Different Hats Podcast

  • Short Story 4: Challenging Societal Norms: The Real Meaning of Success with Jo Baldwin

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    Welcome to another powerful installment of our short story series, where we revisit some of the most inspirational insights from the past six seasons of our podcast. This week, we dive deep with Jo Baldwin to uncover what it truly means to be successful.In this episode, we explore the immense societal pressures, especially on men, to constantly strive for more—a bigger house, a fancier car, a holiday home. Jo Baldwin challenges this narrative by asking, "What feeling are we actually searching for?"Jo reveals a profound truth: achieving financial goals often fails to deliver the promised euphoria. Instead of joy and fulfillment, many find emptiness. Through her work, Jo has encountered countless "miserable millionaires," highlighting the gap between financial success and true happiness.We delve into the essence of living a truly rich life. Jo emphasizes the importance of being present, living in the here and now, and recognizing that the present moment is all we truly have. Jo's insights resonate deeply, reminding us that love and connection are the true measures of success. This short story aligns perfectly with the core mission of the podcast—challenging societal narratives around success and focusing on what genuinely matters, urging listeners to rethink their definitions of success and embrace a more meaningful, fulfilling life.💖 "All You Need Is Love" 💖Tune in to this inspirational episode and let Jo Baldwin's wisdom transform your perspective on success. 🌟#SuccessRedefined #JoBaldwin #LivingInTheMoment #TrueHappiness #PodcastSeries #InspirationalStories #ChallengeTheNorm #AllYouNeedIsLoveWatch the Short Story here 🧢 https://youtu.be/00AAYkwm4CoListen here or wherever you get your podcasts 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsSpecial thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
  • Short Story 3: How to Start a Business During Challenging Times with Penina Shepherd

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    Welcome to the third installment of our powerful short stories series. This week, we immerse ourselves in the remarkable journey of Penina Shepherd, CEO of Acumen Business Law.💡 "Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear." 💡When is the worst time to start a business? During a recession? After overcoming a terminal illness? After just starting a family? Penina Shepherd faced all these challenges when she launched Acumen Business Law, proving that with a positive mindset and self-belief, anything is possible.In this gripping episode, Penina reveals her fearless attitude toward overcoming obstacles. Reflecting on starting during a recession, she boldly declared, "I decided not to participate in the recession." With zero clients on day one, she set out to build Acumen Business Law from the ground up.Fear of failure often paralyzes potential entrepreneurs. We fixate on the worst possible outcomes and let those fears hold us back. Penina, however, flips the narrative by asking, "What is the best outcome?" By visualizing and believing in the best possible results, she inspires us to not only start our journeys but to achieve our hopes, dreams, and goals.Finally Penina shares insights from her book and what the 'Freedom Revolution' is about and how as business owners we need to find our WHY? our PURPOSE and build a business based on these principles and not that of a financial goal. This powerful story is a testament to the incredible achievements possible with resilience, a positive mindset, and unwavering self-belief. It reminds us that there will never be a perfect time to make a change, follow our dreams, or start a business. So, what are you waiting for?Tune in to this inspirational short story from a truly remarkable entrepreneur. 🌟#PeninaShepherd #AcumenBusinessLaw #Entrepreneurship #OvercomingFear #PositiveMindset #Resilience #Inspiration #BusinessSuccess #DreamBig Watch the Short Story here 🧢 https://youtu.be/5Zgp9o0eo4gListen here or wherever you get your podcasts 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsSpecial thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
  • Short Story 2: Inside the Sale: Kevin Byrne’s Billion-Dollar Checkatrade Deal

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    Welcome to the second installment of our powerful short stories series. This week, we dive into the remarkable journey of Kevin Byrne, founder of Checkatrade, and his extraordinary experience of selling the company for £90 million.💡 "Your actions and behaviours flow to make your expectations happen." 💡In this compelling clip, Kevin reveals the secrets behind Checkatrade's rise to a billion-dollar company. He passionately shares how he set his expectations high and aligned his actions and behaviours to turn those expectations into reality.📈 From Growth to Success: The Path to £90 Million 📈Kevin recounts the thrilling growth of Checkatrade, detailing why he turned down a £50 million offer and the true motivations behind his eventual sale. He also lays out his non-negotiables during the deal, providing a masterclass in business acumen and perseverance.💔 The Aftermath: Searching for Purpose and Fulfillment 💔Despite the financial success, Kevin opens up about the anticlimactic aftermath of the sale—the unexpected void and search for purpose that followed. His reflections are a poignant reminder that success is about more than money and an episode that highlighted the true essence of the podcast.This episode from Series 2 remains one of our most viewed and downloaded for a reason. Don’t miss this inspiring and insightful story from a true business visionary.#KevinByrne #Checkatrade #BusinessJourney #Inspiration #Leadership #Entrepreneurship #PodcastSeries #SuccessStory #BillionDollarBusiness #NonNegotiables #LifeAfterSuccessWatch the Short Story here 🧢 https://youtu.be/MvBFdIeUh6sListen here or wherever you get your podcasts 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsSpecial thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
  • Short Story 1: The Brutal Reality of Rowing the Atlantic Ocean with Matt Garman

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    This is the first in a series of powerful short stories from our podcast archives. This week, we bring you an unforgettable tale from Matt Garman, just ahead of his new book release, An Unconventional Journey Into Leadership."It's the highest highs and the lowest lows, it will beat you and beat you and beat you, but you've just got to get back up again"🌊 Rowing the Atlantic: A Test of Human Endurance 🌊In this gripping story, Matt shares the brutal reality of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. He vividly describes how the relentless challenges brought him to his knees, but his unwavering determination and mental strength pushed him to rise and keep going.🌌 A Descent into Darkness and the Climb Back Up 🌌Matt opens up about the darkest moments of his journey—times of emotional turmoil and isolation, when he couldn't even speak to his children. He reveals the strategies that helped him and his teammates overcome these obstacles and achieve the unimaginable.💪 A Glimpse into Resilience and Mental Fortitude 💪Get a raw and intimate look at the sheer mental strength required to survive this grueling challenge. Matt's story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and the incredible resilience that leadership demands.Don't miss this inspiring episode that will leave you in awe of what it takes to conquer one of the toughest feats on Earth.#LeadershipJourney #MattGarman #AtlanticRow #MentalStrength #Resilience #PodcastSeries #Inspiration #AnUnconventionalJourney #NewBookReleaseWatch the Short Story here 🧢 https://youtu.be/KcF3NMvACGcListen here or wherever you get your podcasts 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsSpecial thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
  • Lessons From Listening: Series 6 Round Up of the Different Hats Podcast

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    Series 6 has come to an end and as always I am in awe of the incredible guests that have sat opposite me over the past 16 weeks, opened their hearts and minds to share their incredible stories with me. Despite their different backgrounds and journeys, throughout my many conversations during this series, where I have delved deeper than before, I have seen several common threads emerge that collectively help define what it means to be successful. Below are some of my key lessons from listening this series. Resilience and Determination:Overcoming Adversity: From Robin Cousins’ triumph over injury to Tim Chase’s battle against financial hardships, resilience in the face of challenges is a recurring theme. Many guests, such as Victoria Jahkeline Salomon, James Mallinson and Martin Riley, illustrate how personal setbacks can be transformed into powerful comebacks.Persistence: Paula Reid’s adventurous spirit underscore the importance of a positive mindset and staying the course, no matter the obstacles.Passion and Authenticity:Pursuing One’s True Calling: The episodes highlight the importance of following one’s passion, as seen with Elliott Hasler’s dedication to film. This authenticity fuels their drive and leads to a deeper sense of fulfilment.Staying True to Oneself: Chris Nash’s emphasis on genuine connections and Desiree Anderson’s commitment to empowerment reflect the value of authenticity in achieving lasting success.Impact and Legacy:Positive Influence: Success is also measured by the impact on others and the legacy left behind. Gayle Berry’s work in nurturing care exemplify's this thread.Empowering Others: Many guests, such as Dr. Graham Curtis, James Mallinson and Pam Loch, focus on lifting others up around us, highlighting that true success often involves helping others succeed. As Simon Nicholson says "Lead People, Manage processes" Series 6 of our podcast explores the multifaceted nature of success through the inspiring stories of diverse individuals. Illustrating that true success is defined by overcoming adversity, staying true to oneself, and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.I'll leave you with a quote that resonated with me from the brilliant Martin Hess who said "Happiness is wanting what you have already got" Everyone has a Story to Tell... and I hope you have enjoyed the stories from Series 6. Please subscribe to the podcast and get ready for Series 7 coming soon! Watch the round up here 🧢 https://youtu.be/6oO_EH-0ag4Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsSpecial thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
  • 98. #E98 From Bankruptcy to Full Circle: Tom Morphew's Path to Happiness on Different Hats Podcast

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    ⚠️ Warning ⚠️ This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. We do talk about suicide which we know can be distressing.This week, we wrap up Series 6 with the extraordinary story of Tom Morphew, CEO of The Garden Army CIC and Full Circle Farms Sussex Ltd, and a TEDx speaker.Tom's journey is a profound testament to resilience and unwavering determination. From his challenging school years, marred by dyslexia and relentless bullying, Tom's passion for nature and the outdoors set him on an entrepreneurial path at just 18. He launched The Naked Gardener, navigating steep learning curves, tough clients, and economic downturns. By 21, Tom faced bankruptcy, leading him into a dark period where he felt life was not worth living. Witnessing friends take their own lives, Tom chose a different path, recognizing the preciousness of life.In this deep, authentic conversation, Tom reveals the harsh realities of life and the immense pressures society imposes. He emphasizes that despite these challenges, pursuing something you love, driven by passion and supported by love, kindness, and community, can lead to true happiness."Don't chase money, chase happiness."Tom's journey took him through various roles, from working at Tesco to being a doorman in Brighton. Ultimately, he found his way back to nature, founding Full Circle Farms and fulfilling a promise to a late friend by starting The Garden Army CIC.🌟 Don’t miss this powerful episode that explores the trials we face and the choices we make, and offers a fresh perspective on success. Tune in for an inspiring story of resilience and determination!#BusinessSuccess #SuicidePrevention #Talking #ChangeTheNarrative #MentalHealth #MentalFitness #WellBeing #Entrepreneurship #LifeLessons #Love #Happiness #Fulfillment #Podcast #BusinessPodcast To watch the episode on YouTube click here 🧢 https://youtu.be/N-IWsPOWINcListen Here or wherever you get your podcast 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsClick here to connect with Tom Morphew 🧢 https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-morphew-804b064b/Click here to find out more about The Garden Army🧢 https://www.garden-army.com/Click here to find out more about Full Circle Farms 🧢 https://www.fullcirclefarms.co.uk/Special thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/*If you have been affected by any of the content during this interview you can reach out to any of the below:Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.orgMy Black Dog - https://www.myblackdog.co/mental-health-charity
  • How NOT to Be a Leadership D*ckhead with Steve Sallis on Different Hats Podcast #Bonus Rerelease Episode

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    This week, as we eagerly anticipate the release of his groundbreaking new book "How NOT to Be a Leadership Dickhead... and Build a High Performing Team," I'm thrilled to re-release one of our most celebrated and downloaded episodes from Series 1, featuring the extraordinary Steve Sallis.Steve Sallis is not just an author and executive mindset coach; he's a transformative force in leadership and elite development across professional football, education, and business. His impressive career spans working with the England U15 National Squad to his current role as Head of Performance Mindset at AFC Wimbledon. Steve's influence extends far and wide, making a lasting impact on everyone he works with.His first book, "Educating Football," has achieved international acclaim, capturing global attention and media coverage. This essential guide for teachers, coaches, parents, and athletes delves into mindset, teaching, learning, and above all, self-awareness. As the founder of Solutions Mindset, Steve's insights have reached a broad audience, including his appearance in the Netflix documentary "Sunderland 'Til I Die" and as a guest on the High Performance Podcast with Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes. This podcast, which inspired me to start my own, has over 12 million downloads, making it a true privilege to host Steve on our show.In this riveting episode, Steve and I engage in a candid and insightful conversation and one I will never forget. We explore the secrets to developing a high-performance mindset, the intricacies of the education system, and how we can teach our children to focus on improvement over mere proof of competence. Steve shares his wisdom on building a 'we not me' culture and uncovering your unique super strengths.This episode is packed with profound insights and actionable takeaways, making it the perfect conclusion to Series 1. Prepare to be inspired—grab a pen and pad, because you won't want to miss a single moment of this enlightening discussion!#BusinessSuccess #Entrepreneurship #LifeLessons #Love #Happiness #Fulfillment #Podcast #BusinessPodcast #mindset #leadership #People #culture #Education #MentalHealth #BusinessLeadership #Wellbeing #Inspiration #Motivation #GrowthMindset #DifferentHats To watch the episode on YouTube click here 🧢Listen Here or wherever you get your podcast 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsClick here to connect with Steve Sallis 🧢 https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-sallis/Click here to find out more about Steve Sallis 🧢 https://www.solutionsmindset.com/BUY THE NEW BOOK HERE 🧢 https://leadershipmindset.uk/Special thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
  • 97. #E97 Showing the Alternative Side of Success with James Mallinson on Different Hats Podcast

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    ⚠️ Warning ⚠️ This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. We do talk about suicide which we know can be distressing.🎙 Dive into an unforgettable journey with James Mallinson, the Founder and Chartered Wealth Manager at Servo Private Wealth.💬 James’ story is one of resilience and determination. His childhood was marked by adversity, including the repossession of his family home, frequent moves, his parents' separation, bullying, and a struggle to fit in due to family religious beliefs. James candidly shares his personal and professional failures, the lessons learned, and his decision to leave the corporate world behind for a fresh start.💔 In our raw, heartfelt conversation, James recounts a pivotal moment in his life—the tragic loss of his brother to suicide at the age of 30. This devastating event propelled James to seize life’s opportunities and led him to establish Servo Private Wealth in 2019. Despite the immediate hurdles posed by the 2020 lockdown, James candidly discusses the tough realities of running a business and his near brush with rock bottom.🌟 Don’t miss this powerful episode that delves into the trials we face, the choices we make, and offers a different perspective on success. Tune in for an inspiring story of resilience and determination!#BusinessSuccess #SuicidePrevention #Talking #ChangeTheNarrative #MentalHealth #MentalFitness #WellBeing #Entrepreneurship #LifeLessons #Love #Happiness #Fulfillment #Podcast #BusinessPodcast #PrivateWealth #FinancialAdviceTo watch the episode on YouTube click here 🧢 https://youtu.be/cw1zYBXVzgYListen Here or wherever you get your podcast 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsClick here to connect with James Mallinson 🧢 https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-mallinson-cfp-chartered-fcsi-638b685/Click here to find out more about Servo Private Wealth 🧢 https://www.servoprivatewealth.com/Special thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/*If you have been affected by any of the content during this interview you can reach out to any of the below:Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.orgMy Black Dog - https://www.myblackdog.co/mental-health-charity
  • 96. #96 From A Council Estate in Dundee to Award Winning Lawyer: Pam Loch's Inspiring Story

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    🌟 Dive into this week's episode as we welcome Pam Loch, the founder and Managing Director of Loch Associates Group. With a career forged in law and a passion for people, Pam's journey from a Dundee council estate to business leadership is truly inspiring. Founded in 2007, Loch Associates Group stands as a beacon of expertise, offering holistic support in employment law, HR, wellbeing, training, health and safety, and mediation services. Pam's mantra, "People are our business," fuels innovation and excellence, fostering environments where businesses and communities thrive. 📈💼Pam's narrative unfolds from her early years instilled with a strong work ethic to her academic pursuits in accountancy, ultimately finding her calling in the legal arena. Through insightful discussions, we explore the essence of company culture, the intricate dance of cash flow management, the art of effective communication and leadership, and the vital importance of mental and physical wellbeing, including navigating the complexities of Menopause. 🗣️💰💡Tune in for an enlightening episode packed with wisdom on life, law, business, and the enduring power of the human spirit.#BusinessSuccess #Entrepreneurship #LifeLessons #Love #Happiness #Fulfillment #Podcast #BusinessPodcast #lawyer #law #EmploymentLaw #People #culture #Menopause #MentalHealth #BusinessLeadership #Wellbeing #InspirationTo watch the episode on YouTube click here 🧢 https://youtu.be/tFz93x3NpfoListen Here or wherever you get your podcast 🧢 https://linktr.ee/differenthatsClick here to connect with Pam Loch 🧢 https://www.linkedin.com/in/pam-loch/Click here to find out more about Loch Associates 🧢 https://lochassociates.co.uk/Special thanks to our sponsors and producers who make these moments possible.OUR SPONSORSRivervale 🧢 https://www.rivervale.co.uk/Plus X 🧢 https://www.plusxinnovation.com/Rubix VT 🧢 https://www.rubixvt.com/Nostos Hove 🧢 https://www.nostos-hove.co.uk/OUR PRODUCERSH2 Productions Ltd 🧢 https://h2productions.co.uk/
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