I'm Ryan Hamada, online entrepreneur and author of Instant Tycoon. My journey began in January 2009 when I made the pivotal decision to quit my job during a recession. It was definitely not an easy choice. However, when I imagined myself lying on my death bed, I asked myself what I thought I would regret the most. Would I regret quitting my job and being uncertain of my future? Or would I regret not quitting and forever wondering what if? I had so much clarity and immediately marched into my boss' office to hand him my resignation letter. Words could not express the joy I felt, I walked out of that office feeling like the weight of the world was suddenly lifted from my shoulders. After several failed attempts at making my own money, I realized that I didn't actually know what I was going to do next. A sinking feeling overcame me, I hit a low, and I was struggling to make ends meet.
In July 2009, I received a call from an old colleague who invited me to a seminar on online marketing. The seminar ended up changing my life, I was so enthralled by the information that I assimilated in that session that I immediately went home and implemented all of the outlined strategies. Seven days later, I rejoiced when I got my first sale! It was unbelievably comforting to know that I found my lane, not only did I understand online marketing but I was also getting fast results. I've been in this business for four years now which makes this the longest "job" I've ever had!
It's incredibly rewarding to educate others on the tools needed to be a successful entrepreneur. Training others is my way of contributing to humanity by leading people to live a life by design and not by default. I have been blessed with the opportunity to speak at events across the Globe, and to train people from all walks of life and cultures. Hearing about the impact that I have made on their life is what drives me. I've lived in many countries and yet the only place that I feel at home is on the stage. One of the biggest lessons that I learned along my journey is that success is never a straight line. You have to fail to succeed, so, what matters most is to persist even when you fail, because you only get out of life what you put into it.