Brandon Frere: Break Frustrating Patterns to Better Your Business and Your Life

Business Owner Facing Difficult Decision

Most people's split-second choices are made at a subconscious level, often driven by deep-seated beliefs and ideas developed by experiences in the past. These decisions can reveal patterns of thinking and behavior that may not truly benefit a person's life or business — and can even be destructive. An entrepreneur may have an amazing head on their shoulders, only to keep making the same bad choices — the wrong business partner, the wrong products, the wrong priorities. Brandon Frere, successful entrepreneur and CEO of Ameritech Financial and other ventures, believes it's possible to break these frustrating patterns in order to make better choices in both life and business.

"The success of your company relies on sound decisions," said Frere. "It can be hard to identify whether it's a sound decision in the moment, but by identifying your personal patterns you can increase the odds of better split-second choices."

Examining the past and decisions that were made can be frustrating but necessary in order to recognize patterns of thinking and behavior; without the ability to identify these detrimental patterns, there's no ability to readjust for positive patterns that allow for decisions that are more in line with business goals. Successful leaders have the ability to reflect on their past and the decisions that led to certain outcomes, as well as how the decision continues to play out. Doing a self-aware inventory of past decisions can allow an entrepreneur to start connecting the dots and discover patterns of thinking and behavior.

To start a self-aware reflection, focus on one specific pattern that isn't beneficial (or may even be harmful) to business decisions. Reflect on why that thing — whether it's a strategy, a product, or business partner — was chosen. After identifying the why, focus on the where: where have these types of decisions occurred in other areas of life? Are these patterns still playing out currently in some way? Consider how the patterns might be changed. For example, if new employees are only hired during desperate times, resulting in poor hiring choices, perhaps candidates can be researched and found before the need is quite so dire. This type of self-awareness can also translate to other decisions made in life, granting more control and self-agency on a personal and professional level.

"Self-awareness and personal growth don't start and stop at your professional life," said Frere. "Practicing both in all avenues of life makes you a stronger person, a sounder decision-maker, and a more successful entrepreneur."

About Brandon Frere

Brandon Frere is an entrepreneur and businessman who lives in Sonoma County, California. He has designed and created multiple companies to meet the ever-demanding needs of businesses and consumers alike. His website, www.BrandonFrere.com, is used as a means of communicating many of the lessons, fundamentals, and information that he has learned throughout his extensive business and personal endeavors, most recently in advocating on behalf of student loan borrowers nationwide.

As experienced during his own student loan repayment, Mr. Frere found out how difficult it can be to work with federally contracted student loan servicers and the repayment programs designed to help borrowers. Through those efforts, he gained an insider's look into the repayment process and the motivations behind the inflating student loan debt bubble. His knowledge of the often confusing landscape of student loan repayment became a vital theme in his future endeavors, and he now uses those experiences to help guide others through the daunting process of applying for available federal repayment and loan forgiveness programs.

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