First Things THRST

Mike Thurston

‘First Things THRST’ is a weekly masterclass that explores the secrets and experiences of entrepreneurs and content creators from across the globe. Each episode is unfiltered and guided by the premise of leaving no stone unturned, which is accountable for the deep discussions into the backgrounds, hardships and confessions of my guests. My goal is simple, to share insights and fresh perspectives on topics like entrepreneurship, success and fitness. Join me on this exciting adventure, and I'm hoping you gain as much from these discussions as I do.

  • 1 hour 54 minutes
    E043 - The System Has F**KED You: Here's How to Escape... | Simon Squibb

    Simon Squibb is a veteran entrepreneur and startup expert with more than a decade of experience founding 19 companies. As the CEO of HelpBnk, Simon is committed to empowering millions to achieve their dreams and launch their own successful businesses. He is quickly becoming a leading voice in business development and leadership, taking to YouTube to share his industry secrets and blueprints for successful entrepreneurship. Tune in for an entrepreneurial masterclass as Simon shares his core advice for launching and growing your first business.

    0:00 Introduction: why Simon moved from UK to Hong Kong
    4:33 “There is a real problem in England”: media, politics & education
    9:47 Simon’s advice for starting your first business
    13:00 The education system is “broken””: the decline of schooling & the rising value of
    practical experience
    22:42 Make education more meaningful by tailoring it to suit your interests 
    27:03 Finding your purpose & pursuing a passion versus what you’re good at 
    32:10 Human nature: become a warrior & learn the skills to “hunt”
    34:50 The #1 mindset shift for unlimited happiness & mass deception in the media
    41:44 The raw truth of fame
    44:44 “Hack” your luck for success in 3 simple steps
    49:33 Why bigger businesses are easier to run than small businesses
    54:20 Is entrepreneurship meant for everyone?
    59:00 Simon’s drive to help others achieve their dreams
    1:03:01 The quick fix to enrich your existence & make the world a happier place (give
    without take)
    1:13:22 Simon’s entrepreneurial journey: The beauty in creating & problem solving
    1:18:22 The benefits of co-founders & How to filter business relationships &
    connections
    1:26:55 Personal branding, investing & loyalty market identification
    1:36:28 Is property a scam?
    1:48:02 Simon’s future

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    » Follow Simon «
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonsquibb/?hl=en
    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@simonsquibb?lang=en
    Get free business help: Helpbnk.com

    19 May 2024, 4:00 pm
  • 2 hours 26 minutes
    E042 - “Happiness is a CHOICE!” Instantly Fix Your Stress & Anxiety | Mo Gawdat

    Mo Gawdat, recognised as the ‘happiness expert’, has become a guiding light for those in search of meaning and joy. The former Chief Business Office of Google X set out on his mission to help the world become happier after the tragic passing of his son. In honour of Ali, Mo has dedicated himself to a new life goal: making one-billion people happy, a mission he considers “the most important of our time”. In this episode, Mo shares insights from his personal quest for a fulfilling life, offering remedies for stress management, overcoming sadness and achieving lasting peace.

    0:00 Introduction
    1:59 Chronic stress: “the biggest pandemic of our time”
    11:12 Creative writing & the meaning behind ‘unstressable’ 
    15:42 How the passing of Mo’s son transformed him from grumpy to happiness
    pursual? (how the passing of his son made mo Unstressable) 
    25: Ruthlessly discriminative with tasks: become selective with where you assign your
    energy
    28:44 Grounding & ego
    32:20 One Billion Happy: how to overcome sadness & stress forever
    40:33 Find your purpose by playing the “game of life”: how the “gamer’s mindset” can
    help you find your purpose and become more present / appreciative in life. 
    48:22 Your call to make the world a better place (one small step at a time)
    51:25 Power up your “happiness equation” with these strategies
    58:12 Mo’s advice for managing & overcoming traumatic stress 
    1:03:45 “Happiness is a choice”: identity & eliminate negative stressors in your life
    1:10:04 Finding purpose through a process of elimination
    1:13:33 Intuition, spirituality & non-physical self
    1:21:11 Is hustle culture overrated? A recipe to live your best life
    1:23:04 The most important teachings from religion
    1:33:00 Evolution, probability & existence 
    1:37:45 Perspective & meaningful living
    1:41:33 The biggest threats to our world in the next 10 years
    1:47:25 Finding light in the darkness: invest in yourself & your happiness
    1:53:12 Hedonism, friendship groups & money
    1:59:02 Minimalism & decluttering your life 
    2:05:50 Maintaining love & healthy relationships 
    2:21:22 “Most relationships break because of…” 

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    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
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    » Follow Mo «
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/
    Website: https://www.mogawdat.com/
    Pre-order unstressable: https://www.unstressable.com/

    12 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 1 hour 23 minutes
    E041 - I Was KIDNAPPED by the World’s Most Dangerous Warlord | ArabUncut

    ArabUncut is not your everyday travel YouTuber… Unlike others, the young creator goes to extreme danger to reveal the unfiltered stories of poverty-based and wartorn third world countries. From interviewing the most dangerous gangs in Rio Brazil and Africa to immersing himself in the dark world of the Mexican Cartel, ArabUncut captures never-seen-before footage that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Join us for a one-of-a-kind episode as ArabUncut shares his incredible journey, including his kidnapping ordeal in Haiti, being held at gunpoint and visiting the “street of zombies” in Brazil. 

    » Topics «
    Content creation
    Extreme travel 
    Kidnapping & extortion 
    Wartorn countries
    Raw & uncut stories 
    Mexican Cartel
    Gangs
    Rio Brazil 
    Religion & spirituality
    Politics
    Conspiracy

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    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow ArabUncut «
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arab/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/YourFellowArab
    Website: https://www.arabuncut.com/

    5 May 2024, 4:00 pm
  • 1 hour 41 minutes
    E040 - Luke Belmar: How To Create a Better Life For Yourself *break the system*

    Today, we welcome back the ever-inspiring Luke Belmar, a serial entrepreneur, cryptoexpert, and a visionary who is leading the next generation towards freedom. As the co-founder of the world’s largest business network, Luke has become a beacon for aspiring entrepreneurs, providing advanced education and proven strategies to generate onwards of 10K p/m. His ‘against the grain’ outlook continues to challenge the status quo, unveiling hidden truths of modern society and sharing his guide to break free from the rat race. Join us for part 2 as Luke unveils his masterplan for attaining freedom and self-sufficiency. 

    » Topics «
    Conspiracy theories
    Media & censorship
    Wage slavery
    Cryto, bitcoin & investments
    Purposeful living
    Psychology & consumerism
    Propaganda
    Business & entrepreneurship
    Biohacking
    Manipulation

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    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
    » My clothing brand, THRST - https://thrstofficial.com
    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow Luke «
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukebelmar/?hl=en
    Capital Club: https://www.capital.club/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lukebelmar?s=21&t...

    28 April 2024, 4:00 pm
  • 1 hour 36 minutes
    E039 - Manifest Success & Happiness in 7 Steps | Roxi Nafousi

    Roxie Nafousi, a key leader in self-development, has empowered millions to turn their dreams into a reality. Her recovery from rock-bottom and battling addiction to becoming a self-help expert was sparked by her discovery for manifestation, where she quickly turned everything around and became a beacon of hope for individuals on their journey to self-discovery. Her debut book ‘Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life” has become an international best-seller and is acclaimed for being a staple introduction into the world of manifestation. Prepare for a deep dive into the sphere of & self-help as Roxie guides us through a range of topics such as;

    0:00 Introduction
    2:12 Hitting “rock bottom”: suffering from addiction & low self-worth
    8:10 Roxie’s turnaround: the role of manifestation
    13:44 The Journey from Instagram advice Instagram to
    “manifestation queen”
    18:34  Lack of role models, finding your purpose & feeling
    unworthy
    22:23 Rewiring your perspective: the key mindset of
    manifestation
    25:55 Step #1: Be clear in your vision (what do you want?) 
    30:25 The power of visualisation on your subconscious 
    32:00 Critique & common misconceptions surrounding
    manifestation
    33:50 Law of attraction & vibrational frequencies
    38:11 Unexplained coincidences & attracting desires 
    40:16 Reality manifestation: turn your desires into reality
    47:20 “Trick” your brain into experiencing positive, empowering
    thoughts (overcome the victim mentality) 
    50:40 Gratitude: Changing mindsets and experiencing gratitude
    54:22 Overcoming fear & doubt
    59:45 Strategies for facing obstacles  
    1:00:12 Relationships & dating: manifest your ‘perfect’ partner
    1:07:03 Magnetism & chemistry
    1:11:52 Turning rejection into opportunity: life advice for those
    in their 20s
    1:14:01 Inspiration over 
    1:17:22 “Authenticity is magnetic”: the power of you
    1:20:04 Self-love 
    1:23:00 Roxie’s current manifestation goals
    1:27:24 Diversifying your skill set & becoming multi-faceted 

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    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
    » My clothing brand, THRST - https://thrstofficial.com
    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow Roxie «
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roxienafousi/
    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@officialroxienafousi
    Website: https://roxienafousi.com/

    21 April 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 1 hour 42 minutes
    E038 - Entrepreneurship, Fitness & Dating in Your 20s | Joss Mooney

    Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming my good friend Joss Mooney to our discussion. Joss is a distinguished coach and entrepreneur in the fitness industry, recognised for guiding thousands on their journey to a perfect physique. Leveraging his 15+ years of coaching experience, Joss helps fitness influencers and businesses on a worldwide scale and grow their revenue from 10k-50k per month. Tune in for two hours of reflection as we explore Joss’s journey from Uni dropout and “party boy” to serial entrepreneur. 

    » Topics «
    Nightlife & partying
    Self-improvement
    Fitness & bodybuilding
    Entrepreneurship
    Creator economy
    Personal brand
    business development
    Travelling
    Relationships & dating
    Life skills 

    » Escape the 9-5 & build your dream life - https://www.digitalplaybook.net/
    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
    » My clothing brand, THRST - https://thrstofficial.com
    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow Joss «
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jossmooney/
    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@joss_mooney?lang=en
    JM Transformations: https://www.jossmooney.com/
    Elevate Agency: https://www.scaleyouronlinefitness.com/vsl

    14 April 2024, 4:00 pm
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    E037 - Crypto Expert: The Future of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency & NFTs | Alex Chehade (Binance)

    Alex Chehade is a trading specialist and the UAE executive director of Binance FZE, the world’s leading crypto exchange platform. With 20 years of experience in finance, and over 12 years in operations and trading, Alex has set out to bring digital assets and trading to the forefront of the global economy. Enjoy the next hour as Alex shares his expertise on all things crypto and tech related, including Bitcoin, virtual assets, AI, the metaverse and more.  

    » Topics «
    Cryptocurrency
    Trading & investing
    Bitcoin
    NFTs
    Brokers & trading platforms
    Altcoins
    Psychology
    Scalability
    Risk management
    Trends
    AI & ML
    The Metaverse

    » Escape the 9-5 & build your dream life - https://www.digitalplaybook.net/
    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
    » My clothing brand, THRST - https://thrstofficial.com
    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow Binance «
    Website: https://www.binance.com/en-GB
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@BinanceYoutube
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/binance/



    17 March 2024, 5:00 pm
  • 1 hour 39 minutes
    E036 - #1 Marketing Expert: Top Strategies Guaranteed To Grow ANY Business | Raoul Plickat

    Raoul Plickat is the CEO and founder of CreatorGroup, a technology conglomerate employing over 300 people. The conglomerate encompasses a variety of self-funded software and marketing companies, all of which are focused on the creator economy. Raoul began his career in marketing and digital advertising, fields that continue to be fundamental to his success today.

    » Topics «
    Branding & personal image 
    Business startup & scaling
    Leads generation
    Digital marketing 
    Product & services
    Company ecosystems
    Content creation & the creative economy 
    AI & ML
    Consumerism & advertising
    Productivity & inspiration 
    Hedonism & perspective

    » Escape the 9-5 & build your dream life - https://www.digitalplaybook.net/
    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
    » My clothing brand, THRST - https://thrstofficial.com
    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow Raoul «
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raoulplickat/
    Creator Group: https://creator-group.holdings/careers/
    Copecart: https://copecart.com/
    Pressmaster AI: https://www.pressmaster.ai/

    10 March 2024, 4:00 pm
  • 1 hour 33 minutes
    E035 - Nutrition Expert: The BEST Diet Hacks For Better Health | Dr. Hazel Wallace

    Dr Hazel Wallace is a medical doctor, registered associate nutritionist and the founder of ‘The Food Medic’, a hub dedicated to health and nutrition. After losing her father to a stroke at 14, Hazel set out to dispel common health myths and educate the public on achieving better health through nutrition and lifestyle. Dr. Hazel’s expertise and bestselling books have positioned her as a key voice in women’s health, offering science-backed information on topics such as women’s training, hormones, and overall well-being to her community. Tune in for the next hour as we discuss a range of health and nutrition-based areas, some of which as follows: 

    » Topics «

    Psychology 

    Stress & anxiety

    Mental health

    Depression

    Therapy

    Relationships

    Meditation & mindfulness

    Inner-child 

    PTSD

    ADHD & diagnoses

    » Escape the 9-5 & build your dream life - https://www.digitalplaybook.net/
    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
    » My clothing brand, THRST - https://thrstofficial.com
    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow Dr. Wallace «

    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/thefoodmedic/

    Website: https://www.thefoodmedic.co.uk/


    5 March 2024, 6:00 am
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
    E034 - Anxiety Psychologist: Loneliness is as Deadly as “15 Cigarettes a Day!” | Dr. Lalitaa

    Dr. Lalitaa is an award-winning psychologist, specialising in mindset, relationships, anxiety and adult behaviour. Her ethos is simple, to help her audience build emotional and psychological resilience to the inevitable hardships of life. Dr. Lalitaa works with her patients on a highly specialised basis to help unravel existing trauma and mental barriers. In this episode, Dr. Lalitaa dives into the world of mental health, offering her wisdom on anxiety, stress, loneliness, relationships and more. 

    » Topics «
    Psychology
    Stress & anxiety
    Mental health
    Depression
    Therapy
    Relationships
    Meditation & mindfulness
    Inner-child
    PTSD
    ADHD & diagnoses

    » Escape the 9-5 & build your dream life - https://www.digitalplaybook.net/
    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
    » My clothing brand, THRST - https://thrstofficial.com
    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow Dr. Lalitaa «
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@DrLalitaa
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.lalitaa/
    Website: https://drlalitaa.com/

    25 February 2024, 5:00 pm
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
    E033 - How I Made MILLIONS As A DJ | Mark Knight

    When it comes to electronic dance music, our guest today needs no introduction. Mark Knight is a veteran house artist who has spent the past 15+ years paving a new course for the genre as we know it. From selling out the world’s biggest venues with his electrifying performances to revolutionising the industry through his legendary record label Toolroom Records, Mark’s influence knows no bounds. In this episode, Mark breaks down all things music-related, offering insight into the life of a worldwide DJ, exposing the realities of the music industry and much more.

    » Escape the 9-5 & build your dream life - https://www.digitalplaybook.net/
    » Transform your physique - https://www.thrstapp.com/
    » My clothing brand, THRST - https://thrstofficial.com
    » Custom Bioniq supplements: CODEBQMIKETHURSTON - https://shorturl.at/fRV67

    » Follow Mark Knight «
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djmarkknight/
    Toolroom Records: https://toolroomrecords.com/

    18 February 2024, 5:00 pm
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