My name is Austin Bollinger and my mission is to help you ditch your New Year’s Resolutions and, instead, help you crush your goals every single day, and all year long.

But before I dive into my story and why I started Daily New Year’s, I want to take a second to tell you a little bit about myself.

Who am I?

I’m a husband to my high school sweetheart, Callie (14 years strong), website builder, doggy dad, proud uncle (5 nephews and 1 niece), weightlifter, beer lover, and lifetime learner. I love spending time with my wife and my dogs, generating content for Daily New Year’s, and guest writing for Lifehack and Addicted2Success.

I’m obsessed with goal setting (in fact, I wrote the book on it!), but as you’ll see, it wasn’t always that way.

photo of Austin Bollinger and some of his family at a demolition derby in 2017
photo of Austin's two dogs, Lily and Rosie, sleeping in the floor
photo of Austin Bollinger and his wife Callie at a wedding in 2017

Photo of Austin Bollinger and his wife Callie in 2017

Until very recently I was just “Austin Bollinger, COO of Element 74.” Now, after realizing my passions for goal setting, personal development, coaching people, blogging and writing, and becoming a successful entrepreneur, I’m the owner of my very own business, B&B Media, and the author of my very own best-selling book, Crush Your Goals! But my road to get here was a long one indeed.

You see, I graduated high school with practically no plan or focus for my life, other than I knew I wanted to marry Callie and go to college.

So, I went to college for a degree in graphic design and photography but ditched that idea late in my college career. I finished the degree but shifted my focus to video production. After spending a couple of years working in video, I began to cycle my way through various skills, jobs, passions, and companies. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an ambitious, driven, and self-motivated person, but for most of my life, I struggled with clarity and focus.

For a long time, I didn’t have clear, long-term goals for my life. I’m not even sure I ever practiced regular goal setting. Sure, every year I would set a New Year’s Resolution, and I might have a random, fitness goal in mind, but nothing ever too meaningful or future-focused.

Sometime in 2016, I got tired of postponing my self-improvement. I got tired of waiting to set one huge goal on January 1st, only to quit less than 45 days later. I was tired of the New Year’s Resolution trap!

Something finally clicked! I began writing my goals down, started consuming personal development content, and I was building a daily routine around my new goals.

One Fall morning in October of 2017 I was following my usual routine: wake up at 4:45, head off to the gym, tune into a podcast, and hit the weights. I was training for the 1,250lb club, and my goal was to crush this new personal record by Christmas.

photo of Austin Bollinger of Daily New Year's deadlifting 475 pounds

Photo of Austin Bollinger deadlifting 445 pounds in 2017

photo of Daily New Year's origination journal entry

As I was listening to a podcast, resting for another lift, a thought struck me like a bolt of lightning! What if more people set goals every month, every week, or every day? What if we could channel the energy of the New Year holiday into each and every day?

No sooner than the thought jumped into my head, a name and mission formed in mind, almost as if it were there all along: Daily New Year’s, a blog about starting new things and striving for continual improvement all year long.

I raced home a wrote it down in my journal.

Daily New Year’s was born!

Since that Fall day in 2017, I have been pursuing my goals with passionate energy. I’ve been pouring everything I have into my mission. I’ve been building a community, writing a book, learning how to podcast, building courses, and so much more!

I’m not perfect—not even close! I love talking about goal setting, personal development, motivation, and more, but I make mistakes and sometimes struggle to take my own advice, but I’m working to become Better Every Day.

I warmly invite you to do the same. We can all become better every day by taking action towards our goals and building momentum towards our dreams. All it takes is one action.

You are only one goal—one action—away from achieving GREATNESS in your life! Take action towards your dreams today and watch your life transform!

photo of Austin Bollinger, Founder of Daily New Year's, in his home office in 2018

Photo of Austin Bollinger, Founder of Daily New Year’s

Since starting Daily New Year’s in 2017, my love for goal setting, writing, and sharing what I’ve learned has grown beyond belief. Because of that growth, I took a reluctant break from blogging in 2019 to write my very first book, Crush Your Goals!

photo of the book, Crush Your Goals!, by author Austin Bollinger

Photo of Austin Bollinger’s Book, Crush Your Goals!

Crush Your Goals! is the first and last book you’ll ever need for living the success-driven life you’ve been dreaming of. The book includes:

Four comprehensive sections, from getting started with goal setting to dealing with difficulties, and everything in between.

Step-by-step, easy-to-implement strategies for setting successful goals all year long—no more abandoned resolutions

29 guided, goal setting worksheets and self-assessments for maximizing your growth and performance.

I’m excited to announce that the book dropped on February 11th, 2020 and is now for sale on Amazon. If you’re ready to start achieving massive, consistent success in all areas of your life, then Crush Your Goals! is for you!

Are you ready! Get your copy today!