Drowning in alcoholism is a desperate place to be in, as if drinking delicious poison and simply waiting for your body to give up. Therefore, getting sober is something to be proud of, much more so if you have found profound success in different fields after doing so. This is exactly what Austin Linney did with his life, with his early entrepreneurship years depending on alcohol but eventually making it big in real estate and coaching. He joins Jen Du Plessis to share his self-redemption story and how he pivoted to managing Airbnb properties and hosting the Construct Your Life with Austin Linney Podcast. Austin also talks about his experiences as a performance and mindset coach, detailing how he conducts the mastermind sessions he himself had attended in the past.
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Austin Linney: How Getting Sober Brought Him Success In Real Estate And Coaching
Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to our guest, Austin Linney. He is a former service industry veteran for twenty years, turned serial entrepreneur. He’s a real estate investor and a mindset and business coach. He is the host of another weekly podcast called Construct Your Life with Austin Linney. When he’s not building businesses, growing his expansive network of who’s who in the leading industries, providing massive value each week with his podcast, or helping his coaching clients achieve a breakthrough, he can be found training for and competing in Ironman Triathlons across the country. If you’re an entrepreneur wanting to start a business, wanting to improve your mindset through coaching, or want to have a heart-to-heart conversation of how to overcome the odds, Austin can help you get to where you want to go. He’s been where you are in a lot of facets. Welcome to the show, Austin. I’m happy to have you.
Thank you so much. That statement sounds like I have my stuff together, which wasn’t the case for me.
Let’s share a little bit about that. Tell us a little bit about you.
What’s interesting about me is on the surface, and this is one of the problems that I wouldn’t admit to myself. My dad is a doctor. We grew up in Sugar Land, which is probably the nicest neighborhood in all of Houston. I grew up next to NBA players. As I got older, we made more money. I lived on the golf course. On the surface, everything looks like it’s fine. When I was seventeen, I kept getting in trouble in school. It was either boarding school or it was to move to Fannett, Texas, which is where my mom is from. It’s a country. I didn’t want to go to boarding school. I went to Fannett. When I was there for a couple of months, my parents told me they were getting divorced. It was one of those things that I took ownership of the divorce like it was my fault but ultimately, it wasn’t. It took me twenty years to figure that out.
That was something that I realized at seventeen. It affected how I viewed myself, and then not loving school. I was super smart. I have a photographic memory and almost a recall memory, but school didn’t do anything for me. At seventeen, when I was still in school, I got into the restaurant business. What they don’t talk about a lot in the restaurant business back in those days is, you got more into the drug business and how to drink. Alcohol led to cocaine use. Cocaine was a gateway to methamphetamines. It’s nothing to mess around with. It is a hardcore drug. One night a week turned into three nights a week. You go down this path of, how do we get here?
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It’s par to the course. I remember when I was younger, we had Thirsty Thursday. Everybody went out drinking on Thursdays and you wondered about the bartenders. They always look drained and ridden, not for females, but they looked rough. That’s what most of them were experiencing if you weren’t being a waitress while you’re in college and then got out. I know that took you down a long road. That was many years ago. You went down this long road for a long time. What were you doing for a living during that time when you were masking it? Could I say that you were a functioning drug addict and an alcoholic? My dad was a functioning alcoholic. Nobody knew, it was a mask.
I was working 60 to 80 hours a week. It wasn’t like I wasn’t working. Some things happen. I got to a point where for a seven day stretch, I stayed awake. I’m still working. I wasn’t eating much. An ex-girlfriend saw me. I lost 20 pounds and she’s like, “Your clothes are falling off. You look like shit. Get your life together.” It was odd because we were together, but it snapped something in me. I grabbed all my stuff and moved to Austin on a whim. I have a mentality that when I’m done, it might take me a while but I’m done. I was done with the hard drugs but I was still drinking.
I kick the huge issue, which was staying up but I was still drinking. I was working in a restaurant. Long story short, I got behind the wheel of a car. I shouldn’t have been. I wound up getting in a one-car accident. I ran over a mailbox in a yard. My car got totaled. I had to get a ride from my friend. He came to get me. I went back to live with my mom for a month. I was still going out and still drinking. I came home one day and she said, “This isn’t a hotel. You got to get it together.” She threw all my clothes out on the porch and I broke down.
The same friend came and got me. I cried for a little bit. He’s like, “This 21-year-old dude is crying.” My dad cut me off. He said, “We can’t solve it in a day. Let’s put some pieces together.” We went to go hang out with some friends who was my best friend. I live with his brother. He said, “It’s not much. We don’t have anything. We have this one room, but everybody else is living in the other rooms.” I was like, “What is that?” I stayed underneath the closet of the stairs. I had a fan, my clothes and then a single mattress. I slept in the closet for three months. There are some soul-searching moments in that closet. When you go from a 3,000-square-foot house on the golf course to a 25-square foot closet, there are some moments of self-reflection.
You’re the person who says, “When I’m done, I’m done.” You have to be done. I get that with alcoholism specifically. My father had to say he was done. It couldn’t be anyone else. He’s the one who had to make that decision. We have to do that in everything that we’re doing. Whether we’re transitioning out of a job, we’re deciding to lose weight, need to leave a marriage, want to make an impact in the world. All the time, we have to have that passion and that drive to make that change. That’s the transition that we’re all experiencing right now in COVID, in 2021. Everyone’s still saying, “Do we go along with this for a little longer? What do we do to make it different in 2021?” How long have you been sober now?
It’s two years and two days. As I look back on that time, because let’s be honest, I might have gotten myself out of the closet, but I still drink for another twenty years. The main reason for that is I still was fighting the world like the world did this to me. My choices and actions didn’t get me here. I might have a hard work ethic. I took a construction job. That’s something my parents have instilled with me like, “You work hard no matter what.” I was always working hard but I wasn’t working right. More importantly, I wasn’t working for me. I was working to prove a point to my father and my mother. When I turned 36, I joined a mastermind, funny enough. It was the first time I was around people that were successful, that were sober. I’m dead serious. It’s the weirdest thing to say, but coming from the restaurant business, everybody drinks. It’s socially acceptable that you don’t see it.
Aren’t you exactly what the five people you’re around?
That is 100%. The small-minded victim mentality, complaining about the guest, staying in this comfort zone. When I started getting around these amazing real estate investors, these people that had 30, 80 Airbnbs that were crushing life being good fathers. I had a guy. I’m not going to lie to you, he’s not the best guy to deal with. He doesn’t mess around. He has a crazy story of being chained to his closet when he was a kid. His parents are crazy, but he helps people. He said, “Austin, I’m going to ask you a question because the same thing has been happening for the last 21 years. What ownership of you blaming yourself for your parents’ divorce for 21 years have you taken of that moment?” There’s a moment and then there are all the stories you create.
What was that moment? What was that ownership?
That was the ownership that I as a son, did not ever take ownership of how I treated my step-mom and my dad. I called him and I said, “We hadn’t spoken much, but I want to let you know that I’m at a point right now where I take full, complete ownership of what I did and change it. Here now, regardless of the relationship that we have moving forward, I want to start down a positive route.” Long story short, we have a long conversation. I swear to God, I remember the day where I was. It felt like these shackles of 80 pounds released off my legs.
It took me two months for it to hit home. We were on vacation. I was at an Airbnb. It was 8:00 in the morning, overlooking a lake. It was foggy. I was listening to music. I was out there by myself. I had a full-on breakdown. I was crying the whole night. In that moment, I said, “It’s okay to forgive yourself for the last twenty years.” Side note, I found out some stuff about my parents’ divorce that I wasn’t the reason. Here’s the kicker. This is what people don’t tell you. The story I’ve been telling myself for twenty years was not the case anymore. Now, I was lost that I don’t even know who I am. You then had to rediscover yourself and construct your life.
That’s what I love about that. When you and I were talking about that, my father was an alcoholic too and they stayed together until they died, but it wasn’t pretty. I mentioned to you when we were chatting the first time that I stopped proving and started living. That was the catalyst like what you’re doing to construct your life. I was like, “Stop proving and start living,” because I was living for everyone else. I’m trying to prove to everyone else that I would not be like my father. That was my limiting belief and what drove me to do everything I did. I’m so glad that you came out of that. Personal forgiveness is the biggest thing. What we all have to learn in life is to forgive ourselves.
People are looking out all the time saying, “I don’t know if I want to forgive them. If I forgive them, I want to make sure they know I’m going to forgive them, so they know that I’ve done that great thing to them.” That’s not forgiveness. That’s making amends. Forgiveness is they don’t even know they hurt you. You forgive them and you forgive yourself for the way that you’ve been reacting to it. That’s a barrier that needs to be released. You did that and had a couple of these breakthroughs. Now you’ve been in the Airbnb. You and I talked about Airbnb. We both do Airbnb. My house is Airbnbed all the time. You’ve done a lot of Airbnbs. Although you were a sommelier, you’re a master at your craft. Do you miss it?
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I’m so far removed from the drinking that I don’t even think about it anymore. I won’t drink again. I’m romantic about alcohol. I’m romantic about food because I was a chef. I still serve drinks to my mentors and my friends when I’m hanging out with them. I make drinks by smell. I’ll still go to wineries. We have a mastermind event there. I’ll still go to France and go to the winery because I love the people that make the alcohol. I love the story behind it. It’s not for me anymore. There’s a little Irish in me. Maybe it doesn’t suit with me, but I’m still romantic about how they make it and the people that it serves. I still tell people about wine all the time. It’s not a big deal. For me, I feel so good now. I’ve lost 65 pounds. I’ve lost eight pants sizes. Why would I ever go back? What’s hard for people is they think the need for it will never go away. I promise you, with enough work, enough time, enough dedication and self-discipline, that need will go away. That’s what I have to tell everybody. You’re not going to feel that tug on your heart eventually. I don’t know when and how but ultimately, it’s there.
You don’t want to put yourself in situations and stuff either. When did you start investing in Airbnbs? Was that part of this that you’ve been around? I don’t know. How long have your Airbnb’s been around? I’ve been Airbnb-ing for a few years.
The initial business of Airbnb has been around for 100 years, but the Airbnb, the company in the space is about 6, 7 years. We started traveling when we were in Europe. I was like, “This is pretty cool.” We traveled the whole way. Here’s a funny story. I stayed at a HomeAway place in Costa Rica before Airbnb even launched. That was the thing, so I guess I’ll try it out. That was interesting. That’s a whole another story.
We all have stories, especially overseas. We stayed at an Airbnb in Paris. I got to tell you the story though. You can tell your story too. It was right down the street. I don’t know. It’s hard to count in Paris because they don’t have houses. They have buildings that are connected. We were a block down, maybe a five-minute walk from everything, from the Eiffel Tower, perfect location. You can see it from the room. I’m excited to go. It was our 30th wedding anniversary. My husband had three heart attacks a few years ago. He had three heart attacks within three months. Here we are now going on our thing for our 30th anniversary and going to Europe for 30 days. I have all this baggage, luggage and all that stuff.
We had planned it out. We would stop at an Airbnb that had a washer and dryer so that I could only take half the clothes. None of the weather matched what the weather forecast was anywhere that we were at. It didn’t matter because I was going to wear a cute little dress in Paris. We ended up freezing our butts off and having to change our clothes three times because it’s pouring rain. Here’s the funny thing about this, they said it was on the fourth floor. They didn’t tell us that it was a winding staircase and no elevator after my husband had three heart attacks. I’m a little thing. I’m only 5’4”, weight 110 pounds and I’m trying to pull this luggage that weighs almost what I am.
I’m sure at the moment that you and your husband are having the nicest conversation.
No. It’s like, “You got to be kidding me.” They had these rules about leaving your luggage down in the bottom that they would take it and throw it out on the street if you left your luggage down there. One of us was watching the luggage. One of us was doing the thing. It was hilarious. There were many of the places that we stay that stories that are similar. They’re fun stories. That’s why we’re telling them.
I have a similar one. It was the 34th floor and my ex-wife, who I was with at the time, doesn’t get on elevators. There were two separate staircases that didn’t go to the same areas. I couldn’t find her for a while. The room was 200 square feet, maybe like it was a thing. It was a beautiful view.
Someone’s got to write a book about stories at Airbnbs, and the funniest things that happened at Airbnb. We had someone who got bit by a snake here at our house. They reached in to turn on the grill outside and got bit by a black snake. I can’t prevent that. It’s the country. If you decide to come out to the country. I can’t prevent a bear from walking up. I can’t prevent whatever. You’ve got how many Airbnbs now?
Funny enough we manage Airbnbs for investors. I started with three of my own. They were all in San Antonio. I joined up with these guys from California a few years ago. We scaled up to 26 in seven states. There are many cry moments in cities I’m not even sure I know anybody in. That was a very learning experience because this is in life in general. We as people get to a place, 26 Airbnbs in seven states, where we thought we wanted to be. When we’re there, we are mad as hell, but we realized we’re the ones that wanted to get there. It may not be what it looks like in our mind’s eyes.
The dream becomes a nightmare or it’s something else.
We decided to part ways at the end of that company. I started at a new company with my business partner, where we focus on a different kind of vacation. I’ve got 21 years in hospitality. I love experiences. I love creating the whole weekend for people, mastermind events, yoga retreats. With our clients and then myself, we focus on large scale operations so shipping container hotels, teepee retreats. I have a client who is about to buy a property in Montana on a lake. I bought a piece of land in Colorado. We’re trying to create this network, but I’ll be honest with you. The only thing that I care about, and this is going to happen. It’s not a question of when. It’s how I figured out. I want international Airbnbs. It’s what I want to do, Costa Rica, Greek Isles, Italy. These are the things that I love doing. If I were to have 5 or 6 that I could visit, and then I was thinking to spend 1 or 2 months at a time running my business from my laptop, my coaching business, and my investing. That’s where I see myself in a few years.
I was talking to another colleague the other day on this show. He has this great saying, “Toes in the sand, phone in the hand.” I don’t know that I want my laptop on the sand. I want toes in the sand and phone in hand. How cool is that? I thought that was so cool. I know that one of the things that you’re looking at doing is buying 50 to 100 acres, and creating retreats on them. How far are you out from putting this all together?
A great thing about what I do is that won’t be my money. It’ll be my client’s money. We’ve got the first one. He’s buying in a few months. He is a very good digital marketer. His wife is a famous yoga fitness person. He said, “Austin, I know real estate is the vehicle, but if I’m going to do stuff, it’s going to be fun.” They’re trying to create properties that can match what they do already by having retreats and stuff like that. These are the things that we’re looking at. For me, I’m teaching myself new construction because I want to build my own luxury Airbnbs. I’ve seen them all, done them all, traveled them all, worked them all. The luxury market is a no-brainer purchase. They’re saying, “Yes, I’m going to go pay $3,000 for this weekend.” We’re floating around an idea of creating some entrepreneurship houses where you might travel in a network. You would have multiple houses where you would work for 1 or 2 months. We would provide services for you. There’s a lot out there.
One of the voids that I can tell you from my perspective because I do retreats. I host a mastermind. We go someplace, but we don’t go someplace for that. That’s more retreat for me. The challenge is finding a large enough house to fit all of the clients that are coming to retreat. I’m not saying that there’s a ton, but if there are 12, 20 people at a retreat, to find enough rooms for everyone to be individual, because everybody’s fussy. I’m not fussy. I’m like, “Yes, I’ll share a room,” and not with a man but with a woman. There are many people who won’t do that. There’s a huge void in the marketplace for that right now. It’s even growing exponentially, entrepreneurship.
Do you want to know why there’s a void in the market? This is the number one bugaboo in Airbnb. They’re trying to make a house that was built for a family be an event space. It doesn’t work. Costa Rica has figured this out. They have houses that have six masters, all looking at the view because nobody wants to feel slighted. My actual plan is to create multiple structures on the property where everybody has their own space, but then has a community space.
My brother has bought an 18-foot trailer box, not the vehicle, the box. He had them delivered to one of the properties that we own. That’s where he stored all of his hunting equipment because they hunt on the property. All the hunting equipment in this big combine and then pulls it out. I thought, “That is so cool.” You can look on YouTube and Pinterest. This is like that tiny house nation thing, that people had done trailers for cars where you flip it down on the back and that becomes your barbecue area. They are the coolest things that are being created all over the world.
You know what the one they’re doing now that is the coolest? They’re taking grain silos.
When I was little, I used to play in those things.
People are paying $20,000, $30,000 for a used one. There’s a secondary market to sell the grain silos.
I can do that at my house. That’d be cool. I can have another area in my house. What’s ahead for you in these soaring twenties that we’re heading into?
What we’re doing is the same thing you’re doing. I love getting people together. One of the true goals for me in 2021 is to step outside of the real estate sector and meet people that are doctors, therapists, psychologists, stock market stuff. Getting that different group of people together, they’re able to cross pollinate information and ideas. I feel like that’s where the magic comes. We’ve got seven masterminds scheduled in 2021, Tahoe, Arizona, Austin, Nashville, Utah. I do the ones for me, which is Costa Rica and Columbia. Those are for me. Those would be tighter groups, but the goal is to take 6 or 7 of these a year.
I get my friends to come and speak. Everybody mingles and learns because I had a call of the day. It’s my favorite thing in the world. I met a kid who found my podcast, twenty years old, sophomore in college. A few months ago, he read Rich Dad Poor Dad. He’s like, “I don’t want to do what my parents want me to do.” I’m like, “You’re my dude. Let’s go.” Something that we decided to do that we’re very excited about. I keep meeting these entrepreneurs that have young kids that have businesses or have a business idea. I want to create a separate fund to invest in middle school or high school kids’ businesses. Financial literacy in America is terrible. A lot of my stock guys, the guys that do a lot of this for a living, large amounts of money, we’re trying to come up with a course for kids to teach them the basics.
There is an organization called YEA, Young Entrepreneurs Association. It’s a Shark Tank in the United States. I was an instructor for three years. It’s 6th to 12th graders. They come in. They create an idea. They create a product. Two of our students were on Shark Tank. One was funded by Shark Tank after they won the national for themselves and then went on to Shark Tank. They’re innovative. They’re smart. A lot of them come from the STEM programs for the girls. The guys are all into gaming. There are tons of money in gaming that I found out. They just need the push, but it’s very isolated to Chambers of Commerce. That’s where it comes from, the YEA program. Look at that program. You’ll maybe model or not model. I can give you suggestions. That’s powerful that you’re doing that. That kids need it. It’s the equivalent of trade school nowadays. It’s hard to find trade school, mechanics and plumbers, which we need all that stuff. It’s not finding it for these kids.
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This is one of the disconnects and I hope we get back to it. We’ve created this moniker around money. Who doesn’t want money? I want freedom, but understand with the responsibility of said dollar amount that you’re trying to get to also requires you to be a boss, health insurance, you got to oversee people. There’s a number that we have to get to in our own heads. That’s the benchmark. When we get there, then we can make a decision from a place of strength instead of wanting.
I’m a mastermind facilitator. I’m certified. Masterminds are meant for that. They’re there for other people to see the outside in and see things that you don’t see. That’s incredible especially if you hone in on that. I love that, construct your life, build a lifestyle, not a bank account. You and I’ve talked about that before with my programs as well. We both talk in the same area. We just have different types of clients.
It’s the truth. As I’ve got in masterminds and as I’ve met my mentor, all my mentors are in GoBundance. I have dudes out in LA that do $130 million deals. When you sit down and you’re face-to-face with them, they’ll tell it to my face, “You are no different than me and you. I just got started with better mentors.” That’s when you wake up to the fact that it’s all possible. Everything’s possible. There are no ceilings. When you can wrap your head around that and more importantly, on the back of that, your daily habits are locked in on who you are, then you’re good to go.
That’s probably one of the best things to do. I love Atomic Habits. He regurgitated some of the other people. He made it simple for everybody. I had all my books alphabetized, so when I want to talk about a book, I have it. That’s where it starts for everybody, developing good habits first because that’s what’s going to create that success down the road, the good habits. You can’t be having bad habits. This is why the Bible even says in so many words. First, you have to manage $100 before you can imagine managing $1 million. That’s a habit.
Get to the point where you can manage small amounts of things before you start taking on those grand things. You’re never going to be happy. I’ve been in business for many years. Years ago, the magic number was I want to make $100,000 a year, which is now funny because now everybody wants to make $1 million. What happened to $255,000? All of a sudden, everybody wants to make, “I have to make $1 million,” but the spread from where you are now to where you want to be, you have to be cognizant of that spread because that spread could take you all the way to unhappiness.
My favorite saying is you got to be married to the process, divorced from the results. As my dad said, sorry, if this offends anybody, “Making $275 and $375 is pretty much the same thing. Austin, there’s only so much stuff you can buy. What time restraint is that going to put on you to create that? How many more employees are you going to have to manage?” I tell everybody all the time, anytime I meet any 20-year-old, “Every moment that you’re wasting not creating passive income, not creating ultimate revenue stream, not connecting, is a minute in a day you’re taking away from your future kids.” I’ve met a million 50-year-olds. I coach a couple. I’ve met a million 50-year-olds that wished they would have found investing or a different avenue in their twenties. Now, they’re having to trade time for money. They’re not being able to see their kids at the recital. They would shake that twenty-year-old and go, “Go get it.” There’s a real conversation that you can retire by 30.
My son is. He could have retired when he was 27. He hasn’t retired yet, but he’s worth a couple of hundred million.
I want to ask you a question from a mom to a son. There’s no right answer. Is that who he is or you laid out the roadmap? I’m interested.
It’s both. I’ve always been very systematic and process driven, looking for passive income, had my fingers in a bunch of different things, business woman, all of that. We help them. In fact, we’re now several years into him doing some stuff on his own. He’s been married. We still meet weekly and talk about what’s important in the five different areas that everybody always talks about in health and all that. We hold each other accountable. I started doing that with him in college because he went to play football. He was the quarterback at a college. He had schooling, which he had to do well, then the playing, then the films, then the studying. He has to do more of it when he’s a quarterback. I said, “You have to get in a rhythm of patterns and good habits right away.” He started getting in that rhythm. My daughter is in that rhythm as well. I introduced my son to options trading, which is what he teaches people how to do.
I introduced him to it, but he took it from there because of the habits that he had developed and seen mom and dad develop. Watching us fail or fall backwards and saying, “Note to self don’t do that.” He’s seen all of that and took some of the better pieces. It’s not that he doesn’t have any failure. He has failure. He has some team issues like managing people. He knows that all problems can be solved. It’s just to work around it. My daughter is like that too. She’s turned 33 and wildly successful in her business as well. She keeps measuring herself to her brother, which I can’t stand. Success is the eye of the beholder. She’s a lovely woman from the inside out and it’s priceless. It’s a little both. He had the drive. The entrepreneurship was in him, but we gave him the roadmap.
To tie it all together with the coaching that I do is that he was available for the information. It didn’t mean that he took everything, but he was open. Here’s the thing about me is that no matter if I was headed down the wrong path or the right path, I was always open. It didn’t mean I always listen or took it in, but I always heard it. One of my old business partners said, “No matter where you go, we tell you something and then the next day, you fixed it.” I might not want to hear it in the moment, but I hear it all.
Dr. Greg Reid, who is the founder of Secret Knock and I’m in one of his masterminds. One of the things that he says is that if you go to the sand to the beach and pick up a pile of sand, there’s sand that will flow through. You got it. You heard it, but you don’t have to keep it. Keep what’s good, but be thankful for what you got. Don’t “yeah, but” everything. It’s not allowed in mastermind at all. There’s no “yeah, buts.” You have to keep that at the door. You can’t say, “Yeah, I tried that but thank you.” Maybe you let that one go. Maybe you let that one sit there for a little bit and maybe tweak it a little bit. I thought it was cool and I’m always reminded of it, “I’ll take it. Thank you. Now, let me sort it and figure out what’s going to work best for me.”
That’s what saying is being open. I love we’re having this conversation. What you do for a living is creating this passive income. It’s active until it becomes passive. You have to actively work on it in order to get it to the point where it’s passive. That’s a great story for everyone to know is overcoming the diversity that you’ve overcome over time and having this positive outlook. It sounds like you’re creating something that’s going to be brand new. They don’t call it sticky, but it’s revolutionary. I’m excited to see where it goes. I can’t wait. I want to say thank you so much for joining us and being with us. We could talk forever, you and I.
It’s my pleasure. This is most important to me because I wasn’t this way. I forced everything like, “This is how it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be this way.” What I realized is that I was strong enough to go through everything I want. Do you know what’s odd? It’s alarming how all my coaching clients are going through the same thing. As my coach says, “You coach what you’ve been through.” It’s important to understand that that was the reason. Now I have so much gratitude that this is what I get to do all day. My coaching clients think that I’m some special person. What they don’t realize is I’m just polishing off what they already had inside them. They just lost it somewhere in the moment. It was the same with me when I met my coach.
All these people that are doing these big things, when they said the same thing to you, “We all put our pants and shirts on the same way, and we’re all the same people.” It’s how we direct our flashlights on a daily basis. It’s where we’re heading, and how do we direct it? What do we learn from each one of those? Austin, if someone wants to get a hold of you, what is the best way for them to reach you?
The best way is Instagram @Austin_Linney. That’s the way that I always answer all my DMs. I got on a call with a twenty-year-old that messaged me. Facebook, Austin Linney as well. I’ll always answer my DMs because I’m almost addicted to helping because I want to help many people. I realized that by helping the person in front of me, I’m also helping them be a better father, a husband, a better brother, sister, and that helps the people around them. It’s this what I call a ripple impact.
Why make a ripple when you can make a splash? You’re helping you at the same time too.
That’s what people don’t understand. How do you coach so much? You don’t understand while I’m helping you, I’m helping myself out too.
I’m hearing my own self reiterate the same things to myself as well. The name of your podcast is Construct Your Life with Austin Linney. Please go over and listen to his podcasts as well. I want to say thank you so much, Austin, for joining us. It’s been a pleasure having you.
Thank you so much.
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About Austin Linney
Austin Linney is a former service industry veteran of 20+ years, turned serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, mindset and business coach.
He is the host of the weekly podcast, Construct Your Life With Austin Linney. When he’s not building businesses, growing his expansive network of who’s who in the leading industries, providing massive value each week with his podcast or helping his coaching clients achieve a breakthrough, he can be found training for and competing in Ironman Triathlons across the country.
If you’re an entrepreneur, wanting to start a business, wanting to improve your mindset through coaching or you just want to have a heart to heart conversation of how to overcome the odds, Austin can help you get where you want to go.
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