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Meet Denita Austin of Austin Ink Studio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Denita Austin.

Denita, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
The vision and dream started at the age of 15 years old. A desire to move to Los Angeles, CA was a huge goal. Originally from Washington DC, born and raised. I knew at a very young age that it wasn’t the place for me. Visualizing and dreaming my way through several jobs over the course of 10 years, it was never a good fit.

Whether it was the private sector or government jobs, I was craving entrepreneurship and I felt like I’ve done it all as far as jobs are concerned. I knew there was something missing from my life but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I had a passion for stories, personal stories that is, and people. I was always curious about people’s backgrounds, their personal experiences, and just authentic conversations. It felt like it took forever for me to figure out how to combine my passion with entrepreneurship. How to connect with people and learn more about their stories. I always had a drive for working for myself and creating things from my heart.

I became a yoga teacher in 2004 which allowed me to connect with people on a deeper level part-time. I was able to create some authentic relationships that ultimately created a career that I stumbled across. From teaching yoga, I was able to write a book that allowed yogis from around the world to share their personal yoga journey. Not only did this book open doors for me, but it gave me the boost needed to start a business and create a brand. From here, I decided to open a publishing company. Assisting women around the world with becoming an author and building a brand around their book. This idea and concept transformed into something bigger than I expected. I was able to move to California and build my brand one brick at a time. Let’s be honest, I wanted to move for the weather first but when I arrived, it was the dream lifestyle that my soul needed.

Our stories are so powerful that it literally inspires others to show up with their A-game. I encourage everyone to share their story in a book, at the dinner table, with a friend or loved one, or just because. Our stories transform lives and create a space of understanding.

Today I am the Founder of Austin Ink Publishing Studio, 7X Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Certified Yoga Teacher of 15 years.

That one Yoga book created years ago transformed into a Best-Selling Yoga Book Series and online boutique which I am very proud of. I am also a proud partner and experience host of Airbnb, a proud contributor to Holistic Fashionista Magazine, SheKnows Media, Yogi Approved, and the extraordinary BlogHer platform.

My greatest passion is to bring about a positive transformation for women through their personal stories.

The Power of Story: A Burst of Inspiration to Write and Publish your story is a must-read if you need a little boost to share your story with the world. I wrote this book when I first moved to Los Angeles which is quite comical, inspiring, and entertaining. This is a short read and must-have. I also share my yoga journey in the Best- Selling Yoga book Series Resilience Through Yoga and Meditation: Bouncing Back from Life’s Challenges Through Yoga.

I am currently working on my 9th book and you can learn more about my work and other books at Denitaaustin.com.

In rare times, when I am not working, You can find me in a coffee shop dreaming of my next adventure, place to explore, or passion to pursue.

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Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The Biggest Struggle was believing in myself and understanding that I too could have a transformational experience. I didn’t have much support with my vision and dreams growing up which I do believe a lot of dreamers can say the same.

Also, packing your bags and moving across the map with no friends or family was a bold move but there was a strong craving for change and I needed to push through the fear in order to see and experience something different.

Having several jobs over the course of 10 years could also be a heavy load to carry. I was searching for something outside myself and never found it. When I finally decided to look inward, the answers started to flow naturally.

Please tell us about Austin Ink Studio.
I am a 7x Best Selling Author and the Founder of Austin Ink Publishing Studio – which helps women write and publish their stories to become Authors and build brands around their books. I am also the founder of Resilience Through Yoga which is a Best-Selling Yoga Book Series, boutique, and wellness subscription box service.

When I am not balancing this proud and amazing load, I am managing my mentorship program- The program assists others with accomplishing their personal and professional goals. This platform serves as an accountability partner to get things done along with other awesome perks.

What sets me apart from others in my work: I’m passionate about inspiring others through their own stories. I enjoy lifting people up and highlighting their worth. Everyone deserves to be happy and proud of their experiences and their personal journey. Good or Bad. Our experiences create the people we are today!

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