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From Part-Time Passion to a Job—10 Times the Income

Ryan sees his coaching business take off after trying a new strategy. Read Transcript


Reporter: RYAN ROBERTS

IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING

ATHLETES IMPROVE THEIR

FOOTBALL SKILLS.

HIS CLINES ARE QUARTERBACKS

THAT WANT TO GET TO THE NEXT

LEVEL.

WHEN I TRAIN A KID, I

SAY, WHAT ARE YOU DOINg OUT

HERE.

AND THEY SAY, I'M HERE TO

GET BETTER.

AND I SAY, YOU'RE NOT HERE

TO GET BETTER, YOU'RE OUT

HERE TO BE THE BEST.

Reporter: HIS SKILLS

EARNED HIM A SPOT AT BAIL

BAILOR UNIVERSITY.

AND INJURY SIDELINED HIM.

AND THEY ARE STILL FRIENDS

TODAY.

WHEN RYAN GRADUATED, HE

WONDERED WHAT HE WOULD DO

NEXT.- I WAS A CERTIFIED TEACHER

AND A COACH.

AT THAT TIME IT WAS HARD TO

GET A JOB.

AT THAT POINT, I WAS MAKING

$7 AN HOUR AT A YMCA, WITH A

MASTER'S DEGREE AND SWEEPING

FLOORS.

Reporter: RYAN MARRIED

BRITTANY, HIS HIGH SCHOOL

SWEETHEART.

AS A COUPLE, THEY TITHED.

BRITTANY WAS DOING WELL IN

HER JOB AS AN R.N., BUT RYAN

FELT Ho WASN'T DOING WELL.

AND THAT'S WHEN HE

REMEMBERED THE CONVERSATION

HE HAD WITH HIS MOM.

SHE SAID, HAVE YOU EVER

THOUGHT ABOUT COACHING.

PARENTS WOULD PAY YOU TO

TEACH THEIR SONS.

Reporter: AT FIRST HE

ONLY HAD A FEW CLIENTS.

THAT'S WHEN HE SAYS GOD

CHALLENGED HIM TO DO

SOMETHING RADICAL, TO GIVE

AWAY AN ENTIRE WEEK OF

QUARTERBACK LESSONS SO HE

WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO SHARE

THE GOSPEL WITH HIS

CLIENTS.

THAT DECISION WOULD COST HIM

$2,000.

IT WAS A RISK ON MY END.

BUT MY MINDSET WASN'T

THERE.

I WAS, LIKE, I'M DOING THIS

FOR GOD.

Reporter: RYAN REPORTS

NEARLY EVERY KID AND EVEN A

COUPLE OF PARENTS PRAYED TO

BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

YOU CAN'T PUT INTO WORDS

WHAT THAT FELT LIKE FOR ME.

IT WAS BETTER THAN ANY

TOUCHDOWN I HAD EVER

THROWN.

Reporter: THEN

SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENED TO

WEEKEND THAT CONFIRMED WHAT

GOD HAD SPOKEN TO HIM.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, HIS

PHONE RANG.

I HAD A MESSAGE FROM

ANOTHER DAD, SAYING HIS

BUSINESS WAS ABOUT TO

EXPLODE.

Reporter: THE KELLER

ADMINISTRATION HAD SENT OUT

AN E-MAIL TO 20,000 PARENTS,

ADVERTISING RYAN.

I TRIED TO DO THAT FOR A

YEAR, BUT THEY WANTED A LOT

OF MONEY TO DO THAT.

AND FROM THAT POINT, MY

LESSONS TOOK OFF.

MY LESSONS ON SATURDAY, I'D

BE GOING STRAIGHT FROM 8:00

IN THE MORNING TO 8:00 AT

NIGHT.

THE NEXT YEAR, I BELIEVE I

HAD MY FIRST SUMMER CAMP,

WITH CLOSE TO 80 KIDS.

I HAD NEVER DONE THAT

BEFORE.

Reporter: AND HE EVEN

HELD ONE OF HIS TRAINING

CAMPS AT AT&T IN DALLAS.

I THINK YOU HAVE TO BE

OBEDIENT TO GOD'S WORD.

HE SAYS, YOU KNOW, GIVE, AND

IT WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO

YOU.

Reporter: OVER THE PAST

TWO YEARS, RYAN HAS SEEN HIS

INCOME MULTIPLY TO MORE THAN

10 TIMES WHAT IT ONCE WAS AT

THE YMCA.

HE BELIEVES HE HAS BEEN

BLESSED BECAUSE OF HIS

OBEDIeNT

HE REMEMBERS THE NIGHT HE

BECAME A CBN PARTNER.

WHEN GOD SPEAKS TO ME,

NOT AN AUDIBLE VOICE, COMING

AND SITTING ON MY COUCH, BUT

IN MY HEART, BUT HE WAS

ASKING ME TO GIVE.

BUT THAT'S WHY I DON'T

WAIT.

I IMMEDIATELY DO IT.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE GOD SHOW

UP IN A REAL, RADICAL WAY,

LIKE HE HAS IN MY LIFE, I

ENCOURAGE YOU TO GIVE.

I PROMISE YOU, IF YOU CAN

TRUST GOD WITH YOUR

FINANCES, YOU CAN TRUST HIM

IN ANY OTHER AREA OF YOUR

LIFE.

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