RTN Thoughts

A. The person that Ryan interviewed: he was born into a family of oil men. From the time he was 15 he knew what he wanted to do and how to make it happen. He started from the lowest point possible and through hard work and great innovation, he became the Vice President of his company.


B. His path was decided before he was born. He came from a background of oil men and stayed somewhat the same path. A couple of values that he mentioned helped him through the whole process are that he is able to make a decision without hesitating and accepting the consequences of that decision’s potential failure. Also, he was always innovating in every way possible to make his company money. He always increased his value.


C. It is never the same process. Everyone has a different path to success in their respective field. Though there are many things that you can directly control.


D. Everyones stories were different. Those who stayed persistent often achieved success. It’s not always about the money. Most had degrees.


E. Everyone had different things that factored into their success. Some had it easier than others as far as how they got through school and who they had connections through.


F. This directly applies to me in that I’m pretty sure I won’t try to major in journalism anymore. I’m still open to broadcast journalism but I feel like something more practical like Real Estate or Business would be a better major.


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