About Rich Lord
Hi, I am Rich Lord. Here are a few snippets of info about me, who I am, and what I’ve done in my life.
Who I am
I am a blogger, runner, project manager, and all-round smiley person. I like bad jokes, selfies, blogging, running, and making people smile – both on social media and when with people face to face.
My goals in life are:
- I want people to feel good about themselves and their surroundings
- I want communities to see what good is happening and that not all news is bad news
- I want people to be happy, to enjoy themselves responsibly without others being negatively affected
- I want to inform, entertain, and help people feel there is hope in the world
My mindset and where my energies are that:
- I have a passion for participation
- I am a seeker of self-confidence in others
- I am a believer in self-belief
- I am an envoy of encouragement
- And I am active in wanting others to be active.
My personality type according to Myers-Briggs is ENFP, which is Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling and Perceiving, which is known as The Champion – Enthusiastic, charismatic and creative.
“ENFPs are people-centred creators with a focus on possibilities and a contagious enthusiasm for new ideas, people and activities.” – https://www.truity.com/personality-type/ENFP
I recognise a lot about the characteristics of ENFP personality types and can see how what I do is linked to my personality.
To find out more about your personality type, search https://www.truity.com/page/16-personality-types-myers-briggs
I spent 10 years involved with amateur Rugby League, both in the West Midlands and then back in the heartlands of the sport in West Yorkshire.
You can find out more about my involvement and achievements in Rugby League here.
I have been blogging since 2013 and have written about lots of subjects though I started out writing about running and about my experiences getting started running.
I went on to write an e-book called ‘How A Fat Sweaty Santa Became A Marathon Runner‘. This was after I was talked into doing the Liverpool Santa Dash in 2012 and caught the running bug. I don’t think I have really looked back since!
My experiences and approach to running have been captured in my blog posts and I continue to be keen to help new runners get the running bug too like I did back then.
It is only through the encouragement of others that we can improve in our confidence.
I write about running, my fitness journey, inspiration and motivation articles and other general topics. I would very much like it if you would get involved by commenting and sharing.
Partnerships / collaborative working
I have started contributing some blog posts for Run For All, a not-for-profit running organisation who put on events to help support great causes, part of the legacy of late amateur athlete and fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE. You can find them at this link here.
I am currently appearing as part of the #sportinspiredbyyou campaign from Sunwise sunglasses. You can see their feature on me here and you can see their range of excellent sunglasses for all activities here.
I am supporting the organisers of the Pontefract Half Marathon and helping them get the event to be well supported. I believe it is important to do something for your local area, especially where increasing participation and community spirit is involved. If you are interested in running the half marathon on 29th September 2019, you can benefit from a £3 discount by using the discount code RNR2019.
I like to work with other people to try and promote their business, charity, brand or cause. That is if I believe in it myself!
I believe that if you can authentically say you recommend an item or a company or can do something to try to try and promote what they are trying to achieve it enhances you and them.
Social recommendations nowadays are important and knowing that someone you are friends with likes this brand or supports this cause does go some way to validate and promote them in a way that a billboard or magazine advert can’t do so much.
Making the most of our own skills and social circles is key now to helping support causes close to us. We can’t help to progress a cause if we don’t tell people about what they do.
If you are interested in working with me as a brand ambassador, or micro-influencer, or as a partner or representative – please do get in touch here.