Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest David Richman, on-air from August 3rd
Inspiring Deeper Human Connection Through Life-Changing Stories
WHAT CYCLE OF LIVES PRESENTS: 15 REAL STORIES OF TRIALS AND TRIUMPH WITH VICTORY AND DEFEAT: Many books only share one perspective; however, David’s book provides cancer stories told from 15 different perspectives, allowing readers to examine a wide range of experiences, events, emotions, backgrounds, and viewpoints. This array of human experiences will help readers to grow in empathy and better understand how issues like suicide, abandonment, loss, survivor guilt, abuse, fertility, and more, affect the way people deal with the traumas that shape their lives, cancer, or otherwise.
We are on 4 sites and 14 audio and 2 video platforms as seen here.
LIFE WISDOM WITHIN EACH PAGE: Readers of Cycle of Lives will be better equipped to deal with trauma, be there for the people around them, and feel more supported in starting hard conversations.
A MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL JOURNEY FROM YOUR HOME: Cycle of Lives also appeals to readers who enjoy moving narratives of ordinary people persevering through extreme endurance events –like 5,000-mile bike rides– that inspire them to tackle their own lofty dreams.
OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS,
David has completed:
• Over 50 triathlons, including 15 Ironman-distance triathlons
• More than 50 runs longer than marathon distance
• Several 24-hour runs
• An 85-mile run in Mexico during the summer
• Four consecutive marathons (104 miles) from Santa Barbara to Manhattan Beach
• A solo, 5,000 mile bike ride from California to Florida to New York
After working in a variety of industries–including launching two start-ups–David Richman entered the financial industry as an advisor. Several years in, he found that his interests were more in managing people and businesses than in managing money. Over the next 15 years, he managed ever-larger businesses for the same Wall Street firm. Among other pursuits, David now works with a nationally recognized financial services firm committed to keeping the advisor in the forefront.
Over the last 10 years, David has completed over 50 triathlons, including 15 Ironman-distance triathlons (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run), more than 50 runs longer than marathon distance, including several 24-hour runs, running 85 miles in Mexico in the heat of the summer, running 104 miles straight from Santa Barbara to Manhattan Beach, and most recently biking 4,700-miles in just six weeks as he met with the participants of his upcoming book exploring the emotional side of cancer.
As a former sedentary, over-weight, smoker, David knew that he needed to focus not on what others wanted out of him, but on what he wanted out of life. Through lessons learned in business and sport, David introduces the concept of the “middle of the pack” and discusses how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. He applies this concept to life and business and adds value to the people he works with coming from the perspective of the “middle of the pack.”
David was born in Miami and raised mostly in the Los Angeles area. He and his wife split their time between homes in Southern California and Southern Nevada. He has worked in real estate, lending, construction, started both an animation company and a skincare company, and then went into financial services. He has college-aged twins who are as aspirational as their father. After losing his sister to brain cancer, David has organized a yearly fundraiser in her memory, the most recent being the impetus for his upcoming book, Cycle of Lives – 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer.