Ryan Evans - Living In The Deep End
Ryan is a Senior Business Development Manager for a recruitment business, he has lived a varied work life starting in his early years looking for ways to enjoy snowboarding with a passive income through to being involved in a number of start up businesses.
Ryan moved to Melbourne as a way to challenge himself, and this is the theme of this episode, looking for ways to find growth through challenge.
Pivotal Moment One: Growing up and seeing possibility
· Seeing his parents invest to gather more income.
· Working in a ski resort, and wanting to do this more.
· Going to university to do finance.
Pivotal Moment Two: Finding other options and taking risks
· Trying photography, graphic design, website building.
· Making money from Ad-words, about how to sell things online.
· Buying a website about how to learn to break dance.
Pivotal Moment Three: Starting a contracting franchise at university
· Having to cold sell door to door in the middle of winter.
· Project managing a job he has never done before.
· Running your own business and studying at the same time.
Pivotal Moment Four: Setting up a new branch in Canada
· Doing something new again with a new challenge.
· Having to do it in Canada while still studying.
· Learning from the wins and many looses.
· Learning about self, and looking for the next thing.
Pivotal Moment Five: Taking time off in Vancouver to reflect
· Three weeks off, to reflect and review.
· Accepting a consulting job to support a start-up.
· Looking for other opportunities in real estate.
Pivotal Moment Six: Deciding to travel and move to Melbourne
· The decision to get sponsored full time work.
· Finding a business that needed to grow in recruitment.
· Surrounding yourself with people that are better than you.
· Finding friends that share the same vision.
· Ensuring that balance is important to life.
· The power of education and finding a reason to do things.
Ryan’s 10 minute activity:
· Take an inventory that you are afraid of and what do you want to accomplish.
· Take an inventory of the people that you’re listening to.