A Note From Richard
Last November an article was released in San Diego Metro that was pretty personal as it went into details of my early childhood and my accomplishments despite it. When I first decided to share my story publicly, I was a bit taken back by the overwhelming response. With all of the buzz going around I found myself posing a question I hadnt really thought about before; How does someone go from homeless before age 9 to managing over 100 million dollars in real estate investments by his mid 30’s? What is it that makes my story one of success while others with similar challenges seem to never rise to their full potential? For me the answer begins with choice. Events are just events, we are the ones who give them meaning. Rather than allowing myself to feel victimized, I chose to use those early life experiences as fuel. This fuel gave me the strength to leave an abusive situation, seek emancipation, and to focus my energy on getting the education that has allowed me the opportunities I have today. If you truly want to succeed you must first own responsibility for your own destiny.