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Welcome to the Ideas Lab Podcast, where you can learn from the world’s greatest creative and entrepreneurial minds to help you turn your ideas into original businesses, books and brands – because in a crowded world, it pays to stand out. Your host is John Williams, bestselling author of 'Screw Work Let’s Play' and 'Screw Work Break Free' and founder of The Ideas Lab London. Our focus is on the rebels, creatives and innovators with a new take on their topic that has allowed them to carve out ...
 
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What is the impact on us as human beings when we never have a single spare moment, when we fill every minute with doing something productive, or even looking at our phones in order to kill time? That's a question that gripped Laurence Shorter after he'd written a really successful book and toured it around the world and found himself to be complete…
 
This episode of the podcast is a real adventure. It's one of my favourites. Charlie Thuillier was on a world record breaking kite buggy adventure with his brother Harry in Brazil, when he had a great idea, which was partly inspired by reading my first book, Screw Work Let's Play on a beach in Brazil. That idea was to create the world's first health…
 
If you want to start a movement that changes the way people all around the world think about a particular topic, then this will be a really interesting conversation for you to listen to. Jody Day is the founder of Gateway Women, which has helped millions of women around the world to come to terms with involuntary childlessness. The social enterpris…
 
When I first met Sam Bombas and Harry Parr over a decade ago, they were just a couple of young guys doing some wacky things with food, including creating breathable cocktails and designer jellies. I thought what they were doing was so interesting and so playful, that I featured them in my first book Screw Worl Let's Play, which was published in 201…
 
This is a really powerful episode of the ideas lab podcast. Many of us have ideas about how to change the world for the better. How to take a campaign or a message or cause and make a real impact possibly around the entire world. Few of us achieve that. But Tristram Stuart has done. A few years back, Christian decided that he wanted to gather 5000 …
 
If you've ever thought of writing your own book, whether it's a business book, a novel, or a memoir, then this podcast is going to be interesting to you. Laura Gale is an author and editor and a ghostwriter. And in this interview, we explore what those roles actually do. First of all, why do you need an editor if you're writing your own book? And a…
 
Quitting your job to go and do something more creative that you really love doing sounds very tempting. But the reality of it is more complex. How do you transition from a full time job that you're no longer enjoying, to doing something you love full time and getting paid for that? That is not usually a simple process. So I'm really glad that Dan B…
 
If you've ever had a crazy creative idea for a business or project, and then you've talked yourself out of it because you couldn't see where it will go and what the point was, and how you could ever make some money out of it. Well, this is gonna be a great podcast for you. Sarah Weiler, runs a business called Power of Uke, teaching ukulele to giant…
 
A lot of us find it really hard to change our deeply ingrained habits, whether it's giving up a habit that's bad for our health or our concentration, or trying to adopt a new habit. So I was glad to have this conversation with Dr. Heather McKee, who is a behaviour change specialist, consulting to organisations. This is a really honest conversation …
 
This is a very special episode of the ideas lab podcast. Because this one is announcing my brand new book. I should warn you that this episode has a few swear words in it. You'll find out why soon enough! I wrote the first version of this book as a guide to success for somewhat unconvential people (like mysefl) who are obsessed with their own creat…
 
If you love reading non-fiction books, and you've ever dreamed of getting paid just to do that, then you're going to love this podcast. Mani Vaya runs 2000books.com and he has successfully turned his passion for non-fiction books into a successful business that he can run from anywhere in the world. Best Wishes, John For full links and notes please…
 
This is the first in a series of interviews with people who are featured in my brand new book published this July by Pearson. And this is David Crane. Dave is a friend of mine for some years, but he's also the person who is the creator of the number one stop smoking app in the world, called Smoke Free, he's now had 4 million downloads. And I wanted…
 
Have we lost touch with our bodies? Are we treating our bodies like some kind of brain taxi that's just carrying around the contents of our head? And what is the impact of that? That's a question that has obsessed Mark Walsh for going on 20 years. Mark is the creator of the Embodied Facilitator course, which helps coaches, therapists, body workers,…
 
If you've ever wanted to write a book about some aspect of business, then this is a great podcast for you. Alison Jones is founder of Practical Inspiration Publishing a pioneering publishing partner for businesses. And she runs the podcast, the Extraordinary Business Book Club, and she's had some fantastic guests on that. She is a veteran in the pu…
 
Mike Michalowicz is a New York Times bestselling author who has sold over half a million books. He's also built four multi-million dollar companies and sold two of them. But, he admits it's not all been positive. He lost his house at one point lost his entire fortune. twice, launch 10 failed businesses and experience years of depression. After work…
 
This episode of the podcast is a really fun one. Sam Ashdown is a leading property industry marketing coach and with her son in law Phil Jones, she co-owns Fire Wave a marketing agency for estate agents, and also Ashdown Jones the Lake District estate agency. She's been featured in the Times, the Telegraph, on BBC Radio 4 and in House Beautiful. Bu…
 
Is blogging still relevant? Does it matter in the age of social media? And if you do blog hacking effectively, does it actually gets you results? Well, I’m very pleased that Yaro Starak has agreed to answer those questions for us on the Ideas Lab Podcast. I’ve been following Yaro from somewhere around 2008, maybe even a little bit earlier. And he’s…
 
If you're wondering how to take your creative or artistic skills, and make a really good living out of them, or if you're interested in how you can create something in the market that is completely unique, a marketing successfully, this podcast is for you. Ingrid Lill is an illustrator based in Denmark. She joined my pioneer program a few months ag…
 
Srabani Sen has had an impressive leadership career in the not for profit sector. She has been the CEO of three organisations: Alcohol Concern, Contact a Family and the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. She has more than 25 years board experiences and is currently Chair of two not for profits, including the campaigning organisation 38…
 
Most people spend far too long with their business ideas on hold before they launch something. This special episode of The Ideas Lab podcast will tell you how you can launch a business idea in 5 days. And if you want to make it happen for yourself, you can join our free 5-Day Business Startup Challenge. The next one starts Monday 11 May. Register y…
 
Well, this week’s interview guest is me. And I’m being interviewed by Simon Williams, who is a serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, lecturer, and successful business owner and he’s now the founder of Expert Velocity. Simon asked me to be on his podcast, to talk about finding the right idea at the beginning of getting your business started, how to …
 
When Kat Williams started planning her own wedding she found the standard offers of the wedding industry uninspiring so she started exploring alternatives to the standard wedding in order to find something that she really loved. In 2007 Kat started sharing these ideas and inspirations on a blog and on social media, and this turned into RockNRollBri…
 
Just imagine that you never had to look at your email inbox, read or reply to any emails ever again. How much free time would you have? What could you use that time for in your business or in your personal life? That is a question I explored with Claire Giovino in today’s episode of the ideas lab podcast, because she has set up a business to do exa…
 
Lots of us are feeling a considerable amount of stress right now, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, the lockdown and the economic uncertainty. And I know for some people that's impacting their sleep as well. So I was pleased to be able to have award-winning hypnotherapist, Dr. Liz Bonet on the podcast to give us some really practical tips about h…
 
Are you a perfectionist? Do you find that everything you take on, you want to do absolutely perfectly, to be better than everybody else, and to make sure that you don’t get a single thing wrong in the process? Now this might sound like a positive quality and it does have some advantages, but it also has some great costs to our health, and to our re…
 
If you send emails out to a list of people, in order to market yourself or your work or your business, you will have seen that often the open rates on those emails is very low, perhaps as few as 20% are actually opening your emails and reading them. So when a new form of digital marketing arrives that offers something like 90% open rates, it’s some…
 
Right now the coronavirus has brought about a massive shift in the way we work for millions and millions of people all around the world. That’s because many companies have sent their employees home to continue doing their jobs. We’re seeing a rather remarkable social experiment taking place. My client, Nicole Carter, is the U.K expert on Smart Work…
 
If, like me, your starting to discover that your own worst enemy is actually inside your head, then this episode is for you. Daniel Fryer is author of the book The 4 thoughts that F*ck you up and how to fix them: Rewire how you think in 6 weeks with REBT. Daniel is a psychotherapist who’s been helping people change the way they think for over 15 ye…
 
Hannah Witchell co-founded Flint Vineyard with her husband Ben. Based in Norfolk, England, they turned a mutual passion and love for wine into an award winning business. In this episode we discover: The successful marketing strategies being used to get their wines noticed How, as husband and wife, they have developed a working business relationship…
 
Crowdfunding is a wonderful thing, when it works. It has the potential to launch your new product with a flood of pre-orders that gives you the vital cash that you need to deliver on what you are making. However, 70% of crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their target. This week I’m glad to be able to talk to Will Dooley, co-founder of CrowdReach,…
 
Michael Burns is a storyteller, copywriter, speaker and comedy performer. I met him here in Bali and he’s got an interesting career history. In this episode Michael will take on a journey from his work on Seinfeld, to an online record label, to reality show producer, to copywriter. Michael explains how you can tell the story of your business in a w…
 
If you're interested in living and working abroad, and in the future of work itself, or perhaps you've heard of the Estonian e-Residency then this is the podcast for you. In this episode I catch up with Lavinia Iosub, managing partner at Livit International in Bali. After growing up in Romania, Lavinia lived, worked and studied in 8 countries and 4…
 
In this episode, we sit down with renowned hyperhidrosis experts and International Hyperhidrosis Society co-founders and leaders Dee Anna Glaser, MD and David M. Pariser, MD for an in-depth conversation with fellow IHhSers Lisa J. Pieretti and Marilyn Perez-Mendoza. From the heart of IHhS’ origins and future, to why these medical scientists who cou…
 
Richard Atherton was a consultant at Deloitte when I ran into him in the basement of a SOHO comedy club. He ended up quitting Deloitte to try his hand at Standup comedy. He also created a Burlesque comedy night called 'Bonobo Presents'. It was then that he embarked on a deep psycho-therapeutic journey before he founded First Human with some colleag…
 
Taylor Croonquist co-founded Nuts & Bolts Speed Training Powerpoint Tutorials with his wife Camille in 2014. They run advanced training courses online for Powerpoint users and they've turned this into a thriving business. One notable achievement is that they now have 200,000 visitors to the website each month! This episode explores the deep detail …
 
Today, we’re talking data; specifically, International Hyperhidrosis Society research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2019 Annual Meeting. In the form of a scientific poster and poster presentation we shared with thousands of dermatologists the key themes and experiences hyperhidrosis (Hh) sufferers repeatedly articulate. How do …
 
Life is about experiences. Find them or create them, as Will Glendinning likes to say. Will has been producing creating and directing major events for a very long time now. He's also the author of The Facts of Live: How live events are conceived, procured and produced to create the greatest value and impact (link below). Will also has some interest…
 
full show notes at: https://theideaslab.org/estherstanhope If you suffer from Glossophobia or the fear of public speaking then listen to the advice of Esther Stanhope, former BBC senior producer and author of the new book - Goodbye Glossophobia: Banish your fear of public speaking. Music provided by Argofox: TheDiabolicalWaffle - My Wish https://yo…
 
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