The Greatness Machine

By Darius Mirshahzadeh

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The Greatness Machine is on a Quest to Maximize the Human Experience! Join Award Winning CEO and Author, Darius Mirshahzadeh (pron. Mer-shaw-za-day), as he interviews some of the greatest minds in the world―turning their wisdom and experience into learnings and advice you can use in your life so that you can level up and create greatness. Join Darius as he goes deep with guests like: Amanda Knox, Former FBI Negotiator Chris Voss, Jordan Harbinger, Brad Lea, Former Spy and CIA Agent Andrew Bustamante, 1-800-Got-Junk CEO Brian Scudamore, NHL Hall of Famer Chris Pronger, and so many more! Our subject matter ranges from entrepreneurial and pro athlete underdog stories, world-class leadership development, and performance development, to wealth creation and more! If you are a learner who wants to level up in your life and learn from experts who have been there and done that, hit the subscribe button. The Greatness Machine is your ticket to create Greatness in your life! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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153 | Sam Ushio | Using Ikigai, the Japanese Concept of Living a Life of Purpose, 7 Year Cycles of Life, and Building a Business that Thrives with Engagement
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“How can I help others?” This is the starting point for finding a sense of purpose or your reason for being. Your life purpose is your reason for getting up in the morning and what will serve as your compass in making decisions. It is what helps you focus on the things that will bring you genuine happiness and fulfillment. Sam Ushio is the Chief Ikigai Officer of Connect3x, a people platform that embeds well-being into the rhythm of business. He is joining us to talk about the Japanese concept of “Ikigai” which means your “reason for being” or something that gives a person a reason for living. By knowing your ikigai and understanding its meaning, you can align yourself with the work you've longed for and the work the world needs. In this episode, Darius and Sam talk about finding purpose, taking risks, living a life with no regrets, building wealth through well-being, and a lot more. Topics include: Sam explains the definition of the Japanese concept of “Ikigai” Difference between shareholder and stakeholder Living with regrets and how to deal with them Sam looks back on becoming an entrepreneur The 7-year cycles of life Sam talks about Connect3x and what they do Importance of employee engagement in business And other topics… Connect with Sam: Website: https://connect3x.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samushio/ Email: info@connect3x.com Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
152 | The Only 5 Questions That Matter In Your Business
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It is common for customers to return to your brand when they feel valued and enjoy the overall experience. Having that culture of appreciation within your business, where your team members or your internal customers feel valued and recognized for their great work, will also reflect on your external customers’ experience.  Today, I am flying solo to share with you the secret to building a perfect customer experience.  In this episode, I will talk about the most important questions to ask your internal and external customers. I will also discuss how I have been using Net Promoter Score (NPS) to measure customers’ experience. Topics include: Differences between an internal and an external customer What is Net Promoter Score (NPS) and how is it calculated Three questions I always ask my team members The importance of having an appreciation culture at work Five questions to build a perfect customer experience And other topics… Resources mentioned: Net Promoter Score: https://www.netpromoter.com/  ScaleMAP Method: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2022
151 | Jonathan Domsky | Create Your Greatness in the World: Using Affirmations, Declarations and Vision to Achieve the Impossible in Your Life
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A vision without action is nothing more than a fantasy, and action is merely a means to an end without a vision.  Having a vision is imagining what life will be like after reaching your goals. Not only is it important to have one, but it is essential to communicate your vision in a way that attracts excitement and action. After all, vision is about your goals and how you plan to achieve them in the future. Jonathan Domsky, business and life coach and founder of Untangled Coaching, joins us on The Greatness Machine for the second time around to talk about vision, purpose, and the common limiting beliefs that stop most people from reaching their full potential. In this episode, Darius and Jonathan discuss the importance of transforming vision into reality, the two kinds of visions and how they differ from each other, and the reasons why some of the most hard-working people don’t achieve the life they have always dreamed of. Topics include: How Jonathan realized he wanted to become a coach Two basic kinds of visions and their definitions The difference between affirmation and declaration Why having a sense of purpose is important What motivates people to take action What is vision and why you must have it Five reasons why hard-working people don’t have to lives and businesses they want What stops people from achieving greatness in their lives And other topics… Connect with Jonathan: Website: https://untangled-coaching.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/business-personal-growth-coach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathandomsky/  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
150 | How To Get On The TED Stage
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Ever wondered how to land a TED talk and make your message matter? Today, I am flying solo to walk you through the process of how I hosted a TEDx event back in 2012. With a theme of The Pursuit of Passion, the one-day event focused on the fire that drives people to pursue their passions. It was about how one finds the strength to follow their heart and intuition despite rejection, lack of support, challenges, or even outright failure. In this episode, I will talk about the process of applying to get a TED Talk, the challenges I had to deal with as a head curator of a TEDx event, and the story behind how I got Scott Dinsmore as one of the speakers for my event.  Resources mentioned: TED website: https://www.ted.com/  Scott Dinsmore TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpe-LKn-4gM  Topics include: Two different ways to get on the main TED stage What is TED and what they do What is a TEDx event and what is the application process for a license How to become a TEDx speaker  How I handled and prepared for no-shows during a TEDx event How Scott Dinsmore’s TEDx talk went viral on YouTube And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
149 | Daniel Murphy | The Secret To Building Liquid Death’s $700M Brand In Just 3 Years
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What does it take to be “authentic” when it comes to marketing? A fundamental requirement of marketing is authenticity, as consumers expect it. They demand you to communicate your brand’s message consistently, tell an honest story and provide relatable information that will capture customer attention.  Daniel Murphy, SVP of Marketing and angel investor at Liquid Death, discusses the uber-effective marketing strategy that is making Liquid Death the darling and “it brand” in the CPG space right now. With plans for global domination, the canned-water company takes pride in authentic brand-building and keeping its consumers interested.  In this episode, Darius and Daniel talk about marketing strategies, advertising, and the benefits of leveraging social media in building an audience. They also talk about cancel culture and the best ways to handle negative feedback, among other interesting topics. Topics include: How Daniel got into canned-water company Liquid Death What they do at Liquid Death How Daniel became SVP of Marketing at Liquid Death Daniel looks back at his career in advertising What Liquid Death has done in terms of marketing strategy How authentic brand-building wins over consumers Taking advantage of emerging social media platforms Cancel culture and how to handle it Daniel talks about their recent campaigns Collaborating with artists and other brands Working with Martha Stewart How Daniel found his dream job Future plans for Liquid Death And other topics… Connect with Daniel: Website: https://liquiddeath.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liquiddeath/?hl=en  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danqmurphy/ Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
148 | Part 1: How I Overcame My Lifelong Anxiety
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Do you often find yourself thinking about the “what ifs” of life? Are you someone who worries about the worst things that could happen? If you are, then you are probably wondering if there are ways to stop these negative thoughts from filling your mind. The good news is that there are tools, habits, and strategies that can help you avoid anxiety spirals.  Today, I am flying solo to share something very personal to me; my journey of dealing with and overcoming chronic worrying and anxiety.  Growing up in a complicated environment, I had to strive to achieve things and become a good example constantly. The unrealistic expectations later resulted in me becoming an anxious perfectionist.  In the first part of this mini-series, I will talk about how I dealt with anxiety as a kid until I reached adulthood. I will also walk you through the strategies and tools that helped me avoid having thinking errors and anxious thoughts.  Topics include: Experiencing anxiety disorder at such a young age How I coped with anxiety as a teen and young adult Defense mechanisms I used for anxiety as an adult What my therapist asked me to do to track my anxiety What I learned after writing a list of 100 things I was worried about How awareness helped me overcome my anxiety And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2022
147 | Nick Gray | The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How To Build Big Relationships With Small Gatherings
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Humans are not meant to be alone all the time. But with jobs to fulfill, businesses to run, kids to look after, and loved ones to spend time with, how do you gather old and new folks to rekindle friendships and encourage new connections? What better way to bring people together than hosting a cocktail party, right? Nick Gray, the founder of Museum Hack and author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings, joins us to share how he went from helping his family’s businesses to launching his own tour operator business and then writing his very first book about the benefits of hosting social gatherings.  In this episode, Nick looks back at how he made it possible to help his family grow their business by leading their hiring, marketing, and international sales. He takes us back to when he started and grew Museum Hack and reveals why he sold and exited the company in 2018. Nick also talks about the benefits of hosting cocktail parties in widening your network and building connections. Topics include: How Nick became a museum tour guide and turned Hack the Met tours into a business How long it took Nick to launch his book, The 2-Hour Cocktail Party Nick and Darius share one thing to consider before publishing a book How Nick grew Museum Hack before he stepped down and sold the company The biggest fear of a new party host and how to avoid it Nick reveals the best days to host a cocktail party The secret formula to successfully hosting parties and making new friends Nick explains why a conventional cocktail party lasts only 2 hours Tips for parents who want to host or attend a party How to leverage party hosting And other topics… Resources: How to Host a Party Website: https://party.pro/  The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: https://party.pro/book/   The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: https://amzn.to/39rfb2V   The Easy Way to Host or Plan a Networking Event: https://party.pro/networking/  How to Plan a Clothing Swap (The Easy Way): https://party.pro/swap/  Hosting a Happy Hour: Nick Gray’s How-to Guide: https://party.pro/happyhour/  Kids at Your Party: Get a Sitter: https://party.pro/kids/  Connect with Nick: Website: https://nickgray.net/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickgraynews/?hl=en  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
146 | Life Hack: 10X How Many Books You Read Per Year
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How do you exponentially increase how much you read when you have too much on your plate? Most of us, if not all, wish there were more hours in a day to grind and make time for what brings us joy. Any business owner or entrepreneur can attest to that. Finding a balance between work and life is easier said than done. But when done right, it can make the impossible possible. Today, I am flying solo to share a few tips on how I managed to surpass my goal of reading 22 books this year with three months to spare. In this episode, I will talk about the benefits of habit stacking and how it helped me learn to multitask while reading. I will also share the secret on how a busy entrepreneur like myself finds more time to read and what tools helped me to become a book athlete. Topics include: The benefits of building good habits Expert tips to reading more books in a year How I learned to multitask while reading The importance of narrator choice in audiobooks Pros and cons of reading multiple books at once Effective note-taking from reading Apps that helped me increase my reading My reading goal for 2023 And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2022
145 | Emily Balcetis | How the Ultra Successful Leverage Their Visual “Perception Gap” to Crush Their Goals and Accomplish More
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The act of visualizing can help you channel your dreams. It conditions your mind and body to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals and claim the life you have always wanted. By visualizing your goals, you will have a clearer vision of what you want to achieve in each area of your life. Is it your dream to start a business? Do you want to travel the world? Do you want to get that promotion you have been eyeing for? Imagining yourself achieving these dreams is the purpose of visualization. Emily Balcetis, an award-winning social psychologist, spills the beans about the secrets of successful people through her book Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People Save The World. As a result of her rigorous research, she emphasizes the importance of taking advantage of our visual experiences in order to see the possibilities in what we can’t see now.  In this episode, Darius and Emily talk about vision as a key to achieving goals, key strategies in creating more time and being productive, and the direct connection between perception and action. Topics include: What is a behavioral psychologist and what do they do What inspired Emily to write Clearer, Closer, Better Why vision is a superpower Relationships between perception and action How to turn a big dream into actionable items How a simple exercise can create more time in your week How swapping out visual cues in your life can change your actions Why saving for retirement is so difficult and how to overcome that How to prioritize your time to achieve big goals A plan to remove any obstacles in your way of achieving your goals The explanation behind the blue and gold dress picture on social media And other topics… Connect with Emily: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-balcetis-6b2853165/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilybalcetis/?hl=en  Book: https://www.amazon.com/Clearer-Closer-Better-Successful-People/dp/1524796468  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2022
144 | Are You Building A Life Of Gratitude Or A Life Of Competition?
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Success does not necessarily equate to happiness and contentment. We often think that it is by grinding day in and day out that we would find fulfillment. Most of us think of happiness as a destination, one that we can only truly experience when we reach a certain level in our job or hit a certain number in our business.  Unfortunately, that is not the case. While it can be rewarding to achieve our goals, it is also true that sometimes success will only give us momentary happiness before it leaves us feeling empty. Today, I am flying solo to talk about that one special event that opened my eyes to the importance of cultivating gratitude and what it means to lead a fulfilling life.  In this episode, I will share what it means to have a competitive attitude and why healthy competition is essential as we work on our dreams. I will also discuss passion as an essential key to achieving professional goals.  Topics include: Why it matters to be passionate about your work What TEDx taught me about passion and gratitude The impact and importance of gratitude The difference between healthy and unhealthy competition What your priorities say about you And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2022
143 | Travis Chappell | Sales Is Life - How Selling Church, Door To Door Solar And A Startup Led To Massive Success
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How does growing up in a bubble prepare you for life outside of it? Having spent his entire childhood in a church campus, it took Travis Chappell long years to realize that the path he was in at that time was not the life that he wanted to lead.  Travis, the man behind the Build Your Network podcast, looks back at how a ministry degree holder like him went from making door-to-door sales to starting a podcast and to building his own business.  Despite having to start from scratch, he persevered and used his experience making door-to-door until he finally launched his first-ever podcast in 2017. He later built his business, Guestio, where he teaches entrepreneurs how to build, grow, and monetize podcasts through interviewing. In this episode, Travis gets real about growing up in a Christian bubble and discovering his passion for podcasting. He and Darius also talk about the key strategies to build an audience, how to achieve success in the industry, and how to leverage podcasts to establish brand authority. Topics include: Travis looks back on growing up in a Fundamentalist Christian bubble How Travis started his podcast show and podcast coaching Why Travis decided to do door-to-door sales after college instead of going into ministry Podcasters that inspired Travis to get into the industry The secret formula for podcast success Leveraging podcasts to enhance brand How to get started in podcasting What Travis envisions Guestio to achieve Expanding the Build Your Network podcast for a wider reach And other topics… Connect with Travis: Website: https://travischappell.com/  Website: https://guestio.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/travischappell/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travischappell/?hl=en  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2022
142 | Do Your Priorities Align To Your Goals Align To Your Core Values?
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Where we spend our time represents what we actually care about, regardless of what we say our goals and priorities are. Prioritizing helps you decide what you need to do, what you don’t need to do, and when you should focus. Priorities are concerns, interests, or desires that come before anything else. But what does your life look like according to your priorities?  Unfortunately, when the thin line between need and want gets blurred, we often get carried away and forget the things that matter most in life. We go from place to place, switch after one task and another, and get lost in the cycle of busyness. Today, I am flying solo to share my personal realization about the importance of setting priorities and how to do it when everything feels important. In this episode, I will talk about how I reached my goal for this year and what I plan to achieve in 2023. I will also discuss how goal-setting, prioritizing, and time-blocking can help one achieve success in both life and work. Topics include: How to set your top priorities in life What made me reassess my priorities Why it is important to make time for yourself Aligning priorities with core values What I did to hit my goal of reading 22 books this year What my goal is for 2023 And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2022
141 | Larry Yatch | Leading Like A Navy SEAL
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What does it take to be a successful Navy SEAL or entrepreneur? And how does one learn from the other? Surprisingly, entrepreneurs are no different from special operators. Just like in the Navy SEAL, entrepreneurship requires good leadership with the ability to plan, execute, and be methodical. Both require unyielding perseverance, regulation, and belief in the mission and vision.  Larry Yatch, a ten-year US Navy SEAL-turned-elite leadership strategist, has been helping senior executives optimize their personal growth and leadership strategy for superior performance. Through his book, How Leadership (Actually) Works: A Navy Seal’s Complete System For Coordinating Teams, he shares his six-pillar system that companies can use to achieve success. In this episode, Darius and Larry discuss the similarities and differences between special operators and entrepreneurs. They also talk about self-regulation, self-fulfillment, leadership, core values, confidence, ambition, and a lot more! Topics include: What inspired Larry to join the military How Larry found out about Navy SEALs in 7th grade Larry looks back at his 10-year experience as a Navy SEAL Self-regulation as a key to succeed The similarities between Navy SEALs and entrepreneurs What “hungry ghost” teach us about fulfillment How Larry led the largest Special Operations in US history What motivated Larry to start his company, SEAL Team Leaders Larry explains his book, How Leadership (Actually) Works  The benefits of values-based leadership Defining the line between ego and confidence The two tools Larry leverages for his company What separates those who want to be better from those who actually become better And other topics… Connect with Larry: Website: https://www.sealteamleaders.com/  Book: https://www.howleadershipactuallyworks.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-yatch  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larryyatch/?hl=en  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
140 | Stephanie Paul | How To Lead Through Storytelling
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What makes a good story? Good stories create a sense of connection and are easy to understand. They are delivered with calm confidence and keep the audience interested and engaged. The best storytellers are those who get personal and know how to incorporate their own experiences into the story.  Just like in business, good leaders share their knowledge and personal story to build trust and loyalty between themselves and their team members. With stories, leaders can be more authentic and relatable to their employees, forging deeper connections.  Stephanie Paul gives a sneak peek into her new book, Unlock the Magic of Story: How to Use Neuroscience Secrets to Engage and Influence Any Audience, where she shares tried-and-true proven techniques on why story and humor are such powerful tools in captivating and influencing an audience. In this episode, Darius and Stephanie discuss the differences between working in the entertainment world and the business industry. They also tackle the power of storytelling and why great leaders need to be great storytellers. Topics include: How Stephanie started in the performing arts at a young age Stephanie looks back on her experiences in the modeling business  How she got her start as a professional actress What it was like being a foreign actress in an American film What Stephanie realized when she shifted from entertainment to business Stephanie talks about her new book, Unlock the Magic of Story The importance of communication in effective leadership Storytelling as a form of mediation Stephanie spills her craziest experience in the entertainment industry And other topics… Connect with Stephanie: Website: https://stephaniepaulinc.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniepaulinc/ Free Gift: https://stephaniepaulinc.com/powerfulgift/  Book: https://www.amazon.com/Unlock-Magic-Story-Neuroscience-Influence/dp/B09XZZ2QZG  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2022
139 | Chris Voss | Hostage Negotiation Tactics for Everyday Life
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Negotiating anything in life can make even the most socially robust entrepreneurs break out in cold sweats. Many of us are not born with negotiation skills but have to learn how to persuade our audience to be on our side. Learning excellent negotiation skills can take your career to the next level by negotiating a significant raise at your annual performance review. Negotiating a raise is so much easier than negotiating hostage situations like our next guest has while working with the FBI. In this episode, we talk to Chris Voss, also known as “The Master Negotiator.” Chris retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, is the CEO of the Black Swan Group, and is the author of the national bestseller Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It, which was one of Darius’s favorite books.   Drawing on his FBI experiences where the stakes are high, Chris Voss’s company, The Black Swan Group, specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Their negotiation methodology focuses on discovering the “black swans,” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. The biggest surprise is learning the tactics behind negotiating a business deal are very similar to negotiating with a barricaded gunman for the lives of hostages.   Don’t miss this thrilling episode! What Darius discusses with Chris Voss: How to be an effective negotiator for anything.   How information gathering can give you an edge in the negotiation game. What it takes to subtly convince someone to have it your way. What small things make the biggest impact in negotiations.   How to diffuse a situation by calling out the negative.   How emotions drive human behavior, not logic. The Black Swan Rule: Treat others not the way you want to be treated but the way they want to be treated. Common mistakes in negotiating. Why you are 31% smarter with a positive mindset. Why curiosity is a superpower.   How to make the gunman feel empathy for you! Chris talks about his book Never Split the Difference Connect with Chris: Website: https://www.blackswanltd.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophervoss/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefbinegotiator/?hl=en  Book: https://www.amazon.com/Never-Split-Difference-Negotiating-Depended/dp/0062407805  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
138 | How To Live A Life Without Constraints
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What’s holding you back? What’s stopping you from achieving the life you have always wanted? Unfortunately, many people experience regret for the things they never did. Perhaps they rejected a wonderful job offer, passed up an opportunity to expand their business, or missed the chance to travel the world.  While there are plenty of reasons for missed opportunities, choosing to live a life in a box is what stops most people from dreaming big dreams.  Today, I am flying solo to talk about how constraints and limitations affect our way of life, how we see ourselves, and how they hold us back from becoming the best version of ourselves. I will also talk about my personal journey of finding success after removing the constraints I previously put around myself.  In this episode, I will discuss the benefits of having a no-constraints mindset and how it taught me to raise the bar higher every time I reach a goal without beating myself up.  Topics include: Breaking free from constraints The one thing that stops people from reaching their full potential The effects of having a no-constraints mindset What I achieved when I started living without constraints The two things I put no constraints around And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2022
137 | Tim Elmore | How Leaders Can Bridge The Generation Gap
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Leadership provides a shared vision that inspires and pushes people in the right direction. A good leader is someone who communicates the policies, eliminates biases and stereotypes, builds confidence, and provides a safe work environment for the members to learn and share their ideas. A good leader understands generational differences and can engage diverse generations in the workplace. After all, great results can be achieved when individual members respect their differences in perspective and learn from each other’s ability to solve problems. Tim Elmore, who is the founder and CEO of Growing Leaders, was listed in the Top 100 Leadership Speakers in America by Inc. magazine. He has written over 35 books, including the best-selling Habitudes: Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes, and is now set to launch his new book titled, A New Kind of Diversity. In this episode, Darius and Tim talk about the impact of generational differences on leadership styles. They also discuss reverse mentoring and how it helps in crossing generational divides in the workplace.  Topics include: What inspired Tim to write his first book at 24 years old What got Tim into teaching and leadership Founding Growing Leaders in 2003 Tim shared his experience working with Dr. John C. Maxwell Leadership by serving and solving problems Leadership metaphors and analogies Why core values are important in corporate culture Understanding the impact of the generational gap Definition of reverse mentoring and how it works Tim gives a sneak peek into his book A New Kind of Diversity coming out next month And other topics… Connect with Tim: Growing Leaders: https://growingleaders.com/  Website: https://www.timelmore.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyelmore  Twitter: https://twitter.com/timelmore  New Diversity Book: https://www.maxwellleadership.com/nkd Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
136 | Do You Give Yourself The Gift Of Dreams vs. Goals?
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Are you giving yourself the gift of dreaming? Or are you only grinding hard towards your goals? Many people think that dreams will take you nowhere unless you embrace the grind and take action towards achieving them. However, they allow you to see the future with optimism and to see what’s impossible become possible.  Today, I am flying solo to talk about dreams and goals and their big differences, how they affect our disposition towards success, and what it means to allow ourselves to just dream and stop beating ourselves up when things don’t turn out right. In this episode, I will discuss what Ed Mylett’s book The Power of One More made me realize about my dreams and goals. I will also talk about my motivation for starting my podcast, The Greatness Machine, and what I aspire to achieve for the show.  Topics include: The key difference between dreams and goals The realizations I got after reading The Power of One More by Ed Mylett Why I decided to start The Greatness Machine podcast Why you need to give yourself the gift of dreaming And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
135 | Nathanael Chawkin | The Art Of Conscious Leadership
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Unconscious leaders are expert decision-makers and have a clear vision of what they want to achieve regardless of how their decisions or behavior can affect others. They tend to focus on the external environment and are driven by their emotional responses. Conscious leaders, on the other hand, are those who lead with full awareness, authenticity, intentionality and hold themselves accountable. Rather than focusing on oneself, conscious leadership underlines the purpose of the organization as a whole. Nathanael Chawkin, founder and CEO of Palæstra Leadership, takes us back to when he learned about conscious leadership and how his parents played a vital role in introducing him to meditation and consciousness. He also talks about his work with Palæstra Leadership, where he specializes in transforming organizational culture by coaching executive dynamics.  In this episode, Darius and Nathanael discuss the impact of conscious leadership in an organization, the benefits of meditation, the differences between spirituality and religion, and it is important for a leader to have a greater purpose. Topics include: Nathanael looks back on how he started conscious leadership How Nathanael started working for the Stagen Leadership Academy What is conscious leadership, and why it is important How Nathanael started meditating at a young age Understanding spirituality and religion Why it matters to have a higher purpose as a leader The benefits of higher intelligence in humans The importance of self-knowledge  Palæstra Leadership and what it offers Nathanael talks about Awakening Leadership and their upcoming plant medicine retreat in Costa Rica And other topics… Resources mentioned: How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan: https://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Mind-Consciousness-Transcendence/dp/1594204225  Connect with Nathanael: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathanael.chawkin/?hl=en  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nchawkin/  Palæstra Leadership: https://www.thepalaestra.com/  Awakening Leadership: https://awakeningleadership.org/  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
134 | Where Will You Be In 3 Years?
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A lot can change in just a couple short years….your dreams may be just around the corner! These changes, whether they are good or bad, can happen in a blink of an eye. It may seem like every day is the same, but when you look back, everything is different from how it used to be, and you are different from who you used to be.  Change offers new opportunities and experiences. It keeps life exciting and ensures that bad situations don’t last. It helps you move on, stay focused, and helps shape you. After all, progress is impossible without change. Today, I am flying solo to share my realization after reading a book called The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl, where he shared behind-the-scene stories of his musical life as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, drummer, and record producer. In this episode, I will discuss why it matters to seek and embrace change. I will also reveal what motivated me to step down from my position as a CEO after building a company from zero to a nine-figure organization and what has changed since then.  Topics include: Dave Grohl’s book The Storyteller and the realization I got from it I look back at where I was three, six, nine, twelve, fifteen, eighteen, and even twenty-one years ago and how different each three-year period was from the next. Why I decided to quit my nine-figure company The inevitability of change How to thrive when dealing with change The importance of reflecting on your life and career And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
133 | Phil Mancuso | The Future Of The World Economy
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In this episode, Darius and Phil discuss wide-ranging topics such as microeconomics, capital markets, consumerism, inflation, automation, population growth, US economic forecast, and much more.  Topics include: Understanding capital markets What is exponential growth, and why it matters Effects of asset inflation Phil reveals what drives him in business The impact of automation on workers, jobs, and wages The influence of American consumerism culture The difference between population slowdown and depopulation The consumption response to COVID stimulus checks How the internet and celebrity endorsement affect consuming buyer behavior Phil shares an important tip every homeowner should take And other topics… Connect with Phil: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-mancuso-89975636  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elpresidente_epm/  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
132 | Is Life Happening For You Or To You?
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Why is this happening to me?  Or Why is this happening for me?  Do you ask yourself these questions when faced with adversities? Although both are true, what you focus on will determine how well you react when push comes to shove. After all, life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. And one of the only things we can control is our attitude toward things that happen to us. We can either be happy about them or resent them.  Today I am flying solo to talk about how I managed to let go of the “worst case scenario” mindset and why I chose to direct my focus on seeing the struggles as opportunities to learn, grow, and become a better version of myself.  In this episode, I will discuss the ways that life is happening for us and not to us. I will talk about my personal struggle in the past, how I acted like I was a victim of my own life, and what made me realize I needed to give up this mindset for good. Topics include: The importance of having a good perspective on life Having a scarcity mindset and how it affects your life Managing your emotional reactions to what happens to you Shifting from victim mentality to creator mindset Cultivating gratitude during difficult times The secret to achieving greatness And other topics… Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
TGM Classic | Jordan Harbinger | How To Build The #1 Business Podcast In The World
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As the popularity of podcasts continues to skyrocket, the podcast advertising industry also saw tremendous growth quarter after quarter, seeing how more consumers and marketers allocate a greater portion of their advertising budget to them. While podcast ads are said to generate higher brand awareness and effectiveness, putting money into marketing and advertising won’t save a podcast that no one actually wants to listen to. Jordan Harbinger, the man behind one of the fastest-growing podcasts in the world, reveals the secret key to the success of The Jordan Harbinger Show. Jordan is an American lawyer turned social dynamics expert and entrepreneur. With an incredible 11 million monthly downloads, his show has featured some of the biggest names, including Simon Sinek, Kobe Bryant, and Dennis Rodman.  In this episode, Darius and Jordan discuss podcasting and reveal some simple and actionable strategies to grow your digital footprint without spending thousands after ad spend. They also talk about child-rearing practices in different cultures and why it is important to allow children to explore. You will also learn about Jordan’s secret in choosing his guests for his podcast show.  Topics include: How Jordan learned to speak five languages Why Jordan decided to go on a foreign exchange program in Germany in the late ‘90s The biggest cultural differences between different societies Drawbacks of a regressive mindset and excessive policing The benefits of giving teenagers the opportunity to explore and feed their curiosity The secret to growing your podcast without spending thousands of dollars in ad spend Following your passion and taking the path less trodden Jordan shares his biggest takeaway from interviewing his guests How Jordan finds the best podcast guests And other topics… Connect with Jordan: Website: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jordan-harbinger-show/id1344999619?mt=2  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanharbinger  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
131 | Rene Rodriguez | Amplifying Your Influence As A Leader
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What is influence, and why do we want to have it? Influence is so much more than persuasion. The art of influence is having the ability to make an impact and affect how other people behave, think, and make decisions. Those who master the art of influence are often adept at tapping into people's emotions and motivating them to act. To put it simply, influence is the ability to get those around you to act on your ideas. Rene Rodriguez is often described as “powerful,” “thought-provoking,” and “authentic” by his clients. He has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world-class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. His book, Amplify Your Influence, became a Wall Street Journal bestseller, earning the second spot.  In this episode, Darius and Rene talk about overcoming rejection and embracing suffering, the power of influence and how to leverage it, and the importance of authenticity in business. Rene also discusses negative bias and why humans give more psychological weight to unpleasant news and information.  Topics include: Why Rene gave up basketball to become a salesperson at a young age The value of embracing suffering Rene shares the story behind his Wall Street Best Seller book, Amplify Your Influence Understanding the importance of influence Defining the AMPLIFII Formula and how it works The 3 P’s of AMPLIFII Formula Understanding Aristotle’s Rhetorical Triangle to gain maximum influence Why people are hardwired for negativity How to leverage core values in influencing others The secret keys to staying fully authentic in the digital world And other topics… Resources Mentioned: Amplify Your Influence by Rene Rodriguez: https://www.amplifiibook.com/ Connect with Rene: Website: https://www.meetrene.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seerenespeak/  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
130 | Mike McCarthy | How to Build An Amazing Legacy
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What will you leave behind? Leaving a great legacy is one of the most powerful things you can do in your career and personal life. It's about creating something enduring that has lasting and multi-generational effects. This isn't about how people will remember you; it's about creating something strong enough to make a powerful ripple impact. Mike McCarthy is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and their families increase collaboration and connection and create shared values and goals that will leave a lasting legacy.  Mike McCarthy is a husband, a father, and a serial entrepreneur who has played an integral role in helping Keller Williams become the #1 real estate company in the world. He also spearheads GoBundance Mastermind as the Co-Founder and CEO. Mike co-authored The Tribe of Millionaires, The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, and its accompanying book, Family Playbook.  In this episode, Darius and Mike discuss the pros and cons of family businesses, the importance of workplace and family core values, the fascinating benefits of living in the present, the downside of hustle culture, and the advantages of abundant thinking. Topics include: How Mike became a real estate entrepreneur What advice Mike would give his younger self The expense of living in the future  Why mindfulness and being in the present make people happier How he became a Co-Founder and CEO of GoBundance How core values promote accountability within GoBundance Mike shares the story behind co-writing The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families with Hal Elrod and wife, Lindsay What motivated Mike to build FamBundance for families Mike’s family core values and their definition The benefits of holding family meetings And other topics… Resources Mentioned: The Miracle Morning: https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Morning-Parents-Families-Yourself/dp/1942589344/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1662114360&refinements=p_27%3ALindsay+McCarthy&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Lindsay+McCarthy The Miracle Morning Playbook: https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Morning-Parents-Families-Playbook/dp/1942589360/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1662114672&refinements=p_27%3ALindsay+McCarthy&s=books&sr=1-2&text=Lindsay+McCarthy  GoBundance: https://www.gobundance.com/ FamBundance: https://www.gobundance.com/fambundance Connect with Mike: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gomikemccarthy/  Website: www.gomikemccarthy.com  Book: www.miraclemorning.com/pfplaybook  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
129 | Justin Breen | How Visionary Leaders Live An Epic Life
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How do you draw the line between your business and personal life? A balanced lifestyle means having the time, resources, and motivation to do well at work and home. After all, who wouldn't want to grow their business and spend more time with their loved ones without choosing one from the other? Author of the International Best-Selling Book, Epic Business, Justin Breen is CEO of the global PR firm BrEpic Communications and co-founder of the premium connectivity platform BrEpic Network. In addition to being an active member of Strategic Coach 10x and Abundance 360 Summit, he has built a remarkable international network of leaders and entrepreneurs. In this episode, Darius and Justin discuss the importance of visionary leadership, why it matters to know your values and strengths, how to master work-life balance as an entrepreneur, the effects of trauma on self-esteem, and the inspiration behind Justin’s new book Epic Life. Topics include: A sneak peek of Justin’s life before he became an entrepreneur Justin reveals his most precious possession and the story behind it How to be a visionary entrepreneur and still have a personal life The two questions Justin asks himself every day The benefits of knowing your values and strengths Justin talks about his second book “Epic Life” Justin explains why entrepreneurship is an addiction Why self-worth matters and how to improve it The importance of gratitude and being thankful Justin picks a favorite chapter of his new book and explains why he chose that And other topics… Resources Mentioned: Justin Breen’s Book Epic Life:  https://www.amazon.com/Epic-Life-Collaborative-Companies-Putting-ebook/dp/B0B7QLBDLM Justin Breen’s Company: https://www.brepicllc.com/ Dopamine Nation: https://www.amazon.com/Dopamine-Nation-Finding-Balance-Indulgence/dp/152474672X/ref=asc_df_152474672X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=509494905560&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16069962025356892720&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028258&hvtargid=pla-1209607320147&psc=1 Connect with Darius Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
128 | Todd Kashdan | Getting Angry And Curious To Change The World
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Anger is often viewed as a negative emotion that is typically associated with violence. While aggression is destructive, anger is a normal human emotion that is designed to promote survival, provide a sense of control, motivate us to solve problems, make us aware of injustice, drive us toward our goals, and inject optimism. Awarded the 2013 Distinguished Early Career Researcher Award by the American Psychological Association, Todd Kashdan dives deep into the surprising benefits of anger and the many ways it pushes people to go beyond what they are capable of and pursue their desired rewards. Through his book “The Art of Insubordination,” Todd also offers an essential guide for those who are seeking to be heard, make a change, and rebel against an unhealthy status quo. In this episode, Darius and Todd discuss the value of anger, the advantages of giving and receiving critical feedback, the benefits of creating mental space, the demerits of social mobility, and the ways to bridge integrity and flexibility. Topics include: The challenges of growing up without a father figure How Todd got into writing at a young age Giving and receiving feedback effectively Curiosity and insubordination The surprising benefits of anger The three elements that can improve the quality of life in difficult situations The two forms of self-talk and their benefits Ways to create more psychological space Todd shares the story behind his new book “The Art of Insubordination” The consequences of social mobility on relationships and overall well-being Psychological flexibility with integrity And other topics… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
127 | What Advice Would Future You Give You Today
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Do you ever look back and think about the things that you could have done differently? Maybe you have done and said something that you wish you could take back. Maybe you wish you hadn’t worked so hard or wish you could have done better.  Most of us, if not all, have regrets. It could be things you did that you hoped you hadn’t or things you wish you had done but didn’t. Today, I am flying solo to share a list of things I would tell my younger self. Looking back, I remember being scared of a lot of things, worrying about what could happen, and spending my time thinking about the future. What I failed to realize was we can never take back whatever time and effort we have expended in the past.  In this episode, I will discuss the things I wish I had known when starting out in life and business, the biggest mistake I made as an entrepreneur dad, my realizations looking back in the past, and the things I wish to do now that I am in my 40’s. Topics include: List of things I would tell my younger self The pros of mental time travel  Why you should never stress about your businesses, clients, and team members The importance of spending time with your family and friends Why you shouldn’t wait to live your life Living in the now but also preparing for the future Why you should never sweat the small stuff The one big mistake I should never have made in the past Why it matters to live a life of intent And other topics… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
126 | Matt Abrahams | Using Science and Neurology Level Up Your Communication
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Communication is complex. While most people associate it solely with talking or speaking, a good communicator must also have the ability to listen, question, and provide constructive input. The act of communicating not only allows one to convey information but also helps build relationships, enhances engagement, fuels innovation, and fosters trust. But just like any other skill, learning to be better at communicating comes with challenges.  Matt Abrahams, author of “Speaking Up without Freaking Out” and host of the “Think Fast, Talk Smart” podcast, names anxiety as one of the challenges on why it can be hard for some people to express their thoughts and ideas. He believes that it is normal to be nervous and goes on to share some helpful tips and routines that can help manage public speaking anxiety. In this episode, Darius and Matt discuss the types of communication, the ways to become a great communicator, the challenges of public speaking and how to overcome them, the importance of structuring communication plans, and how to leverage and manage public speaking anxiety. Topics include: How Matt realized his passion for communication at an early age Leveraging and managing speaking anxiety How Ted Talks encourages effective good communication Tips on how to level up speaking Things to learn from neuroscience to communicate better The power of communication when it comes to status How to leverage communication to elevate status The importance of listening skills in communication Structuring communication plans Hacks for public speaking with confidence The story behind the creation of Matt’s book “Speaking Up Without Freaking Out” Hosting “Think Fast, Talk Smart” podcast Ways for communicating successfully with remote teams Connect with Matt: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maabrahams/ Website: https://nofreakingspeaking.com/  Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/think-fast-talk-smart-communication-techniques/id1494989268  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
125 | Chris Hill | The Changing Face Of Investing
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There are things that used to exist 25 years ago that seem strange today. Investors face the unpredictability of markets, corrections and recessions, and the overwhelming amount of information on the internet about investing.  In the "Motley Fool Money" podcast, Chris Hill and a team of analysts break down the implications of stock market movements for long-term, business-focused investors based on the day's top business news and financial headlines. Chris believes in the importance of seeking the help of professionals when it comes to investing. He also emphasizes that there are still a number of reasons stopping people from investing, pointing out the state of financial literacy in schools then and now.  In this episode, Darius and Chris discuss the evolution of financial media and how the internet has revolutionized the industry. They also talk about Chris’s entry at The Motley Fool and how the company grew and expanded over the years with a mission to help millions of people around the world achieve their financial goals.   Topics include: What attracted Chris to join The Motley Fool in 1997 The creation of The Motley Fool radio show What motivated the company to expand and enter podcasting How the company teaches financial literacy to their employees and the general public The secret to finding high-quality information in media Why Chris does not invest in crypto Finding the best leaders in the investment space Optimism as the key to investing The role of values in investing And other topics… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
124 | Michael Arrieta | Building the World’s Best Holding Company
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Today I’m talking with Michael Arrieta, who currently serves as the Founder and CEO of Garden City, a purpose-driven holding company that buys, grows, and permanently holds family-owned companies.  He was an early employee at DocuSign and served as Global Vice President, General Manager, and Chief of Staff to the CEO before he founded MAV Ventures in 2016. Michael also co-founded New Story, a non-profit organization that has built over 2,000 homes in developing countries.  Following his success as a young sales representative at Cutco and after seeking wise counsel, Michael made the decision to move to Silicon Valley, where he joined a startup called Wyse before his path led him to DocuSign in 2014.  With his passion to make small things flourish, Michael started investing in small companies with a mission to help them grow, which later resulted in the creation of Garden City. Michael, through the holding company, envisions enriching the lives of the working class by acquiring family-owned service businesses and putting a culture that’s all about purpose, belonging, and excellence.  In this episode, you will learn the advantages of seeking wise counsel, why hard work is necessary to be successful in life and business, and the importance of knowing your ‘why’ and purpose. Here are just some of the things we get into: Michael looks back at his humble beginnings. How he landed a job at DocuSign in the early years of the company. The importance and benefits of mentorship. What made him take the path to become an entrepreneur. What they do in Garden City and the impact they want to make. You can also stream it on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217  Grab a copy of The Core Value Equation book here: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/  Learn how to leverage my proprietary and simple ScaleMAP Method Frameworks here: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video  Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to spread greatness to the world! Peace, Darius Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
123 | How to Write and Publish Your First Book - An Inside Look Into How I Wrote My Book The Core Value Equation in 90 Days
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Is writing a book hard? Today I’m flying solo to talk about the process of writing my first book, “The Core Value Equation,” where I tackled how core values create the ultimate decision-making engine for an organization that consistently produces spectacular results. Writing and publishing my own book has been on my bucket list for a long time until I made it happen in 2020. Now, looking back at the experience made me realize that anyone can write and publish their own book. It may sound like a daunting task, but it was personally one of the coolest projects I have ever done.  In this episode, I will be taking you behind the scene on how The Core Value Equation was born. You will also learn several tips on how to write your own book and the challenges and benefits of publishing one. Here are some of the things I get into: What pushed me to write The Core Value Equation. How I started the writing process by dictation. Why consistency matters in writing a book. The power of editing in creating and fine-tuning a book. Why most people write a book.  You can also stream it on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217  Grab a copy of The Core Value Equation book here: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/  Learn how to leverage my proprietary and simple ScaleMAP Method Frameworks here: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video  Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to spread greatness to the world! Peace, Darius Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2022
122 | Brad Lea | Unlearning As The New Learning
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Today I’m talking with Brad Lea, an entrepreneur, and businessman, who owns a portfolio of companies. He is the founder and CEO of LightSpeed VT, a global leader in web-based training and communication platforms that enables people to create, launch, and market their own interactive courses and training. He is the host of the Dropping Bombs Podcast and the creator of the Bottom Line. In 2021, he launched a book titled “The Hard Way: Lessons I Learned the Hard Way, So You Don’t Have To” to help people avoid challenges, heartache, and difficulties in life and business. With a mission to get the knowledge from the people who have it to the people who need it, Brad founded LightSpeed VT, which has revolutionized online learning and has made a massive impact in the lives of many since 1999. The tech company has led him to become an influential thought leader on social media.  When asked for his advice to become successful, Brad emphasizes the importance of loving yourself, being authentic, and the value of learning sales. He also explains why relationships matter and why people need to leverage each other in order to level up.  In this episode, you will learn the advantages of training people in your organization, the significance of learning and unlearning, the three key things you need to achieve greatness and the long-term benefits of being optimistic.  Here are just some of the things we get into: His intention in starting Dropping Bombs Podcast. How Brad got into the world of entrepreneurship. How LightSpeed VT was born, and who it is built for. His inspiration for writing “The Hard Way” and three pieces of advice he’d like people to learn.  Why people need to unlearn in order to level up. You can also stream it on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217  Grab a copy of The Core Value Equation book here: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/  Learn how to leverage my proprietary and simple ScaleMAP Method Frameworks here: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video  Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to spread greatness to the world! Peace, Darius Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
121 | Sonal Bahl | How to Get 100K+ Followers on YouTube
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Today I’m talking with Sonal Bahl, an experienced HR Director, and a Career Strategist. Over the course of nearly two decades in human resources, screening over 250,000 resumes and conducting over 5,000 interviews on three continents, she has recruited, built, and evolved highly talented teams. She has experience working with large companies like GE & PwC, midsize family-owned firms & startups. After realizing she was no longer happy with her employment, Sonal somehow found her way into leveraging YouTube to talk about her knowledge and perspective and started creating videos. When she did not see immediate results after putting out several videos, she decided to move to LinkedIn and uploaded her videos as native content.  Two years after turning her back on YouTube, one of her older videos went viral, earning her hundreds of followers a day until she reached her first 100,000 followers.   When asked for her advice on how to get noticed on YouTube, Sonal emphasizes the importance of learning from what successful people do, the value of crafting a good Youtube homepage and creating attractive thumbnail designs.  In this episode, you will learn some helpful tips on how to grow your YouTube channel, what YouTube success looks like, and why consistency matters in playing the long game of building a presence on the video-sharing platform. Here are just some of the things we get into: How Sonal found YouTube “success” after an old video went viral. Sonal’s advice to those who want to grow their YouTube channels. The importance of YouTube homepage and thumbnail designs. The tools Sonal uses in building her YouTube channel. Why YouTube is a trust accelerator. You can also stream it on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217  Grab a copy of The Core Value Equation book here: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/  Learn how to leverage my proprietary and simple ScaleMAP Method Frameworks here: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video  Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to spread greatness to the world! Peace, Darius Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
120 | Why We Are NOT in a Recession
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What is a recession, and are we in one now? Today I’m flying solo to talk about the US economy, its current state, and what to expect during the second half of the year.  A recession is generally characterized by negative gross domestic product (GDP), rising unemployment, falling retail prices, and contracting measures of income and manufacturing lasting months or years. Recessions are often classified as two consecutive quarters of plummeting GDP growth, which the US economy is currently experiencing.  GDP fell at an annual rate of 0.9% in the second quarter this year, following the last quarter’s decline of 1.6%.  But before we talk about these figures, let’s take a step back and look at the four to five consecutive quarters with the most significant revenue growth in the last 15 years.  US real GDP rose at an annual rate of 6.9% in the fourth quarter of 2021, following a 2.3% growth in the third quarter, a 6.7% pace in the second quarter, and a 6.3% increase during the first quarter of the same year.  Despite the two recent negative quarters, we need to look at the numbers and what they represent. Moreover, a negative GDP growth rate does not necessarily connote that the economy is entering a recession. In this episode, you will learn about the US economy, GDP, recession, and why running a country is similar to running a business.  Here are some of the things I get into: The real GDP growth in the US for the first two quarters of 2022.  The definition of recession. How economists determine whether the economy is in a recession.  Why we need to look at the data and consider the previous quarters. Why a negative GDP does not indicate a recession. You can also stream it on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217  Grab a copy of The Core Value Equation book here: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/  Learn how to leverage my proprietary and simple ScaleMAP Method Frameworks here: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video  Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to spread greatness to the world! Peace, Darius Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
119 | Jesse Iwuji | Side Hustling Your Way to Become a NASCAR Pro and Owner
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Today I’m talking with Jesse Iwuji, the first and only active US Naval Officer to compete in NASCAR and the co-owner of NASCAR team Jesse Iwuji Motorsports, which he co-owns with HOF Former-NFL player Emmitt Smith. He's also a Keynote Speaker/Motivational Speaker and a NASCAR Driver Analyst for NBC Sports. After realizing his love for sports, particularly football, Jesse started setting goals for himself to be on the A team, get recruited, and play college football. Since he didn’t get to play Pee Wee and Pop Warner football, he had to put in extra effort to grow his talent, skills, strength, and ability. All his hard work paid off when he got recruited by the United States Naval Academy to play college football during his senior year. Jesse saw this as an opportunity to attend a great school, pursue his love for football, and have a career waiting for him as an officer in the US Navy when he graduates. He spent four years playing for the Naval Academy, went to four different bowl games, and had winning seasons all four years. He later became a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO), which developed his passion for cars and racing. His life changed when he finally decided to become a professional race car driver. Jesse explored every possibility, took the entrepreneur route, and started his own business on the sideline while still serving active duty. In this episode, you will learn about football, professional car racing, the importance of having a vision, what kept Jesse going in pursuing his dream, and some helpful tips on how to start living your dreams. Here are just some of the things we get into: What made Jesse loves sports and football. How Jesse realized his passion for car racing. What he did to fund his journey of learning car racing. How he worked his way up from Late Models to NASCAR K&N Pro Series. How his partnership with Emmitt Smith started. You can also stream it on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180) Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217 (https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217) Grab a copy of The Core Value Equation book here: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (https://therealdarius.com/book-order/) Learn how to leverage my proprietary and simple ScaleMAP Method Frameworks here: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video) Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to spread greatness to the world! Peace, Darius This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
118 | Darius Interview on Young and Profiting Podcast with Hala Taha
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Today I had the opportunity to appear on the Young and Profiting Podcast hosted by Hala Taha, where I talked about the entrepreneurial lessons I learned from my father, my experience working at the White House, how I built and grew my businesses through partnerships, my reason for stepping down as CEO of Money Source, and the importance of running a core value-driven organization. After realizing I was unemployable during my internship at the White House, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming my own boss and built my first business, Twin Capital Mortgage, with my twin brother. Things, however, did not come easy as I spent years and years pivoting, learning, and figuring out how to build a business through partnerships. I ranked #9 on Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US running The Money Source and have led organizations that have won numerous Stevie awards, been named “#3 Best Place to Work” by San Francisco Business Times, and have landed at #40 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. But despite achieving all these recognitions, I decided to step down as the CEO of TMS. That move allowed me to reassess what I truly wanted to do, resulting in the release of my first book, The Core Value Equation, and the launch of the Greatness Machine Podcast. And just recently, I launched a product called Scale MAP Method, where I help CEOs grow their companies. In this episode, you will learn about my entrepreneurial journey, the epiphany that made me step down as the CEO of my previous company, how I learned about the importance of core values, and my inspiration for launching my book and podcast. Here are some of the things Hala and I get into: The entrepreneurial lessons I learned at an early age. The reason why I was almost fired from my work at the White House. How my first business, Twin Capital Mortgage, turned out to be. Why I stepped down as the CEO of the Money Source. Launching The Core Value Equation, The Greatness Machine Podcast, and Scale MAP Method. You can also stream it on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatness-machine/id1555334180) Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217 (https://open.spotify.com/show/0Vbu3kqMBgfGnu3vMyW5pd?si=f46b738ce5fb4217) Grab a copy of The Core Value Equation book here: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (https://therealdarius.com/book-order/) Learn how to leverage my proprietary and simple ScaleMAP Method Frameworks here: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video) Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to spread greatness to the world! Peace, Darius This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
117 | Who's Living In Your Emotional House?
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In this episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius is flying solo during his mini-sabbatical/pseudo vacation in Mexico to discuss who's living in your emotional house and what we're doing about our past. In this episode you'll discover: - How a chance encounter with Ed Mylett and his book, 'The Power of One More,' changed Darius' thinking. - The concept of 'cleaning your emotional house' and identifying what type of emotional house you have. - The importance of dreaming with imagination and dreaming about a compelling future for yourself. Join Darius as he challenges you to consider your emotional house and the emotions you want to have living there each day. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Ed Mylett’s book, 'The Power of One More,' has become a game changer in Darius' life. Your ‘emotional house’ and the emotions you choose to fill it with. Why dreaming with imagination and dreaming about a compelling future for yourself is so vital to happiness and success. And so much more... This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
116 | Chris Krause | How to Recruit a Team That Grows Your Business Exponentially
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Sometimes, our mistakes can offer powerful revelations, which can lead to incredible success. Today's guest reveals what inspired him to start his current business, recalling how he did not get real offers from collegiate football programs, because he failed to understand the recruiting process. In this episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Chris Krause, founder and CEO of NCSA Athletic Recruiting. Since it began, NCSA has helped more than 100,000 student-athletes commit to colleges with 8 billion in scholarships awarded to NCSA athletes. It has quickly become the leader in helping match college coaches with qualified high school athletes through education and technology and is now part of the Reigning Champs family of purpose-driven companies assisting the Collegiate athletic community- building the world’s first Athletic Recruiting Network with a mission of Athleadership- Empowering leaders through sports. Chris realized his passion for recruiting after his own determination and hard work paid off and he earned a full football scholarship to play in the SEC at Vanderbilt University. After graduating in four years, Chris made it his goal to make sure no other student-athlete gets left behind and misses out on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play college sports in return for education and lifelong empowerment. In this episode you'll discover: - How Chris' path led him to athletics. - The early days of NCSA and how it was formed. - The process of recruiting student-athletes. Join Darius and Chris as they discuss sports, athletes, recruitment, sales, business, core values, and a lot more! Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The path that eventually led Chris to athletics. How the NCSA was formed in the early days. Details on the student-athlete recruitment process. And so much more... Resources: https://www.ncsasports.org (NSCA website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriskrause/ (Chris' LinkedIn) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
115 | John Jackson | From Solitary Confinement to Freedom
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In this episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with John Jackson, the Director of Correctional Partnerships for Hustle 2.0, an evidence-based, trauma-informed curriculum used in more than 450 jails and prisons across the country. He is a co-author of ten books, a TEDx speaker, and a keynote speaker for multiple organizations advocating for second chances. However, he wasn't always so successful... John was introduced to a life of crime at the age of 17 by a person who promised to protect him. After serving 18 years in prison, he became entrenched in gang culture. He was locked up in one of California's most notorious supermax prisons, Pelican Bay, as "the worst of the worst." Since then, his life has been transformed and now he works with gang leaders nationwide to interrupt generational cycles of violence and incarceration. In this episode you'll discover: - How John entered a life of crime at an early age. - His experiences during his 18 years in prison. - How, during his time in prison, he became deeply rooted in gang culture. Join Darius and John as they discuss why being massively successful comes down to being prepared, reliable, and obsessed! Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How John's criminal life began at age 17. Some of the things he experienced during his time in Pelican Bay prison. How he became entrenched in gang culture while an inmate. And so much more... Resources: https://www.hustle20.com (Hustle 2.0 website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnjackson/ (John's LinkedIn) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
114 | Jimmy Farris | Super Bowl Champion's Guide on Being A Pro in Life
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In this episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with SuperBowl Champion Jimmy Farris. Jimmy is a former NFL wide receiver, author, national speaker, coach and master trainer for Kaizen Unlimited, best known for his signature “Be A PRO” platform. After six seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL, where he won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, Jimmy now uses the lessons he learned in the NFL and beyond to train high performing individuals, teams and organizations on the championship level disciplines and winning mindset that make anything possible. In this episode you'll discover: - How Jimmy raised and raced a horse on his own in college. - His first impressions upon entering the NFL and training with the legendary Terrell Owens. - Information on his new book, 'Be a Pro: Your Blueprint to Professional Level Achievement.' Join Darius and Jimmy as they discuss why being massively successful comes down to being prepared, reliable, and obsessed! Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Jimmy raised and raced a horse on his own in college. How he entered the NFL and what it was like to train with the legendary Terrell Owens. Information on his new book, 'Be a Pro: Your Blueprint to Professional Level Achievement.' And so much more... Resources: https://jimmyfarris.com (Jimmy's website) https://www.instagram.com/jimmyfarris (Jimmy's Instagram) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmyfarris/ (Jimmy's LinkedIn) https://www.amazon.com/Be-Pro-Blueprint-Professional-Achievement/dp/1953153607 (Be a Pro book) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
113 | How to Overcome the Tests of Life to Level Up
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Are you aware of the tests you've had to endure throughout your life? As we move through life, levelling up and growing, we all experience various tests designed to help us expand and meet the new challenges the future brings, even if we're not aware of it. In this episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius is recording from Wahaca, Mexico to discuss the tests we all have to pass in order to level up in our lives. In this episode you'll discover: - Why the most successful people are always focused on the next goal, and the next target. - Some of the tests Darius has had to endure to grow and expand in his life. - Why recognizing these tests and persevering through them is a key component of success. Join Darius as he discusses the tests we all must face as we level up to a new form of greatness! Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Why do successful people always have one eye on the future? Some backstory on Darius' life and the tests he has undergone. Why meeting every test and pushing through is a key component of success. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
112 | Matt Stewart | Secrets to Success from a 9 Figure CEO
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Why are values important to succeed in business and in life? Today's guest shows us what really happens behind the scenes of a successful company and how values factor into the equation. In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius is joined by Matthew Stewart, co-founder and CEO of National Service Group (NSG), which operates College Works Painting, Empire Community Construction, Home Genius Exteriors, and SMJJ Investments. From a small Southern California company, NSG has grown into an international company with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Matthew currently serves on the boards of several organizations in addition to his role at NSG. In his past role, he was chairman of the global board of Entrepreneur's Organization (EO), a worldwide business network representing more than 142 chapters across 46 countries. In this episode you'll discover: - The entrepreneurial advice Matthew would give to his younger self. - How values help his company succeed. - The secrets to running a successful business. Join Darius and Matthew for this fascinating discussion as they explore how our values and even our mistakes provide lessons that we can use to create success. They also discuss the reasons why being patient and having a strategy are vital to achieving greatness. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The advice Matthew would offer to his younger self as an entrepreneur. How values have become vital to making his company a success. The inside scoop on running a successful business. And so much more... Resources: https://nationalservicesgroup.com (National Services Group website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-stewart-5257314/ (Matt's LinkedIn) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-edge-of-excellence-podcast/id1554338077 (Edge of Excellence podcast) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
111 | Ben Nemtin | How to Crush Your Bucket List
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Are you living the life you want to live, or the one you want others to see? That was the question on the mind of today's guest when he hit his first year of university. At the time. life seemed good. He had an academic scholarship to a top-tier school and a dream of making the U-19 Canadian Rugby Team had become a reality. But then it all came crashing down... In this episode of The Greatness Machine, [https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/] Darius chats with Ben Nemtin, a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 'What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?,' co-founder of The Buried Life movement and inspirational keynote speaker. He has delivered over 500 keynotes to brands and Fortune 500 companies around the globe. In this episode you'll discover: - How Ben overcame crippling depression, including his list of 100 things to do before he dies (of which he has achieved 96!) - How a poem called 'The Buried Life' led him to a TV show on MTV, where he played basketball with President Obama among other things. - Answers to questions such as: 'What do you want to do before you die?' And 'What are the top five things people regret on their deathbeds?' Join Darius and Ben as they discuss creating the life you want for yourself - not the one you want others to see. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Ben conquered depression in his youth to create a list of 100 things to do before he dies. Why a 150 year-old poem called 'The Buried Life' by Matthew Arnold led Ben to create a show for MTV. How to discover what you want to do before you die, and how you can avoid having regrets at the end of your life. And so much more... Resources: https://www.bennemtin.com (Ben's website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/bennemtin/ (Ben's LinkedIn) https://www.instagram.com/bennemtin/?hl=en (Ben's Instagram) https://linkpop.com/bennemtin (The Bucket List Journal) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
110 | Brad Weimert | Building a Life and Business By Design and With High Intention
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Today's episode covers business, real estate investing, strategic planning, software development, adventure, and a lot more. Our guest takes us back to his teenage years and how he started breaking sales records as the #1 sales representative in a company of more than 30,000 at the age of 20. In this episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Brad Weimert, entrepreneur, investor, and adventurer. In 2012, he founded Easy Pay Direct, a payment gateway for businesses selling between $1 million and $100 million online. Brad is also the host of the Beyond A Million podcast, where he interviews world-class experts in sales, marketing, operations, hiring, technology, and wealth building to discover the strategies and tactics that are most effective today. In this episode you'll discover: - The many lessons Brad has learned through the years. - How he first got into real estate investing. - Why a 5- or 10-year plan does not work. Join Darius and Brad as they discuss entrepreneurship, sales, BlockChain, adventure, relationships, and much more. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Some of the key lessons Brad has gleaned from his years of experience. Brad's first entry into real estate investing. The reasons why 5- or 10-year plans don't work. And so much more... Resources: https://www.instagram.com/bradweimert/?hl=en (Brad's Instagram) https://www.easypaydirect.com (Easy Pay Direct website) https://beyondamil.com/podcast (The Beyond a Million podcast) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
109 | Housing Market Truths from an Insider
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It seems the economy at the moment is in turmoil. We're seeing Bitcoin under 20,000. The markets are down. The Dow Jones has reached 30,000, S&P was around 3600. On top of this volatility, there's a housing boom happening all around us. In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius goes solo to offer some insights on housing based on his past experience running one of the largest servicers and lenders in the United States. That business managed hundreds of billions of dollars of mortgages, and Darius uses that experience to offer his thoughts on the current boom. In this episode you'll discover: - Straight talk to cut through the media speculation. - New information recently made available around the monthly supply of new houses in the US. - Why we're really looking at a "very short term demand shock" that will require some normalization before the market stabilizes. Join Darius for this eye-opening discussion into the housing market and benefit from his insights and tips! Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Why we need to focus more on hard facts than on media speculation. Data on the monthly supply of new houses in the US provided by the St. Louis Fed. The "very short term demand shock" that is causing much of the volatility we're seeing in the market. And so much more... This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
108 | Amanda Knox | Fighting for your Life Against a Trial by Media
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In 2007 the world was shocked by the story of Amanda Knox, wrongfully convicted for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Fifteen years after the gruesome incident that attracted huge media attention, our guest gets real about the experience that turned her life upside down. In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius is joined by Amanda Knox, exoneree, journalist, public speaker, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, 'Waiting to Be Heard,' and co-host, with her partner Christopher Robinson, of the podcast, 'Labyrinths.' Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit, and has since become an advocate for criminal justice reform and media ethics. She sits on the board of the Frederick Douglass Project for Justice. In this episode you'll discover: - The details surrounding Amanda's wrongful conviction for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. - How the modern media industry really works. - Why Amanda describes the experience as an “existential crisis.” Join Darius and Amanda for this incredible conversation as they discuss media ethics, criminal justice, and how core values help in facing certain circumstances and impossible tasks. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Amanda was wrongfully convicted for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. How the modern media industry really works and how it handles these types of stories. The “existential crisis” Amanda experienced as a result of this event. And so much more... Resources: https://twitter.com/amandaknox (Amanda's Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/amamaknox/?hl=en (Amanda's Instagram) https://www.knoxrobinson.com (Knox Robinson website) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
107 | The Truth About Inflation
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In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius does a deep dive into the concept of inflation and its effects on the economy, as well as the way it’s calculated, both now and in the past. In this episode you'll discover: - How inflation is truly calculated, and how the Consumer Price Index factors in. - Why understanding inflation requires research... and patience. - Some of the biggest changes that have happened to the way inflation is calculated and presented. Join Darius for this fascinating look into a subject we've all heard of, but probably don't understand as well as we'd like: inflation. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How the Consumer Price Index factors into calculating the inflation rate. Why patience and some degree of deep-digging is required to truly get a grasp on inflation as the government presents it. Changes that have been made to the way inflation is calculated over time. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
106 | Jon Vroman | How To Show Up And Be An Amazing Father
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For today's guest, winning at home is just as important as winning at work, maybe even moreso. He's joined Darius to discuss exactly how men can go about doing that in their everyday lives. In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Jon Vroman, speaker, author, family man and CEO of Front Row Dads, an organization designed to help men build a family legacy they can be proud of by deepening their connection with their children. Front Row Dads has grown over the last five years to include 230 dads from 12 different countries who all choose to put family first as they grow their businesses. Jon's bestselling book, 'The Front Row Factor' is filled with inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that help you explore your values, establish priorities, and reconnect to a sense of purpose and deeper meaning. In this episode you'll discover: - The inspiration for Front Row Dads and how it began. - Creating space for men to make time for their families. - The ideal things we should hear when we hear the word “Dad.” Join Darius and Jon for this inspiring and eye-opening conversation into being a more present family man, and how you can create a deeper sense of purpose in your life. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Jon created Front Row Dads and where the inspiration came from. The importance of creating space for men and their families. What the term "Dad" should truly mean to men. And so much more... Resources: https://frontrowdads.com (Front Row Dads website) https://frontrowfactor.com (Front Row Factor website) https://frontrowfactor.com/order/ (The Front Row Factor book) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonvroman/ (Jon's LinkedIn) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
105 | Natasha Miller | From Homeless Teen to Inc 5000 CEO
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Many 'rags to riches' stories are tales of average people achieving success in their chosen field. However, in the case of today's guest, the story is almost literally true. From being a homeless teenager to eventually finding her place as an Inc 5000 CEO, her story is truly inspiring. In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Natasha Miller, CEO and founder of Entire Productions in San Francisco. Natasha's passion and commitment to giving back motivates her participation and contributions to numerous charitable organizations. In addition to her entrepreneurial work, Natasha is a jazz vocalist and classically trained violinist, as well as an award winning author of 'Relentless: From Homeless Teen to Achieving the Entrepreneur Dream.' She is a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses graduate and has studied at Harvard Business School and MIT. She's also a member of The Recording Academy (Grammys), ASCAP, SF Travel, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). In this episode you'll discover: - The hardships and challenges she faced in her youth. - How she started as a musician and eventually, an entrepreneur. - The incredible personal journey she took while writing her book. Join Darius and Natasha for this inspiring and eye-opening conversation exploring what happens when the need for survival becomes a catalyst for greatness. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Some of the hardships and challenges Natasha faced at a very young age, and how she overcame them. Her beginnings as a musician and later, her path to becoming an entrepreneur. The powerful revelations and insights she gained while writing her book. And so much more... Resources: https://entireproductions.com (Entire Productions) https://www.officialnatashamiller.com (Natasha's website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashamiller/ (Natasha's LinkedIn) https://therelentlessbook.com (Relentless book) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (TCVE Book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
104 l Doug Erwin l Elevating to Become Your Best You
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If there's one trait common to most humans, it's curiosity. We seem to have an instinctive need to ask questions, and to explore new ideas. However, this trait is not aways distributed evenly. Some people are very curious, constantly seeking out new avenues to learn and grow, while others seem to lack the trait entirely. So what happens when you actively start cultivating your curiosity? In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius tries to answer that very question with the help of his guest, Doug Erwin, Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). Doug is a serial entrepreneur turned nonprofit executive and is dedicated to growing Northern Nevada's startup and technology ecosystems as well as supporting entrepreneurs on their own journeys. He's founded six companies in the eCommerce, software development, medical diagnostics, and consumer products manufacturing spaces before dedicating his full-time efforts to EDAWN. He's also experienced first-hand the highs and lows of starting and running businesses, managing investors and partners, and balancing his family, himself, and his career. In this episode you'll discover: The journey Doug took to discover spirituality. How cultivating curiosity changed him as a person. The importance of facing unresolved issues in life. Join Darius and Doug for this fascinating conversation into the life-changing power of curiosity. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Doug discovered spirituality and the journey he took to get there. How cultivating curiosity changed him as a person. The importance of facing unresolved issues in life. And so much more... Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglasrerwin/ (Doug's LinkedIn) http://edawn.org (EDAWN website) https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (Community) https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (ScaleMAP video) https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (The Core Value Equation book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2022
103 | Ryan Levesque | How to Generate Millions with a Quiz Funnel
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A marketing funnel is a fundamental part of many businesses. The concept is designed to illustrate the journey a person takes with your business, from a stranger just learning about your company, to an eventual purchase and beyond. In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Ryan Levesque, CEO of The ASK Method® Company, entrepreneur, and #1 bestselling author of the books, 'Choose' and 'Ask.'  Ryan has made the Inc. 500 list five times and over 250,000 entrepreneurs subscribe to his email newsletter offering business advice. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and on NBC News and Fox. Additionally, he is the co-founder and an investor in bucket.io®, a leading quiz funnel software used by over 30 million people every year. In this episode you'll discover: - How Ryan’s life shifted when he was in China. - What it's like starting multiple digital businesses. - What the Ask Method Process and Ask Method Quiz Funnel actually are. Join Darius and Ryan as they discuss how funnels can change the game for your business!   Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How a trip to China changed Ryan’s life completely. The challenges and rewards of starting multiple digital businesses. Details about the Ask Method Process and Ask Method Quiz Funnel. And so much more... Resources: https://askmethod.com (The ASK Method website) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) Community: https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/) ScaleMAP: https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video (https://www.dariusclass.com/training-video) TCVE Book: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (https://therealdarius.com/book-order/) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
102 | Are We in a Housing Bubble?
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Are we in a housing bubble? Could the events of 2008 be happening all over again? These are questions that are being asked by both experts in the housing market and those in the media. The temptation is to assume that history is repeating itself, and the same factors that created the 2008 crash are once again at work. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius wades into the debate with his own insights on the current housing market. He believes that talk of a 'return to 2008' is simply untrue and shows a lack of understanding of the industry. In this episode you'll discover: - How Darius' own experiences working in the mortgage industry in 2008 informs his current views. - The various elements that contributed to the 2008 housing crash, such as the banking crisis. - Why the challenges of the current housing market are nothing like the ones seen 15 years ago. Join Darius as he cuts through the media noise and brings some clarity to this subject. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Darius' experience working in the mortgage industry during the 2008 crash. Some of the factors that, at the time, helped create the crisis. Why "it's another 2008n housing crisis" represents flawed thinking. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2022
101 | Andrew Bustamante | From CIA Operative to CEO
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People dream about the glamorous world of spying all the time, though sadly the reality never lives up to the fantasy. However, many of the skills used by real spies could help you in your everyday life. If only there was a way for a civilian to learn those skills... In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with someone who has created resources to do just that! Andrew Bustamante is a former covert CIA intelligence officer, decorated military combat veteran and Fortune 10 corporate advisor. Having led human and technical intelligence operations for corporate and government clients for over 20 years, Andrew launched EverydaySpy.com, the first online platform designed to teach elite spy skills to everyone. Media outlets in the United States and around the world have praised Andrew's work for its innovative, authentic, and life-changing content. When he isn’t giving interviews, running spy exercises, or supporting private intelligence contracts around the world, Andrew lives with his wife (also an ex-CIA Officer) and two children in Florida. In this episode you'll discover: - How Andrew went from a normal guy to becoming an ‘accidental spy.’ - The difference between MISinformation and DISinformation. - How EverydaySpy got started. Join Darius and Andrew as they discuss this endlessly fascinating subject, and learn how the world of spying may offer advantages in your everyday life!  Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Andrew's life shifted from that of a normal guy to that of an ‘accidental spy.’ Why MISinformation and DISinformation are two distinct and different concepts. What inspired Andrew to create EverydaySpy. And so much more... Resources: https://everydayspy.com (EverydaySpy website) https://www.instagram.com/everydayspy/ (EverydaySpy Instagram) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Special 100th Episode! | How to Make the Unconscious Become Conscious
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Welcome to the 100th episode of The Greatness Machine! Today, Darius offers up a fascinating discussion around a quote from psychiatrist Carl Jung that has rocked his world and may just change your life as well! You'll discover the quote that rocked Darius' world and how it could change your life. You'll learn what happened at his MIT event and some of the amazing people and ideas he encountered there. You'll also discover the pivotal question he was asked by a former guest that opened up a whole new avenue of thought. Join Darius as he shares some life-changing ideas from his MIT event. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The quote that rocked Darius' world and how it could change your life. What happened at his MIT event and some of the amazing people and ideas he encountered there. The pivotal question he was asked by a former guest that opened up a whole new avenue of thought. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2022
99 | Mario Zandstra l Following Your Purpose to Save the Children of Zambia
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Mario Zandstra, President and CEO Family Legacy, a faith-based, Christian, God-led organization that exists to glorify God by empowering vulnerable children in Zambia to live out their God given potential. Fueled by his sincere passion for revival in the country and throughout the world, Mario works with Family Legacy to offer four primary programs that seek to give children the education and support they need to take on the world with the profound understanding that Christ’s love conquers all. You'll discover more about Family Legacy and the programs it provides. You'll learn about the first time Mario saw poverty and the effect it had on him. You'll also discover Family Legacy's long term goals. Join Darius and Mario as they discuss this life-changing work. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: More about Family Legacy and the programs it provides. The first time Mario saw poverty and the effect it had on him. Family Legacy's long-term goals. And so much more... Resources: https://familylegacy.com (Family Legacy) https://www.linkedin.com/in/mario-zandstra-0345911/ (Mario's LinkedIn) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
98 l Daniel Marcos l How the Best CEOs 10x Their Impact
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Daniel Marcos, the co-founder and CEO of Growth Institute, the leading online executive education company for C-level executives at fast-growing firms. He is a keynote speaker and a CEO Coach, with a mission to help 1 million entrepreneurs scale their impact and reduce drama in the process. He is a member of YPO and EO and is a certified coach in the Scaling Up methodology. Daniel is a graduate of EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants”, and he holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from ITESM (Monterrey Tech) and an MBA from Babson College. Daniel started a t-shirt business at the age of eight and then partnered with a car detailing franchise to provide cleaning services throughout his high school years. In the year 2000, he built an online trading business that was acquired within six months by what was Argentina's largest financial player at the time. You'll discover how Daniel built and grew his first company in Mexico. You'll learn why he moved from Mexico to the United States. You'll also discover how he became a coach. Join Darius and Daniel as they discuss ways to change your perspective on money! Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Daniel built and grew his first company in Mexico. Why he moved from Mexico to the United States. How he became a coach. And so much more... Resources: https://www.growthinstitute.com (The Growth Institute) https://www.danielmarcos.co (Daniel's website) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2022
97 | How to Turn $1,500 into $15,000,000
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In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius is flying solo at MIT Endicott House, outside Boston, Massachusetts. In it, he shares the story of how he launched his first company and the hustle required to make it successful. You'll discover a little about Darius' early days in business. You'll learn what happened when he moved to San Francisco at 23 with $1,500 to his name and $10,000 of credit card debt. You'll also discover how he was able to turn that $1,500 into $15 million of gross revenue in his business between 2001 and 2007. Join Darius as he offers advice on chasing a dream and what happens when you truly hustle. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: A little about Darius' early days in business. What happened when he moved to San Francisco at 23 with $1,500 to his name and $10,000 of credit card debt. How he was able to turn that $1,500 into $15 million of gross revenue in his business between 2001 and 2007. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
96 l Derrick Kinney l Good Money Revolution
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Derrick Kinney, CEO of Good Money Framework and host of the popular Good Money podcast, which inspires you to make more money and use it for good. Derrick's belief that money is not bad and good people should possess more of it is designed to change your perspective. Having applied these proven principles with thousands of clients, he's sold his multimillion-dollar business to teach you these success steps. He's been a sought-after guest on local and national media, where he has been interviewed by CNBC, FOX News, CNN, FOX Business, PBS, Cheddar News, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. You'll discover Derrick's journey to becoming an entrepreneur. You'll learn about rejection and how to overcome it. You'll also discover the experience that led Derrick to an epiphany. Join Darius and Derrick as they discuss ways to change your perspective on money! Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Derrick's journey to becoming an entrepreneur. Rejection and how to overcome it. An experience that led Derrick to an epiphany. And so much more... Resources: https://www.goodmoneyframework.com/freechapters (Good Money Revolution book (Free chapters)) https://www.instagram.com/derricktkinney/ (Derrick's Instagram) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
95 | Jeremy Slate l How the to Create the Extraordinary
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Jeremy Slate, founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world. He studied literature at Oxford University, specializes in using podcasting and new media to create celebrity and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and #78 in the iTunes top 100. He was named the #1 Podcast to Listen to by INC Magazine in 2019, as well as being named a Top Influencer by Forbes. After his success in podcasting, Jeremy Slate and his wife, Brielle Slate, founded Command Your Brand to help entrepreneurs get their message out by appearing as guests on podcasts. You'll discover how Jeremy made the leap from teacher to entrepreneur. You'll learn how he's built his successful podcast. You'll also discover some of the insights he's gained from interviewing extraordinary people. Join Darius and Jeremy as they discuss methods for creating the extraordinary every day. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Jeremy made the leap from teacher to entrepreneur. How he's built his successful podcast. Some of the things he's learned from interviewing extraordinary people. And so much more... Resources: https://www.jeremyryanslate.com (Jeremy's website) https://www.amazon.com/Unremarkable-Extraordinary-Passion-Passive-Observer/dp/1953153682/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1M4MIIAWIV9PC&keywords=unremarkable+to+extraordinary&qid=1649783518&sprefix=unremarkable+to+extraordinary%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-1 (Unremarkable to Extraordinary book (pre-order)) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
94 l Chris Vinson l Build A Top Performing Team By Design
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Chris Vinson, Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Division, Plains Commerce Bank.  Chris began in 2001 and has since gone on to coach mortgage professionals across the country, and has an undeniable passion for helping others succeed. He is the mastermind behind the Mortgage Division at Plains Commerce Bank and over the past two decades, has developed a team that generates billions of dollars in originations each year, focusing on customer service and state-of-the-art technology. You'll discover how Chris got started in the mortgage business by accident. You'll learn the importance of letting go of control. You'll also discover how and why he's implemented 'theme days' to add structure to his team’s week. Join Darius and Chris as they discuss ways to create a top-performing team on purpose. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Chris got started in the mortgage business by accident. The importance of letting go of control. How and why he's implemented 'theme days' to add structure to his team’s week. And so much more... Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-vinson-b7195248/ (Chris' LinkedIn) https://www.plainscommerce.com (Plains Commerce Bank) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
93 l Tucker Max l Doomer Optimism
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Tucker Max, co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps you write, publish, and market your book. He's written four New York Times Best Sellers (three that hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.  Tucker has been credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the fourth writer (along with Malcolm Gladwell, Brené Brown and Michael Lewis) to have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009. You'll discover the concept of the 'ultimate reality' and how you can better understand it. You'll learn the importance and impact of community and having a group. You'll also discover why it's vital to choose the right people to surround yourself with. Join Darius and Tucker for this fascinating look into the state of the world, and how we're headed for disruption, whether we realize it or not. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The concept of the 'ultimate reality' and how to understand it. The importance and impact of community and having a group. Choosing the right people to surround yourself with. And so much more... Resources: https://www.tuckermax.com (Tucker’s website) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
92 l Nik Bhatia l Why Bitcoin will Replace Gold
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Nik Bhatia, financial researcher, CFA charter holder, and Adjunct Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business where he teaches Applied Finance in Fixed Income Securities.  Previously, Nik worked the US Treasuries trading desk for a large institutional asset manager and has extensive trading experience in money markets and interest rate futures.  After starting his teaching career, Nik felt the urge to bring his research on both the international monetary system and Bitcoin together as one to write the book Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies. You'll discover some of the primary misconceptions people have about Bitcoin. You'll learn how to think of Bitcoin as a digital version of gold. You'll also discover Bitcoin's current market capitalization. Join Darius and Nik for this fascinating and eye-opening discussion. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Some of the primary misconceptions people have about Bitcoin. Seeing Bitcoin as a digital version of gold. Bitcoin's current market capitalization. And so much more... Resources: https://www.layeredmoney.com (Layered Money book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
91 | Mike Maddock | The Executive Cheat Code
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Mike Maddock, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and growth strategy coach. He co-founded Maddock Douglas in 1991 and has been actively evolving the business since then, launching businesses, authoring books and countless articles, and delivering keynotes across the country.  Mike inspires the team at Maddock Douglas with his relentless pursuit of what’s next. He has a passion for empowering leaders, helping them find their own entrepreneurial spirit and empowering curiosity. To ensure sustainable growth, he empowers companies by creating agile cultures that will continually innovate. His purpose is to inspire and empower curiosity. You'll discover the value of using intentional language in your communication. You'll learn the importance of seeing possibilities instead of problems. You'll also discover methods and strategies for broadening your business. Join Darius and Mike for this fascinating conversation. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The value of using intentional language. The importance of seeing possibilities instead of problems. Ways to broaden your business. And so much more... Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/innovationexpert/ (Mike's LinkedIn) https://www.maddockdouglas.com (Maddock Douglas) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
90 | Scott Groves l Guns, Germs and Leads
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Scott Groves, a loan officer, coach, author, public speaker, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner and boxer. With almost 20 years of experience, Scott has received multiple awards for his exceptional service, particularly on loan production, customer service satisfaction, and leadership. His long list of experience as a top producing sales professional and leader includes Washington Mutual, New American Funding, and Movement Mortgage. You'll discover the importance of hobbies and trying new things throughout one's life. You'll learn some of Scott's insights into loans and mortgages. You'll also discover The origins of his podcast, On the Edge. Tune in to today’s episode to hear great insights from Darius and Scott. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The importance of hobbies and trying new things throughout one's life. Scott's insights into loans and mortgages. The origins of his podcast, On The Edge. And so much more... Resources: https://www.amazon.com/Lead-Generate-Days-Double-Your/dp/1732591202/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1SFLLFZ7V6OZU&keywords=Lead+Generate&qid=1644183497&sprefix=lead+gener%2Caps%2C734&sr=8-1 (Lead Generate book) https://www.scottgrovesmortgage.com/scott-groves-mortgage (Scott's website) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-edge-podcast-with-scott-groves/id1550340000 (On The Edge podcast) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube ) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
89 | David Siegel | The Power and Impact of Community
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with David Siegel, CEO of Meetup.com, where he oversees its global business. Meetup currently has 52 million members, hosts 15,000 events daily, and has events in 193 countries. David also hosts the “Keep Connected” podcast, devoted to the power of community. He is a business leader and expert in building personal and professional communities. You'll discover how Meetup started and how it has impacted communities. You'll learn what happened when WeWork acquired Meetup. You'll also discover the concept of "Decide and Conquer," 44 decisions that will make or break all leaders. Join Darius and David as they discuss the power of professional communities.  Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Meetup started and how it has impacted communities. What happened when WeWork acquired Meetup. Decide and conquer: 44 decisions that will make or break all leaders. And so much more... Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmsiegel/ (David's LinkedIn) https://www.meetup.com (Meetup website) https://www.meetup.com/lp/decide-and-conquer-book?_cookie-check=3mI_oClS7xFEe-Q4 (Decide and Conquer book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube ) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
88 | The Only Three Things Leaders Need to Know to Win
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In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius discusses a top near and dear to his heart - leadership, and the things every leader needs to know in order to be the best leader they can be, no matter their field. You'll discover a little about Darius' background and his long-standing desire to be a leader in all his endeavors. You'll learn the three things that every leader 'owns' in their business. You'll also discover how those three things apply to your business and how you leverage them to your full advantage. Join Darius as he offers his take on leadership, both inside and outside business. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: A little about Darius' background and his long-standing desire to be a leader in all his endeavors. The three things that every leader 'owns' in their business. How those three elements apply to your business and how you leverage them to your full advantage. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
87 l Tom Serres l The Future is BlockChain
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On today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Tom Serres, entrepreneur, public speaker, and technology executive. He is the Co-Founder of Animal Ventures, a venture studio and consultancy focused on building startups, educating executives, and designing comprehensive strategies to help large companies, governments, and SMEs take advantage of some of the most advanced technology companies coming into the market. Tom was named one of America’s Most Promising CEO’s under 35 by Forbes Magazine for his work with Rally.org. In June 2012, he made history by raising Rally’s $7.9 million Series A venture capital round — the largest ever — entirely online. You'll discover how Tom achieved his most successful moments with Rally. You'll learn some background into his business and career and how he grew both. You'll also discover fundamentals and insights around cryptocurrency. Join Darius and Tom for this fascinating and wide-ranging discussion. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Tom achieved his most successful moments with Rally. Some background into his business and career and how he grew both. Fundamentals and insights on cryptocurrency. And so much more... Resources: https://www.warburgserres.com (WarburgSerres website) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
86 l How to Overcome Massive Failure
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In business, failure on some level is inevitable. Whether it be a small stumble or a huge mistake, often the greatest business lessons can be found in those dark moments. In today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius shares the story of one of his biggest triumphs, which ultimately led to his biggest failure, and the lessons he learned along the way.  You'll discover the story of Darius' first big success that led to his first really big failure. You'll learn the lessons he took from that failure and how it informed his future decisions.  You'll also discover what it was like to be running a mortgage brokerage during the 2008 collapse. Join Darius as he offers some insights into recovering from failure in your business. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The story of Darius' first big success that led to his first really big failure. The lessons he took from that failure and how it informed his future decisions. What it was like to be running a mortgage company during the 2008 collapse. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
85 | Jason Feifer | How to Achieve the Improbable
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, host of the Build for Tomorrow and Problem Solvers podcasts, and the author of Mr. Nice Guy and Build for Tomorrow. He's also worked as Editor of Men's Health, Fast Company, Maxim, and Boston Magazine, and has written about business technology for The Washington Post, Slate, and others.   Jason is best known as the guy who gets you excited for the future. He's passionate about helping people become more resilient in a world of constant change, so they can seize new opportunities before anyone else does.    You'll discover how Jason made the decision about what he wanted to do with his life.   You'll learn the one crucial mistake people make when writing for a publication.   You'll also discover why you need to be bad at something, in order to be good at it.    Join Darius and Jason for this inspiring and eye-opening conversation.    Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Jason made the decision about what he wanted to do with his life. The one crucial mistake people make when writing for a publication. Why you need to be bad at something, in order to be good at it.  And so much more...   Resources: https://www.jasonfeifer.com (Jason's website) https://www.jasonfeifer.com (Build for Tomorrow book) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-feifer-b04543a/ (Jason's LinkedIn) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
84 | The Core Value Equation: Why Your Core Values = Your Results
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius dives deep into a subject close to his heart: core values. From a bucket list item in 2010 that spoke of writing a best-selling book to today, Darius has made incorporating core values into business one of his key pieces of advice for entrepreneurs. But it wasn't always that way... You'll discover a little about his book, The Core Value Equation, and its origin in a bucket list he created in 2010. You'll learn why he felt he needed to write it and why core values are so important to him. You'll also discover Darius' struggles incorporating core values in the early days of his business, and what he's learned since. Join Darius as he discusses the power of core values and the benefits that can bring to your personal and professional life. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: A little about his book, The Core Value Equation, and its origin in a bucket list he created in 2010. Why Darius felt he needed to write it and why core values are so important to him. His struggles incorporating core values in the early days of his business, and what he's learned since. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com/book-order/ (The Core Value Equation book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
83 | Cat Hoke | Turning the Incarcerated into CEOs
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Cat Hoke, founder of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program and Defy Ventures, entrepreneur, author and speaker. As a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter, Cat mastered the art of “breakfall:” how to prevent injury when you get taken down. Cat works with gang leaders in the most notorious prisons, leading gang intervention programs. Her Hustle 2.0 initiative reduces crime, violence, and recidivism by providing evidence-based rehabilitation programs that equip incarcerated people with the tools to transform their lives by changing their thoughts and behaviors. You'll discover how Cat started wrestling at a young age, and ended up as the only girl on the team. You'll learn what you can learn working with incarcerated people. You'll also discover details of Cat's Hustle 2.0 program. Join Darius and Cat for this fascinating and inspiring conversation. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Cat started wrestling at a young age, and ended up as the only girl on the team. What you can learn working with incarcerated people. Details on the Hustle 2.0 initiative. And so much more... Resources: https://www.cathoke.com (Cat's website) Cat's email https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
82 | Elon Musk the Serial Killer Eyes
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius is flying solo, sharing a unique story he experienced about the time a chance get-together with a friend lead to an encounter with Elon Musk... a meeting that still leaves him with deep questions. You'll discover a little of Darius' background growing up in Fullerton, California around the time that serial killer Richard Ramirez was active. You'll learn why we need to really think about how we speak to people we don't know, because a chance meeting with an influential person could happen at any time. You'll also discover why relying on easy small talk could lead to missed opportunities.  Join Darius as he shares his fascinating and eye-opening story. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: A little of Darius' background growing up in Fullerton, California around the time that serial killer Richard Ramirez was active. Why we need to rethink how we speak to people we don't know, because a chance meeting with an influential person could happen at any time. Why relying on easy small talk could lead to missed opportunities. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
81 | Chris Pronger | What’s Your Next Goal? And the Next?
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Chris Pronger, an NHL Hall of Famer, Stanley Cup Champion, NHL MVP and 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (4x Olympian) who's building a travel company in the same mold as his professional hockey career. His boutique luxury travel company, Well Inspired Travels, caters to elite athletes, entertainers, C-level executives and business owners. This has been a passion project for him and his wife, Lauren, for many years.  You'll discover the importance of continually moving forward, even after achieving your goals. You'll learn the factors that fuel people to keep pushing despite adversity. You'll also discover how to raise the bar higher by improving your strengths and weaknesses. Join Darius and Chris for this fascinating and inspiring discussion. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The importance of moving forward after achieving your goals. Understanding what fuels people to keep pushing despite adversity. Raising the bar higher by improving your strengths and weaknesses. And so much more... Resources: https://www.wellinspiredtravels.com (Well Inspired Travels) https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-pronger-831100b5/ (Chris' LinkedIn) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
80 | Becoming an Entrepreneur: How I almost got fired from the White House
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius is flying solo, offering a rare glimpse into his own backstory - how he became an entrepreneur, and the moment he knew he'd never work for anyone else ever again. You'll discover a little of Darius' background and his time as a White House intern for the Clinton Administration... the last "job" he would ever have. You'll learn how he nearly lost his job due to a poorly thought out email. You'll also discover the three vital lessons he learned during his internship in the White House. Join Darius as he shares the fascinating story of his early beginnings as an entrepreneur. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: A little of Darius' background and his time as a White House intern for the Clinton Administration. How he nearly lost his job due to a poorly thought-out email. Three vital lessons he learned during his internship in the White House. And so much more... Resources: https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
79 | Barry Magliarditi | Sex, Drugs and Radical Self-Expression
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Barry Magliarditi, a business coach, entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, speaker, philanthropist, and spiritual guide.  Over the past 18 years, Barry has launched several multi-million dollar companies, coached 1000’s of entrepreneurs to find freedom through building profitable businesses that work without them, gained over 2 million downloads (and growing) on his podcast 'The Come Back Game' and 'Tradie Business School,' and become a multiple best selling author of, The Path to Freedom, and Sex, Drugs and Radical Self-Expression. You'll discover how Barry started his many companies. You'll learn the importance of building an ecosystem to support coaching clients. You'll also discover information about his new book, Sex, Drugs and Radical Self-Expression. Join Darius and Barry for this eye-opening discussion. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Barry started his many companies. Building an ecosystem to support coaching clients. Information about his new book, Sex, Drugs and Radical Self-Expression. And so much more... Resources: https://barrymagliarditi.com (Barry's website) https://www.instagram.com/barrywilliamemagliarditi/ (Barry's Instagram) https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Drugs-Radical-Self-Expression-Fulfillment-ebook/dp/B09M7P6MG5 (Sex, Drugs and Radical Expression book) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
78 | How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee
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Are you feeling bogged down by the monotony of your daily life? On today’s show, Darius talks about enjoying the journey rather than incessantly worrying about the end results. Like many of us, Darius loves his cup of morning coffee. And he obsesses about getting the right beans, the temperature, and adding the correct amount of milk. Recently, a friend of Darius’s bought an expensive coffee machine that automated the entire process. While this made it extremely easy to make the perfect cup of coffee, Darius realized that he enjoyed the process of making his cup of coffee way more than drinking the coffee itself. On today’s show, you will learn why you need to fully immerse yourself in the process to enjoy the outcome. Darius also shares how the simple act of making a cup of coffee aligns with his SIX Core Values. And why you should strive to apply this same passion and love to all your aspects of life. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show Enjoying the journey rather than incessantly worrying about the outcome Finding joy in the mundane chores that typically bog us down How to approach every aspect of your life with love and passion And so much more… Resources https://powerofted.com/ (The Power of TED) https://therealdarius.com/ (Darius’s Website) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Darius’s Facebook) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
77 | Susie Miller | The Art of Becoming Successful
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Susie Miller, author, speaker, and catalyst for growth. She equips high performers to have less conflict, better communication, greater clarity and confidence.  Susie is a fixer - a business and leadership strategist who identifies problems and creates solutions when it comes to interpersonal dynamics at work and at home. As the founder of LeaderSynq, and an experienced communicator and consultant, Susie has worked with companies, organizations, and individuals to maximize their relationship capital at work, home, and play. You'll discover the definition of success and how to achieve it. You'll learn why setting personal and professional boundaries is so important. You'll also discover a little about Susie's book, Listen, Learn, Love: How to Dramatically Improve Your Relationships in 30 Days or Less Join Darius and Susie for this wide-ranging and informative discussion. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The definition of success and how to achieve it. Why setting personal and professional boundaries is so important. A little about Susie's book, Listen, Learn, Love: How to Dramatically Improve Your Relationships in 30 Days or Less And so much more... Resources: https://www.susiemiller.com (Susie's website) https://www.instagram.com/susiemiller5/ (Susie's Instagram) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
76 | Dolores Hirschmann | Becoming A Master In Clarity
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Dolores Hirschmann, an internationally recognized strategist and coach who has been a remote employee and virtual business owner for over 20 years. She helps clients clarify their 'idea worth sharing,' design their communication strategies, and implement business growth systems. Dolores' clients become speakers and authors and take their message to larger audiences like TEDx and beyond. She works through group coaching, workshops, one-on-one coaching, as well as public speaking. Dolores is also a writer, TEDx organizer, and CTI certified and ICF accredited coach with a business degree from the Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina. You'll discover what inspired Dolores to launch Masters in Clarity. You'll learn why she believes coaches need to be more assertive. You'll also discover the definition of transformation and what the transformation process looks like. Join Darius and Dolores for this fascinating and eye-opening discussion. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: What inspired Dolores to launch Masters in Clarity. Why coaches need to be more assertive. The definition of transformation and what the transformation process looks like. And so much more... Resources: https://mastersinclarity.com (Masters in Clarity website) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
75 | Derek Coburn | Building Rejection Muscles
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Derek Coburn, the author of 'Networking Is NOT Working' and the co-founder and CEO of CADRE, an un-networking community in Washington, DC, which currently supports over 100 CEOs and business leaders.  Derek began his career in the financial services industry. When the economy took a turn for the worse, he had to devote more attention to his existing clients and had less time for "traditional networking". He began to experiment with his own ideas, which included creating an informal 'un-networking' group consisting of his best clients and other top professionals. Derek's passion for connecting remarkable professionals led him to start CADRE and write his first book.  You'll discover how Derek overcame childhood trauma and made his personality stronger. You'll learn how both Derek and Darius started their books and how it changed their lives. You'll also discover the importance of creating value in our lives and living for the present. Join Darius and Derek as they discuss the drawbacks of traditional networking, living for the present and building rejection muscles. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How Derek overcame childhood trauma, made his personality stronger, and built his 'rejection muscles.' How Derek and Darius started their books and how it changed their lives. Creating value in our lives and living for the present. And so much more... Resources: https://www.cadredc.com (Cadre DC website) https://www.derekcoburn.com/book/ (Derek's website) https://therealdarius.com (The Real Darius) https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ (Instagram) https://therealdarius.com/YT (YouTube) https://twitter.com/kingdarius (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ (LinkedIn) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
74 | Rick Girard | How to Hire the Right Person Every Time
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On today's episode of https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ (The Greatness Machine,) Darius chats with Rick Girard, the founder and CEO of Stride Search, an organization that enables startups to gain a competitive advantage by formalizing a process to maximize candidate engagement. Stride Search helps clients achieve a 98% success rate in hiring the people they need to succeed.  Rick is the host of the popular "Hire Power Radio" podcast, dedicated to helping entrepreneurs through recruiting hurdles. His show provides insights from top performing disruptors, innovators and industry experts.  In addition to his company and podcast, Rick is also an author, public speaker, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, rock climber, surfer, and snowboarder.  You'll discover how to go about hiring the right person every time. You'll learn the very real benefits of incorporating your core values into the interview process. You'll also discover a trick question you can ask potential hires to see if they're a good fit. Join Darius and Rick for this eye-opening and fascinating conversation. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How to go about hiring the right person every time. The power of incorporating your core values into the interview process. A trick question to ask potential hires to see if they're a good fit. And so much more... Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-girard-07722/ (Rick's LinkedIn) https://www.stridesearch.com (Stride Search) https://hirepower.podbean.com (Hire Power Radio podcast) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
73 | Sam Penny | From Cheese Monger to English Channel Swimmer
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On today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Sam Penny, who with his wife operates Artisans Bend (Cheese Therapy), Australia's largest artisan cheese retailer. Sam is passionate about strategy, marketing, and the pursuit of the perfect cheese.  In the sports world, Sam made the first attempt to swim the English Channel in Winter, has run 87km in 13 hours, and has swam an Ice Mile in 3.9 degree celsius water. You'll discover what life looks like as a serial entrepreneur. You'll learn about Sam's passion for cheese and how he became the "Cheese Monger." You'll also discover what it was like to swim the English Channel... in Winter! Join Darius and Sam as they explore the tasty world of cheese, entrepreneurship and how it feels to swim in essentially frozen water. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Life as a serial entrepreneur. How and why Sam shifted from running a medical device company to the role of "Cheese Monger." What it was like to be the 191st Australian to swim the English Channel. And so much more... Resources: Artisans Bend (Cheese Therapy) website Cheese Therapy Instagram This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
72 | Jessica Lawson | Start… by Starting
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Jessica Lawson, a self-taught chef and baker. Food is her creative release and being in the kitchen keeps her centered.  Jessica started a blog to share recipes, favorite gadgets, and products with her friends and family. She's fiercely passionate about good quality ingredients, healthy-ish living, and sharing her original well-tested recipes. You'll discover why you must 'start by starting' and readjust your thinking You'll learn the power of pursuing what you love and are passionate about. You'll also discover tips for organically growing your following. Join Darius and Jessica for this exciting (and delicious!) discussion. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Start by starting: readjusting your thinking. The power of pursuing what you love. Tips for growing your following, organically. And so much more... Resources: Big Delicious Life website Big Delicious Life Instagram This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
71 | Michelle Loret de Mola | The Power of Asking Questions
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Michelle Loret de Mola, Director of Strategy and Head of Marketing for Jump Associates in San Francisco, as well as an expert at blending clear strategic direction with compelling experiences that drive change.  She has helped a Fortune 500 retailer define its 5-year marketing strategy and partnered with a major record label to define its future growth opportunities.  Michelle has led several of Jump's change management initiatives for clients. Michelle is also a trained chef and has managed restaurants in California's Napa Valley. You'll discover how Michelle became a trained chef, as well as her 'last meal on Earth.' You'll learn why she believes that the antidote for ambiguity is exploration. You'll also discover how you can develop a 'learner mindset' by asking questions.. Join Darius and Michelle for this fascinating conversation. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: How she became a trained chef and her 'last meal on Earth.' Why she believes that the antidote for ambiguity is exploration. How to develop a 'learner mindset' by asking questions. And so much more... Resources: Michelle's LinkedIn Jump Associates This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
70 | Amber Vilhauer | It‘s Not Business, It‘s Personal
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Today's edition of The Greatness Machine marks our 100th episode! Darius chats with Amber Vilhauer, an online digital marketing expert who supports authors, speakers and coaches to establish a powerful, integrated online presence that gets results and empowers them to make a difference in their industry. Since starting her agency, NGNG Enterprises (standing for No Guts No Glory) in 2007, she has spent her career impacting her community and building strong strategic alliances with industry leaders and game-changers across the web.  Amber has supported more than one thousand entrepreneurs on six continents to get results. She has been the launch manager behind dozens of #1 bestselling books including those for Mark Victor Hansen, Brendon Burchard, Lisa Nichols and Les Brown. You'll discover which is harder: launching a book or starting a company? You'll learn about a terrifying, yet empowering story from Amber's past. You'll also discover the question you really need to be asking yourself when it comes to goal setting. Join Darius and Amber for this inspiring and uplifting episode, marking 100 such amazing conversations! Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Which is harder: launching a book or starting a company? A terrifying, yet empowering story from Amber's past. The question you really need to be asking yourself when it comes to goal setting. And so much more... Resources: Amber's Website The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
69 | Jay Wong | The Audience is Listening...
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Jay Wong, CEO of Podcast Your Brand, a marketing company that builds podcasts that generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for their clients. Their market is very fast-growing, and PYB is uniquely positioned to disrupt the entire industry with its unique approach to generating guaranteed ROI for their clients. They've worked with household names like Procter and Gamble and smaller emerging brands, as well as thought leaders and knowledge experts to help rapidly accelerate growth in their category. Jay's agency has been working with franchise companies listed on the Inc 5000 to increase their retention rates of new operators by a minimum of 15%+ as well as increasing their annual sales by an average of 21%. You'll learn what it's like to live in the Golden Age of audio. You'll discover the power of relying on your network. You'll also learn the ins, outs and (real benefits) of podcasting. Join Darius and Jay for this eye-opening and fascinating discussion. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Living in the Golden Age of audio. The power of relying on your network. The ins and outs of podcasting. And so much more... Resources: The Inner Changemaker Podcast Podcast Your Brand The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
68 | Jim McCormick | Understanding the Power of Risk
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine Darius chats with Jim McCormick, Director of Development at the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame, as well as the founder and president of the Research Institute for Risk Intelligence. He's a motivational speaker, author, coach, and consultant, helping organizations and individuals improve performance through intelligent risk-taking and the creation of a culture of innovation.  In 2006, Jim was part of a team of skydivers representing thirty-five countries that successfully established the current world record by creating the largest skydiving formation ever built in the skies above Udon Thani, Thailand. The record was set when 400 skydivers, exited five C-130 Hercules military transports flying at 25,000 feet, and linked together into a precisely designed formation in the colors and patterns of the Thai flag. You'll learn about Jim's record-breaking skydiving experience in Thailand and the insights he gained from that experience. You'll discover how a book on commando training Jim read in grade school got him interested in skydiving.  You'll also learn about our unique relationship with risk and how we perceive it, both individually and as a society. Join Darius and Jim for an inspiring and eye-opening discussion on risk and how it affects our lives and our businesses.  Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Jim's record-breaking skydiving experience in Thailand. How Jim got interested in skydiving in the first place. Our unique relationship with risk and how we perceive it, individually and as a society. And so much more... Resources: The Research Institute for Risk Intelligence The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
67 | Eddy Perez | The Power Of Investing In Yourself
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Eddy Perez, founder and CEO of Equity Prime Mortgage and a seasoned professional with experience holding multiple executive level positions.  In 2008, Eddy operated the top producing office for Global Mortgage, Inc. He has personally closed over 3000 loans since entering into the mortgage business. He holds a college degree in Finance, with a concentration in International Corporate Finance from Georgia State University. In this episode, you'll discover some of the challenges that come with running a construction business, and how it's changed over the years. You'll learn the importance of developing the art of active listening and asking great questions. You'll also discover why the best investment you ever make will be in yourself. Join Darius and Eddy for an inspiring and eye-opening discussion on everything from being a first-generation immigrant to realizing that you can't change the world, until you change yourself.  Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The challenges in running a construction business. Why it's important to develop the art of listening. The importance of investing in yourself. And so much more... Resources: Eddy's LinkedIn Equity Prime Mortgage The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
66 | Yanik Silver | Don‘t Hit Snooze On Your Cosmic Alarm Clock
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Cosmic Catalyst, Maverick Mischief-maker and Galactic Goofball Yanik Silver. He's redefining how business is done in the 21st century, and he's doing so at the intersection of evolutionary growth, impact and fun. You'll discover the path Yanik took to becoming an entrepreneur. You'll learn the benefits of removing our attachment to results. You'll also discover how Yanik's Cosmic Journal came into existence. Join Darius and Yanik for this wide-ranging, fun and inspiring discussion on growth and answering the "cosmic alarm clock!" Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Yanik's path to becoming an entrepreneur. The benefits of removing our attachment to results. How Yanik started his Cosmic Journal. And so much more... Resources: Cosmic Journal The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
65 | Daniel Murphy | Don‘t Wait For The Future, Go To It
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine Darius chats with Daniel Murphy, a former advertising executive who has worked with Google as well as several opportunities in the startup world. He's the founder of his own companies, Seekr and VendorDB, and was a first-round investor with water brand Liquid Death. Daniel currently leads digital operations at R3SET, a holistic stress management company. You'll learn what it was like to grow up in his mother's Midwest comedy club, and some of the performers he was able to meet before they became stars. You'll discover how he got started as an advertising executive, as well as some revelations about the direction the advertising world is headed. You'll also learn a little about Daniel's newest exciting AI venture. Join Darius and Daniel as they explore the future of advertising and machine learning , and what it was like hanging out with people like Larry the Cable Guy. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: What it was like growing up in his mother's Midwest comedy club, and some of the stars he got to meet before they made it big. How he got started as an advertising executive, as well as his revelation as to the direction the advertising world is headed. Daniel's newest exciting AI venture. And so much more... Resources: Daniel's LinkedIn R3SET The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
64 | Tom Batchelder | How to Sell More… By Being Yourself
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Tom Batchelder, sales coach and author of 'Selling 180.' His focus lies in the psychology of sales, negotiations and "the human condition" - why we don't do certain things we know we should do, and do others we know we shouldn't. He helps thoughtful professionals make sustainable changes in how they communicate, how they work, and how they live their life. You'll learn about the benefits of an accountability partner, and how they can help you build positive habits. You'll discover why the scarcity mindset often leads to the worst possible outcome. You'll also learn the types of tools you can use to maintain productivity, preparation, and focus. Join Darius and Tom for this refreshingly honest conversation about selling more... while being yourself. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Having an accountability partner in order to build positive habits. Why the scarcity mindset is often the beginning of the end! Tools to maintain productivity, preparation, and focus. And so much more... Resources: Tom's LinkedIn Selling 180 The Real Darius The Greatness Group Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
63 | Vanya Lazarova | Happiness and Success Through Breath Work
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Vanya Lazarova, founder and Executive coach at LiveAuthentic Coaching. She partners with CEO's and leadership teams in the startup and VC ecosystems as they scale their culture and organizations.  Using a focus on leadership development, culture and alignment within organizations, Vanya supports her clients to navigate the challenges of fast growth. She also contributes to a variety of media publications, such as Best Self magazine, Conscious Company Media, Conscious Magazine, Thrive Global, Addicted2success, and more. You'll learn about the concept of breath work and how it can positively affect your body and mind. You'll discover the importance of identifying and honoring your values, even when we don't always describe our values in the same way. You'll also learn the power of self-awareness and deeply understanding yourself. Join Darius and Vanya as they explore this exciting subject.  Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Breath work and how it affects your body and mind in different ways. The importance of identifying and honoring your values. The power of self-awareness and understanding yourself. And so much more... Resources: Vanya's LinkedIn The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
62 | Peter Kozodoy | When a Book about Marketing Becomes a Book about Honesty
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine Darius chats with Peter Kozodoy, an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, business coach and the author of Honest to Greatness. He works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting bullshit and use brutal honesty to achieve massive success. Peter is a former Olympic-hopeful figure skater and black belt in Taekwondo. You'll learn why, in the process of launching a book, the writing isn't necessarily the hardest part. You'll discover the importance of defining not just what honesty is but also what it is not. You'll also learn why it's vital that we acknowledge the differences we show concerning our values. Join Darius and Peter as they discuss the importance of nurturing more honesty in our society. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: Why the process of launching a book isn't what you'd expect, and why the writing isn't necessarily the hardest part. The importance of defining what honesty is NOT. Acknowledging our differences around values. And so much more... Resources: Honest to Greatness book The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
61 | Gina Mollicone-Long | Practice Until You Can‘t Get It Wrong
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Gina Mollicone-Long, an international best-selling author, speaker, peak performance coach and the co-founder of The Greatness Group, a global team building and personal development company. Her mission is to reveal greatness in individuals, teams and organizations. Since 1998, she has trained, coached or spoken to tens of thousands of people on six continents. Her books, Think or Sink and The Secret of Successful Failing are widely read and enjoyed by people around the world. You'll learn the importance of being the most flexible person in any given situation. You'll discover why change cannot begin until you develop the desire to change. You'll learn why successful change must be a continuous process, a pattern of effort that continues until you can't get it wrong. You'll also discover why the difference between great and greatness can be found in that continuous effort - in "the slog." Join Darius and Gina as they explore these subjects and much more in today's episode. Enjoy! What You'll Learn in this Show: The importance of being the more flexible person in a situation. Why you must keep practicing until you can't get it wrong. Why the difference between great and GREATNESS is the slog! And so much more... Resources: Gina's website Gina's LinkedIn The Greatness Group The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
60 | Doug Erwin | Hot Springs, Values and Your Authentic Self
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Today's episode of The Greatness Machine sees Darius sitting down with Doug Erwin, a serial entrepreneur who has made the shift to nonprofit executive, working as the Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). He raised $10 million to build an at-home sperm counting machine from Japanese hedge funds back in the 1990s, founded a company with his Navy Seal brother, and is actively involved in disruptive angel investing. Beyond business, Doug is a maker and buddhist who loves to tour hot springs in his airstream with his family. He believes in healing people through love and supporting men. You'll learn how one of his visits to a hot spring following the election of Donald Trump included "naked hippies," a sign (for Doug) that things were going to be alright. You'll discover the importance of leaving behind the multiple masks we wear (one for work, one for family, etc.) and showing up everywhere as your authentic self. You'll also learn about the multiple thresholds we encounter as we grow, and the fears we must overcome to move closer to our authentic selves. Join Darius and Doug as they explore these subjects and much more in today's episode. Enjoy! What We Discussed in this Show: Hot springs, naked hippies and a cure for the "Trump blues." Showing up as your authentic self. Overcoming fear and moving past the thresholds that hold us back. And so much more... Resources: EDAWN The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
59 | Brian Scudamore | Why You Need to Surround Yourself with the Best People
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Building and growing a successful business is about more than just having a great idea or product. It's largely about having the right people around you, particularly as you scale. Today's guest discovered this simple truth and is here to share his insights. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Brian Scudamore, a serial entrepreneur probably best known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry through 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Since conquering that market, he's gone on to apply his O2E (ordinary to exceptional) formula to the painting and home-detailing industry with Wow 1-Day Painting and Shack Shine. You'll learn exactly what goes into being a so-called "overnight success." You'll discover the one mistake that a great many entrepreneurs make at some point in their journey.  You'll also learn why it's vital to be surrounded by people in your business who share your vision and core values. Join Darius and Brian for this amazing and eye-opening discussion! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The reality of the "overnight success." One common mistake most entrepreneurs make. The importance of having the right people in business. And so much more... Resources: 1-800-GOT-JUNK Brian's LinkedIn The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
58 | Monique Rhodes | Want A Happier Life? Perhaps It‘s Time To Change Your Mind
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In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Monique Rhodes, singer/songwriter and mindfulness meditation expert with The 10-minute Mind. She brings her unique insights, calm, cool demeanor and infectiously positive outlook on the world to this discussion. You'll learn the value of taking time to truly reevaluate what's serving you and what isn't) during this "slow-down." You'll discover how shifting our habits is vital to shifting our minds. You'll also learn some team mediation practices you can implement for your organization. Join Darius and Monique for this fun, thoughtful and inspiring discussion. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Taking time to reevaluate during the "slow-down." How to shift our habits in order to shift our minds. Team meditation practices you can try. And so much more...  Resources: The 10-minute Mind The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
57 | Glenn Lundy | Take Yourself With You Everywhere You Go
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Today's guest has faced many challenges in his life - a difficult childhood, trouble with the law as a teenager, parents divorcing, homelessness - and yet he has risen above it all to share his insight with us.  In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Glenn Lundy, Husband, father of eight children, auto industry leader, and a motivational speaker on a mission to change the way you start your day. Glenn is also the pioneer of the 800% Club, host of #riseandgrind, an author, a speaker, and a former GM of Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick. You'll gain some insight into Glenn's background, from his mixed race parentage and difficulties fitting in, to his brief but life-changing struggle with homelessness. You'll learn how you can build an audience in your business, but also, how to build one within yourself. You'll also discover the four key components for creating a movement online. Join Darius and Glenn for this eye-opening and inspiring discussion! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Some insight into Glenn's fascinating life and experiences. How to build an audience in business, but also in oneself. The four key components for creating a movement online. And so much more... Resources: #RiseAndGrind Podcast The Morning Five book The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
56 | Brian Robertson | Holacracy: A Management System Designed For Humans
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Imagine working in a business with no managers and, seemingly, no structure or hierarchy. A business run on that model would be an exercise in chaos ...or would it?  That's just one of the many misconceptions people have about holacracy, a new form of business management promoted and developed by today's guest. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Brian Robertson, seasoned entrepreneur, organization builder, recovering CEO, and developer of holacracy, a management practice that promises to embrace people's individual humanity, autonomy, and creative problem-solving capacities. You'll learn what holacracy is, along with some of the most common misconceptions people have about the system. You'll discover a little of Brian's background, as well as how holacracy works within an organization. You'll also learn about the concept of roles and why boundaries are so vital in a business run on the holacracy model. Join Darius and Brian as they explore this exciting new way to do business! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: An explanation of what holacracy is, along with some of the most common misconceptions people have about the system. A little of Brian's background, and how he came to develop his work with holacracy. The concept of roles and why boundaries are so vital in a business run on the holacracy model. And so much more... Resources: Holacracy website The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
55 | Chris Schelling | The Psychology of Investing
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How do you make your investment choices? What philosophies or beliefs do you rely on to select a suitable investment? Everyone seems to have their own way of determining the answer to those questions, and today's guest is here to provide his own insights! In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Christopher M. Schelling, an educator, Director of Alternative Investments for Venturi Private Wealth, and the author of "Better Than Alpha." He holds degrees in psychology, business, and finance and is an expert at incorporating insights from behavioral finance into investment decision-making.  You'll learn how Chris made his way into the world of finance after receiving a degree in psychology, as well as a primer on the various philosophies people use to choose funds. You'll discover the differences between stocks and "alternative" investments (hedge funds, private equity, private real estate, etc.) You'll also learn about the ins and outs of private equities. Join Darius and Chris as they discuss everything you need to know about investing, stocks, funds, and so much more! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: A little of Chris' background and the different philosophies that go into investing in funds. Stock market investments vs. alternative investments. The ins and outs of private and public equities. And so much more... Resources: Chris' LinkedIn Better than Alpha book The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
54 | Ville and Kristen Jokinen | One Epic Journey, A Lifetime of Experiences
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Imagine hiking and cycling from the northernmost point in Alaska, all the way down the coast to the southernmost tip of Argentina. Now imagine doing it with no experience, little research and no real plan. It sounds crazy, but today's guests decided to embark on that very adventure and are anxious to share their experiences! It's a story of incredible revelations, unforgettable encounters (like being six feet from a mother black bear and her cubs!) human connections and lessons learned. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Ville and Kristen Jokinen, a dynamic traveling duo who have made the conscious choice to travel. They've just completed a 20-month, 18,000-mile cycling odyssey from Alaska to Argentina - with zero experience.  You'll learn what sparked the decision to give up their traditional lifestyles and travel the world, often in conditions many of us would find impossible. You'll discover why Ville and Kristen believe that life should be lived without hesitation - it's too short not to chase adventure and discovery. You'll also learn why people with the least to give are often the most generous, while those with wealth tend to be more guarded, and what that says about our society. Join Darius, Ville and Kristen as they discuss their epic journey and the revelations they made along the way! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The many lessons Ville and Kristen learned on their epic cycling journey from Alaska to Argentina. Why we should all strive to live without hesitation and embrace the brevity of life. How people who have more tend to be more guarded, while those with nothing are often the most generous and giving people you'll meet. And so much more... Resources: Ville and Kristen's Travel Blog The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
53 | Stephanie Paul | More Than Just Words: Becoming a Master Communicator
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It's no secret that we tend to like to be around people who make us laugh. Whether it's a comedian on a stage, a partner who brings positive energy to a relationship or even a co-worker who makes the work day fun, it's a powerful draw. But do you learn how to be funny? Is there a formula for engaging with people in a way that entertains and amuses? As you're about to learn, there is no secret formula. It's a gift we've all been given - we just need to learn how to embrace it. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Stephanie Paul, a coach who works with executives, sales teams, TEDx speakers, fundraisers, and experts of all kinds, helping them to become master communicators. Her areas of expertise seem almost endless, having worked as an actress, an improv, stand-up, and sketch comedian, a director and producer for live events, stage and video, a writer, and as a public speaker.  You'll discover some of the secrets of the entertainment industry, and how Stephanie has worked her way through nearly every area of the field, both in front of and behind the camera. You'll learn how a chance meeting with a friend led to her transition from the entertainment industry to the world of corporate coaching, and how many of her skills have successfully transferred over. You'll also learn some of the key components for building and delivering a compelling and engaging talk to any audience - and it's probably not what you think! Join Darius and Stephanie as they discuss the power of being an engaging communicator in all areas of your life. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The in's and out's of the acting business and how Stephanie worked her way through nearly every area of the field, both in front of and behind the camera. Her surprising transition from the acting world to the corporate world. The key components for building and delivering a compelling and powerful talk to any audience. And so much more... Resources: Stephanie's Website Darius Class Website The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
52 | Sergey Young | Living Longer, Living Better: The Science of Longevity
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Most of us would like to live longer lives, but only if those extra years are healthy and happy. The science of longevity may seem relatively new, but in fact we've been increasing our own lifespans for the last century or so. We've gone from an average age of about 35 to something closer to 70-75 years, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Sergey Young, longevity investor, speaker and author of "The Science and Technology of Growing Young" about our desire to live longer and happier lives, and his mission to extend the healthy lifespans of one billion people worldwide. You'll discover the origins of longevity research and what brought a longtime investor such as Sergey into this field. You'll learn five habits we should adapt to promote longevity and health in our own lives.  You'll also learn why Sergey believes that greater longevity is inevitable, as well as a concept he calls "the near horizon of longevity innovation." Join Darius and Sergey as they discuss finding the fountain of youth, being young and feeling young! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The origins of longevity research and what brought Sergey to the field as an investor. Five things we should be doing to improve our own longevity. Creating and extending life and something Sergey calls "the near horizon of longevity innovation." And so much more... Resources: Sergey's website The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
51 | Hala Taha | Young and Profiting: Using Adversity as Fuel for Success
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There are few things more demoralizing than pouring your heart and soul into a job (not to mention countless hours of dedicated work) only to have your employer let you go with barely a thank you for your hard work. Today's guest has experienced this first hand, but rather than allow it to stop her, she's used it to fuel her own massive success. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Hala Taha, entrepreneur, CEO of YAP Media and LinkedIn's Podcasting Princess. Her path to success has been a long and challenging one, despite her relatively young age, and she's ready to share her insights on today's episode. You'll learn about Hala's journey through the ups and downs of the entertainment industry, a difficult path that provided tremendous experience and eventually led her to the corporate world where more lessons awaited. You'll discover some surprisingly effective habits and tactics used by successful leaders. You'll also learn how Hala's extensive experience inspired her to create her #1 rated Young and Profiting podcast and more recently, YAP Media, a full-service social media and podcast marketing agency for top podcasters, celebrities and CEOs. Join Darius and Hala and get inspired by her story, her determination and her insights! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The process Hala used to become an "overnight success." Surprising habits and tactics of successful leaders. The reasons why Hala decided to start the Young And Profiting podcast. And so much more... Resources: Hala's website The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
50 | Adam Jablin | The Power of Saying Yes to Life
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Imagine being thirty years old with a beautiful spouse, a newborn baby, a gorgeous home, a sculpted body and a steady career. By most people's standards, you would be considered incredibly successful. However, beneath the veneer of success lies a dark secret - a deep sense of unhappiness, held fast in the grip of alcoholism and addiction. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Adam Jablin, author, coach, speaker, mentor and entrepreneur - a man who has experienced all the trappings of success, while simultaneously suffering the effects of alcoholism and addiction. During their talk, Adam shares the tools and secrets that have helped him overcome his addiction and live the life that he only could have dreamt about.  You'll discover how his early struggles with obesity created patterns that manifested much later in life. You'll learn about Adam's path from alcoholism and addiction to the acknowledgment of the problem and then the long and difficult road to recovery. You'll also discover the lessons he learned along that journey, including possibly the most important of all - the willingness to say yes to life. Join Darius and Adam as they explore the challenges many otherwise successful people face every day. He's found a path through the darkness and is here to show you how to find your own! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: How Adam struggled with obesity early in his life, and the patterns that manifested much later as a result. Adam's path from alcoholism and addiction to the acknowledgment of the problem and then the long and difficult road to recovery. The lessons learned along that road, including one of the most important - saying yes to life. And so much more... Resources: Adam’s Website The Real Darius Darius Class Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
49 | Jaylissa Lea | You May Be Successful, But Are You Happy? (Why It Matters)
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How do you define success? Is it measured by your income level, the number and type of cars you drive, the houses you own, etc? For those who have achieved success in terms of material things, particularly luxury things, there's often a dark truth underlying it all - they just aren't happy. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Jaylissa Lea, a Modern Luxury Educator/Brand Strategist, neuropsychology researcher and previously, clinical psychology student/mindset coach. Her passion is to take luxury one step further than current industry trends, and create a modern luxury movement that prioritizes impact and fulfillment over income. You'll discover how Jaylissa drew on her personal experiences and education to combine psychology with business to help entrepreneurs build luxury brands that are both successful and fulfilling. You'll learn why it's so vital to understand and embrace your purpose and core values when building your luxury brand. You'll also discover why so many entrepreneurs have developed unhealthy misconceptions about concepts such as "luxury" and "success," chasing the material while forgetting about the psychological. Join Darius and Jaylissa for this wide-ranging discussion into achieving success for your brand on every level. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: How Jaylissa shifted from trying to decide between studying psychology or business to combining both disciplines to help entrepreneurs build luxury brands that are both successful and fulfilling. The importance of understanding your purpose and core values on a deep level when building your brand. Why so many people have developed unhealthy misconceptions about concepts such as "luxury" and "success." And so much more... Resources: Darius Class Website The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
48 | Jeffrey Schox | From Electric Cars to Patent Law - Finding Your Entrepreneurial Path
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Leaving an established corporate gig to branch out on your own can seem daunting, and for many, the risk remains too high.  In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Jeffrey Schox, general partner at Trucks Venture Capital, and the founder of Schox Patent Group, a boutique patent firm focused on startups. Jeffrey started his career as an engineer on the original electric vehicle at General Motors before becoming a patent attorney for two of the largest patent law firms and eventually founding his own firm. You'll learn about Jeffrey's unusual background, from following his parents in the automotive industry to eventually striking out on his own as a patent attorney. You'll discover the power of giving and accepting help, and why passing a potential client to a more-qualified friend resulted in a flood of much needed business for his struggling new firm. You'll learn why timing is an essential tool in determining the viability of an investment, whether it be in an invention or a company.  You'll also discover Jeffrey's knack for taking a complicated idea, product, etc. and teasing out the differences to determine its future value. Join Darius and Jeffrey as they discuss the entrepreneurial path, timing and the power of giving and receiving. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: A little of Jeffrey's background, including his work on the original electric car at General Motors and his eventual shift to patent law. How handing over a potential client to a more qualified friend ended up being paid back in spades for his struggling firm. Why an understanding of timing is vital when assessing a company / product to invest your resources in. And so much more... Resources: Darius Class Website The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
47 | How to Get Your Team Focused On Working On The Business
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Strategic planning is a skill that every business can use to accomplish tasks from one quarter to the next and create growth. However, like any system, when misused, strategic planning can create an endless cycle of never-finished projects that can have the opposite effect. In today's solo episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius shares some of his early experiences with strategic planning, the challenges he discovered, and how he's looking to make the system work much more smoothly. You'll learn how his team began to repackage/rename uncompleted projects and resubmit them from one planning session to the next, only focusing on the things that came easily - and how he resolved the issue. You'll find out why he believes the standard SWOT model is broken, as well as his suggestions for a better method of planning. You'll discover the distinct difference between working ON the business and working IN the business - one leads to growth, the other, to stagnation. You'll also learn about his new training covering the Scale M.A.P. Method and the Three Pillars of Invisible Scale. Join Darius for this fascinating discussion on strategic planning and how you can make yours as effective as possible. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The biggest challenge he's encountered when doing strategic planning with his team. Why Darius believes the SWOT system is broken, and how he's tried to improve it. The difference between working On the business and working IN the business. And so much more... Resources: Darius Class Website The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
46 | David Osborn | Fuel for Success: Like Father, Like Entrepreneur
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If asked, most entrepreneurs would describe themselves as mavericks, rebels or even ‘unemployable.’ They possess a unique combination of drive, ambition and intelligence that makes working for someone else difficult if not impossible. This burning desire to go their own way means that entrepreneurs tend to take an unusual approach to education. Such is the case with today's guest. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with David Osborn, a self-proclaimed 'chaotic entrepreneur' and principal owner of the 6th largest real estate company in the US, with 4,500+ agents responsible for over 19,000 transaction sides and $10 billion in sales in 2017. Born in the US but raised in Europe, David was selected as a National Merit Scholar, he attended the University of Texas and graduated with an economics degree. You'll discover a little about David's unusual background and his belief that entrepreneurs often have an aggressive father in their background to inspire them. You'll find out why he started working in real estate with his mother almost as an afterthought, with no plans to stay in the career. You'll learn what it truly means to 'pivot' as an entrepreneur and how he's used it to achieve great success. You'll also discover the power of investing in passive income vehicles as a way to ensure success and weather crises. Join Darius and David as they map out the unusual path of an entrepreneur, and discuss why money should be more of a means to a goal rather than a goal in and of itself. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: How growing up in Europe gave David an appreciation for the US, and how he ended up working in real estate almost by accident. What it means to ‘pivot’ as an entrepreneur. The importance of investing in passive income vehicles. And so much more... Resources: The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn www.dariusclass.com This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
45 | Mike Michalowicz | Authorship: The Brutal Essence of Entrepreneurship
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How do you define success? The entrepreneurial path is a long and difficult one, filled with risks and obstacles to be overcome. On the other hand, there are great rewards to be found along that path as well, as long as you have a clear definition of what success means to you. One path taken by many entrepreneurs is authorship - leveraging their experience, successes and failures and sharing those insights with their readers. Such a path is often far more difficult than people realize, and brings with it its own set of challenges. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Mike Michalowicz, entrepreneur, speaker and author of 'Get Different,' 'Fix This Next,' 'Clockwork,' 'Profit First,' 'The Pumpkin Plan,' and 'The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.' His books have been published around the world and translated into 10 different languages, and he's passionate about connecting with entrepreneurs. You'll discover some of the challenges of writing, launching and promoting a book, and why many new authors only focus on the first part of that process and forget the rest. You'll learn why "success" has almost as many definitions as those who strive for it in business and in life. You'll also discover why Mike believes that marketing is not in any way bothersome - in fact, it's the ultimate, deliberate act of kindness. Join Darius and Mike as they explore the long and winding road to becoming an entrepreneur, as well as the rewards and pitfalls that can be found along the way. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The challenges and rewards of writing, launching and promoting a book, particularly for an entrepreneur. How we each define success in different ways, based on our beliefs, experiences and desires. Why Michael believes that marketing is, in reality, a deliberate act of kindness. And so much more... Resources: Michael's Website The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
44 | Achieving A Goal Or Chasing a Dream? It All Comes Down To A Plan
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What are your goals for your business, and do you have a plan for getting there? A surprisingly large number of entrepreneurs create lofty goals for their businesses, but fail to create a solid plan to achieve them. That's like getting in your car to drive from California to New York without a map or a GPS. It's very likely you'll get lost and never reach your destination. But how do you go about creating a plan that will let you scale your business and turn those goals into realities? In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is flying solo, offering up some insights on the importance of planning to scale and understanding that the entrepreneurial process is about more than simply setting targets and then doing nothing to reach them. You'll learn why so many entrepreneurs create bold and powerful goals but fail to take the next steps to achieve them. You'll discover the importance of incorporating scale into your goal planning and why many scale systems are complicated and overly cumbersome. You'll learn about revenue, income, size, and ethics (RISE) targets and how focusing on them can make the difference in reaching your goals or simply grasping at dreams. Join Darius as he offers his insight and experience on the subject of growing your business in a way that will generate real results. What You’ll Learn in this Show: Why a goal without a plan is a dream, and why do many entrepreneurs refusal to create plans lead to their failure. The importance of building a plan around scale when trying to grow your business. RISE targets: what they are, and how they can help you reach the levels of success And so much more! To Learn More: www.dariusclass.com Additional Resources: The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
43 | Steve Sims | The Art of Making Things Happen
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In today’s show, Darius interviews Steve Sims. Steve is the badass founder and CEO of the luxury concierge service, Bluefish, bestselling author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen, and a sought-after life coach. Also known as the “Wizard of Oz”, Steve shares his incredible life story and philosophy in today’s show. We start this special show with Steve sharing his incredible backstory. Steve started off his career years back working as a doorman at a nightclub. And incredibly enough, he credits this experience to his uncanny ability to read people. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” ~ Jim Rohn A firm believer in this adage, Steve shares that he made a conscious effort to surround himself with rich people. As he puts it, you get dividends if you surround yourself with rich people. Whereas, you get only excuses if you surround yourself with poor people. As a nightclub doorman, Steve also shares how he always strives to resolve conflicts in the most frictionless way possible. This has allowed him to cultivate stellar relationships that have withstood the test of time. So, how did Steve go from being a nightclub doorman to owning a luxury concierge service? Steve credits his blatant ignorance and stupidity which he calls his “superpower” for his success. In this segment of the show, we discuss the importance of overcoming our fear of rejection which often inhibits us from going all out and realizing our full potential. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show How to resolve strife in the most frictionless way possible How “ignorance” and “stupidity” and can power you ahead The value of surrounding yourself with like-minded and inspiring people And so much more… Resources Steve Sims Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
42 | Isabelle Peyrichoux | Do What You Love: From Career Counseling to Career Reinvention
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How did you choose your current career path? For some of us, our career path is dictated by trends, listings of in-demand jobs. For others, it's determined by the level of financial compensation a career path offers. Whatever the reason, far too many of us pursue career paths that leave us feeling unfulfilled and uninspired. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius talks to Isabelle Peyrichoux, career reinvention coach and founder of Brilliant Seeds. She's helped hundreds of people leave jobs they hated to find careers they love. Isabelle is no stranger to career reinvention herself, having gained two Master's degrees, a 2-year certificate in Psychotherapy, and certification as a Professional Co-active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). You'll discover how career reinvention goes beyond traditional career counseling to help people find careers they truly love. You'll learn strategies for navigating the unknown, as well as the importance of focusing on work that allows you to express yourself and make a positive impact on the world. You'll also discover tips for overcoming the inevitable societal pressure that many of us face to choose jobs that pay well, or that are popular, despite the fact that we may not even like the field. Join Darius and Isabelle for a fascinating conversation about the importance of finding a career you love, rather than a job that simply pays the bills. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The process of career reinvention and how Isabelle's process differs from traditional career counseling. Navigating the unknown, and focusing on work that allows you to make a difference in the world Tips for overcoming societal pressure to enter careers that pay well, but that don't inspire you. And so much more... Resources: Brilliant Seeds The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
41 | Ben Woodward | How to Claim Victory Over Your Circumstances... by Surrendering
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Every entrepreneur will experience adversity at one time or another - that's a fact of life. Whether it be business related or personal, how we respond to the presence of these challenges is vital to determining whether we will triumph over them. In today's episode of "The Greatness Machine," Darius chats with Ben Woodward, speaker, strategist, coach and best-selling author. Ben is no stranger to adversity, having had to send his father to prison, struggle with undiagnosed bipolar disorder and endure a corporate crisis throughout his life. The wisdom he gained from these experiences has been outlined in his book, "The Empowerment Paradox." You'll discover a little of Ben's journey - Moving from New Zealand to the UK with only 50 pounds in his pocket to live with his father - who turned out to be a sex offender who had never been brought to justice. You'll learn how Ben was forced to confront his father, a process that resulted in a prison sentence and a new perspective on their relationship. You'll discover how Ben's life has been shaped by undiagnosed bipolar disorder, offering him unique insights into the concept of surrender and becoming a victor over one's circumstances. Join Darius and Ben for a deeply personal and powerful discussion that will change the way you look at adversity in life and in business. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Ben's journey from living in New Zealand to, at just 22, taking a one-way trip to the UK to live with his father - who he hadn't seen since he was 14. How his father turned out to be a sex offender who had never been brought to justice, and how Ben was forced to testify against his father and send him to prison. How undiagnosed bipolar disorder has shaped Ben's life and offered him unique insights into the concept of surrender. The importance of becoming the victor over your circumstances, no matter what they may be. And so much more... Resources: Ben's Website Ben's Facebook Ben's Twitter Ben's LinkedIn Ben's Instagram The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
40 | Robert Glazer | Remote Work: Why Businesses Need to Embrace Flexibility
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes to the business world, but one of the most significant has been the shift from the traditional office to remote work. Some companies have weathered this transition well, while others have struggled. There are several reasons why some businesses have adapted better than others, but today's guest believes that it comes down to having clear company values, good management, communication and trust principles in place. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Robert Glazer, serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners and the co-founder and Chairman of BrandCycle.  You'll discover the advantages and disadvantages of remote work, and how they can affect your business results. You'll find out why allowing employees to work remotely is the best way to test the strength of your company values, communication and even the management. You'll learn why Robert believes that the "office/no office" argument is flawed - the future of business is based around flexibility. You'll also discover the importance of setting clearly defined physical and mental boundaries when working from home. Join Darius and Robert for this fascinating discussion on the future of work and the workplace. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The advantages and disadvantages found in working remotely. How to maintain your company core values with workers who are working remotely. The importance of setting physical and mental boundaries when working from home. And so much more... Resources: Robert's Website The Real Darius Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
39 | Fran Biderman Gross | Why Emotion is the Key To Creating Shared Values
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There's a lot of talk these days about values, whether they be through individuals or businesses. What's missing in these discussions however, is the importance of emotion in determining those values. In today's episode of "The Greatness Machine," Darius chats with Fran Biderman Gross, founder and CEO of Advantages, an award-winning Inc. 500 company. Through her work, Fran leads her clients along a journey of brand discovery that reveals their personal and organizational 3 keys: purpose, values, and story. You'll discover why emotion is often the missing link when determining shared values for your team and your business, offering deep insights to make the process more effective. You'll learn why shared values can often be demonstrated in different ways by members of your team, and why understanding those differences makes the implementation of those values far more effective. You'll also discover why having employees and team members who are engaged and aligned with the values of the company and the visionary builds more effective teams and avoids common HR issues. Join Darius and Fran as they have a frank and fascinating discussion on the importance of including emotion in the creation and implementation of shared values for the business. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Why emotion is the key to creating powerful shared values among your team and for your business.  The importance of discovering your key values and those of your team, and as well as understanding the different ways people demonstrate those values. Why having employees and team members who are engaged and aligned with the values of the company avoids issues of disloyalty and the like. And so much more... Resources: Advantages Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
38 | John Lee Dumas | Discovering Your Common Path To Uncommon Success
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What does your "ideal" life look like? It's different for each person, but what you're imagining is your version of uncommon success. In today's episode of "The Greatness Machine," Darius talks with John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning podcast that has featured over 2700 guests, a million monthly listens and 18 million in revenue since 2012. Through EoF, JLD has interviewed inspiring, successful entrepreneurs including Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuck and more to help entrepreneurs "fire up" their journey. You'll learn how JLD shifted from a military background to running a multi-million dollar business. You'll discover The one single question you must ask yourself in order to be successful in the podcast world. You'll also learn the two key steps for creating uncommon success taken from his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success. Join Darius and JLD as they light the spark that will help you ignite your business and take it to new levels! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: How John went from a military background to running a multi-million dollar company. The ONE question you need to ask yourself in order to make it big in the podcast world. Two key steps for finding uncommon success straight from his book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success. And so much more... Resources: The Real Darius The Common Path to Uncommon Success (pre-order) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
37 | Jeff Booth | Future Shock: The Challenges Facing Currency in the 21st Century and Beyond
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If asked, there's one ability most of us would like to have - the ability to see into the future and prepare for what's to come. While no one can truly predict the future, we've gotten very good at using data and technology to make educated guesses about what's coming next. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Jeff Booth, an entrepreneur, tech leader, strategic advisor, proud family man and the author of The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future. Jeff draws on his 20 years of experience on the forefront of technological change to provide an enlightening look at what's to come. You'll discover why the entrepreneurial mindset and an understanding of your own impact on the world will be key to creating a better future. You'll learn why technology is a deflationary force, and why the current political and financial system impedes that deflationary effect. You'll also discover some of the challenges facing currencies around the world, such as the inflation/deflation cycle, and the manipulation of global currencies to gain trade advantages. Join Darius and Jeff for this wide-ranging and eye opening discussion. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Why it's essential to focus on an entrepreneurial mindset and realize how much your impact in the world matters.  Why technology is a deflationary force and what the rapid growth of technology means for the future. The future of currency, including a true understanding of inflation and deflation, as well as the political realities that affect them. And so much more... Resources: The Price of Tomorrow book The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
36 | Nathanael Chawkin | Conscious Leadership: Getting Your Team "On the Mat"
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The world of martial arts and that of business may seem to have no points of connection. However, there are powerful lessons there to be found, particularly around the ideas of conscious leadership and effective team building. In today's episode of "The Greatness Machine," Darius chats with Nathanael Chawkin, founder and CEO of Palaestra Leadership, and a mindfulness and martial arts instructor about his practice-based approach to team building. You'll find out why a business' core values can't just remain "on the wall" - they must be infused into your executive team and practiced on a daily basis. You'll learn how Nathanael is turning development into a team sport, helping leaders have tough conversations with heart, creating radical new levels of trust, connectedness, and team flow. You'll discover why getting your team "on the mat" and sharing their truth with you is vital to creating powerful interpersonal dynamics and greater team flow. Join Darius and Nathanael for this powerful discussion on conscious leadership and creating a team that operates and communicates with purpose and in alignment with the core values of the business. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Using consistent, daily practice to take your core values "off the wall" and incorporate them into all aspects of your executive team. The importance of getting your team "on the mat" - asking your teammates to share their truth with you. Why you must learn to receive feedback before you can give it effectively. And so much more... Resources: Palaestra Website The Real Darius This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
35 | Cameron Herold | The Power Of A Second In Command With Vision
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Do you know your "why?" Are you clear about what drives you and gets you up in the morning?  In today's episode of "The Greatness Machine," Darius talks with acclaimed speaker, best selling author and CEO whisperer Cameron Herold about his amazing body of work, life and what his plans are now that he's retired. You'll learn a little about Cameron's journey, from his beginnings as an entrepreneur in school to becoming a CEO whisperer and a business growth guru. You'll discover why it's so vital to understand and fully embrace your "why," your Vivid Vision. You'll learn the dangers of getting your identity caught up in a brand and why you should focus on simply being yourself. You'll also discover why the best companies in the world are run by leaders who are focused on a vision, driving towards goals, praising people, and creating momentum. Join Darius and Cameron in this wide-ranging discussion on life, business and the power of an effective second in command. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: A little about Cameron's background, from being groomed as an entrepreneur in his youth, to coaching some of the best entrepreneurs in the world. The importance of understanding and fully embodying your "why.” Why you should focus on being yourself and never let your identity get wrapped up in a brand. Why the best companies are run by leaders who are actually leading. And so much more... Resources: The Real Darius Cameron's Links and Resources: Sign up each of your managers for Cameron's new Invest In Your Leaders course Listen to and Subscribe to the Second In Command Podcast on iTunes If you do $5MM or more check out the COO Alliance The World's Leading Network for the 2nd in Command Say hi: 480-747-1959 Learn: www.CameronHerold.com This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
34 | Jimmy Farris | Rediscovering Your Purpose In Life
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In today’s show, Darius interviews Jimmy Farris. Jimmy is a former American football wide receiver who retired from the NFL in 2009. Farris has been a member of the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, and New England Patriots. Today, Jimmy shares why it is important to rediscover your purpose in life. When you have a singular goal in life, and then life sets you on a different path, how can you reset, realign and rediscover your passion and purpose in life? We start this show with Jimmy sharing his interesting backstory. From a young age, Jimmy had one clear goal in mind – to play for the NFL. And that he did and how. Jimmy graduated from playing football for his high school and the University of Montana to the big league – the NFL. As an NFL player, Jimmy shares that he was accorded a demi-god status. Being an NFL player opened up doors for Jimmy. Meeting other celebrities or company CEO’s was a cakewalk. The adulation, the love of fans…Jimmy was truly living his dream. So, when Jimmy retired at the age of 30, he felt a massive loss of identity, passion, and purpose. He felt that everything that he prized so dearly was, in an instant, snatched away from him. Was all the love, adulation, and tribute for his position? And not him, as a person?  How could he get people to respect him once again? How could he find another “mountaintop” that was worth scaling? Topics discussed in today’s show include how to be your absolute best and how to enjoy the pursuit of your goal. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show How to find another “mountaintop to scale” – rediscovering your motivation in life Is all the tribute and adulation for you or for your position? How to be your absolute best And so much more... Resources Jimmy Farris’s Website Jimmy Farris’s Facebook The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
33 | Mike Brody Waite | Unapologetic Humanity: Leadership Lessons from Recovering Addicts
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Do you wear a mask in your professional life? Not the mask you wear to protect yourself from COVID, but the kind of mask where you hide your true, authentic self. In today's episode of "The Greatness Machine," Darius chats with Michael Brody-Waite, acclaimed speaker, leadership coach, recovering addict and the author of Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts. Michael shares some of his amazing story, one of struggle, inspiration and unapologetic humanity. You'll learn how Michael's journey began, and how he believes that every experience, both good and bad, prepared him for the moment he made the decision to get clean. You'll find out why the idea that we have to hide our humanity (particularly our weaknesses) in the professional world can be an obstacle to becoming a great leader. You'll learn the three principles that addicts in recovery have been using for decades to take control of their lives, and how those principles can be adapted to develop powerful leadership skills. You'll discover how his story led to being invited to create a powerful viral TedTalk... and why it almost didn't happen. You'll also learn why, in the areas of personal and professional development, we're long on inspiration, but short on implementation. Join Darius and Michael for this heartfelt and inspiring discussion on living "mask-free" and thriving in all areas of your life. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Michael's journey from addiction, through recovery and into a new life filled with gratitude, success and continuous learning. How practicing rigorous authenticity and surrendering the outcome became essential components of his road to recovery. Why hiding our true selves in the professional world actually gets in the way of great leadership. The process that led Michael to his viral TedTalk - and how it almost never happened. And so much more... Resources: Michael’s website ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
32 | Rand Stagen | Elevating Your Identity To The Next Level
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In the 1999 film The Matrix, Neo was given two choices: take the blue pill and stay asleep, or take the red pill and, as Morpheus puts it, "...you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." Which one would you choose? In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius talks with Rand Stagen, highly sought-after speaker and Managing Director of the Stagen Leadership Academy. In this wide-ranging discussion, Rand shares some of the insights he's gained in the world of conscious leadership, including the aforementioned line from The Matrix, which has provided inspiration for Rand and his team in their work. You'll learn how Rand and his business partner applied the principles behind high-intensity fitness training and applied them to leadership development. You'll discover how getting out of our own way can often result in us becoming conduits for profound and powerful ideas. You'll learn why the community told Rand that he needed to "get out of the way," changing the business from a semi-secret model to something that could be scaled to create a bigger impact. You'll also discover how using conscious leadership can help elevate others as well as ourselves. Join Darius and Rand as they explore ways to elevate your identity to the next level and demonstrate that business can, in fact, be a force for good. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: How Rand took the principles of physical fitness - a structured high-intensity regimen that creates predictable results - and applied it to deep mental work and development. Why it's essential to take leadership to the next level, along with suggestions on how that can be achieved. How getting our egos out of the way can often result in us becoming a conduit for new and powerful ideas. How we can help elevate those around us by engaging in conscious leadership. And so much more... Resources: Stagen Website Rand's LinkedIn ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
31 | Justin Breen | Exploring Infinite Possibilities With The Right Mindset
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If you had the chance to live to be 150 years old, or 200, or more, would you do it? What would you try to accomplish with that extra time? Those are some of the questions you'll discover in today's episode of The Greatness Machine. This time out, Darius sits down with Justin Breen, best-selling author, polymath and the founder and CEO of BrEpic Communications LLC. You'll learn how Justin transitioned from a 20-year career as a journalist to a founder and CEO of a global company, despite having no previous business experience. You'll discover why it's so important for Justin to spend time among the top thinkers in the world, exchanging ideas and expanding his mind. You'll learn the surprisingly simple elements that go into creating a successful global business, as well as the three key attributes he looks for when working with people. Join Darius and Justin as they explore the infinite possibilities that open up when you arm yourself with the right mindset and spend your time interacting with visionaries who see collaborators, where others see competitors. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: How Justin went from a 20-year career as a journalist, who had never even heard the word "entrepreneur" growing up, to creating a wildly successful global company. The importance of surrounding himself with the greatest minds and the most expansive ideas. The three key attributes people MUST have in their mindset for Justin to work with them. Why he believes that he has no competitors, just potential collaborators. And so much more... Resources: Justin's LinkedIn ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
30 | Jay Wilkinson | From Unemployment to Entrepreneurship Journey
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It's a simple truth: 'business as usual' simply doesn't apply anymore... and not just because of the pandemic. In today's episode of "The Greatness Machine," Darius chats with Jay Wilkinson, entrepreneur, author, speaker, angel investor, CEO of Firespring and self-proclaimed "geek with social skills" about the rapidly shifting world of business. Hailing from Nebraska, the "middle of everywhere," Jay realized at a young age that he simply wasn't suited to taking instructions from others and became an entrepreneur, starting eight businesses by the time he left college - most of which failed. Undaunted, he took the lessons from those failures and, in 1986, helped launch Campus Connection magazine in NYC which caught on, eventually expanding to 350 college campuses. You'll discover how Jay realized he was 100% unemployable, and how that set him on the path to becoming an entrepreneur. You'll learn about B Corps - what they are and how they're changing the way business is done by focusing on making a positive impact in the community and even the world. You'll discover why businesses need to expand their worldview and focus on a "stakeholder capitalism" mentality if they're going to survive the next decade. You'll also learn about the Do More Good Movement (of which Jay is the founder) and its mission to educate, empower and amplify companies and business leaders doing more good. Join Darius and Jay for a fascinating conversation about making a positive impact through business and why Jay believes that, in its highest form, capitalism can be a force for good. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Jay's path to becoming an entrepreneur growing up in Nebraska and why he felt he was "100% unemployable." The definition of a B Corp, as well as the strict standards that must be met to become certified. Why Jay believes that businesses must develop a 'stakeholder capitalism' mentality in order to survive the next decade and beyond. The origins of the Do More Good Movement and its goal to inspire purpose-based businesses and reclaim capitalism. And so much more... Resources: Do More Good Movement Jay's Twitter ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
29 | Nadine Rajabi | From Bravo TV Host To Executive Producer (Part 2)
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Today's episode of The Greatness Machine is part two of Darius' conversation with childhood friend and Executive Producer of "Below Deck: Mediterranean," Nadine Rajabi. A little about Nadine: Host for several Bravo digital series such as "The Shahs Come Clean with Nadine," "Fresh Squeezed: The Real Housewives of Orange County," and "Housewivesology: The Real Housewives of New Jersey," as well as several other top networks and platforms. She's an actress, comedian, national champion black belt, competitive snowboarder and a former semi-pro soccer player. On top of all that, Nadine also holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. in Biology. You'll learn about some of the most bizarre conspiracy theories currently making the rounds. You'll learn about a stunning scene from "Below Deck: Mediterranean" that didn't make the cut, along with a sneak peek at what's coming up. You'll also hear about the time Darius found himself the victim of a scam - right in front of a crowd of people! If you enjoyed part one of this fun and wide-ranging conversation, you're going to love part two! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Some of the latest (and most bizarre) conspiracy theories. A shocking scene that didn't make the cut on "Below Deck: Mediterranean," as well as some hints about what's coming up on the show. What happened when Darius was scammed in front of a crowd of people while overseas. And so much more... Resources: Nadine's Instagram ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
28 | Nadine Rajabi | From Bravo TV Host To Executive Producer (Part 1)
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If you've watched "Below Deck: Mediterranean" on Bravo, then you know crazy things can happen at sea. As you're about to learn, it's no different behind the scenes! In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with childhood friend and Executive Producer of "Below Deck: Mediterranean," Nadine Rajabi. A list of Nadine's accomplishments sound as if she's lived several lifetimes: Host for several Bravo digital series such as "The Shahs Come Clean with Nadine," "Fresh Squeezed: The Real Housewives of Orange County," and "Housewivesology: The Real Housewives of New Jersey," as well as several other top networks and platforms. She's an actress, comedian, national champion black belt, competitive snowboarder and a former semi-pro soccer player. On top of all that, Nadine also holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. in Biology. You'll learn about the kinds of challenges (and craziness!) that goes into filming "Below Deck: Mediterranean," particularly during a pandemic. You'll find out how Nadine made the transition from being in front of the camera as an actress/comedian/host to the role of Executive Producer. You'll also learn about the ever-changing and evolving nature of comedy over the years. Join Darius and Nadine in part one of this fun and eye-opening two-part conversation! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: The challenges of shooting Bravo’s "Below Deck Mediterranean" during a pandemic. Nadine’s journey from being in front of the camera to an Executive Producer. How comedy has changed and evolved over the years. And so much more... Resources: Nadine's Instagram ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
27 | Joshua Lee | The Dopamine Dealer of LinkedIn
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We're all familiar with B2B (Businesses to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer), but have you heard of H2H (Human to Human)? In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius sits down with Joshua Lee, entrepreneur, author, coach, marketer, husband, father - "The Dopamine Dealer of LinkedIn" - to discuss this concept, and why it's key to building a successful business in the 21st century. You'll learn a little about Joshua's start in digital marketing in the wild days of the early 2000s, when he landed a little company called "MySpace" as an early client before it was bought by Rupert Murdoch in an epic deal. You'll discover the moment he realized his work had devolved into "monetizing just to monetize," and why he decided to do a massive "reset" of his life and career, forging a new and more fulfilling path. You'll learn methods for pushing past the noise and automation to create and nurture an organic following and boost your engagement score using LinkedIn. You discover why Joshua is so passionate about helping people reconnect and create lasting relationships for themselves in business and in life. Joshua brings an incredible amount of value in this discussion - thoughts, ideas and strategies that can help you humanize your business and grow your engagement. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: How he got started in the "Wild Wild West" of digital marketing in the early 2000s, as well as the moment he made a serious "reset" in his life and career. How you can build and nurture an organic following using LinkedIn. The "magic formula" for boosting your engagement score. Why bringing the human connection back into marketing and cutting through the noise is so important. And so much more... Resources: Joshua's website ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
26 | Andre Norman | Solitary Confinement To Ambassador Of Hope
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From a childhood filled with gang violence, illiteracy resulting in a 100+ year prison sentence, to a successful career as a speaker, author and Harvard Fellow - it sounds like something out of a Hollywood film. In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius sits down with the "Ambassador of Hope," Andre Norman to discuss his incredible and inspiring journey, as well as the circumstances that shaped his decisions at a young age. You'll learn how he struggled with illiteracy and systemic racism in the inner city of Boston, and how they factor into his choices. You'll discover how the path he was on eventually led to a series of convictions, eventually resulting in a sentence of over 100+ years. You'll learn how a two-year stint in solitary confinement led to an epiphany and a new path for Andre's life... one that eventually led to Harvard University. You'll also learn how systemic racism and classism pervades the country and results in a society where 4% of the population makes up 50% of the prison system. Andre's story is powerful and ultimately triumphant. He is living proof that, while we all have the potential to rise above our circumstances, there is still a great deal of work to be done to create a society where every person has the opportunity to discover their greatness. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Andre's struggles with poverty and illiteracy growing up in the inner city of Boston. How he ended up with a 100+ year prison sentence. The epiphany that changed his life and put him on a path that eventually led to becoming the "Ambassador of Hope." The effects of the systemic racism and classism that still pervades the country. And so much more... Resources: Andre's website ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
25 | Malorie Nicole | Coaching Ethics and Cultivating Consciousness Around Core Values
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On today’s show, we interview entrepreneurial and executive coach, Malorie Nicole who shares with us her thoughts on ethics in coaching, core values, and fulfillment. Back in 2014, Malorie fell sick and faced some serious health issues which forced us to reassess her life’s priorities. She decided to change paths and chuck her comfortable engineering job to become a life coach. If you are finding it difficult to pivot and change tracks, this segment of the show will particularly interest you. One of the main themes of today’s show is the importance of ethics in coaching. Many self-appointed coaches neither have the necessary qualifications nor the disposition to help out other people. In the process, they end up doing more harm than good. We also talk a great deal about core values, and how a lack of consciousness leads to discomfort – and ultimately flailing mental AND physical health. Darius and Malorie also emphasize how core values can help in this segment of the show. Towards the end, Darius shares his unique fulfillment formula which will surely force you to self-introspect. What You Will Learn In This Show Integrity in Coaching The fulfillment formula and the biggest things that can move the needle forward for you How cultivating consciousness around core values can help your overall health on a holistic level And so much more… Resources Abundantly Clear Podcast ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
24 | Angelo Poli | Unraveling the Mysteries of Metabolism and How to Hit Your Body Transformation Goals
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What is the number ONE reason that people do not hit their body transformation goals? (Hint: it is not a lack of will-power) On today’s show, we interview international body transformation expert, Angelo Poli who unravels the mysteries of metabolism and data-driven weight loss. At the age of 38, Darius was tipping the scale at 363 pounds and was grappling with multiple health problems, as a result. This is when he ran into Angelo who helped him get his health and his life, back on track. On the back of his extensive experience which involves working with more than 20,000 people (including celebrities like Aaron Rodgers), Angelo dispels some common health and nutrition myths in today’s show. You will learn how to use data to tackle a highly individualized subject like metabolism. Angelo also reveals the TWO important factors that he considers when recommending a diet. If you are frustrated with your fitness levels and your overall health, you must tune in to this show for some valuable insights. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show Why people hit a plateau as they pursue their body transformation Understanding the highly complex and individualized subject of metabolism How different people respond to diets in a different manner And so much more… Resources Metpro ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
23 | Victoria Labalme | Goal-Setting, Risk-Taking, and Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
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Feeling bogged down by your “need” to set the benchmark, higher and higher every time? On today’s show, we interview the incredible artist turned author, Victoria Labalme who shares with us her distilled wisdom on goal-setting, risk-taking, and our flawed attitude towards achievement. Victoria taps into her extensive experience in theatre, comedy clubs, and films to help out artists, entrepreneurs, and C-suite uncover their hidden genius at work, on stage, and in life, in general. Our society of today puts immense pressure on achievement and winning. On today’s show, Victoria shares why we need to change this attitude and get more comfortable with the “fog of not knowing”. We also question our judgmental society where we harbor incorrect biases. As someone who straddles across different professions, Victoria calls out this flawed mindset and emphasizes the need to respect people irrespective of their professional choices. This is a show that you cannot afford to miss. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show The idea of goal-setting Risk-taking and the pressure to achieve things Creating your own path and why it is important to realign How to get comfortable with the “fog of not knowing” Our judgemental attitudes and how to overcome our biases Resources Riskforward.com/circle ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
22 | Alana Winter | Born To Be An Entrepreneur
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It sometimes seems as if certain people are born to be entrepreneurs. That's certainly true of Alana Winter! In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Alana Winter, serial entrepreneur, creative thinker, founder of MI6 Academy and Stiletto Spy School and guide on the path to self-aware leadership. Her journey has taken her from university admission at 16 to simultaneously being fired by her dad and set up in her own business. Following a string of challenges and feelings of burnout, she sold her business in 2006, leading to some powerful questions: "Who am I now? What do I do with my life?" In this wide-ranging discussion, you'll discover how her upbringing in a family of entrepreneurs has helped guide the path of her life. You'll learn why a lack of passion and alignment with your business can open the door to greater and greater difficulties. You'll discover how Alana sold the business she was no longer passionate about, and how doing so forced her to decide who she really was and what she really wanted in her life. You'll also learn how a trip to a James Bond film eventually gave rise to an entirely unique form of coaching: The MI6 Academy and Stiletto Spy School! Join Darius and Alana as they explore the fascinating, unpredictable and sometimes frustrating path that is entrepreneurship. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Alana's background and unusual upbringing, and why she was literally born to be an entrepreneur. How her father helped her start her first business... by firing her. The challenges she faced in that early business, such as burnout, employee theft and even embezzlement from a business partner. Why she believes that a lack of passion and misalignment set the stage for the challenges she faced in her early entrepreneurial career. How she navigated "the void" after selling her first business with no plan for the immediate future. And so much more... Resources: Alana's Website MI6 Academy ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
21 | Tony Lillios | How to Pivot Successfully When Market Conditions Become Unfavorable
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On today’s show, we interview entrepreneur, designer, endurance athlete, and certified Integral Coach, Tony Lillios who shares with us his incredible life story, his many tribulations, and successes. Tony started his professional career as a consultant with IDEO. But then the desire to “do more” kicked in. And back in 1996, Tony founded Speck Design and then Speck Products. Speck Products designed and manufactured cases for laptops and phones. And they were the first manufacturer to bring hard cases to the market. Speck rode the early wave of success but then the business got harder. And they plateaued once sales hit $150 million. Reading the market conditions, Tony and his partners sold out to Samsonite – a larger organization that had the resources and the distribution network to continue scaling the business. Today, as an Integral Coach, Tony works with individuals and small teams looking to unlock more possibilities when feeling stuck. His most productive relationships are with clients that have tried to address what isn't working or what they aspire towards and have come up short. Towards the end of the show, we have an interesting discussion on core values – a concept that is still grossly under thought. This is a show that you do not want to miss. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show How Tony started the journey to success in developing his own company What happens when a business starts plateauing, the market becomes harder and more expensive How Tony transitioned from owning his company to starting his integral coaching career Why core values are grossly underthought through And so much more… Resources The Greatness Machine Podcast Tony’s Website Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
20 | Brent Gleeson | From Navy Seal to Serial Entrepreneur Journey
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On today’s show, we interview Brent Gleeson, a Navy SEAL combat veteran, serial entrepreneur, and now acclaimed speaker who shares his distilled wisdom on leadership, accountability, and discipline. Growing up in Dallas, Brent had a normal and secure childhood. And after graduating from SMU, he decided to stick to the tried and tested path by becoming a financial analyst. But, along the way, Brent was inspired by a fraternity brother who had a lifelong dream of joining the Navy. And he decided to ditch his spreadsheets and pivot tables as he set his eyes on becoming a SEAL. In this segment of the show, you will get a peek into the world of the military. Only 10-15% of applicants manage to successfully complete the rigorous SEAL training. An ultimate test of physical and mental strength, you will surely be inspired by tuning into this show's segment. After leaving the military, Brent went on to start two businesses, New Condos Online and Internet Marketing Inc, a digital marketing agency – a business that he successfully exited in 2016. Brent has since been helping organizations develop better teams and better leaders. He is an acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and culture transformation to change management and building high-performance teams Towards the end of the show, we have an interesting discussion on core values. And how clearly defining core values and measuring success can help drive an organization towards success. This is a show that you do not want to miss. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show The importance of having the same vision with your business partners on where to take business The benefits of having authentic core values in an organization How core values drive an organization Why SEAL training is the ultimate test of physical and mental prowess And so much more… Resources Brent Gleeson’s Website Taking Point Embrace The Suck The Greatness Machine Podcast Darius' Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
19 | Jeff Spencer | The Pursuit of Excellence Towards a Winning Mindset
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Ever wondered what makes Tiger Woods the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T.)? On today’s show, we interview Dr. Jeff Spencer who shares with us some expert goal-setting tips and the five critical things to cultivate a winning mindset. At the age of 7, Jeff set the big, hairy, audacious goal of being an Olympic cyclist – something that he accomplished at the age of 21. Fortunately for him, he met some well-meaning mentors who helped him along the way. Later on, Jeff again found his true calling by helping out top athletes (like Tiger Woods) and entrepreneurs achieve their full potential. On today’s show, you will first learn how to vet your goal. If you are not in for the right reasons, can you really make the jump from the ordinary to the extraordinary? Along with having a solid why, Jeff shares that you also need the right skills and the right mindset to back you up.  Athletes and entrepreneurs who are performing at the top level often possess a similar level of skillsets. However, when push comes to shove, and you show up in the arena, it is just the champions who deliver their peak performance. So, what can you do to step into the winner’s circle more often? When you don’t win, it is not because you are lacking in skills, but because you have not gotten your head in the right place. You will learn how you can have your champion mindset trump your scarcity mindset so that can thoroughly enjoy your pursuit of excellence. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show How to vet your goal and ascertain that you are on the right path Aligning your mind, body, and soul to cultivate the champion mindset What is that top athletes and entrepreneurs do differently? And so much more… Resources The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
18 | Jevon “JT” McCormick: Challenges and Opportunities for the Youth At Risk
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On today’s show, Darius interviews Jevon (JT) McCormick, CEO, Scribe Media who shares with us his thoughts on racial injustice, socio-economic inequality, company culture, and much, much more… Born a son of a black pimp father and an orphan mother, Jevon was in and one of the juvenile systems in his formative years. And early on in his career, he had to overcome racial injustice as he tried to cement his place in corporate America. He talks about his changing his name from Jevon to the more ambiguous, JT before changing it back to Jevon in the light of the recent BLM moment. We also talk about company culture. And how working at a “people-first” software company was an eye-opening experience for JT after his experience in the banking sector.  Because both Darius and JT come from the mortgage world, they also reminisce about the sub-prime crisis. While banks were blamed for the financial mess, Darius and JT ague that the people (borrowers) were equally responsible. As a huge proponent of conscious capitalism, Jevon is passionate about creating opportunities for at-risk youth. A board member for Conscious Capitalism and the StartEdUp Foundation, he has mentored young men and women in the juvenile justice system, as well as those in the lower economic communities. JeVon is passionate about conscious entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for at-risk youth. He has mentored young men and women in the juvenile justice system, as well as those in lower economic communities. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show How JeVon went from a GED to CEO Accountability in the workplace The effects of systemic racism for entrepreneurs of color and changes we can make to fight against it. Resources I Got There: How a Mixed-Race Kid Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Arrive at the American Conscious Capitalism The StartEdUp Foundation Scribe Media The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
17 | Shelley Paxton | Finding Your True Calling
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Have you taken a moment to step off the hamster wheel to pause and reflect on whether your life is headed in the right direction? On today’s show, we interview ex-CMO of Harley Davidson, Shelley Paxton who shares with us her wisdom on purpose, alignment, and discovery. You will learn the real truth about busyness and the importance of figuring out what’s truly important to you. With her trademark sass and rebel attitude, Shelley shares her incredible life story, and how she ended up stewarding some of the most iconic organizations in the world including Harley, Visa, McDonald’s, and AOL. Shelley stumbled into the world of marketing and advertising because of her dad. But years later, when she made it to the top of the corporate ladder, she still felt unfulfilled and non-aligned. So, at the height of her success, in 2016, she decided to give it all up and embark on her discovery journey. This ultimately led to Soulbbatical and her new life mission – which is to liberate the souls of leaders and organizations, by inspiring them to realize their greatest purpose and potential. Enjoy! What You Will Learn in This Show Building a rabid brand following The real truth about busyness How to discover your life’s calling Purpose of a sabbatical When your soul smacks you in the face And so much more…                                                                                                                                                                 Resources Soulbbatical The Greatness Machine Podcast Website                Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2021
16 | Jon Vroman | How Life Looks In The Front Row
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Ever wondered what your life would look like if you could strike a perfect balance between work and family? Our guest for today, Jon is living the life of his dreams. He is focused on fatherhood and family, owns a thriving business, and has enough money to live comfortably. But this wasn’t always the case. Back in 2005, Jon was trying to get his business up and running. He had run through all savings and was doing all he could to ensure his family’s survival. And ironically enough, his struggle had distanced him from his wife and kids.  This experience of his inspired him to start Front Row Dads whose main goal is to help fathers show up in the correct way for their families. As men, we are preoccupied with earning money and ensuring that our family leads a comfortable existence. But, in the process, we take the easier way out and dump all family responsibilities on our wives.  On today’s show, Jon and Darius share their experiences – both as sons and later on, as fathers. Like Jon, Darius also made the mistake of focusing all his energies on his business when he was just starting out. Eventually, he realized the futility of his approach. And how his “success” in business felt hollow if he was not giving his 100% to his family. Front Row Dads is helping men and dads deal with their deep-seated issues and their vulnerabilities. Listening to Jon will surely force you to pause, and indulge in some self-introspection. What You Will Learn In This Show Living life in the front row The complexities and vulnerabilities of being a father and a business owner How to create a true legacy And so much more… Resources Front Row Foundation Front Row Dads Front Row Factor The Greatness Machine Podcast Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021
15 | The Three Most Important Questions For Any Entrepreneur
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"If you build it, they will come." Most of us know that line from the film, 'Field of Dreams.' It's inspirational, but not a great strategy when building a business - especially when it applies to the core values of your business. In June of 2008, Darius attended an event in which he experienced a "gut punch" that completely changed the trajectory of his life and forced him to rethink the way he ran his business. In this quick solo outing, Darius shares the story of his life-altering experience - and it all came down to three simple questions, starting with, "Does your business have core values?" Core values are powerful tools for any business, but, as Darius discovered, there's far more to them than it appears. You'll learn why creating core values for your business is important, but only the beginning of the process, not the end. You'll discover why 9 out of 10 business owners get the idea of "core values" wrong. You'll also learn about the power of "invisible scale" and how you can use this strategy to massively build your business. Core values are powerful tools, but only if they're understood and used correctly by everyone in your business. Stay tuned to the end for an exciting announcement about a new project Darius will be debuting shortly! Enjoy! What You’ll Learn in this Show: Why three questions at an event completely changed the trajectory of Darius' life. Why having core values and knowing what they actually are... are two completely different things. The power of "invisible scale." And so much more... Resources: ‎The Greatness Machine Podcast Website Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2021
14 | Mary Henderson | Branding Strategies: Discover Your Authentic Self and Get Into a Natural Flow State
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On today’s show, Mary Henderson, the founder of Lights Camera Action show shares with us her distilled wisdom on personal branding, building authority, and authenticity. As one of the most sought-after personal branding experts, Mary helps commercialize a brand into a monetizable online business. She is extremely picky about whom she works with and on today’s show, she reveals the seven qualification questions that she asks a client before signing them on. Growing up, Mary was keen to pursue a professional singing career. However, her parents forced her to take a more “conventional path”. Fortunately for her, she rediscovered her life’s purpose when she was in her mid-thirties. Mary’s discovery journey was not an easy one; she sold her business and took a year-long sabbatical. Fortunately for her, she found three well-meaning mentors who helped her along the way. She discovered how she could use her three superpowers to help true experts leverage the internet to monetize their business. We live in a world where everyone is a self-proclaimed “expert”. Creating a false halo has never been easier as there are many businesses that are operating solely in the online space. So, how can you cut through the noise and separate out the posers from the genuine experts? Mary also encourages listeners to indulge in introspection so that they can discover their big why. Confronting your authentic self is painful. But you will learn how doing so will allow you to get into an effortless and natural flow state. What You Will Learn In This Show Consistency and congruence Establishing your authority Creating your influential circle And so much more… Resources Mary Henderson’s Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2021
12 | Dandapani (Part 1) | How to FOCUS on The Core Things that Truly Move You Forward
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In today’s show of the Greatness Machine, Darius interviews a Hindu priest, former monk, entrepreneur, and teacher, Dandapani. Dandapani teaches people how to avoid instant gratification and the accompanying distractions so that we can focus on the most important things that truly take us forward. We start this show by discussing the impact of COVID. While the loss of life and livelihood has been devastating and unimaginable, this black swan event has forced us to reassess our lives and priorities. Next, Dandapani shares with listeners some interesting details about his visionary project – Siva Ashram in Costa Rica. Built on 33 acres of land, near a river, this Ashram will house seven botanical gardens – each signifying a critical area of our mind. Dandapani reveals his 300-year plan for this Ashram so that his work can continue uninterrupted for many generations to come. Additionally, Dandapani has some excellent advice to help listeners focus on the core things that matter the most. Tune in to this special show now! What You Will Learn In This Show How COVID has forced us to reassess our priorities How to FOCUS on the core things that matter the most How we can do our bit to care for and protect our environment And so much more… Resources Dandapani Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
11 | Justin Donald | How the Velocity of Money is the Secret to Retiring Young
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What if you could earn a passive, life-long income without being a slave to your job or business? A lot of entrepreneurs start their businesses because on some level, they want greater freedom in their life. However, once they start, they end up giving even more hours and time than ever before. Has this happened to you? On today’s show, we have Justin Donald, author of The Lifestyle Investor who shares how you earn passive income and buy back your time! Justin shares his investing philosophy while calling out some common mistakes that seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals make. Early on in his career, Justin transitioned from his W-2 job to being self-employed. But while he did end up making more money, this move did little to improve his life on a holistic level as he just ended up being a slave to his business. He was still working 18-hours every day. He was still working weekends. And he was still not showing up for his family in the right way. Justin realized that he had to flip the switch, and think more like a “self-employed entrepreneur”. By leveraging low-risk cash flow investing, he had to generate a passive income that would sustain his lifestyle. As a huge proponent of lifestyle investing, Justin shares both basic (but often ignored) and sophisticated investing strategies guaranteed to help you out. With the Fed printing dollars like never before, what can you do to hedge your portfolio against inflation? Justin also has some great tips for stock market investors who are finding it difficult to navigate the extreme volatility in today’s market. You will also discover more about Justin’s new book, The Lifestyle Investor where he explains his 10 Commandments of Lifestyle Investing in great detail. Even if you don’t have large financial coffins and savviness to back you up, listening to today’s show will help you up your investing game. What You Will Learn In This Show How to stop being a slave to your job or business Hedging your portfolio against inflation Passive income generation strategies for those who are just starting out Things that your financial advisor is not telling you And so much more… Quotes “I want to help people in the way they process and think about investing, and living life, and the way they value time”. “People don't often look at the actual math, and this to me is a big smoke screen where people don't know what's really happening. That's my big issue.” “My goal is not to earn money. My goal is to earn my time back”. “Earn the income that you don’t have to put time into”. Resources The 4-Hour Work Week Rich Dad, Poor Dad Justin Donald Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
10 | Aga Bajer | How my National Championship Basketball Coach Dad Helped me learn my WHY
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On today’s show, we interview Aga Bajer, founder and CEO of a boutique consultancy, Aga Bajer & Associates who shares with us her distilled wisdom on entrepreneurship, culture, and failure. Aga’s first business was a colossal failure which taught her the importance of figuring out her WHY. She learned that she needed clarity about who she was, and where she was headed first. After a brief stint with PWC, Aga found her true calling as a consultant with Hay Group (promoted by Daniel Goleman of “Emotional Intelligence”). Once she got some experience under her belt, she took the entrepreneurial route once again. And this time around, having learned her lesson well, Aga chose a field that she is extremely passionate about. Currently, she is helping start-ups create a thriving culture at scale. Aga and Darius discuss why you need clarity about where you are ahead, and how this will help you set your personal development goals. You will also learn the importance of surrounding yourself with a close “Inner Circle” whom you can lean on during challenging times. Enjoy the episode!  What You Will Learn In This Show -A time we both failed miserably as entrepreneurs and how that shaped us. - Ways to cultivate a culture that inspires people to do their best work -Why we should get rid of ALL managers and what we should replace them with! - And so much more… Resources CultureLab Podcast The Culture Lab Building and Sustaining a Coaching Culture Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
9 | How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee
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Are you feeling bogged down by the monotony of your daily life? On today’s show, Darius talks about enjoying the journey rather than incessantly worrying about the end results.  Like many of us, Darius loves his cup of morning coffee. And he obsesses about getting the right beans, the temperature, and adding the correct amount of milk.  Recently, a friend of Darius’s bought an expensive coffee machine that automated the entire process. While this made it extremely easy to make the perfect cup of coffee, Darius realized that he enjoyed the process of making his cup of coffee way more than drinking the coffee itself. On today’s show, you will learn why you need to fully immerse yourself in the process to enjoy the outcome.  Darius also shares how the simple act of making a cup of coffee aligns with his SIX Core Values. And why you should strive to apply this same passion and love to all your aspects of life. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show Enjoying the journey rather than incessantly worrying about the outcome Finding joy in the mundane chores that typically bog us down How to approach every aspect of your life with love and passion And so much more… Resources The Power of TED Darius’s Website Darius’s Facebook  This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
8 | Annette Poliwka | How To Establish an Actionable Self-Care Routine
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In today’s show, Darius interviews environmentalist and adventurer, Annette Poliwka. Annette has created women-specific outdoor programs and is also a sought-after life-coach and writer. The main themes for today’s show are health and self-care. Fueled by our ambitions, we fail to listen to our bodies and minds. And this has a telling effect in the long run. In today’s show, Annette shares her self-care routine and reveals some great hacks that enable her to stay in top physical and mental health. Annette also shares her main “why” for creating women-specific nature programs. Do women-only programs succeed in creating a better vibe and connection? Are women relegated to the background when they take part in co-ed groups? Annette also regales listeners by sharing details about some of her biggest adventures. Specifically, she shares how she ended up going on an impromptu 21-day silent meditation in Thailand.  Other topics discussed in today’s show include carving out time for your self-care routine, having an accountability buddy, the importance of enjoying your workout, and much, much more… What You Will Learn In This Show The deep connection between mind and body How to establish an actionable workout routine Meditation tips to calm your mind and enhance your overall wellness And so much more… Resources Annette Poliwka - LinkedIn Annette Poliwka - Instagram https://therealdarius.com/the-greatness-machine-series/ Youtube This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
7 | Getting Ahead By Cultivating An Ownership Mindset
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How can you foster an owner-mindset within your organization that catapults you miles ahead of the competition? In today’s show, Darius shares how the Core Equation Value Equation Process can help you cultivate this much-prized mindset which will have your employees treating your business as if it was theirs. When you do so, you can extract that extra 20% - that extra bit that separates the winners from the losers. Learn how you can discover, design, and roll out your own core equation value process to make all this happen. Tune in now! What You Will Learn In This Show Cultivating an ownership-mindset within your organization How to discover, design, and roll out your core equation value process How to incentivize employees in the correct manner And so much more… Resources The Great Game of Business https://therealdarius.com/ Grab a copy of Darius’s BestSelling Book: The Core Value Equation This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
6 | Jordan Harbinger | Following Your Passion, Growing an Online Business, and Some of My Most Impactful Experiences
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On today’s show, we interview the popular podcast show host, Jordan Harbinger who shares with us his life story about how he quit his Wall-Street job so that he could follow his life’s passion. With an incredible 11 million monthly downloads, The Jordan Harbinger Show has managed to build its own tribe of raving fans in a very short time. While interviewing the likes of Simon Sinek, Kobe Bryant, and Dennis Rodman has certainly helped, what are some of the other things that have led to Jordan’s spectacular success? How has Jordan so successfully managed to capture his audience’s imagination? He spills the beans in today’s show. You will learn some simple and actionable strategies to grow your digital footprint without spending thousands after ad spend. Jordan also shares his experiences as an exchange student in Germany. Here, we discuss the dramatic cultural differences between European, American, and Middle-Eastern societies. And some of the biggest drawbacks of a regressive mindset and excessive policing. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show How to grow your podcast show organically without spending thousands of dollars in ad spend Following your passion and taking the path less trodden Biggest cultural differences between different societies Drawbacks of a regressive mindset and excessive policing And so much more… Resources Jordan’s Website Jordan’s Twitter Facebook: @therealdariusm Instagram: @whoompdarius Twitter: @kingdarius LinkedIn: @dariusmirshahzadeh This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
5 | Why Facebook is Screwed
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What if you could be on the same stage as Jordan Harbinger, John Lee, and Mike Michalowicz? And have a one-on-one discussion from the comfort of your home? On today’s show, you will learn about the new and ultra-exclusive app, Clubhouse. Still, in the beta stage, this is an invite-only app that gives you the opportunity to connect with some of the most amazing and well-known people from business and entertainment. So, if you wish to build your network and broaden your horizons, tuning in today will particularly help you out. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show Why Facebook no longer serves its purpose How you can leverage social media to connect with leaders in the world of business and entertainment Using social media to truly democratize leadership and information And so much more… Resources Clubhouse https://therealdarius.com/ Grab a copy of Darius’s BestSelling Book: The Core Value Equation This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
4 | Chip Conley | Navigating Change and How to Let Go Of the Things that Are Holding You Back
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Why is it that we find it harder to accept and adapt to change as we grow older? On today’s show, Darius talks to rebel hospitality entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and fellow Austinite, Chip Conley who shares with us his distilled wisdom on navigating change and mid-life. At the age of 26, he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. At the age of 50, after 24 years of being the CEO, Chip felt the need to move on. But this was not an easy transition as he found himself uncomfortable and questioning his self-worth for a while. It was not long before he found his calling once again as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy. Today, he acts as the company’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. We talk a great deal about his new passion project, Modern Elder Academy. At MEA, Chip is helping folks better stave off a mid-life crisis. You will learn about the inevitability of change, and the need to let go of your emotional baggage. And how you can overcome your compulsive and admiration seeking nature as you make this transition. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show The three stages of transition and how to navigate the “messy middle” Why you strive for long-life learning and not life-long learning How to deal with identity and self-worth issues while transitioning And so much more… Resources Dan Gilbert’s Ted Talk on the Psychology of Your Future Self Modern Elder Academy Chip’s Website Facebook: @therealdariusm Instagram: @whoompdarius Twitter: @kingdarius LinkedIn: @dariusmirshahzadeh This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
3 | The Biggest Lie In The Whole World
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Many of you must have made ambitious New Year resolutions. The past year (2020) was a disaster and understandably you are keen to make up for the lost time. Before you start working towards your audacious goals, do take a moment to stop and think – will you be in a state of permanent bliss once you scale your mountaintop? Will the air be better? Will life be funnier? And will people be nicer? No, right? Then, if life is going to be the same once you achieve your big goal, what is the whole point of working tirelessly, day in, day out? In today’s show, Darius shares HOW discovering your core values and leading a purpose-filled life will resolve this conundrum for you. What You Will Learn In This Show Why your journey is more important than your destination How discovering your core values can help you lead a purpose-filled life How avoiding comparisons will lead to a more enjoyable, purpose-driven life And so much more…  Resources: Grab a copy of Darius’s BestSelling Book: : The Core Value Equation This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
2 | Christina Harbridge | How to Shed Irrational Behavior and Tips for Handling Conflict
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In today’s show of The Greatness Machine, Darius interviews leading behavioral change expert, Christina Harbridge whos shares with us her thoughts on conflict, discomfort, and resolution. Christina is the Founder and CEO of Allegory Inc. Most human beings behave irrationally….in a way that suits their discomfort. But understanding your operating system can prevent this and help you adopt a more rational demeanor. Once you learn to look inwards and evaluate your behavior, you should strive to make an effort for conscious communication. This resulting communication might cause discomfort – but this discomfort is an offshoot of change. It is an indication that something right is happening. We also discuss the intense debate surrounding the “Black Lives Matter” movement and call out the political entities who are pouring gasoline to further fuel the “us vs. them” ideology. This movement has certainly forced everyone to question their beliefs on diversity and bias. As a practiced observer of human behavior, Christina shares how seamless communication also leads to solid core values – which is the invisible thread that binds an organization together. In today’s show, you will learn how “coordinating” rather than “collaborating” can help employees live up to their innate abilities. Other topics discussed in today’s show include tips for dealing with complex emotions and the importance of recognizing and disregarding feedback that originates from fragility. We hope you enjoy this show! What You Will Learn In This Show Sitting with discomfort and allowing the feeling How to recognize and deal with complex emotions Getting out of your head during a conflict How seamless communication leads to solid organizational core values And so much more… Resources: https://therealdarius.com/ This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
1 | Gino Wickman | Using an Entrepreneurial Operating System to Jumpstart Your Career
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What if you could avoid some of the biggest and most common mistakes that entrepreneurs make early on in their careers? On today’s show, Darius interviews the incredible Gino Wickman, founder, EOS Worldwide who gives us a peek into his Entrepreneurial Operating System. You will learn how you can avoid pain and get a smoother jumpstart when you use an EOS to run your business. Early on in his story, Gino had his entrepreneurial fire lit, and he took charge of his family business at 25, turned it around, and sold it 7 years later. Over the next 5 years, he worked with more than 50 clients in an inspired phase of mad experimentation. At the end of this, he compiled all his learnings to form his famed Entrepreneurial Operating System. As of date, there are 375 EOS implementers and 100,000 companies worldwide that are running on this system.  As of now, Gino has withdrawn from EOS Worldwide so that he can focus his creativity and energies on his new project – The Entrepreneurial Leap. With his new passion project, Gino is helping entrepreneurs get a better jump start in life. Entrepreneurs, being natural risk-takers, are prone to diving in without proper planning and due diligence. And, as a result, they have to put up with a lot of avoidable pain. In today’s show, Gino shares his three-step process which can help entrepreneurs chart out the best path ahead. You will also learn how you can get access to some including the e-Leap Assessment Tool and MyBiz Match. Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show -Finding and using an entrepreneurial operating system -The power of setting a BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal) -The incredible impact Gino is making with Entrepreneurial Leap! - Tools and Resources to help you in your entrepreneurial journey - And so much more… Resources: https://therealdarius.com/ This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
0 | Welcome To The Greatness Machine
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Today’s show is a special one as Darius Mirshahzadeh shares his incredible backstory, and his big WHY that has inspired him to launch The Greatness Machine.  Back in 2006, Darius was riding on a high as his first business, Twin Capital Mortgage became the 40th fastest growing company in the United States. However, the economic crisis of 2007 wiped out all his hard-earned gains. The next five years were particularly tough. And by the end of 2011, Darius was distraught, in a bad place, and in a business that he did not love. That’s when he decided to pivot to do something that did not involve chasing dollars for once. He talks about curating the TedX Golden Gate Park in 2012-2013, and how this experience changed his life forever.  In 2014, Darius got sucked into the business world once again as he devoted his energies to The Money Source – his new venture which he scaled up from 30 to 1000 employees in 36 months. Wanting to relive the TedX experience, Darius has once again taken a sabbatical to launch this new show which is designed to have inspiring conversations with folks who are following their passions and aspiring for greatness Enjoy! What You Will Learn In This Show Figuring out your WHY The ONE experience that changed my life forever Following up on your passion and aspiring for greatness And so much more… Resources: https://therealdarius.com This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021