TGM Classic | Jon Vroman | How Life Looks In The Front Row

On today’s show, Jon and Darius share their experiences – both as sons and later on, as fathers. Like Jon, Darius also made the mistake of focusing all his energies on his business when he was just starting out. Eventually, he realized the futility of his approach. And how his “success” in business felt hollow if he was not giving his 100% to his family. 

In this episode, Jon and I talked about:

  • Living life in the front row
  • The complexities and vulnerabilities of being a father and a business owner
  • How to create a true legacy
  • And other topics…

Meet Jon:

Jon Vroman is a prominent American motivational speaker, author, and ultra-marathon runner. Raised in a military family, he champions the philosophy of “living life in the front row,” emphasizing meaningful connections. In 2005, he co-founded The Front Row Foundation, a non-profit providing front-row experiences to individuals facing health challenges. Married to Tatyana, they reside in Austin, Texas, with their two sons. The foundation has raised over $1,000,000, facilitating 60+ transformative experiences.

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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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. 


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