A rock star can be anyone who embodies the qualities of success, and lives a life that lets them set their own stage.

Rock Bottom to Rock Star

"Ryan Blair has created a blueprint for young Americans who want to overcome adversity to live effective, successful lives. Ryan gives us a riveting recount of an inspiring struggle that took a dyslexic gang leader from juvenile halls and group homes and serial through failures, to wealth and respect as an international thought leader. Thanks to Ryan for showing us all how to be Rock Stars!" - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
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My Story

Ryan Blair is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who came from nothing to lose, and had everything to gain.

At the age of 21, Blair had already founded his first business, 24/7 Tech, and has since created and sold numerous other companies for hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of his career. In 2012, Blair was named one of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year in the “category for consumer products.” Blair is also a contributor for LinkedIn, Financial Times, and Forbes.com, and took a turn in movie production serving as Executive Producer for a number of films.

In August 2011, Blair published the New York Times Best Seller, Nothing To Lose and Everything To Gain: How I Went From Gang Member To Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (now available in Paperback, also a #1 New York Times bestseller), an uncensored personal account of overcoming a life of adversity and a road map for entrepreneurial success through the process of reinvention, while simultaneously facing the biggest professional challenge of his career: rescuing his company, ViSalus.

Shortly after the 2008 recession and just one month from having to declare bankruptcy, Blair and his business partners personally invested in a new business model that would later revolutionize the direct selling industry. In less than three years, Ryan Blair took ViSalus from $39 million in revenue to surpassing $1 billion in total sales in March 2013, and started venture fund HashtagOne, which has invested in several very successful start-ups.

Ryan documented his path to success in his book, step by step, proving that any obstacle in business, and in life, can be overcome using survival skills and a nothing to lose mindset. Ryan has also released a behind-the-scenes account through his award-winning documentary, NOTHING TO LOSE.

Blair regularly appears as a business expert in national television networks, Bloomberg, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox, and Fox News. He has also been featured in major publications such as Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and People Magazine. He also serves as Executive Producer for a number of films.

Blair currently resides in Los Angeles with his son, Reagan.

blog posts

How Every Entrepreneur Can Find Success By Hitting Rock Bottom

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How Steve Jobs Helped Me Through My Rock Bottom Moment

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Your Opportunity to Break The Internet

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How we can save America $31 billion a year, an entrepreneur’s view on criminal justice reform

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