Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Andrew Murray. I first came across Andrew Murray back in late 2012 (if my memory serves me correctly). He was doing some amazing work in a Network Marketing company – and I really was intrigued by his work ethic and willingness to serve others. As time went on, I followed a bit of Andrew’s journey through affiliate marketing – and without getting too carried away, earned my first income online using and selling one of Andrew Murray’s systems.
Fast forward a couple years, Andrew continued to make his mark in the internet space and although we lost touch, he was more than willing to offer sound advice, perspective and feedback when I did reach out. I’ve always appreciated Andrew’s evident love for his beautiful family, his business partners, and just people in general. When I called upon him for this brief interview, he welcomed the opportunity and I am so grateful to be able to share that with all of you!
What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?
When I was young, I told my mother I wanted to be a “house solider” and basically, that was that.
I was not the kid who hawked sweets or cards at the school. And I don’t recall ever thinking that I wanted to be an entrepreneur when I was growing up.
I think my drive to be an entrepreneur came more out a feeling that I had deep inside that I was quite talented, and from the fact that I didn’t want to be a “suit and tie” guy and work outside the house.
You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?
I don’t color inside the lines.
I’ve always been drawn to the contrarian viewpoint.
If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?
Start earlier and hustle harder.
Get aggressive about investments and get interest working for you.
And most of all, trust yourself. Even when your opinion contradicts with others in your field.
To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?
Hard work. Long hours. Developing skills early.
The 5 key elements?
You need to have consistency, first.
Third. You need to embrace the idea of selling (which didn’t come naturally to me.)
Fourth. You need to learn marketing. No matter what, the future is about marketing – and doing it in a story-based, psychologically-aware way.
Fifth. Balance. It’s not all about working as hard as you can.
Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?
I was very influenced by “The Greatest Salesman In The World” by Og Mandino and “Soft Sell” By Tim Connor.
I think inspiration comes from within. I’m not so sure it can be transferred magically by some motivational personality.
When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?
On my blog, www.AndrewMurrayHQ.com
I read all my blog comments and contact forms, so that’s the best way to contact me.
How real was that? I’m sure you gained as much value and even as much insight into the reality of entrepreneurship through this small snippet of what was shared through this interview with today’s “outside of the box entrepreneur”. Comments and Feedback always welcome – either by signing in below, or emailing me at email@example.com
The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front.
When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.
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