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If you believe that who you know is more important than what you know and that purposeful and persistent networking is crucial to accomplishing your goals in any area of life, then this is the podcast for you.



Three days a week, we will be having a conversation with top leaders like John C Maxwell, Amy Porterfield, Molly Bloom, Jack Canfield, Grant Cardone, Jordan Harbinger, Aubrey Marcus, Tom Bilyeu, and many others. We will hear stories from them on how certain connections with people in their lives led to accomplishing specific goals; we’ll get the best tips and tricks on how to network effectively, gather their thoughts on the importance of networking, and much more! Each episode is geared toward you, the aspiring professional, and helps you to uncover the secrets of networking in order to push you to the next level of success in your life.



Consider this the ultimate guide to growing your inner circle, increasing your influence, and assisting others.
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286: Topic | Confidence with Chris Harder, Aubrey Marcus, and David Meltzer For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This is the second interview between your host Travis Chappell and David Meltzer. David is the co-founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing and S1MEDIA house, two-time number one best selling author, and has been named a top 10 keynote speaker by Forbes and Entrepreneur. Marshall Goldsmith has recognized David as a top 100 business coach and an advisory board member of over 45 companies and charities. He recently invested in Splice and is the Executive Producer and host of Elevator Pitch and host of the top 5 business podcast, The Playbook. David talks to your host about inner fulfillment and how to get there, how to overcome things that have happened in the past between you and other people.Episode Highlights: - Dave’s directive really became clear when he was five years old because his dad left. - Dave believed money bought happiness because he grew up with very little. - He grew up playing football and picked a college where he could play football. - He learned that he could sell early and that’s part of why he went to law school. - He found a way to weave sports into his first job out of college. - All of Dave’s brothers and sisters were doctors and lawyers. - Parents don’t tell kids what to do, they show you. - You don’t do what you love, you learn to love what you do. - How to change your mindset about your job - find the light in it. - If things aren’t going the way you expect them to go, pray for someone’s happiness. - Just because you’re financially successful doesn’t mean you’re actually successful. - When things happen for you, you can have too much and it can make you unhappy. - Spirituality and math go into Dave’s decision-making process. - If you can create a “habit machine” then you can think about what you want to do and get out of your own way. - List out three things in your life that you know are good for you, but you don’t do. - If you believe that if you say “thank you” for over 30 days your life will be different and then you do it, your life will change. - Getting growth doesn’t start without action, even small actions. - We input data into our systems through the five senses, but our data is foggy. - It takes one particle of light to cancel out a million particles of darkness. - Neural pathways create habits and they’re impacting your DNA. - We usually make decisions based on the opinions of others which is how you make huge mistakes. - Be really clear and simply about what you want in life. - Who you know is more important because it includes what you know.The Random Round - What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt? - Professional athlete - If you could sit on a park bench with anyone past or present and talk with them for an hour, who would it be and why? - Einstein - He had the greatest grasp on how relativity and physics mesh into one. - How do you like to consume content? - Audio - David’s favorite podcasts: - How You Built This - The Playbook - David’s morning routine: - Wake up at 4 am - Meditate for 20 minutes - Go to the gym from 4:30-5:30 - Come home and focus on family from 5:30-7:00am - Leave the house at 7:30 with coaching calls - Execute on the daily plan - Provide hundreds of dollars worth of value and only ask for $20 back - What is your go-to pump up song? - Happy by Pharell - What is something you’re not very good at? - Singing - What is one place online where we can find Rylee the most? - Instagram @davidmeltzer3 Key Points: 1. You don’t do what you love, you learn to love what you do. 2. You have to detach your emotions from the outcome. 3. If you want to do something every day you need to lower the bar.Tweetable Quotes: - “The reason I got into sports was that I was a good customer of it.” -David - “Be more interested than interesting and raise the awareness on the assumptions you’re making.” -David - “Get better at saying ‘I get to do this,’ not ‘I got to do this.’” -Da...
On this episode of Freestyle Friday your host, Travis Chappell talks about the stupid things you might be spending your money on. Many people walk around looking and acting the part of a wealthy person, but they’re far from it. Find out how to be the real deal.Episode Highlights: - How Travis learned that a lot of people act like something they’re not when it comes to money. - The waiter at an expensive restaurant in L.A. let them know that the people who are truly wealthy are the most unassuming. - There’s so much more value in taking your money and investing them in things that make more money. - Learn from others mistakes. - You need to have multiple income streams, cash producing assets, and other things that make you money before you buy something that makes you more money. - Don’t overleverage yourself when things are going well. - Always be playing the long game. - Practice delayed gratification.3 Key Points: 1. Learn from others mistakes. 2. Understand that money doesn’t last forever. 3. Always be playing the long game.Tweetable Quotes: - “If you’re going to spend money on something, try to spend it on experiences instead of things.” -Travis - “I’m not bashing nice cars, I love nice cars, but be disciplined and don’t buy one until you’re actually ready.” -Travis - “Money doesn’t last forever, economies change.” -TravisResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at https://www.travischappell.com - Start taking your network seriously, get the free training at travischappell.com/explode - Make hiring easy with ZipRecruiter.com/BYN - Download the Himalaya app free in iTunes and Google Play For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
In Part 13 of the Who or What Series, on the only Business Networking Podcast on iTunes, Craig Ballantyne, author of A Perfect Day Formula and Unstoppable, Brian McRae founder of Mastermind St. Louis, and Nicholas Bayerle, from the Billion Dollar Body talk to your host Travis Chappell about whether they think who or what is more important, and why.Episode Highlights: - Craig Ballantyne - Great online marketer and influencer whose content is second to none. - Listening is key, try to repeat back a summary of what they said. - You have to change your mindset around things you don’t want to do. - Who you know is most important because it leads to someone who can teach you what you need to know. - Anything you can leverage to change someone's perspective and make you feel comfortable in a situation you should do. - Brian McRae - Has created a meetup group in St. Louis which has helped build and explode his business. - Competence at the core level is results. - What you learn is how you can add value to other people. - If you want to learn something, teach it. - Nicholas Bayerle - Has grown a lifestyle fitness brand from nothing into a very successful business. - Knowing stuff is great, but it’s not the most valuable thing on the earth. - You have to build relationship equity and wisely choose when to withdraw it. - Pay to play, show up, utilize Dream 100. - Don’t be offendable, assume the best.3 Key Points: 1. Listening is key and it’s a skill anyone can learn. 2. You need to become the person who people want to learn from. 3. Pay to play and show up.Tweetable Quotes: - “Position of strength is an underrated aspect of networking.” -Craig - “I can trace back all of my business over the years to two relationships.” -Brian - “Since I was 18 years old I’ve taught myself to always go.” -NicholasResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at Buildyournetwork.co - Learn more about mentorships and masterminds for FREE at freemmcourse.com/enroll - Explode Your Network at travischappell.com/explode - Check out the Himalaya app of iTunes or Google Play - Get sustainable shoes for women from rothys.com/travis For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rylee Meek is the founder and CEO of the Social Dynamic Selling System which turns dinner seminar marketing into a science. Rylee has produced over $80 million in sales over the past 8 years and is not on a mission to help other entrepreneurs and business owners to reach their goals. Rylee talks to your host Travis Chappell about how to use dinner seminars in your business, why everyone should use some sort of direct sales at one point or another, and why failure is such a huge part of success. Get tactical and practical tips in this episode of the Build Your Network Podcast.Episode Highlights: - Rylee grew up in small-town South Dakota and decided at 15 to work and contribute. - He started his entrepreneurial journey young and learned about personal development. - After feeling like a complete failure in business he went on to get into insurance. - He did well in insurance but didn’t want to do that for the rest of his life. - He made a decent amount of money in sales and he knew he wanted to be in health and fitness. - He bought a 24 Hour Fitness franchise and found that he was working hard and making little. - Rylee started his first company selling home improvement products to make their houses more energy efficient. - He realized that his passion wasn’t selling products but pouring into people. - Rylee’s new book Food for Thought talks about how to use dinner seminar marketing to grow your business. - The book is broken down into six different categories from choosing the restaurant to how to scale. - The foundation of why dinner marketing works well is that you’re not there to sell them, you’re there to establish yourself as the authoritative figure in your market. - The target profit margin you need to be able to sustain. - Everything Rylee has had success with has been through a relationship. - Even though Rylee has been very successful he’s still always in a mentorship or a mastermind. - You have to have a system in place and operate with intent - don’t just let life happen to you.The Random Round: - What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt? - Surgeon - If you could sit on a park bench with anyone past or present and talk with them for an hour, who would it be and why? - Nicola Tesla - How do you like to consume content? - Podcasts - Rylee’s favorite podcasts: - Bulletproof with Dave Asprey - Rylee’s morning routine: - Wake up and sit in a hot tub - Sit in sauna - Read a little bit - He reads, prays, and meditates in the morning - What is your go-to pump up song? - Remember the Name - What is something you’re not very good at? - Mechanical things - What is one place online where we can find Rylee the most? - socialdynamicselling.com3 Key Points: 1. You can be as passionate as you want but if you don’t have a sales system you won’t be successful. 2. You need a system that’s predictable, sustainable, and scalable. 3. You never know what could happen if you’re open to opportunity.Tweetable Quotes: - “Do the uncomfortable until it becomes comfortable.” -Rylee - “Money isn’t everything until you don’t have enough of it.” -Rylee - “The goal is to do more, be more, become more.” -RyleeResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at Buildyournetwork.co - Join the Build Your Network Facebook group BYN.media/fb - Join the Build Your Network University Facebook group here byn.university. - Get Travis’ free mastermind course at freemmcourse.com/enroll - Get Travis free course at travischappell.com/hero - Join the Explode test group at TravisChappell.com/explode - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google Play. - Get stylish women’s shoes made out of recycled plastic from Rothy’s. - Book Recommendation: Food for Thought by Rylee Meek For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this episode of Freestyle Friday learn the #1 way to build your self-confidence. Learn the three simple ways to build a stronger relationship with yourself and create a foundation for great relationships with others.Episode Highlights: - The #1 way to build self-confidence is to have an impeccable relationship with yourself. - How to have an impeccable relationship with yourself: - Do what you say you’re going to do. - Take your word more seriously. - Be consistent. - If you stay consistent in something long enough, you’re going to trust yourself to get better at it. - If you do the three things above you will begin to see your self-confidence grow exponentially.3 Key Points: 1. First, you need to become trustworthy by doing what you say you’ll do, then take your word more seriously. 2. If you don’t follow through with people you become someone who doesn’t keep their word in your mind and the mind of others. 3. Consistency allows you to know that you are committed to continually improving.Tweetable Quotes: - “In all my years doing door-to-door sales, I’ve learned the #1 way to build your self-confidence.” - “Nobody knows you better than you.” - “If you can’t trust yourself, how can you have an impeccable relationship with yourself?”Resources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at https://www.travischappell.com - Learn how Travis books his guests on the show download Meet Your Hero for free at travischappell.com/hero - Download the Himalaya app free in iTunes and Google Play For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
In Part 12 of the Who or What Series, on the only Business Networking Podcast on iTunes, Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing, Albert Preciado from The Mortgage Guys, and David Burkus author of Friend of a Friend explain to your host Travis Chappell whether they believe that who you know or what you know is more important and why. Episode Highlights: - Jay Papasan - You want a short path to people who do things that are remarkable. - Know who you determine wealth for and who are your wealth determiners. - If you can’t afford to hire a bunch of mentors, use resources like YouTube to get their insight. - Albert Preciado - You can’t know anything but just know people, you have to put in the work. - Build yourself first so you have something to show when you meet a potential mentor. - Albert’s adversity growing up contributed in a large part to his success. - Albert focused on systems and people’s strengths and weaknesses to build teams. - David Burkus - “It’s not what you know it’s who you know” is actually really good news. - We need to redefine networking and understand the network that’s already around you. - If you have a Facebook account you’re only 2-3 degrees of separation from most people. - What a good follow-up system should look like. - We need to be intentional about all of our relationships, even the least ones in our network.3 Key Points: 1. Information is always accessible and you can learn from people’s lives and journeys. 2. Overcoming adversity can be a big contributor to success. 3. We need to be intentional about all of our relationships, even the least ones.Tweetable Quotes: - “If you just know a bunch of people and never take the next step you won’t get very far.” -Jay - “Adversity is where we learn life’s greatest lessons.” -Travis - “We’re better off getting as many possible introductions in the beginning and then narrow down.” -DavidResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at Buildyournetwork.co - Learn more about mentorships and masterminds for FREE at freemmcourse.com/enroll - Explode Your Network at travischappell.com/explode - Book Recommendation: The One Thing by Jay Papasan & Gary Keller - Book Recommendation: Friend of a Friend by David Burkus - Share family stories in an easy and fun way and get $20 off of your order with Storyworth.com/travis or enter TRAVIS at checkout. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Zack Friedman is the author of The Lemonade Life and the founder and CEO of Make Lemonade, a leading personal finance company that empowers you to live a better financial life. Zack is a sought after speaker, writer for Forbes, and has an extremely impressive professional resume. Zack has degrees from Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. Zack talks to your host Travis Chappell about whether college is right for you, the number one way to improve your negotiating ability, and the biggest lesson he learned from writing his most recent book.Episode Highlights: - Zack’s biggest takeaway from college - possibility, and opportunity. - If you start your own business you will learn a lot of things very fast. - The skillsets Zack had to develop after college. - You have to understand the other person’s perspective in negotiating. - You won’t get what you want unless the other person also gets what they want. - How Zack copes with failures. - Where Zack invests his own money and what investments are worth your time and attention. - Each person has to find their own individual path. - Zack’s career and schooling timeline from Morgan Stanley to Make Lemonade. - How to Make Lemonade gives objective, independent advice to make simple investing decisions for the consumer. - The ideal client for Make Lemonade is anyone who is looking to improve their financial life. - Every person you can create value for, you will create a deep connection with. - You have to be authentic to develop better relationships. - The Lemonade Life Book is about living your own best life. - In order to get success, you really have to find happiness first. - The difference between “The Lemon Life” and “The Lemonade Life.” - Everyone can get better every day and it all starts with happiness. The Random Round - What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt? - Chef - If you could sit on a park bench with anyone past or present and talk with them for an hour, who would it be and why? - His grandfather - He was an amazing man and he’d love to share his life with him. - How do you like to consume content? - Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Books - Zack’s morning routine: - Gratitude journaling - Prayer - Start the day - What is your go-to pump up song? - High Hopes by Panic at the Disco - What is something you’re not very good at? - Decluttering - What is one place online where we can find Zack the most? - Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn @ZackFriedman3 Key Points: 1. In negotiating, measure yourself with empathy. 2. Protecting your downside is even more important than focusing on your upside. 3. In order to have success, you have to find happiness first.Tweetable Quotes: - “You will learn a lot more getting your hands dirty on the job than you do in a classroom.” -Zack - “Entrepreneurship is the biggest form of meritocracy.” -Zack - “It’s not about how many times you win, it’s about how many times you don’t lose.” -Zack - “Before you can really do anything, you have to know yourself otherwise you’ll follow the herd” -ZackResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at Buildyournetwork.co - Join the Build Your Network Facebook group BYN.media/fb - Join the Build Your Network University Facebook group here byn.university. - Get Travis’ free mastermind course at freemmcourse.com/enroll - Get Travis free course at travischappell.com/hero - Join the Explode test group at TravisChappell.com/explode - Book Recommendation: Principles by Ray Dalio - Share stories with your loved ones using StoryWorth by visiting storyworth.com/travis or using the code TRAVIS at checkout for $20 off. - Get your first audiobook and two Audible originals FREE at audible.com/network or text NETWORK to 500-500. - Pick up a presale copy of The Lemonade Life book by Zack Friedman. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
You should be creating and releasing some sort of content no matter what business you’re in. In this Freestyle Friday episode of Build Your Network, the only business networking podcast on iTunes, your host Travis Chappel talks about how Episode Highlights: - Get a job - learn something and start earning some money. - Get a job with these qualifications: - Earn while you learn. - Work for someone you admire. - Try a lot of things - industries, jobs, professions. - Don’t spend money on things. - Spend money on learning and invest in experiences. - Things depreciate and then you’ve wasted your money. - Get better at communication. - Do door to door, telemarketing, or network marketing. - You’ll get great at reading body language. - Get out there, don’t be afraid to fail.3 Key Points: 1. If you can earn while you learn then you can have a leg up on everyone coming out of college with crushing debt. 2. A job isn’t necessarily a bad thing, you just need to apply a few qualifications. 3. Save to invest, don’t save to spend.Tweetable Quotes: - “Don’t underestimate the value of having a job.” -Travis - “It’s incredible to me that we expect high schoolers to know what they want to do with their lives when most adults don’t.” -Travis - “Door to door, telemarketing, and network marketing will help your communication skills go through the roof.” -TravisResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at https://www.travischappell.com - Learn how Travis books his guests on the show download Meet Your Hero for free at travischappell.com/hero - Download the Himalaya app free in iTunes and Google Play For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
In Part 11 of the Who or What Series, on the only Business Networking Podcast on iTunes, Steve Sims the author of Bluefishing and The Art of Making Things Happen, Bedros Keuilian founder of Fit Body Bootcamp and author of Man Up, and Chris Ducker author of Rise of the YouPreneur talk to your host Travis Chappell about whether who you know or what you know is more important, and why.Episode Highlights: - Steve Sims - The real-life Wizard of Oz according to Forbes. - Steve creates and delivers high-end luxury experiences to the billionaires of the world. - Who you know is the only thing that matters. - Steve’s story about a time when something wasn’t coming together but then a connection led to success. - Strategies to create win-win situations. - Find out what a potential contact is interested in and make a way to get into the room with them. - Bedros Keuilian - Get a mentor who’s already living the life you want. - When you change your network you change everything about you. - Proximity is power and environmental exposure is king. - When you get around people you start to pick up their habits. - Who you know is more important because the things you don’t know you can get from other people. - Chris Ducker - Author of the book YouPreneur and founder of the YouPreneur movement in the U.K. - The reason who you know is most important is because it opens up opportunities and allows you to grow a lot faster. - Many people don’t understand the importance of networking. - Relationships are what happens over a period of time. - As human beings, we love to buy, but we hate being sold to.3 Key Points: 1. Relationships are key to getting important doors open. 2. Before you step into a better network, you have to cut ties with your old network. 3. You need to see the power of networking to understand how important it is.Tweetable Quotes: - “The only currency I care about is relationships.” -Steve - “So many people focus on why something shouldn’t happen, rather than why it should.” -Steve - “Most people are hanging out with chickens and ducks, yet they want to soar like an eagle.” -Bedros - “Education is important, but when you’re having a bad day and need to be picked up by someone, who you know is going to do that.” -Chris - “You should be treasuring relationships, not using them.” -ChrisResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at Buildyournetwork.co - Learn more about mentorships and masterminds for FREE at freemmcourse.com/enroll - Explode Your Network at travischappell.com/explode - Book Recommendation: Bluefishing by Steve Sims - Book Recommendation: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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