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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

#240 - The College-Industrial Complex

7/27/2021
In this episode, we talk about the College-Industrial Complex. Jerry breaks down how colleges are scamming the very people they should be helping. Students are given ridiculous loans with no chance of ever paying them back, all underwritten by the government. These students have been let down by the system across the board and everyone in it. Teachers, parents, principals, counselors, recruiters, the government, the list goes on. Tune in to hear what a scam college has become and what we...

Duration:00:55:05

#239 – Billy Is Back From Belize

7/16/2021
Billy has returned from his vacation in Belize and in this episode, he tells us all about his trip. We get a quality movie review from Jerry and finish it off on a more serious note about current events. 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 is talking about it in an unfiltered and honest way. It’s just his opinion, but he will make you think! Let us...

Duration:01:00:14

#238 - Looking at the Numbers

7/13/2021
In this episode, we do a follow-up on the predictions post-pandemic. We take a look at all the numbers straight from the CDC and compare them to what we talked about almost 2 years ago. Billy's been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and we are happy to be back. This episode was recorded 3 weeks ago, so the numbers may have shifted slightly to today's numbers. All of that and more on this episode of The Jerry Brazie podcast! So check it out and hear some unfiltered insight from...

Duration:01:18:09

#237 - Political Correctness and Victim Mentality

6/17/2021
In this episode, we talk about Political Correctness and Victim Mentality. We recently joined Clubhouse ( follow us @Jerrybrazie), and within business-focused rooms, we are noticing an abundance of PC talk and victim mentality over business advice stories and consultation. In this episode, we discuss what we have heard lately and Jerry's response to that mentality in the business world. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more...

Duration:00:35:44

#236 – The Art of Transformation With Keith Merron

6/4/2021
Keith Merron is the founder and Managing Partner of Avista Consulting Group, an organizational consulting and leadership development firm dedicated to helping organizations with bold visions achieve sustainable high performance and industry leadership. As organization effectiveness and executive development consultant, he has more than 38 years of experience assisting executives and managers in business, government, and education. Keith has designed and led over 100 seminars and workshops...

Duration:01:00:28

#235 - Toxic Workplace? How To Come out a Winner. W| Peter Economy

5/25/2021
Peter Economy is a Wall Street Journal bestselling ghostwriter and author of more than 100 books (with more than 3 million copies sold), including "What, I'm Working with Who?!?" and "Wait, I'm the Boss?!?" He's also the Leadership Guy at Inc.com, which averages over 500,000 page views a month for his more than 1,500 columns published to date. 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:01:07:37

#234 - Try Something New With Michael Cohen

5/18/2021
In his episode, we talk with Michael Cohen. Michael is a business owner, profession jumping entrepreneur, Investor, dabbler in real estate, fairly funny improv artist, and extremely neurotic. He is always looking for something new and interesting to entertain him. He is also a TV host and podcast host of Second Scene. 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,...

Duration:00:55:16

#233 - Innovative strategies to future proof your business W| Cara Macklin

5/10/2021
In this episode, we talk with Cara Macklin about business and entrepreneurship. We discuss growing up in Northern Ireland, helping with her parent's business during the Northern Ireland Conflict or "The Troubles." We talk about opening your mind and rapidly changing things in your business to stay successful. We also discuss many other tips for starting and running a successful company of any size. Cara Macklin is a Founder, CEO & Serial Entrepreneur who has scaled 8 figure businesses in...

Duration:01:10:45

#232 - The Global Startup Ecosystem With StartupBlink’s CEO, Eli David

4/27/2021
In this episode, we talk with StartupBlink's CEO Eli David. StartupBlink publishes an annual report ranking the startup ecosystems of 1,000 cities and 100 countries that are viewed by hundreds of thousands of ecosystem stakeholders. Eli works with dozens of governments and international organizations such as the World Bank Group and the United Nations to provide insight and statistics. Join us in our Facebook group "The Successful Mindset" and start up a conversation! All of that and more...

Duration:01:09:35

#231 - From Suck to Success With Todd Palmer

4/20/2021
In this episode, we have a returning guest Todd Palmer. Todd is an executive coach, keynote speaker, renowned thought leader, author, baseball fanatic, and CEO committed to helping business owners tackle their obstacles and clear their path to success. We discuss baseball (of course), opportunities in tragedies, the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee imposter syndrome, mindset, and all things businesses. Todd covers a lot of these things in his new book, "From Suck To Success," which we also touch...

Duration:01:05:03

#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