ABOUT AUSTIN BRISTOW
My name is Austin Bristow and I’m passionate about the idea that discipline creates freedom — not in a “soul-crushing, live-like-a-robot, never-have-fun” discipline kind of way, but more so by becoming conscious of and intentional with the decisions we make for ourselves.
For the better part of a decade, I’ve successfully worked from home in both sales and marketing for a CPG company while also helping my wife run a creative small business. Although that lifestyle comes with its perks, it also requires a certain amount of self discipline to succeed. What I’ve come to realize is that the same techniques I’ve used to achieve professional success can be applied to my personal life and enhance my sense of personal freedom.
My entire life, I’ve loved public speaking and being in front of crowds. I lead music at daily mass in grade school, was a state-champion public speaker in high school, competed in business case competitions throughout my time at Indiana University and have now been able to share my message as a TEDx speaker.
I love to compete in endurance sports and have completed multiple half and full marathons as well as multiple triathlon distances. (It should be noted, though, that the only reason I began running was to impress my now-wife back in college. She’s an avid runner and I deduced that the best way to spend more time with her was to tag along on runs through Bloomington.) We currently live in Charlotte, NC with the handsome little guy and beautiful little girl below!
If you’re looking for a speaker to present your next keynote or lead an engaging, interactive workshop, I would love to hear from you and learn more about how we can work together. You can fill out this short form to get the process started or reach me through Instagram.
Designed for Discipline
A complete unpacking of my TEDx talk! An upbeat, honest look at the importance of discipline and routine in achieving success and finding a greater sense of freedom. In this talk, I share three straightforward steps to make time for what matters and find a freedom that lasts. Attendees will walk away with tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately.
Master Your Morning
We’re all busy and we can’t physically make more time. So how we structure our time is imperative to achieving our goals. In this workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into various segments of a day and find ways to implement routines that allow us to thrive.
Personal Finance 101
One of the three tenets of being Designed for Discipline is that we can find greater freedom when we’re able to spend our money more responsibly — but personal finances are a tough subject to broach. In this workshop, we’ll discuss budgeting basics and look at the common pitfalls that tend to hold people back.