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“All the decisions you made have brought you to where you are at this point in your life. You have to live with that.”

Ryan Van Poederooyen is a drummer, public speaker, and drum instructor from Vancouver, Canada. Ryan is best known as the drummer of the former bands Devin Townsend Band and later the Devin Townsend Project. Ryan essentially took over the reins of the drum throne from the legendary drummer Gene Hoglan, who played with Devin in Strapping Young Lad. Since then, Ryan has recruited a supergroup of musicians to create Imonolith. Ryan expects that their debut release will become available in 2020.

Besides drumming, Ryan is a huge advocate of motivating human beings. He has an incredibly strong message that empowers people to rise to their greatness. He has a very unapologetic and realistic take on how our decision making leads us to our current reality. Ryan also promotes goal setting, physical and mental health, doubling down on your dreams and above all, working hard.

I believe that this conversation with Ryan will speak loudly to listeners. This is an incredibly powerful interview that reminds us that we all have one chance in life to make something happen. We need to set ourselves up for success in activities and career paths that can enrich our lives and help us become better people. Don’t sleep on this one!

In this episode:

You will hear about…

  • Our first experiences with Sonor drums
  • Ryan’s dog Frodo and a funny story about Dave Atkinson’s dog Guinness
  • Ryan’s new band Imonolith
  • How we can live with our decisions
  • Can we invest in maybes?
  • Ryan’s goal setting formula called “The Four-Fives”

Why you should listen:

This episode has so much value in it I can’t even begin to explain. You could spend hundreds of dollars to get this type of information from a person like Ryan. Would you ask the right questions to get the right answers? You can leave that to me. This conversation goes so far beyond drumming. This is about our lives and how to make the most of it.

Music used in this episode:

The Devin Townsend Project – “UNIVERSE IN A BALL!”
Imonolith – “Hollow”

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