091: From Zero to Millionaire with Calvin Wayman

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Calvin Wayman, the world’s first case study documenting his journey from zero to millionaire and author of Fish Out of Water.

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

  • About Calvin Wayman
    • Just a regular dude, entrepreneur, and husband.
    • Super busy, but that’s how he likes it.
    • Most excited about his podcast, the Curious with Calvin Wayman Show.
  • What made you finally decide to jump into podcasting?
    • He never thought it was something he was going to do.
    • Near the end of last year, he took the trip to Costa Rica.
      • He took ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drug.
      • He had a breakthrough moment and decided to do a podcast.
    • Have you felt like your network has grown through your podcast?
      • The people he’s met at conferences since doing his podcast have been mind-blowing.
      • The YouTube and podcast worlds are separate.
      • He’s connecting with influencers to interview them.
        • If they said yes to every single fan, they would never have time for themselves.
      • People don’t realize the power of the platform.
        • Approach people as equals when you ask them to come on your show.
      • Tell us more about your podcast show?
        • Some of his favorite episodes were the ones where he interviewed Michael O’Neil and John Lee Dumas.
          • Both awesome interviewees, but completely different.
          • At 10x Growth Con he just jammed with some of his friends with no agenda.
          • Brought some people on to talk about bitcoin.
        • It’s a cross-section of him as an entrepreneur, it’s new and different.
      • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
        • Who you know, by a million miles.
          • It’s also who knows you.
        • Information has never been easier to access, but people can open doors and help you with mindset.
        • People tend to learn better through conversation and action than through a course.
        • A lot of “lucky breaks” happen because of people you know.
        • Your what grows on an exponential basis based on who he knows.
      • How many events do you try to go to in a year and how important has it been for you?
        • You can go to too many events, there are conference junkies.
          • They’re going after a tactic and not the relationship piece.
          • If you’re going after relationships, that’s a different story.
        • Calvin goes to events because his network grows and these people all suggest events.
          • He now has some favorite events after attending many different ones.
        • Now when he goes to events, it’s very little listening to speakers and mostly networking.
      • Throughout the last couple of years, have you ever paid for a mentorship or mastermind?
        • Yes, that’s been the fastest shortcut to his success in business and networking.
          • It all started in masterminds.
        • Went to an event called Life on Fire a few years ago.
          • The person who ran the conference led him to a lot of growth.
          • This group led him to being debt free and getting his life together.
          • Chris Harder encouraged him to join a mastermind that scares the crap out of you.
        • Mastermind relationships compound and benefit you year over year.
        • You can’t stress enough the importance of “pay to play.”
          • Consider having a networking budget each month.
        • Do you have any tips for leaving a conversation where someone is sucking value from you?
          • Try to ask some future-paced question, and then wish them luck and move forward.
            • That’s even how he’s ending his podcast episodes now.
          • What’s coming up next for you?
            • A speaking engagement in Tampa and South by Southwest.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Being YouTube famous
  • If you could sit on a park bench for an hour with anyone past or present, who would it be?
    • Steve Jobs
    • He left the planet too early and there was still a lot to learn from him.
  • How do you like to learn best, books, blogs, podcasts or video?
    • Audiobooks
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Get up and do yoga and meditation
    • Goal is to do the splits and work on flexibility
  • What is your go-to pump up song:
    • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • What are you not very good at?
    • Almost everying – playing the piano, speaking any launguage other than English.
  • Find him online:
    • Facebook – facebook.com/calvinwayman

Tweetable Quotes:

  • People don’t realize the power of the podcasting platform.
  • Information has never been easier to access, but people can open doors and help you with mindset.
  • Mastermind relationships compound and benefit you year over year.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.com – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

The Curious with Calvin Wayman Show


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