About RoyalRiddick
Joined November 2014
My name is Royal Riddick. I am a father of a daughter and a son, grandfather of five, and great-grandfather of a pretty little girl named Kinsey. A former U. S. Marine and disabled Vietnam veteran, I'm a spiritual Taoist.

After the military, I received a scholarship to Johns Hopkins and graduated from a regional counselor training program. I then joined the federal Action Agency and spent a few years in the Alaskan bush travelling to the 17 Inupiat and Yupik speaking Eskimo villages of the Bering Strait region as a career counselor for young people.

Later I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I also fought a bout with cancer developed from exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam.

After recovering and rebuilding my life, I went to work for the Veterans Administration as a case manager in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center of a VA hospital in my home town of Baltimore, Maryland to help other veterans coming from more recent conflicts with mental illnesses. I felt my recovery experience would be invaluable to the newer vets.

Recently I was forced to retire because of a new undiagnosable neurological problem. Living on a fixed income now and unemployable, I refuse to roll over and wait for the groundhog to become my mailman.

I decided to try starting an online business in internet marketing. No experience, and a very limited budget, I figure a good try beats doing nothing at all. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions!
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1. Enough to get a complete set of dental implants, a new car, and a cruise.
2. $10,000/mo
3. A few hours a day. I'm retired.
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RoyalRiddick Premium
1. Enough to get a complete set of dental implants, a new car, and a cruise.
2. $10,000/mo
3. A few hours a day. I'm retired.
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Kyle Premium
So awesome Royal, I know from experience that goals are what lead us to success. Work relentlessly in pursuit of these goals and they CAN and WILL happen.

In fact, wipe failure out of your mind right now. It simply won't happen. You have too much help, support and an entire community of help behind you to ever let that happen :)

If you need anything going forward, just let me known and I will be happy to give you a hand.
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JJordie Premium
I really like the teeth part mine need replacing too and I also have been keeping an eye on the river cruises in Europe.
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RoyalRiddick Premium
Thanks a lot.
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RoyalRiddick Premium
Thanks. Will keep that in mind. My niche is a fairly new field in mental health, so I WILL probably need lots of help. When Googled, no blogs or websites show in the results except for a couple of professional organizations.
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MozMary Premium
Thanks for the follow! What an amazing background! Wonder if you've heard of the new Functional Medicine tests out now, they tend to 'look under the hood' when it comes to diagnoses especially where others fail. WA certainly offers many opportunities online, best wishes!
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RoyalRiddick Premium
Haven't heard of the Functional Medicine tests yet, but it may be something I explore. The Veterans Administration doesn't usually financially support going outside of the system for either tests or treatments.
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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SolLiisa Premium
Hello Royal Riddick, wow that piece you wrote up there about your life really touched me... With all the crazy- ness going on in the world I think it's more crazy that some people stay seemingly untouched spiritually, than someone like yourself or me, having some mental trouble coping at times. And I only went trough a pinch of what you have.. So I am standing in awe when I read your story up there. You are someone to look up to as far as I can see and it must be a blessing for those vets who come into contact with you. I'm a spiritually wired person myself so I can relate to your spiritual Taoism. I myself do not belong to any religion or set view, but can find some truths in many and it's not so much the vehicle or form but the driver or intention steering.
You have seen so much of the world and even were among the Inuit? A dying culture as all native American cultures have diminished so much, sadly.. As well as so many other cultures that bare such a great wealth of wisdom the western societies can learn a GREAT deal from. I feel blessed to have read your story and I'm looking forward to what you're gonna do on here. All the best, Solveig
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adaba063 Premium
Greetings!
Welcome to WA, work hard, & enjoy yourself!
all the best in your new venture,
adaba063
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RoyalRiddick Premium
Thank you
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kws123 Premium
Hello Royal, Welcome to wealthy affiliate! I hope you enjoy it as much as i do and i want to extend a helping hand to help you get started. If you joined with the hope of building a successful business of your own and want to start earning as quickly as possible its important that you go to the getting started link and complete your account sign up. Upload your profile picture and fill in a little bit about you in the about me section. Contact me anytime you need help please. Enter comments or questions at my profile page:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kws123

This is an exceptional opportunity, look around the site at the amazing assortment of business building resources plus thousands of experienced members that are willing to help you. In addition to building your own successful business you can refer new members and earn $22.50 per upgraded referral per month, great don't you agree.

Or you can do nothing and guess what...you will make nothing. You can be very successful if you try but it's up to you. If I can assist you I will gladly but I won't try to force you to do anything.

Glad to have you here at WA!




Ken Smith=kws123
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RoyalRiddick Premium
Thank you for the welcome and advice.
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