If you want your real estate dreams fulfilled, I have a #wingwoman you've got to meet - everyone meet Suman Brar! Suman is a Realtor from Luxe Homes, and she is familiar with building strong relationships and getting the right deal for her clients. She is passionate about helping people find homes that they feel proud to live in. In our interview, Suman shares how creativity is tied to her purpose, how traveling makes her happy, and how she finds that the friendships that stand the test of time are the ones who accept you for who you are. Continue reading to learn all about Suman!
1. What makes you happy?
So many things! Having deep conversations, playing board games with my family,
cuddling with my pup, enjoying a hot americano at one of my favourite coffee shops,
dinner with friends, good green juice, walks on a warm evening, a clean and organized
home, eating a delicious but healthy meal, and traveling…lots of traveling.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t be so hard on yourself and avoid the comparison trap. You are amazing just the way you are and have your own unique gifts to share with the world. 3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
Cleaning up the pollution in our oceans. Oceans are the lungs of our planet, and without them we have no future.
4. How did you find your purpose?
For most of my adult life I have been chasing my “purpose”. I’ve worked in various industries, and what I am realizing is that my purpose is not exclusively found in my career. Instead, it’s found in the everyday actions and decisions I make. Being kind, loving my family/friends, enjoying life’s gifts, lending a helping hand to a stranger, and being creative all encompass pieces of my purpose.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
The way our society is generally setup is making us more isolated. Our modern busy lifestyles, coupled with many of us now working from home, makes it difficult to meet new friends because we no longer have a context for meeting people like we did in university or high school.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
Things change with time. You’re not who you once were, and neither is your friend. It is important to understand that time, circumstances, and experiences will change people, and no one is to blame. I find friendships that stand the test of time are those that are based on who you are versus external things like what you do, your circles, your kids, etc.
7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?
There are so many! Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafzai, my sister, my mom, my deceased grandmothers, my loving girlfriends, and amazing cousins. All women who are strong, loving, generous and authentic.
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
Podcasts: I am a podcast junkie. Some of my all-time favourite podcasts are The Tim Ferriss Show, The Goop Podcast, Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations, The Good Life Project and Don’t Keep Your Day Job.
Books: Lately I’ve had two books on the go, one fiction and one non-fiction. For non-fiction I am finishing up I Thought it Was Just Me (but it isn’t) by Brene Brown. For fiction I am reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
9. Where can we find you?