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'In today's society, too many people are
on 'send' rather than 'receive'. Something I've
tried to do as I've got older is listen and, as a
result, I've become more prepared to turn the
other cheek and eventually come to a resolution.
Try to put yourself in the other person's position
to understand where they are coming from,
regardless of whether you agree with
them or not.'



Other people have
been here before.
You may not act on
what they say, but
the more you know
the better.

A bit about me


I joined drama school at 18 and
spent 10 years in EastEnders
before turning to documentary
making in 2004. I've been in
some hazardous situations, but
didn't truly grow up until my
first visit to Afghanistan in 2007.

SMELL the Roses

I've never come home from an
investigation and had therapy, but
would never rule it out because
being able to talk after trauma
is a strength, not a weakness
- something I learned from 45
Commando Royal Marines in
Afghanistan. Opening up about
your personal feelings is a good
way to prevent post-traumatic
stress disorder. One in four of us
will suffer some kind of mental
illness so, especially for blokes,
talking about our feelings is vital.


Talking sense
Since being on the front line in
Afghanistan I have made the most
of life. I still make stupid mistakes,
like get angry with people in traffic
jams when I shouldn't but, overall,
I'd like to think I'm calmer. I also
accept that we're only here for a
short while, so I make the most of
life and cherish every second.

Work with
the best
If the team you're in
is good, you won't
compete with
each other, you'll
pull together.


Don't go in blind
One mistake I've
made in life often
is turning up and
hoping for the best.
Don't. Always plan
ahead. Be prepared.

Follow your gut
Intuition is always present - even
more so when different translations
are going on. From the battlefield
to the boardroom, body language is
key. Investing time getting to know
people is crucial, no matter how
much you may dislike them at first.
When you find common ground,
you can break down barriers.

S urvival gene

When I've been away investigating
very difficult situations, I
appreciate nothing more than
returning home to my wife and
children. I get my mettle from my
dad and grandad, who were pretty
tough boys. My dad was a detective
at Scotland Yard and served in the
army for four years. Now I've got
my own family, my biggest fear
is rooted in the responsibility of
being a good father and husband.

July 2017 BALANCE

time in getting
to know people
is crucial'

Ross Kemp:
Extreme World
continues on
Sunday 16 July
at 9pm on Sky1
and NOW TV


Remember both
good and bad
Be hard on yourself
when necessary
but be sure, also,
to congratulate
yourself when you
deserve it.


Club together
There's too much
isolation in society.
We need a more
united community.

the outcome

'I'd like to carry on doing investigative documentaries
because it defines who I am. I love what I do and I think
I'm good at it. The adage 'if you're going in for a tackle,
never go in half-hearted' is true. Always go into
everything with 100% commitment. Self-belief
is one of life's most important skills.' B



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