About Rick

Um, why should I care about who you are?


 

Rick_HeadShot_2You shouldn’t, or you should. It’s up to you. But you’re here.

So, you can either click your mouse and get the hell out of here, or stick around and see what kind of GOOD trouble we can stir up.

It’s up to you. I take no hostages!

But, since you asked, you should care.

You should care if you want to make life SIMPLE.

You should care if you want to make BOLD moves in your life.

I know what it means to do both.

I’ve spent my whole life being an extroverted introvert

 

  • Taking BOLD risks. Kicking myself in the ass for WORRYING.
  • Making BOLD moves. Fearing the UNCERTAINTY.
  • Making BOLD mistakes. Learning lessons no one else could teach me.
  • Making more BOLD moves. Trusting my gut instinct never lets me down.

It’s a repeating pattern. One that probably stems from constantly being on the move. Living in 7 different states. Moving 23 times before I was 25. Attending two different colleges. Changing jobs 12 times in less than two decades.

You might think I’m BOLD or BORED. You’d be right on both accounts.

Truth is, I’m a guy who likes his life SIMPLE and BOLD, just like my wine!

 

SO, WHAT DO YOU GIVE A DAMN ABOUT?


 

Good question.

The flippant answers is teaching people how to not give a F*ck.

The PC (politically correct) answer is hanging out and getting stuff done with people like YOU to create a SIMPLE life, make BOLD moves, and to help you craft a respectful not GIVE A F*CK, stress-free mentality to LIVE LIFE UNCLOSETED!

 

MY PHILOSOPHY, BECAUSE I KNOW YOU’RE DYING TO KNOW (LOL)


 

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Now…

 

90% of you just peed your pants because being bold scared you.

80% of you are scratching head trying to get the closet metaphor

50% of you just clicked away because I dropped an “F-bomb”

Cool. My philosophy is having the exact desired effect I’m going for.
And, those percentages probably aren’t even true. I just said them to make you think I’m quite a smart guy.

Which I am. Or so I’ve been told. But I’ll let you decide.

 

Here’s what I know to be true. (For me. Maybe for you too.)

 

Life is about un-complicating things.
Doing stuff that scares the crap out of us.
Making moves…any moves…rather than doing nothing.

Living Life Uncloseted kicks ass.

For me, I started living Life Uncloseted because I discovered…

  • Confusion and conflict was killing my soul.
  • Hiding and pretending were sucking the life out of me.
  • Success eluded  me because I was avoiding success.

I realized I was over complicating my life.

IT’S SIMPLE. BE BOLD.

 

OK MR. SIMPLE AND BOLD, WHAT DO YOU DO?


 

Rick_BikeDrink a lot of wine, ride my bike when I can (actually I just found a random car in a parking lot, knocked the cyclist out, put on his cycling clothes and snapped this pic), enjoy my husband and daughters, read voraciously, do things on a whim, occasionally commit DVR adultery, and play entrepreneur when I feel like it.

Oh…you meant for you!

I hold your hand (figuratively of course)

Take you to the scary places in your life (safely of course)

Stop you from jerking yourself around (lovingly of course)

Help you master your own version of LIFE. UNCLOSETED.

IT’S SIMPLE. BE BOLD.

 

I  totally dig conspiring with HESITATORS like you to…

 

  • Pull off BOLD Ninja moves to ESCAPE your bullshit.
  • Create SIMPLE ways to EXPLORE your fears.
  • Help you stop F*CKING AROUND and ELEVATE your self-expression.

 

The results?

 

Unapologetic, transparent, action-oriented living.

Yup. LIFE. UNCLOSETED!

Heck, I even do this with teams of people.

Although the actual hand holding gets tricky ’cause I only have two hands.

But even with a two-handed deficit, the shifts in corporate culture are amazing!

No matter how I do it,

Speaking from a stage

Headphones on, yapping it up on my podcast

Keyboard strokes tapping out my next book

Listening intently coaching clients or a teams

I do it because…

IT’S SIMPLE. BE BOLD.
LIVE LIFE UNCLOSETED.

 

WHY DO YOU DO THIS STUFF?


 

Started out as a desperate way to make a living. A knee jerk reaction to a second layoff.
An ego driven move where I vowed to never work for anyone else ever again. And so far, I haven’t.

Then I set my ego aside and discovered, I do all of this cool stuff now because I f*cking love it!

I wake up every single day to make big bold moves with people who want to make big bold moves in their lives.

  • I love serving the HESITATORS
  • I love contradicting the NORM
  • I love talking the TABOO
  • I love simplifying the COMPLEX
  • I love breaking out the BOLD

 

It’s SIMPLE. Be BOLD.
Live Life Uncloseted.