216: Alyshia Ochse | Why Relationships are Crucial in Hollywood

Alyshia Ochse, actress on many notable movies and TV shows, author, speaker, and podcaster speaks with your host Travis Chappell about how to build good relationships in a competitive space such as Hollywood. Learn why you should never be the smartest person in the room and why to even put energy in something like a podcast. Lauren Davis, host of Friday’s BYNU live trainings on branding talks to your host Travis Chappell about maximizing your Instagram presence and other things that matter for your brand long-term.

Here’s what Travis and Alyshia discuss in this episode:

  • Alyshia talks about what life looked like for her as a child in Ferguson, MO, and northern Kentucky.
    • Alyshia and her sister excelled at sports but she moved to LA as fast as possible later.
  • The story of finding her identity after losing her best friend and injuring herself during sports.
  • You can be born with a spirit that knows how to self-soothe, but traumatic experiences teach you how to survive and thrive in the human experience.
  • Why Alyshia felt different growing up and how it was painful.
  • The premise on which Alyshia’s podcast is based on.
    • The audition process shows you how actors are just humans who humble themselves.
  • Her love of people has allowed her to become an outstanding interviewer.
  • Alyshia talks about how relationship building and networking are a huge part of Hollywood.
  • A genuine interest in people has generated business opportunities later.
  • You need to connect with people
  • Do you believe that who you know or what you know is more important?
    • Who you know, because her success is relationship-based and who you know plays a factor in who you are.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Interior design or architecture
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Oprah
    • She wants to download from her.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • All of the above, mostly podcasts.
  • What’s a podcast you’d recommend?
    • All crime podcasts.
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up with her baby
    • 3-minute breathing session
    • Mirror work
    • Walk to school
    • Decompress, write
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Cooking and anything technology-based.
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Get Out of Your Mind
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • alyshiaochse.com
    • On Instagram at @alyshiaochse

3 Key Points:

  1. Hard experiences can help you be brave and courageous in life.
  2. Surround yourself with people who impress you.
  3. When you’re in the moment and truly connecting with someone, something beautiful will come of it.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Childhood was just a blur to get me where I really wanted to be.” -Alyshia
  • “Traumatic experiences teach you how to survive and thrive in the human experience.” -Alyshia
  • “I made so many mistakes by not knowing, I wish there had been a mentorship program out there.” -Alyshia
  • “It always pays off to be around people who excel at things more than you do.” -Alyshia

Resources Mentioned:

  • Visit Travis’ website at Buildyournetwork.co
  • Join the Build Your Network Facebook group BYN.media/fb
  • Join the Build Your Network University Facebook group here byn.university.
  • Get Travis’ free mastermind course at freemmcourse.com/enroll



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