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Apr 30, 2018

Our guest today is Joe Polish. Unlike most guests on this show, Joe is not involved in medicine- heis one of the best known marketing minds on the planet. He is the creator of the Genius Network which is the place high level entrepreneurs go to get their next big breakthrough with access to connection, contribution, and collaboration. Joe is also a best selling author and renown podcaster with I Love Marketing, genius network, Rich Cleanerand 10x Talk. But none of those things are why Joe is on the show today. Joe is also an addict, but deeper than that, he’s turning his experience with addiction into a force for change with Genius Recovery and Artists for Addicts.


In this episode

  • Open Letter to Anyone Struggling with Addiction
  • Joe's  story of addiction and how he's dealt with it on the path to recovery
  • The roots of addiction, why punishing addicts doesn't work and what we can do instead
  • Sex addiction and connection 
  • The Craving Brain: Why addiction may not be a choice and what we need to understand about it
  • How to bring more compassion and empathy to addicts and help them recover
  • Gabor Mate:"Not why the addiction, but why the pain?"
  • Be transformational, not transactional