January 18, 2016
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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 […]
January 13, 2016
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How to Get a Record Deal in 5 Easy Steps

I got a record deal. I did! I did it. I dreamed about it, cried about it, prayed about it and obsessed over it for over a decade, and then… I got one. I’m not going to downplay my experience, because it was awesome. I got to do things that many a 15-year-old daydreams about. When I reflect back on that process, I realize that there are principles that can be applied to the building of any business, to the building of any significant project that is worth conquering, to the accomplishment of any worthy goal. So you’re ready to take […]
December 18, 2015
The truly great leader doesn't need to announce his own success or sing her own greatness. She has mastered the process of patiently allowing the excellent people around her do the talking for her.

Do You Let Others Toot Your Horn For You?

My first professional gig as a guitar player was with a Christian hip-hop artist named DJ Maj. I was so excited to be playing music for actual money, to be able to proudly claim the coveted tag, “professional musician.” It validated me. It felt good. It felt like moving to Nashville with only one local acquaintance (and not a damn clue) maybe wasn’t so hair-brained. I remember one evening, sitting on the front bench of our 16-passenger van, watching the white lines speed by through the night as we drove away from another show at a church somewhere out in […]
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 […]