TGM Classic | Travis Chappell | Sales Is Life – How Selling Church, Door To Door Solar And A Startup Led To Massive Success

In this episode, Travis gets real about growing up in a Christian bubble and discovering his passion for podcasting. He and Darius also talk about the key strategies to build an audience, how to achieve success in the industry, and how to leverage podcasts to establish brand authority.

In this episode, Travis and I talked about:

  • Travis looks back on growing up in a Fundamentalist Christian bubble
  • How Travis started his podcast show and podcast coaching
  • Why Travis decided to do door-to-door sales after college instead of going into ministry
  • Podcasters that inspired Travis to get into the industry
  • The secret formula for podcast success
  • Leveraging podcasts to enhance brand
  • How to get started in podcasting
  • What Travis envisions Guestio to achieve
  • Expanding the Build Your Network podcast for a wider reach
  • And other topics…

Meet Travis:

Travis Chappell is a respected entrepreneur, podcaster, and networking expert. He’s known for his successful podcast, “Build Your Network,” where he interviews top influencers and entrepreneurs, sharing valuable insights on networking and success. Travis is passionate about helping others forge meaningful connections and achieve their goals through the power of networking.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

The Greatness Machine shares lessons on how to framework your drive for results, create limitless space, and win the war on talent.

My team and I are on a mission to help YOU create a cultural revolution. I want to teach you how to build a core value driven organization. 


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