Who Is Andre Smith?
Went to college at the University of North Carolina Chapel hill where I played football, ran track and majored in Computer Info Systems and minored in Business Administration. After College I joined the army and I did 8 years during which time I did 4 deployments 2 to Iraq and 2 to Afghanistan.
I have always been an entrepreneur all my life. From selling candy bars I brought from Sam’s Club in school to mowing yards in my neighborhood. So during my time in the Army I saw an opportunity to open a clothing store. With the traditions of the Army and lots of movement it forced me to grow fast. I started one store and a website and having to move every 2-3 years hired staff and started another branch at my next duty station. All the while doing all my own marketing.
Other business owners saw that my marketing was doing so well they wanted me to share what company I was using for my marketing. Informing them it was me doing all my own marketing, other business owners wanted to pay me to do what I do for them and informally my marketing firm was born.
Now I currently still own my clothing store as well as my marketing firm and many other businesses. I have made most of my money in real estate. I help business owners that need help and can’t afford it by doing something similar to The Profit. I tend to have a gift at dissecting businesses and seeing its simplest form and what can make it work better. When business owners come to me for help or invest they get my knowledge for part ownership of their business.
I live my life by systems. I develop systems for my business and for my life that make me and the people around me successful. One thing I believe in is the ending outcome. I ask every business person who have goals, “What is your ending outcome?” Most can’t answer that, past money, cars, and houses. “What is your perfect day? “. I am a strong believer of OWNING and business and not showing much RUNNING a business. I currently live my perfect day every day. I wake up 5 am and do crossfit. Work 9-12 , do MMA training in the afternoon , spend time with my kids and workout again at night. Me and my kids take a trip every Saturday. This was my perfect day before I started and now I live it every day. I ask people past money and possessions what’s the final outcome. I make sure that every business endeavor I take on is systemized to never ruin my perfect day. So the picture I sent is a small peek inside my perfect day. I didn’t want to send anything stiff and in a suit because that wouldn’t show me.