All of us are doing our best to lead our organizations and teams through the impacts of Covid-19 and the rapid changes to our business operations and expectations. The stress and pressure of being an entrepreneur can be a lonely one and I hope you’re being mindful of your own mental health and keep the restoration of your personal energy at the forefront of your priorities list.
With the launch of Brandon Green Chapter2Ventures, I’ve been thinking a lot about transitions and how hard they can sometimes be. I know I’m not alone. 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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]