Ryan Stephens Marketing

How and Why I Track My Life

Unlike many people who I respect, I don’t believe in tracking for tracking’s sake. It’s not one of life’s intrinsic pleasures. Personally, I only have one reason to track: to increase the quality of my life. How? By identifying things that are either correlated or causally-related to increased quality of life and optimizing for those […]

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Seventy-nine percent of smartphone owners check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up every morning. One-third of Americans say they would rather give up sex than lose their cell phones. Candy Crush, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Pinterest and Spotify. How many people download and use these apps on their phone so much so that using […]

11 of My Favorite Reads From October 2014

With all the noise overwhelming our lives and our social streams it’s easy to miss the good stuff. Content like tweets, in particular, are especially perishable. That’s why I’ve always been a fan of highlighting some of my favorite posts at the end of each month. This is my effort to provide a little signal […]

How to Stay Laser-Focused and Achieve Any Goal

In November of 2012 I decided to join professional network/entrepreneurial brain trust. The rationale was simple, successful people don’t succeed on their own. There are two parts to the program: Monthly interviews with a wide array of brilliant people, masters and advisors that have helped countless people with productivity, health, psychology, and more Membership to an […]