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Learn Speak Teach Episode #70 with Chris Van Vliet

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Are you ready to step into the fascinating world of professional wrestling? Get ready to be captivated as you listen to this episode with Chris Van Vliet. Chris reveals the captivating artistry of wrestling and shares how he became a fervent fan of wrestling.

With a keen eye for personal branding, he explores the power of personal branding for pro wrestlers. As Chris puts it, “Great branding makes people immediately get a picture in their mind of who you are and what you are about when they see you.” Through engaging interviews with prolific wrestlers, he brings their stories to life, showcasing their passion and dedication.

In the dynamic world of professional wrestling, Chris keeps an eye on those who stand out. He explores what sets these individuals apart and what they’re doing differently.

Chris Van Vliet’s remarkable success as a content creator can be attributed to his distinct approach to content creation. He recognizes that making valuable and shareable content is the most important element in content creation. With his ability to do things differently, he has carved out a name for himself, leaving an unforgettable mark in the digital landscape.

Life’s curveballs are no stranger to Chris; he shares his experiences and how he navigated through them. From setbacks to unexpected challenges, he showcases resilience and inspires listeners to embrace life’s unpredictability. Chris teaches us that unexpected turns can lead to remarkable opportunities and personal growth.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply curious about wrestling, this podcast will keep you on the edge of your seat.

During this episode, you will learn about:

[03:35] LST #36 w/ Chris Van Vliet:

[05:27] His favorite Emmy Award

[10:40] How Chris became a fan of wrestling 

[14:47] The artistry of wrestling

[17:39] Personal branding behind Pro wrestlers

[22:35] Is pro wrestling fake and scripted?

[26:01] The most outstanding interviews with prolific wrestlers; Insight with Chris Van Vliet

[26:40] “You are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with.”

[30:08] His experience with life’s curveballs and how he navigated through

[37:32] Who stands out in the wrestling world today, and what are they doing differently?

Sami Zayn

Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF)

[39:58] Big things coming in wrestling space 

[42:23] What Chris is doing differently in content creation that makes him a successful content creator 

[48:10] Can we all achieve greatness?

[50:21] Rapid Fire Round 

[54:48] How to keep in touch with Chris Van Vliet;

Podcast: Insight with Chris Van Vliet



Key Takeaways: Chris Van Vliet

  • Wrestling is a performance art with an amazing storytelling. And what wrestling does better than any other type of performance art is that it brings you along this journey. [15:13]
  • “Great branding makes people immediately get a picture in their mind of who you are and what you are about when they see you.” ~Chris Van Vliet [20:38]
  • “Sometimes the best things in life are when life throws you a curveball, and you go with it.” ~Chris Van Vliet [28:48]
  • “Control the controllable.” ~John Cena [29:12]
  •  “The cream rises to the top.” ~ Macho Man[36:45]
  • The most important element in content creation is making content that is valuable and shareable [43:57]
  • Hearing someone’s struggle humanizes that person and makes someone on that journey right now realize that if that person who has accomplished so much struggled at the point in their life where I am right now, I can also get through this and accomplish great things.  [47:47]
  • “There is no key to success; it’s a combination lock.” ~ Ben Albert [48:45]
  • Whatever you are chasing after, whether a podcast, YouTube channel, writing a book, being a speaker, or starting a business, consistency is the key. We often see somebody who is having great success, and we forget about all the steps they took to get there. [49:48]

People Mentioned and Other Resources:

  1. Denzel Washington
  2. Gregory Iron
  3. Ric Flair
  4. Logan Paul
  5. The Rock
  6. Stone Cold Steve Austin 
  7. John Cena
  8. The Undertaker
  9. Hulk Hogan
  10. Gerard Butler
  11. Plane (film)

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