TGM Classic | Victoria Labalme | Goal-Setting, Risk-Taking, and Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

On today’s show, Victoria shares why we need to change this attitude and get more comfortable with the “fog of not knowing”. We also question our judgmental society where we harbor incorrect biases. As someone who straddles across different professions, Victoria calls out this flawed mindset and emphasizes the need to respect people irrespective of their professional choices. 

In this episode, Victoria and I talked about:

  • The idea of goal-setting 
  • Risk-taking and the pressure to achieve things 
  • Creating your own path and why it is important to realign 
  • How to get comfortable with the “fog of not knowing” 
  • Our judgemental attitudes and how to overcome our biases
  • And other topics…

Meet Victoria:

Hall of Fame Speaker & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Victoria Labalme is a master at helping people at all levels dramatically elevate their ability to communicate effectively by uncovering their hidden gifts and expressing them in memorable ways.

Her results-driven approach offers a strategic blend of art and business that taps into her decades of performing arts experience: HBO, Caroline’s on Broadway, comedy clubs, television, one-woman shows and documentary films.

Her creative projects have received critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, BBC, CBS, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Good Morning America.

Victoria is known for her customized keynotes and workshops around the world. Her proprietary systems and strategies have been embraced by top teams at more than 700 organizations including Starbucks, Microsoft, PayPal, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Chase, L’Oreal, Oracle, Lowe’s, New York Life Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the World Bank, cultural institutions, and not-for-profits.

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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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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