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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  • 80. The Future is What You Build - Colin Billings, CEO - Orro, First employee - Stitcher

    December 9th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  55 mins 11 secs
    forward-thinking, home automation, lighting system, mood-setting, startup stories, stitcher

    Colin Billings, founder, and CEO of Orro, the first truly responsive home lighting system that conveniently integrates with all your devices at home. Colin previously worked as VP of Product at Stitcher where he led the team from the founding days to exit when the company was acquired by Deezer, the world’s second-largest subscription music service.

    Colin features the need for automated technology, the guidelines on how to be an effective leader and the history of podcasting through a podcast network, "Stitcher."

  • 79. Rethinking Education & Your Life - Grant Aldrich, CEO -

    December 5th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  40 mins 51 secs
    education, entrepreneur, online degree

    Grant Aldrich, founder, and CEO of is working to remove the major barriers adults are often faced with when deciding whether or not to go back to school. And as somebody who personally experienced the overwhelming impact of student debt, the company’s mission – to make higher education more accessible and affordable for everyone.

  • 78. Making Things Add Up - Ingrid Thompson, Founder Healthy Numbers

    December 2nd, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 4 mins
    business coach, clothing business, finance, make more money

    Ingrid Thompson is the Founder of Healthy Numbers and host of ‘So You Want to Start a Business’ podcast. She empowers anyone to take control of their money to achieve their dreams.

    Ingrid takes us on her journey emigrating from Ireland to Australia, and her insights on starting a business while growing in life.

  • 77. Bringing People and Ideas Together - Cynthia Samanian

    November 30th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 7 mins
    experiential event organizing, food companies, startup stories

    Cynthia Samanian is the founder of Hidden Rhythm, an experiential events studio for food brands.

    From interactive dinners to cocktail parties, Cynthia shares her journey to success as an entrepreneur, while highlighting the importance of "enjoying what you do."

  • 76. Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs and their Strengths - Heather Dominick

    November 27th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 39 secs
    coaching, highly sensitive entrepreneurs, mindsets for success, wellness

    Heather Dominick overcame her own struggles with burnout when she learned about what it really meant to be a highly sensitive person. She discovered pushing herself so hard in her work was a symptom of being highly sensitive.

    Now. Heather has dedicated her work to helping other highly sensitive entrepreneurs to wield their sensitivities as assets. Heather stressed the importance of being creative, being sensitive as a strength and being productive.

  • 75. Lessons in Being Extraordinary - Mario Nawfal

    November 25th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 14 mins
    coaching, entrepreneur, how to think about money, millionaire stories

    Mario Nawfal, the CEO and Founder of International Blockchain Consulting (IBC), talks about investing in innovation.

    Emphasizing the importance of getting things right, Mario discusses how to mitigate or lessen the risk by dipping your toes in the water to see if it will pay off in time.

  • 74: Reasons to be Positive when Everything is Broken - Sam Harris

    November 15th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 10 mins
    energy, life lessons, optimism, painful lessons in life, positive thinking

    Sam dives in on the topic of staying positive through adversity is a useful skill to build so that problems don't multiply.

    Sam conveniently had a terrible accident in October and is currently in recovery with humble aspirations of walking again

    Sam attempts to relive his epic failure and provide take-home lessons in the hope of sounding intelligent and bottling some of this near-death wisdom for listeners.

  • 73: Getting People to Think Your Idea is Their Idea - Oren Klaff, bestselling Author & Investor

    November 6th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 10 mins
    hard work, how to close deals, millionaire stories, neuroeconomics, pitch anything

    Author and investment banker Oren Klaff distilled the wisdom of his work consulting with some of the world’s largest companies to help them change the way they think about investing time and resources into sales. Oren emphasizes on how being aware of "the message" can save time and energy — and make a pitch better.

  • 72: The Outward Mindset - Heather Adams, The Arbinger Institute

    October 22nd, 2019  |  Season 5  |  58 mins 46 secs
    brain power, inward mindset, mindset coach, mindsets for success, outward mindset

    Heather Adams is director of marketing at the Arbinger Institute, a training and consulting firm that helps individuals, teams, and organizations move from the default self-focus of an inward mindset to the others-inclusive focus of an outward mindset.

    Heather gives insights into what makes relationships work and how to view others. She also highlights the outward mindset as a brilliant tool for promoting personal and organizational mindset change—which is the change that actually yields results.

  • 71: The Mindsets for Leadership and Success - Ryan Gottfredson PhD

    October 7th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 40 mins
    different mindsets, leadership, mindset coach, success

    Our mindsets fuel our thinking, learning, and behaviour. Yet, for most people, our mindsets are something we are not aware of. Did you know that there are four primary mindsets that fuel our success?

    In this episode, Ryan discusses how to harness the power of these mindsets to reach unprecedented success.

  • 70: Coaching Olympic Success - Frank Dick OBE (Current coaching strategy with England Rugby team)

    September 30th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 14 mins
    coaching, leadership lessons, mindsets for success, sports

    Frank Dick is one of the world's finest sports and motivational coaches ever. This episode is an absolute masterclass in coaching yourself or those around you for success. Whether you are in sports or any field creating excellence is something we can all do better.

  • 69: The Ultimate Guide - Life Lessons from Great Minds

    September 22nd, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 54 mins
    bigger picture, guide, highlights, life lessons, mindsets for success

    This episode is an ultimate guide to life and entrepreneurship. After two years of interviewing some of the greatest minds, Sam distils their wisdom into a 2-hour mini-audiobook.

    Hear the best tips from some of the most amazing individuals stitched together into a narrative that transcends each chapter.  From fascinating stories of the highest moments to the lowest lows we learn a lot.

  • 68: Putting Quality Back into Relationships

    September 11th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  19 mins 48 secs
    connect more, healthy relationships, life lessons, mental health

    With the rise of the connected world, we are sacrificing the quality of our relationships for quantity.

    Sam outlines some key tips on how to change your way of dealing with relationships to get a lot more out of them.

  • 67: Three Colossal Flaws with Technology that Destroy Your Mind

    August 18th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  24 mins 56 secs
    be more connected, connect with life, disconnect from technology, life lessons, self-improvement lessons

    Sam Harris explains some of the biggest flaws with our technology and what it is doing to our minds.

    Sam identifies 3 main factors that are contributing to making our minds a worse place to be.

    With the rise of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression it's worth working out how to change your environment and behaviours to empower you to think better.

  • 66: Sam Harris - The Lost Art of Listening to Yourself

    August 11th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  19 mins 21 secs
    listening, meditation, mindsets for success, self-improvement lessons

    Sam explains the lost art of listening to ourselves, the damage it is causing us and how we could find moments for yourself for ideas and solving your own problems.

  • 65: Sam Harris - LifeHack 2019 - The Art of Skill Breaks

    August 3rd, 2019  |  Season 4  |  20 mins
    be better, behaviour change, learn more, life hacks, motivation

    Sam shares his biggest life hack for 2019. Sam explains the process of a technique he calls, "Skill Breaks" as a way to learn new things quickly and easily with minimal pain and frustration yet maximum results and motivation.