We had the good fortune of connecting with Brett Copeland and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brett, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.”
This is one of my favorite quotes.
I have come to learn that the objective of life is to prosper and to thrive. To be in excellent health both mentally and physically, to pursue that which pulls us and inspires us, and to do what is right and kind to ourselves and to others.
Unfortunately, there are a LOT of distractions in life that pull us away from authentic joy and peace. These distractions and pitfalls of life are typically disguised as successes and happiness, when – in truth, they are the enemies of success and happiness. In time, though, hopefully – we all realize this and grow into that which is truly best for us and brings us the best quality of life.
To me, real happiness is cheap enough – and yes, I have paid dearly for it’s counterfeit at one time or another. I think we all have. Fortunately, I have learned from my mistakes and now appreciate the simple things in life in the healthiest manner possible. Real happiness is pretty simple if you embrace those things that matter most, and let go of those that matter the least or cause any damage to ourselves or others.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love to sing and perform songs. What sets me apart from others? I think we are all different. Yet very much the same. With that being said, I do notice some people in my industry may be in it for other reasons than I am. My purpose is not self serving. There is very little ego involved in what I do. I am caught up and swept away in the music when I sing or play. My sole purpose when performing is to raise the energy and vibration, and give praise in one way or the other, lyrically or energetically – to the universe and life itself. You can do that by telling a vibrant and intriguing story. Through instrumental movement or lyrics. With emotions. There are many ways, but the root of it all is authenticity and purpose. If the art is not coming from an authentic place, it will not be as powerful. I believe I am coming from the right place. What am I most proud of? Being true to my art. And all of the amazing opportunities art and entertainment has brought me. It was not an easy journey but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I want the world to know that I am real, and – although it may not be apparent from the outside looking in, I have made it through a tremendous amount of adversity and hard times. I also want the world to know that it’s best to embrace the good and to stay in the light.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Pick them up at LAX head straight to Malibu. Dinner on the coast. Drive north the next day – breakfast in Santa Barbara then head to Big Sur. Continue all the way to San Fran, Portland, Seattle on a road trip – the coastal route, than head back to LA through the back side of the Sierra Nevada’s. Dinner in Tahoe. Ski. Then head to Vegas. Eat. Gamble. Spa. Wake up the next day, jet ski Lake Havasu, then take route 66 back to Joshua Tree. Hike Joshua Tree, dine in Palm Springs, maybe hit the Tramway. Wake up the next day and decide: Tijuana / Sandiego or Venice Beach Weho….???
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I absolutely have to shoutout to my best friend who also happens to be my wife. She’s been a huge support, inspiration and positive influence in my life.