Hi, I’m Ryan.
If you’re like most people 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, right? Fantastic health. Life-giving relationships. A purpose-driven life. Mission-driven work. And the chance to “make a dent in the universe”. Is that you?
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.
Yet it feels like you’re stuck—like you’re not moving the needle. Because you don’t know exactly what you should be doing next.
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.
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.
When I started out on my own, I spent almost every night for a year and half at Barnes and Noble, reading every business book and biz mag (yeah, not a lot of deep stuff in there) I could get my hands…
None of it helped me “hack success”.
And focusing on a noble cause—like 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, unable to move, you can’t reach your bootstraps.
That’s why I can’t sugarcoat the fact that “failing” felt exactly as bad as you think it is.
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 some of the same growth hurdles I encountered.
And you know what?
The results have been breathtaking.
…like Rachel, who I helped grow from $91k to $980k in ONE year!
…or Jodie, who came to me with a HOSTILE audience 2 months before her first product launch and ended up converting 256% more than planned!!
…or so many others, whose audiences were DEAD before I showed them how to turn it around… And, WOW, are they ever… Connecting with their audiences better than Tony Robbins, Oprah, or Gary Vee!
That has led me to coach and consult highly successful business owners, experts and influencers, who are achieving levels of growth in their businesses like never before.
May I help you?
Because you’ve read this far, 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 who knows “tech”, we have the skills and resources to meet your digital growth needs. So, I invite you to work with me, and we’ll take your business to the next level.
But first, have a look at My Core Values and see if they align with you:
- RESPECT: People matter. So I treat everyone like I want to be treated.
- INTEGRITY: Doing what’s right matters, even if no one finds out or if everyone hates me.
- COURAGE: It takes courage to change the world. So I take bold risks that matter.
If you think we’d be a good fit, then great! Let’s work together. If not, no harm, no foul. I wish you all the best. 😀