Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson

Brant Menswar on Non-Negotiable Values

July 7, 2021

Brant Menswar is a best-selling author, performance coach, named one of the country’s “Top 10" speakers in motivation and CEO/Founder of bookstarPR. His books and Top 200 podcast (Thoughts That Rock) expand on his ground-breaking work around values-based leadership described as “disarmingly simple and incredibly powerful.”

He has helped to change what’s possible for industry-leading organizations like Netflix, Verizon, Anthem, SunTrust, Microsoft, ESPN, Hilton, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and dozens more.

In this episode, we discuss when Brant first picked up a guitar (6:08), if difficulty can stunt creativity (10:30), his past job and what led to him pursuing his dream of becoming a Rockstar (11:58), when faith came into his life (14:23), baseball (16:11), what he was like academically (20:06), what he struggled with when he was younger (21:18), polarity within himself (25:39), unique contributions (30:25), why he didn’t continue to just play music (31:22), what it was like to first hear his son had cancer and what it’s been like the past few months since his son passed away (33:08), what he learned from his son (35:35), what he’s been doing creativity-wise the last couple months (39:30), his relationship with faith today (42:25), what sparked the importance of values in his life (46:59), living your values (50:27), professional vs. personal values (55:27), black sheep values (1:03:52), security (1:16:00), what he intentionally does every day to ensure his values are actionable (1:24:10),

You can check out Brant on social media platforms @brantmenswar. Also, feel free to visit Brant’s website here!

Thank you so much to Brant for coming on the podcast!

I wrote a book called “Shift Your Mind” that was released in October of 2020, and you can order it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Additionally, I have launched a company called Strong Skills, and I encourage you to check out our new website If you liked this episode and/or any others, please follow me on Twitter: @brianlevenson or Instagram: @Intentional_Performers.

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