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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Motivational & Inspirational
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250

Winning in the Middle of the Pack

Realizing True Success in Business and in Life

by David Richman

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Overview

In Winning in the Middle of the Pack, David shows you how to push forward when nobody's paying attention, when the only person who cares is you, and when you are free to become extraordinary for yourself. More than a self-help guide and more than a memoir, this book is an emotional and inspiring journey of self-realization and accomplishment told through valuable lessons learned in endurance athletics, business, and life.

Description

Throughout our lives, we are told by our parents, teachers, and bosses what we need to accomplish in order to achieve success. As a result, we often live our lives trying to prove things to other people – and we completely forget about proving things to ourselves. For 37 years, David Richman mostly did what was expected of him, and the results weren't pretty. He was an overweight, sedentary smoker in an unhappy marriage with an uninspiring middle-management job simply doing whatever he was told. Then one day, David decided to take charge. He stopped trying to fix an unfixable relationship, quit smoking, and attempted to run a mile without stopping. Soon he was running, biking, and swimming long distances, and seeking out ways he could push his limits and prove things to himself. Over the next 10 years, he completed hundreds of endurance events, including Ironman triathlons, ultra-marathons, and a 24-hour run in honor of his beloved sister. He never took home a trophy or stood on a podium, but as a result of taking charge of his life, he became a better Wall Street manager, a better father, and a healthier and happier person. In Winning in the Middle of the Pack, David shows you how to push forward when nobody's paying attention, when the only person who cares is you, and when you are free to become extraordinary for yourself. More than a self-help guide and more than a memoir, this book is an emotional and inspiring journey of self-realization and accomplishment told through valuable lessons learned in endurance athletics, business, and life. What can you possibly become? Take the first step and find out....

About the author

After working in a variety of industries - including launching 2 start-ups - David entered the financial industry as a advisor at a major Wall Street firm. Several years in, he found that his interests were more in managing people and businesses than in managing money. Over the next 15 years, he managed ever-larger businesses for the same Wall Street firm. His most recent position was as a Complex Director where he was responsible for a P&L that topped $100MM in revenues and $20MM in profits. Wanting to return to his entrepreneurial roots, he has since partnered on launching an independent/hybrid financial advisory firm with other leading industry veterans. In under two years, the firm annualizes over $10MM in revenues on over $1B in assets under management in several locations. Over the last 10 years, David has completed over 50 triathlons, including 12 Ironman-distance triathlons (2.4-mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run), more than 50 runs longer than marathon distance, including several 24-hour runs, running 85 miles in Mexico in the heat of the summer, and most recently, running 104 miles straight from Santa Barbara to Manhattan Beach. As a former sedentary, over-weight, smoker, David knew that he needed to focus not on what others wanted out of him, but on what he wanted out of life. Through lessons learned in business and sport, David introduces the concept of the "middle of the pack" and discusses how to get more ourselves than ever imagined.

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