My Personal Honest Review of Brian Rose’s London Real Life Accelerator
I have been a personal development junkie since I was 10.
My first personal development book was Zig Ziglar's See You At the Top. Since then, I have made it a practice (probably too much) to constantly improve myself. From books to courses and occassionally live programs.
Brian Rose's Life Accelerator is as close as what you can get with a "live program" being incorporated to your day to day life. Which makes it really practical and challenging.
This is my personal honest evaluation of the Life Accelerator Batch 2.
Juggle the Life Accelerator with your day job, people around you etc - and that's what you get in terms of reality.
Brian has quite masterfully incorporated this to get the participants to incorporate great life habits and practices to actual life conditions.
As with most things that you make into a habit - there are only 2 main factors: accountability and scheduling it in your calendar. Every week he has about 3 items
The 6 Weeks of the Accelerator included:
Self - Meditation, Media Fasting, Gratitude
Goals - SMART Goals, Total Accountability, Next Immediate Steps, Affirmations
Diet - Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Intermitten Fasting, Conscious Eating
Movement - Daily Movements, Wim Hoff Breathing, Active Meditation
Relationships - Investing in good relationships, Purging bad ones, Being Selfish on Good Relationships
Planning Your Winning Future - Finding A Mentor, Planning your Future, 51:49 (Always Adding Value)
Brian is quick to point out that what you put into the program you take out.
But it was a great experience. And by experience I really mean experience - which is the value of the program.
This is as close as you can get with a live program that you can have actionable action steps IN REAL life. It beats a live program in fact where you just have a 1 week rah rah and life is back to normal.
The value of the program isn't so much so in the course materials - which is subjective (will elaborate more on this later).
But on the entire experience of having Team Leaders and Course Members to cheer you on, and an Accountability Sheet that you have to fill. Everyone is expected to film and post a video of themselves doing the items on the list and there is also a weekly challenge where winners get to have a video from Brian’s vault of interviews.
There are also weekly calls twice a week as well which falls on London time. So for the rest of you with different timezones - you pretty much have to stay awake in ungodly hours and be a zombie the next day. As attendence in the calls are "compulsory".
I personally found the Main Call where Brian addresses 'everyone' in the call not as useful to cut out sleep time.
Out of the 6 weeks in the main call, I got called up a grand total of 0 times. Being at +8 GMT, this meant I could have really just listened to the recordings and not miss anything major.
Add that with the non productive hangover days the next day.
It was a good thing I was in transition between jobs - so this worked out really well for me.
Being a Marketer, I understand that this is simply for Demographics of the Audience but I feel having calls to be mandatory might not work for everyone. Also these demographics he spends time with would most likely still stay on his sales cycle for future upsells and cross sells.
Obviously the program tried to paint this in a more positive light of having this to be a "test of character" - if that is the spirit of it - the times should also apply to everyone. Instead of just "unique Asian snowflake" who happens to be in the other timezone.
I think the Group Calls were really of much value (if not more value than the main calls). It had more elaboration vs the Main Calls which seemed to be just a review (read: regurgitation) of the sessions. A few Instructors really stood out - Chris Albert who really had a kickass undertanding about nutrition. I think his time in the army also makes him really stand out. My team leader Alex Melia also deserves full credit, I think he has done all he can to try and make us excited about the program and tried doing his best to get the team adequate mentions for the Main Call.
Obviously as with most "success routines" there will be differences in opinions.
As the course material is basically Brian's accumulation of interview snippets (think a smaller version of Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss) and his own personal experience trying these methods out, I would have preferred the approach to be more of a "living protocol" as new discovery is made vs a set in stone approach.
Few components like nutrition, movement, goal setting and forgiveness is covered in a better way by other programs / resources out there.
I would personally like to think that the Life Accelerator is a platform or launchpad to optimize your life - to offer you points to consider rather than an end-all-be-all program.
All in all - I still think its a great program.
The biggest key takeaway that I got was to learn how to be comfortable in being uncomfortable. I think this is major and worth the course entry price. I have definitely benefitted from just this one very powerful paradigm and will keep this with me in years to come.
Besides that, I finally got a great meditation practice going, along with better diet and good movement practice going.
I feel a bit lighter and am glad there is a continuation of the program with the team post the program.
Pros - The structure of the program is good. Loved how the structure is broken down to different parts and challenges to challenge you to be uncomfortable. Also team leaders take their roles very seriously. Absolutely love the accountability and how the people in teams take support very seriously.
Great relationships with the team mates and also great people who constantly raise the bar.
Cons - Brian doesnt spend time with everyone. He spends time with just a few of his favourite characters which are also his target demographics for his programs. This is understandable as this allows him to sell other products to future target audience. Sometimes the approach tends to be a bit more cult-like.
Some concepts may not be too accurate - instead of an end all be all, think of it as a launchpad to things to consider.