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Robyn Linn: “Do not underestimate the level of endurance required to see a vision through; If you neglect the endurance part and only have drive, you will never finish”

Do what fuels you but do not underestimate the level of ENDURANCE required to see a vision through. If you neglect the endurance part and only have drive, you will never finish. You must not be afraid of completion either. You must decide what you want, decide you will not stop until you enter into […]

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Do what fuels you but do not underestimate the level of ENDURANCE required to see a vision through. If you neglect the endurance part and only have drive, you will never finish. You must not be afraid of completion either. You must decide what you want, decide you will not stop until you enter into it with your complete being, and you will keep giving it your all, which becomes more and more as you build this momentum… and the only way through and into sustained creation is by tapping into a level of endurance only a marathon runner could know. But instead of it being a physical thing, it’s an emotional one. Work with a business-coach who can mentor you through the thicket and who calls-you-out on all the shitty parts of where you get stuck. Only then “will” you.


As a part of my interview series with popular culture stars, I had the pleasure of interviewing Robyn Linn. Robyn is a visionary with over 16-years experience leading entrepreneurs in finding their voice, marketing and video presence. Robyn is known for her “meaningful brand” courses and mentorship, leading professionals into action for global exposure. She founded HEAL OUR MEDIA to empower up-and-coming thought leaders to offer their value through online systems through her online video trainings geared to empower those into a “freedom lifestyle.” Robyn has served professional athletes, billionaire CEOs and thousands of thought-leaders to guide the in generating ongoing revenue through online systems as they make a meaningful difference.


Thank you so much for joining us Robyn! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Since 8-years-old, writing and storytelling were my outlets. I never felt like I fit in with other people or the social cliques in school, so I became obsessed with the possibilities of my mind. In search of a deeper connection with others, I began fine-tuning my own connection within myself to create a better world, which we’ll get into in a bit. But first, I’d like to share for those reading this who feel like they have to “try” to be important to be seen… that’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned. Success and fulfillment is only possible once you become your own independent thinker. An ‘out-of-the-box’ mindset wasn’t the culture I grew up, and so most of my successes were a result of being rejected. Because I had to stop pretending to be someone I thought I had to be to ‘make it.’

It may appear I’ve stumbled upon my path in business, but it’s been 100% cultivated and directed by me. The beauty of success is that it comes to you, unforced. You don’t try — as Yoda (in Star Wars) said. You do. You act from the part of you who know best. No one else knows best. Only you do. But the key is acting “from” that part of you, and never letting go until it’s yours.

So yes, I went on to study writing and video production in college. But the wild thing was that my passion soon became a burden. I failed out of two classes from social anxiety, which came on like thunder. Realizing what I thought I wanted wasn’t exactly going to fit into the box-career most people had, drastic changes needed to be made.

At the time I didn’t know any entrepreneurs close-hand. So I did what I thought was best and joined the best internship I possibly could to gain notoriety without anxious eyeballs staring at me to be perfect.

I’d landed a fabulous internship for the City of Miami TV Station, which later turned into my first production debut for a Television series which I co-created, produced, co-edited, and hosted. We won two awards for excellence in new programming, which instilled more “voices in my head” to keep pursuing my own thing. So I went off on my own with a freelancing career in journalism. It seemed like three-days after graduation I began writing for every (literally) newspaper and magazine in the City.

During this time I’d stumbled into yoga and meditation. What initially got me into it was an adorable (male) teacher whom had a crush on me. He kept asking me to come to class, and so I did. But I soon became uninterested in in and more-so inspired by the wellbeing it brought. Meditation and yoga became my life in between news articles and celebrity interviews. Immersed in meditation 4 to 6 hours a day, I started letting go of my conditioned behaviors and social downfalls and began creating the life I had imagined and dreamed to live in. Internally I was flying high. I felt confident, secure, at ease and happy. But money… was the new issue.

In an effort to spend more time explore the “between” states of reality to teach it, I knew more revenue was required. Because time-freedom requires cashflow. Fast-forward a bit, I studied at a Yoga Ashram in The Bahamas for a month. Once I got back to Miami I began teaching the following day. Made enough money to live off of, but not enough to expand my lifestyle goals without a major force of effort.

You see, just because you follow your passion doesn’t mean you’ll be fulfilled. You must fulfill your calling. And to know what that really is…

You’ve got to do what you’re MEANT to do. I refer to this as “your calling” because it comes to you. It calls your name in the most awkward moments and doesn’t let you rest until you step into it. You may not even like how it feels at first, because it may feel hard or challenging. Because it’s different. It’s unlike anything anyone’s done. But that’s why it’s yours. It’s uniquely fitting to you. And you make it so. It’s what you’re supposed to be doing, and until it’s what you ARE doing, you won’t feel settled, or complete.

Look, some of us aren’t ready to fully follow our path. And that’s OK. Until it’s not! For me, it took me trying to fit into the corporate world… then into a freelance lifestyle… then into the bohemian way… then following my passions… but nothing felt right. And so no matter how much money I generated, I knew I wasn’t answering to something specific that was meant to find me.

When we’re not owning up to who we really are, and what we’re meant to be doing with our lives, we often get hit with physiological ‘alarms’ that realign us on path.

In short, corporate life felt like death. Having to be in a physical location or job was against my free-flowing style of creative inspiration. And although I nailed my dream job at a high-gloss magazine, it felt like a prison sentence and I had to escape before it took the best years of my life.

Because I didn’t have a mentor to guide me, I was alone. This is why I’ve been so elated to express my message to the world! To show others how to make their dreams a reality; to attract whatever they want. In mentoring clients now for 11-years, I’ve gained a dynamic confidence I can’t even explain. The level of experience I’ve endured working with people over these years has refined my ability to communicate beyond any classroom could.

If you sometimes feel like a fish out of water where you can’t breathe because you’re suffocating living someone else’s life… you can’t give into that feeling, and you can’t forget about what you want. On the other side of this coin is what you believe is true for you. The key is moving toward that goal one incremental step at a time, and taking action toward this direction, moment by moment. Soon, what you know is right for you won’t feel like a stretch but become an effortless embrace. It’s yours if you want it to be.

When life comes very easily, we either decide to follow the status-quo, or do things our own way. And as Thoreau once said —

“A single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

It wasn’t until I decided to practice my message on video to a global audience online where my true path was clear… Recognizing that it wasn’t about me, but about who I’m here to serve that made the difference. And it wasn’t about denying myself of millions of dollars either. It was a merging or marrying of the two worlds. And so my path found me: Bridging the gap between what we are and what we do.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?

I’ve become more humble, and appreciative for everything. Even the sticky-stuff.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

I used to tell my clients what I needed to hear, which empowered me. Now, I demonstrate with my audience how I’m being. So, as Gandhi said, it’s fully embodying yourself where you become the change that change is truly initiated.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

I’m building an online system and affiliate network to support those who have struggled to generate ongoing, reliable, scalable cashflow in their online ventures. It’s a complete automated system that allows them to tap into the most technologically advanced tools without having to build it themselves! They get to plug-and-play into our system that’s pre-designed for them to integrate themselves into it. Which allows for simplicity with everything all in one place. I was disenchanted with how the online marketing “guru’s” taught (and still teach), so I wanted to create a training portal and infrastructure the was essential — Meaning, only the necessary stuff, verses having to piece-meal the tactics all together like a wild jigsaw puzzle. This, what we’ve built, has everything in one place and it’s extremely effective for establishing success online regardless of the persons niche or level of experience.

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?

I’ve met mentors who have all been saying the same thing to me for decades… the very thing I’ve been self-mastering. So it’s refreshing to continue hearing that everything is playing out ‘just right.’

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Do what fuels you but do not underestimate the level of ENDURANCE required to see a vision through. If you neglect the endurance part and only have drive, you will never finish. You must not be afraid of completion either. You must decide what you want, decide you will not stop until you enter into it with your complete being, and you will keep giving it your all, which becomes more and more as you build this momentum… and the only way through and into sustained creation is by tapping into a level of endurance only a marathon runner could know. But instead of it being a physical thing, it’s an emotional one. Work with a business-coach who can mentor you through the thicket and who calls-you-out on all the shitty parts of where you get stuck. Only then “will” you.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

I would speak to the power of a clear mind without preconceived thoughts of past or future. I would instill the movement of a brutally present presence so each individual is self-reliant and self-sufficient, in a state of self-empowerment and never again manipulative or codependent from past patterns, behaviors or mis-beliefs.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

  1. Serve others, not yourself.

Why? You cannot see a project thru without it.

Story: Shooting thousands of videos the past 8-years would have been pointless, useless, and a waste of energy and time if it were not met with an intention behind WHO it was serving.

2. Be self-reliant. Depend on yourself.

Why? You attract quality people and relationships, wealth and wellbeing. You will only attract manipulative experiences or destructive patterns if you rely on others for your emotional wellbeing and your own self-worth.

Story: My teacher, Ajaan Geoff, taught me it’s all about self-nourishment if we ever wish to experience happiness and wellbeing. And this is the most truest thing I’ve ever experienced in my own relationships. We cannot expect to be fed by others if we wish for a happy life.

3. Life is a paradox.

Why? We must be self-reliant and be willing to give to others. It’s a constant give-and-take all the time, which seems paradoxical when we’re serving both ourselves and others simultaneously. It’s an art for sure!

4. Energy is everything!

Why? Einstein was correct, but if you’re not able to sustain your energy throughout the day, you’re not able to sustain your goals nor be productive.

Story: I used to live on the beach and work a 4-hour workweek. I was miserable because I wasn’t serving the millions of people I knew I could in a bigger way. I realized the more I could sustain my energy, the less I wanted to shift away from hiding from people.

5. Self-Mastery is self-realization.

Why? Maslow was right in that self-realization is the highest peak of our human needs and desires. It’s through our own self master of emotions and what we do with our time and intentions that make this possible. I’ve learned how to tap into a self-mastery for myself in alignment with my truth.

Story: In the corporate world, life was like a dark cloud. When I’m teaching and mentoring and generating interest through my systems… I not only feel alive, but I can see the momentum in others’ lives, moving them to a better life and future.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

“It’s not about YOU, it’s about WHO you’re here to serve.”

One of my coaching-clients had a really hard time one day on a live session with me. My style is what you’d call “tough love,” so she inspired that motto. Ever since that day it’s been my tagline and has inspired and motivated a lot of my students into action.

Action isn’t about what we want for ourselves. It’s about what we do for others to fulfill a need. That’s action.

Most entrepreneurs are so self-focused they lose sight of the point in what they’re doing — to reach an audience’s need or pain-point and lead them to the conclusion that “what you’ve got” is what they want.

I’ve learned not to be focused on me, but on what people need FROM me. Only then will people become attracted to you, and literally beg you to sell to them… to coach them, or mentor them. I have people coming to me (random strangers) all the time asking for what I’m offering and selling. Attraction-based-communication creates a culture of a win-win-win for everyone. Most people are too self-focused in their framing of their messages and the context of where they come from (internally) they don’t attract people but instead repel them, and are forced to enter into desperate situations — like take a job they hate, or sell something cheesy or that lacks true value.

Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂

There are two creative visionaries who inspire me to pursue my path and never give-up.

The first is Lady Gaga. After her interview with the Dalai Lama and pursuit to inspire creativity in us “freaks” who feel out of place, she’s been a consistent reminder for me to keep going and never give up no matter how tired I am. Although I get 7–8 hours of sleep a night, Stephanie (aka Lady) has empowered me to new heights of what I physiologically felt was possible. I mean, have you seen her Super Bowl Halftime show? Her tours. Her movie debut, which was sensational and emotionally captivating, aside from her songs being all uniquely expressive of a moment captured in time that we cal all relate with — She’s the epitome of creative expression. And if I could choose anyone to deep-dive with in this lifetime, it’d be Lady Gaga hands-down.

The second is world-renown author, Paulo Coelho. In “The Pilgrimage,” I could tell the story was a merging of Paulo’s real-life journey to the Road to Santiago with his ideal version of himself enthralled into the storytelling. Later I found out his parents had ‘enlisted’ him into a mental hospital because he was creatively different. He’s what I’d call resiliently brilliant. Every work of his is an art in moving form with a life all its own that takes the shape of something brilliantly new each time you read it. It’s like the antidote to passionless existence. If I could choose a second person to sit and have tea with, I’d choose Paulo.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Facebook is a great place: https://www.facebook.com/zenibe

Thank you so much for joining us. This was very inspirational!

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