Resilience Through Fostering Deeper Human Connection.
In this Episode, I’m having a great conversation with a wonderful guest, David Richman. David is a wearer of many hats; he is an Entrepreneur, an Author, a Public Speaker, an Athlete and a Philanthropist and he uses the lessons learned in his life to enrich and inspire others.
David's first book is “Winning in the Middle of the Pack” which discusses how to get more out of ourselves than we ever imagined.
David's second book “Cycle of Lives” revolves around his amazing project that aims to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and care. The idea of the project started to form when his sister was in the last few weeks of her battle with cancer.
David covered 4,700 miles, and visited and interviewed the participants of this book, which chronicles the lives of 15 people who were affected by cancer, either as patients, doctors, researchers, caregivers, or otherwise. These poignant, significant, meaningful, helpful stories cover many aspects of cancer: caregiving and research, emotional and intellectual journeys, various stages of life, and more, so that combined, these memoirs will give a complete view of the human experience as it relates to cancer.
Tune in as we explore this amazing project.
What you will Hear/Learn
9:10 How Richard was able to create emotional safety and establish connections that made people feel safe to share their stories.
14:16 Why establishing connections is appropriate as opposed to creating preconceived perceptions of what kind of emotional support people may need from us.
15:39 Find out a common interesting Emotional trait that David observed from his interviewees.
18:12 Find out how David’s interviewees developed resilience.
22:29 How David was able to capture the interviewees' story accurately and the methodology he used to narrow down to which story to publish in his book.
26:03 Find out what motivated David to pull through this complex project.
31:13 Two key and amazing lessons David learned while interviewing people while working on this project.
36:48 Lessons David hopes that readers can draw from his project.
40:10 David’s final word.
Connect With David
If you're coming from a true place and you're genuine and you want to connect with somebody on a deep level, even if it’s only for a few minutes, then asking questions is OK.