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Life Before Becoming a Million Dollar Host: The Inside Scoop with Julie George

Julie George is a best-selling author, coach, and speaker in the short-term rental industry and her success story has inspired us all. Yet, things weren’t always so rosy for her, and in this episode, Julie gives us the inside scoop as to what life was like before her short-term rental fame and fortune, how stress impacted her mentally and physically, and how she ended turning her life around with her “Airbnb” business. She also walks us through the growing pains she experienced early-on and how she navigated those challenges. Plus, we’ll hear what’s next for Julie, too. This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Key Highlights

[00:02:53] Julie’s story and how she got started in short-term rentals

[00:10:44] What it looked like growing Julie’s business

[00:15:44] Julie’s biggest challenge when she was scaling her property management business

[00:17:55] Finding team members and the types of folks that Julie found to be the most successful ones on her team

[00:24:11] The Lightning Round:

  1. Where’s your favorite place to vacation? Hawaii
  2. What one place you’ve never been to that you want to visit? Maui
  3. What is one thing you know now that you wish you knew when you started out in short-term rentals? You can be fussy about what types of properties your deal is taking on and what property owners you are dealing with.
  4. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Find something you love to do, and then find someone to pay you to do it.
  5. What is one thing and or person that you’re grateful for today? Stacey St. John (and I didn’t even pay her to say that! 😊)

[00:27:14] What’s next for Julie?

Notable Quotes

●     One of my favorite things about the coaching and education arena is seeing others find that solution for their lives, find that lifestyle balance, and escape the corporate world. You’re no longer a slave to the cubicle, and you can forge your path and be your own boss.

●     If you are listening in now and you feel like you’re on edge, and that stress is taking hold of your life, just know that there is a solution out there in short-term rentals.

●     You’ve just got to keep resetting your goals, but that’s one of the hardest things for entrepreneurs because they almost limit themselves.

●     Folks out there, anything is possible; it’s just you that might be holding yourself back.

●     You dream big, and suddenly, anything is possible; you’ve just got to start with that dream and then work backward.

●     What makes believing in yourself hard is when you have naysayers in your life or people that maybe want to knock you down or give you a hard time or question what you’re doing; if you let that get to you, then game over because you got to keep believing that you have got the guts and the grit to get through and determination to achieve these dreams.

●     You’ve got to be around people that lift you and give you energy. If you are around people who drain or doubt you, you’ve got to let them go.


To get in touch with Julie:

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Twitter: Twitter

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My Free Masterclass: How I Went From A W2 to An STR Dream Life

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