Richard Friesen

What is the biggest thing you have recently learnt you wish you had learnt earlier? by Richard Friesen

“The map is not the territory.” Alfred Korzybski the father of general semantics gave me the freedom to “not knowing” and to see my beliefs as movies that serve me or don’t serve me. How close do my beliefs represent reality? That is my lifelong quest. Once relieved from the need to have the absolute truth, my language has shifted. “My current way of thinking” or “The model that I use now” allows me greater freedom, curiosity, ability to filter less and see more of the world I live in.

About Richard Friesen

Richard Friesen works with professionals and business leaders who want to increase their personal effectiveness with joy and grace. His neuroscience-based Mind Muscles™ model gives his clients the opportunity to reach their goals with online training, simulations, interactive exercises, group support, and real-time decision processes. He has condensed three decades as the founder of a trading firm, trainer and coach to professional money managers in his new book “A Private Conversation with Money.” This book observes the main character “Joe” who deals with all the conflicts, self-sabotage, and belief systems around money and wealth. Richard has been a futures broker for Merrill Lynch, a floor trader on the CME, CBOT, and the options floor of the Pacific Exchange where he built and sold a successful options trading firm where he served on the Exchange's board of directors. He also founded and built a financial software company and is the inventor of ten significant trading interface patents. This combined with his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Neurolinguistic Programing Master’s certification, and neuroscience focus, brings a unique framework to business, investing, and career success.

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