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Travis Makes Friends

English, Finance, 1 season, 921 episodes, 1 day, 5 hours, 27 minutes
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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.
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916: Andrew Cordle | Generating $300M in Sales on Stage

Today, I'm making friends with Andrew Cordle – a Sales Expert with over $300 million in personal sales. He's shared his wisdom on stages in over 35 different countries, enlightening tens of thousands with the Money Playbook of the 1%. As the founder of the PE firm Collective Influence, currently valued at over 400 million, he's worth listening to!Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/15/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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915: Courtney Dlugos | Breaking into Acting, Going Viral on TikTok, and Making Out with G-Eazy

Today, I'm making friends with Courtney Dlugos - an actress and content creator whose hilarious videos have gone viral repeatedly on social media.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/8/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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914: Guy Kawasaki | Think Remarkable

Today, I'm making friends with Guy Kawasaki.Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast. He is an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales. He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He has written Wise Guy, The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and eleven other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA, and an honorary doctorate from Babson College.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/1/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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913: Chad Braverman | Sex Toy Company Owner Goes DEEP On Adult Business Strategy, Wildest Products, and More

Today, I'm making friends with Chad Braverman – the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Creative Officer of Doc Johnson, a brand leader in self-pleasure products.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/25/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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912: Zach Justice | How to Start the 14th Best Comedy Podcast in the Country

Today, I'm making friends with Zach Justice – co-creator of the Dropouts Podcast.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/18/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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911: Jennifer Cohen | This ONE SKILL Will 1000X Everything In Your Life

Today, I'm making friends with Jennifer Cohen – an entrepreneur, brand strategist, podcaster, and educator.**On this episode, we talk about– The loneliness epidemic plaguing our nation– My time in a cultish group– What sales can teach us– Interviewing Jordan Belfort– How to get anything you want in life– Raising bold children– Becoming more resilient... and more!** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)Jennifer Cohen's world-famous clientele includes Hollywood celebrities, Olympic athletes, blockbuster recording artists, top CEOs, and more. She’s the author of three books in the fitness, wellness, and healthy habits space, has sold companies for millions of dollars, and has appeared on major network shows.On her top-rated Habits & Hustle podcast, Jennifer interviews thought-leaders, business luminaries such as Mark Cuban, Bobbi Brown, and Tony Robbins, and celebrities like Dennis Rodman, Chelsea Handler, and Matthew McConaughey.Jennifer is also an in-demand motivational speaker for brands and business schools. Her TEDx talk, The Secret to Getting Anything You Want in Life, has over 5 million views. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two little superstars, Dylan and Sydney.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/11/202450 minutes, 56 seconds
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910: Dan Hollaway | Don't Be a Sigma Male B*tch

Today I'm making friends with Dan Hollaway – former VP of Marketing at Black Rifle Coffee, and host of the popular Citizen and Drinkin Bros podcasts.**On this episode, we talk about– Dan's time in the military– Grappling with trauma and depression– Why coddling people doesn't help them– The early days of the Black Rifle Coffee Company... and more!** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/4/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 49 seconds
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909: Dia Simms | Building a $2 Billion Vodka Empire with Sean “Diddy” Combs

Today I'm making friends with Dia Simms – CEO of Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal.**On this episode, we talk about– how Dia began negotiating Department of Defense contracts in her early 20's– her journey through the world of sales– how Dia worked her way from being Executive Assistant for Sean "Diddy" Combs to being President of his company– growing a vodka label to be valued at $2 Billion– the difference between tequila and mezcal– and so much more!** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)** About Dia SimmsDia Simms serves as the CEO of Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal, a new independent spirits brand that launched in November 2020. Simms leads Lobos 1707 alongside Founder and Chief Creative Officer Diego Osorio with early backing by sports and cultural icon, LeBron James. Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal is named after the Spanish word lobos, meaning "wolves", and dedicated to celebrating the strength of the pack. Simms brings an impressive track record of building successful brands, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit and deep expertise in the spirits industry to Lobos 1707.In May 2021, Simms Co-Founded Pronghorn, a 10-year initiative to drive diversity, equity and inclusion in the spirits industry. Pronghorn, backed by the world’s leading spirits producer, Diageo, seeks to help participants within the Black community achieve the goal of generating $2 billion in economic value in the U.S.Simms spent almost fifteen years working alongside Sean “Diddy” Combs at Combs Enterprises, starting in 2005 as his executive assistant. She grew within the company while building multiple brands and businesses under the Combs Enterprises umbrella. In 2017, Simms was named President of Combs Enterprises, making her the first president in the company’s thirty-year history other than Sean Combs himself. In her role as President, she oversaw multi-billion-dollar brands under the Combs empire, including CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka, Blue Flame Agency, AQUAhydrate, Bad Boy Entertainment, Sean John and Revolt TV. Of note, Simms led the transformation of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka taking the previously unprofitable brand to a $2 billion retail value.Simms was listed as “One of the Most Powerful Executives in the Industry'' by Billboard in both 2017 and 2018, as well as named to the Ebony 'Power 100' list. In April of 2018 she was an honoree of the Matrix Awards from New York Women In Communications (NYWIC), as well as named to the 2018 Ad Age ‘Women to Watch’ list and Variety’s ‘Power of Women New York Impact List’. Simms serves on the board for the Maryland organization THREAD, which provides underprivileged Baltimore-area high-school students resources to help foster their academic advancement and personal growth. She often speaks on the importance of diverse leadership and accelerated brand building. Simms graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morgan State University. She obtained a master’s degree in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Simms now resides in Maryland where she lives with her husband, daughter and dog.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/26/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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908: Brandon Novak | Why Filming 'Jackass' Was a Junkie's Dream

Today I'm making friends with Brandon Novak - professional skateboarder and star of the hit show Viva La Bam and the movies Jackass.** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)** About Brandon NovakFrom Baltimore, Maryland, Brandon was a professional skateboarder discovered by Tony Hawk and rose to fame on the hit MTV show Viva la Bam, and the movies Jackass. As a teen, he became addicted to heroin which lasted for 20 years. He wrote the addiction memoir, Dreamseller, and it became a best seller on Amazon. He also penned The Brandon Novak Chronicles and recently, The Streets of Baltimore. Brandon gives back by helping people into treatment celebrating 8 years clean in May 2023 and nearly 5 years tobacco free.He relates to millions of people across the country; 1 in 4 to be exact who are directly affected by addiction in their family. He travels the country as one of the most in-demand addiction keynote speakers, bringing awareness and education to high schools across the nation. Brandon truly embodies someone who can turn their life around. Brandon has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives through his story of sobriety.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/19/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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907: Mike and Angie Lee | Overcoming Chronic Pain with CBD

Today I'm making friends with two people - Mike and Angie Lee, the brother/sister duo behind Soul CBD.** What I Discuss with Mike and Angie– Mike's boxing career and the serious injuries that left him with chronic pain.– How Angie tries to live a life free of regret– The loophole that allows Mike and Angie to ship THC– The issues with big pharma and the benefits of CBD they don't want you to know.** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)** About Angie LeeAngie is a vivacious marketing maven who’s found her soul’s calling in helping women kick ass.Angie is a highly sought after marketing mentor, keynote speaker, professional podcaster & serial entrepreneur. She is the Co-Founder of Soul, Author of Ready Is A Lie & Creator of a top female personal development & business event, Pays To Be Brave. Her Forbes Top 100 Podcast, The Angie Lee Show, teaches thousands of ambitious women how to make friends with fear & make money doing what they love.** About Mike LeeMike is a world-ranked professional boxer who has fought in some of the world’s most iconic arenas like Madison Square Garden, Cowboys Stadium & The MGM Grand in front of millions of fans. In 2014 Mike was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, ankylosing spondylitis, that almost ended his career. In and out of hospitals for over two years he became tired of all the medications and treatments. Mike began searching for all natural alternatives which lead him to discover CBD and all of its incredible physical and mental benefits! Using his background in finance and business, Mike felt that creating Soul CBD would be the perfect way to share his knowledge while helping others to defeat whatever battles with pain they may be facing.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/12/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 29 seconds
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906: Justin Cottle | What Dead Bodies Can Teach Us About Life

Today I'm making friends with Justin Cottlee – a Marketing Director, Dissector and Instructor for the Institute of Human Anatomy.The Institute of Human Anatomy a private human cadaver lab dedicated to providing anatomical, physiological, health, wellness, and fitness education to health professionals, pre-license students, and via social media, to the general public.** What I Discuss with Justin– His journey from the Marine Corp to Massage Therapy– How and where to buy a body(!)– What Justin's learned about life working closely with death– Smoking VS Vaping– Whether CBD is snake oil– The affects of alcohol– and so much more!** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)** About Justin CottleJustin is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Infantry, as well as a fully Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Utah. He discovered his passion for human anatomy and physiology while in school to become a licensed massage therapist at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2011. After graduating in 2012, he became a Teaching Assistant for Jonathan Bennion, where his love for anatomy grew to even greater depths, and led him to start teaching at the Institute of Human Anatomy in 2013. He has taught at multiple trade schools in the state, including Healing Mountain Massage School, Intermountain Massage Therapy College, as well as the Utah College of Massage Therapy from 2013-2019, where he also served as the Director of Education. In his spare time, Justin enjoys challenging games of chess, hiking in the mountains, playing acoustic guitar, and spending quality time with his family.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/5/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 17 seconds
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905: Greg Mohr | Real Freedom Through Franchises

Today I'm making friends with Greg Mohr –  who has helped hundreds of people invest in a few hundred franchise units.** What I Discuss with Greg:– Getting his start in the fast food industry– Most underrated franchises to invest in– Common misconceptions about owning a franchise– What industries are truly recession proof– and more** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)** About Greg MohrGreg Mohr started his work life in the restaurant industry. His first impression of franchising came straight out of high school, at a fast-food restaurant chain. He later managed a twenty-four-hour restaurant—another chain outlet but not a franchise. Seventeen years of restaurant management flew by before he earned degrees in electrical engineering and physics and became an engineer.Greg climbed the corporate ladder, working in the semiconductor industry for about fifteen years. During this time, he earned an MBA specializing in management information systems. Doing so did not speed up his pace of climbing the ladder, as he had hoped. In the meantime, inspired by many business books, including Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, Greg purchased rental properties and found that he could manage them on the side while keeping his day job. As he loves to share, Greg eventually found himself laid off, and it was a blessing. He saw an opportunity and knew it was now or never. After working with a franchise consultant, he found a great fit after narrowing down his goals and criteria. He never looked back.Greg has helped hundreds of people invest in a few hundred franchise units. Further information can be found at https://www.franchisemaven.com/ or contact Greg at [email protected] Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/29/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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904: David Hauser | Raising $20M as a Teen, Buying Boring Businesses, and More

Today I'm making friends with David Hauser who has a track record of founding multiple successful companies, building exceptional teams, and investing in innovative ideas.** What I Discuss with David:– Constantly running into each other at LifeTime Gym in Vegas– Why David always knew he was going to be an entrepreneur– How David’s parents instilled work ethic in him– Coding websites in the early '00s– How David raised $20m as a 17 year old– Why college can’t create entrepreneurs– Building and exiting several successful companies** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)** About David Hauser:David Hauser is an entrepreneur hailing from New York City. He attended City & Country School, Poly Prep Country Day School, and Babson College, where he received excellent educational opportunities that fueled his never-ending quest for learning. With a track record of founding multiple successful companies, building exceptional teams, and investing in innovative ideas, David has shared his experiences through media appearances and public speaking engagements.Currently residing in Las Vegas, he spent significant years in New York City, Boston, and Austin. David's notable entrepreneurial achievements include founding Grasshopper (bootstrapped to $30M+ ARR, acquired by Citrix), Chargify (built profitably, secured Mark Cuban investment, acquired by Battery Ventures), Vanilla (raised $42M from Venrock and Insight Partners), and ReturnPath (raised funds from Flatiron Partners, with a secured management team).As a founding member of National Entrepreneurs’ Day, David has also made significant contributions as an angel investor in companies like Intercom, Unbounce, Groove, The Hustle, and more than 50 others. His expertise has been showcased through public speaking engagements at events such as SaaSFest, FOWA, Big Omaha, LessConf, and SuperConf, as well as his coverage in major media outlets including CNN, Fox, Inc. Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Inc. 30 Under 30.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/22/202450 minutes, 16 seconds
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903: Chris Do | Why Education Rocks But the System Doesn’t

Today, I’m making friends with Chris Do, an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.** What I Discuss with Chris:– NorCal VS SoCal– Growing up as a first generation immigrant– The problem with the education system– The struggles of being a true designer within the ad agency system** (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂)** About Chris Do: Chris Do is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.He currently serves as the chairman of the board for the SPJA, and as an advisor to Saleshood. He has also served as: advisory board member for AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.He has taught Sequential design for over 15 years at ArtCenter College of Design as well as Otis College of Art and Design. Additionally, he has lectured all over the world including: AIGA National Design Conference, Birmingham Design Festival, Awwwards New York/San Francisco/Amsterdam, AIGA Miami, The Design Conference Brisbane, Creative South, Digital Design Days Milan/Geneva, Lu Xun Academy Fine Art Dalian, Motion Conference Santa Fe, VMA Design Conference, MIT Boston, Bend Design Conference, Graphika Manila, Create Philippines, Rise Up Summit Cairo, RGD Design Thinkers Toronto, California Institute of the Arts, LA Art Institute, Otis College of Design, UCLA, MGLA, Cal State Los Angeles/ Northridge, Post Production World, Adobe Video World and San Diego University.His firm’s work has been recognized by national and international organizations such as: the Emmy’s, Clio, Effie Gold, Huffington Post, Lynda.com, Webbie, Communication Arts, London International Awards, One Show, British D&AD, AICP 20, Pictoplasma, How, 72 dpi, L.A. Weekly, Boards, Res 10, Type Director’s Club (20, 22, 23, 26), IDN, Addy Awards, BDA, Create, Stash (2, 12, 22, 24, 35, 43, 65), Creatie Augustus 2010, Motion Design, Asia Image, Brief, 365 AIGA Year In Design 26, Art Director’s Club, Motionographer, New York Festivals, B Brand, PPaper, I.D., and Print.Mr. Do has given talks and conducted workshops on: Sales, Negotiations, Value Based Pricing, Mindset, Branding, Graphic & Motion Design, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, and Client Relations.Follow Travis on:– IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell– FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell– Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell– Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/15/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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902: Jon Gordon | How to Heal Your Soul

Today, I’m making friends with Jon Gordon, whose best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. What I Discuss with Jon: Why he moved to Jacksonville in 2001 (and thinks I should too.) Playing pickle ball with Tim Tebow and Ed Mylett. The reason his wife almost made the decision to divorce him. Being thankful for pain (after you go through it). The fact that most people have a “hole in their soul.” How narcissists can change. The secret to building his successful multi-million dollar speaking career. And so much more… (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂) About Jon Gordon: Jon Gordon is one of the most influential and sought after leadership authors and speakers today. He’s a consultant to numerous leaders, CEO’s, NFL, NBA, and MLB Coaches, championship teams and high performers and an inspirational teacher who has helped millions of people have a more positive mindset. He is the author of 28 books including 15 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 3 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of a Positive Team. Jon’s latest book, The One Truth has been called profound, revolutionary and life changing. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, Campbell’s Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, Miami Heat, The Los Angeles Rams, Snapchat, Truist Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, West Point Academy and more. Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: – The One Truth | Purchase your copy here: https://amzn.to/3S6usd0 – The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy | Purchase your copy here: https://amzn.to/3HcheFA (Please note that as an Amazon Associate, The Travis Makes Friends Podcast receives compensation for some of the products listed) Follow Travis on: – IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell – FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell – Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell – Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!
1/8/202454 minutes, 25 seconds
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902: Jon Gordon | How to Heal Your Soul

Today, I’m making friends with Jon Gordon, whose best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. What I Discuss with Jon: Why he moved to Jacksonville in 2001 (and thinks I should too.) Playing pickle ball with Tim Tebow and Ed Mylett. The reason his wife almost made the decision to divorce him. Being thankful for pain (after you go through it). The fact that most people have a “hole in their soul.” How narcissists can change. The secret to building his successful multi-million dollar speaking career. And so much more… (Psst... Before I tell you more about the guest, do you like this show? Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts — even one sentence helps! 🙂) About Jon Gordon: Jon Gordon is one of the most influential and sought after leadership authors and speakers today. He’s a consultant to numerous leaders, CEO’s, NFL, NBA, and MLB Coaches, championship teams and high performers and an inspirational teacher who has helped millions of people have a more positive mindset. He is the author of 28 books including 15 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 3 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of a Positive Team. Jon’s latest book, The One Truth has been called profound, revolutionary and life changing. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, Campbell’s Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, Miami Heat, The Los Angeles Rams, Snapchat, Truist Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, West Point Academy and more. Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: – The One Truth | Purchase your copy here: https://amzn.to/3S6usd0 – The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy | Purchase your copy here: https://amzn.to/3HcheFA (Please note that as an Amazon Associate, The Travis Makes Friends Podcast receives compensation for some of the products listed) Follow Travis on: – IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell – FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell – Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell – Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/8/202450 minutes, 55 seconds
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901: Noah Kagan | How to Launch a Million-Dollar Business in 48 Hours

Noah Kagan (@noahkagan) is the founder and Chief Sumo at AppSumo.com, a company that provides tools and content to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Under Noah's leadership, AppSumo has grown to over $10 million in annual revenue. Before starting AppSumo, Noah held key roles at two of tech's fastest-growing companies. He was employee #30 at Facebook, where he worked directly with Mark Zuckerberg to build their advertising platform. He then became the 4th employee at Mint.com, the popular online personal finance company that Intuit acquired for $170 million. A self-described "taco-loving" entrepreneur, Noah draws on his experiences building and scaling multiple eight-figure internet companies to help and inspire other entrepreneurs. As Chief Sumo at AppSumo, he pushes the boundaries of what's possible in business, marketing, and personal development. He’s also the author of Million Dollar Weekend, a comprehensive guide on how to take action and build the business (and life) of your dreams. Noah's journey from Facebook and Mint.com to leading AppSumo provides unique insights and lessons for any entrepreneur looking to start, build, or grow their own business. What Travis and Noah discussed: Take action even if you don't have full clarity yet. In the absence of clarity, take action anyway to gain more clarity. By taking small actions, you'll get feedback that helps validate or invalidate ideas faster. This allows you to fail fast and learn. Surround yourself with people smarter than you. Connect with smart people early on before they get really big. This allows you to more easily build relationships that can pay dividends down the road. Start small, test quickly. You can start a business over a weekend without spending much money. Validate your idea by getting real customer feedback fast before investing more time and money in building out a bigger vision. Keep trying new ideas. Successful entrepreneurs try many different business ideas, most of which may fail before they find success. By continually trying new ideas and using the feedback, you get better at executing. There are big risks in not being an entrepreneur, including not having control over your schedule and life. As an entrepreneur, you design your ideal life. Even if you don't become a millionaire, you can create a business that gives you more freedom. This was an insightful conversation with Noah Kagan, a successful entrepreneur who built a $80 million per year business after being let go from Facebook. He shares his journey of trying over a dozen different business ideas that failed before finding his big success. Noah reveals that you don't need a lot of money or time to start a business that can change your life, anyone can do it over a weekend. Listen to this full Travis Makes Friends episode to get all the details on Noah's weekend business launch framework. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!
1/1/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds
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901: Noah Kagan | How to Launch a Million-Dollar Business in 48 Hours

Noah Kagan (@noahkagan) is the founder and Chief Sumo at AppSumo.com, a company that provides tools and content to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Under Noah's leadership, AppSumo has grown to over $10 million in annual revenue. Before starting AppSumo, Noah held key roles at two of tech's fastest-growing companies. He was employee #30 at Facebook, where he worked directly with Mark Zuckerberg to build their advertising platform. He then became the 4th employee at Mint.com, the popular online personal finance company that Intuit acquired for $170 million. A self-described "taco-loving" entrepreneur, Noah draws on his experiences building and scaling multiple eight-figure internet companies to help and inspire other entrepreneurs. As Chief Sumo at AppSumo, he pushes the boundaries of what's possible in business, marketing, and personal development. He’s also the author of Million Dollar Weekend, a comprehensive guide on how to take action and build the business (and life) of your dreams. Noah's journey from Facebook and Mint.com to leading AppSumo provides unique insights and lessons for any entrepreneur looking to start, build, or grow their own business. What Travis and Noah discussed: Take action even if you don't have full clarity yet. In the absence of clarity, take action anyway to gain more clarity. By taking small actions, you'll get feedback that helps validate or invalidate ideas faster. This allows you to fail fast and learn. Surround yourself with people smarter than you. Connect with smart people early on before they get really big. This allows you to more easily build relationships that can pay dividends down the road. Start small, test quickly. You can start a business over a weekend without spending much money. Validate your idea by getting real customer feedback fast before investing more time and money in building out a bigger vision. Keep trying new ideas. Successful entrepreneurs try many different business ideas, most of which may fail before they find success. By continually trying new ideas and using the feedback, you get better at executing. There are big risks in not being an entrepreneur, including not having control over your schedule and life. As an entrepreneur, you design your ideal life. Even if you don't become a millionaire, you can create a business that gives you more freedom. This was an insightful conversation with Noah Kagan, a successful entrepreneur who built a $80 million per year business after being let go from Facebook. He shares his journey of trying over a dozen different business ideas that failed before finding his big success. Noah reveals that you don't need a lot of money or time to start a business that can change your life, anyone can do it over a weekend. Listen to this full Travis Makes Friends episode to get all the details on Noah's weekend business launch framework. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/1/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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900: Dana Cornell | The Reverse Financial Plan That Builds Real Wealth

Dana Cornell (cornellcapitalholdings.com) is a financial expert with over 20 years of experience advising clients. Formerly an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, he is now a Forbes-recognized financial consultant running his practice. He focuses on helping individuals, small business owners, and working professionals develop customized passive income and wealth accumulation strategies leveraging commercial real estate opportunities. In addition to being a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional, Cornell has also earned the Certified Investment Management AnalystTM designation. He leverages his extensive expertise to create tailored plans to help his clients achieve their financial goals. What Dana and Travis discussed: The real formula for building wealth is to buy cash flow, don't pay taxes, and don't lose money. Look at investing in commercial real estate and small businesses to generate cash flow. There are different types of equity - preferred equity sits lower on the risk scale than pure equity as there is more protection. Understand the differences to make informed investment decisions. Commercial real estate is likely heading towards trouble due to economic policies, rising interest rates, tightening bank lending, and excessive debt loads. Tread carefully when investing here. The ultra-wealthy diversify their income streams across real estate, small businesses, and liquid assets rather than relying on a single source. Build multiple income streams for stability. The traditional retirement planning approach of saving and projecting into the future often fails. Instead, focus on buying back your time now through passive income opportunities. Learn directly from 20+ years of financial services expertise, gain specific commercial real estate and alternative investing advice, and shift your mindset from traditional retirement planning to prioritizing buying back your time today. Dana Cornell provides a wealth of practical knowledge that can transform how savvy individuals approach investing and wealth creation. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!
12/25/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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900: Dana Cornell | The Reverse Financial Plan That Builds Real Wealth

Dana Cornell (cornellcapitalholdings.com) is a financial expert with over 20 years of experience advising clients. Formerly an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, he is now a Forbes-recognized financial consultant running his practice. He focuses on helping individuals, small business owners, and working professionals develop customized passive income and wealth accumulation strategies leveraging commercial real estate opportunities. In addition to being a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional, Cornell has also earned the Certified Investment Management AnalystTM designation. He leverages his extensive expertise to create tailored plans to help his clients achieve their financial goals. What Dana and Travis discussed: The real formula for building wealth is to buy cash flow, don't pay taxes, and don't lose money. Look at investing in commercial real estate and small businesses to generate cash flow. There are different types of equity - preferred equity sits lower on the risk scale than pure equity as there is more protection. Understand the differences to make informed investment decisions. Commercial real estate is likely heading towards trouble due to economic policies, rising interest rates, tightening bank lending, and excessive debt loads. Tread carefully when investing here. The ultra-wealthy diversify their income streams across real estate, small businesses, and liquid assets rather than relying on a single source. Build multiple income streams for stability. The traditional retirement planning approach of saving and projecting into the future often fails. Instead, focus on buying back your time now through passive income opportunities. Learn directly from 20+ years of financial services expertise, gain specific commercial real estate and alternative investing advice, and shift your mindset from traditional retirement planning to prioritizing buying back your time today. Dana Cornell provides a wealth of practical knowledge that can transform how savvy individuals approach investing and wealth creation. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/25/20231 hour, 28 seconds
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899: Alex Neist | The Entreprenurial Drive That Created Hostage Tape

Alex Neist (@alexneist), an ex-Arena Football League quarterback and coach, transitioned from sports to entrepreneurship as the founder and CEO of Hostage Tape, a company focused on improving sleep quality. His journey in business was inspired by his parents' encouragement, the principles of Stoicism, and key insights from authors like Chris Voss and Robert Cialdini. Neist values emotional intelligence, effective communication, and the art of negotiation in both his personal and professional life. Under his leadership, Hostage Tape emphasizes the importance of detail in product development and marketing, learning from early challenges in manufacturing and advertising. Neist believes in giving his team autonomy and continuously seeks to improve through lessons learned from books like Voss's "Never Split the Difference."  His approach to building a strong network involves creating desirable products and reaching out to influential individuals. Neist trusts his instincts for business pivots and stays motivated by viewing challenges as opportunities for growth. What Alex and Travis discussed: Mouth breathing can significantly impact sleep quality and health. Alex went down a "rabbit hole" researching ways to address his snoring and poor sleep, eventually discovering mouth taping. This simple technique helped transform his sleep and energy levels. Building a successful business takes time and perseverance. Alex spent 16 years building his first company through constant failures and learning. This grit prepared him for the meteoric growth of his newest venture. Success is rarely overnight. Surrounding yourself with people on the path you want to be on is crucial. Alex  stresses finding mentors and examples that exemplify your vision and values rather than listening to naysayers without relevant experience. We become like those we surround ourselves with. Delegating tasks and responsibilities is key as a business scales. As Alex's company grew quickly, he focused on letting go of control by empowering his team to take on more. Learning to delegate instead of doing everything yourself is vital. Small problems can snowball into relationship breakdowns if not addressed. Something as simple as loud snoring compounded over the years for Alex, driving his wife out of their bedroom. This was a catalyst leading to their separation and divorce. We must proactively work on the small issues. This was a wide-ranging, vulnerable conversation with much to learn. Be sure to listen to the full Travis Makes Friends podcast episode with Alex Neist to hear the context behind these insights. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!
12/18/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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899: Alex Neist | The Entreprenurial Drive That Created Hostage Tape

Alex Neist (@alexneist), an ex-Arena Football League quarterback and coach, transitioned from sports to entrepreneurship as the founder and CEO of Hostage Tape, a company focused on improving sleep quality. His journey in business was inspired by his parents' encouragement, the principles of Stoicism, and key insights from authors like Chris Voss and Robert Cialdini. Neist values emotional intelligence, effective communication, and the art of negotiation in both his personal and professional life. Under his leadership, Hostage Tape emphasizes the importance of detail in product development and marketing, learning from early challenges in manufacturing and advertising. Neist believes in giving his team autonomy and continuously seeks to improve through lessons learned from books like Voss's "Never Split the Difference."  His approach to building a strong network involves creating desirable products and reaching out to influential individuals. Neist trusts his instincts for business pivots and stays motivated by viewing challenges as opportunities for growth. What Alex and Travis discussed: Mouth breathing can significantly impact sleep quality and health. Alex went down a "rabbit hole" researching ways to address his snoring and poor sleep, eventually discovering mouth taping. This simple technique helped transform his sleep and energy levels. Building a successful business takes time and perseverance. Alex spent 16 years building his first company through constant failures and learning. This grit prepared him for the meteoric growth of his newest venture. Success is rarely overnight. Surrounding yourself with people on the path you want to be on is crucial. Alex  stresses finding mentors and examples that exemplify your vision and values rather than listening to naysayers without relevant experience. We become like those we surround ourselves with. Delegating tasks and responsibilities is key as a business scales. As Alex's company grew quickly, he focused on letting go of control by empowering his team to take on more. Learning to delegate instead of doing everything yourself is vital. Small problems can snowball into relationship breakdowns if not addressed. Something as simple as loud snoring compounded over the years for Alex, driving his wife out of their bedroom. This was a catalyst leading to their separation and divorce. We must proactively work on the small issues. This was a wide-ranging, vulnerable conversation with much to learn. Be sure to listen to the full Travis Makes Friends podcast episode with Alex Neist to hear the context behind these insights. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/18/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 17 seconds
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898: Wylie McGraw | How to Accelerate Performance in Life and in Business

Wylie McGraw (@wyliemcgraw) is a former star athlete and 3-tour combat veteran who has become a high-performance coach to CEOs, entrepreneurs, and public figures. Named a "secret weapon" by influential leaders, his work provides an elite edge by ending stress and sustaining peak performance. With a reputation as a direct and honest mentor, Wylie has developed principles to unleash untapped potential and achieve self-mastery. His combat experience gives him unique insights into overcoming obstacles and advancing personal growth. Wylie operates on the belief that with the right radical intervention, anyone can reach their fullest potential. He has worked with influential leaders such as Will Smith, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and he is the host of the Wise Words & Whiskey Podcast What Travis and Wylie discussed:  Sports and athletics at a young age teach important lessons about self-awareness, working hard towards goals, handling adversity, and being part of a team. Getting kids involved can expand their capacity for performance in other areas of life. The personal development industry often sells a "hamster wheel" of programs and gurus rather than helping people truly find themselves. It's important to discern what works for you rather than getting caught up in the marketing hype. True high-performance coaching is about building relationships, asking the hard questions, and pushing people beyond their self-imposed limits - not just trying to make money. Coaches should focus on transformational results rather than numbers. Leaving every relationship better than you found it, even small gestures like an introduction or book recommendation, pays off exponentially in the long run through expanding your network and opportunities. On his podcast "Wise Words & Whiskey," Wiley has authentic conversations about life and performance over a nice bottle of whiskey matched to each guest. It's a chance to gain wisdom in a casual environment. This was an insightful conversation about living life on your own terms and the difference between surface-level coaching and truly transformational work. Listen to the full discussion with Wiley on the Travis Makes Friends podcast to hear more of his unique perspectives. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!
12/11/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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898: Wylie McGraw | How to Accelerate Performance in Life and in Business

Wylie McGraw (@wyliemcgraw) is a former star athlete and 3-tour combat veteran who has become a high-performance coach to CEOs, entrepreneurs, and public figures. Named a "secret weapon" by influential leaders, his work provides an elite edge by ending stress and sustaining peak performance. With a reputation as a direct and honest mentor, Wylie has developed principles to unleash untapped potential and achieve self-mastery. His combat experience gives him unique insights into overcoming obstacles and advancing personal growth. Wylie operates on the belief that with the right radical intervention, anyone can reach their fullest potential. He has worked with influential leaders such as Will Smith, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and he is the host of the Wise Words & Whiskey Podcast What Travis and Wylie discussed:  Sports and athletics at a young age teach important lessons about self-awareness, working hard towards goals, handling adversity, and being part of a team. Getting kids involved can expand their capacity for performance in other areas of life. The personal development industry often sells a "hamster wheel" of programs and gurus rather than helping people truly find themselves. It's important to discern what works for you rather than getting caught up in the marketing hype. True high-performance coaching is about building relationships, asking the hard questions, and pushing people beyond their self-imposed limits - not just trying to make money. Coaches should focus on transformational results rather than numbers. Leaving every relationship better than you found it, even small gestures like an introduction or book recommendation, pays off exponentially in the long run through expanding your network and opportunities. On his podcast "Wise Words & Whiskey," Wiley has authentic conversations about life and performance over a nice bottle of whiskey matched to each guest. It's a chance to gain wisdom in a casual environment. This was an insightful conversation about living life on your own terms and the difference between surface-level coaching and truly transformational work. Listen to the full discussion with Wiley on the Travis Makes Friends podcast to hear more of his unique perspectives. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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897: Thais Gibson | The Masterclass for Finding Your Attachment Style

Thais Gibson (@thepersonaldevelopmentschool) is an acclaimed personal development leader and counselor known for her pioneering work on the subconscious mind and attachment theory. With over 38 million views across her platforms, Thais has helped thousands transform limiting beliefs and behaviors through her integrated attachment theory model. This expansion on traditional attachment theory empowers the healing of different life attachments to enable personal growth. Thais founded The Personal Development School, offering acclaimed courses based on her academic training and in-depth client research. She is certified in over 13 modalities, including CBT and NLP, with a Ph.D. in the field. What Travis and Thais discussed: Going through hardship and pain can be extremely valuable. As Thais said, the hardest times of her life taught her the most important lessons. Embracing and learning from adversity makes us stronger. Understanding the subconscious mind is key to personal growth. Our subconscious drives up to 95-97% of our behaviors, yet most people focus solely on the conscious mind. We must reprogram limiting subconscious beliefs that hold us back. We are all wired for connection and suffer in its absence. Thais noticed that many of her affluent clients created unnecessary problems due to a lack of fulfillment. Seeking genuine bonds with others provides meaning. Food and the environment affect mental health more than most realize. Poor nutrition and societal divisions breed widespread issues. Taking control of our health and thinking for ourselves is essential. We must align conscious goals with subconscious needs to achieve them. Self-sabotage happens when conscious desires conflict with subconscious priorities. Identifying core needs and limiting beliefs allows us to remove inner resistance. This thought-provoking discussion was about overcoming hardship, mastering the mind, the need for connection, societal issues, and achieving goals. To learn more insights from Thais Gibson and Travis Chappell, listen to this episode on the Travis Makes Friends podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 53 seconds
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897: Thais Gibson | The Masterclass for Finding Your Attachment Style

Thais Gibson (@thepersonaldevelopmentschool) is an acclaimed personal development leader and counselor known for her pioneering work on the subconscious mind and attachment theory. With over 38 million views across her platforms, Thais has helped thousands transform limiting beliefs and behaviors through her integrated attachment theory model. This expansion on traditional attachment theory empowers the healing of different life attachments to enable personal growth. Thais founded The Personal Development School, offering acclaimed courses based on her academic training and in-depth client research. She is certified in over 13 modalities, including CBT and NLP, with a Ph.D. in the field. What Travis and Thais discussed: Going through hardship and pain can be extremely valuable. As Thais said, the hardest times of her life taught her the most important lessons. Embracing and learning from adversity makes us stronger. Understanding the subconscious mind is key to personal growth. Our subconscious drives up to 95-97% of our behaviors, yet most people focus solely on the conscious mind. We must reprogram limiting subconscious beliefs that hold us back. We are all wired for connection and suffer in its absence. Thais noticed that many of her affluent clients created unnecessary problems due to a lack of fulfillment. Seeking genuine bonds with others provides meaning. Food and the environment affect mental health more than most realize. Poor nutrition and societal divisions breed widespread issues. Taking control of our health and thinking for ourselves is essential. We must align conscious goals with subconscious needs to achieve them. Self-sabotage happens when conscious desires conflict with subconscious priorities. Identifying core needs and limiting beliefs allows us to remove inner resistance. This thought-provoking discussion was about overcoming hardship, mastering the mind, the need for connection, societal issues, and achieving goals. To learn more insights from Thais Gibson and Travis Chappell, listen to this episode on the Travis Makes Friends podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/4/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 23 seconds
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896: Dr. Aditi Nerurkar | How to Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience

Dr. Aditi Nerurkar (@draditinerurkar) is a physician and public health expert who specializes in stress management, resilience, burnout, and mental health. She currently serves as Co-Director of the Harvard Medical School Clerkship in Community Engagement and formerly was medical director of a Harvard integrative medicine program. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and she is a frequent medical commentator for MSNBC and NBC News. Dr. Nerurkar has worked extensively in global public health, including on HIV/AIDS and refugee health projects in Africa. She is the author of The Five Resets, a book on rewiring your brain to manage stress. An internationally recognized speaker, she has given talks at major conferences and corporations on building resilience. Dr. Nerurkar aims to provide science-backed strategies to help people thrive in the face of modern stressors. She also co-hosts the Time Out podcast produced by iHeartmedia and Hello Sunshine.  What Travis and Dr. Aditi discussed: Stress is unavoidable, but we can rewire our brains to manage it in a healthy way. Dr. Nerurkar explains how techniques like mindfulness and neuroplasticity can strengthen neural pathways to activate the prefrontal cortex instead of the stress-response amygdala. This allows us to thrive rather than just survive. Know yourself and walk your own path. Travis emphasizes the importance of self-discovery, following your intuition, and being true to yourself rather than conforming to others' expectations. This self-awareness and authenticity lead to fulfillment. Small steps add up through neuroplasticity. By repeating simple practices like taking mindful walks, we cement new neural pathways over time. Consistency matters more than duration. Even reluctant patients find these lifestyle tweaks effective. Combat negativity bias intentionally. We're bombarded with up to 10,000 marketing messages daily, predominantly negative. This can wire our brains to constant stress. Seeking positive inputs counteracts this, whether it's reading good books or avoiding toxic media. Our brains are shaped by what we expose them to. Live a lifetime daily. Dr. Nerurkar recommends devoting bits of each day to the important elements of life - childhood play, work, family, vacation, and retirement. This provides balance and meaning. Details like phone calls to loved ones count. Dr. Nerurkar offers science-based, actionable strategies to refocus our minds and lives. Tune into this episode of Travis Makes Friends to learn more about mastering stress, understanding neuroplasticity, and optimizing your well-being. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20231 hour, 56 seconds
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896: Dr. Aditi Nerurkar | How to Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience

Dr. Aditi Nerurkar (@draditinerurkar) is a physician and public health expert who specializes in stress management, resilience, burnout, and mental health. She currently serves as Co-Director of the Harvard Medical School Clerkship in Community Engagement and formerly was medical director of a Harvard integrative medicine program. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and she is a frequent medical commentator for MSNBC and NBC News. Dr. Nerurkar has worked extensively in global public health, including on HIV/AIDS and refugee health projects in Africa. She is the author of The Five Resets, a book on rewiring your brain to manage stress. An internationally recognized speaker, she has given talks at major conferences and corporations on building resilience. Dr. Nerurkar aims to provide science-backed strategies to help people thrive in the face of modern stressors. She also co-hosts the Time Out podcast produced by iHeartmedia and Hello Sunshine.  What Travis and Dr. Aditi discussed: Stress is unavoidable, but we can rewire our brains to manage it in a healthy way. Dr. Nerurkar explains how techniques like mindfulness and neuroplasticity can strengthen neural pathways to activate the prefrontal cortex instead of the stress-response amygdala. This allows us to thrive rather than just survive. Know yourself and walk your own path. Travis emphasizes the importance of self-discovery, following your intuition, and being true to yourself rather than conforming to others' expectations. This self-awareness and authenticity lead to fulfillment. Small steps add up through neuroplasticity. By repeating simple practices like taking mindful walks, we cement new neural pathways over time. Consistency matters more than duration. Even reluctant patients find these lifestyle tweaks effective. Combat negativity bias intentionally. We're bombarded with up to 10,000 marketing messages daily, predominantly negative. This can wire our brains to constant stress. Seeking positive inputs counteracts this, whether it's reading good books or avoiding toxic media. Our brains are shaped by what we expose them to. Live a lifetime daily. Dr. Nerurkar recommends devoting bits of each day to the important elements of life - childhood play, work, family, vacation, and retirement. This provides balance and meaning. Details like phone calls to loved ones count. Dr. Nerurkar offers science-based, actionable strategies to refocus our minds and lives. Tune into this episode of Travis Makes Friends to learn more about mastering stress, understanding neuroplasticity, and optimizing your well-being. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/27/202357 minutes, 26 seconds
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895: Eric Skwarczynski | Is That a Cult?

Eric Skwarczynski (@eskwarczynski) is a versatile media professional with a passion for storytelling. Over the past 7 years, he has worked in various roles, including videographer, photographer, writer, and graphic designer, taking him to over 20 states and 13 countries. His mission is to shed light on the important issue of mental, physical, and sexual abuse within Independent Baptist Churches. He hosts the Preacher Boys podcast, which launched in January 2020 and has since amassed millions of downloads. Content from his podcast has been featured on Peacock and CBC, and on his accompanying YouTube channel.  He has also launched a second YouTube channel, Film School’d, featuring directors, actors, writers, Academy Award-winning FX artists, and more film industry experts. Today, Eric is promoting the new documentary "Let Us Prey: A Ministry of Scandals" which premieres on Investigation Discovery on November 24th and 25th of 2023. The four-part docuseries exposes predatory behavior within Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches and gives voice to survivors seeking justice. Featuring first-hand accounts from survivors like Ruthy Heiler, Kathy Durbin, and Amanda Householder, Let Us Prey offers crucial insight into the troubling culture within the IFB. Eric's testimony is also featured in the documentary, continuing his mission to shed light on abuse within Independent Baptist Churches. What Travis and Eric discussed: Why Eric started the Preacher Boys podcast to expose abuse and corruption in the Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) church community he grew up in. He felt someone needed to uncover the problems, even though he was no longer part of the church. The upcoming documentary "Let Us Prey" on Investigation Discovery and HBO Max will shine a bigger spotlight on abuse in the IFB. Eric and others spent significant time being interviewed for it. According to Eric, the IFB attracts and enables abuse because of its authoritarian power structure, purity culture, and lack of accountability for leaders. It sends the message that abuse will be tolerated. Both Eric and Travis emphasize the importance of continual questioning and keeping an open mind, rather than sticking dogmatically to answers that can't be questioned. This prevents becoming trapped in harmful fundamentalist thinking. They feel empathy for Christians saddened by their deconversions but ultimately had to be honest about their beliefs. Mutual love and conversation matter more than agreement. This raw, revealing conversation exposed the rampant abuse and silencing in Christian fundamentalist circles, through Eric's courageous Preacher Boys podcast and the upcoming documentary "Let Us Prey." However, effecting real change requires questioning the system and speaking truth, with integrity and empathy. Travis and Eric model this by engaging kindly across deep divides. Listen to this entire inspiring episode if you want inspiration to fight injustice with compassion. By leading with moral courage, we can take away permission to abuse power, in churches or anywhere else. A better world is possible when we stand for truth empathetically. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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895: Eric Skwarczynski | Is That a Cult?

Eric Skwarczynski (@eskwarczynski) is a versatile media professional with a passion for storytelling. Over the past 7 years, he has worked in various roles, including videographer, photographer, writer, and graphic designer, taking him to over 20 states and 13 countries. His mission is to shed light on the important issue of mental, physical, and sexual abuse within Independent Baptist Churches. He hosts the Preacher Boys podcast, which launched in January 2020 and has since amassed millions of downloads. Content from his podcast has been featured on Peacock and CBC, and on his accompanying YouTube channel.  He has also launched a second YouTube channel, Film School’d, featuring directors, actors, writers, Academy Award-winning FX artists, and more film industry experts. Today, Eric is promoting the new documentary "Let Us Prey: A Ministry of Scandals" which premieres on Investigation Discovery on November 24th and 25th of 2023. The four-part docuseries exposes predatory behavior within Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches and gives voice to survivors seeking justice. Featuring first-hand accounts from survivors like Ruthy Heiler, Kathy Durbin, and Amanda Householder, Let Us Prey offers crucial insight into the troubling culture within the IFB. Eric's testimony is also featured in the documentary, continuing his mission to shed light on abuse within Independent Baptist Churches. What Travis and Eric discussed: Why Eric started the Preacher Boys podcast to expose abuse and corruption in the Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) church community he grew up in. He felt someone needed to uncover the problems, even though he was no longer part of the church. The upcoming documentary "Let Us Prey" on Investigation Discovery and HBO Max will shine a bigger spotlight on abuse in the IFB. Eric and others spent significant time being interviewed for it. According to Eric, the IFB attracts and enables abuse because of its authoritarian power structure, purity culture, and lack of accountability for leaders. It sends the message that abuse will be tolerated. Both Eric and Travis emphasize the importance of continual questioning and keeping an open mind, rather than sticking dogmatically to answers that can't be questioned. This prevents becoming trapped in harmful fundamentalist thinking. They feel empathy for Christians saddened by their deconversions but ultimately had to be honest about their beliefs. Mutual love and conversation matter more than agreement. This raw, revealing conversation exposed the rampant abuse and silencing in Christian fundamentalist circles, through Eric's courageous Preacher Boys podcast and the upcoming documentary "Let Us Prey." However, effecting real change requires questioning the system and speaking truth, with integrity and empathy. Travis and Eric model this by engaging kindly across deep divides. Listen to this entire inspiring episode if you want inspiration to fight injustice with compassion. By leading with moral courage, we can take away permission to abuse power, in churches or anywhere else. A better world is possible when we stand for truth empathetically. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/20/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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894: Stevie Hendrix | How to Live a Real Good Life

Stevie Hendrix (@stevie_hendrix) is a globally recognized digital creator who has spent almost a decade connecting with millions worldwide alongside his wife Sazan. Together, Stevie and Sazan invite their 'online fam' into their lives through social media, cultivating an engaged community centered around kindness. As a true influencer, Stevie's impact stretches far beyond the digital space. He has partnered with globally-recognized brands like Target, Disney, AMEX, and Macy's as a brand ambassador and spokesperson. His infectious positivity and compassion have struck a chord with followers and brands alike. Stevie and Sazan have been featured extensively in major publications, including Cosmopolitan, People, Forbes.com, and graced the covers of magazines like Austin Living and Magnify. At his core, Stevie aims to spread more love, joy and inspiration through his work - regardless of algorithms, platforms or ventures. He is dedicated to uplifting others and making a difference through the incredible reach of his digital profiles. Their book A Real Good Life will help you be more intentional with each hour of your day, build deeper connections, establish sustainable rhythms, recognize the value of reflecting, focusing, gathering, and resting, and inspire you to cherish life's gift in each moment. What Travis and Stevie Discussed: Work hard when you're young to set yourself up for success later. In your 20s, you have energy and time on your side that you won't have later when you have more responsibilities. Use that time to grind, take risks, and build skills that set you up for bigger success down the road. Have a vision for your work. Grinding just to grind accomplishes little. Understand the lifestyle you want in the future, and use the hustle of your younger years to build towards that vision. With a purpose behind it, hard work in your 20s pays off enormously later. Struggle now or struggle later - the struggle is inevitable. It's better to purposefully take on hard things when you're young and able to control the circumstances more. Putting off struggle until later only makes it more difficult. Embrace the necessary struggle on your terms. The hustle is about focused, quality work, not just quantity of hours. Work smarter by examining how you spend your time and cutting out unproductive activities. A few hours of deep focus outpaces unfocused work for 14+ hours. The hustle is about working intelligently. Cultivate the garden you have. Your life circumstances may not be ideal or what you envisioned, but you can still cultivate goodness daily. Start with the garden you have rather than wishing for a different plot - make the most of the gifts and people around you now. Stevie provides an inspiring perspective on making the most of your younger years and cultivating a life you love. For more insights, be sure to listen to the full conversation on the Travis Makes Friends podcast episode with Stevin and how his book "A Real Good Life expands on creating meaning through simple, daily moments. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202345 minutes
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894: Stevie Hendrix | How to Live a Real Good Life

Stevie Hendrix (@stevie_hendrix) is a globally recognized digital creator who has spent almost a decade connecting with millions worldwide alongside his wife Sazan. Together, Stevie and Sazan invite their 'online fam' into their lives through social media, cultivating an engaged community centered around kindness. As a true influencer, Stevie's impact stretches far beyond the digital space. He has partnered with globally-recognized brands like Target, Disney, AMEX, and Macy's as a brand ambassador and spokesperson. His infectious positivity and compassion have struck a chord with followers and brands alike. Stevie and Sazan have been featured extensively in major publications, including Cosmopolitan, People, Forbes.com, and graced the covers of magazines like Austin Living and Magnify. At his core, Stevie aims to spread more love, joy and inspiration through his work - regardless of algorithms, platforms or ventures. He is dedicated to uplifting others and making a difference through the incredible reach of his digital profiles. Their book A Real Good Life will help you be more intentional with each hour of your day, build deeper connections, establish sustainable rhythms, recognize the value of reflecting, focusing, gathering, and resting, and inspire you to cherish life's gift in each moment. What Travis and Stevie Discussed: Work hard when you're young to set yourself up for success later. In your 20s, you have energy and time on your side that you won't have later when you have more responsibilities. Use that time to grind, take risks, and build skills that set you up for bigger success down the road. Have a vision for your work. Grinding just to grind accomplishes little. Understand the lifestyle you want in the future, and use the hustle of your younger years to build towards that vision. With a purpose behind it, hard work in your 20s pays off enormously later. Struggle now or struggle later - the struggle is inevitable. It's better to purposefully take on hard things when you're young and able to control the circumstances more. Putting off struggle until later only makes it more difficult. Embrace the necessary struggle on your terms. The hustle is about focused, quality work, not just quantity of hours. Work smarter by examining how you spend your time and cutting out unproductive activities. A few hours of deep focus outpaces unfocused work for 14+ hours. The hustle is about working intelligently. Cultivate the garden you have. Your life circumstances may not be ideal or what you envisioned, but you can still cultivate goodness daily. Start with the garden you have rather than wishing for a different plot - make the most of the gifts and people around you now. Stevie provides an inspiring perspective on making the most of your younger years and cultivating a life you love. For more insights, be sure to listen to the full conversation on the Travis Makes Friends podcast episode with Stevin and how his book "A Real Good Life expands on creating meaning through simple, daily moments. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/13/202341 minutes, 30 seconds
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893: Ajit Nawalkha | Certainty in Entrepreneurship and How to Craft a Life of Significance

Ajit Nawalkha (@realcoachajit) is an accomplished author, podcaster, and entrepreneur focused on coaching and personal growth. As the co-founder of Evercoach by Mindvalley and the Global Grit Institute, Ajit has established himself as a leader in the coaching world. He is the talented author behind such books as "Live Big" and "The Book of Coaching," sharing his insights to inspire others to live purposeful and fulfilled lives. Ajit also hosts the popular podcast "Master Coaching with Ajit," where he delves into coaching best practices. With decades of experience founding, scaling, and optimizing businesses, Ajit brings a wealth of knowledge on topics like coaching, team building, systems, marketing, and more.  He works closely with select companies to catalyze positive change, cultivating workplaces and leaders that prioritize wealth, fulfillment, and making a difference. What Travis and Ajit discussed: Achieve clarity on what you truly want. Ajit realized he wanted to be healthy and energetic as he aged so he could keep up with his future grandkids. Once he got clear on his desire, he was able to make the lifestyle changes needed. Friendships require vulnerability and consistency over time. Ajit believes in developing deep, meaningful friendships built on trust rather than having many shallow connections. This requires being open and spending quality time together. Entrepreneurship fosters personal growth. Ajit was drawn to business because whether you succeed or fail, you will transform in some way. It pushes you to improve, unlike a regular job. Listen to your heart's desires, not society's. Don't let others dictate what you should want. Connect to your own inner wisdom about the life you wish to create. Take bold action when you realize your truth. After Ajit's "come to Jesus" moment on New Year's Eve, he made many major changes in alignment with his soul's purpose. Travis and Ajit dive deeper into many intriguing topics together, including friendship, entrepreneurship, coaching, and living a meaningful life. Tune in to gain more of Ajit's wisdom and insights from his fascinating personal journey.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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893: Ajit Nawalkha | Certainty in Entrepreneurship and How to Craft a Life of Significance

Ajit Nawalkha (@realcoachajit) is an accomplished author, podcaster, and entrepreneur focused on coaching and personal growth. As the co-founder of Evercoach by Mindvalley and the Global Grit Institute, Ajit has established himself as a leader in the coaching world. He is the talented author behind such books as "Live Big" and "The Book of Coaching," sharing his insights to inspire others to live purposeful and fulfilled lives. Ajit also hosts the popular podcast "Master Coaching with Ajit," where he delves into coaching best practices. With decades of experience founding, scaling, and optimizing businesses, Ajit brings a wealth of knowledge on topics like coaching, team building, systems, marketing, and more.  He works closely with select companies to catalyze positive change, cultivating workplaces and leaders that prioritize wealth, fulfillment, and making a difference. What Travis and Ajit discussed: Achieve clarity on what you truly want. Ajit realized he wanted to be healthy and energetic as he aged so he could keep up with his future grandkids. Once he got clear on his desire, he was able to make the lifestyle changes needed. Friendships require vulnerability and consistency over time. Ajit believes in developing deep, meaningful friendships built on trust rather than having many shallow connections. This requires being open and spending quality time together. Entrepreneurship fosters personal growth. Ajit was drawn to business because whether you succeed or fail, you will transform in some way. It pushes you to improve, unlike a regular job. Listen to your heart's desires, not society's. Don't let others dictate what you should want. Connect to your own inner wisdom about the life you wish to create. Take bold action when you realize your truth. After Ajit's "come to Jesus" moment on New Year's Eve, he made many major changes in alignment with his soul's purpose. Travis and Ajit dive deeper into many intriguing topics together, including friendship, entrepreneurship, coaching, and living a meaningful life. Tune in to gain more of Ajit's wisdom and insights from his fascinating personal journey.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/6/20231 hour, 43 seconds
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892: Jen Gottlieb | Giving Yourself Permission to Be Seen

Jen Gottlieb (@jen_gottlieb) joins Travis Chappell in this inspiring episode of Travis Makes Friends to discuss her journey as an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. From auditioning for Broadway roles to creating a personal training business to manifesting her dream partner, Jen shares the ups and downs that eventually led her to where she is today. Before co-founding Super Connector Media, Jen Gottlieb was pursuing her dreams of becoming an actress in New York City. Her dedication led to landing a role in the Broadway National Tour of The Wedding Singer. But that was just the start of Jen's acting career. She went on to score a role on the hit VH1 TV series That Metal Show as "Miss Box of Junk", aka "The Vanna White of Rock and Roll". The only problem? Jen wasn't actually a fan of heavy metal music. After the show's cancellation and a breakup all in one week, Jen turned hardship into growth. She realized sometimes difficult times happen so transformation can too. Jen created the fulfillment, alignment, visibility and impact she dreamed of by fully stepping into the spotlight and letting the world see the real her.  Jen currently is promoting her new book: BE SEEN. Her book is the ultimate roadmap that will show you how to live out the life that you know you were meant to live. Not only will it help you build the confidence necessary to make this happen, it will equip you with all the essential tools you need to find your unique voice, build your brand, and live out loud! What Travis and Jen discussed: Why you need to take action to manifest your goals. Jen manifested huge milestones like booking her dream role and meeting her husband by not just visualizing what she wanted but also taking steps to make it happen. Manifesting requires putting yourself in the right situations and opportunities. How to turn rejection into fuel. Jen has faced rejection throughout her life, from losing out on acting roles to having book proposals turned down by publishers. But she used those rejections as motivation to keep taking action and work harder. Rejection is part of success. The importance of being yourself. Jen got cast on a TV show by showcasing her true personality, not the persona she thought they wanted. She lost herself playing a character on TV for years. Your authentic self will connect best with your audience. The reason behind never giving up. No matter how many setbacks Jen faced, she persisted in pursuing her goals. She knew what she wanted even as a child and never let anything stop her from achieving it. If you stay committed, you can create the life you envision. The truth about finding purpose. Jen thought her purpose was acting, but it evolved into motivational speaking which feels more aligned. Sometimes your purpose is not what you expect. Stay open and it will reveal itself. This conversation is perfect for any aspiring entrepreneur or creator. Be sure to listen to the full episode and feel inspired by Jen's story! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202354 minutes, 18 seconds
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892: Jen Gottlieb | Giving Yourself Permission to Be Seen

Jen Gottlieb (@jen_gottlieb) joins Travis Chappell in this inspiring episode of Travis Makes Friends to discuss her journey as an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. From auditioning for Broadway roles to creating a personal training business to manifesting her dream partner, Jen shares the ups and downs that eventually led her to where she is today. Before co-founding Super Connector Media, Jen Gottlieb was pursuing her dreams of becoming an actress in New York City. Her dedication led to landing a role in the Broadway National Tour of The Wedding Singer. But that was just the start of Jen's acting career. She went on to score a role on the hit VH1 TV series That Metal Show as "Miss Box of Junk", aka "The Vanna White of Rock and Roll". The only problem? Jen wasn't actually a fan of heavy metal music. After the show's cancellation and a breakup all in one week, Jen turned hardship into growth. She realized sometimes difficult times happen so transformation can too. Jen created the fulfillment, alignment, visibility and impact she dreamed of by fully stepping into the spotlight and letting the world see the real her.  Jen currently is promoting her new book: BE SEEN. Her book is the ultimate roadmap that will show you how to live out the life that you know you were meant to live. Not only will it help you build the confidence necessary to make this happen, it will equip you with all the essential tools you need to find your unique voice, build your brand, and live out loud! What Travis and Jen discussed: Why you need to take action to manifest your goals. Jen manifested huge milestones like booking her dream role and meeting her husband by not just visualizing what she wanted but also taking steps to make it happen. Manifesting requires putting yourself in the right situations and opportunities. How to turn rejection into fuel. Jen has faced rejection throughout her life, from losing out on acting roles to having book proposals turned down by publishers. But she used those rejections as motivation to keep taking action and work harder. Rejection is part of success. The importance of being yourself. Jen got cast on a TV show by showcasing her true personality, not the persona she thought they wanted. She lost herself playing a character on TV for years. Your authentic self will connect best with your audience. The reason behind never giving up. No matter how many setbacks Jen faced, she persisted in pursuing her goals. She knew what she wanted even as a child and never let anything stop her from achieving it. If you stay committed, you can create the life you envision. The truth about finding purpose. Jen thought her purpose was acting, but it evolved into motivational speaking which feels more aligned. Sometimes your purpose is not what you expect. Stay open and it will reveal itself. This conversation is perfect for any aspiring entrepreneur or creator. Be sure to listen to the full episode and feel inspired by Jen's story! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/30/202350 minutes, 48 seconds
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891: Aleric Heck | How to Skyrocket Your Business with YouTube Ads

At just 26 years old, Aleric Heck (@alericheck) has already accomplished what most entrepreneurs only dream of. He started on YouTube over 14 years ago by creating AppFind, which grew into the largest app review channel at the time with over 500k subscribers. Now Aleric runs the highly successful 8-figure company AdOutreach, where he empowers entrepreneurs to harness the power of value-driven video and scale their businesses on YouTube. His clients have collectively generated multiple 9 figures in revenue. Aleric has received ClickFunnels prestigious 2CommaClub-X award, and AdOutreach was ranked the 87th fastest growing company in America by INC 5000. Leveraging his phenomenal results, Aleric has built several other ventures, acquired companies, and invested in businesses with a mission to empower entrepreneurs to share their ideas and solutions with the world. What Travis and Aleric discussed: Mistakes are inevitable when building a business. Rather than get discouraged, view mistakes as tuition you pay to learn. Refine based on data and feedback, but persist through failures on the path to success. Aleric made many mistakes starting his agency, but learned from them. Recurring revenue models are better for establishing long-term relationships and enterprise value versus one-off sales. Big companies obsess over recurring revenue for this reason. With one-off sales, each new deal feels like starting over. With recurring revenue, you continually earn trust. Running YouTube ads to your own public videos as in-stream ads can harm your channel's organic performance. The reason is that in-stream ads are skippable, so they negatively impact watch time metrics. However, in-feed ads that appear in search can boost discoverability without hurting watch time. When first starting out, it's best to niche down and focus on mastering one core skillset or service, then expand from there. This allows you to provide immense value in one area before branching out. Aleric started with a niche YouTube channel reviewing mobile apps, then leveraged that expertise to build his YouTube ads agency. To grow a YouTube channel with ads, first let your best-performing content rise organically. Then boost those top videos through in-feed ads targeted to your ideal audience. This amplifies reach while optimizing for watch time. Simply "boosting" without targeting is less effective. This is a fascinating discussion with YouTube ads expert Aleric Heck on the Travis Makes Friends podcast. To hear more expert entrepreneurial advice from Aleric and others, be sure to check out the full episode! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 26 seconds
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891: Aleric Heck | How to Skyrocket Your Business with YouTube Ads

At just 26 years old, Aleric Heck (@alericheck) has already accomplished what most entrepreneurs only dream of. He started on YouTube over 14 years ago by creating AppFind, which grew into the largest app review channel at the time with over 500k subscribers. Now Aleric runs the highly successful 8-figure company AdOutreach, where he empowers entrepreneurs to harness the power of value-driven video and scale their businesses on YouTube. His clients have collectively generated multiple 9 figures in revenue. Aleric has received ClickFunnels prestigious 2CommaClub-X award, and AdOutreach was ranked the 87th fastest growing company in America by INC 5000. Leveraging his phenomenal results, Aleric has built several other ventures, acquired companies, and invested in businesses with a mission to empower entrepreneurs to share their ideas and solutions with the world. What Travis and Aleric discussed: Mistakes are inevitable when building a business. Rather than get discouraged, view mistakes as tuition you pay to learn. Refine based on data and feedback, but persist through failures on the path to success. Aleric made many mistakes starting his agency, but learned from them. Recurring revenue models are better for establishing long-term relationships and enterprise value versus one-off sales. Big companies obsess over recurring revenue for this reason. With one-off sales, each new deal feels like starting over. With recurring revenue, you continually earn trust. Running YouTube ads to your own public videos as in-stream ads can harm your channel's organic performance. The reason is that in-stream ads are skippable, so they negatively impact watch time metrics. However, in-feed ads that appear in search can boost discoverability without hurting watch time. When first starting out, it's best to niche down and focus on mastering one core skillset or service, then expand from there. This allows you to provide immense value in one area before branching out. Aleric started with a niche YouTube channel reviewing mobile apps, then leveraged that expertise to build his YouTube ads agency. To grow a YouTube channel with ads, first let your best-performing content rise organically. Then boost those top videos through in-feed ads targeted to your ideal audience. This amplifies reach while optimizing for watch time. Simply "boosting" without targeting is less effective. This is a fascinating discussion with YouTube ads expert Aleric Heck on the Travis Makes Friends podcast. To hear more expert entrepreneurial advice from Aleric and others, be sure to check out the full episode! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/23/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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890: Natalie Friedman | Celebrity Impressions and The Art of Viral Comedy

Natalie Friedman (@nataliefriedman) is a triple, or better yet quadruple-threat Actor, Comedian, and Voice Actor well known for her celebrity impressions and characters. Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Entertainment Tonight, Complex magazine, and more have recognized and reshared her work. With a background in improv and Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater (UCB), coupled with graduating from acting school William Esper Studio, Natalie has a plethora of acting experience and has recently taken the social media world by storm with her edgy comedy, with over 1M Instagram followers. Natalie speaks fluent Russian and has mastered dozens of internal accents and over 50 character/celebrity voices. Seems like all bets are on Natalie getting on SNL soon! What Travis and Natalie discussed: How to build a social media following over time: Natalie talks about how she slowly built up her social media presence over many years, starting from just a few thousand followers. It requires consistently creating and posting content, finding your niche, collaborating with others, and having some viral moments along the way. Rome wasn't built in a day. The importance of embracing failure and rejection: Natalie discusses bombing on stage and having shows where she considered giving up comedy. Pushing through failure and rejection is crucial for success in comedy, entrepreneurship, and most fields. Use failures as learning experiences. Why you should pursue your interests even if it means leaving people behind: Natalie left Minnesota to pursue comedy in NYC. Travis discusses leaving his religious upbringing to find "his people". Following your passion often means parting ways with some people from your past. The truth about loneliness and human connection: We are more digitally connected today yet often more lonely. Natalie emphasizes making relationships a priority, being open to new friendships, and not overly judging/labeling people. Go out, join groups, and meet people. Talk to strangers. How to collaborate with other creators: Natalie suggests reaching out through specific asks and ideas that add value, organically meeting people through your niche, and attending collab days to brainstorm content. Surround yourself with people pursuing similar interests. Do you ever feel like you don't quite fit in with the people around you? Are you pursuing big dreams that your current friends and family don't really understand? Well, you need to listen to Travis's inspirational chat with comedian Natalie Friedman to hear how she broke out of her small town in Minnesota to bravely pursue stand-up comedy and social media fame in the big cities of NYC and LA. Natalie offers real talk on pushing through rejection, collaborating with fellow creators, and the importance of human connection in this disconnected world. Travis also drops truth bombs on finding your tribe, even if it means leaving some people behind. Tune in to this empowering and entertaining episode to get motivated to confidently chase your purpose and connect with your real people! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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890: Natalie Friedman | Celebrity Impressions and The Art of Viral Comedy

Natalie Friedman (@nataliefriedman) is a triple, or better yet quadruple-threat Actor, Comedian, and Voice Actor well known for her celebrity impressions and characters. Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Entertainment Tonight, Complex magazine, and more have recognized and reshared her work. With a background in improv and Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater (UCB), coupled with graduating from acting school William Esper Studio, Natalie has a plethora of acting experience and has recently taken the social media world by storm with her edgy comedy, with over 1M Instagram followers. Natalie speaks fluent Russian and has mastered dozens of internal accents and over 50 character/celebrity voices. Seems like all bets are on Natalie getting on SNL soon! What Travis and Natalie discussed: How to build a social media following over time: Natalie talks about how she slowly built up her social media presence over many years, starting from just a few thousand followers. It requires consistently creating and posting content, finding your niche, collaborating with others, and having some viral moments along the way. Rome wasn't built in a day. The importance of embracing failure and rejection: Natalie discusses bombing on stage and having shows where she considered giving up comedy. Pushing through failure and rejection is crucial for success in comedy, entrepreneurship, and most fields. Use failures as learning experiences. Why you should pursue your interests even if it means leaving people behind: Natalie left Minnesota to pursue comedy in NYC. Travis discusses leaving his religious upbringing to find "his people". Following your passion often means parting ways with some people from your past. The truth about loneliness and human connection: We are more digitally connected today yet often more lonely. Natalie emphasizes making relationships a priority, being open to new friendships, and not overly judging/labeling people. Go out, join groups, and meet people. Talk to strangers. How to collaborate with other creators: Natalie suggests reaching out through specific asks and ideas that add value, organically meeting people through your niche, and attending collab days to brainstorm content. Surround yourself with people pursuing similar interests. Do you ever feel like you don't quite fit in with the people around you? Are you pursuing big dreams that your current friends and family don't really understand? Well, you need to listen to Travis's inspirational chat with comedian Natalie Friedman to hear how she broke out of her small town in Minnesota to bravely pursue stand-up comedy and social media fame in the big cities of NYC and LA. Natalie offers real talk on pushing through rejection, collaborating with fellow creators, and the importance of human connection in this disconnected world. Travis also drops truth bombs on finding your tribe, even if it means leaving some people behind. Tune in to this empowering and entertaining episode to get motivated to confidently chase your purpose and connect with your real people! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/16/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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889: Adhrucia Apana | The Key to Success in Hollywood

Adhrucia Apana (@adhrucia) is a Filmmaker and a Founder of the production company Curiosity Entertainment/GP of Curiosity Media Finance. Curiosity is home to the next production from famed television creator Mark Williams (Ozark) and "Funny Girl" written by Anthony McCarten (Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody) to be directed by Nisha Ganatra (High Note, Late Night). Her creative slate for Curiosity includes projects in conjunction with the Neese Brothers (The Umbrella Academy), Kevin Fox (Law & Order SVU, Raising Kanan), and a co-production with Alcon Entertainment and Nazrin Choudhary (Fear of the Walking Dead). Adhrucia's releases include the EMMY nominated, "The Survivor" starring Ben Foster directed by Barry Levinson, "Capone" starring Tom Hardy, and "Needle in a Timestack" starring Cynthia Ervo, Leslie Odom Jr, Orlando Bloom, and Freida Pinto-directed by John Ridley which she Executive Produced. Adhrucia has worked as an Executive in Film/TV supporting over 30 film and television shows. She graduated Cum Laude from the prestigious Carl H Linder Business Scholars program and is a conservatory-trained vocalist and thespian. Adhrucia is an active member of the diversity initiative lovingly called "Stone Soup" started by Rotten Tomatoes founder Patrick Lee and Goldhouse focused on elevating Asian and South Asian voices in the Entertainment Industry and beyond, and has served or been an advocate and volunteer for Los Angeles based non-profits Young Storytellers and Project Paper Bag. She is a founding member of the Producers Guild of America's Social Impact in Entertainment (SIE) board and an Advisory Board Member to the MOVE Network NFT Platform. What Travis and Adhrucia discussed: Adhrucia knew from a young age that she wanted to be a storyteller. Growing up traveling and being exposed to different cultures, she found that books, music, and TV shows were a common language that helped her connect with people from all backgrounds. This early passion for storytelling never left her, even when she pursued business in college. To succeed in Hollywood, you have to want it more than everybody else. Adhrucia stresses that it's not about talent, connections or who you know - it's about determination. The people who make it are the ones who simply want it the most and are willing to work harder than anyone else to achieve it. Learn the business side of your creative industry. Adhrucia went back to learn the money and economics of the entertainment business, even though she was initially allergic to anything financial. This allowed her to better understand how to create and sell her work, and gave her more creative freedom. Have confidence in a backup skill. Knowing she could rely on being a good salesperson or e-commerce entrepreneur gave Adhrucia the confidence to fully commit to producing instead of playing it safe with a side hustle. Develop expertise in multiple skills to increase your confidence. Redefine what success looks like for you. Adhrucia encourages creators to see money made from art, whether on YouTube, Vimeo or elsewhere, as success - not just traditionally-defined achievements like Oscars. Reframe your definition of success within your industry. To hear Adhrucia's story and advice for succeeding in entertainment straight from her, check out the full conversation on the Travis Makes Friends podcast. She shares how she overcame setbacks, made pivotal career decisions and continues innovating in a rapidly changing industry. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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889: Adhrucia Apana | The Key to Success in Hollywood

Adhrucia Apana (@adhrucia) is a Filmmaker and a Founder of the production company Curiosity Entertainment/GP of Curiosity Media Finance. Curiosity is home to the next production from famed television creator Mark Williams (Ozark) and "Funny Girl" written by Anthony McCarten (Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody) to be directed by Nisha Ganatra (High Note, Late Night). Her creative slate for Curiosity includes projects in conjunction with the Neese Brothers (The Umbrella Academy), Kevin Fox (Law & Order SVU, Raising Kanan), and a co-production with Alcon Entertainment and Nazrin Choudhary (Fear of the Walking Dead). Adhrucia's releases include the EMMY nominated, "The Survivor" starring Ben Foster directed by Barry Levinson, "Capone" starring Tom Hardy, and "Needle in a Timestack" starring Cynthia Ervo, Leslie Odom Jr, Orlando Bloom, and Freida Pinto-directed by John Ridley which she Executive Produced. Adhrucia has worked as an Executive in Film/TV supporting over 30 film and television shows. She graduated Cum Laude from the prestigious Carl H Linder Business Scholars program and is a conservatory-trained vocalist and thespian. Adhrucia is an active member of the diversity initiative lovingly called "Stone Soup" started by Rotten Tomatoes founder Patrick Lee and Goldhouse focused on elevating Asian and South Asian voices in the Entertainment Industry and beyond, and has served or been an advocate and volunteer for Los Angeles based non-profits Young Storytellers and Project Paper Bag. She is a founding member of the Producers Guild of America's Social Impact in Entertainment (SIE) board and an Advisory Board Member to the MOVE Network NFT Platform. What Travis and Adhrucia discussed: Adhrucia knew from a young age that she wanted to be a storyteller. Growing up traveling and being exposed to different cultures, she found that books, music, and TV shows were a common language that helped her connect with people from all backgrounds. This early passion for storytelling never left her, even when she pursued business in college. To succeed in Hollywood, you have to want it more than everybody else. Adhrucia stresses that it's not about talent, connections or who you know - it's about determination. The people who make it are the ones who simply want it the most and are willing to work harder than anyone else to achieve it. Learn the business side of your creative industry. Adhrucia went back to learn the money and economics of the entertainment business, even though she was initially allergic to anything financial. This allowed her to better understand how to create and sell her work, and gave her more creative freedom. Have confidence in a backup skill. Knowing she could rely on being a good salesperson or e-commerce entrepreneur gave Adhrucia the confidence to fully commit to producing instead of playing it safe with a side hustle. Develop expertise in multiple skills to increase your confidence. Redefine what success looks like for you. Adhrucia encourages creators to see money made from art, whether on YouTube, Vimeo or elsewhere, as success - not just traditionally-defined achievements like Oscars. Reframe your definition of success within your industry. To hear Adhrucia's story and advice for succeeding in entertainment straight from her, check out the full conversation on the Travis Makes Friends podcast. She shares how she overcame setbacks, made pivotal career decisions and continues innovating in a rapidly changing industry. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/9/202359 minutes, 24 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | Building a Strong Brand ft. Jesse Cole, Billy Gene and, Patrick Bet-David

This special mashup episode of Travis Makes Friends is jam-packed with insights from branding experts on how to build a memorable and influential brand. Tune in to get advice from an unconventional baseball team owner, a highly successful online marketer, and an entrepreneur who recently rebranded his company. You’ll come away with specific tips you can implement right away to make your brand stand out. Don’t miss these great insights from Jesse Cole, Billy Gene, and Patrick Bet-David.  Main takeaways: Be unapologetically yourself. Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas baseball team, wears a bright yellow tuxedo to amplify his strengths. Figure out what makes you unique and lean into it fully. Confidence is key. Billy Gene shares how self-belief is critical but warns not to cross over into arrogance, where you think you can do everything alone. Have confidence in your abilities while remaining open to guidance. Constantly reinvent yourself. Patrick Bet-David explains how personal brands and businesses need to continually evolve just like people do as they mature and grow. Stagnation leads to irrelevance. Start now and refine over time. All three guests emphasize getting started on building your brand right away. You’ll identify what works through trial and error. Don’t overthink it or try to be perfect upfront. Focus on value. Billy Gene stresses that networking is about value exchange. Figure out how to add value to others through your skills and assets. Valuable people attract valuable relationships. This all-star panel will inspire you to put these tips into action to create a distinctive, magnetic brand. Tune in to Travis Makes Friends to build your confidence, expand your thinking, and propel your business growth. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202334 minutes, 17 seconds
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888: Midweek Mashup | Building a Strong Brand ft. Jesse Cole, Billy Gene and, Patrick Bet-David

This special mashup episode of Travis Makes Friends is jam-packed with insights from branding experts on how to build a memorable and influential brand. Tune in to get advice from an unconventional baseball team owner, a highly successful online marketer, and an entrepreneur who recently rebranded his company. You’ll come away with specific tips you can implement right away to make your brand stand out. Don’t miss these great insights from Jesse Cole, Billy Gene, and Patrick Bet-David.  Main takeaways: Be unapologetically yourself. Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas baseball team, wears a bright yellow tuxedo to amplify his strengths. Figure out what makes you unique and lean into it fully. Confidence is key. Billy Gene shares how self-belief is critical but warns not to cross over into arrogance, where you think you can do everything alone. Have confidence in your abilities while remaining open to guidance. Constantly reinvent yourself. Patrick Bet-David explains how personal brands and businesses need to continually evolve just like people do as they mature and grow. Stagnation leads to irrelevance. Start now and refine over time. All three guests emphasize getting started on building your brand right away. You’ll identify what works through trial and error. Don’t overthink it or try to be perfect upfront. Focus on value. Billy Gene stresses that networking is about value exchange. Figure out how to add value to others through your skills and assets. Valuable people attract valuable relationships. This all-star panel will inspire you to put these tips into action to create a distinctive, magnetic brand. Tune in to Travis Makes Friends to build your confidence, expand your thinking, and propel your business growth. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/4/202330 minutes, 47 seconds
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ERWIN McMANUS ⎸ Mindshift: It Doesn't Take a Genius to Think Like One

Struggling to reach your potential? Shift your mindset and unlock your inner genius with this game-changing new book from Erwin McManus. Click here to get your copy.  Erwin McManus (@erwinmcmanus) is a renowned life architect, award-winning author, and artist, most recently releasing the groundbreaking book Mind Shift: It Doesn't Take a Genius to Think Like One. With over one million book sales and translations into multiple languages, he has captivated audiences in stadiums across seventy countries on five continents. His creative expertise has extended to consulting for esteemed organizations, from the NFL to the Pentagon. For three decades, McManus has advised CEOs, athletes, celebrities, and billion-dollar companies, helping them overcome limitations and unlock their personal genius. As the founder and lead pastor of Mosaic, a global spiritual movement, he has inspired millions and leads impactful humanitarian initiatives alongside his wife, Kim. McManus continues to coach leaders and entrepreneurs worldwide, sharing his wisdom through McManus Mastermind and The Seven Frequencies of Communication.  What Erwin and Travis discussed:  Why questioning your beliefs is crucial for growth. Erwin discussed how constantly questioning his own beliefs and assumptions, even those he felt strongly about, opened him up to new possibilities and prevented him from getting stuck in rigid thinking. This willingness to question oneself is vital for continuous learning and development. How to have thoughtful conversations with people of differing beliefs. Erwin emphasized relating to others through shared longings and questions rather than trying to prove yourself right. Asking good questions and listening intently creates a connection. The importance of internal structures for success. Erwin explained how developing strong mental frameworks, virtues, and habits were key to his achievements, especially coming from a disadvantage. Talent alone won't suffice - building internal structures is essential. The reason behind choosing kindness as a guiding principle. For Erwin, deciding at a young age to pursue kindness shaped his character enormously. He held onto this commitment despite being told it would make him weak, as integrity mattered more. The truth about certainty and humility. Erwin stressed that he doesn't believe he is absolutely right about anything. True confidence comes from recognizing your fallibility and being willing to change based on new information. Arrogance fears being questioned, while humility invites it. Feeling stuck in your life and career? It's time for a mind shift. Unlock your inner genius and reach your full potential with this transformative conversation with pastor and thought leader Erwin McManus. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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887: Erwin McManus ⎸ It Doesn't Take a Genius to Think Like One

Struggling to reach your potential? Shift your mindset and unlock your inner genius with this game-changing new book from Erwin McManus. Click here to get your copy.  Erwin McManus (@erwinmcmanus) is a renowned life architect, award-winning author, and artist, most recently releasing the groundbreaking book Mind Shift: It Doesn't Take a Genius to Think Like One. With over one million book sales and translations into multiple languages, he has captivated audiences in stadiums across seventy countries on five continents. His creative expertise has extended to consulting for esteemed organizations, from the NFL to the Pentagon. For three decades, McManus has advised CEOs, athletes, celebrities, and billion-dollar companies, helping them overcome limitations and unlock their personal genius. As the founder and lead pastor of Mosaic, a global spiritual movement, he has inspired millions and leads impactful humanitarian initiatives alongside his wife, Kim. McManus continues to coach leaders and entrepreneurs worldwide, sharing his wisdom through McManus Mastermind and The Seven Frequencies of Communication.  What Erwin and Travis discussed:  Why questioning your beliefs is crucial for growth. Erwin discussed how constantly questioning his own beliefs and assumptions, even those he felt strongly about, opened him up to new possibilities and prevented him from getting stuck in rigid thinking. This willingness to question oneself is vital for continuous learning and development. How to have thoughtful conversations with people of differing beliefs. Erwin emphasized relating to others through shared longings and questions rather than trying to prove yourself right. Asking good questions and listening intently creates a connection. The importance of internal structures for success. Erwin explained how developing strong mental frameworks, virtues, and habits were key to his achievements, especially coming from a disadvantage. Talent alone won't suffice - building internal structures is essential. The reason behind choosing kindness as a guiding principle. For Erwin, deciding at a young age to pursue kindness shaped his character enormously. He held onto this commitment despite being told it would make him weak, as integrity mattered more. The truth about certainty and humility. Erwin stressed that he doesn't believe he is absolutely right about anything. True confidence comes from recognizing your fallibility and being willing to change based on new information. Arrogance fears being questioned, while humility invites it. Feeling stuck in your life and career? It's time for a mind shift. Unlock your inner genius and reach your full potential with this transformative conversation with pastor and thought leader Erwin McManus. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/2/20231 hour, 53 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | How to Get What You Want ft. David Meltzer, Jason Harris and Chris Voss

Get ready to learn how to get what you want out of life on this special mashup episode of Travis Makes Friends! Today, we'll hear the best advice from previous guests on setting and achieving your biggest goals and dreams. From exercising the power of intention to embracing bold action, you'll come away with practical tips for manifesting your desires. In this Midweek Mashup, we feature clips from David Meltzer, Jason Harris, and Chris Voss. On this episode: The truth about using faith as currency (David Meltzer) - Consistently applying your faith through positive thoughts, words, beliefs, and actions attracts desired outcomes because it puts intentional energy into manifesting your goals. Why you should play the long game (Jason Harris) - Gaining industry experience and financial resources before starting your venture prevents desperation-based decisions and enables smart strategy from a position of strength. It's important to take time to learn and prepare. The reason behind operating with generosity (Jason Harris) - Freely sharing knowledge, contacts, and value without expecting direct reciprocation expands your network and opportunities because goodwill and relationships boomerang back when you help others. The Importance of applying tactical empathy (Chris Voss) - Demonstrating an understanding of others' perspectives disarms them and opens them to your influence because it makes people feel heard, so their guard goes down. Mutual understanding brings cooperation. How asking calibrated questions gets collaboration (Chris Voss) - Saying "How am I supposed to do that?" instead of an outright "no" makes the other party consider your position because a collaborative, curious tone sparks cooperation. Questions invite perspective-taking. Want to pick up proven techniques for manifesting and taking action on your biggest life goals? Make sure to listen to this episode featuring expert insights on getting what you want! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202343 minutes, 39 seconds
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886: Midweek Mashup | How to Get What You Want ft. David Meltzer, Jason Harris and Chris Voss

Get ready to learn how to get what you want out of life on this special mashup episode of Travis Makes Friends! Today, we'll hear the best advice from previous guests on setting and achieving your biggest goals and dreams. From exercising the power of intention to embracing bold action, you'll come away with practical tips for manifesting your desires. In this Midweek Mashup, we feature clips from David Meltzer, Jason Harris, and Chris Voss. On this episode: The truth about using faith as currency (David Meltzer) - Consistently applying your faith through positive thoughts, words, beliefs, and actions attracts desired outcomes because it puts intentional energy into manifesting your goals. Why you should play the long game (Jason Harris) - Gaining industry experience and financial resources before starting your venture prevents desperation-based decisions and enables smart strategy from a position of strength. It's important to take time to learn and prepare. The reason behind operating with generosity (Jason Harris) - Freely sharing knowledge, contacts, and value without expecting direct reciprocation expands your network and opportunities because goodwill and relationships boomerang back when you help others. The Importance of applying tactical empathy (Chris Voss) - Demonstrating an understanding of others' perspectives disarms them and opens them to your influence because it makes people feel heard, so their guard goes down. Mutual understanding brings cooperation. How asking calibrated questions gets collaboration (Chris Voss) - Saying "How am I supposed to do that?" instead of an outright "no" makes the other party consider your position because a collaborative, curious tone sparks cooperation. Questions invite perspective-taking. Want to pick up proven techniques for manifesting and taking action on your biggest life goals? Make sure to listen to this episode featuring expert insights on getting what you want! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/27/202340 minutes, 9 seconds
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JEFF and KARA SMITH ⎸ Unpacking the Secrets of the Meat Industry

In this episode of Travis Makes Friends, Travis interviews Jeff and Kara Smith, co-founders of Colorado Craft Beef (@coloradocraftbeef). Their business carries on the century-old ranching tradition started by Kara's great-great-grandfather when he settled on the eastern Colorado plains in 1917, drawn by the expansive grasslands. Today, their headquarters sits just half a mile from that original homestead, spanning over 5,000 acres. Under Kara's leadership, they have shifted to a direct-to-consumer model that connects customers nationwide to their heritage of sustainable cattle-raising and land stewardship. Colorado Craft Beef has raised cattle in the same place for over a hundred years, with practices like using horses for cattle work to reduce stress and impact. Wildlife still thrives on the ranch alongside the cattle. Jeff and Kara aim not only to produce quality beef but also to pass on their dedication to responsible ranching for future generations. As innovators in the meat delivery space, they continue surpassing customer expectations nationwide with subscription boxes showcasing their commitment to time-honored principles  Discover the unparalleled taste and quality of Colorado Craft Beef. As rising leaders in the US meat delivery ranch-to-table space, we continue to surpass our customers' expectations and offer subscriptions nationwide. Elevate your dining experience with our curated burger and steak boxes, and savor how we use innovative, responsible animal and land management practices to create a delicious, high-quality protein source for you and your family. Visit:coloradocraftbeef.com/travis-makes-friends What Jeff, Kara, and Travis discussed: Why relationships matter more than profits. Jeff and Kara focus on creating win-win partnerships rather than trying to undercut competitors. They help other producers succeed because, ultimately, it's better for the industry. How to turn an idea into reality. It takes persistence to go from concept to execution. Jeff and Kara had doubts initially but kept working through problems. Now, their business is rapidly expanding. The importance of finding aligned investors. Jeff and Kara partnered with Jocko Willink not just for money but for shared values and marketing reach. Smart money comes from those who care. The reason behind controlling your supply chain. By acquiring its own harvest facility, Colorado Craft Beef stabilizes production and ensures quality. Owning key assets protects the customer experience. The truth about beef labels. Terms like "grass-fed" and "organic" are costly marketing ploys. For quality and transparency, Jeff recommends buying directly from local producers you trust. Jeff and Kara Smith share their story of continuing a century-old ranching tradition. In this episode of Travis Makes Friends, the Smiths give motivational stories and practical tips on turning ideas into reality, finding aligned investors, controlling your supply chain, and seeing through beef label marketing fluff.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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885: Jeff & Kara Smith ⎸ Unpacking the Secrets of the Meat Industry

In this episode of Travis Makes Friends, Travis interviews Jeff and Kara Smith, co-founders of Colorado Craft Beef (@coloradocraftbeef). Their business carries on the century-old ranching tradition started by Kara's great-great-grandfather when he settled on the eastern Colorado plains in 1917, drawn by the expansive grasslands. Today, their headquarters sits just half a mile from that original homestead, spanning over 5,000 acres. Under Kara's leadership, they have shifted to a direct-to-consumer model that connects customers nationwide to their heritage of sustainable cattle-raising and land stewardship. Colorado Craft Beef has raised cattle in the same place for over a hundred years, with practices like using horses for cattle work to reduce stress and impact. Wildlife still thrives on the ranch alongside the cattle. Jeff and Kara aim not only to produce quality beef but also to pass on their dedication to responsible ranching for future generations. As innovators in the meat delivery space, they continue surpassing customer expectations nationwide with subscription boxes showcasing their commitment to time-honored principles  Discover the unparalleled taste and quality of Colorado Craft Beef. As rising leaders in the US meat delivery ranch-to-table space, we continue to surpass our customers' expectations and offer subscriptions nationwide. Elevate your dining experience with our curated burger and steak boxes, and savor how we use innovative, responsible animal and land management practices to create a delicious, high-quality protein source for you and your family. Visit:coloradocraftbeef.com/travis-makes-friends What Jeff, Kara, and Travis discussed: Why relationships matter more than profits. Jeff and Kara focus on creating win-win partnerships rather than trying to undercut competitors. They help other producers succeed because, ultimately, it's better for the industry. How to turn an idea into reality. It takes persistence to go from concept to execution. Jeff and Kara had doubts initially but kept working through problems. Now, their business is rapidly expanding. The importance of finding aligned investors. Jeff and Kara partnered with Jocko Willink not just for money but for shared values and marketing reach. Smart money comes from those who care. The reason behind controlling your supply chain. By acquiring its own harvest facility, Colorado Craft Beef stabilizes production and ensures quality. Owning key assets protects the customer experience. The truth about beef labels. Terms like "grass-fed" and "organic" are costly marketing ploys. For quality and transparency, Jeff recommends buying directly from local producers you trust. Jeff and Kara Smith share their story of continuing a century-old ranching tradition. In this episode of Travis Makes Friends, the Smiths give motivational stories and practical tips on turning ideas into reality, finding aligned investors, controlling your supply chain, and seeing through beef label marketing fluff.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/25/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | How to Be a Better Podcast Host

In this episode of Freestyle Friday on the Travis Makes Friends podcast, Travis shares tips on how to be a better podcast interviewer. Travis also provides insights on avoiding common mistakes like conversational narcissism, lack of preparation, and feigning interest. The episode features clips from Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, and Conan O'Brien with Larry King. If you want to interview the people you actually want on your show, get celebrity endorsements & access direct custom advice on your content, podcast, or business so you can start getting paid for what you create - for just $1, visit: http://www.fulltimecreator.co In this episode: Avoid conversational narcissism: Don't constantly steer the conversation back to yourself. Use "support responses" that encourage guests to continue their story. Properly prepare for interviews: Do more than just read a book cover or website bio. Research guests by listening to other podcast episodes, reading their books, and reviewing their social media accounts all the way back to the beginning.  Have genuine curiosity: Ask great questions that show interest in the topic and respect the guest. If you lack interest, you may need to change topics or guests. If you want to learn more tips to conduct great interviews that engage listeners, make sure to listen to this episode of Freestyle Friday on the Travis Makes Friends podcast. Travis provides practical advice to help anyone become a better podcaster and interviewer. Head to www.fulltimecreator.co  if you need help growing and monetizing your online audience as a creator.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Full Time Creator on IG: @fulltimecreator Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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884: Freestyle Friday | How to Be a Better Podcast Host

In this episode of Freestyle Friday on the Travis Makes Friends podcast, Travis shares tips on how to be a better podcast interviewer. Travis also provides insights on avoiding common mistakes like conversational narcissism, lack of preparation, and feigning interest. The episode features clips from Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, and Conan O'Brien with Larry King. If you want to interview the people you actually want on your show, get celebrity endorsements & access direct custom advice on your content, podcast, or business so you can start getting paid for what you create - for just $1, visit: http://www.fulltimecreator.co In this episode: Avoid conversational narcissism: Don't constantly steer the conversation back to yourself. Use "support responses" that encourage guests to continue their story. Properly prepare for interviews: Do more than just read a book cover or website bio. Research guests by listening to other podcast episodes, reading their books, and reviewing their social media accounts all the way back to the beginning.  Have genuine curiosity: Ask great questions that show interest in the topic and respect the guest. If you lack interest, you may need to change topics or guests. If you want to learn more tips to conduct great interviews that engage listeners, make sure to listen to this episode of Freestyle Friday on the Travis Makes Friends podcast. Travis provides practical advice to help anyone become a better podcaster and interviewer. Head to www.fulltimecreator.co if you need help growing and monetizing your online audience as a creator.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Full Time Creator on IG: @fulltimecreator Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/22/202313 minutes, 43 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | Perspectives on "Hustle Culture"

Travis Makes Friends is back with another insightful mashup episode, this time diving deep into the topic of hustle culture. Travis brings together perspectives from three influential guests - Ed Mylett, Jefferson Bethke, and Keala Kanae - to uncover the truth about hustling and what it really takes to find meaning and success. In this episode:  Why balance is a fallacy, according to Ed Mylett (@edmylett). He explains that extremity expands capacity - the more you push in one area, the more it expands your ability in another. Rather than balance, he advises to "be where your feet are" and focus completely on the task at hand. Why hustle culture is toxic, according to Jefferson Bethke (@jeffersonbethke). He explains how making work about identity rather than material production is a new phenomenon that correlates with surging anxiety and depression rates. Also, Jefferson views social media as a "family photo album." It's normal to share highlights, but problematic to constantly compare your daily life to others' best moments. The solution is moderation, not manufacturing experiences just for social media. The importance of linking your values to things you don't enjoy, from Keala Kanae (@kealakanae). When you consciously connect daily tasks to your core values, you can learn to love what you do. This mindset shift saved Keala from depression and helped him become a successful entrepreneur. Dive into this thought-provoking episode to gain a nuanced perspective on hustle culture, values-based living, and what it really takes to find meaning and success as an entrepreneur. Don't just hustle - listen to this episode and focus on what matters most. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202337 minutes, 5 seconds
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883: Midweek Mashup | Perspectives on "Hustle Culture"

Travis Makes Friends is back with another insightful mashup episode, this time diving deep into the topic of hustle culture. Travis brings together perspectives from three influential guests - Ed Mylett, Jefferson Bethke, and Keala Kanae - to uncover the truth about hustling and what it really takes to find meaning and success. In this episode:  Why balance is a fallacy, according to Ed Mylett (@edmylett). He explains that extremity expands capacity - the more you push in one area, the more it expands your ability in another. Rather than balance, he advises to "be where your feet are" and focus completely on the task at hand. Why hustle culture is toxic, according to Jefferson Bethke (@jeffersonbethke). He explains how making work about identity rather than material production is a new phenomenon that correlates with surging anxiety and depression rates. Also, Jefferson views social media as a "family photo album." It's normal to share highlights, but problematic to constantly compare your daily life to others' best moments. The solution is moderation, not manufacturing experiences just for social media. The importance of linking your values to things you don't enjoy, from Keala Kanae (@kealakanae). When you consciously connect daily tasks to your core values, you can learn to love what you do. This mindset shift saved Keala from depression and helped him become a successful entrepreneur. Dive into this thought-provoking episode to gain a nuanced perspective on hustle culture, values-based living, and what it really takes to find meaning and success as an entrepreneur. Don't just hustle - listen to this episode and focus on what matters most. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/20/202333 minutes, 35 seconds
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DR. JAQUISH | Vegetables Are Poison, Carbs Are Killer, and Ice Baths Are Overrated

Dr. John Jaquish (@drjaquish) is an acclaimed inventor and researcher who has dedicated his career to developing innovative healthcare technologies. As the inventor of the world's most effective bone density-building medical device, Dr. Jaquish's groundbreaking work has been described as "Tony Stark-like" by the media. His first major invention is now used in partnership with Tony Robbins and OsteoStrong clinics worldwide to help patients rapidly improve bone density. Driven by discoveries from this work, Dr. Jaquish went on to invent X3, a technology proven to build muscle much faster than conventional weight training with minimal joint strain. With a focus on optimizing human performance and health, Dr. Jaquish's methods are used for elite training by athletes in the NFL, NBA, Olympics, and entire organizations like the Miami Heat. Dr. Jaquish holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and continues to research and innovate new solutions that push the limits of exercise science and sports medicine. He’s also the author of Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time, a Wall Street Journal Best Seller.  What Travis and Dr. Jaquish discussed: How to build strong bones without injury risk: Dr. Jaquish developed osteogenic loading, which uses axial compression to provide powerful bone stimulus without the impact injuries of high-intensity athletics. This can reverse and prevent bone loss. Why calcium supplements can worsen bone loss: The reason behind this is your body regulates calcium levels, so excess calcium from supplements can signal your bones to release more calcium. The importance of an animal-based diet for bone health: Dr. Jaquish explains that vegan diets destroy bone health due to anti-nutrients in plant foods that weaken bones. An animal-based diet maintains bone density. The truth about the corrupt food pyramid guidelines: Dr. Jaquish reveals the government promotes high-carb diets for cost reasons, not for public health. He advises limiting carbs. Why artificial sweeteners aren't risk-free: The reason behind this is that sucralose and aspartame are linked to cancer risks. Dr. Jaquish advises limiting the intake of these sweeteners. If you want the uncensored truth about building strong bones, tuning out corrupt government guidelines, and eating for optimal health, you need to listen to this interview with Dr. John Jaquish, as he pulls no punches, exposing the lies we've been told about nutrition. He reveals shocking realities about veganism, artificial sweeteners, the cold plunge, supplements and, the bogus food pyramid designed to make Americans weak and sick.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/20231 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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882: Dr. Jaquish | Vegetables Are Poison, Carbs Are Killer, and Ice Baths Are Overrated

Dr. John Jaquish (@drjaquish) is an acclaimed inventor and researcher who has dedicated his career to developing innovative healthcare technologies. As the inventor of the world's most effective bone density-building medical device, Dr. Jaquish's groundbreaking work has been described as "Tony Stark-like" by the media. His first major invention is now used in partnership with Tony Robbins and OsteoStrong clinics worldwide to help patients rapidly improve bone density. Driven by discoveries from this work, Dr. Jaquish went on to invent X3, a technology proven to build muscle much faster than conventional weight training with minimal joint strain. With a focus on optimizing human performance and health, Dr. Jaquish's methods are used for elite training by athletes in the NFL, NBA, Olympics, and entire organizations like the Miami Heat. Dr. Jaquish holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and continues to research and innovate new solutions that push the limits of exercise science and sports medicine. He’s also the author of Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time, a Wall Street Journal Best Seller.  What Travis and Dr. Jaquish discussed: How to build strong bones without injury risk: Dr. Jaquish developed osteogenic loading, which uses axial compression to provide powerful bone stimulus without the impact injuries of high-intensity athletics. This can reverse and prevent bone loss. Why calcium supplements can worsen bone loss: The reason behind this is your body regulates calcium levels, so excess calcium from supplements can signal your bones to release more calcium. The importance of an animal-based diet for bone health: Dr. Jaquish explains that vegan diets destroy bone health due to anti-nutrients in plant foods that weaken bones. An animal-based diet maintains bone density. The truth about the corrupt food pyramid guidelines: Dr. Jaquish reveals the government promotes high-carb diets for cost reasons, not for public health. He advises limiting carbs. Why artificial sweeteners aren't risk-free: The reason behind this is that sucralose and aspartame are linked to cancer risks. Dr. Jaquish advises limiting the intake of these sweeteners. If you want the uncensored truth about building strong bones, tuning out corrupt government guidelines, and eating for optimal health, you need to listen to this interview with Dr. John Jaquish, as he pulls no punches, exposing the lies we've been told about nutrition. He reveals shocking realities about veganism, artificial sweeteners, the cold plunge, supplements and, the bogus food pyramid designed to make Americans weak and sick.  Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/18/202358 minutes, 21 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | The Future of Crypto and NFTs

In this episode, we feature clips from my conversation with crypto expert Dan Fleyshman on the future outlook for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and digital assets like NFTs (non-fungible tokens). As these alternative digital assets continue to evolve, it's valuable to gain perspective on where they might be headed in 2023 and beyond. In this episode: The hype around random NFT art is fading, but NFTs still have practical utility for brands and companies. Major corporations like Starbucks and Ferrari are embracing them. The importance of NFTs providing real-world utility beyond just digital art. NFTs with practical applications will have more longevity. While many cryptocurrencies exist, Bitcoin and Ethereum appear here to stay due to their functionality and adoption. The reason behind Bitcoin's limited supply driving up demand. As more entities acquire Bitcoin, supply shrinks, making Bitcoin potentially more scarce and valuable long-term. How Bitcoin's volatility makes it higher risk short-term but lower risk long-term due to its track record and inevitability. Time in the market is more important than timing the market. The truth about the proliferation of cryptocurrencies. While many exist, only a small percentage have real-world utility and will thrive. The focus should be on cryptocurrencies solving real problems. This episode provides a balanced look at the realities and potential behind cryptocurrency and NFTs. While the future is uncertain, these insights can guide us toward more informed decisions in this evolving landscape. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202316 minutes
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881: Freestyle Friday | The Future of Crypto and NFTs

In this episode, we feature clips from my conversation with crypto expert Dan Fleyshman on the future outlook for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and digital assets like NFTs (non-fungible tokens). As these alternative digital assets continue to evolve, it's valuable to gain perspective on where they might be headed in 2023 and beyond. In this episode: The hype around random NFT art is fading, but NFTs still have practical utility for brands and companies. Major corporations like Starbucks and Ferrari are embracing them. The importance of NFTs providing real-world utility beyond just digital art. NFTs with practical applications will have more longevity. While many cryptocurrencies exist, Bitcoin and Ethereum appear here to stay due to their functionality and adoption. The reason behind Bitcoin's limited supply driving up demand. As more entities acquire Bitcoin, supply shrinks, making Bitcoin potentially more scarce and valuable long-term. How Bitcoin's volatility makes it higher risk short-term but lower risk long-term due to its track record and inevitability. Time in the market is more important than timing the market. The truth about the proliferation of cryptocurrencies. While many exist, only a small percentage have real-world utility and will thrive. The focus should be on cryptocurrencies solving real problems. This episode provides a balanced look at the realities and potential behind cryptocurrency and NFTs. While the future is uncertain, these insights can guide us toward more informed decisions in this evolving landscape. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/15/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP ⎸ How to Build Confidence ft. Lori Harder, Ed Mylett & Aubrey Marcus

On this week's mashup of Travis Makes Friends, we dive into the topic of how to build real, sustainable confidence. We went back into the archives and pulled out clips from interviews with Lori Harder, Ed Mylett, and Aubrey Marcus, where they each share their unique perspectives on developing true confidence. After listening, you'll walk away with a toolbox of proven mindset shifts and practical strategies from these experts that you can start applying to your life immediately to transform your self-belief. In this week’s mashup: Why facing your fears is crucial for building confidence:  Lori Harder (@loriharder) explains that overcoming fear was the first step she had to take to build her confidence. Whether it was fear of judgment, fear of failure, or fear of panic attacks, facing those fears head-on and moving through them allowed her to expand her comfort zone and believe in herself. Pushing past your fears helps reprogram your beliefs about what you are capable of. How to balance self-confidence with humility:  Ed Mylett  (@edmylett) highlights the importance of tempering self-confidence with humility. Arrogance and ego can be confidence killers. Staying humble, curious, and open to learning helps sustain confidence in the long run. According to Ed, surrounding yourself with people who "live at higher temperatures" in areas where you want to grow is key. How to program your mind for confidence: Ed Mylett details how adversity in childhood shaped his ability to read people and make them feel good - superpowers that built his confidence. He gives specific tips for reprogramming your RAS (reticular activating system) to boost self-belief. Mastering your mental patterns is key to unlocking confidence. The reason behind testing yourself:  Aubrey Marcus (@aubreymarcus) explains that putting yourself in challenging situations expands your capacity and builds confidence. It reveals your edges and exposes your weaknesses so you can grow. Things like cold plunges, intense workouts, and vulnerability in relationships build emotional resilience. Progress requires some discomfort - stay committed. The truth about open relationships and confidence:  Aubrey Marcus shares how his open relationship forced him to confront his need for external validation. His confidence took a hit initially. But it ultimately freed him from needing others' approval and helped him rely on his self-worth. Open relationships build confidence through extreme emotional training. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202338 minutes, 2 seconds
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880: Midweek Mashup ⎸ How to Build Confidence ft. Lori Harder, Ed Mylett & Aubrey Marcus

On this week's mashup of Travis Makes Friends, we dive into the topic of how to build real, sustainable confidence. We went back into the archives and pulled out clips from interviews with Lori Harder, Ed Mylett, and Aubrey Marcus, where they each share their unique perspectives on developing true confidence. After listening, you'll walk away with a toolbox of proven mindset shifts and practical strategies from these experts that you can start applying to your life immediately to transform your self-belief. In this week’s mashup: Why facing your fears is crucial for building confidence:  Lori Harder (@loriharder) explains that overcoming fear was the first step she had to take to build her confidence. Whether it was fear of judgment, fear of failure, or fear of panic attacks, facing those fears head-on and moving through them allowed her to expand her comfort zone and believe in herself. Pushing past your fears helps reprogram your beliefs about what you are capable of. How to balance self-confidence with humility:  Ed Mylett (@edmylett) highlights the importance of tempering self-confidence with humility. Arrogance and ego can be confidence killers. Staying humble, curious, and open to learning helps sustain confidence in the long run. According to Ed, surrounding yourself with people who "live at higher temperatures" in areas where you want to grow is key. How to program your mind for confidence: Ed Mylett details how adversity in childhood shaped his ability to read people and make them feel good - superpowers that built his confidence. He gives specific tips for reprogramming your RAS (reticular activating system) to boost self-belief. Mastering your mental patterns is key to unlocking confidence. The reason behind testing yourself:  Aubrey Marcus (@aubreymarcus) explains that putting yourself in challenging situations expands your capacity and builds confidence. It reveals your edges and exposes your weaknesses so you can grow. Things like cold plunges, intense workouts, and vulnerability in relationships build emotional resilience. Progress requires some discomfort - stay committed. The truth about open relationships and confidence:  Aubrey Marcus shares how his open relationship forced him to confront his need for external validation. His confidence took a hit initially. But it ultimately freed him from needing others' approval and helped him rely on his self-worth. Open relationships build confidence through extreme emotional training. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/13/202335 minutes, 32 seconds
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REBECCA ZUNG ⎸ How to Negotiate with a Narcissist

Rebecca Zung (@rebeccazung) has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and is a globally recognized expert on negotiating with narcissists, with over 35 million views on YouTube in just two years. Rebecca created the SLAY® Negotiation Method and is the author of the upcoming book SLAY the Bully: How to Negotiate with a Narcissist and Win, which features a foreword by Chris Voss. She has also written two bestselling books: Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win, with a foreword by Robert Shapiro, and Breaking Free: A Step-by-Step Divorce Guide for Achieving Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Freedom. Rebecca is frequently called upon to provide her perspective in media outlets, including Extra, Forbes, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Time, Dr. Drew, and Ed Mylett’s Podcast.  Her podcast, Negotiate Your Best Life, is ranked in the top 0.5% of all podcasts globally. Along with In-N-Out Burger owner Lynsi Snyder Ellingson, Rebecca founded Slay Legal Aid, a 501c3 that provides legal aid to those in need. What Travis and Rebecca discussed: Why Consistency is Key: Rebecca explains that it took her around 10 years of consistently speaking at networking events, publishing articles, and building her brand before she reached a point where she no longer had to market her law practice actively. This shows the importance of sticking with marketing and branding efforts over the long haul rather than giving up after just a few attempts. How to Leverage Relationships: Rebecca highlights how key relationships, like the one with her best friend who encouraged her and the woman who gave her an existing law practice, were pivotal moments that helped propel her forward.  The Reason Behind Rebecca's Pivot: After building a very successful law practice, Rebecca explains she merged it with others because she was burnt out. This shows that even when something is going well, don't be afraid to make a change if it no longer aligns with your passion and purpose. Why Negotiating with a Narcissist is Challenging: Rebecca explains that narcissists see things as black and white, and their goal is often not just to win but to make the other person lose. She notes that trying to negotiate with a narcissist rationally typically doesn't work because they are focused on their own self-interest and "narcissistic supply." Rebecca suggests figuring out what matters most to the narcissist and using that as leverage when negotiating. How to Turn Setbacks into Opportunities: When a business partnership went south, Rebecca used it as motivation to double down on her strengths. She refined her negotiation program, embraced online marketing, and ultimately built a thriving business that allowed her to make a bigger impact. If you want to learn tactical strategies for achieving your biggest goals, listen to this podcast episode featuring lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Rebecca Zung. You'll discover how her grit and ability to turn setbacks into opportunities ultimately led to the thriving business she has today. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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879: Rebecca Zung ⎸ How to Negotiate with a Narcissist

Rebecca Zung (@rebeccazung) has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and is a globally recognized expert on negotiating with narcissists, with over 35 million views on YouTube in just two years. Rebecca created the SLAY® Negotiation Method and is the author of the upcoming book SLAY the Bully: How to Negotiate with a Narcissist and Win, which features a foreword by Chris Voss. She has also written two bestselling books: Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win, with a foreword by Robert Shapiro, and Breaking Free: A Step-by-Step Divorce Guide for Achieving Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Freedom. Rebecca is frequently called upon to provide her perspective in media outlets, including Extra, Forbes, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Time, Dr. Drew, and Ed Mylett’s Podcast.  Her podcast, Negotiate Your Best Life, is ranked in the top 0.5% of all podcasts globally. Along with In-N-Out Burger owner Lynsi Snyder Ellingson, Rebecca founded Slay Legal Aid, a 501c3 that provides legal aid to those in need. What Travis and Rebecca discussed: Why Consistency is Key: Rebecca explains that it took her around 10 years of consistently speaking at networking events, publishing articles, and building her brand before she reached a point where she no longer had to market her law practice actively. This shows the importance of sticking with marketing and branding efforts over the long haul rather than giving up after just a few attempts. How to Leverage Relationships: Rebecca highlights how key relationships, like the one with her best friend who encouraged her and the woman who gave her an existing law practice, were pivotal moments that helped propel her forward.  The Reason Behind Rebecca's Pivot: After building a very successful law practice, Rebecca explains she merged it with others because she was burnt out. This shows that even when something is going well, don't be afraid to make a change if it no longer aligns with your passion and purpose. Why Negotiating with a Narcissist is Challenging: Rebecca explains that narcissists see things as black and white, and their goal is often not just to win but to make the other person lose. She notes that trying to negotiate with a narcissist rationally typically doesn't work because they are focused on their own self-interest and "narcissistic supply." Rebecca suggests figuring out what matters most to the narcissist and using that as leverage when negotiating. How to Turn Setbacks into Opportunities: When a business partnership went south, Rebecca used it as motivation to double down on her strengths. She refined her negotiation program, embraced online marketing, and ultimately built a thriving business that allowed her to make a bigger impact. If you want to learn tactical strategies for achieving your biggest goals, listen to this podcast episode featuring lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Rebecca Zung. You'll discover how her grit and ability to turn setbacks into opportunities ultimately led to the thriving business she has today. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | What Comedy Can Teach Us About Ourselves

In this Freestyle Friday episode of Travis Makes Friends, I'm talking all about my recent comedy show experiences and how they got me thinking about developing a thicker skin. I discuss the value of free speech and being exposed to controversial opinions and humor we might disagree with. I believe it can actually help us mature and have more thoughtful, open conversations if we don't get so easily offended. I stress the importance of taking personal responsibility for our own reactions rather than trying to control what others say. I also examine why offensive things can get such a visceral reaction from us and how that reveals more about our own beliefs than anything else. I end by emphasizing that to find community and camaraderie, we have to be willing to interact with all different kinds of people, even "assholes." It's an insightful episode about the personal growth that comes from free speech and the risks required to make meaningful connections. In this episode: How comedy helps develop maturity and thicker skin: By being exposed to different perspectives and ideas, even controversial ones, we learn not to be so easily offended. This helps us have more open conversations. Why free speech is important: Interacting with different ideas, even incorrect ones, helps us determine what is actually correct. Trying to silence others just breeds anger and won't work. We can't control others, only ourselves. The importance of personal responsibility: We are responsible for our own reactions and feelings, not others. If something offends us, it's on us to mature and develop thicker skin. The reason behind visceral reaction: When we have strong gut reactions to something offensive, it's a sign we need to examine our own beliefs and morals, not try to control others. Paying the "asshole tax" to make connections: To build relationships and find community, we have to accept the risk of encountering some "assholes." It's a tax we pay for the reward of meaningful bonds. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202319 minutes, 12 seconds
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878: Freestyle Friday | What Comedy Can Teach Us About Ourselves

In this Freestyle Friday episode of Travis Makes Friends, I'm talking all about my recent comedy show experiences and how they got me thinking about developing a thicker skin. I discuss the value of free speech and being exposed to controversial opinions and humor we might disagree with. I believe it can actually help us mature and have more thoughtful, open conversations if we don't get so easily offended. I stress the importance of taking personal responsibility for our own reactions rather than trying to control what others say. I also examine why offensive things can get such a visceral reaction from us and how that reveals more about our own beliefs than anything else. I end by emphasizing that to find community and camaraderie, we have to be willing to interact with all different kinds of people, even "assholes." It's an insightful episode about the personal growth that comes from free speech and the risks required to make meaningful connections. In this episode: How comedy helps develop maturity and thicker skin: By being exposed to different perspectives and ideas, even controversial ones, we learn not to be so easily offended. This helps us have more open conversations. Why free speech is important: Interacting with different ideas, even incorrect ones, helps us determine what is actually correct. Trying to silence others just breeds anger and won't work. We can't control others, only ourselves. The importance of personal responsibility: We are responsible for our own reactions and feelings, not others. If something offends us, it's on us to mature and develop thicker skin. The reason behind visceral reaction: When we have strong gut reactions to something offensive, it's a sign we need to examine our own beliefs and morals, not try to control others. Paying the "asshole tax" to make connections: To build relationships and find community, we have to accept the risk of encountering some "assholes." It's a tax we pay for the reward of meaningful bonds. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/8/202316 minutes, 42 seconds
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NIKKI HOWARD | Rotten Tomatoes is Rigged, Gatekeepers Suck, and Lancaster Has an Applebees Now!

Nikki Howard (@nikki_howard) is a comedian, actress, and content creator based in Los Angeles. Originally from Florida, Nikki moved to LA to pursue her passion for comedy and acting after honing her comedic voice and observational style. Though told she "doesn't look funny," Nikki persisted in developing her own voice and comedic style, embracing absurd and irreverent humor. She began creating original sketch videos with collaborators, eventually starting her own YouTube channel which grew an organic following. Nikki continues to create hilarious videos with comedy partners like Brent Pella on The Brent & Nikki Show while also co-hosting the podcast Sorry Mom with her friend Kristina Denton. She has amassed a large following on Instagram and other platforms. What Travis and Nikki discussed: How to Develop a Unique Comedic Voice: Nikki Howard explained the importance of developing your own comedic style and voice rather than trying to fit a mold of what others think is "funny." She focused on observational comedy drawn from her own experiences and perspectives rather than striving for mass appeal. Why Persistence is Vital for Comedians: Nikki emphasized the need for persistence and resilience in the face of rejection as a comedian. She pushed forward with creating her own content despite being told she "doesn't look funny." Her persistence paid off as her YouTube channel grew an audience organically. The Importance of Making Your Own Opportunities: Rather than wait for roles or auditions, Nikki took control of her career by creating her own comedic content. She discussed the importance of betting on yourself and creating your own opportunities instead of waiting for a big break. How to Balance Improving Your Craft and Making Connections: Nikki and the host discussed the nuances between developing skills ("what you know") and relationships ("who you know"). Nikki highlighted the importance of focusing on improving comedic abilities as well as networking and making connections. Why Human Connections Are Key to Happiness: Nikki emphasized forming genuine human connections is vital for fulfillment, even with a successful career. She discussed making an effort to have new experiences, meet new people, and prioritize relationships despite being introverted. Nikki’s brand of observational humor reflects her unique worldview shaped by her journey from community theater kid to trading the runways of New York for honing her act in LA. Nikki dishes on developing her own voice, betting on herself to create opportunities instead of waiting for a big break, and the importance of bringing levity to the full spectrum of human experiences. You'll hear how she embraced creating original content despite being told she doesn’t “look funny.” Nikki brings plenty of laughs while keeping it real about rejection, relationships, and her introverted nature. If you crave comedy served up authentically with heart, you don't want to miss Nikki Howard on this episode. She's proof rejection and risk-taking on the road less traveled can pave the way for hilarious rewarding success. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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877: Nikki Howard | Rotten Tomatoes is Rigged, Gatekeepers Suck, and Lancaster Has an Applebees Now!

Nikki Howard (@nikki_howard) is a comedian, actress, and content creator based in Los Angeles. Originally from Florida, Nikki moved to LA to pursue her passion for comedy and acting after honing her comedic voice and observational style. Though told she "doesn't look funny," Nikki persisted in developing her own voice and comedic style, embracing absurd and irreverent humor. She began creating original sketch videos with collaborators, eventually starting her own YouTube channel which grew an organic following. Nikki continues to create hilarious videos with comedy partners like Brent Pella on The Brent & Nikki Show while also co-hosting the podcast Sorry Mom with her friend Kristina Denton. She has amassed a large following on Instagram and other platforms. What Travis and Nikki discussed: How to Develop a Unique Comedic Voice: Nikki Howard explained the importance of developing your own comedic style and voice rather than trying to fit a mold of what others think is "funny." She focused on observational comedy drawn from her own experiences and perspectives rather than striving for mass appeal. Why Persistence is Vital for Comedians: Nikki emphasized the need for persistence and resilience in the face of rejection as a comedian. She pushed forward with creating her own content despite being told she "doesn't look funny." Her persistence paid off as her YouTube channel grew an audience organically. The Importance of Making Your Own Opportunities: Rather than wait for roles or auditions, Nikki took control of her career by creating her own comedic content. She discussed the importance of betting on yourself and creating your own opportunities instead of waiting for a big break. How to Balance Improving Your Craft and Making Connections: Nikki and the host discussed the nuances between developing skills ("what you know") and relationships ("who you know"). Nikki highlighted the importance of focusing on improving comedic abilities as well as networking and making connections. Why Human Connections Are Key to Happiness: Nikki emphasized forming genuine human connections is vital for fulfillment, even with a successful career. She discussed making an effort to have new experiences, meet new people, and prioritize relationships despite being introverted. Nikki’s brand of observational humor reflects her unique worldview shaped by her journey from community theater kid to trading the runways of New York for honing her act in LA. Nikki dishes on developing her own voice, betting on herself to create opportunities instead of waiting for a big break, and the importance of bringing levity to the full spectrum of human experiences. You'll hear how she embraced creating original content despite being told she doesn’t “look funny.” Nikki brings plenty of laughs while keeping it real about rejection, relationships, and her introverted nature. If you crave comedy served up authentically with heart, you don't want to miss Nikki Howard on this episode. She's proof rejection and risk-taking on the road less traveled can pave the way for hilarious rewarding success. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/4/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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NIKKI HOWARD ⎸ Insta-Comedy, Non-Sexual NPCs and the Burden of Having Morals

Nikki Howard (@nikki_howard) is a comedian, actress, and content creator based in Los Angeles. Originally from Florida, Nikki moved to LA to pursue her passion for comedy and acting after honing her comedic voice and observational style.Though told she "doesn't look funny," Nikki persisted in developing her own voice and comedic style, embracing absurd and irreverent humor. She began creating original sketch videos with collaborators, eventually starting her own YouTube channel which grew an organic following.Nikki continues to create hilarious videos with comedy partners like Brent Pella on The Brent & Nikki Show, while also co-hosting the podcast Sorry Mom with her friend Kristina Denton. She has amassed a large following on Instagram and other platforms.What Travis and Nikki discussed:How to Develop a Unique Comedic Voice: Nikki Howard explained the importance of developing your own comedic style and voice, rather than trying to fit a mold of what others think is "funny." She focused on observational comedy drawn from her own experiences and perspectives, rather than striving for mass appeal.Why Persistence is Vital for Comedians: Nikki emphasized the need for persistence and resilience in the face of rejection as a comedian. She pushed forward with creating her own content despite being told she "doesn't look funny." Her persistence paid off as her YouTube channel grew an audience organically.The Importance of Making Your Own Opportunities: Rather than wait for roles or auditions, Nikki took control of her career by creating her own comedic content. She discussed the importance of betting on yourself and creating your own opportunities instead of waiting for a big break.How to Balance Improving Your Craft and Making Connections: Nikki and the host discussed the nuances between developing skills ("what you know") and relationships ("who you know"). Nikki highlighted the importance of focusing on improving comedic abilities as well as networking and making connections.Why Human Connections Are Key to Happiness: Nikki emphasized forming genuine human connections as vital for fulfillment, even with a successful career. She discussed making an effort to have new experiences, meet new people, and prioritize relationships despite being introverted.Nikki’s brand of observational humor reflects her unique worldview shaped by her journey from community theater kid to trading the runways of New York for honing her act in LA.Nikki dishes on developing her own voice, betting on herself to create opportunities instead of waiting for a big break, and the importance of bringing levity to the full spectrum of human experiences.You'll hear how she embraced creating original content despite being told she doesn’t “look funny.” Nikki brings plenty of laughs while keeping it real about rejection, relationships, and her introverted nature.If you crave comedy served up authentically with heart, you don't want to miss Nikki Howard on this episode. She's proof rejection and risk-taking on the road less traveled can pave the way for hilarious rewarding success.Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/4/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP ⎸ Jeff Fenster

Jeff Fenster(@fensterjeff), an entrepreneurial dynamo, Fenster firmly believes in the power of enjoyment in building successful ventures.  He is intensely committed to nurturing groundbreaking start-ups that showcase both vertical integration and revenue-stimulating innovation, alongside developing highly capable leadership teams to catalyze the growth of thriving brands. As a trailblazer in the quick-serve restaurant industry, Fenster founded Everbowl, a rapidly burgeoning superfood brand rooted in Southern California, back in 2016. Everbowl is now nationally renowned as an ascendant force within the sector, democratizing access to affordable, healthy superfoods for all. With a steadily expanding network of retail outlets in Southern California and Arizona, Fenster is the driving force behind Everbowl's extraordinary growth, with ambitions to proliferate the brand on a nationwide scale via both retail and superfood-infused Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) products.  Jeff recently launched his new podcast show called The Jeff Fenster Show, where he interviews the most successful athletes, entrepreneurs, and celebrities, like Drew Brees, Dan Fleshman, and David Meltzer, to decode and reverse engineer their success formulas. In today’s mashup, we feature clips from Jeff with Tim Gover, Drew Brees, and our own Travis Chappell: Create your own balance; don't find it; instead of seeking perfect balance, focus on purposefully tilting your priorities when needed. Be comfortable being out of balance for periods of time. Do your best, don't just try your best; giving maximum effort is more important than just trying. Don't leave yourself an excuse in case you come up short. Learn every job and skill you can, experiencing diverse roles, even less desirable ones, to develop well-rounded skills and traits. All contribute to becoming the professional you strive to be Build relationships, not transactions; the importance of building long-term, value-driven relationships with customers rather than focusing solely on one-time transactions. This allows for recurring business and referrals. Identify problems, then creatively solve them. Instead of accepting problems at face value, take time to re-evaluate the root of the issue and determine if there is an unconventional solution. Fenster did this by building a construction company to solve the high restaurant build-out costs. Everyone is in sales; no matter your role, you have to "sell" yourself, your ideas, and your value. Developing sales skills allows you to generate revenue. If you want to learn directly from elite performers like Drew Brees, Tim Grover, and Jeff Fenster, be sure to check out this episode featuring clips from Jeff's new show. You'll get insights on sales, balance, problem-solving, putting in maximum effort, and continually developing your skills. Jeff has a knack for drawing out the best advice from his world-class guests. Tune into The Jeff Fenster Show on your favorite podcast platform, subscribe, leave a review, and let Jeff know you discovered him through this episode. You won't regret getting mentored by these ultra-successful athletes, coaches, and entrepreneurs. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202347 minutes, 42 seconds
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876: Midweek Mashup ⎸ Jeff Fenster

Jeff Fenster(@fensterjeff), an entrepreneurial dynamo, Fenster firmly believes in the power of enjoyment in building successful ventures.  He is intensely committed to nurturing groundbreaking start-ups that showcase both vertical integration and revenue-stimulating innovation, alongside developing highly capable leadership teams to catalyze the growth of thriving brands. As a trailblazer in the quick-serve restaurant industry, Fenster founded Everbowl, a rapidly burgeoning superfood brand rooted in Southern California, back in 2016. Everbowl is now nationally renowned as an ascendant force within the sector, democratizing access to affordable, healthy superfoods for all. With a steadily expanding network of retail outlets in Southern California and Arizona, Fenster is the driving force behind Everbowl's extraordinary growth, with ambitions to proliferate the brand on a nationwide scale via both retail and superfood-infused Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) products.  Jeff recently launched his new podcast show called The Jeff Fenster Show, where he interviews the most successful athletes, entrepreneurs, and celebrities, like Drew Brees, Dan Fleshman, and David Meltzer, to decode and reverse engineer their success formulas. In today’s mashup, we feature clips from Jeff with Tim Gover, Drew Brees, and our own Travis Chappell: Create your own balance; don't find it; instead of seeking perfect balance, focus on purposefully tilting your priorities when needed. Be comfortable being out of balance for periods of time. Do your best, don't just try your best; giving maximum effort is more important than just trying. Don't leave yourself an excuse in case you come up short. Learn every job and skill you can, experiencing diverse roles, even less desirable ones, to develop well-rounded skills and traits. All contribute to becoming the professional you strive to be Build relationships, not transactions; the importance of building long-term, value-driven relationships with customers rather than focusing solely on one-time transactions. This allows for recurring business and referrals. Identify problems, then creatively solve them. Instead of accepting problems at face value, take time to re-evaluate the root of the issue and determine if there is an unconventional solution. Fenster did this by building a construction company to solve the high restaurant build-out costs. Everyone is in sales; no matter your role, you have to "sell" yourself, your ideas, and your value. Developing sales skills allows you to generate revenue. If you want to learn directly from elite performers like Drew Brees, Tim Grover, and Jeff Fenster, be sure to check out this episode featuring clips from Jeff's new show. You'll get insights on sales, balance, problem-solving, putting in maximum effort, and continually developing your skills. Jeff has a knack for drawing out the best advice from his world-class guests. Tune into The Jeff Fenster Show on your favorite podcast platform, subscribe, leave a review, and let Jeff know you discovered him through this episode. You won't regret getting mentored by these ultra-successful athletes, coaches, and entrepreneurs. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/30/202345 minutes, 12 seconds
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DANE COOK | Cancel Culture, Matt Rife, and Bouncing Back from Tragedy

Dane Cook (@danecook) is a renowned stand-up comedian and actor famous for his high-energy observational comedy. Born in 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, Cook began performing in the late 1990s and quickly built a dedicated fanbase through the internet and social media. His flair for dark humor led to several successful comedy albums, including 2006's "Retaliation," which was the highest-charting comedy album in 28 years. As a stand-up, Cook has headlined massive arenas like Madison Square Garden and The TD Garden in his hometown of Boston. His 2006 HBO special "Vicious Circle" and 2009 Comedy Central special "Isolated Incident" showcased his talents to wider audiences. Cook has also found success as an actor, appearing in films like "Employee of the Month," "Dan in Real Life," and providing the voice of Dusty in the animated "Planes" movies. Though sometimes controversial, Cook's comedic talents and business savvy have made him one of the most recognizable American comedians of the 2000s. Dane is currently promoting his new special “Above It All” on the “Perfectly Shattered Tour” What Travis and Dane discussed: – The importance of gratitude - Dane emphasized practicing gratitude, even in difficult moments. Why? Because gratitude helps provide perspective and appreciation for the present. It reminds you that life is a "lottery pick" and to be grateful for what you have. – How to get through tough times - When you're at rock bottom, take a walk somewhere new and get different sights and sounds. This provides oxygen to your brain. Start implementing positive affirmations and self-reflection. Realize you're not defined by your current environment. – The reason behind his sobriety - A friend wisely told Dane when they were young that Dane didn't need alcohol to fit in, but that the friend did. This impacted Dane to stay sober so he could focus more seriously on comedy. – The truth about success - Massive success can be extremely lonely with few who understand your experience. It doesn't automatically bring happiness. You have to do the personal work to grow into your success. – Why he self-distributes his content - Dane talked about the importance of owning your IP as an artist. He enjoys self-distributing specials because he maintains control without anyone impeding the creative process. Whether you're striving to build a business or overcome adversity, don't miss this lively conversation where comedy legend Dane Cook taps into his extraordinary life story to share raw, thoughtful insights on achieving success, maintaining creative freedom, and nurturing personal growth. Dane's candid perspectives and humor will resonate with any listener seeking inspiration to find their own path forward. Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners: – Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: – IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell – FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell – Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell – Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!
8/28/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 22 seconds
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875: Dane Cook | Cancel Culture, Matt Rife, and Bouncing Back from Tragedy

Dane Cook (@danecook) is a renowned stand-up comedian and actor famous for his high-energy observational comedy. Born in 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, Cook began performing in the late 1990s and quickly built a dedicated fanbase through the internet and social media. His flair for dark humor led to several successful comedy albums, including 2006's "Retaliation," which was the highest-charting comedy album in 28 years. As a stand-up, Cook has headlined massive arenas like Madison Square Garden and The TD Garden in his hometown of Boston. His 2006 HBO special "Vicious Circle" and 2009 Comedy Central special "Isolated Incident" showcased his talents to wider audiences. Cook has also found success as an actor, appearing in films like "Employee of the Month," "Dan in Real Life," and providing the voice of Dusty in the animated "Planes" movies. Though sometimes controversial, Cook's comedic talents and business savvy have made him one of the most recognizable American comedians of the 2000s. Dane is currently promoting his new special “Above It All” on the “Perfectly Shattered Tour” What Travis and Dane discussed: – The importance of gratitude - Dane emphasized practicing gratitude, even in difficult moments. Why? Because gratitude helps provide perspective and appreciation for the present. It reminds you that life is a "lottery pick" and to be grateful for what you have. – How to get through tough times - When you're at rock bottom, take a walk somewhere new and get different sights and sounds. This provides oxygen to your brain. Start implementing positive affirmations and self-reflection. Realize you're not defined by your current environment. – The reason behind his sobriety - A friend wisely told Dane when they were young that Dane didn't need alcohol to fit in, but that the friend did. This impacted Dane to stay sober so he could focus more seriously on comedy. – The truth about success - Massive success can be extremely lonely with few who understand your experience. It doesn't automatically bring happiness. You have to do the personal work to grow into your success. – Why he self-distributes his content - Dane talked about the importance of owning your IP as an artist. He enjoys self-distributing specials because he maintains control without anyone impeding the creative process. Whether you're striving to build a business or overcome adversity, don't miss this lively conversation where comedy legend Dane Cook taps into his extraordinary life story to share raw, thoughtful insights on achieving success, maintaining creative freedom, and nurturing personal growth. Dane's candid perspectives and humor will resonate with any listener seeking inspiration to find their own path forward. Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners: – Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: – IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell – FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell – Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell – Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/28/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | The Rise of Matt Rife and the Importance of Mentorship

Travis shares excerpts from a recent conversation he had with Dane Cook about how comedians like Matt Rife have grown in popularity, and the importance of mentorships! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!
8/25/202316 minutes, 56 seconds
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874: Freestyle Friday | The Rise of Matt Rife and the Importance of Mentorship

Travis shares excerpts from a recent conversation he had with Dane Cook about how comedians like Matt Rife have grown in popularity, and the importance of mentorships! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/25/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | Self Publishing VS Traditional Publishing (Ft. Steve Sims, Rebecca Zung and Dan Martell)

In this Midweek Mashup of the Travis Makes Friends podcast, Travis talks with 3 author friends - Steve Sims, Rebecca Zung, and Dan Martell - about the pros and cons of self-publishing versus going the traditional publishing route. They share their experiences publishing books both ways and offer advice on which path may be better based on your goals. In this midweek mashup, you’ll find: Why Steve Sims, author of Bluefishing and Go For Stupid, now prefers self-publishing over traditional publishing: Steve found the traditional publishing process for his first book Bluefishing draining. He wouldn't go the traditional route again since self-publishing allows more creative control. How Rebecca Zung, author of SLAY the Bully, leveraged self-publishing successfully: After a bad business experience, Rebecca wrote a book on negotiating with narcissists. She self-published and used YouTube to organically drive over 2,000 sales of her $500 online course. The truth about Dan Martell’s experience with traditional publishing: Dan went the traditional publishing route for Buy Back Your Time, for credibility but wishes he could have maintained more creative control and flexibility. The importance of considering your goals in choosing between self and traditional publishing: If earning money is the priority, self-publishing likely makes more sense. If credibility is more important, traditional may be better. How to drive traffic and sales for a self-published book: Self-publishing requires more work for marketing and selling your book. Strategies like YouTube videos and email sequences can generate organic traffic. If you are considering writing a book, be sure to listen to this episode to hear first-hand experiences on the pros and cons of self-publishing versus going the traditional publishing route.  Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners: Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriends Follow Travis on: IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappell FB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappell Twitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappell Pinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod  Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/23/202332 minutes, 59 seconds
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DAN FLEYSHMAN ⎸ Angel Investing, Making Millions with Collectibles and Why Crypto is Inevitable

Dan Fleyshman's (@danfleyshman) remarkable journey as a serial entrepreneur and investor began at age 19. After licensing his apparel for $9.5 million, he became the youngest founder of a publicly traded company. But Fleyshman was just getting started. He scaled his energy drink into 55,000 stores and launched a top global online poker site.Beyond his own ventures, Fleyshman makes an impact as an investor, speaker, and philanthropist. He has invested in 43 companies, spoken at over 250 events, and started a charity providing homeless care packages. Currently, he hosts a chart-topping business podcast, The Money Mondays.Fleyshman's latest endeavor is the ASPIRE Tour, With an impressive roster of celebrity and business speakers, the ASPIRE Tour provides invaluable insights for aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs alike.ASPIRE Tour has an impressive track record and boasts an incredible lineup of powerhouse speakers, making it an irresistible opportunity for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs alike. By the end of 2024, 60,000 more entrepreneurs are expected to be part of the ASPIRE Tour community and benefit from its valuable insights and tools to fuel their success by learning from celebrities, athletes, and business moguls. What Travis and Dan discussed:How Dan recently merged his Elevator events company with Aspire Tour to create a powerhouse events business. With his small "ninja" team that was doing $27 million in events merging with Aspire's large existing business doing $72 million, they now have the scale and infrastructure to host events ranging from free to $100k masterminds. How to evaluate startup investments: Dan looks first at the founder and their ability to stick through ups and downs. He wants to see that people care about the product and vote with their wallets by buying it. He prefers companies doing at least $2 million in sales to reduce risk.Dan's core value of doing what he says he will: Dan attributes his success to always following through on commitments, whether it's showing up for a podcast or making an intro. Compounding thousands of small actions over decades builds expansive relationships.Why Bitcoin is inevitable: Dan explains how the finite supply of Bitcoin (potentially only 10-15 million left accessible) coupled with increasing mainstream adoption makes its future appreciation inevitable. He emphasizes thinking long-term - while volatile today, in 10-20 years Bitcoin has consistently gone up year after year.Why Dan finally started a podcast: After waiting years, Dan launched his podcast in an RV to stand out. He's obsessed with it succeeding because the feedback from people taking his advice cements the relationship. Podcasting is a machine gun of trust and authority. Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/21/202344 minutes, 49 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | Unlocking the Secrets of Happiness: Insights from a Groundbreaking 80-Year Study

Travis dives deep into a thought-provoking study that has the potential to reshape how you view happiness and relationships. Join him on this captivating journey as he explores an incredible 80-year study conducted by Harvard, uncovering the secrets to leading a happy and fulfilling life.Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/18/202320 minutes, 56 seconds
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JEFF KRAUSE | Curating Events and Making Connections at the Highest Level

Jeff Krause (@iegropunyc) is an entrepreneur, event producer, influencer marketer and man of many talents. Over the past 20 years, he has curated exclusive experiences for celebrities, executed high-profile parties and charity events, and forged connections with some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports, and business.Jeff's passion lies in bringing people together and creating memorable moments. Whether it's producing a celebrity's birthday dinner, organizing an afterparty for a major concert, or coordinating interactive virtual events, he pours thought and care into every detail. His events are known for their unique touches, from live sketch artists to casino games to one-of-a-kind entertainment.Beyond his impressive roster of A-list clients and glamorous projects, Jeff is deeply devoted to giving back. He has leveraged his platform and relationships to raise significant funds for charitable causes. A standout example was an event featuring WWE Superstar Big Show which led to two wrestling championship belts being donated to a sick child.Jeff Krause has mastered the delicate balancing act required to manage different personalities and egos. His reputation for integrity and discretion has earned him the trust of celebrities, their families, and their teams over the years. He has a gift for bringing out the best in any venue and making sure his clients leave happy.When he's not coordinating unforgettable events, Jeff is working to spread more positivity in the world. He is a connector at heart who thrives on putting smiles on people's faces.What Travis and Jeff discussed:How to Build Relationships Through Shared Interests: Don't focus only on what someone can do for you. Find common ground through genuine shared interests and values. This creates deeper, more meaningful connections.The Importance of Persistence Over Time: A "no" today doesn't mean "no" forever. Be patient and stay on people's radar. The right opportunity to connect may come years later.Curating Unique Event Experiences: It's not just about celebrity appearances. Create memorable events by incorporating distinctive elements like live artists, interactive entertainment, specialty cuisine, etc.Managing Different Personalities and Egos: Navigating celebrity teams requires compromising and finding middle ground. Be flexible but stand firm when needed. Earn trust over time.Giving Back Creates Goodwill: Helping others through charity work and community service generates enormous goodwill. It leads to unexpected rewards, referrals and new relationships.Listen to the episode now to hear more of Jeff's stories and advice straight from one of the industry's top connectors. You'll come away with actionable strategies to help you network more effectively and bring more value to your own events and interactions.Don't miss this chance to learn from someone who has mastered the art and science of creating connections. Tune into the latest Travis Makes Friends episode with Jeff Krause now!Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon`t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts anAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/14/202354 minutes, 41 seconds
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HALA TAHA | The Long Game of Building a Business

Hala Taha (@yapwithhala)is the acclaimed host of the top-ranked "Young and Profiting Podcast" in the Education category and the dynamic CEO of YAP Media, a premier social media and podcast marketing firm. Her journey in the media world began during her college years, producing for HOT97's "The Angie Martinez Show.” Venturing into digital media, Hala founded "The Sorority of Hip Hop," an entertainment news platform, leading a robust team of 50 female bloggers. As the digital media landscape evolved, Hala transitioned to pursue an MBA, amassing 7 years of strategic marketing expertise at renowned firms like HP and Disney Streaming Services. What began as a passion project, the Young and Profiting Podcast and YAP Media, has flourished into a powerhouse business with a roster of elite clients and a team of over 40 professionals.What Travis and Hala discussed:Why persistence and consistency are so important: Hala faced many rejections and setbacks early on in her career, but she persisted and kept trying new opportunities while honing her skills. Her consistency with working on her podcast for 2 years before it took off demonstrates why perseverance pays off.How developing a wide range of transferable skills enabled her success: By building diverse skills like audio editing, marketing, design, and motivating teams, Hala prepared herself to start and grow businesses more easily later on. This demonstrates how having versatile abilities can unlock opportunities.The importance of surrounding yourself with supportive people: Hala highlights how crucial it is to find mentors who see your potential and believe in you even when others don't. Her father always backed her up, showing the tremendous impact advocates can have.Why solving rich people’s problems results in higher pay: By charging high prices to clients like CEOs and celebrities, Hala earned significant fees because the value they receive can justify much higher rates than servicing average customers. This shows the power of serving those with money.How capitalizing on opportunities and learning from failures enables growth: Even though Hala didn't succeed at every opportunity, she gained experience each time that she could apply later. She stresses the importance of continuing to put yourself out there to create breakthroughs.Hala Taha turned her passion into profits through sheer hustle and persistence, and her story provides a masterclass in business building for any entrepreneur. If you want to learn how to grow an audience, monetize your content, and scale your platform like Hala did, head to yapmedia.io and connect with her elite team. Don't let anything stop you from achieving your biggest goals—it’s time to silence the doubters, follow Hala’s blueprint, and start profitable projects that allow you to do work you love.Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon`t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts anAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | Why Andrew Schulz OBLITERATED Steiny on the Full Send Podcast

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8/4/202315 minutes, 1 second
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | Success in Show Biz (Ft. Josh Peck, Bryan Callen, and Casey Patterson)

Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/2/202317 minutes, 16 seconds
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DAN MARTELL | Buy Back Your Time

Dan Martell (@danmartell) is a successful serial entrepreneur, author, and business coach who struggled early in life before finding his path. After a troubled childhood, Dan tried and failed multiple times in his early twenties to launch technology companies. It was at age 24 that Dan found success, building his first company, Spheric Technologies. However, despite rapid growth, Dan struggled as a solo founder to scale Spheric effectively. Through perseverance and learning from mentors, Dan could turn things around, sell Spheric profitably, and build and sell two more companies.Having learned the hard way, Dan made it his mission to shortcut the path for other entrepreneurs. He began coaching and created SaaS Academy to help SaaS founders rapidly grow their companies by avoiding common pitfalls. Dan's journey from troubled teen to successful serial entrepreneur allows him to relate to the struggles of other founders. He combines real-world experience with expert coaching to help entrepreneurs scale smarter. Dan is also the author of the best-selling book Buy Back Your Time. ​In this book, Dan teaches critical strategies to install systems and develop mindsets that allow entrepreneurs to engage in high-value work and succeed in business while enjoying more freedom than they ever imagined.What Dan and Travis discussed:How to not grow your business painfully: Dan explains that entrepreneurs avoid pain, so trying to scale your business by doubling your workload will not be sustainable in the long-term. Instead, hire people strategically to buy back your time so you can focus on higher-level strategic work.The importance of documenting processes and training your team: Dan emphasizes creating SOPs, checklists, and training so you can get consistent results from your team. This provides leverage through codifying your knowledge and systems.Why you should surround yourself with people already doing what you want to do: Surrounding yourself with others ahead of you provides leverage through collaboration.How Dan creates an environment and lifestyle for his family's long-term fulfillment: Dan makes choices thinking of the positive impact on his loved ones over decades, not just short-term gains.The importance of becoming an emotional coach for your kids: Dan focuses on developing his kids' self-confidence and resilience. He doesn't solve all their problems or do everything for them, allowing them to learn life skills.The standard issue of consistency without results: Dan observes that just showing up and putting in time without meaningful output won't lead to success. It's essential to evaluate if you're making real progress periodically.Knowing yourself is vital before relationships: Dan emphasizes that you need self-awareness to have healthy relationships. Understand your flaws, triggers, and shadows to improve your interactions with others.Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon`t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts anAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/31/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | Consistency Creates Success (Ft. David Meltzer)

Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/28/202319 minutes, 4 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | Raiders Legends (ft. Tim Brown & Willie Gault)

Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/26/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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KING KETO | From Rough Streets to Fitness Empire

King Keto (@kingketo), whose real name is Brandon Carter, grew up in the rough South Side of Chicago. He saw his father build a successful insurance claims business from nothing, earning millions of dollars annually, only to lose it all tragically. This instilled in Brandon the belief that with consistent hard work over time, success will come.After attending Howard University business school and dabbling in rap music, opening for prominent artists in the early 2000s, Brandon worked multiple jobs in his early twenties to support his family after his father passed away. He was a personal trainer, security guard, and restaurant manager, often working 14+ hour days.Brandon was one of the pioneers of online personal training in the late 2000s, combining strategies from books like The 4-Hour Workweek and Crush It. Over many years, he built his fitness business to 7 figures in revenue.With a social media following of over 3 million strong and 100+ million views of his training content, Brandon has cemented his status as a leading fitness influencer.But his most significant impact comes through the High Ticket Trainer (HTT) program he founded. It's dedicated to helping personal trainers build thriving online businesses.Brandon continues to walk the talk by growing his multifaceted fitness empire. He proves combining knowledge, personality, and perseverance creates transformational success.Brandon is now promoting his 10 Commandments of Online Training—a step-by-step guide on becoming a successful online trainer. What Traves and Brandon discussed:King Keto grew up in a rough area of South Chicago and saw his dad build a business from nothing to making millions but then lose it all. This gave him the belief that hard work over time leads to success.King Keto's experience at Howard University business schoolHe worked multiple jobs (personal trainer, security guard, restaurant manager) while building an online training business in the late 2000s. He wanted to support his family after his dad passed away.How King Keto was one of the first people to pioneer online personal training, combining strategies from 4-Hour Workweek and Crush It. We built a 7-figure fitness business over many years.Why King Keto believes that recreation and hedonism are not the only ways to enjoy life, pushing yourself, seeing what you're capable of, and providing value to others can also bring joy.Get ready for an intense conversation with online fitness pioneer King Keto!Hear the crazy story of how King Keto grew up in rough South Chicago, saw his dad rise from nothing to earn millions, then lose it all, and had to support his family by working multiple jobs after tragedy struck.Learn how King Keto became one of the first to make online personal training a business, combining strategies from classic books like 4-Hour Workweek and Crush It.Get King Keto's hilarious hot takes on controversial topics and his unique philosophy on finding fulfillment beyond just recreation and hedonism.If you want to be inspired by a fitness influencer who's been through it all, this raw and honest interview is a must-listen. Check out the new episode with King Keto now!Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travisDon'tn’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/24/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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Freestyle Friday | Getting Your Voice Out There

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7/21/202328 minutes, 35 seconds
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PAUL CHAMBERS | The Founder of SubSummit

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7/17/202354 minutes, 45 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | Chattin' with Feastables' Head of CX, Jess Cervellon

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7/14/202336 minutes, 27 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | Moving Forward When Others Hold You Back

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7/12/202325 minutes, 5 seconds
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BONUS | How to Master Your Content Strategy in 2023 and Beyond!

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7/10/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | Jeff Fenster and Travis Chappell Answer Burning Questions

Welcome to a new segment called Click Bait, a captivating podcast segment where host, Travis Chappell, and guest and Founder of Everbowl, Jeff Fenster, delve into the world of success, personal development, and health tips. In this segment, they discuss thought-provoking questions, share their experiences, and provide valuable insights on various topics. From navigating career choices to building a personal brand, they explore the challenges and opportunities that arise in today's dynamic world. Join them as they uncover the secrets to success, debunk myths, and inspire listeners to embrace a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. Tune in to Click Bait and discover the keys to unlocking your true potential.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/7/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | The Fighter AND the Kid

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7/5/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 35 seconds
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JEFF FENSTER | Mastering the Idea of Pivoting

Jeff Fenster(@fensterjeff), an entrepreneurial dynamo, Fenster firmly believes in the power of camaraderie and enjoyment in building successful ventures. He is intensely committed to nurturing groundbreaking start-ups that showcase both vertical integration and revenue-stimulating innovation, alongside developing highly capable leadership teams to catalyze the growth of thriving brands.As a trailblazer in the quick-serve restaurant industry, Fenster founded Everbowl™, a rapidly burgeoning superfood brand rooted in Southern California, back in 2016. Everbowl is now nationally renowned as an ascendant force within the sector, democratizing access to affordable, healthy superfoods for all. With a steadily expanding network of retail outlets in Southern California and Arizona, Fenster is the driving force behind Everbowl's extraordinary growth, with ambitions to proliferate the brand on a nationwide scale via both retail and superfood-infused Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) products. In his successful expansion of the brand, Fenster has pioneered the adoption of innovative strategies to enhance Everbowl's revenue-generating efficiencies across areas like operations, procurement, supply chain, and construction.As a motivational mentor and adept team architect, Fenster is committed to fostering a vibrant company culture where the mantra is "make friends and have fun". Fenster also maintains an active role in community advocacy, generously dedicating his time and resources to support his local community.What Travis and Jeff discussed:The societal expectation for teenagers to have a clear idea of their life path, despite their limited life experience and perspective, Jeff shares his own experience of feeling unfulfilled and unsure in academia, nearly dropping out of college, and realizing after law school that he didn't want to pursue his original goal.How Jeff has learned the value of being 'change ready' and believing that when deciding whether to pivot or persevere, one should play out both scenarios and decide which outcome they'd rather live with, underlining the value of a college degree not in specific skills acquired, but in demonstrating commitment and adaptability.Why Jeff thinks that while marketing has the potential for scalability and high earnings, he believes that sales is a more crucial skill, especially for entrepreneurship and leadership, as it involves persuasion and effective communication, which can be applied in various situations.How Jeff leveraged relationship capital and sales acumen to establish a successful digital marketing agency in partnership with renowned SEO expert Neil Patel, eventually leading to substantial personal financial gain.Jeff’s passion for health and wellness, eventually deciding to disrupt the industry by founding the Everbowl chain of wellness-focused restaurants; his unique approach to business expansion involved developing an in-house construction company to reduce build costs and timeframes, demonstrating an entrepreneurial mindset to identify and solve problems, which played a significant role in Everbowl's success and rapid growth.Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/3/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 34 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | How to Sell Anything

Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/30/202347 minutes, 59 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | Crush it as a Content Creator (Ft. Patrick Bet-David, Sean Cannell, and Chris Van Vliet)

Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpodSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/28/202322 minutes, 18 seconds
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JESSE PUJJI | LIVE Interview from SubSummit '23!

Jesse (@jspujji) is an entrepreneur, investor, and executive whose passion is helping people learn and grow through the power of entrepreneurship. He currently serves as Founder & CEO of Gateway and as Executive Chairman of Ampush and MySubscriptionAddiction.com.Prior to Gateway, Jesse co-founded and was CEO of Ampush. During his tenure, Ampush grew to over 100 Ampushers, managed over $1BN in media spend, and partnered with brands such as Dollar Shave Club, Uber, Birchbox, and Hulu. He also led efforts in two strategic acquisitions, one divestiture and raising $15M from Red Ventures. Prior to Ampush, Jesse started his career with short stints at both Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. In 2006, Jesse graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship, and a second degree in Political Science. He lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife and two kids. Outside of work, you can find traveling, playing tennis, watching Pixar movies, and indulging in dark chocolate.Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/26/202335 minutes, 47 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | The Search for the Best Parenting Advice

Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/23/202340 minutes, 50 seconds
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MIDWEEK MASHUP | Create An Offer They Can't Refuse (Ft. Dan Henry, Jason Harris, Travis Chambers)

Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/21/202332 minutes, 29 seconds
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ELENA CARDONE | How to Build an Empire Without Destroying Your Family

Elena Cardone started her career in Hollywood and soon became a successful model and actress of TV and film fame. A lifelong competitive sport shooter, and now wife, mother, author, businesswoman, empire builder, event producer, mentor, public speaker, and visionary.She is the author of the best-selling book “Build an Empire: How to Have it All.” She is the executive producer of the massively successful events that include 10X Ladies, Operation 10X Badass, Build an Empire Mastermind and her own show, “Women in Power.”Drawing upon her vast experience, Elena has developed her own curriculum to assist aspiring empire builders. In her Build an Empire course, she lays the groundwork for both men and women as she trains them how to create, grow and defend an extraordinary career and marriage. Additionally, she mentors hundreds of women with personal, one-on-one coaching sessions.Elena’s most recent endeavor has been to partner up with EXP Realty. She is now a licensed Realtor who plans on building the largest real estate team across the globe helping thousands of people create generational wealth through real estate powered by EXP.Elena has been happily married to Grant since 2004 (July 4th to be exact – and the fireworks have never stopped) and lives with her husband Grant, their two daughters, Sabrina and Scarlett, along with their two cats, Cash and Flow in Miami Beach. Together they have created a real estate portfolio of $5.2 Billion.Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/19/202336 minutes, 6 seconds
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Freestyle Friday | The Problem With Alpha Males

The worst advertisement for being an alpha male is, in fact, alpha males.There’s an entire movement now of Alpha Male influencers that have taken the social algorithms by storm and as someone who is an ultra-competitive dude, I’ve like some stuff and not liked some stuff. So today I’m gonna talk about the things I like and the things that I don’t like. Let’s start with the positives. First of all, I like that there are men who are standing up the broader attack on manhood as whole that seems to be happening in our culture. This has been happening more and more recently where if there’s a man in a tv show or movie, he’s often portrayed as this clumsy, out of touch, mistake factory, and although some of the characters are fantastic, it gets a little old and it teaches people that that’s what men are. And look, I get it. Men were held in such high regard for all of human history that it makes them the easy target now. But now we are experiencing a pendulum swing in the opposite direction and it’s becoming hard to find good examples of what it means to be a man. So I like that there are some men who are saying, this is it. This is the example. I also like that it is bringing more attention to the conversation from people who have been fighting so hard for their rights for so long and unintentionally shitting on manhood and are now realizing that championing themselves doesn’t mean they have to put down another group. Yes, I understand the irony of that statement. So there are some good things coming out of some of this stuff, but now I want to address some of the bad things. First of all, I say that alpha males are the worst advertisement for alpha male mentality because even though some of them have good things to say, the way to market your content in that world is to attract people who want to become alpha. So instead of focusing on the boring and most important parts of being an alpha, like being a provider or protector, or serving those around you, or leading with love and empathy, but still valuing competition, struggle, hard work, and traditional masculine values, they focus on more marketable aspects of the results that some alphas have…like being surrounded by chicks in bikinis, or owning three supercars, or sitting in a bathtub full of money. And that marketing mistakenly implies that those things are what make you an alpha, not the person you are or how you show up in the world. Secondly, I don’t like how some of the alpha culture does exactly what I was saying earlier. They demean other groups in order to prop themselves up. Not only is that not the right thing to do, it’s the complete opposite of how a true alpha would act. The alpha isn’t the loud/obnoxious one in the room. They’re often the ones who act with the most quiet confidence. Their last worry is whether or not you or anyone else thinks they’re an alpha. They have the security and confidence in themselves because they focus on building an impeccable relationship with them first and foremost. They know who they are and they don’t need yours or my validation to prove it to themselves. If you are an alpha, you don’t feel the need to prove it. You can rest assured that people will know to trust you and rely on you over time because that is the person you are. Not the brand you are pretending to be. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/16/202331 minutes, 22 seconds
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Midweek Mashup | Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help (ft. Mark Manson, David Nurse, and Tom Bilyeu)

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for a Midweek Mashup!On today's episodes, you'll hear insights from Mark Manson, David Nurse, and Tom Bilyeu!First, Mark Manson sheds light on his unconventional approach, describing his work as "self-help for people who hate self-help." He boldly criticizes the traditional self-help tropes, denouncing positive thinking, the law of attraction, and other woo-woo energy practices as mere indulgence.Mark's refreshing perspective on the self-help industry stems from his disdain for the hypocritical and narcissistic tendencies prevalent within it. He unveils the facade of self-proclaimed gurus who propagate a lifestyle they themselves fail to embody. Mark shies away from such circles, unwilling to participate in what he sees as a pyramid scheme of narcissism. He delves into the notion of self-improvement devolving into self-obsession and identifies the industry as an epidemic of narcissism.Drawing parallels between self-help and religion, Mark highlights the tendency of individuals to create belief systems around personal development. He explores this concept further in his book "Everything is F*cked," delving into the human inclination to form religions and the ways it intersects with personal growth.Next, David Nurse emphasizes the significance of taking action and shares his findings from extensive surveys on the main reasons people hesitate to take action in their lives. By incorporating inspiring stories of historical figures who changed the world in his new book, Nurse aims to empower readers to overcome their obstacles and embrace risk-taking.Finally, join Tom Bilyeu as he takes a deep dive into powerful quotes and shares his insightful perspective on success, perception, and personal growth. In this thought-provoking video, Tom explores the quote, "There is no greater revenge than unmitigated success," originally attributed to Frank Sinatra. Tom discusses the significance of leveraging both positive and negative emotions to propel oneself forward, emphasizing the role of anger and aggression in acute moments. He explains the science behind endurance and how channeling rage can enhance pain tolerance. Tom warns against relying solely on rage or aggression, highlighting the importance of strategic utilization. Discover how Tom's relentless drive for success fuels his determination to prove doubters wrong, and how he maintains focus amidst exhaustion and adversity.Continuing the exploration of quotes, Tom delves into the statement, "It is impossible to see the world as it is." Drawing from neuroscience, he explains how the brain's deep limbic system colors our perception and assigns meaning to neutral stimuli. Tom highlights the subjective nature of our interpretations, influenced by various factors such as mood, sleep, and personal experiences. He cites Viktor Frankl's profound insights from his time in concentration camps, where choosing empowering beliefs played a crucial role in survival. Learn how reframing perspectives and focusing on empowering narratives can transform our experiences and responses to life's challenges.In the final segment, Tom discusses the quote, "There's always room for the best," and addresses the misconception that one's current skill set defines their future potential. He encourages individuals to embrace their adaptability and the limitless possibilities for growth and improvement. Tom shares examples of remarkable achievements from individuals who defied expectations and surpassed their initial limitations. Discover how adopting a mindset of constant improvement can empower you to overcome obstacles and reach extraordinary heights.Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/14/202323 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ben Reinberg | Owning Every Aspect of Your Life

Ben Reinberg (@therealbenreinberg), is the CEO and Founder of Alliance, a commercial real estate investing firm. Ben's expansive knowledge stretches from acquisitions and investment to transaction structuring.Trusted for his transparency, Ben seamlessly stitches together the worlds of buyers and sellers. He's a deal-weaving maestro, lauded for his knack for problem-solving, swift equity raising, and trust-building prowess. Ben's insights have also found their way to the public, with numerous articles to his credit, illuminating the dynamics of the trade.He is also a fitness, personal development and wine enthusiast. When he says “I Own It”, which is also the name of his podcast, he isn't just talking about the hundreds of millions in commercial real estate assets his company owns. “I Own It” represents so much more. From our daily food intake, who we surround ourselves with, our emotions and personal commitments, mindset and more.What Travis and Ben discussed:Ben’s journey from growing up in a lower-middle-class area in Chicago to becoming an entrepreneur, highlighting the impact of his upbringing, observing his parents' work ethics, and the early rebellious desire to not work for others; he credits his resilience and success to his strong work ethic, persistence, and willingness to take risks.Why Ben’s desire for significant growth and change led him to bypass typical entry-level real estate investments and dive into commercial real estate with his first $3 million deal at the age of 23, largely fueled by calculated risks, diligent homework, and an extraordinary capacity to hustle and raise investment capital.The importance of overcoming challenges and fostering growth are key themes in this episode, where our guest shares his personal journey and business insights, emphasizing the importance of integrity, embracing criticism, and creating impactful experiences for employees and investors.Why success and personal growth come from embracing vulnerability, maintaining consistency and persistency, refusing to be limited by negativity, and investing in your inner self for happiness and self-awareness, as these are the key ingredients in overcoming challenges and critics, and achieving your dreams and personal satisfaction.If you've ever wondered about the path to success in commercial real estate, or how to balance success with happiness, then this episode is for you. Tune in to hear Ben Reinberg, a seasoned commercial real estate investor, as he shares his unique journey of diving headfirst into the industry, building his personal brand, and most importantly, redefining success on his own terms. We delve into topics of personal development, life philosophy, discipline, and much more. You don't want to miss Ben's invaluable insights, whether you're interested in real estate or simply seeking to optimize your own path to success and fulfillment. So hit that play button and enjoy our fascinating conversation!Special Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/12/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Extremity Expands Capacity | Freestyle Friday

Welcome back to another episode of Freestyle Friday on the Travis Makes Friends Podcast. Here is a summary of today's episode:Quote of the Week:"Extremity expands capacity." – Ed MylettHot Take:You've been sold a lie: "If you're not upgrading your life, you're failing."Life isn't linear, and I learned this the hard way. In my 20s and early years of marriage, we moved ten times, constantly upgrading and accumulating more. But when my sales team quit, I faced a choice: rebuild or downsize. I chose the latter and rediscovered my true goals. We downsized, focused on my side hustle, and achieved financial success. I realized that constantly upgrading is often undisciplined spending. So, evaluate your financial situation, prioritize investments in yourself, and don't be afraid to downgrade if it aligns with your long-term vision.The Breakdown:Find out how the hell Grant Cardone, a child of immigrants, ex-drug addict, and former car salesman, built a multi-billion dollar real estate portfolio in less than eight years. His key strategy was focusing on attention rather than money. Grant's mission is for eight billion people to know his name, not necessarily like him. Familiarity breeds trust, and by consistently delivering value and fulfilling promises, he gained people's trust over time. The lesson is to prioritize earning attention that can eventually translate into trust, rather than solely focusing on immediate ROI.Q&A:Travis lists the three interviews he considers tentpole episodes of his show, discusses how certain interviews and conversations have challenged his beliefs, talks about the importance of maintaining connections with guests and so much more.Resources Mentioned:The Power of One More by Ed Mylett – https://amzn.to/3CiBmmHDig Your Well Before Your Thirsty by Harvey Mackay – https://amzn.to/3qp5MkzSpecial Offer for Travis Makes Friends Listeners:Get 16 free meals with the Hello Fresh discount code hellofresh.com/travis16Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/9/202331 minutes, 4 seconds
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Midweek Mashup | Start a Freaking Podcast (Ft. Travis Chappell, Travis Chappell, Travis Chappell, Travis Chappell, and Travis Chappell)

In today’s Midweek Mashup, we dive deep into the true value of podcasting beyond just sponsorships and profit. We will explore how this flexible platform fosters personal connections and provides significant growth potential while multitasking. We'll discuss how running a podcast can build valuable relationships and reinforce the idea of positive actions leading to positive outcomes.Learn why consistency, focusing on your audience, and perseverance are key to podcasting success, taking cues from figures like Gary Vaynerchuk. Understand how podcasting offers unique rapport-building and unprecedented opportunities to engage with influential people, making it a valuable publicity tool.What Travis explained: - Why podcasting is not just for sponsorships and profit; it's a flexible platform that allows audiences to consume content while multitasking, fostering a personal connection through voice, and remains a platform with significant growth potential.- How running a podcast allows the host to build valuable relationships by providing a platform for others, while creating value without necessarily expecting anything in return, thereby reinforcing the idea that good actions lead to good outcomes.- Why podcasting success requires consistent content delivery, a focus on who is listening regardless of audience size, and perseverance in the face of low initial traction, as exemplified by figures like Gary Vaynerchuk; unrealistic expectations often hinder progress and nurturing even a single listener can lead to substantial growth.- Podcasting enables unique rapport building and opens up opportunities for personal and professional growth by allowing hosts to engage in meaningful conversations with influential people they may not have access to otherwise, and serving as a valuable publicity tool for the guests. - Why consistency and quality are paramount, as success often comes to those who persistently produce good content, even in the face of challenges or slow audience growth.Tune in to learn why maintaining consistency and quality are paramount for success in this space, even when faced with challenges or slow audience growth. Subscribe now, so you don't miss out on this insightful episode. Stay connected, stay informed, and let's keep the conversation going.Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/7/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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DAN NOVAES | The Phone That Pays You

Dan Novaes is the CEO of Mode Mobile - whose vision is to sustainably offer a free smartphone & data plan to every person on the planet. Their "Earn As You Go" software enables millions of budget-conscious consumers to earn additional passive income through daily habits. They are also the creators of Mode Earn Phone (modephone.com), the first-ever smartphone that pays you. What Travis and Dan discussed:How Dan started a company that capitalized on budget-conscious users' habits by creating an "earning operating system," offering rewards for activities on their smartphones, which evolved into a hardware-software integration model aiming to incentivize user activities through revenue-sharing agreements with advertisers.Dan, an entrepreneur with a history of entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy from a young age, built successful ventures by identifying and leveraging arbitrage opportunities, initially with Playboy magazines and Pokémon cards, later with Polo Ralph Lauren jackets, and eventually in the electronics market, exploiting the price difference between U.S. and Brazilian markets.The importance of adaptability and learning from experiences in entrepreneurial endeavors; Dan asserts that while having a vision is crucial, it's equally significant to make adjustments along the way, hire for areas of weakness, and maintain a balance between heads-down work and outward-facing activities.Why networking activities, including attending conferences or masterminds, can open up unforeseen opportunities and lead to a significant return on investment, though it requires intentional effort and can be difficult to balance with focused work time.Living to 120 years, crowdfunding, and much more!Join us for an eye-opening discussion with Dan Novaes, the innovative CEO of Current Mobile, in our latest podcast episode. Listen as Dan shares his entrepreneurial journey from trading Pokémon cards to building a revolutionary tech company that's changing the way we use smartphones. Discover the importance of adaptability in entrepreneurship, how to strike a balance between focused work and networking, and even explore the concept of living to 120 years! Are you ready to gain insights that can reshape your entrepreneurial mindset? Click the link to listen to the episode now!Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/5/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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FREESTYLE FRIDAY | You're Naked...I'm Afraid

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. - Marcus AreliusIn today’s Freestyle Friday we dive deep into locker room etiquette, Rob Dyrdeck’s success on MTV, live events, dream guests, Travis’s favorite social media clip of all time and much more!Main takeaways:Working on your fitness routine should also include the exercise of swiftly transitioning from 'naked dude' to 'dressed dude' in the locker room, for the sake of other people's eyeballs.How Rob Dyrdeck's show "Ridiculousness" dominates 60% of MTV's programming due to its unique ability to cater to modern viewing habits, serving as an alternative to streaming, network TV, or other traditional cable content, and allowing viewers to easily engage with the show at any point.How 'Ridiculousness,' is a result of Rob Dyrdeck's unique vision, persistence, adaptability to market changes, and strategic business decisions, enabling it to transcend demographics and become a significant pop culture phenomenon.Travis answers your questions:Why Grant Cardone’s social media clip from Build Your Network is one of Travis’s favorites of all time.How do you create an amazing in-person event that ladders back up to your platform?How hard was it to adjust to the real world after leaving a Baptist surrounding?Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/2/202341 minutes, 20 seconds
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Midweek Mashup | NBA Legends Talk Succeeding in Business (Ft. John Salley, Shaq, and Matt Barnes)

Today's conversation is less about the three-pointer and more about the three P's – Post-Career, Perspectives, and Profits.Today, we have an exciting midweek mashup episode for you featuring not one, not two, but three phenomenal guests. And there's an intriguing twist – they've all sported a Laker jersey during their illustrious careers. We're welcoming on board the legendary Shaquille O'Neal (@shaq), the multitalented John Salley(@johnsalley), and the versatile Matt Barnes(@matthewkbarnes).Our focus in this episode is a seldom-discussed aspect of being an athlete – the shift from the court to the boardroom. How do you build a career when the cheering crowds fade and the spotlight dims? How do you make money and sustain the same level of success and fame you once had when every day was game day?We will be unraveling the methods behind their continual money-making, their approach to business, and how they choose what ventures to plunge into. You'll gain insights into their relationships, their business mindsets, and the life lessons they've gleaned from switching their identity from superstar athletes to savvy entrepreneurs.John Salley’s main Takeaways:How John utilized his time at the 1989 NBA All-Star game to not only enjoy the experience but to also establish a foundation for their future in media and broadcasting, underscoring the importance of continually learning and adapting in one's career.Why learning and mastering any skill is like training a muscle; through consistent and dedicated practice, it becomes easier and more instinctual over time.Listen to John Salley’s full episode hereShaq’s main takeaway: - Why both who you know and what you know are important in life: Shaq believes that personal connections can lead to business opportunities, while expertise and experience can guide others and contribute to personal success.Listen to Shaq’’s full episode hereMatt Barnes’s main takeaways: - Why instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in children from a young age and exposing them to various opportunities can equip them for future success, regardless of whether they pursue traditional careers or carve their own paths. - Matt’s strong focus on social equity, commitment to investing in disruptive tech applications in varied spaces such as gaming and parenting, and how he’s utilizing his networking abilities and resources to create opportunities for minorities and underrepresented communities.Listen to Matt’s full episode here--Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/31/202321 minutes, 18 seconds
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NEEL DHINGRA | Nothing Sells Like Results

Neel Dhingra (@neelhome) is a mortgage industry expert with over 15 years of experience in the field. He has served in various leadership roles in some of the most reputed companies in the mortgage industry. Dhingra is not just known for his professional acumen in mortgage banking, but also for his passion for personal development, content creation, and education. Neel also runs a successful YouTube channel where he regularly posts educational content and advice on the mortgage industry, financial fitness, and personal development.If you want to transform your business and life with expert strategies and next-level thinking, sign up for his live event: Forward Event 2023What Travis and Neel discussed: Why despite coming from a conservative immigrant family that advocated traditional career paths, Neil was drawn into the mortgage finance industry. He navigated significant challenges such as the 2008 financial crash, but through resilience and strategic pivots, he and his brother built a successful business. How Neel began utilizing social media in 2018 as a means of marketing, learning from figures like Gary Vaynerchuk about the importance of content creation, focusing on the idea of building a personal brand and online presence.  The significance of reaching the right audience, rather than simply going for large numbers. This approach has guided Neel’s content strategy and helped him connect with the individuals who are most likely to resonate with his message and engage with his brand.Why being relatable and authentic is an essential asset in entrepreneurship and why consistently showing your audience your progress, growth, and proven results can build trust and engagement.  Why Neel believes that networking and making new contacts is the most beneficial aspect of attending such events. Neel also shares his strategies to create collaboration opportunitiesDon't miss out on our latest podcast episode! Today, we're featuring the journey of Neel Dhingra, the entrepreneur turned content creator. Neel shares his experiences, the tricks of his trade, and the secrets behind his successful shift from traditional business to digital platforms. He also spills the beans on creating high-impact short-form video content that skyrockets your presence on platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube Shorts.This episode is a goldmine for anyone looking to enhance their personal brand, optimize their social media game, or simply learn from the best. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/29/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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Building a Show, Not Just a Podcast: The Evolution of Travis Makes Friends

Every minute of the listener's time is earned. The Travis Makes Friends Podcast is back with a new direction. After over six years of podcasting, we’ve learned a lot along the way. One of the most important things lessons learned is that it's not enough to just start a podcast. You need to build a show. This means creating something that is interesting and engaging, and that will keep your audience coming back for more.We have decided to make some changes to the format of the podcast. Starting next week, we’ll be releasing new episodes three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.Main takeaways from the new direction of the show:Travis’s advice for creators: Don't just start a podcast. Build a show. This means creating something that is interesting and engaging, and that will keep your audience coming back for more. Think about how you can combine different elements, such as interviews, segments, games, and music, to create a unique and memorable experience for your listeners.Add value to your listeners by providing entertainment, motivation, and inspiration. This will help you to build a loyal following of listeners who will continue to tune in week after week.What you can expect from the show from now on:Monday’s release will be our long-format interview, with high-level people who’ve achieved success and are willing to share their journey and strategies.Wednesday’s release we go back to our usual Midweek Mashup, where we’ll pick the best clips and insights from guests from our archives on a specific topic.On Freestyle Friday episodes, We’ll do discussions on trending topics, hot takes, Q&A, and much more!Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, @travismakesfriendsFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/26/202310 minutes, 13 seconds
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TORI GORDON | Dreaming Big and Avoiding Self-Sabotage

Tori Gordon (@thetorigordon) is a trauma-informed breathwork facilitator, peak performance coach, and award-winning content creator. She is the founder of Coachable LLC, a company that helps people achieve success and fulfillment through engaging content, seminars, and coaching programs.Tori has been featured on major media outlets, including NBC, CBS, and Fox News. Her popular podcast, The Coachable Podcast, has been named one of the top five podcasts to get you through COVID-19. She is also an award-winning mental health influencer and a brand ambassador for international brands such as Nature Made, Better Health, Organify, and Natural Cycles.In 2022, Yahoo News named Tori as one of the top 10 mindset coaches in the United States. She is now a highly sought-after speaker, and has been hired by organizations such as the United Nations to share her insights on personal development and mental health.What Travis and Tori Discussed:How Tori’s competitive nature and desire to be in control shaped her into a successful leader, and how she learned to delegate and trust her team to avoid burnout.When alleviating tension and overcoming challenges, it is important to engage in practices that bring one back to the present moment, maintain a long-term perspective, and embrace the obstacles as stepping stones towards personal growth and success.The importance of identifying the root cause of stress and how aligning one's skills and responsibilities can help alleviate pressure and tension, often requiring the humility to recognize areas of weakness and make strategic hires to delegate tasks and focus on one's unique strengths.Taking action and applying acquired knowledge is crucial for personal growth and success, as consuming information without implementation leads to stagnation and lack of progress.How Tori turned her podcast into a profitable business, and how she initially focused on offering one-on-one and group coaching services, and later expanded to brand partnerships, retreats, affiliates, and strategic business decisions, while being open to new opportunities aligned with her long-term goals.Tune in to this episode as Tori Gordon shares her insights on leadership, overcoming challenges, stress management, and turning a podcast into a profitable business. Learn valuable strategies for personal growth and success, and discover how Tori navigated her journey to becoming a sought-after speaker and influential coach. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation with Tori!Follow Travis on:G 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/22/202355 minutes, 57 seconds
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MICHAEL YO | Growing up Blasian, Why Cross-Fit Sucks, and Living in a Real-Life Sitcom

Michael Yo (@michaelyo) is a successful comedian, actor, and host who has made a name for himself in Hollywood. He's a two-time Emmy nominee and has been heard on the Joe Rogan Experience. His critically acclaimed comedy special, I Never Thought, showcases his ability to deliver hilarious material drawn from his personal experiences as a father and loving husband.Michael has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, including Chelsea Handler and Joe Coy, and has starred in his own Apple TV+ series, Amber Brown, and Facebook Watch's first sitcom series, Starter Pack. He's also coached the Kardashian sisters as radio DJs for their show on the E! Network. Despite his success, Michael remains grounded and relatable, with a bottomless pool of material about his family that he incorporates into his stand-up routines.What Travis and Michael discussed:Why the LA environment led Michel to reevaluate his life and relocate to places that better suited his personal and professional needs, resulting in an increased sense of calm and reduced stress.The importance of empathy and acknowledging each other's experiences and struggles, regardless of race or background, to create a more understanding and compassionate society and the power of sharing stories to find common ground.How Michael’s ignorance of standard comedy set lengths allowed him to perform longer sets and progress more quickly in his career. How Michae learned teamwork from football but suggests over-40s should swap tackling for golf or risk becoming the poster child for CrossFit-related injuries.Why effective storytelling in comedy is to be authentic, honest, and relatable, ensuring that the audience feels engaged and connected to the story without feeling blamed or alienated.Meeting Joe Rogan on Fear Factor, why Crossfit sucks and much more!Ready for a laugh-out-loud podcast episode? Tune in to hear comedian Michael Yo share hilarious stories about his family, career, and life in LA. We'll dive into why he ditched tackling and why you should too (unless you want to be a CrossFit injury poster child)! Discover the secret to effective storytelling in comedy, and how empathy can change the world. Plus, hear about the time he met Joe Rogan on Fear Factor and his true feelings about CrossFit! Follow Travis on:G 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/4/20231 hour, 22 seconds
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SIERRA MAY | Breaking Barriers, Relationships Over Money and How Managers Elevate Brands

Sierra May (@itssierramay), is the founder of Sierra May Management and Sierra Snacks, she has always been drawn to the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry. At a young age, Sierra pursued acting with enthusiasm, but she quickly learned that the industry was riddled with scams and unethical practices. This realization led her to choose a more stable and sustainable path, earning a degree in advertising and marketing.Though it faced initial failures and setbacks, the experience taught her the importance of persistence and resilience. Her journey not only showcased her entrepreneurial spirit but also instilled in her an appreciation for the significance of taking risks.Embracing her adventurous side, Sierra took a leap of faith and moved from Canada to Los Angeles with limited resources. This bold move allowed her to immerse herself in diverse cultures and reap the benefits of exploring new surroundings. Through her travels, Sierra discovered the power of networking and building relationships, which ultimately led to unexpected opportunities in the entertainment industry.What Travis and Sierra discussed:How Sierra developed an interest in the entertainment industry at a young age and initially pursued acting. However, she learned early on to be cautious of scams and unethical practices within the industry.Sierra’s first healthy treat business, which allowed her to explore her interest in fitness and healthy eating and what she learned from this experience, including the importance of persisting through initial failures and setbacks. The importance of taking risks and traveling and the benefits of exploring different cultures. Sierra shares her experiences of moving to LA with limited resources.How building relationships and being persistent can lead to unexpected opportunities in the entertainment industry.Why Sierra thinks a good manager focuses on the long-term success of their clients, prioritizing their clients' brands and value while seeking diverse opportunities and being selective about deals that can impact the client's reputation or growth in the industry.Today, Sierra May's journey has come full circle, as she utilizes her expertise in advertising, marketing, and entrepreneurship to successfully manage the careers of entertainers. Her dedication to ethical practices, client success, and growth has made her a respected and sought-after manager in the entertainment industry. In this episode, she shares her inspiring story and latest ventures, this is an episode you can’t miss!Follow Travis on:G 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/1/202356 minutes, 58 seconds
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KEALA KANAE | Proof of Past Performance, Skillset with Mindset and How to Get to 100 Million with Affiliate Marketing

Keala Kanae (@kealakanae) started his career at a coffee shop with a 500 credit score and living in his mother's spare bedroom. After quitting his job, he became a successful entrepreneur and started Inspirean, a company that focuses on skillset and mindset as a dual approach to business growth. Despite facing challenges like a partnership breakup and the pandemic, Keala believes that successful entrepreneurs need to be prepared for any situation and not surrender to the struggle. He suggests constantly enhancing and innovating businesses, investing in people, and interpreting data for meaningful decisions. Lastly, he advises combining professional experience from various industries and businesses for successful development.What Travis and Keala discussed:Affiliate marketing can be a great entry point for those who want to earn an income as an entrepreneur or creative without dealing with the hassles of building a business. Keala shares his experience of failing at various businesses for over a decade before finally finding success in digital marketing and affiliate marketing.Why Keala thinks that when hiring, the main focus should be on proof of past performance and not future potencia, nor degrees or certifications, and also why culture fit is also important, as skills can be taught but character cannot be.The importance of understanding how and why linking personal values to unenjoyable tasks can lead to success in entrepreneurship, and to emphasize developing the right mindset and cultivating self-awareness.Success requires a combination of skillset and mindset; without both, opportunities can be self-sabotaged and potential left unfulfilled.How Keala has transitioned from focusing solely on paid marketing to incorporating organic marketing strategies to combat increasing advertising costs, ultimately leading to a reduced net cost per acquisition, increased customer value, and faster purchase velocity.Impactful podcasting, how to build a great product and an amazing customer experience and so much more!Don't miss our latest podcast episode featuring Keala Kanae, the founder of AWOL Academy, as he shares his inspiring journey from humble beginnings to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Discover the importance of combining skill set and mindset for business growth, the value of affiliate marketing, and why focusing on past performance is crucial when hiring. Plus, learn about Keala's transition from paid to organic marketing strategies and how it has transformed his business. Tune in now to uncover valuable insights and expert advice for thriving in the world of digital marketing! Follow Travis on:G 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/27/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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NICK SANTONASTASSO | Emotional Home, Radical Responsibility and How to Find Your Superhuman Self

Nick Santonastasso (@nicksantonastasso) is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and professional model/bodybuilder who has defied the odds despite being born with no legs and one arm due to Hanhart Syndrome. Wrestling in high school helped him find his "why," and he has since become a social media sensation, appeared on TV shows, and won third place in his first bodybuilding competition. Nick shares his experience as a coach and keynote speaker, inspiring others to push beyond their limiting beliefs and live without limits.What Travis and Nick discussed:How early conditioning and upbringing can dictate our beliefs and views of the world, leading to average or exceptional lives.Becoming aware of your human experience, focusing on things you can control, identifying and breaking free from emotions that don't serve you, and prioritizing emotions like gratitude, fulfillment, and joy over material success.Why is it our responsibility to break the generational limiting beliefs and elevate our own lives and those of our children?Why radical responsibility is crucial to personal growth and success, as it allows individuals to shift from a victim mentality to causing an effect.How controlling your thoughts and emotions starts with being aware of your physiology, focus, language, and meaning.In this episode, Nick Santonastasso shares his inspiring story of defying the odds and achieving success despite being born with no legs and one arm due to Hanhart Syndrome. Nick discusses the importance of becoming aware of your human experience and focusing on things you can control, as well as breaking free from emotions that don't serve you and prioritizing emotions like gratitude, fulfillment, and joy over material success. He also emphasizes the need to break generational limiting beliefs and take radical responsibility for personal growth and success and provides practical tips for controlling thoughts and emotions through awareness of physiology, focus, language, and meaning. Whether you're facing your own challenges or simply looking for inspiration to push beyond your limits, this episode is a must-listen.Follow Travis on:G 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/24/202326 minutes, 52 seconds
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MATT BEAUDREAU | Navigating Masculinity in a Culture That Undermines It

Matt Beaudreau (@mattbeaudreu) is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, consultant, and coach. Matt is a two-time featured TEDx speaker and the founder of Acton Academy Placer Schools, which emphasizes self-direction and the cultivation of confident, independent young people with a strong sense of character and personal responsibility. Matt has co-founded Apogee Strong, a mentorship program for young men to take on challenges presented by men who have come before them, in order to learn to lead. Additionally, he hosts a podcast called The Essential 11, which features leaders in business, sports, music, and entertainment, and is the founder of the Apogee Strong Foundation, which provides scholarships and leadership opportunities for young men worldwide. Matt is launching the Apogee Strong Dads Program in 2023, aimed at bringing back classic masculinity in the home.What Travis and Matt discussed:Growing up in a diverse neighborhood in Northern California exposed Matt to different socioeconomic backgrounds and lifestyles. Why Matt considered a career with the Secret Service but was warned against sacrificing his integrity by a Secret Service agent, and instead pursued the opportunities.The importance of personal responsibility, work ethic, and living by a code of principles, including harnessing male-driven character traits like aggression, while maintaining discipline and control, and recognizing them as tools.The challenges of parenting and raising young men in a culture that undermines masculinity, and the importance of modeling honorable virtues and providing tools to navigate the obstacles.11 essential rules for living a principled life, which include being honest, working hard, being disciplined, taking responsibility, and more.Join Travis as they discuss the importance of personal responsibility, principles, and classic masculinity in today's society. Learn about Matt's background and his journey toward becoming a leader in education and mentorship. Discover the 11 essential rules for living a principled life and gain valuable insights on parenting and raising young men in a culture that undermines masculinity. Tune in now and get inspired to cultivate confident and independent young people with a strong sense of character and personal responsibility!Follow Travis on:G 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/20/202343 minutes, 13 seconds
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ROB DYRDEK | Unthinkable Goals in Skateboarding, Royalties and the System Behind Multi-Dimensional Businesses

Rob Dyrdek (@robdyrdek) became a professional athlete at the age of 16 and started his first business at 18. Growing up around entrepreneurs, he quickly learned the power of building brands, which he used to turn a rising footwear and apparel brand into a $500 million international company. He went on to launch the world's first true professional skateboarding league, Street League Skateboarding, and a first-of-its-kind skateboarding channel, ETN.Dyrdek also found success in television with shows like Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, and Ridiculousness, which is currently on its 10th season. He created a brand-new talent competition show, Amazingness, his fourth show on the network. With over two decades of experience building his intellectual properties and working with top brands around the world, he started developing the groundwork for his full-service venture studio, Dyrdek Machine.What Travis and Rob discussed:The importance of building a strong foundation for children's growth and development by instilling a love for learning, and allowing them to take risks, he also shares his upbringing and early successes in TaeKwonDo, soccer, and skateboarding, shaped by his parents' blend of optimism and caution.How Rob pursued his wildest dreams of turning pro, moving to California, and starting a company, becoming an entrepreneur within the ecosystem after being sponsored by DC.Using creative and design skills to pitch and create innovative shoes for DC, proposing a royalty-based deal structure that allowed him to design a third of the entire line and make a lot of money.The secret behind Ridicoulesness's success on TV.The importance of having a clear vision, putting in the work, and building a system to achieve goals, using their personal experience as an example.Rob’s approach to creating systems is not only for his business but for his personal and family lifeIf you're looking for inspiration and insight into building a successful career and fulfilling life, you won't want to miss this podcast episode featuring Rob Dyrdek. From his early success as a professional athlete and entrepreneur to his more recent accomplishments in television and venture capital, Rob has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.Check the full episode +. transcript hereFollow Travis on:G 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/17/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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ED MYLETT | Conscious Competency, Humble Confidence and The Power of One More

Ed Mylett (@edmylett) is a highly successful entrepreneur and business leader who grew up in Diamond Bar, CA. As the only boy in his family with three younger sisters, Ed's father served as his first example of what it takes to succeed in life. From a young age, Ed knew that he didn't want to spend his life working for someone else and instead set his sights on becoming his own boss. His drive and determination have made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs of his generation. He is also the author of the bestselling book The Power Of One More and host of The Ed Mylett ShowWhat Travis and Ed Discussed:How the book shares Mylett's strategies for success and happiness while leaving a legacy for future generations.Balancing self-confidence with humility is important to avoid burnout, ego, and being a drain on others.Instilling mental toughness, resilience, and relentlessness in children is crucial for their self-esteem and belief in themselves.Why Ed believes that balance is a fallacy and that being fully present in each area of life is key.Ed shares his morning routine which includes: prayer, hydration, stretching, coffee, working out and more.Why Ed believes that having control over the first and last 30 minutes of the day gives him the illusion of control over the rest of his day.Ed’s inspiring relationship with God and much moreDon't miss out on the chance to hear from highly successful entrepreneur and author, Ed Mylett In this episode, Ed shares his strategies for success and happiness while leaving a legacy for future generations, as well as his thoughts on mental toughness, resilience, and being fully present in each area of life. Learn about his inspiring relationship with God and his morning routine. Click now to listen and be inspired!Follow Travis on:G 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/13/202343 minutes, 12 seconds
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TANNER CHIDESTER | Positive Recognition, Fitness Success and the Difference Between Arrogance and Confidence

Tanner Chidester (@tanner.chidester) is the founder of Tanner Chidester Fitness and is also a personal fitness trainer and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. He owns several 7-figure businesses and also provides training to help business owners make money online. One of those businesses is Elite CEOs, a 60+ million dollar company in the online business world. What Travis and Tanner discussed:●     Growing up with a big family in Houston and working out young●     How positive recognition impacts your life●     How Tanner made millions through internet marketing●     The difference between arrogance and confidence●     The future of online marketing●     Tanner’s philosophy in life In this generation where everything is in social media, how do you stand out and make an impact? Learn from one of the best online entrepreneurs, Tanner Chidester as he shares his simple beginnings – how he dominated the internet marketing space while living through his own personal beliefs.Check the full uncut video interview + transcript hereIG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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WHITNEY MILLER | The Songwriter Grind, Networking in Nashville and Living Your Truth

Whitney Miller (@whitnlove) hails from Corpus Christi, Texas, where her passion for sports led her to excel in soccer, track, and surfing. She made headlines in 2012 by winning the Miss United States title, breaking the stereotype that beauty pageant winners had to conform to a certain standard.After an intriguing career shift, Whitney delved into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, showcasing her versatility and dedication to her craft.Currently, Whitney is focused on her newest venture as a country singer, with the impending release of her latest single, “15 Minutes of Fame” Her journey serves as an inspiration to those who seek to follow their dreams, no matter the path they choose to take.For more info, check: whitneymillermusic.comWhat Whitney and Travis Discussed:The significance of finding a trusted community of people to write with when pursuing songwritingHow songwriting can transform small ideas into great songs with unpredictable outcomesWhitney's story of overcoming her fear of singing and pursuing her passion for musicThe importance of reinventing yourself repeatedly for success later in lifeTips for networking as a songwriter in NashvilleDiscussion on musicians in podcasting, the music industry in Nashville, and moreIn this podcast episode, we discuss the importance of finding a community of trusted people to write with while pursuing songwriting. We explore how songwriting can turn small ideas into great songs and how it can transform your life. We hear from Whitney Miller, who overcame her fear of singing in front of others and pursued her passion for music. We also discuss why reinventing yourself is crucial for success later in life and how to network as a songwriter in Nashville. Additionally, we touch on musicians in podcasting, the music industry in Nashville, and more.Follow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/6/202349 minutes, 16 seconds
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STEVE SIMS | Cancel Culture, Motorcycles, and Why He Won't Get You Tickets to See Taylor Swift

Steve Sims (@stevedsims) is the founder and CEO of the luxury concierge service Bluefish. He is an entrepreneur known for being “The Real Life Wizard of Oz” according to Entrepreneur Magazine for his reputation for making the impossible possible.       Check out and grab your own copy of Go For Stupid here: https://amzn.to/40PJWUc What Travis and Steve discussed:●     How alone time helped Steve in achieving his goals●     Talking to yourself and making the uncomfortable comfortable●     The Story of Bluefish●     Two sides of the coin for entrepreneurs with their peers●     Relationships versus connections and more… Searching for a clear path to your dreams and goals takes time. Join Travis and Steve in this episode as they discuss personal and interpersonal connections and relationships, and how they pitch the most unbelievable entrepreneurial ideas to their friends and make it happen. Tune in and make your dreams a reality!Check the full uncut video interview + transcript hereFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/3/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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JOHN DI DOMENICO | The Science Behind Impersonating Donald Trump

John Di Domenico (@thejohnnydshow) is a well-known corporate entertainer and character actor who provides customized content-driven comedy to his clients based on their mission, objectives, and goals. He exceeds expectations in his roles as a game show host, presenter, comedian, or character by bringing his unique blend of experience, talent, creativity, and reliability to every event.John's passion for creating spectacular, meaningful, and memorable events have led him to a diverse array of outstanding performances and kept him in high demand. John is mostly known for his Donald Trump impression. What Travis and John discussed:John’s journey to becoming a successful actor and comedian,his early experiences performing impressions and developing his skills through speech therapy.Why success comes from a combination of recognizing the limitations of one's background and having a strong desire to achieve more.How John’s father's words about not getting rich working for someone else influenced him to work hard and pursue his own success.The importance of maximizing one's potential and using the resources available to succeed in today's world. Intentional living and taking small steps towards your goals, John shares all the nuances and stories of doing his most famous impression: Donald Trump and much more!Tune in to learn more about John Di Domenico's journey to becoming a successful actor and comedian. Discover the importance of recognizing one's limitations, having a strong desire to achieve more, and maximizing one's potential with the resources available to succeed in today's world. Join us to gain insights into intentional living and taking small steps towards one's goals, even when the finish line is not yet in sight.Check the full uncut video interview + transcript hereFollow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/30/202346 minutes, 8 seconds
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DR. NICOLE LEPERA | How To Meet Your Self

Dr. Nicole Lepera is the @the.holistic.psychologist whose work addresses the connection between the mind, body, and soul incorporating overall lifestyle and psychological wellness practices. She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement where people from around the world are joining together in a community to take healing into their own hands. Grab a copy of How to Meet Your Self: The Workbook for Self-Discovery What Travis and Nicole discussed:●     Meeting yourself through the process of inquiry●     How to not fall victim into your circumstances●     Living out of habit and finding your true self●     Parenting and children’s curiosity●     Understanding and taking full control of your mind, body, and soul Most people find themselves lost and unable to identify their authentic selves. Could this be from your past experiences from childhood or your current lifestyle and environment? Are you among these people? Start your holistic healing journey with Dr. Nicole LePera in this episode. Check the full video interview + transcript hereHead over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpod Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/27/202353 minutes, 3 seconds
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TREY GOWDY | The Art of Decision Making

Trey Gowdy (@tgowdysc) is a former congressman from South Carolina, Gowdy is a lawyer, author, and host of a podcast and television news commentary show, platforms he uses to discuss legal issues he believes are important to the nation. Learn more from Trey by checking out The Trey Gowdy Podcast and grabbing a copy of his book Start, Stay, or Leave! What Travis and Trey discussed:●     Trey’s academic and sport outlook, regrets, and growth●     What to look for in your early career●     Trey’s learnings and relationship with his father●     The impact and weight of public service●     The art of knowing yourself How do you win in life? Trey believes that the answer to that question is you. Yes, you! In this episode, Trey lets you in on the secret of his accomplishments both personally and professionally. Tune in and create your own ladder to success! Check the full uncut interview + transcript hereHead over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter. Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappell Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/23/202352 minutes, 1 second
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CHRIS VAN VLIET | How To Build Valuable Relationships Through Podcasting

 Chris Van Vliet (@chrisvanvliet) is a 4-time Emmy Winning TV Host, YouTuber and Inc. 500 entrepreneur obsessed with reverse engineering the mindsets and habits of world class performers. He has traveled the world reporting from events like the Oscars, Grammys and the Cannes Film Festival.  Check out his podcast Insight with Chris Van Vliet where he shares conversations with actors, athletes, professional wrestlers and other entertainers! Want to know more about him? Check out his website: chrisvanvliet.com What Travis and Chris discussed:●     Chris finds opportunities in new media in the 2000s●     Creator culture, advertisements, and subscribers●     Podcasting as a hobby vs as a real business●     The missing piece in virtual interviews●     How to ace your interviews and more!  Everybody can do an interview. But how do you effectively create an impactful one, build connections, and create millions on the side? Win in your next interview by listening to today’s episode where great host, entrepreneur, and podcaster, Chris Van Vliet, shares his interviewing journey. Check the full uncut interview + transcript here Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter. Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappell Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/20/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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VINCE YOUNG | How to Bring Professionalism and Positive Energy to the Game

Vince Young (@vinceyoung10) played in the National Football League for six seasons. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans as the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, and he was also selected to be the Madden '08 cover athlete. Young played college football at the University of Texas, where he is often mentioned amongst the greatest quarterbacks in NCAA history. Know more about him and what he’s currently doing by visiting vinceyoungffl.com. What Travis and Vince discussed:●     Growing up in an all-woman household●     Finding strength and motivation in the lowest of times●     Proving people wrong that he can be a quarterback●     Vince’s athletic achievement that changed his and his family’s life●     The difference between a good and great quarterback●     Negative and positive energies Learn more about who the athlete who won the Rose Bowl in Houston, Texas. Keep going in life with this electrifying and amazing man’s journey to becoming one of the greatest football athletes of all time. Check the full episode + Transcript and the uncut video interview hereHead over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter. Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappell Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/16/202330 minutes, 27 seconds
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MICHAEL HYATT AND MEGAN HYATT MILLER | Mind Your Mindset

Michael Hyatt (@michaelhyatt) is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder and chairman of Full Focus, a goal-achievement company that helps high-achieving leaders and their teams get the vision, alignment, and execution they need to drive extraordinary results without compromising their most important values. Megan Hyatt Miller (@meganhyattmiller) is an author, speaker, and president and CEO of Full Focus. Under her leadership, Full Focus has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work, and has been named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies. Check out their new book: Mind Your MindsetHear more from them through their popular business podcast, Lead to Win. What Travis, Megan, and Michael discussed:●     The transition from Michael’s leadership to Megan’s at Full Focus●     Megan wins double as a CEO and mother●     Change of mindset: Process-oriented versus result-oriented●     Overcoming your fear of public speaking●      The science behind success, limiting beliefs, how to hack your mind’s operating system and much more!  In this episode, father and daughter duo Megan and Michael share their entrepreneurial and business mindsets that boosted their lives and careers to where they are now. Tune in and have a fresh perspective on your life, your career, other people, and the world. Check the full episode + Transcript and a bonus video here Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter. Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappell Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/13/202335 minutes, 32 seconds
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BERNARD HOPKINS | Turning Losses into Lessons and Being in Competition with Yourself

Bernard Hopkins (@bhopdaalien) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2016. He's one of the most successful boxers of the past three decades, having held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the undisputed middleweight title from 2001 to 2005, and the lineal light heavyweight title from 2011 to 2012, and probably most notably, he was known as the guy that finally beat Oscar de La Hoya and what's interesting now is that he actually works with Oscar at his company, Golden Boy Promotions. What Travis and Bernard discussed:Growing up in a family where boxing was everyone's passionHow Bernard got a second chance in life to change his behavior and set the foundation for his success later in life The turning point in Bernard's life after his brother passed away and how his own life was at riskHow Bernard turned every loss into a lessonThe one word that changed everything: DifferentBernard shares the story of one of his most challenging fights: Defeating Oscar de le HoyaThe difference between entertainment boxing and REAL boxingStep into the ring and join us for a riveting conversation with Bernard Hopkins, one of the greatest boxers of our time, as he shares his inspiring journey from a troubled past to becoming a world champion. Listen as he reveals the turning point in his life, the lessons he learned from every loss and the one word that changed everything for him. Discover the behind-the-scenes story of his legendary fight against Oscar de la Hoya and the difference between entertainment boxing and real boxing. Don't miss out on this knockout episode with a true champion!Check the full episode + transcript hereThis is an episode you can’t miss!Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/9/202335 minutes, 52 seconds
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SHAQUILLE O'NEAL | Vaccines, Parenting, and Being a Good Man

Shaquille O'Neal (@shaq) is a retired American basketball player who was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 6, 1972. He is known for his powerful athleticism and larger-than-life personality, standing at 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds. O'Neal played for six teams in the NBA and is considered one of the most dominant players in the league's history. He won four NBA championships and numerous individual awards, including the MVP award and 15 All-Star game selections. O'Neal has also found success in acting, music, television, and gaming, and is currently an analyst on Inside The NBA. He is a national spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with whom he has been involved for the past 15 years.What Travis and Shaq discussed:The definition of respect and why it's so important for ShaqHard on the boys, soft on the girls, Shaq expands on this parenting adviceWho you know or What You know, Shaq's view on networking and skill improvementThe 3 jobs every man has: Protect, Provide and LoveHow to stop a disagreement turn into a fight, Shaq's advice on marriageDon't miss out on our latest podcast episode featuring the one and only Shaquille O'Neal! Join us as we dive deep into his life as a retired NBA player and his success in various industries. Listen as Shaq shares his insights on the definition of respect, parenting advice, networking, and the three jobs every man has. Plus, learn how to stop a disagreement from turning into a fight with Shaq's expert advice on marriage. Tune in now for an episode filled with wisdom and inspiration from one of the greatest athletes of all time!Check the full episode with the transcript and the uncut video interview hereHead over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/6/202314 minutes, 41 seconds
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WILLIE GAULT | Confidence, Preparation, and Controlling What You Can

As a Vegas local, this one goes out to everyone in Raider nation!Willie Gault (@williegault) spent 11 seasons playing in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Raiders and Chicago Bears. Gault, who is regarded as one of the NFL's all-time fastest players, was a member of the Bears squad that won the Super Bowl XX and the US Olympic team. From 1979 to 1982, Gault participated in college football at the University of Tennessee. He led the Vols in flexible shots as a sophomore, middle and senior, and got his name. He continues to hold a lot of school records. Gault is presently seeking a career as an actor and setting world records.What Travis and Willie discussed:How Willie’s parents inspired him to be accountable for his decisions and mistakes at an early age.The importance of creating choices and making intelligent decisions based on information. Willie’s motivation to play different sports and being inspired by mentors and sports legends.The mindset of trusting your skills and building confidence from that.How Willie achieved success by controlling what he could and how preparation made a difference in his life.Why it is important to understand the history of your craft to get better at it and become world-class.Hard work, skill improvement, dedication, and much more!Tune in as Willie shares his life story, growing up being motivated and inspired to play different sports, and how trusting his skills made him confident that he could take on any career challenge. Also, Willie expands on the importance of understanding what’s beyond your control and working on what you actually can control. Don’t miss his insights on getting better and becoming world-class at any craft or sport. This is an episode you can’t miss!Check the full episode. + transcript hereHead over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/2/202330 minutes, 32 seconds
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DAVID NURSE | The Life-Changing Power of Taking Action

David Nurse (@davidnursenba) has been transforming the way hundreds of NBA stars play on the court for most of his career. In fact, his method was dubbed as training “athletes of the future” because of his ability to teach them how to tap into different mindsets and become unstoppable. He has written two bestselling books (Pivot & Go and Breakthrough), runs a successful motivational coaching business and is a highly-sought-after speaker—hired by companies like Dell, Salesforce, ESPN and The NBA—to help thousands of employees and athletes develop unshakeable mindsets. In fact, he was recently named as one of the top 50 keynote speakers in the world by Real Leaders and ranks as the youngest speaker on the list.Check out his podcast The David Nurse Show and know more about him through his website www.davidnurse.com. Also check out his new book: Do It: The Life-Changing Power of Taking ActionWhat Travis and David discussed:How David’s NBA dream did not come trueA lesson from David’s mom that led him to better opportunitiesWhy David thinks life is all about relationships and less about resumesHow practicing 163 times before going on the stage made David a great speakerCreating learning spaces for people who want to learn and growWriting, speaking, podcasting, creating, and more!David Nurse has always dreamt of playing for the NBA, but things didn’t quite work out. In today’s episode, tune in as he shares how his life turned around from wanting to be a player on the court to being the one who coaches the next star athletes. Listen to this great mentor and author talk about his views on being eclectic and unique as he continuously creates an impact on the world.Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/27/202352 minutes, 52 seconds
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TIM BROWN | Discipline Over Talent, Football IQ and How to Excel in the NFL

Tim Brown (@81timbrown) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the NFL. He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where he won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first wide receiver to do so. He spent sixteen years with the Los Angeles Raiders, during which he established himself as one of the NFL's greatest wide receivers of all time. Brown has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2015, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brown was named first-team All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl after leading the NFL in kickoff returns (41 for 1,098 yards, 26.8 average, and 1 TD) and setting a rookie record for combined net yards. He was also named first-team All-AFC six times – once as a kick returner, once as a punt returner, and four times at wide receiver. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. What Travis and Tim discussed:●     A young kid in Southeast Dallas, turning points in 10-year old Tim’s life●     Tim’s sole sports regret and disappointment●     The road to Tim’s future: How he aced his education and trained in football●     How Tim overcame discouragement as he built his career●     What it takes to gain the football IQ Tim Brown did not want to be the best player in the country, but he played along and went for it. In this episode of Travis Makes Friends, tune in as Tim shares the story of his past, his secret to building his football career, and tactics to become level in the playing field. Listen to Tim as he tells the ups and downs of his football career and how to win in life. Check the full episode + transcript and video hereHead over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter. Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappell Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/23/202330 minutes, 22 seconds
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BRENDAN SCHAUB | Getting Punched in the Face on Live TV, Stand-Up Comedy, and Raising Fish

Joining Travis Chappell on this episode of Travis Makes Friends is comedian Brendan Schaub. Brendan is a former professional MMA fighter and co-host of the popular podcast "The Fighter and the Kid".What They Discussed:Brendan's background and how he got into comedyThe story behind "The Fighter and the Kid" podcast and how Brendan met co-host Bryan CallenThe Joe Rogan Spotify deal and its impact on podcastingThe difference between stepping into the MMA cage and onto the comedy stageBrendan's philosophy on not doing things just for the moneyWhy Brendan decided to quit UFCReflecting on Theo Von leaving "The Fighter and the Kid" and how to handle the emotions that come with itThe future of Thiccc Boy StudiosIn this episode, you'll hear Brendan Schaub share his journey from being an MMA fighter to becoming a successful comedian and podcaster. He also shares valuable insights on various topics, including the podcasting industry, dealing with change, and the importance of doing what you love. If you're a fan of comedy, podcasting, or just looking for some inspiration, this episode is for you.Connect Here:Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis's free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don't forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/20/20231 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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SEAN CANNELL | How to Dominate YouTube in 2023

Sean Cannell (@seancannell) is back again for part 2, to show the winning strategies to dominating YouTube, TikTok, and more!Sean is the CEO of Think Media, co-founder of Video Influencers, and the world's most-watched YouTube strategist. He has achieved success in building a six-figure income as a “Tech YouTuber” and now he operates a seven-figure online video education company.Sean and his family live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and consist of his wife Sonja, his son Sean Bradley, his new son John Stephen, and his chihuahua Sophie. He is a passionate advocate for helping people build their influence and income with online video and his mission is to help entrepreneurs leverage the power of video to reach their goals.What Travis and Sean discussed:How vertical video is taking over the online space and it’s crucial for any social media/video strategyWhy entrepreneurs should invest in content creation to increase their social media impact and authority Sean’s strategy to repurpose a video intro to multiple videos on different platforms, from long content to short content. The power of interviews as the foundation for a content creation strategy.Is TikTok influencing our way of thinking and political views?How to start from scratch and on the right path on YoutubeIs volume more important than quality?Vertical video on Pinterest, video podcasting, media consumption habits, and much more!Don't miss out on this episode! Join Sean Cannell for part 2 of his winning strategies to dominate YouTube and more! Learn how to repurpose long-form videos, leverage the power of interviews, understand TikTok's influence, and how to get started on the right path on YouTube.Tune in now to unlock the secrets of digital video success!Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/16/202354 minutes, 2 seconds
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NIKOLE MITCHELL | From Pastor to OnlyFans Millionaire

Nikole Mitchell is a kickass life coach who helps people create the life of their dreams and thrive in all areas of life. She helps dreamers, leaders, and celebrities by expanding their beliefs, clearing any blocks, and getting them into the flow where they can find everything they are looking for. Mitchell has a big calling on her life and wants to help others access their own dream lives.Previously, Mitchell was the poster child for people-pleasing, perfection, and a scarcity mindset, but she shed those layers that no longer served her. She came out publicly as queer, left the Christian faith, and owned the fullness of who she was, even if it meant disappointing important people in her life. This newfound freedom allowed her to go from relying on food stamps to making multiple six figures doing what she loves, which is life coaching and modeling.Through her work as a speaker, writer, and life coach, Mitchell aims to change individual lives and bring people together from all walks of life, equipping them with the tools to go back to their communities and make the world a more beautiful place. She believes that struggling and suffering are not required and that ease and flow are a birthright, and she is passionate about helping others access this abundance and opportunities.Want to connect with Nikole? Visit https://nikolemitchell.com/What Travis, Jackie, Eric, and Nikole discussed:Nikole's strict religious upbringing and wrestling with desires contrary to the teaching of the church.The difficult yet rewarding journey of deconstruction.How creating explicit content on OnlyFans radically changed Nikole's life.Raising kids without indoctrinating them.The common mistakes couples make during divorce.Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Subscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Follow on Social:IG 👉🏻 instagram.com/travischappellFB 👉🏻 facebook.com/traviscchappellTwitter 👉🏻 twitter.com/traviscchappellPinterest 👉🏻 pinterest.com/travischappellpodAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/13/202347 minutes, 55 seconds
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ALISA JACOBS | Breaking The Rules, Networking and Engineering Serendipity

Alisa Jacobs (@gingerjacobs) is a serial entrepreneur, brand marketer, and social impact leader specializing in product innovation and community building. She is also the founder of LOOP Studios, Lucid Vision, and the Founding CEO of Queens Gaming Collective. Throughout her career, she's landed partnerships with people like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ellen Degeneres, The Kardashians, The Grammys, and NBA. Her Culture-first approach has led her to build brands for industry giants like Diageo and Activision-Blizzard and innovate across different industries such as gaming, sports, fashion, music, and tech. Alisa is also a thought leader with a proven track record in web3, NFTs, branding, media, marketing, PR, business development, change management, talent relations, partnerships, digital content, and events. Her mission is to democratize opportunity and increase inclusivity in the creator economy.What Travis and Alisa discussed:How Alisa started and ran multiple businesses since 9 years old.Alisa’s drive to learn new skills and how she capitalized on opportunities.Is college necessary to get ahead in business and in life? How Alisa understood that relationships and networking would catapult her career.How Alisa was able to engineer her career and be succesful in different industries.The value of time, experiences that leveled up Alisa’s career, and much more!In this episode, Alisa shares his journey from his early days being a serial entrepreneur at just 9 years old, working in multiple industries and the challenges of each industry. She discusses the importance of learning new skills, networking, and taking control of your own career. Alisa also expands on how she landed important and challenging jobs and partnerships and how she was able to build a successful career in the last 15 years.Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/9/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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RUDY MAWER | Disrupting Online Marketing and Buying Freedom with Money

Rudy Mawer is a successful entrepreneur and CEO. He works with Kevin Harrington on a Marketing Capital group and has helped over 50,000 small businesses around the world. He has recently been focused on operating large US Ecom brands with his partners Tai Lopez and Alex Mehr through their investment group, Retail eCommerce Ventures. These brands include ex-billion dollar companies such as Pier 1, DressBarn, Steinmart, Modells, Franklin Mint and more. He is also the host of the Living The Red Life Podcast.He built his first multi-million dollar business by the age of 27, and has since become an expert in advertising, funnels, and marketing strategy. He has run teams of over 300 employees for 9 figure brands, and built one of the world's largest direct response marketing agencies, which has generated over $250 million in revenue for its clients. He was awarded a USA 0-1 visa for his consulting work and marketing skills and has been featured in major media channels such as NBC. What Travis and Rudy discussed:How Rudy was different from other kids in school, always hustling, planning, and thinking ahead.Why Rudy thinks money controls you and can enable and amplify happiness.Why did Rudy choose America over the U.K. for his next steps in entrepreneurship?How Rudy disrupted the online marketing space with his strategies, experiences, and mindset.Rudy’s experience scaling multiple online marketing businesses.Problem-solving at the millionaire level.Online advertising, building authority, and much more.Listen now to the latest episode of Travis Makes Friends, where Rudy Mawer, a successful entrepreneur and CEO, shares his journey of building his first multi-million dollar business by the age of 27, and how he became an expert in advertising, funnels, and marketing strategy. He also explains his experience scaling multiple online marketing businesses, problem-solving at the millionaire level, and building authority in the industry. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Rudy's unique perspective and take your business to the next level by tuning in now!Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/6/202334 minutes, 8 seconds
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ARTIS GILMORE | How Basketball Has Changed

American former professional basketball player Artis Gilmore competed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA). On August 12, 2011, Gilmore was admitted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.Gilmore, a standout center during his two years of college at Jacksonville University, guided the Dolphins to the 1970 NCAA Division I championship game before losing to the UCLA Bruins 80–69. Gilmore continues to hold the record for most rebounds per game in NCAA Division I basketball.Gilmore was selected first overall in the 1976 ABA Dispersal draft, which distributed the players in the ABA clubs, like the Kentucky Colonels, after five All-Star seasons with them. Gilmore won the ABA Rookie of the Year, the ABA MVP, and was selected to the team 11 times. Known as "The A-Train," Artis once participated in 670 straight games.What Travis and Artis discussed: Challenging times, growing up in a big family in the 1950s.How Artis stepped up for his family and desired to move forward.Artis’s experience living the growth of the sport both in the NBA and the ABA.How basketball has helped bring people together and make an impact in the community. And much more!In this episode, Travis Makes Friends with basketball legend Artis Gilmore. Artis shares his life stories growing up in the 50 in the middle of segregation and other challenging experiences being the second oldest of 9 siblings. Tune in and listen to how Artis overcame the different struggles and provided for his family at a young age. Artis expands on how basketball has helped bring people together and create a community around this sport. Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
2/2/202319 minutes, 59 seconds
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GARRET J WHITE | Childhood Trauma, Re-Thinking Sex, and Building a Kingdom

Garret White (@garretjwhite) is the founder of the Wake Up Warrior Movement and author of the best-selling book "WARRIOR BOOK," the creator of Warrior Week, and the host of several top-rated podcasts including "Warrior On Fire," "Warrior Wealth," and "Date Your Wife." His journey to create the Warrior Movement began in 2012, after he was inspired to turn his life around following the financial crisis of 2008. The Warrior Movement, which follows the unconventional "Warriors Way" approach to living and doing business, has been making waves in the business world.What Travis and Garret Discussed:  How did Garrett's early childhood trauma affect his life, and why is it important to address and work through past traumas? What are the toxic and damaging effects of certain views on sex and relationships, and why is it important to examine and challenge these beliefs?The distinction between sex, intimacy, and loveHow to transcend to a whole new level with clairgenicsThe moment that led to the creation of the Warriors Way and how it has helped other men regain their power.How does certainty impact our lives and our ability to achieve our goals? Financial stability, building a kingdom, exposure, and a lot more….In this episode, Garret White joins Travis to talk about the effects of early childhood trauma and the importance of addressing and working through past experiences. They also explore the dangers of toxic views on sex and relationships and the importance of examining and challenging these beliefs. Garret shares his insights on the difference between sex, intimacy, and love. He also tells the story of the moment that led to the creation of the Warriors Way and how it has helped other men regain their power.Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Garret's wisdom and experience.Head over to https://www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/30/20231 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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CHRIS HANSEN | Predators I’ve Caught

Chris Hansen (@officialchrishansen) is a renowned American television journalist best known for his work on the weekly reality legal program "Dateline NBC," where he organized sting operations to entice prospective online sex predators in “To Catch a Predator”. In addition to hosting some of the spin-off programs, he also revived the "Hansen vs. Predator" section on his syndicated program, "Crime Watch Daily." He hosted "Killer Instinct," a show on Investigation Discovery that followed homicide cases, after his two-decade career with NBC came to an end. He presently hosts the "Have a Seat with Chris Hansen" YouTube series and his podcast Predators I’ve Caught.Spearheaded by Chris Hansen, TruBlu is the home to some of the biggest personalities in crime and investigation. Chris examines scams, catches predators, and brings you a fresh supply of gripping crime programs and documentaries.He is regarded as one of the top investigative journalists and has won numerous domestic and international accolades.What Travis, Eric, and Chris Discussed:Predators I’ve Caught, a live event were Chris reveals the behind-the-scenes and insights of 19 years of catching predators, ​​live at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, February 3, 4, 5, 2023.Chris’s early interest in crime investigation and journalism when he was 14 and intrigued by Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance.How Chris’s interest in investigative crime stories led him to pursue online predators.The story behind the first episode of To Catch A Predator, and the struggles he faced to air the episode.How parents can help their kids avoid being in risky situations and away from dangerous people.Social responsibility, the new risks with social media platforms, dating apps, and much more.Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/23/202336 minutes, 50 seconds
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PAUL PIERCE | No Fear of Failure

Ask Paul Pierce, and he will tell you: When you have suffered, when you have failed, when you have known what it is to be humbled — when you endure all of that and emerge on top, triumph is all the sweeter. The journey of the 6’7″ Hall of Fame forward, from the playgrounds of L.A. to superstardom and back again, is astounding both for its success and how it was achieved.From his childhood through college and the NBA, Paul toiled on the court, working tirelessly on his game, never with fanfare, always with confidence. Throughout a 19-year NBA career, No. 34 was a consummate player, stalwart defender and offensive dynamo. At his peak, he famously faced up and defeated LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in the same championship playoff run.An all-star, NBA champion and Finals MVP, he has lived up to the meaning of his nickname — the Truth — by staying true to himself.Head over to https://www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/16/202328 minutes, 36 seconds
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JOHN SALLEY | Hard Work, Building Skills and Why Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

John Salley (@johnsalley) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1986 to 2000. He was a four-time NBA champion, winning titles with the Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers.Salley was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1964 and attended Georgia Tech, where he played college basketball. He was selected by the Pistons in the first round of the 1986 NBA Draft and went on to play for a number of teams during his career, including the Pistons, Bulls, Lakers, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, and Panathinaikos.After retiring from basketball, Salley has remained active in the sports world as a television commentator and has also pursued a career in acting. He has appeared in a number of movies and television shows, including "Bad Boys II," "He Got Game," and "The Jamie Foxx Show." Salley is also a vegan and has been an advocate for plant-based living and animal rights.What Travis and John discussed: John’s early career playing basketball in New York at a young age. Why John thinks hard work creates talent and how your body transforms from practicingThe most important skill of all is to learn how to build skillsDebuting with the Detroit Pistons and not scoring for the first 15 games.Why do parents need to view their kids as human beings and not as children?Mental health in sports, becoming a TV commentator and a lot more.In this podcast episode, John Salley shares his journey from his early days playing basketball in New York to his successful career in the NBA, winning four championships with the Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers. He discusses the importance of hard work in developing talent and shares insights on his experience debuting with the Pistons and not scoring for the first 15 games. Salley also touches on the importance of mental health in sports and his transition to a career in television commentary. Additionally, he shares his thoughts on parenting and the need to view children as human beings. Tune in to hear more from this accomplished athlete and actor.Head over to https://www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/9/202326 minutes, 1 second
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KEITH YACKEY & JESSE MARQUEZ | Monogamy “plus”, Marriage and How to Get Your Ex Back

Keith Yackey is known as the “realest guy in real estate."Keith Yackey (@keithyackey) is a former Pastor who has had a diverse range of experiences, including owning multiple million-dollar businesses and even dating porn stars. He has built a successful business empire and is now dedicated to sharing the principles that have contributed to his success with others. Within 2 years in real estate, he flipped 185 properties and has grown to do over 700 Deals, Owned 300 rentals, and raised over 45 million dollars in his career. Keith and his wife, Jesse Marquez (@jessemarquez3), are helping men become the most attractive version of themselves to have both a successful sex and married life with The Married Game.He has been asked to speak on the biggest stages with the biggest names, ranging from Music Super Star Pitbull, Motivational Legend Tony Robbins and his own personal friends Gary Vee, Russell Brunson and Lewis Howes. People want to hear his inspirational story, going from a carpenter banging nails to a successful real estate investor banging out deals.What Travis, Keith, and Jesse discussed:Challenging the traditional definition of marriageThe reasons why guys don’t get laidHow to become more attractive and make your spouse desire you!How do Keith and Jesse help men get back with their ex?Monogamy, religion, sex, and much more…In this episode, we have a raw, real conversation about his wildlife – from his tumultuous life as a pastor to living the ultimate bachelor life having sex with over 200 women to crushing it in real estate.Head over to www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/6/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 36 seconds
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VICENTE FOX | Purpose, Leadership, and Rising to the Top

Vicente Fox Quesada (@vicentefoxq) is a Mexican businessman and politician who served as the President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He was the first president in over 70 years who was not a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which had held a virtual monopoly on power in Mexico since the 1920s. As president, Fox pursued a number of economic and political reforms, including measures to reduce corruption, improve the country's infrastructure, and increase access to education. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana in 1964 and later studied business administration in the United States. He worked for the Coca-Cola Company for more than 20 years, starting from the bottom and rising to the position of President of Coca-Cola Mexico and Latin America.Fox has remained active in public life, speaking out on a variety of issues and writing books about his experiences as president and his vision for the future of Mexico.What Travis and Former President Vicente Fox Discussed:How Vicente Fox realized at a young age that happiness comes from helping othersBeing president of Coca-Cola Mexico, starting just as a truck driverWhy is every human being capable of great leadership?The similarities and differences between achieving success in politics and in businessSelling, Purpose, the American Dream, and much more…Join Travis and former President Vicente Fox for an enlightening conversation about leadership, success, and the human spirit. In this episode, Fox shares his journey from truck driver to the President of Coca-Cola Mexico and Latin America. Fox also reflects on his experiences as president and his vision for the future of Mexico and shares his thoughts on happiness, purpose, and leadership.Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a seasoned leader with a unique perspective on life and success. Tune in now!Head over to https://www.travis.team and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/5/202317 minutes, 45 seconds
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JOSH PECK | Rejection, Letting Go of Ego and Influencing on Social Media

Josh Peck (@shuapeck) is an actor, comedian, and YouTuber known for his roles on the Nickelodeon show "Drake & Josh" and in films such as "Mean Creek," "Drillbit Taylor," and "The Wackness." He has also provided voice work for the "Ice Age" franchise and the Nickelodeon animated series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and starred in the Fox comedy series "Grandfathered" and the Disney+ original series "Turner & Hooch." In 2017, Peck started a YouTube channel called "Shua Vlogs" featuring his wife Paige O'Brien and members of the Vlogsquad. Peck was born in New York City and grew up with his mother and maternal grandmother, where he developed an interest in stand-up comedy at a young age. Josh is also the co-host of the Good Guys Podcast and the author of Happy People Are AnnoyingWhat Travis and Josh discussed:The idea behind Josh’s new book, Happy People are Annoying.The challenges of an acting career at a young ageHow Josh was able to provide for two households by being financially disciplinedTraditional media vs building an influence on modern social mediaThe relationship behind an actor, a character and the directorRejection, stardorm, influencing on social media and much more…Join us for a dynamic and engaging conversation with actor, comedian, and YouTuber Josh Peck on this week's episode of Travis Makes Friends. We talked about Josh's new book "Happy People Are Annoying," the challenges of starting an acting career, and the pros and cons of traditional media vs social media. Plus, we'll dive into the complex issues of rejection, stardom, and the role of social media in the entertainment industry. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Josh and gain valuable insights – tune in now!Check the full episode + transcript + video hereHead over to https://www.travis.team/ and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/4/202347 minutes, 31 seconds
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SHARRAN SRIVATSAA | Buying Businesses, the Future of Twitter, and Why He Hired a 6-year-old CEO

Buying a business for no money down is just a mindset.Sharran Srivatsaa (@sharransrivatssa) is a successful entrepreneur and public speaker, known for his expertise in business strategy and investment. He has founded and led several successful companies, including Teles Properties, which experienced 10x growth over a five-year period and was eventually acquired by Douglas Elliman. In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Sharran has worked as an investment advisor and corporate strategist for firms such as Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. He has also spent time building recreational programs for luxury resorts and has experience in the technology sector, serving as a director and advisor for various companies in the space. Sharran holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Luther College and an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Genius Network and Young President's Organization (YPO), and hosts a popular podcast called "Business School" where he discusses his past successes and failures in entrepreneurship. What Travis and Sharran discussed:Sharran’s private equity firm that focuses on being minority partnersWhy is Sharran focusing his social media strategy on Youtube?Why you should upgrade your environment and the people in your environment?How to encourage your kids to get into entrepreneurship?The importance of parents having individual projects wish each one of their kidsHow to buy a business with no cash upfront?What’s Sharran’s view on Elon Musk’s take on Twitter and the actions he is taking?Seller financing, why he hired a 6-year-old CEO, networking and so much more…If you are looking for valuable insights on how to succeed in business and life? Look no further! In this episode of Travis Makes Friends, Sharran Srivatsaa, a renowned entrepreneur and expert in business strategy and investment, shares his experiences and insights on a range of topics, including his private equity firm that only focuses on minority partnerships, the importance of upgrading your environment and the people in it, hiring of a six-year-old CEO, and networking. Plus, he offers his thoughts on FTX, Elon Musk's use of Twitter. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Sharran and gain valuable insights that you can apply to your own life. Tune in to Travis Makes Friends now to hear more!Check the full episode + transcript + video hereHead over to https://www.travis.team/ and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/3/202342 minutes, 47 seconds
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BRYAN CALLEN | Manhood, Joe Rogan, and the Quest for Eternal Life

If you hate laughing, you’ll hate today’s guest!Bryan Callen (@bryancallen) is a stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster. He was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in the United States. He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and began his career as a stand-up comedian. In 1995, he was cast on the sketch comedy TV series "MADtv," where he became known for his impressions and comedic characters. In addition to "MADtv," Callen has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including "Californication," "Entourage," and "The Hangover." He has also released several comedy specials and continues to tour as a stand-up comedian. In 2015, he joined the cast of the TV series "The Goldbergs" and its spin-off, "Schooled," as Coach Mellor. In addition to his acting career, Callen is also a successful podcaster, hosting the popular show "The Fighter and the Kid" with Brendan Schaub. He continues to be a mainstay in the comedy world, performing and entertaining audiences with his unique brand of humor.What Travis and Bryan discussed:Bonding through shared experiences, such as struggle and challenging situationsSetting an example of excellence for your kids as a parent loving them enough to be hard on them.Bryan’s competitive personality in sports and in comedyWhy Byran wanted to stand out and not be ordinary?The difference between courage and being a manThe power of laughter to bring people together and enhance relationshipsManhood, Joe Rogan, the quest for eternal life, and so much more...Listen to this episode to learn more about Bryan’s view on how men bond through sharing difficult experiences, why it is important to have struggle in your life to create the lifestyle you want and setting an example of excellence for your kids. Also, the importance of sports to learn how tough you can be or not, his desire not to be ordinary, why Bryan doesn’t believe in the idea of courage and a lot more.Check the episode transcript and video hereHead over to https://www.travis.team/ and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/2/202357 minutes, 3 seconds
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Introducing Travis Makes Friends

Are you looking to improve your life and connect with positive, inspiring individuals? Tune in to our new show: Travis Makes Friends, this show features longer interviews with a variety of guests, including entertainers, entrepreneurs, athletes, comedians, and much more, in order to provide a mix of valuable information and entertainment.Your host, Travis Chappell, believes in the power of empathy and respect and will bring on guests with a range of perspectives in order to promote open-mindedness and understanding.Our ultimate goal is to support you, our audience, in improving your lives and achieving your goals. Travis Makes Friends aims to be a positive influence on your life, offering valuable insights and entertainment, as well as the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who are also high achievers and inspiring individuals.We invite you to join us on this journey towards personal growth and fulfillment. Tune in to Travis Makes Friends and let's build strong friendships and connections together.Check the full episode + transcript hereHead over to https://www.travis.team/ and subscribe to Travis’s free newsletter.Follow Travis on Instagram: @travischappellSubscribe to Travis Makes Friends on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
1/1/20236 minutes, 27 seconds
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802: Stacy Tuschl | Well-Oiled Operations

It's Time To Run Your Business Without It Running You! In today’s episode, we welcome Stacy Tuschl. Stacy is a Best-Selling Author, Business Coach, and Multiple 7-Figure Business Owner. She is the CEO & Founder of Well Oiled Operations, where she helps entrepreneurs automate and drive more traffic to their businesses. Stacy started her first business in her parent's backyard teaching dance classes and still runs that company today and has turned it into a 7 figure business. She is also the host of the Well Oiled Operations Podcast, which shares proven strategies for building high-performance teams, building systems, automation, and more. Listen closely as Stacy shares her story of finding her passion for dance and how she created a 7 figure business at a young age. Stacy also explains how she learns by doing and taking action instead of focusing on theory.They dive deep into why companies need to put systems in place in order to run effectively, how to onboard new employees using video and demonstrations and why owners and founders should be involved when creating systems and processes.Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 11:57] Falling in Love with Dance and BusinessJoining the varsity dance team at eight years oldGraduating with a business degree but stepping away from the traditional pathStacy’s first business that turned into a 7 figure businessStacy’s take on traditional education and going to college [11:58 - 17:02] Mastering Building Systems and ProcessesBuilding a million-dollar dance studio in the 2008 recessionFrom chaos to systems and processesHow Stacy leverages video and demonstrations to onboard new employees [17:03 -28:11] Well-Oiled OperationsTurning a passion for dance and business into a great companyWhy owners should be involved in the system-building processHow Stacy helps companies build systemsLeveraging a podcast to grow authority and trust Tweetable Quotes:  “My knowledge came from running a business for 20 years, making mistakes, trying things, and learning the hard way ” - Stacy Tushcl“My passion for dance ended up turning into my passion for business. I’m obsessed with business!” - Stacy Tushcl.Connect with Stacy:LinkedIn Visit: stacytusch.com Subscribe to the Well-Oiled Operations Podcast Listen to Travis’s interview on Stacy’s show here. Follow Stacey on:  Instagram: @stacytuschl Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/7/202228 minutes, 12 seconds
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801: Philippe Bouissou | Aligning the Dots

How well is your business aligned for growth? In today’s episode, Travis interviews Philippe Bouissou, Ph.D. Philippe has spent three decades in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, a CEO, a venture capitalist, and a management consultant. He is a Managing Partner at Blue Dots Partners LLC, a firm he co-founded focused on top-line acceleration. He started his career as the founder and CEO of G2i, Inc., a Unix software company that Matra acquired. He then was Senior Vice President at Matra Hachette Multimedia, Inc., where he led US business development for electronic publishing for the $12 billion, high-tech and diversified media company before joining Apple as Director of the Worldwide Internet Commerce group, where he founded and managed the online Apple Store and grew its revenue from zero to $350 million.During his career, Bouissou led over 120 management-consulting projects with companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, SAP, and Verisign. He served on the board of directors of 20 companies, including ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Silicon Valley, where he currently serves.Tune in as Travis and Philippe discuss why it’s crucial to adapt to any business situation and how Philippe reinvented himself when facing different challenges as an entrepreneur Philippe dives deep into how Blue Dots Partners helps multimillion companies grow by 38% and how it allows CEOs of technology and services companies with at least $10 million in revenue to grow their top-line faster.He also shares the idea behind his new book  Aligning the Dots: The New Paradigm to Grow Any Business and how the four principles of alignment will help any company grow in just a few months. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 08:30] Reinventing and Adapting ConstantlyTraveling around the world at an early age and adapting to each culturePivoting from his earlier plan of being a pilotFrom coding in a lab to create his first company in Silicon Valey  [08:31 - 16:02] Founding and Managing the online Apple StoreThe advantages of having engineers in Europe to work on a startupJoining Apple and developing the online Apple Store ideaHow Philippe’s conviction changed Apple and its relationship with its clients  [16:05 -17:55] A Venture CapitalistThe challenges of being a Venture Capitalist and dealing with CEOsPhilippe’s true passion with being involved with IT and Operations [17:56 -28:46] Blue Dots Partners and Aligning The DotsHow every company is different, and not every growth strategy is a good fitThe four principles of alignment Why is there only one business on the entire planetHow Blue Dots analyses the alignment of companiesTweetable Quote: “ There is only one business in this planet, and that business is the manufacturing and delivery of delights” - Philippe Bouissou Get your copy of Aligning the Dots: Aligning the Dots: The New Paradigm to Grow Any Business. Click hereConnect with Philippe:LinkedIn Visit: https://bluedotspartners.com/ Follow Philippe on:  Twitter: @phBouissou              Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/24/202226 minutes, 34 seconds
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800: Garrett J White | The Warriors Way

You have been operating under the assumption that you can only be good at one thing.Today we are joined by Garret White; Garrett is the founder of the Wake Up Warrior Movement, Author of the Best Selling Book WARRIOR BOOK, Creator of Warrior Week, and Host of the top-rated podcasts Warrior On Fire, Warrior Wealth, and Date Your Wife. What started as a desire to set himself free from the bondage of his own failing life after the banking crisis of 2008 soon transformed into the launch of a Global Movement in Late 2012. The Warrior Movement is quickly changing the business world we have known for decades using an unconventional method for living and producing as a modern man known as the Warriors Way. Garrett is also the creator of WarriorCon4, an event that will unlock access to the time-tested, proven System & Science of The Warrior’s Way that has changed the lives of 55,000+ committed creators; to get your tickets visit: https://travischappell.com/warriorTune in as Garrett and Travis discuss the difference between entrepreneurism and hustling, why men in today’s age should regain their power, how early traumas and failures shaped Garret's personality and drive, and the importance of having a fundamentally good relationship with God to achieve success and freedom. Key Highlights:  [05:35 - 17:48]  Letting go of Abuse and DysfunctionGarrett’s early childhood traumaThe toxic frame around sex when growing up MormonDeconstructing what you learn as a kid to succeed as an adult  [17:49 - 29:26] Being Everything and Nothing at the Same TimeWhy it’s important to overcome the fear of exposureGarrett’s experience with clairgenics: Complete consciousnessSex, intimacy, and love are not the same  [29:27 - 43:22] Entrepreneurism vs Hustlin’From P.E Teacher to the Mortgage businessGarrett’s breakthrough to not be broke againHow Garrett realized that he was just hustling and not building a kingdom  [43:23 -1:05:19] The Warriors WayThe moment everything came crashing downThe currency of certaintyHow Garrett’s story helped other men regain their powerBuilding a movement first and looking for freedom  Tweetable Quotes:  “You can have love and intimacy and have it not be sexual” - Garrett White “Entrepreneurism is a commitment to becoming a kingdom builder”  - Garret White Get your WarriorCon4 Tickets hereConnect with Garrett:  Visit: https://garrettjwhite.com/  Follow Garrett on:  Instagram: @garrettjwhite                                                              Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/17/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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799: Justin Sloan | The Power of Diversification and Franchises

For today's episode, we have on the show, Justin Sloan. Justin is a business-oriented and highly driven-entrepreneur who is passionate about investment and asset management. Justin ventured into the world of business at the age of 20 when he took every penny in his bank account and started his first cell phone retail store with himself as the only employee. After months of working every day from open to close, the business was able to hire the first employee and eventually grow into a large chain. Justin is also the CEO of Sloan Capital. Sloan Capital helps investors deploy capital into various asset classes. From real estate to venture, they position investments to where they believe the world is heading. The firm is a disciplined and forward-thinking collective creating opportunities in areas most don't know exist. Tune in as Justin and Travis discuss the transition from hustling to being an entrepreneur, how to pivot to different investments and assets, and why it’s important to fractionally own different assets instead of just one class of asset when investing.Justin expands on Everbowl, a chain of healthy Acai bowl restaurants that offers healthy food at an affordable price for its customers. Justin seeks to help other investors diversify their revenue streams by investing in franchises while also creating employment opportunities and offering healthier eating options. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 10:48] 15 years of Selling Cellphones Growing up in the hustle cultureFrom selling phones at the mall to owning cellphone storesWhy Justin didn't get the value he expected from going to college and dropping out twice [10:49 - 16:49] Pivoting and Real EstateExiting the cellphone business and pivoting to other opportunitiesGetting started in different Real Estate assets and investmentsWhy diversification is crucial to make better investments  [16:50 -22:55] EverbowlThe value and leverage of franchise businessesHow a mastermind helped Justin get to the next level of entrepreneurshipJustin’s journey to acquire the rights to Everbowl in Texas [22:56 -28:46] The Everbowl InvestmentHow to invest in EverbowlJustin’s advice on investing and diversifying       Tweetable Quote: “ I think that the world is better to fractionally own lots and lots of stuff ” - Justin Sloan “ At the end of the day, a franchise is a repeatable business” - Justin SloanConnect with Justin:LinkedIn Visit: sloan-capital.com Follow Justin on:  Instagram: @sloancapital               Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/10/202229 minutes, 19 seconds
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798: Jason Harris | The Soul & Science of Marketing

Fast forward your marketing brain with just a 20 minute podcast In today’s episode we are joined once again by Jason Harris, Jason is the CEO of the award-winning creative agency, "Mekanism" and the author of the national best seller book "The Soulful Art of Persuasion." Jason has more than 20 years of expertise in creating provocative campaigns through a blend of Soul & Science. He is also now the host of the new podcast Soul & Science a show where he interviews the top CEOs of famous brands in a quest to answer the most critical questions when it comes to marketing and building lasting brands. Travis and Jason discuss the power of podcasting to connect with brands and entrepreneurs, how podcasting inevitably leads to sales when done correctly and how to cultivate relationships through a podcast.Jason shares the idea behind the Soul & Science podcast and how amazed Jason was when he noticed how open entrepreneurs and brands were when sharing their strategies in a podcast.They dive deep into the challenges and opportunities of podcasting in 2022, social media advertising, getting brands into the metaverse and how to identify your core audience for any business.  Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 08:24] Why Starting a Podcast?Sharing all the strategies from the top brands and creating the podcastLeveraging podcasting to network and close dealsWhy a podcast invite should not become a sales pitch  [08:25 - 24:18] The Soul & Science PodcastWhy Jason started the podcast to pick the brain of the CMO’s of top brandsEntrepreneurs and brands being an open book in the podcast and sharing their top strategiesThe right moment to do a podcast and the challenges a new podcaster can expectPodcasts being crucial to drive book salesThe downsides of using Clubhouse and why it didn’t performed well  [24:48 -27:29] The Potential of a Podcast Format How CMO’s are vulnerable in the podcast format and share their mindset and strategiesLearning from other brands experiences to build lasting brands  [27:30 -27:29] Social Media Advertising in 2022 The power of TikTok and how it has taken share of other platformsGetting brands into the Metaverse and new social media platformsHow Jason’s creative team produces high engaging ideas for social mediaHow to identify your core audience using various strategies.   Tweetable Quote: “ In the Soul & Science Podcast you can fast forward your marketing mind in about 20 minutes” - Jason Harris“The best money is spent first on identifying who your core audience is and where they spend their time” - Jason Harris Connect with Jason:LinkedIn Order Jason’s book:The Soulful Art of Persuasion: The 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master InfluencerFollow Jason on:  Instagram: @jason_harris Listen to the Soul &Science Podcast here  Resources MentionedAskWonderDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/3/202240 minutes, 48 seconds
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797: Natalie Dawson | How to Build a High-Performance Team

Your success depends on your ability to manage and develop the people who work for you!Natalie Dawson, our guest for today’s episode, is an expert in developing people and building scalable teams. She has interviewed, hired, trained, and led thousands of employees over the course of her career, most recently as Co-Founder and Partner of Cardone Ventures, a management consulting, joint ventures, and private equity firm that helps business owners achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals through the growth of their business. With no cost of capital, no outside investment, in 30 months Cardone Ventures has generated $60 million in revenue and over $30 million in EBITDA. Natalie is responsible for the operations and finding, hiring, aligning, developing and retaining the team that allows the business to scale profitably. She is the host of the WorkWoman Podcast and also the author of the #1 Amazon best seller for her book “Teamwork” which details exactly how she has built a highly engaged, highly aligned, high performance team in order to accommodate the business opportunity and growth.Travis and Natalie talk about the importance of being a good listener to connect with people, her challenges proving herself and leveling up as a business woman and  how she built her trust on her contributions to any business. She also shares how to hire people effectively when growing a company, how a business process specialist can contribute to an organization’s success and why most business owners fail at engaging and managing their team.Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 12:05]  Taking Control and ListeningThe first book that kicked off Natalie’s curiosity on business developmentDropping out of college and following that decision throughHow Natalie learned to connect with people at a young age   [12:06 - 18:28] Leveling UpNatalie’s career that started from transcribing leadership contentNatalie’s challenges she faced leveling upBeing confident in her contributions to any organization  [18:29 -27:15] Cardone VenturesThe importance of revenue targets Finding the right people who truly are 10XThe first hires when growing an organizationWhat a Business Process Specialist is  [27:16 -42:48] Team Work Business owners missing to have a system in place for their peopleThe blueprint on how to engage with your teamTime and resources being wasted by poor time managementIncentive metrics that forces you to take a deep look at your business Tweetable Quotes: “I read every book I could find on management, leadership, organization development and structure so I knew what I was talking about when I had my opportunities ” -  Natalie Dawson“When you are growing a business,  the main thing is figuring out how to sell and market your product and also find people that competently can work on it ” -  Natalie Dawson“A lot of business owners don’t spend their time properly so they will refuse to look at where their team are spending their time” - Natalie Dawson Connect with Natalie:LinkedIn Order Natalie's book:Team Work: How to build a High-Performance Team Follow Natalie on:  Instagram: @natalieworkman Listen to the WorkWoman Podcast here Book Mentioned:The Starbucks Experience                                                                                                                                                   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/26/202243 minutes, 21 seconds
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796: Michelle Seiler Tucker | How To Sell Your Business At Its Peak

Should you sell your business in this economy?Today we are joined again by Michelle Seiler Tucker, Michelle is the leading authority on buying, selling, and improving businesses, as well as increasing a business’ revenue streams. She is also the Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated. Sold over 1000 businesses to date and currently owns and operates several successful businesses. Author of WSJ & USA TODAY Bestseller EXIT RICH: the method to sell your business for huge profit. In this episode Michelle and Travis discuss when it’s the right moment to buy or sell any business, how business owners can make their business more attractive to buyers and what mistakes to avoid when building a brand.Michelle expands on her 6P Method and how it helps business owners get the most value possible when selling their company. She also explains why every business owner should think of an exit strategy and why most people fail to sell their business.  Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 09:18]  Exiting Your BusinessSelling your business at the right momentThe GPS Exit ModelPreparing your business for sellingLeveraging Synergies to increase the value of a business  [09:19 - 18:04] The 6P Method for Maximum ValuePeopleProductProcessProprietaryPatronsProfit [18:04 -24:29] What Buyers are Looking ForMichelle expands on what makes a business attractive to buyersGetting clear on your numbers will attract buyersThe challenges small business owners face when selling [24:30 -37:37] How to Acquire Businesses Business recovering from all what’s happened in the last few yearsWhy an advisor can make a better assessment of the business Getting clear on the real reason behind selling a business  Tweetable Quotes: “The quickest way to grow a business is through acquisitions ” -  Michelle Seiler Tucker“Lack of profits is not a problem, is a symptom of other problems” -  Michelle Seiler Tucker“Sell when your business is doing great because you’ll always have buyers” - Michelle Seiler Tucker Connect with Michelle:LinkedIn Order Michelle’s book:Exit Rich Follow Michelle on:  Instagram: @michelleseilertucker Listen to the Exit Rich Podcast here          Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/19/202237 minutes, 38 seconds
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795: Mark Lachance | The Lucky Formula

If you’re not in the long game, you’re in the wrong game! Today’s guest is Mark Lachance, Mark is the CEO and lead investor of Maxy Media Inc., one of the largest TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and Google Display Network performance marketing agencies in the world. Currently, Maxy Media is the number one advertiser in terms of monthly spend on the TikTok platform in Canada and top ten in North America. Mark, also known as Mister Lucky, is a renowned figure in the business world, one who possesses a deep understanding of blitzscaling companies. Having owned and operated several businesses that have experienced hypergrowth through creative business development and lead generation, Mark is a master of sales and marketing and continues to apply and grow his expertise through current projects. Mark and Travis discuss how the business model of a performance agency is different from a marketing agency, how Maxy Media generates traffic and leads in such a competitive industry and how Mark connected with high value individuals at live events. The dive deep into the importance of mentors and leveraging other people’s experience and knowledge when building a business and why the right room is the one that challenges you and gets you fired up. Mark also explains why you can’t do everything as an entrepreneur and how he looks to hire smarter people than him.Mark also gives a brief rundown of his new book The Lucky Formula: How to stack the odds in your favor and cash in on success.This is an episode you can’t miss!Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 05:28]  Continuously Reinventing HimselfMark’s experience in the sports industry as an agent.The importance of recurring income with payment businessesThe different ventures Mark has tried out [5:28:47 - 10:19] Maxy Media: Performance MarketingThe difference between a marketing agency and a performance agencyHow Mark’s company generates traffic and leads for his clientsWhy the best leads are not always in the same place [10:20 -23:07] The Right Room to Level UpThe Business Mastery Event with Tony Robbins that changed everythingConnecting with high value entrepreneurs and mentorsMark’s mentors that help him achieve success in different aspects of lifeRelationships take long to build but they will pay off [23:08 -23:07] The Who Not HowWhy as an entrepreneur you can’t know and do everythingHiring smarter and faster people than youThe Lucky Formula Tweetable Quotes: “The marketing game is about testing, trying new things and failure that eventually leads to success” -  Mark Lachance“If you want to be successful,  you are not going to do it alone” -  Mark Lachance“Get out of your own way, drop your ego and hire people that are smarter, better and faster than you ” - Mark LachanceTAKE THE QUIZ AND FIND OUT HOW LUCKY YOU ARE, VISIT: https://quiz.theluckyformula.com/theluckyformulaConnect with Mark:LinkedIn Order Mark’s book:https://marklachance.com/the-lucky-formula-mark-lachance/  Follow Mark on:  Instagram: @misterluckyofficial Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/12/202230 minutes, 17 seconds
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794: Midweek Mashup | How to Be a Best-Selling Author ft. Max Lugavere, Mark Manson and Jack Canfield

The book is written, now what?In today’s midweek mashup we go back to 3 best selling authors who share their journey and struggles when becoming published authors. We revisit how they come up with their book idea, how they marketed their book and the strategies that proved to be efficient when growing a following around a published book. [2:57 - 12:39] Max Lugavere | Becoming a NY Times Best Selling Author with No Previous FollowingMax Lugavere is a filmmaker, health & science journalist, and NY Times bestselling author of Genius Foods. He appears regularly on TV shows like Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, and the Today Show. In this segment Max shares how he started from nothing and became a bestselling author and how he improved his interviewing skills with his podcast.  Listen to the full episode here[12:39 - 22:34] Mark Manson | Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-HelpMark was a blogger turned best selling author with his books The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked. Since releasing his books, he has spoken at some of the most successful companies and top schools in the world with a mission to improve the public conversation around personal development and happiness. In this segment Mark shares how he challenged the self-help frequent topics with a disruptive idea and what is like to be a best selling author after a successful book.Listen to the full episode here[22:36 -36:125] Jack Canfield | Chicken Soup and The Success PrinciplesBesides being a motivational speaker, entrepreneur and corporate trainer, Jack Canfield is a best selling author mostly known for his Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Jack also co-authored The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. In this segment Jack shares how his book skyrocketed to the top of the lists and his promotion strategy on radio shows and podcasts. Jack also describes how everything in your life is an outcome of how you respond to situations.Listen to the full episode here—--Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/7/202236 minutes, 45 seconds
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793: Jason Feifer | Build For Tomorrow

Relationship building is a long and slow game. Jason Feifer comes back as our guest for today, he is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, host of both Build For Tomorrow Podcast and Problem Solvers Podcast. He is also the author of Build for Tomorrow: a book that aims to arm people with a new, powerful way of thinking about change, with specific lessons on how to adapt that are drawn from centuries of innovations and the greatest entrepreneurial minds of today. Jason too is a keynote speaker, startup advisor and a nonstop optimism machine!Tune in as Travis and Jason talk about the potential of having a podcast to engineer serendipity, how to network the right way and why building familiarity it’s important instead of just pitching to people. Jason also shares great strategies on building relationships and connecting the right way.Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 09:44] Build For Tomorrow: Podcast and BookThe audience insights that ignited the creation of the Build for Tomorrow Podcast and bookHow Jason’s podcast is an opportunity magnet [9:47 - 22:38] Pitching the Right WayUnderstanding how you can provide value to your audience and putting yourself in their shoesThe importance of being patient and not burning bridgesBuild familiarity by being persistent [22:40 -39:05] Building Better RelationshipsHow genuine interactions build familiarity on social mediaPlay the long, slow game to build a relationshipThe potential of connecting at live events and kickstart an interesting conversationBeing mindful of adding and not being transactional Tweetable Quotes: “Being nice to me on social media won’t put you on the magazine but when you send me an email, I will pay attention.” - Jason Feifer“Build a relationship that’s not based on a transaction ” - Jason FeiferConnect with Jason:Visit: https://www.jasonfeifer.com/ Order Jason’s book:https://www.jasonfeifer.com/book/ Check Jason on GuestIo:https://guestio.com/ Follow Jason on:  InstagramLinkedInTwitterFacebook                                                                                                                                                                                                               Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
9/5/202240 minutes, 26 seconds
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792: Midweek Mashup | Mental Toughness ft. Joost Janssen, Akshay Nanavati and Dean Karnazes

Push your limits and go beyond what’s possible with today’s midweek mashup all about mental toughness. Listen as we revisit the importance of struggle in life, why pushing your body to its limit will also push your mind and the stories of our guests conquering the most amazing challenges the human body and brain can achieve. [3:42 - 14:42] Joost Janssen | Becoming a Navy SealJoost Janssen is a father, actor, stuntman and former Navy SEAL. He enlisted in the Navy at 22 years old after his wife was tragically killed in an automobile accident. He served more than 12 years as a Frogman before leaving the military. Joost then worked for the CIA for over five years and has made deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and many others. Currently he is a Hollywood actor and stuntman who has worked on films such as Iron Man, Transformers, American Assassin and more.  In this segment, Joost expands on why you should keep doing difficult things to push your mind and body and improve your mindset.Listen to the full episode here[14:42  - 24:06] Akshay Nanavati | Struggle is NecessaryAfter overcoming drug addiction, PTSD from fighting in Iraq with the Marines, depression and alcoholism that drove him to the brink of suicide, Akshay Nanavati has since built a global business, run ultramarathons, spent 7 days in darkness, and explored mountains, caves and polar icecaps. Combining his experiences with years of research, he wrote the book Fearvana. The Dalai Lama said “Fearvana inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences and find the positive side of our lives.” Akshay now helps people build a positive relationship to suffering in order to create a life of boundless bliss. In this segment Akshay describes the “ultra run” and other extreme activities that have helped him confront PTSD. Listen to the full episode here[24:067  - 41:05] Dean Karnazes | Ultra Marathons and Building Mental ToughnessDean Karnazes is an Ultra Marathoner, Author, and one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 most influential people in the world. He ran 50 marathons in all 50 states in 50 consecutive days, and has also won the world's toughest foot race, the Badwater Ultra- Marathon. He speaks about mental toughness, his most challenging races and the mindset for pushing past your goals.Listen to the full episode here?—--Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/31/202241 minutes, 39 seconds
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791: Chris Naugle | The Money Multiplier

Everything you know about money is wrong!Chris Naugle, also known as America’s #1 Money Mentor, has built and owned 19 companies, with his businesses being featured in Forbes, ABC, House Hunters, and his very own HGTV pilot in 2018. His success also includes managing tens of millions of dollars in assets in the financial services and advisory industry and in real estate transactions.Chris empowers entrepreneurs, business owners, and real estate investors with the knowledge of how money works. He is currently founder of The Money School™, and Money Mentor for The Money Multiplier.In this episode Travis and Chris discuss success, taking action and most importantly why everything we know about money is wrong. Chris also shares his story of creating a clothing line and being an entrepreneur at an early age, the importance of creating something instead of conforming to reality, wall street and tough times during recession. Finally they dive deep into the infinite banking concept and how anybody can leverage BOLI: Bank On Life Insurance.Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 23:36] Create or Conform: The Key to SuccessBeing an action taker from an early ageChris’s passion for snowboarding and extreme sportsChris’s first business venture and being mentored by his high school teachers in 1994 [23:47 - 31:14] From Pro-Snowboarding to Wall StreetHow the recession in 2001 changed his lifeSelling life insurances, mutual funds and more at Wall StreetOutworking everybody at Wall Street [31:15 -39:05] The 37th Property that Made it all Fall ApartBuying real estate properties when nobody else did in 2009Losing it all again and starting from zero [39:06 -70:05] The Infinite Banking ConceptFlipping houses to get back at the topLearning all about owning your banking systemChris explains the principles of BOLI: Bank On Life InsuranceThe power of uninterrupted compound interest Tweetable Quote: “The willingness and work ethic to do what others were not willing to do, got me to where I wanted to be ” -  Chris Naugle“The only thing that I did different that the person that truly failed is they quit and I didn’t ” -  Chris Naugle Connect with Chris: Visit: https://www.chrisnaugle.com/Listen to Money School Podcast  Follow Chris on:       Twitter: @thechrisnaugleInstagram: @thechrisnaugleLinkedIn: /thechrisnaugle                                                               Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/29/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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790: Midweek Mashup | How to Care For Yourself ft. Dr. Nicole LePera, Lori Harder and Jefferson Bethke

Our 3 guests for today will help you focus again on your wellbeing. Tune in as we revisit our previous episodes and bring you the best clips about taking care of yourself. This midweek mashup dives deep into mental health, mindfulness and why the hustle culture is damaging to our life. [2:05 - 15:48] Dr. Nicole LePera | How to Heal YourselfComing from a background of battling anxiety herself, she knew that she wanted better for herself and her clients, and after going on her own healing journey with the help of research and informed psychology, she began teaching these secrets on social media, creating a community of #selfhealers. She is also the author of the e-book, How to do the Work and the creator of the SelfHealers Circle. In this segment she shares why humans are subjective, our relationship with ourselves and how she helps her patients to manage anxiety.Listen to the full episode here[15:49  - 28:59] From Fear to Self-Love with Lori HarderLori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. She has grown two multi-million dollar businesses as a successful entrepreneur and network marketing professional. She is also an author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, who offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom. In this segment she shares how she’s helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.Listen to the full episode here[29:00  - 42:58] Jefferson Bethke | To Hell With the HustleJefferson Bethke is a bestselling author, and spoken word artist whose YouTube video, "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus," has received over 35 million views since it was published in 2012. With his wife  he has 700,000+ subscribers to his YouTube channel as well as a successful podcast. In this segment Jeff and Travis unpack the dangers of "hustling'', life hacks, social media and what this new idea of work is doing to us as a society.Listen to the full episode here?—--Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/24/202243 minutes, 31 seconds
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789: Tim Sykes | The Trading Challenge

The investing party is over! Tim Sykes, our guest for today's episode, is a penny stock trader and teacher who became a self-made millionaire by the age of 22 by trading $12,415 of bar mitzvah money. After becoming disenchanted with the hedge fund world, he established the Tim Sykes Trading Challenge to teach aspiring traders how to follow his trading strategies. He’s been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, Larry King, Steve Harvey, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and more. He’s also an active philanthropist and environmental activist, a co-founder of Karmagawa, and has donated millions of dollars to charity. Tune in as Travis and Tim discuss today’s reality of the stock market, why people should focus on financial education and why we should prepare for the future. Tim also shares his unique view on networking and mentorship and how he helps his students make more money than him with his Trading Challenge. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 07:51] The Million Dollar InjuryFrom tennis to trading in the stock marketTurning Bar Mitzvah money into MORE moneyThe hedge fund failure [07:52 - 14:08] Prepare for the FutureHow Tim’s journey made him successful at tradingWhy today’s market is at an all time lowTim’s new favorite asset class: The U.S Dollar [14:09 -17:01] Networking: Not for TimTim shares why he doesn’t rely on networking or mentorship to succeedTransparency as a priority Tim’s students being better than him Building schools and helping communities in third world countries  Tweetable Quotes: “You can chill and have no life and be prepared for the craziness that’s coming in the next 3-5 years” - Tim Sykes“I have the easiest job in the world, all I have to do is say what I do! ” - Tim Sykes“Patience is actually good for education and trading” - Tim Sykes  Book Mentioned:The Complete Penny Stock Course Connect with Tim: IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO GET RICH QUICK DO NOT GO TO THIS LINK Check https://karmagawa.com/ Follow Tim on:FacebookInstagramYoutube–Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/22/202225 minutes, 35 seconds
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788: Midweek Mashup | Rethinking Marketing ft. Phillip Stutts, Travis Chambers and Billy Gene

Supercharge your marketing strategy with this week’s mashup. Travis goes back to a fine selection of interviews with 3 marketing experts that share their strategies on data driven marketing, online advertising and how just adding value can help you succeed at any business venture. Rethink your strategy with this week's episode.Let 's dive in![4:33 - 18:45] Phillip Stutts | The Undefeated Marketing SystemPhillip has over 2 decades of experience working on campaigns with billions of dollars in political ad spend and has contributed to over 1,407 election victories, including 3 U.S. Presidential victories. He plays and wins the game of both political and corporate marketing on the highest level. He is also the author of the book, The Undefeated Marketing System. In this segment he describes how data driven marketing can make or break political campaigns and also help businesses improve their marketing strategy.  Listen to the full episode here[18:46 - 28:04] Travis Chambers | $600M in Revenue with Facebook AdsTravis Chambers is the Founder of Chamber.Media, the industry leader in data-crafted video ads with over 4,000 productions/mo, $80M in managed spend, and $600M in tracked revenue!Travis is a genius at crafting ad content for every size of company. He’s a Forbes 30 Under 30 lister and keynote speaker at events like Google Growth Summit and VidCon, while also being featured in Inc, Entrepreneur, AdWeek, HuffPo, and others. Listen as he describes his secret formula: The 7 Foundational Ads.Listen to the full episode here[28:05 - 34:26] Billy Gene | Confidence is KingBilly Gene is the owner of a multi-million dollar ad agency that revolutionizes education by teaching entrepreneurial skills you’ll never learn in school. In this episode you’ll get a rare insider look at the story behind Billy: what drives him, and how we can find whatever success looks like for us if you learn this one thing that helps you stand out and stay memorable: Confidence.In this segment Billy shares how adding value can open so many doors and get you next to the right person and build attention to you or your business. You can’t miss his tip on using videos to get in front of people.Listen to the full episode here?—--Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/17/202234 minutes, 57 seconds
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787: Theresa Depasquale | 10x Your Instagram Engagement

Are you not getting the results you want on Instagram?In this episode, Travis interviews the social media + marketing expert: Theresa Depasquale, they dive deep into ​​Instagram’s algorithm, how to create engaging reels, how to improve your creative content as your business grows and so much more. Theresa is the founder and CEO of Capture Social Media Group, a company that provides one-on-one consulting and management for national companies and industry-leading experts to help them successfully build their brands online and grow their reach and credibility. She is passionate about working with heart-centered entrepreneurs and companies to help them skyrocket their brand and attract more clients.Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 03:20] Instagram EngagementBeat the algorithm by making better engaging content [03:21 - 13:38] Crush It with Instagram ReelsGraphics are not dead on the platformGetting clear on who your ideal audience isUnderstanding your identity on Instagram: Expert or content creator?The importance of being authentic and doing what you're comfortable with Why Gary Vee’s advice on post frequency is not 100% accurate [13:38 -17:01] The 9 Types of Instagram Engagement The Difference between active and passive engagement and other Instagram metricsDesign your content thinking about the 9 types of engagement [17:10 - 21:46] Social Media Omnipresence Get started on just one platform and grow as your team growsTheresa shares how to repurpose Instagram content into Facebook, TikTok and other platforms  Tweetable Quotes: “ Determine if you want to be an expert brand and leverage your Instagram for your business or if you want to be a content creator.” - Theresa Depasquale“ If you’re someone that can put out good content twice a week, focus on crushing that content twice a week.” - Theresa DepasqualeDownload the Free Instagram Growth Guide Here and start growing your instagram engagement within hours! Connect with Theresa:InstagramLinkedIn Follow Capture Social Media Club on instagram: @yoursocialbutterfly_Visit her website: www.CaptureSocialGroup.com Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/15/202223 minutes, 22 seconds
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786: Midweek Mashup | Leveraging Real Estate ft. Dean Graziosi, Cody Sperber and Sam Newell

This midweek mashup is all about real estate investing. Listen as we go back to our previous interviews with 3 guests who’ve been investing in real estate deals for years now and have accumulated millions of dollars in different real estate assets. If you want to learn more about real learning the ins and outs of real estate investing, syndications and creative financing, this is an episode you can't miss.  Let 's dive in![3:19 - 14:24] Dean Graziosi | Creating Millionaire Success HabitsDean Graziosi is a multi-million dollar entrepreneur and award winning author. He closed his first real estate business before he was 20. His businesses have generated over $1 billion in revenue. In this segment Dean tells his story on landing his first big real estate deal,he also explains the importance of networking and how the law of reciprocity has enabled him to achieve success in his many business ventures. Listen to the full episode here[14:25 - 33:28] Cody Sperber | Becoming The Clever InvestorUS Navy Veteran turned self-made millionaire, Cody is an avid Real Estate Investor and influencer. He is the founder of Clever Investor, a Top Rated Educational Company awarded by Inc. 5000. Clever Investor provides education and support to all levels of investors in conjunction with one-on-one mentoring to provide even more traction and guidance to fast track success as an investor. In this segment Cody shares how he got started on learning all about real estate investing, the multiple ways to acquire assets and creative real estate (wholesaling).Listen to the full episode here[33:30 - 42:28] Sam Newell | Millions in Real Estate Sales and SyndicationsWhile attending Brigham Young University studying Construction Management Sam successfully started his own real estate flipping and long term holding company. As an investor and licensed realtor Sam has bought and sold and participated in over 100MM+ in real estate transactions over the past 9 years. From flipping small homes to developing $35mm fourplex complexes, to buying large apartment communities, Sam has a vast experience and expertise that has not only benefitted his family and partners, but many loyal investor clients as well. In this segment Sam explains why you should hire a coach or mentor and why surrounding yourself with people who will tell you the truth no matter what is one of the keys to success in the real estate investing industry.Listen to the full episode here?—--Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/10/202243 minutes, 22 seconds
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785: Stu Heinecke | How To Grow Your Business Like A Weed

Anyone can grow their business into something resilient and unstoppable. In this episode, Stu Heinecke, dubbed the Father of Contact Marketing, digs into relevant strategies to achieve explosive growth and change the way you’re doing business in the most effective ways. He shares how he could reach elusive executives by thinking outside the box and using personalized approaches to get the connections crucial to your success. Let’s dive in!  Stu Heinecke is a bestselling business author, a hall of fame-nominated marketer, and one of The Wall Street Journal cartoonists. He’s named the “Father of Contact Marketing” by the American Marketing Association. His mission is to provide unfair advantages to help enterprise/SMB/startup sales teams get more C-level meetings with top accounts faster and more effectively. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 06:57] The Father of Contact MarketingStu shares his story and background Growing up in Massachusetts Starting to be interested in cartoon Using a marketing mindset with cartooning [06:58 - 15:37] Focus on What Makes You WinThe first taste of contact marketingWhy meetings are crucial to succeedCheck out How to Grow Your Business Like a Weed  How this book changed the way Stu was doing business [15:38 -23:17] Closing SegmentThe Big Boards program How to get a meeting with anyoneOpen the door for more collaborations  Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Tweetable Quotes: “Getting meetings is the building block of success in business.” -  Stu Heinecke“Weeds are natural collaborators, and they just never do anything alone. ” - Stu HeineckeAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/8/202223 minutes, 17 seconds
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784: Midweek Mashup | Ever Shifting Leadership ft. John Maxwell, John Baird & Edward Sullivan

Life changes and also leadership.In this midweek mashup episode we revisit the ever shifting topic of leadership and how great leaders are intentional about relationships and networking strategies. We go back to previous interviews with best selling author John Maxwell and the coaching duo John Baird and Edward Sullivan. Our guests share their experience with leading teams to greatness and how to influence like a true leader. Let 's dive in![1:33 - 14:29] John Maxwell | Great Leaders Know How to ShiftJohn C Maxwell is the author of the book Leadershift and number one NYT Bestselling author, coach, and speaker. John has been called the number one leader in business by the AMA and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. in this segment he talks about how to gain real influence with people and how to be intentional with your actions as a leader.Listen to the full episode here[14:30  - 33:12] John Baird & Edward Sullivan | Leading with HeartJohn Baird is one of the premier executive coaches in Silicon Valley. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with the top leaders at dozens of start-ups and Fortune 500 firms like Apple, Nike, and Twitter and has founded several companies including ExecutivEdge and Velocity Coaching, where he is currently Chairman. Edward Sullivan is the CEO & Managing Partner at Velocity Coaching. His twenty-five-year career as an executive coach and political consultant has taken him around the globe coaching and advising start-up founders, Fortune 500 CEOs, and heads of state of foreign nations. Listen to the full episode here?—--Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/3/202233 minutes, 26 seconds
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783: Colin O’Brady | The 12-Hour Walk

Millions of people dream of living a more fulfilling life, but they are afraid to be uncomfortable and be outside of their comfort zone. It’s time for you to change that mindset and start to unlock your full potential. In this episode, Colin O’Brady shares his journey in becoming a world record-holding explorer and how it taught them one of the biggest life lessons. He stresses the importance of a positive mindset and the amazing things it enables you to do. Tune in and discover what’s your Everest! Colin O'Brady is an explorer, author, and speaker who currently holds 10 world records. In January of 2008, O'Brady suffered a severe burn injury while vacationing in rural Thailand. In 2016 he set the Explorers Grand Slam (Last Degree) and Seven Summits speed records. He became the fastest person to complete the adventurer's challenges in 139 days and 131 days respectively.Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 13:55] The Impossible FirstColin’s background and story The hippie niche  The adjustment periodFollow your dreams, and build businessesThe traditional education vs the education of the world  [13:55 - 26:50] A Possible MindsetHow Colin realized there's an inflection point in his life Learning one of the greatest lessonsColin’s experience training and getting the best timeWhat the possible mindset allows you to do [26:51 -36:23] It’s About Building Your NetworkHow Nike sponsored Colin’s first project Colin’s career has been built on relationships Show your passion and excitementAn invitation to take a 12-hour walk  [36:23 - 45:00] Closing SegmentPeople are afraid to be uncomfortableWhat’s your Everest?Check out The 12-Hour Walk Connect with Colin on Instagram & FacebookDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Tweetable Quotes: “The possible mindset opens up the limitless possibilities.” -  Colin O’Brady“Luck comes for those who are prepared. You make your own luck. ” - Colin O’BradyAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
8/1/202245 minutes
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782: I've Spent $300K+ on Masterminds... Here's Why

Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/29/202228 minutes, 13 seconds
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781: Midweek Mashup | How to Grow on YouTube ft. Chris Zissis, Sean Cannell and Evan Carmichael

Do you have what it takes to crush it on YouTube?In today’s midweek mashup, Travis Chappell and Eric Skwarczynski revisit 3 previous episodes that will help you dominate the most popular video platform of all time. Tune in, as 3 experts from our previous interviews share their strategies, stories and insights on how to make it as a YouTube content creator. If you want to learn how to grow, monetize and make an impact by building an audience on YouTube, this is an episode you can’t miss.Let 's dive in![1:11 - 12:05] Chris Zissis | Building a 7 Figure YouTube Channel without Showing Your FaceChris Zissis has produced billions of views and millions of dollars from YouTube without showing his face. He builds 7-figure passive income YouTube channels for entrepreneurs without needing their time. In this segment, Chris breaks down how you can get on this train by breaking down some of the best practices from his proof of work. Listen to the full episode here[12:06 - 23:35] Evan Carmichael | How to Tackle Youtube from 0 to 2 Million SubscribersEvan Carmichael is a true Entrepreneur. At 19 he built and sold a biotech software company, and at 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 he turned down a 6-figure salary right out of college. In this segment he shares why his main focus was content and not editing or other items around YouTube content creation.Listen to the full episode here?[23:36 - 33:34] Sean Cannell | The 10 Year Overnight SuccessSean Cannell, CEO of Think Media and co-founder of Video Influencers. Sean has a passion for helping leaders build their influence and profits with YouTube and online video. He has been featured on Forbes “20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business,” Social Media Examiner and Success.com. Aside from having over a million subscribers on YouTube, he is a keynote speaker who has spoken to groups ranging from 50 to 2000+, and runs a 7-figure video education company. Listen to Sean’s story of pushing through and finding success through connections and experiences you find along the way.Listen to the full episode here?Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/27/202234 minutes, 7 seconds
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780: Liam Martin | Running Remote

Remote work is here to stay, are you ready for the remote first era? In this episode, the CEO and co-founder of Time Doctor and Staff.com Liam Martin,  shares why it’s so important to always align your mission with the objectives of live events, the value of being a connector of people through live events and how companies can leverage the best work force from around the world by going remote. Also, Liams explains what Asynchronous Management is and how it helps remote first companies become successful and sustainable in a remote setting.  Liam Martin is also the brain behind the Running Remote Conference, a live event that offers remote-first founders & hybrid-team leaders access to the knowledge, connections and solutions to help build, manage and lead remote teams to excellence. Liam is passionate about how to gain insights into the inner workings of how people work and he also believes in empowering workers to work wherever they want, whenever they want. Finally he is the co- author of the upcoming book: Running Remote, grab your copy and uncover the mindset and strategies to build and grow a truly successful remote team. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 16:48] Live Events After the Pandemic The “Ready, Fire” mentality when producing live eventsAlign your mission and the purpose of the live eventThe real ROI of live events: connecting with high value people [16:49 - 26:45] Remote Work FoundationsLiam’s first online business: tutoring students worldwideThe big switch in the work force since the pandemicWhat remote workers actually care aboutRemote work is not for everybody, the importance of culture fit [26:47 -36:23] The Real Remote Culture Getting rid of the manager position, the platform is the manager!Focusing on leadership and intimate connectionsHow many Zoom calls are too many Zoom calls?The Asynchronous Management Strategy [36:23 - 48:21] Closing SegmentGet your copy of Running Remote and sign up for the bonus contentConnect with Liam on LinkedInDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Tweetable Quotes: “ No one has recognized that you should actually manage people differently when they work remotely.” -  Liam Martin“ We are looking at culture like it’s the people, and it’s not the people, it's the work!” - Liam MartinAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/25/202238 minutes, 46 seconds
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779: Midweek Mashup | Power of Persuasion ft. Jason Harris, Brant Pinvidic and Chris Voss

In this midweek mashup we go back to 3 expert guests with persuasion skills that are just out of this world. We revisit the importance of influence in business relationships, pitching ideas in a short and efficient way and how to use tactical empathy to always get your way. Being able to persuade people is one of the most in-demand skills today, this is a masterclass you can’t skip. [2:40 - 13:27] Jason Harris: How to Persuade without Being Annoying Jason Harris is the co-founder and CEO of Mekanism, a marketing company. In this segment, Jason talks about how you can persuade people without being annoying. Jason believes that a huge part of any business is persuasion. Influencing people into buying your products, availing your services, or supporting your brand is an art. Want more? Listen to the full episode here[13:28 - 26:23] Brant Pinvidic: Mastering the 3 Minute PitchAward-winning film director, veteran television producer, C-level sales and presentations coach, keynote speaker, top-rated podcast host, and a columnist for Forbes. He has been named to the Hollywood Reporter’s 30 Most Powerful Reality TV Sellers and is widely recognized as one of the great creative sales leaders in Hollywood. Brant has taken the life, business, and storytelling lessons he’s developed during his Hollywood career and used them to uniquely bridge the entertainment industry and the business community. His endless energy, quest for adventure, and the 3-Minute Rule have helped make him one of the most sought after C-level consultants in the USA and abroad.  Want more? Listen to the full episode here[ 26:24 - 36:53 ] Chris Voss: Master NegotiationsChris Voss is a 24 year veteran of the FBI and retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator there. Chris is a bestselling author and has a company called Black Swan that specializes in business negotiations drawing on his high-stakes hostage negotiation experience. In this segment Chris talks about the most important tools in any negotiator's toolbox, and how to use tactical empathy as your main strategy when negotiating.Want more? Listen to the full episode here–Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/20/202237 minutes, 27 seconds
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778: Jeff Lerner | Unlock Your Potential

The opportunities that defined past generations and steered their course through life just aren't out there for us anymore. In this episode, the author of Unlock Your Potential, Jeff Lerner shares his journey from a broke musician to a $100 million entrepreneur and how why he ended up building a thriving education program. He stresses how the failings of our systems have opened doors we didn’t know exist and how you can step through them. Tune in and create your dream life in the modern world! Jeff is the founder and Chief Vision Officer of ENTRE Institute, the world’s fastest-growing education company and the first institute of higher learning dedicated to entrepreneurialism.  He is now regarded as one of the most inspirational voices online in business and personal development. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 10:30] Opening Segment Jeff’s life when he was 11 years oldWhy he decided to drop out of schoolThere is not just one path to success [10:31 - 20:16] Value Freedom More Than MoneyWhat Jeff’s parents did when he dropped out of schoolThe transition from a pianist to a $100 million entrepreneurHaving an appetite for businessDeveloping the notion of what’s possible [20:17 -32:16] Focus is a SuperpowerThe core skills that set Jeff apartJeff shares his experience in affiliate marketingBuilding an educational programPutting out valuable and engaging content [32:17 - 40:23] The Power of Digital BusinessThe enrollment advisors' conceptWhy Jeff decided to create programs for people who couldn’t afford the upgrade A value-driven community basedThe most significant growth phase for Jeff [40:24 - 44:30] The World ChangeIntroducing the Unlock Your Potential book20+ years of entrepreneurial experienceWhat the world needs nowConnect with Jeff at jefflernerofficial.com  [44:31 - 54:04] My Wife Didn’t Cook!Let’s meet Deivone Tanksley and his business My Wife Didn’t CookWhat they do and what makes them uniqueThe Economic Development FundHead over to mywifedidntcook.info, and learn more about this unique restaurant!Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Tweetable Quotes: “Just because you don’t see it inside school, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist in the world. ” - Jeff Lerner “There’s no amount of tactical business or marketing training I can give people that they can be effective with if they haven’t first made the psychological shift from employee thinking to entrepreneur thinking. ” - Jeff Lerner Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/18/202254 minutes, 8 seconds
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777: Freestyle Friday | Travis Gets Personal with Pod Decks Part II

Is Travis ever getting a tattoo? Today’s episode is inspired one more time by Travis Brown and his company Pod Decks. If you keep struggling to come up with content ideas, interview questions or just want to improve the content you produce on social media don't forget to check out Pod Decks and stand out from the other million content creators online. In this Freestyle Friday episode, we change things up a bit as we explore some of the prompts from the “How Dare You” deck.  Tune in and find out: Travis’s worst childhood memory Would he ever get a tattoo?Travis’s favorite thing to eatDid Travis get into a fight in high school?And more…You liked the first part, you are going to love the second one, this is an episode you can’t miss.Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/15/202211 minutes, 55 seconds
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776: Midweek Mashup | Marketing Masterclass (ft. Brittany Krystle, Tara Electra, Phillip Stutts

Today’s episode we dive deep into marketing!In this midweek mashup we revisit 3 episodes with our expert guests that will teach you all about personal branding, influencer marketing and corporate marketing (with a splice of political marketing too). This episode is jam packed with strategies, resources and actionables.[1:19 - 12:56] Brittany Krystle: How to Build a Brand With a decade of experience in personal brand strategy & content development, Brittany Krystle was hands-on with some of the biggest personal brands online to grow their influence, including Gary Vaynerchuk, Marie Forleo & Tom Bilyeu.Since that time, she has taught thousands of entrepreneurial-minded visionaries how to position themselves online to achieve their goals and create the future they dream of. Her podcast, Beyond Influential, is all about giving you no-BS deeper level conversations, behind-the-scenes insights, and inspirational, actionable interviews from the most influential names across industries. In this segment she she shares her experience working for Gary V.Want more? Listen to the full episode here[12:56  - 21:04] Tara Electra: Going Against the Traditional Route of Brand MarketingTara Electra is the owner and Co-Founder of Unruly Agency which represents over 100 models and Influencers with a combined reach of 500 million consumers worldwide. In this segment Tara shares how she started to become part of the entertainment industry and how influencers can help companies build and stand out as a brand.  Want more? Listen to the full episode here[ 21:08  - 31:56 ] Phillip Stutts: The Undefeated Marketing SystemPhillip Stutts has over 2 decades of experience working on campaigns with billions of dollars in political ad spend and has contributed to over 1,407 election victories, including 3 U.S. Presidential victories. He plays and wins the game of both political and corporate marketing on the highest level. He is now the author of the book, The Undefeated Marketing System.Want more? Listen to the full episode here–Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.20:39.587Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/13/202232 minutes, 28 seconds
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775: Ryan Kulp⎜The Startup Founder Philosophy

 After working 54 jobs, our guest today shares why his 4th company is his 1st win. In this episode, Ryan Kulp discusses the importance of self criticism, how your network changes the way you behave and his philosophy on hiring new talent. He also shares his thoughts when it comes to buying and selling companies, and why the ultimate goal of every founder is to exit their company and see it running from the outside.  Ryan Kulp is a founder, marketer, blogger, self-taught developer and a musician. He grew up always creating and performing but when the fine arts didn’t lead to a career, he found his element in marketing and entrepreneurship. In 2016 Ryan founded Fomo.com the world’s first social proof marketing platform and he also runs a private equity fund: Fork Equity. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 11:26] Ryan’s Early LifeBeing a troublemaker at an early agePursuing the rockstar dreamBeing surrounded by the right people in collegeThe importance of self-criticism  [11:26 - 17:16] The Big BreakApplying to multiple jobs including GoogleRyan shares his first business venturesLeveraging a Kickstarter campaign to write his first book [17:17 - 26:36]  It’s All About LeverageRyan’s philosophy on hiring for his companiesAll you have to do is whatever it takesLearning multiple skills to improve in businessStepping down as CEO of Fomo.com  [27:00 - 40:52] Closing SegmentWho you know or what you know? Tweetable Quotes: “Every skill is learned at 3:00 a.m. in your chair” -  Ryan Kulp “Your last day as a founder you make more money and do less work than your first day as a founder, when you did all the work for no money ” - Ryan Kulp Connect with Ryan:Twitter: @ryanckulpDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/11/202229 minutes, 56 seconds
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774: Freestyle Friday | Burning Bridges

Don’t be so quick to add someone to your F.U list!In this episode Travis shares how you can avoid ruining relationships by being more emphatic and how to make sure that you are not burning bridges. Also, he discusses why it is more important to mend bridges rather than burn them all completely. Key Takeaways:Understand how other people manage and prioritize their resources.Successful and high value people also sometimes get told NO.Be open to revisit previous burned bridges.Don’t put stops in your compound interest of relationships.Ego is damaging to relationship capital.Don’t actively search for destroying relationships and burning bridges.Tweetable Quotes: “I made it a principle in my life, that if somebody that I had burned a bridge with was willing to rekindle some sort of relationship or friendship, I would be open to that”  - Travis Chappell“If you are one of those people that’s quick to burn bridges, then you are putting stops in your compound interest of relationships” - Travis ChappellDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/8/202219 minutes, 36 seconds
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773: Midweek Mashup | The Business of Show Business Ft. Eugenia Kuzmina, Riaz Meghji and Chris Van Vliet

Today’s episode is a Midweek Mashup where we go back to previous interviews, and this time it’s all about Show Business, tune in as we revisit how to make it in the entertainment industry, the power of conversations and why consistency is key to success. [1:11 - 8:25] Eugenia Kuzmina: Finding Success in the Entertainment Industry Eugenia has done all of those since she was a little girl. From standing in the food lines in post-Soviet Russia, to the cover of Glamour Magazine, Russian-American Eugenia Kuzmina is a world-renowned model, movie star (including working with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and most celebrated directors), comedian, and model mom. She’s been called “the hardest working mom in Hollywood.”  She believes that everything in her life comes as the result of working hard and understanding networking from an adding value and generosity perspective.Want more? Listen to the full episode here[8:26 - 20:39] Riaz Meghji: Every Conversation CountsRiaz Meghji is a human connection expert and the author of the book Every Conversation Counts. He is also an accomplished broadcaster having interviewed experts on current affairs, sports, entertainment, politics, and business. His experience taught him the power of authentic conversations, as well as how to put them to use.Riaz is a natural storyteller which allows him to conduct engaging, in-depth conversations across various disciplines.  Want more? Listen to the full episode here[ 20:40 - 32:37 ] Chris Van Vliet: From Small Town Reporter to Interviewing the RockChris is a 4-time Emmy award-winning TV Host, Entertainment Reporter, and YouTuber based in Los Angeles, CA. He has traveled the world reporting from events like the Oscars, Grammys, and the Cannes Film Festival. He shares why consistency has been a very important aspect of developing oneself, learning the curves along the way, and finding your niche in becoming a better version of yourself. Chris also talks about his journey from being a small-town reporter to interviewing well-known celebrities and creating 300k Subscribers and followers on different social media platformsWant more? Listen to the full episode here–Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/6/202233 minutes, 10 seconds
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772: Cole Gordon | Step Into Your Fullest Potential

Are you looking to build and scale your sales team? In this conversation, the CEO of Closers.io, Cole Gordon shares his experience getting into the marketing and sales world, and how he went from the worst to the best in this field. He also discloses why he defined himself as the sales team guy and what the biggest difference is between running an 8-figure business and a 7-figure business. Let’s dive in! Cole is one of the top closers in the high ticket industry, having sold over 10 million in consultancy, coaching, and agency deals. Cole scaled his own consulting company to over eight figures in less than 18 months, and currently, he builds, trains, and consults the sales teams of hundreds of seven and eight-figure companies online through his company Closers.io Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 11:32] Opening Segment Cole shares his background and storyHis freshman year at collegeCole’s experience with social skills booksHow Cole ended up in the marketing and sales world [11:33 - 20:45] Doing a Business!Start taking massive action and follow a planWhy Cole decided to make a sales programGoing from the worst to the bestDon’t choose the give-up path [20:46 -31:43] The Growth-MindestThe transition from entrepreneurial to entrepreneurshipStarting to do your own thingWhy Cole identifies himself as the sales team guyCole’s outlook on marketing and copywriting [31:44 - 38:30] Why Are We The Number One?The best thing about paid mediaReinforcing your position in the marketplace is vitalFamiliarity brings trustWhy the Facebook platform makes a difference [38:31 - 48:21] Closing SegmentThe biggest difference between an 8-figure business and a 7-figure business Making yourself, your clients, and your team richWant to connect with Cole? Head to closers.io, and scale your sales team!Get 3 months free when you run your first payroll through Gusto! Check out https://gusto.com/travisDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “A business is really at the end of the day a system. You should always really not think about the revenues, but think about the system you’re building. ” - Cole Gordon“The best networking tool is to become a person of value.” - Cole GordonAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/4/202248 minutes, 21 seconds
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771: Freestyle Friday | Travis Gets Personal with Pod Decks

Today’s episode is inspired by Travis Brown and his company Pod Decks. If you are struggling to come up with content ideas, interview questions or just want to improve the content you produce on social media don't forget to check out Pod Decks and stand out from the other million content creators online.In this Freestyle Friday episode, Travis gets personal with Eric, as they go through some of the prompts from different decks. Some of the questions Travis answers are:What was something you asked for repeatedly as a child but was always told no?What’s the most embarrassing thing your parents have caught you doing?What 3 objects would you make sure to have in your office vending machine?What instantly makes you not like another person?And more…This is a fun one, you can’t miss it!Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7/1/20226 minutes, 58 seconds
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770: Kathryn Finney ⎟Build the Damn Thing

Don’t wait for the system to let you in—break down the door and build your damn thing. In this episode, our incredible guest, Kathryn Finney digs into how you can build your businesses in a world that has overlooked and underestimated you. She discloses the power of entrepreneurship and why it is essential to understand the value of everyone’s work. Let’s build a startup and break down the barriers! Kathryn cofounded Digitalundivided in 2012, the first incubator for Black and Latinx women. Her report, called Project Diane, revealed how little venture capital goes to startups founded by women of color; only 24 over two years. She also founded a financial lifestyle blog, The Budget Fashionista, and in 2014, became one of the first black women to sell her site.  Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 10:40] Opening Segment Kathryn shares her experience in high school Always take a risk and win Show people what’s possibleWhy the development of your core values is helpful [10:41 - 20:30] The Power of EntrepreneurshipKathryn’s emotional response to starting her entrepreneur journey Have your own money and create a life that you controlWhen Kathryn decided to jump in to help other people to navigate entrepreneurshipThe perception of success and its impact [20:31 -31:00] Understand the Value of Everyone's WorkWhere more work needs to be done in how we address the issue of people of color in business The economic output we value The black and brown communitiesKathryn’s outlook on the American exceptionalism [31:01 - 38:27] Closing SegmentIntroducing Build The Damn Thing Inspire many people to do the same The random round with Kathryn Want to connect with Kathryn? Follow her on Instagram. Head to Kathryn Finney, break down the door, and build your damn thing! Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “You’re perfect in your imperfection. Who you’re is perfect. ” -  Kathryn Finney“Before you start building a company or product, understand who you are and what it is that you stand for.” - Kathryn FinneyAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/30/202238 minutes, 27 seconds
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769: Chris Sherwin ⎟The Coaching Cop

Going through life challenges or starting a new business from scratch can be difficult, that’s when you need the right guidance, support and mindset. In this episode, Chris Sherwin AKA The Coaching Cop, shares with us how he helps business owners and entrepreneurs fulfill their goals through focus, decision making, networking and more. Chris Sherwin served as a police officer for 22 years while at the same time creating his own company in the private security industry. He has a BA, BSBA and an MBA, he’s also been CFO of a worldwide software company.   Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 07:17] Opening Segment Wanting to join Law Enforcement at an early ageThe true meaning of being a police officerBuilding a private security company while working in Law EnforcementWho do you want to be and how do you get there? [07:18 - 16:16] Positive People for a Positive Path Chris shares his view on choosing and sticking with any career pathThe importance of choosing positive people for a positive pathCreating a path to be who you want to beChris shares his inspiration to start  coaching business owners and entrepreneurs  [16:17 -27:44] Why You Need a Business Coach Coaches have an audience that you can accessPay to play: Putting skin in the gameWho you know vs What you knowOvercoming fear and adding value  [27:45 - 44:35] Closing SegmentRandom RoundConnect with Chris: https://thecoachingcop.com/Listen to Chris’s podcast: https://www.3copstalk.com/ Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “Like I tell my daughters:  Do whatever you want but be passionate about it and be the best you ca be at it” - Chris Sherwin“Who I wanted to be, then making the path to get there” - Chris SherwinAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/27/202233 minutes, 22 seconds
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768: John Baird & Edward Sullivan | Leading with Heart

As leaders, have you ever wondered if there’s a way to bring out the best in yourself and your teams? In this episode, the authors of Leading with Heart, John Baird & Edward Sullivan delves into how leaders help people to unlock the best version of themselves and those around them with transformative results. Let’s dig into introspection and growth! Edward Sullivan is the CEO & Managing Partner at Velocity Coaching. His twenty-five-year career as an executive coach and political consultant has taken him around the globe coaching and advising start-up founders, Fortune 500 CEOs, and heads of state of foreign nations. John Baird is one of the premier executive coaches in Silicon Valley. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with the top leaders at dozens of start-ups and Fortune 500 firms like Apple, Nike, and Twitter and has founded several companies including ExecutivEdge and Velocity Coaching, where he is currently Chairman. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 12:46] Opening Segment Introducing Leading with HeartWhy they decided to write the bookHow to lead with heart and get resultsHow John and Edward got into coaching [12:47 - 20:00] Make Decisions from a Place of Abundance Edward's experience living in HondurasHow Edward organized his personal calendarPack time in your calendar for restHow to match your calendar with your priorities and purpose [20:01 -30:05] Elevating Your Craft Where people should spend time in terms of day to day vs long-term strategyZooming in and zooming outWhen it’s the right time to hire the person that will really scale your organizationGetting a leadership leverage [30:06 - 40:44] Relationships Building is EssentialCoaching people who have a commitment, willingness, and readiness to be coachedHelping people get to the right placeEdward and John share their relationships strategies Have a network strategy and be very intentional about it [40:45 - 44:35] Closing SegmentBe curious and lead with empathyHaving a strategy is key Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “Leaders need to think about not only their personal purpose but the purpose of their organization. ” - John Baird“You want other people to see through the lens of quality, or the lens for the business that you have. That’s how you achieve real scale as a CEO.” - Edward SullivanAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/23/202244 minutes, 35 seconds
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767: Spencer Vann ⎟Make Money by Giving Money Away

What if there was a way to make money by helping others receive money...that would be cool right? In this episode, Spencer Vann shares his story from being an athlete at an early age and then transitioning to Real Estate Investing. He also shares his approach on learning and taking action and most importantly his view and tips on networking and leveling up your business relationships. Spencer Vann is the founder of Surplusfund.com a proven and tested 6 week implementation program that teaches how to start a wildly profitable Real Estate/Fund Recovery business and help you get your first deal in 30 days. His mission has been to help educate other real estate investors on how to start and grow a Surplus Fund recovery business through online education and consultations Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 09:46] Opening Segment Early career and identity as a basketball playerTransitioning to Real Estate inspired by the pursuit of successSpencer shares his first experiences in different Real Estate businessesWhy life is an open book test [09:47 - 20:30] Make Money By Giving Money AwaySurrounding yourself with more successful people than youSpencer shares how he met David Church and new RE business modelsFind, Connect and Collect - The 3 step system [20:34 - 28:30] Online Training ProgramTeaching students how to implement the Find, Connect and Collect systemThe exact information you need and the accountability too when executing the systemSpencer shares his different business ventures outside Surplusfund.com [28:30 - ] Closing Segment“You get what you know from WHO you know”How to increase and grow your network relationshipsSpencer shares his #1 tip on how to network: Pay to meet people!The random round Go to Surplusfund.com and find out more about this online course. Connect with Spencer on Instagram @spencerjvannStart hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “The beautiful thing about life is that you are constantly in this mode of taking a test, but it’s an open book test. ” - Spencer Vann “Don’t be afraid to pay to meet people!” - Spencer Vann Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/20/202237 minutes, 48 seconds
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766: Saen Higgins | Discover Your Way To Create Generational Wealth

Are you looking for an effective way to start building your wealth for the near future? In this episode, Saen Higgins shares relevant tips to find your road to financial success and take control of your financial destiny. He touches on how you can be prepared with the emotional and financial skillset to achieve your goals and live a life of purpose and joy. Let’s dive in! Saen Higgins is an author, speaker, coach, serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has been in the Real Estate and Financial Services Industry for over three decades. Saen has dedicated his life to teaching individuals the simplicity of building wealth and has taught over half a million students. Saen's greatest passion is to mentor entrepreneurs on how to build generational wealth. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 10:21] Opening Segment What drove Saen into the strategy finance sideHow was it to find out that what was good for his clients wasn’t good for the companySaen’s outlook on self-education vs college [10:22 - 20:33] The Crisis You Cannot ControlWhat young generations need to understand Master yourself and master your surroundingsWhy we need to master our world before we can start making impactsWho you surround yourself with is key  [20:34 - 30:36] Having The Life That You Want Are you on the same wavelength as your partner?Practical steps someone should take to evaluate what they want and start to build real wealthPay your freaking debtsDon’t be afraid to start the big idea and just chip away You need to understand how money works [30:37 - 40:52] Closing SegmentWhat you know gets you to who you knowSaen on the rapid round Go to Saen360, and discover your way to create generational wealth!Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Resources Mentioned:Unlimited Selling Power - Donald MoineBlink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm GladwellTweetable Quotes: “When you train somebody to do something you’re doing, you get better. ” - Saen Higgins “What I can control is who I am, and how I can impact people. ” - Saen Higgins“Don’t be afraid to go to the best.” - Saen HigginsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/16/202240 minutes, 52 seconds
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765: David Wood | Mouse In The Room

“Not only do we often ignore the elephant in the room, but we also ignore the more subtle animals in the room as well.”  In today’s episode, the author of Mouse in the Room, David Wood shows us how the simple yet courageous act of noticing and naming our “mice” can profoundly change our lives, our work culture, and the world. If you want to discover the joy that comes from true intimacy, self-confidence, and self-expression, this episode is definitely for you!  A former Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies, David Wood left his cushy Park Avenue job 20 years ago to build the world’s largest coaching business. He became #1 on Google for “life coaching,” serving an audience of 150,000 coaches, and coaching thousands of hours across 12 countries. David coaches business owners, executives, and sometimes Colorado prison inmates to produce extraordinary results through authentic, transparent communication. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 07:16] Opening Segment David shares his background and storyHow David realized he wasn’t happy at allWhat authenticity and vulnerability means [07:17 - 18:49] Keep Checking For ImpactDavid introduces Mouse in the Room: Because the Elephant isn’t AloneDiscover, decide, and disarmWhy it is important to consider the positive and negative consequencesHow you can disarm other people and what you can do if it doesn’t go well [18:50 - 26:05] Closing SegmentWhy knowing yourself is foundational and criticalDavid’s outlook on the concept of networkingStart hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “If we start identifying what’s actually happening with us, and take that courageous yet simple act of sharing it with someone else, all the good stuff is on the other side. ” - David Wood “The more awkward [something] is, the scarier is, the more courage requires, the bigger the payoff. ” - David WoodAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/13/202226 minutes, 4 seconds
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764: Andy Paul | Sell Without Selling Out

Are you listening to what your buyers really want? In this episode, Andy Paul, a global sales expert and Sell Without Selling Out author, shares how to take charge of your own career without selling out to outdated, ineffective sales methods. He reveals the four Sell In pillars that are the indispensable instruments of selling and touches on the importance of being the reason the buyers make a decision to purchase something from you. Let's dive in!Andy has been in sales for over four decades. His first sales job was selling women’s shoes at JC Penney. He has sold everything from computers to small businesses to complex communications systems that sold for tens of millions of dollars to some of the world’s largest enterprises in his professional career. He closed hundreds of millions of dollars in products and services before starting my own company. Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 07:53] Opening Segment Why Andy decided to write Sell Without Selling OutWhat’s the role of a salespersonSelling in vs selling outWhat can lead to poor customer experience in the selling process [07:54 - 15:27] Your Job As a SalespersonBe very intentional about creating a buying experience that differentiates you from competitorsCommon characteristics of a salesperson that’s selling in vs the one that’s selling outConnection, curiosity, understanding, and generosityHow you can build trust with and human connectionsAndy’s outlook on the “objection” handling process [15:28 - 25:41] Keep An Open MindAndy shares how he started his selling journeyHow Andy gained knowledge about sales Check out the Sales Enablement PodcastThe correlation between introvert sellers and extrovert sellers [25:42 - 31:35] Be True To Yourself You have to find out what works for you as a sellerMake sure you’re the reason the buyer makes a decision to purchase something from youYou must serve the needs of the customersWhy you should take responsibility for your own success [31:35 - 36:10] Closing SegmentWant to connect with Andy Paul? Head to Andy Paul, a proven framework to increase win rates and shorten decision cycles without the sales behaviors buyers hate.Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “If you think that your mission as a salesperson is to persuade a buyer to buy a product, by definition you’re selling out.” - Andy Paul “Selling is about being intentional.” - Andy Paul“Work in a way that aligns with who you are as a person.” - Andy PaulAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/9/202236 minutes, 10 seconds
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763: Tara Electra | Going Against the Traditional Route of Brand Marketing

763: Tara Electra | Going Against the Traditional Route of Brand Marketing Today we are joined by Tara Electra Owner and Co-Founder of Unruly Agency which represents over 100 models and Influencers with a combined reach of 500 million consumers worldwide. In today’s episode, Tara shares how she begins at a very young age attracted to the world of celebrities and dreams of living that life. She also shares how he landed to become part of the entertainment industry by meeting an agent that teaches her how to make a good pitch and get an influencer to work with her, this led to her first successful business deal.  so together let’s hear more about Tara’s story and her going against the traditional way of influencing.   Key Highlights: [00:01– 08:16] Opening Segment: Knowing TaraTara Electra was born in the Los Angeles area and grew up with a hardworking father who was also a hair salon owner. At 12 or 13 years old, Tara was attracted to the world of celebrities and started to think about what she wanted to do with her life.Tara eventually decided that she wanted to be an entertainment industry professional and started to look into ways to get involved.She eventually became CEO and co-founder of the leading Los Angeles-based Unruly Agency, representing over 100 models and influencers with a combined reach of over 500 million consumers worldwide.Walking by Rodale to meet an agent who gave her advice on the industry.She left the meeting feeling unsure of what she wanted to do with her career but decided to go to college anyway.After two years of trying different classes, she finally got accepted to a college for hair styling.However, after a year of trying, she dropped out because she was unhappy with the decision.By the time she was 18, she had already been working for herself and living on her own.At this point, she had started to become interested in marketing and began to learn more about how to make money online.  [8:17 – 14:47] Unruly Means Finding a Brand That Needs MarketingTara left her job working with a previous business that ran a Lyft campaign to start her own agency, Electric Mind, and work with eCommerce brands.She pitched herself to Insomniac, which hired her to manage their first influencer campaign. [14:48 – 26:29] Influencer Marketing: The Complete GuideIt can be difficult to build an eCommerce store around an influencer, as they want quick gratification and do not want to invest in their brand long term.Unruly has over 100 influencer models that clients can work with. Tana Mojo is an excellent example of an influencer who has remained consistent with her personality and marketing skills over the years. [26:32 – 39:05] How to Monetize Your Product OnlineThe key to monetizing a product online is finding out what works and what doesn't.It's important to have a good relationship with your audience in order to convert better.There is a lot of information available, but too much can hold you back.Closing Segment Want to connect with Tara? You can follow her on Instagram visit www.unrulyagency.comStart hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022. There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription.  Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetwork Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people.  Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show! If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments. Tweetable Quotes:  “I obviously see how valuable influencers are for any brand because they really bring credibility and awareness to a product” – Tara Electra How do you really monetize a product online? I mean, there are so many different ways, and depending on the product you have, and even then you're still testing, you're still finding out which ones are converting better, which audiences are converting better.-Tara Electra Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/6/202232 minutes, 25 seconds
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762: Austin Josie | Marketing Your Brand in Different Platforms

 Today we are joined by Austin Josie the Founder and CEO of EVIG marketing , Austin started as an efficient detailed accountant and has transitioned to the world of marketing.In this episode, Austin shares how to become an effective marketer, sharing his idea, involvements targeting different spaces to help other businesses and building his network.He also talks about Rize Academy, an online learning platform that he co-founded with Josh Brue, Sebastien Saville, and Jayden Whitehead, with a mission that this platform would help peoplefind the right coach and mentor that would effectively benefit what they do and their brands.with no further ado let’s dive in!Key Highlights: [00:01– 05:16] How to Succeed in a Career as a MarketerAustin shares how he started working in accounting before marketing.Being with his family and staying home with his wife and kids made him think of switching careers.How a side hustle as a marketer became a full-time job. [5:17 – 14:47] The Rise of Online Education: Rize Academy Offers Better Business Bureau for Online LearningHow Austin was introduced to the concept of an "alternative path."Their rapid growth in marketing attributes to their involvement in a course and finding a mentor.Rise Academy: Helping You Find the Right MentorConsistency is always the key when aiming for successPutting you in the classroom that you want or that is intended for you [14:48 – 26:07] How to get your marketing in different places into different groups and target thatGetting into the space of consumer goods is like expanding your network, and platformsHaving a balance between tried-and-true methods with trying new routesWarren Buffett said it takes only one decision to become a billionaire.It is important to continuously put 10% of your income into different marketing options in order to hit exponential growthAnd communicate your brand through unique wording and personalities.Create successful ads that connect with your audienceCreating a Personal Brand for Under $1,000[26:08 – 39:05] Closing Segment Random RoundWant to connect with Austin? You can follow him on Instagram or visit rizeacdemy.comStart hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes:  “I think looking at new platforms, maybe looking at new strategies that you initially would’ve written off in the past and being willing to take the time to explore those is key.” – Austin Josie“Putting even just 10%, like continually into different advertising options, different marketing solutions you just never know when that is going to hit, but when it's going to be exponentially like growth” - Austin Josie Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
6/2/202239 minutes, 54 seconds
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761: Stephen Nagy | Changing The Way We Do Money and Keeping it in Motion

In today’s episode we have Stephen Nagy, Stephen left his career as a Personal Financial Advisor to pursue his dream of being an entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor. 14 years later, he has never looked back. Stephen has spoken on hundreds of stages across the United States and worked with thousands of students over that time. Living in South Florida with his wife and son, Stephen not only talks the talk but walks the walk every single day, growing his Real Estate businesses and practicing financial strategies like IBC to create a legacy. Alongside Chris Naugle, Stephen is dedicated to helping Money School students learn financial education, how to take back control of their money, and working with them to achieve their dreams. Stephen now shares his experience, education, and strategies through weekly webinar training, live events, and working with clients one on one. with no further ado Let’s Dive in!Key Highlights: [00:01 - 11:10] Real Estate: A Beautiful Investment OptionStephen talks about his journey as a Financial Adviser.Real estate is a beautiful, tangible asset that can provide returns on investment.How real estate teaches you sales, negotiation, marketing, and other business skills. [11:10 - 22:14] Real Estate Pros Advise Waiting for PullbackPeople should be prepared for a market pullback, and diversify one's portfolios across different types of investmentsBe well-educated about real estate and have a plan in place in the event of a market downturn.These Guys Know What They're Doing: Short-Term Real Estate StrategiesBe cautious when investing money, as there are many scams out there.Private Money Lending: A New Way to Take Control of Your FinancesPrivate money lending is a process where a bank or other financial institution lends money to a person or business without having to go through the traditional credit approval process.Helpful if the person or business has a good track record and the bank is confident in its ability to repay the loan. [22:14 - 35:44] Backward Bicycle: Is it Hard to Change the Way We Do Money? People are resistant to change, especially when it comes to their finances.They think that being an entrepreneur, real estate investor, or banker is too hard and they would rather just have an easy life.Concept of reprograming our mindset on how we ride Bicycles.Changing the way you think, opens many new doors and many avenues for you and it’s amazing where it leads to. Shares his work with Chris Naugle [35:45 - 40:09] Closing SegmentBuilding a Powerful Financial LegacyRandom round Want to connect with Stephen? You can follow him on Facebook, and Instagramor watch him with Chris Naugle on Youtube. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022. There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription.  Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetwork Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people.  Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show! If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments. Tweetable Quotes:  “If I treat money kind of like a sport. It just becomes a game, when you learn how to play a game when you get coaches to teach you a game, it not only becomes a lot of fun, which makes you want to do more and more of it. But when you get good at it, what does a good competitor do? They win.” – Stephen Nagy Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/30/202241 minutes, 30 seconds
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760: April White | Discussions on Public Relations and The Shifting Landscape of Journalism

 Today we are joined by April White. A seasoned communication specialist, an official TEDx speaker, a writer with both B2B and B2c experience, and the President and Founder of Trust Relations. April graduated April received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Iowa State University and continued studying integrated communications at Columbia University’s master’s program in Strategic Communications in New York City. with the goal of becoming a watchdog of society, as the world changed rapidly realizing that her goals are no longer the same. She shifted and pursued public relations. Coining the term “Trust Relations” in 2019 led to the creation of the strategic communication agency Trust relations. In this episode, we will talk about the importance of PR and how It helped businesses and entrepreneurs. We also talk about the current credibility of media and how it is perceived by society. Let’s dive in! Key Highlights:[00:01 - 08:19] Opening Segment April's original path going to college was journalism.Helping others get informed by being a watchdog of society.Through time, April realizes that journalism, as it stands, is no longer the idealistic version she believes in.April decided to pursue public relations.[08:13 - 18:53] Public Relations: Why Should Anybody Care?The importance of public relations to any business and Entrepreneur.How to audit your brand and identify unique value propositions.Knowing your reason for being will always drive everything.[18:54 - 33:33] How Public Relations Changed through timeThe evolution of PR for the last 20 years.The difficulties of a journalist to get access to clients without an affiliate network.Mainstream media begins to produce more substantial content, challenging the PR’s monopoly in content creation.Journalists are increasingly requesting contributed content from PR Firms.How credibility of media is down and how difficult for audiences to trust news sources nowadays.[33:45 - 44:51] Closing SegmentWant to connect with April? You can email her directly at [email protected] hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “If you know what your reason for being is that should always be what drives everything, that should be what drives your brand, your values, your next innovation, your next hire. I mean, that should be the guiding principle.”-      April WhiteAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/26/202244 minutes, 55 seconds
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759: Randy Molland | Relentless Pursuit of Wanting To Become a True Entrepreneur

Going through a life-changing experience Randy Molland, co-founder of REInvestors shares his experience on how he developed himself and found purpose in helping others while growing his business. Randy started working as an Electrical apprentice at the age of 16. By 22 he qualified to become a Red Seal Journeyman, running crews and multiple job sites, losing his best friend and mentor made him realize that life was short to keep working Mondays to Fridays, with that Randy invested himself in education and building a passive income lifestyle. With no further ado let’s join Randy as we dive into his life and journey as an entrepreneur. Key Highlights:[00:01 - 08:43] Opening Segment Randy discusses how growing up in a low-income family and seeing others buying nicer things motivates him to learn more about earning a dollar and what it means.How working hard while others enjoy their weekends, pays off later in life. Randy shares, how he lost his brother to sudden infant death, and how his father left his business to focus on them."Life can go at any time” his best friend passing away made Randy realize even more to pursue his dreams. How he tries everything and is ready to fail, Taking the risk and making sure he has a fallback option.How his late mentor, a former boss, sees potential in him and encourages him to do bigger things, losing him made Randy realize that “security wasn’t in the job anymore”Randy explains, that most of us think about getting that $30 an hour but we don’t think about securityAfraid of his future, he liquidated all his RSPs and Savings and then invested in a company that created lifetime security for him. In pursuit of creating his security. He found real estate investing and started building a portfolio of passive income. [08:44 - 14:16] Investing in yourself.In search of a brighter future, Randy invested himself to be trained.$15,000 training program? Doing the math, Randy realizes that it’s better to invest earning new skillsets and allowing him to grow than just earning the same amount once.Asking advice from people that have what he wanted and walking away from those who don’t.Spending more than $150,000 on training, masterminds, and education. With it the are skills to help him earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. His curiosity sparked his realization to the importance of wealth education.[14:18 - 22:18] Not Following for Money, but Following for My life Randy advised following one mentor or an influencer for each part of life.Learning “building your life resume” from Jesse ItzlerRandy always aims to build a business that gives back.Joining training programs, meeting people, creating business, and gaining credibility, allowing investors to come in and work with them.Randy talks about how he and his business partner built their network and raised $11 Million last year.Having people that they trust and wanted to be involved with is a big component of growing their business. [22:19 - 30:44] Always Make Time to Learn Selling yourself on something that you aren’t but also putting effort into becoming who you wanted to become.Randy shares about putting passion into work, that they invested in learningo   Taking time to attend training and classes.o   Listening to podcasto   Do research and studieso   Even dream about it at in sp.Randy suggests that “if you don’t know” ask your mentors, and do research.Randy talks about a guy that was passionate about what he does but does not feel fulfilled.o   Finding purposeo   Creating wealtho   Helping others and changing livesYou don’t need much money to start giving, start giving today. [30:45 - 44:09] Closing SegmentRandom round Want to connect with Randy? You can follow him on Instagram Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid throughMarch 31st, 2022. There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect withme on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REALrelationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “There is so much world out there that we don't know about. My advice now for a lot of people is I don't just follow it for money, I follow it for my life.”-      Randy Molland“It’s relentless pursuit of chasing our dreams. Nothing about money, just about the true passion of wanting to become entrepreneurs.-      Randy MollandAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/23/202233 minutes, 46 seconds
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758: Chans Weber | How to Market a Business in an Evolving Digital World

Marketing a business is not simple, it takes extensive time to see good results. As the world drastically changes, it is important that a business owner has the fundamentals of how the landscape of digital marketing works. Today, we are joined by Chans B. Weber, the Founder, and CEO of Agile & Co. Chans, and his company has helped various business gain traction by giving them a constant evaluation of their business’ “digital status” and adaptation to change, Maximum ROI for all inbound services, reflection on campaign results for data-driven decisions, keeping them versatile resulting to high-efficiency results. with no further ado, here is the interview with Chans. Key Highlights:[00:01 - 08:56] Opening SegmentChans shares his experience in high school playing a lot of sports.Growing up, he has no idea of what he would become, he stated that he changed majors almost 19 times, and was on academic probation for half of his time in college.Chans believes that the education system is not designed well for entrepreneurs, as they are often not taught how to be successful in a classroom setting.The landscape of digital marketing has always been changing and it has become harder to stand out in the industry.[08:57 - 17:30] Honesty: Under-Promise and Over-Deliver Mindset.Chans Stated that 19 out of 20 digital marketing agencies do not know what’s happening around them which created a lot of opportunities for digital marketers to stand out.Chans’ consistent goals are being honest to his client, being under-promise, and over-deliver.This is especially important when it comes to marketing, where people often have high expectations for quick results.Digital marketing for Chans, is not easy and can take a long time to produce results.Chans noted that business owners who don't have any accountability are often the ones who are delayed in their success with digital marketing.In this part, Chans encourages Entrepreneurs, Marketing Folks, Business Owners, and anyone who deals with marketing, to “become a student of the game.”Understanding what digital marketing is and how it works can help you vet potential experts[17:31 - 25:29] Helping Other Businesses and Building Good RelationshipsReferrals are important for any business, and the more relationships you have with businesses, the easier it will be to get work.If you can help businesses in a strategic way instead of just selling them services, your network will help you get more work even more easily.Marketers often have a lot of value to offer just by sharing common knowledge.This is rewarding for the marketer, as it can help them connect with people and grow their business. [25:30 – 30:30] Grassroots Marketing: Focusing Small and Building the AudienceDigital marketing is a way to reach and engage customers through various channels, such as; online ads, search engine optimization, and social media.It is important to start small and focus on building an audience before investing in more expensive marketing strategies.Businesses should evaluate their business and find the right metrics to measure success,Local shops are a good way to market a small business, and paid ads should be targeted to the right market.[30:30 - 44:56] Closing Segment·        Random RoundWant to connect with Chans? You can follow him on Instagramor visit Agile & Co. websiteStart hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “I've always said change equals opportunity. And in this industry, you just hit the nail on the head. The change never stops. It never stops.”- Chans Weber“So under promising over-delivering and just setting up expectations of, Hey, this is a marathon, not a sprint.”- Chans Weber“Understand the lingo and the basis of what a digital marketing company does. So you can vet them.”- Chans Weber Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/19/202245 minutes, 13 seconds
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757: Dana Cornell | How To Work Hard And Build Trust

Working hard and not working too hard is a theme that runs throughout this conversation. Travis and Dana discuss how to find your passions and how to focus on what is important to you in order to achieve success. They also share tips for improving your productivity and managing your time. Finally, they offer advice for connecting with others and building relationships that will help you achieve your goals. Dana Cornell is a former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, and Forbes recognized financial consultant. His practice focuses on helping individuals, small business owners, and working professionals develop customized strategies to generate passive income and wealth accumulation via commercial real estate opportunities. Let’s dive in!Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 07:33] Opening Segment Why Dana decided to focus on creating consistent returns for his clients and familyDana’s journey in the industry and starting his own businessThe importance of transparency and providing direct access to deals for his clients [07:34 - 17:05] The Importance of Good Communication with ClientsThe reason why self-storage is an interesting investmentHow markets will change and adapt as demographics shiftDan’s outlook on recession and the upcoming years  [17:06 - 29:50] Relationships Are Key To SuccessInvestors should prepare for the long game and not rely on getting something in the next year or twoWhy relationships are vital when trying to raise capitalYou should invest in personal development to understand people better [29:51 - 37:29] Closing SegmentThe benefits of being around other people who are pursuing similar goalsDo you want to connect with Dana Cornell? Follow him on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Head to Dana Cornell, and start experiencing the wealth, freedom, and lifestyle of your dreams today!Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes:"If you have a big network out of the gate, half the battle is done." - Dana Cornell“The most successful people are those who combine who they know with what they know, and who are willing to invest in their own growth.” - Dana CornellAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/16/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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756: Chris Van Vliet From Small Town Reporter to Interviewing the Rock

Consistency has been a very important aspect of developing one’s self, learning the curves along the way, and finding your niche in becoming a better version of yourself. Today we are joined by Chris Van Vliet, as he talks about his journey from being a small-town reporter to interviewing well-known celebrities and creating 300k Subscribers and followers on different social media platforms. Chris is a 4-time Emmy award-winning TV Host, Entertainment Reporter, and YouTuber based in Los Angeles, CA. He has traveled the world reporting from events like the Oscars, Grammys, and the Cannes Film Festival, Let’s find out together what makes Chris an effective host and great person. Listen and enjoy!Key Highlights:  [00:01 - 11:00] Opening Segment Chris talks about his childhood and living inside a supportive household.A young Chris pretends to be a radio broadcaster developing his passion for presenting himself to people.The School TV studio opens opportunities for Chris in learning the basics of communication studies.Volunteering as a street team and eventually a part-time job for a local radio station. [11:01 - 20:11] Thrown to The Wolves, a First-Day Job ExperienceChris speaks about his free labor to TV internship and a high school job at a pet store. Absorbed by the company on his 22nd birthday, Chris began as an anchor for Sunday news.Finding a real job on a different side of the country.Celebrity Interviews; Directors, Actors, Comedians, musicians UFC fighters, and WWE;  [20:12 - 32:00] Finding Your Balance Through Self ImprovementChris learns how to turn interviews into conversations.Imagining Podcasts as reps through patience and consistency.Learning about Youtube and google AdSense and turning them into passive income.His interview with The Rock and gaining momentum on social media. [32:01 - 39:21] Podcasting is HabitualWhy Podcast is a source for external educationYoutube vs PodcastingWatch time vs Listening time;Active vs Passive;More interview experiences from different celebrities [39:22 - 44:21] Goal Driven: Figuring It Out Every Single day!How Chris discovers himself in every milestone he achieves.Entering more adult life decisions Chris and his commitment to his relationship. [44:22 - 45:49] Closing SegmentWant to connect with Chris Van Vliet? Visit www.chrisvanvliet.com/ or you can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also watch his videos through Youtube and CVV Clips and listen to Insights with Chris Van Vliet at Apple Podcast. Google Podcast and Spotify.Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Resources Mentioned:Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection that Build Extraordinary RelationshipsTweetable Quotes: “Eyeballs are eyeballs whether they’re on a TV screen or a phone, they’re still eyeballs.” - Chris Van VlietAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/12/202245 minutes, 52 seconds
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755: Bryan Clayton | Build Out A Great Team Around You

Do you really know how to find people that are a good fit for your business and that can help you level up fast? Now, as the industry is changing and becoming more regulated, it's important for businesses to stay ahead of the curve and offer our customers and members the best possible experience. In today’s episode, we're talking with Brian Clayton, the CEO, and co-founder of GreenPal an online marketplace that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 200,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day. He has been working in the lawn care industry for 10 years now and has learned a lot about how to scale a business. Brian shares his experience and lessons learned from starting GreenPal and has some great advice for anyone who wants to start their own business. Listen and enjoy!Key Highlights:[00:01 - 10:24] Opening SegmentHow Bryan started in the world of landscapingBryan’s experience taking the jump to hire the first personThings Bryan would have done differently[10:25 - 20:50]  Learn From Practitioners of Other MarketplacesHow building software makes Bryan a better entrepreneurWork in your business, on your business, and on yourselfThe importance of finding experts in the field  [20:51 - 29:17] Build Out Your Team By Being MarioIf someone is giving you value in their free content, their paid content is probably pretty goodYou need to be delegating tasks to the right people early on to make sure that the business can growEducate yourself in order to have the best chance of succeeding [29:18 - 34:28] Closing SegmentWant to connect with Bryan Clayton? You can follow him on Instagram. Check out The GreenPal website: https://www.yourgreenpal.com/ Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Resources Mentioned:The E-Myth - Michael GerberTweetable Quotes: "You have to have a value proposition for your employees.“ - Bryan Clayton"There’s a lot of stuff you can only learn just by doing it wrong." - Bryan Clayton"My philosophy is you should be pretty horizontal and wide and pretty good at a lot of different things." - Bryan ClaytonAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/9/202234 minutes, 28 seconds
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754: Sean Phalon | Relationship Building

Are you afraid of starting up your own business because you believe you’re too young? Our today’s guest started in the finance world at the age of 19 and, since then, he has built up a diverse and strong background in the industry. This includes experience in structuring business growth, private equity financing, and mortgage lending. Let’s welcome Sean Phalon, a Mortgage Expert, Real Estate Investor, and Startup Entrepreneur. He shares his experience getting into the real estate industry and how he realized relationships are everything in the business world. He also discloses his insights about competition and how he was able to overcome the fears that come with starting a business at a young age. You don’t want to miss this thought-provoking episode!Key Highlights:[00:01 - 08:52] Opening SegmentHow Sean started in the world of finance at 19 How Sean went from trying to survive to setting goals and calibrating his business to match market conditions[08:53 - 18:08] Stay Connected to Others in The IndustrySean’s outlook on the aftermath of the recession that led to high-interest ratesIt is important to go deep into your industry if you want to be successfulThe reason why relationships are important in the business world [18:09 - 27:46] You Need to Understand The process and Be Involved in Every Step of ItWhy competition is important in the mortgage industryYou should invest in areas where you are weak to gain knowledge and develop skillsHow Sean overcame some of the fears that come with starting his own business at a young age [27:47 - 37:46] Have a Skill Set That Aligns with The Business You Are Trying to PursueHaving strong relationships will help you find new opportunities and deals to grow your businessHow a young person can stand out in the real estate industry and add value to their clientsThe main reasons why a mortgage lender would want to work with a realtor[37:47 - 40:26] Closing SegmentWant to connect with Sean Phalon? You can follow hinm on LinkedIn.Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Resources Mentioned:The One Thing - Gary KellerRocket Fuel - Gino WickmanTweetable Quotes: "I wanted to have freedom. I wanted to put systems in place where the mortgage business and my team ran itself whether I was on the phone or not.“ - Sean Phalon"I don't ever look that I'm competing against somebody else. It's more of me competing with what I know. I'm good at competing with my numbers, and the results will follow." - Sean Phalonn"You can do whatever you want to do, just take ownership of it." - Sean PhalonAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/5/202240 minutes, 26 seconds
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753: J.S. Nelson | Business Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know

Every business owner or entrepreneur needs to understand the impact that ethical behavior has on their brand and their ability to attract and retain customers. In today’s episode, J.S. Nelson, a Visiting Associate Prof. at Harvard Business School and the author of Business Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know, talks about what entrepreneurs should know about ethics, and how our innate moral intuitions can be powerful tools for making ethical decisions. She explains why we need to do a better job of educating people about ethics and the basics of business ethics. Pay close attention to J.S. Nelson's outlook on how to build a company culture that is ethical and supportive. Tune in and dive into how ethical behavior impacts everything from our physical health to our cognitive health and our relationships!Key Highlights:[00:01 - 10:00] Opening SegmentJ.S. Nelson shares her background and workAn overview of what business ethics isWhy ethics is something that has to be managed[10:11 - 21:10] How to Build Ethical CulturesMillennials are sensitive to hypocrisy, and will quickly leave a company if it is not ethicalCompanies often go off the cliff because of self-destructive behaviorThe importance of investing in employees and creating a company culture that is ethical and supportiveYou should provide feedback that is constructive and unbiased to create a positive and safe environment  [21:11 - 34:11] Trust the Baseline of What You Have Been Given By The SocietyHow managers should give feedback to employeesHow people can audit themselves to make sure they have figured out what they stand for and what is and isn't okay within their cultureHow cheating is perceived by the vast majority of the population [34:12 - 42:49] We Need Ethical People in OrganizationsThe reason why J.S. Nelson thinks people need to be promoted within organizations in order to be ethicalPeople need to own their work and put their ethics above any other considerationsThe ways working from home environment can have a positive or negative effect on ethics[42:50 - 45:50] Closing SegmentWant to connect with J.S. Nelson? You can follow her on LinkedIn, and Twitter.Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Resources MentionedEthics Unwrapped Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us - Brian KlaasTweetable Quotes: "Business ethics is everyone's problem and everyone's feeling and everyone should own it. “ - J.S. Nelson"Acting on your ethics and being an ethical person is something that resonates for so many people in so many contexts. So this is really worthwhile this is part of the secret sauce of doing business." - J.S. Nelson"Being more creative and thinking about building for the long term and for something that you would be proud of. It's incredibly powerful ." - J.S. NelsonAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
5/2/202245 minutes, 50 seconds
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752: Stephen Petasky | Having The Tribe of People Around You to Lift You Up

Anyone can start their own business if they are willing to put in the work and have a really positive attitude towards entrepreneurship. In this episode, we have a great conversation with Stephen Petasky, the CEO and Founder of The Luxus Group with offices in Canada, the US, and Italy. He shares his journey in helping others find their "why" and discover how luxury vacation real estate can enrich their lives. He also discloses how he and his family came up with the idea of starting their own businesses and why it is based on strong relationships. Stephen emphasizes that it is important to constantly learn and to never stop exploring, as this will help you to be successful in anything you pursue. Listen and enjoy!Key Highlights:[00:01 - 10:10] Opening SegmentStephen’s experience as a child and how this shaped his outlook on entrepreneurshipHow he became passionate about Lexus and pursued it full timeConsuming knowledge and developing relationships with people led him to success[10:11 - 20:18] Understanding of The Cyclical Nature of The Real Estate MarketHow The Luxus Group was created, and why it is an inspiring storyThe desire to have a portfolio of vacation homes that had hotel quality amenitiesStephen shares his journey investing in vacation home ownership It is important to build a network of people who can help support you when you are starting a business [20:19 - 30:47] Stay Focused on Your GoalsHow Stephen decided he wanted to start helping other peopleWhat The Covet company doesBe prepared for the next unexpected event by having a well-planned backup planYou should invest in yourself by learning as much as possible and expanding your knowledge base [30:48 - 37:11] Being a Truly Rock Star Wizard By YourselfYou need a network of advisers and support around you to help carry anything to the next levelHow you make sure that you're building a genuine, authentic, value-based relationship with people[37:12 - 38:20] Closing SegmentWant to connect with Stephen? You can follow him on Youtube, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: "I don't think anything is possible unless you're truly just a rock star wizard by yourself" - Stephen Petasky "There's not a single thing I've done that I haven't absolutely loved and gone absolutely all in on." - Stephen Petasky "You only get to who you know, based on what you know." - Stephen Petasky Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/28/202238 minutes, 21 seconds
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751: Simon Severino | The Strategy Sprints™ Method

Have you ever wondered how you can scale your business without sacrificing your personal life? Today on the show, we're going to be talking with Simon Severino, a very generous and open-minded person. He is the CEO of Strategy Sprints, a platform that helps entrepreneurs solve their wicked problems and focus on what will always be valuable. Simon has dedicated his life to helping entrepreneurs and loves sharing his knowledge with others. He created the Strategy Sprints™ Method that doubles revenue in 90 days by getting owners out of the weeds. We are really excited to have Simon on the show, and we hope you enjoy the conversation! Key Highlights:[00:02 - 06:45] Opening SegmentSimon shares his background and workWhy Simon says is more important to focus on problems and not necessarily deliver solutionsIt is important to be aware of the changing platforms so that your message can be heard[06:46 - 16:39] How A Marketing System WorksBalance the use of new platforms to help solve problems and stay disciplined by using true methodsWhy your number one coach is your marketEmpathize with your audience and reuse content that is successful to create successful content How you can create a content strategy for your business[16:38 - 25:14] Interests and Goals Should Be All AlignedTwo specific tactics Simon uses small join venture system vs big join venture systemSimon’s experience with Google and TeslaThe importance of focusing on relationships and not only on transactions[25:13 - 27:14] Closing StatementI care about people, people that I reason with and that I can help.Want to connect with Simon? You can follow him on LinkedIn, and Twitter. Check out Strategy Sprints and win back control over your time!Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: "It took me forever to find what I stand for and what my superpowers are and what I can contribute here." - Simon Severino "It's great focusing on what your client is asking. That's always a good place to start." - Simon Severino "If you're good at something, you usually do it, and if you're not good at it, you get rid of it as quickly as possible." - Simon SeverinoAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/25/202227 minutes, 14 seconds
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750: Ed Mylett | The Power of One More

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to get it. You don't have to be the best at everything. What you do need is a laser focus on what it is that you want and then go after it with everything that you've got. In this episode, Ed Mylett, a bestselling author and leadership expert who has inspired millions of people around the world to achieve their goals, shares how to build confidence without arrogance or delusion and recommends practicing humility and being constantly curious about others in order to be a great teacher and help others with their accomplishments. Ed also discloses why writing the book “The Power of One More” was a way of overcoming his fears and bolstering his confidence to be an even more impactful leader in the world and help more people than ever before. Listen and enjoy!Key Highlights:[00:02 - 07:37] Opening SegmentEd introduces his book “The Power of One More” The reasons why content networking is important for your careerWhy Ed decided to write the book[07:38 - 15:28] Humble People Are Always Learning and Growing The current status of the world and how to best navigate itEd breaks down the four levels of motivationThe key to being successful is to have confidence and humilityEd’s insights about parenting [15:29 - 22:18] The Most Insidious Form of Child Neglect Ed shares his daughter's experience getting her first jobWhy parenting should involve setting boundaries with your children, and not just telling them what to doAs a parent, you feel obligated to chase your dream, to grow, to expand [22:19 - 30:44] The Reason You Do Anything is Because of The Illusion of Control The more fit and ambitious an individual is, the better they become at their other responsibilitiesPeople are tired because they are not pursuing their goals vigorously enough How Ed learned to read people and communicate with them[30:45 - 39:08] What We Should be Striving ForThe importance of finding meaning in the events that are happening to usHow Ed’s father death made him reevaluate their life and prioritiesEd’s experience journey in the orphanage he started his business[39:09 - 44:09] Closing SegmentPlace importance on growth and contribution instead of money, attention, and statusWant to connect with Ed? You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter. Sign up and attend live in person or virtually online MaxoutLive with Ed Mylett and Friends!  Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: "When I lost my father on Earth, I got a lot closer to my heavenly father." - Ed Mylett"Everyone wants attention. Everyone wants more money. Everyone's right. But it's not my primary driver. My primary driver now is growth and contribution." - Ed Mylett"It's more about what you believe than what you do." - Ed MylettAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/21/202244 minutes, 13 seconds
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749: Josh Peck | Happy People Are Annoying

We know that facing and accepting our past can be hard sometimes, however, we can learn the best life lessons from those difficult situations. This is what Josh Peck reflects in his book “Happy People Are Annoying”, the culmination of years of learning, growing, and finding bright spots in the scary parts of life. Josh is an actor, writer, Youtuber, television superstar, and one of the most recognizable faces of a generation. He rose to prominence when he starred for four seasons as the comedic center of Nickelodeon’s hit show Drake & Josh. You don’t want to miss this thoughtful-provoking episode!Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 09:01] Opening Segment Josh shares a bit of his background Being part of the last generation without social mediaJosh introduces his book Happy People Are Annoying What pushed Josh to star as a career at a super young age[09:02 - 25:55] Happy People Are AnnoyingHow Josh's relationship with money evolved over timePeople who worry about money and people who don't have anyJosh’s experience jumping into the online worldThe transition of going into social media How Josh’s identity was wrapped up in being an actorWhat drives Josh to be an actorA quick word from our sponsor[25:56 - 42:14] Be Yourself Can’t Be MisinterpretedThe ability to find solace in things that he could controlIt took a long time to stop trying to control and to need certaintyJosh shares his journey in the book writing processJosh’s outlook on being part of scale projectsHaving a feeling of pressure because you want to be greatPeople within the industry that Josh’s looked at as role modelPeople that have got a great family life and a great careerHow you can deal with rejection[42:15 - 47:13] Closing Segment Josh's curiosity about him and how people live their livesWant to connect with Josh? You can follow him on  Instagram and Twitter. Make sure to get a copy of his book Happy People Are Annoying, a wonderfully candid memoir from one of the most recognizable faces of a generation!Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “Money is a great servant, but a terrible master.” - Josh Peck“I needed to know that I was doing everything in my power to be the best version of what it is I do.” - Josh Peck“Pain is a great motivator. I never learned anything on a good day.” - Josh PeckAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/18/202247 minutes, 12 seconds
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748: Elliott Bisnow | Make No Small Plans

Entrepreneurship can feel a bit like being on your own island, but Elliott Bisnow is connecting like-minded people to make big things from small groups. Elliot is the Co-Founder of Summit Group, whose family of organizations includes Powder Mountain, Summit Series, Summit Junto, and Summit Impact. Elliot is a startup investor, having made almost 50 early-stage investments. At 20 years old, Bisnow started Bisnow Media out of his college dorm room. Over the next decade, he grew the business into the world's largest commercial real estate media company.Jump right into the episode, and let’s explore what it really means to make no small plans.Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 06:49] Opening Segment Elliot shares a bit of his background Always on the go but with no structure Getting inspired to break the norm and build a businessHow he was pressured to stay in college for a degreeAccelerating his learning without a college[06:50 - 16:50] Break Away from the NormElliot talks about the start of his real estate businessPartnering with his dad to monetize his commercial real estate contentThe transition from a successful real estate business to buying a mountain Realizing that the most important thing in life is to be different The importance of awareness How Elliot started by making the right connectionsA quick word from our sponsor[16:51 - 33:32] Make No Small PlansElliot explains how Make No Small Plans maps out his journey of successHow he went from clueless to networking with high ticket people Why Elliot’s strategy workedEveryone wants community Breaking away from “safe” to doing big things Elliot’s realization of how Entrepreneurs operateOnly the adventurous go on adventuresPeople who don’t know you see you as you are in the moment Having partners and co-founders is the best for businessElliot talks about the Powder Mountain dealThe story and structure of the plan The benefits of using a Founding Members Program[33:33 - 38:40] Closing Segment The number one takeaways you should get from the book The importance of having a community around you Want to connect with Elliot? You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter. Find your unique community over on https://summit.co/, and start making big things happen!Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “I realized that maybe the most important thing was being different.” - Elliot Bisnow“Bite off more than you can chew and then learn how to chew later.” - Elliot Bisnow“Entrepreneurial people do entrepreneurial things… Adventures only happen to the adventurous.” - Elliot BisnowAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/14/202238 minutes, 39 seconds
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747: Jason Drees | Aligning Yourself with Success to Do the Impossible

Do you believe that hard work creates success? Jason Drees, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and performance coach, has discovered that our mindset on success may need to change. With over 10,000 hours of coaching sessions delivered in his career, Jason has an uncanny ability to rewire the mindsets of those he works with to achieve unprecedented results. His ever-expanding understanding of the power of mindset continues to push his clients to unlock their full potential and experience extraordinary growth in all areas of their lives.Tune in to the episode and learn more about aligning yourself with success. Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 03:38] Opening Segment Jason gives us a deep dive into his backgroundJason’s upbringing and aspirations from an early ageHis early relationship with money and defeating limiting factors [03:39 - 12:05] Aligning Yourself with SuccessJason talks about how he shifted his mindset on financeFacing limiting beliefs about money, starting with Rich Dad Poor DadRealizing that his mindset on money wasn’t high enoughRunning through financial exercises to upskillWho you know or what you know? Jason believes it’s a combination of both that leads to financial successJason’s start in coaching Learning how to change beliefsHow his business succeeded right after giving up How to create successSuccess is the starting point, not the destinationHard word only raises the chances of your alignment with successThe balance between spiritual and operational results Figuring out how life works - life responds to you We have an internal guidance systemIf your mindset is in alignment with the target, it will generate successThe importance of knowing your “frame” Your frame is your frequency is you as a human beingFrame will create different thought processes for your life A quick word from our sponsor[12:06- 18:03] Coaching People’s Frame to Do the ImpossibleThe role coaches play in alignment Mentors are experts in strategy around a targetCoaches help you get in alignment with your targetRemoving the clutter from people’s mind Jason explains the concept around Do the Impossible Anything is possible at any moment, so why not aim it at a target that excites you When to know when it’s time to double down or pivot awayGet good at the difference between “thinking” and “knowing” Savor the process[18:04 - 21:40] Closing Segment ThE RaNDoM RouNd Want to connect with Jason? You can follow him on Instagram and LinkedIn. If you’re a high-performing individual looking to do the impossible, check out https://www.jasondreescoaching.com/. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fm and create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “I started to realize that when you start shift beliefs, you start to get movement and flow.” - Jason Drees“Alignment with success creates success, not hard work.” - Jason Drees “In the next moment, anything is possible, so why not aim at a target that excites you.” - Jason DreesAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/11/202221 minutes, 39 seconds
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746: Riggs Eckelberry | Water on Demand: Decentralizing Water to Save the World

What if I told you investing in water could be as lucrative as investing in oil while solving the world’s water crisis? Riggs Eckelberry is the CEO and founder of the innovative water technology company, OriginClear. He is a disruptor of the Big Water industry, which has fallen behind the times and is affecting the health of millions. Riggs achieves this by commissioning the decentralized investment community. In this episode, we dive into his innovations and entrepreneurial spirit to help solve the world’s water crisis. This conversation gets fascinating with plenty of twists and turns. So dive right in, and let’s take a look at the concept of “Water on Demand.” Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 05:29] Opening Segment Riggs gives us a deep dive into his backgroundHis experience moving around as a kid and seeing the world Watching the new era of the world come in His rising desire to impact the world instead of chasing a paycheck[05:30 - 17:37] Great Entrepreneurs Remain Interested Riggs shares where his philanthropic ideals originated Getting exposed to great philosophers Watching his mentor transform himself Seeing the needs in the world Riggs talks about the personality and ethos of Hubbard The impact of the quality of remaining interested Harnessing technology to enhance the world further A look into some of the values of Scientology [17:38 - 25:50] Decentralizing Water to Save the World  The water issues the whole world faces Treating water like we treat oil How algae come into play How the federal government dropped off on spending on water infrastructureBuilding solutions to tackle the water crisisDecentralization is essential It comes down to moneyAllowing investors to become a part of the missionA quick word from our sponsor[25:51 - 33:09] Water as a Service A look into the water industry There is pent up demand for project funding People are delighted about anything as a service Opening up partnerships in the water space “Water on Demand” Benefiting middle-class investors by investing in waterHow to get involved as an investor with RiggsOriginClearLooking for accredited investors How anybody can start trading [33:10 - 44:43] Closing Segment ThE RaNDoM RouNd Want to connect with Riggs? You can follow him on LinkedIn and Facebook. If you don’t want to miss the opportunity to invest in water like oil and gas, go over to https://www.originclear.com/. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.There’s a reason why so many creators use Riverside. Check them out and all the other features they have at Riverside.fmand create an account. Get started today. Click the link here and use Coupon Code BYN for $10 off any subscription. Want to start living a happier life today? As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/buildyournetworkDid you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “I think the most important thing you can have as a quality in the world is to remain interested.” - Riggs Eckelberry“We are polluting this goldfish bowl we live in…” - Riggs EckelberryAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/7/202244 minutes, 43 seconds
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745: Max Lugavere | Going from a Genius Kitchen, to Genius Health, to Living a Genius Life

Entrepreneurs need to stay on top of their game by mentally, spiritually, and physically upgrading their health. Max Lugavere is just the person to make it happen. He is a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods, published in 8 languages around the globe. Max is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast, The Genius Life. Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and The Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. Dive in and learn how to live a genius life by starting with adopting an ethical, optimal, and informed diet culture. Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 07:35] Opening Segment I welcome Max to the show referencing our previous interviewMax dispels some common myths about health and health trendsThere is no one size fits all diet or regiment Realize that everyone is different and not everything works for everyone Your diet is not your identity The only reason to go vegan is if you don’t like or can’t have meatYou can be an “ethical omnivore.” [07:36 - 12:27] How to Live a Genius Life: The Ethical and Optimal Diet CultureMax gives his perspective on shifting food culture towards ethical standardsWe need to move towards ethics, not completely remove key nutrientsSound science still dictates that animal products are optimal for health How to know which meat products are ethical to buy Organic vs. GMO products Look for Free Range and Pasture Raised meat Grass-fed and grass-finishedMax explains key distinctions in his book Genius Kitchen[12:28 - 22:11] Build Genius Health by Starting Now Max gives us insight into his life and career before the success of his first book Max’s venture into health and especially fitness Marrying a passion for health with his skill in writing and storytelling Max’s turning point and realizations after his mom’s diagnosis We have the opportunity now to prevent future diseaseBe a good model for your kids Instead of being restrictive make healthy food a positive experienceA quick word from our sponsor[22:12 - 44:02] Best Strategies for Genius HealthHow to get a hold of more resources from Maxhttps://geniuskitchenbook.com/ The health benefits of regular home cooking How to learn more about healthPubMedGet acquainted with science and research for yourself ScienceDaily - press releasesMedicalXpressHow to start finding the best fitness and diet plan for you The hidden importance of auditing your sleep first Make sure to celebrate “non-scale wins” Max challenges the soundness of Food Sensitivity Tests The importance of focusing on looking for signs of a Leaky Gut Recommendations on how to heal and improve your gut A look into some of the adverse effects of GlutenThe incredible importance of taking care of your gut first Max shares his opinion of “Detox diets” The unhealthy relationship with “toxing” followed by “cleansing”Detoxify as naturally as possible The benefits of heat and cold stress[44:03 - 46:19] Closing Segment ThE RaNDoM RouNd Want to connect with Max? You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Upgrade your life and your health by checking out https://www.maxlugavere.com/. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.Check out squarespace.com/travis for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use code: TRAVIS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Right now, Thesis is offering our listeners 10% off your first starter kit when you visit take thesis.com/TRAVIS.Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “You can be an ethical omnivore… It’s my perspective that we don’t change the system by opting out entirely, we change the system by voting with our dollars for the system that we want to see.” - Max Lugavere“Get acquainted with science and research, I think that’s super important. I think we lack as a population, scientific literacy - that’s a big problem…” - Max Lugavere Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4/4/202246 minutes, 18 seconds
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744: Jay Jay | The Ace of Spades of Personal Branding

You deserve to have your story told, and the world deserves the value you have to give, but too many people have all the skills but none of the marketing; that’s where Jay Jay comes in. Jay is from Australia and lives in Miami where he started his career as a content creator, influencer, and live magician. Growing his own social media following to over a million, Jay decided to help others and found the Ace of Spades Agency, a PR and social media agency that helps high-level businesses and personal brands become known as credible experts in their industry.Dive right in to learn the Ace of Spades to personal branding. Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 02:40] Opening Segment Jay shares his background Starting his career in magic and showmanship How his career journey led to skills in marketing and promotion Deciding to help other experts to get people to know them[02:50 - 07:17] The Ace of Spades of Personal BrandingJay talks about the evolution of personal branding from when he started to nowThe concept of personal branding didn’t exist yetThe realization that people buy people, not products How to audit yourself to see where you can bring value and stand out It all starts from mindset - “who told you that?” Your own voice and what you tell yourself is limiting your value You deserve to tell your story It comes down to marketing yourself wellA quick word from our sponsor[07:18 - 10:19] Jay Jay on Building Your Network Who you know or what you know? It’s who knows you - who can you call that would pick up? It comes down to gaining trust How to build trust and get the right resourcesAce of Spades Agency[10:20 - 17:54] Closing Segment  ThE RaNDoM RouNd Want to connect with Jay? You can find him on LinkedIn and Instagram. Check out https://aceofspadesagency.com/ to be seen, be known, and be everywhere.Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.Check out squarespace.com/travis for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use code: TRAVIS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Right now, Thesis is offering our listeners 10% off your first starter kit when you visit take thesis.com/TRAVIS.Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “Marketing is more important than talent, marketing is more important than skills… ” - Jay Jay“Personal branding, selling you and not the product, has been super powerful… Humans buy from humans.” - Jay JayAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/31/202217 minutes, 54 seconds
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743: Jonathon Kendall | Monetize Your Skills by Adding World-Class Value

Jonathon Kendall realized early on that all the skills in the world mean nothing if they’re not providing value to people. Today, Jonathon is a copywriting, funnel building, course creation, and capital raising, specialist. His crowdfunding systems have recently raised over $110,000,000 for startups & iconic brands like RadioShack and Pier1 Imports. His outsourcing company, Virtual Worker Now manages 300+ employees for North American entrepreneurs. Dive in if you want to find out how to monetize your skills by adding world-class value. Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 04:49] Opening Segment Jonathon shares his background Growing up ambitious and active Jonathon’s experience in competitive events Learning to organize people into one mission[04:50 - 24:25] Monetize Your Skills by Adding World-Class ValueHow Jonathon made his skills into money Turning the creative skills into marketing Your skills have to provide value to get paid for themJonathon’s first venture into entrepreneurial success and failure Transitioning from artistry to copywritingTaking off after a big assignment to ghostwrite a book Utilizing the 4 Hour Work Week StrategyJonathon talks about how he started landing bigger named clientsThinking long-term in terms of networking Understand the need and just solve it in advanceHow to be strategic about your networking Don’t put all your eggs in one basket Take a lot of swingsDifferentiate hard skills from soft skillsThe importance of time blocking A quick word from our sponsor[24:26 - 36:59] Keeping Up with Scale While Managing Many ProjectsJonathon shares about his current work and future projectsBuilding out models that provide value while supporting scaleWhen to create something around your skills vs. hiring out weaknessesOptimize for the right KPI and get obsessed with increasing that KPI At the end of the day, the important thing for your client is revenue Give proof of work not fancy workWho you know or what you know?Get to the who by providing a high-level what [37:00 - 33:21] Closing Segment  ThE RaNDoM RouNd Want to connect with Jonathon? You can find him on LinkedIn and Instagram. Get your brand or business to that world-class level by checking out https://virtualworkernow.com/. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.Check out squarespace.com/travis for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use code: TRAVIS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Right now, Thesis is offering our listeners 10% off your first starter kit when you visit take thesis.com/TRAVIS.Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “Your passion matters but only in so far as much as for other people to pay you for it.” - Jonathon Kenall“Take a lot of swings. You’re not going to hit a home run every time.” - Jonathon Kendall“Money is an exchange of value. If you want to have more money, and more freedom, and more resources, and more status, and more esteem; there’s no shortcut.” - Jonathon KendallAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/28/202243 minutes, 20 seconds
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742: David Novak | Take Charge of You

Do you want the best results for your brand or business? Of course you do, and David Novak is about to reveal how to get it right every time.David is the Founder and CEO of David Novak Leadership, the parent organization to five nonprofits dedicated to developing leaders. On top of being a critically-acclaimed, best-selling author, he is also the host of the top-ranked business podcast, How Leaders Lead. In this episode, we hear from his renowned expertise on how he’s led several organizations to success and the secret sauce that drove it all.Dive in to learn how real leaders lead and the life-changing effects of taking charge of you. Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 08:12] Opening Segment David shares his background Growing up traveling in a trailer David’s early childhood experienceChasing the American dream going into adulthoodDavid’s thoughts around college[08:13 - 18:44] People Capabilities: How Leaders LeadDavid talks about his transition from college into the workforce Starting in marketing copywriting and advertisingMoving through the ranks at PepsiCo David reveals what he focused on as a CEO Creating a work environment where everyone countsThe formula for success - starts with people How “People Capabilities” ties into making money The secret to winning every timeThe importance of “Day One” How “Take Charge of You” helps you reframe a negativeDavid dives into the importance of How Leader Lead authenticity How Leader LeadA quick word from our sponsor[18:45 - 26:24] Take Charge of YouHow to handle bad days as a leader Try to avoid the bad days by starting the night before Get yourself in the best frame of mind and body firstHow to take charge of you Give yourself time to develop your awareness Understand the growth you need to get the results you want The essence of self-coachingHow David rates networking in terms of value What you know opens doors, who you know blows the doors open The best networkers are the best learners [26:25 - 33:17] Closing Segment  David’s experience and insights on writing booksWant to connect with David? You can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Don’t settle for anything less than becoming the world’s most successful leader by going over to https://davidnovakleadership.com/. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.Check out squarespace.com/travis for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use code: TRAVIS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Right now, Thesis is offering our listeners 10% off your first starter kit when you visit take thesis.com/TRAVIS.Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “You’re only one good friend away from happiness.” - David Novak “You don’t get anything done unless you got people doing it. So if you create the right work environment where people can do their best, that’s where you’re going to get the best results.” - David Novak“The best networkers are the best learners.” - David Novak Other Resources Mentioned: Taking People with YouTake Charge of YouO Great OneAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/24/202233 minutes, 16 seconds
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741: Chris Zissis | Building a 7 Figure YouTube Channel without Showing Your Face

While we believe in the power of podcasting, it’s no secret that YouTube can be a secret weapon for entrepreneurs and content creators! Chris Zissis has produced billions of views and millions of dollars from YouTube without showing his face. He builds 7-figure passive income YouTube channels for entrepreneurs without needing their time. In this episode, Chris breaks down how you can get on this train by breaking down some of the best practices from his proof of work. Jump right in and start building a 7-figure passive income without ever needing to show your face.Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 04:44] Opening Segment Chris shares his background and the start of his content creation His overall goal was to entertain people but also get some money from itThe early struggles of starting a new channel The commitment you need to push through the slow period and hit success[04:45 - 25:09] Building a 7 Figure YouTube Channel without Showing Your FaceChris talks about the process of self-auditing Pay attention to current trends in the marketDo your due diligence around doing good research Chris’ moment of realizing he had proof of work Seeing 50,000 views on one video then growing How to build off of your original viralityHow Chris set himself apart from other content creators in his niche The value of trend hopping and moving your audience How to build your content the right way Example from Mr. Beast’s blueprint Make sure your content is clear to understandKeep it fast-paced and entertaining How to grow those numbersThe minimum metrics are 40 to 50% watch time and 10% click rate The higher your metrics, the better chances with the algorithm you getWhat people tend to respond to How to make your thumbnails readable and attention-grabbing A quick word from our sponsor[25:10 - 36:23] How Networking Builds Your YouTube AudienceBonus recommendations and advice for creating thumbnails The power of leveraging celebrity Increasing your credibility and audience Who you know or what you know?How to add value to creators who have a bigger audience than you High-ticket people are usually looking to solve a problem Use your best skill to offer value and achieve their goal Utilize your niche in a way that can give indirect monetary gain What success looks like for YouTube and how to reframe your view on it You can monetize in so many ways other than ad sense Ask yourself if you’re creating value for people If you enjoy your content and the process then you are succeeding[36:24 - 40:10] Closing Segment  ThE RaNDoM RouNd Want to connect with Chris? Check him out on LinkedIn and Instagram. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.Check out squarespace.com/travis for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use code: TRAVIS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Right now, Thesis is offering our listeners 10% off your first starter kit when you visit take thesis.com/TRAVIS.Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “Videos don’t need to be expensive, high-level production value. They just need to be in a position where people can understand it clearly… Everything in our world moves so quickly.” - Chris Zissis“It really just boils down to create good value, good quality content, make it enjoyable too…” - Chris Zissis“The goal is the process… Once you fall in love with that process, then the money will come.” - Chris ZissisAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/21/202240 minutes, 9 seconds
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740: Ungenita Prevost | From Foster Child to Building a Billion Dollar Rolodex

By now, hopefully, we know that relationships are the number one way to build yourself up, but too few understand the strategy that leads to long-term opportunities. That’s where Ungenita Prevost comes in.Ungenita is a former Hollywood body double, and music video dancer turned Award Winning Feminine Leadership Expert. She is living proof that circumstances don’t define your outcomes. Even having been put into foster care as a child, she is now the first woman to lead a Global Feminine Leadership Network. She is also the author & creator of the number one business networking event for women Networking IN STILETTOS and host of the podcast BILLION DOLLAR ROLODEX.Make sure to tune in and find out how Ungenits went from facing trauma to building a billion-dollar Rolodex. Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 05:00] Opening Segment Ungenita shares her background dealing with trauma and learning to build relationships Her inspiration to do something with her life Avoiding the cynicism that can come from victimhood [05:01 - 22:17] From Foster Child to Building a Billion Dollar RolodexUngenita talks about the first step into something bigger than herselfGetting her first job - monetizing her network Expanding from office work to landing real estate deals How Ungenita got into HollywoodEvery job was landed through Networking Ungenita’s approach to Networking How just making people feel good can go a long wayHow Networking IN STILLETOS helps women across the countryTeaching women how to monetize their networks How it led to becoming the host of The Billion Dollar RolodexTeaching the principles of feminine Networking Networking and sales should be led by connection, not by productA quick word from our sponsor[22:18 - 32:21] Networking as a Long-Term Strategy Ungenita’s advice to people who are feeling the pressure of needing to make salesNetworking is a long term strategy You can’t put an expiration date on people Balancing your existing network with building new ones You need to have a good framework without expectations “Sophisticated Opportunista” Who you know or what you know?How Ungenita is investing in the next generation of people [32:22 - 39:31] Closing Segment  ThE RaNDoM RouNd Want to connect with Ungenita? You can follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow the world’s leading global female leadership network at https://femmeglobal500.com/. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.Check out squarespace.com/travis for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use code: TRAVIS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Right now, Thesis is offering our listeners 10% off your first starter kit when you visit take thesis.com/TRAVIS.Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments.Tweetable Quotes: “ll those [Hollywood] jobs I landed because I built relationships… Every single opportunity was Networking.”- Ungenita Prevost“wanted to show women, what I call, the principles of feminine Networking. It’s about being a woman, standing in your power; and you don’t have to look, act, talk like a man to do business.”- Ungenita Prevost “You have to look at Networking as a long-term strategy, and you can’t put expiration dates on people. It’s important to continue to build the network long-term.” - Ungenita PrevostAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
3/17/202239 minutes, 30 seconds
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739: Dan Kuschell | Find Your Blind Spots - Define Your Freedom

There is something that is killing businesses left and right, and in the episode, you’re we’re going to define it and apply a better model with Dan Kuschell. Dan is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He helps founders and CEOs connect the dots, see blind spots, and get unstuck. With over 25 years of business experience, he's started 11+ companies, coached over 5,000 founders and CEOs into success. He’s become the ‘Secret Weapon’ for clients like Joe Polish, the founder of ESPN, Janet Attwood, Daniel Marcos, Mike Agugliaro, and many more.Dive into the episode to learn how to grow your business by discovering your blind spots and getting clarity and what freedom means for you! Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 08:13] Opening Segment Dan shares his background His experience growing up “feast or famine”Learning that success requires a PMA (positive mental attitude)The positive link between sports and businessHow Dan got injured during a game and lost his sports career[08:14 - 23:55] Find Your Blind Spots - Define Your FreedomDan talks about starting his first businessLeaving high school to start his business How Dan started a direct response marketing business How Dan pitched his deals to potential clients Teaching people how to market on top of running their marketing Dan’s first experience with bankruptcy and what he learned from it Figuring out that you have a blind spot Practicing gratitude and journaling to develop yourself Pivoting into something that is your strength Getting clarity on yourself What do you want, who are you, what do you stand for? Define what freedom is for you then go build it [23:56 - 38:44] Why Businesses Today are Failing and How to Fix itDan talks about turning his life around and building something up again Becoming a strategic growth partner for CEOsWhere most businesses are messing up and missing blind spots70% of businesses don’t make it 10 years Why you need to focus on your clients over your service/product Get out of your head and heart and put it into a blueprint Be different and be betterA quick word from our sponsorDan explains the four parts of your MO Your unique marketYour unique messageYour unique methodYour unique offer [38:45- 44:49] Closing Segment  Who you know or what you know? Final advice from Dan on moving to a buyer’s modelThe CEO ChecklistBusiness Growth BlueprintWant to connect with Dan? You can follow him on LinkedIn. Transform your message and model while finding your blindspots over on activate.breakthrough3x.com. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/network. Offer valid through March 31st, 2022.Check out squarespace.com/travis for a free trial, and when you're ready to launch, use code: TRAVIS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.Right now, Thesis is offering our listeners 10% off your first starter kit when you visit take thesis.com/TRAVIS.Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischappell.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments. Tweetable Quotes: “You can not help people the way you want to help them unless you get clarity on what YOU want.” - Dan Kuschell“It’s refreshing when you build your own freedom and define what that freedom is.” - Dan Kuschell“If you ever want to get free, we got to get you to move “it” from your head and your heart to a blueprint for others to get on the same page.” - Dan KuschellAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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738: Jared Yellin | Build, Scale, and Sell 10,000 Tech Companies in 10 Years

It’s time to accelerate your tech ideas with Jared Yellin, the Co-Founder of 10X Incubator, alongside Grant Cardone. Jared is, what you’d call, a “non-technical tech founder” who found a way to scale his original company from ZERO dollars invested to over 40,000 paying users from around the world. This “moonshot” has been heard far and wide, and some of the most influential people in the tech industry are eager to get in on the action. In the episode, Jared reveals how he leveraged relationships to scale without investing a single dollar, the opportunities Incubator provides tech entrepreneurs, and the crazy actions he took to land key partnerships like Grant Cardone.You have to tune into this one. Dive in to learn Jared’s genius strategy behind building, scaling, and selling 10,000 companies in 10 years. Things you will learn in this episode:[00:01 - 02:44] Opening Segment Jared shares about what it takes to become an entrepreneurBe naive enough to think you can, be built to endure pain[02:45