234 | What Does Success Look Like After Starting 21 Businesses

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, I challenge conventional notions of success and encourage you to reflect on what success truly means to you as you navigate the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, this episode discusses the concealed value in the wisdom gained through struggles, emphasizing that lessons from failures serve as stepping stones to future success.

In this episode, I talked about:

  • My entrepreneurial journey and the concept of success and failure
  • The importance of considering the value of your time when evaluating the success of a business venture
  • An exercise tracking each business venture, including investments, inflation-adjusted revenue, staffing, and success status
  • How the lessons learned from failures contribute to long-term success
  • How struggles can be seen as paying the tuition for success
  • And other topics…

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. 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.

The Greatness Machine shares lessons on how to framework your drive for results, create limitless space, and win the war on talent.

My team and I are on a mission to help YOU create a cultural revolution. I want to teach you how to build a core value driven organization. 



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