Brandon Lee

Mentor, Coach, and Connector in San Francisco, CA

Brandon Lee

Mentor, Coach, and Connector in San Francisco, CA

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-- Overview --

Brandon began the early years of his career as an international speaker, training churches and nonprofits while building a YouTube channel with over 9 million views and a personal blog that garnered 300,000 views.

Wanting to address the financial gap he found in nonprofits, he decided to reinvent himself and began flipping homes in the Silicon Valley.

After flipping 20 houses, and honing his business acumen over the next 4 years, Brandon switched directions to start a personal development coaching program (Orenda Academy.com) for teens.

Over 2.5 years, Orenda Academy taught skills like social fluency, self awareness, values, habit-building, growth mindset, and meta-learning to hundreds of teens.

Brandon currently runs Operations at Searchlight.ai.

On the side, Brandon writes on Quora and Medium about personal development and the psychology of everyday life. His content has garnered over 7.5 million views and has been featured on Inc, Huffington, Time, BBC, and Mashable.

-- Life Philosophy --

Incrementalism

Normal people do great things, and life is an incremental journey.

It is normal to start at 0 and slowly build up to 100, it simply takes the drive and tenacity to continually take forward steps. "A man with a limp can climb a mountain, as long as he gives himself time." This applies to any skill, venture, or endeavor.

Curiosity

The more you know, the more you realize how much you don't know. Once you realize this, you can either ignore it and delude yourself, or humble yourself and develop an insatiable curiosity and always find something to learn from anyone.

Abundance

Life is not a zero-sum game. There is enough pie to go around, and if we focus efforts on growing the pie, creating win-wins, everybody comes out ahead. There is no need to be intimidated by others' success.

Build Bridges

The world runs on relationships. In a growing digital world, having legitimate relationships helps cut through all the B.S. and noise. No one has gotten "to the top" alone. The people you've chosen to surround yourself with will define 1) what you know 2) the opportunities you're exposed to and 3) the perspectives that you have, all of which affects the trajectory you're on.

Integrity

Don't take advantage of people, even if you can get away with it. Tell the truth, even when it's inconvenient. Own up to your mistakes, period. Apologize when you fall short of your commitments.

Audacity

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."