Tue, 18 August 2015
We are very excited to bring you the first half of our interview with Austin Iuliano, a phenomenal Brad Strategist and avid Meerkat user.
Austin Iuliano shares how he recently got into Meerkat and how that platform is a fresh new way to interact with your fans and followers. Not only does Meerkat allow you to directly speak to your followers, it also lets people meet and interact with the person behind the brand.
Next Austin Iuliano and Josh make plans to meet up when Josh and his son visit New York. The conversation dives into a mini nerd fest about the Marvel universe with reverences to Iron Man, the Avengers, and Daredevil.
Getting back on topic, Austin shares his vision of Utopia. Live each day better than the last. He was inspired at his first job teaching folks to snowboarding (which he officially started at 16). He learned that it isn't about age, but about knowledge. He taught an 86 year old who was not interested in snowboarding, but how to do something new and exciting. It helps to recognize your audience and speak to them. After all, teaching an 86 year old is much different than teaching a 6 year old.
Next Austin Iuliano shares how he lives his vision of a Utopia. One of his key steps is to take some time every morning to be grateful. Starting from a place of gratitude makes it easier to have a great day. He then shares a very personal story about a dark time in his life where he contemplated suicide. He stopped because of his mother and he started lying to himself. He told himself every day "I am confident, handsome, charming, I do well in school, and people want to be my friend."
Following that, Austin Iuliano shares his thoughts on what he would change, if he could, from his past. Austin struggles with this question because there is no way of knowing what will cascade from making that level of change, but if he could, he would start earlier and work harder.
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