March 14, 2016
4683130187_e4bf9c7a7e_z

3 Lessons I Learned From a Mentor Just This Morning

This morning I sat at Frothy Monkey, a cozy little coffee shop in downtown Franklin, TN, and spoke with a man about 25 years my senior. Kent has a demeanor that I envy. He has a contentment and calm gentleness that I’d love to emulate. He is sincerely interested in who you are, and commands a genuineness that is rare these days. Interestingly, Kent is a highly successful businessman, despite not being the hard-edged shark that we like to envision. He’s enjoyed some good runs and also been humbled a time or two, and was gracious enough to sit with […]
February 12, 2016
8376271918_0ca57957fa_z

5 Powerful Benefits of the DISC Profile Test

When I am going through the process of hiring a new rock star to our team, the first thing I do is ask that person to complete a DISC Profile. (If you’re not familiar with this, I whole-heartedly encourage you to click on over and take advantage of this fantastic tool.) If you’re not sold, though, don’t worry. That doesn’t surprise me at all. I can frequently tell that people are thrown off when I ask for this during the hiring process. In fact, I was pretty reticent myself. “You can’t possibly think that you can get to know me […]
January 18, 2016
4135841914_0a77495c14_z

How to Learn From the Pros For FREE

I learn a lot by reading books and listening to podcasts. I love taking in information because I know that it’s the foundation of taking effective action. But I learn even more by consuming products that I want to create and observing my experience. When I receive an email from someone I admire like Michael Hyatt, I pay close attention: what time of day is it? What is the subject line? What is his call to action? What is his goal with this communication? And possibly the most important question: What are the subtle clues that prompt me to trust […]
August 4, 2015
Great free resources for entrepreneurs and bloggers, from Pat Flynn, Tony Robbins, Jeff Goins, Seth Godin, Sally Hogshead, Lewis Howes and more.

Check out some great free resources…

I began BrianBandas.com with one key principle in mind above all else: GENEROSITY. It is my belief that whatever I give will come back to me in time. I have fallen deeply in love with the generosity marketplace, the economy of giving that has become so prevalent. What a fantastic cornerstone to doing business. In that spirit, I thought this would be a fitting first blog post. Please enjoy a few of my favorite FREE resources found out there on the web. I think you’ll find these to be helpful and inspiring.   1. First of all (and you can thank me later), click […]