Richman’s unique story of triumph through persistence to overcome adversity empowers others and inspires success. He wants young people to know the importance of education, especially minorities and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds as he did. Richman aims to help others look at life differently, to realize that the little struggles along the way are just bumps on the road. People need to believe that they can accomplish anything they want, as long as they are willing to put in the time and effort. Nothing is impossible!
Using his experiences of rising to challenges and overcoming obstacles, Richman has developed a simple model of nine steps that anyone can use to achieve success. Weaving examples from his own life and others who have achieved or exceeded their potential, Richman outlines how to define your own version of success and the steps to help achieve this. These steps include self-belief, patience, flexibility, and embracing and learning from failures along the way.
Empowering the Next Generation
Richman is passionate about empowering young people and enabling them to see beyond their current circumstances to what could be possible through hard work, perseverance, and flexibility. In this one-hour presentation, Richman summarizes his story and draws from his personal experiences to demonstrate how others can overcome obstacles and challenges to achieve their potential.
Richman’s story and simple model for success are relevant to all audiences looking to better their lives. In this one-hour presentation, Richman tells his unique story, weaving in the steps that are based on his own personal journey of overcoming adversity.
Richman has delivered motivational speech to high school students in Las Vegas and South Africa, receiving a 97% approval rate in Las Vegas. Student comments included:
“Mr. Mahlangu's life was full of success, but he had to work really hard. That shows me that I can also be successful, if I try my hardest to get a good education.”
“I believe that this story was amazing and it helped me and made me feel that if I try hard enough I can achieve my dream of being a teacher.”
“Yes this was a very good story it made me feel like I can achieve anything just as long as I work hard and keep pushing myself to do good.”
“I really enjoyed listening to his life story and hearing his challenges. I like the fact that he showed the good and the bad and didn’t hide anything.”
Check out a short sample of Richman's motivational presentation.