Hello and welcome to my website about personal development. My name is Ryan Saginaw and I'm a native Chicago resident who grew up on the southwest side in the Brighton Park neighborhood. My mission in life is to help as many people as I can in their personal development journey. I grew up in a not so good neighborhood and had the typical 'rough' childhood so to speak. I was involved in many things that i'm not exactly proud of today but what's important is that I turned my life around and learned a lot about personal development in the process.
I dropped out of high school and got stuck on drugs and petty crimes throughout my youth. One day I was sitting on the block and was approached by an old man who asked me what I was doing on the street. I replied, "none of your business" to which he immediately motioned for me to calm down. He asked me where I lived... I shrugged my shoulders. He asked me if I had a job, I shrugged my shoulders. He quietly said he understood. The next few moments are when my life changed dramatically. He asked me what I dreamed of being when I was a little boy. I don't know why but I answered him. I said "a good father and a little league coach" probably because my Dad never was. The old man asked me if now was a good time to start working on those dreams. I didn't know what to say, I was shocked. Little did I know this old man was a famous personal development coach and for some reason he happened to want to help me, this little kid hanging around on the streets of Chicago. I shook his hand and said I wanted to work on my dreams and the rest is, as they say, history. That started the 20+ years of personal development coaching that I have been involved in ever since. My passion is to extend the same helping hand that was extended to me. I created this website to help other people around the world that are struggling in life to find their peace, love or even happiness.
Who is personal growth for? It is for each and every person who walks Gods green earth. Every single one of us should be growing. Whether you are a multi-millionaire or someone on welfare we all have a need to grow and to challenge ourselves and who we think we are.
A young woman came to me with a shattered body image. She thought her body resembled a young girls body even though she was in her mid thirties. I spent many hours with her to ensure that she understood her self worth was more than just her physical appearance to which she seemed to understand. My recommendation was not simply to visit a local plastic surgeon and get a breast augmentation here in Chicago but more to work on herself and her happiness. We all can be happy no matter our circumstances. She decided against altering her body even though there is nothing wrong with that but she felt attractive on the outside by simply working o the inside with me. At the 1 year mark I checked back in with her and she is still going strong, feeling attractive, demonstrating professional and emotional success. This is my greatest joy to see this sort of transformation.
Personal development is no different whether you are born and raised right here in Chicago (or as they say Chi town) or anywhere else in the United States or any other country. It all starts with yourself, auditing your circumstances, your emotions, your strengths, your weaknesses and figuring out where you are and where you want to go. The rest is easy. Find a mentor, consider attending one of my seminars - it doesn't matter as long as you get started on the journey to your own personal development.