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Summit of Greatness 2024 | September 13-14 | Los Angeles, CA


Steve Aoki

Building a Music Empire and the Power of Giving Back

All I can say about today’s guest is WOW. WOW. WOW.

If you watched the recent Netflix documentary about his rise to superstardom (I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead), you already will be excited about this interview.

But if not, let me tell you, this is a gem.

Steve Aoki is one of the hottest DJ’s on the planet right now – but that’s not all of what he does.

He’s also the founder of a record label, an apparel line, a philanthropist, a dedicated family man, and he holds the Guiness World Record for most traveled musician in a year.

In case you think Steve did this all overnight, think again.

He’s been working harder than any other DJ to promote his brand and music for decades.

“I trust people more than skill set.”  

And it’s paying off.

But in this conversation, we talked about some of the other sides of super success as well — health, team building, family, and more.

Steve is very grounded and clear on his vision. That means he knows a thing or two about focus and priorities. And you know how much I believe in the power of a clear vision.

I am really excited to share this extraordinary person with you in Episode 401 with Steve Aoki.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What makes you so driven to be at the top of everything you do? (2:35)
  • Why are so many people in the music world unable to complete projects? (9:23)
  • Where do you think you’d be if your dad had been around more growing up? (35:49)
  • How would you feel if you became irrelevant one day because you followed what you liked? (43:01)
  • What are your daily non-negotiables? (52:13)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What Steve learned from playing in front of just 5 people many times (14:30)
  • How Steve shifts a crowd that isn’t present when he’s performing (19:01)
  • Why Steve hasn’t watched his documentary since it first came out (22:58)
  • How Steve takes care of his mom as a thank you for being his parent (26:25)
  • The most hygienic way to sneeze in public (Steve is a pro at this) (46:30)
  • Steve’s way of setting up his team to support him (50:15)
  • Plus much more…
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