Episode 1

EP 01: An Unconventional Origin Story with Dan Nicholson

Published on: 14th February, 2020

What labels did you grow up with? Were you the nerd, the artist, or the future Rhodes scholar – and when did you come to realize that you are much more? 

Dan Nicholson had a stellar track record in finance. After hitting all the milestones in education and his career, and achieving at ever-higher levels, he began to see that the term “accountant” didn’t begin to cover who he is. As a result, Dan set about developing the principles to help other entrepreneurial oddballs recognize their style and use it to their advantage.

On the first episode of the Rigging the Game podcast, Dan sits down to introduce himself, tell the story of kid who grew up knowing he didn’t fit in, and discuss what it means to rig the game in your favor so you can succeed while staying true to you. Join the conversation to win in ways that only you can.


What You’ll Learn 


  • Why the labels you’ve been given don’t really fit

  • How to shape your business to suit your interests and talents

  • Why business is personal

  • And much more!

Favorite Quote


“If you're going to start a business, why not rig the game to win? Why not set yourself up to get the outcomes that you want while playing your style?”


- Dan Nicholson


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About the Podcast

Rigging The Game
The Rigging The Game Podcast is the top resource for entrepreneurs who want unconventional strategies and tips to win at business and life on their terms.

Entrepreneurs who are breaking through barriers while setting new standards in their industry recognize that the cliché, cookie cutter, and conventional recommendations about finance and business don’t apply to them.

This podcast will release you from the “WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING” chains so you can massively win at business and life by playing your game.

Painful shyness intersecting with an insatiable desire to compete (and WIN) birthed a relentless curiosity to understand how to massively win at business and confront fears without conforming to a set blueprint.

This show is for the purpose-driven entrepreneur who recognizes that the cliché, cookie cutter, and conventional recommendations about finance and business don’t work because they’re playing a different game.

As a painfully shy kid, I often found myself on the sidelines quietly observing the game of sports, life and business until the flames of competitiveness grew to a bonfire and took over. From the ashes, birthed a relentless curiosity and drive to understand how to massively win at business and confront my fears without conforming to a set blueprint.

I share the unconventional strategies and tips I learned to make sure you win (get what you want) under your rules. Hear all the “a-ha” moments as a business owner, dad, exercise enthusiast and serial idea generator while interviewing other thought leaders who have developed their own strategies to rig the game to win.