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Jerry Brazie is an outspoken, straight-talking CEO, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor living in Portland, Oregon. Growing up with zero advantages, eight brothers and sisters, and no education and on his own at 17, he faced a lifetime of crappy jobs and poverty. Starting at 28, Jerry beat the odds by starting his own company and 20+ years later, and having bought and sold a dozen companies, Jerry has strong opinions on what it takes to succeed in business and life in today’s America. With a lifetime of experiences both at work and at home, Jerry is hoping to challenge and inspire anyone that is searching for success. Jerry pulls no punches and tells it exactly as he sees it. Jerry will certainly challenge you, probably offend you, and will definitely make you think. The show is co-hosted by William (Billy) Green from Vancouver, WA. Billy is a former software developer branching out into the creative space and a content creator for Jerry. As well as providing his technical expertise, Billy brings the perspective of a young millennial. He will provide the opinions and pushback of a young entrepreneur vs. an established CEO. Are you wondering if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Have you ever wondered what the life of a successful business owner looks like? If you are serious about learning from real-world experiences both in life and business from someone who has lived it, give us a try. This podcast series will cover stories from Jerry's life, including the lessons he has learned along the way both in business and in life. So if you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, are an existing business owner, are looking to be successful, or just have questions on the journey, give us a listen. We want the podcast to be both educational and entertaining while providing the best information we can to help anyone looking to start or run their own business. We love to argue and want people to tell us why they think we are wrong.

Jerry Brazie is an outspoken, straight-talking CEO, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor living in Portland, Oregon. Growing up with zero advantages, eight brothers and sisters, and no education and on his own at 17, he faced a lifetime of crappy jobs and poverty. Starting at 28, Jerry beat the odds by starting his own company and 20+ years later, and having bought and sold a dozen companies, Jerry has strong opinions on what it takes to succeed in business and life in today’s America. With a lifetime of experiences both at work and at home, Jerry is hoping to challenge and inspire anyone that is searching for success. Jerry pulls no punches and tells it exactly as he sees it. Jerry will certainly challenge you, probably offend you, and will definitely make you think. The show is co-hosted by William (Billy) Green from Vancouver, WA. Billy is a former software developer branching out into the creative space and a content creator for Jerry. As well as providing his technical expertise, Billy brings the perspective of a young millennial. He will provide the opinions and pushback of a young entrepreneur vs. an established CEO. Are you wondering if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Have you ever wondered what the life of a successful business owner looks like? If you are serious about learning from real-world experiences both in life and business from someone who has lived it, give us a try. This podcast series will cover stories from Jerry's life, including the lessons he has learned along the way both in business and in life. So if you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, are an existing business owner, are looking to be successful, or just have questions on the journey, give us a listen. We want the podcast to be both educational and entertaining while providing the best information we can to help anyone looking to start or run their own business. We love to argue and want people to tell us why they think we are wrong.

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United States

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Jerry Brazie is an outspoken, straight-talking CEO, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor living in Portland, Oregon. Growing up with zero advantages, eight brothers and sisters, and no education and on his own at 17, he faced a lifetime of crappy jobs and poverty. Starting at 28, Jerry beat the odds by starting his own company and 20+ years later, and having bought and sold a dozen companies, Jerry has strong opinions on what it takes to succeed in business and life in today’s America. With a lifetime of experiences both at work and at home, Jerry is hoping to challenge and inspire anyone that is searching for success. Jerry pulls no punches and tells it exactly as he sees it. Jerry will certainly challenge you, probably offend you, and will definitely make you think. The show is co-hosted by William (Billy) Green from Vancouver, WA. Billy is a former software developer branching out into the creative space and a content creator for Jerry. As well as providing his technical expertise, Billy brings the perspective of a young millennial. He will provide the opinions and pushback of a young entrepreneur vs. an established CEO. Are you wondering if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Have you ever wondered what the life of a successful business owner looks like? If you are serious about learning from real-world experiences both in life and business from someone who has lived it, give us a try. This podcast series will cover stories from Jerry's life, including the lessons he has learned along the way both in business and in life. So if you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, are an existing business owner, are looking to be successful, or just have questions on the journey, give us a listen. We want the podcast to be both educational and entertaining while providing the best information we can to help anyone looking to start or run their own business. We love to argue and want people to tell us why they think we are wrong.

Twitter:

@jerrybrazie

Language:

English


Episodes

#230 – Life-Changing Events That Happen Under the Heading of “Oops” With Wayne McFarland

4/15/2021
In this episode, we are excited to have Wayne McFarland on the podcasts. Wayne is an entrepreneur, author, and a man who has lived a life full of experiences, and he has the stories to go along with them. Listening to him for an hour will leave you feeling like your life is boring. Just a few of the stories you will hear from Wayne include the time Wayne pitched a loan shark when he lost 10k at the Hollywood sign, when he left town with a monkey, and why he got shot in Arkansas. A great...

Duration:01:05:42

#229 - Work Ethic and Mindset

4/9/2021
In this episode, we talk about work ethic and mindset. Far to often, we see people not putting forth their best foot forward in all jobs they take. In this episode, we dive down into why giving your best physically and mentally is critical for finding success in the long run. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry Brazie podcast! So check it out and hear some unfiltered insight from someone who...

Duration:00:48:17

#228 - Using Stages To Grow Your Business With Blair Bryant Nichols

4/6/2021
Blair Bryant Nichols is the Director of Stages for Advance Your Reach. He oversees the Stage Agency, connecting entrepreneurs and business owners with stages that will grow their business, and manages its community of meeting planners. After beginning his career representing hundreds of authors from Top 6 publishers, he moved into the management of founders, entrepreneurs, executives, authors, and celebrities, with various work streams, projects, and personal interests, acting as a Chief of...

Duration:01:07:51

#227 - Working Smarter AND Harder

3/30/2021
In this episode, we talk about the current state of mindset we see in the workforce. We debate about the common phrase "work smarter, not harder" and give some real-world examples. Then we finish it up by talking about the mindset taking something you haven't earned produces. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry Brazie podcast! So check it out and hear some unfiltered insight from someone who...

Duration:00:59:53

#226 - Overcoming your Past with Larry Doochin

3/24/2021
In this episode, we talk with Larry Dochin, an author, abuse survivor, and entrepreneur. We talk a lot about fear. How it controls your mind and actions and how you can overcome it to live your life the way you want. We discuss fear and past experiences in relation to business and life survival. We talk about how fear can play out in multiple ways through your actions and decisions in life, how to be aware of it, and how to cope with it. We touch on many aspects of mental, emotional, and...

Duration:01:05:35

#225 - Cognitive Biases in Business

3/19/2021
In this episode, we read, discuss and compare an article we found on Entreprenuer.com with Jerry's business experience. "How to Account for Cognitive Biases as an Entrepreneur" by Timothy Carter was a well-crafted article that discusses the many cognitive biases or mental roadblocks that many entrepreneurs face daily. We also look back at the last year of covid and compare and contrast what we expected and have been stating all year with the outcomes we see today. Join us in our Facebook...

Duration:00:51:07

#224 - Should You Buy a Franchise?

3/17/2021
In this episode, we start talking about cars, well, car issues. Then we dive into franchises. We discuss what a franchise is, how much they cost, what they include, the benefit, and the downfalls compared to starting your own business from scratch. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry Brazie podcast! So check it out and hear some unfiltered insight from someone who comes from nothing, who had...

Duration:00:56:43

#223 - The Hypocrisy of the NBA, Jerry takes a day off, Tequila nightmares, and Billy's brakes!

3/12/2021
In this episode, we talk about the NBA and other large corporations and the hypocrisy surrounding China. We also go over Jerry's long weekend in Destin, Florida, and the lack of any Covid regulations. He found a great Mexican food place that was slinging serious margaritas. and Billy and Jerry tell Tequila horror stories. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry Brazie podcast! So check it out and...

Duration:00:53:04

#222 - Someday Will Never Come

2/26/2021
In this episode, we talk about the wantrepreneur. The person who claims to want to start their own business while sitting on the couch playing video games. The person who exclaims, "I'm just not ready. The stars have not aligned yet, but someday." Guaranteed, someday will never come. We also touch on my business over the last week and some of the challenges we have been facing. Remember, running your own business is challenging. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and...

Duration:00:49:07

#221 - Amazon Megacycle

2/8/2021
Amazon is switching to the "megacycle," a term that talks about Amazon switching to 4 days, ten-hour shifts. Oh, the inhumanity of it all! It's all a travesty of justice and human compassion. Easily on a level with Christians being thrown to the lions, starving people in Africa, and anyone forced to watch anything with Joy Behar in it. The over the top hyperbole around people asked to work ONLY four ten days shifts is frightening. Ok, they start at 1:00 am and go until 11:00 am, but here is...

Duration:00:43:07

#220 - All Things Portland With John and Kristina

2/2/2021
In this episode, we have two great friends of Jerry and Billy, John Taylor and Kristina Bullock, the best realtors in Portland, OR for over 20 years. John and Kristina launched their podcast All Things Portland last year and have knocked it out of the park! After helping so many homebuyers and home sellers over the years, they wanted to create a space to share all the unique dynamic people they have met along the way. Giving others a chance to share who they are, how they contribute to our...

Duration:01:49:00

#219 - It's Not Easy!

1/25/2021
In this episode, we talk about perspective, specifically how our minds like to play tricks on us while we live through things getting progressively worse and worse. We also talk about how subconsciously we separate or date old photos and videos. We finish it up by explaining tips and tricks from working successful people, it may look easy, but it's not. Understand they have been dragged through the rocks and have put in the time. Similar to how an NBA player shoots a three-pointer. Looks...

Duration:01:03:10

#218 - John King: Tradesman to Millionaire Business Owner

1/12/2021
Since the age of 20, John worked as a boilermaker at his dad’s company and rig welder at a large manufacturing firm. With the hope of expanding his horizons in 2005, he started his own side business out of his garage, making metal “cowboy” furniture; barbeque pits, deer feeders, and rocking chairs. The small, part-time business has metamorphosized into JK Welding, a multi-million-dollar company that thrives on creativity, skill, and man-power. His philosophy is, “we build anything.” If other...

Duration:01:09:07

#217 - Think Like a Business Owner, Not an Employee

1/6/2021
We are back with another great episode! Things have been inconsistent here while getting the new workflow sorted out, but we are on the other side of it and pushing for our usual two podcasts a week schedule again! In this episode, we talk about the mindset shift between being an employee vs. a business owner. We bring up several catchphrases or things we hear from people in the workforce and those who aspire to be a business owner one day. We dissect them and add some perspective from a...

Duration:00:57:09

#216 – We Are Back!

12/18/2020
After a short hiatus, we are back! We took some time to move Jerry to TN and set up a new studio in his new location. Since then we have been working to refine our processes, dial-in quality, and make sure we offer you a better experience than before. We appreciate you all for sticking with us over the years, and hopefully, you enjoy our new upgraded show! Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry...

Duration:00:57:48

#215 - Success in Life and Business With Henry Daas

11/13/2020
In this episode, we talk with Henry Daas about many things surrounding life and success. We talk about the housing market, some tips on finding the right investment property, and expecting to buy and sell. We spend some time talking about business and entrepreneurship. What it is like starting a business and some of the problems you'll face while trying to go out on your own. We talk about money, managing and investing your money. and so much more. Henry Daas is a serial entrepreneur,...

Duration:01:05:08

#214 - Election Talk

11/10/2020
In this episode, we talk about the election. We tend to try and stay away from the political talk but it has been overwhelming in recent months and needs to be discussed. Here are some thoughts from Jerry on the current elections. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry Brazie podcast! So check it out and hear some unfiltered insight from someone who comes from nothing, who had made it big, and...

Duration:00:55:46

#213 - Thinking Critically

11/4/2020
In this episode, we talk about critical thinking and politics. It is crucial to remain objective and to question everything in politics and every aspect of life. It's essential in business, life, and success to not react emotionally, look at things objectively, and think critically. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry Brazie podcast! So check it out and hear some unfiltered insight from...

Duration:00:47:03

#212 - Rediscover Your Play With Jeff Harry

10/26/2020
In this episode, we talk with Jeff Harry, an international speaker with some different ideas on how to re-engage the workplace. We thought going into this we would have quite a few things to disagree with. But after defining keywords and talking through the details we have a lot more in common than we initially thought. A great episode and a wonderful guest definitely worth checking out! Jeff Harry shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and...

Duration:01:06:16

#211 - A Little Bit of Politics

10/20/2020
In this episode, we talk a little bit about politics. With the upcoming election, it's almost an impossible topic to stay away from. We try to stay pretty apolitical on this show. So here you go, one for the books. The Jerry Brazie Podcast political edition. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry Brazie podcast! So check it out and hear some unfiltered insight from someone who comes from...

Duration:01:15:54