Growth Mindset Podcast

Embrace your curiosity and discover your potential

About the show

A growth mindset is the belief that you can do anything if you work for it.

Your host Sam Harris finds remarkable individuals doing extraordinary things and breaks the processes down to show how anyone can achieve anything.

Sam has launched several businesses, travelled the world, and nearly died a few times, all in the spirit of curiosity and adventure. Some highlights include touring North Korea to hitch-hiking across Kazakhstan. He brings his insatiable appetite for learning to the podcast and challenges his guests with unusual questions to bring listeners unique insights.

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  • 105: Teaching Kids a Growth Mindset - Maria Wilkes - Teacher and Influencer

    March 29th, 2020  |  Season 6  |  45 mins 11 secs
    educator, feminism, growth mindset, miss universe

    Maria Wilkes, a teacher and a finalist at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant, joins the podcast to share her mission to support parents of teens everywhere and help them develop a growth mindset and raise happy adults.

  • 104: Starting from Zero - Dane Maxwell, Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Musician, Coach

    March 24th, 2020  |  Season 6  |  46 mins 25 secs
    entrepreneur, self identity, self improvement

    Dane Maxwell joins the podcast as he gives out his tips on understanding your business to make it profitable and successful.

    Dane is one of those entrepreneurs and visionary leader that knows how to start and scale businesses with zero money, zero ideas, zero experience, and zero confidence

  • 103: The Best Investments Start with Yourself - Stuart Chapman, Co-Founder Draper Esprit VC

    March 23rd, 2020  |  Season 6  |  44 mins 38 secs
    tech investment, venture capital

    Stuart Chapman, the co-founder of Draper Esprit, joins the podcast to give light on investing in yourself. Investing in yourself is one of the most important investments you can make.

    Investing in yourself is the key to building sustainable wealth because you are your most important source of wealth.

  • 102: Things Don't Need to be Perfect - OddBox co-founders, Deepak Ravindran and Emilie Vanpoperinghe

    March 19th, 2020  |  Season 6  |  39 mins 25 secs
    climate change, different, fruit and veg, sustainability

    When it comes to produce, it really is what's on the inside that counts.

    OddBox co-founders Deepak Ravindran and Emilie Vanpoperinghe join the podcast to talk about their subscription box service providing 'wonky' fruits and vegetables in the UK, aimed at reducing the global food waste problem.

    Tune in to hear what inspired their quest to rescue weirdly shaped produce and learn more at

  • 101: Being the Change You Want in the World - Tom Stancliffe, CEO - TRIBE

    March 16th, 2020  |  Season 6  |  37 mins 32 secs
    entrepreneurs, natural performance nutrition, run for love, vegan supplement

    From organizing a running event to creating a vegan performance nutrition company called Tribe, Tom Stancliffe shares how creating an ethical product to support a greener environment with his buddies helped in inspiring people to reach their infinite potential.

  • 100: Mindset Lessons after 100 episodes of Growth

    March 9th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  21 mins 56 secs
    100 episode, lessons, mindsets, standup comedy, tedx

    Celebrating Growth Mindset's 100th episode, Sam looks back on 3 years worth of lessons and how his journey led him to where he is.

  • 99: Abuse, Addiction and Failure Can't Hold You Back - Rosie Holloway, Badass Musician

    February 27th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  27 mins 16 secs
    abundance mindset, feminism, singer

    Having to deal with abuse, addiction and failure at an early age, Rosie Holloway did not allow these setbacks to stop her from reaching her goals.

    Rosie shifted to an abundance mindset where she believes that there is more of everything in life. This mindset can help us lead more resilient and creative lives.

    Learn how this mindset can allow us to see possibilities rather than limits and can shift our perspective.

  • 98: Coaching your Little Inner Voice - Jason Mueller, CEO LIV, Radiohost

    February 24th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  51 mins 29 secs
    entrepreneurs, life coach, radio dj

    From overcoming adversities throughout his life, Jason Mueller - CEO of Little Inner Voice, shares his journey of making important changes.

    After years of learning, self-reflection and a lot of experimentation, Jason enlightens us on harnessing the power of your Little Inner Voice as the secret to getting unstuck and finally accelerating forward towards your most important goals in life.

  • 97: Better Copy for Better Business - Maggie Tuczapska

    February 21st, 2020  |  Season 5  |  37 mins 50 secs
    digital marketing, online traffic, organic marketing, seo strategy, writing blogs

    Maggie Tuczapska shares her insights on how to create a blog post that can help you get to Google page #1 in less than 30 days without advertising or marketing strategies.

  • 96: Incurable Entrepreneurs - Heather Thorkelson, Author, Explorer, Entrepreneur

    February 17th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  51 mins 33 secs
    building a network, entrepreneur, lifestyle and business coach, travel

    Discover the freedom of building your business outside the Matrix with Heather Thorkelson as she shares with us a few of her entrepreneurial adventures, what she has learned along the way, and how she is changing the way people think about their lives and their role in leadership and business.

  • 95: Will it Make the Boat Go Faster? - Ben Hunt-Davis, Gold Medal Olympian, Author, Entrepreneur

    February 13th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  52 mins 41 secs
    author, coach, olympian, performance expert, rowing team, speaker

    A unique take on Ben Hunt-Davis' story. Ben took us with him through his early experience travelling to his career in sports and has learnt some huge lessons over the years.

    We really dig deep on how he found success in dealing with his problems in attaining goals from his competitive sport and in life.

  • 94: Pushing the Boundaries of Machine Translation - Spence Green, CEO of Lilt A.I.

    February 10th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  44 mins 13 secs
    ai, ceo, innovation, social impact

    CEO of Lilt, Spence Green opens up on working with an A.I software for higher quality translation. He discusses how automated translation could play a major role in the corporate world and its impact on people.

    Spence also gives insight on how important a CEO is to an organization and its culture. He also highlights the significant roles of each person in growing a start-up.

  • 93: Adversity to Advantage - Sam's Story with Petra Velzeboer

    February 5th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  57 mins 46 secs
    abuse, mindsets, philosophy, positivity, self-help

    An exclusive episode, where roles have changed. We find Sam being interviewed by Petra Velzeboer on her podcast Adversity to Advantage. A podcast episode within a podcast episode.

    The interview opens up a conversation on Sam's general problems in life and serious matters such as sexual abuse and growth mindset.

  • 92: Growing up in Wartorn Iraq to Silicon Valley Success - Francis Dinha, CEO Open VPN

    February 2nd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 4 mins
    iraq, openvpn, silicon valley, virtual private network

    In this episode, Francis Dinha shares his life story growing up in Iraq to moving around different countries - Baghdad and Sweden. He then finally settled down as an entrepreneur in the US.

    Francis launched OpenVPN that led him to find Succes in Silicon Valley. Our guest unpacks his life lessons on starting businesses. Francis also enlightens us on the importance and future of VPN technology.

  • 91: How to be Better at Interviewing - Sam Harris

    January 30th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  19 mins 34 secs
    become a better speaker, in depth interviewing, interesting conversations, questions

    Sam Harris gives out quality tips on how to conduct amazing podcast interviews and, at the same time, having more interesting conversations with people.

  • 90: Brain Computer Interface Development - Shifra Khan

    January 25th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 15 mins
    artificial intelligence, brain computer interfaces, nanotechnology

    An awesomely inspiring podcast on Shifra Khan, a young BCI programmer. We go through topics such as nonconforming schooling, learning empathy, Brain Computer Interface, the future of technology and more about our guest.

    This episode shows how hungry Shifra is to learn as much as possible. She was also candid about her difficulties and feelings. Her thirst for knowledge is huge and Shifra has the right mindset of seeking to know what is true rather than proving herself correct.