287 | Oz Pearlman | America’s Got Talent Finalist Reveals the Real Magic Behind Mentalism

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Oz to talk about his early fascination with magic to becoming a renowned mentalist. They will also delve into the intricacies of this unique career path, discussing the challenges, strategies, and mindsets that have propelled Oz to success. 

In this episode, Oz and I talked about:

  • Oz talks about his journey from magic enthusiast to professional mentalist
  • Understanding the difference between a magician and a mentalist
  • Setting quantifiable goals, seeking mentors, and providing value to others
  • Oz reflects on his decision to leave Wall Street for mentalism
  • The value of persistence and hard work over luck
  • Overcoming multiple rejections and pursuing goals 
  • Oz discusses overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome
  • And other topics…

Meet Oz:

Oz Pearlman is a renowned mentalist and magician who has captivated audiences worldwide with his mind-reading and illusionist abilities. Born in Israel and raised in the United States, Pearlman first gained widespread recognition on “America’s Got Talent” in 2015, where he finished as a finalist. He has since become a sought-after performer, entertaining celebrities, corporate clients, and appearing on numerous television shows, including “The Today Show,” “Ellen,” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Known for his charismatic stage presence and extraordinary mental feats, Oz Pearlman continues to amaze and inspire with his unique blend of magic and psychology.

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.

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