Growth Mindset Podcast

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

November 15th, 2019

Things don't always work out. It's very wise to not lose your s#!t when bad things happen. Staying positive is a useful skill to build so that your problems don't multiply (and people don't get bored with your whining)

Traditionally people often receive deep inspiration and insight from near-death experiences. By all accounts, they come away more intelligent and focused with a renewed energy for life and all its beautiful joys. Curious to find out more 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. Aspirationally, after listening to this you won't need to risk your life in a quest for profound insights about the fabric of your existence. He also explains how he managed to remain suspiciously happy through the ordeal and the mindsets and terrible jokes he told himself to keep smiling.

Whether has transcended his problems or simply lost the plot is up to you to decide. In the infamous words of the Joker. "What doesn't kill you makes you... Stranger"


Please remember:

  • Have health insurance
  • Don't go kitesurfing when it's really windy and you don't know what you're doing 


My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful.



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Waiting for a surgery
2 weeks after surgery

The doctor mentioned they weren’t going to make things perfect. He wasn’t lying. Much better than not being fixed at all, so no complaints.


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