Brendan Hufford is the author of Epic Gi Book, a full-time assistant principal and a devoted family man. Brendan is the owner of a successful product based niche site and online community called gireviews.net. He also owns OK! Kimonos, a clothing brand that specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gis. Brendan writes blogs for both companies and has been featured on The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn. Brendan applies an “all or nothing” approach to every aspect of his life. He currently has several projects in the pipeline including his recently launched Entrepreneurs and Coffee Podcast.
The more you fail forward, the more likely your next venture is to succeed. – Brendan Hufford
There will be things in your business that you don’t like but you still have to do them. For Brendan, a podcast is the most immediate and intimate way to get his message across.
Brendan’s One Idea
After learning from Pat Flynn’s podcasts, Brendan started a review website for Jiu Jitsu Gis. Manufacturers started sending him their products for his review.
Gi reviews. Ok! Kimonos on the side. The Entrepreneurs and Coffee Podcast is a way for Brendan to teach other people about what he’s been doing in growing his business on the side.
Passion and patience: Passion is worthless without patience.
Surround yourself with people who will support you.
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If they were to start another business today, they would concentrate on five areas:
- Create a platform.
- Put people on a list where you can engage with them regularly.
- Be super helpful.
- Find out what their struggles are.
- Solve the problem for them in an impactful way.
Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
Secret To Success
Brendan took an audit of his time and start getting up earlier than everybody else.