The Dream Architect Life:
Where Money and Mindset Meet

PODCAST

Are you someone who is at or near retirement, who has been diligent about accumulating wealth and is now looking at the “what’s next?” heading into the next chapter of your life?

Introducing The Dream Architect Life: Where Money and Mindset Meet, with your hosts Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson!

In this podcast, we aim to help shift your focus to the things you can control so you can help put your money to work in turning your dreams into reality. Our trademarked process, The Dream Architect™, makes your wealth planning journey fun, informative and enjoyable.

Meet Bryan Sweet & Brittany Anderson

Introducing The Dream Architect Life podcast with your hosts, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson!

In this podcast, we aim to help you shift your focus to the things you can control so you can put your money to work and turn your dreams into reality.

In this inaugural episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson dive into the history behind starting their business, the focus of their podcast, and share a little about themselves as lifelong learners.

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • How this podcast will help impact people lives 
  • Why they commit to a deeper level of education for their clients
  • What they do for fun outside of the office
  • What they say to keep themself focused
  • And more!

The Smarter Business Program was created to help members gain insight and support to shift their focus from managing a business to helping them reach their goals. You don’t need an account with Sweet Financial in order to benefit from Smarter Business.

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Creating the Right Environment for Success – Dare to Dream

Do you feel like you have reached your maximum potential financially and as an individual in time for retirement?

It can sometimes feel like no matter how hard you work, you’re still not able to afford the things that bring you joy and make saving worth it in the end.

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson deconstruct their definition of the ‘dream’ and what that means in their own terms of success. They also discuss the importance of surrounding yourself with the right environment to reach your goals and maximum potential. 

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • The importance of who you surround yourself with to be successful
  • What ‘the dream’ truly means 
  • Why they decided to start their own podcast
  • Their book “Dare to Dream: Design the Retirement You Can’t Wait to Wake Up To”
  • And more!

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Envisioning Possibility for Your Future

Possibility comes to those who create it. 

What does possibility mean to you? How do you maximize your personal possibilities?

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson dive deeper into the concept of possibility and what it means to them. They build off of the idea of life happening for you rather than happening to you. While also sharing some personal stories about their clients and how they achieved their possibilities.

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • Dreaming beyond today to envision your future
  • The big benefit of giving up something today for your benefit down the road
  • Setting the right mindset and timeframe for your plan
  • The vision for the future episodes
  • And more!

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The Toolkit for Visionaries

Do you know how to get on the right path to achieve your goals? Achieving those goals is extremely hard if you cannot lay them out to the people who can and want to help you.

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson pivot into a conversation about vision and deciding on what you want your money to do for you. Bryan and Brittany share the important tools and resources to help you create your own vision

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • Why you may want to consider creating a vision board for your goals
  • Sweet Financial’s role in client success
  • The role of an accountability partner in achieving your goals
  • Longevity issues within retirement and retirement planning
  • And more!

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Tackling Uncertainty in Financial Decisions

Sometimes our biggest stress comes from indecision, big and small. By making a really hard decision now you can move forward in your life in a different way.

In this episode, Bryan and Brittany discuss the topic of indecisiveness and the importance of taking responsibility when making financial decisions. They also share about how the commonality of fear can impact your life.

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • Deciding what you want in life
  • The consequences of the phrase ‘I don’t care’
  • Indecision with finances happening in households
  • Easing the fears of big financial decisions
  • And more!

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Planning for the Unexpected

There are a lot of unknowns in life, which can make long-term financial planning difficult. How do you prepare for all of the uncertainty that comes with each of the transitional phases in your life?

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson discuss the many financial uncertainties at each stage of your life no matter how extensive your plan. But there’s ways to minimize the risk of facing financial hardships in the future which will help reduce repercussions to your finances.  

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • How to prepare for the unpredictable situations that happen
  • The struggle between spouses with differing financial goals and strategies
  • How life’s transitional stages can introduce new financial obstacles
  • The financial certainty and uncertainty of your future
  • And more!

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Stop Letting Others Should on You

Don’t let someone else’s limiting belief in themselves hinder you from pursuing what you want and what you deem as valuable to you. 

If you are hungry for a bigger future, go for it!

In this inspirational episode, Bryan Sweet, CLU®, ChFC® and Brittany Anderson explain why you want to spend your time with individuals who give you the courage, opportunity and reinforcement to take the best pathway for yourself. Also, why you should determine your own core values and chase after them during your lifetime.

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • How naysayers can affect your future
  • Three principles to consider when making a life decision
  • Why it is helpful to have a non-biased accountability partner in your life
  • And more!

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Overcoming Discouraging Environments

Sometimes there isn’t a lot you can do about the negativity surrounding you, however, there are some things you can do to limit the effects of it.

In this episode, Bryan Sweet, CLU®, ChFC® and Brittany Anderson share their personal experiences with discouraging environments and dealing with negative commentary from others. Whether you’re dealing with negative environments at home or in the workplace, it can take a massive toll on your ability to maintain perseverance. 

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • The hardship of learning to overcome negative commentary and why you need to eliminate it from your daily life
  • Allowing yourself to become conscious about being in a negative environment and recognizing the characteristics one
  • The importance of creating and maintaining healthy support systems
  • The long-term impacts of negativity on your personal aspirations and goals
  • And more!

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Creating an Environment You Can’t Wait to Wake Up To

A key influencer in achieving financial success is surrounding yourself with people who will promote and inspire you throughout your journey.

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson discuss the process of deciphering between the people who motivate you to continuously pursue your goals and those who tend to drain that motivation out of you.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • The importance of surrounding yourself with people who have good intentions in their relationship with you
  • The importance of protecting your peace of mind and navigating your personal relationships
  • The experience of being surrounded by people who make you feel energized or like you could “walk on the moon”, and how these people add value to accomplishing your goals
  • The process of contributing financially to something and how that adds value to your own financial success
  • And more!

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Creating an Environment You Can’t Wait to Wake Up To, Part 2

Deciding whether or not someone adds value to your life is not at all meant to be a judgmental process. 

This process is meant to evaluate how these people make you feel and whether or not they support you when making positive decisions to better your life.

In this part-two episode, Bryan and Brittany focus deeply on curating healthy relationships and learning about how they can influence your ability to achieve immense personal growth.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • The influence of key relationships in your life and how they affect your overall path in life
  • Dealing with guilt when eliminating negative people from your life
  • How to have those tough conversations with the people who negatively influence you
  • How to discover whether or not the people around you are limiting your growth
  • And more!

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Achieving the Life You Deserve

Sometimes it can feel like you are one of the biggest obstacles in the way when pursuing your personal goals. So how can you change your thinking and become your biggest supporter?

This episode is all about self-belief and supporting yourself when pursuing personal, financial, or career-related goals. Bryan and Brittany also share the importance of self-reflection and how it contributes to obtaining personal desires without feeling guilty about acquiring them, even when you have worked extremely hard to achieve them.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • Imposter syndrome – what it is and how to overcome it
  • The power of self-belief and how you should look at your future with two words- You. Deserve.
  • The guilt factor when rewarding yourself for hard work and how the right people will celebrate with you 
  • Strategies for moving closer to what you want in life
  • And more!

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How to change your “How’s” into “Who’s

When approaching big life decisions, people often look to the logistics of “how” can I achieve this end result rather than “who” can help me get there.

This mindset shift can transform the way you approach change, widening your scope and allowing you to take a step back and realize that you do not always have to be an expert in everything you do.

In this episode, Bryan and Brittany focus on how seeking help from experts outside of your position in every aspect of your life can help in ways you never imagined, so that you can get back to doing what you love most.

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • The concept of who rather than how
  • How asking for help can be an empowering step to achieving your goals
  • How you can create the right mindset to achieve your goals without your expectations weighing you down
  • The importance of allocating time to what makes you happy to create your dream lifestyle
  • And more!

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How to Build a Life of Significance

What does a life of significance mean to you? 

In this episode, Bryan and Brittany discuss how they care about being a part of your life in a bigger capacity during the good and bad transitions. They also explain how the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself with the help of an accountability partner.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • How a financial advisor can become your accountability partner
  • Why it’s important to think about what your future holds
  • What it means to live a life of significance
  • The value that they can deliver and how the price tag becomes insignificant
  • And more!

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Navigating the Certainties and Uncertainties of Financial Planning

How often do you stress about things that you have zero control over?

For some reason, as humans, we seem to do this a lot.

In this episode, Brittany Anderson and Bryan Sweet discuss the struggle of internal and external uncertainties, particularly when planning your future. They also highlight some key resources to help you through these discouraging thoughts and emotions.

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • How Dan Sullivan’s exercise turns uncertainties into certainties
  • Why internal and external uncertainties need to be addressed differently
  • Wealth advisors’ ability to help mitigate your uncertainties in financial markets
  • How communication can alleviate the struggle of internal uncertainty
  • And more!

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Combatting Doubt Within Your Career With Steve Ody

The way you perceive success can heavily influence how you find fulfillment in your work.

How can you find fulfillment when pursuing your passions?

In this episode, Brittany Anderson talks with Steve Ody, host of the Traveling Optimist podcast, to talk about creating “the dream life” and how you can pursue it within your career.

Steve discusses:

  • The inspiration behind his show and how he communicates his passion to listeners
  • The journey to creating the Traveling Optimist podcast and how it helped him pivot his business mindset during the pandemic
  • His inspiration perspective on success and how to find fulfillment in what you put out into the world
  • How to approach the feeling of doubt to take a chance within your career
  • And more!

 

Resources: 

The Traveling Optimist Podcast with Steve Ody | Apple Podcasts

Connect With Steve Ody:

LinkedIn: Steve Ody

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The Art of Intentionality With Jerome Myers

There has probably been a time in your life where you feel ‘stuck’. Being stuck within your career, stuck in the same town, the list goes on.

Why does this happen and how can you combat this overwhelming feeling?

In this episode, Brittany Anderson talks with Jerome Myers, founder of the Myers Development Group, LLC. They discuss how Jerome coaches people through the tough times in life to pursue all that is possible.

Jerome discusses:

  • His journey to creating the Myers Development Group, and what makes the company different from other investing companies
  • The feeling of being unfulfilled despite “having it all”
  • His approach when helping people who feel ‘stuck’
  • Three types of relationships and how to determine whether they are mutually beneficial
  • And more!

 

Resources: 

Politics of Marriage by Jerome Myers

The Myers Development Group, LLC.

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Bringing Value to Each Aspect of Your Life with Warren Barry

It is possible to bring value to not only those around you, but everything you commit your time to. 

In this episode, Brittany Anderson talks with Warren Barry, a speaker for TEC Canada and Vistage International to share some personal stories and advice for bringing value to each aspect of your life.

Warren discusses: 

  • How “The Pondcast” showcases his vast skill set in human resources
  • His desire to “better the pond” and his plan to bring value to those around him
  • How The Kolbe Assessment measures your skills and what value it can bring to your team at work
  • Why the reinvention of yourself is crucial to achieving personal growth
  • And more!

 

Resources: 

Better the Pond Pondcast with Warren Barry

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When You Connect, You Can Thrive With Lou Diamond

What is it that driven entrepreneurs have that makes them thrive?

In this episode, Brittany Anderson talks with Lou Diamond, chief executive officer at Thrive to discuss what he has accomplished and how he masters his own mindset. He also shares how he helps people overcome things in their lives that might be related to limited mindsets. 

Lou discusses: 

  • How his work inspires people within their passion and makes them thrive
  • The impact of selfishness on professional and personal relationships
  • One of the biggest challenge he has faced in his business career and the mindset that got him through it
  • The influence of fear in your professional life and how you can overcome its overwhelming effects
  • The art of a great professional conversation
  • And more!

 

Resources: 

The Dream Architect Life: Bringing Value to Each Aspect of Your Life With Warren Barry (Ep.17)

Thrive LouD

Podcast: Thrive LOUD

Thrive LOUD: 763: Brittany Anderson – “The Dream Architect”

Speak Easy: Connect with Every Conversation by Lou Diamond

Releasing September 14th!

Adding Value 2 Life with Robert Peterson

Adding value to other people’s lives every day, helps us to impact their life in some way.

In this episode, Robert Peterson, co-founder and president of AV2L Consulting (Add Value 2 Life) will share how your understanding of money and dreams can impact lives. He also teaches you how you can shift your negative mindset. 

Robert discusses: 

  • The path that led him to where he is today
  • One area of life people get stuck in the most
  • Why he started his podcast
  • How you can shift yourself out of a negative mindset
  • And more!

 

Resources: 

YouTube: Add Value 2 Life

Releasing September 28th!

Navigating Uncertainty and Adversity In The Current Age

It can feel impossible to escape the constant stream of media in today’s day and age.

How can you disconnect and free yourself from overwhelming content?

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson discuss how you can navigate the uncertainty and adversity you are constantly being fed on media platforms and how you should find an outlet to free your mind from the constant “hustle culture” in society.

Brittany and Bryan discuss: 

  • Eliminating the effects of fear and uncertainty in your life
  • The role of the news when trying to gain a new perspective on the world
  • How you can better understand what you can and cannot control
  • Finding your outlet – finding a new book series, going outside, or finding a new spot to relax
  • And more!

Resources: 

  • The Dream Architect Life: Adding Value 2 Life With Robert Peterson (Ep.19)

Releasing October 12th!

Confidence Is Key

You’ve heard the saying that “confidence is key”, but there is so much more to it than that!

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson go into depth about the influence of confidence on both your personal and professional lives. They also provide advice about how you can maximize the confidence you have in everyday life.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • Bryan and Brittany’s newly published book “Dream Architecture: Build A Retirement Beyond What’s Possible.”
  • The relationship between confidence and success
  • Finding the right people to help you find the right courses of action
  • The slippery slope of comparing your retirement to someone else’s
  • And more

Resources: 

Releasing October 26th!

How To Take Risks With Confidence

Now that Bryan and Brittany have discussed why confidence is key, it’s time to learn how you can implement it into your professional and retired life to achieve your goals.

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson explain how you can find the confidence you need to take the necessary steps to create value and passion in what you put out into the world. They also share why creating a healthy amount of confidence during your career will help you find your purpose and meaning during your retired years.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • How you can incorporate confidence when you are taking any type of risk
  • How boosting your confidence can affect your potential and ability to achieve greater success
  • Why you shouldn’t just formulate a retirement plan, but a post-retirement plan
  • Why you should incorporate more self-care into your routine and how it can enhance your confidence 
  • And more!

Resources: 

  • The Dream Architect Life: Confidence Is Key (Ep.21)

Releasing November 9th!

Dreaming Big, Dreaming Bigger, and Dreaming Beyond

You did it! You have gained and have been able to sustain your confidence. 

Now what can you do with it?

In this episode, Bryan and Brittany build off of previous ideas about gaining confidence by explaining what you can do once you have found confidence in your abilities to achieve the things you have been dreaming about. They also discuss strategies you can implement in your life to find the opportunities that can bring your dreams to life.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • How to find out what “dreaming big” means to you
  • Strategies to avoid stalemates and take action on your goals
  • How to find and create the opportunities that can make your goals come to life
  • How to maximize your ability to make conscious decisions in both your personal and financial life
  • And more

Resources: 

  • The Dream Architect Life: How To Take Risks With Confidence (Ep.22)

Releasing November 23rd!

How to Better Discover Your Value

Life can get really busy, really fast which can make it difficult to juggle all the things you are interested in.

But what if we told you it’s not about juggling everything you are interested in, but about establishing a smaller list of things that you are committed to doing.

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson discuss how you can establish what the next phase of your life looks like by reflecting on both your value systems and your personal interests.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • How to combat the overwhelming feeling of imposter syndrome
  • Discovering your next step in life and what purpose it serves 
  • The difference between being interested in something and being committed to it
  • How to find and establish your value and support systems 
  • And more

Resources: 

Releasing December 7th!

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