Do You Dream Of A Better, More Fulfilling Life?

If you’re like me, you have felt overwhelmed and paralyzed by the weight of everything around you. You want to live a rich life but don’t know how to make it a reality. A life where you can focus on thriving instead of just surviving.

I’m Phil Bryson and I’m sharing my journey to that real life we both crave. I’m determined to be financially free and leave a strong legacy for my family no matter how hard it gets. I’m starting from a place of high debt, living paycheck to paycheck, and not making enough money to provide for my family’s lifestyle. We dig ourselves deeper into debt every day surviving off credit cards because my paycheck isn’t enough and ask for help from others to pay bills.


I know for a fact that I am capable of more and have a higher purpose, and so do you. Let’s travel this road to real life together and create something awesome.

Regular Guy, Regular Problems

I’m just a normal guy living a normal life. I enjoy video games with my friends and watching TV at night to wind down. Other hobbies have become luxuries I can’t afford or I don’t have time to do anymore. I have a full time job that doesn’t pay me enough to make ends meet every month. I come home stressed and irritable from hard days at work despite my best efforts. I have bad habits that I know I need to change. I worry about my family and being a good father and husband daily. I want my kids to have every opportunity available to them, and not having enough money isn’t an acceptable excuse to me.

In my college years I had this fire inside to start a business and own my future. Somewhere along the way I lost that flame and allowed life get in the way. Every year at my job I told myself that would be the year I quit and follow my dreams, but I never did. I never found something I was passionate enough about to make the leap. Every year, every promotion, and every new family member added made it even harder to leave to comfort and stability I was being offered there.


More than a decade later I sit at that same job reflecting on my career and where I wanted to be. I still want to build the life I dreamed all those years ago – only now it’ll be ten times harder. I have more than myself to think about now.

Why Should You Care?

If you work full time and feel stuck in the rat race, watch and learn from my mistakes as I work on breaking free for myself. I’m not someone who has “made it” looking back on an experience to give generic sage advice. I’m living the transition, sharing it with you, and intend to be as transparent as possible. You’ll see what I’m learning, feeling, and doing and my hope is that you take some away from it to help yourself move forward. I will fail over and over, probably dig myself deeper into debt, and struggle to balance my time. It’s going to take time and significant effort and I’m up for the challenge.

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health/Mindset
  • Time Management
  • Family
  • Overcoming Fear
  • Side Hustles
  • Business Principles
  • Books
  • Products
  • Social Media

Where Can You Find Me?

I will post blogs here where I document things in more detail and take time to write and thing about things. Follow me on social media to see live content and updates. I like to have fun, so hopefully you’ll find both humor and value in the content I put out in various places.

I use IG @reallifephil for real estate related content most of the time. TikTok @reallifephil is just a goofy platform to have fun with so I do mixed things there. Facebook is more for networking and for marketing to me, but I share content from IG on there as well. I rarely use LinkedIn but I have an account.

Youtube is going to be a mix of all of it but mostly a vlog so there will be a lot of crossover between those videos and what’s on here.

Check out some of the posts below.

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