Fighting the Fear of Failure: An Entrepreneur’s Journey with Ryan Estis

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Do you ever think about walking into your boss’s office and quitting your job? Have you ever dreamed about starting your own business? Have you wondered what it would be like to strike out on your own and see if you could make it in the business world today? This is exactly what Ryan Estis did at the height of the recession in January 2009. Today, Ryan is a writer, speaker, and consultant who quit his job as a well-paid executive in advertising to start his own company. His only regret…that he didn’t do it sooner.

The road wasn’t an easy one, though. As most entrepreneurs will tell you, there are a lot of sacrifices that need to be made if you want to succeed. In this episode of 12 Geniuses, Ryan discusses the sacrifices he made, the discipline he put into place, and the results that he has experienced over the last 10 years. Starting a business isn’t for everyone and Ryan shares the advice he has given to hundreds of people interested in going the entrepreneurial route about what it takes to begin and sustain a successful business.

Ryan is one of the most coveted professional speakers in the United States. He delivers keynote presentations to nearly 80 companies and associations each year around the world. That gives him keen insight into what individuals, leaders, and organizations are doing to stave off disruption and thrive in a highly competitive business climate. Ryan shares what the most innovative organizations are doing to invest in their people, handle failure, drive innovation, and pivot from soon-to-be obsolete business models.