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Meet Lolita Brown of Revolution Financial Management in Pasadena

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lolita Brown.

Lolita, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I grew up in south central LA. I was raised by a single mother because my father passed away when I was six months old. I am the youngest of ten children. I’ve always wanted to make my mother proud of me! I went to Downtown Magnet High School and Derviy University for Business Management.

While in college, I took up a trade in Massage Therapy. I did that for a few years before I found a mentor in the Mortgage Real Estate field. In Real Estate, I was able to learn so much about property buying and selling. I did well in that industry up until 2008 when the market crashed. I lost a few things after that including property, savings, some friend. It was a tough time but also a wonderful time of growing and gaining wisdom. I transitioned into the Financial industry that same year. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My goal at the beginning was just to get the education and awareness to help my own family become financially free.

But six months into training, I realized that my career and my calling was one. I had fallen in love with helping people reach their financial goals. It bought me so much joy to be a part of helping send my clients’ kids off to college, helping marriages stay together, and helping people retire with peace of mind. I love what I do and I’m most grateful that my business connected me to the love of my life, Van Brown, whom I married on September 7, 2019. Through our relationship, we have built a nonprofit organization called “Celebration of Love” where we host a week-long event in Nassau, Bahamas. We go into undeveloped areas and conduct mentorship programs on finance, education, entertainment, and health. At the end of the week, we do a love festival where we give away backpacks, food, and clothes to the families. Our goal is to have our first building by December 2020. This location will be for after-school programs and job placement for young adults. To be able to build a life with my husband now and do what we believe God has called us to do on earth is a blessing.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Some of the struggles I faced over my lifetime thusfar was I growing up without a father figure in my life. I learned that I had to become independent very fast. Even though i didn’t always have an earthly covering, I soon learned that my heavenly Father was always watching over me and covering me. During my difficult times, he would always send different people into my life to be an earthly example of a father. Now I’m forever grateful for my Spiritual Father, Lovy Elias Longomba.

Another challenge I faced growing up was my neighborhood which is well-known for violence, gangs, and drugs. I saw some of my friends and family become enslaved to those vices. Seeing this inspired me to rise above it and be better. I always had a desire to grow and become the best version of myself. Through determination and discipline, I made a decision to see things through until it was accomplished. My why was simple: to make my mother proud of me. She deserved to see her children succeed in life, she sacrificed so much for us so that we could have a better life then what was given to her.

So I made sure to be careful about the people with whom I hung around and the places I went. I looked for better environments and ways I could be influenced by positive people who would help me stay on the right path. In my business, the number one struggle I had was that I was a young female in an industry where is heavily dominated by men well into there fifties. I believe after becoming seasoned myself, and developed a strong work ethic, I was able to overcome this issue. It was difficult at first because I had to endure a lot of training and was always needing to prove myself. But 12 years later, I realize that what I thought was meant to stop me and make life hard for me actually worked in my favor to help build my character and develop my relationship- building skills! These are two strengths that I can carry over and use in all areas of my life. So I’m very grateful for everything I have been through because I know it was all working together for my good!

Revolution Financial Management – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Revolution Financial Management is a financial firm that teaches people how to start short and long term savings, insurance, debt management, trust accounts, and retirement plans. We educate people and companies on how to develop a plan to reach their financial goals. We are a noncaptive company that works hard to bring education and awareness to middle America. Our goal is to teach families how to put their dreams on paper, then into action so that they may have a life that one day they can leave as a legacy. We specialize in mindset transformation, helping people go from a poverty mindset to prosperity, and the action steps on fundamental principles to becoming financially independent.

We are known for being a business that “leaves no family left behind” and for being a company that allows people to run in the order of Faith, Family and Business. The thing that I’m most proud of with my company is that we help everyone. No matter where you are or who you are! In an industry that mainly caters to the wealthy and the affluent, my company helps everyone. In the same month we work hard to help someone who is a millionaire, we also work just as hard and to help a single mother save $50 a month. This is also what sets us apart from other companies that do what we do. Most companies cater to the 5% of the United States while we cater to the remaining 95% This includes my mother! But we are able to help everyone. I’m so grateful for this chance to be able to make a difference in this world! I often dream about being the person who helped a family send their child off to college… who someday became the person who cures cancer!

What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
My proudest moment of my career is being able to help my mother retire a couple of years back and showing my family and friends how to build financial wealth and leave a legacy.

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