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“Show up as the person you want to be.”Alex Cannon is a successful businessman, model and influencer. He’s an incredibly positive person, a mindset that he cultivated in his 20’s, whilst caring for his terminally ill mother. Both Alex and his mum found that facing things with positivity was a really helpful way to support her through the final stages of her life. Alex shares with Scott how the lessons he learnt then, have guided him towards success today, including appearing on the cover of Men’s Health and being the owner of the multi-million-pound business Crafted London.
“You’re just turning letters round and not saying anything.”TV icon Jenny Powell opens up to Scott about how hard it was, as a woman, to carve out a career in TV.So what does it take to build a career in TV, and present legendary 80’s and 90’s TV shows like “Top Of The Pops”, “No Limit”, and “Wheel Of Fortune”? Jenny shares with Scott some of her career highlights, including how she played a role in discovering people like And and Dec.
“I know for a fact that I have made ten times better decisions throughout my career at Couture Club because of those failures.”In this week’s episode, Scott looks back on the value of the successes and failures he has been through with his good friend and ex-business partner, Scott Shashua. Together, they ran a successful celebrity club night, Eivissa, and went on to form the UK’s largest selfie-stick distributor but went through a difficult time after investing huge amounts of money into the Segway trend just before it crashed. Now Scott is the Managing Director at popular fashion brand ‘Couture Club’, he discusses how his dad taught him the value of hardwork and accountability from a young age and the importance of finding a balance between his work life and his family.Check out Scott’s Instagram hereIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
“All I want to do is help people to not be afraid of being who they are.”In this episode, you’ll hear Scott talk with Kate Cocker about how seeing her Dad struggle with anxiety and depression set her on a journey to take control of her own mindset and self-talk. Now Kate helps others to do the same through her Everyday Positivity Daily Podcast, sharing skills that can help us beat the mental challenges we encounter each day. They discuss the benefits of getting out into the world to gain perspective on your problems and how using positive phrasing will transform the way you communicate with yourself and others. Listen to Everyday Positivity hereFind Kate on the socials at: @K8cocker If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
“The greatest sources of suffering are the lies that the mind tells you. Don’t fall into that trap, there’s always another way.”Scott talks to Kevin O’Neill about his project, Breatheolution, and how he has used cold water therapy alongside breath work to help himself and over 1000 clients to overcome anxiety, trauma and addiction. You’ll hear how using breath can help you defeat your own stresses and about the importance of putting the body into controlled but stress-inducing environments. Kevin even explains why breathing through the mouth can hinder our athletic performance and create a subconscious feeling of fear and danger. Content warning - This episode features references to addiction and suicide, if you or someone you know needs support please reach out. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.Find out more about Breatheolution hereIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
“Just ask yourself, how can I grow from what I've learned in that mistake, in that moment?”Scott Thomas talks to Commando Charlie; ex-marine, ex-convict and now fitness coach at food4thoughts; about his exhilarating life story. They discuss the importance of taking the mistakes we all make, and transforming them into moments of motivation for our own personal growth and development. Hear about Charlie’s hedonistic past and how his time in prison helped him to reconsider his outlook on life, always chasing the high points and looking for dangerous situations. Now he has developed healthier self-talk helping him to live a more balanced lifestyle and spend his time coaching others who seek ways to improve their own lives. An inspirational discussion about the way we talk to ourselves and how it can help us to make better decisions and overcome mistakes we have made. For more of Commando Charlie follow him on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/commando_charlie/?hl=enIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
“Where are you now? Where do you want to be?”On this week’s episode Scott is joined by his personal business coach, David Poxon. David uses his experience and expertise to help business owners identify and achieve their goals through the adoption of high-performance mindsets, and the practice of self-belief. David believes every business owner can benefit from working alongside a coach - so they can become ‘the best they can be and smash the results in their business’. Scott has discovered the value a coach can bring and discusses how David has helped him to consider and achieve his own goals. For anyone looking for advice on setting and achieving goals, this podcast is packed with valuable information about the steps you can take to grow and develop. Find out more about David Poxon here: https://actioncoach.co.uk/coaches/david-poxon/Read ‘The E-Myth Revisited’ by Michael E Gerber: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307280Read ‘The Chimp Paradox’ by Professor Steve Peters: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chimp-Paradox-Management-Programme-Confidence/dp/009193558XIf you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas 
“There’s nothing on this day I can’t handle and yet my mind tells me otherwise - why?”  Gareth Palmer is Scott Thomas’ therapist and has answers for questions like this. When Scott realised his partying was a form of self sabotage at the weekends, he decided to talk to someone about it. Gareth’s work as the founder of “Men Should Talk '' has given him a special stand point on the way that people respond to their emotions, particularly men. You will hear how he helps men and women confront their emotions, spend time on their own, and manage their addiction to distraction. If you’ve ever felt a bit lost, or stuck in a cycle, this episode will help you to understand your next steps. And you will hear how speaking to someone like Gareth can help you Learn As You Go. Find out more about Gareth Palmer here: https://menshouldtalk.com/If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on instagram here: @scott.thomas 
“Hopefully one day soon I’ll have a family.”What’s it like to be an entrepreneur and influencer while trying to build meaningful relationships? Scott shares an honest account of how he’s learning from the challenges of building a business, how he’s learnt from the experiences in his past, and how he’s eventually looking for love.
“Daddy are you going to die?”How much can one man come back from? After forging a career in football Joe Thompson was diagnosed with stage four cancer. He got through the treatment, then three and a half years later, it came back. Even after that, Joe’s challenges were far from over. Joe opens up to Scott about the extreme lows he felt, how his wife and daughter pulled him back from death's door, and why now, he uses his story to motivate and inspire others.
“My nan would say stay sassy every night before bed”Steph Elswood has turned her life around from an eating disorder partly thanks to a phrase from her nan, which is now at the core of one of her biggest successes. A women’s wellbeing and dance community called Stay Sassy.Steph had suffered from an eating disorder and negative thoughts about her body while training to be a dancer. At one point in her dance career, one teacher told her to lose weight from her knees. Scott and Steph share their respective journeys with sobriety and diet and discuss how the most important thing of all is to keep doing what’s right for you.
“It was like looking at miracles.”Nadia Thorburn is mum to four children; including TRIPLETS! Thousands have followed her on Instagram as her children have grown up. But what’s the real story of Nadia’s second pregnancy?Nadia opens up to Scott about how she struggled to convince people she was pregnant with more than one baby, and the effects a pregnancy like that can have on your body and your mind.Scott hears about the strength of Nadia’s motherly love and also how determined she is to keep it real for her social media followers.
"My face was on every gossip magazine"Richard Fleeshman found fame on Coronation Street aged thirteen. So, what's it like being a teenager when everyone knows your name? Richard opens up to Scott about the impact of celebrity culture. His dramatic rise to fame after taking part in prime time talent show SoapStar Superstar. He then goes on to discuss the incredible opportunities that came his way, including starring in the West End, on Broadway, and performing on stage with Elton John and Sting. He has also recently started in multiple hit shows such as Netflix’s The Sandman.Scott and Richard go on to discuss how to find yourself and be authentic when everything around you seems to be changing.
“It was everything she had. And she gave it to me”Ross Worswick was a party boy, car racer and club promoter. Now he has a family and runs a multi-million pound clothing business. So what changed, and does he really have it all? Scott and Ross talk about how the skills they learnt as club promoters have helped them grow themselves and their businesses. Ross also opens up about how his new family has given him new drive and meaning in life.
“I can be a leading lady at any size”How do you manage a busy acting career, with maintaining your own fitness - and being a mum of two? Scott Thomas talks to Cath Tyldsley to find out.You’ll hear Cath open up about her journey with her weight, and how she’s discovered that an ‘all things in moderation’ approach is best for her lifestyle. Scott and Cath discuss the fact that they’ve both found balance by including things that make them feel good, alongside healthy choices. You’ll also hear about Cath’s exit from Coronation Street after seven years on the cobbles. She gives you an insight into where her acting career sits with her desire to achieve work-life balance as a working mum. Plus questions from the live audience.
“When strong, beautiful women succeed, everyone succeeds.”Who is the real Vicky Pattison? Scott and Vicky discuss how easy it can be for other people to form opinions about them, and how they’re still working out exactly who they want to be.They talk about what gets them out of bed in the morning, the goals that they’re chasing, and the values that they look for in themselves and the people that surround them. Vicky also opens up about her fertility journey - sharing how she felt about the pressures women often face and why she chose to talk so openly about it.
“I just want to be a good person, for me, my mum and the people around me” Has Love Island’s Jacques O’Neill been misjudged?After leaving the villa in one of the most controversial moments of the 2022 season, Jacques sits down with Scott Thomas to tell his story.Hear how ADHD has affected Jacques since childhood and that he found an escape in rugby. Scott delves into how easy it is to make snap judgements and what it takes to understand someone’s world view. He uncovers the many layers of Jacques O’Neill as they discuss the attention Jacques received in the press and on social media after leaving the show, his vision after Love Island, why he wants to help others with ADHD, and why above all else the relationship he has with his mum is the most important thing of all.
“Six months down the line, I had a meeting with my agent and they said ‘Noone really wants to pursue you guys anymore, I think they want to wait for the next year’s to come along.’ And that hurt.”After winning the second series of Love Island in 2016, where he met his partner Cara, Nathan Massey was catapulted into a life of fame and fortune, but he quickly realised that it wasn’t going to last. Nathan and Scott both express their appreciation for the opportunities the show provided them, but address the challenge of processing their fleeting moment in the spotlight and the lack of support they received after leaving the villa.Nathan talks about how his wife and son have kept him on the right path and why family life has taught him the dangers of continually comparing yourself to others. The boys are joined by Cara who highlights the adjustments in their mentality and behaviour that they have both made in order to live healthier, happier lives.If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
“Everything is mindset. It doesn’t matter what you thought before. Let it go. Believe that you are the person you think you are, and go with that.”James O’Keefe founded the therapeutic retreat organisation, Unguarded Warrior, where he helps groups of men process their past and let go of the judgement and expectations that weigh them down. After beginning his own journey of processing the emotional baggage he had been clinging onto throughout his life, he has gained a better understanding of his identity and strives to help other men to do the same. He speaks to Scott about how, as a young teenager, he became caught up with his older brother’s friends, leading him down a dangerous path of antisocial behaviour and criminal activity. You’ll hear how he teaches people to adopt an abundance mindset by placing them in difficult and often uncomfortable situations in which they have to connect more deeply with themselves and others and how James himself practices what he preaches in order to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Content warning - This episode features references to drugs, addiction and suicide, if you or someone you know needs support please reach out. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Hotlines in other countries can be found here.If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
“There’s so much more out there that I’m exploring now that I didn't really care about before. When I go on my walks now, the bird song and trees rustling, it’s just like love to me and brings me so much pleasure I can’t describe it.”Scott is joined by his mum, Gail Waring, to discuss their shared journey to sobriety and the challenges they have both faced with regards to their relationship to alcohol. Working as a hospital nurse, Gail developed a daily habit of using alcohol in the evenings to relax and wind down, leading to increased social anxiety and additional unhealthy choices.  You’ll hear how after many years of using alcohol to escape the pain of confronting childhood trauma, she was inspired by Scott’s decision to go sober and saw it as an opportunity to create a better life for herself. Gail talks about how mindfulness, therapy and journaling has helped her through her sobriety, and how she has discovered a new zest for life, now she is excited for each day and feels she can be more present with the people she loves.Content warning - This episode features references to alcohol addiction, if you or someone you know is struggling with the issues discussed you can talk to someone at Frank on 0300 123 6600 or speak to the NHS by calling 111.  If you have found yourself singing the theme tune you can hear more from Mic Lowry here: @miclowrySend Scott a message on Instagram here: @scott.thomas
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