The Making an Entrepreneur: "I believe in You!"

Author: Kip Marlow

Ryan Blair
Ryan Blair
  • Ryan Blair
    Ryan Blair
    Ryan Blair
    Ryan Blair
He grew up in total poverty.  His home was an environment of domestic violence, drugs, and alcoholism.  His Torrance, California neighborhood was a crime infested area that most kids don’t leave.   He was forced to join a gang, sell drugs, and do things that no person should ever have to go through. 

Then, for Ryan Blair something wonderful happened.  His mother divorced the abusive father and re-married a very successful entrepreneur who took him out of poverty and into a better life.

For Ryan, it was a personal reinvention.  His new stepfather said four words that changed his life:  “I believe in you.”  Those four words opened up a whole new world.  No more gangs.  No more poverty.  Now Ryan took control.

At 21 he started his first of ten businesses.  He now owns ViSalus, a weight loss and fitness company valued at over $600 million.

All because someone took the time to say “I believe in you”.  

Sometimes all it takes is a simple sentence like “I believe in you” to take your life in a positive direction.

Encourage a budding entrepreneur today.  It can change a kids life.