111 | Ben Nemtin | How to Crush Your Bucket List

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, 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, Darius and Ben talked about:

– 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?’

Meet Ben:

He is the author of the New York Times best-seller “What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?” and a star of MTV’s highest-rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called “The Buried Life”. Ben is the co-founder of The Buried Life movement and has been featured on the Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.”

In his first year of university, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. He created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends to feel more alive. They crisscrossed North America in a rickety old RV, achieving the unthinkable. Every time they reached a goal, they helped someone else achieve a dream.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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