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Zachary Babcock: True Underdog: From the Big House to the Podcast Penthouse 

Episode Summary

Zachary Babcock is a non-traditional, no B.S. hustler who has amassed himself a powerful podcasting platform and agency since leaving prison. In this episode, Zach explains some of the most harrowing moments from his time in prison, and explains how he was able to rebuild his mentality to serve himself, rather than limit his progress. After some time of frustration upon leaving prison and trying to build up his brand, Zach was in his own words “pissed off.” He resolved to go all in on Underdog Empowerment, and allowed the doubters to fuel his path to success. It was only three days after he launched the show when he had become a top-ranking Apple Podcast. He followed that up by interviewing marketer Billy Gene, and from there was able to further leverage his early traction to interview other alpha entrepreneurs such as Grant Cardone, Andy Frisella, Neil Patel, and David Meltzer. Zach is a prime example of a person with a story and determination, who was able to grind his way into a position that no one would give him when he rejoined society. This episode gives a glimpse into how he’s grown his platform and has continued to leverage its success to grow and expand the value he offers his audience and clients. Join us and listen in to hear more about what Zach is doing to continue building Underdog Empowerment, as well as he’s making moves to help other people build their own platforms using their story and voice. Thanks for tuning in! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review/rating:  The POZCast is brought to you by our friends at Interseller - the prospecting + outreach platform of recruiters and sellers. Whether you’re doubling down on business development or recruiting talent, Interseller does all the heavy lifting of finding contact data, automating the email and follow-up process, and syncs all that rich data into 20+ CRMs and ATSs. Reach out and get going in a 2-week *free* trial today and let them know you heard about them from Adam on the POZCast.  Check out a free demo today! For more, always, please visit

Episode Notes

1:45 - Background
3:00 Who is Zach?
4:45 - First Second Chance
5:42 - Toughest Lesson Learned
9:50 - How to Pay Forward
10:10 - First Meal after being released
12:34 - First Tattoo
13:18 - Favorite Tattoo
14:08 - Getting into Podcasting
15:09 - Why is everyone on Podcast?
16:28 - Instant Gratification
17:32 - Philosophy of Podcast by Zach
19:17 - Keeping the balance
21:57 - Key to Growth
23:38 - Greatest Piece of Advice
25:50 - Zach's North Star