029: Make It Easy for People to Network with You with Patrick King

Welcome back to Build Your Network with Travis Chappell. The guest today is Patrick King. Patrick is an internationally best-selling author and social interaction specialist and conversation coach based in San Francisco, California. He’s a former corporate lawyer, ex-dating coach but above all else, a late bloomer. He started as a self-proclaimed paralyzed social recluse and no social life from both sides of the tracks. He focuses on using his unique emotional intelligence and understanding of human interaction to break down emotional barriers, instill confidence and equip people with the tools they need for success. He’s been featured in GQ Magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post and Men’s Fitness. When he’s not helping clients conquer the world, he’s either fronting his cover band or training for his next 10K.

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

  • How Patrick went from secure and prestigious job to author, matchmaker, relationship coach and online entrepreneur
  • The power of running away from unhappiness as a motivator
  • The ways Patrick responds to people who say he’s thrown away his investment in law school
  • The importance of being aware of the sunk cost when making decisions
  • The one thing Patrick wants you to take away from his first book Did She Reply Yet?
  • What Patrick actually does and how it differs from the Will Smith movie Hitch
  • How Patrick’s personal experiences make him a better coach
  • Why Patrick believes that who you know is what puts you in a position to succeed
  • The reason Patrick got good jobs after college despite average grades in law school
  • Why you need a network in order to grow, improve and expand
  • What Patrick believes prevents people from building their network
  • The advice Patrick gives to people to help them start with positive feedback when they’re overcoming their fear of networking
  • The importance of making it easy for other people to network with you
  • Why you need to remember that other people’s responses to you are not related to you
  • The common traits of the best networkers Patrick knows
  • The power of shared interests in cultivating connections in a new place
  • How having a focus on your immediate inner circle can help you succeed
  • The ways Patrick likes to learn as quickly as possible

Where to Find Patrick:

Links and recommended resources:

  • Amy Pohler
  • Tina Fey
  • Hardcore History Podcast
  • I believe in a thing called love by The Darkness

Remember, if you’re serious about building your network, check out the Facebook group, Build Your Network Beta at byn.media/fb

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