Bryan Legend, the founder of Vulcan Blockchain and OOXY Labs, has become a recognized visionary in the field. As a successful entrepreneur and influencer, he is working to change the world one step at a time. That is often through the investments he makes in companies and projects he stands behind. Based in Australia, it is most well known for its work in cryptocurrency.
His history is a storied one, dropping out of school at the start of grade 10 and then working labor jobs that paid weekly. He worked in numerous sectors but wanted to move, eventually taking on various roles in the areas of telecommunications, transport, security, and digital marketing. Through each new position and opportunity, Legend managed to teach himself new, valuable skills that would ultimately allow him to gain the skills to thrive in business management.
In 2020, he developed a Decentralized Finance Protocol called Clever DeFi. Two years later, he launched Sustainable Asset Funds for Universal Users or Safuu. Successful in their own right, Legend continued to build and develop new solutions. In 2023, he launched OOXY Labs, which is its own blockchain that is now known as Vulcan. This project enables other users to use the protocol for their benefit.
A noted award-winning professional, Legend has been featured in many publications, including Money Central, Australian Millionaire, Star, and InLife Magazines.
When asked to share some tips, insight, and details about himself, Bryan Legend provided quite some interesting answers to the questions asked.
What is your typical day, and how do you make it productive?
Every day is an opportunity to achieve something, even if it is minor. I value my time, and that means I spend it working through meetings and necessary tasks but also finding time to learn something new, talk to someone who can teach me something, or just find time to be around success.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Ideas come from use. Blockchain is such a new industry that there is an incredible opportunity to better what is already out there. I work to learn what the challenges are that people have and then tap into companies that are at the cutting edge of the field. I listen to users, listen to those who have new ideas, and then work to build out those ideas based on what they can actually do for other people.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Self-learners. My background is just that. I taught myself everything I know, and that was done through hard work and setting out to accomplish big things. Through my YouTube channel and other connections, it fascinates me just how many people around the world want to be self-learners. They are tossing aside the big-world corporate jobs to make money for others so they can build success for themselves. I feel like this is a trend because it seemed so absent for a long time. It is exciting to watch people ask great questions and achieve success in things.
What is one habit that helps you be productive?
I keep my to-do list concise. While having a well-planned day really is necessary when you have so much to do, I do not add so many things to that list that it becomes overwhelming. I feel that I am most productive when I can work through tasks while also practicing good self-care. In other words, I work hard, get the work done, and don’t try to work endlessly, so I never reach a level of burnout like some of my colleagues.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I already worked hard and sought new insights. I think I would tell myself to be confident. I had great ideas but questioned following the “traditional path” or stepping out on my own.
Tell us something you believe almost nobody agrees with you on?
A positive attitude matters. That sounds simple, right? Here’s the thing, though. So many people starting, building, and buying companies focus on the negative and are downright aggressive towards making decisions that put profit before people or product. I believe having a positive attitude in every situation matters.
What is the one thing you repeatedly do and recommend everyone else do?
Collect something. I collect watches, and it helps to give me something to quell the never-ending desire to find something new.
When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?
Take a break. Step away for the day. Focus on something completely different. Let my brain think and work through the problem after that break.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business or advance in your career?
Consistency. I develop a plan or strategy. I then follow it consistently for a period of time. That consistency, dedication, if you will, helps you to see what works and what does not.
What is one failure in your career, how did you overcome it, and what lessons did you take away from it?
I got distracted for some time. I focused on the wrong component of a business. I wouldn’t say it failed, but it took a lot of work to fix it. Ultimately, I learned that I need to develop clear strategies and stick to them. I tried to do too much at one time without the help I needed just to get tasks done. It put me behind.
What is one business idea you’re willing to give away to our readers?
I’m not sure. By design, Vulcan is very transparent. I already like to share everything we are doing! We are always working on the next best thing, but you will need to stay tuned in to find out what we have in the lineup.
What is one piece of software that helps you be productive? How do you use it?
Going back to what I said earlier, my team and I use Notion and Google Teams for communication. They are both such mainstream products, but it keeps me productive because I can connect instantly with every person for updates. That is, of course, aside from all of the software we are creating and building out!
Do you have a favorite book or podcast you’ve gotten a ton of value from and why?
“How to Be Rich Ideas” from Warren Buffett. His mind is fascinating. I have read numerous books on the way he thinks and works.
What’s a movie or series you recently enjoyed and why?
I like to watch, The Rebound. It is interesting to me to see what other people are thinking at all levels of business. It is quite interesting.
- Bryan Legend built success from the ground up. He started with just a passion for learning and built a strong future for himself and massive success with it.
- “Never say never.” It is a motto and attitude that Legend follows that creates a go-to-get-done attitude. This is what helps him to move inspiration into action.
- The world is a big school from which to learn. With so much information freely available, there is no excuse not to tap into it to become who you want to become. Street smarts are important, but determination wins the game.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.