TGM Classic | Dandapani (Part 1) | How to FOCUS on The Core Things that Truly Move You Forward

In today’s show of the Greatness Machine, Darius interviews a Hindu priest, former monk, entrepreneur, and teacher, Dandapani. Dandapani teaches people how to avoid instant gratification and the accompanying distractions so that we can focus on the most important things that truly take us forward. 

In this episode, Dandapani and I talked about:

  • How COVID has forced us to reassess our priorities
  • How to FOCUS on the core things that matter the most
  • How we can do our bit to care for and protect our environment
  • And more topics…

Meet Dandapani:

Dandapani is a Hindu priest, entrepreneur, and a former monk of 10 years. After graduating from university with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he left it all behind to become a Hindu monk under the guidance of one of Hinduism’s foremost spiritual leaders of our time, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. For 10 years, he lived a life of serious personal discipline and training at his guru’s cloistered Hindu monastery in Hawaii.  When his vows expired, he chose to venture out into the world making New York City his home. His mission is to help people live a life of purpose and joy by empowering them with tools and teachings that have been used by Hindu monks of his tradition for thousands of years. He works with entrepreneurs and companies in cultivating focus and managing energy.

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

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