What’s Inspiring Masters of Balayage Founder and CEO Ryan Weeden

Courtesy of Ryan Weeden
Courtesy of Ryan Weeden

—As told to Alyson Osterman-Kerr

1 My Kids

Above all else, my kids light me up. I never knew I could love another human as much as I do them. They inspire me to be the best version of myself—to be an awesome role model who leads by example.

2 Legacy

More than the car I drive, the vacations I take or the house I live in, I think ahead to how my loved ones will remember me when I’m gone. It’s my hope that I will have taught my kids valuable lessons to help them succeed in ways I didn’t, so they can have more and better.

3 Music

I’ve always been drawn to music and the way musicians tell stories with just a few lyrics. Music is magical, and something I’d always wanted to explore but had been deathly afraid of what people would think of me. Then one day, I decided to just do it—and ignore what others may say. I started taking singing and guitar lessons, and it’s the absolute highlight of my day (after time with my kids). And I’m getting pretty good!

4 My Own Potential

We all have untapped potential that needs unlocking if we’re to fully live our best lives. As a lifelong admirer of greats like Tony Robbins, I’ve seen what people can do if they are grounded in something meaningful, take consistent positive action, and follow through with conviction.

5 Comedy

I would love to give stand-up comedy a try. I admire the wit, timing and comedic storytelling that draw the greatest laughs. Comics and everyday funny people keep us on our toes and smiling, even in the worst of times. Laughter is the best medicine, and I know that the better I can become at mastering the art of humor, the more impact and influence I will have as an educator, coach and leader.

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