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Chris Van Vliet is a 4-time Emmy Winning TV Host, YouTuber and Inc. 500 entrepreneur obsessed with reverse engineering the mindsets and habits of world class performers. Each episode features in depth conversations with top athletes, celebrities, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. If they are the best at what they do, CVV wants to get their insight and help you apply it to your own life.

Insight with Chris Van Vliet Blue Wire

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 2.6K Ratings

Chris Van Vliet is a 4-time Emmy Winning TV Host, YouTuber and Inc. 500 entrepreneur obsessed with reverse engineering the mindsets and habits of world class performers. Each episode features in depth conversations with top athletes, celebrities, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. If they are the best at what they do, CVV wants to get their insight and help you apply it to your own life.

    Chris Van Vliet On Being Laid Off, Starting Fresh & The Power Of Asking The Right Questions - My Interview on "Learn Speak Teach"

    Chris Van Vliet On Being Laid Off, Starting Fresh & The Power Of Asking The Right Questions - My Interview on "Learn Speak Teach"

    On this episode, Chris Van Vliet is a guest on the podcast "Learn Speak Teach" on the Real Business Connections Network hosted by Ben Albert. Chris talks about being laid off early in his broadcasting career and what he learned from that, the science of asking better questions, why gratitude is so important, changing your mindset and a fun rapid fire round at the end.

    This is from the original podcast description:

    By asking the right questions, we can achieve almost anything. Find out how in today’s episode with Chris Van Vliet.

    Chris Van Vliet is a 4-time Emmy award-winning TV Host, Entertainment Reporter, and YouTuber based in Los Angeles, CA. He has traveled the world reporting on events like the Oscars, Grammys, and the Cannes Film Festival.

    You may be familiar with Chris's interviews on YouTube, but to call them “interviews” doesn’t seem fair because they are so much more than that. Chris dives deep into interesting topics with his trademark conversational approach, making it feel like two old friends catching up. This is the case when chatting with wrestling superstars like John Cena, The Rock, or Hulk Hogan, or a Hollywood A-Lister like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, or Will Smith.

    Let’s tap into some of his wisdom.

    Tune in!

    During this episode, you will learn about;
    [00:00] Pre-show
    [03:13] Episode intro and a quick bio of our guest; Chris Van Vliet
    [05:01] Pains and struggles he overcame along his journey
    [08:36] The mindset shift Chris had to embrace when falling and having to start over
    [10:30] Why did Chris choose a career path in the communication space?
    [16:03] How Chris realized he was on purpose
    [20:28] Chris’ source of inspiration and people that helped him along the way
    [24:02] His secrets to creating rapport
    [26:03] Why everything you have or don't have depends on the questions that you ask
    [27:56] The importance of gratitude and why you must embrace it
    [30:31] How Chris built himself back up after being laid off
    [36:05] How he found traction in his career
    [39:12] Chris’ YouTube success
    [41:13] How to go viral on YouTube
    [44:20] What questions to ask a person of influence
    [48:28] Be genuine
    [51:22] Rapid Fire Round
    [53:21] How to connect with Chris

    Notable Quotes
    ~ “Things happen for a reason… Sometimes we don't know what that reason is until much later on in the future when we have more information about the situation and its outcomes.”

    ~ “Don't be a carbon copy of somebody else. Choose one thing from one person and another from a different person (and another) to create your own toolkit that will help you progress in life!”

    ~ “Success is a process, and by studying the process of success in others, you can improve your own. Learn the steps and methods successful people use to succeed, and emulate them. Successful people leave clues.”

    ~ “Try to build a good rapport with people so that when you ask a question that's difficult to answer, they will be more comfortable opening up to you.”

    ~ “Everything you have and don't have in your life is based on the questions you ask; asking better questions gets you better answers.”
    People Mentioned and Other Resources
    Tony Robbins
    Oprah Winfrey
    Larry King
    Howard Stern
    Leslie Mann
    Bruce Willis

    For more information about Ben Albert at the Real Business Connection Network visit:
    https://balbertmarketing.com/

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    For more information about Chris Van Vliet and INSIGHT go to: https://podcast.chrisvanvliet.com

    Follow CVV on social media: 
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    • 57 min
    Dane Cook On Dealing With Hate, Dave Chappelle, His New Special "Above It All"

    Dane Cook On Dealing With Hate, Dave Chappelle, His New Special "Above It All"

    Dane Cook (@danecook) is a stand-up comedian and actor known for starring in movies like Waiting, Good Luck Chuck, My Best Friend's Girl and Employee Of The Month. He sits down in person with Chris Van Vliet in Hollywood, CA to talk about his new comedy special called "Above It All", why he funded it himself, what he's learned from doing comedy for 32 years, how he was able to use MySpace and the Internet early on to grow a fanbase and explode his popularity, why he feels a lot of comedians were jealous of him, why it became cool to dislike him and much more!

    For more information on Dane Cook's new comedy special "Above It All" go to: http://danecook.com

    If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests.

    For more information about Chris Van Vliet and INSIGHT go to: https://podcast.chrisvanvliet.com

    Follow CVV on social media: 
    Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVliet
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    TikTok: tiktok.com/@Chris.VanVliet
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tyler Perry On The Power of Kindness, Gratitude & His New Movie "A Jazzman's Blues"

    Tyler Perry On The Power of Kindness, Gratitude & His New Movie "A Jazzman's Blues"

    Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) is an actor, filmmaker and the owner of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, GA. He joins Chris Van Vliet to talk about new movie called "A Jazzman's Blues" which is streaming now on Netflix. He talks about writing the original screenplay for this movie in 1995, why now was the right time to make it, the lessons he learned from Oprah Winfrey, working with David Fincher on the movie "Gone Girl", his partnership with Netflix and much more!

    Check out A Jazzman's Blues here: http://www.netflix.com/ajazzmansblues

    If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests.

    For more information about CVV and INSIGHT go to: https://podcast.chrisvanvliet.com

    Follow CVV on social media: 
    Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVliet
    Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisVanVliet
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    YouTube: youtube.com/ChrisVanVliet
    TikTok: tiktok.com/@Chris.VanVliet
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    • 9 min
    Catching Online Predators With David McClellan From Social Catfish

    Catching Online Predators With David McClellan From Social Catfish

    David McClellan is the CEO and founder of Social Catfish (@socialcatfish), a website that helps people to find out if they are being scammed or catfished. He joins Chris Van Vliet to talk about how his website helps to stop online scammers, his craziest story of catching an online predator, his thoughts on the Mante Te’o Netflix documentary called “Untold”, how to protect yourself when you are on a dating app, books that you should read and much more!
    For more information about Social Catfish visit http://socialcatfish.com
    For more information about Chris Van Vliet and INSIGHT go to: https://podcast.chrisvanvliet.com
    If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests.

    Follow CVV on social media: 
    Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVliet
    Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisVanVliet
    Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisVanVliet
    YouTube: youtube.com/ChrisVanVliet
    TikTok: tiktok.com/@Chris.VanVliet
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    • 46 min
    4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler On Building A Champion's Mindset & How To Gain Muscle And Lose Fat

    4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler On Building A Champion's Mindset & How To Gain Muscle And Lose Fat

    Jay Cutler (@JayCutler) is a bodybuilder and a 4-time Mr. Olympia Champion. He joins Chris Van Vliet at the Blue Wire Studios at the Wynn Las Vegas to talk about his legendary bodybuilding career, how Joe Weider became his mentor and changed his life, competing against the greats like Ronnie Coleman, Flex Wheeler and Dexter Jackson, how he became the first person in history to come back and win Mr. Olympia after losing the year before, the life lessons he learned from bodybuilding, his training schedule now, a crazy story about buying entire cows so he would have enough meat and more!

    For more info on Jay Cutler visit: http://jaycutler.com

    If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests.

    For more information about CVV and INSIGHT go to: https://podcast.chrisvanvliet.com

    Follow CVV on social media: 
    Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVliet
    Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisVanVliet
    Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisVanVliet
    YouTube: youtube.com/ChrisVanVliet
    TikTok: tiktok.com/@Chris.VanVliet
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    • 54 min
    Claudio Castagnoli On Leaving WWE for AEW, Who The Strongest Wrestler Is, Winning The Ring Of Honor World Championship

    Claudio Castagnoli On Leaving WWE for AEW, Who The Strongest Wrestler Is, Winning The Ring Of Honor World Championship

    Claudio Castagnoli (@claudiocsro) is a professional wrestling signed to AEW and Ring of Honor and previously worked for WWE under the name Cesaro. He joins Chris Van Vliet for a special live interview at Starrcast in Nashville. He talks about his decision to leave WWE and sign with AEW, what winning the Ring of Honor World Championship means to him, what happened to his partnership with Paul Heyman, who the strongest wrestlers in WWE are, Vince McMahon's criticism of him lacking charisma and the "it factor", his love of coffee, his match with CM Punk that was supposed to happen the night that CM Punk walked out of WWE, winning the Tag Team Championships with Tyson Kidd and also Sheamus, his current workout routine and much more!

    For more information about Chris Van Vliet and INSIGHT go to: https://podcast.chrisvanvliet.com
    If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests.

    Follow CVV on social media: 
    Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVliet
    Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisVanVliet
    Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisVanVliet
    YouTube: youtube.com/ChrisVanVliet
    TikTok: tiktok.com/@Chris.VanVliet
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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Mccomb86 ,

My new favorite podcast

CVV always has amazing guest, there is never a lull in conversation, topics are always super interesting. Definitely one of the best podcast out there.

Ben Albert ,

One of the best podcasts in the world

Coming from a podcaster himself, who has binge listened to podcasts for nearly 8 years… Insight w/ Chris Van Vliet is on my top 10 list. Watch out, Joe Rogan!

Dr. Stan Walter ,

💕The best!🎶

The best of the best ever! Highly recommend 👍💕💕💕

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