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FAIRMONT– Local residents Brittany Anderson and Bryan Sweet, both of Sweet Financial in Fairmont, have co-authored their fourth book together. “Dream Architecture” aims to help readers realize a possible future and a retirement lifestyle they can’t wait to wake up to.
The book, which will be released in May, is actually something of a prequel to an earlier work by the duo, “Dare dream,” which came out in 2016. This book aimed to help people determine their “Why” in retirement and how they can secure their future.
“After looking at it, we felt we had really missed a step in setting the stage with identifying values, mindset and helping people weed out naysayers and focus. really about what they want for their future,” Anderson explained.
She said when they meet with clients, often over the years the topic of mindset comes up.
“We started looking at where money and mindset meet. We decided to write a book about it to help people realize even more possibilities for their future,” Anderson said.
The book is personal to Anderson and Sweet, who were both raised by single mothers.
Anderson shared an experience she remembers when she was 7 or 8 where she saw her mother crying over her checkbook because she wasn’t sure she could make ends meet.
“She was a hard working woman and she broke her tail for me and my brother and I remember that moment of impact,” Anderson said.
She said it was a big turning point for herself. Anderson graduated from college and began looking for a job in the service industry.
“Over the years I realized I had a leadership call and really wanted to help lead the team at Sweet Financial. I was promoted over the years to COO and then COO” , she says.
Today, after 13 years with Sweet Financial, Anderson serves as President and works closely with Sweet to create the company’s vision. This includes creating growth opportunities for customers and employees.
She said their latest book lays the foundation for making sure whatever wealth you’ve accumulated, your mindset is in the right place before making decisions about your future.
While working on the book, Anderson said she enjoyed collaborating with Sweet.
“We both tend to think alike,” she says.
Sweet has enjoyed creating something that he knows can really help people. He said the process of writing the book and thinking about helping people dream big was so energizing.
“I hope people take even one step forward in pursuit of a dream they never thought possible. That they choose to stop listening to naysayers who say they can’t do something and pursue what matters to them,” Sweet said.
Although it’s aimed at those close to retirement, Anderson said the book’s content and meat can really apply to anyone looking to improve their future.
“Whatever stage in a person’s life is, if they think about their future and what they want their life and retirement to be like, I think that’s something that should be read so that they makes the right decisions for herself,” Anderson said.
Anderson also directs the “Women Forward” program at Sweet Financial and will publish another book later this year focused on women balancing career and family life.
Information on future book signings, as well as where to buy the book, will be available at a later date.