Brie Austin Bio, Philosophy and Goals
He has served as a record producer for music recordings, executive producer for film, and a free-lance writer. He is the co-author of I’d Do It Again, and served as a columnist and reporter for a variety of magazines in the areas of music (articles, jazz, rock), nightlife, lifestyle, travel, and business; while also writing content for business-oriented websites, successful business plans, and a REG-A Offering Statement [that was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010.]
Brie is a member of the National Writers Union, the Society of Professional Journalists, and International Federation of Journalists.
Born and raised in New York City, a vacation to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2003 evolved into a six-and a half year stay there; until he returned to NYC in 2010 and took an extended six-month stay in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 2011. His passion is traveling and interacting with different cultures, remaining neutral so as to see the places as the locals do.
Today his home is where ever he happens to be (with his backpack and computer in tow). Since 2012 it has been Bangalore, India,with visions of traveling the Himalayas, extended stays in Thailand and the South Pacific, ultimately returning to South America.
PHILOSOPHY: Life is not a competition, it’s an experience, and on-going adventure. One should seek out the truth in all things, without the fear of what may be found.
Every life has a course it must ultimately take; regardless of whether you embrace or resist it, so experience “seeing” rather than merely looking at the things around you, and then partake in them.
In the words of Rolf Potts “Life is not money. The more we associate experience with cash value, the more we think that money is what we need to live. And the more we associate money with life, the more we convince ourselves that we’re too poor to buy our freedom,” and also “life is not something that can be itemized in glossy brochures or magazines. It is instinctive; embrace your inner voice.”
Victor Hugo said “Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come,” and “Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
GOALS: I write not only to document the things I see, learn and experience, but also to inspire Self-discovery. I have things to say — regardless of whether a reader agrees or disagrees with me — and I don’t require validation through agreement. My interest rather is to ignite a passion in the reader to find their own enlightenment, whatever that may be.
BRIE IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
In business, Brie has been an entrepreneur that founded and managed several transportation logistics companies that served industry leaders like Morgan Stanley, Couristan Carpets, MSC, and DuPont — over the course of eighteen years.
He forayed into the entertainment field as a concert promoter, founder of a nationally-distributed record company, and served as executive producer for both a nationally distributed indie feature film, as well as a documentary that aired on Bravo from 2003-2006.