We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan Lipsey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ryan, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Discipline & work ethic are lost arts, I feel… and have certainly contributed to any level of success myself or my teams have had along the way. Remaining true to campaigns, tools & systems that have brought about success is more difficult than it appears at first glance, whether through fatigue, loss of interest or other reasons, people tend to experience “drift” from core principles, we do our best not to allow that within our team. Suiting up, showing up & being, there time and again, accounts for much of the effort involved in succeeding – being charming & closing are awesome extras… but the grind is where the money is made. The habit of finding what works and continuing to do it at a high level with a fanatical sense of consistency is key to reaching high level success in any arena.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Fitness has grown in importance in my life since ‘COVID Life’ has infiltrated our lives… the lessons of exercising the body are directly relatable to life and professional organizations everywhere. The ability to show up on the bad days is something that’s inspired me in running, biking, strength training, etc., and the tenacity to finish strong and push through the adversity are key in developing perseverance. The power of routine also shows its face in the fitness world – if you’re on a routine, you’ve just got a higher likelihood of getting it done… much like in professional & personal life. Bottom line, you get out of it what you put in, and you show your true character when the chips are down, the world of physical fitness is a wonderful teacher.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my friend were visiting from out of town, we’d start with a run at the campsite in South Carlsbad State Beach, where I spend a lot of time jogging, and the verdant bluffs and endless ocean views inspire one with the vast peacefulness of the Pacific & the vivacious comings and goings of campers, walkers, critters or other runners in the campsite. We’d probably head into Leucadia to find some breakfast or Mexican food, or maybe try Carlsbad Village to do some sight seeing, eating & shopping. A hike at Annie’s canyon or Calavera Lake or Copper Creek trail system would be a great way to get outdoors and run it out of the kids a bit. After some down time on Ponto Beach catching some rays, we’d hit up an early dinner at Le Papagayo in Leucadia and see where the night would take us from there…
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shout out would go to my team: Katie Methey, Haylie Collier & Shelby Connelly, who ‘bought in’ to an unconventional management style on my team, and continue to feed back to me and hold me accountable to the mindset, mission and outreach systems and ethos that we have built. They are proof positive that the work of 8-10 can be done by 4 if the conditions, attitudes and systems are in place. The team has morphed into a family on the personal side, and a thriving production chamber on the professional side, all based on our willingness to bring our ‘whole selves’ to work each day, allowing each team member to work to their strengths, and holding one another accountable in the process.