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SLAY Podcast celebrates the bold, the beautiful and the strong! SLAY SUNDAY is a series of interviews with experts and disruptors from the world of business, entertainment and sport. We celebrate strength, diversity, grind and ownership as our guests reveal their career defining moments. THE CLIMB is a 10 minute running workout featuring motivational guidance from Olympian Louise Hazel, combined with the dopest playlist to help your Slay your day. THE ART OF SLAY is a step by step journey to ...
 
A real-life, no BS approach to the art of structuring your life in the way you want. Forget Instagram, forget your best life, this is an honest account into navigating this modern world as 30 somethings. Everything is possible and at our fingertips, yet this is often a curse as much as a gift. Sometimes it’s great & sometimes it’s not, we talk about it all. From entrepreneurship, mindfulness, travel, relationships and everything in between, we think differently and believe in actively design ...
 
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If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it with friends, SUBSCRIBE and leave us a review on iTunes. This week we’re reflecting on our experience as digital nomads for you to learn from our mistakes! Where’s the best places to go? How much money do you need? How long to go for? What’s the WiFi like? Is the 4 hour work week even possible? We dis…
 
Do you want to become self employed this year? Are you keen to find out what life is really like on the other side of having a job? If you want to make the leap away from employment and earn your own living, this episode is for you. Matthew Knight is a Strategy and Innovation Partner working for himself. Having left his job years ago to pursue this…
 
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Welcome again to Life Design Diaries, the business and lifestyle podcast where we bring you interesting conversations with interesting people. On todays episode, I’m speaking with Tristan Thomas who is the Head of Marketing and Community at Monzo. Monzo is the bank of the future. Since they started they’ve been b…
 
“How can brands be built with customers” - Jamal Benmiloud This week we’re thrilled to welcome a fantastic marketer and business owner, Jamal Benmiloud. Jamal has had a glowing career. Having risen to become Head of Marketing at Redbull and VP Marketing at Monster Energy, he decided to stretch himself even further and start his own consultancy, EAR…
 
I feel strange. I'm not quite as busy as I could be, and it's giving me more time for chats and side projects, but I'm feeling like I am not really doing anything productive. Why are we so tuned to feel like doing paid work is productive, but doing exploration, investment in yourself and future-facing work is less important? If it was anyone else, …
 
Sarah Knight is a New York Times Bestselling author. She’s written the fantastic books: The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, You Do You, Calm The Fuck Down. These four magical books helped me personally make a mental pivot in my mind to break free of mental guilt, worrying and letting my own mind hold me back, pavin…
 
"Are you working on the hardest part?" On this episode we discuss the the main milestone you should look to achieve immediately when taking the leap into entrepreneurship. We’ve learned this through personal experience and discussing it with everyone we’ve interviewed on this podcast. CATCH US ON: Website Ross LinkedIn Lucy LinkedIn Twitter Instagr…
 
If we feel bad when comparing ourselves to others, then we should simply stop comparing... Sound advice yes, but often a lot harder to do than the ‘simply’ suggests. The Will Smith Effect is a concept I’ve created after mulling over this scenario for the past few months. It’s a different approach and I’d love to hear if you agree/disagree. Get in t…
 
“Think like a big business and act like a small one” What's the worst that can happen? Well, when The Primal Pantry, a Paleo brand on a mission to start a real-food revolution, slipped from the heights of growing a £1.7m turnover business in only 3 years, to running out of cash and having to take a significant loan from an employee, this mantra of …
 
In this very first episode of #Distilled, we discuss our recent meeting with The Gypsy Shrine founder Jenna Meek. This is a summary of the key points we picked out when speaking with Jenna, making the lessons easy for you to digest and translate for yourself. If you haven’t listened to the full episode with Jenna, catch it at #41 The Gypsy Shrine |…
 
Hands up if you would like to be the owner of a brand that has grown so fast that in less than 3 years, that its gone from zero to turning over millions of pounds? What about if you could take that brand into huge partnerships with some of the most sought after retailers in the UK? And what about if you could, say, have fans for your brand includin…
 
This episode I’m joined by Johnny FD - A full time digital nomad with many fingers in many pies and as you will hear during this episode, is LOVING every minute of his experience. Welcome back to Life design diaries the business and lifestyle podcast and if there’s any man in the world blurring the lines between business and lifestyle it is Johnny …
 
Today we’re answering a great question sent in from Dan about agency life and the opportunities & challenges that come with it. Now we may be biased, but wanted to share our opinion and experiences since we both have worked in different agencies over the years. We cover the best bits and the worst bits, so if you’re interested in getting some more …
 
This episode is all about TAKING RISKS. We’re answering one of your questions about risk in our lives: “How do you have the courage to take risks in life? Leaving a stable, successful career to travel and start your own ventures nearing your 30s must be a difficult, no doubt scary decision to make!” Get involved and ask us one of your questions for…
 
*FREEBIE GIVEAWAY* We’ve produced The Outreach Guide PDF providing all the information discussed here plus some great example outreach emails that work. Download the Freebie here at lifedesigndiaries.com In this episode we break down the key elements we’ve learned on how to get in front of people. If you’re looking to contact someone for any reason…
 
On this episode we discuss openly the question we’re often asked: “What do you do?” Does the answer to this question define us? Because it can often feel like it does, and that your current career is your worth. How do you answer this question? Why do we ask this question? Should we feel bad, or good, by our answer to this? How to answer it? All di…
 
This is my favourite conversation yet. On this episode of LIFE DESIGN DIARIES we welcome Julian Hearn, founder of Huel. Huel (human-fuel) is a nutritionally complete powdered food that contains everything you need for a healthy, balanced diet. With the company only three years old and a turnover of £14m last year, Huel has raced to become one of th…
 
When Oliver Bolton ordered 250,000 cans of his new drinks brand without any external market validation what so ever, he probably found himself in a little bit of a rut. Fast forward to today, he has not only made a success of that first business but evolved to create various drinks brands that you may have come across. The particular brand I’m fami…
 
“I’ve spent my life always wanting to have my own business” Welcome to another episode of life design diaries where Lucy and I share simplified knowledge to help you live a fulfilling life on your own terms. Now, if you’ve ever found yourself wanting a business but you just don’t have the idea yet then this interview is for you! Andy Jefferies from…
 
Predictably Irrational By Dan Ariely is the seventh & final book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lessons learned …
 
How To Win Friends And Influence People By Dale Carnegie is the sixth book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lesson…
 
The 4-Hour Work Week By Tim Ferriss is the fifth book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lessons learned from The 4 …
 
Derek Sivers’ Blog on drama is the fourth book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. “Having drama in your life is a choice” This is actually a blog post rather than a book however it’s such a great piece of writing and has had such an impact on our lives that we wanted to include it in this mini series. In this episode, we cover: A …
 
The Book Of Joy by Dalai Lama is the third book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lessons learned from The Book Of …
 
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson is the second book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lessons learned from The Slight …
 
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki is the first book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lessons learned from Ri…
 
This is our first mini series covering The 7 Books That Changed Our Lives. Books are a key part of our education and we get asked for book recommendations a lot from our listeners. Because of this, we wanted to put together a mini series covering our favourites to give you a great insight of each. These will not simply be book reviews however. Inst…
 
On this episode of LIFE DESIGN DIARIES, we answer another one of your questions. If you would like to ASK us a question, please visit https://www.lifedesigndiaries.com/ask Here is the question in full: “Often It feels like women need to have it all, career, family, beauty, social life, domestic control, finances in check. Statistically, even when w…
 
Approaching our sixth month travelling the world and only two weeks until we briefly touch ground on UK soil, we’ve found ourselves in quite a reflective mood on our experience to date. In this episode of LIFE DESIGN DIARIES we look back at what we’ve learned whilst travelling the world, how we will be applying these lessons in the future and how y…
 
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