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

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 episode, Dane and I talked about:

  • How Dane’s book The Dream Machine came about
  • The importance of having a dream list
  • How Dane leads and helps his team achieve their dreams
  • The best practices for making dreams into reality
  • The coolest dream Dane has seen someone turned into reality
  • What the readers can learn from The Dream Machine
  • How businesses can show their appreciation for their team members
  • And other topics…

Meet Dane:

Dane Espegard is a business leader, author, and speaker known for his focus on creating high-performance cultures through personal development and goal-setting. He gained recognition in the direct sales industry for his innovative approach to leadership, centered on helping individuals identify and achieve their dreams. Through his book and public speaking, Dane shares strategies for building successful teams by encouraging personal growth and fostering a positive organizational culture. He is passionate about inspiring others to align personal dreams with professional success.

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

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. 


Make Greatness Happen!



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Don’t let your Core Values become a company artifact!  Learn how to make Core Values the language of your organization.  Pre-order my book The Core Value Equation found at the link below 

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