Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Steven Bartlett - How to Pursue Yourself Ruthlessly and Make the Journey Back to Human

May 21, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Steven Bartlett Episode 194
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Steven Bartlett - How to Pursue Yourself Ruthlessly and Make the Journey Back to Human
Show Notes

Today's guest is ubiquitous. He is widely considered one of Europe’s most talented and accomplished young entrepreneurs and philosophical thinkers. He's also a dear friend.

Steven Bartlett is the 29-year-old Founder of Social Chain. A university drop-out, he built one of the world’s most influential social media companies from his bedroom when he was just 21 years old, with a current market valuation of over $600M. His debut book, ironically titled Happy Sexy Millionaire, is a Sunday Times best seller. He recently joined BBC’s Dragon’s Den as the youngest ever Dragon in the show’s history.

Steven interviewed me on his popular podcast, The Diary of a CEOlast September. The interview went viral and reached millions. He graciously invited me back on for a second chat, which you can listen to now. Beyond the great joy I feel talking to this man, I've only realized more and more just how absolutely brilliant he is. I'm honored to turn the tables and interview him on Slo Mo from his studio. I can honestly say it's my favorite Slo Mo episode yet. Watch this episode on YouTube to get the full experience:

Listen as we discuss:

  • My appearance on The Diary of a CEO and the start of my friendship with Steven.
  • Steven's childhood story that shaped his driving forces (and insecurities).
  • The criteria for knowing when to be ruthless pursuing what you feel is right.
  • How Steven was as happy when he was living in poverty as he is now.
  • The excitement of documenting your suffering as if it will be made into a movie one day.
  • How Steven can be so open with his insecurities and challenging his ego.
  • The bizarre sense of emptiness when you get rich and start buying luxury items.
  • The reality of giving advice from a place of privilege.
  • What is money?
  • The dueling narratives in all of us.
  • Being unattached to your failures is the the key ingredient to success.
  • Why very few of the most successful people in the world are the best at any one thing.
  • Using social media while remaining genuine.
  • Is there anything bigger than this life? Maybe there doesn't need to be.
  • The casino of life, and how to play your chips according to your values and boundaries.
  • The value of commitment is in the sacrifice.
  • Finding a sustainable way to live and making the journey back to human.

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