Brandon Steiner is a sports marketer, professional speaker, author, and business owner. He is the founder and president of The Steiner Agency, a premiere independent athlete procurement source, and CollectibleXchange, an online platform for fans, collectors, store owners, celebrities, athletes, and teams to buy and sell collectibles. Steiner is the author of the books You Gotta Have Balls, Living on Purpose, and The Business Playbook.

Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like? Did you have any experiences/stories that shaped your adult life?

Brooklyn, NY.

Yes, in my 2nd book delivering newspapers I was trying to open up new accounts and I learned how to becomes a solution-based businessperson helping an elderly lady with milk groceries lead me to triple my paper route

What is something you wish you would’ve realized earlier in your life?

Yes, just because you good–successful in business doesn’t mean you’re successful at life!
And #2 I was not poor as a kid just that my circumstances were poor.

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

I hear all the time that no one really cares and it’s all about the money and if u live by that you will be a very shallow and lonely person

Tell me about one of the darker periods you’ve experienced in life. How you came out of it and what you learned from it?

Just getting out of it now lost my co Steiner sports and was in the middle of buying it back and was involved with a hostile takeover which booted me out.

I am in the middle of my new co-launch collectibleXchange.com and athlete direct.com both bigger and better!!
“Sometimes u have to blow up what u got in order to make room for something better and new!”

What is one thing that you do that you feel has been the biggest contributor to your success so far?

My wife hard work and * having a high level of non-acceptance

What is your morning routine?

I usually get up around 6:30-7:00 am and give myself some time to think (30 min)I think about who and what is important that day look over the calendar and shoot off some emails then–6 out of 7 days go and work out for 60-120 minutes
My 1st 90 sec are the key to focus on my MVP list, “most valuable priorities!” it’s the only routine part of my day is the 1st couple of hours after that nothing is the same day-to-day.

What habit or behavior that you have pursued for a few years has most improved your life?

Being a good spouse, and a good friend and eating smartly sleeping and eating more consistently and working out and
* working faith into my diet daily as well sometimes you gotta trust things even when u can’t see them

What are your strategies for being productive and using your time most efficiently?

*Have a not to do list get far away from the energy-sucking neg ppl and nay Sayers.
They will eat up your time –every time

When you are a leader ” talent acquisition is everything!” surrounding yourself with the best people and keeping the best people is huge and maybe the most important thing you do as a manager and owner.

What book(s) have influenced your life the most? Why?

Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey Mackay, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie, and The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino.

All talk about the importance of the long game and relationship building and helping others as the key to real success.

Do you have any quotes you live by or think of often?

“You gotta have balls!” (my mom’s favorite line) and “If you use your head you won’t have to use your feet.”