How My Love Life Created a Path to London Real

The past eight years have been rather chaotic to put it mildly. They started out when my husband lost his high paying job during the 2009 economic crash and then couldn’t find another one for a year. One year after this we were pretty much penniless, and because of other circumstances I had no choice but to divorce after 25 years of marriage. In the midst of all of this, I was not only a new single parent but I went from home educating both of my kids to them being accepted into an early middle college program.

The first day that I ever drove my 14 year old son to a school was oddly enough to his first college course.

The first day that I ever drove my 14 year old son to a school was oddly enough to his first college course. My daughter also started college classes at the same community college a year later, when she was just 14.

The program was set up so that students attended their high school classes on the community college campus with their college classes integrated into their schedules. This only happened if they kept up their grades, passed several comprehension tests, and were deemed mature enough to be in the college classrooms with a potluck of other adults. I’m proud to say that both my kids worked extremely hard and were honor students during this time even though life, our emotions, and our financial situation were all rather raw.

You’d think by their success that I must have been on my school game with my kids day and night, for 14 years, to get them into and thriving in college at 14. Shockingly, I never tested, graded, or sat down with them at the kitchen table to work on them. Honestly, we never even finished any curriculum that I’d buy each year to give the image that we were doing school.

When I tell this story, most people would immediately think I was a careless, ignorant parent but in fact my educational philosophy, I’d set into place before I had kids, was manifesting itself beautifully just 14 short years later.

This year, I turned 50 and I’ve finally had time to not only pat myself on the back a little but reflect on the past a bit as well.

This year, I turned 50 and I’ve finally had time to not only pat myself on the back a little but reflect on the past a bit as well. Also, after talking with a few new parents I realized that people are truly interested in knowing how in the world I accomplished all this with not one but two kids. I’ve just had no idea how to get this information out to the world until now.

I’m on the dating scene, and like most people at my age, I’m also doing some self work. Recently, I was binge watching videos on Youtube of Belgian pyscotherapist Esther Perel when I ran across the interview Brian Rose of London Real did with her.

In order to finish the interview I had to sign up at the London Real website which was their clever plan to take over my world. I did it though, thinking nothing of it, and off I went to happily finish the free interview.

The London Real emails started coming regularly to my inbox after that and for some reason they didn’t seem to annoy me enough to unsubscribe from them. They were kind of a nice change, compared to the millions of coupon match up sites, I’m used to looking at in my inbox.

I even popped open a few of them and watched another interview with the man that loves Porsches. I did notice that both videos of Esther and this guy were noticeably long but intriguing.

I also realized, from watching both of them, that I had had a passion at one time in my life like they both had but life had happened to me and I had put all of that aside just to survive.

I also realized, from watching both of them, that I had had a passion at one time in my life like they both had but life had happened to me and I’d put all of that aside just to survive.

One email in particular about turning your passion in life into an online business really peaked my curiosity.

Brian stated that he was sending that email from his personal email address and that we should write him back to let him know what our passion in life was. I thought to myself, “Sure it is. I bet he won’t answer back.” and I gave it a test, for the fun of it and just to see if he was a big fat liar.

He did answer back and surprisingly seemed rather genuine.

We messaged a few times with me eventually telling him my story of financial destruction, divorce and the fact that I got both of my kids into college at 14 after home educating them. I even sent him a video that I’d just posted the week before about the topic.

After watching some (I’m pretty sure that he didn’t watch all 45 minutes of that horrid thing!) of the video Brian Rose told me that he felt I really had something here with this information and that my camera presence was good for digital content.

I had less than 24 hours, to decide about signing up for the Business Accelerator course before it closed.

I had less than 24 hours, to decide about signing up for the Business Accelerator course before it closed. My biggest fear was not to make a huge financial mistake even though I really intuitively felt that this was what I needed to do. As a struggling single mother, I didn’t have a big chunk of cash lying around so I figured out that I could pay for it with my daughter’s college student loan money. I didn’t take this decision lightly so I asked her (now age 20) to hear me out on the whole idea.

She’s also a mulitipotentialite like me and a very intuitive creative person that gets me, after being with me all of these years, so I knew she’d have good insight into my obvious whim. The backstory is that this year I’ve been struggling to get my creativity back and so we have had many meaningful conversations together trying to find something that interests me and that I could also make an income from. I was hoping she’d say, “Mom, you’re and idot! What are you even thinking?”.

Surprisingly, she didn’t talk me out of it but instead for two hours lectured me by speaking verbatim the same words I’ve taught, affirmed, encouraged, and motivate her and my son with for over 22 years. I sat on my bed crying and giving her back the same money excuse for two hours but I was running out of time to sign up.

Finally, she had to literally stand over me, with a Cheshire Cat grin, and tell me to “Pull the trigger!”

Finally, she had to literally stand over me, with a Cheshire Cat grin, and tell me to “Pull the trigger!” (That’s what Brian Rose says but she didn’t really say it that way) and buy this course.

As for my son, he wasn’t opposed but was more logically cautious and reminded me every single week, even though he’s super supportive, that I could still get my money back.

So off I went head first, by faith, into the London Real Business Accelerator course never to look back!

The first few days I was still having a panic attack about the financial investment but something was alive again inside of me because the other 140, highly creative and passionate people, I was coming into contact with were rallying together in this bubble. They were creating an overwhelming momentum that was refreshingly contagious!

The next 7 weeks were a complete blur since I was working full time, and teaching private piano lessons on top of doing all of the course work. Let me just say it now, that there is no way I could have finished this course without the foolproof accountability system complete with a break off team and coach (from a previous B.A. class), set into place for every inch of the way for eight weeks.

One of the main things I especially liked was Brian’s insight into how I was going to mentally fight myself at different points in this course.

One of the main things I especially liked was Brian’s insight into how I was going to mentally fight myself at different points in this course. He has brilliantly set it up so that the course will combat many old fears most normal people have. You can tell he’s been there, done that and got the T-shirt for the cocktail of failures, emotions, procrastinations and resistance he’s bitterly tasted a few times. It was uncanny how the London Real team was always two steps ahead of all our silly mind games and ready for anything I threw at them by way of my personal resistance.

Honestly, I thought there was no way around some of these same old fears that have grown so deep and broad in 50 years. 140 other Business Accelerator students, from every corner of the Earth, also faced their own hideous, invisible, obstacles from past failures. How I know this, is because we had to fess up about our mental blocks, along the way, to get the help we each needed to keep moving our teams forward.

Letting yourself down is one thing we all start to eventually bask in but having an entire team of gifted, passionate, kind and generous people fighting for their passion, that will in turn help others in this life, just gets to you at one point during the 8 weeks.

So, if you have any humanity left in you you have no other choice but to dig unselfishly deeper, tunnel past your own ugly monsters, so that your teammates also have the chance to shine their light out to the world.

So, if you have any humanity left in you you have no other choice but to dig unselfishly deeper, tunnel past your own ugly monsters, so that your teammates also have the chance to shine their light out to the world.

From where we all started just eight weeks ago, we have not been accelerated but catapulted light years ahead, by the London Real Business Accelerator wormhole. It would take us so much more time, energy and money to figure this stuff out on our own given that there was absolutely no self sabotage involved.

The November 2017 London Real Business Accelerator graduates, weren’t able to go around every obstacle in just 8 high paced weeks but arm in arm, and full of passion as our fuel, we trampled down a big fat gaping hole in old, stifling mindsets while building amazing friendships, true team spirit and cutting edge online businesses that will thrive in the 21st Century business world.

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