Join us on this episode as we meet with podcaster, broadcaster and host of Inspired Edinburgh, Elliot Reeves! After graduating from University and working his way up the corporate ladder in the finance industry, Elliot decided that he wanted a more fulfilling career! He decided to turn away from the world of finance and turn to the world of podcasts and media production - putting his talent for conversation to good use! From there, he launched Inspired Edinburgh and the Elliot Reeves Show, where has had interviewed world class authors, entrepreneurs and even the First Minister of Scotland herself, Nicola Sturgeon!
Elliot Reeves is a highly accomplished broadcaster, speaker and advisor, as well as creator of The Elliot Reeves Show and founder of Inspired Edinburgh, a high-end video production and media company centred around a world class online talk show. Since the beginning of 2016 he has interviewed some of the most highly credentialed speakers, authors, adventures, athletes and entrepreneurs, including the likes of Dan Pena, Lisa Williams, Peter Sage, Professor Harald Haas, Peter Hitchens, Max Evans and Mark Beaumont. He has also worked with many of Scotland’s most well respected institutions, organisations and leaders, including the likes of Professor Norman Drummond CBE, Sir Bill Gammell and First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. By constructively challenging perceptions and encouraging people to question themselves, their beliefs, and the world around them, Elliot’s purpose is to inspire, and elevate the consciousness of others.http://www.elliotreeves.co.uk/
Chet Sandhu is a former international drug smuggler, author, renowned podcast guest and founder of Alpha CBD+
In November 1999 he was arrested at gunpoint in Alicante Airport and subsequently charged with smuggling the largest haul of black market steroids in Spanish history, valued at more than half a million dollars.
Sentenced to four and a half years in prison, his book ‘From King of Karachi to Lockdown in the Costa Del Crime’ chronicles his life and drug smuggling operation, and tells the story of how he rose to the top of the hierarchy inside Fontcalent, one of Europe's toughest prisons, famed for its brutal conditions and high-profile inmates.
Today he spends his time growing his company Alpha CBD+, one of the newest and fastest growing independent retailers of premium cannabidiol products. His ultimate aim is to provide the UK and European market with the best quality CBD products at the most competitive prices.
Now committed to making a positive difference, he’s given emotional and financial support to orphans, people in poverty and the homeless, he’s carer to four snakes, two Argentine tegu and two tortoises, and his podcast episodes with past Inspired Edinburgh guests James English and Shaun Attwood have been seen nearly a million times.
03:50 How have things changed since Chet’s first podcast with James English?
06:30 How can Chet convince others he has changed?
07:00 Chet on his popularity
09:00 The interest in true crime today
10:40 What is it like in prison?
15:10 Chet on his early life
18:50 Chet growing up
25:30 How much has Chet healed from the trauma of his early life?
28:20 Chet on his relationship with his parents
30:20 Chet on thinking about the past and his future outlook
31:50 Chet’s early aspirations
33:00 Chet on strict parenting
34:30 Chet on Sikh culture
36:30 Chet on the caste system and being a Jat
42:00 Chet on Indian laws
45:30 Would Chet live in India?
45:50 Chet and the chip shop incident
48:00 Chet on his first crime
49:10 Did Chet think he would get caught for smuggling steroids?
50:20 What did he think would happen if he got caught?
51:10 Getting caught and the aftermath
52:20 When did Chet first take steroids?
53:30 Chet on his steroid cycles
54:20 How did Chet feel on steroids?
55:00 How did Chet manage the aggression/energy?
56:40 The classification of steroids
58:40 Chet’s training and diet
1:05:10 Dealing with confrontation and street fighting
1:07:40 How does Chet think others perceive him?
1:09:10 How did Alpha CBD+ come about?
1:12:20 The potential benefits of CBD oil
1:14:30 Chet’s thoughts on ‘Alpha’
1:15:30 Chet’s pets
1:18:30 Chet’s thoughts on zoos
1:21:10 Chet’s thoughts on death and God
1:23:10 How has Chet evolved throughout his life?
1:24:50 Chet’s caring side
1:25:30 Being happier in jail
1:27:20 Chet on purpose
1:30:00 Chet on his legacy
1:31:50 Chet on success
1:33:10 Why Chet helps other children
1:35:50 Best piece of advice
1:38:50 Dealing with haters
1:39:50 Speaking to 20 year old self
1:45:00 Changing the world
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Dr David Hamilton is a bestselling author, international speaker, award winning columnist and educator.
With a PhD in organic chemistry and background in the pharmaceutical industry, he became inspired by the placebo effect and left to write books and teach people how to harness their mind and emotions to improve their health.
He’s since written 10 books including, ‘The Little Book of Kindness’, ‘How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body’, ‘I Heart Me’ and the Amazon bestseller, ‘The Five Side Effects of Kindness’.
In addition to writing a regular blog on his website and blogs for the US Huffington Post, he is the ‘Kindness Tsar’ for Psychologies Magazine; monthly columnist for Soul & Spirit Magazine and in 2016, he was voted ‘Best writer’ by readers of Kindred Spirit Magazine.
As well as appearances on the likes of Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’, in the UK, and ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ in the US, he starred in the award-winning documentary 'HEAL - A film about the power of the mind' featuring some of the world's most highly regarded scientists and spiritual teachers.
Today he acts as an advocate for kindness and works passionately to help inspire a kinder world.
02:30 David’s early life
03:20 David’s career aspirations
06:00 David on doing his Phd
07:40 Working in the pharmaceutical industry
08:30 David’s views on the pharmaceutical industry
12:00 David on the placebo effect
13:40 Did David plan to focus his efforts purely on the placebo effect?
16:00 David’s early books
18:00 How does David come up with the content for his books and blogs?
19:30 How much time does David spend researching?
21:30 Destiny vs free will
25:30 Does David think some people have difficult lives for a reason (as in the soul’s journey)?
28:30 Does David think science will ever be able to prove this?
30:00 How did kindness become part of David’s work?
32:50 Why does David focus on kindness even though he knows it is a less popular topic?
35:30 Why does David think books on kindness are less popular?
39:50 Why does David think people aren’t kinder to themselves and others?
44:00 What does David need to do in order to be the best version of himself?
46:00 How does David know when he’s out of alignment?
55:30 How did David find out his dog Oscar had bone cancer?
58:30 The experience of Oscar passing over
1:01:00 What does David think happens when we pass?
1:03:30 How did David find out he was going to be part of the Netflix documentary Heal?
1:05:00 David speaks about his Personal Development Club
1:07:00 David’s goals for his Personal Development Club
1:09:00 David’s future plans
1:10:30 David’s revelations through maths
1:12:50 Science and spirituality
1:15:30 Division in society, politics and the media
1:20:00 David on his spiritual practices
1:22:40 David on his purpose
1:30:20 David on his legacy
1:31:10 How does David define success?
1:33:50 Best piece of advice
1:34:10 Speaking to 20 year old self
1:35:10 Does David believe in the idea of a multiverse?
1:36:30 Changing the world
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