From drug addict to CEO
Brodie Kern has a gnarly past involving drugs and alcohol. He had six overdoses when he was just 21 which led him to rehab. That’s what led him into developing a growth minded mindset, where he became obsessed with personal development. Having to battle major depression, anxiety, and mental health he decided to get on social media as a way to help some more people get sober. Starting only 17 months ago he has blown up really quickly. Not only did he notice his passion for working with individuals on their mental health but also helping entrepreneurs on their mindset and businesses. Over the last 5 years he has been in real estate sales, real estate investing, call centers, payment processing and now speaking and coaching. He is still involved in all of those at some capacity.
Tell us about how you started #wakeupwealthy?
Brodie Kern: So I encountered a point when I was building my second business where I was working 80-90 hours per week, my health was suffering, my relationship was suffering, every area of my life was fucked. I would look online and see individuals who made more money than me, were more spiritual, more fit, and had better relationships than I did. I knew there had to be a way to have it all and after an 18 month journey of self realization I came out on the other side with the MBSB model. There are some individuals who do something similar to what Wake Up Wealthy does, but they do it for 45 year old married businessman. NOBODY has set out to liberate entrepreneurs under 30 from the pressure and isolation of entrepreneurship so that they can unlock true power and focus in their lives and businesses.
What are 5 things you wish someone told you when you first started
- Chill the fuck out
- You can’t please everyone
- If you see ego in someone, RUN
- Wake up before 5 a.m.
- Gratitude is the play
What do you think makes your work stand out?
Brodie Kern: Again, NOBODY has taken the mission we have of liberating the young entrepreneur. Also, I have always stood out in this space, nothing matters to me more than client results, and I mean nothing. I’ve built other businesses, this is my passion project and I’m more passionate about plugging MBSB into the brains of young entrepreneurs than Picasso was about art.
What is your definition of success?
Beodie Kern: Inner stillness and reaching your max individual potential in the areas of mind, body, spirit, and business.
Where can our readers find you?