About Ryan

Husband. Dad. Jesus Follower. Entrepreneur. Outdoorsman.

Years ago, if you would have asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would have responded with something like “President” or “Navy SEAL” or “Fighter Pilot” or “Greatest Soccer Player Ever” or “Entrepreneur”. Now, however, I don’t care about being any of those things.

Because, yes, even though I became an entrepreneur, somewhere along the way I realized that if I’m not the kind of husband that my incredible wife, Liz, still desires to be married to, then I am nothing. That if I’m not the best dad to my 3 amazing kiddos, then my pursuit of “success” is a fool’s errand. And that if I don’t love the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind and body, then what’s the point?

Life is meaningless without people whom you love and who love you back. Life is empty without purpose. Life is boring without a mission. Life is pointless if you don’t focus on what matters most.

That’s what this site is about. It’s about exploring ideas, strategies and tools that help us live lives that matter, that help inspire us to think better, take action, love people better and grow our impact. Because life’s too short to settle for less.

And, yes, while life can be rewarding, exciting and exhilarating, it can also kick you in the teeth when you least expect it. Or worse. Still, life is worth living if we’re growing together. Because as cliché as it sounds, we really are better together than apart.

Here’s to you living a life that matters.