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Lessons from the month with Jameela Jamil, Martin Lewis, Tom Kerridge and Esteban Ocon

In this month’s recap, Jake and Damian reflect on the enlightening conversations they’ve had with our guests throughout the month of March.


Starting with Jameela Jamil’s powerful insights on self-awareness and societal norms, they emphasise her message of empowerment amidst societal pressures. They applauded Martin Lewis' courage and integrity, emphasising the value of trust in personal and professional success.


Discussing their conversation with Tom Kerridge, Jake and Damian appreciate his unconventional path to success and willingness to reinvent himself. They admire his courage to defy conventions and prioritise well-being over conventional achievement definitions.


Reflecting on Esteban Ocon’s journey in Formula One, they highlight the theme of parental sacrifice and determination. They also commend Ocon's father for establishing values despite challenges, underscoring the value of long-term goals.


This month's conversations with our guests highlight the importance of authenticity, courage and purpose in navigating life’s challenges and finding true fulfilment.


Listen to the episodes mentioned:


Jameela: https://pod.fo/e/225b9e

Martin: https://pod.fo/e/22a519

Tom: https://pod.fo/e/22356e

Esteban: https://pod.fo/e/228331

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