About Ryan

If you’re like most of the clients I work with, you work harder than anyone you know, believing that your pursuit of freedom—finances, time, and choice—is worth taking a bet on.

And you want it all. Fantastic health. Relationships that are life-giving. To fulfill your purpose in life. And the chance to “make a dent in the universe”.

But something’s missing, isn’t it?

You want to live a life that matters, with the freedom to choose when to work, where to spend your time, whom to spend it with, and how much impact you want to have.

But sometimes it feels like you’re stuck—caught in the rat race of the same ole, same ole. Some days it feels like you’re not moving the ball at all. Because you don’t know exactly what you should be doing next.

Sound familiar?

That’s my story too.

I know what it feels like to be completely overwhelmed, wearing way too many hats, just doing what it takes to survive.

Working in the business instead of on the business.

Not knowing if we were going to be able to pay the bills.

Unbearable stress.

Oh, and sleep? Forget about it.

That was me…

Working over 100+ hours a week for 7 years building two tech startups…

I thought that if I just worked harder, faster, and smarter than everyone else, then I’d achieve “success”… Boy, was I wrong.

The problem was that I didn’t know what I didn’t know.

Listening to advice from Silicon Valley startup gurus, CEO rockstars, VCs and every business book I could get my hands on didn’t help me “hack success”.

And focusing on a noble causelike building a “social good” company—didn’t magically compel people to fuel my growth to unicorn status.

So when my second consecutive startup failed in April 2016, it had taken me 7 years to finally hit rock bottom.

And while I’d love to tell you that I just sucked it up and pulled myself up by the bootstraps, that’s not what happened.

Because when you’re flat on your back, you can’t reach your bootstraps.

That’s why I can’t sugarcoat the fact that “failing” felt like crap.

Actually, it felt worse…

It was devastating and humiliating.

After all, it’s one thing to fail on your own… It’s quite another thing to fail with a mortgage and a family to feed.

Yet that second failure was one of the best things that ever happened to me because it forced me to take extreme ownership of everything—what I got right, what I didn’t, and what I needed to improve about myself if I was ever going to make the kind of impact I wanted to in life.

That’s when I realized I had to get out of the “social good” business and instead jump into the “help one other person succeed” business.

So, born out of the insights in building two tech startups and running thousands of marketing tests over the years, I began approaching small business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs to help them overcome the growth hurdles I encountered.

And you know what?

The results have been breathtaking.

That has led me to coach, consult, and serve highly successful business owners, experts & influencers, who are achieving levels of growth in their businesses like never before.

May I help you?

Because you’ve read this far, no doubt you’re ready for something new. My team and I at Tasteful Media are ready to help you. We’ve helped hundreds of other business owners—people just like you—remove the stress, escape the overwhelm, and grow their business like never before.

Whether you need strategic direction, marketing that actually converts, or a partner in tech, we have resources at every level to meet your need. So, have a look around. Don’t know where to begin? I recommend you first check out my free training so you can take action today to move your business forward. And when you’re ready for the next level, let’s just start with a simple ‘hi’. 🙂