[Short Circuit] Relationship Building and Making a Contribution | Byron Rodgers

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    Why should protectors care about building relationships within the EP community with people who could be considered competitors? And what’s wrong with plain old networking?

    This week, Elijah is back with another Short Circuit and is joined by good friend and industry personality, Byron Rodgers.

    In this episode the two discuss a wide range of industry topics, with a focus on how relationships are the key to longevity in executive protection and as Byron puts it…

    “You’re going to make mistakes but what’s going to keep you alive? Relationship equity.” 

    So, regardless of what stage of your career you’re at, listen in to this week’s show to hear what you could be missing out on by not building more meaningful relationships.

    Topics discussed include:

    What is the difference between networking and relationship building? Why does it matter?

    How protectors can gain abundance within the industry by adopting a less defensive attitude.

    What Protectors can do, and what initiatives exist, to improve your industry network.

    Tune in for this entertaining and mindset changing discussion.

    More about Byron:

    Byron Rodgers is a notable private security professional who has grown up in the executive protection industry. He’s the CEO of Bravo Research Group a boutique private security company out of Southern California. The founder of the first international executive protection online career success ecosystem “The League of Executive Protection Specialists.” The host of the Executive Protection Lifestyle podcast which has emerged to be the largest body of free digital content in the executive protection industry. The president of Protector Nation where he works with some of the worlds most elite protectors to educate people of all walks of life on all things protection at the highest levels. He holds a masters of psychology and lives to empower others too unlock their potential and reach professional or life goals through mentorship and real world educational products.

    Executive Protection Forum

    Executive Protection Lifestyle

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