Bio for Richard Matthews
Richard Matthews, Founder of Push Button Podcasts and FiveFreedoms.io, has helped many clients add more than six figures each year to their businesses using the techniques he developed over his many years of experience.
Richard Matthews’ unusual, but systematic approach to life extends to running his business virtually from behind a curtain in his RV, and schooling his children on the road.
“The stronger the relationship, the stronger your ability to influence someone else.”
“My superpower is in the realm of being able to see the systems behind things.”
“One of the keys of building relationships is the ability to tell stories.”
“You can judge relationships based on how much of the other person's story you know.”
Around age seven or eight, Richard broke his grandmother’s expensive antique vase and was in tears. However, she told him that only his safety mattered, which, he notes, “set me on the path of who I am as a father and as a person in my family.”
Richard grew up in Murrieta, California, and his high school had 4,500 children, whose schedules were rotated so they could fit in the classes. It was because of this that he chose to go to a small college with 500 students after graduating.
California is a mosaic of various cultures and languages, and his friend group was representative of that. He joined the Christian Club in college and was inspired by its leader who went on to become his mentor. He also belongs to a group called Fulltime Families, an RV club for families who travel with their children.
Temperament and Personality Influences
Richard learned to acknowledge his influence as a storyteller and “the gravity of giving someone advice” when his friend acted on his advice about marriage.
Richard sees making the transition from a “solopreneur” to a CEO as an interesting cultural shift.
Advice to an Employer
Richard tells all his clients that they will always come second to his family.
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Richard’s company, Push Button Podcasts, is a full-service podcasting agency that helps small businesses use podcasts as a marketing medium.
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