They say that if you live long enough, sooner or later you get to see a little bit of everything and this week you get to see something I never expected, but what the hell, we made it happen - and that's me.
Brian Rose in the hot seat, in the guest chair at London Real, having to answer pretty much anything that is being asked of me. It was a very unique episode and I hope you enjoy it; I have a funny feeling you are either going to love it or hate it.
I was brutally honest about many things about my past, some of my shortcomings, probably more about my shortcomings than any successes I have had because that's more my style. I talked about my move to London, the creation of the show, what happened with Nic, whether this is a viable business etc.
It's London Real so if I can't sit here and be real I have no business producing the show every week.
I was very fortunate to have my good friend Suli Breaks interview me and that was important, it couldn't just have been me talking to the camera or talking to someone I didn't give a shit about, I needed to tell the story to a person. Suli was a good interviewer, he was really curious and is a lot younger than me. He asked me some questions about when I was on Wall Street and what I was doing, why I was so obsessed with making money...really good questions, I am really glad he was there.
It's really funny being in the guest chair, all those lights down, it's very intimate. You can go in thinking you might talk about certain things and not others but once you get going its almost out of your control. I finally have empathy with my guests, some of them have sat down with me and told me of their worry of saying something they didn't want to, but at the time I dismissed it. It's actually not that easy, once you get flowing in the conversation and people ask you questions it's hard not to answer. Much sympathy and empathy with any of my former guests who answered things that maybe they didn't want to.
You'll either love me or hate me more after this, and that's ok. It's all about the realness and the expression and there is something beautiful about the Truth.