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Ryan shared his insight on — covering the barriers to break through on your journey to personal development.
“Having worked harder and smarter to overcome racial stereotypes, he discovered how ‘opportunity’ was the reward for overcoming adversity.
If Ryan Jackson could step back in time, he would struggle to recognise himself. When he was in his teens and early 20s, his outlook on life was “a million miles away” from where he is today.
Then he believed that success was limited to a lucky few that didn’t include, “a young, mixed-race guy with a twang and tattoos”.
“I very much became a product of my environment,” Ryan reveals. “Becoming involved in crime in order to create the lifestyle I aspired to. Luckily for me, I was thrown a lifeline through the discovery of personal development which undoubtedly changed my life forever.”
Ryan continues: “One of the breakthroughs from discovering personal development was the level of self-awareness it brought. Reading books by Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn and Paulo Coelho allowed me to discover my true self and gave me a sense of empowerment which I never had before.”