Can you remember that one time you got recognized or someone thanked you for your contribution to their life? You were a rock star, even for just one second. This book isn't about a charmed path to success or some untouchable fairy tale that nobody can relate to - this is about going from rock bottom to rock star, something that everybody can relate to.
In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack to a self-made multimillionaire by his early 20s. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they, too, could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions.
Blair has battled extreme obstacles: life as a former gang member, balancing a demanding career with single parenthood, building and selling multiple companies, and making and losing tens of millions of dollars (sometimes all in one day). He wants to help others avoid the mistakes he made in the school of hard knocks, so he has compiled his unique advice for going from rock bottom to rock star in whatever field you choose to pursue.
Much of his advice is counterintuitive and definitely not what you would learn in business school. Here's one example:
"Don't believe your own hype. The moment you start celebrating, you've left the stage. It wasn't celebration that made you a rock star. It was hard work."
If you're serious about making the most of your life and you're ready to become the "rock star next door" instead of just looking up to them, this may be the most rewarding book you'll ever hear.
©2016 Ryan Blair (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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Thank you Ryan. Listen to this MAN, or read if you prefer. Listening gives so much more perspective. I'm at a moment of restart and this has given me A LOT.
"My New Favorite Book!"
There are always times in an entrepreneurs life when it seems like everything has gone dark. Only as an entrepreneur can you go from sheer exhilaration to sheer terror in 24 hours. As a successful entrepreneur I have been on the top of many mountains in my life. But the last several months have shown some imense challenges that I've needed to overcome. This book, listening to Ryan's story of how he overcame some unsurmountable odds in his life to become a massive leader and success has been an absolute inspiration to me. Ryan is now my new favorite author. Fun story, impactful book, just the power you need to push through to become everything God created you to be. Highly recommend this book.
"Definitely a great and motivating listen"
Loved this book! A must listen for anyone in the business world. Great insight on real world experience.
"Absolutely the Best Book this Year"
At the top of the list. It was so engaging that I could not stop listening to it.
Mr. Blair humbly takes us into his life and shares his intimate experiences. He is very honest and real.
Mr. Blair narrates this with such passion and feeling. It was like being in the same room with him when the events were happening.
Yes, when he talked about his experience putting the million dollar investment into his company. Also, when he shared with us his experience with his mother going into the coma. You could feel the love he has for his mother.
What are you waiting for? Get the book...you'll wish you had it already.
"Real Insights and Inspiration from a good man"
As an entrepreneur faced with challenges every single day, it was inspiring to hear Ryan's story, and know that he's faced severe challenges and "Rock Bottoms", but was able to keep positive and push through to higher levels of success.
Ryan's realness is inspiring.
Great book - Couldn't turn it off - Game Changer - inspirational - motivational - Call to action
Thanks for sharing Ryan
"Ryan Blair is truly inspiring!!"
Truly inspiring!! Ryan shows his raw passion and drive in his books. I loved that you can feel this even more in his narration of this book.
"Beautifully narrated by Ryan Blair"
I loved it! Finished it in one day. The sincerity in Ryan's voice creates a connection
"Really enjoyed this book"
Not only does he describe his life's story and give hope to every average Joe out there. Ryan details some true gems of business that applied in any industry will give you success.
Ryan Blair pulls back the curtain and reveals the struggles entrepreneurs face on the journey to become rockstars.
This was my first book by this author, I didn't know what to expect, however I loved every bit of it! we all have rock bottom moments and we all have our little rock star moments.
"Tells it as it is"
I enjoyed this book for the honesty within the pages. An amazing story written in an easy style. I was encouraged
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