I recently had the opportunity to interview Bryan Legend. Here are some excerpts from the interview.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I was brought up blue-collar in a family environment that believed money was a hard thing to come by and viewed it as something evil that either the rich and famous had or that somebody didn’t deserve because they caused harm to another.
This is entirely the wrong mindset to have. I knew from my mid-late teens that I wanted money, that deep down it was calling my name, and that I was destined for something greater than normal everyday living. I certainly felt I was deserving and that a mediocre life was not something I was happy to accept.
Throughout my school years, I always felt distracted and found myself always disobeying orders. A knowing trait of an entrepreneur where I wanted to do my own thing and not be concerned with things out of my control.
Dropping out of school in the first semester of year 10, three years before graduation year I was eager to start in the workforce, accepting responsibility, and being more independent. After the first number of years slogging away at a general week to week wage within the labor industry, I knew this was not my calling and that there was something to come that would meet my desire of being successful and wealthy. This is where I started learning the art of sales by being part of different industries; telecommunications, transport, household appliances, security, and others.
I definitely had the ‘gift of the gab’ and began to educate others on how to sell and what the customer wants ad expects. Being successful at this and wanting to upskill me, I began to focus more on business management, namely, how to run a profitable business, and self-taught everything along the way I needed to know on how to become a successful CEO.
Since then, I have solely founded several companies that have all been successful in their own way, the latest of which is Clever Defi. My previous history and company’s I have been part of can be publicly accessed through Bryan Legend’s LinkedIn.
What exactly does Clever DeFi do?
Clever DeFi is the first truly decentralized protocol giving power to the many, rather than the few, and offers a new decentralized finance (DeFi) token with an innovative design that uses Blockchain to distribute secure interest payments to holders on a 14-day cycle. Each cycle offers up to 11% compound interest and with all 888 scheduled cycles to complete in just over 34 years. Clever Token (CLVA) has been programmed to meet a forecasted average ROI of 80.60% per annum.
It can be looked at as the new, improved, and smart way to store your wealth.
What do you see as your greatest success in life?
I feel being able to work for myself and pave my own path by not having to follow anybody else’s rules is an inborn need and being lucky enough to be semi-retired at the age of 37 is something to be grateful for as my main accomplishment. Also, I have always been very materialistic at heart so being able to afford a few expensive toys isn’t such a bad thing either.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, in general, is the industry as a whole that I have a particular interest in and a lot of experience in. Expanding from that is the whole DeFi (Decentralized Finance) space that I find quite appealing.
I find DeFi opens up new untapped ways to get a better grasp on our own finances as well as empowering people to have a better understanding of their own finances as well as how finance works in general. DeFi offers up the possibilities of redefining that.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
If I believe in something whole-heartedly and set a goal to accomplish it because of that same belief, I will find myself giving up all other life priorities and dedicate my sole efforts to accomplishing that task. Namely, starting a new business concept or enterprise.
I will give 110% focus on doing everything in my power to make sure it is successful and being productive with my time allows me to navigate those waters. Not getting distracted with any outside events that would cause me to lose focus and not letting the sight of that goal until it is complete, allows me to stay motivated throughout the whole process.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
The best $100 I have ever spent was on starting my first ‘real business’ which plugged a niche within the world of digital marketing. That very business was started from my living room which inevitably led to greater expansion into a prestigious office location within the CBD and managing several staff to bring it to a million-dollar enterprise.
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