We had the good fortune of connecting with Ricardo Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ricardo, what’s your definition for success?
In it’s simplest form, success is all of the elements in your life coming together for your good. It is the appropriate placement of family, faith, finances, fitness, and fun, merging together on a daily basis, giving you what I call, living life effectively. The ultimate goal for everyone, I believe, should be to create a life they don’t need to take a vacation from. It is waking up each day with determination and going to be bed each night with satisfaction. It is also eliminating excuses and embracing the idea to refuse to live a life that is a formula for regret.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As the president and founder of Effective Living Life Management Agency, I am proud and super excited about the fact that I’ve launched a business centered around the customization of helping a person figure out how to win in life. I help people figure out how to create a life they don’t need to take a vacation from. My business is built around four key pillars, which include webinars, group coaching, one-on-one coaching, and keynote speaking. I became a lifelong learner at the age of 19, discovering there was so much I did not know. Upon capturing what I believe is my life’s purpose, I made a commitment to start every day implementing one thing that will get me closer to what I believe is my life’s vision being fulfilled. Was it easy? Not at all. But, with the understanding that all things are possible to them that believe and that someone has it more difficult than me, I embraced a positive attitude as I walked through what some may have identified as challenging seasons. Regardless of the challenges, I continue to get closer to what I’m trying to do overall in life. The greatest lesson I’ve learned along the way is that someone is assigned to help me. I have to learn to increase my skill set to appreciate the people who are assigned to help me and get closer to them. I’ve also learned someone is assigned to hurt me. I have to increase my skill set to identify those individuals and stay away from them. I want the world to know, you can create a life you don’t need to take a vacation from. If you discover the principles necessary for effective living, despite the challenges life presents you, you can have an amazing life, waking up every day with determination and going to bed every night with satisfaction.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Arriving in the area, I would take my friends to III Forks restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal on their first evening in town. I would make a reservation for the next day to go horseback riding through the nature trail in Granbury. After completing that, we would take the opportunity to visit the Fort Worth Zoo, a zoo I believe is incredible. The next day, I would take them to tour the Cowboys Stadium, a must see for anyone coming to Dallas/Fort Worth. After touring the stadium, we would have a late lunch at Texas Live. Later that evening, I would take them to Downtown Dallas to have dinner at Ocean Prime. On another day, we would walk the Fort Worth Stockyard strip, being sure to catch the cattle drive. I would also welcome my friends to visit my church, Pathway of Life Church in Dallas. We’d also visit Southfork Ranch. Our week would not be complete without a visit to Lawry’s Steakhouse and close out the week sitting on the deck at Hilton Hotels Rockwall, eating ice cream from the local parlor.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
He is globally recognized for saying these words: “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but to live without a reason.” His name is Dr. Myles Munroe. This distinguished gentleman, I believe played one of the greatest roles in my discovery of self when it comes to my commitment to putting words to work and capitalizing on the gifts and abilities that are within me to serve humanity. Not only through his in-person sessions that I had the opportunity to be part of over the years prior to his passing, but his book, “In Pursuit of Purpose”, was the catalyst for Ricardo Miller moving from simply a young man of faith, to a young man of faith making a difference in the world. Today, I want to give a shout out to the late Dr. Myles Munroe, who was a true world changer and difference maker.