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  • 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

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  • 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

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    Sasha Bates

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  • 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

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    Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor

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    Kenton Cool

    https://www.instagram.com/kentoncool/

    https://twitter.com/KentonCool

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIeo2fVr_mMgEqGEePiHXA

  • 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

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    Jimi Daodu

    https://twitter.com/jimidee30?lang=en

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimi-daodu-46918734/

    https://www.instagram.com/jimid30/?hl=en

  • 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

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    Aimée Tañón

    https://www.instagram.com/blockchainbossbabe/?hl=en

  • 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

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    Josh McCartney

    https://www.instagram.com/joshmccartneyofficial/?hl=en

    https://www.tiktok.com/@memorycoach

  • 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

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    Dr Sara Al Madani
    https://www.instagram.com/sara_almadani_/
    https://twitter.com/sara_almadani_

  • 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

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    Davinci Jeremie
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    https://twitter.com/Davincij15?s=20

    https://www.youtube.com/user/davincij15

  • 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

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    Jacqueline Gold CBE
    https://www.instagram.com/jacquelinegoldcbe/?hl=en

    https://jacquelinegold.com/

    https://twitter.com/Jacqueline_Gold?s=20

  • 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

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  • 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

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    Najahi Events: The UAE’s leading event promotor

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    Dr Rangan Chatterjee
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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ranganchatterjee/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnwlb3IQDPJtFysPUJbDFQ

  • 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

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    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

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    Nick Saponaro
    https://www.instagram.com/nick_sap/?hl=en

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicksaponaro/

    https://twitter.com/NSapProductions

  • 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

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    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

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    Prof. Mark Woolhouse OBE

    Buy Mark’s book: https://sandstonepress.com/books/the-year-the-world-went-mad

  • 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


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    Scott Armstrong

    linkedin.com/in/scottarmstrongeditor

  • 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

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    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

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    Dr. David Meszaros

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdmeszaros/

    https://www.instagram.com/davidsmartkas/

  • 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

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    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

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    Reza Marvasti

    https://www.instagram.com/thepower.ofplay/?hl=en

    https://thepowerofplay.ca/

    https://www.facebook.com/buildingplaygrounds/

  • 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

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    Eric Anziani

    https://twitter.com/ericnode

    https://www.instagram.com/eric_anziani/?hl=en

  • 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

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    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.

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    Jack Skipp

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    https://www.youtube.com/c/CryptoJackk

  • 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

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    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.

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    Spencer Lodge

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    John Lee

    https://www.instagram.com/john_lee_official/?hl=en

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVph4rwecT699-_7EnX91A/featured

    https://www.facebook.com/johnleepublic

  • 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.

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    Damian Hughes

    https://www.instagram.com/liquidthinker/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT4hFq01krOatjiSG7z3iag