Greatness Machine

TGM Classic | Dane Espegard | The Dream Machine: A Leader’s Guide to Creating Teams of High Performers Who Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / May 6, 2024 /

In this episode, Darius and Dane discuss why dreams matter, the benefits of having a dream list, how having a “dream culture” can improve the performance of a team, and how leaders can help their members achieve their dreams. They also touch on the topic of best practices for making dreams a reality. In this…

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276 | Happy Birthday to Me: The Top 2 Things I Learned This Year

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / May 3, 2024 /

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, I will dive into the importance of embracing stress to test personal growth and explore how starting a new business brought unexpected challenges. I will also share my struggle with anxiety and my realization about the pitfalls of people pleasing. Join me as I discuss the tools that…

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275 | Annie Sarnblad | The Power of Facial Expressions: Understanding the Language of Emotion

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / May 1, 2024 /

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Annie joins Darius to delve into the intricate world of facial expressions and nonverbal communication. Drawing from her extensive expertise, Annie shares practical tips and strategies for enhancing interpersonal communication skills from decoding micro-expressions to navigating negotiations and social dynamics. In this episode, Annie and I talked about:…

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TGM Classic | Steven Kotler | Gnar Country: Finding State Of Flow To Achieve Peak Performance

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / April 29, 2024 /

In this episode, Darius and Steven talk about park skiing, the psychology behind flow state and its benefits, and how to reach peak performance. They also tackle how having a positive aging mindset can slow down the effects of getting older. In this episode, Steve and I talked about: Meet Steve: Steve Kotler is a…

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Darius Classic | How I Went From HATING Meditation To Becoming Its Biggest Fan

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / April 26, 2024 /

In this episode, I will talk about how I went from disliking the practice of meditation to realizing its positive effects on my life. I will also discuss the effects of meditation on my mental health, decision-making, emotional reactions, and awareness of myself and others.  In this episode, I talked about: Meet Darius:  Darius is…

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274 | Bill Perkins | Die with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / April 24, 2024 /

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Bill Perkins to explore practical strategies for maximizing both your life and your finances. Drawing from his remarkable journey and the principles outlined in his book, Bill shares what it takes to create a life that is truly worth living. In this episode, Bill…

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TGM Classic | Fred Reichheld | Bain’s High Priest of Customer Loyalty Teaches the Secret to Winning on Purpose in Business

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / April 22, 2024 /

In this episode, Darius and Fred discuss what great leadership looks like, the key driver of customer loyalty, and the ways to enrich the lives of other people. They also talk about NPS and eNPS and how these things work and help businesses measure the quality of their customer service. In this episode, Fred and…

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Darius Classic | The Only 5 Questions That Matter In Your Business

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / April 19, 2024 /

In this episode, I will talk about the most important questions to ask your internal and external customers. I will also discuss how I have been using Net Promoter Score (NPS) to measure customers’ experience. In this episode, I talked about: Meet Darius:  Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad…

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273 | Michael Easter | The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / April 17, 2024 /

This episode of The Greatness Machine will serve as a poignant reminder that greatness is often forged in the crucible of discomfort.  In this episode, Michael and I talked about: Meet Michael: Michael Easter is a New York Times bestselling author known for exploring the globe to uncover actionable insights that help people live healthier,…

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TGM Classic | Gabrielle “Gabby” Reece | How to Leverage Adaptability to Become A World-Class Sports Icon, Super Model, and Fitness Thought Leader

By Darius Mirshahzadeh / April 15, 2024 /

In this episode, Darius and Gabby talk about the ways to get better at working under pressure, how to deal with online criticisms, the importance of adaptability, and why it matters to connect with people. In this episode, Gabby and I talked about: Meet Gabby: Gabby Reece, born on January 6, 1970, in La Jolla,…

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