In this episode, Darius and Joe explore the complex relationship between trauma, pain, and addiction. They delve into the concept of givers and takers and the importance of being someone who always gives. They also discuss the world of entrepreneurship, emphasizing the crucial role that mastering fundamental business skills plays in the industry.
In this episode, Joe and I talked about:
- Reasons why people resort to addiction as a solution to pain
- Joe looks back on how he battled drug addiction at such a young age
- What got Joe into entrepreneurship
- The importance of learning the fundamental business skills
- Joe shares how Genius Network started
- Why you need to pay attention to what people complain about
- Ethics in life and business
- H.A.L.F. (Hard, Annoying, Lame, and Frustrating) versus E.L.F. (Easy, Lucrative, Fun)
- Joe explains what his new book What’s In It For Them is all about
- And other topics…
Joe Polish is the Founder of Genius Network, one of the highest-level groups in the world for entrepreneurs. He curates the Annual Genius Network Event, Genius Network ($25,000), and 100k ($100,000), all three groups being home to some of the most successful entrepreneurs alive, and is considered one of the most influential connectors in the world. Joe has also helped build thousands of businesses and generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.
He has been featured in INC, Fortune, Forbes, Success, U.S. News & World Report, among others, and has spoken at Stanford University. Joe also hosts three of the top-ranked marketing and business podcasts on iTunes, including iLoveMarketing, 10xTalk, and GeniusNetwork. He’s also changed the lives of many others through his charitable causes, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Artists for Addicts, Genius Recovery, and JoeVolunteer.com, as well as being the single largest contributor to Sir Richard Branson’s charity, Virgin Unite.
His documentary CONNECTED: The Joe Polish Story premiered at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Mann’s Chinese Theatre), and his documentary Black Star won the Audience Choice Award at the Sedona Film Festival. Joe’s mission with entrepreneurs and Genius Network is “to build a better entrepreneur,” and his mission with Genius Recovery is “to change the global conversation of how people view and treat addicts with compassion instead of judgment and to find the best forms of treatment that has efficacy and share those with the world.”
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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