Clearly it’s more difficult to travel abroad right now and everyone has to decide for themselves if it’s worth the risk and effort to do so. Though for my husband Christian and me, our global adventures lay the foundation for our entrepreneurial energy and creativity, and have become critical touch-points in our relationship.
We’re in the middle of a massive sea change. It isn’t the first one, and it certainly won’t be the last. The thing about sea changes is, the other side always looks different than we expected—and that depends, in part, on whether we jumped at the opportunities that came in the middle of the storm. I’ve watched a few of these changes come and go, and this time around, I can see some key characteristics tying them all together and hinting at the opportunities in front of us now—opportunities I’m going to jump at.
Early Defining Moments Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Allen and Shirley Green, a local elementary school principal and stay-at-home mom, Brandon grew up as the eldest child in a Mormon household. He moved to Iowa when he was 12 so his Dad could pursue his Doctorate in Education at Iowa State University. One of […]
With the launch of Brandon Green Chapter2Ventures, I’ve been thinking a lot about transitions. Mine, and what appears to be a lot of other people. In April, nearly four million employees quit their jobs and if that continues, 25% of the American workforce could change this year which would be a record.
Playing the long game is easier said than done. Most people already know compounding the right things creates future rewards in all kinds of areas including finances, relationships, and health. Yet doing it is actually very hard. We are powerfully drawn to short-term incentives and often overvalue speed above all else. Simply put, we’re impatient. I know I am.
I said it last year as we went into the pandemic: We were entering the best and the worst of times. You see it everywhere. From disparities in vaccine access to the acceleration of the housing and public equities markets, it’s a good time to live in the U.S. and have resources—if you’re so […]
From NFTs, to the booming economy driving inflation concerns, to tax season, there is a lot going on this spring! And let’s be honest: If you’re like most entrepreneurs out there, you’re probably just trying to keep your head above water running your business. In today’s publication I provide some context for the latest business […]
How do you make sense of worker classifications? When you’re a small business owner, you may employ several W-2 employees, but you also likely work with at least a few (and sometimes a lot of) independent contractors. How you file taxes for those workers is really important, because if you do it wrong, it can […]
Within minutes it was clear that somehow they didn’t have my mother-in-law’s information in the consultant affairs database. After 5 years of back and forth, that seemed impossible. It was incredibly discouraging, and we worried that we might have to leave Bogota without accomplishing the primary goal of the trip…