030: Business Lessons from a Plane Crash with Dave Sanderson

Welcome back to Build Your Network with Travis Chappell. The guest today is Dave Sanderson. Dave is an inspirational survivor, speaker, former Head of Security for Tony Robbins and an author. His thoughts on leadership, business and survival have made him an internationally sought out speaker. When US Airways flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson river on January 15th 2009, later known as The Miracle on the Hudson, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the wellbeing and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane. Today Dave travels the globe, sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages.

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

  • What Dave’s experience was that day on the Hudson river
  • The powerful business metaphor Dave shares about the passengers on the plane
  • The lessons Dave took from the survival situation
  • How daily life and priorities have changed for Dave since that experience
  • Why Dave believes you should always keep others’ business cards
  • The power of asking for what you need
  • Dave’s one best tip for networking and how he gives back to his inner circle
  • Where Dave goes online to cultivate relationships
  • The most interesting and influential person Dave has met through networking
  • What Dave knows from real experience about starting again with no contacts
  • The morning routine Dave has been doing since the 1990s

Where to Find Dave:

Links and recommended resources:

  • Tony Robbins
  • Tony Rubleski
  • Jim Hansberger
  • Bring Me To Life by Evanescence

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