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Ryan Van Poederooyen


Drummer at Devin Townsend Project, Founder of RVP Motivation

Ryan Joost Van Poederooyen, often referred to by his initials RVP, is a Canadian drummer. He gained international recognition as a member of progressive metal groups The Devin Townsend Band (2002–2007) and The Devin Townsend Project (2009-2018).

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What To Expect From
RVP’s Interview 

  • “Success is happiness, and happiness is not consistent between people or even within the entirety of one person’s own life, that is why it is subjective, that is why it is beautiful.”

  • “Emotions are contagious. In helping others to be happy one is promoting internal happiness and external happiness within any given community, and a community is much better equipped to overcome an obstacle than just one person alone.”

  • “Don’t be afraid to grow through failure. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Be kind to yourself. Balance dreams with action. Believe in your own power and perseverance.”

  • “Learning from failure is crucial. No one can go through life without failing, but every time you choose to learn from failure rather than letting it fester, you become better equipped to handle future challenges and are thus less likely to fail again.”

  • “Holding on to past failure does nothing for your future. Allowing it to build only serves to tear you down.”

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