“Passion is a product of the heart. Passion is what helps you when you have a great dream. Passion is what breeds conviction and turns mediocrity into excellence. Your passion will motivate others to join you in pursuit of your dream. With passion, you will overcome insurmountable obstacles, and you will become unstoppable.” -Andy Andrews
Todd and Nicole Ryder are passionate about living life to the fullest. As young adults, they knew that financial freedom was the key to achieving that dream. After graduating from their respective universities, Todd and Nicole Ryder both landed careers in their desired fields. Nicole worked as a pharmacist and Todd was all about accounting and finance. However, they both felt unfulfilled and wanted to do more. They were hungry for the opportunity to make choices that aligned with their goals and to live without financial limitations. They decided that entrepreneurship offered the best chance at success.
Together, they outlined their aspirations and what they hoped to accomplish with their new ‘side-business’ venture. Through strong mentorship, determination and focus, Todd and Nicole’s investment paid off. They were able to walk away from the traditional work-force at just 31 years young and focus full time on their business, living out their passions and fulfilling their dreams.
Achieving financial freedom has given Todd and Nicole Ryder a cause to live for that is greater than themselves. When they look at America and their community, they see a lot of people searching for something different — both in their careers and their personal lives. Consequently, the Ryders desire to help duplicate financial freedom for others, allowing more families the wonderful quality time that they have and supporting others to achieve personal growth and success by pursuing their dreams. The Ryders often focus on the idea of dreaming because pursuing lifelong dreams is at the very core of what their business is built on.
Todd and Nicole credit the majority of their success to the leadership and mentorship they have received throughout their lives. Their business mentors were instrumental in forming their mentality and supporting them in all they have been able to accomplish. Early on in their journey, the Ryders recognized the importance of surrounding themselves with passionate mentors and influences. They knew that if their mentors, who had already achieved financial freedom, believed in Todd and Nicole’s ability to succeed then they too would be able to live out their dreams.
Today, as mentors themselves, the Ryders recognize that everything they do reflects not only who they are, but also the values and ideals they believe in. Their dream is to be heroes for their children. So much so that their children never have to look past them for any example of what should be. Because of this, Todd and Nicole make a conscious effort to live out their servant focused, God-centered ideals in every aspect of their day-to-day lives. They aim to lead by example, not only for their children but also for their business team, family, community and all other aspects of their lives.