West Point Academy, the Renaissance Man Ethos, and a Circuitous Route to Precious Metals Featuring Richard Checkan

Way of the Renaissance Man starring Jim Woods

There are many different paths to becoming a Renaissance Man.

The only criteria is to be someone who wants to learn, who wants to be well-rounded and wants to have fun in life.

Precious metals dealer Richard Checkan drops by to share with Jim the virtue of Renaissance Man training and his circuitous route to becoming a precious metals dealer on today’s episode.

Welcome to the Way the Renaissance Man podcast. This is a show about ideas, personal empowerment, and celebrating the rational life. Our goal is to help each other discover the tools needed to better focus our minds, integrate our thoughts with actions, and live the lives we really want with your host Jim Woods.

Who’s On:

Today’s Guest is Richard Checkan, precious metals dealer, West Point graduate and former U.S, Army officer.

Rich graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1987, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer. He then served tours of duty at Fort Benning, Georgia, Schofield Barraks, Hawaii, and on the Demilitarized Zone in the Republic of South Korea. He held various leadership and staff positions at every level from platoon through battalion sized organizations. While at West Point, he played varsity soccer. He left military service in 1993 at the rank of Captain.

As the President and COO of ASI, Asset Strategies International, Rich has knowledge of every facet of ASI’s operations. He has been an integral part of ASI’s maturation from a precious metals and foreign exchange dealer to a full service tangible and rare tangible asset provider—to include rare U.S., world, and ancient coins. Rich oversees the operations, administrative, sales, and marketing departments, as well as serving as ASI’s Compliance Officer.

What’s Discussed:

What kind of training enables a person to succeed with confidence?

What was it like attending West Point Academy?

Does circumstance dictate reality?

What is within your control as a human being?

How did military training fuel Richard and Jim’s ability to succeed?

Richard’s unique path to his current career including door-to-door sales.

Agility, malleability, adaptability play into what principles for life?

Where does Richard look for signs of character?

And much more…

 Learn More with Links:

Richard Checkan’s Website: https://assetstrategies.com/

Jim’s Website: WayOfTheRenaissanceMan.com

Jim’s Investing: JimWoodsInvesting

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