Willpower In Your Darkest Hour

Posted on October 05, 2020

Ryan Stewman



“This is 10% Luck, 20% Skill, 15% Concentrated Power of Will.
5% Pleasure, 50% Pain…and 100% Reason to Remember the Name.”
– ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ, ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ

What we do is no joke…

Somewhere along the way, we learned that we chose to take a bite out of life. Don’t get me wrong, I love the stories of overnight success and those who seemed destined to be champions as if by birth…but that just wasn’t me. (Or was it??)

See, my journey, and yours too, I’d bet, has been fraught with snake pits, snake oil salesmen, limiting beliefs, negative self-talk, envy, greed, damn…you name it…I learned along the way I was a victim to it.
So, like anyone who felt overwhelmed by the tidal wave of life ready to drown us, I chose to start a business.
Over 20 years ago…I made a choice.
For the longest time, I just kept my head down, produced, and held my hand out for the fees my clients and I agreed on. Some months were good…and it’s a damn good thing too because they made up for the horrible months.

I spent years being jerked around by others:
Other business owners, vendors, clients, hell, even my employees seemed to dictate my days.
My back was so far against the ropes that I was reacting instead of responding. It felt like I was playing checkers when EVERYONE around me was playing chess!

For a long time, I was just so happy to be “free.” Free to be my own boss, make my own schedule, my own rules…
What a joke.
I was anything BUT free. I had placed myself in THE worst position EVER! Being weak and a business owner don’t mix well. I have the scars, stories, and memories to back it up.

But, I just have never been able to quit…

Somewhere along the line, a twig snapped…and I chose to start winning at being an entrepreneur.
I stopped prostrating myself every night and begging for a miracle.
I stopped working so damn hard being the best producer for my companies.
I stopped worrying about the “pleasure” or accolades of being a business owner…

I started to ๐…๐Ž๐‚๐”๐’ on focus…


I embraced the “pain” instead of running from it…
I found my purpose, and I fanned THAT flame,
and I sure as hell put a stamp on foreheads for people to remember the name.
I became unapologetic in MY pursuit of living a life I desire and a message I was born to speak.

How about you?

See, your answer impacts you a lot more than it’ll ever impact anyone you tell. A lot will never know, and even MORE, will never really care if you’re living a lie or telling the truth.

You can fake your way into the room, and you might even be able to sell ’em…but can you deliver?

When it matters MOST…can you?

Well…if you struggle with Focus, Motivation, a Community of Like-Minded People who want ALL life has to offer…
If YOU want to run with people of Integrity, who also understand the power of social media marketing and the technology to scale your business…join us in APEX. We are a tribe of like-minded people who help each other, WIN!

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