Life can be brutal. As I faced every one of my lifestyle, relationship or career decisions over the past five decades, I was nearly overwhelmed as I stared at a seemingly unscalable mountain of fear, uncertainty and doubt.
By far, the biggest threat to my success has been not to have a mentor to talk with. Not just anyone – someone with “wisdom” who had followed a similar path.
Are you facing career, relationship, lifestyle, or international relocation decisions? Rick has been there and has the wisdom that only comes with decades of life experiences. I’m here to be your sounding board, without judgment, to get you on your ideal path toward your life purpose.
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I developed a system that I’ve used for decades which is simple to explain, but takes great dedication to execute. Although success isn’t guaranteed, it does guarantee that even the failures will be of great benefit.
Step 1: is an advanced visualization technique
Step 2: involves setting long-term milestones
Step 3: deals with the internal and external obstacles
All your future decisions are answered with the answer to one overriding question. Is this a step forward, sideways, or backward?
Forward or sideways, answer yes. If backward, answer no.
Et voila, your new life is underway. Find out more when we talk.
There’s no effective way to generalize this. Here’s a sample of considerations:
Worry not. No one starts out with having everything in order. Critically, none of them should prevent you from taking the first steps forward.Your new life will be about incremental improvement.
CREATIVE • started in a darkroom, worked in labs responsible for priceless Disney originals • mentored by Louis G. Friedman (70+ ﬁlms, 15 of which earned $100M box oﬃce each, total $6B worldwide; 37 Oscar nominations, 21 Oscar wins, 12 Golden Globes, 25 Emmys) • RickyMoon.com ﬁne art photography • on staff of nightly news • magazine and videos for cooking & sex lessons • developed TV show for international best-seller All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten; Farrah Fawcett to direct; Howard Kazanjian (producer of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi); pitched to CBS et al. • youngest member of the Nat’l Assn. of Personal Managers, worked with FBI agent on stalkers • produced/directed PSA for teen rescue org., Children of the Night; spokeswoman Traci Lords; cinematographer Allen Daviau (E.T., The Color Purple) • personal assistant to Donald P. Bellisario, executive producer JAG • studied with b-movie & early TV pioneer Herbert L. Strock (I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, The Crawling Hand.)
CULTURAL • Japan – lived 15 years • global digital nomad – 7 years • business in France, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Thailand, China, Japan, Mexico and Tel Aviv • hired for my companies 350+ international folks who worked more than 20,000 hours, to whom I paid over $500K; many I work(ed) with for years, a few for 8+ years • spent half of childhood living among cowboys on a farm and ranch; animal husband, operated heavy equipment; spent the other half in big cities • culinary studies in Vietnam, Bali, China, Japan, Paris, Australia, Italy, Singapore • worldwide Home Exchange and Airbnb guest and host with glowing reviews and invites to return • Tokyo host/chef for private dinner penthouse parties with celebrities • dined cum 40 Michelin stars Maison Troisgros, The French Laundry, Per Se, Alinea, The Fat Duck; dined at the counter directly in front of the legendary Jiro Ono of Jiro Dreams of Sushi • Mexico City street taco aﬃcionado plus Asian street foods • Opera Hop (with a friend) covering 5 countries, 10 operas in 20 days.
PEOPLE • native English speaker; low-level conversational Japanese; excel at communicating all varietals of broken English • worked with Arianna Huﬃngton and NYT best-selling authors Robert Fulghum and Christopher Ryan • worked in service of: Kirk Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Lloyd, Beau & Jeﬀ Bridges, Marisa Tomei, Barbara Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Ricardo Montalbán, Norman Lear, Lauren Hutton, and many more • broke bread with a wide variety of people, notables: former yakusa, multinational corporate executives, leaders of adult video, architects, authors, leading doctors, and craft professionals • junior bellman at world-famous Hotel Bel Air • chef/owner of restaurant in Kobe, Japan • partner, interior designer of a luxury massage shop in Chiang Mai • stagiaire to chefs • executive defensive driver trained by former Secret Service instructor • drove the cast of American Pie and taught one to drive • interior designed my homes, which were featured in books, calendars, ﬁlm/tv/music videos, and magazines.
QUALITIES • skipped ﬁnals after 4 years of ﬁlm/tv college due to produce ﬁrst ﬁlm • spelling/grammar weak • dyslexic (explorative specialization) • I don't suﬀer liars or the unethical • experienced in maintaining good relations with complex individuals • superhero ability: seeing around corners for bad news • obsessed with learning anything new • have been praised for and enjoy building bridges between silos on a team; no discipline I can’t make feel heard • non-musician who loves music; saw Yuja Wang perform 13 times in 7 countries, 10 cities • Krav Maga • work ethic: if there is time to lean, there is time to clean; if 10 minutes early, 5 minutes late • conﬁdante level sounding board • pride in one's work is my ﬁrst principle; if a janitor, clean to impress; if a CEO lead by example.
I have been blessed with many advisors. In my experience this is what makes a good advisor.
What does a gardener grow? Nothing. A gardener does not have the power of life. Through experience and learning a gardener learns to set the conditions for life to flourish. Care taking and guidance the gardener assists in healthy growth.
"Rick believes everyone deserves to pursue their life purpose. He is an active listener, he is non-judgmental, he is open-minded. Whether you're 18 or 80+, or somewhere in-between, male or female, you can live a free life in pursuit of your passion. You're never too young or too old to put your life on the path to success."
— One of Rick's Adviors