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Imagine living a life where you would be able to text any of the top people in your industry and actually get a response. How much faster would you reach your goals? How much better would your environment be? What would it do to your net worth?

Business networking has always had a negative stigma because so many people were taught to do it the wrong way. Here on the Build Your Network Podcast, you will learn how to network the new way and the right way. Three days a week, your host, Travis Chappell, 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 dozens of others. Each episode is geared toward you and is dedicated to help you uncover the secrets of professional networking in order to push you to the next level of success in your life.

Consider this the ultimate guide to leveraging a powerful network the right way, building a network of influencers in your professional circles, and adding value to the lives of those around you.
424 Episodes
Travis shares three lessons he's taken away from three years of podcasting! Key Takeaways: Be patient but also urgent. Don’t focus on the goal itself, focus on becoming the person that is capable of achieving the goal. Take imperfect action. Tweetable Quotes: “Success loves speed.” “In the absence of clarity, take action.” Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Houston Rockets owner, Tillman Fertita, Impact Theory founder and host, Tom Bilyeu, and Jeff Hofman, serial entrepreneur from all sit down with Travis Chappell to offer up billion dollar advice. On This Episode: Learn how Tillman Fertita became the world’s richest restaurateur and was able to buy the Houston Rockets. Tom Bilyeu destroys the wrong mindset many have around wealth. Jeff Hoffman shares the importance of giving back and the power of travel. Key Takeaways: You MUST be opportunistic. It’s better to have money than not, but it’s basically an amplifier of who you are. We become more tolerant of other people the more cultures we see. Tweetable Quotes: “You always take everything moment-to-moment and continue to set goals and be very opportunistic. I would say that the biggest thing about being an entrepreneur is being very opportunistic.” – Tilman Fertitta 'Travel is the fatal enemy of prejudice.' – Mark Twain Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Chad Veach is the founder and lead pastor of ZOE Church in Los Angeles, California, a dynamic church with multiple locations throughout the city. In addition to leading ZOE, he is an international speaker; the author of three books, ​Faith Forward Future​, ​Unreasonable Hope, and Help! I Work with People​; and the host of ​Leadership Lean In​--a popular podcast specializing in organizational health, creativity, and leadership development. Chad and his wife, Julia, reside in Los Angeles with their four children, Georgia, Winston, Maverick, and Clive. On This Episode: Hear why Chad decided to follow in the footsteps of his father as a pastor. Chad shares whether or not he thinks college is useful. Learn the key to effectively communicating with others. Key Takeaways: Leadership is communication. Leadership is influence. Leadership is about giving away equity, responsibility, and authority. Tweetable Quotes: “Life is like a sponge. You’ve got to receive, and then you’ve got to give.” – Chad Veach “If you want to communicate, you can get by, but if you can learn skillful communication, you can work miracles.” – Chad Veach “You can’t do life well and do people wrong.” – Chad Veach Chad Veach: ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
After a successful 19-year career in the clothing business, Michael Coles tested his entrepreneurial skills in 1977, when he co-founded Great American Cookie Company with an investment of only $8,000. Shortly after starting the company, he was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident and was told by doctors he would never walk again unaided. As Coles recovered through a self-designed rehabilitation program, he took the company from its first store in Perimeter Mall in Atlanta to hundreds of stores nationwide and, at the same time, set three coast-to-coast bicycling records. Michael Coles at Great American Cookie Company, 1994 When he started the Great American Cookie Company, there were three major cookie companies in business. One had almost 100 stores and the other two had 50 each. When he sold the company in 1998 with sales over $100 million, the Great American Cookie Company was the largest franchisor of cookie stores and the other three companies no longer existed. Coles announces run for the U.S. Senate, 1998 Coles’ commitment to community service led him to run for public office in 1996 as the democratic nominee for the House of Representatives in the Sixth District of Georgia, and in 1998 he won the democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, challenging Senator Paul Coverdell. Donna and Michael Coles when Michael opened NASDAQ in 2007 In 2003, Coles accepted the corporate reins of Caribou Coffee Company as chairman, CEO and president. Over the next five years, Coles more than doubled the size of the company, extending the brand reach domestically and abroad. In September 2005, he successfully took the company public on NASDAQ under the symbol CBOU. Coles went on to join others in founding Charter Bank & Trust and served as its chairman, taking the bank public and selling the publicly traded company to Synovus Bank. Coles is also the former chairman of Brand Holding Company and chairman of Brand Bank. Governor Roy Barnes, Michael Coles and the Georgia Film Commission celebrate the first-ever passing of Georgia's film tax credits with House Bill 610 Appointed by Governor Roy Barnes in 1999 to chair the Georgia Film, Video and Music Advisory Board, during his four years as chairman, Coles and his board successfully passed HB610, which was the first-ever tax incentive of its kind in Georgia. That bill allowed the film industry to begin a rebirth, going from $170 million in 1999 to over $1.5 billion in economic impact by 2003. Today, Georgia’s film industry generates over $9.5 billion. Michael J. Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University Having contributed much of their time and resources to education, the arts, environment and philanthropic organizations, Coles and his wife, Donna were honored as the Georgia Philanthropists of the Year in 1995. Coles was appointed by Governor Roy Barnes in 2001 to serve on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. In recognition of Coles’ success, leadership and benevolence, Kennesaw State University, under the authority granted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, declared that the institution’s School of Business be named and known in perpetuity as the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. In 1999, Michael received the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Kennesaw State University. Governor Roy Barnes; Tommy Holder, Chairman of the board of KSU foundation; Michael Coles; President of Kennesaw State University, Betty Siegel; celebrate ribbon cutting of first on-campus housing at Kennesaw State University, 2000 As Entrepreneur in Residence for the Coles MBA 2013 Spring Semester, Coles led a class entitled “Concept to Counter,” allowing students to grasp the concept of taking their creative thoughts and ideas to the marketplace. Coles received the National Women’s Political Caucus “Good Guy of the Year” Award for his work on behalf of women’s issues. He joined the ranks of...
Angelique Rewers is CEO of The Corporate Agent, and the nation’s most trusted expert on winning corporate clients. Recognized as an Enterprising Woman of the Year, Angelique and her team have worked with leading Fortune 500 corporations, mentored entrepreneurs in 72+ countries worldwide, delivered over 2,000 seminars, and have been featured by leading media like Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, The Washington Post, WSJ, CBS and many more. On This Episode: Angelique shares how being bullied in her middle school years impacted her development and shaped who she is today. Get bits of knowledge drawn from Angelique’s time dealing with the C-Suite Learn how to get more visibility as a small business owner. Key Takeaways: Don’t allow other’s opinions determine what you are or are not going to do. The market determines the worth of your endeavor. Most decision makers have no idea who you are, so you have to position what makes you unique. Tweetable Quotes: “Introductions are one of the best currencies when you’re dealing with corporate decision makers.” –  Angelique Rewers ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Podcast personality, Emmy award winner, Inc. 5000™ winner, best selling author, contributor to Forbes magazine, loving husband, father of three, serial entrepreneur, tv producer, featured in television & movies and more Josh Felber is the definition of a busy entrepreneur! On This Episode: Josh shares how he fell in love with entrepreneurship and technology around 14 years old. Learn when to drop an idea. Find out how Josh built his immense, valuable network. Key Takeaways: Put yourself in positions to learn from others. Don’t wait for an epiphany. Go do stuff. Podcasts are invaluable to growing your network and building relationships with your dream contacts. Tweetable Quotes: “If you are a content creator you should be a content consumer.” – Travis Chappell “If you want a different kind of results, you have to put in a different kind of work.” – Josh Felber Josh Felber ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
By his 35th birthday MIKE MICHALOWICZ (pronounced mi-'kal-o-wits) had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became a small business angel investor… and proceeded to lose his entire fortune. Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Mike has devoted his life to the research and delivery of innovative, impactful entrepreneurial strategies to you. Mike is the creator of Profit First, which is used by hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe to drive profit. He is the creator of Clockwork, a powerful method to make any business run on automatic. And his latest, arguably most impactful discovery, is Fix This Next. In Fix This Next, Mike details the strategy businesses can use to determine what to do, in what order, to ensure healthy, fast, permanent growth (and avoid debilitating distractions). Today, Mike leads two new multi-million-dollar ventures, as he tests his latest business research for his books. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Mike is a popular main stage keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Fix This Next, Clockwork, Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. Fabled author, Simon Sinek deemed Mike Michalowicz "…the top contender for the patron saint of entrepreneurs." On This Episode: Mike discusses how he developed the entrepreneurial itch. Learn the importance of delayed gratification. Mike explains why profit should be your priority. Key Takeaways: Take your profit first. Emotion trumps logic. Do good things with no expectation. Tweetable Quotes: “Don’t drink your way to starting a business.” “Small business is not the back bone of the economy – it IS the economy.” Mike Michalowicz ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Founded in early 2016, Hunt A Killer started as an annual immersive thriller event at Camp Ramblewood, MD. Participants would work in teams to solve a weekend-long murder mystery. Although the event saw some initial success, co-founders Ryan Hogan and Derrick Smith realized that their dream of revolutionizing the entertainment industry could not come to fruition through a once-a-year event. They took notice of the growing popularity in subscription boxes and saw an opportunity make their dream a reality. In October 2016, they pivoted their business model to deliver captivating, immersive mystery tales right to your doorstep through objects, letters, and clues from a fictional serial killer; hence, the Hunt A Killer Membership was born. Starting over was not easy. During those first few months, Derrick would pack all of the packages himself and ship them out right from his basement. Fortunately, a lot has changed since then. Starting with just 47 members in October 2016, the company has exploded to over 55,000 active members by the end of 2018. Hunt A Killer now employs over 40 people both part time and full time and has partners from all over the world.For Hunt A Killer, the only way is up. The company is still experiencing explosive growth, which has enabled us to launch a new brand in the horror genre, Empty Faces. Over the next few years, we're aiming to become a household name in America and throughout the world. Stay tuned. On This Episode: Hear how Ryan started as an entrepreneur in third grade. Learn how to manage a quickly growing company. Ryan explains what he would do differently if he could go back and do it all over again. Key Takeaways: You need the right team around you to be successful. Hire someone skilled in running operations very quickly. Diversify as quickly as possible. Ryan Hogan: ( ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
B. Jeffrey Madoff is the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City. His company produces branded content for major brands such as Ralph Lauren, Radio City Music Hall, Harvard School for Public Health, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to name a few. Madoff began his career as a fashion designer. He was chosen one of the top 10 designers in the U.S. then switched careers to film and video production. He has since expanded his reach to include teaching, book and playwriting, and theatrical producing. He has written and is producing a play based on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, Lloyd Price. Its world premiere will be at People's Light Theater in May of 2021. Madoff is an adjunct professor at Parsons School for Design. A book about his class, entitled "Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas", was published by Hachette Book Group. Madoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology and was on the wrestling team until he realized he was not going to become a professional. He academic studies prepared him for a career as a sage, but the wisdom factories were not hiring when he left school. On This Episode: Jeff discusses his unique college experience being a wrestler while also studying philosophy and psychology. Hear practical lessons from Jeff’s experience operating a boutique clothing brand. Learn how Jeff ended up beginning a film career and meeting Dennis Hopper. Key Takeaways: Everything we’ve done informs who we are and what we will do. What you believe is defined on a daily basis. Put goodwill out in the universe, even if you don’t know how it’s going to come back to you. Tweetable Quotes: The law of reciprocity always has your back. – Travis Chappell The difference between stupid and ignorant is stupid’s forever. – Jeff Madoff Jeff Madoff: ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
While most patent attorneys do not work with individual inventors, Rich Goldstein has built a career on working with both individual inventors and start-up companies. His approach includes listening to and understanding their goals and needs. Providing custom-tailored representation. Offering specific guidance to keep their project moving toward their individual goals. He has given critical advice to more than 10,000 inventors, and has obtained nearly 2,000 patents for his clients. He has educated thousands more about the patent process through his seminars, educational videos, and best selling book: The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent. He also works directly with executives to help them make effective decisions to protect their IP, meet their business goals, and leverage the value of what they have already created. Rich regularly attends a wide variety of entrepreneurship and innovation events and actively explores new ways to help his clients achieve their business and personal goals. On This Episode: Rich shares about growing up as a nerdy kid in school back in the 1980’s. Rich discusses studying engineering in college, but then pivoting into law school. Learn the mistakes to avoid and steps to take when scaling a business. Hear an explanation of the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Key Takeaways: If you don’t know where the clients are going to come from, you don’t know where the revenue is going to come from. You have to talk to a lot of potential clients to find the ones who will say yes. Relationships are the foundation of accomplishment. Tweetable Quotes: "People like people who are like them and people like people who like them." Rich Goldstein: ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
About Jason Ferrugia: I’m Jay Ferruggia, and I’ve been helping guys become the strongest version of themselves since 1994. You may have seen my work in Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Fast Company, Huffington Post, LiveStrong, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Shape, Entrepreneur, Details or on ESPN or CBS. You know how group training is the big thing these days? I was doing that in the mid ’90s. The hardcore, underground warehouse gyms that are so popular nowadays? I had one of those back in ’96. Training like an athlete? Flipping tires, dragging sleds, pressing logs, using rings? Been doing that for 20+ years with my clients. Long before it was popular or on TV commercials. What you may not know is that I have struggled with all of the issues I discuss on this site. Over the course of my life, I’ve been physically and mentally weak, skinny, fat, sad, depressed, insecure, painfully shy, socially awkward, crippled with anxiety and indecision, struggled with addiction, and have gone broke on more than one occasion. Overcoming those obstacles took many years and a lot of hard work. I read and listened to over 500 books ( I attended countless conferences and workshops. I hired coaches and mentors. I cut out the negative deadbeats in my life. I slowly eliminated one bad habit at a time and replaced it with a new one. What I learned after all that is that Thoreau, Da Vinci, and Bruce Lee were right. Simplicity is the key to health, wealth and happiness. Learning to apply the 80/20 rule to everything and forgetting the rest. Because the reality is that most things don’t matter. It’s just noise and meaningless nonsense that distracts us from living the lives we want. On This Episode: Jason talks about the people who got him hooked on the idea of fitness. Learn how Jason created a unique training experience. Hear how Jason lost everything and took time to rebuild. Travis and Justin discuss how to find the balance between work and fun. Find out how to build genuinely valuable relationships. Key Takeaways: You have to improve on the inside before you can see the external results. You have to build a strong community around you. Learn to pause and be present. Tweetable Quotes: The higher up you go, the less you know. You have to accomplish both short-term and long-term results. Jason Ferruggua: ( ( ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
As Chairman and CEO of the industrial giant Honeywell over 16 years, David Cote grew the company's market capitalization from around $20 billion to nearly $120 billion, delivering returns of 800 percent and beating the S&P by nearly two and a half times. Currently, David is Executive Chairman of Vertiv Holdings Co, a global data center products and services provider. He is a member of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group and on the Boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Conference of Montreal. On This Episode: Dave shares about his childhood in a French-Canadian enclave in New Hampshire. Learn how David avoided committing to 6 years on a nuclear submarine in the Navy. Hear about Dave’s career as a “troublemaker.” Travis and Dave discuss the importance of aptitude. Dave talks about the unique role that travel played in his development. Follow Dave’s unorthodox journey from employee to CEO. Key Takeaways: Find a way to educate yourself without taking on debt. Hard work doesn’t always pay off. If you’re working on the wrong thing, it’s never going to pay off. Get to all the facts before you express your opinions. Tweetable Quotes: The higher up you go, the less you know. You have to accomplish both short-term and long-term results. Pick up a copy of Dave Cote's Book: ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
With a life spent as an entrepreneur, Los finds himself at the helm of an 8-figure agency and multiple 7-figure sister companies, becoming a world-renowned speaker, thought leader, and the go-to marketer. He’s achieved extreme success in the online space working with influencers, entrepreneurs, and SMB’s - helping them scale pass multiple 7 and 8-figure marks. Los has become the go-to for SMB’s to transform into what he calls “Powerhouse Brands”, through paid media, brand building, and improving every metric in between. He simplifies his very complex but proven system into this 3-part formula: Los has worked with business owners and companies including Heidi Powell, Thomas DeLauer, Josh Elizetxe, Ryan Moran, Kent Clothier, Justin Colby, Know Foods, The Good Kitchen, Jawzrsize, Raphael Vargas, Steve Weatherford, Ed O'Keefe and many others. On This Episode: Los shares about his experience owning a construction company in 2008 – an industry that got hit very hard during the recession. Learn how Los developed his knowledge of online marketing. Find out how Los builds successful relationships with people like Neve Patel Key Takeaways: Don’t expect instant returns on your investments. Don’t expect what works with warm traffic will work with cold traffic. Invest in coaches. Tweetable Quotes: “Don’t go into relationships with expectations.” – Los Silva “The definition of success is happiness.” – Travis Chappell Los Silva: ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Chris Kawaja holds his BA from Stanford University and MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School. Chris spent the early years of his career on Wall Street (Goldman Sachs and Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund), where he developed his skeptical eye towards traditional financial advice. He developed his unique investing outlook for his own personal portfolio and he now owns a variety of assets ranging from e-commerce businesses to legal settlements, to real estate. He is the owner of the e-commerce business and the founder and author of where he discusses topics ranging from mindfulness to crowdfunding. On This Episode: Chris talks about the benefits of his geeky childhood. Travis and Chris discuss the importance of travel. Hear some of Chris’ big takeaways from his time on Wall Street. Learn how to properly network. Key Takeaways: Have a genuine curiosity about people. Be willing to share your knowledge and the who you know will come. If you’re going to reach out to someone, find a way to be helpful to them. Chris Kawaja: Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
In Drive, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, daughter of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and sister to Dale Jr., opens up about growing up in the world of NASCAR, sharing the lessons she learned about being a successful business leader and what she discovered, often the hard way, about winning in life. Kelley never felt she was winning at anything until she began to deal with the thoughts and feelings that were driving her decisions and taking her in the wrong direction. Her journey of transformation is what empowered her to run the family business in an entirely different way than she had previously and to lead people not only with her head but also with her heart. On This Episode: Kelley shares what it was like growing up with a celebrity athlete for a father. Learn how Kelley decided what career to pursue. Travis & Kelley discuss parenting advice. Get a sneak peak at Kelley’s new book, Drive. Key Takeaways: Take responsibility for your own success. Don’t throw around empty threats. Educate yourself before you try to network with someone. Tweetable Quotes: “Lead from the heart.” “If your decisions are coming from the heart, you’re probably making some really good decisions.” Kelley Earnhardt: ( ( ( ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Feras Moussa is an entrepreneur at heart with a tech background. Feras graduated from the University of Texas with a Computer Science degree, and worked at Microsoft straight from college. Feras later quit Microsoft to ‘bring tech to industries that lack it’, where he later found his passion for real estate. Feras quickly built a portfolio of rentals, completing 9 closings in his first 12 months. After having seen the results of rentals, Feras later decided to scale up into apartment complexes, where he met Ben Suttles and started Disrupt Equity, a company focused on multi-family acquisition and investments for investors, and in doing so, help leverage his strengths in tech to better identify quality investments for investors. Feras has helped raise millions of dollars for multifamily syndication. On This Episode: Feras talks about his takeaways from his time at Microsoft. Hear how Feras transitioned from software to real estate. Travis and Feras discuss when you should invest yourself vs hiring someone to invest for you. Learn how networking helped Feras through his investing career. Key Takeaways: Have a plan when switching your careers. You have to own your niché before you can scale. Go to meetups, read, and educate yourself on the realities of investing. Feras Mousa: LinkedIn: ( Facebook: ( Instagram: ( Disrupt Equity: ( Email: ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Amira Alvarez is the founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Woman, a global coaching company helping entrepreneurs, empire builders, athletes, creatives, and rising stars in all fields achieve their dreams and goals in record time.  As someone who has made a quantum leap (going from barely making 6-figures to making $700k in one year, then onto 7-figures) and has lived to tell about it, she knows exactly what tactical strategies and mindset shifts are required to get out of your own way, live life on your own terms, and master the art of achieving any goal you set your mind to in record time. On This Episode: Amira talks about being self-conscious as a youth. Learn the importance of having self-confidence. Travis and Amira discuss when you should pivot. Key Takeaways: You can’t look to external things for security. Do things because YOU like it. What you know is useless if you don’t know anyone. Amira Alvarez: ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
When Jessica Zimmerman survived a childhood car crash that took the life of her only sister, she knew even then, she couldn't waste her life. After meeting her husband at the University of Arkansas, she returned to her hometown and built a successful wedding floral design business, Zimmerman Events, that grew alongside her three young children. When her husband fell tragically ill, Jessica realized that she had to begin earning more than just the "fun money," transforming her zero-profit events company into a seven-figure business, all while caring for her ailing husband. Today, Jessica teaches her students and followers how to set healthy business boundaries, invest in themselves, and create businesses and lives they love. Her work has been featured in People, Business Insider, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Jessica currently resides in Conway, Arkansas, with her husband Brian, their three children, and their dog Sophie. On This Episode: Learn the power of emotional influence. Jessica explains the catalyst that turned around her business. Hear the story of the illness that Jessica's husband developed in the middle of her building her company. Travis talks about the stigma around spending money to be successful. Key Takeaways: Take extreme responsibility for your life. Make money decisions with a long-term mindset. When people feel a connection with you they’re willing to buy from you. Tweetable Quotes: Once you have a good foundation, you can grow this thing as big as you want it. Jessica Zimmerman: ( Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Adrienne Bankert is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning correspondent for ABC News, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and Nightline. She reported live from Chaing Rai, Thailand, during the rescue of thirteen boys and their soccer coach as the world watched the historic rescue. She traveled to London to cover the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and was the first network journalist to report live from the scene when several police officers were massacred in Dallas, Texas in 2016. Her compelling interviews from guests that range from wounded warriors to celebrities including Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and more have gained widespread attention. She has worked in local news in Sacramento, Dallas-Fort Worth, and in Los Angeles as a host, anchor, health and wellness, and general assignment reporter. She remains committed to the goal she declared early on in her journey to “change the face of television,” and is a regular speaker at events providing practical and inspirational wisdom that launches people into the highest and best versions of their lives. Key Takeaways: We have to be careful not to dismiss the messenger because their picture looks different than what we expect.  Relationship is the key for every endeavor. Life is a lot better when you know the language. My main job as an interviewer is to make my guest feel safe. Be kind to all people, universally without prejudice. It’s who you know but you also have to know who you are. Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
Greg Milano is is the founder and chief executive officer of Fortuna Advisors LLC. A leading expert in capital allocation, behavioral finance, and incentive compensation design, he has nearly 30 years experience in management consulting. He is the author of the new book, Curing Corporate Short-Termism: Future Growth vs. Current Earnings. Episode Highlights: Greg shares about how his brothers helped influence him to be interested in business. Travis and Greg discuss whether you should improve your weaknesses or capitalize on your strengths. Learn how to stand out in a crowded marktetplace. 3 Key Points: Identify your value. Build on those strengths. Find what differentiates you. Tweetable Quotes: “A network without a product isn’t much use.” Resources Mentioned: ( Visit Travis’ website at ( Join the Build Your Network Facebook group (
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Travis Bakos

Music goes on for way too long.

Mar 6th
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Meta Minds

Awesome podcast mate 🎙

Oct 11th
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Sarah Quinn

this is awesome

Oct 4th
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Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th

Gayland Head

What is the name of Doug's podcast?

Dec 30th
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latoya cheeks

I don't know about nit having an agenda because that's where you have to consider and value your time.

Nov 29th
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Travis- I've been bingeing all day! Thank you for the great content.

Nov 7th
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latoya cheeks

I'm so glad that I found this podcast.

Nov 2nd
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Copy That Pops

Love this show! Keep it up, Travis! #SuperConnector

Oct 5th
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Karoline Nadiaska Arevalo

What's is the author and the name you mentioned here about Henry Ford?

Sep 18th
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Shelby Wachtendorf Colorado Springs Realtor

Hi Travis! I love your podcast. I am a Realtor and am always seeking ways on how to improve my ability to serve my clients to the highest degree. Like Jordan, I am currently building my business brick by brick - with the exception this is the first time I am building a business - and have realized that there are key elements, such as networking, that in the long term makes or breaks a business. This segment was fantastic as it dawned on me that interviewing skills are just as crucial in your industry as for mine. Approaching anyone with the intention to build a relationship takes interviewing skills - I have never heard it put that way before. Perhaps a significant part of this skill is about being interested in the person, not interesting. I also loved Jordan's acronym of Always Be Giving! Thanks for providing a great resource. ~ Shelby

Mar 22nd
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Batsheba For President

This is so deceiving. This is not about networking with billionaires..

Jan 17th
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Alex Hillenbrand

A great show with great guests, learn how to network the right way & build meaningful relationships. Travis hosts in a relaxed friendly manner getting real value from his guests. Keep up the good work Travis.

Jan 16th
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