304: The secret to getting everything in life; giving with Dean Brettschneider


In this episode we discuss developing relationships, always learning and asking why, how giving can help you get, understanding your numbers, knowing the vision you’re setting out to achieve, moving on why you’ve achieved you goal, spending time on your business and not in your business, the power of staying optimistic and positive.

New Zealander Dean Brettschneider, a.k.a. the Global Baker has earned many accolades dedicating his life to the craft of baking. Author of 13 cookbooks, columnist, TV personality, judge, teacher, student, and restaurateur… this guy does a little bit of everything. In 2012 Dean open opened the first two of what is now 7 Baker and Cook location, in 2015 he open Singapore’s first gourmet sourdough pizza restaurant Plank Sourdough Pizza and in January of 2017 he opened the first Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza in Manila. in April 2016 Dean Opened Brettschneider’s Baking and cooking school.


Show notes…

Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.

“The first ingredient is passion.”


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Career Challenge or Failure

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?

    • Open to many influences.
    • open minded.
  2. What is your biggest weakness?

    • Says yes too much.
  3. What is one piece of advice you have for leading others?

    • trust other.
    • Give time.
  4. What’s one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?

    • Look for the fire in the belly, the sparkle in the eye and a nice smile.
  5. What’s a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?

    • Work life balance. Finding more time with his wife.
      • Dean is combating this challenge by surrounding himself with the right team.
      • Be present with the time you do have with those ones you love.
  6. What’s one thing (besides food) your restaurant does well and separates you from other restaurants?

    • Problem-solving.
  7. What’s one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?

  8. What’s one piece of technology you’ve adopted in your restaurant and how has it influence operations?

  9. With all the knowledge you have now if you could go back in time and give your past self one piece of business advice, What would it be and why?

    • work on your business and not in your business
  10. What is one question you think should be added to this interview?

  • Q: What did you sacrifice to be successful?
  • A: Time with loved ones.

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Huge thanks to Dean Brettschneider for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!