Addicted to Money and Everything Else with Michael G. Dash


I’m sitting down with a friend of mine today named Michael Dash. He has an incredible story of addiction: addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, money, and practically every addiction you could possibly chase. But, he’s now turned it into an incredible story of contribution and leading a beautiful life.

We’re going to talk his rock bottom, then we’re going to talk about what saved him from it, and we’re going to dissect all the lessons from it that apply to your life as well. During all this, we tell his story of how he went from craving millions, being addicted to money, to then no longer wanting money at all, to now realizing it’s not good or bad, but a tool for him to get his message out there for those who need it.

Michael has built companies, sold companies, been-there-done-that as an entrepreneur and he has tons of advice to share. In fact, he’s put all of that into his new book, Chasing the High, for you to learn from.

Question Highlights:

  •  Can you tell us about your history with addiction?
  •  Have you traded addictions for other, more productive addictions?
  • Are we always trading addictions, or is it possible to be free of addiction?
  • When did you sell your company?
  • Tell us about your book, Chasing the High?
  • What is money, anyway?
  • How do I pursue this tool called money in a healthy way?
  • Is there any fear in chasing it down again?

Guest Bio:

MICHAEL G. DASH is an entrepreneur, author, recovering addict, speaker, philanthropist, and thrill seeker. He founded the F.A.T.E. series (From Addict to Entrepreneur) published on Thrive Global & Medium, and rolled out a F.A.T.E. program to help entrepreneurs dealing with addiction, which he looks forward to growing. Information can be found at He is the co-founder of,

a social movement focused on inspiring a culture of positivity, authenticity, passion, empathy, and resilience. Michael is an avid volunteer, fundraiser, and mentor, and is dedicated to bringing positive change to leaders of all kinds.

You can reach Michael via email at [email protected] regarding partnering or other opportunities or check out his site at

Book Description

To be on the frontline of entrepreneurship, you must be bold and take risks. But the need to achieve can be as addictive as drugs, with serious side effects. It can make you feel isolated, uncertain, and trapped on an emotional roller coaster ride full of euphoric highs and  devastating lows. But there’s a way to get back onto solid ground.

An accomplished entrepreneur and recovering gambling and drug addict, Michael Dash realized his gaming obsession and his drive to succeed were two sides of the same coin. He was always “chasing the high,” whether in the office, the casino or out being the life of the party. Through it all, he was able to devise strategies and routines that enabled him to refocus, reboot, and take control of his life. And his winning approach will help all leaders calm their inner chaos and find fulfillment, serenity, and purpose.

A different life is possible when you stop Chasing the High…and start living.

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You’re Going To Hear About:

  • The dangers of addiction
  • The habit of habit making
  • Seeking fulfillment
  • Working smarter, not harder
  • Clearing your limiting beliefs
  • Money as a means to an end
  • Surrounding yourself with like-minded people

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