#45. Hope, Ambition & Fortitude with Indie Music Label Founder Ryan Reed #TheVibesmith
This week on the Business Over Beer Podcast, we welcome The Vibesmith, Ryan Reed, founder of HAFLife Entertainment, an independent record label and entertainment company focused on music, film, live events and lifestyle. Ryan shares with us that writing poetry at a young age combined with his love of hip hop turned into a love of putting words to rhythm and music and ultimately into an entrepreneur with a business focused on Hope, Ambition, & Fortitude.
And of course, we enjoy some of the best craft beer.
In this episode of Business Over Beer:
Ryan thought he’d go into the military because he knew that a traditional path to college didn’t suit him.
Ryan was reinvigorated with the love of music late in High School, then his first live performance sealed his desire to pursue it as a career.
HAFLife offers opportunities to other musicians and showcasing talent from the Pacific Northwest in a grander way than just through his own music.
A willingness to do something different, to take a different path takes a lot risk and sacrifice, and the courage to continue to get up from being knocked down.
You have to be willing to be hated for every little thing you do, success takes a relentless warrior attitude.
Are a creature of circumstance or a creator of circumstance? People don’t realize how in charge of their lives, emotions and mentality that they really are.
Having a third person perspective on yourself helps you come to terms with your demons and downfalls which allows a person to grow.
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