050: How Podcasting Has Leveled Up My Network with Harry Duran

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Harry Duran, host of Podcast Junkies, speaker and author.

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

  • Who is Harry Duran:
    • Before podcasting, he listened to a lot of people’s voices.
    • When the dotcom craze started, he quit his job to be in some startups.
    • His brother convinced him to move to Atlanta to take on a job with a construction company.
      • Working with family didn’t work out.
    • You spend more time listening to others voices than honoring your own.
    • He got another cubicle-style job.
    • In 2014 went to New Media Expo with an app.
      • He had the idea to do podcasting.
    • You are the sum of the five people you most associate with. Quote by Jim Roan.
    • Went to see a coach named Taki Moore to help him build his business.
      • “When the student is ready the teacher appears.”
      • He met a bunch of people who were doing bigger and better things than him, he needed to learn from them.
    • He worked for his early mentor around five times in different companies.
      • He knew that Harry had an eye for detail and was responsive to coaching.
      • He knew Harry had a core skillset that would help with the job.
      • He believed that it was better to hire who you know if they have the desired skillset.
    • When he had come out of corporate America, he needed a coach.
      • Taki Moore gave him a framework for his business.
      • In 2 days he gave a ton of content and then gave opportunities to engage with him at different levels afterward.
      • You always need to be working with someone who’s interested in what’s the latest and greatest in your industry.
      • If you have a coach who doesn’t have a coach, you need a new coach.
      • The cost of coaching can be shocking because in the corporate world your company pays for your training.
      • When you hear someone mention a high-ticket offer, your initial reaction to that is indicative of where you are and what you can charge for your services.
    • The types of relationships you develop in masterminds add so much value to the experience.
    • We have the tendencyto not give ourselves enough credit for what we do.
      • It’s important to package up your intellectual property and provide it as
      • There’s plenty of work for everyone, if you add value and lead with your personality there will be a unique subset of people who are attracted to you.
      • We all have unique stories, people often wait too long to turn around and teach what they’ve learned.
    • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important and why?
      • They work synergistically. Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.
      • If you can’t get what you know into your network, it won’t reach the amount of people it has the potential to reach.
    • Give a story about a time when a connection in Harry’s life led to a moment of success.
      • He had been listening to James Schramko’s podcasts, went to his teaching and met Taki, his coach.
      • He worked through the guidelines that were given and had success.
    • How far behind in business and life would you be without your networking relationships?
      • He wouldn’t have the business he currently does.
      • You need to quickly find out what it is that you don’t know and surround yourself with the community that can get you there.
      • We focus on just in case learning instead of just in time learning.
    • Is there a reason why people don’t network?
      • Fear of spending money to learn things from others.
        • You need to realize that you have a lot to learn and you can’t do it on your own.
      • The more you invest in yourself and learn, you’ll always be building yourself and your business up.
      • Time is your most valuable asset and money is not.
      • Don’t discount the kind of value you’ll get from a mastermind or coaching investment.
    • If you had to choose one networking tip, what would it be?
      • Soak in the importance of every connection.
      • The minute you stop focusing on the person you’re talking to, you lose the ability to gain value from that conversation.
        • Give each person your
        • We like to passively listen, but the more actively you listen the stronger your interactions are.
        • People don’t remember what you say, they remember how you make them feel.
      • The Random Round:
        • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt:
          • Globe-trotting electronic music DJ.
        • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone past or present, who would it be?
          • Nicola Tesla – he believes he’s 100 years ahead of his own time.
        • How do you like to learn best, books, blogs, podcasts, or videos?
          • Podcasts – you can learn vast amounts of things.
        • What’s your favorite podcast?
          • Dean Jackson’s More Cheese, Less
          • Great marketing tips cross-industry
        • A glimpse of your morning routine:
          • 30 minute meditation after waking up.
          • A bit of physical activity.
        • Go-to pump up song:
          • Star Guitar by Chemical Brothers
        • What are you not very good at?
          • Having blinders on and running his own race.
        • Where can you find Harry Duran?
          • Facebook: Harry Duran – you’ll see some of his groups
          • Fullcast.co
          • Fullcast.co/travis for a free gift.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • If you have a coach who doesn’t have a coach, you need a new coach.
  • We focus on just in case learning instead of just in time learning.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.com– Podcast website

Fullcast.co – Harry Duran’s website

Superfast Business – James Schramko’s Podcast

New Media Expo


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