The Unconventionalists with Mark Lerusteactive
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Mark Leruste
The Unconventionalists podcast is a weekly show about what it's really like to start a mission driven business featuring guests such as Chris Guillebeau, Noah Kagan, Sarah Knight, JP Sears, Rebecca Tracey, Daniel Priestley or the founders of TheMinimalists.com. Listeners often say that each episode feels like eavesdropping on an intimate conversation between two old friends catching up over a drink and chatting about what it is really like to start up a company and build an audience that is excited about what you're trying to do. From making Philip McKernan cry to asking Milly Toovey about the fear of showing vulnerability online, host Mark Leruste is an expert at using his warm manner to tease out the truth and create moments of total honesty with his ever-growing roster of world-class guests ranging from best-selling authors, entrepreneurs, politicians, athletes and adventurers.
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United Kingdom
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London, England
Premiere Date |
2015-07-13
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In today's episode I share with you my favourite daily habits to help you cut out the noise, find your purpose and unleash your quest. Let me know what you thought of today's episode over on Instagram (@markleruste). Mark SHOWNOTES: Tickets to 100th Episode LIVE event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-unconventionalists-live-podcast-100th-episode-tickets-44924479327 Mark’s TEDx Talk: youtu.be/f6nxcfbDfZo GET ON ALL THE ACTION: Subscribe and rate the show on iTunes: www.theunconventionalists.org GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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Unless you've been hiding in a cave for the past decade, chances are you've seen at least one TED or TEDx talk. And if like me, you've been inspired and moved by them, then you might have a dream one day to land a TEDx or TED talk yourself. But what does it really take to set foot on one of the world's most prestigious stage? And how can you tell if you have a TEDx or TED worthy idea? Well, a year ago to the day I gave my first TEDx talk over at TEDxCardiff and as of today, my talk has been viewed more than 50,000 on YouTube. Which I'm super grateful for. That's why in today's episode I sit down with you to celebrate the one year anniversary of me becoming a TEDx speaker and I open up and share all my tips and insights to help you land and nail your TEDx talk (or live public talk!). "Since the beginning of the TEDx program in 2009, nearly 15,000 events have been held in every corner of the globe. And now, a new TEDx milestone has been reached: one billion views of TEDx Talks." This is a special episode so make sure to listen to the end as I'm kicking off a new section of the show called "Hot Seat" and you won't want to miss it. Can't wait to hear what you think over on Instagram (@markleruste). Hugs, Mark SHOWNOTES: Mark’s TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/f6nxcfbDfZo #69 What it really takes to become a TEDx Speaker: https://soundcloud.com/mark-leruste/69-what-it-really-takes-to-become-a-tedx-speaker #78 How to become an elite public speaker with Alex Merry: https://soundcloud.com/mark-leruste/78-how-to-become-an-elite-public-speaker-with-alex-merry #51 How to master body language with Gina Barnett: https://soundcloud.com/mark-leruste/51-how-to-master-body-language-with-gina-barnett Carmine Gallo - The Storyteller's Secret: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Storytellers-Secret-Speakers-Business-Legends/dp/1250071550 Chris Anderson – TED Talks: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TED-Talks-Official-Public-Speaking/dp/0544634497 GET ON ALL THE ACTION: Subscribe and rate the show on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/gh/podcast/the-u…d1029651449?mt=2 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalists
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Here's a scary fact: The average millennial will check their phones 153 times a day. And yet studies have found a correlation between the time we spend on our screens with the increase chances of us suffering from depression, anxiety and experiencing mental health issues. So why are we so glued to our phones. Like, ALL THE TIME?! Turns out, each ping or notification we get on social media, WhatsApp, text messages, emails, etc releases a chemical called dopamine. Which makes us feel good. The same way alcohol, gambling, smoking and sex does. The difference is that we currently do not have any age restriction on social media and mobile phones usage nor do we have any healthy boundaries in place in the work place to cope and manage the negative impact digital devices are having on our overall wellbeing. Why am I talking about this today? Because over the last few years I've spent a lot of time coaching and training Millennials and the problem seems to be getting worse. Not better. To the point where I spend 1/3 of my time policing people in the room to come back to being present in the room. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Let me know over on Instagram by either tagging me in your Insta story or sending me a DM @markleruste. Until then, enjoy the show! SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/91 GET ON ALL THE ACTION: Subscribe and rate the show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gh/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalists
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Who ever said chasing your dreams was easy, was probably drunk. I mean, don't get me wrong, as much as the Universe is there to help you achieve what you want, it's also going to make sure you REALLY want it by throwing a few ball curves along the way. And yes, it can sometimes totally suck. But is it time then to throw in the towel? To give up? Hell no! In today's episode I share with you why I want you to keep going. Why I want you to understand that although things will get tough, there is a reason why you're called to do the work you're doing. The world needs your message. You've got this. Mark THE IMPACT ACCELERATOR Tired of being the best kept secret? Do you want to stand out from the crowd, build an empire around your personal brand and make money out of the expertise you provide to your audience? Then let me teach you everything I've learned over the last five years of building my business and raising my profile by joining my new Impact Accelerator programme. Previous graduates have called it a game changer. Applications are now open at: www.theimpactaccelerator.co. Hurry, if you apply before the 19th January you'll save yourself £500! I can't wait to personally coach and mentor you over the next 8 weeks. SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/90 GET ON ALL THE ACTION: Subscribe and rate the show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Fear is one of the main reasons why so many people feel stuck in the starting blocks. But what if fear was a healthy thing? And you could actually use it to your advantage? In today's episode I sit down with Muay Thai world champion Daniel Terry to find out how he(man)handles the "F" word, in and out of the ring. We talk about the reality of fear and what you can do today to use it as force for good. --- A CRASH COURSE ON PODCASTING: Ever thought about launching your own podcast? But not sure where to start? Join me for a one-day crash course in London where I will cover the simple steps to properly planning, launching and growing a successful podcast. Grab your early bird ticket now: http://www.markleruste.com/live-events/podcasting-bootcamp-2017 and benefit from an additional 20% discount when you use the code "unconventional" before you check out. Hurry though, offer ends Monday 20th November 2017! You’ll learn how to: - Choose the best recording equipment, editing software and hosting platform for your budget - Land interviews with thought leaders, bestselling authors, and influencers in your field - Prepare so that you have captivating and memorable conversations with guests - Edit your interviews to produce high quality and professional sounding audio - Develop an effective launch strategy - Crack the itunes algorithm to improve your ranking and get more downloads and subscribers Grab your ticket today: http://www.markleruste.com/live-events/podcasting-bootcamp-2017 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/89 GET ON ALL THE ACTION: Subscribe and rate the show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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When Jon Buchan's leads for his digital marketing agency dried up, he did what anyone would do: He got drunk and wrote the most absurd email ever and sent it to the world's most senior brand executives. And to his biggest surprise, it work! He got the most amazingly complimentary responses from some of the world's largest corporations. As a result, he met with RedBull, Pepsi, Symantec, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and countless other global brands, exciting start-ups, and hard working SMEs and generated £1million revenue from his cold emails. Today Jon is the founder of Charm Offensive, teaching people like you how to cut through the noise and write emails that get results. Ladies and gentlemen, it's a pleasure and an honour to introduce you the Cold Email King, Jon Buchan! Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/88 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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In today's episode I share with you the biggest announcement I've made to date. In short, what I'm about to share with you not only took my breath away, it also brought me to tears. Can you guess what it was? Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/87 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Ever got caught up in business-window-shopping mode, browsing the glossy websites and carefully curated social media streams of your peers and finding yourself thinking: “Woah, everyone else has got their sh!t together. Am I the only one struggling here?” If so, you'll be happy to know you're not alone. That's right, it's time to get real about the ups and downs, fears and insecurities we often encounter on the roller coaster entrepreneurial path. In his sold out live talk at General Assembly, Mark Leruste, founder host of The Unconventionalists, talks about the most common blockers getting in the way of enjoying the process of starting a business. Watch Mark's TEDx talk: youtu.be/f6nxcfbDfZo Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-u…d1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/86 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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According to Bloomberg, 8 out 10 entrepreneurs who start a business fail within the first 18 months. Which sounds pretty scary right? So what's the secret recipe to starting and growing a business and surviving your first five years? Enter the startup whisperer, Noah Kagan. That's right, in today's episode I have the privilege to share with you my conversation with Noah Kagan, the founder of AppSumo and SumoMe, who's been one of my virtual mentors over the last few years. I came across Noah a few years back via his friend Tim Ferriss and was blown away by his "stop playing business!" attitude when it came down to getting wantrapreneurs to pull the trigger on starting their business ideas. And I know you're going to learn a ton from him too. If you don't know who Noah is, he became Facebook employee #30 at age 24, got fired, missed out on making $200+ million in stock options, joined Mint.com as Marketing Director, took the startup from zero to a million users, left (and walked away from $1.3 million), launched a company making games on Facebook, got sued by Facebook, lived in his aunt's basement for two years and eventually had an idea to promote weekly deals on awesome products to help you grow your business. And so, in 2010, with just $50, AppSumo was born. Today, Noah's grown AppSumo and SumoMe into a healthy 8 figure business and has recently stepped away from the day-to-day activities. So I caught him in a reflective state! In today's episode Noah shares with you: Why he walked out on Tony Robins Why no one cares about you, and why that’s a good thing Why starting a business is like starting a diet The five biggest blockers stopping people from starting a business What you can do to get over your fear of failure and fear of asking for money Who he would quit his company to go work for (can you guess??) Why marginal life hacks are a waste of time And what he's learned about success from his friend Tim Ferriss I know you're going to love today's episode as much as I did. If you did, please share it with a friend, as it's the best form of compliment you can give me. Thanks and can't wait to hear what you got out from today's episode! Mark Watch my TEDx talk: https://youtu.be/f6nxcfbDfZo Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/85 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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In this  live talk from Google Campus x General Assembly, Mark Leruste, founder host of The Unconventionalists and creator of The Impact Accelerator, explores the importance of asking yourself, "What does having an impact mean to you?". Based on his TEDx talk (http://www.markleruste.com/tedx/), Mark dives deeper into the reason why so many people are driven to start their own business. Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/84 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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When it comes down to reinventing yourself and overcoming adversity, few men come close to today's guest, Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly. But after a rough start to life and spending years abusing his mind and body, Johnny purified his diet and mineralised his brain. The result? A man in his prime at 53 years of age who chose to pursue love over destruction. You could say that Johnny is part of a special club: “the go forward type” and he's been many things over the last decade: a survivor, dancer, fighter, choreographer, word collector, movie maker, fashion designer, voice-over artist...and the list goes on. But the most important of all, he's a liver. In this week's episode Johnny and I caught up in Camden to talk about the importance of movement and why what you eat can truly change your destiny. It certainly did for Johnny, who's new found obsession for health has redefined the course of his life. And prevented him from murdering a man and spending the rest of his life in prison. "Violent people are poets in motion." Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did, and if you did, share it with a friend. It really makes a difference. Mark Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/83 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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In 2005, two weeks before graduating, James Eder launched Student Beans a discounts and deals website for students, making him one of Britain's youngest entrepreneurs at age 22. His brother Michael joined him and together they grew Student Beans quickly to 1 million unique visitors a month. In short, James had "crushed it". But 12 years later, James decided to walk away from the day-to-day operations of Student Beans to focus instead on launching his new startup, Causr. A location based app connecting professionals on the go. In short, James is on a mission to manufacture serendipity. So when Richard Branson wrote about Causr on his LinkedIn profile in November 2016, James knew he was on to something. Problem is, starting a business today and starting a business in 2005 are two very different things... "I was willing to do what others wouldn't." - James Eder In today's episode we talked about why so many of us fear being rejected and why being afraid of failing is getting in the way of your own success. This is a really powerful conversation and I know you're going to love it. As always, if you enjoyed today's episode, share it with a friend, it's the best form of compliment you can give me! Mark Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/82 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Robin Boot is a pluri-passionate individual who's pretty much done it all. He started his career as a professional athlete, playing rugby at an elite level but after suffering a career-ending injury, had to find a new calling in life. Since then, Robin has somehow managed to convert himself into a photographer, model, musician, acrobat and stand up comedian... Mark Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/81 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Leanne Spencer is a fitness entrepreneur, Amazon best selling author and TEDx speaker who's incredible journey is a reminder to us all that it's never too late to change your life around. After an excessive career in corporate sales working in the City, in 2012, Leanne was finally treated for alcoholism. Since then, she's been on a one way ticket to changing her life and impact thousands of others in the process, and she hasn't looked back. In our raw and super honest conversation, Leanne talks about overcoming addiction, taking your life in your hands and coming home to who you really are. No matter what. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a powerful conversation! Enjoy :) Mark Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/80 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Here's a special episode celebrating the last 730 days of podcasting pretty much every single week... In this episode I share with you the ups, the downs, and what I've learned along the way speaking to some of the most inspiring and incredible people in the world. And none of this would be possible if it wasn't for you, unconventionalist Tribe. For showing up each week and for sharing this podcast with your friends and loved ones. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! Mark Get on all the action by subscribing on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/79 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Apparently, a quarter of us are more concerned about the idea of speaking in front of an audience than dying… That's a little extreme if you ask me, but the truth is, so many people ARE terrified of the idea of speaking in public. So how does someone go from hating public speaking to becoming one of London’s most sought-after speaker coach? In today’s episode I sit down with Alex Merry, speaker coach and founder of TEDxClapham who also happens to have been one of the key people who helped me prepare for my TEDx talk at TEDxCardiff back in April 2017. Alex has trained and mentored hundreds of people by transforming the way they communicate and his clients include business leaders, scholars, authors, coaches and a world champion boxer. And he's also the mastermind behind Roger Frampton’s TEDx talk “Why Sitting Down Destroys You” that’s reached 1.6million views and was in the top 5 most TEDx talks watched in 2016. In today’s episode we talked about: • Why people fear public speaking and what you can do about it • Strategies to land a TEDx talk (and what NOT to say!) • What you need to know before launching your own business • Why having a big crazy dream will drive you in your business • Why you need to embrace public speaking to grow your brand If you enjoy today's episode please share it with a friend, it's the best form of compliment you can send my way! Mark PS: If you don't want to miss another episode, make sure to subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/78 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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What does being successful mean to you? Is it having millions in the bank? Is it living in an epic mansion? Is it being at the top of a multinational? Or maybe driving fancy cars?... If you're a regular on the show, chances are it's probably neither of the above. But if it's none of the above, then what is it? In today's episode I dive into what I've come to realise about the definition of success after spending the last year running my own company. Spoiler alert, it has nothing to do with your balance statement! Have a listen and let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy today's episode, if you do, please share it with a friend who could benefit from hearing me share my thoughts on the definition of success. Mark PS: If you don't want to miss another episode, make sure to subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/77 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Imagine being in charge of a team of 10,000 people and working for one of the world's largest media telecommunication companies. And one day you wake up and realise there's more to life than working for a huge corporate. So you start all over again and decide to start a business with one of your best friends to change the way woman see themselves. Welcome to the inspiring story of how Danielle Macleod and Nic Conway, came together to launch Somebody Inside, a truly revolutionary way for woman to connect online and learn how to speak their truth. If you enjoy today's episode please share it with a friend, it's the best form of compliment you can send my way. Mark PS: If you don't want to miss another episode, make sure to subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/76 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Back in the summer of 2010, Dan Keeley suffered a full blown manic episode in Italy that made him believe he was ‘the chosen one’. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Now he’s running 1250 miles from Rome to Home to share his story, raise awareness of bipolar and mental health issues and keep men alive by talking. In today’s episode, Dan shares his inspiring journey with us, from that pivotal manic episode in Italy, to his three year recovery journey and how as Dan puts it, he’s been able to turn his pain into his purpose. IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: - What Dan’s first manic episode felt like - How and who helped to pull him through - Dan’s advice for anyone recently diagnosed with bipolar - How Dan came up with the idea to run 1250 miles! - Dan’s biggest fear - How you can get involved and help raise awareness of male suicide. If you enjoy today's episode please share it with a friend, it's the best form of compliment you can send my way. Mark PS: If you don't want to miss another episode, make sure to subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/75 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Unless you've lived in a cave for the past few years, you're probably familiar with Britain's most popular TV baking show, the Great British Bake Off, aka GBBO. Where amateur bakers come together to compete for the sweetest title of all. But if you thought that a Great British Bake Off competitor only cares about cakes and bread, you’d be wrong. In this episode I talk to Tom Gilliford from the 2016 season of GBBO who went to win two Star Baker awards on consecutive weeks. In this episode Tom and I talk about the highs and lows of Tom’s career so far and his most recent venture with Cactus Kitchens. Tom also describes how he lost 30 kilo’s before becoming a teacher and how he found the motivation to start his weight loss journey. If you enjoy today's episode please share it with one friend! And if you don't want to miss another episode, make sure to subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 Until next time, go and do work you love! Mark SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/74 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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According to Forbes magazine, work is more often a source of frustration than one of fulfillment for nearly 90% of the world’s workers. That sounds pretty awful if you ask me. So does that mean we're all doomed to be miserable at work? Thankfully, far from it. Enter Samantha Clarke, a happiness consultant who's worked with an impressive list of clients including American Express, The Guardian, Innocent, Harrods, PizzaHut and MediaCom. In today's episode she shares her top tips on how to create a happiness culture at work on a budget, why bean bags and pizza Fridays are great but they're just the tip of the iceberg, and what does being happy really mean. If you enjoy today's episode, please share it with a friend as it's the best form of compliment you can give me! And if you don't want to miss another episode, make sure to subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 Until next time, go and do work you love! Mark SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/73 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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In 2013 Seb Broster was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer. As a result of a combination of chemotherapy and steroids, he suddenly ballooned to 135kgs and lost all his hair.  That's when we first met in London. The thing that struck me most about Seb back then was how positive he was and just how funny he was. "A black sense of humour is what got me through this whole journey. You've got to laugh no matter what." Our penchant for growing moustaches for the Movember Foundation brought us together and fast forward to today, not only does Ben have a serious main on his head and is drug free, but he's also dropped down to 87kgs. Loosing 48kgs in the process since March 2014. The equivalent of a small child in weight! So when Seb walked into our studio this morning, I could barely recognise him.  He had, after all, lost 1/3 of his body weight over the course of three years and was in the best shape of his life. In today's interview Seb shares his journey, what helped him stay positive throughout the whole process and what he believes is the formula for getting in shape. Spoiler alert, it's pretty simple: stay positive, be consistent and make sure to have a life. If you enjoyed todays episode, please share it with a friend as that is the biggest compliment you could give me. Thanks and see you next week! Mark (Thanks to the folks over at Flint Media Group, today's episode is available in video format, visit http://www.markleruste.com/tv-show/how-seb-broster-beat-cancer to see the full interview for free!) If you don't want to miss another episode, make sure to subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists-with-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/episode/72 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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It can feel a little daunting to imagine yourself stuck in the same job for the rest of your life. Especially if it's all you've done. One of the questions I get asked a lot is, "is it too late to change?". And the answer is NO. Meet Ravinol Chambers, founder of Be Inspired Films who's literally re-invented himself over, and over again. From being a broker to a monk to getting his MBA and setting up one of the first B-Corp certified companies in the UK. This is truly inspiring story of why it's never to late to re-invent yourself. If you enjoyed today's episode please share it with one friend! Mark Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/71 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Over the last decade, Denis Duvauchelle has launched more businesses than anyone I know. Including Twoodo, the productivity app for teams that was successfully accepted in one of Europe's most sought after startup accelerators and raised two rounds of funding. But then along came Slack. And Denis had to face one of the toughest experiences any entrepreneur and CEO must one day face: failure. In today's episode Denis opens up about the ups and downs of his decade long entrepreneurial journey and shares why he believes 99% of startups fail and what you can do to be part of the 1% of who succeed. It's not what you think... If you enjoy today's episode, share it with a friend who could benefit from hearing my conversation with Denis. I can't wait to see you again on The Unconventionalists podcast! Mark Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/70 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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What's one of your crazy dreams? Mine was to give a TEDx talk. And three weeks ago, that dream came true. But it wasn't an easy ride. I can still remember saying my big crazy dream out loud for the first time. It was seven years ago, back in 2010, when half way through a coaching session with my life coach at the time, Roya Ferdows, I started visualising and imagining myself speaking on stage, in front of a roaring crowd. I had my eyes closed and started describing how it felt. But more importantly, what the impact of my words had on the people there. It moved me. And it still moves me now remembering it. This special episode is the true story of how it took me seven years to realise my dream, and how it really was a team effort. I am so grateful to everyone who's helped me make my dream come to. I honestly could not have done it without you. Here's to chasing dreams, no matter how long they take. If you found today's episode inspiring, please share it with a friend! Mark Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/69 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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David Baker returns on The Unconventionalists podcast for a second time to share with us how work can be used as a force for good. A true fan favourite, David's previous episode (#57), "What you need to know about the future of work" (http://www.markleruste.com/episode/57) is one of the most downloaded episodes of all time. David's worked for 12 years for the Financial Times, was the launch managing editor of Wired magazine in the UK and is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4. He's also a faculty member at The School of Life and regularly travels to Brazil for work. If you enjoy today's episode please share it with a friend! Mark Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/68 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Nerea Carryon is the founder and CEO of The Happy World Company and in today's episode Nerea shares her amazing story of how she went from being stuck working in finance to becoming a full time entrepreneur making people smile for a living. If you enjoyed today's episode make sure to share it with your friends! Mark Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/66 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Wouldn't it be nice if you could supplement your monthly income with a side hustle? Problem is, how do you start? And how do you decide what it should be? Enter Chris Guillebeau, New York Times Best Selling Author of four books, host of the daily podcast #SideHustleSchool, the man behind the annual festival in Portland, "World Domination Summit" and who by the age of 35 had visited every single country around the world (that's right all 193 of them!). His daily podcast: “Side Hustle School” teaches you everything you need to know to get started today. But what you might not know about Chris is that it hasn’t all been easy: he too has experienced depression and he too knows what it feels like to experience massive failure. In our intimate conversation, Chris opens up about his journey and shares some invaluable lessons on how to start a side income generating project without quitting your day job. In today’s episode you will learn: - Why Chris is terrible at predicting the future. - What happens when you reach your goals and why depression should be expected when that happens. - What gets in the way of people being inspired and taking action. - The most random story that never made it into Chris’ latest book. - How to start a business as an introvert. - If books are obsolete... If you enjoyed today's episode make sure to share it with your friends! Mark Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/66 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Do you ever feel like a loser? Like you're the only one struggling and everyone else seems to have all their sh*t together? I sure know I do sometimes. In today's episode I share with you why I believe it's time for us to stop buying into this bull stupid idea that becoming an entrepreneur is the ultimate gateway to happiness. It's not. In fact, it really sucks sometimes. It's by far one of the hardest things I've even done. So why are we constantly bombarded with messages saying how amazing and wonderful it is to be your own boss and to do your own thing? From videos of people selling us their six step course from a beach in Bali sipping cocktails to social media posts of perfect breakfasts, it's time for a well needed change and start speaking the truth about what it's really like to turn your passion into a business. Let me know what you think over on Twitter @markleruste. Mark Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/65 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Today's guest believes that "when we feel good, we do good." And she's got a point! I certainly know what it feels like to grab comfort food when I feel like crap. And then feel even worse off for it... It's a vicious circle right? So how do you get out of the habit of reaching out for food instead of dealing with your emotions? Especially when you're an entrepreneur and you're under a lot of stress? Meet Fadela Hilali, the author of "Stuffed: how to feel so good about yourself you won't have room for cake" and the founder of Prayanas: an emotional wellbeing consultancy that specialises in helping people feel better about themselves. In today’s episode you will learn: Why there’s so much shame around emotional eating How to deal with information overload on what you should and shouldn’t eat Why we get hangry How to get out of the vicious circle of emotional eating Tips to deal with living with a partner who eats differently Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/64 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Today's guest is the one and only JP Sears! The man behind the fictional-but-hilarious character Ultra Spiritual, who encourages healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly informative videos (100millions views on YouTube) and now counts Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris and Lewis Howes as his mentors and peers. I loved sitting down with JP to talk about the importance of always being unapologetically you (no matter how scary that can feel), the magic that comes when you forget about your audience and create the content you’d love to consume. And how we can all get better at being uncomfortable. So plug in your headphones and get ready dive into our intimate conversation, where JP reveals something he’s never said before on a podcast! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/63 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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If you're tired of seeing everyone's life filtered on social media and you've had enough of being sold 6-step processes to achieving your dreams, you're going to love today's guest. In 2013 Jens Lennartsson went viral online when he created 400 “GI Jens” action figurines of himself to send out as promotional materials to potential clients. It propelled his career to a whole new level. He traveled the world, worked with amazing clients built a strong online following and then, burnout... What started off as a passion for photography became a calling for storytelling and although today Jens isn't quite sure what to call himself, it doesn't really matter. As long as he gets to be creative, real and tell stories he'll be happy. Here is his raw and honest account of how building an online presence and trying to follow your passion can come at a cost: your wellbeing. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/62 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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What do these statements all have in common? “Well great careers are really and truly for most people a matter of luck.” “People who pursue their passions are geniuses.” “I would do this but I’m not weird.” “Nice, normal people don’t have passion” They’re all real (and absurd) excuses people give for not doing what they need to do to have a great career. These excuses were exposed by self-confessed career obsessed, Larry Smith - a professor of economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada in his serious(ly) funny 2011 TEDx talk in 2011. And it seems he hit the mark - his talk has reached a whopping 5.5 million views to date! As a powerful storyteller and a well-known advocate for youth-leadership, Larry dedicated his life to teaching because as a student he always thought: “I could do it better”. A large part of his time is also spent coaching his students to find careers that they will truly love by helping them avoid a lifetime devoted to an ‘interest’ rather than a passion. But make no mistakes, Larry doesn’t say it will be easy - having worked with 10% of the Waterloo alumni (with his students heading to Facebook, Google and Microsoft) and over 500 startup founders, he knows a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to having a great career. He still teaches to this day (because it is his passion) and has just released a new book: “No Fears, No Excuses: What you need to do to have a great career” (Random House Penguin) which is available across all reputable bookstores and online. IN TODAY'S EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN How an economics professor developed a passion for career guidance How you can identify your passion An economist’s thoughts on a citizen’s wage The difference between a passion and an interest Why all our jobs won’t all be replaced by robots Why people do bad things (according to Adam Smith…) How to design a TED talk that goes viral! The two things you need to launch a successful business How to be true to yourself Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/61 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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I get it, building a coaching business is hard work. Sooner or later you realise that it’s going to take a lot more than just passion to be successful. And when you start asking around, you quickly realise that not a lot of people are actually making any money from it. In fact, according to the International Coach Federation, half of the professional coaches make less than $25,000 a year. Meaning it really is tough to live off just doing one-to-one coaching. To be honest, I don’t know anyone who’s making a killing at being a life coach alone, without having to do some sort of side consulting or corporate gig, running retreats or workshops to make ends meet. That was until I came across Michael Serwa, self-proclaimed “Life Coach for the Elite”, who appears to be the highest paid one-to-one life coach in the UK, and is on his way to be making a seven figure income. With a drive to be the absolute best at what he does, his attitude can be pretty polarising, but the good news is that Michael doesn’t actually care. And that’s what people either love or hate about him. His clients vary from 20s to 60s but they all have something in common: they have a certain attitude towards what’s possible in life and how they want to leave a legacy. But it wasn’t always like this way for Michael. Michael came to the UK on a bus at 22 speaking very little English with barely any money but an absolute drive to succeed. In fact, I first met Michael in 2012 at a Tim Ferriss event in London and bumped into him again a few weeks later at an event where we were both speaking at. He was just starting out and barely charging £20 an hour. I’ve followed his rise to success over the last five years and we talked about getting him on the show for a while, but I finally caught up with him! In today’s episode, you’ll hear: Why Michael believes attitude is everything. How Michael’s passion to be the best jazz musician took him 8 hours across Poland aged 17 to track down the best trumpet player in the world to confirm if it was possible. The attitude that got him the fastest promotion in Zara history without previous retail experience, after moving to London with barely any English. How running a Meetup Group on spirituality led to launching his business for a second (and successful time) time to become the Uk’s highest paid life coach. What he wants to tell people who want to become life coaches because they want more freedom. If you’re interesting in finding out what it takes to build a successful business doing what you love listen to Episode #60 with Michael Serwa. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/60 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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On the 1st September 2015, Ben Smith began one of the most challenging experiences of his life: to run 401 marathons in 401 days all around the UK. Not only did he manage to run the equivalent distance between London and Sydney, he also managed to raise £300,000 for two charities tackling bullying. Here is Ben's incredible true story.  Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/59 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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It's time to crack open the curtains to give you a full access pass to behind the scenes of what it's really like to build The Unconventionalists. Let me know if you want to hear more #StartupConfessions in the coming episodes. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES GA: https://generalassemb.ly/education/the-podcast-revolution-a-panel-discussion/london/33556 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Should our work even bring us meaning? Are we asking too much from our employers? What impact will Artificial Intelligence have on our jobs? If these are some of the questions you've been asking yourself, you're going to LOVE today's guest. Meet David Baker, who was the launch managing editor of Wired magazine in the UK, is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service and teaches at The School of Life in London and São Paulo. From gentrification, the soul of theme parks, going offline for 21 days to how the digital world is having a serious impact on the quality of our lives, David is a relentless journalist seeking answers to some of the biggest questions. I was blown away by the end of our conversation, so much so that we're going to get him back on the show. For now though, fasten your seatbelt and get ready to get a serious dose of reality check on what's about to happen to the future of the workplace. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/57 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Behind the glamorous social media posts hides an uncomfortable truth that many of us experience but are afraid to speak out loud: depression. In fact, according to a University of California study, 1 in 3 entrepreneur’s experiences depression. And yet talking about dealing with mental health issues is still considered as a big fat taboo. Up until now. Today's guest is Lauren Roerick, a holistic health and depression recovery coach who launched The Undepression Project to help people overcome depression and stay depression-proof. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/56 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Let's rewind the clock back to January 26th, 2004, when everything began... Today's episode kicks off a special mini series covering the origin story of The Unconventionalists podcast. We begin by diving deep into the trenches of forgotten archives. From the very first interview, ever, to the most pivotal moments that defined the interviewing style of Mark Leruste. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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"New year, new you." The problem with that sentence is that we've heard it a thousand times before and we've all said it every year for the past decade. And yet, still fall short on our New Year's Resolutions come February 1st. So why is that? In today's episode I share with you my favourite five tips on what you can do right now to make sure you come up with your best resolutions yet. As always, if you enjoy the show, please share it with your loved ones and make sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes. Thank you. Ps: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOWNOTES How To Launch Your Podcast (Workshop): https://generalassemb.ly/education/how-to-launch-your-first-podcast/london/32130 How To Start A Movement (Talk): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-start-a-movement-tickets-30408086405 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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From boxing legends to intergalactic princesses, 2016 basically wiped out half our favourite icons. With the after taste of Brexit and Trump still itching our throats, it's hard to look back at 2016 with a smile. Yet I'm here to say that 2016 has been a great year and I believe 2017 is going to be an ever better one. Don't believe me? Listen to today's episode and find out why I'm right. Listen, rate and share! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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If "drink less, eat healthier and move more" are topping your New Year's Resolution, may I suggest adding "become a productivity Ninja?" Today's guest is Graham Allcott, author of the global best-seller, "How to be a Productivity Ninja" and founder of Think Productive. One of the world's leading providers of personal productivity training and consultancy. His recently launched podcast "Beyond Busy" explores the issues of productivity, work/life balance and how people define happiness in their lives. We dived into the nitty gritty tips and tricks to turn your email mayhem into a zen garden and why time management is flawed. Listen, rate and share! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/52 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Gina Barnett is the speaker coach for the MainStage TED Conference and is the author of "Play The Part: Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success." If you've ever wondered why some speakers come across more powerfully than others, or why TED talks are so special, Gina breaks it down for you by using simple language that we can all get behind. As a public speaker myself, I know how self-conscious I can get with how I look on stage. From how I hold my arms to how my feet are positioned or how much am I leaning to one side. Gina is a master speaking coach who generously shares all her insights, tips and secrets to help you become a better communicator. Listen, rate and share! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/51 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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For far too long, social media has perpetuated unrealistic, narcissistic, and negative content. But things are about to change. Meet Milly Toovey, CEO and co-founder of Boomcast, the world's first social media platform 100% dedicated to inspiring positive change. Together with her team they're on a mission to crack the code of "how can we leverage the power of social media to foster social transformation?". In today's interview Milly shares her journey of launching Boomcast and how an app that started off on the wrong foot is on its way to truly changing the way we interact with social media. For all the right reasons. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/50 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Cathy Salit is a performer and co-founder of Performance of a Lifetime, who at 13 years old, dropped out of eighth grade and started an alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City... Needless to say that Cathy isn't your typical leader. Today Cathy specialises in blending theatre, improvisation, and the new science of performative psychology and her new book, Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work is on sale everywhere books are sold. In today's episode we dive into her story to explore how her unconventional path has shaped her career to date. Get ready to be blown away, this is definitely one worth sharing! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/49 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Greg "The Prodigy" Wootton, is the UK number one ranked super lightweight Muay Thai fighter, WMC MAD World Champion and has won 31 of his 35 fights. While training to become a champion, Greg received a first-class honour degree in Sport and Exercise Science after having studied psychology in college. In the words of Vice Sport: "Wootton is not your average London lad.” But today's biggest fight for Greg isn't in the ring. But rather outside of it. For he is taking on an epic challenge: debunking masculinity. That's right, the extraordinary gift Greg Wootton brings to this episode is his ability to open up about so many realities that so many men face on a daily basis and yet are afraid to admit: body image issues, eating disorder, bottling up emotions, crisis of identity as a man, etc. This is by far one of the most compelling episodes we've recorded so far. I strongly urge you to share it with your friends and with those around you who need to hear Greg's message. Thank you! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/48 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Unless you've been hiding in a cave for the past few years, the world has gone Startup crazy. In fact, successful entrepreneurs are idealised like rockstars. To the point where everyone thinks they should become an entrepreneur. But what does it actually take to start a business? And is everyone capable of becoming an entrepreneur? Today's guest is Jonny Miller, co-founder of Maptia and a Techstars graduate (the odds of getting accepted on this startup accelerator programme are harder than the odds of getting into Harvard and Yale combined!) who also happens to lead the Startup Tribe at Escape the City in London. So if you're startup curious, run your own business or are thinking of joining a startup, Jonny is a ridiculous encyclopaedia of wealth of information when it comes down to what it really takes to start your own business. In our intimate conversation, Jonny shares his journey of how a small group of his friends and him accidentally became entrepreneurs after daring to apply for a grant in Chile. As always, this is a story worth sharing! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES http://www.markleruste.com/episode/47 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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If today feels like a bit of a nightmare and you're finding yourself to be nursing a heavy political hangover, you're in good company. You see, I went to bed last night at 1am thinking Hilary Clinton had it in the bag - as Florida seemed to be swaying her side - only to wake up at 7am to find Donald Trump confirmed to be the next President of the United States of America. I couldn't believe it. I felt powerless. How could this be? How could the USA elect a man who's values are so far removed from what I make up to be the spirit of "the land of the free". And very quickly I went from feeling powerless to feeling purposeful. Why? Because I believe that sometimes adversity is an invitation for us to step up and be of service. And I also believe that there's a way for us to stop this wave of nationalism spreading across the globe and it doesn't involve fear tactics. It's time to dive in today's special episode on what the world looks like post USA 2016 elections. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Philip McKernan has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, The Pentagon, wrote four books and has shared the stage with the likes of the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson. But things haven't always been that rosy for Philip. In our intimate interview (also available on YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste), Philip opens up about his story and journey to share the stage with people he used to look up to, and how one wedding speech changed his whole life around. "THIS IS THE MOST EMOTIONAL I'VE EVER BEEN ON A PODCAST." - PHILIP MCKERNAN Brian Rose, the Founder and Host of London Real once described Philip as, “honest and refreshing”. His Believe in Youth (www.believeinyouth.com) campaign to raise funds for 20 young girls in Peru who were put in prison after being sex slaves managed to raise $70,450. Philip McKernan’s caddied in golf for the President of Ireland, been chased and nearly killed by a bull elephant in Nigeria and made wine in Australia. He’s traveled to 80 countries around the globe and has worked with orphans in Sri Lanka, Peru, India and Guatemala, written 4 books despite being dyslexic and his first documentary film “Give and Grow” will be released in late 2016. The film explores how the gift of giving makes up feel more worthy and alive. It also explores the science behind the impact of giving on our emotional wellbeing, our mental health, our physiology and our business’s. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/episode/45 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Tomas Svitorka is a London-based Life Coach who believes that most people aren’t clear about who they really are and what they actually stand for, and who also believes that most of us care way too much about what other people think of us. Why? Because up until recently he was the same. What I find interesting about his journey is that up until his early twenties Tomas lived in a small village with a population of barely 800 people, among the hills in a corner of the Czech Republic. He came to the UK in 2005 with his big dreams and broken English. He moved up from being an au-pair, to a cleaner, then a waiter, to eventually holding managerial positions in catering. Then he reached the dangerous level of comfortable mediocrity, and he got stuck there. Until he decided that OK is not enough and did something about it. Today Tomas’s mission is to help others who’ve had the same realisation to create the life they daydream about. In today’s episode you’ll hear about Tomas’s journey on how he became a coach and how he’s been building his business over the last few years. You’ll also learn why Tomas never drinks tap water. And why you probably shouldn’t do too… Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/episode/44 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Storytelling is still to this day one of the most powerful tools you can learn to master. Be it to convey an idea, product or service it's the fastest way to connect to your audience's heart. And I firmly believe that not only are we all born natural storytellers, we can also learn to become better storytellers. If you're running your own business or you're trying to sell a concept, project or idea then you're going to want to listen to today's very special episode. Call it timing, the Universe at play, or whatever you want, but you know how sometimes things just click? As if they're just meant to be? Well it turns out that on Sunday I sent an email to the team running the Startup Tribe over at Escape the City offering my help to give a talk on Storytelling. And it just so happens that their two speakers had just canceled last minute and needed someone for Wednesday to talk about Storytelling. So naturally I accepted. Next thing you know I'm on the Jubilee line in London all the way to Stanmore to catch a cab that eventually gets me to a farm where 50 budding entrepreneurs sit around a bonfire. Here's what happened next... Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/episode/43 The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1577315936 Building a StoryBrand Podcast with Donald Miller: http://buildingastorybrand.com The Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Gallo: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1250071550 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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What if your realised that you had been lying to yourself your entire life? That the problem wasn't the job, your family or where you lived, but rather how you related to yourself and how you treated others? Well, it just so happens that when Olivier Larvor went off to Brazil to experience Ayahuasca for the first time, he was faced with the hard reality of what was really at the root of his pain: himself. In this refreshingly honest episode, Olivier shares with us why so many people are afraid to be real, with themselves and with others. He shares the challenges of parenting an autistic child as well as describing in details his first ceremony with the spirit of the vine. Olivier is a coach, trainer and facilitator who's also the co-host of Raw Voice Podcast. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/episode/42 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Meetup: www.meetup.com/the-unconventionalis
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Bridget Hunt is a former dancer turned nutritionist, author of the Six Pack Chick, and Director of an ice cream and chocolate company. She loves fitness, hates sitting still, and has been described as the female version of Tim Ferris. Although in my opinion, it's Time Ferris who's the male version of Bridget Hunt! One thing you can be sure of is that Bridget is NEVER boring. As a fellow self-experimental human guinea-pig, Bridget not only brings a refreshing and genuine conversation to the table, but is also constantly challenging the fitness industry with its bold claims and diet fads and is always on the look out for new pioneering ways to make us feel better about ourselves. Listen to why Bridget won’t be writing another diet book, why Bridget is often mistaken for an extravert, why we are all an experiment of one and why diets simply never work. As always, I'd love to hear from you. Get in touch via Twitter (www.twitter.com/markleruste) or Facebook (facebook.com/markleruste) and let me know what you got out of today's episode. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/episode/41 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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What if I told you, you could feel better today than you did ten years ago? Would you believe me? Turns out today's guest is turning 41 this year and feels better than in his twenties. Why? Simple. He's spent the last decade searching for the answer to a question many of us are battling with on a daily basis: how do I stop feeling so crappy about myself? Tony Riddle is the founder of Natural Lifestyle Coaching and has been featured across a wide range of national and international press including PSYCHOLOGIES and RED magazine. His honest and grounded approach to why most of us suffer from stress, anxiety, chronic fatigue and why so many men struggle with their identity is refreshingly inspiring and much needed. As always, I'd love to hear from you! Get in touch via Twitter (@markleruste) or Facebook (facebook.com/markleruste) and let me know what you got out of today's episode. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/episode/40 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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Anton Chernikov is the founder of The Exponentials, who recently had a near-death experience, and is one of the most interesting minds I've come across. He doesn't believe in contracts or political promises and has a knack for turning passion projects into impactful community events that bring people together to change the world. From taking on the Greek economic situation to solving the migration crisis, Anton believes that community is what will eventually bring us closer to the solution. As always, I'd love to hear from you! Get in touch via Twitter (@markleruste) or Facebook (facebook.com/markleruste) and let me know what you got out of today's episode. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/episode/39 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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Imagine you had a successful business, doing good, and doing well. You've built a big online and offline community of people who love and support your work, because in return, you love and support their journey too. You've been paid for over 1,350 coaching hours, you've worked with over 200 coaching clients, you've written over 150 blogs, videos, webinars, you've been invited to speak at amazing conferences and you're probably making a six figure income. Now this didn't happen over night. No. You've spent the last ten years of your life dedicated to growing this business. And suddenly, one day, you decide to give it all up and start from scratch all over again. How would you feel? Well, today's guest is Corrina Gordon-Barnes, who was the founder of YouInspireMe.co.uk, a thriving business with a huge following who by most standards had achieved "the dream" of most coaches. To make a good living doing something you love and have a positive impact in the process. In today's episode you will hear for the first time Corrina share her journey of why she decided to try something different and what it feels like to start all over again. Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/podcast/38 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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Four months ago I quit my job to focus 100% of my time on developing The Unconventionalists as a business. I had a 25year mortgage hanging over my head and had no idea how I would pay my bills or make it work. But somehow, I knew deep down that I would somehow figure it out. In today's episode I share with you my thoughts on what it takes to embrace the unknown and instead, trust the process. As always, I'd love to hear from you and what you got out of this episode. Send me a Tweet (www.twitter.com/markleruste) or drop me a line on Facebook (www.facebook.com/markleruste). Thank you so much for tuning in and enjoy today's episode! Mark --- Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/podcast/37 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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It's happened to all of us. We have this big crazy idea, be it start a business, change career or, move to another country, say 10,000kms away... But before you know it, everyone is telling you it's a stupid idea, that it won't work, and that you're better off settling for what you know, rather than adventuring off into the abyss of the unknown. Enter stage left Rina Atienza. Rina attended the very first Tribe of The Unconventionalists Retreat back in 2015, and set off with a clear Quest: to start writing again and launch her blog: Evilschemes Ltd. But what she wasn't expecting was that her Quest would lead her to a life changing moment: relocating to the Philippines. In today's episode we dive into the story that led Rina to leave London for her native island and what she learned in the process. As always, I'd love to hear from you and what you got out of this episode. Send me a Tweet (www.twitter.com/markleruste) or drop me a line on Facebook (www.facebook.com/markleruste). Thank you so much for tuning in and enjoy today's episode! Mark --- Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/podcast/36 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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A few months into his graduate programme to become a hotel manager, Edward Pike decided to quit and instead, get his Personal Training certificate. But something life changing happened to Edward three days before moving from Manchester to London... Now we've all come across some life defining moments. And what I appreciate so much about Edward's story is that he didn't sit back and wait for someone to come and save the day. No, Edward went out of his own way and started his own foundation to help other men, who like him, felt lost after being diagnosed with HIV. In 2015, this concept evolved into the Thrive Programme, supporting a group of newly-diagnosed HIV+ men to improve their emotional, mental and physical health. Thrive was developed in partnership with the Peel Institute, with support from 56 Dean Street (NHS) and Positive East. Because of its success, they created an independent charity called the Thrive Foundation. Edward has written for publications including The Guardian and SALT Magazine, and continues to write for the Huffington Post. As always, I'd love to hear from you and what you got out of this episode. Send me a Tweet (@markleruste) or drop me a line on Facebook (www.facebook.com/markleruste). Thank you so much for tuning in and enjoy today's episode! Mark x --- Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/podcast/35 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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When it comes down to food, we humans LOVE to eat. Problem is, we tend to love eating the wrong kind of stuff. Right? Yet we all know that food can have a drastic impact on your health, wellbeing and happiness. Hippocrates famously once said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” That's why I'm very excited to share with you today's episode with Denisa Rățulea. Denisa is a Raw Food Chef, Health Coach, founder of Second Nature and author of the Bloom cook book. In today's episode we talk about Denisa's journey to finding health through plants, overcoming massive adversity and explored the benefits of eating a healthy diet (and it's more than you think!). What I particularly love about Denisa's style is that she isn't a preachy-militant vegan. But rather enjoys a balance lifestyle and doesn't believe in judging people for what they eat. Oh and she brought in some amazing raw chocolate cake. To.Die.For. If you enjoy what you hear today, please pass it to a friend and make sure to subscribe to the show and leave a rating on iTunes. Thank you so much for tuning in and I hope you enjoy today's episode! Mark x --- Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/podcast/34 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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When someone asks you "What do you do?", what do you say? If like me you dread the question like you dread filling out tax returns, you'll want to listen to today's episode with Angus Fletcher who shares with us his wealth of wisdom when it comes down to actually talking about what you do and getting clients. Angus is a Certified Coach (CPCC), Certified NLP Master Practitioner, Certified NLP Trainer and Certified Team and Relationship Coach (ORSCC)who constantly comes up with new ideas to launch (e.g. The Sunday Record www.thesundayrecord.com). He's also had a successful international career as a trainer and facilitator for some of the biggest names in the non-profit industry including Greenpeace. I'd love to hear what you got out of todays episode and so please post any questions or comments on the show notes. Remember to go over on iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave a review! Thank you so much for tuning in and I hope you enjoy today's episode! --- Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 To find out more visit: www.markleruste.com SHOW NOTES: Live event in London: www.facebook.com/markleruste/events GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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If like me you're tired of being sold an empty dream of making a six figure income in a record breaking time or you're fed up with the gazillion quick-money-making schemes out there, you're going to love today's episode. Biz Stone, Twitter's co-founder once said, “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success”, while Rich Roll, author of Finding Ultra spoke about, "Why You Should Stop Lifehacking and Invest in the Journey". And I couldn't agree with them both more. That's why in today's episode the gloves are coming off and I take a jab at debunking what it really takes to be successful in your chosen field. Warning, no shortcuts involved and I do compare being an entrepreneur with being an MMA fighter... Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 To find out more visit: www.markleruste.com SHOW NOTES: Live event in London: https://www.facebook.com/markleruste/events GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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What if I told you, you could take your business idea and test it out right now? That you don't need money, time or technical know-how to see if it's a good idea or not? Too good to be true? Well, listen to today's episode where I share with you how I just validated an idea without spending a single penny. You see, when it comes down to entrepreneurial, creative, buzzing, change-the-world kinda people, ideas usually isn't the thing missing in the equation. In fact, having too many ideas can sometimes feel like a bit of a burden. How do you know if your business idea is good or not? How to know which one to pick and run with? As a result it can paralyse us and make us feel like we might as well sit tight, hang out on the bench and watch the other cool kids get on with it. Well, not on my watch! Learn three of my favourite tips to instantly validate your business idea and put an end analysis paralysis! Subscribe now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 To find out more visit: www.markleruste.com SHOW NOTES SafeTrail: www.mysafetrail.com The 4th sector: www.thefourthsector.co Eric Ries's Lean Startup (book): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0670921602 (NON-AFFILIATE LINK) GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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Sos St.Germain's mum was a devout Tibetan Buddhist and his father was The Beatles’ astrologer. So mindfulness, compassion, and profound awareness have always been the main currencies of Sos's communication. We talked about an aspect that so many entrepreneurs are afraid to talk about out loud: depression. Along with: • How to overcome emotional pain • How to be with depression • How to have a deeper impact with your words • How to allow our loved ones to hear how we really feel • How to parent consciously • How to ask for help • And why connection is one of the most important aspects of your journey Enjoy this deep, rich and thoughtful conversation with a man who is an open book. To find out more visit: http://www.markleruste.com Show notes: Szos's website: www.szosstgermain.com Interview with Jonny Benjamin: https://youtu.be/TZyA2xkB0Q0 Interview with Shea Emry: https://soundcloud.com/mark-leruste/episode-6-how-to-be-true-to-yourself-with-shea-emry
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Duda Jadrijevic went from being homeless to building a six figure business in just two years. In our exclusive interview we talked about: • Why saying no defines who you are • How to be happy with yourself • How to turn grief into action • How having a coach can catapult you to the next level • How being direct can be for the purposw of being kind • And how Duda became an accidental Buddhist To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES Website: www.kickassmuse.com Tad Hargrave's article: http://marketingforhippies.com/why-charging-what-youre-worth-is-bullshit/ Steal The Show by Michael Porter: www.stealtheshow.com GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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One day in 2011, Richard Bennett (a former school teacher) decided to drive through Africa to coach rugby. Five years later, Bhubesi Pride Foundation (www.rugbyinafrica.org) operates in nine countries across Africa and are empowering communities through the power of rugby. "Bhubesi Pride Foundation assembles teams of committed volunteers to carry out annual rugby coaching expeditions, using the sport as a tool for education and development in Africa." What I love about today's interview is that it's a beautiful reminded that all journeys start with one single step. In fact, Richard dealt with the same fears around uncertainties as you and I both have. Hear the story of how Richard went from being a teacher with an idea to becoming the CEO of a foundation changing the world. In our exclusive interview we talked about: • How to start your own foundation • How to grow your team from scratch • How to overcome cultural challenges when working across borders • How to raise funds as a charity • Why keeping a healthy balance in your life is the most important thing you can do • Why you have to be really clear when explaining what you’re trying to achieve • And what red pants and Richard have to do with each other To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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Imagine what it would be like if you didn't care about what other people thought of you? Imagine if you could simply show up wearing whatever you wanted, spoke your mind freely without worrying if you'd upset someone in the process and not care about failing? Well, it just so happens that I caught up with Sarah Knight, international best selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck who spent 15 years in the publishing business before quitting her job to work with authors and has since become the Queen of truth bombs. To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/27 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste
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I've been a closet entrepreneur since 2009. Juggling a full time job with a side business is the only thing I've known for the last six years. From launching Mister-Tailor, an online tailoring suit company for men, to running my own coaching business or starting a drink startup. It's safe to say that I've spent many nights, early morning and weekends working on "my little secret". In hopes that it would become my full time gig. And here's the thing, there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of part-time entrepreneurs around the world who operate underneath the radar. And one thing I've come to realise lately is that hiding isn't helping anyone. I mean, how is the world meant to know you're up to big things if you don't let the world know? It's taken me four years to publicly say the following words "I'm a life coach". And yet I know I'm a great coach. So why are we so good at playing small and keeping ourself away from the spotlight? In today's episode I share with you what happened when I published my "entrepreneurial coming out" video on Facebook and YouTube, and what you can learn from it too. To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/26 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste
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When you run your own business it can be oh so easy to get stuck in the hamster wheel trap of "doing, doing doing". Without ever stopping for a second and take a step back. So you can really get clear on what you're actually trying to achieve. Well, two weeks ago it was my birthday and I decided to take a break and not to post anything. Turns out one week became 20 days. And what came up for me was fascinating... In today's episode I share with you what I've learned from launching and running The Unconventionalists podcast a year ago, and what direction the show is taking moving forward. For more info visit www.markleruste.com
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When Joshua Fields Millburn's mum died and his marriage ended, all at the same time, it was time for him to reassess his priorities. It's when he found three boxes of his stuff that his mum had kept underneath her bed, he realised that memories weren't in things, but rather in people. After having climbed the corporate ladder all his life and buying everything he could get his hands on, he decided to get rid of all the stuff he owned that wasn't serving him, in hopes to get to what was. Meanwhile, his best friend Ryan Nicodemus, who was supposedly living the American Dream and making a six figure salary, was unhappy, border line depressed, in debt and totally unfulfilled. It was by seeing Joshua radically change overnight and looking so happy at work, when in fact he should be miserable given the circumstances with his mum and ex-wife, that the two started talking about what was going on. It turns out, the answer wasn't more money, or a bigger car, but rather it was discovering the minimalism movement: living a deliberate and meaningful life with less stuff. That's when they decided to both ditch their corporate jobs, downsize their lives and start their blog: TheMinimalists.com. That was six years ago. Since then, they went from 52 readers to 4 million, published three books, launched their own publishing house, delivered a hugely popular TEDx talk, spent a year touring around the world and are now about to release their first documentary, "Minimalism: A documentary about the important things." When you consider that the average household in the US has 300,000 items, we could all do with a bit of decluttering to bring a bit more meaning into our lives. In our intimate conversation we talked about: • What it took to go from 52 readers to 4 million • What adding value to people’s lives really means • Why people read and share your content online • Why you need to surround yourself with supportive people • How to build the best business model for you • How not to attach your identity to what you own or what you do Let me (@markleruste) and Josh and Ryan know (@theminimalists) on Twitter what you took away from our conversation today. To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/24 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste (Podcast cover photo credit: Adam Dressler)
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Getting to the top of your career ladder only to find out that you're on the wrong freakin' wall totally sucks. I know, because I've been there. And when you finally decide to make the jump and start your own business, well, things aren't quite as easy you as you had imagined. Also been there. The good news is that I caught up with with former financial services executive turned startup coach Founder of Step and Stone, Danielle Anderson, who ditched her corporate job overnight and has spent the last three years building her business. Today Danielle works with startups and social entrepreneurs around the world to help them get super clear on what problem they're solving, for who, and how to get it out into the world in a big way. In our interview we talked about: • How Danielle quit her corporate job with zero plan and what happened next • Danielle’s life changing experience volunteering in Zimbabwe • How to know if you’re climbing the right career ladder • How to re-asses your priorities • What passionate people need to know about RUNNING business • Why you’re wasting a ton of time and money ON • Why asking your friends and mum what they think about your business is not a good idea SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/23 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste
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Between the gazillion diet fads and all the mix-marketing-messaging about what you should or shouldn't eat, it's easy to give up on taking any sort of action on your health. And in today's world it's oh so easy to sit behind our laptop all day long and go from our desk to bed and repeat. That's why I caught up with Brett Sanders, former personal trainer turned entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and co-founder of The Natural Deodorant Co who also happens to teach Lifestyle Mastery classes. In our interview we talked about how to keep going even when it gets challenging, why just buying books isn’t the solution you’re looking for, what being healthy really means and how to follow your legacy. To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/22 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste --- The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with strength conditioning coach Sabina Skala along with British MMA fighter Alex Montagnani. Whether you're trying to launch a business, become the undisputed champion of the world or get in peak condition, there's going to be a few set backs along the way. The way you handle them will determine how far you'll really get go. In today's interview we talked about the importance of building your resiliency muscle, how to overcome adversity. We also explored the question around "Are champions built or made?" and what it takes to become a champion at whatever you set your mind to. To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/21 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with former Hollywood blockbuster movie costume designer turned serial entrepreneur, business consultant and virtual CEO Sarah Shaw. In our interview we talked about: • How sibling rivalry can set you up for entrepreneurship • What Sarah learned from working in the movie business for 20+ years • Why asking for business is the key to growing your business • Why not everybody wants you to be successful • Why you should never take no for an answer • How turning into a stalker is totally part of running your own business • How Sarah got her products in the hands of Jennifer Anniston, Oprah, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Hale Berry. • How organic PR helped Sarah sell 2,000 necklaces on the back of one picture in a magazine • What happened when she first met Bill Murray with no pants on... To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/20 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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One of the most common questions I get from my peers is how did I manage to launch my first retreat THE UNCONVENTIONAL RETREAT back in 2014/2015 and actually make a profit. As most first timers either fail to sell enough tickets or end up paying out of their own pockets, "just to get their name out there". The funny thing is, I sold out all 10 places without even having a venue booked or an outline figured out! All I had was a crazy dream and a rough idea of what I wanted to achieve and who I wanted to work with. In today's episode I share with you my secrete recipe that I used to launch The Unconventional Retreat (www.theunconventionalretreat.com) I dive into the common mistakes people make when trying to launch their first retreat and also share with you what really worked for me. I also share the success story of a coach who sold out her workshop in just 48hrs. To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/19 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with former financial planner turned Founder of Impact Marathon Series, Nick Kershaw. In our interview we talked about: • How to keep going even when the wheels come off • Why Nick isn’t interested in hearing your motivations • How to set up your own foundation • What it was like to create a running event from scratch • Why equity is not about money • How to overcome epic set backs • Why taking a break from your laptop can produce massive clarity To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/18 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with former family therapist turned executive leadership coach Sam House. In today’s interview we talked about: • What’s the fundamental difference between therapy and life coaching • How to overcome the starving artist syndrome as a coach • Why playing small is dangerous • How to recognize when you’re failing as a leader • What makes a powerful leader • Why masculinity is synonymous with vulnerability • Why you matter To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/17 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with Mike Mahler, former business development director turned strength trainer, author, podcaster, natural supplement creator and hormone optimization researcher. In today's interview we talked about: • What Mike’s learned from creating more than 150 podcast episodes • What UFC fighter Matt Brown taught him about training • How to have fun doing what you love • How to live life aggressively • Why people fail to achieve their goals • What self-help gurus won’t tell you • What business and fitness have in common To subscribe to the show click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/16 GET IN TOUCH Website: www.markleruste.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/markleruste Twitter: www.twitter.com/markleruste YouTube: www.youtube.com/markleruste This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with Tad Hargrave, founder of Marketing For Hippies who's become an expert at helping people answer the question: "What is my niche?". In today's interview we talked about: • How to market yourself and feel good about it • The three key things to nail your target market • How to come up with a niche that feels great • Why charging what you’re worth is bull shit • What happens when you stare at death in the eyes • Why Marketing CAN feel good • How to heal through marketing To subscribe to the show click here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/15 This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with Leon McCarron, a Northern Irish adventurer, film-maker and author who specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions. In our interview we talked about • How to make a living from your laptop • How to start your first adventure • How to crowd fund your passion project • The Middle East you haven’t been told about • And how to make award winning documentaries To subscribe to the show click here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/14 This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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This is a special episode where Mark Leruste shares what he's learned about procrastination and finally taking action, even when you really don't feel like it. To subscribe to the show click here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2
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I caught up with Danny Bent, award winning author, Guinness World Record holder, founder of Project Awesome and finalist in BBC's TV series “Special Forces’ ULTIMATE HELL WEEK”. In our interview we talked about: • How to start a Tribe from scratch • What's the one thing you should be focusing on • Why Project Awesome is spreading like Wild Fire • How to survive the most brutal experience of your life • How not to quit when it matters most • Why no one is a morning person • And why a hug can be the most powerful weapon you poses To subscribe to the show click here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES www.markleruste.com/12 This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris. Special thanks to Morts Lindholm for Danny's profile photo.
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I caught up with Rebecca Tracey, founder of The Uncaged Life and self-proclaimed queen of the #nopantsparty who built her online business while spending 8 months living out of a van rock-climbing in North America. In our interview we talked about why most small businesses fail, why it’s OK to quit stuff that you’re just not enjoying, why keeping it simple is so important, how to deal with the flipside of success, what a dog can actually teach you about running a business and what it’s really like to sail with Swiss polygamists. To subscribe to the show click here itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/uncon…d1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/11 This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with former Paratrooper turned executive coach, Dori Ben-Chanoch. In our interview we talked about the key to finding your purpose, why a job title doesn’t make you a leader, the unexplored art and science of success, why most coaches fail, why leadership is the flavor of the decade, why leaving the nest could lead you to meeting the women of your dreams and what it’s like working as a security detail for Elizabeth Tailor. To subscribe to the show and help spread the word, click here itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/uncon…d1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: www.markleruste.com/10 This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris.
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I caught up with Brendan Brazier, former professional Ironman triathlete, two-time Canadian 50km ultramarathon champion, bestselling author of Thrive and formulator of Vega, an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products. But what makes Brendan Brazier so unique is that he follows a 100% plant-based diet and has quickly become the most sought after authority for athletic peak performance around the world. In our short conversation we talked about the most common mistakes newbies make when switching to a plant-based diet. What the meat and dairy industry can teach us about marketing. Why patience goes a long way, especially when doing something new. What to consider when launching your own wholefood nutritional supplement company. Why becoming an education company as well as a product company is key to success and of course, what’s Brandan’s favourite desert. To subscribe to the show and help spread the word, click here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/unconventionalists-mark-leruste/id1029651449?mt=2 SHOW NOTES: Website: www.thriveforward.com Instagram: instagram.com/brendanbrazier YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/myvegatv Twitter: www.twitter.com/Brendan_Brazier. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendanbrazier/ Thrive Energy Cookbook: http://www.amazon.co.uk/372/dp/0738217409 Vega: http://myvega.com Virgin Media Pioneers feature on Heaven Shakes: https://www.virginmediapioneers.com/2014/11/drawing-on-experience-mark-leruste/ Heaven Shakes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heavenshakes/  Heaven Shakes Twitter: https://twitter.com/heavenshakes  Heaven Shakes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heavenshakes?_rdr=p  This episode was mixed by Simon Barron and The Unconventionalists podcast cover was designed by Lorna Morris. For more show notes visit www.markleruste.com/9
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I caught up with Alastair Humphreys, a National Geographic Adventurer of the year, inspirational speaker, filmmaker and author of 9 books. His #Microadventure movement has become a global phenomenon, where people around the world are discovering that time and money are no longer valid excuses for staying at home. In our interview we talked about the flipside of turning your hobby into your job, how to make money as an adventurer, how to deal with the low moments on your journey (and what to do about them), why the full moon isn’t just for werewolves and how to deliver the 2nd best talk of all time To subscribe to the show and help spread the word, go to itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-u…mt=2i=351042958 SHOW NOTES: Website: http://www.alastairhumphreys.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/al_humphreys/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/englishwildman Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Al_Humphreys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alastair-Humphreys-149963098097/timeline/ For more show notes visit www.markleruste.com/8
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I caught up with senior creative account manager turned Crossfit Gym owner, Zade Al-Salim. In our interview we talked about why training in CrossFit is basically like being a big kid, why car parks are the new startup garages, why your friends should never become a chore, and why spinal specialists should never get to operate on you knee. Show notes: Website: www.theyardpeckham.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/theyardpeckham Facebook: www.facebook.com/crossfitpeckham Instagram: www.instagram.com/theyardpeckham To subscribe to the show on iTunes go to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unconventionalists/id1029651449?mt=2i=351042958
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I caught up with Shea Emry, CFL All-Star Linebacker turned mental health wellbeing activist and founder of The Wellmen Project. In our interview, we talked about why being real, taking risks and telling your story is the key to living a full life, how to be comfortable with who you are and believe in yourself no matter what, what healthy masculinity means today and how to prepare for war by eating coloured candy. You can find out more about Shea’s work at www.wellmen.org and connect with Shea via Twitter @sheaemry (www.twitter.com/sheaemry). Show notes available at www.markleruste.com/6
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I caught up with Adam Conlon, former front line British army officer turned stand up comedian. In our interview, we explored the links between being at war and running your business, why making the most of the worst situation will keep you alive, as well as how The Queen may or may not have caressed Adam’s thigh when he ended up sitting next to her Majesty, aslo knows as Big Liz, over dinner. You can find out more about Adam’s work at www.adamconlon.co.uk.
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I caught up with Tom Brake, Member of Parliament (MP) for Carshalton and Wallington, who following the 2015 general elections in the UK became the only Liberal Democrat MP to secure (and hold) his seat in the London area. This is his fifth consecutive term in office and at only 53 years old, he is now the longest serving liberal democrat Member of Parliament, having spent 18 years in parliament. In our short interview, we talked about overcoming setbacks, how busy politicians stay healthy, the power of social media and why being featured in Men’s Health magazine may have been the secret sauce for Tom to have won again in 2015. www.tombrake.co.uk www.facebook.com/brake www.twitter.com/thomasbrake
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I caught up with Robin Coghlan, my partner in masculine crime, to discuss our up coming experiential workshop "The Wildman Project" that will take place in London. We explore what it really means to feel alive as a man in the 21st century and why this workshop has nothing to do with "picking up" women. For more information and tickets visit http://www.wildmanproject.co.uk.
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I caught up with Rob Farrington, investment banker turned fitness blogger and owner of Live Work Train (www.liveworktrain.com), who radically transformed his body in 10 weeks despite working 60hour work weeks. We explored the modern complexities of body image men face, why there's a big fat elephant in the room of fitness models and why health isn't all about lowering your body fat to 5%.
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I caught up with environmentalist, entrepreneur and adventurer Ed Hewitt, who in 2013 decided to quit his corporate job to set off on an adventure to travel from Bangkok to Birmingham by foot, along the Silk Road. This trip saw him travel 13,000 miles (or 20,900 kilometres), through 15 different countries, using 49 different forms of transport and took 228 days to complete. And in case you're wondering, I asked him how much his adventure cost him. I think you'll be surprised... From hitchhiking with the Laos army to partying with pandas, and finishing on the pitch at Wolverhampton in front of 20,000 fellow Wolves fans, it's safe to say that Ed learned a few things along the way. Oh, and Ed also happened to meet Michael Palin as a result. Find out how by listening to the very first episode of the-yet-to-be-named podcast. Mark Leruste NOTES Podcast artwork was illustrated by Lorna Morris. Check out her work at www.lornamorris.co.uk. This episode was mixed and edited by Simon Barron.
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