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The Focus 53 Podcast in your one-stop shop for all things related to business operations. We focus on the systems, people, and processes needed to run a successful small business. If you’re looking to improve your business and need practical help, this is the show for you. Ryan is a business coach and strategist that has had the privilege of working with companies of all sizes from Microsoft, Sports Illustrated and Time Inc. to hundreds of small businesses in the last 20 years. We focus on Business Operations and helping business owners identify and solve opportunities and roadblocks with the people and processes in their company.

The Focus 53 Podcast: Business Systems, People, & Processes Ryan Ayres: Business Coach and Strategist

    • Business
    • 5.0, 54 Ratings

The Focus 53 Podcast in your one-stop shop for all things related to business operations. We focus on the systems, people, and processes needed to run a successful small business. If you’re looking to improve your business and need practical help, this is the show for you. Ryan is a business coach and strategist that has had the privilege of working with companies of all sizes from Microsoft, Sports Illustrated and Time Inc. to hundreds of small businesses in the last 20 years. We focus on Business Operations and helping business owners identify and solve opportunities and roadblocks with the people and processes in their company.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Jared Buckley ,

Great Podcast With Business Nuggets!!!

This is a great podcast with a very welcoming conversation between Ryan and his guests and also when Ryan flies solo. Business leaders will find a ton of value from listening to this podcast!!

Alphadogtucker ,

Ryan Is My New Business Sensei

Ryan Ayres interviews successful business owners, from small to medium businsses and from a wide variety of industries. Podcasts that focus on a single are such as management, careers, or a particular industry have their place, but I enjoy the diversity of perspectives the Ryan's guests bring.

The interviews are light and interesting. I don't find myself taking a lot of notes, but that makes Ryan and his guests great company when I'm doing dishes or chopping wood. I'd estimate that with about half the podcasts, though, I want to go back and capture some gem -- usually a recommended tool or some axiom that's useful in business.

One recent 'cast was an eye-opener for me. My managers (except for the final one) always asked for perfection. There was no 80-20 rule, there was only 100-100. Since I was already a perfectionist, I developed a habit of fiddling with my products to a point that made my deliveries late. It was career limiting.

In one of Ryan's shortest podcasts (I guess he could line up an interview that week), he pointed out the concept of an acceptable rate of failure. Failure has always felt like death, to me, and that has had consequences in my ability to complete or even start many projects and tasks. I'm going to have to chew on that concept, as well as try to pay more attention to just how much quality I need to put into tasks and how much quality each part of a task deserves.

Come to think of it, Ryan probably had to make a choice about balancing quality versus quantity in that particular podcast, so in a way, the episode was a demonstration of what he was talking about. He chose well, very well.

Thanks Ryan. I hope this podcast drums up so much business for you that you can afford have be very selective about which clients you take on.

Tom Morkes ,

great show

Always love tuning in and learning something new. Ryan is a great host, very engaging and insighful. Love the guests he brings on and am always motivated.

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