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ASK, Sell One Thing In The Next 48hrs | Ryan Levesque | Episode 34

ASK, Sell One Thing In The Next 48hrs | Ryan Levesque | Episode 34
February 4, 2015



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ASK, Sell One Thing In The Next 48hrs | Ryan Levesque | Episode 34

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I knew if we could make it through the lean days, we can get through anything. And when we did that, it eliminated the fear of what if.Justin Ricklefs
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The Startup Dad Journey of Ryan Levesque

“I have this fire inside of me. If I don’t do something about it now it’s going to be extinguished and there’s just a little bit left. If I’m not careful and I keep going down this path and get sucked in with the golden handcuffs it’s going to be gone forever and it’s never going to ignite again. Ryan Levesque

In 2008, armed with nothing but a $450 laptop, an Ivy-League background in neuroscience, and an insatiable curiosity to understand why people buy¦

Ryan Levesque left a lucrative career on Wall Street and later in Shanghai, China to launch a multimillion dollar online publishing business selling information and software using what’s now become the Ask Formula as taught in this book.

Since then, Ryan has used the Ask formula to help build multi-million dollar businesses in 17 different industries, generating over $100 million dollars in sales in the process.  Today, he and his team offer training, consulting, and implementation services for entrepreneurs and businesses at all levels.

An entrepreneur is a leader who predicts and delegates.Ryan Levesque
Family First:
  • Review family fun photo (image above) –  Wife and two sons
  • Balancing family and business by: It’s a challenge. But everything I am doing now, it is all with the objective of taking me out of the business a lot more, so that I can be able to do more with the family.
  • What does Fatherhood mean to you: Serving as an example. Providing opportunity and giving them the opportunity to explore.
  • Household Chore: I’m the designated clean up guy- diaper blow-outs, vomit, etc.
Along This Journey We Discuss:
  • I graduated from college, and after college I worked on wall street, from there I went to work in Shanghai China. I was based there and my wife was based in Hong Kong
  • The catalyst that inspired his leap: At 25 years old, making a six-figure income, I realized I wasn’t fulfilled. I wrote this 20 page letter that laid everything on the line.
  • Within 6 months I quit my job and donated everything that I owned. I moved in with my wife in Hong Kong and lived on $500 a month.
  • We had a scrabble tile jewelry business and we decided to put all of our effort to build that business, but then it crashed.
  • My wife started applying for different positions and she was offered a job in Texas. We then moved back to the states.
  • I dropped my wife off to and from work and during the day I busted my butt and launched our first real business, which we took from nothing to 25,000 a month within 18 months.
Start small, prove to yourself that you can do it. Let success begets success.Ryan Levesque
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Real Dads, Real Talk:
  • Failure, Doubt and Fear: The burden of responsibility as the breadwinner is on my shoulders, for me its more about being willing to let go a little bit. If I let upon the gas, my concern is not becoming complacent.
  • Hardest Personal Sacrifice: Short term pleasure things that I have wanted.
  • Private Health Insurance: We pay out of pocket. Like anything else you budget for it.
  • Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently? I would have hired sooner.
The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools
  • What is one time management tool? Delegating
  • What attributes your success as an Entrepreneur, Father, and Husband: Eliminating decision fatigue. This leaves the creative part of my brain to focus on what really matters.
  • Manage Health: I work out with a trainer three times a week and I eat very healthy.
  • Book every startup dad should read: Built to Sell
Resources & References Mentioned
Startup Dads Get A Free Hardcover Copy Of Ryan’s Book, ASK!
Quotable’s by Ryan
  • Start with your why, write it down by hand. Getting crystal clear on that, will give you the focus you need
  • Take immediate action while it is fresh on your mind.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu

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