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July 26, 2022

Positivity and Problem Solving with Richard Chen

This week, Richard Chen talks with Doug and Greg Stokes about overcoming obstacles and becoming a successful attorney, what the ultimate value-add is for both Rich and the advisors he serves, what prompted Rich to launch his own firm, and how Rich experiences life to the fullest without eyesight. 

Key Takeaways

  • [01:12] - A brief introduction to Rich. 
  • [03:48] - Rich’s journey with sight.
  • [04:44] - How Rich operates a law firm without sight. 
  • [06:15] - How Rich remained competitive in school and his field despite physical disadvantages. 
  • [07:50] - What life is like in the Azores. 
  • [08:35] - Where Rich likes to travel and his day-to-day rec routine. 
  • [10:32] - A typical day in the life of Rich Chen. 
  • [11:58] - Why Rich launched his own firm. 
  • [13:54] - How Rich perceives natural beauty without physical sight.
  • [16:03] - What country transformed Rich’s perspective. 
  • [17:36] - What values are most important to Rich. 


[03:34] - “It’s a real privilege to be able to serve RIAs and to really help them grow their business.” ~ Richard Chen

[07:11] - “To this day I can’t recall ever thinking, ‘I can’t do this.’” ~ Richard Chen

[15:42] - “Life is too short to focus on what you can’t do and what you can’t experience. There are so many things out there to experience that it’s better just to look forward to what you can do and the possibilities out there.” ~ Richard Chen

[20:11] - “Humility is so important because there’s always something we can learn from everybody. I always try to take that attitude.”~ Richard Chen


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