Richard Yu is a high-performance coach who helps his clients build companies, improve brand recognition and increase return on investment. He provides individual attention to every client’s needs by offering training for success in business ventures as well financial security through Influencer Programs that assist with growing one’s influence online
When he wasn’t studying or working, Richard would volunteer at different medical facilities. While doing so one day his heart was set on helping people in a way that only seemed right for him–as an entrepreneur! Yu started out interning for Vince Del Monte, who had just launched his online fitness coaching service but less than one year later became Chief Operations Officer.
Yu is a philanthropist who has dedicated his life to giving back. In 2018, he created Generosity Designs with the goal of designing custom pieces for those in need and then choosing which organization would receive 25% percent from each piece sold at no extra cost – this was followed by launching their own charity branch called “Generosity Cash” where customers can access an ATM machine that donating all fees it receives towards relief efforts worldwide. Finally, came The High Performance Training company where Yu helps train clients to achieve financial success and a return on investment.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
I found myself going from one internship to another and I just wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I was a broke college student and I realized “If I don’t start my own thing soon, I’m just going to become a cog in the machine.” And so after a few other projects were successfully completed, in 2020 The High Performance Company was launched.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My day starts bright and early. I get a workout in the morning, and then, I’m other filming a new video, in one-on-one sessions with my clients, or in team-building sessions with my employees.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I have a great team who help me turn my vision into reality. It’s really as simple as that. I also listen to my clients and their needs and whenever a new program is launched, it’s done with their needs in mind.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Social media marketing is definitely a trend that excites me. It’s where my business first launched, made its first sale, and has continued to grow.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I’m constantly evolving and catering my business to my clients. That is a habit that is extremely important to have as an entrepreneur. It’s even more true, for being such a young entrepreneur and fighting to be taken seriously.
What advice would you give your younger self?
The advice I would give to my younger self would be to not waste time in medical school, because there is a more vital and current calling.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Money isn’t the only motivation for innovation. For some people, living comfortably with no worries about finances can be enough to drive them towards new ideas and creative solutions—and this is true even if they have plenty of money already. The idea that more material gain will bring out our best qualities as human beings don’t hold much water when you consider how many possible sources there are inside us all capable or inspiring creativity without any outside pressure whatsoever!
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
As an entrepreneur, the one thing that I do over and over and recommend everyone else to do is to listen to your clients and employees. Let them guide you to your own future success.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
I know it sounds repetitive, but the strategy that has helped me grow my business is social media marketing along with listening to my clients’ needs.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I failed four businesses before I succeeded on my fifth one. The four businesses that I failed on taught me the importance of having grit even in the face of adversity. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be successful today. Failing is not a bad thing; you learn from every experience.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
A slider restaurant. No, not White Castle. I’m talking about a gourmet slider restaurant. All the meats, all the toppings, quick and easy but always delicious.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I bought a tablet that I take notes on and it has allowed me do away with paper. It’s saved me a lot of time and money.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Airtable CRM – because it has your clients, leads, prospects, and all-things data all one program.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
I highly recommend “How to Win Friends and Influence People“. This book changed my life and how I think about others. It taught me to make sure that I take care of others and to understand different perspectives.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is “A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life” by John Wooden.
- Be willing to change
- Always listen to your clients
- Trust your team, they will help you grow
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.