176: What to Look For in a Job with Travis Chappell

On this episode of Build Your Network, Freestyle Friday host Travis Chappell talks about what to look for in a job.

Here’s what Travis discuss in this episode:

  • Travis gives a recap of his job history.
    • He’s never really had a conventional job.
    • He’s mostly worked in sales and on commission.
  • Things that would need to happen for Travis to go work for someone again.
    • A person. Don’t look for job descriptions, find someone you can work for, learn from, or emulate.
    • Find an industry that you want to learn about or sharpen a skill that’s necessary for future success.
    • Write down the range of your earning potential.
      • Figure out what comes after that and if there’s room for improvement.
      • What do you want your net worth to be five years from now?
    • Don’t be rash about quitting your job, just realize your job is another way to propel you and learn.
    • It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
    • In the long term your skillsets, connections, and specialized knowledge will be the things that determine your future success.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • I don’t think anyone could ever pay me enough money to work for them.
  • Money is important, but I leave money last.
  • You’re not going to work for a company or a job, you’re going to work for a person.

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