136: Mr America, Beating Cancer, and Thriving in Business with Dr. Chris Zaino

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Dr. Chris Zaino, a world-renowned speaker, author, entrepreneur, former Mr. America and IFBB pro bodybuilder.

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

  • About Chris Zaino
    • Defied a deadly, terminal disease.
    • Created the I Am Hero Project.
    • He grew up in Long Island New York, he was the youngest.
    • He moved to Florida for high school and competed at the University of Central Florida.
    • He was hired to be the trainer for Xena Warrior Princess.
    • He noticed he has going to the bathroom a lot and was bleeding.
      • His dad and grandfather died of cancer and he hid his problem.
      • He lost his bowels in public and that’s when his wife found out.
      • He was diagnosed with terminal ulcerative colitis.
    • His entire identity was that he was the health guy.
    • In seven long months his body healed itself.
    • He went back to school and got his doctorate.
  • Talk about personal development.
    • He had an epiphany that no one could tell his story better than him.
    • It wasn’t the content that changed people’s lives, it was the context of who he is as a person.
    • He built the largest clinic in the world.
  • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
    • What I know is who I know.
    • Relationship capital is the most important tool I’ve got.
    • Favor capital gives a person more value than they could ever ask.
    • The who is more weighty than the what.
  • Tell us about a time when a relationship led to a moment of success?
    • He paid to meet someone and was introduced to the power of networking.
  • Why do people neglect to network?
    • It’s a scarcity mentality.
  • How do you handle the fear of rejection?
    • The no isn’t a no, it’s contrast and clarity.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Race Car Driver
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • His younger self
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Video
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up at 4:30
    • Do some detox protocols
    • Sauna
    • Between 25 min and 1 hour of meditation
    • Do cardio and listen to podcasts
    • Writes goals down
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Simple Minds Don’t You Forget About Me
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Basketball
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • Facebook or Instagram under Dr. Zaino
    • iamhero.com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • No one can tell my story better than me.
  • What you know is who you know.
  • If you’re genuine, then you’re not keeping score.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Iamhero.com – Get access to Chris’s master classes

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