About Jamie Smart
Jamie Smart is a Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker and executive coach who presents regularly at major conferences worldwide.
He shows individuals and organizations the unexpected keys to clarity; the ultimate leverage point for creating profound transformation and meaningful results.
Jamie’s primary focus is in showing transformation professionals and business leaders how to bring the principles behind clarity into their work with clients, into their own businesses and into every aspect of their lives.
In addition, he works with a handful of 1:1 coaching clients and leads selected corporate programmes.
Jamie has keynoted conferences for organizations ranging from Hewlett Packard to the Council of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
His corporate clients range from a Fortune 500 business designated by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies to an SME ranked as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For to.
He has appeared on Sky TV and on the BBC, as well as in numerous publications including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Huffington Post and Psychologies Magazine.
As well as The Little Book of Results, he is also the author of the books RESULTS: Think Less, Achieve More, CLARITY: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results and The Little Book of Clarity. Jamie lives in the UK.
When he’s not working, he loves spending time with his daughters, travelling, walking and exploring.
In this Episode
This was a very ‘sober’ conversation about Jamie’s journey with alcohol addiction.
As the title of this episode states, alcohol was a lifesaver. I’m guessing that nobody would think that alcohol could save anyone’s life.
I think, generally speaking, one would think that its quite the opposite, drinking destroys and can ultimately kill people.
However in this case Jamie goes as far as saying that it did save his life.
‘I don’t know what would have become of me’.
‘When I was 12 years old I found something that could make it possible for me to deal with life’
As I listened to Jamie talk about his story, the thing that struck me the most is that he had to learn to be humble. He had to learn that perhaps he was not always the smartest person in the room. “12 step is a severely humbling process”.
I asked Jamie to talk about how his view of himself and life changed.
If one thinks that they know it all and are convinced that the 12 step program is not going to work for them, what is it that helps anybody shift their perspective??
He thought that he was different from the people in AA.
Listen to the episode to find out what Jamie says.
Its a wonderful, refreshing conversation, one that truly deserves 30 minutes of your time.
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