Hope Comes in Different Forms: Ask Ricardo

With today’s perception of relentless change, we can’t shine our light with fear of failing because of the “old ways” of thinking. It takes courage to change with the times but it takes a powerful positive mentality to stay ahead of the curve. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails,” William Arthur Ward once quoted.

By using the A,B, and C’s, James teaches . . .


  • Be the brave one in the group so others will follow your lead.
  • Anyone can complain about change but one the ones who take action during challenge times will be successful.
  • Change is inevitable so focus on conquering the challenge. 

Perdue’s Five P’s to Leadership

In this presentation, Dr. Perdue uses his canine companion, Ricardo, to demonstrate the assistance he provides to help with providing independence. There are different forms of support that can help over challenges. Don’t be paralyzed by fear and continue living in pain. Ask for help so you can live the life you deserve.


  • ​Trials and Tribulation are inevitable... quitting is by choice.
  • You never know where help may come from.
  • It’s not the challenges in life; it’s how you persevere.

One key to success is having the ability to be a problem solver. However, having creativity skills is not enough. For success to dance like a spider on a hotplate, being a dreamer along with executing perseverance is essential. T.E. Lawrence said it best, “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” James uses humor to teach others how to master these important skills in life and business. He will educate . . .


  • Develop a positive mindset to attain vital creative research to succeed.​
  • When unexpected circumstances present itself step up to the challenge with confident to achieve more than you ever thought.
  • Design a “Yes, I can attitude!”

James is a perfect example of “life’s not fair!” An athlete standout with a desire to play professional baseball, an injury reset his course in life. Instead of wallowing in his self-piety of mud like a pig, James focused on making the best of a bad situation.
In this presentation, Dr. Perdue teaches the audience his five important P’s that enabled him to gain the strength to overcome adversity. The audience will learn . . .

  • Purpose – discover your reason in life.
  • Personal Responsibility – be accountable for your actions.
  • Perseverance – keep moving forward; even if it’s at a snail’s pace.
  • Partners – you can’t do it alone.
  • Power of Prayer – Power from within 

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