Austin L. Church: Choose a Struggle You Love
Today we’ll be chatting with a very successful writer, brand consultant and online entrepreneur, Austin L. Church.
After finishing his M.A. in Literature in 2008 and getting laid off from a marketing agency in 2009, Austin started freelancing. He got into iOS and Android apps and eventually sold his portfolio of 30+ apps.
In 2013 he co-founded a tech startup called Closeup.fm (touring, ticketing and communication software for performing artists). In 2018 he co-founded a branding and marketing studio called Balernum.
When Austin isn’t helping online creators and entrepreneurs build real brands and make a positive impact, he teaches freelancers and consultants how to attract high-paying clients and earn six figures. Austin, his wife Megan, and their three children live in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Fun fact: Austin’s guilty pleasure is fantasy fiction – he loses all control and can’t stop reading.
5:28 – Austin’s breakthrough with anxiety
18:52 – Mindset is everything
26:03 – How Austin explains to friends and family what it is that he does for a living
38:11 – What professionalism looks like
46:54 – An embarrassing time for Gina and how she met Austin
49:18 – Toxic clients 54:22 – Austin talks about ideas for a future podcast show
58:03 – Define what success means to you
1:04:00 – Austin’s one piece of advice