#298: World Champion Skimboarder, Austin Keen: Freedom, Fulfillment & Fun by Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia published on 2019-06-14T12:21:59Z Austin Keen is a World Champion skimboarder and wakesurfer, successful entrepreneur, and a social media star with close to 1 million fans world-wide. He has also been featured in commercials for an array of companies such as Jeep and Subaru and appeared on several popular TV shows including Comedy Central’s hit, “Tosh.0”. Not bad for a guy who in 2007 backed his bags and left Georgia for California with nothing but his 1975 BMW and a dream of becoming a pro. Listed in Surfer Today’s Most Influential in Wave Sports next to surfing legend, Kelly Slater, and virally shared more than any other athlete in the world, Austin is proof that fearless action coupled with hard work and perseverance is the recipe for success. If you have a dream of your own, and would like to learn from a guy who has made his come true, listen as we discuss: Where did his love for sports come from? [4:03] Why he was hooked after riding his first wave. [11:43] What is the true definition of skimboarding? [13:14] Why there is more to life than working to live: His path and mindset behind coming to California. [16:18] The odd jobs he worked to get by while he pursued his dream. [21:05] When did he start making money from skimboarding? [24:46] How to find your “center point”. [27:58] The importance of doing things that fulfill your soul. [29:17] Austin’s humbling journey from World Champion to businessman. [30:38] His path to financial success – challenges faced, lessons learned & more. [42:46] Was social media the biggest gift to his career? [41:58] Tips to build your own audience on social. [49:09] What is he currently putting his energy into? [54:08] Why you must keep your body in motion. [58:27] What are his non-negotiables? [1:01:55] This episode is also brought to you by Organifi. Organifi helps you fight inflammation and improve your sleep with their outstanding, organic turmeric products. Click HERE or go to www.organifi.com/renegade to get yours today! This episode is also brought to you by GenoPalate. GenoPalate shows you how to eat healthier based on your genetics. It empowers you with your genetic information to walk into a store and know which foods are healthier for you. Take the guesswork out of eating right. Go to www.GenoPalate.com to receive your personalized list of 85+ foods that are healthier for you, based on your genetic profile. Use the code “Renegade” to receive a 20% discount. This episode is also brought to you by biOptimizers. MassZymes is the most powerful protein-digesting enzyme on the market. The formula contains 100,000 HUTs of protease per capsule which increases absorption of key amino acids and optimizes the effectiveness of the protein you’re eating. Go to https://www.MassZymes.com/Renegade15 for your special offer as a listener of the Renegade Radio Podcast.