Did I Make A Big Mistake Doing Video?

I’m starting to think that maybe I made a big mistake trying to do so much video. Should I just have been doing audio instead? I’ve just driven home after listening to the StartUp Podcast on the way home as well as some Invisibilia which is a pretty cool podcast and it got me thinking [...]

#73 What Can I Be The Best In The World At?

Today I explore the hedgehog concept from Good To Great and try to work out what I can be the best in the world at. Today, I want to talk about what I could potentially be the best in the world at. Hey, I am Ryan from Instructions Not Included and this is a show [...]

#72 Moving House Sucks, Fraud Sucks but Business Is Good

I have had a crazy last couple of weeks with horrible house moving, fraud and bond issues. But luckily business is doing well. Hey and welcome to episode 72 of Instructions Not Included, with your host, me, Ryan McLean, the guy who is trying to make a decent living online. And wow, have I had [...]

#66 My Business Strategy Moving Forward

Since I realised my current business strategy wasn’t working I have created a new strategy that I will be testing. Hey Guys, Ryan here from Instructions Not Included. I wanted to give you an update on my strategy of my business moving forward. I last recorded and episode a little over a week ago how [...]

#44 On Ending Night Terrors With Varun From Lully

Night terrors occur when your child has a tantrum but isn’t actually awake. Today I talk about Lully, a product that stops night terrors in children. Hey guys, Ryan here from Instructions Not Included. Today is a great episode because I actually interview another startup founder. This guy’s name is Varun and he started a [...]

#42 Manufactured Deadlines

Pretty cruisy day today, not because I don’t have any work to do but because I don’t have any deadlines. All the deadlines I have I manufacture for myself. Hey guys! Ryan here from Instructions Not Included and back to work today, on a Monday. It has actually been a very cruisy day for me [...]

#40 My Grandfather Passed Away 25th Aug 2015

My grandfather passed away and we are going to Sydney as a family. This time off is forcing me to get a lot done in a short amount of time. Hey guys! Ryan here from Instructions Not Included. You can get all of these episodes over at and this week has been an interesting [...]

What Do You Really Do?

I am willing to bet that the answer you give at parties to the question “what do you do” is actually completely different to what you actually do to be successful in your job. My answer: “I’m a pharmaceutical rep. I sell drugs to pharmacies…you could say I am a legalized drug dealer. ” What [...]

Getting The Job Done

Leaving home over 2 hours earlier in the morning to see a client far away. First business meeting at 7:30am the next day with a dinner a 6:00pm. It is all about doing what is necessary to get the job done. However, I believe it is important to mix getting the job done with a [...]

The Art of Meaningful Work

You are a child of God. Your playing small does NOT serve the world For me this quote conjures up images of my two children and it reminds me to do more and be the best I can be. Art used to be paintings and poetry, but now art comes in many forms. Writing, speaking, [...]