Standing Together for Leadership

On Monday night, two Democratic members of Congress voted with the GOP on their bill to avoid a government shutdown. They are the democratic congressman Sean Patrick Maloney from New York and Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. They both voted Aye on H.J. RES 59, which stated that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act would […]

Fears Are Imaginary

This article is not about a wheelchair. And it is not about tennis. It is about self-motivation, improvement and simple decisions to eliminate invisible barriers. While Jamie Burdekin and Esther Vergeer’s stories are different, their lessons are quite similar. Jamie and Esther represent some of the best tennis talent on the planet. They are connected […]

Focus – on Yourself

Selected Life Lesson Do not change yourself to make others happy. -Mandy P’s Life Lesson from Olathe, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… As I have been working through my latest (and soon to be announced) project, I have been reminding myself to do the things that are most true to who I am as a person. Getting […]

Be ‘American’ Exceptional

It’s Election Day here in the United States and I thought this would be the perfect time to say that we as a people are exceptional. Sure, there is always room for improvement (that’s for another post), but we are exceptional. Do I think we are the greatest nation on Earth? Irrelevant. I do know […]

5 Lessons from “The Summer of Richard”

Sure, I involuntarily departed from my previous full-time job and sure it was depressing. But after 110 days on my own, I joined a new team here in New York City and I could not be more excited about the future. But in what I am now calling, “The Summer of Richard,” I thought I […]

An Afternoon on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court

I walked through the gates of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on the hot and humid Friday afternoon. I didn’t have an entourage and there weren’t thousands of fans awaiting my mid-afternoon match, but in a way, it felt like the actual US Open. The grounds are in their final preparations for […]