Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ryan Wins It

Anyone that watched the reality t.v. show "Money and the Power" should already know that Ryan Mayberry walked away with the $100,000 prize and a chance to turn his dream into a reality. First, I would like to wish Ryan and all the best, the idea works in theory, now go make it happen.

I think after watching the episode, Ryan pretty much summed up the entrepreneur spirit with the words "There is no plan B". A true entrepreneur will realize early on that it is ok to hear the word no, it is not ok to accept that as a final answer. Whether you endeavor to build an online empire or something more tangible such as a brick and mortar store, you are the only one that can make or break your dream.

Failure is never considered an option in the eyes of a true entrepreneur and while he or she may adjust their business plan along the way, they will learn to roll with the punches and know that the difference between being successful and being a failure is just the ability to get up one more time than you get knocked down.

Congrats again to Ryan.