Eric Highland lived the military life for 20 years and retired at the age of 40 after being told what to do for his entire career. He retired from the US Coast Guard and landed a job with a company where he soon got the taste of corporate life by being laid off.
After being laid off, Eric and his wife Brittany decided to move from Seattle to Austin to reinvent their lives.
Eric set out to prove that deciding to make a life reinvention meant nothing. It was taking action on that decision that’s made all of the difference.
Since his retirement, Eric and Brittany have become self-made entrepreneurs having built a successful marketing agency and a lifestyle news site around the events happening in Austin, but that’s not the entire story.
They have recently decided to live a minimalist lifestyle and take their business and lives on the road living out of a 40 foot motorhome. To add the final wrinkle to their journey, they are also new parents with a 5 month old.
In this episode we discuss…
Retiring from the military life and deciding what was next.
Transitioning from an environment where you are told what to do everyday to becoming an entrepreneur.
Starting Knektion, a digital marketing agency, and building it on trust and personal relationships with their clients.
Starting the website Austinot.com out of their living room and have it blossom into a burgeoning business that is still built on hyperlocal events and news for the locals and visitors of Austin.
The best piece of advice that his Dad passed down to him about 3 frogs sitting on a log.
Eric answers the question for anyone transitioning from a long-term career and having to reinvent their skills and mindset for the next phase of their lives.
Knektion.com – digital marketing agency founded by Eric and Brittany
Austinot.com – hyperlocal events in and around Austin TX
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