Rick Steele of SelectBlinds

Rick Steele of SelectBlinds

An encounter in Long Beach, CA brought Chef Brian Duffy and Rick Steele together for what would be a friendship that has been around for the last 8 years.

Rick Steele is a self-made man of many things. He is an American entrepreneur and Founder and CMO of Selectblinds, LLC, an online e-tailer of independently branded window fashions. In 2016, his company, SelectBlinds.com, became the first retailer to stop selling corded custom window covering products, leading industry efforts to change manufacturer safety standards and prevent the deaths and injuries that result annually from children who become entangled in window covering cords. He is also a business speaker, philanthropist, and author of business and children’s books.

Today’s conversation talks about his latest accomplishment, a World Marathon Finisher. Yes, Rick has just finished seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. This title is a massive one for Rick who believes that “the brain lies to you.” The brain said “I was done” yet I just did five more push-ups.

Rick’s vision is one of the great things but the most important thing to him is his family, the ability to maintain a great home life, and a stable positive environment. That’s put Rick and his family in a great place and you can feel his pride when he speaks about his family!