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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.

208: Masterminds and Mentorship Part 3 with John Lee Dumas, Jeff Hoffman, and Pat Flynn

By Travis Chappell | Dec 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Lee Dumas from EO Fire, Jeff Hoffman from Priceline.com and Ubid.com, and Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income talk to your host Travis Chappell. They provide their top networking tips to help scale your relationships and rub shoulders with your role models.

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

  • Networking Tips from John Lee Dumas
    • John talks about a time when a connection led to a moment of success.
    • He would be around a year behind without networking.
    • People need stories of how and why building your network is so important.
    • The most interesting and influential person John’s met through networking is Sally Hogshead.
    • Paid mentorships and masterminds make you value your investment.
  • Networking Tips from Jeff Hoffman
    • Jeff gives his #1 tip to get better at networking.
    • Sometimes success if your worst enemy and you don’t realize how much you need networking to scale.
    • Jeff shares the most effective ways to find people who are a few steps ahead of you.
    • Choose your paid mentorships and masterminds wisely to get the most value.
  • Networking Tips from Pat Flynn
    • When you know more people you get access to more information but their experiences.
    • Pat shares a story about how a connection in college led to success during and after college.
    • Everything goes back to cultivating connections and placing a high value on them.
    • Mentorships and masterminds are so important that you need to do them frequently and consistently.

3 Key Points:

  1. The connections you invest in now will enable you to be a step ahead later.
  2. You have to schedule time for networking and stick to it.
  3. The people you know will ultimately determine your level of success.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “People fail to network because they don’t have guidance.” -John
  • “You have to find people who are currently where you want to be in life.” -John
  • “Schedule time where your only goal is to go to an event you wouldn’t normally go to and meet people who have skills that you don’t.” -Jeff
  • “You have to push past the feelings of discomfort in order to reap the big reward.” -Travis
  • “I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without the people I know.” -Pat
  • “Every person you meet is a new opportunity that could change your life in some way.” -Pat

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207: Aubrey Marcus | Open Relationships, Onnit, and Opportunity

By Travis Chappell | Dec 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Founder of ONNIT and New York Times best-selling author of Own the Day, Own Your Life, Aubrey Marcus talks to your host Travis Chappell about transitioning from a monogamous relationship to an open relationship, starting a journey of self-discovery and building your inner circle.

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

  • Aubrey talks about what it was like growing up and why his parent’s divorce was a blessing.
  • The idea behind Aubrey’s mastermind: Human beings are happiest when they know their, purpose, why, and are acting in service of something else.
    • The program talks about being personally fit, mentally fit, emotionally fit, and spiritually fit.
  • Do you believe that who you know is more important, or why?
    • The most important thing is knowing yourself.
    • You have to use all the tools available to understand yourself and help yourself.
  • Aubrey talks about his path of spirituality and psychedelics.
  • What is the correlation between someone’s first spiritual experience and what they believe for the rest of their lives?
    • Try and find and feel and know that direct contact with divinity.
  • What psychedelic would you recommend starting with?
    • It depends on where you are and what you’re called to.
    • You have to ask questions about who you are and track the awareness of those patterns.
  • It’s not marijuana that makes you paranoid and anxious, it’s your natural paranoia and anxiety that surfaces.
  • You have to get your mind still enough to start asking the right questions.
  • Why should we take ice baths?
    • You can feel the state shifts.
    • It raises your norepinephrine and reduces cortisol levels (stress hormone).
    • You get the courage to know you can push yourself.
  • There are three things you need to do to set yourself up well:
    • Expose your body to light to get your circadian rhythm right.
    • Do some kind of movement.
    • Hydrate – do this first.
  • To set yourself up well to sleep:
    • Limit access to light.
    • Create a rounded edge into sleep.
    • Sleep doesn’t have to be at one point only, naps are important too.
  • Open relationships are extremely challenging and are like resistance training for the psyche.
    • Physical pain and healing are easier than emotional healing.
    • He craved the experience of being with a new person and getting new validation.
    • Aubrey talks about when his girlfriend was with an MMA fighter.

The Randon Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Playing athletics with stakes.
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Jesus
    • He called in a level of consciousness that hadn’t been seen or expressed before.
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Books
  • What’s a book you’d recommend?
    • The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
    • The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz
    • The New Earth –  Edgar Tolles
    • The Book of Truth – Paul Selig
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine.
    • Wake up and hydrate
    • Move in some way
    • Get sunlight
    • Cold shower
    • Low carb, high fat, high protein breakfast
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Laundry folding, doing mechanical things
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Just does a pump-up playlist on Spotify
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • @aubreymarcus on Instagram
    • The Aubrey Marcus Podcast
    • ONNIT

3 Key Points:

  1. You have to get yourself in enough of a position where you can give your gift to the world in a meaningful way.
  2. Developing a degree of mastery in something and mastery in yourself is the real opportunity.
  3. You need to have direct contact with divinity.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Spending intentional energy on building a network around my kids is a great way to raise them.” – Aubrey
  • “To really know yourself is one of the most challenging things.” – Aubrey
  • “You have to get still, be curious, and ask yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing.” – Aubrey
  • “Arrogance is an insecurity, it’s covering for something you don’t know about yourself.” -Aubrey

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206: Freestyle Friday | The Snowball Effect with Travis Chappell

By Travis Chappell | Dec 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Your host Travis Chappell shares his ninja tactic for getting people to respond to your emails and grow your inner circle on this episode of Freestyle Friday.

Here’s what Travis discuss in this episode:

  • Travis training in 2019 will teach you everything you need to know to connect with everyone you want to.
  • Sign off every email with the phrase “thanks in advance.”
  • Travis based the name “the snowball effect” on his dog Snowball.
    • The dog knows that when she makes eye contact and wags her tail, she’s more likely to get scratched.

3 Key Points:

  1. End your email with the phrase “thanks in advance.”
  2. The “Snowball Effect” isn’t a silver bullet, but it will increase your odds of success.
  3. Join Travis’ training to discover more tactics that will help increase your inner circle.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “When you say ‘thanks in advance’ it adds just enough guilt to create a snowball effect.”
  • “The ‘Snowball Effect’ doesn’t even scratch the surface of the ninja tactics you’ll learn in my training.”

Resources Mentioned:

 

205: Masterminds and Mentorship Part 2 with Grant Cardone, Chris Harder, and Bedros Keuilian

By Travis Chappell | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you considered doing a Mastermind? I am here to tell you that it is worth the investment. It has given me a valuable relationship with many people who are doing great things. Today, we sit down to talk to Grant Cardone, Chris Harder, and Bedros Keuilian ultra-successful men who share their experience in Masterminds.

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

  • The benefits of Masterminds and why you do them
  • Introduction of guests
    • Grant Cardone master of sales and marketing and NYT bestselling author
    • Chris Harder podcast host and owner of two 7 figure businesses
    • Bedros Keuilian Author and owner of Full Body Boot camp
  • How Travis´s podcast has driven the success of his network
  • The importance of investing in mentorships and learning
  • Why finding the right mentor is a process. The key is not to quit
  • 20 people are the right mastermind size
  • How you can grow profitably

3 key Points:

  1. Building your business is about who you know not about what you know.
  2. Mentorships are an extremely beneficial piece when you are building your own network.
  3. Finding the right mentor and your right niche is a process. The key is to keep going and keep trying new things.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • The first self-improvement course we took that took too long to fail was school.” – Grant
  • “Don´t quit no matter what.” – Grant
  • “When I can not let the bad stuff get me so low, then I am the one out in front of the race while others are wallowing in the bad stuff.” – Chris
  • “Take a little bit of money from a lot of people.” -Bedros

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204: George Sheppard | Touring with Justin Bieber

By Travis Chappell | Dec 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

George Sheppard, lead singer of the band Sheppard has headlined with incredible artists and toured all over the world. He talks about what they did as a band when they first heard one of their songs on the radio, and why relationships are critical in the music industry.

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

  • The start of the band was a gradual process and there were different phases.
    • He originally wanted to do theatre and film, and not music.
  • At what point did your ambition change from doing songs for fun to becoming serious about music?
    • They performed at an event and got an actual gig.
    • A friend came in town to play with them and just stayed to write music and work with the band.
  • What took you to the next level?
    • It always starts with the music itself.
    • Their primary school music teacher knew a major music producer and sent their music on to him.
    • In 2012 they met Michael Chugg and got to play music for him.
    • Michael emailed them a few months later asking to go to a show they had.
      • He took them on as a band and was their manager.
  • Is acting still your dream?
    • He still loves it and would like to jump back in eventually.
  • How important are relationships to success?
    • They’re everything. You can be the greatest musician of all time, but it’s a team effort.
    • He enjoys meeting cool and interesting people, not mercenary networking.
  • George talks about hearing their song on the radio for the first time.
  • How do you know when a song is going to be a big hit?
    • You can never predict it – it starts with the song, but then there’s a host of things that have to go right.
    • A band needs a story, it’s not enough just to release a song.
  • What artists do you look up to and get along with?
    • Robbie Williams was a huge inspiration for them and Sheppard was a support act for him.
      • Robbie waited for them after the show and mentioned collaborating on songs with him.
  • How do you get into a flow state?
    • It’s more realistic to treat it like a job and show up every day to write.
    • Creating new music gets George most excited.
  • How important has consistency been in contributing to the quality of your music?
    • The more you do something, the better you get at it.
    • If you spend your time getting your mind focused and show up every day, you’d be surprised at how much more seriously you take it.
  • Do you believe that who you know or what you know is more important, and why?
    • Who you know is more beneficial in terms of benefitting your career.
    • While he didn’t grow up doing music or have formal education, they take their craft seriously.
  • What event was the most fun?
    • Rockin’ Rio in Brazil
    • They had 100,000+ people in front of them and around the stage.
  • What does backstage at the show look like?
    • They don’t always get to mingle with the other artists, the biggest names try to separate themselves a bit.
  • How has it been learning the business side of what you do?
    • In the beginning, they had to figure it out as quickly as possible.
  • What’s next for Sheppard?
    • They’re in the pre-planning stages for album number three.
    • They’re writing, recording, and returning to Europe.

The Randon Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Acting
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Chris Martin from Coldplay
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Audio and movies
  • What’s a movie you’d recommend?
    • Hereditary – a psychological horror film
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine.
    • Wake up, roll over, hit snooze 7 or 8 times.
    • He’s not a morning person.
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Mornings
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Bonfire by Knife Party
    • BLKKK SKKKN Head by Kanye
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • wearesheppard.com
    • YouTube and Instagram at We Are Sheppard

3 Key Points:

  1. To achieve success you need to know the right people for the job and talk to as many people as you can.
  2. You need to treat everyone like they’re the VIP because they very well might be.
  3. Consistency is key, without it you begin to lose your edge.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • You can be the best musician in the world, but if you’re not releasing music that people want to hear it’s not going to lead you anywhere.” – George
  • “Success is a team effort.” – George
  • “The people who win in the long run are the ones who like to genuinely connect with other people.” -Travis

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203: Freestyle Friday | Why You Should Start A Podcast with Travis Chappell

By Travis Chappell | Dec 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thinking about launching a podcast? Travis shares four reasons why a podcast is a good idea not only for your network but also for your learning

Here’s what Travis discuss in this episode:

  • Valuable training on Build your Network University Facebook Page
  • Why you should start a podcast
    • Explodes your network
    • You meet the people you want to meet as an expert
    • Adds value (add at least 51% of value in your relationships)
    • It allows you to learn at an exponential rate
  • There is a lot of work that you should do before you launch your show

3 Key Points:

  1. Starting a podcast is a great way to expand your network in a value-adding way.
  2. Though there are several reasons why you should start your network, expanding your network is the number one reason why you should jump into it.
  3. There are a lot of things you need to do before you launch your podcast. Make sure you do the work or get a coach to walk you through the process.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Explode your network.” -Travis
  • “It separates you as an expert.” -Travis
  • “It helps you get yourself in front of people.” -Travis

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202: Masterminds and Mentorship Part 1 with Amy Porterfield, Cole Hatter, and Ryan Stewman

By Travis Chappell | Dec 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cole Hatter from Thrive, Amy Porterfield from the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, and Ryan Stewman best-selling author of Elevator to the top provide their Top networking tips to help you make your money matter, build quality relationships with quality people, and help you get to the top.

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

  • Networking Tips from Cole Hatter
    • How have masterminds and mentorships helped you succeed?
      • He spends $45,000 a year on masterminds strictly to build relationships.
      • Lead with service, don’t lead with an agenda.
  • Networking Tips from Amy Porterfield
    • Amy shares the story of when she joined Marie Forleo’s mastermind.
    • When you pay, you pay attention.
  • Networking Tips from Ryan Stewman
    • Ryan has invested around $250,000 in personal development over the years.
    • The three things you need to do for seven days to network on social media.
    • In the beginning, it can take a long time to build goodwill with people.

3 Key Points:

  1. Masterminds are first and foremost for building relationships.
  2. Join a mastermind even if it’s a stretch for you.
  3. Provide value to others and they will ultimately provide value to you.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The comradery, relationships, and network-building can’t be done any other way than masterminds.” -Cole
  • “For masterminds, one – you pay in installments to make it easier for you, two – you stretch yourself.” -Amy
  • “If you want good referrals, you need to be a good referee.” -Ryan

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201: Philip Stutts | Winning Presidential Election Campaigns

By Travis Chappell | Dec 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Phillip Stutts, Founder and CEO of two startup marketing companies, and author of Fire Them Now, The Seven Lies that Digital Marketers Sell talks with your host Travis Chappell about the networking secrets of the ultra-successful, persuasion strategies from high-level political campaigns, and how he took his marketing agency from zero dollars to $20 million in revenue in just four years.

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

  • How did you get started in marketing?
    • He didn’t learn much about marketing, but he was interested in college sports and politics.
    • He moved to San Diego to work on a presidential convention.
    • He built relationships with voters and then marketed to reinforce them.
  • Talk about the principles of marketing.
    • Everybody wants human connection and we’re in a world that doesn’t have that.
    • When the client sees you as a commodity, you’re dead.
  • His business is built on the three R’s and when he keeps his word, his client has a stronger bond with him.
  • Phillip talks about times when he’s turned down money to maintain his reputation.
  • The first lie digital marketers sell – when a marketing company requires you to sign a long-term contract instead of month to month.
  • You’ve got to be unique and differentiated in the marketplace.
  • When Phillip’s company runs ads, he knows exactly the pain point of his audience.
    • The Mac vs. PC ads exploded Mac’s market and they still hold the majority of the younger market.
  • In business, people are caught off-guard by comparative ads and it takes months for them to respond.
  • What are the three most important skills that business people need to develop?
    • Vulnerability, empathy, being able to implement things in your business.
    • You have to test and hone, rarely will you see immediate success.
  • People like to live under the guise that they’re doing something, but they’re not really willing to do the work.
  • Do you believe that who you know or what you know is more important, and why?
    • It’s who you know and then what you know reinforces it.
    • You want to surround yourself with people who help you grow personally.
  • He was diagnosed six years ago with a rare esophageal disease.
    • Within six months he figured out how to get off of his intense medication with diet and lifestyle changes.
    • His “moonshot idea” was to create a cure for his disease.
      • The FDA just approved a one-man study for him.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Psychology
    • Gold Caddy
  • If you could sit on a park bench with someone past or present and talk with them for an hour, who would it be and why?
    • His Grandparents
    • He would love to get to know who they are.
  • How do you like to consume content best?
    • Conversations and podcasts
  • What’s one of your favorite podcasts?
    • Steven Gundry
    • Mike Dillard’s Self-Made Man
    • NPR’s Wow in the World
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Get up around 4:30
    • Workout
    • Meditate
    • Get ready for work
    • Breakfast with family
    • Study
  • What’s your go-to pump up song?
    • Mirror’s by Justin Timberlake
  • What is something you’re not very good at?
    • Spreadsheets
  • Where can we find you online the most?
    • LinkedIn and Twitter @phillipstutts

3 Key Points:

  1. If you can follow the “three R’s” formula, you will see success.
  2. Never sign a contract with a marketer for more than a month at a time.
  3. Be around people who elevate your life.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Everything we do is based on the ‘three R’s,’ Reputation, Relationships, Referral. -Phillip
  • “The guaranteed six-month contract in a marketing firm ensures the marketer gets paid, not that you grow.” – Phillip
  • “People are so scared to be authentic, and cutting edge, and to meet their customers where they’re at right now.” – Phillip

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200: Freestyle Friday | What I’ve learned after 200 episodes with Travis Chappell

By Travis Chappell | Nov 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

On episode 200 of Build Your Network, learn the three lesson’s your host Travis Chappell has learned from doing the Build Your Network Podcast and learn how to enter the 200th episode contest!

Here’s what Travis discuss in this episode:

  • Episode 200 is a contest, upload something about the show on social media and tag @TravisChappell and #BuildYourNetwork to win $100.
  • Travis shares the three lessons he’s learned from doing the Build Your Network podcast.
    • 1 – Invest in yourself – no one can take this investment away from you.
      • Travis tells the story of how he started the Build Your Network Podcast.
      • Learn how Travis’ initial investments in himself paid off.
    • 2 – Commit to consistency
      • It almost took Travis an entire year of thinking about his podcast before he launched.
      • Travis committed to three interviews a week and followed through for a year before re-evaluating.
    • 3 – Take action
      • Failure is just a learning experience.
      • Taking action helps you get to your destination and find the right direction.
      • There are a ton of people who have said “yes” to Travis, but so many who have said “no” or ignored him.
      • In the absence of clarity, take action.

3 Key Points:

  1. Investing in yourself is the only true form of an investment.
  2. You have to commit to consistency.
  3. You need to take action.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Investing in yourself can only ever make you better.”
  • “Being consistent isn’t enough, you need to commit to being consistent.”
  • “Eventually you are going to find the right path, some people take a little bit longer.”

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199: Top Networking Tips Part 17 with Brandon Turner, Jay Papasan, and Kate Erickson

By Travis Chappell | Nov 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing, Brandon Turner from Bigger Pockets, and Kate Erickson from Entrepreneurs on Fire provide their top networking tips. You’ll learn how to build relationships the right way, invest in your relationships, and ignite your inner circle.

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

  • Networking Tips from Brandon Turner
    • Being human and being a good person is most important to leverage connections.
    • There’s nothing wrong with a small, niche audience – in fact, it may be better.
    • Don’t think you always have to go talk to the influencers.
    • The number one thing Jay dislikes is asking him how you can provide value.
  • Networking Tips from Jay Papasan
    • Be purposeful, be systematic.
    • Jay talks about his weekly coffee challenge.
    • People want the work to be done, but they don’t want to do the work.
    • Who you know is first, but with limits.
    • In the areas of your life that matter most, you need a mentor.
  • Networking Tips from Kate Erickson
    • Kate tells about a time when a connection led to a moment of success.
    • The pivotal moment in Kate’s life that allowed her to step up and support her business.
    • People fail to grow their inner circle because they’re a lot of talks and not a lot of action.
    • Figure out where you want to be and find the people who are on the same path.
    • Kate talks about how to add more value than you receive.
    • The place Kate goes to cultivate specific relationships.
    • The best networker that Kate knows and why she chose them.
    • What Kate would do to rebuild her contacts if she lost them all.

3 Key Points:

  1. Starting a platform is a great way to gain influence and a voice.
  2. Don’t have an agenda when you meet people.
  3. You have to have accountability partners and people who will push you.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “People love to invest in younger people.” -Brandon
  • “You need to be purposeful about networking.” -Jay
  • “I can’t tell you where to find accountability if you’re not willing to go out and ask for it.” – Kate

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