223: Masterminds and Mentorship Part 8 with Brad Lea, Kevin Harrington, and Elena Cardone

Brad Lea, founder, and CEO of Lightspeed VT, Kevin Harrington – original shark from Shark Tank and founder of As Seen on TV, and Elena Cardone from the G & E Show talk to your host Travis Chappell about how to live like a shark and build your empire.

Here’s what Travis, Brea, Kevin, and Elena discuss in this episode:

  • Brad Lea
    • Mentorships and masterminds are very important, but it took him a long time to learn it.
    • He’s writing a book called The Hard Way about learning to take people’s advice.
    • You can’t fail if you learn from your failures.
  • Kevin Harrington
    • Why Kevin believes that who you know is more important.
    • Surround yourself with experts who can power you to the top.
    • He’s had mentors since he was eleven years old from his father to Zig Ziglar.
    • He’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on mentorships and masterminds.
    • People don’t do mentorships and masterminds because they’ve never experienced the power of it.
  • Elena Cardone
    • How building relationships helped Elena with her acting career.
    • Elena talks about a time in her acting career when a connection led to a moment of success.
    • You’re more likely to help your friends than someone who just wants to use you.
    • Why Elena doesn’t mind hidden agendas or people who try to get to Grant through her.
    • How to approach someone like Elena Cardone.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Second Base, any team
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Einstein
    • He understands relativity
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Video
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Home Routine:
      • Wake up at 4 am
      • Meditate
      • Movement
      • Due diligence work
      • 6:30-7:30 is family time
      • 7:30-8 business calls and drive to work
      • Work until 5-5:30 and then unplug
      • 8:30 pm to be a student of the next day.
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Singer
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • This Little Light of Mine
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • @davidmeltzer on Instagram
    • davemeltzer.com

3 Key Points:

  1. Learning as you go is extremely valuable.
  2. You should create a dream team of experts around yourself
  3. You should use your resources to succeed, even in friendships you want something from one another.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “If you go knock on a door and get a no, at least you learned something.” -Brad
  • “It’s only a loss if you didn’t learn something.” -Brad
  • “If you can have access to someone’s Rolodex, you won’t even care about their money.” -Kevin
  • “I’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on mentors and coaches.” -Kevin
  • “In life, if you’re my friend, I’m trying to help you.” -Elena
  • “I make myself very available, I always try to help people.” -Elena

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