Show Notes

‘Anything is possible. You can achieve anything you want in this world, that is it. The caveat around that is you must want it, and then I guess coming off of that condition that you must want it, is that you need a vision, and you need a team around you to assist you to achieve that vision. So, nothing in life, I don’t believe, (worthwhile), can be achieved by yourself. As long as you know where you’re going, and you create a team around you to help you achieve that, then you can achieve anything in the world.’ ~ Richard Thompson

An incredible conversation with the amazing Richard Thompson, a lawyer, a dad, a partner, and a world-record ultra triathlete. We talk all things highs and lows and respectfully find ways to navigate this turbulent life we all live. There are so many gems in this beautiful conversation and I know you are going to love everything our dear guest has to offer.

After completing his Law and Accounting degrees from QUT, Richard spent a number of years working as a solicitor where he practised in all areas of commercial law as well as succession and elder law.

An accomplished and respected professional athlete, Richard spent five years as a full time professional ultra triathlete where he won two world titles and broke a world record for the three day event.

In 2023 Richard returned to law and absolutely loved the joy of helping clients and in 2024 he established his own legal practice Thompson Legal in Bli Bli.

‘I am a dedicated father to Theodore, Frankin and Rupert, I am the podcast host of “Success x Happiness”, I speak to companies about high performance in the workplace and I am a lawyer and director of Thompson Legal.

My three core values in life are “integrity”, “teamwork” and “helping others” and I have found Thompson Legal as the perfect vessel to achieve these all at the same time.

As a lawyer, I specifically work with business to assist in all matters of commercial legal work, including:

– Buying and selling businesses including commercial due diligence;
– Retail, Commercial & Industrial leases – as Landlord or Tenant (drafting, negotiating, assigning and disputes)
– Mergers / Acquisitions;
– Share Sale agreements;
– Shareholders Agreements;
– Joint Venture Agreements;
– Business and Asset Protection; and
– General Business compliance, risk mitigation and assisting businesses achieve practical outcomes to allow them to be more profitable.

My world champion success in professional sport stems from meticulous planning, commitment and a team dedicated to high performance. It is incredible to see the direct parallels with the sport and into business and I am passionate to help others achieve the same success in their own lives.

To be part of their team and help them achieve high performance.’

His definition of Self Love is finding something that nourishes you, that you prioritise on a regular basis, for you.

His favourite quote is from Marianne Williamson:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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You have to work hard to see the benefits for yourself.
So many lessons have been learned to achieve the success I had.
I have a desire to inspire others to achieve greatness.
Endurance is the ability to endure, we need to endure life.
You only improve because you have endured the hardship.
Improve, recover, build.
Endure the discomfort as long as you can and success will follow.
Doing everything right to the best of your ability consistently allows you to go to places you’ve never been before.
You can achieve anything you want in this world.
Nothing worthwhile can be achieved by yourself.
Success is subjective.
I have extreme belief in myself.
Goals generally are not the best for you as they can cap your potential.
Are you able to extract the most out of yourself?
Did you actually do the best you could?
You cannot put any currency on an objective outcome.
Look at everyone as humans.
Employing people who are better than you is the best.
One thing that are you grateful for, proud of and looking forward to?
What is the high and low of your day and what is the buffalo – random, funny or noticed?
Double down to fill up!
It’s the 1%’ers, it’s the small things!
Appreciate the small things.
How much you are home in order to be away and show it.
The key learnings are centred around self-love.
What are our 5 non-negotiable values and how we can serve them in our relationship?
You can only connect the dots by looking back.
You cannot have the light without the dark.
Every human in intriguing.
Anyone can achieve anything they want.
Know where you want to steer your ship.


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