Joe Polish

Entrepreneur, Genius Networker, ELF Marketer (Easy, Lucrative & Fun) and all around joe.polish.cropped.sizedgoofball!

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.

Practice makes progress.<- Click to Tweet 

That’s something my friend Dan Sullivan might say, although I just thought of it now!

For more on Joe and the Genius Network, check out the Genius Network and I Love Marketing.

19 Responses to “Joe Polish”

  1. Bill LeSuer October 23, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Brilliant Joe … thank you for sharing ..

    • Marie-Antoinette October 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

      Joe

      This is awesome and yes early to bed with the bible reading do take the mind to a higher plane.
      MA

    • Stephen Roulac October 26, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

      Practice makes progress is so very true, for persistence is precondition to outcomes and results.

      Practice is the means to being in THE RIGHT PLACE, both your present place and your aspired future place.
      And being in THE RIGHT PLACE is the precondition to what matters most.

  2. Cortney Jacobs October 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    Brilliant. Love this whole project and LOVE me some Joe P! Thanks for this!

  3. Scott Brown October 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    You are the master at the ABC’s of marketing. “Always Be Communicating ” your message. Thanks for sharing.

    NJC Promotions.com
    Home of The $25 Ad delivered to 1.000 homes! (AZ only East Valley)

  4. Rich October 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Well said!

  5. Elizabeth October 27, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    Good work

  6. Jeremy October 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Practice makes progress…that is fantastic and so true. Tweeting it now! Great interview Joe.

  7. Paul Uduk October 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Thanks JP.

  8. Jeff Moore October 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Joe, you continue to inspire and provide often times uncomfortable perspective as you constantly raise the bar. You’re the Man Joe! Awesome!

  9. Martin R. Ricketts October 29, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    Joe I just met you at Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula Live event this past weekend. You were the first person I started learning from and the first person I bought training from. I have been working to combine your direct response marketing tactics with standard internet marketing tactics so I can get the absolute most revenue from my existing customer base.

    I believe there is a great deal more that can be done in combining these two strategies. I have always understood that it is a lot easier to get more money from existing customers rather than trying to find new ones but often Internet marketers don’t do that. They do very little post sales tactics other than send auto responder emails and very little physical world strategies. We have created a beautiful book mark insert that comes with our supplement product that has an 800 number with a free recorded message, a QR code with a VSL and special offers and incentives, and a short URL to the same info. We are also doing a monthly paper newsletter and thank you post cards.

    We want to connect with other Internet marketers/Product Launchers and offer our production services to them and integrate direct response tactics in their campaigns. I am going to develop a SAAS service based on this strategy and that is why I attended Jeff’s PLF Live event.

    We have a lot more work to do but I am excited about launching our product.

  10. Steve D'Aquila October 29, 2013 at 2:03 am #

    Kinda relates to the good habit/bad habit way of doing things. I have developed a habit/Practice of drinking a protein shake jammed with spinach every morning. Have to train the brain to do it. Need to build on that.

  11. saida October 31, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Inspiring, fun, and real… as usual!

    Thanks for sharing Joe!

  12. Adam October 31, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    To be frank I am quite disappointed by this interview. It has basically no substance; it’s just one big marketing pitch. His “unique ability” is not “Genius Networking” but self-marketing and Word Capitalizing.

    When I found out about this web site, I was hoping to find thoughtful reflections on living daily life in ways that move one to deeper understandings and contribute to meaningful accomplishments–one could say, in ways that develop a richer life. Instead I find a guy telling us that he makes a living telling people what other people to talk to, and to check out his podcast on iTunes.

    For less fluff, look up the site “Daily Routines”, which talks about real geniuses of history.

    • Julie van Amerongen November 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks for your feedback, Adam. My own sense about practice is that it’s different for each person (which is why we call it “personal” practice here). No one else’s practice looks exactly like anyone else’s and no one can do your practice for you. We all have different things that work for us and they usually discovered via an iterative process that evolves over time. If you look at some of the other interviews on the site, I think you’ll see just that – yoga, hiking, meditation, music practice, mindful communications….it’ all looks different and it’s what seems to work for that person, at that time.

      What’s your practice?

      • Adam November 8, 2013 at 1:55 am #

        Julie,

        Thanks for your response, but I feel like you missed my point. Here, let me show you what I mean:

        “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…”

        If you can read that with a straight face and then say that you learned something from it, you must truly be a genius.

        • Brian November 13, 2013 at 2:13 am #

          Adam,

          I’m not Julie, but I think you’re the one missing it…

          You said, ” I was hoping to find thoughtful reflections on living daily life in ways that move one to deeper understandings and contribute to meaningful accomplishments–one could say, in ways that develop a richer life.”

          Surrounding yourself with people who have achieved whatever you want to achieve in life can quite potentially provide exactly what you’re looking for. I have watched Joe Polish practice this both in his recorded interview processes (which he shares every week completely free of charge) and live and in-person at both his events and other people’s events.(where he frequently volunteers his time). The “genius network” (un-capitalized to appease your hyper-sensitivities) doesn’t have to be about selling or business at all. Last time I darkened the doors of a martial arts studio or a yoga studio, or an AA meeting, or a church, there was “genius networking” going on there too.

          I think intuitively you know this and you were simply letting your anti-capitalistic instincts get the best of you–otherwise, why would you be in this forum looking for anyone else’s insights into anything at all?

          You’re in the right place!

          By the way, Joe Polish would be quite pleased that you were unable to “keep a straight face” over anything he wrote about any subject. He is the KING of tongue in cheek. Ask him about prostitution sometime!

          • Adam November 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

            Brian,

            I don’t think I am missing it. You said, “Surrounding yourself with people who have achieved whatever you want to achieve in life can quite potentially provide exactly what you’re looking for,” and that makes perfect sense. I try to do that myself. But I think you’re still missing my point. Compare what you said with what Joe said: one is simple and to-the-point, while the other is self-promoting gobbledygook. 🙂

            I don’t know where you get the idea that I’m anti-capitalistic. I simply have a distaste for shameless self-promotion at the expense of plain truth. Maybe you think the emperor has clothes, but I don’t see any. 🙂

  13. tunde makun November 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Truly inspiring…as usual! Thanks for sharing Joe.