Ryan Levanseler, Founder, Seeds to Dreams
Ryan LeVanseler of "Seeds to Dreams" helps people around the world change - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Currently 30 years old, he's a survivor on a mission to spread love and uplift consciousness for the benefit of all. If the path gets dark and people start losing their way, Ryan helps guide them back into the light.
What's your industry?
Teacher, Mentor, Spiritual Consultant, Intuitive Advisor
For those who don't know anything about you or your work, can you provide a bit of background?
When I was little, I loved life. I loved everyone. I loved everything... I was always laughing, jumping around, and going on adventures. I lived in a state of excitement, I wanted others to be happy, and I looked forward to each new moment. That all changed over the years though, through the darkness... the abuse, the fear, the despair, the hate, the pain, and more. I wasn't the same after, or so I thought. I existed in misery. I didn't live, I simply existed, constantly suffering.
I contemplated leaving this realm, and even attempted it multiple times. I hit "rock bottom" in every regard and I knew there were only two options remaining, give up, or get up... but I was too scared to get up at the time, so I tried giving up. Eventually, through what I can only describe as "divine intervention" or a miracle, I reconnected with my essence and realized it was time for change. I finally got up, and stayed up.
This led me to "answer the call" and pursue my hearts true desire. A world full of peace and love, where we will exist freely, unrestricted, in unison with all. A world where we all enjoy life and honor every moment. A world where no one has to experience what I did, or feel the way I felt.
At first, I had no idea what to do. It seemed like a monumental task. It seemed impossible. I started anyways. I began sharing my life and story on social media, helping others where I could in the process. I realized the immense power of the ripple effect. The growth that comes from planting a single seed. This is when things really changed. My platforms started getting bigger, the emails started pouring in, and so did the testimonials. I was doing it. I'm still doing it.
The next step is a larger stage with a bigger impact, where I can show people what they're truly capable of... What we're all truly capable of.
What does an average day look like for you?
Each day is unique in it's own way and I follow my heart from moment to moment. I wake up early, before the Sun rises. I connect with my subconscious mind, my body, and my spirit. I connect with the Earth. I drink water. I stretch, I listen to music, I dance, I sing, I exercise, I do energy work... I breathe, I laugh, I cry... I just exist for some time, floating in a state of nothingness. I water my garden, I feed my dog, and I cook when it feels right...
After I take care of me, I finish work, and then I begin to help others. For work, currently, I make ads on TikTok for different brands and products in exchange for payment. This allows me to get by so I can focus on the true vision. When I started this adventure, I set aside some money and left my IT job of 10 years. I had no experience, no connections, and no budget. There's still no budget... just a lot of progress, a massive amount of faith, and discipline.
When I'm done planting all the seeds for the day, I disconnect from technology and the world. I rest, reflect, and reset.
How do you balance the needs of your business with the needs of your personal life?
My business is me. I am my business. I always put myself first. I listen to my heart and the voice deep within. I observe the fear, but I don't attach to it or accept it as truth. I remain "realistic" and logical, but I also leave space for more... for the unknown. If we don't meet our own needs, how can we meet the needs of anything, or anyone else?
What's the best advice anyone ever gave you on your journey in business?
This wisdom helped me achieve everything:
To utilize the power of imagination in a productive way that serves the highest good of all. To believe in myself, and all that I do. To move consciously, with intent. To remain objective, rooted in truth and love.
Why do we worry before we even know what will happen? Why don't we just shift our focus to something else and channel the energy? Why don't we create beautiful, magical scenarios in our mind like we did when we were kids? Why do we start doubting ourselves? When did we lose faith? When did we turn on auto-pilot and take the back seat to our own lives? Why do we still do it? Why do we attach to our own perspective as if that's all there is, and then hurt others in the process?
If you sit with questions like these long enough, you will understand, and they will help.
What's been the hardest part about the path you've taken and how would you advise someone facing a similar situation to overcome it?
The unknown. The fear. The darkness. My own shadows and insecurities. My own limitations. The loneliness. The sacrifice.
I started with nothing, on my own, pushing towards a dream that most call unrealistic, pointless, or crazy. I don't make enough money to do the things I truly want right now, for myself, and for others. I've had an immense impact in so many lives, but yet there isn't anything really tangible to show for it yet.
I overcome all of this by remembering who I am and focusing on the mission. I look back at where I started and where I am now. I think of the Oak tree that was once a seed, or the Butterfly who once believed they would never fly
Are there any well-known Books, Podcasts, or Courses that you credit your current success to?
There are too many to list. Let them find you. Ask the Universe, God, or whatever you believe in to "deliver" what you seek in some form. Stay open and aware. If you truly believe, you will receive.
What do you think are the most important qualities for a successful business owner or executive to have?
To be aware, disciplined, grateful, and compassionate. To be full of faith, love, and trust. To remain objective, fair, and still, even in the face of uncertainty and conflict.
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out as a business owner?
Fail until you succeed, so you can look back and laugh, finally realizing it was all guiding you.
Believe in yourself. Believe in the unknown. Stay consistent. Stay grounded. Protect your energy.
If you start slipping, look back to the beginning. Track your progress. Keep your attention on the goal.
Ask for help.
What are the top three things you think are essential for business success?
A vision: Without a vision, what is there? How can you succeed? How can you even start? Define what it is you want, and who you want to be. Start planning. Take the first step. Plant the seed.
Confidence: If you don’t believe in yourself or your buisness, what's the point? Will anyone else believe if you don’t, and if they do, for how long? We're the ones in the drivers seat and we have to take control of the wheel at some point, so why not now? Do you doubt yourself? Do you doubt what you're capable of? Do you fear what happens when things work in your favor?
Consistency: Stay in your lane and remain at speed. If you don't, you might crash and never reach your destination. Momentum adds up. Progress is progres, so keep moving.
Do you think someone can be a great business owner without having many years of experience first?
Yes. What makes a great business owner? What one perceives as a success, another may see as a failure. It all depends on what it is, and who it is. Are they truly in it, for the right reasons, following their heart? Do they think they can be a great business owner despite their lack of experience? We don't know what's on the other side of the bridge until we cross it.
In general, do you think the world is producing better business owners in 2023 than it was fifty years ago?
No. I believe they were just like us 50 years ago, doing the best with what they had. Different times, different energy, different results. If we were them 50 years ago, would we have done any better?
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