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Secret Academy Episode - Austin Netzley

Austin Netzley wanted what many Americans dream of: a college education followed by a stable and high-salary career in the corporate sector. Not only did he achieve that by earning an engineering degree and securing a job at a large oil company in Houston, but he also accumulated over $72,000 debt in student loans. Coming from a middle class family, he learned the importance of being frugal and was able to pay off all his loans within 3 short years. After initially wanting to further his education with a master's degree while working, he realized that he didn't want to be a part of "the system" in the corporate world. He started day trading on the side, and a few years later was able to quit his corporate job to pursue his own business. Austin started a blog and podcast to teach others to take their money and mindset to the next level, and wrote a book using information he had learned from other entrepreneurs. Today, he helps publish and sell books for clients through his business, Epic Launch.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • How he was able to pay off $80,000 debt in 3 years
  • Why he ultimately decided to give up on pursuing an MBA
  • What three things he did to help pay off his loans
  • How he was able to make money day trading
  • What was the only time he actually put his engineering degree to good use
  • Tips for trading in the stock market
  • How he launched his book, and how that led to Epic Launch
  • 4 things you must know about launching your own book successfully
  • Why he encourages people to have a "back end" program to go along with their book
  • How does Epic Launch's pricing structure work
  • The hardest part of him becoming an entrepreneur personally and professionally
  • Why hiring and working with great people is the most important part of running a business
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