Andie Monet is a Optimization Strategist who is an expert in creative and strategic business solutions. She focuses on passionately helping women-owned small businesses with at least 7 support staff to move from growth to explosive profits. In this interview, Andie shares her inspiring journey, success secrets and key actions that you can learn from.
Izdihar: How did you start your Entrepreneurship journey?
Andie: I started my first business when I was 16 years old because I was homeless. My single mom had abandoned me one day, and I needed a way to survive. But at 16, no one wanted to hire me. So my solution to my situation was to start a business.
Izdihar: Who inspired you to start your business?
Andie: Even though I was not verbally inspired by anyone, I didn’t realize how important my early memories were about business. My grandparents owned a ranch, real estate, and other businesses. But also, I was incredibly intrigued and interested in the many business books that I read from my grandparent’s library, even at 8 years old.
Izdihar: What type of services or products do you offer?
Andie: I have consulted for over 3 decades with many Fortune 500 companies, but my passion is with guiding and helping small businesses maneuver the many challenges of owning a business. So I created courses and training that can help business owners at many budget levels, interest levels, and experience levels.
Izdihar: What is the best part of being an Entrepreneur?
Andie: I remember the many days, nights, and years of fear, stress, and anxiety that comes from not knowing if I would make it, or how it would happen. Because of that, I have a fire in inside of me that really drives me to make a difference in people’s lives. It allows me to be the support that I never had on my own journey.
Izdihar: What is the most challenging part about being an Entrepreneur?
Andie: I can’t help people if they don’t know I exist. So outreach and exposure is important for me to help people & be the answer to prayers.
Izdihar: What are your biggest lessons about being an Entrepreneur?
Andie: I have many, especially starting at 16. But I feel that the top 3 biggest lessons in my own life were: Defining what a “salesperson” is that fits me, not what books or consultants say; Understanding, realizing and valuing what my “core genius” is; Understand the difference between cost and value, both in spending money and in charging clients.
Izdihar: How are you different from other Entrepreneurs in the same industry?
Andie: My original academic background is in engineering and physics. This means that I’m good at math, analyzing, finding solutions and determining how things work. I genuinely believe that this particular background has made my able to solve deep, complex, non-obvious challenges more easily and creatively than many people.
Izdihar: What are your top 3 advice to other Entrepreneurs/your niche?
Andie: My biggest advice is more about mindset than “logistics”.
- You do NOT need money to grow. It’s only an “accelerator” and a substitute for time and strategy.
- The only person who can stop you is you.
- Give yourself permission to NOT have to know everything because owning a business is a journey not a destination.
Izdihar: What’s your secret to balancing your family, business and ME time?
Andie: For me, I like prioritizing. Mine are: family, me, everything else. So I am very conscientious about spending specific, quality time with my family every day. I schedul everything else around that, including “me” time.
Izdihar: What’s 1 key action that anybody can take today to move closer to their goals?
Andie: I make a point to take one daily action step towards a short-term goal and one daily step towards a long-term goal. It does’t have to be big. It could be as small as a 5 minute google search, sending one email, or even putting a reminder on a sticky-note on the bathroom mirror of something that I am focusing on for the next 30 days.
Izdihar. Do you have any free gifts to offer?
Andie: I love providing free resources, so I have free webinars and courses all the time. They can always be found at www.AndiesFreeGift.com, which is currently “6 Ways to Explosive Profits in 30 days”. There are also free resources and financial and business templates on my website, as well as free downloads of my books.
Izdihar: How can people get in touch with you? Example, website
Andie: Here’s how you can contact me:
Izdihar: What do your clients say are the best thing about working with you?
“Andie is easy to work with and very thoughtful about what she recommends. She has proven over and over that she finds strategic solutions that make the biggest impact in the smallest amount of time and cost. In only one week, she saved me over $30k in areas that I didn’t even know I could fix.”