166: Richard McCann: A Man Creating A Future Based On Embracing His Past
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Mr Richard McCann.
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Todays guest joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is Richard McCann, a man who has had moments of huge darkness in his life, but has made sure that the situations that he unwittingly found himself forever linked to, were never going to define him.
On a cold and misty morning in October 1975, our guest woke up as a scared and bewildered 5 year old, to discover that his mother was gone.
She was the first victim of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe who for several months had struck fear into the heart of the United Kingdom as he preyed the streets of Leeds looking for unwitting victims.
What made this mans journey so amazing was that his first reaction, even at such an early age, was to think about how he could improve his situation.
Richard knew he couldn’t bring his mother back but he could decide how to look differently at what life had thrown at him.
And since that date, Richard McCann has moved through many different areas where his personality has changed due to the challenges that he has overcome, not least deciding that he could forgive the man that took so much from him.
And now with several bestseller books, a movie of his life, and over 200 hundred powerful speeches and presentations across the globe each year, he has defined himself as who he is, not who he was.
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Mr Richard McCann.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How for many years he lied about his past, until he realised that it was a story that was part of him, and in many ways would inspire the world to be able to take control of their own lives!
How attending a speech by Desmund Tutu he heard words that unexpectedly changed his life, and knew that he had to learn to forgive to move forward!
How everything we do in life has to start with the words “I Can”, but then we must make sure that you then take huge action afterwards to achieve what you believe is your right!
How his first faltering steps as a motivation speaker where there to be seen by all, but he knew that it was the first steps to his future so persevered until it came together!
How we can all have a kick ass life if we only choose to do so, no matter where we are and what our situation is!
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