Brett Kaufman — On How to Make a Personal Transformation | Ep. 28

Amy sits down today with her landlord Brett Kaufman. Brett is a speaker, writer, coach, and advisor to founders and startups. He’s dedicated to doing the personal & transformational work that allows us to live with more mental and physical freedom. He’s the founder and CEO of Kaufman Development with a focus on charitable initiatives.

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This week on Detail Therapy with Amy Landino, Brett Kaufman joins the show!

(0:00) 99 Designs

(1:47) Teaser & what to expect from today’s chat

(2:51) Welcome | AmyTV

(3:10) Amy appreciates YOU! (and vacation update)

(4:18) #SHINESQUAD

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INTERVIEW WITH BRETT KAUFMAN

(7:19) Why do you do what you do?
”It’s always been about making an impact on the human experience.”

(8:30) Brett’s beginning | Banking to Property Management | Kaufman Development

(9:55) Born to create | Humans as creators
Plans for the future | Academics & Art | Amy’s law school experience

(15:41) Series of fortunate events | Summit Series 2009, Landmark Forum, Life Coach Work

(17:54) What was the biggest game changer when working with the life coach?

(18:48) What were some of the fears you were addressing? | ”How vs. What”

(20:20) First project loan & starting a business | The details of securing a 30-Million dollar loan

(22:30) How do you not walk away discouraged after being told no over and over again?

(24:24) Growth in Columbus | Over-saturation in an industry | Taking Risks
Ask yourself, “Is it fear or is it a gut feeling?”

(27:33) Finding your passion

(28:00) Philanthropy as part of a business model
How to get started with causes that you care about.

(33:25) What values are you hoping that anyone who works for Kaufman is thinking about?
Passion • Skill • Effort

(34:49) Morning Routine
Breakfast: Didn’t eat! The doctor recommended salad, so he skips it or does a “green drink”
Wake up: 6am
Meditation: 20 minutes of Transcendental Meditation
Journaling: on the 5-minute Journal app, typing with his thumbs
Workout: former marathon runner, working with a trainer on functional fitness (core, stability, strength), yoga

Oprah’s quote: (paraphrased) Writing in a gratitude journal forces you to look for/notice grateful moments during the day.

Community of Action: Stealing Fire Book

(43:02) Book Recommendations
The Untethered Soul
The Surrender Experiment

(44:22) Resources to keep on top of things
Mastermind network groups
Strategic Coach, Dan Sullivan
Joe Polish Genius Network
Abundance 360, Peter Diamandis

(47:00) The Gravity Project

(48:02) What does it mean to you to go after the life you want?

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(49:32) Detail Recap:

  • We are all creators! Start thinking today about what is holding you back from you are passionate about.
  • How are you giving back in your daily life?
  • Passion, Skill, Effort. Three things you can offer potential companies as your job searching.
  • If you want to get starting with journaling try the 5-minute journal app. Integrate an observance of gratitude each day! 5-Minute Journal physical copy
     

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