Meet Richmond Dinh
Coach, Speaker, Author, Millionaire Investor and Entrepreneur.
Hi, I’m Richmond Dinh and I’m the Coaches Coach. I’m also Speaker, Author, Property Investor, Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, part owner of an Alcohol Company, Ex-Optometrist, Husband to my beautiful soul mate and Father of 2 beautiful girls. Oh… and I also run a Highly Profitable Coaching Business.
Despite the long title, predominantly what I do day in day out, is I help Coaches, Consultants, Experts and Speakers build a highly profitable coaching business from scratch using my Signature 6 Steps to 6 Figures ‘Passion to Profits’ –Coaching Program. This is the system that I developed that allowed me to go from $0 to over $100,000 in my first year as a coach.
But the truth is, many coaches have achieved this. However, what’s unique about the way I achieved this was that I did it with next to NO Advertisement Spend, NO Networking Events and I started out as a conservative, introverted Optometrist with NO Coaching skills, NO Speaking skills, NO Sales skills, NO Marketing skills, NO Email Database and NO Social Media Following. Plus, I achieved all of this whilst balancing my family commitments with my 2 young children.
Sounds impressive doesn’t it? Well the truth is, I’m not sharing this to impress you and I’m not attempting to prove anything to you. In fact, my life was not always like this and right before my success, I was actually facing real bankruptcy…
I was born in Sydney, Australia, and I grew up in a poor migrant Vietnamese family, where my well intentioned parents taught me to study hard, get a good job, become a Doctor, Dentist, Lawyer, Engineer or an Optometrist. Because that meant you would get paid well, have a stable job, give the family status, would be ‘Successful’ and more importantly, would be ‘Happy & Fulfilled’.
But if you’re reading this right now, then you and I both know that this is not the pathway to success and happiness. In fact, it is a highway to an unfulfilled life. And despite making my parents proud, I did not at all enjoy being an Optometrist. What made it even worse was that in 2014, I was facing real bankruptcy from some sour property investments that I had made. I was 31 at the time, negative $200,000 in debt, completely broke and my life was an utter mess. I had no direction, my life had no meaning, no purpose and I had lost my identity as a man.
For the next 6 months I had put myself on sleeping tablets to sleep better at night, and I also enrolled into therapy. But none of that worked…. Until 6 months into my depression, it all suddenly changed…
A close friend of mine sensed that I needed some help, so he gave me a special gift that would forever change my life… The gift was a 30-day personal development program called Personal Power by Tony Robbins.
I listened to Day 1 and it completely blew my mind and I ended up completing the program in 20 days. After those 20 days, my whole perspective on life had changed. My beliefs, my values, my rules, my expectations, my needs and most importantly my identity had transformed.
And I made a decision right then and there that I would not let this define me. That I would not let this beat me. And so I made a decision and a commitment to get myself out of this mess.
So I began reading books on success, mindset, personal growth, come back stories and biographies. I then began to go to personal development seminars, wealth seminars and success seminars. I then completed more home programs and then began to bring in coaches and mentors into my life. And I realised that the very thing that got me into this mess would ironically be the very thing that would get me out. So I started investing in property again. But this time with a much smarter approach and with the right experts on my team. But because of my personal debt, I couldn’t borrow money in my own name and so I had to buy it in my wife’s name.
This first property did well. Which then turned into a second. Then a third… Fast forward today, as of writing this, we now own 8 properties and counting and my portfolio is valued at over $2 million dollars. But it doesn’t end there…
Through all the personal development I was doing, I realised that my true purpose and passion was to be a life coach and to help as many people as possible live their dream life. And so in 2016, I built the courage and made a decision to go against my cultural upbringing, and leave optometry behind, to pursue a career in coaching.
Fast forward today, I have built up a public figure status whereby my Facebook videos have exceeded over 100,000 views, my hourly rate has more than 10x what I was getting paid as an optometrist, but more than that, throughout this incredible journey, I have been very fortunate enough to have literally spend time with and learn from some of the most successful people in the world. These include the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Tai Lopez, Dr John Demartini and many more.
As I look back on my life and reflect on those 6 months of depression. Although at the time, it was the toughest 6 months I had endured, in hindsight, I would not have it any other way. For had that not happen, then I would not be here today. Had that not happened, I would have not discovered my life’s purpose and passion. Had that not happen, I would not have been able to serve thousands of people across the globe, including YOU right now. And as strange as it sounds, for this reason, every single day, I give thanks for this happening and I would not have it any other way.
And I share this story because I learned an important lesson about success and about life. That in life, if you really want something bad enough, and you’re truly committed, then you will find a way. But if you’re not committed, then you’ll find an excuse.