The Podcast


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.

171: Jay Papasan and The One Thing

By Travis Chappell | Sep 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Jay Papasan, Vice President, and Executive Editor at Keller Williams Realty, co-author of the Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, and The One Thing.

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

  • You call yourself an author that ventured into the real estate world, talk about why being an author is so important to you.
    • He’s always loved books and he’s an introvert.
    • He worked in bookstores and majored in English.
    • His relationship with Gary Keller started with a writing job.
    • The kids that he fell in with in middle school and high school were all very intellectual and successful.
      • They could hang out with any group.
    • Have those age-old friendships been an escape or a sharpening tool?
      • At first, they were a sharpening tool.
      • His friend group forced him to play up.
    • Talk to us about why you were obsessed with Sherlock Holmes when you were growing up.
      • He’s always been into knowledge and trivia.
      • He loved that Holmes was the ultimate Renaissance man with no limitations.
      • The British Sherlock series is hands down his favorite.
    • Where did you go to college?
      • He grew up in Tennessee and he wanted to get away.
      • He got a full ride to Memphis State and decided to go there.
    • What made you change your major from law?
      • When he went overseas he got the writing bug and went to NYU for English.
    • How important is travel to you?
      • Traveling and backpacking all over Europe completely changed his worldview.
      • They’ve been taking their kids all over the world.
    • What are your favorite places to go?
      • They quit their jobs and spent five months backpacking in Italy.
        • They’ve gone back four times.
      • They like a mix of going to new places and seeing old places they love.
    • Is your comfort with change nature or nurture thing?
      • It’s a mindset thing, we all can open up.
      • If you spend a lot of your days reading books, it’s one of the ways that you can see new worlds through someone else’s eyes.
      • Most writers experience the world passively.
      • Jay read all fiction growing up.
    • What prompted the move out to Austin?
      • When he and his wife got married and quit their jobs, they went to go travel for 5.5 months.
        • On this trip, they debated where they would move.
      • They moved to Austin without visiting any other city.
      • He was freelancing and then he joined a newsletter writing company.
        • This is how he got connected with Keller Williams.
      • He and his wife always had a side-gig.
    • Was having a side-hustle helpful for you in the wealth building stage?
      • Yes, they always planned to bank $1,500 a month.
      • Buying rental property was a result of working for Keller Williams.
      • He interviewed over 120 millionaires and learned that it’s not about income, it’s about investing.
    • Do you think that if you don’t have a side-hustle now you’ll need one when you’re 60?
      • At a certain point, you need to put your eggs in one basket and make things enjoyable for yourself.
      • A side hustle works when you’re employed and you also want to be self-employed.
    • Talk about how important it is to set a goal and then reverse engineer what it takes to get there.
      • If you’re willing to venture out five years and beyond and work backward, it paints a straight line in milestones.
      • Setting goals declutter your thinking and every year gets clearer.
      • You don’t have to be married to your goal from the beginning, you can date it for a while.
        • Nobody’s got a crystal ball, your needs will change based on the moment.
      • Talk about your book The One Thing.
        • People both like and dislike the simplicity of the book.
        • Talk about habit stacking.
          • When you talk about the ultimate disciplined person, those habits didn’t happen overnight.
          • It seems to be the ultimate superpower.
        • What does an average day look like to you?
          • He’s become a morning person and he’s found that time to be incredibly productive.
          • Most days they get up at 5:10 am.
            • They work out with a trainer 3x per week.
            • He reads from 30min to an hour every morning.
            • They have breakfast as a family.
              • They made the decision to have two meals a day as a family, breakfast, and dinner.
            • Before 8 am he looks at what he has time blocked for the day.
          • Talk about the origin of The One Thing and what The One Thing is that you’re trying to get across.
            • The book happened kind of by accident before Lehman Brothers.
            • Gary came back after the weekend with an essay called The Power of One.
            • They spent five years working on the book and they had two full-time researchers working with them.
            • When the recession happened they shifted focus from The One Thing and wrote a book about a shifting market.
            • You need to know what the primary thing is to focus on right now and you should be present.
          • How often do you need to step back and look at your one thing?
            • You get distracted all the time and need to refocus.
            • The rhythm for Jay is weekly.
          • Tell us about the goal-setting retreat.
            • They realized that they needed to get out of their world and reconnect.
            • Last year they offered this as a facilitated workshop.
          • If there’s one tip you have centered around networking, what would it be?
            • Be purposeful, be systematic.
            • Writing a book opened a lot of doors for him, but he needed to be purposeful.
            • For a year he met with one person he didn’t know on Wednesday mornings for coffee with no agenda and then added them to his database.
              • The first year, he did exactly 50.
              • Now he averages about 85 people a year.
            • Do anything, start a podcast.
          • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
            • Who is first, talent tends to attract more talent.
            • Everything that he built started with a bathroom conversation with Gary Keller.
            • You need to know who you determine wealth for and who are your wealth determiners.
            • Ask yourself who the five people are who determine your success.
            • All the authors you never got to meet are your “dead” mentors, read their books.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Coder
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • His grandpa Miller.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Books, people
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Get up early
    • Workout
    • Read
    • A lot of time with his wife
    • Eat a meal as a family
    • Visit goals before work
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Small talk
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Sabotage by the Beastie Boys
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • Instagram @jaypapasan

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Reading books is a way to see new worlds through someone else’s eyes.
  • You don’t have to be married to your goal from the beginning, you can date it for a while.
  • Habit stacking seems to be the ultimate superpower.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

the1thing.com/event

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent – book by Jay Papasan and Gary Keller

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor – book by Jay Papasan and Gary Keller

The Defining Decade – book by Dr. Meg Jay

Grit – book by Angela Duckworth

 

170: Recap of Thrive ’18

By Travis Chappell | Sep 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, Freestyle Friday host Travis Chappell talks about the Thrive Make Money Matter event.

Here’s what Travis discuss in this episode:

  • The Thrive event is put on by Cole Hatter.
    • It’s not just about making a lot of money, but how to make that money matter.
    • Thrive has one of the best lineups of speakers.
  • Travis talks about his history of getting to Thrive the first time.
    • He met Elena Cardone at this event and that led to a bunch of other interviews on his show.
    • John Lee Dumas introduced him to Cole Hatter.
    • This year he knows quite a few more people at the event and several speakers have been on his show.
  • This year going back, Travis had a goal in mind – to get the Top Affiliate award from Cole Hatter.
    • Travis won the award even though he thought he fell short.
    • The coolest part of this was that it was manifested from a year earlier.
    • The top affiliate got to be backstage with all of the speakers.
    • Travis brought his mastermind along with him and Molly Bloom came to his house to do a Q&A.
    • Join a mastermind, it’s so crucial.
    • Travis’ new mastermind starts on October 1st.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • You need to declare your goals and tell the people you love about your goals.
  • The coolest part of winning the Top Affiliate Award at Thrive was that I manifested it a year earlier.
  • Thrive is not just about making a lot of money, but how to make that money matter.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

169: Top Networking Tips Part 7 with Ivan Misner and John Ruhlin

By Travis Chappell | Sep 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, you’ll hear top networking tips from two high-profile guests – Dr. Ivan Meisner and John Ruhlin.

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

  • Tip 1: Dr. Ivan Meisner
    • Founder of BNI
    • Tell us about a time when a connection led to a moment of success.
      • In his book, he writes about the butterfly effect of networking.
        • You have no idea where one connection can lead to.
      • He had been invited for a week to Necker Island with Richard Branson.
        • The process started two and a half years earlier when a business coach reached out to him.
        • The coach asked him for a favor, so he said yes and it led to connections which led to relationships.
        • He suggests that when you meet people, don’t size them up as to what they can do for you.
        • You never know who people know and who they might introduce you to.
        • It’s natural to size someone up, we either think people aren’t good enough or are too good for you to connect with.
      • Why do so many people fail at networking?
        • They’re not taught in school, they think it’s about face to face cold-calling.
      • What are some practical ways you try to add more value to the people you meet than you receive?
        • You go places to build relationships.
        • Ivan talks about the VCP process: Visibility, Credibility, Profitability.
          • Use the VCP process at events.
        • If you had to boil it down to tip, what would it be?
          • There’s no one tip, it’s always a recipe.
          • What’s most important depends on what your strengths and weaknesses are.
        • Talk about introducing yourself effectively.
          • You say “Hi, my name is X, tell me about what you do?”
            • Don’t instantly go into sales mode.
          • When it’s your opportunity to talk about yourself, have a tight USP.
          • Use the eyebrow test.
        • Who’re the most interesting and influential people you’ve ever met?
          • Richard Branson.
          • Jack Canfield – author of Chicken Soup for the Soul and Success Principles.
          • His ego does not enter the room before he does.
        • Who is the best networker that you know, and why?
          • Richard Branson, he can connect with people at all levels of the organization.
        • Walk us through your thought process when you met Richard Branson.
          • Richard Branson invited him outside and then to sit by him at dinner.
          • He just thought, how did I get here?
        • If you moved to a new place and lost all of your current contacts, how would you rebuild?
          • He’d go to a BNI meeting.
        • Tip 2: John Ruhlin
          • Author of Giftology
          • Tell us about a time when a connection led to a moment of success.
            • He met someone at an EO conference that he wanted as an advisor or partner.
            • He went up to him after he heard him speak and asked him to a game and dinner.
              • He agreed to go and told him his favorite place was Brooks Brothers.
              • He bought the guy $7,000 in clothes from Brooks Brothers for the guy and had them put in his hotel room.
              • He’s opened up doors for them that advertising could never do.
            • If you had never made you one big connection, how far behind would you be?
              • It would be significant.
              • His speaking fee would probably be less and he probably wouldn’t have a book written.
            • Why do you think so many people fail at networking?
              • They hold back because they want to do the least they can get away with.
              • You have to play the long game, most tactics take at least a decade.
              • You have to persist through the suckiness of things before you reach success.
            • How do you figure out what someone would really appreciate getting?
              • 80% of their gifting budget is taking care of people’s spouses or kids.
            • If you lost all of your current contacts, how would you rebuild?
              • He would find everyone in the community who was a giver.
              • He would look to add massive value to 5 people.
              • He would look to see if there was an EO or IPO in the city.
              • He would join a mastermind.
              • He would take 10-30 people and put them on a drip campaign.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • You never know who people know and who they might introduce you to.
  • The problem today is that we want a 140 character answer to complex problems.
  • Most people don’t ask themselves, what’s the most I can do, they want to know what’s the least they can get away with.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

ivanmeisner.com

 

168: Networking and Cultivating Connections with Dr. Mark T. Wade

By Travis Chappell | Sep 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, host Travis Chappell interviews Dr. Mark T. Wade, Chief Scaling Officer at Hustle and Scale.  Dr. Mark Wade has an extensive background in building a brick-and-mortar business as well as online business and networking.  In this interview, Travis and Mark discuss how to keep networking genuine, why it’s important to focus your business and they provide some practical steps to connecting with influencers and building better relationships.

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

  • About Mark Wade
    • After earning his doctorate, he opened a posture clinic in Italy, which became one of the largest in the country.
    • Discussing how traveling impacts your personal development
    • Discuss how book transformed his business
  • Introducing Mark Wade
    • Mark lived in Italy for 6 years
    • Moved to Puerto Rico
      • Taking advantage of Act 20 4% Business Tax
    • How was he enabled to travel as he developed his business?
      • Has 2 doctorates
      • 65 Certifications
      • Attended many health-related conferences
      • Italy and Croatia remain his favorite locations
    • How did traveling open you up to different cultures and develop your business?
      • Traveling expands our awareness of what’s going on in the world
      • Makes you more grateful and respectful
      • Traveling also reduces the “degree of separation”
        • Meeting and getting to know people around the world is a great networking
      • Understanding different opinions are valuable as a networking skill
    • Discussing business (post-doctorate)
      • Started a posture correction clinic in Italy
      • Didn’t start with business/entrepreneurial knowledge
      • Spend a year developing business knowledge
        • He and his business partner shared the process of reading books and learning about business
          • One weekend per month they’d teach each other (as a presentation) about a book
          • Together, they’d improve their business based on what they’d learned.
        • Favorite books
          • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
          • The 4 Hour Work Week
          • Good Great
            • The “Hedgehog” concept
              • k.a. Unique Expert Position
            • He re-reads this book annually
          • Making a transition to the unique expert position requires turning down work that isn’t in your focus area
            • But, it allows growth in a focused area
            • Clearer messaging made everything easier
          • How did the transition to his current work happen?
            • Discovered that training was needed more than a clinic
          • Connecting with John Lee Dumas
            • Extremely helpful with networking
          • What is your advice about networking?
            • Your net worth is your network!
              • Relationships is a value exchange
              • Don’t just chase leads, instead develop relationships
            • Get back to the basics of relating to people in order to network
            • Always be networking, but not randomly
            • You’re either adding value… or you’re not.
            • Meeting Mark Victor Hansen at the conference
              • Decides to just buy him a glass of wine (no pressure)
              • Winds up meeting all 10 conference speakers as VIP
              • Didn’t talk business, actually got to know each other
              • Remove the “influencer” status by connecting on what you value you can give.
            • What are some practical ways that someone who’s starting out can add some value?
              • Better to approach influencers on what you can offer them, rather than their field of expertise (unless you truly offer them value).
              • Don’t fake knowledge that you don’t have
              • Research ahead of time by listening to/reading interviews so that you know more about them and their ideas.
                • Connect in a genuine way that they’ll remember.
              • Look for a relationship, not just leads.
              • Spend 20 minutes networking a day.
                • For example, introduce by mail.
                • Find out where they’ll be and be there
                • Find out where they’ll be online and participate in those places
                  • Direct messages on Instagram
                  • Comment on their posts
                • One-day summits (Hustle and Scale)
                  • List-building effort based on bringing together influencers to illuminate solutions to a common “pain-point”.
                  • One per month, roughly
                  • Great for establishing trust and building a list
                  • It also creates a “platform” for you.
                • Puerto Rico Masterminds
                  • Keeps it small – around 30 people

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Scuba Instructor
    • Regular 9-5 Lifestyle (No “curse of success”)
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • In-Person
    • Videos
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up between 5 am and 5:30
    • Morning walk (quiet time)
    • 10 minutes of Yoga
    • 5 minutes of meditation
    • Then, check messages
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Lorde
  • What is something that you’re NOT very good at?
    • Spelling
    • Being told what to do
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • My Facebook group

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “If you’re closed minded and closed off, you’re not going to make a whole lot of relationships or connections.” – Mark Wade
  • “The more focused you are on one topic, the better you get at it, the better results you get, the more people know about it, the more success you get.” – Mark Wade
  • “You can either go about list building and sales as transactional or you can go about it as relationships.” – Mark Wade
  • “Networking, relationship building – it’s so important!” – Mark Wade

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

hustleandscale.com – Mark Wade’s Website

Hustle and Scale Facebook Group – Mark Wade’s Facebook Community

puertoricomasterminds.com –Entrepreneur Events

eofire.com – John Lee Dumas’ Website

markvictorhansen.com – Mark Victor Hansen’s Website

Books:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

The 4 Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss

Good to Great – By Jim Collins

Chicken Soup for the Soul – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark

Songs:

Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Cover by Lorde

167: The Power of Community with Travis Chappell

By Travis Chappell | Sep 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, Freestyle Friday host Travis Chappell talks about the power of community.

Here’s what Travis discuss in this episode:

  • Travis gives a quick recap of his involvement in the Thrive Conference.
  • As Travis’ mastermind comes to an end, he’s realizing how much of an impact it was having on people.
    • One of his mastermind members told him that the community he built in the mastermind is the reason he kept working.
    • People don’t put enough emphasis on a group of like-minded people who push them and are completely invested in their success.
  • Look into joining a community or mastermind, because when you pay, you pay attention.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Community is so crucial and most people don’t spend enough time, energy, and money on it.
  • There’s not a lot of glamour in the beginning part of a business.
  • When you pay, you pay attention.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

166: Top Networking Tips Part 6 from Steve Sims and Elena Cardone

By Travis Chappell | Sep 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, you’ll hear top networking tips from two high-profile guests – Steve Sims, and Elena Cardone.

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

  • Tip 1: Steve Sims
    • Author of BlueFish and the Art of Making Things Happen
    • Tell us a story about a time a connection opened a door for you.
      • He had a client who wanted an exclusive dinner party in Tuscany.
      • They took over the Academia and had a dinner party at the feet of Michael Angelo’s David.
      • He wanted to get Andrea Bocelli to sing at the party and when he got ahold of his agent, things weren’t going anywhere.
      • He called up the Vatican and asked for a contact with Andrea Bocelli, she did, and he was able to book him.
    • Talk about creating win-win situations and strategies that help.
      • People are concentrating on why it shouldn’t happen, rather than why it should.
        • Position your ask.
        • Tell people why you want something from them, but then quickly tell them why it benefits them.
        • Get people engaged in the conversation.
      • Do you have any tips for getting past the gatekeepers?
        • Having a conversation with a gatekeeper is pointless.
        • First, you need to research and be focused on who you want to contact.
          • Get in the same room with this person.
          • Charities will work harder for you to make an introduction.
        • Get people talking about what they love.
      • Who do you think is the most interesting or influential person you’ve been able to meet?
        • Interesting: John Paul DeJoria
          • He’s a top entrepreneur you should look into further.
        • Influential: Elon Musk
          • He’s a doer, he’s not a who-er.
        • What’s the first place you should start to get into better rooms.
          • Be the person that someone wants to meet.
          • Start going to networking events, do the little ones first.
          • Question and challenge people.
          • Then get into a better room of entrepreneurs, you’re going to have to pay.
        • Tip 2: Elena Cardone
          • Host of the G&E Show.
          • How did building relationships help you in your acting career?
            • She was lucky early on and was able to get the top agencies and managers early on.
            • Relationships are very important, it’s a small world and everyone talks.
          • Tell us about a time when a connection led to a big moment of success.
            • She was friends with a casting director and after an audition.
            • She called the casting director and got a role in the film, and it led to Maxim Magazine.
            • You help your friends, and your friends help you.
          • How do you deal with people who have a hidden agenda?
            • She doesn’t mind hidden agendas.
            • If someone comes to Elena to get to Grant, she thinks that’s smart.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Getting your foot in the door is easy, getting people engaged is the secret sauce.
  • I have bumped into hundreds of people through careful planning.
  • People want dependability, not drama.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

165: Manning Up with Bedros Keuilian

By Travis Chappell | Sep 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Bedros Keuilian, owner of one of the fastest gym franchises in the world and author.

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

  • About Bedros Keuilian
    • He calls himself the immigrant edge and the Amerian dream.
    • They lived in the communist country of Armenia.
    • His dad was Americanized in a communist country, which was frowned upon.
    • In 1981 his brother was about to be shipped off to war and his father had to come up with a way to get them to the U.S.
      • His father began to sell suits on the black market to save up enough to bribe the government to let them escape.
    • Talk about why it’s important to do hard things?
      • Once you know there’s a better opportunity for you, you have a built-in opportunity to explore.
      • The most you’re putting at risk is some of your time and money.
      • His dad was a master networker and knew how to win people over.
      • His dad taught him that every day you need to wake up and serve other people.
    • When they came here and needed the money to make rent, his father had him dumpster dive.
      • His dad discovered that grocery stores throw their expired foods into dumpsters, that’s what they ate.
      • If you don’t have your humor, are resourceful, or resilient, you will fail.
    • Do you have memories of your early life in the U.S. that are negative?
      • No, his dad framed it as fun and helped frame his whole attitude.
      • He does remember being laughed at and yelled at for being foreign.
      • One of the ways they found clothes, furniture, and more was through dumpsters.
      • For three years he was known as Herman because of a shirt that he wore.
    • Talk about how to prepare yourself for an economic downturn?
      • Preparation is all mental, you have to be willing to believe that the future is going to be bright again.
        • If you get sucked into pessimism, you think you have to keep living at a lower standard of life.
      • If your competition is starting to contract, you have to figure out how to kill them faster.
      • Figure out who else you can recruit, and get some of the best talents for pennies on the dollar.
    • Talk about how to make sure you’re on the right end of the equation during an economic crisis.
      • The money doesn’t disappear in a crash, it just changes hands.
      • Your job as an entrepreneur is to find the people who have the money and sell them your product.
      • Many businesses were built during the economic crash when other businesses were crumbling.
    • Why is your goal for Fit Body Bootcamp 2,500 franchises?
      • He’s noticed that businesses in his space grow too big and too fast and then implode on themselves.
      • He knows that he needs 2,500 franchises with 500 members each to reach 5 million people.
    • Talk about how to do the inner work of “manning up.”
      • If you want to move ahead in life you have to “man up” and get out of your comfort zone.
        • It’s about taking control of your situation.
      • Take control of your situation as a human whether you’re woman or a man.
    • How long did it take you before you took control of your leadership?
      • Because he hadn’t grown as a leader, his leadership ability became the lid of his success.
      • In 2014 he had a massive anxiety attack that he thought was a heart attack.
        • He then had a whole bunch more attacks afterward.
      • In 2015 he got a therapist, and he taught him that he was living in anticipation of future pain.
        • He had to man up and have a difficult conversation with his business partner.
      • Does your ability to have tough conversations directly affect your success?
        • Yes, there is a direct correlation.
        • He still sees the same therapist he’s always seen.
        • A therapist will roleplay with you and teach you how to communicate.
        • Working with a therapist has a negative connotation.
      • How did you overcome limiting beliefs?
        • He had an unhealthy relationship with money, that it was unattainable.
        • For affluent people, money is a means to impact.
      • The number one thing that people can do to change perspective is to get a mentor who is already leading the life that they want and be open-minded.
        • His original mentor turned him on to virtual mentors.
        • Cut out the mediocre people from around you.
        • If you want to have a successful life, you have to be willing to take risks and live in the extreme.
      • Proximity is power.
        • Environmental exposure is important, you start to pick up on their habits.
        • Get around people who are on a different level, and then keep leveling up.
      • Do you believe that who you know or what you know is more important, and why?
        • Who I know, because what I don’t know I can get from who I know.

The Random Round

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Bartender
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Oprah Winfrey
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Audiobooks
  • What’s a book you’d recommend?
    • Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil
    • Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up between 5 am and 5:30
    • Protein, coffee
    • Play with dog
    • Text people he’s grateful for
    • Sit on the couch and go through magic time
    • He dominates his list between 7 am and 9 am
    • Head to the gym at 9 am
    • Get home, shower, meeting
    • The day starts at 12 pm
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Reading a book out loud.
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Roar by Katy Perry
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • Instagram @bedros
    • manup.com

Tweetable Quotes:

  • Come with a giving hand.
  • When the economy crashed, that’s when I created Fit Body Bootcamp.
  • At the end of the day, we have jobs so we can enjoy our family and our lives.
  • Trauma creates lens.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Manup.com – Bedros’ website

Man Up – book by Bedros Keuilian

The Body Keeps the Score – book by Bessel Van der Kolk

Outwitting the Devil – book by Napoleon Hill

Psycho-Cybernetics – book by Maxwell Maltz

164: Why You Should Travel More with Travis Chappell

By Travis Chappell | Sep 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, Freestyle Friday host Travis Chappell talks about why it’s important to travel.

Here’s what Travis discuss in this episode:

  • Why you should travel more.
    • #1 – it gets you outside of your comfort zone.
      • You need to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
      • Travis shares a story about traveling in Costa Rica.
    • #2 – It makes you appreciate where you come from.
      • You get a sense of peace and pride in your home country when you return.
    • #3 – It makes you able to connect with others better.
      • Traveling makes it an instant conversational piece when you meet someone from a country you visited.
    • #4 – It brings perspective.
      • This is the biggest reason why there are so many polarizing opinions, people don’t know where others come from.
      • Travis’ country count will be up to about 30 by the end of the year.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • The best things in life happen outside of your comfort zone.
  • Traveling makes you appreciate that you have a place to call home.
  • Traveling opens your mind to understand why other people think the way they do.
  • Make 2019 the year you go visit 3-4 different countries.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

 

163: Chris Guillebeau, Ryan Stewman, and Michael O’Neal: Top Networking Tips Part 5

By Travis Chappell | Sep 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, you’ll hear top networking tips from three high-profile guests – Chris Guillebeau, Ryan Stewman, and Michael O’Neal.

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

  • Tip 1: Chris Guillebeau – @193countries
    • Tell us about a time when a connection led to a moment of success.
      • Last year he was thinking of creating a podcast.
      • He met someone who was starting a project and could help with the technical aspect.
    • Why do you think that so many people fail to network?
      • People are afraid, intimidated, and scared.
      • He realized that there are lots of people out there who are interested, you just have to find them.
    • How can we give more value than we ask for?
      • Ask questions and show that you’re interested.
      • There’s nothing wrong with asking for help, there’s just a right or wrong way to do it.
    • What advice do you have for introverts?
      • Make sure you have some space for yourself after or during an event.
      • Understand that as you begin to enter a new world, most people are for you, not against you.
    • Tip 2: Ryan Stewman – @hardcorecloser
      • Tell us about a time when a connection led to a moment of success.
        • He invited some friends to a stand-up show and his friends connected him to someone else who he may end up doing business with.
        • Getting out there has allowed him the opportunity to meet a lot of cool people.
      • Tip 3: Michael O’Neal – @solohour
        • How much of your networking have you attributed to podcasting?
          • All of it, it gives him a reason to get out to events.
        • 7 Things That Can Help You Network Better at Conferences.
          • 1 – Walk into every conference with two pressing questions about your business.
          • 2 – Come up with your six-word intro.
          • 3 – Get an intro buddy.
          • 4 – Use the FORM method: Family, Occupation, Recreation, Motivation.
          • 5 – Magic happens at the bar.
          • 6 – Body Language
          • 7 – Schedule a calendar even 4-5 days after the actual event to follow-up.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • There are lots of people out there who are interested in what you have to offer, you just have to find them.
  • Getting out there has allowed him the opportunity to meet a lot of cool people.
  • The fortune’s in the follow-up.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

conferencetopia.com

 

 

162: Andre Popa talks about The Immigrant’s Edge

By Travis Chappell | Sep 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Andre Popa, Romanian immigrant turned successful entrepreneur and founder of the Badassery Factory.

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

  • About Andre Popa
    • An immigrant from Romania whose family escaped communism and whose father was imprisoned and tortured for 14 years.
    • When Andre came to the U.S. he started hustling.
    • He got into the real estate game in his early 20’s and took the renovation and construction game to the next level.
    • He’s seen poverty and success like most haven’t.
  • Talk to us about your childhood
    • During WWII he was recruited by the CIA to be coached and trained in espionage.
    • Once the CIA didn’t need them anymore, they sent them back to Romania.
    • Everyone automatically got a life sentence in communist prison.
      • They were tortured and given tiny amounts of food and water
      • They would end up in solitary confinement.
      • They would get beat with rubber hoses for hours, he lost almost all of his teeth.
    • After 14 years he got out of prison because they were liberated, finally, by the U.S. government.
      • The U.S. offered a visa to them and they were gone in two months.
      • They needed a sponsor in the U.S. to move here.
      • He was nine when they moved to the U.S.
    • He vividly remembers living in Romania.
      • They were followed all the time and their phones were tapped because his dad was an ex-con.
      • In Romania they would go to school for a few hours and then would stand in line for food.
      • They would play with toys they could create.
    • Talk about “the immigrants edge.”
      • Text “Iambadass” to 345345 to get the immigrant’s edge in three easy steps.
      • At the age of nine they didn’t have money or speak English, and they would dumpster dive.
        • People today aren’t willing to do that to put food on the table.
      • What did you want to do with your life once you started going to school in the U.S?
        • He started selling stuff from the minute they moved here.
        • He loved the chase and attracting whatever he wanted.
        • His father became an electrical contractor and they would go out with him.
          • He started posting ads and doing electrical work.
        • In 11th grade, he wanted to get into the mechanics class, but they put him in theatre.
          • It turns out that he loves acting and starts winning acting awards and acting nationally.
        • He didn’t know how to spend his money and save money.
        • He transferred into entrepreneurship and bought a restaurant.
      • What business did you create from buying your first property?
        • He and his wife love real estate, building and flipping.
        • He started designing spaces and got his contractor’s license.
          • They started attracting celebrities and people of high net worth.
        • Everything disappeared in the recession, so now they’re diversifying.
      • Talk about some of your favorite projects.
        • They remodeled a home in Malibu that was 24,000 sq ft. with a 3,000 sq ft. guest house and 2 2,500 sq ft. apartments.
          • The home was on the edge of a cliff with ocean.
          • The home sold for $80million in cash.
        • They remodeled a home in Beverly Hills for $20 million.
          • The house looks like watch movement with curvature, etc.
        • Is it weird coming from a communist background to seeing some of the most luxurious lifestyles.
          • It’s surreal, but not difficult.
          • It’s a mindset.
          • He came from a background where his father was very harsh because of his own pain.
          • He was 17 when he bought his first Zig Ziglar book.
          • It’s a matter of knowing that there’s more and anything is possible.
        • How did you decide to start travelling?
          • One of their big passions is travel and adventure.
          • They decided to homeschool their girls because they wanted the freedom to travel.
          • About a year ago they decided to end doing contstruction because they weren’t having fun.
          • We tend to justify income, just because the money’s good doesn’t mean you should keep doing it.
        • Is there a season to put your head down and grind, or should you always enjoy what you do?
          • We all get stuck in patterns and we justify because we fear change.
          • As soon as you make a decision, the universe conspires to bring it to you.
            • You have to take the first step.
          • Talk about the Badassery Factory.
            • It came up as a concept where they can help a lot of people.
            • You only have to shift a few things to get someone thinking the right way.
            • They want to train people on how to become, stay and be a biger badass.
            • We’re in America and we can do anything we want.
              • If you need perspective, go travel.
            • They love to celebrate, they also have training, programs, coaching, and more.
          • One of their latest businesses that’ blowing up is CBD.
          • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
            • With who you know, you can work together to create magic.
            • For quiet people, what they know is more important because it helps get them into the networking room.
          • Talk to us about a couple of practical things you’ve done to grow your network.
            • Always self-develop
              • Get to the core of who you are.
            • Learn to create value for others.
              • Making things about other people.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Racecar Driver
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Jesus
    • He wants the truth
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Audio because he’s on the go.
  • What’s one of your favorite audiobooks or podcasts?
    • The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wakes up and takes his supplements
    • Coffee
    • Gym
    • Pounds himself with self-development
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Let’s Get it Started by the Black Eyed Peas
  • What is one thing you’re not very good at?
    • Details in accounting.
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • Social platforms @andrepopa or @badasseryfactory
    • com
    • Text iambadass to 345345

Tweetable Quotes:

  • As long as you’re willing to fight in the U.S. the sky is the limit.
  • Don’t put your eggs in one basket, get more baskets.
  • If it’s not fun, you have to stop.
  • Life goes in the direction of our thoughts.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

Badasseryfactory.com – Andre’s website

The Science of Getting Rich book by Wallace Wattles

Text iambadass to 345345 to get a free resource.