TGM Classic | Ben Nemtin | How to Crush Your Bucket List

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Ben Nemtin, a #1 New York Times bestselling author of ‘What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?,’ co-founder of The Buried Life movement and inspirational keynote speaker. He has delivered over 500 keynotes to brands and Fortune 500 companies around the globe. 

In this episode, Ben and I talked about:

  • How Ben conquered depression in his youth to create a list of 100 things to do before he dies
  • Why a 150 year-old poem called ‘The Buried Life’ by Matthew Arnold led Ben to create a show for MTV
  • How to discover what you want to do before you die, and how you can avoid having regrets at the end of your life
  • And other topics…

Meet Ben:

Ben Nemtin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, mental health advocate, and acclaimed motivational speaker. Co-founder of The Buried Life and featured on MTV’s show of the same name, Ben’s message of radical possibility has reached global audiences, including The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Confronting unexpected depression during university, he and three friends created the world’s greatest bucket list, traveling in a borrowed RV to chase dreams and, upon accomplishment, help strangers achieve theirs. Ben’s inspiring journey, from playing basketball with President Obama to reuniting families, continues to inspire millions toward a fulfilling life.

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

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