#041: Making hay with short stays - Seb Lindner

By Jordan Michaelides
November 22, 2017

Seb Lindner 1 Img  Arianna Leggiero Image: Seb Lindner, photography: Arianna Leggiero  

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    Seb Lindner ( @buckleupapp ) is an entrepreneur who’s built an incredible lifestyle off the back of Airbnb - with some indirect guidance from lifestyle entrepreneurs such as Tim Ferriss. Originally starting out with Short Stays Victoria, Seb has since branched out into multiple projects including urban agriculture, and most recently, his ride sharing app, Buckle Up.

    You’ve no doubt heard people like Gary Vaynerchuk highlight how high-tech, massively funded, cash-

    guzzling startups are the trend, and that at some point this ‘glamour’ of entrepreneurship is going to come crashing down. This obsession almost makes it impossible for the everyman to consider starting a modern, yet agile, small business. Coincidentally, Jack Delosa recently highlighted that the greatest reason for entrepreneurs joining The Entourage was not because they wanted to earn a million dollars, but because they wanted to define their lifestyle and do something that had meaning to them.

    What I like about Seb is that he bucks this glamour trend. By building such a simple business first, he learnt what mattered to people and the product, then removed himself entirely from the day-to-day process. By doing that, he’s demonstrated to you and I, that you can create space through modern small businesses. Space that is so crucial to working on the business, developing yourself as an individual (through, say, meditation retreats), or simply attempting challenging new projects (like Buckle Up).

    This interview, along with one of our previous episodes with Nathan Chan, gives me immense confidence that businesses like ours and yours can reach the goals we want, so long as we don’t overcomplicate what can be necessarily simple. Doing that can open up your life to an opportunity that you never thought possible.

    Key topics we covered with Seb were:

    • Seb’s earliest memory of entrepreneurship

    • On being a fan of Tim Ferriss

    • Resources & books that have shaped his view

    • Discussing Steve Jobs

    • Technology and the future

    • Seb’s interest & involvement in urban ag

    • The aftermath of a silent meditation retreat

    • Long distance ride sharing: Buckle Up App

    • Making money through Airbnb & Short Stays Victoria

    Enjoy the episode, 
    Jordan & Lauren





    Show notes

    • 06:05 - Seb’s earliest memory of entrepreneurship

    • 09:43 - On being a fan of Tim Ferriss

    • 15:22 - Resources & books that have shaped his view

    • 21:17 - Discussing Steve Jobs

    • 29:10 - Technology and the future

    • 42:33 - Discussing urban agriculture

    • 46:21 - Seb’s interest & involvement in urban ag

    • 58:24 - Going to a silent meditation retreat

    • 01:06:56 - Long distance ride sharing: Buckle Up App

    • 01:21:50 - Making money through Airbnb & Short Stays Victoria

    • 01:42:27 - Morning & evening rituals

    • 01:44:29 - Best recent purchase under $200

    • 01:45:19 - If he could have a billboard anywhere in Australia

    • 01:46:58 - Recent shows that have blown his mind

    • 01:48:00 - Something that seems obvious to him, but not to others



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