We had the good fortune of connecting with Brett Harmeling and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brett, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens to you that matters. Challenging situations are bound to happen and they give us the opportunity to become bigger, better, and stronger. When being told “NO”, I used to shut down and get discouraged taking on the message that I or my offering wasn’t good enough. My new upgraded mindset sees “NO” as the next opportunity for growth and learning.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Fortitude, Resilience, and Passion. I have had the opportunity to work for and with many unique enterprises spanning the tech, wellness, real estate, specialty chemicals, intelligence, and finance industries, which have given me a breadth of experience and deeply rooted connections. The challenge I had as an entrepreneur, was taking the complex facets and relationships I established and refining them into tangible and actionable resources to offer.

I shifted my sales mindset from “what can I sell this individual” to, “how can I serve you?” This simple difference in energy has created value for my clients and more significant impact on the businesses and organizations I am involved with.

Life is too short to not take a risk for happiness. Do what drives you and surround yourself with people who want to help you win.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Typically the first stop would be a yoga flow class in town followed by some fresh margs and tasty fajitas at El Tiempo. The mornings look like walks through the Heights and Bayou while stopping at shops along the way to snack and shop local. Lunch would have to be Local Foods in the Heights with a crunchy chicken sando in one hand and crisp tea or local brew in the other. As a Rice MBA, I would take my guest to tour the most beautiful 300-acre Rice University with a stop at the Contemporary Arts Museum to follow. For supper, Italian at Giacomo’s and a nightcap at the best whiskey bar in the US, Permission Whiskey. Kolache Shoppe for breakfast and Walking Stick brewery for a refreshing cold snack. Nasa is cool, but only if there’s time, and the same with Galveston. Street Food Thai Market is the best Thai in the city and provides a unique cultural experience. Lots of great public art and farmers’ markets spread across town with live music. Memorial Park is a must and always fun to check out Arboretum as well.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Lucia – My loving, supportive, intelligent, wife and mother of our son Logan. Without her, I would not be able to perform and function at the level I do. She’s my rock and we are on this journey together, forever.

Gobundance – has up-leveled my life on every level. Who you surround yourself with determines your future and provides the opportunity to rediscover your truth.

Tony Robbins – After completing my first Unleash the Power Within program quickly followed by all his Mastery events, my life was fundamentally never the same. Understanding the importance of owning my own physiology and bringing myself to a ‘peak state’ to make big things happen in my world was so clear. This newfound sense of clarity gave me the tools required to respond in life vs react and therefore make better decisions for myself and those around me.

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