Glen T. Campbell is the Founder and CEO of Brandheart, a leading leadership coaching firm that helps C-suite executives get clarity, focus, and certainty about their best selves so they can lead fulfilling and prosperous lives.
Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like? Did you have any particular experiences/stories that shaped your adult life?
I grew up on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia, and my childhood was characterized by sport, sun, sea, surfing, and freedom of expression.
Around 17 I became friends with a deeply spiritual guy who I played rugby with and went surfing with often.
One day he gave me a book and said, “Read that, and tell me what you think.” The book was ‘The Third Eye’ by T. Lobsang Rampa. That started my spiritual journey into who I am, why I am here, and how I can better serve humanity in my own unique way. A journey I am still passionately on.
What is something you wish you would’ve realized earlier in your life?
That I AM the answer I have been looking for most of my life.
What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
While I don’t classify anything as ‘bad or good’ I have often been encouraged to do two key things to ‘get ahead’ …
a) Build my credibility through further traditional education like another degree, master’s, Ph.D., etc. I have not found this to have a high correlation to the elevating of one’s true higher self or potential.
b) Play ‘the game’ better than the next person. Meaning playing ‘politics’ because that’s what needs to be done to rise up through the corporate ranks. The lack of authenticity that goes with this is not my style, nor has not playing hampered my personal growth, meaningful progression, fulfillment, joy, and prosperity.
Tell me about one of the darker periods you’ve experienced in life. How you came out of it and what you learned from it?
The so-called ‘darkest’ experiences I have found (in hindsight) have all turned out to be either the most meaningful or a significant turning point for the better. So, not dark but significant learning experiences.
One such instance was creating a partnership with someone who was a ‘taker & blamer’, a charlatan that cost me a lot of time, money, and emotional energy.
What I have learned through this experience is to trust my intuition, stay calm and resourceful and get out fast when I know it’s not right for me, and those I am looking to serve.
Another key learning is to ‘lean into’ the fear and circumstance, utilize intelligence, knowledge, and belief that I am equipped to manifest a positive outcome for all.
What is one thing that you do that you feel has been the biggest contributor to your success so far?
Discover and stay true to my authentic higher self regardless of the circumstance.
What is your morning routine?
Wake up at 5.30 am. Meditate for 45 minutes. Plan my day yet be able to adapt and adopt if things change. Lemon & ginger water. Bulletproof coffee. Undertake biggest tasks/writing first (using 45-minute Pomodoros) as I am at my most creative and imaginative in the morning. Weights work out at 10.30 am for 45 minutes.
What habit or behavior that you have pursued for a few years has most improved your life?
The ability to turn what I passionately intend into experiences and material reality through visualization and conscious-nonconscious mind coherence.
Sounds a lot I know, but it works every time!
What are your strategies for being productive and using your time most efficiently?
I have learned how to be in a state of high-performance flow. This is all about giving my undivided attention to what I am passionate about.
That’s when everything else fades into obscurity. Where my focus and commitment are unwavering and my actions are in complete alignment.
Where every thought, emotion, decision, and action leads effortlessly, fluidly, seamlessly to the next. This is where time and space disappear for me, where there is no past or future, only the present moment. Where ego, fear, or distraction cannot impede.
It’s a state of amazing creativity and imagination fused with consistent, laser-focused high-performance actions and I usually do this in blocks of 45 minutes with a 10-minute break in-between.
What book(s) have influenced your life the most? Why?
Primal Leadership by Dr. Daniel Goleman. Insights into the key elements (EQ & Energy) that constitute conscious leadership and how they dramatically increase personal and collective harmony, productivity, and success.
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. The ‘way’ of living a virtuous life in harmony with nature.
The Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton. The science of epigenetics where thought & emotions (energy) can actively create new and better beliefs and how they can elevate one’s biology and experiences.
Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza. The deep understanding of how both neuroscience and quantum physics enhance physical, mental, and emotional capabilities for a vastly better life.
Entangled Minds by Dean Raddin. An exploratory into parapsychology and the very real psychic capabilities all people have if they are open to learning how to use them.
Do you have any quotes you live by or think of often?
“By mastering your energy, you will master your life.” Glen T Campbell (Me!)