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Learn Speak Teach Episode #96 with Travis Chappell.

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Facing rejection is just a part of the journey when you’re striving for success. The most successful people understand that everything worthwhile involves a lot of rejection, and they know how to handle it and keep going.

In today’s episode, Ben Albert sits down with Travis Chappell, who overcame rejection as a door-to-door salesman to become the founder and CEO of, a premier guest and show booking marketplace. Additionally, Travis is the host of the top-ranked podcast ‘Travis Makes Friends.’ 

Renowned for his expertise in sales consulting, relationship building, and content creation, he has transitioned from a door-to-door salesman to a respected thought leader featured in places like Forbes and Entrepreneur.

He shares his remarkable journey from being a door-to-door salesman to becoming a thriving podcaster. Discover the secrets behind Travis’s success in sales and how he applied those skills to excel in podcasting.

Travis shares candid insights into his early days as a podcaster and offers invaluable tips on how not to give up, inspiring listeners to persevere through their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Lastly, we explore how podcasting has changed his life as an entrepreneur and content creator. Travis’s uplifting story will inspire you to embrace rejection and maintain unwavering determination on your own journey to success.

During this episode, you will learn about:

[03:11] Our guest: Travis Chappell

[05:56] His experience as a door-to-door salesman

[07:46] What made Travis good at door-to-door salesmanship?

[15:10] How Travis transitioned from door-to-door salesmanship to podcasting

[20:09] Travis Chappell’s definition of true freedom

[23:28] What was it like for Travis in the early days of his podcasting journey?

[30:15] Tips on how not to give up

[38:19] How podcasting has changed his life as an entrepreneur and content creator

[39:48] Some of the great people Travis has interviewed on his show

[46:45] The Guestio platform 

[48:02] Guestio Website:

[49:05] How to be a great podcast guest

[50:56] Guide on how to get booked on podcasts:

[51:58] Travis Makes Friends Podcast



Key Takeaways:

  • True freedom encompasses time freedom, financial freedom, and location freedom. [20:09] 
  • In podcasting, you don’t have to be the expert to start a show; you can simply be the person who helps others discover the expert. [23:56]
  • “Rejection is a part of any form of success that you are ever going to experience.” ~Travis Chappell [26:05] 
  • The most successful people learn how to overcome and deal with rejection. [26:42] 
  • Everything you do that is worthwhile will involve a lot of rejection. [26:56]
  • If you lack clarity about where you’re headed, you’ll end up giving up. [30:26]
  • “Sometimes you’ve got to take that idea behind the barn and shoot it.” ~Kevin O’Leary [32:42]
  • “Within commitment lies true freedom.”  ~Travis Chappell [34:38]

People Mentioned and Other Resources:

  1. Joe Rogan
  2. Kevin O’Leary
  3. Shaquille O’Neal
  4. Dane Cook
  5. Rob Dyrdek
  6. How I Built This:

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