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Learn the best secrets on how to connect and build relationships with other professionals from guests like John Lee Dumas, Elena Cardone, Cole Hatter, JP Sears, Joel Brown, Ryan Stewman, Chris Guillebeau, Patrick Bet-David, Dr. Ivan Misner, and more!

Consider this the ultimate guide to growing your inner circle, increasing your influence, and sharpening your relationships.

220: Masterminds and Mentorship Part 7 with Kate Erickson, Omar Zenhom, and Jay Papasan

By Travis Chappell | Jan 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kate Erickson from Lori Harder from Entrepreneurs on Fire, Omar Zenhom from The $100 MBA Show, and Jay Papasan co-author of The One Thing talk to your host Travis Chappell about how to ignite your inner circle and build relationships the right way.

Here’s what Travis, Kate, Omar, and Jay discuss in this episode:

  • Kate Erickson
    • Kate is the entire operations team for Entrepreneur On Fire.
    • Her mentorship from Jon Lee Dumas has brought her where she is today.
    • Masterminds help her know where she wants to go and it’s powerful to hear of other people’s struggles.
  • Omar Zenhom
    • Omar has a company called Webinar Ninja and founder of The $100 MBA Show.
    • Every mastermind group he’s done has been beneficial in some way.
    • Be thinking of how you can help other people in your mastermind.
    • If you’re not opening up and being honest in a mastermind, then they won’t be able to help you.
    • The best groups are the ones that push you.
  • Jay Papasan
    • VP of Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate company in the world.
    • Everything Jay build started from a bathroom conversation with Gary Keller.
    • Find out who you determine wealth for and who are your wealth determiners.
    • Mentorship and coaching has never been as easily available as it is now.

3 Key Points:

  1. Helping provide feedback to others builds your confidence.
  2. Try to get into a smaller mastermind group of 3-5 people.
  3. You need mentors in every important part of your life – spiritual, financial, relational, etc.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Masterminds have gotten me through a lot of hard times.” -Kate
  • “The best groups are the ones that commit to helping each other.” -Omar
  • “Go join some sort of mastermind in 2019.” -Travis
  • “I wouldn’t determine wealth for someone who doesn’t see it that way.” -Jay
  • “All the authors you never got to meet are waiting on a shelf for you to have a long conversation with.” -Jay

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219: Tim Storey | How to be Friends with Oprah

By Travis Chappell | Jan 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tim Storey is an acclaimed author, speaker and life coach who helps people create the future they desire. He uses seasoned principles and humor to help people move forward. Tim talks to your host Travis Chappell about how to add value to others, what it’s like to work with stars and influencers, and how to turn your setbacks into comebacks.

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

  • Tim’s childhood was hard, but there was a lot of humor in the house.
  • Even in his childhood setting of poverty, he always knew he was going to be something.
  • The people who helped shape Tim into who he was supposed to be.
  • The two ways to build confidence in a person.
  • How to reshape your environment for success.
  • Sit down and get clarity on your life and goals at least once a week.
  • You have seven basic areas in your life: physical body, mental, spiritual, family, career, finances, recreation & hobbies.
    • Plan your vacations each year before the start of the year.
  • Three steps to have a comeback.
  • Do you believe that who you know or what you know that’s most important, and why?
    • It’s what you know that takes you to who you know.
    • It’s a Biblical principle.
  • Some practical tips to become a better speaker.
    • Do hours of research on your topics.
    • Don’t study speakers, too many of them sound the same.
    • Whether you’re speaking to seven people or 85,000 you have the opportunity to change lives and it’s important.
  • Tim’s app is called Utmost with Tim Storey:
    • Takes you through the 7 areas of your life on a daily basis.
    • Meditations are included.
    • Only costs $1.99 one time fee for $15,000 worth of material.
  • Tim’s one big tip for networking – Build another person’s vision – Be a servant.
    • When you’re a servant and you build someone else’s vision it will change your life.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Fashion and Design
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Martin Luther King
    • Understand the struggle and how he feels about it now.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • TED Talks and Youtube videos of interviews
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up around 4:30-4:45
    • Go to gym 6 out of 7 days
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Snow Skiing
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Funkadelic, Flashlight, Brick House, etc.
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?

3 Key Points:

  1. Your environment and confidence have a lot to do with your success.
  2. In the end, you’re the person who shapes your environment.
  3. When you have a setback, most of the time you’ll have a step back.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “We were lower income, but we were never lower class.” -Tim
  • “In life some things we decide and some things we discover.” -Tim
  • “Our environment shapes us into who we’re supposed to be.” -Travis
  • “If you start to sit, you start to settle. A comeback is not a go back.” -Tim
  • “What I made happen for someone else, life made happen for me.” -Tim

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218: Freestyle Friday | BYNU Professor Profile: Randy Molland

By Travis Chappell | Jan 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Randy Molland, host of Thursday’s BYNU live trainings on personal finance and investing talks to your host Travis Chappell about using good debt to make you more money and why real estate investing is critical to living with financial freedom.

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

  • Randy gives a high-level synopsis about creating passive income through rental properties.
  • The main motivator to starting the educational part of their business is to educate people and support themselves.
  • What Randy and Steve’s meetups looked like and how they monetized them.
  • The meetups serve several purposes:
    • Helped Randy and Steve learn at an accelerated rate.
    • Separates them as experts.
    • Accountability
    • Donation to charity
  • Growing the mission is what’s getting them excited right now – educating baby boomers on what retirement looks like.
  • Randy teaches at BYN University because he has a passion to get his message out.
    • Real estate investing and passive income.
    • Personal finance information.
    • Learn house-hacking through real estate.
    • Leverage your friendships and partnerships.
  • Build your credit to make split-second decisions knowing you’ll have financial backing.

3 Key Points:

  1. You have to learn a different way of investing other than just saying.
  2. You need money that generates cash flow every month in retirement.
  3. Using debt the right way is super powerful.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “You can live a more fulfilled life by living off the passive income from your rental properties.” -Randy
  • “Equity in your home is dead money unless you put it to work.” -Randy
  • “If you figure out how to use debt the right way, it can be very beneficial to you.” -Travis
  • “Don’t be afraid of credit, learn how to leverage it to make more money.” -Randy

Resources Mentioned:

  • Visit Travis’ website at
  • Join the Build Your Network Facebook group
  • Join the Build Your Network University Facebook group here
  • Find Randy on Instagram @RandyMolland @the_reinvestors


217: Masterminds and Mentorship Part 6 with Lori Harder, Ivan Misner, and Jack Canfield

By Travis Chappell | Jan 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lori Harder from Earn Your Happy, Dr. Ivan Misner founder of BNI, and Jack Canfield co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise talk to your host Travis Chappell about how to make your relationships blissful and learn to be the best networker you can be.

Here’s what Travis, Lori, Ivan, and Jack discuss in this episode:

  • Lori Harder
    • To get to the next level, you absolutely have to have mentors.
    • Lori and her husband have spent over six-figures in mentorships and masterminds over the years.
    • Paying for mentorship or mastermind will cause everyone to be more bought in.
  • Dr. Ivan Misner
    • How to get someone to open up and talk to you.
    • Passing the eyebrow test.
    • Learn about the most interesting and influential person Nicholas has met.
    • Knowledge is something that no one can take away from you.
  • Jack Canfield
    • How to be sure of yourself without being cocky and arrogant.
    • The two places confidence comes from.
    • Not everyone is going to want to buy or be with what or who you are.
    • How to find a mentor and get out of your comfort zone.

3 Key Points:

  1. Mentorships and masterminds are necessary to get to the next level.
  2. You need to have a tight unique selling proposition for yourself.
  3. Information, vibration, and physical health are the ways you should start your morning.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “When you’ve reached a plateau, that’s your time to go get coaches or get into a mastermind.” -Lori
  • “I will never have a coach.” -Lori
  • “Your ego should not enter a room before you.” -Dr. Misner
  • “Networking is critical, but you need to be sure you’re always improving.” -Jack
  • “True confidence is not arrogant.” -Jack
  • “You have to be okay with some people not liking you.” -Travis

Resources Mentioned:



216: Alyshia Ochse | Why Relationships are Crucial in Hollywood

By Travis Chappell | Jan 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Alyshia Ochse, actress on many notable movies and TV shows, author, speaker, and podcaster speaks with your host Travis Chappell about how to build good relationships in a competitive space such as Hollywood. Learn why you should never be the smartest person in the room and why to even put energy in something like a podcast. Lauren Davis, host of Friday’s BYNU live trainings on branding talks to your host Travis Chappell about maximizing your Instagram presence and other things that matter for your brand long-term.

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

  • Alyshia talks about what life looked like for her as a child in Ferguson, MO, and northern Kentucky.
    • Alyshia and her sister excelled at sports but she moved to LA as fast as possible later.
  • The story of finding her identity after losing her best friend and injuring herself during sports.
  • You can be born with a spirit that knows how to self-soothe, but traumatic experiences teach you how to survive and thrive in the human experience.
  • Why Alyshia felt different growing up and how it was painful.
  • The premise on which Alyshia’s podcast is based on.
    • The audition process shows you how actors are just humans who humble themselves.
  • Her love of people has allowed her to become an outstanding interviewer.
  • Alyshia talks about how relationship building and networking are a huge part of Hollywood.
  • A genuine interest in people has generated business opportunities later.
  • You need to connect with people
  • Do you believe that who you know or what you know is more important?
    • Who you know, because her success is relationship-based and who you know plays a factor in who you are.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Interior design or architecture
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Oprah
    • She wants to download from her.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • All of the above, mostly podcasts.
  • What’s a podcast you’d recommend?
    • All crime podcasts.
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up with her baby
    • 3-minute breathing session
    • Mirror work
    • Walk to school
    • Decompress, write
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Cooking and anything technology-based.
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Get Out of Your Mind
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • On Instagram at @alyshiaochse

3 Key Points:

  1. Hard experiences can help you be brave and courageous in life.
  2. Surround yourself with people who impress you.
  3. When you’re in the moment and truly connecting with someone, something beautiful will come of it.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Childhood was just a blur to get me where I really wanted to be.” -Alyshia
  • “Traumatic experiences teach you how to survive and thrive in the human experience.” -Alyshia
  • “I made so many mistakes by not knowing, I wish there had been a mentorship program out there.” -Alyshia
  • “It always pays off to be around people who excel at things more than you do.” -Alyshia

Resources Mentioned:

  • Visit Travis’ website at
  • Join the Build Your Network Facebook group
  • Join the Build Your Network University Facebook group here
  • Get Travis’ free mastermind course at



215: Freestyle Friday | BYNU Professor Profile: Lauren Davis

By Travis Chappell | Jan 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lauren Davis, host of Friday’s BYNU live trainings on branding talks to your host Travis Chappell about maximizing your Instagram presence and other things that matter for your brand long-term.

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

  • has free live trainings every Monday through Saturday at 1pm.
  • Lauren gives a quick synopsis of what she does and how she and Travis got connected.
  • Lauren and Travis met at a conference and she subscribed to his podcast right away.
  • In her 20’s, Lauren got into marketing, branding, and graphic design by trying to promote a small store she ran.
  • Why help teach at BYNU totally for free?
    • Her heart is being helpful to small businesses, personal brands, and people.
    • The growth of others is rewarding.
  • What’s your biggest piece of advice for someone listening right now?
    • Nail down your mission, find your why.
  • What are some upcoming topics for the Facebook group?
    • The overall aspects of branding
    • How to find your voice and mission

3 Key Points:

  1. Many companies are frustrated by marketing and branding.
  2. If you have a great brand and voice, you need to make sure your voice is effective.
  3. Nail down your mission, find your why.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Putting yourself in uncomfortable situations always leads to growth.” -Lauren
  • “I have a crazy all-edge sword where I can see things from every perspective.” -Lauren
  • “I want to help people because in helping them I’m truly helping myself” -Lauren
  • “Your branding is not your logo, it’s what people say about your business when you’re not around.” -Lauren

Resources Mentioned:



214: Masterminds and Mentorship Part 5 with Chris Guillebeau, Nicholas Bayerle, and John Ruhlin

By Travis Chappell | Jan 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nicholas Bayerle from The Billion Dollar Body and John Ruhlin author of Giftology and Chris Guillebeau NYT bestselling author with a top-rated podcast talk to your host Travis Chappell.

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

  • Chris Guillebeau
    • You don’t have to live the way others expect, you can ask why.
  • Nicholas Bayerle
    • The three things every successful person does.
    • Successful people push each other and practice together.
    • There has to be a polarizing message in everything you do.
    • High-level environments allow you to adapt and succeed.
    • Create a step-by-step game plan.
    • Travis tells the story of how a door to door salesperson unified the competition and grew everyone’s market caps.
  • John Ruhlin
    • Mentorships and masterminds are the pillars of his success.
    • Find out who the key pillars of the community are that are givers.
    • Seek people out and look to add massive value to them.

3 Key Points:

  1. Don’t live the way others expect, live the way that works for you.
  2. Mentors are the rock for your development.
  3. There are very few things you should rank higher than mentorships and masterminds.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “You don’t have to live the way other people expect.” -Chris
  • “Paying for mentors and putting money where your mouth is, is critical.” -Nicholas
  • “Community is everything.” -Nicholas
  • “Seek people out and look to add massive value to them.” -John

Resources Mentioned:



213: Jairek Robbins | How Your Money and Mission Overlap

By Travis Chappell | Dec 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jairek Robbins, motivational speaker, life and success business coach/consultant who has spoken and hosted events all over the world. Jairek talks to your host Travis Chappell about how why having nothing is really having everything, how helping people is one of the best motivators of success, and how to provide value as a coach and a teacher.

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

  • Jairek’s talks about when he got serious about his goals in high school.
  • Learn how Jairek’s bouts with malaria reset his goals and priorities.
  • Learn how to duplicate the life changes and mindset shifts that Jairek did.
  • You build an amazing life on a stable foundation which is the ability to say three statements with confidence:
    • I’m enough as a human being.
    • I have enough.
    • I’m loved enough.
  • Check in on where you’re at with each statement, negative 10 to positive 10.
  • Learn the physical things you can do to help yourself be healthier and happier.
  • Jairek talks about the key principles from his book Live It!: Achieve Success by Living with Purpose
    • Chapter One defines what your ideal day looks like.
    • Chapters Two – Eleven talk about how to turn that vision into reality.
    • The last chapter talks about turning your ideal life vision into reality.
  • Most of us running businesses are just hoping and praying that the numbers work out, and that’s not business.
  • Jairek had to learn what good business was and had to learn how to read the scoreboard.
  • Because of the internet, everyone can call themselves a coach.
  • People look for love and money when in reality they just don’t love themselves.
  • Do you believe that who you know or what you know is more important, and why?
    • Both, you need both to be successful dependant on the circumstance.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Horse rescue, yoga retreat center, foster care center
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • His mom and dad
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Books first, then audio books
  • What’s a book you’d recommend?
    • Book –  The Road Less Stupid by Keith Cunningham
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Meditation, stretching, gratitude
    • Physical workout
    • Sauna
    • Affirmations/incantations
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Spell checking slides before presentations.
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Musical Scores – The Bumblebee song from the Transformers movie.
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • or on Instagram

3 Key Points:

  1. Being around people who are not like you gives you perspective.
  2. If you can fill yourself up with love every day, you have the capacity to share it.
  3. You need to know what good business looks like and how to read the scoreboard.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “You can travel, get in the car and drive a few blocks and experience new people.” -Jairek
  • “Sometimes it takes everything being burnt to the ground for you to realize what’s really important in life.” -Jairek
  • “Most of us have way more than enough, we just don’t see it that way.” -Jairek

Resources Mentioned:

212: Freestyle Friday | BYNU Professor Profile: Doug Stevens

By Travis Chappell | Dec 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Doug Stevens, host of Saturday’s live trainings on BYN University, talks to your host Travis Chappell about asking experts questions on BYNU. Doug’s trainings are on Saturday at 1pm.

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

  • Doug gives a synopsis as what he does as a licensed realtor, and his past in door to door sales and marketing.
  • As a naturally inquisitive person, Doug is the true solo-preneur.
  • Doug is most excited about the connections he’s made over the last few years.
  • It’s easy to rest on your natural ability, choose not to do that.
  • Doug is launching a new podcast, The Fresh Podcast.
  • There is going to be a need for generalists in the realm of people.
  • Doug teaches for free on BYNU for the love of teaching.
  • Resourcefulness always trumps resources.

3 Key Points:

  1. Interviewing is actually a skill that’s important to cultivate.
  2. You need to constantly be learning and growing, even if you’re naturally talented at something.
  3. Resourcefulness always trumps resources.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “You need to be good at interviewing on purpose.” -Doug
  • “If you can talk intelligently on a variety of topics, you become more interesting to people.” -Travis
  • “I’m so insanely curious and interested in people’s lives and what they’re doing, that I love just having conversations with them” -Doug

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211: Masterminds and Mentorship Part 4 with Angie Lee, Hither Mann, and David Burkus

By Travis Chappell | Dec 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Angie Lee from the Angie Lee Show, Hither Mann from Fortune Academy, and David Burkus author of Friend of a Friend share their networking tips to help you stand out, increase your inner circle, earn your fortune, and learn a better way to network strengthened by science.

Here’s what Travis,  Angie, Hither, and David discuss in this episode:

  • Angie Lee
    • Masterminds will help you sign the clients.
    • You will never be successful without some sort of risk.
    • Money loves to circulate.
    • You can’t expect people do invest in you if you don’t invest in yourself.
  • Hither Mann
    • Technically you are never satisfied, it’s the process you’re in love with.
    • Don’t recreate the wheel yourself.
    • People neglect to network because they’re conditioned to do so.
    • The working environment is the most toxic place for growth if you want to be an entrepreneur.
    • She was 22 when she got her first properties.
  • David Burkus
    • Follow up is usually via email, sometimes text or social media.
    • Masterminds require a skilled and trained facilitator, and that’s what you’re paying for.

3 Key Points:

  1. People want big results without taking big actions, but it doesn’t work like that.
  2. You only grow when you surround yourself with people who are better than you.
  3. You get more out of everyone when you pay to be in a mastermind.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The people who make a lot of money have to assume some risk.” – Angie
  • “My biggest fear is mediocrity.” -Angie
  • “I surround myself with mentors all the time.” -Hither
  • “Fitting in is the #1 reason people fail.” -Hither
  • “Masterminds aren’t about paying for friends, it’s about paying for the skilled facilitator.”

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