Ryan Stream, an award winning professional speaker, musician, and two time war veteran has been able to combat his traumatic and troublesome past with the power of positive thinking and changing his perspective.
“Most people, even professional speakers, business owners, and employees look at problems as problems, but we need to start looking at problems as opportunities!” Ryan says with his eyes lighting up. “We have to answer to ourselves the honest question: are we doing all that we can? Even during the pandemic did we do all we could to better our situations? Every business and personal household had to adapt their operations and listen to the government social distancing protocols just to stay afloat, but this was a great time to restructure your life.”
The heaviness of the pandemic was hard for everyone, but more traumatic for many. The illness and panic weighed on the world, but Ryan talks about shifting the fear and letting go of what we can’t control or change, and changing the things we can. “I started working on my book, wrote songs, worked on my speeches, and shot two music videos along with spending good quality time with my family,” he says. “Don’t get me wrong, this was a struggle for us as well. I work in the mining industry three days a week, and we weren’t sure if I would even have a job or not. Instead of worrying so much, I spent many hours online watching free online tutorials on YouTube and I was reading and listening to podcasts trying to better myself.”
Whether you are struggling with addiction, homelessness, abuse, PTSD, a criminal record, a broken family, or all of the above, there is always a way into a better life, a better focus, and healing. “I struggled with all of those things and it was all extremely painful, but there is a way out, I promise you. Healing is not so far off because if I can do it, you can too. I always have to remind myself that when you struggle you also build strength,” Ryan says. “It’s a way to connect with people that can help anyone that needs the motivation and the inspiration to make a better choice for themselves and their families.”
From high schools to universities, to real estate conferences in Mexico to big stadium events, workplaces, and adult and youth conferences, Ryan can work almost anywhere. Booking him would include over an hour of an extremely entertaining performance! Not only does Ryan speak about conquering his past, leadership, and mental health, but he has also signed a music contract and sings country, rap music, and plays the piano blindfolded and backwards while giving advice and addiction testimony, fun stories, and inspirational words for the future. Most importantly, he goes over the skills the audience would need to change their thinking, grow and evolve past their current selves into achieving, confident, and healthy people.
Ryan has multiple sources of income and finds joy in helping others stand up with purpose and focus to obtain the same rewards. He is developing his career as a multitalented professional speaker, model, actor, pianist, and musician who performs in front of packed crowds. He travels the world, talking about how to overcome adversity, have a healthier mentality, and stay positive with adults at real estate conferences in Mexico, inside prisons, and at universities and with youth at high school assemblies, elementary schools, and concerts. He has been featured in dozens of magazines including Valor magazine, Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, Influencive, Marketwatch, and been honored with multiple awards for music and speaking. He had already released a third album called Front Pages and was awarded Best Video of the Year and People’s Choice at the LDS Film Festival.
Ryan is working to create new opportunities, inspiration, vision, and motivation for the success of the brand and for the audience that connects with it. Based out of Utah, he has had bookings within the state and across the nation, and he has shot music videos all over the world. He has even been able to play the music that he composed, and has been a shining light of positivity where there seems to be not one. “One thing I learned is that we all have made it through the hardest days of our lives, so we can look forward to better days ahead.”
Positivity is a strong source for change, focusing on opportunities, and crafting the narrative that you want your life to lead. “We have worked to make every event an extraordinary one, the music, the lights, the speaker, the message is all crafted and picked by me to showcase the best message and the most fun possible,” Ryan says smiling.