272: Freestyle Friday | Change your Mindset, Situation, or Expectations
If your everyday job isn’t getting you excited this episode is for you. In this Freestyle Friday episode of Build Your Network, the only business networking podcast on iTunes, your host Travis Chappell talks about how his personal experience taught him exactly what he needed to change to be fulfilled. Learn the three things you need to change to move toward fulfillment in your life. Episode Highlights: The jobs Travis held that he liked aspects of, but didn’t love the job itself. Why you need to personally believe in your product in order to effectively sell it. It should never take you decades in a job you don’t enjoy to decide to do something else. The three things you need to change to move toward fulfillment in your life: Change your mindset. Change your situation. Change your expectations of how happy you’re going to be in life. 3 Key Points: If you don’t love what you do, you will not feel fulfilled in your life. If you can change your mindset you can do nearly anything and be happy. If you’re expecting to be the happiest person in the world and you’re doing something that doesn’t fulfill you then you cannot be as happy as someone who is chasing their dreams. Tweetable Quotes: “So many people are doing something they don’t enjoy, but they don’t understand why they’re not as fulfilled as someone who’s chasing their dreams.” -Travis “If you want to feel more fulfilled and be in a situation that’s to meeting your goals, change your situation.” -Travis “You either need to change your mindset about your situation, or change the situation or change your expectations.” -Travis Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at
271: Who or What Part 9 with Hither Mann, Joel Brown, and Dan Fleyshman
In Part 9 of the Who or What Series, on the only Business Networking Podcast on iTunes, Hither Mann from Fortune Academy, Joel Brown from AddictedtoSuccess.com, and Dan Fleyshman, the youngest founder of a public company in history talk to your host Travis Chappell about the ongoing debate of whether who you know or what you know is more important, and why. Episode Highlights: Hither Mann Hither is a multi-million dollar real estate and forex investor out of London. Networking is about building relationships - you’re only annoying if you’re not genuine. People treat networking like it’s door to door sales, but that’s not how relationship building is. Always know what you want before you enter, know the end goal first. Joel Brown The first level of learning is knowledge, the second it understanding, the third is wisdom which is gained through application. Joel would double down on great relationships if he had to choose one, but growing his knowledge was also critically important. There’s a difference between an informational coach and a transformational coach. Dan Fleyshman Speaker, angel investor, and youngest founder of a publicly traded company in history. Who you know is most important, and it’s not even close. You don’t need to know what what every expert knows, you need to know the people who can leverage their knowledge. Dan talks about a time when a connection led to a moment of success. The number one most important practice that has allowed Dan to build relationships. Dan adds value on a massive scale and when he does ask for something he’s very direct. 3 Key Points: Don’t focus on the money, focus on the relationship. To learn you need knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. It’s not what you know, it’s what they know - you skip the line by knowing people who have already done what you want to do. Tweetable Quotes: “The basis of your success is who you know.” -Hither “You get paid based off of how much conflict you can face and break through.” -Joel “I fast-forwarded 27 years of experience by knowing the people who already know it all.” -Dan “People can’t buy access, cool, or information.” -Dan Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at Go to Rothys.com/Travis to check out comfortable, sustainable shoes.
270: Ryan Levesque | Choose the Right Business
Ryan Levesque is the Inc. 500 CEO of the Ask Method Company and number one best selling author of the books Ask and Choose . Ryan’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, FORBES, and Entrepreneur. Ryan is a co-founder and investor in Bucket.io and his latest book focuses on what type of business you should start. In this, the latest episode of the Only Business Networking Podcast on iTunes, Ryan talks to your host Travis Chappell about escaping societal pressure to do what you were born to do and his ONE business move that moves all of his businesses forward. Tune in to get Ryan’s book for free! Episode Highlights: Ryan grew up in the mountains of New Hampshire as a blue-collar kid - he did a lot of work at home to assist his parents. Both of Ryan’s parents taught him the importance of a strong work ethic, he worked close to 7 days a week most weeks. How Ryan encourages a strong work ethic in his kids. Ryan’s parents always knew that the path out of the blue-collar grind was to go to college. He was the first in his family to go to college and got into Brown University. How Ryan decided not to pursue neuroscience and why he felt like he was letting people down. Ryan worked on Wall Street, then he moved to China to open up offices for AIG, then he told his parents he was going to quit to sell e-books online. A “quarter-life crisis” led Ryan to start his first business, he was making good money and doing something he liked. No one except for his wife believed in him, not even his parents. The number one thing that holds people back is that people are afraid to screw up good in order to go after great. A lot of what holds people back is the “head trash.” The main idea of Ryan’s most recent book Choose . People who fail do so because they chose bad markets. Choose reveals the seven factors that separate successful markets from those that are not successful. Choose helps you identify if your idea is a red light, yellow light, or green light and you can know how to proceed. Every successful market fits within a very narrow search volume. Ryan is giving away a free hardcover copy of the book for just a few dollars in shipping and over $200 in bonuses including the audiobook. Get the next 25 markets Ryan would go into. Get Ryan’s 17 mental hacks he uses to overcome what holds him back. Do you believe that who you know or what you know is more important, and why? Who you know, it’s impossible to amass the amount of knowledge you need without the right people in your life. Richard Branson hires the number 2 guy at the number one company and makes that person his number one. Ryan talks about a time when a connection led to a moment of success. None of us are self-made, we all stand on the shoulders of giants. The Random Round What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt? Lego master builder If you could sit on a park bench with anyone past or present and talk with them for an hour, who would it be and why? Elon Musk He has a lot of admiration for someone who risked it all to create something he believed in How do you like to consume content? Reading What’s one of Ryan’s favorite books? Ray Dalio’s Principles Ryan's morning routine: Wake up and make breakfast and lunch for the kids Kick the day off with gratitude Take kids to school Work out with a trainer Muse meditation Hop in shower and get to work What is your go-to pump up song? Macklemore’s Can’t Hold Us What is something you’re not very good at? Dancing What is one place online where we can find Ryan the most? Facebook and...
269: Freestyle Friday | Dyasty Highlight with Glen Shelton
Glen Shelton is a Build Your Network University Instructor, lead generation expert, and owner of Lead Heroes with an entire team in the Philippines. Travis and Glen talk about how they met and Glen’s background. Glen talks about anything business development in Build Your Network University. Show Notes: How Glen started as an insurance agent and has become a lead generation expert. How Travis and Glen initially got connected - they had a shared background of door-to-door sales. Glen has been working on a review article for insurance organizations that will help figure out who is the best fit to contract with. Glen teaches at BYN.university every Wednesday at 1pm Pacific time. Why Glen chooses to come in and spend his time teaching people in BYNU for free. IN the last few live trainings Glen talked about his hiring process, cold door knocking, cold calling, and mistakes. Glen’s biggest piece of advice on business development. 3 Key Points: Providing value to others will always stimulate your bottom line in the long run. Part of the learning process is also teaching. Always have a contract in business development. Tweetable Quotes: “If i didn’t have the foundation I have from door to door sales, I wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of opportunities like I have.” -Travis “If we can help insurance agents out, we know it’s going to put money back into our bottom line at Lead Heroes.” -Glen “As an entrepreneur you’re always trying to learn something new, and part of that is teaching.” -Glen Resources Mentioned: Visit Travis’ website at