We had the good fortune of connecting with Launi Brockett and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Launi, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I started my career – the focus was 24-7 on work. Everything I did revolved around work and insuring I put forth 110%. The pressure I put on myself affected my ability to have a life outside of my job and my health. When I chose to get back into real estate after a hiatus – my priority was to provide a balance between my passions and my career. I blend doing all the things I love – advocating for people and animals while giving back. It’s no longer “work” because I’m following my heart and utilizing my skills with the main goal of helping others.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I don’t really define myself as being part of one profession. This is the beauty of being an independent professional. I’ve combined 3 areas which I’m passionate- helping people (through real estate) helping animals through my advocacy, and sharing stories of both through my (photography and writing)

My brand is Realtor 4 Rescue – this can encompass more than advocacy for animals. I also consider myself an advocate for my clients.

I’ve learned we can carve our own path, that we don’t need permission to build on our dreams and create our story. If we are true to ourselves and pursue our passions- the opportunities are endless.

I think this is what I’m most proud. Being told for years that to fit in – we have to follow a set of rules set forth by societies idea of success. Success is not derived from fortune or fame – it’s finding happiness and freedom in our choices.

This is not to say the road is without challenges – it’s difficult to have confidence and be void of self doubt. The journey and navigation of working independently builds character and strength, yet the reward is worth it. And if there are road blocks and fails- to look at those as real life lessons –

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh this one is easy – the best place for me is in nature. In Arizona we are gifted with so much beauty and my favorite is the gift of wild horses at the Salt River.

My animal advocacy started with my compassion for domestic animals. This advocacy grew exponentially with my discovery of the plight for Wild Mustangs

For me there is no better place with all this state has to offer than the Salt River. There is no better feeling than the joy of watching eyes light up at the sight of wild horses and their families. Words can’t describe how magical it is to be in their presence.

So I would say a day with wild horses followed by perhaps an evening in Cave Creek at an outdoor patio – and maybe even visits to other animal sanctuaries in the valley.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This has to first and foremost be my parents. They set the foundation for my work ethic and encouraged my independence and growth while caring for others. I followed my moms career path of being an independent business woman. The animal advocacy came later with my love and pursuit of making a difference to those without a voice. I’ve met many people along the way in life’s journey who all played a role in choices I’ve made. There are so many successful role models in the arts and business who use their platform to advocate for the voiceless- they are the ones I admire – both from history and current.

Instagram: Living_2b_free

Other: 2nd Instagram Realtor4rescue

Image Credits:
Launi B Photography
The image of me holding the camera was taken by Kent Keller

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