Episode 49: Brady Dahmer - Say Yes to Everything and Then Succeed
Gold Nuggets in this Episode:
- “Keep saying ‘yes’ whether you know how to do it or you dont know how to do it. At some point you will make it if you just keep saying ‘yes’ and faking it.”
- “To be an entrepreneur, you’ve got to have that persistence, and you’ve got to have those multi-skills and be able to get through a lot of different things.”
- “Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. It does take a special kind of breed.”
- “A lot of people who hire designers, or any creatives in general - anything that you’re hiring somebody to create for you, is owned by them by what’s called creative ownership. It’s that creator’s intellectual property until the creator gives that company the creative ownership. An action item to help companies get around this is creating something as simple as a creative transfer agreement.”
- “There is a belief that once you pay for something like a logo that it is yours, but it is not by law.”
- “Being an entrepreneur, as lonely as it can be, make sure that you’re finding ways to connect and be inspired. If you’re having a hard day, just call someone.”
- “Be good to yourself. Rest. Take a day off every now and again.”
- “You see things and you say ‘why?’ I dream things that never were and say ‘why not?’” - George Bernard Shaw
Our guest is Central Branch Founder, Brady Dahmer.
Brady is a multiple award-winning designer and creative entrepreneur. With over 25 years of experience, Brady has held board positions in several arts foundations and events, developed courses, served as a faculty member of a national art school, worked with Fortune 500 Companies, entrepreneurs, revolutionary thinkers, and current and future leaders. He taught Design and Art Direction, and designed a curriculum, at The Art Institute, and ran the TYE international youth entrepreneurial program for high school students.
He is the author of ”I Wish We Knew That Before We Started...”
Brady holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Design and Advertising from Conestoga College.