Rock Bottom to Rock Star: Lessons from the Business School of Hard Knocks

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ryan Blair

Narrated By: Ryan Blair

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: October 2016

Duration: 4 hours 31 minutes


Can you remember that one time you got recognized or someone thanked you for your contribution to their life? You were a rock star, even for just one second. This book isn't about a charmed path to success or some untouchable fairy tale that nobody can relate to-this is about going from rock bottom to rock star, something that everybody can relate to.
In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth, sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack, to a self-made multimillionaire by his early twenties. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they too could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions.
Blair has battled extreme obstacles: life as a former gang member, balancing a demanding career with single parenthood, building and selling multiple companies, and making and losing tens of millions of dollars (sometimes all in one day). He wants to help others avoid the mistakes he made in the school of hard knocks, so he has compiled his unique advice for going from rock bottom to rock star in whatever field you chose to pursue.
Much of his advice is counterintuitive, and definitely not what you would learn in business school. Here's one example:

'Don't believe your own hype. The moment you start celebrating, you've left the stage. It wasn't celebration that made you a rock star. It was hard work.'

If you're serious about making the most of your life and you're ready to become the 'rock star next door' instead of just looking up to them, this may be the most rewarding book you'll ever read.

From the Hardcover edition.


  • Emmanuel K

    Wow what a amazing book.. I came across Ryan from the school of Greatness podcasts interviews and after listening to the interview I thought thought this someone I can really connect with.. So had to check this book and oh my days I'm going to recommend it to all my brothers after the sample I had to listen to the whole book in one go... This book has really moved me and given me a sense of calm and a hunger to become filthy Rich but with a kind heart... Thank you Ryan Blair #whatanamazingHUMAN

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