google-site-verification=U0Q4nUf7gy008G2e6vjitL4htHLAso-Tlnzg4z6xYtI Addressing Fear and Overwhelm, with Richard Hall - Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®

Episode 7

Published on:

27th Jul 2022

Addressing Fear and Overwhelm, with Richard Hall

Richard Hall is the founder of BottomLine Lawyers, PC. He has a unique breadth of experience which has enabled him to meld technology, sophisticated legal analysis, “outside the box” strategies and a collaborative style to create innovative solutions with his clients. Richard attended law school at the University of La Verne and was admitted to the California Bar in 1988 and the Federal Bar in 1989. Many lawyers come to the law without any practical business experience, and few come with significant management experience. Through serendipity rather than design, Richard is an exception. His prior business experience afforded him a fast track to complex civil trials and the opportunity to work closely with business clients. Richard is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has performed feasibility analysis of investment projects, including historic preservation district qualified buildings. 

Richard performs pro bono services for several Northern California judicial districts, is a Past President of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, former Board member of the Downtown Business Association, and member of: Rotary Club of Auburn, Placer County Bar Association, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He has also served as California Director for a nationwide bar review and as a lecturer focused on Professional Responsibility. Before attending law school Richard was an executive in the photographic and real estate industries and he conducted performance and budget analysis for the US Government’s Amraam missile project. Richard has also served his country and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How fear and overwhelm tend to affect small business owners at a higher rate 
  • Encouragement and advice for type-A personalities that struggle with perfectionism 
  • How the elephants of fear and overwhelm grow when they are not addressed
  • The necessity of earning trust before helping someone address their own elephants
  • Why Richard has adopted the term “Action kills fear” and how it has helps him stop feeding this elephant
  • Some practical ways you can declutter your mind and prioritize your tasks


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Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®
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Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room with Coach April Ballestero. Join us as we interview guests about the ELEPHANT in the room. We shed light on difficult subjects and learn how to better Address the ELEPHANT in the Room.

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April Ballestero

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Author, Facilitator, Founder, Consultant, Speaker, and Strategic Leadership Coach guiding light bulb moments. Thankful to be celebrating 10 years of guiding, coaching, and leading industry leaders such as attorneys, coaches, chiropractors, financial planners, the real estate industry, and many other sales and business professionals across the nation. The celebration goes on to include over 20 years of business, professional and personal development which I am so honored to share as a vessel to our clients, coaches, and community.

Eric Ballestero

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Eric Ballestero has worked with Coach April Ballestero since before ONE LIGHT AHEAD®'s inception in 2011 while he was still in school and has continually brought new ideas and a lot of technical help to the team. He produced the first three seasons of Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® podcast in addition to being a continual partner of ONE LIGHT AHEAD®.