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Nate’s Notes 84: Ryan Westwood | Discipline and Experimentation

By August 7, 2023No Comments

Ryan Westwood

Entrepreneur and Author

Ryan Westwood (@RyanWestwood) / Twitter

When Ryan broke his back, and his daughters saw him passed out on the floor, with his pants down, thinking he was dead, and then later, when the doctor told Ryan that his core was weak, Ryan realized that it wasn’t just his physical core that was weak.

But rather than get surgery, Ryan decided to recover through discipline. He started juicing and meditating and he improved his sleep. But maybe the most interesting thing I learned is what Ryan didn’t do. He didn’t just adopt someone else’s program. He experimented to find out what worked for him. For example, he tried 20 different ways to meditate before settling on one. He made his good eating habits easy, and his bad eating habits hard. He studied the book, Why We Sleep. And thanks to his discipline and experimentation, Ryan lost 20 pounds and strengthened his core.

In the words of Ryan, “I want our kids to have big imaginations and dreams. But we have to have the discipline every day to accomplish those big dreams.”

It’s a simple idea. Please take it seriously.

Ryan Westwood Bio:

Ryan Westwood is an entrepreneur who has built multiple companies including Simplus, where Ryan was named one of the best CEOs in the country. Ryan has also sold multiple companies, and in 2020, Ryan sold Simplus for $250 million.

Ryan is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and he is the best-selling author of the book Five Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur. Ryan is also an active philanthropist, helping disadvantaged youth attend college and succeed as entrepreneurs.

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