TGM Classic | Matt Stewart | Why Are Values Important to Succeed in Business and Life?

In today’s episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Matthew Stewart, co-founder and CEO of National Service Group (NSG), which operates College Works Painting, Empire Community Construction, Home Genius Exteriors, and SMJJ Investments. From a small Southern California company, NSG has grown into an international company with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Matthew currently serves on the boards of several organizations in addition to his role at NSG. In his past role, he was chairman of the global board of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), a worldwide business network representing more than 142 chapters across 46 countries.

In this episode, Matt and I talked about:

  • The advice Matthew would offer to his younger self as an entrepreneur
  • How values have become vital to making his company a success
  • The inside scoop on running a successful business
  • And other topics…

Meet Matt:

Matthew Stewart is the co-founder and CEO of National Service Group (NSG), overseeing College Works Painting, Empire Community Construction, Home Genius Exteriors, and SMJJ Investments. With 28 years of growth, NSG has transformed from a California-based business into an international force.

Matt is a respected figure on various boards of directors and served as the past chairman of the global board for the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), a network spanning 60 countries with over 15,600 leading entrepreneurs.

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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