AT&T 28 Days - Paul Brunson
Matchmaker & Relationship Coach
Paul Brunson is famous for building meaningful relationships. His success in the world of matchmaking has led to a co-hosting gig on the Oprah Winfrey Network's "Lovetown USA" reality series. His Amazon best seller, "It's Complicated (But It Doesn't Have to Be): A Modern-Day Guide to Finding and Keeping Love", earned him a 2013 NAACP Image Award nomination. Here he shares the resources that allow him to connect with others.
Q: Which tech tools help you accomplish your professional and personal goals?
A: It sounds really simple but there are so many tools around Gmail that I love.
Q: Which qualities are necessary to be an inspiring leader?
A: There a lot of qualities necessary to be an inspiring leader, but I think the No. 1 is to listen. Everything starts with listening. And I'm not just talking about hearing. Listening is critically analyzing what you're hearing and then acting on it.
Q: The first step to being a part of the solution is …
A: Being a part of the discussion. That's very important. And the reason why is because if you're not at the table, you can't even begin to look at the solution because you don't even know what the problem is.
Q: What does self-care look like in your life?
A: It's really about spending time alone in meditation and prayer. That's very important to me. I always allocate time in the morning. I allocate time in the middle of the day, and I allocate time at night for my meditation, my Lord and me. That to me is self-care.
Q: What is your personal manifesto?
A: "Be great." I always say this because I believe there were people put on this earth to achieve things monumental, to achieve something big. I truly feel like I'm in that category. So my manifesto is "Paul, you're going to get out here and do something great!" Just saying that to myself helps pump me up, helps motivate me. And, hopefully, it will allow me to do something great.