#28 Rocking the High Seas: Lessons in Life and Leadership by Crossing The Atlantic with Ard Matthews.

Ard Matthews is a man on fire who firmly believes in doing "what you want, as soon as you can". This award-winning musician is the lead singer of the South African rock group Just Jinjer. Ard talks about their 27-year success and the incredible feat of captaining his 66-foot boat in this year's Cape2Rio Yacht Race. 

Find out why Ard believes his best years are ahead of him plus: 

  • The importance of selecting the right team so that your projects don't crash and burn.
  • The magic of listening to your intuition so you're guided to living a life of purpose.
  • How self-love is the foundation on which solid relationships are built.
  • Why men saying "I love you" will heal the world.
  • How a plant medicine journey supported Ard when he was at a crossroads in his life.
  • How you can become a better leader even if you've not had a good leadership role model in your life.
  • Why authentic communication and being real with others is the key to supporting men battling depression. 

Also, make sure you listen till the end to hear Ard do a live impromptu version of his track "Wait wait, how long" - it's fucken epic!

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About our guest:

Over the course of the last decade and a half, well-known singer and songwriter Ard, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the frontman of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their debut album title 'All Comes Round', becoming one of the biggest-selling rock genre albums of all time in their native country of South Africa, achieving double platinum status in its first year, with the follow-up album "Something for now" reaching the same status a year later.

Just Jinjer have shared the stage with many iconic local and international artists on many stages across the world. Most notably at the Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert, Johannesburg, in 2009 where they performed with the likes of The Goo Goo Dolls, Annie Lennox, Razorlight, Ludacris, Corrinne Bailey Rae, Peter Gabriel, Live, and Angélique Kidjo.

They have also performed support duties and shared the bill with many international stars such as U2, Counting Crows, Def Leppard, INXS, Maroon 5, One Republic, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Strokes, and many more. On their own, Just Jinjer have performed many sold-out arena shows across South Africa.

Reach him on:

Website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube


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Gareth Pickering is an artist and thought leader. His inspiration is to create spaces for men to have open and honest conversations that shift their mindset and lives their lives to the fullest.

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