Renee Linnell: Author, "The Burn Zone: A Memoir" & Serial entrepreneur

Renee Linnell is the author of The Burn Zone: A Memoir (She Writes Press; October 2018). She is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and cofounded five companies and has an Executive Masters in Business Administration from New York University. Currently she is working on starting a publishing company to give people from diverse walks of life an opportunity to tell their stories. She divides her time between Colorado and Southern California. Please visit and follow Renee on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What do you love most about Your City?

My “city” is Snowmass Village, CO and has a population of 2,800 people. What I love most about it is that the people that live here have made the sacrifices needed (such as working 2 or 3 jobs) in order to live someplace that is beautiful. We all seem to appreciate beauty so much and we all seem to re-set by being in nature. So everyone here, even octogenarians, are always outside hiking, biking, skiing. We are all so fit and so healthy and so grateful to be living someplace so beautiful.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I like to have two: First is organic oatmeal with berries, flax seed, and almonds around sunrise and second is eggs with cheese, bacon, and avocado around 10:30 a.m.  Both with coffee, cream, and sugar. :)

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –  It varies. Sometimes I’m sleeping. Sometimes I’m surfing. Sometimes I’m meditating. Sometimes I’m getting ready to go to the airport (I prefer early flights).

10:00 AM – Usually working at my desk in my home office and thinking about my second breakfast. Sometimes I’m at yoga, snowboarding, or biking up a mountain.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Mawa’s Kitchen in Aspen Airport Business Center: Smashed avocado tartine with a salad and a green juice.

7:00 PM - Usually I’m home relaxing on my patio, reading, or making dinner.

11:00 PM – Almost always asleep.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Water without ice. Lots of it.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Weather app. I try to not use my cell phone or be on social media unless I have to be.

What should everyone try at least once?

Falling completely-head-over-heels-totally-no-way-to-save-yourself in love. And when your heart gets smashed, do it again and again and again. I believe our hearts are like muscles and they get bigger and stronger and develop a capacity to hold and flow out more and more love as we open them and let them close and open them wider and let them close and open even wider . . .

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In my writing and in my work. And in the arms of love. :)

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