Travis Chappell@travischappell

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๐Ÿ’ฏI help professionals grow their inner circle with my podcast, Build Your Network
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Experiences, in my opinion, beat just having things. Iโ€™ve spent quite a bit of cash these past couple years on hotels,๐Ÿข hostels, Airbnbs, cruises,๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ flights,โœˆ๏ธ Ubers, taxis,๐Ÿš– and just about every other travel thing you can think of, and Iโ€™ve spent even more on personal development like events, conferences, mentorships, and masterminds.
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I did the math recently, and if I just bought the truck Iโ€™ve been wanting for a while instead of doing all of this, itโ€™d be completely paid off plus some right now. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ But I wouldnโ€™t trade any of it!! I think life is more about what you can do, see, and learn rather than what you have. What do you think? ๐Ÿค” (Btw, donโ€™t get me wrong, Iโ€™ll definitely be getting a nice car or truck here in the next year or two! Just not at the expense of experiences or learning ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ)โœ… ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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On a lighter note, can anyone guess whose Hobbit hole this was?? ๐ŸŒณ


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JOIN COUNTLESS OTHERS and DOUBLE TAP IF YOU AGREE ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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Next time you think the words, โ€œI canโ€™t,โ€ stop yourself ๐Ÿ›‘ and ask yourself the question, โ€œHow can I?โ€ ๐Ÿค” Then keep doing that until it becomes a habit.


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Well after a few reschedules and some calendar maneuvering, I was finally able to chat with @ElenaCardone for the podcast today! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฐ She had a lot of great stuff to say, and she was one of the nicest people Iโ€™ve been able to talk to! Thanks for making time to come on the show, Elena! Had a great time ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜
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Drop a โ€œ๐Ÿ”ฅโ€ in the comments if youโ€™re stoked for this episode to come out!


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I definitely almost broke a chair by standing on it to get this shot. But I think it was worth it. Do you?? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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Also, fun fact about this balcony...we absolutely did not go buy a frisbee for the sole purpose of throwing it off of here. Absolutely did not. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคซ

Surfers Paradise - Goldcoast
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DOUBLE TAP IF YOU AGREE!! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ And tag three friends who need to see this for a chance to win $50 to pay forward to others during this holiday season๐ŸŽ„โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ @luckyloush won last week and is using his winnings to buy cups of coffee for some random people ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #payitforward โ€ข
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Donโ€™t let othersโ€™ limiting beliefs keep you from accomplishing what you know to be possible ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ

The Pool At The Linq
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Just more gorgeous scenery from #surfersparadise in #goldcoast ๐Ÿ˜
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Australia has been on my bucket list for a really long time. Soooo where do I go next?? Tell me in the comments ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ


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Just more awesome views from #surfersparadise in Gold Coast! See, @iamjoelbrown?? Incredible! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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Congrats to @luckyloush for winning the $50 giveaway last week! Comment below to tell us what youโ€™re using it for! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Surfers Paradise - Goldcoast
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โ€œDonโ€™t let your thoughts control your actions. Make your actions control your thoughts. If youโ€™re depressed, sing ๐ŸŽถ If you feel sad, laugh ๐Ÿ˜† If you feel failure, go for one more โ˜๐ŸผIf you feel inferior, dress confident ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘— If you feel incompetent, remember past success ๐Ÿ’ต If you feel insignificant, remember your why ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ Make your emotions serve you.โ€
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This was taken mostly from The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino. Highly recommend checking out the audiobook! Listened to the entire thing yesterday โœ… Both entertaining and informative ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ


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Our view from Gold Coast...you can see why coming back to Lancaster has made me a little irritable ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ โ€ข
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On another note, I published my 50th episode of Build Your Network today! Canโ€™t believe that benchmark is already here ๐Ÿคฏ Hereโ€™s to another 50! ๐Ÿฅ‚ If you listen to the show, in the comments, tell me your favorite episode so far!! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Gold Coast, Queensland
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If you like meeting people and youโ€™re looking for a cheap way to travel, then you should definitely try hittin hostels ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Lots of cool people from all around the world stay at the same place ๐ŸŒThis picture is from the roof of our favorite one while we were traveling in #bondibeach in Sydney. Awesome vibesโœŒ๐Ÿผ Awesome views ๐Ÿ˜Ž


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Tag three friends who need to see this for a chance to win $50 cash ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ Congrats to last weekโ€™s winner @the_npshow!! What are you gonna do with your $50?? ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต
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You can read every book, take every course, and attend every event, but if you donโ€™t have the right mindset, none of it matters ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Get your mind right and everything else follows ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ


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Been so busy posting pictures from New Zealand that I havenโ€™t even gotten to any of the Australia ones yet! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Anywho, it was pretty awesome to see this baby in person #sydneyoperahouse

Sydney Opera House
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Building relationships with people has got to be the most important activity we can dedicate time to ๐Ÿง Leveling up who you hang out with and take advice from will inevitably level you up as well ๐Ÿš€ I didnโ€™t ask a ton of business questions when I was at this table although I definitely could have. But I actually got to know these people for who they are, and it was a great time! Appreciate all of you! Thanks for taking the time to chat ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Comment โ€œAGREEโ€ letter by letter for a chance to win $50 cash! Iโ€™ll Venmo or Cash app the winner in 3 days ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต


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๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ โ€œYou can drink your fancy ales, you can drink โ€˜em by the flagon. But the only brew for the brave and truuueeee, comes from the Green Dragonโ€ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต
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Was a perfect end to the tour of Hobbiton to get to go into the Green Dragon and get some drinks and a little food ๐Ÿฅ˜ Awesome experience! #hobbiton #thegreendragon

Hobbiton Movie Set
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The crystal clear water in the #tewaihoubluesprings was incredible ๐Ÿ’ฆ #newzealandtravel โ€ข
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Do you think that high expectations on yourself increases productivity in a positive way? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Or does the pressure on yourself make you disappointed if you donโ€™t reach the higher goals you have? ๐Ÿค”

Te Waihou Walkway and Blue Spring
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Regardless of intrinsic truth, what you think about yourself will ultimately be true because thatโ€™s how powerful our minds are. Be careful of what you let in your mind. It has the ability to build you up or break you down โœ…๐Ÿคฏ


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Just more awesome scenery from New Zealand. Such a stark contrast to spend time there and come back home to the desert of Lancaster ๐Ÿ˜‚ If this place wasnโ€™t on your bucket list before, it definitely should be โœ…

Hobbiton Movie Set
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So we were looking for our Airbnb one time in New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ just driving through these back roads and dirt roads, and then all the sudden, we pull through these trees and this random house is just sitting there. Then an older lady came out to greet us. To be honest, it felt like a Hansel and Gretel type situation. For sure part of me thought we would be killed ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ˜‚ But then we look the other way, and this is the view that they had from their front porch. Incredible to say the least, and pictures donโ€™t do it justice ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Matamata, New Zealand
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Creating the right habits has been in the forefront of my mind recently. It might have something to do with the fact that I just read @deangraziosiโ€™s Millionaire Success Habits and Iโ€™m currently reading High Performance Habits by @brendonburchard ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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But either way, apart from mindset, I would say that creating good habits is the biggest key to being successful ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
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Consistency will beat anyone else out. And the easiest way to be consistent is to make habits of the things you should be doing. If itโ€™s a habit, it doesnโ€™t even feel like discipline ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Manila, Philippines
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This was probably the prettiest lake Iโ€™ve ever seen. It was so hard to get a picture that showed how awesome it was. I guess you just have to come out and see it for yourself ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ itโ€™s in New Zealand somewhere. That should be enough of a description to find it ๐Ÿ˜Ž


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Building genuine relationships is the whole key to networking in my opinion ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Offering value and giving of your time and resources to others without expectation of anything in return ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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Just six months ago, I had zero contacts in the podcasting community. Literally zero. Now, 6 months later, Iโ€™m in Australia getting to hang out with literally some of the top podcasters out there ๐ŸŽค
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But I wasnโ€™t just drilling them with questions about podcasting the whole time. I just focused on getting to know people, shooting the breeze, and just chilling ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž _____________________________________________________________
Iโ€™ve spent a lot of money on masterminds, events, and mentorship over the past few months, but every single dime has been worth it ๐Ÿ’ฐ Building genuine relationships with people is the most important thing you can do. So donโ€™t neglect to #BuildYourNetwork and remember, youโ€™re only one connection away ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Surfers Paradise, Queensland
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Might upset some people with this one, but here we go anyway ๐Ÿ˜ .
One of the biggest common denominators of the successful people Iโ€™ve been able to rub shoulders with is that they are all action takers ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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This one thing is what separates those who have and those who โ€œwishโ€ they have. I talk to a lot of people about what they want to do and what kind of life they want to live ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿผ
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And those answers are always pretty similar. โ€œI want to make more money...I want more freedom....I want to travel, etcโ€ ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ฐ But then, when theyโ€™re presented with an opportunity to make that happen, they come up with every excuse in the book why they canโ€™t make it happen. โ€œOh I just donโ€™t have time...I donโ€™t know how...I canโ€™t afford that, etcโ€ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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If you want the things you say you want, then your action HAS to match up to those desires! Do yourself a favor, next time an opportunity to better yourself presents itself, MAKE IT HAPPEN. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ Take action and do it. Stop hesitating. Stop making excuses. If you fail, you fail. Just do it again and do it again ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Make taking action a habit in your life! And stop caring what everyone around you thinks. Last time I checked, their opinions donโ€™t pay your bills ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„
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Lake Tekapo was the most crystal clear lake Iโ€™ve ever seen. It was just another incredible sight from New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ˜ฑ #laketekapo .
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Well, finally made it to Brisbane. Which is the whole reason we came here! Been looking forward to this podcasting conference since like February or somethin! #wearepodcast should be an awesome time!

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ever been somewhere where thereโ€™s just too much awesome stuff to take pictures of? Ya that was New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Yes, Iโ€™m in Australia and still posting about New Zealand because thereโ€™s just way too many gorgeous views there ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Bondi Beach, Sydney
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So I went back and forth on sharing this but I feel like itโ€™s good to have a dose of reality every once in a while ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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New Zealand and Australia have been fantastic, but there have been a few things that have been surprising in the bad way ๐Ÿ˜‚ So first, I took my case off my phone for about a day, and during that time, I dropped my phone (which I literally never do) and the screen is is now broken which I havenโ€™t done since my iPhone 4s ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ธ
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Then, on our way to Twizel, I may or may not have been going a bit faster than I was supposed to, annnddd I got a speeding ticket ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ
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Then, while we were in Queenstown, Jackieโ€™s wallet got stolen which normally wouldnโ€™t be a big deal, but this time it was because we had $400 cash in there ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ .
Then, while flying from Queenstown to Sydney, the airline we were flying made us check our carry ons and charged us $50 per bag to do it ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ
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Itโ€™s in the past, you canโ€™t do anything about it anymore. ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Blow off steam for a few minutes, and then move on! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸผThis post is the first Iโ€™ve thought about all of this since theyโ€™ve happened and I even had to ask Jackie to remind me of a thing or two because I already forgot about them! Stop letting things like this shape the way youโ€™re viewing life. Think about things youโ€™re grateful for and how awesome your life really is, and just let go and move on ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ #SorryForAnotherLongRant

Bondi Beach, Sydney
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Iโ€™ve literally never seen Lake water this blue. Sooo crazy! .
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Last day to win a ticket to 10X Growth Con with me! Click the link in my bio to enter for one chance to win. ๐Ÿ’ฅThen share on Facebook for FIVE more entries, and get another five for every person that signs up through your link! Letโ€™s do this ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž


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Itโ€™s just getting more and more difficult to caption this kind of scenery. I mean I donโ€™t even know what this is. We were just driving and and it was gorgeous so I pulled over for pictures ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ


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I mean, I donโ€™t even know how Iโ€™m gonna leave this place. Iโ€™m still posting pictures from the first stop ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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If New Zealand was ever a โ€œmaybeโ€ on your bucket list, do yourself a favor, and give it a promotion. Thank me later ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ


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So that tree on top on Bag End (Frodo and Bilboโ€™s hobbit hole) is completely fake. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ During filming at one point, Sir Peter Jackson, postponed for a couple hours and had a couple guys take a crane and repaint all the leaves on the tree a different shade of green. Mind blowing how much thought and detail goes into creating movies these days ๐ŸŽฅ .
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Oh annddddd I definitely stole a leaf from the original tree since it was recently re-leafed ๐Ÿ˜ Bidding will start at $1,000 ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‚


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