I like surprises. London Real is about showing you new perspectives, and improving your life with the unexpected. That’s what today’s guest will do. Kevin Green is the UK’s wealthiest private real estate owner, and spends much of his time inspiring others to follow in his footsteps. Despite his acute business sense and a net worth of over ¬£100million, Kevin is no cutthroat property baron. He is heavily involved in some of Britain’s major charities such as Shelter and The Prince’s Trust, and insists his success is down to following his heart rather than dog-eat-dog tactics. Speaking to Kevin, I found a gentle, modest and thoughtful man, someone who spends most of his time thinking about spirituality and how he can help others. What is so interesting about Kevin is that he is almost completely self-made. He was once homeless, before becoming a dairy farmer. Only after years doing a job that didn’t inspire him did he decide to take his life into his own hands. The core qualities that Kevin outlines in this conversation are not just ones grounded in tenacity and intelligence, but psychological robustness and humility. The biggest surprise for me was discovering that the most successful property owner in Britain is also a kind, caring family man with a deep sense of social conscience. One thing I want you took look out for today in this conversation is Kevin talking about his past. The struggles, grief and heartbreak in his life are as bad as any you will hear about, but instead of being dragged down by them Kevin sees them now as pivotal moments in his success. They gave him hunger. They gave him persistence. And they gave him the knowledge of self necessary to really admit to himself what was working in his life and what was not. When I say Kevin is a self-created man, I really mean it. He had the courage to face himself when he was sleeping under a bridge begging meals from road workers and alienated from his family. The conversation he had with himself at this juncture in his life will give anyone struggling right now courage and a true understanding of what it means to be source of your own power and destiny. One thing I notice about London Realers, and especially members of the the Academy, is that in many ways they are already “successful”. By society’s standards these are people who have risen up the ranks, and ticked off the boxes. What makes London Real different is that it attracts people with a new idea of success. If you are reading this and watch our show, the chances are you are one of those people. It is not enough for you get the accolades and the money. Your idea of success is just like Kevin Green’s. It’s about passion, fulfilment, doing what you love and taking control of your days. What inspires me about Kevin is that he never gave up on that vision. Through all the hardships, and the “success” of being a well-off dairy farmer, he never lost the connection to his own heart’s desire. You have come to London Real because you know your worth. You believe you are worth more than what other people expect of you. Kevin will prove to you today that you are right, that having the strength to say no to others’ demands, and saying yes to yourself, is what success is really all about.