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Stacey St. John

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JUNE 04, 2024

#83: Carve Your Path to Airbnb Triumph: Learn, Evolve, and Lead with Lynell Gordon

Ready to crush it in the short-term rental game? This episode of STR Sisterhood is your roadmap to transforming your Airbnb from side hustle to success story!

Join us as we chat with industry rockstar Lynell Gordon. Lynell spills the tea on the powerful business strategies you need to thrive as a leader in the exciting Airbnb world. 

This episode goes beyond fluffy advice. We’re diving deep into actionable tactics to level up your short-term rental skills as a business leader.

Whether you’re a seasoned Airbnb pro or a fresh face, this episode is packed with game-changing tips and tricks to propel you towards short-term rental superstardom! 

Grab your coffee, cozy up, and get ready to take notes! Your journey to Airbnb domination starts with STR Sisterhood!

Highlights and Key Points:


[02:09] A short introduction about our guest Lynell

[07:01] Lynell shares decision making process to transitioning from being a business owner to an employee

[09:55] Foundational business best practices important and relevant to Lynell’s experience

[13:55] How core values help identify good team members

[15:39] The importance of focusing on your strengths and passions, and outsourcing specialized tasks

[18:46] Intentional goal planning and the development of routines to achieve goals

[23:02] The importance of self-awareness in task management and goal planning

[26:19] How does closely monitoring finances drive business growth and make strategic decisions effective

[27:29] Why is it important to approach financial management with a strategic mindset

[35:37] Lynell shares how she maintains an optimistic and grateful mindset

[38:55] The lightning round

Golden Nuggets


  • “The best leaders know how to follow as well.”

  • “Surround yourself with people that will help you to attain your goal or your vision, whatever it is.”

  • “Hire slowly, fire quickly.”

  • “You have to have empathy and customer service, no matter how smart you are, no matter what you do.”

  • “You have to calculate your value based on time.”

  • “You can have anything you want in life that you’re willing to work hard for.”



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