Daniel Adkins

You know…

I probably spent $10k+ on audiobooks, books and other “inexpensive” personal development crap 🤷🏻‍♂️ over the years before that one day…

…that little voice in the back of my head was telling me it probably wouldn’t work…

…but I was sick and tired of being sick and tired!!!

…so I said f*ck it and I joined anyway…

Look, you wanna know why Apex is not cheap?

There’s a whole team at Break Free Academy and a Family called Apex to make sure you get results!

You want results?

Join Apex. It’s Simple…

…or you can gamble with one of the other guys. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Jessica Stroud

I’m generating 500+ referrals a year BECAUSE of you and this program. For 3 years in a row, I’m the +1 referred Insurance Agent in all of Kansas City by realtors and lenders. BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU TAUGHT ME! $10k is a bargain!!

Rad White

The difference in my skill set by joining Apex has catapulted me up the sales and marketing ranks, but more importantly, it’s given me the network of successful, hungry and intelligent business owners and investors that create new level of aspiration for me. Levels I didn’t know existed. Even if you join for the network alone, you will win. The skills, knowledge and know how you pick up is just a bonus.

Toni Giddley

Joining Apex has been one of the best investments in myself that I’ve ever made! The support and training I’ve had, thus far, has been amazing. Don’t cheat yourself out of being great….

Apryl Hall

I’ve gained more momentum and made more shit happen in the last three weeks than I have in years before. I was hesitating to join. Waiting for the “time to be right.” The right time is now for the people on the fence. The new doesn’t wear off of this—I see the highest achievers pushing forward and guess what? In Apex, that’s a trickle down effect. It’s there if people want it. Honestly, I can’t imagine anyone willing to put in the work NOT wanting what we have going.

Steve Cloward

So glad I joined Apex. I’ve been stagnant for years after being very successful before the crash in 08-09′

The support and sincere care from Ryan, Drewbie and Danny and the Apex family has change the game for me. 👍

Chuck Barnes

This program will change your life. One of the best decisions I ever made was going Apex.

Brandon M Gazaway

Apex leveled me to a point where my business did 8 figures in its first year of business. Invest in yourself through APEX and watch the ROI multiply!!!

Tomas Keenan

Apex is the most amazing network of likeminded individuals that I’ve ever had the pleasure of surrounding myself with.

Since joining Apex I have…

✅Flown on a private jet.

✅Lost 25 lbs.

✅Increased my focus.

✅Boosted my faith within myself.

✅Hired a trainer and consistently hit the gym 4-5 times per week.

✅Have never been stronger mentally, physically, and emotionally.

✅Written and published my first book which went on to become an Amazon #1 Bestseller.

✅Developed two digital training courses.

✅Started two successful Facebook groups.

✅Spoken onstage in front of thousands.

✅Was interviewed on too many podcasts to count.

✅Started my own podcast.

✅Started a second company.

✅Have had numerous blog posts and articles written about me and my business Top Class Installations Inc.

✅Have increased the gross revenue of Top Class Installations by $400k and have actually worked less on the business than ever before.

✅Had the best sales week of my entire life. Closed $140k plus…

✅Connected with the most badass, amazing people who are true experts in their field of choice.

✅Have made multiple investments putting my hard earned money to work for me even while I sleep.

✅Have become an #ApexElite coach at BFA and help others succeed in business.

And the list goes on…

Marshall Lowy

This is the best decision you could possibly make in your life.
Daniel Morrow Apex is a game changer, not only is it a powerful network, but the training and content has you level up. You can either take a year to level up, or less than a quarter with the right people, go apex.

Chase Scroggins

Apex was the first mentoring/coaching program I’d been apart of and it’s completely changed my direction in life, not to mention the opportunities it’s presented me. Being around the other members virtually and in person has raised my awareness, shifted my paradigm, and pushes me to do more and stay in the uncomfortable. You the man Ryan Stewman💯

Trevor Cowley

This program is without a doubt a game changer for those who want more. If you feel like something is missing, it’s a tribe of people that support you and want you to win! Stewmans APEX program is second to none! Appreciate all the support thus far and we look forward to many more years of building with the Apex crew! 💯

Joey Davis

Apex entourage is where it is at! Classes on demand to watch, Podcast, Coaching, Mentoring, and networking all in one. I mean where do you get to get around so much positive people who all join’s together to help each other win. The first year I watched and soaked it all in. I mean I wanted more out of my profession. ( I am an Financial Advisor) I have to find all my leads. I went from an annual income of $48K in 2016 and in 2017 I crossed 6 figures for the first time my life. All I did was learn to generate leads and that was a game changer for me. Second I learned material that was foreign to me like social media marketing. Third I learned to leverage the Apex community to network and pass referrals to each other. All in all well worth the price I paid to be apart of this group. Ryan is someone that has life hit em and he hits back harder. No one is responsible for your success except you. You can whine about success or go make your success. Surround yourself with Ryan and the Apex Entourage and you too will level up.

Jamie Hyde

After having been involved in two previous coaching / self development groups, joining Apex by far has offered the best bang for the buck. The life time friendships, and partnerships that I have created are priceless.

Daniel Blue

No matter what industry you are in Apex will help you grow your business. What I’ve learned from the group about marketing, lead gen, speaking, book writing and running a business is priceless. The network inside the group is bad ass and forces you to push yourself to be a better person.

Jose Rodriguez

I tell you what, Apex is the truth.

Never met someone who gives a fuck about you winning more than Ryan Stewman.

Him and his team truly care about you leveling up.

Been in since Dec 2016 and it was the best decision I ever made.

Jeremy Baum

Ok, real shit.

Real talk.

With real numbers.

Last year, I spent $5k with Ryan Stewman to join his Apex program.

Now, they say scared money doesn’t make money, and until now I thought they were full of shit.

But it’s true.

I was terrified to hand someone I’ve never met before $5,000 of my own fucking hard earned money.

When Ryan and I talked on the phone, he asked me what my goals were. I told him I’d like to get to $100k a year. And he laughed at me.

The fucking asshole laughed at me, and said that’s it?! I’ll get you to a million.

Then I laughed.

Thought to myself, “yea, OkAy…”

But he told me if I followed his program and out in the work that I’d see the results. It wouldn’t be overnight, but if I stuck with it, shit would seemingly happen.

So me being tired of beating my head against the wall and expecting different results, I took the leap and joined.

Now, I’m a huge fan of actual results and evidence to support them.

So below are pictures that I took of my QuickBooks reports, comparing last year to this year.

The results speak VOLUMES about what hard work, believing in yourself, and trusting the process.

I’m not being some brown nosing fan boy.

I’m being real with y’all and sharing MY results.

Can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store for us!


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Kris Whitehead

Hey everyone, I’m not usually one to talk about financials, but I realize that this is a group of business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs…and encouragement through success is what #ringingthebell is all about.

So I want to share some encouragement.

First, today is my birthday. I’m 46, and in the month of October, I closed $558,000 in business so far (I still have 2 days). Best month so far, and as they say “once the 4 minute mile has been broken…”

But to me, that’s NOT the best part of the story. Here’s what is:

I owned a business before the recession for 13 years…then one day, I didn’t. I lost my shit, got divorced, moved 800 miles away from everyone I’ve ever known and got a job. I closed for 3 years as the #1 salesman for an ungrateful owner and spent my nights learning about this little thing called “internet marketing”. It’s where I eventually met Stewman and watched him overcome to become.

I hated that job so bad that I literally would have sweaty palms. I was $300k in debt, selling high end remodeling to “successful” families in New England with a southern accent…and I felt like a complete loser.

I started making money online, and the owner found out. He fired me on Jan 3, 2012…he had a “no moonlighting” policy.

I dug into selling online, made good $, kept learning. I have this little company called #ThinktoSucceed.

In 2015, I started a remodeling company again…and this year, we’re doing 7 figures.

In 1 year, we’ve tripled our sales because I was able to combine what I’ve learned online with the offline marketplace. It isn’t even fair because most offline businesses don’t know how to market online and usually spend a ton of cash to be vanilla at best in their marketplace, when you and I know that everyone is just screaming for authenticity today…and it isn’t hard to show if you have a little bit of creativity…and smart people around you.

I say all of this, not to brag. I’m in the company of giants here, so I’d be silly to do so.

I say this because if I can do it, you can too.

It hasn’t been easy, and I don’t suspect it ever will be…that’s part of being elite is all about. Leaning into the suck and being a warrior.

To me, it isn’t about the bling, size of the office, house, or stuff I collect.

It’s about the lives I change…the lives you change, and the ever increasing resources we’re given as proof that we can change more.

So, if you’re not where you want to be right now, if ringing the bell isn’t on your to do list today…if you’re falling for that ego trap of comparing yourself to anyone else and feel like you’re coming up short…don’t give up!

‘Cause I look forward to cheering you for NOT giving up and clapping loudly when you do ring it. To me, it’s entrepreneurial encouragement at its finest and if you’re in here, you’ve already made a choice. So go get what’s yours!

Hilary Lauren Jastram

Tomorrow is my bird day. I will be 47. Shut up, I know. Sooo close to 50. I am reflecting today on this year. On this journey and how so much is so different.

But I need to give you a little background to help you understand the context…

In Jan 2015, I had nothing.

We were living in a rented farmhouse after losing our house a year prior.

I was diagnosed with transverse myelitis (TM), a sister disease to MS, which we now know was caused by long-term Lyme. TM ate a hole in my spinal cord and I still have episodes of temporary paralysis when my electrical system short circuits.

I had lost what I thought was my dream job working as a marketing manager for a regional furniture company. I wrote and created all day and drank coffee…and then I couldn’t walk without holding onto the walls and I had to be driven home. I cried in the parking lot as I became crippled in front of all the other employees.

I had no health insurance and no way to work.


Then everything else started falling apart.

My middle kid had to go live with his dad because he has special academic needs and I wasn’t well enough to help him. I sent him off with homemade turkey soup in a thermos and a downpour of tears amid gripping guilt that I had failed as a mother.

But I could only stay awake for part of the day. I shook and my muscles spasmed. I was so exhausted I would tremble all the time.

My relationship started straining at the seams. My man was angry and scared. I didn’t blame him. His lady was getting worse and worse and everything was changing for him, too.

I was free-falling and unsure when the disease would come back. Would it kill me? It was a very dark time.

I did everything I could to get my marketing business off the ground and was doing pretty well. Sometimes, I had to work lying down because I couldn’t sit up. I landed a national hotel chain and went on to write for them for three years. I was the main earner and had to feed the kids. There was no other choice.

Then I met Ryan, and EVERYTHING changed.

Everything he told me to do for him, I did for my company.

He got into my head after editing so much content–and we are going on three years+ now.

Last year, I hired him as my coach and that’s when my life became UNRECOGNIZABLE.

  • My medical bills are paid off.
  • I’m in Lyme treatment which I never would’ve been able to afford. And It. Is. Working. I am getting better. I now know what makes me sicker.
  • I am a homeowner! My husband and I are in our dream house that is on a pond and that fills me with such peace every day. It looks like a lagoon.
  • I have a new Jeep and am driving again after not driving for three years. But ha! I still have the best parking in the land since I will have a placard forever.
  • We have all new furniture in our house paid for in cash.
  • I am taking a trip with Mom to NYC in a couple of weeks to hang with my Broadway producer client, and some massively important people in my life, like baller Tomas Keenan.
  • I have written over 200 blogs, been published on sites like Yahoo, Huff, and Entrepreneur and edited thousands more for Ryan and as an editor for The Good Men Project.
  • Wrote a bestselling book that was carried In B&N nationwide and airports
  • The abundance keeps coming. I am digging into processes to keep growing this company after stumbling on a new business model that allows authors to keep publishing without getting gouged on prices. Their product is beautiful and their pain points are resolved.
  • My husband and I are better than ever. Our three-year wedding anniversary is also tomorrow.

Sometimes, I can’t put into words what I have learned from Ryan. I think there is a matter of osmosis to a degree. Being around such positivity. Being around such fearless leadership. Being around such an accountable person who holds firm when you fuck up and doesn’t fill your head with what you want to hear. Being in a network of people who push you and are happy to see you succeed.

I am so incredibly grateful for you, Ryan Stewman. I never ever thought I would be here in my life. Now I know I can do anything. I can give the middle finger to Lyme disease and any and all limitations that want to hunt me down and cripple my life.

Thank you.

For anyone else on the fence of joining, show them this.

I am a living testimonial that it doesn’t matter what is haunting your head, or trying to hold you back.

Do what Ryan–your coach–says. Don’t question it. Just put in the work and do that over and over and over again. Don’t skip around from industry to industry. Do the work to become the expert.

Your life will be unrecognizable, too.

Have a beautiful day. I’m getting back to editing Ryan’s 10th book and what I know will be a bestseller.

Love you guys. Xo

Courtney Blair

Hi everybody! I’m Courtney Blair owner of Zippy Content. We find podcast interviews for entrepreneurs, authors, coaches, consultants, and anyone with a message. I came to BFA because we are ready to scale. We needed to dial in our online marketing. So that’s why I am here. My biggest take away was definitely being pulled to the front of the class and dialing in my funnel with Ryan and the rest of the class, really nailing it down. I didn’t understand funnels at all before I came here. Now I really feel like I understand. So it was a wonderful investment. Definitely worth every penny and I will definitely be back.

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Dan Krucek

You know I followed Ryan Stewman for 2 years. 2 years this guy kept showing up in my life. And then I decide you know what, I’m going to try this out. I signed up for Break Free Academy. I came out to meet with Ryan and after our first meeting, I met Ryan and I walked away and said man this guy is going to change my life. When I joined Break Free Academy it was about increasing my mortgage business. But as we got into it we decided that you know what, that was going to come organically. Now we’re just changing my life and working on all my extra goals. I owe it all to Ryan Stewman. I would not be here without him. He’s a real guy.

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Nicole Walker

Hi, I am Nicole Walker. I am a mortgage lender here in Salt Lake City, Ut and I have been working with Ryan Stewman and want to share with you how he has impacted my life over the course of the last 6 months. I personally have been going through a journey this year- Through some personal issues and also transformation in my business. Ryan has played a major role in getting me through both of those circumstances. It really all stems from whats going on in your personal life that affects your business. So I’ve been fortunate enough to have somebody who is really open and honest and direct give me the proper information and guidance I needed to get my career on the track it needed to be. I also get a great amount of technical support. So with the combination of the two I have seen a major difference in my business. I am grateful for Ryan getting me there.

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