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145: From Homelessness to Philanthropy with Siloh Moses

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Siloh Moses, a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, change maker who has been recognized by congress and senate.

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

  • About Siloh Moses
    • When he was 6 he was a complete fan of music but didn’t have a singing voice or dancing ability.
    • He decided at an early age to become a DJ.
    • He was so good at what he did, he was DJing at clubs in NYC when he was 19.
    • He stopped DJing after an ultimatum from his girlfriend when he was 28.
    • He hated living a “normal” life and it took a toll on his relationship.
    • His call center job just didn’t make enough and they had to downgrade on house, cars, etc.
    • He was evicted from his apartment after losing his job and having no money.
  • How did you get into the position you’re in now?
    • He went homeless for seven months squatting in buildings.
    • He met someone who believed in him and was a helping hand.
      • He never did anything for him, he just motivated him to do it himself.
      • Just being around this guy for 2-3 weeks he started to look at things differently in the world.
      • He began to formulate and follow a plan.
      • Within a month and a half of talking to this guy every day, he found a job and wasn’t homeless anymore.
    • He started going and out serving and giving back in the community.
      • He’s had business owners who have been around for 8-10 years coming to him for advice.
      • They’ve had success because he thinks of his non-profit as a business, he’s never seen it as a non-profit.
    • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
      • Who you know is more important, because who you know can you provide the knowledge you’re looking for.
      • If you don’t increase your level to match those who are ahead of you, they won’t want to carry dead weight.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Solar energy
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Mother Teresa
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Books
  • What’s an book you’d recommend?
    • The Mind That Changes Itself
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up at 5:30am
    • Does his hour of power
    • Breakfast, shower, start the day.
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Working with his hands
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Fine China by Chris Brown
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • LinkedIn

Tweetable Quotes:

  • My mentor never did anything for me, he just motivated me to do it myself.
  • When you boil business down, you’re really just talking about profit and purpose.
  • You have to up your game to match those around you.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

You Will Change the World Website

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144: Flowing Through Marketing Funnels with Mikael Dia

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Mikael Dia, a digital marketing expert and Founder of Funnelytics, a software company that is assisting marketers and entrepreneurs convert online traffic in revenue.

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

About Mikael Dia

  • Mikael Dia is from Montreal, and now based in Toronto, and his Dad worked in banking.
  • He went to university for engineering, but hated it as a career.
  • Around 2009, started a t-shirt business with friends and learned online marketing.
  • He learned four parts of passion from a marketing owner.

■ Brainstorming with smarter more creative people.

■ Working on diverse projects.

■ Having a vision and seeing it through.

■ Leading a team.

○Things that Mikael wanted for his fulfillment.

  • Learning something new everyday.
  • Building something.
  • Having meaningful conversations.

■ Freedom, doing what he wants when he wants.

○ Mikael started a Mandarin language school and after eight months, he and his partner were able to exit for multiple six-figures.

  • Do you believe that what you know or who you know, is more important, and why?

○ Mikael says who you know and what you know depends where you are in your journey, and what you want to achieve.

  • When you were getting deeper into marketing, what was the way that you furthered your knowledge?

○ Buying way too many crappy courses.

○ When you go down a direct path, the universe opens up ways to stay in that path.

○ Taking action.

○ Mikael once moved to the UK and did his MBA, and built his network of entrepreneurs.

  • Why do you think people don’t take networking more seriously?

○ We live in our bubbles in society, often out of fear, which often makes networking stagnant.

○ We compare ourselves to others online and think we aren’t ready yet to put ourselves out there.

○ If we have belief in confidence in what we know we have something to bring to the table.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?

○ NBA basketball.

  • If you could sit on a park bench with someone, past or present, who would it be and why?

○ LeBron James.

  • How do you like to consume content? Books? Audio Books? Blogs? Podcasts? Videos?

○ Physical books.

  • What is one of those things that you would recommend to the audience?

○ “Rocket Fuel,” “How to Be a Great Boss,” and “Traction.”

  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?

○ It starts with his daughter and wife, having coffee, take a shower, and going to the office at 8:30-9am.

  • What is your go-to pump up song?

○ Hip Hop music.

  • What is something that you are just not very good at?

○ Cooking.

  • What is one place online where we will find you the most?

○ Facebook and TheDiaProject.com.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “You are never going to enjoy working, more than you’re going to enjoy not working.” – Travis Chappell.
  • “For me to figure out how to convert $1 of marketing into $5 of revenue…that process, even if I know the right people, I have to implement it.” – Mikael Dia.
  • “If you have a strong enough belief in what you know, then you do bring something to the table to the people that you meet.” – Mikael Dia.

Resources Mentioned:

BuildYourNetwork.co – Website for Build Your Network

Build Your Network – Facebook Group for Build Your Network

Mikael Dia – LinkedIn for Mikael Dia

Funnelytics.io – Website for Funnelytics.io

TheDiaProject.com– Website for Mikael Dia

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143: Building Up Better Businesses with Steven Eugene Kuhn

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Steven Eugene Kuhn, a decorated combat veteran who is now transforming struggling businesses into successful endeavors around the United States and Europe.

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

  • About Steven Eugene Kuhn

○ Steven and his two partners came up with The $1 Million Challenge in the Next 90 Days: helping 15 businesses that generate at least $50,000 in revenue per month get up to $1 million in three months.

○ Successful business consultant.

○ He was a bodyguard for Mick Jagger, helped Olivia Newton-John to find business opportunities, and Parliament members.

○ Joined the Army in 1986, fought in the Iraq War, and was once homeless.

○ Steven has been in Budapest for the last nine years and married with two children.

  • Talk about your experience at the monastery.

○ Steve stayed at a monastery for six months.

○ Went three weeks without speaking.

○ The picture one has of their self is typically not true.

○ Went into a wooden hut in the mountains, didn’t have a cellphone, laptop, or outside communication.

  • Steven on Leadership

○ The Six Human Needs: certainly, variety, significance, love & connection, growth, and contribution.

○ Credo moments were shared with Steve’s team to develop an internal spiritual bond amongst them all.

○ Applied knowledge is more important than just knowing that only lives in your head.

○ If Steven can’t help an associate, he tries to find someone who can help them.

  • What is more important: who you know or what you know?

○ Even the “what” comes from the “who.”

○ Steven went to the Baby Bathwater Institution event with high-end successful entrepreneurs that people have to be interviewed for.

  • Steven sees opportunities where others don’t.

○ Steven became Mick Jagger’s bodyguard in the past by hearing that he was coming to Berlin, where he was living and introduced himself.

○ Seeing opportunity is one step, the next is ceasing opportunity.

○ In the absence of clarity, take action.

○ When you train your natural initiation, it becomes a value catalyst.

○ Live in the moment.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?

○ Formula One race car driving.

  • If you could sit on a park bench with someone, past or present, who would it be and why?

○ Abraham Lincoln.

  • How do you like to consume content? Books? Audio Books? Blogs? Podcasts? Videos?

○ All of the above.

  • What is one of those things that you would recommend to the audience?

○ The books The Richest Man in Babylon” and “Marcus Aurelius Meditations.”

  •  Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?

○ Waking up early, meditation, journaling, reading, time with his wife and children, and then going to work out.

  • What is your go-to pump up song?

○  Songs by U2 and Gordon Lightfoot.

  • What is something that you are just not very good at?

○ IT, online things, and click funnels.

  • What is one place online where we will find you the most?

○ Facebook at his professional page: StevenKuhnOfficial.

Tweetable Quotes:

  •  “We came up with a challenge. It’s the One Million Dollar Challenge in the Next 90 Days. We want to help 15 business owners generate $1 million additional revenue in the next 90 days.” – Steven Eugene Kuhn.
  • “Words are so valuable, and that what we say is so valuable and so permanent that I chose to say only that what is important, or that which matters.” – Steven Eugene Kuhn.
  • “Providership is the new leadership.” – Steven Eugene Kuhn.

Resources Mentioned:

BuildYourNetwork.co – Website for Build Your Network

Build Your Network – Facebook Group for Build Your Network

Twitter – Steven Eugene Kuhn’s Twitter

StevenEugeneKuhn.com – Website for Steven Eugene Kuhn

Steven Kuhn Official – Facebook for Steven Eugene Kuhn

 

 

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142: Making Connections Organically with Fallon Zoe

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Fallon Zoe, she teaches women how to grow their businesses on social media without using any advertising.

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

    • About Fallon Zoe
      • She’s excited about creating new interest in growing business solely through word of mouth.
      • She’s a high school dropout and a single mom at 17, so she’s always had to pretty bullheaded.
      • She was motivated by the friction.
      • She was always looking for opportunities and putting in 100% no matter what she did.
      • There’s always been a big correlation between personal growth and a big change in my life.
      • She controlled her environment by her attitude toward everything.
      • Her background is in door to door sales
    • When did you transition from door-to-door to work from home?
      • She moved back to Washington with her husband.
      • They sold their business and started doing some network marketing with moderate success.
      • They moved back to Texas and started doing another network marketing business.
    • Talk about how you were able to do something most people don’t do, for free.
      • The deciding factor of growth is getting outside of your little bubble.
      • She needed to network on Facebook and meet the people.
      • If you can’t attract people to your content for free, how will you attract them when there’s money involved?
    • Talk about consistency.
      • It’s one thing she got right from the beginning because it’s the only thing that she knew.
      • She did a live video and a recorded video for 30 days straight.
      • For the last two years, she’s done a live video every day.
      • Unless you already have an audience, you’re not going to be able to start something up and have thousands of people flock to your content.
      • Love the followers you have.
    • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
      • In the context of networking, it’s who you know.
      • You want to let people know that you can deliver.
      • You have to push your limits and continually raise the bar and not quit.
    • If you had to boil networking down to one tip, what would it be?
      • If you could understand this one concept when it comes to social media specifically.
      • You need to get notifications in other people’s notification box that are not your friend.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Zookeeper or something with exotic animals.
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Oprah or any large female entrepreneur.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Anything audio, audible, etc.
  • What’s an audiobook you’d recommend?
    • Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up at 7 and make some tea.
    • Jumps into what she needs to do around the house.
    • Does her first live video.
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Anything beachy or tropical.
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Math
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • Facebook – search LadyTribe, that’s where she lives.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • If I had the right attitude and put in 100%, the right people would notice.
  • You learn how to read people and you learn from people’s actions.
  • If your content sucks it’s like driving hundreds of people to a deserted ghost town.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

LadyTribe Facebook Group

Be Obsessed or Be Average by Fallon Zoe

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141: Striving to be the Best and Grinding to Get There with Kevin Stimpson

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Kevin Stimpson, entrepreneur, sought-after international speaker, branding expert, and the CEO of Strive & Grind.

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

    • About Kevin Stimpson
      • He’s most excited about getting his brands out there and serving more people at lower price point.
      • His first love was basketball, but he wasn’t tall enough to play in college.
      • He moved into information systems and technology in college.
      • Right after college he moved into a management training program and was mentored by 7 or 8 IT VP’s.
        • Everyone was stressed out and overweight and unhappy even though they were successful.
        • He realized that this wasn’t where he wanted to be.
        • He went into learning mode about entrepreneurship.
      • He moved from Boston, MA to San Diego, CA, hired a coach and realized what they were doing was confusing and not making a lot of money.
      • Strive & Grind pivoted to become a branding agency.
    • Was personal development something that you had to work on?
      • He always wanted to be great, but he didn’t know that personal development was a thing.
      • He wanted to be successful and make a lot of money.
    • Did you get a lot of flack for starting your online business.
      • No, because he didn’t tell anyone.
      • They invested $36,000 into a business coach.
      • Within their first 12 months, they made their first 6-figures in revenue and quit their day jobs.
      • They moved to San Diego with the intention of being around other entrepreneurs.
    • Why should people spend money on a branding package?
      • Everyone should invest in branding because it comes down to clarity.
      • Branding is what people are thinking, feeling, and saying about you.
      • You have to stack up the value of what it is that you’re doing.
    • Talk about how important it is to having branding, offering and fulfillment align.
      • What can you do to look at other industries and their product offerings.
      • Our magic came from doing things in an all or nothing manner.
        • They’re super competent in what they do.
      • Talk about how networking has helped you to be able to build your business.
        • He believes it’s a two-way street, he’s been investing tens of thousands of dollars a year.
        • He gets a lot from other people who are at a different level and they’re able to connect him to other people.
      • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
        • Both of them hold equal weight.
        • You can’t add value to people if you don’t know anything.
        • Work on the networking side if you have to choose one.
        • Your “what’ can get you there, but it’s going to take way longer.
      • Talk about the importance of masterminds.
        • He’s invested around $100k in masterminds in the last three years.
        • Masterminds fuel your life and fuel your business.
        • When you don’t pay, you don’t pay attention.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Dancing
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Tyler Perry
    • He’s overcome so many challenges and now he’s at the top.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Video, Audiobooks, Books
  • What’s a book you’d recommend?
    • Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
    • 92 Ways to Talk to Anyone
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up between 4 am and 4:30 am
    • Read, journal, write, pray
    • Workout at the gym
    • Work between 9 am and 4 pm.
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Knuck if You Buck
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Doing chores
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • Facebook – Kevin Stimpson
    • StriveandGrind.com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Your environment is what creates who you are, but you are the one who creates your environment.
  • Your “what’ can get you there, but it’s going to take way longer.
  • Masterminds fuel your life and fuel your business.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Strive & Grind Website

Free Sales Training from Kevin

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140: Becoming a Navy Seal with Joost Janssen

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Joost Janssen, Joost is a former Navy Seal, counter-terrorism agency hire, trainer, advisor, and stunt performer.

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

  • About Joost Janssen
    • Had a 12-year military career as a U.S. Navy Seal.
    • Had 5 years as agency direct hire in support of counter-terrorism.
    • He’s deployed and conducted operations in over 12 countries.
    • Performed as a trainer, advisor, stunt performer, and cast on several film productions.
  • What is Joost most excited about now?
    • Life in general.
    • Right now he’s very blessed and can stay home with his family.
    • About a year ago, he got into learning about cryptocurrency.
  • How did you become a Navy Seal?
    • He grew up in Canada and didn’t know what a Navy Seal was.
    • He moved to the U.S., got married, and became a paramedic.
    • His wife was killed in a car accident and he spiraled into a destructive pattern.
    • He decided he wanted to become a Navy Seal and 6 months later he was off to boot camp.
  • Tell us about boot camp training and how your body reacted.
    • He was on a program where you could go from boot camp to Seal training.
    • He came to boot camp and he was already hurt – stress fractures and shin splints.
    • He cruised through Navy boot camp and healed a little bit and then showed up to Seal training.
    • The first week of Seal training he was just excited to be there.
    • Seal training is so broad that you have to be decent at everything.
      • If you have a weakness, they’ll find it.
    • What happened at the end of boot camp?
      • During Seal training, they’re not training you as much as weeding people out.
        • It’s not enough to not quit, you also have to function.
        • Hell week is the fifth week of the first phase where you stay awake for 5.5 days.
          • This shows who can really finish the training.
          • Most people drop out during hell week.
        • He got set back due to injury but then overcame most of the obstacles that came after that.
        • He almost got kicked out due to not being an American citizen, but they helped him sort that out.
      • Tell us about how doing hard things has helped you live an enriched and successful life.
        • He found a new family within the Seal teams and after graduating you feel like nothing can stop you in life anywhere.
        • You can’t do something difficult once and have it ride you through the rest of your life.
        • If you don’t continue to do difficult things, you get way comfortable very easy.
      • Give us a couple of examples of what doing hard things looks like.
        • The standard of “good parenting” right now is removing all struggle from your kid’s life and make them comfortable.
        • Nobody’s asking their kids to go through pain, suffering, and building mental fortitude.
        • It takes so little for kids to become entitled, so he does difficult things with his kids.
          • They went to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.
        • Just pursuing something that very few others are pursuing is very satisfying.
        • Nobody knows their limits unless they push themselves all the way to their limits.
        • Words are powerful, be careful not to establish a pattern of deceit.
      • Share an anecdote of something you’ve experienced on your deployments?
        • When he was working for the agency and he had to be in an armored vehicle to do recon on an area.
        • He didn’t want to go and they were short staffed.
        • You could see that the locals in the area were all high and things started getting out of control.
        • The natives opened fire on them but none of the rounds penetrated.
        • Things went from bad to worse and then they ran into gun trucks.
        • None of their communications were working, but the other military was trying to get into their car.
        • They got pushed off the road, and all of a sudden they were able to communicate again.
        • Someone from the embassy negotiated a deal and they got the attackers to call the number.
      • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
        • A few years ago he would say what you know.
          • He loves learning, and research, he gets obsessed.
        • Now that he’s out of special operations, he finds having a network super valuable.
        • It’s valuable to have people judge you and discover if you’re reliable.
        • In Hollywood, you have limited time to gain people’s trust.
      • Who are a couple of the actors that you’ve really enjoyed working with?
        • John Krasinski
        • Dylan O’Brien
        • No matter how successful someone is, they’re really not that much different than everyone else.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Hollywood stuntman, full time
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Winston Churchill
    • To hear how everything went down and what he was thinking.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Used to be books, now podcasts.
  • What’s a podcast you’d recommend?
    • Joe Rogan
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Focus on the things he doesn’t want to skip first.
    • One to two workouts a day.
    • Get up and do some work early on the computer.
    • Do morning workout.
    • Drink bulletproof coffee.
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Anything by Eminem
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Athlete
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • The Billion Dollar Brotherhood on Facebook

Tweetable Quotes:

  • In every situation, you either practice quitting or not quitting.
  • If you feel you can do anything, typically you can do anything.
  • When I start working for a goal, and that goal is comfort, I know that it’s not the goal for me.
  • Nobody knows their limits unless they push themselves all the way to their limits.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

The Billion Dollar Brotherhood Facebook Group

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139: Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit with Drew Manning

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Drew Manning, the New York Times Best Selling author of the book Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit which has also become a hit TV show, and he hosts a popular podcast.

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

  • About Drew Manning
    • He’s in the process of writing book #2 in early 2019.
    • He’s finishing building a house.
  • Walk us through why you did fit to fat to fit to your body?
    • He grew up his entire life in shape.
    • Being fit and in shape was very easy for him, he didn’t struggle with being overweight or food cravings.
    • When he trained people they would struggle to follow them and he didn’t understand why.
    • He googled if someone had gained weight on purpose before and no one had.
    • The process changed his perspective on how he trains his people.
    • He gained 76 lbs. In 6 months, he stopped exercising.
      • He couldn’t help as much around the house, he was sick a lot, his mood changed.
    • What was the most difficult part about being overweight?
      • Physically- he didn’t expect to hold his breath to clip his toenails.
        • Putting shoes on, chafing, etc.
      • Emotionally – he wanted to tell people what he was doing because he thought they were judging him.
    • How does confidence play into success in life in general?
      • There’s nothing sexier than confidence.
        • Even when he was fit before, he never thought he was good enough.
        • When he was fat, he freaked out in public.
      • People want someone who’s confident that can perform in their role.
        • You can’t keep telling people how attractive they are, they have to believe it themselves.
        • When he got back to fit, he realized that we are more than our bodies.
      • How did you get the weight off and how long did it take?
        • He documented the journey back to fit and he had a plan.
        • The first month he focused on nutrition.
          • He went from 5,000 calories of processed foot to 2,000 calories of whole food.
        • He brought exercise back in.
          • He only worked out 5 days a week for 30-40 minutes per day.
            • Mostly body weight exercises, a lot of core and stretching.
            • Some weeks he gained weight, sometimes he hit plateaus.
          • Was it difficult for you to give up processed foods and drinks?
            • He struggled with food addiction after only 6 months.
            • The first two weeks back to fit were intense.
            • He had withdrawal symptoms, headaches, etc.
            • His eyes were open to how wrong he was about transformation.
            • He doesn’t train clients 1-1 anymore.
            • In the training, he focuses more about mental and emotional changes.
          • Now that you’re back to fit, do you still crave anything bad?
            • There are still a few things – Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Samoa Girl Scout Cookies.
            • The cravings will probably always be there, you just have to know how to manage them.
          • Talk about how networking and leveraging brands allowed you to create the business you have today.
            • When his story went viral, a lot of it was luck but he did put in the work to get interviews.
            • When Yahoo.com picked it up TV shows started calling.
            • He got invited to a bunch of the talk shows and things snowballed.
            • He got to know the production team in L.A. and have met people in a lot of industries.
            • Networking has to be nonstop.
          • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
            • Who you know, the knowledge can be obtained later on.
            • Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • NBA or NFL – someone behind the scenes
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • The Rock
    • He’s engaging and has a relatable story.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Audiobooks and/or podcasts
  • What’s an audiobook you’d recommend?
    • Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Meditation
    • Water – at least 30oz. With lemon or ¼ tsp. Of salt.
    • Coffee with MCT oil powder
    • Ketone supplementation
    • Make breakfast for his girls
    • Gym time
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Execute
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Golf and bowling
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • fit2fat2fit.com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Confidence in yourself is the most attractive thing about any person.
  • Your accountability and support system make the biggest difference in the transformation process.
  • Networking has to be nonstop to continue to grow your brand.
  • Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Fit2Fat2Fit.com – Drew’s website

Daring Greatly – Book by Brene Brown

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138: Becoming my Own Boss with Amy Porterfield

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Amy Porterfield, an online marketing expert, educator, and host of the top ranked podcast – Online Marketing Made Easy.

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

  • About Amy Porterfield
    • Has helped over 250,000 online entrepreneurs.
    • She’s excited about creating a small mastermind, mentorship coaching, or online member portal.
    • She never thought about becoming an entrepreneur, she took the corporate route after college.
    • Her dad would always tell her to find a way to be her own boss.
    • She worked for Tony Robbins for about 6 years.
      • She sat in on a meeting with online entrepreneurs and it changed her life.
      • She was sick of working on someone else’s schedule and wanted to be her own boss.
    • When she was about 30 she started to do social media marketing for small businesses.
      • She created a business she hated, she didn’t like doing social media consulting for small businesses.
      • She moved from having one big boss to a bunch of little bosses with no boundaries.
    • How did your time with Tony Robbins help you and how did networking transition you to the next phase of your business?
      • She learned so much working for Tony – that anything is possible.
      • She helped with a whitepaper when she was still working with Tony.
        • She starting working with the creator of Social Media Examiner when he was first creating it.
          • He became one of her first clients.
          • Mike started taking her to the Blog World conference.
          • She would wrangle big names for Mike to interview at his show.
        • While she was working for Mike she met Lewis Howes and they became fast friends.
          • He wanted Amy to create a Facebook product for him.
          • She created it and it was incredibly lucrative and was the basis for her current products.
        • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
          • It’s who you know to a certain extent, but if you can’t get it together and offer value, then it’s never going to work.
          • It’s easier when you know people who can help you open up some doors.
          • If you treated networking and relationship building the same, you’d see some amazing results.
        • What’s a practical way to start adding value to people?
          • Give genuine praise online to people who you respect.
          • If you do this and don’t get a response, don’t take it personally.
          • Be an evangelist for someone’s content.
        • What’s a good way for someone to get your attention and make a difference at an event?
          • When someone shares their story of small or big wins or struggles and how her content helped – it lights her up.
        • If you could boil it down to one tip, what would it be?
          • You have to get out there in real life.
          • It could be local events, but eventually you need to travel to networking events.
          • Go no more than once a quarter.
          • If money is tight, do one or two events per year. Don’t go into debt for this.
        • What are your thoughts about mentorships and masterminds?
          • There is a hefty price tag for masterminds.
            • You need to talk to the leader and make sure they’re someone you want to aspire to be.
            • She had so much skin in the game in her own mastermind that she did everything her mentor said to do.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Professional Planner
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Oprah
    • She’s a master interviewer
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Audiobooks
  • What’s an audiobook you’d recommend?
    • High Performance Habits
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up at 5:30
    • Do some journaling
    • Butter coffee
    • Takes her dog for a walk
    • Works out with a personal trainer via Skype
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Singing or anything with an instrument
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Find a way to make a genuine connection, your heart has to be in the right place.
  • There shouldn’t be a difference between networking and relationship building.
  • You have to get out there in real life.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Amy Porterfield’s Website

High Performance Habits – book by Brendon Burchard

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137: Being a Real Estate Entrepreneur with Ali Boone

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In this new episode of the Build Your Network podcast, Travis Chappell interviews Ali Boone, a lifestyle entrepreneur, business consultant, and real estate, investor.

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

  • About Ali Boone

    o Lifestyle Entrepreneur.

    o Business consultant.

    o Real estate investor.

    o Left her job as an aerospace engineer to work for herself.

    o Went from food stamps in the first year of entrepreneurship to over $18 million in real estate transactions in her first five years.

    oShe teaches flying.

    o Volunteering in prisons.

    • Ali Boone’s background

    o Started flying planes

    o Worked as an engineer

    o Wanted to make a lot of money

    oShe was “freakishly independent”

    • Advice for Finding Your Career

    o Patience.

    o Research and exploration.

    o Being able to support yourself.

    o Finding mentors.

    o Working with good people.

    • Real estate Investing

    o Was up for the challenge to prove doubters wrong.

    o Her first investment was a beachfront bungalow in Nicaragua for $99,000—

    which ultimately failed.

    o In my first 18 months of investing, I bought five properties, primary with different

    variances of creative financing and that started my real estate investing career.

    • Creative Financing

    oAsk how you can make it happen, not if you can make it happen.

    o Her first financing was mostly her own with credit cards and savings.

    o Partnered with a man after buying a property in Atlanta.

    o Ali doesn’t encourage investors to partner with friends and family.

    o Met people on the selling side and people that wanted to invest through

    networking.

    o Ali’s business is like a match-maker with sellers and buyers, not flipping

    properties.

    o Turn-key properties have been part of her portfolio.

    o Doing the least amount of work for the most amount of money.

    • Who You Know vs. What You Know

    o It is more important to know the people that know more than you.

    o What you don’t know can hurt you.

    o Mentors are important.

    oShe read a lot of physical  books, more than podcasts, to piggyback off of what

    they know.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?

    o Surfing instructor

    o Running a tiki hut in a Caribbean island.

    • If you could sit on a park bench with someone, past or present, and talk to them for an

    hour who would it be and why?

    oJack Canfield.

    • How do you like to consume content?

    oReading physical books.

    • What is a book that you would recommend for the audience to read?

    oLife book: “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield.

    • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine.

    o Sleeping until she wants to wake up.

    o Play with her dog.

    o Watch a soap opera.

    o Go to the gym.

    • What is your go-to pump up song?

    o Any rock song from the 1980s.

    • What is something you are just not very good at?

    o Details.

    • What is a place online that we would find you the most?

    o Writing for BiggerPockets.com

    HipsterInvestments.com

    Ali@HipsterInvestments.com

Tweetable Quotes:

-“I literally spend five years just researching and exploring.” – Ali Boone.

-“My very first intentional investment was a beachfront bungalow in Nicaragua for $99,000.” – Ali Boone.

-“In my first 18 months of investing I bought five properties, primary with different variances of creative financing, and that started my real estate investing career, which then turned into a business later.” – Ali Boone.

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136: Mr America, Beating Cancer, and Thriving in Business with Dr. Chris Zaino

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On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Dr. Chris Zaino, a world-renowned speaker, author, entrepreneur, former Mr. America and IFBB pro bodybuilder.

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

  • About Chris Zaino
    • Defied a deadly, terminal disease.
    • Created the I Am Hero Project.
    • He grew up in Long Island New York, he was the youngest.
    • He moved to Florida for high school and competed at the University of Central Florida.
    • He was hired to be the trainer for Xena Warrior Princess.
    • He noticed he has going to the bathroom a lot and was bleeding.
      • His dad and grandfather died of cancer and he hid his problem.
      • He lost his bowels in public and that’s when his wife found out.
      • He was diagnosed with terminal ulcerative colitis.
    • His entire identity was that he was the health guy.
    • In seven long months his body healed itself.
    • He went back to school and got his doctorate.
  • Talk about personal development.
    • He had an epiphany that no one could tell his story better than him.
    • It wasn’t the content that changed people’s lives, it was the context of who he is as a person.
    • He built the largest clinic in the world.
  • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
    • What I know is who I know.
    • Relationship capital is the most important tool I’ve got.
    • Favor capital gives a person more value than they could ever ask.
    • The who is more weighty than the what.
  • Tell us about a time when a relationship led to a moment of success?
    • He paid to meet someone and was introduced to the power of networking.
  • Why do people neglect to network?
    • It’s a scarcity mentality.
  • How do you handle the fear of rejection?
    • The no isn’t a no, it’s contrast and clarity.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Race Car Driver
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • His younger self
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Video
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up at 4:30
    • Do some detox protocols
    • Sauna
    • Between 25 min and 1 hour of meditation
    • Do cardio and listen to podcasts
    • Writes goals down
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Simple Minds Don’t You Forget About Me
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Basketball
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • Facebook or Instagram under Dr. Zaino
    • iamhero.com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • No one can tell my story better than me.
  • What you know is who you know.
  • If you’re genuine, then you’re not keeping score.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Iamhero.com – Get access to Chris’s master classes

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