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We have Rich Cardona. Rich is an amazing Personal Brand and Video Strategist. He is also a podcast host of the “Leadership Locker” and a retired Captain in the Marine Corps; Welcome to the Your Amazing Life show.
Thank you so much for having me. I’m excited to be here.
All right, so tell me how things started, how did you get to where you are now?
It’s a long long road full of switchbacks and uphill climbs as a personal branding and video strategist. It kind of started when I made a very very conscious choice to leave the job, I was in. I was working for Amazon at the time I had spent two years there after the Marine Corps. It’s a pun but I worked at a fulfillment center and it was very unfulfilling. I didn’t like it at all, I was able to work hard which appealed to me. But I didn’t realize how it was affecting the rest of my life. You know things were getting out of control, I wasn’t myself, my family suffered, I suffered. It is just one of those situations in life, where you’re just kind of stopped in your tracks and everything around you is telling you that this is just not going to work anymore. It was not where you need to be, this is not how you are going to make a living. So, I quit, my wife gave me permission to quit, I like to say. She supported that decision fully and we all moved in with her parents. We moved from a nice big Texas home into her parents’ home in rural Virginia. Then I started exploring things I wanted to do. It sounds ridiculous. I was 38 and I just started exploring what I wanted to do as if I was a teenager. But at the same time, I feel any weight, any pressure because of the support, not to say that I was free-loading or anything like that, but I had every intention of determining what it was and what I wanted to do. Time went on and I had planned on being there like 2 months, it ended up being 6 months. But by doing that I was able to find out exactly what I needed to be doing and that was shining a light on executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners. Many of whom had no video content and I started by simply recording and posting some interviews that I had done with some of my mentors so I could build a following. Then I just realized why aren’t these leaders posting on LinkedIn, why aren’t they posting here. How many people could benefit from hearing what they have to say and their experience. They are not pitching, they’re not talking about work, not selling anything. They are just talking. That was it, I mean I realized okay this is something I have to go all in on. I started doing a little bit of free work, then after some of the free work came some offers. Then after some of the offers came, I got some delivered work and then that delivered work was good enough to get recommended to other people. Up and up, we went. That’s kind of the shortest version of how we ended up where I am today. I’m just thrilled, I’m thrilled to be where I am. I was just writing copy for my post tomorrow. I was talking about how happy I am that I’m able to get up out of bed every day.
Rich also answered these questions
Tell me about the importance of vision and how do people get there?
What was the most “uncomfortable” or difficult change you had to make?
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
What does it take to have an amazing life?
If there were only three ideas that you leave for this world and your posterity, what 3 ideas would you leave for them that could lead them to have an amazing life?
Listen to the full interview
What is the best way for folks to connect with you? https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcardona/
Rich, I want to recognize you. You are great at bringing people together and providing content on building a business and all the things related. You provide a great example to other Veterans as well as help to get them what they want!
Next time we will talk about what is the solution to your problem?
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