I wrote this book to empower and inspire young people to work hard, do well at school, achieve success and enjoy their lives.
Find something you like, work hard at it, and you too can create a life beyond expectations!
My story is one of success because I found a formula that not only worked for me but can work for almost everyone. It's not a gimmick, does not include goal setting that frequently leads to failure, but it does require dedication, hard work, and discovering what your passions and talents are.
This book is a must read for every middle school and high school student and all young adults.
I also deliver this material in an engaging presentation tailored to young people, students, or a broad audience. Please see my speeches section for further detail or contact me below.
Beyond Expectations: How I rose from poverty to achieve success
“Thank you Richman for this remarkable resource and a giant congratulations to you for standing up and making successes happen in your life. Your book is perfect for Carson Montessori, a real-world, hands-on school that teaches students to take control of their lives. Your book fits right in as a powerfully poignant example that no matter how difficult the challenges are, students today have choices and they can choose to be the positive difference in the world we hear about daily.
Thank you again for sharing your story with the world!”
“I have read both of Richman's books, and I find myself referring back to them often, as the lessons are truly historic and quite remarkable: how on earth, you begin to think, can a man follow the seemingly impossible life path that Richman has? How can one rise like this, from the depths of all of the atrocities that the apartheid system committed, and then somehow achieve global successes (and remarkable parenting and coaching successes!)? Richman lays it all out here -- not just a guidebook (though it is that!), it is a thoughtful treatise on all kinds of adversity, and pride, and grace, and ultimately, victory. I love this book.”
“In a world where success is too often defined by wealth and number of “likes” on social media, Richman’s book helps young people look at life achievements in a different perspective. “Beyond Expectations” has the unique ability to talk to young generations in a simple but clear way. Starting from his own compelling story, Richman highlights the importance of perceiving challenges and failures as opportunities, centering around elements such as creativity and resilience. This book teaches how to not let others set the standards for your accomplishments, finding your own strength to reach your goals. I would have loved to read “Beyond Expectations” when I was younger, it is so inspiring!”