184 | Giovanni Marsico | Living The Dream: Turning Your Talents And Gifts Into Your Life’s Work

In this episode, Darius and Giovanni talk about overcoming the challenges of chasing your dreams, combating imposter syndrome, and the benefits of stepping outside of your comfort zone. Giovanni also reveals the inspiration behind the “Dreamer” documentary, where they tell the story of entrepreneurs who never gave up on their dreams despite the hurdles.

In this episode, Giovanni and I talked about:

  • Giovanni recalls the beginning of Archangel Academy
  • How starting Archangel helped Giovanni cope with depression
  • Why he initially chose real estate instead of carrying out the idea of Archangel
  • The challenges of curating an event
  • Giovanni shares how he succeeded in inviting Gary Vaynerchuk to speak to his first big summit event
  • Overcoming imposter syndrome 
  • What inspired the “Dreamer” documentary 
  • And other topics…

Meet Giovanni:

Giovanni Marsico (Mar-SEE-co)is the founder of Archangel – a community of superhero entrepreneurs, leaders and game changers that are making the world a better place through mission-driven entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Giovanni hosts his large-scale fundraiser in Toronto every September for thousands of entrepreneurs called Archangel Summit where all of the proceeds are used to support various charities and offer micro-loans, investments, and grants to entrepreneurs creating positive impact. He also runs an invitation-only, private community called Archangel Masters for highly successful entrepreneurs impacting the lives of millions of people.

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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