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

Hi Brett, what matters most to you?
Authenticity is by far the value that matters most to me. For years, I hid behind a carefully crafted facade and every time someone was close to uncovering my truth, I was paralyzed with fear. I did everything I could to make me, my life, my family look like we had it “together,” when we were truly suffering at the deepest level. As you can imagine, that became quite burdensome. It was exhausting. I finally decided enough was enough. My own personal wellbeing mattered more to me than what others could potentially see as flawed, or not-enough. Come to find out, living in my truth was exactly the missing ingredient to my happiness. I no longer had to live in fear. I could be 100% me and unapologetic about it. Now, being real is the highest compliment a person could pay me and I attribute my authenticity to my success. Now, more than ever, people are seeking connection–real connection. People don’t want to feel like they’re the only ones going through the hard. When they see that others go through tough stuff, they suddenly feel seen and understood. It’s a gift that costs nothing, and yet it means the world to the recipient.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I lead others to their truth. I help them get toxic thoughts, emotions, and products out of their minds, bodies, spirits and environments. I am honored when a person trusts me to help them in any of these areas. Life isn’t always easy, so being able to help others find their way to peace and happiness is one of my greatest joys. I think we are all well aware that the food we eat affects the way we feel. But when I work with someone, our focus is on other things that can affect the way we think, feel and act. It all starts with how we treat ourselves: from the thoughts we think to the products we use, to the way we care for ourselves. One of the biggest take aways I’ve learned on this journey is that most people are doing the best they can with the knowledge they have. Because I’d like to receive that grace from others, I extend it to others. I don’t want to impress my values system onto someone. I’d rather educate them, give them tools, and watch them thrive on their own personal journey. What I want for myself, I want for everyone. I want to see others live unapologetically and thrive being them. I want them to find abundance in their relationships, in their health, & in their careers. It does take awareness and small changes, but the end result is so worth the effort!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my bestie were to visit, we would do all the things! We would definitely start with some shopping, our favorite pass-time. Walking along Broadway stopping in the fun shops like Fancy Tiger and eating at The Hornet would fill at least one of our days and make it complete. We would definitely stop for a mani-pedi at Woodhouse Spa in Centennial, my current favorite spot for self care and move a little further north to Downtown Littleton for more shopping and lunch at Jackass Brewery. Our evenings would be at home making dinner together, creating masterpieces of deliciousness and then watching Ted Lasso. I’d make sure I took her to Red Rocks for a hike and a concert (not at the same time, of course) and show her the hidden treasure of Ken Caryl. At least one of our days together would be going to the Springs to see Garden of the Gods, eat on Colorado and shop at the metal works shop across the street. Biking along the trail system would be a must for us so she could see the city from a different perspective. Perhaps spending an entire day biking and stopping and looking, then getting back on the bikes for more. Being on a bike in a city is one of my favorite ways to see a city. It gives you a feel for the energy of the city, you see things you wouldn’t see if you were in a car.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The first people I want to give some extra love to are my parents. They’ve always encouraged and celebrated ME. It was never even a question in my mind whether or not I could or couldn’t do something because of my gender. They are my cheerleaders and I am beyond grateful for their love and encouragement. A person that deserves credit for me being where I am is Gabby Bernstein. She has no idea who I am, but her words, her story, her books and her wisdom consistently keep me aligned with my inner being and where I want to be headed. I especially love her book Super Attractor, but also Judgement Detox is a great way to go within and see where changes could be made to better ourselves. I love everything she puts out into the world!

Website: https://oily.life/oilypeopleoftheworld/

Instagram: @lifeasbrettknowsit

Linkedin: Brett East

Facebook: Brett Parsons East

Image Credits
Laura Cronin, Brett East

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