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Millennial CEO Ryan Morris Spills the Tea; What I Wish I Knew: 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Business

Ryan Morris grew up in the small town of Warrenton Virginia by a family with conservative values. He was named a team captain in multiple sports at Liberty High School and later joined the Central Connecticut State University’s football program. After his first semester grades came in, Ryan found himself questioning whether college was the right path for him but did could not think of an alternative plan. As luck would have it, within a few short weeks Ryan was introduced to a network of young entrepreneurs and mentors that would eventually empower him to leave college and pursue his dreams of business ownership and freedom.

At just 25 years of age Ryan is the owner and operator of two thriving businesses, iFortune Marketing and J&R Vacations.

Here Are His Mistakes to Avoid:

  1. Thinking you have to do it all…

Learning to delegate is the most important factor that determines whether you own your business or whether your business owns you. In the beginning I was doing literally every single element of my business, it was exhausting! One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is to allow people to do what they do best, so I can spend more time doing what I do best. Learning to partner with and hire people whose interest align with mine has been a game changer.

  1. Focusing only on what you want…

This can be a tough lesson in business. You may love your product, you may think it is the coolest thing in the world, but if the market does not demand it you will never be successful. It’s so important to understand what need you fill and how to market that idea in a way that appeals to the AUDIENCE. Learning to listen to the marketplace was an important lesson that I wish I knew sooner.

  1. Grind…Grind…Grind…

When I first started in business, I was under the belief that successful businesspeople didn’t have time for fun and were always focused on the grind. We see it all the time in entrepreneurship culture where people are celebrated for working 20 hour days. I used to think that was the key to success. The truth is, the more joy I’m experiencing in my life, the more business success I seem to find as well. We must remember to enjoy the present, while we work hard on the future.

Ryan can be reached for inquiry on Instagram at @realryanmorris or on his website

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