Master Your Own Code

with Darren Gold


Our Guest


Darren Gold

Author + Professional Coach

Darren Gold is a Managing Partner at The Trium Group, where he advises and coaches CEOs and leadership teams at many of the world’s most innovative companies, including Roche, Dropbox, Lululemon, Sephora, Cisco, eBay, Activision, and Warner Bros.

He is the author of the new book Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life. 

The Talk

As human beings, we’re born with roughly 20,000 genes that fill every cell in our body. This genetic code makes us who we are and guides our behavior. From the moment we take our very first breath, we’re genetically hardwired to react, avoid risks, and stay safe. Or so we think.

What if this is a myth? What if we’re not genetically determined? What if we can erase and replace our internal programming—and master our own code?

For more than 50 years, scientists operated under the largely untested assumption that our genes govern our behavior. But the emerging field of epigenetics has revealed a new truth: our genes don’t have full control of our lives. We do.

Our behavior is driven by a subconscious program of our own making, one that’s a result of our environment, explains renowned advisor and bestselling author Darren Gold. Throughout our lives, we accumulate thousands of beliefs, values, and rules that help us make sense of the world. They guide how we behave, but they also limit our results. Think of it as a computer program that runs your life, says Gold. The good news? We can rewrite and author our code.

In his new book, Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life, Gold presents a guide for rewriting your program and mastering your code in every aspect of your life, including your career, health, relationships, and financial success.

In this episode we dive into:

  • How to evaluate whether your beliefs and rules serve you, or if they’re dragging you down
  • How to be the shaper of your life, not a victim of your circumstances
  • How to use your body to control your brain’s default response, enhance your mood, and improve decision-making
  • Process traumatic events and deeply embedded survival strategies so you’re no longer a prisoner of your past

And much more!


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