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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  • 89: Enjoy the Moment and Celebrate your Age

    January 22nd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  14 mins 2 secs
    make the most of your life, teaching a growth mindset, time is gold

    Sam Harris gives a short podcast to make you panic less about aging and learn to seize the day to make the most of your short time on Earth. Impending doom is always there, but you won't be, so you might as well enjoy the time you are around 🙃

  • 88: Ending Aging - Aubrey De Grey

    January 20th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  46 mins 3 secs
    change the world, future technology, live longer, stop aging

    Aubrey De Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in the UK and California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based charity dedicated to combating the aging process.

    He is also Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging.

    Aubrey shares his story of how he came to be a biologist from being destined to be a pianist according to his mother in the beginning and later choosing programming out of a wish to make more of a contribution to the progress of mankind.

  • 87. Being a Worthy Human - Tracy Litt, Success coach

    January 13th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 19 mins
    best seller author, mindset coach, rapid transformational therapist, worthy human

    Tracy Litt is a Certified Mindset Coach, Rapid Transformational Therapist, speaker, and author.

    Through Tracy’s experiences, learn how mastering your mindset can be a tool used to improve your life. The more effectively you can master your mindset and how you approach the world around you, the more successful you can be.

  • 86. Question Everything. Let's start with Gender - Noam Kostucki

    January 9th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 6 mins
    entrepreneur, food, gender expression, gender identity, telling stories

    Noam Kostuki is a celebrated Ted speaker, author and success coach. His fine dining restaurant is rated #1 on Trip Advisor for the whole of Costa Rica and has one of the top 25 dishes to travel the world for.

    Noam has questioned everything his entire life and is always seeking new answers to timeless questions. In this episode we learn how he turned his crazy cooking and story telling ideas into such a success by questioning all normal principles people have for fine dining. We then move onto gender and what it means to us and why and question everything about. The lines we are used to get completely blurred as we move into this new age of experimentation and expression.

  • 85. The Ultimate Answers to Everything - Noam Kostucki

    December 30th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 9 mins
    different perspective, entrepreneur, food, life coach, observer of life

    Meet Noam Kostuki – a life artist and business coach with a diverse professional portfolio, the author of “You Are Your Brand” and “Seek to Keep: How to Find the Best Mentors and Keep Them,” and also the pioneer of a jungle culinary adventure called HiR Fine Dining in Costa Rica.

    Noam talks about his experiences and perspective he has on life. How he enjoys reinventing himself through different adventures that allow him to get to his true self.

  • 84. Existential Risks - Jaan Tallinn, CoFounder Skype, Kazaa

    December 23rd, 2019  |  Season 5  |  54 mins 37 secs
    ai, file-sharing, future technology, kazaa, skype

    Jaan Tallinn is known for being the co-founder of Kazaa, a file-sharing platform, and his participation in the development of Skype that took communication to a whole new level. He has focused heavily on effective altruism and mitigating existential risks from AI.

    Jaan shares his insights on programming and the future of AI technology.

  • 83. Driving Policy Change and Personal Change - Jessica Templeton, Director LSE 100

    December 19th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 30 mins
    environment-friendly, environmental politics, feminist, political science, united nations

    Jessica Templeton is a political scientist and award-winning educator who has worked with LSE100 since its inception in 2010. She ponders and shares her knowledge in global environmental politics and how individuals could better contribute to the ecosystem.

  • 82. Turning Carbon into Protein - Peter Rowe, Founder Deep Branch Bio

    December 16th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 43 secs
    aqua culture, biotechnology, carbon waste gases, edible protein, genetic-engineering, pollution, single-carbon protein

    An expert in innovation management and biotechnology, Deep Branch Bio's Peter Rowe wants to save the planet through an effort in transforming the polluters of today into the producers of tomorrow.

    Peter encourages us to change our perspective on how we could save our eath and highlights the importance of recycling and sustainable protein production.

  • 81. 'Know Thyself' - Gene and Microbiome Sequencing - Sergey Musienko, CEO - Atlas Biomed

    December 12th, 2019  |  Season 5  |  56 mins 1 sec
    data, health, medicine, science, user interface

    Sergey Musienko is a technology expert with over a decade's worth of experience, specifically in the health sector. He is the CEO of Atlas Biomed, the personalised health company.

    Sergey emphasizes the importance of genetics in understanding our health and its limitation, and the essentials of having a diverse diet.

  • 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.