Tribe Talk #11

As I was writing this piece today, a few London Real guests came to mind, including James Altucher, Peter Sage, and Philip McKernan.

The message consistently drawn from guests on London Real is that when we build and communicate a personal or business vision which aligns us with who we really are, then growth, success and purpose are a determined outcome.

Knowing and finding our passion has been a hot topic in the Academy this week:

If you take a look at this poll on the Private London Real Academy Facebook Group, you’ll see that so far the most voted for Webinars by the Tribe relate to finding your passion.In yesterday’s Live Webinar, Philip McKernan reframed the question from “how do I find my passion” to:

“If you did know what your passion was, what would it be?

This week, I’ve been speaking with Academy Member Elliot Reeves. Elliot expressed his passion, confidence, enthusiasm and vision to an interview panel for an internal promotion. Outcome: “Unfortunately I ended up not getting the job.” My first thoughts were, if we fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of others, then are we really representing our truth and the life we want?

This short Member interview will really serve as a powerful reminder – that before we set our vision and big dreams, we first need to ask ourselves what is it we want and who is it we want to be.

Member Interview with Elliot Reeves

Tell us about yourself

“I’m an Analyst for a global asset management company. In a very peculiar twist, it was actually through my work that I found London Real. A small group of us were visited by Dave Asprey to educate us on biohacking, which was the weekend before Asprey’s first London Real episode.

Broadly, my dreams and aspirations are to lead a company which disrupts an industry; help others on a large scale to see the power and greatness in themselves and tackle major social problems, in particular homelessness.”

What keeps you inspired and why?

“My parents both run their own businesses, in relative terms I have been extremely successful. For me, listening to London Real has been a phenomenal source of realising that we are all capable of doing incredible things. Conditioning yourself to actually believe in yourself is more than half the battle and hearing inspirational stories of others who have enjoyed massive success, offers great motivation as well as reassurance.

Tell us more about how you expressed your “big dream” and vision

“In the interview I was very honest and open about my goals and my vision within the organisation. The feedback I’ve had since, has led me to believe that the people who were interviewing me just didn’t get it and felt my passion and enthusiasm was too much for them. I suppose it was as if I was operating on a different level of consciousness. In effect, the things that I was saying didn’t resonate with my audience or was too much for them.”

Why has this been an important process for you to go through?

“I’m now very clear on what my strengths are and where I believe I can add value to others. I think I had convinced myself to think that the path I was on was the right one but this ‘setback’ (I use the term setback loosely as that’s not how I’m choosing to perceive it) has been a great lesson. This experience has made me realise that I’ve been spending too much time in my comfort zone and not taking and embracing risks.”

What do you say to the Tribe Member reading this who feels lost and looking for direction?

“Know thyself..Peter Drucker said: “Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how best they perform”. Gary Vaynerchuk, a prolific entrepreneur who many of you will know, says know your strengths, align yourself with your true passion and go all-in on that! It’s great advice. I’d add that we should all be far more open to changing direction in life. There is no greater story than Brian’s to reinforce this! Many people spend their life fighting against what they truly love out of fear (of being judged, of failure, of what their friends/family might say, etc). Just do what you love!

Who are your top 3 London Real guests?

  1. Peter Sage – Enlightened Entrepreneur
  2. Dan Peña – The 50 Billion Dollar Man
  3. Dave Asprey – The Bulletproof Executive

Give us a quote from one of your top 3 London Real guests and tell us why it’s of importance to you

“Anxiety is the emotion of growth, provided it’s not resisted” – Peter Sage Enlightened Entrepreneur

“I took a huge amount from this. It’s so important to remember that we choose our response to any given situation. So, when something bad happens, while it’s easy to react and get angry, it’s just as easy to think “so what? I don’t mind”.

Define London Real Academy

“For me, London Real Academy is a sanctuary of positivity and inspiration. Thank you to everyone for making it so damn awesome!”

If you’d like to find out more about reframing life’s challenges, Extreme Entrepreneur Peter Sage, guides you through this when he was a guest on the show.

T-Shirt Winners

Did you watch our Webinar with Philip McKernan?

In our Weekly Webinars, we give away exclusive London Real Academy T-shirts to a few Members of the Academy for the GREAT contributions, actions and accomplishments they make in that week.

This Week’s Winner’s were Angel Gursov and Kieran Glennon.

Angel continually pushes and motivates his accountability partner Rui Pimentel: Rui expresses the “awesomeness” of their partnership. Their consistent check-ins has really helped Rui keep accountable to his fitness goals. For more than 5 years, Rui passed his time in front of a computer without any fitness or exercise. So, one of Rui’s main goals was to get a personal fitness trainer,  which he hit just one week into joining the Academy. He now trains at least 3 times per week and describes it as:

“The personal trainer was the best choice I made, it’s a different commitment, and he shows me at every session that I can do more than I believe.”

A big thank you to Kieran for doing a super job in organising and hosting our Members meetup at the Transit Rooftop Bar in Melbourne. Thanks to the Melbourne Realers, Andy Le and Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz who joined the meetup!

If you’d like to nominate YOUR peers, then send me a message here on the Academy. Tell me who you are nominating, what they are doing, and why they should be nominated.

Tribe Meetups

Don’t miss our Tribe Meetups this month, including our meetup in Atlanta and our NEW meetup in New York City, both in November!Keep your eyes open and if you’re a Member on the Academy, leave your RSVPs here. We hope to see some of you there!

Until next week’s Tribe Talk, take care and get in touch with me @noorahnaker I would love to hear from you!

Speak soon,


P.S. Here’s a photo of me at the Focus Group  last week! I hope to see you at the next one! Leave your reservations here, there’s going to be another meetup in the London Real Studios in 2 weeks time!

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