“What can I do today that my future self will thank me for 20 years from now?”— Ray Edwards
In this episode of “Come Rain or Shine,” I have an incredible conversation with Ray Edwards, a renowned copywriter and author. Ray opens up about his journey that has been filled with both success and setbacks. His resilience in the face of adversity is truly inspiring. Throughout our conversation, Ray shares about his career successes, lifechanging medical news, his latest book, and the valuable lessons he has learned along the way.
Ray’s passion for radio broadcasting began at a young age and ultimately led him to a successful career spanning over 30 years. However, he made a pivotal decision to transition into the world of copywriting online. With the ability to harness the power of words and persuasion, Ray became highly sought after and worked with influential figures like Tony Robbins and Jack Canfield.
In 2011, Ray received a life-altering diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Initially keeping it hidden, he eventually had to face the reality and challenges it presented. As his health declined rapidly during the pandemic, Ray found himself in a dark place, questioning his beliefs and struggling to find solace in the methods that had once motivated him.
It was during this low point that Ray made a profound decision to change his perspective and take ownership of his circumstances. He realized that reality couldn’t be altered, but his response to it could. Drawing on his expertise as a copywriter, he wrote a sales letter to himself titled, “Read this or die a failure.” This powerful letter became a catalyst for Ray’s personal transformation.
Throughout our conversation, Ray emphasized the importance of reevaluating our beliefs and finding better ones when faced with adversity. He challenged the conventional sources of motivation that had failed him and encouraged listeners to seek meaningful change within themselves. Ray notes that true transformation occurs when we change our response to circumstances rather than trying to change the circumstances themselves.
Ray Edward’s story is one of resilience, introspection, and personal growth. His ability to turn his darkest moments into opportunities for self-reflection and change is truly remarkable. His latest book, “Read this or Die,” encapsulates his journey and serves as an inspiring call-to-action for those facing their own trials. If you’re in need of a fresh perspective, this episode with Ray is a must-listen.
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[00:02:09] Radio career, Parkinson’s diagnosis, mental struggle, transformation
[00:10:58] Humans tend to get caught up in the current of life. Remember to take action
[00:12:43] Doing things now that future you appreciates.
[00:17:54] Using empathy to help with the pain, pressure, and comments.
[00:19:33] Open-mindedness and listening bring peace to disagreements
[00:23:30] useful beliefs and appreciate life.