If you are in that dark place right now, Austin Iuliano wants to show you how not only to embrace the darkness, but how it can help you find your self-confidence.
As you listen to him, it’s hard to believe this guy ever contemplated suicide. He’s a character, and his energy is infectious.
His career has gone through a series of pivots, but the common thread is his desire to teach. He’s accumulated a ton of expertise over the past five years helping local businesses learn how to use social media to generate more sales.
Currently, he’s on a mission to help others discover their story as he once did through the use of social media. After listening to him, I could almost describe him as a social media therapist or a Snapchat storyteller, and you’ll soon see why. Check out his courses at dscience.co and SnapchatMastery.
In our conversation, we’ll highlight lessons for how to discover your story, including:
- Explore what you are good at and your past accomplishments.
- Ask yourself this very important question: “What are you willing to struggle over?”
- Face your truth.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Tell your story.
How Austin Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6:30 am.
- Core work habits: Daily outreach through social media, daily calls to connect and build deep relationships, and daily activities to generate referrals to him or people he knows.
- Ideal work environment: Starbucks with a soy cappuccino and his work playlist through is headphones.
- Superpower: Connecting with people.
- Favorite productivity tool: Alerts on his phone.
- 90-day goal: Breaking down his speaking engagements for the year.
“There are massive gifts in all your darkness and failures.”
“What you are willing to struggle over is what you will achieve in life.”
“Revenue and money are not the metrics to measure your success.”
Speaking engagements can be a powerful way to build your credibility and generate an income. Here are Austin’s recommendations for how to get started with public speaking:
1) Create a headline and an outline every day.
2) Practice as much as you can (talk into your phone camera at the start).