One of the BEST things I’ve done for my business in the last year is to spend time with people who are already where I want to be.
Whether that’s in business or my personal life (health, spirituality, attitude, etc.) it’s absolutely one of the smartest things I’ve done.
Today’s guest is a perfect example of someone who has an amazing story, has taken plenty of risks, went down the wrong path, and then pulled himself out of that (he started his first business at 15).
Meet Andrew Sparks of Sparks Elite
Before we dive into the show notes, I have to say that one of the greatest things about this interview was how vulnerable and transparent Andrew was. He shared how he dropped out of high school, started in plumbing and construction, moved overseas, and then ended up in the wrong crowd where his life was consumed by drugs and alcohol.
Hitting “rock bottom”
While it may not have been rock bottom for him, Andrew hit a point where he knew something need to shift – drastically. This is when he realized that the problem was his own mindset and how he pulled himself out of where he was and completely shifted the direction of his life.
The turning point or moment when things shifted.
Being the ever-so-curious person that I am, I asked Andrew if there was a moment, book, or incident that shifted things for him, and he didn’t disappoint. He shares a great story about a fight in a pub which made him step back and look at things from a completely different perspective. He realized how much he cared about people and then asked himself what made him respond in a way that other people hadn’t?
An excursion to Patagonia
One thing with Andrew is that when he goes in he goes ALL in. After the fight in the pub, he decided to take an 8-week trek to Patagonia for a survival excursion and ended the trip with a ‘now what’? And that’s when everything shifted (spending 8 weeks in the wilderness where you have to rely on yourself for food, water and survival is bound to do that, right?)
Living an Extraordinary Life
Living on the beach, working with 7 figure businesses, having a quality of life most people only dream of… that’s where Andrew is today.
But not without a lot of hard work and persistence. Would you be willing to sell something near and dear to you to keep the dream alive? Andrew did.
We also talked about FEAR.
How entrepreneurs completely prevent their own success because they’re afraid of rejection, fear of people saying no, and taking everything personal (I did this for a LONG time). Our own limiting beliefs get in our way every day.
We talked about over-promising and under-delivering.
I swear I felt like he was talking about me every time he mentioned the fears and limiting beliefs.
And of course, Andrew shared a current client story about the 24-year-old who went from $700 a week to $5000 a week (and added an extra $3000 in one week).
“There wasn’t a magic bullet. She worked her ass off!”
You’re going to have to listen to the interview to get the full story on all of this – and of course, if you need a mindset shift reach out to Andrew today for a free strategy session.
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Andrew Sparks of Sparks Elite