"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam). As someone who is extremely inquisitive by nature, I created the podcast to chat with, spotlight, and learn about brilliance among creators in the Tamil community - and among creators in general from all over the world.
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00:53 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Rick Selvarajah
02:22 – How Rick entered the world of MMA, how someone being a professional fighter
06:36 – Rick’s first professional fight
07:48 – The worst injury he ever sustained
10:00 – How Rick balances training, work (his academy Revival MMA and Fitness), and other obligations (i.e., family)
11:22 – When will Rick retire?
13:42 – Rick talks about his son, why the last time he fought was over 3 years ago
16:44 – How Rick makes money as a professional fighter
18:06 – The most Rick has ever made for a fight
21:08 – What motivates Rick to work in this profession
24:25 – When/why Rick started Revival MMA and Fitness, how its progressing
26:47 – How he finds students to train at his academy
28:36 – Insecure about setting a bad example for his son
30:11 – Hobbies outside of work and training; family interaction, thrill seeking, etc.
32:06 – Rick’s relationship with money, his investing strategy, why time is the most valuable commodity
39:06 – The last book Rick read (Analects of Confucius), his favourite podcast (JRE), why he admires Jordan Peterson
41:40 – Using YouTube for learning; building a cabinet during quarantine
43:44 – Where Rick sees himself in 3-5 years
44:30 – The impact that the UK Tamil community has had on Rick
46:14 – Rick’s admiration for his grandfather, and the coaches and people he trains with at his gym
48:47 – Advice Rick would give to other fellow Tamil creators
51:21 – Would You Rather
53:35 – The Wrap Up
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