A day in the life of Entrepreneur Gina Ryan, Business Coach, Mentor, Trainer, Speaker, Nutrition adviser

Coming from a background in retail management, which I loved for many years, I got to a stage of craving a better life/ work balance. I wanted health and family to come first and work to come second. I faced some health challenges and decided to take responsibility for where I was at and go on more of a holistic journey to recover which also led me to a career change. I was introduced to the network marketing business of Forever Living around this time and could see it as a way to bring in €400-€500 flexibly from home while I focused on my recovery. I got fantastic benefits from using the products & found it very easy to then recommend to people around me, developing a very satisfied customer base and earning that much-needed income at the time.
I thought I would go back to traditional employment when I had recovered but bit by bit I was falling my in love with the business model behind the products and it was ticking off more and more boxes for me. I decided I would develop my business further to replace my career income. I absolutely loved how the focus was on people first, profit second. It is so rewarding to help people with their health, wealth & personal development. I loved succession planning in retail management but I didn’t like that I didn’t always have enough positions available for those who were ready so that’s what really excites me with this opportunity that everyone can progress and reach whatever level of success is important to them.
In 5 years I have the 6th largest open business in our company in Ireland and have replaced & exceeded my career income working flexibly around my little boy. 

Q 1- How does your normal day begin?
 A bit differently since becoming a mammy in the last 18 months! But I still make sure I take some time for me, even 15 mins before my husband heads to work. For years I focus on gratitude first thing in the morning & honestly find it so powerful. Just using a journal to list 3 things I am grateful for. You can’t be in a negative mindset & a positive mindset at the same time so this is a great way to choose a positive mindset and sets your day up well. I take some time to connect to my goals, looking at my vision board etc before the madness of the day begins.
Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges? 
 At the minute with the times we are in it would probably be prioritising time to exercise. I used to go to yoga or pilates classes and rely on that as my structure to staying fit. I just can’t seem to make myself do it from home, it’s frustrating when I know the importance of it for my overall health and performance and I know how to plan & commit to what needs to be done in other areas but can’t seen to get a handle on this at the min!
Q3- What do you love most about your job? 
Watching others succeed, honestly, it’s a feeling like no other to see you’ve helped someone to realise their potential and guided & support them to achieve their goals. It can be a goal of €400 for someone to clear a bill or a goal of €4000 to replace a monthly income but the feeling is the same no matter what the goal, it’s success to that person!
Q 4- What do you do to relax? 
Meditate or a walk are my go to options to help me chill, ground me, bring me back to the present moment if life is taking over. I do love a nice cuppa & a good book in a quiet room too.
Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why? 
It would have to be Monart, fabulous grounds, absolutely luxurious facilities & amazing food. It’s the perfect getaway. Although since having a child we love to find an air B&B somewhere rural, we stayed in a lovely spot in Antrim last year. We have a beautiful country to explore.
Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide?
oh it’s hard to pick one! I do love the states, California in particular, we spent a few weeks there and drove from San Francisco to San Diego, loved it, would definitely go back.
Q 7-Favourite Business motto? 
The world is not served by you playing small
Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs 
Work on yourself, become the person that can achieve the success you are looking for. You need both a strong mindset & work ethic. If you want it, work for it. believe you deserve it. You can’t fail, you can only quit.