Conquering Life's Course

Common Sense in Chaotic Times

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
191 Pages
Reviewed on 01/12/2020
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Author Biography

Richard is an award-winning author of The Master’s Sales Secrets, Unwelcome Opportunity, Conquering Life’s Course, The Volunteer Handbook – How to Organize and Manage a Successful Organization, The Four Letter Word That Builds Character and Surviving Grief By God’s Grace.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Alpha Kappa Psi, international professional business fraternity, and was a past chairman.

He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to The Texas Judicial Council and The Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

He has served on the board of many organizations including The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Keep Austin Beautiful.

As president of the Austin Junior Chamber of Commerce (1983-1984), the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce recognized the chapter as the Most Outstanding chapter in the United States, and the Junior Chamber of Commerce International recognized Richard as the Outstanding Chapter President in the world.

Richard has been a public speaker and trainer for over 30 years on topics including volunteerism, leadership, sales and faith.

Richard Battle was an executive with KeyTrak (a Reynolds and Reynolds company), and has more than 40 years of experience in sales, executive management and leadership in various business entities.

Richard lives in Lakeway, Texas

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Conquering Life's Course: Common Sense in Chaotic Times by Richard V. Battle is a book of practical wisdom to face the doldrums of everyday life and find more meaning and fulfillment navigating the challenges that life throws at the reader. The author defines the reader right from the start and spells out the purpose of the book in simple and clear terms: It’s not a book for the academic, but for the ordinary person and is aimed at providing them with tools that will help them create a better life for themselves and their children. In this book, readers receive lessons the author learned from his parents and lessons he’s passed on to his daughter. It also features stories and essays containing what the author calls “lessons that I learned from my positive and knothead experiences, and the complementary education that I received from observing the lives of others.”

The book is filled with insights and some of the topics are really spot-on and required reading for contemporary readers. I enjoyed how the writing and the message of this book invited me to think about my actions, to become aware of what happens around and within me, and to use the power of observation to steer my actions towards positive outcomes. In this book, readers will understand how hurtful peer pressure can be and how it has gradually become part of our human nature, to the point that very few people understand they aren’t acting out of their own free will. The stories are inspiring, and Richard V. Battle uses humor to augment the delight the reader finds in these pages. The writing is fluid and confident and the popular tone of voice invites readers to indulge in frank conversations with themselves and to be more critical about their choices in life. Conquering Life's Course: Common Sense in Chaotic Times is a gift that will change the way we face life every day and give us the wisdom to navigate life freely, reach deeper levels of success, and experience less stress. It is a must-read for anyone looking for tools to improve their life.