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David Richards

David Richards

Raleigh, North Carolina

Marine officer. Yoga Instructor. Life Strategist. International Bestselling Author of Whiskey and Yoga: Find Your Purpose. Multiple podcast appearances and inspiring article writer! Keynote speaker for Liberty Mutual and Cisco.

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Served fifteen years on active duty in the Marines, have been a yoga instructor for thirteen years. I'm a corporate executive and keynote speaker, as well as a life strategist. My life was transformed when I read Think and Grow Rich. Since then, I've been on a mission to fulfill my life's purpose of being a force for progress in people's lives, speaking and writing with passion and sharing life's joyous moments. Whiskey and Yoga: Find Your Purpose is an international bestseller and went to number one on Amazon for self-help on release. With my unique background, I bring a perspective few others have. I speak on living with purpose and help people shift their mindsets to lead their most fulfilling lives.
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Being

How to BE, Better.

Ever hear someone say, "There's only so much I can do, I'm only human"? Human is what we do. Being is who we are.

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Synopsis

Doing. It’s what we do. It’s how we spend the majority of our time, and how we make decisions. "What should I do?" "What are you doing?" "What do you want to do?" Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The reward for a thing well done is to have done it.” He was right. But this idea has been warped into an equation for how we live our lives that leaves us unfulfilled. We chase what we want by doing. To bastardize Emerson, we mistakenly believe the thing we want to become is the reward for the thing well done. This simple premise is widely accepted across the planet.
Being. It's who we are. Having an understanding of who we truly are is our truth, regardless of what that truth looks like. In order to lead a fulfilling, rich, and uplifting life, we must accept this truth. Only in accepting our truth can we really move forward. From there, we must create a vision. A vision of who we want to become. The clearer vision we have...how that being thinks, what their habits are, where they spend their energy...the clearer the path we create in understanding what we need to do to become that version of ourselves.
I have a wildly diverse background from the Marines to Corporate America to Yoga. The journey that transformed my life was one of love. I was looking for love externally...doing...boxed in by beliefs I'd carried with me since childhood. It was only after trying as hard as I could to make a relationship work ~ hundreds of poems, flowers, patience, listening ~ only to see that relationship implode after three years that I accepted my shortcomings, learned to love myself, and discovered unconditional love. Simply put, I discovered how to be something more than I ever had been before.

Why support this book?

  • No one has explored this concept to this depth and detail. Sure, there are articles out there on Do-Have-Be and Be-Do-Have, but this subject needs more attention. The power of words is all around us; we only need to take advantage of them and embrace their power.
  • A huge percentage of the population struggles with this concept. We are busy-bees!
  • 49% of teens age 13-18 suffer from at least one mental health disorder. They also spend, on average, nine hours a day on their smartphones. Being taps into the things we all want most, at any age. Purpose. Meaning.
  • This isn't just a book. It's an awakening. A movement to transform our lives by focusing our actions towards our higher purpose. That is the secret to leading lives of happiness, joy, growth, and contribution.

Similar titles

  • The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle Namaste Publishing 1997. This book focuses on being present. Mine focuses on being.
  • You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Jen Sincero Running Pr Book Pub 2013. Jen's book is about tapping into our greatness. Being focuses on all aspects of who we want to be.
  • The Secret: Rhonda Byrne Atria Publishing Group 2006. I think Being, as I visualize it and have it outlined, reveals a different shade of the secret. It's a new message for the next generation.

Audience

Young adults just coming into the workforce; people starting to settle into their careers and lives.

Advance praise

“In David’s book Whiskey & Yoga I found myself gaining awareness into my own mode of operation! It’s rare for me to feel inspired from page one of a book these days, but David hit the nail on the inspired head! If you want a fulfilling and abundant life, then check out this book.”
~ Scarket Ravin, International Bestselling Author of Follow the Medicine, Awakening Self-Empowerment.

“We all have free will; it’s just unfortunate that most of us do not exercise this on a conscious and regular basis. Let David Richards show you how to turn that around in his new book, Whiskey & Yoga, how to focus on creating the life you want, and lead you to the freedom that you deserve. An interesting read.”
~ Joanne Org, International Bestselling Author of The Sun Within: Rediscover You.

“Whiskey & Yoga is a great guide to finding your purpose. With clear voice and positive import, David Richards illustrates exactly how to transform impossible daydreams into achievable goals. He gets to the heart of this vital topic with insight and clarity. I was really encouraged and inspired and believe you will be too once you read it. I enjoyed it thoroughly and highly recommend it.”
~ Judy O’Beirn, International Bestselling Author & Creator of the Unwavering Strength Series.

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–Krista Xiomara, Author of The Alchemy of Kindness

"The Lighthouse Keeper is a must-read! As you traverse
with Sam on his incredible journey, you are sure to gather
transformational tools to bring—even more—light to yours.”
–Elizabeth Trinkaus, Author + Podcast Host of
Enough Already! Yes, You Are

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For over 30 years Atlantic Publishing has been providing millions of readers information to jumpstart their careers, start businesses, manage employees, invest, plan for retirement, learn technologies, build relationships, and live rewarding, fulfilling lives. Our award-winning authors and publication staff strive to make our products the best and most up-to-date available. We go further than most publishers to get our customers the best products.

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Brandylane is a small, independent press, founded in 1985, that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and children’s books. We publish under a traditional arrangement and also offer a cooperative track for emerging authors. We believe that books make a difference, that lives and the world are changed by the power of words and images, and that large publishing houses neglect a wealth of good writing. We are especially interested in manuscripts that teach, promote, and encourage understanding, tolerance, and peace; seek to improve the lives of people and communities in the U.S. and around the globe; promote environmental preservation; and promote and teach health and wellness.

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Using a unique, goal-oriented approach to publishing, we combine our business and publishing knowledge to help our authors set and attain goals for their readers, their brands and their books.

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Inside Edge Publishing logo Inside Edge Publishing

At Inside Edge Publishing, we work with our writers every step of the way on their literary journey, helping to bring out the most from their work. From an idea and rough draft, to editing and publication, Inside Edge Publishing helps our authors produce high quality, interesting and entertaining books. We are looking for innovative writing in just about any genre but love memoirs, thrillers, sci-fi, business, and motivational books just to name a few.

Our books frequently appear on the best-sellers lists and our authors are among some of the best known in their genre. At Inside Edge Publishing, we believe that every author has a story to tell, and that every story deserves to be told.

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Many of our clients are first-time authors who know a great deal about how to help make the world a better place, but who need help translating that knowledge into a compelling book. That's where we come in. Wordsmiths, idea sculptors and enthusiastic cheerleaders for the human race, we make a difference in the world by helping authors to make their difference in the world.

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  • Todd Griffin
    on March 31, 2020, 4 p.m.

    Congrats on your new book and I look forward to reading it. Hope to see you in the not too distant future. Stay safe my friend. Todd