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I am excited to be launching my new website, This blog will focus on articles that enhance our life, improve our communication and identify what it takes for us to be more successful.

As many of you know, my tagline is “Dream BIG.” About five years ago I had someone say… “Yeah Ryan, we know you are a dreamer but what are you doing to make those big dreams come true?”

Ever since then I am reminded everyday that you can’t just dream, you have to act! You have to put the work in. You have to think BIG and start small but remember if we can’t dream it, there is no way we can achieve it!

So… “What are you doing to #MakeThingsHappen in your life?” 

What goals do you have? What dreams are you working towards? What are you doing today and everyday to make sure you are living the life you want?

Today’s GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment below before February 11th at 12pm PST and two lucky winners will receive a signed copy of my new DVD Push Past It! 

I am looking forward to continuing to provide content that will help us be stronger communicators, leaders and more successful. Leave your comment below, stick around and subscribe for more articles. Enjoy the start of your week and as always…

Dream BIG,

Ryan Avery

Ryan Avery

Author Ryan Avery

Hi, my name is Ryan Avery! Every Sunday I share the "notes" I use to build my keynotes. They are personal stories and tangible strategies we can use to improve the way we communicate at work, at home and with ourselves.

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Join the discussion 23 Comments

  • Mary Adkinson says:

    Starting in 2013, I’ve worked at NOT saying NO to all the challenges I would have normally run from. Believe it or not, you and Chelsea have been a big part of that. Chelsea talks about her challenges and how she found the “whatever” to face them. Even at my age, one thing I never learned to do (well actually fought learning to do) was speak in public. In just a very short while I will have earned my Advanced Communicator Bronze, as well as, my Advanced Leadership Bronze ( in about 1 year). Not too bad for someone who lasted only 28 seconds the very first time I got up to speak.
    Thanks guys and look forward to more inspiration. Love you both!

  • matthew says:

    Always inspiring to see action with enthusiasm combined with empathy for someone.

  • Stephanie Bennett says:

    Appreciate your positive and inspiring work!!! Thank You.

  • Joyce Preston says:

    Surrounding my self with positive people, both personally and via internet maintains a winning attitude. Thank you Ryan for sharing yours with us!

  • Maryann says:

    I am striving to pay attention to the details but at the same time keep an eye on the big picture.

  • Phuong Huynh says:

    I start to look at opportunities instead of excuses and try to thing positively in all situation. also keep searching for my why in things i do and stick to it.
    thanks for the inspiration from you and Chelsea

  • Kevin says:

    Your positive attitude, genuine desire to help people be their best, and your great advice has been an inspiration to me from the first time I saw your presentation. Keep up the wonderful work, my friend!

  • Marc Gabris says:

    To achieve my BIG dreams I’m first focusing on the fundamentals of: great health, compelling communication, and unshakable confidence. Specifically to do that I’m on a health diet, seeing a holistic doctor, taking supplements, studying the works of great speakers, and practicing your strategies on building confidence. The process is working and I see myself growing stronger and more effective every day.

    Send me the goods! But I want Push Past it Part 2!

  • Susie says:

    I have always been a dreamer, but never completed the things I dreamed about. After attending one of your speaking engagement, I have been excited about fulfilling one of the many dreams I have. However, I need to become a better become a better motivational speaker. You inspired me that I am still talking about what I learned from you to anyone that will listen. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Ryan Avery says:

    Thank you so much for sharing that with us Mary! Thank you for being part of our journey and don’t tell anyone this… but I had 44 ums in my first icebreaker speech 🙂 So we both have come a long way since our first speeches!

  • Ryan Avery says:

    I agree! Thanks for the comment on today’s post!

  • Ryan Avery says:

    Thank you Stephanie. I will keep writing if people keep reading 🙂 Well… I probably will still write either way because I like it so much but I hope you stick around to enjoy more articles.

  • Ryan Avery says:

    CONGRATS!!!! Joyce you are one of today’s winners!!!! Congrats. Please email your physical address to and we will get your DVD in the mail this week. Thank you for your comment and remember “who you surround yourself with, is who you become!”

  • Ryan Avery says:

    That is a good one. My wife calls it ATD (Attention to Details). She tells it to me about 10 times a day 🙂

  • Ryan Avery says:

    CONGRATS!!!! You are the second winner in today’s giveaway!!!! Send your physical address to and we will send you your DVD this week! Keep searching for your why and that is great to hear you are taking Chelsea’s advice and looking for the opportunities… your life will never be the same 🙂

  • Ryan Avery says:

    Thank you so much Kevin! That really means a lot. I hope you are doing well and look forward to seeing you soon at another event!

  • Ryan Avery says:

    Thank you Susie! Always go for your BIG dreams and keep working hard for them. The world needs them and think about one way you can be more organized. Just start with one way and then go from there. Thank you for the comment and I hope you stay around for more articles!

  • Ryan Avery says:

    Hey Marc, health is the best thing you can focus on. Without it… what can you do? Keep working hard and growing as you are. You are working towards awesome things and your BIG dreams are worth the fight to accomplish them. It is exciting to hear you are growing everyday… keep up the great work!

  • dena says:

    – Established a DO IT NOW attitude!
    -Asking better questions… getting better answers~
    -Constantly ‘up-leveling’ my thoughts, actions, beliefs, emotions… etc.
    -Continuing my own learning by reading and listening to those who are ‘making it happen’
    -Teaching! This keeps me ‘doing what I know’!

  • dena says:

    by the way… YOU are part of #4 on this list! Way to go Team Avery!

  • Ryan Avery says:

    Thank you Dena! Great to hear you are making things happen in your life! Keep up the awesome work and looking forward to staying in touch.

  • aww yay! so proud of you Mary!! that’s fantastic that you are already advancing so quickly in your speaking. there is also something freeing (and terrifying) with saying ‘YES’ to things that we normally would say ‘no’ too. keep it up!

  • nicely done 🙂 keep it up Phuong!

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