PUBLIUS GUEST AUTHOR: Richard V. Battle, author of Navigating Life’s Journey: Common Sense in Uncommon Times. He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to The Texas Judicial Council and The Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
It was a scene most Americans thought would only happen in other countries; after a very contentious election process had finally begun the formality of official certification, angry protestors, supporters of President Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol grounds.
Soon, there was a fatal shooting inside the complex, scuffles between protestors and police, elected leaders and their staffers were forced off the Senate floor and into emergency shelters, IED teams and armored vehicles joined thousands of protestors and police on the Capitol grounds and National Guard troops from DC, Maryland and Virginia were deployed to regain control.
Was January 6th 2021 bad for our democracy? Of course. Could it have been worse? Always. So says author and expert Richard Battle, whose latest book “Navigating Life’s Journey-Common Sense In Uncommon Times” seems tailor made for today.
“It can ALWAYS be worse. In the big scheme of things, even though it’s tough in the middle of big events like this, it’s crucial to keep perspective,” says Battle.
Your audience can use this common-sense perspective now, to help calm the nerves of an anxious nation. Talk with Richard about:
-No matter how these events turn out, one side will invariably be pleased with the results, the other will not and often, neither is happy…so we have to keep the other group’s perspective in mind
-The events of January 6th 2021 will make it tougher to put salve on the wounds of division that are hurting America-and polls show nearly half of America believes the presidential election was stolen
-Generally speaking, it’s not the voices of many, it’s the actions of a few that really pour gasoline on the fire. Just as you shouldn’t lump all Democrats into the “radical socialist” world, we shouldn’t tar and feather all conservatives by lumping them in with the insurrection protestors who stormed the Capitol
Richard has been a public speaker and trainer for over 30 years on topics including volunteerism, leadership, sales and faith. Richard Battle was an executive with KeyTrak (a Reynolds and Reynolds company), and has more than 40 years of experience in sales, executive management and leadership in various business entities.
He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to The Texas Judicial Council and The Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
He served on the board of directors of Alpha Kappa Psi, international professional business fraternity, and was a past chairman.
As president of the Austin Junior Chamber of Commerce (1983-1984), the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce recognized the chapter as the Most Outstanding chapter in the United States, and the Junior Chamber of Commerce International recognized Richard as the Outstanding Chapter President in the world.
He has served on the board of many organizations including The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Keep Austin Beautiful.
Not immune to challenges, Richard has survived an apartment fire that his neighbor died, experienced financial ruin with the Texas real estate collapse in the 1980’s, divorce, experienced two heart procedures, survived cancer and his the most significant loss of all, the death of his only son.
Richard lives in Lakeway, Texas. Richard’s mission is to share ideas and experiences with the desire to help people win life’s race.