Josh Ryan’s Background Story
Josh Ryan is an 18-year-old entrepreneur that runs his own 6-figure marketing agency. He’s spent his life growing up in a small town, located in Golden Bay New Zealand with a population of around 2,000 people. Even though his family wasn’t wealthy, they were very supportive and always encouraged Josh to go after his dreams. He played a lot of sports growing up and started his first business at 9-years-old because he wanted a pair of expensive football boots and to travel across the world to watch Leo Messi play live for FC Barcelona in Spain. Neither Josh nor his parents had the money to fund this trip, but his parents took this opportunity to teach him a valuable lesson. They told him that he could have anything he wanted in life as long as he found a way to make it happen. Those words are what led to his first business where he had a coca cola vending machine. Prior to that he traded Pokemon cards and sold fruit out in the front yard when he was six years old. By the time he was thirteen, he discovered the power of WiFi and social media. Like a lot of people in the online space, he tried many different things online over the next three years, but nothing seemed to stick for more than a week. Just before he turned sixteen Josh started the Instagram page @millionaire.dream posting motivational quotes, cool cars, houses, etc that would inspire both himself and others. After hustling all day every day he was able to build this page to 100k followers in twelve months, and now 440k followers after just three years. After this success, he decided to settle on launching an agency at the end of 2017. Now he has clients that include top entrepreneurs like Russell Brunson and Preston Smiles. I got the chance to interview Josh about how he got started with his marketing agency. Here’s what he had to say.
Why do you think you are as successful as you are?
Josh: I don’t consider myself that successful yet, my goals are way bigger than what I’ve achieved so far. However to reach where I am now has come down to a lot of hard work, networking a lot, very encouraging and parents, and staying consistent for a long period of time.
Are there any entrepreneurs you look up to that the readers could learn from as well?
Josh: One of my favorite people to follow is Tim Ferriss, the fact he has built a very large business and brand, as well as living a life truly on his terms is something I want to achieve. Rather than just working my ass off to amass money and get old id to prefer to have more adventure along the way and build a business as Tim has done.
How do you define success?
Josh: Once you define success you know you can take the steps to reach your goals. For me success is being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, with whomever I want to. It’s also important to have a good income that allows me to both supports my self and my family while also being able to play sports, travel and help others through charity.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from my parents but I’ve also had the entrepreneurship bug since I was six years old. One day I decided to make a page and post things that I wanted to achieve. One thing leads to another and as I grew I started to meet people and be exposed to the whole world of online marketing. Since it’s the future I decided to go with it.
What are three tips for entrepreneurs who struggle with doubt?
Josh: If you are passionate about what you are doing, and you’re following a good mentor then you won’t have doubt, or it will be very minimal and not enough to affect you negatively. The only time I can imagine someone really doubting themselves is if they don’t enjoy what they are doing and therefore don’t see themselves committing to seeing through the plan for long enough to see success, or they are following a mentor who doesn’t have any results and therefore they are uncertain of what will happen as no one is leading the way. If you want to overcome doubt, look to the root, other than that, Just back yourself and believe 100% in who you are and what you can achieve.
Here’s where you can connect with Josh
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/officialjoshryan/
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