This week, Redefining Wealth is LIVE from Atlanta with special guest Brandi Harvey. Brandi has been a guest on Redefining Wealth before. In fact, a few episodes back, we re-released her interview on how she’s made fitness a lifestyle through her brand – Beyond Her. Make sure to check out that episode if you haven’t already.
Today, we’re going deeper into Brandi’s story and talking about her new book Breakthrough Sold Separately. We’ll also discuss how her own transformation has led her to help women of color reconnect to their internal power to heal and transform their mind, body and spirit.
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About Brandi Harvey
Brandi believes our personal freedom lies beyond the edges of our limits so we should eat well, give a damn and move our bodies daily. Committed to teaching women how to care for and preserve their mind, body and spirit, she understands that women are pushed to the limit in their careers, family and everyday lives. Therefore, the need for women to restore themselves by creating daily rituals and spiritual practices is vital.
As a former high school educator and executive director to the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, Brandi spent the majority of her career serving children and families within the United States and around the globe. Answering her life calling as a wellness teacher, Brandi launched Beyond Her – a holistic lifestyle brand helping women of color reconnect to their internal power to heal and transform their mind, body and spirit.
The Process of Healing
In order to write Breakthrough Sold Separately, Brandi had to go through the process of healing herself first. She had to uncover the things she’d suppressed for years, and then get over the shame she had around being the daughter of a mega-star and still having things to deal with and heal from.
Tune into the podcast to hear about Brandi’s realization and how she was able to heal.
The Backstory on Breakthrough Sold Separately
Brandi opens the book by talking about her father, Steve Harvey, releasing her from her position as Executive Director of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation.
And I asked her if before that happened she’d been in what I’d call a boat of mediocrity.
She said this:“I was. I knew that I didn’t want to be there. You know what it’s like when you don’t want to be doing something, right? You’re planning trips while at work, you’ve got Amazon open and you’re doing everything that’s not your job.”
Brandi then recalled how she had lost the spark she’d once had for the role and knew it was time to leave.
“I was stuck in a position that was not my vision. It was somebody else’s vision, and I knew God was calling me higher.” – Brandi Harvey
Now, Brandi also spoke candidly about how she received notice that she’d been fired. Listen now so you can hear all about it in her words.
The Mountaintop Experience
After receiving notice that she’d been terminated, Brandi didn’t know what she was going to do, but thought it might be time to write a book.
“I was stuck on what to write about,” Brandi said, “and thought my breakthrough would come with a cocktail on the beach. God had other plans, and instead of the beach, I ended up in Boone, North Carolina on a silent retreat.”
After five days in silence, Brandi emerged with a eureka moment and realized it wasn’t just about writing a book – well, yes, that was part of it – but there was more God was calling her to do.
The Process of Transformation
“So often we attach ourselves to positions because we want to be validated by people.” – Brandi Harvey
For years, Brandi didn’t have a close relationship with her father. Instead, she was clinging to her position because it provided a closeness she thought she needed.
“Me being fired,” she says, “was the best thing that could have happened for our relationship because it freed me from the need to want him to accept me. When I was working for him, I kept trying to prove myself, thinking that if I could win him over, he’d love me more.”
“I had to learn that I had to start showing up for myself.” – Brandi Harvey
The thing is this: We owe ourselves silence because through silence our goals become clear. And when we’re clear on our purpose and what we’re here to do, everything shifts. When we surrender, all bets are off, and we do what we’re here to do.
And with that, let’s dig into Brandi’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.
“Success for me is loving the woman I see in the mirror. Applauding her, loving her, telling her how good and fabulous and wonderful she is – to be able to say those things – that’s success. To honor the God in me and the God in other people and to know that God is everywhere and in all things – that’s success.”
Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less:
“I am enough.”
One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth:
Breakthrough Sold Separately by Brandi Harvey
Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”:
“My name is Brandi and the truth about wealth is you have to define it for yourself every single day, every opportunity, every encounter. It’s not just about money, it’s about the lives you get to touch.”