Carpet cleaning taught Joe Polish everything he needed to know about business. But there’s much more to the story. Joe is best known for the Genius Network, a group of elite authors, icons, business leaders, and entrepreneurs who meet annually to share strategies, tactics, and ideas. In this podcast episode, Joe discusses his path from troubled child, which included addiction and abuse, to master marketer. He also reveals what he’s doing now to help addicts of all kinds.
Among Joe’s key lessons:
- Doing things the hard way, like selling carpet cleaning services, can pay off with expertise and strength.
- Being an entrepreneur is about mindset—thinking one level higher than everyone else.
- Addiction is a connection disorder. It’s what happens when you don’t feel safe in the world.