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 Ep 4: Do investors care? with Simon Cant

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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