On June 13th Jamie Slaughter woke up early and drove to Lake Austin on the Colorado river. He put on his goggles and swim cap and dove into the water.
James wouldn’t get out until he had reached the other side of the lake. Which wouldn’t be exceptional except that the other side was 21 miles away.
Why did James set out to swim the length of the English Channel? To let the world know about drowning death of 4-yr Colin Hoist.
This is one of the stories you can read on the website B>U. Matt Evans and his partner Richard May formed B>U to share inspiring stories and encourage everyone to live a fulfilled life.
In this interview I talk with Richard about how living your dreams inspires others and why fulfillment is a path not a destination. I hope you enjoy.
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1. Some of the stories on your site feature atheletes others community service, how do these elements play into being a better person?
2. What role does awareness play into the work you do?
3. How can people change their lives for the better in a lasting way?
Richard “Bee” May Bio
In 2001, I produced and directed my first feature length movie – “A Documentary”. The movie was based on the most powerful question of your world: Are you fulfilled?
What was more interesting about creating the movie was I had never held a camera in my life. But, every day for two years, I learned a little more until the movie won “Best Documentary” at the barebones film festival.
It was then I realized I was already living the B>U philosophy. So when Matt started explaining the concept, I had to stop him mid-sentence and tell him “I’m in. Let’s do it.”
So every day, I live my own B>U. Helping grieving parents from losing a child to being a better parent. Writing a new song or smiling more than yesterday.
But, one thing I do try is to promote B>U a little more each day. Because if I can inspire just one person to be greater than themselves then we are one step closer to a better humanity.
I want to thank Richard for talking to me. Be Sure to check out his website begreaterthanU.com and his facebook page