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Jo Lawrence was a plumber for 11 years, until 3 years ago when a friend was murdered in January 2014, another committed suicide in February, and I had a cancer scare in March. At that time I had a lot of pain in my neck, back, hip and shoulder, and arthritis in my hands, and had already set up the Pink Plumbers Franchise to support women in the trade, and written my plumbing book ‘Hints & Tips for the Practical Plumber’ to help plumbing students turn their skills into a thriving plumbing business, after they leave college without having to get an apprenticeship (just as I did), so everything I had learned I had put out there for others to learn from, so it was time to move on.
I had a network marketing business at that time so thought I would throw myself in to that full time, but instead I discovered I was exhausted and needed time to recuperate, so it didn’t work out! I also readdressed my values, and friends and connection came up to no.2 on my list! (No.1 was freedom!)
I attempted internet marketing, learning loads of new skills, meeting amazing people, and travelled to the Caribbean twice in one year, which resulted in me investing in a property deal in Chicago. 6 apartment blocks in an up and coming area, so all was not lost, even though internet marketing itself wasn’t for me and I accumulated a large amount of credit card debt – all at 0% interest though! (I’m great at managing debt!) Last summer I went back to doing class 1 lorry driving and became a snow technician for Snow Business, who specialise in snow special effects, to help pay the bills.
I have 2 kids, Zak is 22 and is doing a PHD in Maths at Warwick Uni, and my daughter, Hazel, is 19 and is doing Forensic Anthropology at Dundee Uni. Once Hazel had left school last summer, I was in a position to rent my house out and move, as I didn’t need to live somewhere so expensive. I was advised by a friend to sell it and invest the money into different assets. Just to back track a little, in 1999 I bought a property in Chesham with a derelict house on it and commercial yard. It has taken me 17 years to win the battle with the Council, and finally be allowed to re-build my house! In January 2013 they took away my planning permission, and to cut a long story short, eventually I proved to them that I had already implemented it, and the building regs, meaning they couldn’t take it away, and this time last year I got the go ahead to build my house! So I ended up selling the house I was living in (which had been an investment property to get me out of the crater which the other one had left me in), and am now building the other house! So I’m renting in the meantime and have gone back to doing plumbing for me in the house! 1st fix is complete, I’ll be putting in the underfloor heating in January, and bathrooms in Feb/March next year. I will be moving in around May.
Now as well as project managing my house (and being the plumber and client – trying to keep one step ahead of the builders!) I am now an investor mainly, and on a mission to change the world! I have a business with a cryptocurrency organisation called OneLife/OneCoin. We have 2.7 Million members in 2 years and growing at a rate of about 100,000 new members a month! OneCoin is set to be the no.1 cryptocurrency in the world. We have already overtaken Bitcoin and OneCoin will be on the live exchange in April / May 2018. The OneLife vision is for there to be One global cryptocurrency. There is a gap in the market for a trade cryptocurrency, keeping costs down across countries & continents. And with 40% of the world not in the banking system it is time we created something that works for everyone in the world, and not just obliviously keep feeding the banking system which keeps the rich rich and the poor poorer. That 40% may not have a bank account, but most of them have smart phones! So thanks to Bitcoin for being the pioneering cryptocurrency and starting the process of opening people’s minds to a new era. Just as Facebook did to My Space, OneCoin have created a safer, more user friendly, bigger, better version. I went to Bangkok in October for the launch of their new super secure blockchain! 11,500 people from 70 countries (OneCoin is in a total of 195 countries). It was very humbling! The UK is very small!! There were people from Cambodia, Mongolia, Africa, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, The Caribbean, Thailand, China, and loads more! All committed to growing the network of users and merchants, giving OneCoin usability and therefore value. OneLife have a new Mobile app builder for small to medium sized businesses to get on board the digital era and communicate with their customers through their own customisable app, at a very low cost! It’s really cool! It has passed its baby phase and is now reaching momentum, so this is a great time for people to get involved. OneLife sell financial education packages, so people can learn about cryptocurrency and empower themselves at this crucial time of the digital era finally impacting financial global transformation.
In March this year I did Tony Quinn’s Educo seminar in the Bahamas, which is a seminar on programming your big goal, your dream life, right into the unconscious part of the mind. Instead of living out your beliefs and patterns based on your dramas and negative programs you have accumulated since birth, you can take control of your mind, and program it so you are living in to your vision of how you want your life to go. It’s extremely powerful! Tony Quinn is an extraordinary man and his doctorate in Psychology led him to running these seminars to teach others what he has been doing for decades. e.g. Steve Collins, who beat Chris Eubank as an unseeded, unranked boxer, after Chris hadn’t lost a fight for 43 fights! Steve used Tony Quinn as his coach, and retired from boxing years later, unbeaten! During the seminar I discovered my big goal / purpose, is to build a chain of mind, body and soul Spa’s for which I will win Best International Spa Award. A number of investment opportunities, including OneCoin, presented themselves to me as a result of programming my mind with this outcome!