From Rock Bottom, To Rock Star… with Ryan Blair

By Mike Dillard

I want you to picture a ladder leaning up against a wall in your mind… And when you reach the top of that ladder you will have achieved and attained all of your greatest goals and desires in life. But right now, you’re feet are on the second step, and you’re crouched down holding onto the first step with you hand, as tightly as you can. You won’t let it go. That first step represents all of the crap that you’ve been through in life… It represents the abuse, the ridicule, the failures, and the excuse whether those are about your race, your neighborhood, your education, your family’s financial means, or whatever… Now I want you to take the next step, and climb that ladder so you can accomplish your goals… Well if you’re still holding onto that first step, you can’t can you? It’s impossible. And this is exactly how life works. You’re telling me that you want to end racism, and yet you’re unwilling to let go of past events or transgressions? You’re telling me that you want to become a millionaire, but you can’t let go of the excuses that you keep making? You’re telling me that you want your marriage to get better, and yet you’re unwilling to forgive the mistakes your spouse has made? If you want to ascend to the next level, you must let go of what’s happened in the past. It is impossible to reach the top unless you do. Ryan Blair is the perfect example of someone who was able to let go of his past and create a new future… At the age of 13 he was dealing with an abusive father who was addicted to drugs. He dropped out of school in 9th grade and found the male role models to follow in a gang. He was arrested multiple times and destined for a life in prison or worse. Thankfully his mother met a man who provided a new example for him to follow and inspired him to become an entrepreneur. In 2008 he took over the health and fitness company ViSalus, and took it from 6 million in debt, to $150 million in revenue with 16 months. By 2012, ViSalus was valued at more than $600 million dollars. Today you’ll learn how he did it, and how he’s dealt with additional challenges in his life, such as the day he found out his son had autism. This is an incredibly powerful and inspiring interview that you must absolutely hear…

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