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NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and New York Times bestselling author of "Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain," Ryan Blair, today releases "Nothing To Lose: The Documentary," based on his international bestseller.

Directed by Andrew Sandler, the film follows Blair's heartbreakingly inspirational story as he overcomes challenges and adversity. Like many entrepreneurs, Blair had no formal business education but great survival instincts, tenacity, and above all, a nothing to lose mindset. "Nothing To Lose: The Documentary" provides an inside look into Blair's personal life-changing experiences to inspire others to take on their own ventures and apply the nothing to lose mindset to their lives.

As the CEO and Co-Founder of global health company ViSalus (ViSalus.com), Blair rose from a troubled childhood of gangs, instability and poverty, to become a multi-millionaire entrepreneur and best-selling writer. "Nothing to Lose: The Documentary" gives viewers a glimpse into the everyday life of Blair, as he balances being a single father to an autistic son, caregiver to his mother—who miraculously awoke from an 18-month coma during filming—and a powerful business owner.

"I decided to release this film for free because I want people to see firsthand what it takes to battle adversity and still achieve success," said Ryan Blair. "In my book I tell my readers how I did it, in this film I show my viewers."

Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello provided the original song "Yeah" for the film, which was recently awarded Best Feature Documentary by the Los Angeles Art-House Film Festival, accepted into the 2014 Beverly Hills Film Festival and nominated for Best Documentary Film. Early viewers described the film as "unprecedented" and "a story that tells you a lesson."

Blair will release "Nothing to Lose: The Documentary" on NothingToLose.com on April 9. In support of National Autism Awareness Month, Blair will donate $1 per LIKE/SHARE/FOLLOW of the documentary to charities benefitting Autism advocacy and research during the month of April. Viewers are encouraged to share using #NTLdoc.

About Ryan Blair:
Ryan Blair is the CEO and Co-Founder of global health and weight-loss company ViSalus and international bestselling author of "Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain." Ryan has founded, sold and merged several companies at just 36 years old and continues to use his dysfunctional upbringing as fuel to succeed and the lessons he learned on the street to help him build successful businesses and inspire communities. Mentoring at-risk youth has become Ryan's greatest passion and he strives to give back by helping teens turn their lives around and become future entrepreneurs. Blair is a contributor to Forbes and frequently appears as a business expert on national television networks such as CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN and Fox. He has also been featured in major publications including Inc Magazine, Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.

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