Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Brian Fryer. Husband, father, entrepreneur and likely, your social media upline. Brian and I first met on Facebook a couple years ago, and I can tell you he is one of the most consistent, compassionate, and value driven people I’ve come across in that space. Building authority and confidence in other network marketers is where Brian has helped others grow tremendously. Now, this isn’t the only project Brian has, I’m sure, but I do readily believe it’s one that people of all demographics can benefit from – learn from – and apply.
Brian’s story wasn’t all uphill from the beginning, and I’ve always appreciated his transparency in that regard. I’ve been fortunate to work with Brian behind the scenes a little bit, and I can tell you he never waivers – he is always giving with purpose and intention and this interview is no different. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Brian Fryer.
What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?
Becoming an entrepreneur didn’t hit me until the point when my wife became pregnant about 8 years ago. I was working full-time in the oil industry and was a traveling minor-league baseball player. My baseball career of 8 years was coming to a close, we were starting a family, and I knew there had to be better options than working 60-80 hour weeks away from them. After our first daughter was born, we put the pedal to the metal, found the Network Marketing industry and the rest is history 🙂
You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?
In the Network Marketing profession, most are taught offline strategies to prospect, and build their business. As someone who wasn’t against that, I knew I didn’t want to be out doing home meetings 5 nights a week, away from my family. I looked to social media to build an empire…and we have done just that.
I feel there is a generational shift happening in our profession, where more and more families want to leverage social media to grow their business. I am beyond thrilled to have helped pioneer the avenue, and to help thousands of others do the same.
If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?
It would have to simply be, “Stop trying to do and figure everything out for yourself. Invest in yourself, mentors, coaching, courses and training’s by those who have gone before you and then take massive action. This will help to shorten the learning curve and fast-track your success.”
To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?
I would attribute ‘getting out of my own way’ after struggling for my first 4 years in the profession and having an open-mind to reach out for help via mentor/coach.
- Positive Attitude
- No quit mentality, understanding each failure puts you one step closer to success
- Mentor/Coach to shorten learning curve
- Vision – you must define your why; it will push you harder every single day
- Learn how to implement technology! If you are not on on social media, you are not in business.
Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?
I believe my family has been my BIGGEST inspiration. They are what drives me each and everyday to be a better Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Leader and Mentor to so many others.
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Think and Grow Rich – Napolean Hill
Crush It – Gary Vaynerchuk
When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?
The best way for readers to get a hold of me is through Facebook and by visiting my blog at www.CoachFryer.com
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