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The Greatness Machine is on a Quest to Maximize the Human Experience! Join Award Winning CEO and Author, Darius Mirshahzadeh (pron. Mer-shaw-za-day), as he interviews some of the greatest minds in the world―turning their wisdom and experience into learnings and advice you can use in your life so that you can level up and create greatness. Join Darius as he goes deep with guests like: Gabby Reece, Amanda Knox, Former FBI Negotiator Chris Voss, Jordan Harbinger, Former Spy and CIA Agent Andrew ...
 
Too often business leaders are forced to choose between the needs of their company and the needs of their employees. It’s a lose/lose scenario leaving managers burned out and workers seeking other opportunities. At Work for Humans, we believe work can be designed differently. When you design work like products people love, your company wins. Work becomes irresistible, employees passionately buy into their roles every day, and your company takes measurable strides towards your vision.
 
Laugh while you learn how to solve some of life's challenges! In fact, Brad Lea keeps it as real as it gets while he’s "Dropping Bombs" on a wide-range of topics that educate, inspire and makes you laugh out loud. Brad’s bombs are explosive strategies discovered through conversations with his fascinating guests that you can use to obliterate any obstacle getting in the way of your personal or business success. Listen to the Dropping Bombs podcast for exclusive content, success strategies roo ...
 
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In just three years, Darius Mirshahzadeh went from being a one-man show to having the 40th fastest-growing private company in the U.S. He was a 28-year-old CEO who brought his dream to life... until it hit him. He hated his company, and it was his fault. Darius realized that his organization didn’t reflect his core values, making limitless scale im…
 
Jeff Saperstein watched his father spend his life in a job that used only a tiny portion of his true capabilities. By day, Jeff's father worked as a postman, but in his spare time, he read deeply and broadly in the classics, and he was a national chess champion and master. That would've been fine if Jeff's father had been okay with it, but he reall…
 
Jason Walker aka Jay Dub Money Maker is what they call him in the HVAC Industry. Jason has a passion helping people and wants to see them succeed to the NEXT LEVEL! Jason started working in the HVAC industry as a warehouse shop cleaner and quickly used his work ethic and drive to climb his way to a Comfort Advisor position. Jason produced over $2.2…
 
This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/darius and get on your way to being your best self. How does one pull themselves up from struggling through addiction to become one of the top connectors in the world? Is it possible to break the link between pain and addiction? Joe Polish, Founder of Genius N…
 
Feeling bogged down by your “need” to set the benchmark, higher and higher every time? On today’s show, we interview the incredible artist turned-author, Victoria Labalme who shares with us her distilled wisdom on goal-setting, risk-taking, and our flawed attitude towards achievement. Victoria taps into her extensive experience in theatre, comedy c…
 
Ryan Pineda has been in the real estate industry since 2010. He began his career as realtor and soon realized that wasn’t the path he wanted to continue on. In 2015 with only $10,000 in the bank, he began flipping houses. Since then, he has flipped hundreds of homes, purchased hundreds of rentals, and opened other multimillion dollar businesses. He…
 
Most of us would like to live longer lives, but only if those extra years are healthy and happy. The science of longevity may seem relatively new, but in fact, we've been increasing our own lifespans for the last century or so. We've gone from an average age of about 35 to something closer to 70-75 years, and that trend shows no sign of slowing dow…
 
Simon Leslie is the co-founder of Ink, the world’s leading travel media company, providing in flight magazines globally. Additionally, he authored multiple books such as “There’s No F In Sales”. In this episode, Brad and Simon discuss how COVID-19 changed his personal life and career, and how he adapted and eventually dominated his industry. Follow…
 
What makes a great Chief Operating Officer (COO)? A Chief Operating Officer (COO) plays a crucial role in the success of a company. The COO is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. This includes managing internal operations, such as finance, human resources, and IT, as well …
 
What are you meant to be doing? Following your calling often means pursuing a career or path that is not necessarily conventional or typical, but that aligns with your unique talents and passions. It may involve taking a leap of faith and leaving a stable job to start your own business, or leaving behind a familiar community to explore new opportun…
 
Michael Seifert is the CEO and Founder of Public Sq. and they are the largest directory of patriotic businesses in the nation. Public Sq. is a nationwide, curated digital network of local and national freedom-loving businesses that share your values. A truly patriotic marketplace where every single dollar you spend goes towards companies that love …
 
How do you define success? The entrepreneurial path is a long and difficult one, filled with risks and obstacles to be overcome. On the other hand, there are great rewards to be found along that path as well, as long as you have a clear definition of what success means to you. One path taken by many entrepreneurs is authorship - leveraging their ex…
 
Dan Clein has fought corruption in communist Romania and dismantled mines in the Israel Defense Forces, but his latest mission is a covert one – to assist weak and defeated teams, creating his own army of capable and courageous managers. His newest book, The Unorthodox Manager, uses his unconventional experience to break the mold of what managers s…
 
​​Tommy Vext, is an American heavy metal singer and songwriter known as the former lead vocalist of Bad Wolves, Divine Heresy, and Westfield Massacre. As a solo act, he goes by The Lone Wolf. Vext began his music career in Brooklyn, New York as a teenager singing in local hardcore bands and engaging in freestyle rap battles with the neighborhood's …
 
What defines an effective leader? What are the qualities employers look for in a leader? In an ever-changing workplace, an effective leader is an excellent communicator and someone who empowers their team. Integrity, honesty, and authenticity are essential attributes of a good leader. Good leadership involves defining outcomes and then helping team…
 
Is it possible to invest in real estate with little money? Investing in real estate has proven to be one of the safest and most profitable forms of long-term investing. Contrary to what many believe, you don’t need to have large amounts of capital to get started. In fact, it is not necessary that you own a property, flip properties, or invest huge …
 
Rudy Mawer is a world-renowned entrepreneur, expert marketer, investor, and considered to be one of the world’s top Facebook™ ads and funnel experts. He built two multi-million-dollar businesses by the age of 27 and has a passion for marketing, entrepreneurship, and building successful businesses. He has built and scaled several multi-million-dolla…
 
Have you taken a moment to step off the hamster wheel to pause and reflect on whether your life is headed in the right direction? On today’s show, we interview ex-CMO of Harley Davidson, Shelley Paxton who shares with us her wisdom on purpose, alignment, and discovery. You will learn the real truth about busyness and the importance of figuring out …
 
In 2020, Roy Baladi was moments away from the Port of Beirut when it exploded, nearly costing him his life. Meanwhile, 2,500 miles away in the Netherlands, Eugène Van den Hemel met with struggling refugees to help connect them to a brighter future. An unexpected twist of events would eventually bring these two men together to help hundreds of under…
 
In this episode, Brad gives Phoebe the stage to really discuss what her values have become based on lessons she has learned the hard way. Phoebe is the boss of REAL Merchant Services where service and saving you money are the top two priorities with many other valuable traits as well. Follow and DM Phoebe at Phoebe.Duprey. Check out https://www.rea…
 
What does it mean to surrender and let go of control? Letting go and surrendering can be a difficult task, but it is often the only way to truly move forward. It takes courage to relinquish control and accept that sometimes life has its own path for us. But with this courage comes great rewards; when we let go of our worries, fears, doubts, and exp…
 
Do you ever feel like there’s just not enough time in the day to get everything done? We all have dreams of working less and making more, but it can seem impractical. Whether it’s getting through our to-do list at work or completing household chores, finding ways to maximize efficiency and productivity can be difficult. Although it can be challengi…
 
Derik has been a serial entrepreneur for over 20 years. He started his venture capital firm 3F Management in 2002. During that time, he has built and sold over 30 companies.; all of which he exited in the 7, 8, and 9 figure exit ranges. He was born into poverty, had no one to help him, dropped out of college after one semester, and simply "failed" …
 
If asked, there's one ability most of us would like to have - the ability to see into the future and prepare for what's to come. While no one can truly predict the future, we've gotten very good at using data and technology to make educated guesses about what's coming next. In today's episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Jeff Booth, …
 
Ross Dawson’s mission in life is to advance human evolution – but he's facing a dilemma. How can humans evolve in the Information Age when so much misleading and distracting information surrounds us? By figuring out where to find value amid information overload, Ross became a globally-recognized futurist, creating better business strategies for com…
 
Greg Wittstock has had a 31-year career and counting in what started as his hobby. He has sold over a billion dollars year to date. His core values are Family, Service, Doing Your Best, and Fun. Aquascape’s vision focuses on an ecosystem approach to water features that relies on the most natural balance of circulation, filtration, plants, fish, and…
 
Corporate spying, also known as industrial espionage, refers to the act of obtaining confidential information about a business or organization for the purpose of gaining a competitive advantage. This can be done through a variety of methods, including computer hacking, physical theft of documents, wiretapping, and infiltrating the organization with…
 
What are you grateful for the most? Gratitude leads to greater happiness and joy in life. It allows us to reflect upon our accomplishments and appreciate the things that we have at the moment. The act of gratitude allows us to embrace everything that makes our lives meaningful. Today, I am flying solo to talk about my journey of discovering the gif…
 
From a childhood filled with gang violence and illiteracy resulting in a 100+ year prison sentence to a successful career as a speaker, author, and Harvard Fellow - it sounds like something out of a Hollywood film. In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius sits down with the "Ambassador of Hope," Andre Norman, to discuss his incredible and i…
 
Alice Fairfax was overjoyed when she landed the acting job at Disney World. There was just one problem. She needed to keep the attention of crowds and had no idea how to do it. Determined to learn the trade, she built up over 10,000 hours of performance experience. Along the way, Alice discovered the secret to engaging an audience, and it works acr…
 
Jaspreet “Jas” Mathur is an accomplished Canadian Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Innovator of Indian descent. He launched his first business at the young age of 12, creating and developing high traffic wrestling news websites. At 16, Mathur sold his first business to a media company and over the years he has founded and reinvented a series of…
 
How do you create a high-performing team? A good leader is someone who empowers their team and focuses on team dynamics, which is crucial in order for the members to perform at their best. When a team has a healthy dynamics, the team members become problem solvers. Dane Espegard, a culture consultant who teaches, assists, and executes the implement…
 
With 2022 coming to an end, why not take this time to do a personal inventory? What are the things you have done this year that you are most proud of? And what goals do you want to achieve in 2023? Today, I am flying solo to take a look back at how this year has gone and what goals have been accomplished. In this episode, I will talk about my perso…
 
It’s almost 2023 and Brad wants to talk about how you can get ANYTHING you want. Focus on your health, relationships, and finances in 2023 and specifically figure out what that looks like. To do that, Brad has four simple steps: Figure out what it is that you want, Figure out how to get it, Do the work, make adjustments. Check out Brad’s crash hous…
 
As "America’s Most Trusted Fitness Professional," Clark Bartram is dedicated to helping men and women become their best selves—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Learning as a U.S. Marine to “always be ready,” Clark has appeared on the cover of more than 130 fitness publications over a career that spans more than three decades.Clark has insp…
 
What is the number ONE reason that people do not hit their body transformation goals? (Hint: It is not a lack of will-power) On today’s show, we interview international body transformation expert Angelo Poli, who unravels the mysteries of metabolism and data-driven weight loss. At the age of 38, Darius was tipping the scale at 363 pounds and was gr…
 
Thomas Bertels spent the last two decades as a Business Architect helping struggling businesses solve structural problems: employee disengagement, inefficient teams, and low productivity. Whether working with a small company or a big player like PepsiCo, Thomas realized these issues stemmed from the same source – poor work design. This insight led …
 
It’s one thing to have an idea and be able to raise capital to execute and make it happen but are these enough to guarantee a business’s success? Ron Bauer, the founder of Theseus Capital Ltd. and a Venture Capitalist, joins the Greatness Machine to share the most important elements in building a successful business. With over 20 years of experienc…
 
In this episode, Brad and Gary, a true business entrepreneur, dive into the digital world and discuss how it is affecting every aspect of everyday life, with specific emphasis on business and security. 00:00 Intro 00:54 Brad introduces Gary Cardone and highlights his experience in being a business entrepreneur and starting/buying companies such as …
 
What are the things that you value most in life? What does your calendar say about your priorities? With a limited amount of time each day, how do you make the most out of it? Your priorities are the things that deserve your time and attention. They are what you consider the most important above anything else. By defining your priorities, the proce…
 
Why is it that we find it harder to accept and adapt to change as we grow older? A person's fear of change can originate from a lot of things, including their childhood experiences, familial views, personal outlooks, and even just the way they are programmed for life. Chip Conley, hospitality entrepreneur, bestselling author, and speaker, shares wi…
 
In his entire career, Will has worked with some of the largest DTC brands and companies, helping them with sourcing, importing, and manufacturing products. In the last decade, Will has gained mastery of these industries and generated massive revenues from thousands of products like toys, apparel, ATVs, container homes, etc., which he then used to b…
 
After becoming painfully aware that he cared more about the numbers than the well-being of his employees, Mark LeBusque began to question his management philosophy. An insight to start thinking of his employees like customers helped Mark breakout of the "employees as inputs to production" model that previously informed his thinking. With this shift…
 
Six out of ten people believe journalists intentionally mislead the public with false or exaggerated statements. That is according to the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer, stating how the global pandemic and economic crisis have shaken public trust in the media. As a result, journalists and the entire media industry face an uphill struggle while trying…
 
Flow refers to the state of being completely immersed in an activity. It is defined as a mental state in which a person’s full attention is held by a single task while enjoying the process. It is a level of consciousness where you are most comfortable and performs at your best. An individual experiencing flow can be said to be completely absorbed i…
 
Fueled by Monster Energy, and his tireless efforts, Brian is busy filming, and releasing videos daily on the massively influential YouTube page, “The Deegans.” He consistently cranks out entertaining social media content that is fresh and engaging. It’s not easy to eclipse winning X-games gold, and multiple championships, but the job he has done gu…
 
SIGN UP FOR A FREE MASTERCLASS ON THE BUBBLE CHART WHILE SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!! https://gobubblechart.com Too often business leaders are forced to choose between the needs of their company and the needs of their employees. It’s a lose/lose scenario leaving managers burned out and workers seeking other opportunities. At Work for Humans, we beli…
 
Business is not just about making money. Business owners, especially those starting out, should have a clearly stated purpose or the essence of the organization. More than the numbers and figures, businesses exist to provide value to their customers. Likewise, customers recognize value when you provide them with products and services worth their ti…
 
Jason Phillips has been active in the fitness industry for decades. From a former cover model and professional athlete to a sought-after fitness and nutrition coach, Jason is currently the CEO and founder of the Nutritional Coaching Institute and Business Coaching Institute. He has written for several publications including Men’s Fitness and his ow…
 
How do you move forward after achieving your long-sought-after goals? Where do you go next after you succeed? Wouldn’t it be great if you could do something meaningful beyond success? Being human is all about adding value to the lives around you, and that’s when you realize that you have moved past being merely successful to becoming significant. B…
 
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