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The Brandon Green Report: May 2021

May 10, 2021

  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…

The Brandon Green Report: April 2021

April 15, 2021

  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…

Making Sense of Worker Classifications With My CPA, Larry Rubin

April 13, 2021

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…

Count Shane Feldman In

April 1, 2021

Shane Feldman is the former Founder and CEO of Count Me In, an organization built as an entrepreneurship incubator to promote and uplift aspiring business owners. Now, Shane is my new chief of staff here at Brandon Green Chapter 2 Ventures.  This is an opportunity I’ve been thinking about creating for quite a long time.…

The Brandon Green Report: March 2021

March 15, 2021

  Shorter and more focused.  I’ve been asking some of you for feedback on this newsletter, and that’s what I’ve been hearing: make it shorter and more focused. I agree! In that spirit, my team and I have narrowed this month’s edition into three sections: Current Business Data Insights, Entrepreneurs Making It Happen, and Playing…

The Brandon Green Report: February 2021

February 15, 2021

    February can be quite cold and dreary in DC. If I had to pick a month to skip, it would probably be this one (sorry February lovers)… Fortunately, it’s short, and I’ve learned to “hack” my way through by using the month to clear up inconsistencies in my meditation routine––which supports clear, peaceful,…

Living Empowered with Dr. Julie Lopez

February 10, 2021

Dr. Julie Lopez is a licensed clinical social worker and the author of Live Empowered!: Rewiring Your Brain’s Implicit Memory, a comprehensive primer on implicit memory—those stored memories we don’t actively recall, but that affect our thoughts and behaviors. I interviewed her about the different types of memories our brains and bodies process, and we…

Coaching People Through Wealth Building

January 28, 2021

Recently, I wrote a reflective piece on my wealth-building journey, the building of which has been instrumental in creating the life I’m genuinely happy with. If you read it, you’ll see that I didn’t take a traditional path to wealth. I took a long and hard route, which has now inspired me to help other…

How Did I Do It? My Wealth Building Journey in 3 Phases

January 15, 2021

Not knowing how you’re going to pay your mortgage at the end of the month is frightening in a way you never forget if you experience it. I know that feeling, and while it has been 15 years since I was faced with that reality, sometimes it feels like yesterday.  Running away from that emotional…

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Stories of Grit: Brandon Green on How to Stay Successful for the Long Haul

June 19, 2020

I was recently interviewed by KW Outfront Magazine. My favorite part of the article is when I discuss the intersection between real estate and the outstanding impact it has on one’s life. I enjoyed getting the chance to sit down and be part of such an in-depth conversation. Please enjoy. Written by: KW Outfront Magazine…

What Inspires Me During a Difficult Week

March 20, 2020

Who can adequately describe the last seven days? Experiences like this are beyond language and will be told best by artists, philosophers, and historians in the years to come. I’ve been in emergency triage mode this week speaking with our teams, securing our finances, cutting expenses, canceling commitments, and brainstorming ways to make lemonade out…

Are you running your business or is your business running you?

February 13, 2020

In business, we say, “hold your money accountable” often with a finger shake at ourselves or at others.  But what does that actually mean and how do you do it? The adage might have come from its cousin “you have to spend money to make money.”  So let’s take a look at these and see…

How to practically improve the direction of your business

February 2, 2020

Trying to improve your life and your business?  You may have heard the following advice… Create a Vision Board!  No, you should Think Bigger!  Or, get better at Goal Setting.  Actually, it all starts with Daily Affirmations! Let’s face it, there is a lot of advice out there about how to make things better for yourself.  Heck, an entire industry has…

Tackling Social Media Step by Step

January 25, 2020

I’ve been getting some questions this week about digital media strategy and execution and my experience these last several months. Late last spring I decided to become an expert in this space and realized I was very far from it. Still am. Though I have been diving deep as a practitioner and have learned a…

An Invitation to Revitalize Our Lives in a Meaningful Way in 2020

December 28, 2019

Late this past fall I was driving to an appointment when a call came in from a very good friend. I was pretty sure I knew what he was calling about. For the last year and a half, he had been struggling with a decision to leave his company and start anew. It was an…

What I’ve Read in 2019

December 21, 2019

A friend of mine Christopher Schroeder recently wrote this post on LinkedIn, highlighting the best books he’s read this year. He worked through 110 books in 2019 and it made me wonder, how many books did I read in 2019 and what were they? It turns out it was far less than Chris’ 110, though…

Gratitude is not enough

November 23, 2019

I find it refreshing to get out of the US, given how the impeachment inquiry is sucking all the oxygen out of the room at the moment. It gives me perspective, and with that comes a lot of gratitude. When I look at the world I see mass protests in countries from Chile to Iran…

Mastering Midlife Podcast Episode 96

September 25, 2019

As you know from following me, over the last year or so I’ve been on a journey to make some important professional pivots. This has been a very difficult and incredibly rewarding experience, and last week I had an opportunity to sit down with coach Mark Silverman to discuss that journey on his podcast. This…

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A Three Stage Approach to a Pathway to Success in 2020

May 23, 2020

Friends, At the end of March, I took my 2020 business and personal goals and put them aside. It was clear, everything had changed and the year I planned was not the year that would be. While it’s still jarring to recall how quickly it all changed, I’m increasingly excited to see how the great…

The End…and a beginning

April 18, 2020

This is the end. The end of our naiveté about just how connected we really are. The end of invincibility and thinking our money, our power, or our status can protect us from everything. This is also the end of some relationships. And most certainly the end of some businesses, some careers, hopes and dreams,…

How Brandon Green Consulting can help small businesses survive the COVID crisis

April 10, 2020

When the market crashed in 2008 it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was unprepared. As a result, I sat at the precipice of financial collapse until I figured out how to pivot, be successful, and grow during a recession. It was painful.  This time it has been the speed of change that…

The Black Swan

March 27, 2020

For most of us, this is the Black Swan event that will define our career. How are you doing so far? I was in the early years of my real estate business when 2008 hit and I learned a few things I’ve been deploying the last couple weeks I thought I’d share. Speed matters. As…

What Inspires Me During a Difficult Week

March 20, 2020

Who can adequately describe the last seven days? Experiences like this are beyond language and will be told best by artists, philosophers, and historians in the years to come. I’ve been in emergency triage mode this week speaking with our teams, securing our finances, cutting expenses, canceling commitments, and brainstorming ways to make lemonade out…

Focus Forward, it Helps.

March 15, 2020

This coming week is likely to be chaotic and full of twists and turns. It’s incredibly stressful right now to adjust to so many things so significantly, all at once. And by all measures, we are all going to be susceptible to a variety of increasingly aggressive measures to contain the virus. There is little…

Making some early predictions: How will Covid-19 affect us in business?

March 15, 2020

Two months are burned into my memory. September 2001, and October 2008. And now a third – March 2020. In 2001 and 2008 things were indeed never the same and now, in March 2020, we will look back on this month with some nostalgia and say the same. While the next several months are likely…

Are you running your business or is your business running you?

February 13, 2020

In business, we say, “hold your money accountable” often with a finger shake at ourselves or at others.  But what does that actually mean and how do you do it? The adage might have come from its cousin “you have to spend money to make money.”  So let’s take a look at these and see…

How to practically improve the direction of your business

February 2, 2020

Trying to improve your life and your business?  You may have heard the following advice… Create a Vision Board!  No, you should Think Bigger!  Or, get better at Goal Setting.  Actually, it all starts with Daily Affirmations! Let’s face it, there is a lot of advice out there about how to make things better for yourself.  Heck, an entire industry has…

Improve My Life

Are you in your own echo chamber?

May 8, 2019

One of the effects of the extraordinary evolution of technology is we are living in echo chambers of our own creation, more now than ever.  The convenience of predictive analytics makes it easy to find what we are looking for and also makes it difficult to see anything other than what we are looking for. …

How do you deal with constant change?

May 5, 2019

I was teaching a class to real estate entrepreneurs this week and the students were incredibly focused and concerned about the competitive landscape they are now operating in.  A robust conversation ensued about the rapid pace of change as new models, new technology and aggressive competitors enter the space.  There was a lot of fear…

Simple Hacks To Turn Your Brain Off, So You Can Get Some Rest

March 24, 2019

The first 2 months of 2019 have been incredibly exciting for me. I’m in my zone, advancing several new business endeavors, all with significant long term prospects, all at the same time.  I do better when I have a variety of diverse challenges on my plate.  Though this can also accelerate my racing mind and…

If You’re Worried About Money, Read This…

February 6, 2019

Statistics vary, though most suggest only 20% of American workers are prepared to miss one paycheck.  I remember what that’s like.  I remember how the worry about money was all-encompassing at times and framed nearly every decision I made. One of the greatest resources that started me out of that was the book Think and Grow…

The balance between heart and head

January 20, 2019

I can’t remember the last time I started the year with so much energy and enthusiasm for the year ahead.  And the other day I realized it’s because my heart is leading the way and my intellect is figuring out how to execute my heart’s voice.  If that sounds too air fairy for you, think…

Manage Your Time Off

January 13, 2019

When I started my business in 2001 I worked 7 days a week for 3 years straight.  I was in my mid-20s and focused on building as quickly as possible.  Eventually, it became clear to me that wasn’t sustainable and I needed to have some time off.  The problem was the business never seemed to…

Do this so you don’t lose focus on your 2019 goal

January 8, 2019

Usually, by the 2nd or 3rd week of January, your New Year’s Eve optimism about 2019 is beginning to lose its glow as the reality of life and your business sets in.  It may even be quite demotivating to look at the goal you set and realize you’re nearly halfway through the first month of the year…

How to actually advance your New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions are a bit controversial.  While I’m not aware of any hard research on the matter, antidotally, it does seem like the resolutions fade pretty quickly. Instead of resolutions, try constructing your goals with clear lead and lag indicators.  Let me explain…. A lead indicator is an activity that if you focus on…

Gratitude 2.0

December 19, 2018

The holidays are a time when we reflect on the year with gratitude for all that has happened in our lives.  It’s a time when we seem to have a greater sense of perspective, more generosity, and perhaps even a little grace for ourselves. I believe you can never have too much gratitude, though what…

Small Business Series

A Three Stage Approach to a Pathway to Success in 2020

May 23, 2020

Friends, At the end of March, I took my 2020 business and personal goals and put them aside. It was clear, everything had changed and the year I planned was not the year that would be. While it’s still jarring to recall how quickly it all changed, I’m increasingly excited to see how the great…

The End…and a beginning

April 18, 2020

This is the end. The end of our naiveté about just how connected we really are. The end of invincibility and thinking our money, our power, or our status can protect us from everything. This is also the end of some relationships. And most certainly the end of some businesses, some careers, hopes and dreams,…

How Brandon Green Consulting can help small businesses survive the COVID crisis

April 10, 2020

When the market crashed in 2008 it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was unprepared. As a result, I sat at the precipice of financial collapse until I figured out how to pivot, be successful, and grow during a recession. It was painful.  This time it has been the speed of change that…

The Black Swan

March 27, 2020

For most of us, this is the Black Swan event that will define our career. How are you doing so far? I was in the early years of my real estate business when 2008 hit and I learned a few things I’ve been deploying the last couple weeks I thought I’d share. Speed matters. As…

What Inspires Me During a Difficult Week

March 20, 2020

Who can adequately describe the last seven days? Experiences like this are beyond language and will be told best by artists, philosophers, and historians in the years to come. I’ve been in emergency triage mode this week speaking with our teams, securing our finances, cutting expenses, canceling commitments, and brainstorming ways to make lemonade out…

Focus Forward, it Helps.

March 15, 2020

This coming week is likely to be chaotic and full of twists and turns. It’s incredibly stressful right now to adjust to so many things so significantly, all at once. And by all measures, we are all going to be susceptible to a variety of increasingly aggressive measures to contain the virus. There is little…

Making some early predictions: How will Covid-19 affect us in business?

March 15, 2020

Two months are burned into my memory. September 2001, and October 2008. And now a third – March 2020. In 2001 and 2008 things were indeed never the same and now, in March 2020, we will look back on this month with some nostalgia and say the same. While the next several months are likely…

Are you running your business or is your business running you?

February 13, 2020

In business, we say, “hold your money accountable” often with a finger shake at ourselves or at others.  But what does that actually mean and how do you do it? The adage might have come from its cousin “you have to spend money to make money.”  So let’s take a look at these and see…

How to practically improve the direction of your business

February 2, 2020

Trying to improve your life and your business?  You may have heard the following advice… Create a Vision Board!  No, you should Think Bigger!  Or, get better at Goal Setting.  Actually, it all starts with Daily Affirmations! Let’s face it, there is a lot of advice out there about how to make things better for yourself.  Heck, an entire industry has…