Joe Polish is the Founder and President of Piranha Marketing Inc. He is also the creator of the Genius Network® Interview Series, founder of The Genius Network Mastermind® and co-founder of I Love Marketing®, a highly popular free weekly podcast on iTunes.
My personal practice is…
Genius Networking – which means meeting and connecting amazing entrepreneurs and Industry Transformers so they get what they want and eliminate what they don’t want.
How did you discover your practice?
More than discover it, it’s actually something I’ve always naturally done. It’s my Unique Ability. I’ve developed it and focused on it more and more over time.
Why do you practice?
It can bring you anything you want in life. Genius Networking is the essential capability for wealth in all areas of life.
How frequently and for how long do you practice?
It’s something I naturally do everyday. It’s an ability that, the more I do it, the more upside it brings me and the people around me.
What’s something that gets in the way of your practice and how to you move through it?
Focusing on things that are not my Unique Ability of Genius Networking get in the way of the practice of Genius Networking. I’m trying, more and more, to delegate anything that isn’t Genius Networking. I’m not perfect, but I’m making progress.
What supports you in staying committed to your practice?
Probably the natural way I am and behave. Since I naturally practice Genius Networking, it’s not something I really have to ‘commit’ to. If anything, the thing I need to commit to more is NOT doing anything that isn’t the practice of Genius Networking.
One thing I do want to mention is that I am committed to recording two weekly podcasts that are featured on iTunes where I talk about Genius Networking, Direct Response Marketing and Best Practices of growing a business 10X. Since I have thousands of listeners this puts some positive pressure on me to stay in the game.
What role does your practice play in your work?
It IS my work. It’s the mechanism and core of my Genius Network. To have a Genius Network, you have to do Genius Networking, and become a Genius Networker. Because, just by nature, I am a Genius Networker, I naturally practice Genius Networking, and the byproduct is that I’ve developed a Genius Network the highest level entrepreneurs and industry transformers can be a part of. It’s THE place – along with Strategic Coach, founded by Dan Sullivan – for the top entrepreneurs and industry transformers in the world. Genius Network is an ever-expanding system of increasing cooperation and creativity among Unique Ability achievers.
Describe someone you know whose practice inspires you.
I would say the members and people in my Genius Network inspire me. They are the top entrepreneurs in the world. They transform industries. They all have their own unique practices, and because of them, they are inspiring individuals. I would say Genius Network members are some of the most inspiring people in the world.
If I had to name one person who exemplifies success and really lives a great life it’s my dear friend Dan Sullivan. Dan’s practice involves not only being incredibly productive, he’s also not a workaholic. He takes over 155 free days a year where he just rejuvenates and recharges his batteries. This is more important today than any other time in history since most people don’t manage modern life, it manages them. Dan is a total class act who lives in gratitude, confidence, achievement and health. He’s coached thousands of the world’s top entrepreneurs how to build great and useful practices into their lives.
A practice I’d like to explore is…
I think there’s a lot of value in exploring the idea and practice of Conscious Capitalism…being a Conscious Capitalist. The Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit really showed what’s possible with the practice of being a Conscious Capitalist.
Also, I’m really interested in starting to finally go to bed earlier so I can wake up earlier. I’ve also been nocturnal and I’m finally thinking it’s time to build a better practice so I can sleep more!
Anything else you’d like to share about practice.
That’s something my friend Dan Sullivan might say, although I just thought of it now!