The RYL(REAL) Difference

RYL Difference

Are you so sick of “self-help?” So am I.

Research shows that typical “programs” do not work for 97% of people.

Through studies, investigation and talking with those I coached in my seminars I uncovered what does work, and it is not a program at all.
The RYL(Real) Difference provides a platform to share the hard-hitting truths found in DoPositive. Just Because® along with five simple keys that offer a foundation for your lifetime of personal success.


How do people become successful?

I can’t get out of my current situation, but I know there is a better life for me. What do I do?

I am in stuck in the past. I loved my life back then. I loved the people, and everything was so good. Now, I find myself almost in tears thinking about the past while my life passes me by.

I know there is a better me deep inside, but I don’t know how to get where I want to go. I feel stuck.

I feel like I need permission or a compliment or something every time I try to do anything. I want to be powerful and decisive, not so dependent on what others think or say about me.

People expect a version of me that I don’t really want to be. How do I handle that?

They say the quickest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line, but I am stuck at point A and I don’t know how to move on.

I feel like I have to please everyone. I even call myself a people pleaser. But I am not pleased with myself when I do that. I want to do things to grow my own life rather than cater to everyone else’s.

I don’t think I ever left my family and grew up. I don’t think I really know myself well enough to be courageous.

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Executive Summary

The RYL (Real) Difference established in 2003 is a human service non-profit organization focuses on an ethical, holistic framework to foster global social responsibility through education and training.  We provide evidence-based, interactive workshops, courses, and programs using systems thinking, critical thinking, and metacognition strategies for the personal and professional development of youth and adults. Our customizable products are designed to develop leadership skills for youth and adults by implementing systems thinking and critical thinking into educational and organizational processes to improve problem-solving based on organizational needs.

Effective global leadership involves broadening a singular perspective to a worldview perspective. By incorporating these strategies, a leader begins to think, speak, and act purposefully on a global level that promotes diversity, understanding of global interdependence, open-mindedness, and develops trust within the individual, school, and/or organization. Our solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach promotes understanding, develops more intentional and proactive ways of addressing situations, and shifting thought resulting in effective outcomes that encourage social responsibility. We are focused on building a stronger community by building a stronger foundation. Most 501(c)(3)’s focus on the programs within their organization but we focus on the PEOPLE themselves which are the actual foundation.


Mission Statement

The mission of The RYL Difference is to serve as a metacognitive champion in developing critical thinking skills to help individuals and organizations think differently, act intentionally, and grow successfully in life and business to foster global social responsibility.

(Think Differently ~ Act Intentionally ~ Grow Successfully)

Description of Business

The RYL Difference, Inc., based in Jacksonville, FL, offers educational, for-profit, and non-profit programs to develop and enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. The programs are based on 21st Century literacies, critical thinking skills, and metacognition strategies. All programs are presented by Grayson Marshall Jr. and his team of experts. The RYL Difference, Inc. operates using a virtual organization model to better serve clients rendering first-class, customized service based upon individual and organizational needs.

Company Ownership/Legal Entity

The RYL Difference is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 82-0589065; Bridge #: 3379792470); NTEE Code: Human Services Organization.