during a pandemic, how organizations can add value to their community, and ways of giving back in times of crisis.
5/11/202055 minutes, 23 seconds
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#84: Part 2: Nick Yarris On How Living On Death Row Saved His Life | Personal Healing, Positive Meaning & Kindness

This is part two of my interview with Nick Yarris, who shares his extraordinary story of being on Death Row for 22 years for a crime he didn't commit. Before you get stuck in, be sure to check out last week's episode for the first half of his story. During our discussion, Nick shares his experience of being accused of raping and murdering a woman he had never met, and how he has healed himself in the time since he was released in 2004. We touch on his journey with Neuroplasticity healing, his 16-year campaign to exonerate the wrongly convicted, his plans for an upcoming documentary, and how he practices a life of compassion. Nick’s story is one you don’t want to miss.
5/7/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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#83: Part 1: Nick Yarris On Surviving Prison for 22 Years Being Not Guilty

"We truly are, every one of us, living under a death sentence." The words from one of the most extraordinary podcast guests I have ever interviewed. Nick Yarris was on death row for 22 years for a crime that he DID NOT commit. Let that sink in... imagine spending 22 years of being tortured and abused in jail, thinking that you were going to die for a crime that you DID NOT commit. On this episode, Nick discussed dealing with abuse and life in prison, how he stayed motivated, maintaining positivity and hope throughout his time. Nick also shared what his life after prison looks like - sharing his remarkable story on stages, writing his books and in a Netflix documentary about him. This podcast truly moved me. Anyone who saw the live recording was both horrified yet incredibly inspired by Nick's story.
4/30/202054 minutes, 58 seconds
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#82: Rob Moore On Being an Entrepreneur and Podcaster

On my last trip to London, I had the opportunity to meet and chat to Rob Moore on my podcast. Rob didn't hold back - he shared stories of when he was in his 20s, the most disruptive time of his life. He was working as an artist, struggling and in therapy for his depression. On the show, we bonded on the highs, extreme lows and mental strains you face as an entrepreneur. How to create podcasts - your niche vs what you do vs what gives your audience value. How we practice gratitude.Juggling parenthood and much, MUCH more. Are you an entrepreneur and face the same challenges? What are your strategies to keep it real and yourself healthy and happy? Are you an up-and-coming podcaster wanting to create an AWARD-WINNING podcast show? This one is for you.
4/27/202048 minutes, 51 seconds
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#81: Louie Psihoyos On Human Impact on the Environment & Our Own Health

To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I welcomed an Oscar award-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos to The Spencer Lodge Podcast. Louie Psihoyos' documentaries explore how humanity is killing the world... and Louie explains for us to turn this dire situation around, it's crucial we change what's on our plates. Louie also talked about dedicating 5-10 years to producing each documentary, his horrific mercury poisoning from consuming too many fish, and how many different communities around the world live a healthier lifestyle and thrive off VEGETARIAN DIETS. Happy Earth Day all.
4/22/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 39 seconds
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#80: Nader Sabry on Growth Hacking Strategies & Business Innovation

We are facing a lot of economic uncertainty. The strategy we choose to take with our business right now will have a lasting impact. On my latest podcast, I spoke to growth hacker Nader Sabry, former Chief Strategist For The Dubai Department Of Economic Development, keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur. He shared with me his outlook of the Covid-19 pandemic and the detrimental effects it will have on businesses. But it also brings opportunity. With emerging tech coming into play, leveraging digital was already important for business. And now, as society is forced to quarantine in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic, "going digital" is crucial. On this episode you will learn: 1. Online growth hacks and digital strategies that convert paying clients. 2. Which sector will see massive growth? 3. Why empathetic leadership is essential now. 
4/20/202054 minutes, 8 seconds
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#79: Adam Griffin On Support For Individuals With Autism & Families Overcoming Guilt

For World Autism Month, I interviewed Adam Griffin Senior Consultant Occupational Therapist with Reach Out, on The Spencer Lodge Podcast. This was a topic that was close to my heart and I shared stories about how my sister, who has Asperger’s, was excluded from some aspects of society. Children with Autism don’t have anything wrong with them. They just have a different way of seeing the world and they operate differently. A metaphor that Adam uses to describe this is the difference between the operating system of a Mac and a PC. Adam discussed how we can better understand and support families and people with autism.   
4/15/202042 minutes, 55 seconds
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#78: Ian Khan On How To Unlock Your Potential & Prepare For A Recession During Coronavirus Pandemic | The Spencer Lodge Podcast

A lot of people have reached out to me with different concerns, mostly fears about the future in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. In this edition of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I speak with Ian Khan, the Futurist, on future planning, coronavirus concerns in terms of business, financial planning, the future of work and more. Tune in for some great insights into how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives, and how we can prepare well for that change.
4/9/202039 minutes, 29 seconds
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#77: The Coronavirus Impact – Dr Sadir Alrawi on The Spencer Lodge Podcas

We’re all now familiar with how to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 infection and how we can play our part in flattening the curve. In this edition of the Spencer Lodge Podcast, Dr. Sadir Alrawi, Director of Surgical Oncology Services for Al Zahra Hospital Dubai dispels some common coronavirus fears and concerns, talks about the pandemic and throws light on what has caused it. He also talks about how we can keep up our mental health during this difficult time.
4/6/202041 minutes, 26 seconds
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#76: Kane and Alessia Minkus - Entrepreneur Couple On How To Be Successful & Follow Your Passion

What an amazing experience to meet the power couple Kane and Alessia Minkus! The husband and wife duo are number one global business mentors, and work together to help organisations across the world achieve business success. The entrepreneur couple shared their secrets to a successful partnership, and the story of how they followed their passion to become international icons and coaches. Listen to the great conversation we had on The Spencer Lodge Podcast.
3/31/202030 minutes, 12 seconds
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#75: The Kindness Guy - Leon Logothetis On The Spencer Lodge Podcast

In this edition of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, I met Leon Logothetis of The Kindness Diaries, a Netflix show. Leon gave up his 9-5 job in London to find his life’s purpose and now travels the world, relying on random acts of kindness to get by. He pays it forward by helping the good Samaritans he meets realise their dreams and goals. Listen to the inspiring talk I had with him about the power of kindness and how it can change your life and the world, one act of kindness at a time.
3/26/202035 minutes, 17 seconds
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#74: The Art Of Networking | Master Networking Success | No Experience Needed

I used to hate networking, but I knew how important growing your network was for business success. I made it my mission to learn how to network like a pro and on this week’s “The Spencer Lodge Podcast,” I will teach you some simple ways and strategies you can use to improve your networking skills.   Now is your time to make your business grow faster!
3/19/202039 minutes, 28 seconds
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#73: Make 7 Figures Using Webinars | High Converting Webinar Secrets

Many of you are out there creating webinars to market your online business, which is great. But now it’s time to discover how you can monetize your online sales. What if I told you that you could make 7 million dollars running webinars EASILY from the comfort of your own home, would you do it? Would you want to learn how? I’m sure you would. I interviewed webinar and paid ad spend expert Jon Penberthy (who I’ve also had first-hand experience working with – his webinar strategies work!) on The Spencer Lodge Podcast. Jon revealed how to make easy money with webinars and also some BIG changes to the social media algorithms. In the years 2020 and 2021, 80% of the results you will get will NOT come from your ad dashboard.
3/17/202018 minutes, 8 seconds
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#72: The Power of Believing, Persistence & Knowing Your Purpose

"Mentally retarded." That's what they called him at school."NO." He heard that every day for a week before he landed his first job in broadcasting - bringing coffee to disc jockeys. Today, he has risen above it all to be named one of the Top Five Outstanding Speakers worldwide by Toastmasters International. What an absolute HONOUR to interview one of the most inspiring and well-known motivational speakers in the world - LES BROWN and his daughter Ona Brown! Money is a powerful motivational force – but it doesn’t last forever, and it isn’t as fulfilling as a life that’s driven by purpose. In this episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast Les and Ona Brown talk about the power of persistence (that’s how Les landed his first job!), Ona's coaching skills and Mickey Mouse socks. Jokes aside, listen to this amazing interview to understand how important it is to find your purpose and believe in yourself to live a fulfilling life.
3/11/202029 minutes, 49 seconds
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#71: Farhad Azizi on "Are We Destroying Our Children's Work Ethic?"

Ever tried doing a podcast after being 18,000ft in the air?!! Farhad Azizi, CEO of Azizi Group challenged me, and our podcast conversation got deep... I come from a working-class family - my dad went bankrupt when I was just 7 years old. So I remember working very hard in my childhood, saving up, and the excitement I felt when I bought my first pair of Nike Air Max sneakers! This taught me VALUE. But we see a lot of children these days getting what they want WITHOUT working for it. What will this mean for our children’s futures if we DON’T teach them how to work for what they want?! Farhad Azizi and I share our thoughts on The Spencer Lodge Podcast.
3/5/202035 minutes, 42 seconds
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#70: Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Overcoming Your Fears

Facing your fears is the only way to overcome them. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, explorer, author, and public speaker, talks about how he got over some of his fears, including arachnophobia! As the holder of several endurance awards, he is an inspiring figure who has faced fear and anxiety head on, sometimes even for survival. In this amazing interview, he shares the lessons he’s learnt along the way, and as an entrepreneur, I found that there are many valuable lessons he can teach us about not letting fear get the better of us.
3/3/202027 minutes, 58 seconds
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#69: Pegah Ghaemi: Award-Winning Filmmaker on Creativity, Storytelling and the Creative Industry

I know SO many people who work in creative fields burn out and give up because they feel like they’re ‘selling out’ for corporate clients. In this episode of my podcast, filmmaker Pegah Ghaemi talks about how every project she works on helps her to learn and experiment, how she handles rejection and how she finds balance in an extremely demanding industry. Listen to the full interview for tips on handling multiple projects and fueling innovation & creativity at work. Pegah Ghaemi is a writer and film director. She is currently the Creative Head for Creation Works and Co-Founder of The Works Network.
2/27/202049 minutes, 53 seconds
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#68: Chris Bonington - How To Use Fear

Is fear holding you back from living your best life? In this episode of The Spencer Lodge Podcast, Sir Chris Bonington talks about fear. Fear isn’t something you should avoid, it’s a signal you need to acknowledge. That is the first step in overcoming whatever you’re afraid of. This episode of my podcast was INCREDIBLE – I got to meet my childhood hero and an incredibly strong person. Tune in to the latest episode now.
2/22/202019 minutes, 40 seconds
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#67: Ian Ohan - The Truth Behind The "Entrepreneur Life"

What's it really like to be an entrepreneur? Ian Ohan, Founder and CEO of Krush brands, tells us what it’s like to start, run and grow your own business. Get an insider look at the life of a businessperson as he reveals it all – the highs and the lows. If you’re thinking of starting your own business, you MUST watch this episode of Make It Happen TV to understand the realities of the ‘entrepreneur life’. If you are already an entrepreneur coming to terms with your new career, you will find this talk incredibly valuable! Watch and subscribe for more episodes that will help you reach your goals and make your business a success.
2/14/202053 minutes, 44 seconds
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#66: Maria Conceicao & Michael Lane - The True Power Of Finding Your WHY

Today, Spencer talks to Maria Conceicao and Michael Lane about their stories. Michael Lane, MD of Success Resources has supported many charities over the years and today he gets to listen in on Maria Conceicao's amazing story of struggles to landing her dream job. But she didn't stop there, she then went on to start a charity and change the lives of hundreds of children in the process. From breaking world records to writing a book, Maria is a testament to finding your why and using it to drive you forward to change the world for the better.
2/13/202028 minutes, 1 second
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#65: Mohanad Alwadiya - The Truth about Real Estate in The UAE

Mohanad Alwadiya is an experienced Real Estate CEO, a television presenter, and motivational speaker. He joined me on the podcast to discuss the truth about the real estate industry in Dubai, from the market being "down" to what agents can do to really take charge and make their own success. If you're in business in the UAE, and you want to know how it's done. This is the episode for you!
1/31/202023 minutes, 36 seconds
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#64: Maha Abouelenein - The Queen of Communication

Maha is a fascinating person, and has achieved some incredible things during her career and she's only just getting started! With the likes of Gary Vee in her client roster, her abilities as a world-class PR leader are second to none. This was an amazing episode and it was amazing to have her on the show, as she's also a great friend. I know you'll enjoy this episode as much as we did making it!
1/29/202038 minutes, 29 seconds
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#63: Danielle Canty - The Golden Sauce of Social Media Success

Danielle Canty is a really special lady. Her journey on social media, from starting as a regular user to the co-founder of Boss Babes Inc with 2 million highly-engaged followers. We got into the secret of Boss Babe's success, and exactly what it was like starting from the ground up. If you're anywhere along your content journey, then this is an awesome episode that will give you huge amounts of value!
1/23/202052 minutes, 8 seconds
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#62: Kane Minkus - The Business Growth Strategy That Has Made Millions

I had the awesome Kane Minkus on the podcast recently and I have to say he is a really interesting guy! Together with his wife Alessia, he's helped nearly 3 million businesses around the globe to implement the best practices of strategy, leadership, sales and technology experts. We spoke about how him and his wife have really learned to work as a team in a world where working as a couple is often frowned upon, and the 3 steps he uses to approach business growth.
1/16/202017 minutes, 17 seconds
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#61: Elena Cardone - The Power of a 10X Lady

I had the immense pleasure of having none other than Elena Cardone join me on the podcast! She is truly 10X in everything that she does. In this episode we spoke about the 10X Ladies Conference she's hosting, the role she plays in Cardone Capital, and how people can defeat their weaknesses.
1/14/202024 minutes, 56 seconds
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#60: Richard Fitzgerald - The Lovin Dubai Story

Richard Fitzgerald is the founder of Augustus Media Holding, the media group that owns the ever popular Lovin' Dubai, Lovin' Saudi, and Smashi TV. I really enjoyed this interview where we spoke about everything from the value of branding, and the hottest new platforms, to why TV isn't dead... Yet.
1/9/202049 minutes, 15 seconds
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#59: Peng Joon - The Smartest Investment in Your Future

It was an absolute pleasure to have Peng Joon on the podcast. He's a global speaker and trainer, the CEO of Smobble, a global brand that teaches people how to build, grow and scale their online businesses. We broke down his approach to business and training, and why people should reconsider the way they approach education and wealth when investing in themselves.
1/6/202018 minutes, 29 seconds
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#58: Grant Cardone - The Difference between Money & Happiness

I'm so excited to have my good mate Grant Cardone back on the podcast! 40 Episodes later and Grant and I had a lot to catch up on. We spoke about the progress of his business, how his right hand man Ryan Tseko got the job, and why he's raising his kids to invest and generate passive income! I hope you'll enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!
1/2/202038 minutes, 41 seconds
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#57: Dr Shefali Tsabary - The Secret to Becoming a Better Parent

I'm so excited to bring you this episode. I've been following Dr Shefali for the longest time, and she is incredible. An acclaimed author, clinical psychologist, and international speaker - she travels the world helping people to improve their lives. In this interview, Dr Shefali and I spoke about friends, family, marriage and how to detach from fear, and we also delve into my own family life and how her advice might help.
12/26/201943 minutes, 14 seconds
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#56: John Lee - Social Media Secrets and Becoming a Wealth Dragon

John Lee is the CEO of Wealth Dragons PLC, an incredible platform that allows anyone on earth to use their knowledge and expertise to generate an income online! In this Interview we chatted about the process of taking his company public, and how his journey with social media has contributed to his success.
12/24/201915 minutes, 11 seconds
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#55: Awfa Mustafa - Changing People's Lives Through Personal Development and Learning

I am so very pleased to have the incredible Awfa Mustafa, CEO of Najahi Events on the show. Not only the sponsor of the podcast, but also a good friend. Some of the greatest leaders in business have attributed their success to constant learning and self-development, and as the first personal development events organisation in the region Awfa’s journey with Najahi hasn’t been an easy one.
12/19/201922 minutes, 50 seconds
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#54: Gary Vaynerchuk - What is your true purpose?

The one and only Gary Vaynerchuk, author, entrepreneur, investor, motivational speaker, and social media master came on my podcast! I asked Gary about selling my company and his answer will really get you thinking - What's Your Purpose In Life? I can't tell you just how much I enjoyed even the short few moments I got to sit down and speak to him. I spoke to him about his advice on selling my company, what I should be doing about it, why Tiktok is so addictive, and even got a priceless piece of Gary Vee memorabilia.
12/12/20194 minutes, 42 seconds
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November Strategy Review - How to Win using Innovation, Strategy, and Momentum

It’s time to review some of the challenges I’ve seen businesses facing, while consulting and training companies across the UAE in November. Here are the three big takeaways: 1) Companies have to get ahead of the market by innovating and diversifying. When market factors change, then your business has to be ready to adapt instead of being caught out! 2) It is a HUGE mistake to think that once you've tasted success, you can rest on your laurels. For every 'yes' I get for a new podcast guest, I've received plenty of 'no's. The real key to that success is to be consistent in building relationships and adding value. 3) The best way to maintain your results is by using momentum. Getting amazing results in January 2020 will be far easier for you if you use December 2019 to build up and accelerate into it! Not only will 2020 be better, but you'll also end 2019 on a high. As always I really value your feedback, so get in touch with me, send me a message on Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn if you’ve got any thoughts on my Strategy Review.
12/7/20194 minutes, 42 seconds
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#53: Tai Lopez - Can an old dog learn new tricks?

On this episode, I had a chance to sit down with the incredible Tai Lopez to talk about entrepreneurship, psychology, the learning styles of young and old, and what it really takes to reach the top by being self-aware. Tai is a social media guru, entrepreneur, investor, and motivational speaker who helps bring knowledge and inspiration to people all over the world.
12/5/201919 minutes, 1 second
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#52: Adrian Grenier - Hollywood Fame, and the True Cost of an Ocean Cleanup

Hollywood star of the hit show Entourage, Adrian Grenier talks to us about how and why we need an ocean cleanup. The environment and keeping the oceans clean is one of the biggest problems we face today, but how are we going to fix it? Adrian is using his fame as a platform to build on the progress being made in the world of sustainability. Starting with cleaning the oceans.
11/30/201912 minutes, 54 seconds
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#51: Noor Sweid - The Truth about Venture Capital

Noor Sweid, Founder of Global Ventures, is one of the most prominent venture capitalists in the Middle East and North Africa – and the only woman in the Middle East to lead a venture fund. In 2008, she made waves on a global stage, as the first female to lead an IPO in the region when her family's business was listed on the London Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Dubai. In this interview with Noor, she talks us through her first IPO at the age of 25 and the story behind the rapid growth of Global Ventures, a leading VC company in Dubai.
11/26/201942 minutes, 11 seconds
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#50: Spencer's Sales Clinic with Danielle Suchley - 10 Mistakes People Make when Starting a Business

Are you in the process, or thinking of starting your own business? There are plenty of potential pitfalls involved, and learning from someone who's successfully done it will give you a fighting chance at being able to do it yourself. In this episode I spoke to Danielle Suchley, CEO of the Blue Sky Thinking Group about the steps that are required to build a solid foundation that will set you on the journey to starting a successful business! ⁣
11/20/201957 minutes, 18 seconds
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#49: Emkwan - How to Make Money from Social Media Content

Emkwan is an awesome YouTuber with over 100k subscribers, and all round content creator known for his lifestyle and tech content all over social media. He's worked with huge brands to help them bring a touch of modern content to their businesses. On this episode of my podcast, we sat down to talk about his approach to social media and content creation, as well as some of the real money-making opportunities that come with it.
11/14/201954 minutes, 8 seconds
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#48: Spencer's Sales Clinic with Feride Shimshilova - Creating an Environment of Success

I'm sure you'd agree that there are certain skills that most successful people have in common. They’re experts in their field, they like to win, they have great attitudes, and they know how to manage their time. But what keeps these people motivated, buzzed and energised? I talk about this subject quite extensively in my sales training university as I truly believe the key to experiencing phenomenal success is knowing how to stay motivated! In this episode I spoke to Feride Shimshilova, Managing Director of Sirius Real Estate about what it takes to create an environment of success, where businesses and their staff are able to thrive.
11/12/20191 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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#47 Spencer's Strategy Review - October 2019

It’s time to review some of the challenges I’ve seen businesses facing, while consulting and training companies across the UAE in October. Here are the three big takeaways: 1) Staff Retention seems to be a real problem for many businesses. I’ve heard owners and managers complaining about disloyal staff, but they very rarely consider the loyalty THEY are giving their staff! I expand on this more, but I also want your thoughts 👇🏻 2) I’m seeing so many businesses that are terrible at recruiting talent for sales or business development. It’s no wonder people fail when businesses don’t actually look for any proof that applicants have done what’s on their CV. Have you seen this happen? Have a listen to my conclusion on this and leave me a comment with yours👇🏻 3) Rapport = Revenue. So many salespeople just don’t seem to get this. People buy from someone they know, like, and trust. You can’t get all three without RAPPORT. Listen to my thoughts and let me know what impact rapport could have on your business 👇🏻 As always I love your feedback, so get in touch with me in the comments or even send me a message if you’ve got any thoughts on my Strategy Review! #Strategy #Business #Recruitment
11/7/20192 minutes, 49 seconds
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#46: Andy Harrington: The Power of the Stage - How to Turn your Passion into Profit

Andy Harrington is one of the top public speakers in the world - speaking with such greats as, Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson, T. Harv Eker, Alan Sugar & many more at massive venues such as the London O2 Arena in front of thousands of people. Andy is also the best public speaking and one to many sales coach on earth, and has helped thousands of people to reach their goals and even change their lives through public speaking. On this episode of the podcast Andy reveals his public speaking secrets, some of his home life struggles and the journey of his rise to becoming one of the world's top business speakers. Andy is hosting an event in Dubai on the 15th of November called Passion to Profit - head over to https://www.eventhere.com/pip and get your tickets now! You do not want to miss out on what is sure to be an amazing opportunity.
11/7/201947 minutes, 9 seconds
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#45: Michael Lane - The Story behind Success Resources

Michael Lane is the Managing Director of Success Resources, who hosts 525 events in 70+ cities across the globe, helping millions of people to learn, grow, and prosper with the help of experts and leaders from all industries and sectors. In the latest episode of the podcast I spoke to Michael in the run up to the National Achievers Congress Global Tour in Dubai, I caught up with him to chat about the event, what success resources means to him, what he's done to build up that business, and what we can expect to see from success resources in the UAE in the coming months and into 2020. For tickets to see Grant Cardone, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tai Lopez, and many other amazing speakers, head right over to https://www.nacglobaltour.com/uae/?ls=542558 now!
11/5/201921 minutes, 7 seconds
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#44: John Sanei - How to Thrive in a Hyper-Connected World of Tomorrow

John Sanei, author of the best selling books FOREsight, MAGNETiiZE & WHAT’S YOUR MOONSHOT?, is a world-renowned trend specialist, and faculty member of Singularity University and Duke Corporate Education. John is a global speaker, who regularly gives keynote addresses to thousands at tech and innovation events.  John joined me on the podcast to talk about the future, change and how to adapt your life to not only be ready for it, but to thrive in a hyper-connected world of tomorrow. This was a truly fascinating interview, and I could have spoken to him for hours. His methods involve removing legacy thinking, making wiser decisions and implementing modern-day mindset techniques into life and business.
10/31/201944 minutes, 10 seconds
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#43: Chad Le Clos - What it Takes to Be Super Human

Chad Le Clos won an Olympic gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics and in this interview, Chad tells all. The story behind his Olympic wins, personal injuries and his family life. Olympic swimming was changed when Chad Le Clos stepped up to the blocks at the London 2012 Olympics, his story from underdog in a South African pool with no tiles, to gold medal winner has lessons we can all learn from. But most importantly he gives us an inside look into his mindset going into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, this is going to be huge!
10/24/201941 minutes, 53 seconds
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#42: Donna Benton - The Entertainer's Journey from Startup to $100 million Exit

Donna Benton is the founder of The Entertainer. From what started as a small company selling booklets with 2-for-1 coupons, she took The Entertainer from startup to industry titan, and Dubai's must-have discount and loyalty app. Donna sold The Entertainer for hundreds of millions of dirhams, and she was kind enough to share her story with me on the podcast. I really enjoyed speaking to another entrepreneur that has the passion and back story of having built their business from the ground up. I know that you'll enjoy this podcast just as much as I did making it.
10/17/201941 minutes, 54 seconds
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#41: Lewis Allsopp - How to 'Uber-ise' Global Real Estate

In this very special episode of my podcast I spoke to my good mate Lewis Allsopp, CEO of Allsopp & Allsopp; an award-winning Real Estate firm operating in multiple markets around the world. Lewis has always been the type of entrepreneur to push boundaries, and in this episode he gave me the exclusive scoop on a brand new offering he's bringing to the market. I'm certain that this ground-breaking platform is going to change the way people approach the buying and selling of real estate.
10/14/201941 minutes, 6 seconds
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#40: Emma Belle - Improving Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health problems such as anxiety, and depression are incredibly common in the modern workplace. On World Mental Health Day I wanted to release this episode from my Sales Clinic where Emma Belle and I discussed how workplaces could be better managed for those with mental health difficulties. ⁠ I know that a lot of people suffer in silence, but I wanted to talk about mental health in the workplace to bring the subject to the surface, because I believe that if we speak about it, we can do something to help. I've faced some very dark days in the past, and I was able to overcome them, so this topic means a lot to me.⁠
10/10/201943 minutes, 5 seconds
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#39: Spencer's Sales Clinic with Rick Waind - Top Mistakes Salespeople Make without Realising

Have you ever noticed that despite your hard work the results just don't seem to come through? ⁠⁠ There's a really high chance that you're making one a few serious mistakes without you even noticing it! For the first time I'm bringing my live Sales Clinic to the Spencer Lodge Podcast! In this episode I spoke to Rick Waind, Managing Director of Betterhomes about how salespeople can get past the simple mistakes and REALLY start making an impact!⁠ After having built businesses and trained thousands of salespeople over the last 30 years I know that there are some mistakes that seem so simple, but are massively slowing down your success.
10/8/201955 minutes, 15 seconds
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#38: Spencer's Strategy Review - September 2019

It’s time to review some of the things I've picked up on while consulting and training companies across the UAE in September. Here are the three big takeaways: 1) Many companies struggle to attract good quality talent, which appears to be the case in many industries. I think companies need to focus on making themselves more attractive to candidates. 2) We always hear about how tough "the market" is, but the fact is - there are still companies that are successful. Businesses have to ask themselves what they could do differently, instead of blaming the market. 3) People find things more valuable if they have to pay for them. The same goes for training and development.
10/6/20194 minutes, 56 seconds
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#37: Mustafa Khawaja - Entrepreneurs vs Wantrepreneurs

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing my very good friend Mustafa Khawaja, CEO of Khawaja Holdings and Bio Vape, President of Sparta Nutrition; originally from the US, but now based in Dubai. Mustafa recently got married to my dear friend Sara Al Madani, and they really are a true power couple. Mustafa's journey is one straight out of an entrepreneurial fairy tale. His parents immigrated to New Jersey from Pakistan. Growing up in the US, Mustafa had set up his own business at the age of 17, and by 26 had bought his parents a house. I really enjoyed this conversation with someone who looks at entrepreneurship the same way that I do. I know you'll really love this episode.
10/3/201929 minutes, 26 seconds
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#36: Tony Robbins - Do you need resources or resourcefulness?

I recently had the privilege of interviewing one of my heroes, Tony Robbins. At the beginning of my career I purchased a set of CDs with his teachings on them, and they changed my entire life. As a result of what I learned from Tony, I've built a hugely successful group of companies and given value and training to thousands of people around the world. With my good friend, Omar A from Mental Unblock, we spoke to Tony about the journey that brought him to where he is today, his successes, his failures, and what he believes are the core principles that people should apply in their own lives.   Tony has been coming to the Middle East for several years, but in his first public event in the UAE, he headlined Najahi's Achieve the Unimaginable event with Nick Vujicic, Prince EA, and Alicia Keys, where over 10,000 people soaked up all of the energy and wisdom offered up by these exceptional individuals.
9/30/201926 minutes, 47 seconds
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#35: Prince Ea - From Rapping in Schools to Speaking to Billions

I am so pleased to have sat down with my friend Prince Ea. We met about six months ago at the Najahi Cha Ching 2.0 event with John Lee, Greg Secker, and Lisa Nichols. I had a chance to speak to Prince just after he came off stage at Najahi's Achieve the Unbelieavble event at Dubai's Coca Cola arena where Nick Vujicic and Tony Robbins spoke to 10,000 people. In this episode we spoke about his amazing rise to fame from rapping at high schools in the US to speaking to stadium audiences and getting billions of views across social media.
9/20/201921 minutes, 55 seconds
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#34: Nick Vujicic - No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!

Nick Vujicic was born with no arms and no legs, but has changed more lives than most. Through his message of persistence, passion, and purpose, he has helped thousands of people to overcome their challenges, and strive for a life of fulfilment. I've followed Nick's journey for many years and I am so glad that I was able to spend this time with him at the Tony Robbins event that was hosted by Najahi, and I am so excited to be able to bring this episode to you. Enjoy it, because the message he has to share is so important.
9/12/20198 minutes, 55 seconds
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#33: Shahad Ballan - Lessons on Inspiration from The Middle East's Youngest TV Presenter

Shahad Ballan, once the youngest TV presenter in the middle east, spoke about her journey into television and the challenges that she faced and overcame to make it. We also spent some time speaking about inspiration, failures, personal development, and coming back from a life-changing accident. If you've got huge dreams and ambitions, regardless of the hurdles you face, you will absolutely love this episode.
9/5/201959 minutes, 41 seconds
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#32: Spencer's Strategy Review - August 2019

It’s time to review everything I’ve learned consulting and training companies across the UAE in August.  Here are the three big takeaways: 1) TikTok is here, it’s attracting users in the millions, and just like Instagram, it’s starting with the youth but could be a VERY real opportunity for brands. 2) I’m seeing some hypocrisy in sales leaders and I’m calling out the BS. I’m shocked that we live in a world where I’m seeing business owners and sales managers hire consultants to train their staff but don’t adopt the training and methods themselves.  I think this is a terrible idea and it’s certainly not leading by example. 3) Leads are in abundance! Literally, between Google Ads and lead gen specialists, sales teams have access to more leads than ever.  I think now is the time to focus on conversions. I want to hear your feedback! Tell me what you think about all of this in the comments below.
9/2/20196 minutes, 14 seconds
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#31: Sara Al Madani - The Return of The UAE's Most Inspiring Woman

What an absolute pleasure it was to sit down once again with Dr Sara Al Madani for the start of Season 2 of the podcast. After having had Sara as the first guest on my podcast at the beginning of 2019 - I am so pleased to have her back to kick off the second season. Sara Al Madani is a Mother, entrepreneur and figurehead for the rapid evolution of women in the Middle East, a profound public speaker and celebrated thought leader online. In this episode we went deeper into the way that Sara and I look at failure, self-awareness, ethics, and also getting into all of the exciting things that Sara has been up to since she was last on the show. I can guarantee that this is not an episode to be missed!
8/28/201944 minutes, 49 seconds
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#30: Farhad Azizi - Part 2: A Day at Work with a Billionaire Property Developer

In Part 2 of my interview with Farhad Azizi, we spent the day in the car on site at one of his many real estate projects in Dubai. Having spent that time with him, in his natural environment, it became clear to me that he has such a passion for the work that he does, and as the CEO of Azizi Developments, that means that every one of his projects receives all of the dedication that he can give, from start to finish. This episode was an incredible look into the business side of the property development industry, what it takes to construct and hand over tens of thousands of units, and just what that means for his clients at the end of the day. I know you're going to enjoy this episode just as much as I enjoyed making it.
8/22/201943 minutes, 9 seconds
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#29: Abdullah Alajaji - From Computer Programmer to Real Estate Entrepreneur

From learning C++ and computer programming, to Saudi Aramco, starting a Burger Shop, and now his own Real Estate Investment company; Abdullah Alajaji has an amazing story to tell. We got into his background, his upbringing, and the lucky breaks and deliberate decisions that have made him into the entrepreneur he is today. Abdullah Alajaji is the founder and Managing Director of Driven Properties, a property brokerage, investment, management and consultancy company operating across the Middle East.
8/22/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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#28: Darren Winters - From Successful Entrepreneur, to Broke, to Multi-Millionaire Trading Expert

Trading for a living is as simple as it sounds when Darren Winters tells you his secrets behind how to learn trading. The top trader from the UK takes you behind the curtain and tells his story of rags to riches. From a complete beginner to seven figures in trading in only a few years. When you find out why he had to learn so quickly, you'll be amazed at how quickly life can turn itself around. If entrepreneurship, risk-taking, and success is in your DNA, then this is the episode for you!
8/15/201924 minutes, 12 seconds
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#27: For the First Time Ever: Spencer's Strategy Review on the Podcast

For the first time ever, I am so excited to bring my slightly nerdy strategy review to the podcast. It's short, but packed with insights and advice. So, do let me know what you think once you've listened to it! July’s review was a surprising one. I really didn't expect to have to repeat things 6 months down the line. I shouldn't need to explain why it's necessary for owners and business leaders to train their management and their sales staff, but so many businesses don't get it! The result that your business is looking for is possible if you would only consider the needs of your employees. I also realised after riding 560kms from London to Paris in three days, what it really means to be an entrepreneur. For those of you who are considering going out on your own, this will be really valuable advice. I'd love to know your thoughts on this review so drop me a comment below with anything interesting you picked up on in the month!
8/11/20196 minutes, 49 seconds
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#26: David Balfour - How to Truly Bring Brands to Life with an Experiential Creative Agency

David Balfour is not only a long-time friend, he is also a brilliant entrepreneur, and on this episode he discusses his journey in business, his own venture - Lightblue, an experiential creative agency that works with the likes of Playstation, Adidas, and Mercedes Benz! We also spent some time discussing our views on social media, how to use it effectively, and the entrepreneurs and thought leaders that we look up to!
8/8/201951 minutes, 23 seconds
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#25: Rawan Bin Hussain - The Overnight Success that Took a 19 Year Old from Bullies to Huge Brands

What's the best way to get revenge on a cheater? Show off your travels and creativity on social media of course! That was exactly what Rawan bin Hussain did, but fate and NBC (the american broadcast company) stepped in to show the world what she was doing! Growing her Instagram to over 3.6 million followers, this Palestinian-Kuwaiti social media superstar has taken the world by storm, and her story of how she got there is one that is truly amazing.
8/1/201937 minutes
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#24: Paul O'Mahony - From Zero to 7000 Followers in a Week!

What would it take for you to get from zero to 7000 followers in one week? I spoke to someone who’s done it! It’s no wonder this guy’s turning the social media industry on its head! Paul O'Mahony is a digital media specialist, mindset coach, and best-selling author of ‘Rethink Social Media’. I sat down with him and dissected his thoughts on the future of the industry.
7/25/201936 minutes, 3 seconds
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#23: Liam Ryan - From Addict to Entrepreneur

This is a story of the triumph of optimism and hard work in the face of adversity. Liam Ryan is a property investor, entrepreneur, trainer, and host of The Deal Maker Podcast. Facing the depths of drug addiction and alcohol abuse early on in his life forced Liam to make some tough decisions that changed the course of his life completely. Liam now, with the help of his business partner, Jay Munoz, is teaching people how to invest and grow a property portfolio by practicing what they preach. His ability to diversify and leverage within the realms of business has made Liam a force to be reckoned with.
7/18/201926 minutes, 53 seconds
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#22: Mahmoud AlBurai - From Palestinian Refugee to Hand-picked by Royalty

Mahmoud AlBurai has one of the most incredible stories I have ever had the privilege of hearing. Born in Palestine and destined for greatness one way or another - through tireless work and self-improvement, Mahmoud's journey has taken him across the globe; earning him 5 masters degrees, a Phd, and the recognition from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai as a leader of future generations of the Arab world. He is currently serving as a Senior Advisor at Real estate Regulatory Agency of Dubai manadated to work on a plan to make Dubai more competitive. Before this role Mahmoud has served as the CEO of Dubai Real Estate Institute for 10 years in which the institute qualified 80,000 real estate professionals from the region. Amongst his prolific ventures, Mahmoud is FIABCI representative at the United Nations Economic Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA) and UNECE (Geneva). He is also the Chairman of UN Global Compact UAE since 2015 and represent MENA region in UN Global Compact advisory board since two years.
7/2/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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#21: Farhad Azizi - Revolutionising a Property Development Empire with Animation Films

As the CEO of Azizi Developments, Farhad Azizi isn't following in his father's footsteps. He's changing course. With the help of his learnings of doing business in Asia, the Middle East and Europe and having studied in the United States - he's got a world view that is allowing him to guide Azizi Developments to new heights. I really enjoyed this episode, as Farhad is an incredibly down to earth guy who really has such an incredible vision and belief in where he can take the company; and when you've got the animation film, Monsters Inc., for inspiration, then you know something special is going to happen!
6/21/201956 minutes, 37 seconds
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#20: Greg Secker - What happened to the traveller's cheques on the Titanic?

Greg Secker is a self-made millionaire, having worked in foreign exchange and financial trading, before setting up Learn to Trade in 2003 to provide forex workshops and courses. Greg also owns SmartCharts software and the regulated brokerage, Capital Index. This episode of the podcast delves into Greg's background as an enterprising youngster - hiring his mates to wash cars when he was a child, how he borrowed five thousand pounds from his mum after learning about foreign exchange on trading floors in Toronto, and how being a magician that always revealed his tricks lead to him building a business teaching the world about forex trading.   
6/15/201941 minutes, 44 seconds
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#19: John Lee - The Burnley-Born Social Media Guru On Course for a Billion-Dollar Business

Will working in a Chinese takeaway joint make you your first million? No, but the drive to break free from the rat race will. From minimum wage to multi-millionaire - John Lee - CEO and Founder of Wealth Dragons, has made it his mission to free people from the 9-5 routine. Hear him elaborate on overcoming hurdles in life and business, and the importance of social media to multiply your wealth.
5/28/201922 minutes, 21 seconds
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#18: Grant Cardone - The Secret to The 10X Rule, and why Dubai is the Perfect Example

This is one of my favourite episodes of the Spencer Lodge Podcast so far. Grant's first podcast interview in the region certainly didn't disappoint, but I'm not going to give anything away just yet. All I'm going to say is if you want the real secret to 10X thinking - then put this episode on immediately! Grant Cardone is a New York Times Bestselling Author, the #1 Sales Trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance.
5/17/201951 minutes, 40 seconds
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#17: Raza Jafar - Ending Child Slave Labour one Industry at a Time

Raza Jafar is a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. His focus is on investments with a fervent pursuit of economic, environmental and social sustainability. He's also the founder of the Global Sustainability Network - a community and platform that's passionate and committed to delivering Goal 8 of the 17 Global Goals: promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. This is one of my absolute favourite interviews with an incredibly inspiring person, that I have the privilege to call my friend.
5/8/201952 minutes, 20 seconds
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#16: Firas Al Msaddi - The Warrior that Went From Selling Shoes to Multi Million Dollar Real Estate

Firas Al Msaddi is the Chief Executive Officer of fäm Properties, one of the largest, most successful real estate brokerage firms in the UAE, and Executive Chairman of the fäm Group. At the age of 25, he founded the agency in 2009, built in the midst of the global economic crisis, and was driven by his unfaltering belief in the sustainability and endurance of Dubai. There are few people that have the kind of tenacity and drive that Firas does. A story of a young man that moved to Dubai to work in retail sales, eventually working his way into Real Estate and now leading an empire. I'm not going to give anything away about this interview - there are SO many incredible points in here. You have to listen to this.
4/29/201955 minutes, 59 seconds
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#15: Haider Khan - Building a Platform to Change the Real Estate Industry

With the Bayut Big Broker Event coming up next week here in Dubai, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview their Chief Executive Officer - Haider Ali Khan. With a fascinating background in tech and engineering, a knack for understanding the way that consumers behave, and knowing how to solve problems with the way we engage with real estate - this conversation was one that gave some great insights into Bayut and why they're so successful.
4/18/201925 minutes, 52 seconds
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#14: Umar Bin Farooq - One Failure isn't Enough to Make you a True Entrepreneur

They say that it's a sign of a true entrepreneur when someone is able to fail, stand up, brush themselves off, and keep going. There aren't many "Entrepreneurs" that I know of these days that are really able to live that in their day to day. Umar Bin Farooq, Founding Partner of One Broker Group, is one of those people who after spending many years in Dubai truly embodies the spirit of Entrepreneurship in this city, facing failure, betrayal, ups, and downs to grow his business into what it is today. This is a must listen for anyone interested in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship, packed with lessons and take-aways.
4/15/201956 minutes, 1 second
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#13: Andrew Burgess - Never Make your Own Content Again and Still Have World-Class Social Media Presence

What do you do in a world where massive billboards on motorways are ignored in favour of a smartphone screen, and nobody believes that your product actually looks like the one on your website? Andrew Burgess is an expert in helping brands to incorporate User Generated Content into their marketing and communications. He proves that there is an entire world of content at your consumer's fingertips and the content they truly value the most is made by other consumers - so it's about time businesses start taking advantage of it.
4/9/201946 minutes, 51 seconds
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#12: Siddharth & Mamta Varerkar - Startup Hustle Middle East on The Spencer Lodge Podcast

This interview is one that I was really excited about, because it gave me the chance to really dig into the world of podcasting with two other podcasters who are a bit further along in their journey than I am. It was amazing to have the chance to speak to them about the role that podcasting has played in their business and why they believe all businesses need to be using this and other content platforms to grow and develop! Siddharth is an established player in the startup ecosystem in the UAE, as well as a youtuber with 24,000 subscibers - well known for tech reviews and living in Dubai. Mamta is a very recognisable face on the agency marketing circuit here in Dubai, speaking at various conferences and leading campaigns for huge brands.
3/30/20191 hour, 13 seconds
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#11: DanceFM with Gemma Sexton - My Radio Interview about New Years Resolutions and the Orphanage of Employment

It's a first, but I wanted to break up the show after 10 episodes and bring you an interview where I was the subject at a local radio station here in Dubai called Dance FM. I went in at the beginning of the year to speak about why the sales industry is a bit of an orphanage, maintaining New Year’s Resolutions and goals in general, as well as advice that I still give to the senior leadership teams that I hire or report to me. I really enjoyed this interview at Dance FM and a special thanks to Gemma Sexton and the team for welcoming me on to the Beats & Bloggers segment of The Vibe with Gemma.
3/21/201917 minutes, 57 seconds
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#10: Mat Wilson - Digital Advertising is Killing Off the Cold Call Generation

Last week I spent some time catching up with a good friend of mine, Mat Wilson, CEO of Einstein Marketer; in Meribel in the French Alps. Skiing has always been something that we both gravitated towards, so it was wonderful to get the chance to meet up with him on the slopes. As you'll hear in the interview, we're in our hotel room in our ski gear, fresh off the slopes - discussing the state of the union of digital advertising through social media, using funnels, awareness campaigns, and lead generation tools. Mat is always going out of his way to shed some light on an industry that's often pretty mysterious - so make sure you're taking notes! I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as Mat and I enjoyed making it!
3/12/201953 minutes, 17 seconds