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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Sep 8, 2021


What would it mean for you to have complete freedom to do your job or run your business and spend time with your family at the same time? Sometimes all you need to do is to push yourself and restrict some things to achieve the freedom you need to live the life you want to live.


In this episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have Richard Matthews, a professional marketing, technology, and business growth consultant. He travels full time with his wife and four kids, which means having time, location, and financial freedom. He and his team help clients achieve business profitability through powerful marketing strategies and freedom.


Listen in to learn how you can create a profitable business that offers you time, location, and financial freedom. You will also learn how to build, understand, and implement systems that encourage productivity within your business.


Key Takeaways:

  • The value of having the necessary freedom to work and spend time with your loved ones without restrictions.
  • How to use time restriction and delegation to balance work and life as an entrepreneur.
  • How to build, understand, and implement systems in your business to increase productivity.
  • The importance of giving yourself playtime to rewind and do your job better.


Episode timeline:

  • [0:41] Intro
  • [3:28] How Richard manages to live and work from an RV while traveling with his whole family.
  • [9:39] The five freedoms that Richard lives by; spiritual, political, time, location, and financial.
  • [15:16] How he’s able to successfully run two businesses on 4 hours and 4 days a week.
  • [20:34] He describes how they typically plan things to get everything done within a certain timeframe.
  • [24:55] How he found success in his business by figuring out how to build, understand, and implement systems.
  • [32:47] Richard’s hiring criteria plus how he builds a caring culture for his employees to get great results.
  • [40:46] Why it is important to take time to enjoy life and reenergize before going back to work.
  • [45:04] How he helps his clients build their platform with podcasting.
  • [49:46] Richard on what he’s doing with his other business.



  • “You find out a lot more often than not a lot of limits that you have placed on yourself are psychological limits and not real-world limits.”- Richard Matthews [23:28]
  • “Learn to push the limit and push the boundaries and actually see what you’re capable of doing.”-Richard Matthews [23:38]
  • “When you set boundaries, you have to focus on what’s truly important, what makes the big difference and how you communicate that.”- Cathleen Merkel [24:25]
  • “It makes more sense to hire someone to fill a role in your system than it is to hire someone to manage your chaos.”- Richard Matthews [33:43]
  • “Play is not a reward for a job well done, it is a requirement to do a good job.”- Richard Matthews [41:40]



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About Cathleen Merkel:  


As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!

Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.  
At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.  


With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself; she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.


Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!


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About Richard Matthews


Richard Matthews got his start in business with his first side-hustle at the age of 13. He is also a speaker, consultant, author, and inventor whose work has impacted some of the top expert brands across the country.


Host of The Hero Show Podcast, Richard Matthews is helping entrepreneurs cross the crocodile infested waters of business, turning their expertise into gold with his Digital A.L.C.H.E.M.Y. Formula. Now he is helping others create 6 and 7 figure businesses while living life on the road with his family.