A Visionary Driving Innovation and Change
You should know who I am to decide if I have the qualities and experience to create the various articles you find on this website. This page briefly details my journey and why I built this website. Look at who I am and my life path, and determine if I’m an excellent source to help improve your progress.
A long time ago, I was one of the leading and most innovative financial planners in the United States. I was a CFP, CLU, ChFC, and a registered securities principal with the NASD. I owned my own financial planning practice, and my client’s income averaged over $1,000,000. I was in an enviable financial position and still very young. The potential for increasing my future net worth was huge.
I decided to change directions 17 years into my successful financial planning career. I was more interested in learning Who I Currently Was, and eventually, I Became Who I Came Here To Be instead.
This cost me a fortune (quite literally) and was not an easy thing to do. However, I did it and now share some of what I’ve gathered on this website. If I were to choose an ideal career path, it would be “a subtle energy architect.” However, that career doesn’t exist (yet), so I’m now creating this website to satisfy my need to explore architectural spaces and share these interests with others.
I’d go on this journey all over again if presented with the same opportunities, so I don’t know if I had much to say about what I did.
My clients found me through referrals, and the most wealthy came from a prestigious Detroit law firm where I was considered part of their outside “team” of advisors.
Their clients were the “movers and shakers” in Michigan (where I lived at the time), and I met many of them (husband and wife) for the first time over dinner at the London Chop House in downtown Detroit. My law firm partners made the appointments and always paid for dinner, and I cannot imagine a more honored position. I received a phone call to be there, and I had nothing to say about when these dinners occurred. My only requirement was to show up at the designated time and drop anything else I might have already scheduled.
Richard Becker – A Pioneer & Visionary
I was one of the few early financial planning pioneers who not only was able to define how to do financial planning properly, but I became one of its best innovators. I developed my techniques by creating a considerable boilerplate library I shared with others in the financial community.
My goal was to help others become good financial planners as I kept improving my skills. Financial planning was becoming mainstream, and I was a leader and ahead of this movement. I always searched for and implemented the absolute best no matter what I was doing.
Financial planning was my career at that time, so this is where I focused my energy. Doing things at the highest level was always how I approached anything, no matter what. I always tried to be the best and own the best, and even my office was located in Domino’s Farms – a unique Ann Arbor, Michigan creation and a story all unto itself.
I WANTED TO BE A SUBTLE ENERGY ARCHITECT, BUT THERE WAS NO DEMAND OR INTEREST IN THAT CAREER PATH. SO, I USED THIS PARTICULAR JOURNEY TO UNCOVER A RELATED LIFE PATH & AM NOW SHARING SOME OF WHAT I’VE GONE THROUGH WITH YOU.
BEFORE GOING ON THIS JOURNEY, I WAS THE PERSON SOCIETY WANTED ME TO BE AND WAS DOING VERY WELL. HOWEVER, THIS WAS FAR FROM WHO I WAS, AND IT HELD ME BACK FROM DISCOVERING WHO I CAME HERE TO BE; I WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH MY LIFE.
The last home I lived in (Richard Becker) before purchasing a condo in the Oslund Condominium Complex (and going on my scary adventure) was unique, architect-designed, and built by me. It was located at 249 Pineview Court and only a short walking distance from The Palmer House (a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) and close to the University of Michigan arboretum. This was the best geographic area to live in: Ann Arbor, Michigan. This area is considered the “golden triangle” of Ann Arbor.
I possessed incredible talents for creating beautiful spaces to live and work. But that wasn’t my career path within this lifetime. Working with wealthy people’s money was. Subtle energy design was my most significant interest and something I needed to work with later on, possibly not during this lifetime. There wasn’t a career path for my talents, and what I wanted to do then still wasn’t viable. No one wanted or even is seriously interested in subtle energy concepts. I eventually went on this discovery journey instead and loved what I uncovered. However, I initially did this for my benefit and only recently decided to share what I learned before leaving Earth.
I’ll bore you a bit more with a photo of my office building and an interview done in 2008 with Tom Monaghan (the owner of Domino’s Pizza and this office building at the time). Hence, you understand more about me (Richard Becker) and what this journey cost me materially.
(I’m sharing the above photos to show that I always strove for the best available. My desire for achieving the ABSOLUTE BEST IN WHATEVER I DID is also included in the articles on this website and is the last accomplishment I’ll probably get to do.
My Clients Prompted My About Face And The Throwing Away Of My Financial Career And Material Success
My most affluent clients would share with me that even though they had everything from a material perspective, they couldn’t fill the deep longing within them. Yes, they were happy, but no, they were not fulfilled. They found that despite their extreme financial success, they still hadn’t fulfilled their destiny and accomplished what they came here to do, and this bothered them. They also didn’t know what that undefined thing was and didn’t know how to find it.
THEIR UNFULFILLED “HOLE”
They were way above average at what they did, and maintaining their resulting lifestyle was their primary focus. The big “hole” in their lives unsettled them considerably, but there was very little they could do about it. They had become who society admired and valued (the wealthiest people who rose to the top of their professions). They were so good at their craft that their incomes were huge and their net worths even bigger. So large that they couldn’t bring themselves to quit accumulating more; they never had enough, no matter how much they already had!
Unfortunately, many of these wealthy people died early from the stress their demanding careers and excessive lifestyles caused them. I was privileged to be in their “inner circle” and observe their lives. Their accomplishments and lack of fulfillment led me to evaluate my own life. As I looked at their lives, I changed mine to avoid the same problems I saw them go through. However, that was not an easy thing to do! It required letting go of all my attachments to become an empty vessel so that new knowledge could fill that space with what I eventually uncovered. Initially, I had no idea where it would take me or what this journey would accomplish. I just took things one day at a time and kept going.
I Decided To Embark Upon A Journey That Eventually Led To What I Was Looking For
I vowed that what happened to these wealthy people would never happen to me. Instead of continuing to amass a large material fortune and make that my goal (as I was taught), I quit doing that and completely removed myself from the financial world. I headed out “cold turkey” and gave up my prior lifestyle and what it had to offer. I did my best to remove the attachments I had accumulated up to that point. Very few people would do this, but I did it!
I needed to find out how to fill that empty “hole,” and that NEED became my new goal and purpose in life.
I had enough money to pay my way without working for a long time and could do so while maintaining a high lifestyle, and I took advantage of that opportunity. Eventually, however, my money ran out, and I have not accumulated much since then. However, I wouldn’t trade what I learned after making that decision. The result was well worth it for me. We all die – every one of us. What we do with our lives while we’re here makes a difference.
It Took 7 Full-Time Years For Me To Answer Those 3 Questions
My search took seven full-time years to accomplish, and at the end of that time, I ended up with solid and true answers to all three questions plus a unique 3-dimensional wireframe of the movement of consciousness through time. I was looking for the correct answers to my questions and didn’t want to end up with a mediocre result or an unfulfilled life. I answered those questions (exceptionally well, in my opinion) and received much more by going through this process and taking that journey.
Accumulating money is no longer my goal. Our society promoted that as our ultimate goal (financial success), but it wasn’t enough for me (Richard Becker).
To begin my journey, I purchased a brand new home (1000 Scott Place in the Oslund Condominium complex) and locked myself up within it. I no longer had to go to work and spent every moment working on my questions. I spent these moments (both waking and sleeping through dream analysis) trying to figure out Who I Am and What I Came Here To Do With My Life. They might seem like simple questions, but obtaining their answers was extremely difficult.
I WAS SEARCHING FOR MY LIFE’S PURPOSE
I knew there was some purpose for my life, but I couldn’t identify what that was when I started. I even had the proverbial Eastern Indian “guru” come into my life, and he guided me to consume text and shared concepts that he had access to. He taught me many things that helped considerably, but his promoted life path wasn’t my interest.
Instead, I wanted to experience everything I could and to do that, I couldn’t accept one way of approaching life even though I valued his particular direction very much. I needed to learn what was happening firsthand without using anyone else’s belief system.
I SPENT EVERY WAKING MOMENT WORKING ON FINDING THESE ANSWERS
I spent long days reading every book I could find (on numerous subjects) and spent every hour writing, drawing, and intuiting the information I was gathering into a body of knowledge. I drove myself crazy, and like during my financial career, my tenacity (Richard Becker) was too great to stop until I received solid and real first-class answers.
I was looking for common denominators within many different works and subject areas to gather them into my understanding to find out what was real and at the heart of each particular subject. This search alone was something that I sensed was unique to my approach, and I just kept at it. Eventually, I had over 4 feet of filled yellow pads by the end of this process.
Just that accomplishment alone demonstrates that I was serious about this search and had to go through a lot to get there. I wasn’t about to quit with only a mediocre answer. I wanted the best available, and that is what I eventually uncovered. I finally received the actual accurate answers (Richard Becker).
As I studied almost everything (ancient texts, new age thinking, religious concepts, mathematics, scientific investigation, quantum physics, etc..) I eventually discovered that I first needed to answer an even more difficult question to be able to answer my first two:
How Does The Universe Work As It Does & Why?
That question’s answer was an exceedingly difficult accomplishment, but it became an underlying requirement whose answers would allow me to answer the other two key questions properly. Coming up with a true and concise understanding of the Universe became my largest time-consuming project.
I eventually developed a solid answer to that question (How The Universe Worked and Why) and was finally able to answer the other two key questions.
However, creating a nurturing space to live in is the next item that needs to be pursued and is what I’m sharing on this website.