Make an Impact – Rick Rigsby Ph.D.

Rick Rigsby

My wife “forced” me to watch this video.  She felt inspired and was moved by it, so I figured I had to support her and watch it.  Well, it was an amazing video.


You need to watch it.  Period.


It will inspire you, those around you, and just make you feel good. We need that now and then.




Make an Impact: Rick Rigsby delivers a powerful speech on how his father’s teachings have guided him through the most troubling times of his life. Are you Inspired?



From FaithWire

Maybe you remember the commencement speaker from your college graduation; maybe you don’t. But it is safe to say the spring 2017 graduates of the California State University Maritime Academy will never forget the wisdom award-winning journalist, author, and—most importantly—son of a ship’s cook Dr. Rick Rigsby shared with them on their graduation day. In an homage to his late father and wife, Rigsby said that the best advice he ever received was from his father, who was a “third grade dropout” and a “simple cook,” and he proceeded to pass it along to those in attendance with the hope that they too would come to understand that while times might get tough, it is vital to wake up every morning in search of greater knowledge and go to sleep every night asking oneself: “How you living?”


His Book on Amazon
Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout: How the Timeless Wisdom of One Man Can Impact an Entire Generation


After his wife died, Rick Rigsby was ready to give up. The bare minimum was good enough. Rigsby was content to go through the motions, living out his life as a shell of himself. But then he remembered the lessons his father taught him years before – something insanely simple, yet incredibly profound.


These lessons weren’t in advanced mathematics or the secrets of the stock market. They were quite straightforward, in fact, for Rigsby’s father never made it through third grade. But if this uneducated man’s instructions were powerful enough to produce a Ph.D. and a judge – imagine what they can do for you.


Join Rigsby as he dusts off time-tested beliefs and finds brilliantly simple answers to modern society’s questions. In a magnificent testament to the “Greatest Generation” which gave so much and asked so little in return, Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout will challenge you while reigniting your passion to lead a truly fulfilling life.


After all, it’s never too late to learn a little bit more about life – just ask the third-grade dropout.



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