The Greatness Machine
65 | Daniel Murphy | Don‘t Wait For The Future, Go To It

65 | Daniel Murphy | Don‘t Wait For The Future, Go To It

December 3, 2021

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine Darius chats with Daniel Murphy, a former advertising executive who has worked with Google as well as several opportunities in the startup world. He's the founder of his own companies, Seekr and VendorDB, and was a first-round investor with water brand Liquid Death. Daniel currently leads digital operations at R3SET, a holistic stress management company.

 

You'll learn what it was like to grow up in his mother's Midwest comedy club, and some of the performers he was able to meet before they became stars.

 

You'll discover how he got started as an advertising executive, as well as some revelations about the direction the advertising world is headed.

 

You'll also learn a little about Daniel's newest exciting AI venture.

 

Join Darius and Daniel as they explore the future of advertising and machine learning , and what it was like hanging out with people like Larry the Cable Guy.

Enjoy!

What You'll Learn in this Show:

  • What it was like growing up in his mother's Midwest comedy club, and some of the stars he got to meet before they made it big.
  • How he got started as an advertising executive, as well as his revelation as to the direction the advertising world is headed.
  • Daniel's newest exciting AI venture.
  • And so much more...

 

Resources:

Daniel's LinkedIn

R3SET

The Greatness Group

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

64 | Tom Batchelder | How to Sell More… By Being Yourself

64 | Tom Batchelder | How to Sell More… By Being Yourself

November 30, 2021

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Tom Batchelder, sales coach and author of 'Selling 180.' His focus lies in the psychology of sales, negotiations and "the human condition" - why we don't do certain things we know we should do, and do others we know we shouldn't. He helps thoughtful professionals make sustainable changes in how they communicate, how they work, and how they live their life.

 

You'll learn about the benefits of an accountability partner, and how they can help you build positive habits.

 

You'll discover why the scarcity mindset often leads to the worst possible outcome.

 

You'll also learn the types of tools you can use to maintain productivity, preparation, and focus.

 

Join Darius and Tom for this refreshingly honest conversation about selling more... while being yourself.

 

Enjoy!

What You'll Learn in this Show:

  • Having an accountability partner in order to build positive habits.
  • Why the scarcity mindset is often the beginning of the end! 
  • Tools to maintain productivity, preparation, and focus.
  • And so much more...

 

Resources:

Tom's LinkedIn

Selling 180

The Real Darius

The Greatness Group

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

63 | Vanya Lazarova | Happiness and Success Through Breath Work

63 | Vanya Lazarova | Happiness and Success Through Breath Work

November 26, 2021

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Vanya Lazarova, founder and Executive coach at LiveAuthentic Coaching. She partners with CEO's and leadership teams in the startup and VC ecosystems as they scale their culture and organizations. 

 

Using a focus on leadership development, culture and alignment within organizations, Vanya supports her clients to navigate the challenges of fast growth. She also contributes to a variety of media publications, such as Best Self magazine, Conscious Company Media, Conscious Magazine, Thrive Global, Addicted2success, and more.

 

You'll learn about the concept of breath work and how it can positively affect your body and mind.

 

You'll discover the importance of identifying and honoring your values, even when we don't always describe our values in the same way.

 

You'll also learn the power of self-awareness and deeply understanding yourself.

 

Join Darius and Vanya as they explore this exciting subject. 

 

Enjoy!

What You'll Learn in this Show:

  • Breath work and how it affects your body and mind in different ways.
  • The importance of identifying and honoring your values.
  • The power of self-awareness and understanding yourself.
  • And so much more...

 

Resources:

Vanya's LinkedIn

The Greatness Group

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

62 | Peter Kozodoy | When a Book about Marketing Becomes a Book about Honesty

62 | Peter Kozodoy | When a Book about Marketing Becomes a Book about Honesty

November 23, 2021

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine Darius chats with Peter Kozodoy, an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, business coach and the author of Honest to Greatness. He works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting bullshit and use brutal honesty to achieve massive success. Peter is a former Olympic-hopeful figure skater and black belt in Taekwondo.

 

You'll learn why, in the process of launching a book, the writing isn't necessarily the hardest part.

 

You'll discover the importance of defining not just what honesty is but also what it is not.

 

You'll also learn why it's vital that we acknowledge the differences we show concerning our values.

 

Join Darius and Peter as they discuss the importance of nurturing more honesty in our society.

 

Enjoy!

What You'll Learn in this Show:

  • Why the process of launching a book isn't what you'd expect, and why the writing isn't necessarily the hardest part. 
  • The importance of defining what honesty is NOT.
  • Acknowledging our differences around values.
  • And so much more...

 

Resources:

Honest to Greatness book

The Greatness Group

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

61 | Gina Mollicone-Long | Practice Until You Can‘t Get It Wrong

61 | Gina Mollicone-Long | Practice Until You Can‘t Get It Wrong

November 19, 2021

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Gina Mollicone-Long, an international best-selling author, speaker, peak performance coach and the co-founder of The Greatness Group, a global team building and personal development company. Her mission is to reveal greatness in individuals, teams and organizations. Since 1998, she has trained, coached or spoken to tens of thousands of people on six continents. Her books, Think or Sink and The Secret of Successful Failing are widely read and enjoyed by people around the world.

 

You'll learn the importance of being the most flexible person in any given situation.

 

You'll discover why change cannot begin until you develop the desire to change.

 

You'll learn why successful change must be a continuous process, a pattern of effort that continues until you can't get it wrong.

 

You'll also discover why the difference between great and greatness can be found in that continuous effort - in "the slog."

 

Join Darius and Gina as they explore these subjects and much more in today's episode.

Enjoy!

What You'll Learn in this Show:

  • The importance of being the more flexible person in a situation.
  • Why you must keep practicing until you can't get it wrong.
  • Why the difference between great and GREATNESS is the slog!
  • And so much more...

 

Resources:

Gina's website

Gina's LinkedIn

The Greatness Group

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

60 | Doug Erwin | Hot Springs, Values and Your Authentic Self

60 | Doug Erwin | Hot Springs, Values and Your Authentic Self

November 16, 2021

Today's episode of The Greatness Machine sees Darius sitting down with Doug Erwin, a serial entrepreneur who has made the shift to nonprofit executive, working as the Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).

 

He raised $10 million to build an at-home sperm counting machine from Japanese hedge funds back in the 1990s, founded a company with his Navy Seal brother, and is actively involved in disruptive angel investing.

 

Beyond business, Doug is a maker and buddhist who loves to tour hot springs in his airstream with his family. He believes in healing people through love and supporting men.

 

You'll learn how one of his visits to a hot spring following the election of Donald Trump included "naked hippies," a sign (for Doug) that things were going to be alright.

 

You'll discover the importance of leaving behind the multiple masks we wear (one for work, one for family, etc.) and showing up everywhere as your authentic self.

 

You'll also learn about the multiple thresholds we encounter as we grow, and the fears we must overcome to move closer to our authentic selves.

 

Join Darius and Doug as they explore these subjects and much more in today's episode.

 

Enjoy!

 

What We Discussed in this Show:

  • Hot springs, naked hippies and a cure for the "Trump blues."
  • Showing up as your authentic self.
  • Overcoming fear and moving past the thresholds that hold us back.
  • And so much more...

 

Resources:

EDAWN

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

59 | Brian Scudamore | Why You Need to Surround Yourself with the Best People

59 | Brian Scudamore | Why You Need to Surround Yourself with the Best People

November 12, 2021

Building and growing a successful business is about more than just having a great idea or product. It's largely about having the right people around you, particularly as you scale. Today's guest discovered this simple truth and is here to share his insights.

 

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Brian Scudamore, a serial entrepreneur probably best known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry through 1-800-GOT-JUNK. Since conquering that market, he's gone on to apply his O2E (ordinary to exceptional) formula to the painting and home-detailing industry with Wow 1-Day Painting and Shack Shine.

 

You'll learn exactly what goes into being a so-called "overnight success."

 

You'll discover the one mistake that a great many entrepreneurs make at some point in their journey. 

 

You'll also learn why it's vital to be surrounded by people in your business who share your vision and core values.

 

Join Darius and Brian for this amazing and eye-opening discussion!

Enjoy!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The reality of the "overnight success." 
  • One common mistake most entrepreneurs make. 
  • The importance of having the right people in business.
  • And so much more...

 

Resources:

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Brian's LinkedIn

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

58 | Monique Rhodes | Want A Happier Life? Perhaps It‘s Time To Change Your Mind

58 | Monique Rhodes | Want A Happier Life? Perhaps It‘s Time To Change Your Mind

November 9, 2021

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Monique Rhodes, singer/songwriter and mindfulness meditation expert with The 10-minute Mind. She brings her unique insights, calm, cool demeanor and infectiously positive outlook on the world to this discussion.

 

You'll learn the value of taking time to truly reevaluate what's serving you and what isn't) during this "slow-down."

 

You'll discover how shifting our habits is vital to shifting our minds.

 

You'll also learn some team mediation practices you can implement for your organization.

 

Join Darius and Monique for this fun, thoughtful and inspiring discussion.

 

Enjoy!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • Taking time to reevaluate during the "slow-down."
  • How to shift our habits in order to shift our minds.
  • Team meditation practices you can try.
  • And so much more...

 

 

Resources:

 

The 10-minute Mind

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

57 | Glenn Lundy | Take Yourself With You Everywhere You Go

57 | Glenn Lundy | Take Yourself With You Everywhere You Go

November 5, 2021

Today's guest has faced many challenges in his life - a difficult childhood, trouble with the law as a teenager, parents divorcing, homelessness - and yet he has risen above it all to share his insight with us. 

 

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Glenn Lundy, Husband, father of eight children, auto industry leader, and a motivational speaker on a mission to change the way you start your day. Glenn is also the pioneer of the 800% Club, host of #riseandgrind, an author, a speaker, and a former GM of Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick.

 

You'll gain some insight into Glenn's background, from his mixed race parentage and difficulties fitting in, to his brief but life-changing struggle with homelessness.

 

You'll learn how you can build an audience in your business, but also, how to build one within yourself.

 

You'll also discover the four key components for creating a movement online.

 

Join Darius and Glenn for this eye-opening and inspiring discussion!

 

Enjoy!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • Some insight into Glenn's fascinating life and experiences.
  • How to build an audience in business, but also in oneself.
  • The four key components for creating a movement online.
  • And so much more...

 

Resources:

#RiseAndGrind Podcast

The Morning Five book

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

56 | Brian Robertson | Holacracy: A Management System Designed For Humans

56 | Brian Robertson | Holacracy: A Management System Designed For Humans

October 29, 2021

Imagine working in a business with no managers and, seemingly, no structure or hierarchy. A business run on that model would be an exercise in chaos ...or would it? 

 

That's just one of the many misconceptions people have about holacracy, a new form of business management promoted and developed by today's guest.

 

In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Brian Robertson, seasoned entrepreneur, organization builder, recovering CEO, and developer of holacracy, a management practice that promises to embrace people's individual humanity, autonomy, and creative problem-solving capacities.

 

You'll learn what holacracy is, along with some of the most common misconceptions people have about the system.

 

You'll discover a little of Brian's background, as well as how holacracy works within an organization.

 

You'll also learn about the concept of roles and why boundaries are so vital in a business run on the holacracy model.

 

Join Darius and Brian as they explore this exciting new way to do business!

 

Enjoy!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • An explanation of what holacracy is, along with some of the most common misconceptions people have about the system.
  • A little of Brian's background, and how he came to develop his work with holacracy.
  • The concept of roles and why boundaries are so vital in a business run on the holacracy model. 
  • And so much more...

Resources:

Holacracy website

The Real Darius

Darius Class Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

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