Andie Monet – Keep it Simple
A Little About Andie Monet:
Andie Monet is a Business Solutions Doctor with over 30 years of experience who helps small businesses diagnose systemic challenges in business growth and customize a treatment plan, so owners can move from fear and confusion to clarity, confidence, and a thriving business today and for the long-term. She tackles strategies in sales, marketing, finance, business development, and operations
In this episode of The Millionaire’s Lawyer, JP and Andie Monet discuss:
You have the power to choose what you think. When you are thinking something negative, it is your choice to be focusing on the negative.
Andie mentions trying to focus on the positive, and that there is always a silver lining and a positive way you can view things. Personally, Andie states she feels like the world is looking out for everyone. If something happens to you, there was a reason for it, a meaning.
It is only one day out of 100 years, it is okay, you have so much more time and life to live.
No matter the type of boss you are, there are always stresses, Andie points out two types of CEO’s and states what possible stresses they have:
- Planned CEO
- Fly by the seat of their pants CEO
Andie states that failing is a GOOD thing, it teaches you something, shows you what works and what doesn’t.
Always be in movement, you don’t need to know if you’re going down the right path or not, movement forward is always progressing no matter what – there are always lessons to be learned along the way
You know more today than you did a year ago; you know more today about your business, what works and what doesn’t than you did a year ago
“Business Development” is a fancy way of saying “What is next for the business?”
Have a really good idea of the complimentary industry and see if there are anyways you could do collaborations with them. If they are complimentary, you may be able to share the same clientele
There is a difference between Scaling and Growing
- Andie looks at what processes you currently have in places and figures out
- If she can optimize it and make it work for you
- Upgrade it
- Time to move on
- This is all to help expedite things and make it easier for you. Just because you had a process that worked 3 years ago, doesn’t mean it still does.
Tools Andie mentions she recommends:
- Quickbooks – if you get this set up correctly it is a GREAT TOOL
- Time Slips
Never be afraid to ask your customers what else they wish you offered. If you are nervous, ask the repeat clients.
MAKE. PAYMENT. EASY. If it is hard for your client to pay you, they won’t, or they will be deterred in the future.
Andie observed that the more professional the business is, the harder it is for them to take a look at their own processes and amend their work better for them.
Andie feels as though people should adjust their goals from “I want to make $500K this year” to “I want to be able to travel with my family and not stress about the financial aspect of it”
Plan your day ahead of time. Think of what you would like to accomplish the night before, review in the morning, and tackle that.
- This has been proven to help productivity
From this episode of The Millionaires Lawyer with Andie Monet:
- Make one small step towards your goal, every single day. Every small step adds up.
- Do not check your phone first thing in the morning
- Make sure you are always moving forward – even if it may not be the right path, it will be a lesson.