“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. And if they don’t find them, they make them. “

– George Bernard Shaw

Achieve Greater Levels of Business Success and Career Fulfillment Through a Tailored Growth Strategy 

I can teach you how I increased my own focus, got more REAL work done, took my career to a new level, and started to get true fulfillment from my work.

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Student Debt

Freedom From Student Loans

Complete this free mini-course to learn how you can unburden yourself from the student loan payments that are keeping you at a job you hate and preventing you from pursuing the career you really want.

Goals & Productivity

Career Goals & Productivity

This free mini-course will teach you to pursue your career ambitions with laser focus. Stop waisting time on activities that only serve to stall your progress, and really start moving the needle toward the goals you want to achieve. 

Sales Mastery

Better Leads. Bigger Deals.

Whether you're a sales professional or entrepreneur who needs to level up their  sales skills,  this free mini-course will teach you  to identify and prioritize prospects you can close quickly. It will also teach you systems for year-over-year sales growth.  

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        Brendan Alan Barrett


In 2014 I became a father and my whole world changed.

I was a young ambitious professional, but I was still trying to figure out how people get ahead in life. I was working hard, putting in ungodly hours, and betting on myself in every way I could think of. I was doing everything I could image of to better my position in life, but I felt like I was just stabbing blindly at opportunities in the dark.

In the few years since I had graduated from college, what career progress I had made was slow. Since I had moved from California to Arizona I had grown my territory as a salesperson from $600,000 in annual revenue to over $2,500,000 a year, but even with the increased income that generated, I still had student loans and medical bills sucking my bank account dry.

I’ve always been a firm believer that I am the biggest single factor in any success or failure I encountered, and always clung to the phrase, ‘If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me!’

And, when my son was born I was struck by the fact that being the kind of father I wanted to be would be time consuming. With only so many hours in a day I knew that the extra time and effort I’d been using to compensate for my lack of experience at work no longer belonged to me. That time now belonged to my family.

Beginning this new chapter of my life was exciting, but it meant I had to make some adjustments. I had to find more efficient ways to grow professionally and advance my career.

In looking back over my proudest moments and achievements in life, school, and work I took inventory of the behaviors that allowed me to reach those accomplishments. The one idea that reoccurred over and over was the concept of leveraging the best-practices of those who had been successful before me.

Somehow I’d lost that habit along the way and found myself in a rut, thinking I knew all the best-practices already, and that it was on me improve upon the examples I’d already observed. I’d come to believe that there was no more outside information that would be of use to me. I had come to rely solely on a single tool for my professional development: trial-and-error.

While there is a great deal to be said for hands-on experience and learning by doing, the road to success is even longer and more frustrating than it has to be if trial-and-error is your only source of input. You need more than dumb luck and your own perspective to grow rapidly.

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes.

The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”

- Otto von Bismarck 

I’d been kidding myself.

From that realization I began to shift my focus from what could be learned through my own experience to what could be learned from the experience of people who rose to success before me.

I became a voracious reader, started to attend not just networking events but events geared towards learning new skills. Through attending events, consuming all kinds of content, and investing in courses, coaching, etc. I began to pool the knowledge of people like Dave Ramsey, Tony Robbins, Mark Cuban, Tim Ferris, Josh Kaufman, Seth Godin, Joe Pulizzi, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Hal Elrod, and the list goes on.

Through becoming a student again – having left school only a few short year before – I began to discover all kinds of simple solutions to my problems and opportunities for even more growth.

By Becoming a Student Again:

  • I found ways to pay off $20K of student loans and medical bills without making any more money
  • I found ways to work less and spend more time with my family
  • I found ways to take better care of myself without slowing my progress
  • I found ways to accelerate progress towards my career and business goals
  • I found ways to prevent the burn out I had almost succumb to earlier in my career

In my FREE Guide, 4 Steps to a More Fulfilling and Successful Career, I'll walk you through the very same steps that I took to:

  1. Achieve the laser focus I needed to improve on the most crucial aspects of life impacting my work
  2. Rid myself of career crippling student loan payments and medical bills in less than 12 months
  3. Outperform my best year as a sales professional in just 4 months

With a FREE copy of 4 Steps to a More Fulfilling and Successful Career you will learn to:

  1. Define your career’s mission
  2. Set goals that you will actually accomplish and that will actually move you toward fulfilling your career’s mission
  3. Create a professional development plan that will really work
  4. Achieve greater levels of  business success and career fulfillment through purposeful growth

Sales Coaching

Brendan Alan Barrett lives with his family in Phoenix, Arizona where he has established himself as a top sales performer and continues to advance the mission of www.StartInPhx.com.

Brendan Alan Barrett is a top sales producer who has generated millions of dollars in revenue.

In addition to running his own sales organization in the civil engineering and construction industry, Brendan provides coaching and consulting to sales teams and business owners. His practice focuses on identifying and prioritizing prospects that can be turned into sales quickly.

In doing so, Brendan helps his clients to generate revenue and customer testimonials that fuel more scalable and less labor intensive business development efforts for year-over-year growth.

Brendan’s first book, READ WRITE DO Professional Development and Career Success Playbook, as well as www.StartInPhx.com are dedicated to the mission of career success without student debt.

While originally from the Chicagoland area, Brendan started his sales and marketing career in Southern California before relocating to Arizona.


Life After Becoming Rededicating to Life-Long Learning

Dedication to Life-Long Learning for My Clients and Myself Means...

I've made it my mission to teach people to fend for themselves when it comes to making a living and doing business. Not only is it my job to help people succeed in their careers or grow their book of business, but also to ensure they can replicate that success well after our working relationship runs its course.

​There will come a time when continuing to provide career mentorship, sales coaching, lead-gen services, or marketing consult to an individual client no longer make sense. As we progress in our careers or our journeys in business, our own needs and the needs of our companies change.  

That's as true for you and your company as it is for me and my own. 

Even though our working relationship may come to an end one day,  I'm committed to having a lasting impact on your work. That's why in whatever scope of service I provide, my clients will never be at a loss for having to part ways with me and my business. They will have successes on which they can continue to build, instead of having to start all over from scratch. 

This is only possible through the highest commitment to transparency, honesty, and an approach to providing service that exemplifies that of a teacher. Not to be limited to the coaching, training, or consulting I provide, these tenets are fundamental to everything I do. It's important to me that clients know why and how something will be delivered to them. If needed, I believe they should have the awareness to perform the work themselves or know how to competently hire my replacement.  

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