E155: Bear Grylls: Man VS Failure, Anxiety & Imposter Syndrome

E155: Bear Grylls: Man VS Failure, Anxiety & Imposter Syndrome

By Steven Bartlett

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Monday, 27 June

Bear Grylls is a British adventurer and television host who has been an international sensation of survival shows for twenty years. The host of Man vs. Wild, You vs. Wild, Running Wild, The Island, and the author of Mud, Sweat and Tears and over twenty other books, he’s come in to talk to us about his new book - Never Give Up.

Bear has always told himself a story about himself that he’s ‘resilient’, he’s pushed through the toughest challenges the world has to offer - from climbing Everest to surviving in the desert - because he’s told himself he’s the type of person who survives. But now, he reflects to us about the costs of that mentality, and where it leaves you when you come up short.

Bear’s new book is a follow-up to his smash-hit bestseller Mud, Sweat and Tears. He’s spent five years writing it, written every single word himself, and shares some lessons from his life he’s never felt comfortable sharing before. It was a pleasure to read, and a pleasure to speak to him in my kitchen.


Confidence Imposter syndrome Resilience When to quit Are we always chasing a bigger challenge? Finding your faith Climbing Everest was humbling Struggling with fame Anxiety What were your darkest moments? What would you say to your father if he was alive? The importance of relationships Is your career complete? Your latest and most special book: What did it teach you? Our last guest's question




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