A sneak peak from the new F.A.T.E. (From Addicts to Entrepreneurs) interview series following the lives of addicts-turned-entrepreneurs.
First up: Joe Polish from the Genius Network.
Michael: As I hear you speaking, one drug, for me, wasn’t enough. I needed another high. I needed to feel higher than the high that I had established with that one drug so it would just be one on top of the other. What does this do? And what does this do? And what does this do? Sounds like a similar road that you traveled.
Joe: I don’t think there is any such thing as a pure alcoholic. Almost everyone has multiple addictions because again—I believe addiction is a solution—it sounds weird to some people. My goal, having built the Genius Network and all the stuff that I do for a living, I am just using my marketing skills to change the global conversation about how people view and treat addicts with compassion instead of judgement. I am looking to find the best forms of treatment that have efficacy and then sharing those with the world. So it is rare that you are going to find just an alcoholic, or a drug addict, or a sex addict, or a gambling addict, or a food addict, or an Internet addict, or a workaholic.
To listen to Michael’s chat with Joe, listen here: F.A.T.E. – From Addict to Entrepreneur: Michael Dash talks to Joe Polish from the Genius Network about his journey from addict to entrepreneur
F.A.T.E., from Addict to Entrepreneur, is a new interview series brought to you by Michael Dash. In it, Michael examines the cycle of addiction and follows the incredible journeys of entrepreneurs who left their life of addiction behind (including his own journey). Michael uncovers the unique challenges and benefits of addicts who become entrepreneurs as well as learning more about what makes them successful as a sober person and as an entrepreneur.