Most people are searching for more fulfillment in their lives, however very few experience joy, contentment, and a positive well being combined with a sense that one’s life is meaningful and worthwhile.
Everyone has a story. Brett’s 61 year life journey is unique and offers a powerful message. His mom’s death from cancer when he was 21 was his first encounter with handling true adversity. The sport of tennis taught him at a young age that it’s not what happens to you but how you react to it. His reaction was to pursue a lifetime of living and promoting wellness to his clients and friends. He knew early in his career as a teaching tennis professional his calling went beyond just teaching tennis. As the years passed he learned other valuable life skills such as a strong work ethic along with practicing gratitude and forgiveness. The most important skill, however, was the value of giving back and helping others. Winston Churchill said it best, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” He had raised money early in his career for the American Heart Association and Special Olympics but a leukemia diagnosis in 2012 lead him on a path to devoting his life to helping other cancer survivors through fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
His philosophy is “Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” Brett’s journey is a life of joy, contentment, meaning, and many extraordinary friends. In his presentation he uses his own personal stories and experiences to offer hope along with encouraging others to follow his journey. His passion is contagious and his message is inspirational urging his audience to pay it forward.