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NAKED by The Future Farm

NAKED by The Future Farm

By The Future Farm
Starting your own business is thrilling. The adventure, the purpose, the ambition, the money, the recognition. But what personal truths are exposed when you start to peel back the layers?

Join The Future Farm's Vladi and Nektarios, in a “naked” conversation with the people who have been through it all. We’ll talk to business founders, investors, life partners and other ecosystem players about the personal challenges that business builders face when pursuing their dreams and passions.

Don’t forget to subscribe and rate NAKED. For more information, visit the thefuturefarm.co
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S1: Reflections and Learnings

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S1: Reflections and Learnings
Join Vladi and Nektarios as they reflect together on the vulnerable and open conversations you’ve heard in series one of the NAKED podcast.
35:56
November 16, 2020
S1 Ep 11: Turning my worst fears into a calling with Muniba Mazari
When a car accident took away Muniba Mazari’s mobility at 21 years old, it took her hopes and dreams with it. How did she find the courage to carry on and turn her worst fears into a calling?
1:04:37
November 2, 2020
S1 Ep 10: How Covid did(not) steal my future with Kate Shepherd
Coronavirus has turned the world upside down. For Kate Shepherd, it changed her life completely. Kate joins NAKED to talk about grieving the loss of her business, her identity & looking to the future.
56:14
October 20, 2020
S1 Ep 9: Believing your own hype with Ruud Hendriks
Today, he’s a calm and charming man that exudes confidence and knows how to navigate the challenges that life throws at you. You would never have thought that the same man was once booed by a stadium of football fans and was close to being public enemy number one in the Netherlands. Ruud Hendriks has experienced failure on a gigantic scale. A successful DJ, reporter and media mogul (for more, visit www.hendriks.tv), Ruud joins NAKED to talk about how it felt to be hated by the Dutch public and how he knew he had hit rock bottom. There’s a thin line between the self-belief required to build a successful global business and believing your own hype to the point that it leads to the failure of the very business you’re trying to launch. How do you rebuild your confidence when you don’t even have the strength to leave the house and your marriage is falling apart? How sustainable is success when you believe your own hype? How did Ruud fight to build back his self-confidence? How has ‘mind over matter’ and psychotherapy helped Ruud face his failures and challenges head-on? * This episode covers the topic of illegal recreational drugs. The creators of NAKED do not condone taking illegal recreational drugs. Free, confidential support services and general information ranging from drug effects to support for a drug dependency, are available at https://www.talktofrank.com/ Don’t forget to subscribe, follow, rate and review NAKED. To learn more about The Future Farm, follow us on social media or visit thefuturefarm.co
53:32
October 6, 2020
S1 Ep 8: Ashamed with Nadira Yusoff
We hear the stories that glorify entrepreneurial success but rarely do we hear about the ones that failed. Nadira Yusoff is an impressive woman. She built a successful computer hardware business from scratch, in a world dominated by men in Malaysia. All whilst juggling her responsibilities as a single mother raising six children. But when the business went south overnight, she found herself left out in the cold. Nadira joins NAKED to talk about the loneliness she experienced when she found herself at rock bottom. And for the first time in our series, we hear about ‘shame’. Something we all carry with us but are often not aware of. The shame we feel when the business fails, because it feels we failed our customers, our employees, our investors or our families. How do you put on a brave face everyday because you don’t want your family to worry? How do you come out of it? How did the shame overtake Nadira’s life and how did she control it? What was her turning point? How has Nadira changed her mindset and addressed the challenges she continues to face? * This episode covers sensitive topics including suicide. If you are feeling suicidal, thinking about hurting yourself, or are concerned that someone you know may be in danger of hurting himself or herself, please contact a hotline: Global Suicide Hotline Resources Don’t forget to subscribe, follow, rate and review NAKED. To learn more about The Future Farm, follow us on social media or visit thefuturefarm.co
43:53
September 16, 2020
S1 Ep 7: Off Balance with Emma Obanye
Off balance. Out of sync. Feelings, as entrepreneurs, we’ve all felt at some point in our lives. Entrepreneurs are always striving for that balance or feeling that everything is in our control. But how do we know when our body is giving us the signal to tell us we finally need to pause, stop and change the way we are living every day? How do we find meaningful ways to achieve the balance we crave? Serial entrepreneur Emma Obanye, talks to Vladi and Nektarios about when she started to realise that her life was out of balance; how she worked to change her approach to life and her business; the experiences she went through to get there, and how she is now learning to not restrict or control herself. What led Emma to the point where she felt like she had to go down the path she took? How has her journey transformed her mindset? How has this impacted and changed the way she lives her life and runs her business? * This episode discusses the subject of psychedelics. Please research the use of psychedelics and other psychoactive drugs and use responsibly. Don’t forget to subscribe, follow, rate and review NAKED. To learn more about The Future Farm, follow us on social media or visit thefuturefarm.co
45:42
September 1, 2020
S1 Ep 6: 320 months to live with Enrico Scopa
When we talk about entrepreneurs we usually imagine the stereotypical 20 year olds in sneakers and t-shirts hacking away on their macbooks in the corner of a hipster cafe drinking soy lattes. Enrico Scopa is none of that! He represents the large number of business builders who come into this later in life. Going from a structured, high-pressured consulting career to one that is full of risk and uncertainty, and a lot of adventure is quite a change. What was his trigger to make the leap? If his life expectancy was similar to his father's, how long did he have left? He started to count the months, not the years. For Enrico, suddenly time became the most precious currency. Not wanting to spend another day doing something he didn’t enjoy became vital. Enrico joins Vladi and Nektarios to talk about pursuing his passions, the importance of mentors, and navigating the choppy waters of a partnership, all under the idea that “time is very important. Let’s not waste time.” Should values play a role when setting up your own business? Why? What is the importance of pursuing your dreams and passions? How does Enrico keep perspective and focused on the reasons why he started his own business? Don’t forget to subscribe, follow, rate and review NAKED. To learn more about The Future Farm, follow us on social media or visit thefuturefarm.co
53:33
August 18, 2020
S1 Ep 5: Fame and Netflix don’t define me with Asma Khan
Celebrated chef Asma Khan was born in India, named number 1 on Business Insider’s 2019 list of "100 Coolest People in Food and Drink", and shot to fame after being the first British chef to appear on Netflix show Chef’s Table. Where others crumble, Asma has taken everything in her stride and doesn’t let fame define her. Asma doesn’t proclaim to be an entrepreneur because she’s never allowed herself to be labeled by anyone. She finds it limiting. Asma’s path to becoming a successful chef and business owner wasn’t easy. She joins Vladi and Nektarios to share her very personal story: how she has built her business in the face of adversity, has felt loneliness but has pushed through largely with the support of a very close network of women. How does fame impact one’s identity? How do you cope with the pressures that come with fame and perceived ‘overnight’ success? Who or what can you turn to in times of struggle? Don’t forget to Subscribe, Follow, Rate and Review NAKED. To learn more about The Future Farm, follow us on social media or visit thefuturefarm.co
56:54
August 3, 2020
S1 Ep 4: Do investors care? with Simon Cant
Founders often reach a point when they need to look beyond family and friends to continue funding their growing business. This is the moment where they look for external investment, for venture capital. Beyond financing, what else is there to a VC and founder relationship? Do investors actually care about the emotional and mental state of the company founders they invest in? For many, it is not a factor. For others, like Simon Cant, it is. Simon’s views are informed by his personal experiences. Experiences he shares with Vladi and Nektarios about how dealing with the roadblocks he encountered during his career, now helps shape how he works with company founders. He believes that investors should value an entrepreneur’s state, and provide them with the right tools so they can manage their own state. Is it an investors role to get involved in the emotional resilience of a founder? Why should investors care about the health of the entrepreneurs they work with? What is Simon doing differently and why does he believe in the importance of an entrepreneur’s emotional health? Don’t forget to subscribe and rate NAKED. For resources and tools on this episode, visit the thefuturefarm.co and follow us on social media.
48:10
July 21, 2020
S1 Ep 3: Keep Going with Brett King
When following the career of somebody who is very successful, has made a name for themselves and is the face of the business, you might often forget that they are still a person. They face the same challenges as anyone running their own business does, and we assume that they have a network of support to fall on in times of trouble. But we shouldn’t assume that this is always the case. So if that network doesn’t exist, how do they get through the hard times? Mindset is key. When renowned futurist and global financial services influencer, Brett King, joined Vladi and Nektarios on the NAKED podcast, this is exactly what he shared. That mindset is fundamental. Brett opened up about the personal struggles he faced due to the challenges the business bought up; how being a founder is often a very lonely existence, but that persistence, and the absolute belief that you can make it work, is critical. Brett dealt with the challenges he faced head on; how did he get through them? Who, or what, did Brett turn to to help him overcome the lonely moments? Why is the mindset of ‘keep going and believing in yourself’ so important? Don’t forget to subscribe and rate NAKED. For resources and tools on this episode, visit the thefuturefarm.co and follow us on social media.
39:50
July 7, 2020
S1 Ep 2: Co-founder Divorce with Monique Baars
Founder and co-founder relationships are often compared to romantic relationships. They’re full of ups and downs. When it works, it's amazing, but when things don’t work out, it’s an entirely different story. What happens when the person you thought you could rely upon the most, is the one that makes you want to run away? When that person is the one you have to fight to save yourself and your business? Monique Baars did everything by the book, just as people told her - and then realised that books are just books and the reality is very different. Monique shares her journey with Vladi and Nektarios; from the early days of co-founder dating through the honeymoon period, to when the cracks started to appear and the inevitable separation. How did Monique deal with the toxicity in the relationship? What impact did this have on her personal and professional life? How did she seek the help she needed to overcome the anxiety and protect herself? Don’t forget to subscribe and rate NAKED. For resources and tools on this episode, visit the thefuturefarm.co and follow us on social media.
54:00
June 24, 2020
S1 Ep 1: Identity Crisis with Juan Guerra
Imagine waking up one morning knowing that today is the day that you need to finish something. To end it. And that ‘something’ is the business that you’ve spent every waking hour focused on for the last five years. The business that took you on a white-knuckle ride that tipped your world upside down and left you filled with fear and panic. The business that blew everything else out of the window because you felt like it was your cosmic mission. The business that completely blurred with your personal identity. Juan Guerra joins Vladi and Nektarios to talk about the emotional rollercoaster that was his entrepreneurial journey that took him from Mexico to Germany, to the UK and back to Mexico. Juan is a man who constantly lived in a state of fear; was so deeply passionate about the impact that he was having on other’s lives that he didn’t want to walk away, even when his own mental wellbeing was at risk; until in the end, he realised that the universe really didn’t care. How did Juan deal with the pressures of his ‘cosmic mission’? How did this have an impact on his identity and sense of purpose? How did he find a way out and get to the point where he could see light at the end of the tunnel? Don’t forget to subscribe and rate NAKED. For resources and tools on this episode, visit the thefuturefarm.co and follow us on social media.
52:31
June 24, 2020
Prologue: We are Naked
Recognition, glorification and joy are what we see of an entrepreneur’s journey from the outside. But there are two sides to every coin. We hear very little about the real stories. What it really means to be a company founder, company builder. Loneliness, doubts and fears, sleepless nights, co-founder conflicts, financial stresses. The list goes on. A lot of entrepreneurs are facing those challenges and asking similar questions but are rarely talking about them openly. In this episode, The Future Farm founding team comes together to discuss why the Naked podcast is needed, who it is for and why. And to share their own stories of struggles and coping with emotional and mental turmoil. Don’t forget to Subscribe, Follow and Rate NAKED. To learn more about The Future Farm, visit the thefuturefarm.co and follow us on social media.
33:43
June 24, 2020
TEASER
Starting your own business is thrilling. The adventure, the purpose, the ambition, the money, the recognition. But what personal truths are exposed when you start to peel back the layers? Join The Future Farm's Vladi and Nektarios, in a “naked” conversation with the people who have been through it all. We’ll talk to business founders, investors, life partners and other ecosystem players about the personal challenges that business builders face when pursuing their dreams and passions. How have they coped and overcome the toughest adversities? How have they built emotional resilience? How have they rekindled their love for building a business, without losing themselves along the way? Don’t forget to Subscribe, Follow and Rate NAKED. To learn more about The Future Farm, visit the thefuturefarm.co and follow us on social media.
01:52
June 10, 2020