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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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In this episode of Freestyle Friday, with your host Travis Chappell, he shares some thoughts on advice and mentorship.  What's the best advice you've ever gotten? Join in today to hear the best advice Travis has ever gotten.  Episode Highlights: - A quick discussion on negative feedback, and how to approach the "nay-sayers."  - How to not let limiting beliefs creep in, and stifle your creativity. - The quote that changed the game for Travis. - Learning to connect with quality people to enhance the quality of what you do. - Seeking and becoming the best at your craft. 3 Key Points: 1. When you have an idea, don't let negative feedback de-rail your plans and what you believe you should be doing. 2. Focus on connecting with the people that can make you better. 3. Find ways to continue to create and be the best at your craft. Tweetable Quotes: - “Be so good, they can't ignore you.” – Steve Martin - “You have to make the quality of the things you do so good, that people just can't help but support you." – Travis Chappell - "There's always room for the best.” – Tom BilyeuResources 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 - If you want to amplify your network through podcasting apply at travischappell.com/coaching - Leave a rating and review for the Build Your Network Podcast on iTunes - Watch Travis’ free masterclass on how to build the network of your dreams at threenetworkingsecrets.com - Get equity-free investments from Clearbanc at clearbanc.com/travis - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google Play For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
George Sheppard, lead singer of the band called Sheppard, Alyshia Ochse, an actress who's been on numerous shows including "Ballers" with Dwayne Johnson, and Craig Ballantyne, author and one of the best online marketers in the game give your host Travis Chappell their best networking tips.Episode Highlights:  - George Sheppard - The importance of networking and relationships for artists. - Allowing natural, genuine connections to occur is the key for George - The positives of being a "Yes Man." - Aha Moment: was really incremental but through genuine close connections, a song being added across all networks at once changed the game. - Alyshia Ochse - Planting the seeds, nourishing the ones that yield true relationships. - Always focused on connecting with people that are genuinely better than me - Find your people and it always pays off. - It's important to protect your integrity. - Looking back, Alyshia wishes she would have planted more seeds. - Who you know is more important for Alyshia, because who you know is also who you are. - Craig Ballantyne - Networking has been a lot of my net-worth - People that I've met have allowed me to overcome my anxieties, and be a better leader. - Craig shares that being from a small town and broke, he had every excuse to stay in that bubble.  - Tips for those that have introverted tendencies. - Go with a position of strength and ask simple questions: Your name, what do you do, what are you super excited to learn here? - The key to great relationships is listening and repeating back a summary of what they said. - Change your mindset about the space you are about to walk into. - Who you know is going to lead you to what you need to know. - Position of Strength is an underrated aspect of networking.3 Key Points: 1. Be willing to be a "yes man" to experiences that allow for natural connections to develop. 2. Plant seeds early, and genuinely connect with those that are better than you. 3. Try and figure out how to have that "position of strength" so that your networking connection can go deeper.Tweetable Quotes: - “I'm always on the lookout for cool and interesting people...I'm gonna meet some cool people and there's gonna be some opportunity that comes out of it.” - George Sheppard - “Find your interests, find what gets you excited in life, and then go and find people that are doing that.” - Alyshia Ochse - “Hang around people that make you play up a level in life.” - Craig BallantyneResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at Buildyournetwork.co - Learn more about mentorships and masterminds for FREE at freemmcourse.com/enroll - Get your tickets for Travis new live event in Vegas at bynlive.com - Sheppard - Alyshia Ochse - Craig Ballantyne - “Perfect Day Formula”, “Unstoppable” - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google Play - Shop easy, with smartly designed men’s clothes by Mack Weldon at www.mackweldon.com/travis - Get more free content from Travis at threenetworkingsecrets.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Evan Carmichael is a true Entrepreneur. At 19 he built and sold a biotech software company, and a 22 he was a venture capitalist raising from $500,000 to 15M dollars. Evan currently runs a Youtube channel for Entrepreneurs with over 1 1/2 Million subscribers. He is one of the "go-to" authorities in the Entrepreneur space. He shares about how to grow a youtube channel from scratch, what made him start his channel, and why did he turn down a 6-figure salary right out of college.Episode Highlights:  - 5-year-old entrepreneurial Evan: A true background in entrepreneurship. - Evan's appreciation for the freedom his parents gave him to pursue his own path. - The difference between Economics and Entrepreneurship. - Choosing to own his own company vs. making 6 figures at Merrill Lynch. - The significance of the French riverside picture. - Evan's journey into doing. What it takes to live without fear and just create. - What you can learn from Evan "getting his nails done." - Self-trust and self-confidence: the keys to entrepreneurship. - Entrepreneurship is driven by the things that cause you the most fear. - The connection between happiness and serving. - Evan's view on delayed gratification: the process outweighs the result. - Why money can't be your #1. - Evan shares how partnership strategy saved his business and career. - The importance of modeling those that have been successful. - How speaking to 3 people at a local YMCA spawned a new path. - Why it's so important to focus on supporting and helping people. - Evan's advice to those that don't currently have the numbers. - "The Kick": using those that are great as inspiration for what's possible. - The key to building a successful Youtube channel and why Youtube is the best platform to grow. - Why focusing on content is more important than focusing on editing. - The best performing type of content on Youtube. - The 10-minute video rule - Who you know or what you know? - Networking for Introverts: Evan's keys for difference-making connections. - The Random Round: another profession that would be fun to attempt, who would you spend an hour with, sitting on a park bench, how do you consume content, glimpse of morning routine, go-to pump-up song, what are you not good at.3 Key Points: 1. Live in a way that you will never regret doing something out of fear. 2. Model what others have done, and in turn model that for others. 3. Spend the majority of your time on training the right skills to be successful.Tweetable Quotes: - “I don't want to live with regret. I'd rather know and fail, than not know.” - Evan Carmichael - “You very rarely regret the things done, It's the actions not taken because you were afraid.” - Evan Carmichael - “it doesn't count until it's hard.” - Evan Carmichael - "I think 99.999% of people are built to serve." - Evan Carmichael - "I think of gratification as the process more than the result." - Evan Carmichael - "Money can't be your #1, but it needs to be in your top 5." - Evan Carmichael - "You go and figure out what the hole is and you fill it." - Evan Carmichael - "Consistent content wins." - Evan CarmichaelResources 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. - If you want to amplify your network through podcasting apply at travischappell.com/coaching - Get Mint Mobile at a fraction of the cost at www.mintmobile.com/travis - Follow Evan Carmichael on Instagram - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google Play - Leave a rating and review for the Build Your Network Podcast on iTunes - Watch Travis’ free masterclass on how to build the network of your dreams at threenetworkingsecrets.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
In this episode of Freestyle Friday, with your host Travis Chappell, he shares a glimpse into the building the network of your dreams.  As the title suggests, Travis dives into his three best-kept networking secrets and how the background on how he developed them. Tune in to get the secrets to building your network today. Episode Highlights: - The background on developing a show on networking  - The genuine way to go about learning about something you don't know. - The secrets to how the most well-connected people go about networking. - Secret #1: How you can connect to and become the top 1% in your industry - Secret #2: How to add value to anyone - Secret #3: How to hack other people's circles by leveraging relationships 3 Key Points: 1. The best approach to building a network is to not pretend, but develop genuine skills by learning from the people from who you want to learn. 2. One of the keys to building your network is adding value to others. 3. The best way to leverage relationships is to spend time building Tweetable Quotes: - “I went the genuine way, which is to start a show about something you don't know about...and get really good at asking questions to people who you want to learn from.” – Travis Chappell - “When your playing with someone that's way up here, you're just going to get exponentially better." – Travis Chappell - "Your network will always increase in direct proportion to the amount of value that you can add to other people.” – Travis ChappellResources 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 - Leave a rating and review for the Build Your Network Podcast on iTunes - Watch Travis’ free masterclass on how to build the network of your dreams at threenetworkingsecrets.com - Get access to Audible's largest selection of audiobooks at www.audible.com/network - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google Play For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
John Maxwell author of LeaderShift, and Jason Feifer and Jen Miller authors of Mr. Nice Guy, and Brian McRae founder of Mastermind St. Louis give your host Travis Chappell their best networking tips.Episode Highlights:  - John Maxwell - The go-to leadership expert in the world with books selling over 30 million copies worldwide. - How we can be sure we’re building our relationships the right way. - Everyone is either a plus or a minus in relationships, they’re either elevating or detracting. - You have to realistically evaluate yourself. - Every day John does these things: - He values people. - Thinks of ways to add value to people. - Does things that add value to people. - Encourages others to add value to people. - Who you know will not help you a lot if you don’t know much. - Do you want to have fans or do you want to have friends? - Jason Feifer & Jen Miller - Jason is the editor and chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. - You decide what your environment is and your environment is what makes you who you are. - Jason and Jen share their stories of when a connection led to a moment of success. - Keep following up with people. - It’s important to make people feel heard. - When you have a community that supports each other good things happen. - Brian McRae - A lender in the St. Louis area who has mastered the meetup space. - How Brian not just survived but thrived in a down economy. - The one thing a down economy can’t take away from you is your relationships. - The design of Brian’s event is to change the way business is done in the community in a positive manner. - Competition is dead, the future is collaboration. - You have to be competent but it’s who you know, not what you know. - Brian can trace back most of his business to relationships. - Personal development plays a huge role in influencing others.3 Key Points: 1. Relationships are the foundation of leadership because leadership is influence. 2. Your environment is what shapes you, but you control your environment. 3. The one thing a down economy can’t take away from you is your relationships.Tweetable Quotes: - “You influence people by adding value to people.” -John - “It’s really important to keep following up with people.” -Jen Miller - “I want to teach others how to build relationships in a selfless way, not a self-serving way.” -BrianResources Mentioned: - Visit Travis’ website at Buildyournetwork.co - Learn more about mentorships and masterminds for FREE at freemmcourse.com/enroll - Get your tickets for Travis new live event in Vegas at bynlive.com - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google Play - Get sustainable, stylish women’s shoes from Rothys at rothys.com/travis - Get more free content from Travis at threenetworkingsecrets.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Zvi Band is the co-founder and CEO of Contactually, a Software as a Service company which was founded in 2011 and has raised $12 million in venture backing. Zvi is also the author of Success is in Your Spere. Zvi talks to your host Travis Chappell about the publishing process, what it was like to have a nine-figure buyout, and how to build relationship capital.Episode Highlights:  - The two things that led to the creation of Contactually. - Zvi started out being very bad at networking and needed proactive CRM. - How Zvi decided to attack the real estate space specifically. - The big vision of the Contactually team kept them from focusing early on. - In leadership, you have to make really hard decisions and know what to say no to. - Figure out what markets to serve and what feature sets to delay. - How Zvi and his team convinced people that they needed the Contactually software. - How to approach the book writing process from start to finish. - The top insights people should take away from Zvi’s book Success is in Your Sphere. - How to build strategic relationships without losing the personal touch. - Little things can go a long way to help you stand out from the crowd and show you care. - Who you know is most important but what you know about who you know is also important. - How relationships got Zvi through the recession. - How to convince someone else of the power of relationships. - Set aside time in your life to focus on important business relationships. - How to make sure it’s as easy as possible for you to do what you do. - Social media is helpful but it causes us to go a mile wide and an inch deep. - The importance of thought leadership for companies. - Nowadays it’s pretty easy to get anything you need to be built. - Don’t try to build the perfect product initially, try to see if people will use it.3 Key Points: 1. Focus on one market until you feel you’ve nailed that market and then pivot. 2. When you write a book you have to believe in it, it’s not just a marketing tool. 3. Relationships are your most important asset but you need to be strategic in how you nurture them.Tweetable Quotes: - “My relationships are my most important asset.” -Zvi - “Books outlive software.” -Zvi - “If you step out of the transaction and focus on the personal relationships get built naturally.” -ZviResources 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. - If you want to amplify your network through podcasting apply at travischappell.com/coaching - Book Recommendation: Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm - Book Recommendation: Success Is in Your Sphere by Zvi Band - Get sustainable, stylish women’s shoes from Rothys at rothys.com/travis - Book Recommendation: Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years - Book Recommendation: Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power - Leave a rating and review for the Build Your Network Podcast on iTunes - Watch Travis’ free masterclass on how to build the network of your dreams at threenetworkingsecrets.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
In this episode of Freestyle Friday with your host Travis Chappell, he discusses a subject that means a lot to him for obvious reasons: podcasting. He shares the three things that you need to start a podcast. Be sure to stick around for the bonus fourth step for success as well. Episode Highlights:  - Travis Chappell introduces the topic of podcasting.  - Why do you need a ‘blue ocean’ for your podcast?  - What does ‘blue ocean’ mean as it pertains to podcasts?  - What type of mic does Travis use for his podcast?  - Be into your podcast for the long-term.  - You should get a coach when you start a podcast. 3 Key Points: 1. Niches can become too specific to the point that they become limiting.   2. Use minimal equipment for your podcast.  3. Having a successful podcast takes patience. Tweetable Quotes: - “You need a blue ocean. A lot of other people will say it is your avatar, it's your ideal listener, it's your niche, whatever name you want to give it.” – Travis Chappell - (Microphone) “This setup that you are looking at right here is just an ATR2100 USB from Audio Technica.” – Travis Chappell - “The goal is to monetize quickly, and that is true. But not to the point where that is your only goal from the beginning.” – Travis ChappellResources 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 - Leave a rating and review for the Build Your Network Podcast on iTunes - Watch Travis’ free masterclass on how to build the network of your dreams at threenetworkingsecrets.com - Get equity-free investments from Clearbanc at clearbanc.com/travis - Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/byn - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google Play For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
During this episode, you will have access to some top-level networking advice from three highly experienced gentlemen: Dr. Mark Wade, Chief Scaling Officer at HustleandScale.com and the Creator of Virtual Summits Software, Brendan Kane, Author of OneMillionFollowers.comand Growth Hacker at Katie Couric Media, and David Meltzer CEO and Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing, Executive Producer & Judge of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch and Host of The Playbook Podcast. Dr. Mark Wade, Brendan Kane, and David Meltzer share their advice for better relationship-building, how not to be that annoying person at industry events, and why you need to be adding value first and foremost. Episode Highlights:  - Travis Chappell introduces the accomplishments of Dr. Mark Wade, Brendan Kane, and David Meltzer. - Why is networking so important to Dr. Mark Kane?  - Relationships should be a value exchange.   - What awkward experiences has Mark gone through with other people?  - How did Brendan Kane get started in the entertainment industry?  - How has making connections led to a bigger career opportunity?  - Brendan shares how he connected with Taylor Swift.  - Why does Brendan hate the term ‘networking?’ - Think before you speak.  - David Meltzer shares the two most important questions to ask for relationship-building.  - Does David believe that who you know is more important than what you know? - Is there a way that rubs David the wrong way when people try to connect with him?  - What are the four ways to network? 3 Key Points: 1. Always be relationship building and building upwards beyond your level.  2. Networking is about providing value to someone, not extracting something out of them.  3. Put faith in the future instead of putting faith in the past. Tweetable Quotes: - “You are either adding value or you are not.” – Dr. Mark Wade - “Everything I do is connections-based. It is how I have had success over the course of my career, forging strong connections and providing value to those connections.” – Brendan Kane - “There are two questions to build a relationship, one: starting with ‘how can I be of service? Provide value. Two: ask for help. Do you know anyone who can help me with this?” – David MeltzerResources 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 - Leave a rating and review for the Build Your Network Podcast on iTunes - Watch Travis’ free masterclass on how to build the network of your dreams at threenetworkingsecrets.com - Get equity-free investments from Clearbanc at clearbanc.com/travis - Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/byn - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google Play - Dr. Mark Wade: Linkedin - Brendan Kane: Linkedin  - David Meltzer: Linkedin For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This is the second part of the interview with Joel Marion, the co-founder and CMO of BioTrust Nutrition, with over $600 million in sales. In this section, Joel Marion shares how he transitioned from teaching in high school into the business that he runs now, how he connected with some of the top marketers in his space to achieve his many magnificent milestones, and how he scaled his supplement company from zero dollars to $100 million in sales in the first full calendar year. Joel also grew his email list from zero to 20 million subscribers, and an additional one up to 3 million subscribers. Episode Highlights:  - Travis Chappell introduces the accomplishments of Joel Marion. - What are the best practices for building a large email list?  - How do you create a good lead magnet?  - Scale happens from cracking the ‘viral’ code or by paying for traffic. - What is more important: what you know or who you know? - Joel Marion got to know the top 20 vendors on ClickBank in his category. - Be a likable person and work your way into important people’s lives by adding value. - Many members of Joel’s business circle have transitioned into personal friends. - What other professions would Joel like to get into?  - If he could talk to anyone, dead or alive, who would Joel want to talk to?  - How does he like to consume content?  - Study what is working.  - About 8 years ago, Joel made between $5,000-$6,000 per email send for his supplements with an email list of over $200,000. - Does Joel have a morning routine?  - Joel says he is good at making a list of things that will move the needle and getting them crossed off.  - What is his go-to pump-up songs?  - Is there something that Joel feels he is not good at? 3 Key Points: 1. Nobody is signing up for a free newsletter at this point. It is way oversaturated.  2. Business is all relationships. You even have to build relationships with your customers. 3. The launch of Joel’s health and fitness product led to becoming the largest launch in fitness history at that time, doing $350,000-$450,000.Tweetable Quotes: - “Nobody wants to be on another email list. Period. But, if you’ve got a good enough ‘ethical bribe’ on the front and a ‘lead magnet’ then people will still give you their email address.” – Joel Marion - “I knew the business that I was getting into, which was healthy and fitness publishing. So, I went to the largest marketplace for health and fitness publishers, which was ClickBank, ClickBank.com.” – Joel Marion - “Your knowledge is useless unless you have people to support that.” – Joel MarionResources 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 - Leave a rating and review for the Build Your Network Podcast on iTunes - Watch Travis’ free masterclass on how to build the network of your dreams at threenetworkingsecrets.com - Get equity-free investments from Clearbanc at clearbanc.com/travis - Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/byn - Download the Himalaya App in the App Store or Google PlayJoel Marion Instagram Born to Impact podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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