Does your work have purpose? Brett spent much of his early life doing things that had a superficial purpose, such as going into banking to impress his girlfriend’s parents. He spent the next 11 years in the corporate world not feeling inspired, and not really knowing that he could feel inspired, having never seen that modeled to him as a child.
At Kaufman Development, their mission is to build high design communities around impact, creative expression, and wellbeing—doing our part to change the world. Not only would his company fulfill his passion, it would create communities that made it easier for others to connect to their passion.
Gravity is the evolution of all of that. There are elements of Brett’s childhood—walking into the art room for the first time, discovering the smoker’s pit—that have informed the way it was built. It’s a residential space, an office space, and a co-living building where they will tackle affordability and community; it’s the experiential aspect of real estate pushed to tenfold.
It’s hard work to face your fears, to be courageous, and do something that’s inside of you. If it wasn’t, more people would do it. It’s the few who do that make it possible to ignore how much it costs to go after it. Seeing people’s lives change as a result of the work you put in makes everything worth it.
What Brett asks:
[00:00] Kaufman Development’s purpose
[03:30] The role of meditation in the business world
[06:12] What Brett’s working to improve about himself
[07:25] Creating something that makes a difference in people’s lives
[11:00] Whether or not Brett has any regrets
[13:36] The challenges of talking about purpose beyond profit
[15:46] The role Kaufman Development will play in the next decade of Columbus’ development
[17:20] How Brett thinks of leadership development
[25:06] The partners who’ve resonated with him
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