Tactical Traveler: S1:E11 | Embrace Your Entrepreneurial Spirit & Pursue a Life of Financial Freedom with Andrea Overend

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Andrea Overend, an 11-year U.S. Army veteran, entrepreneur, and mother of four daughters, shares her journey to financial and time freedom. Growing up in Mexico, she was passionate about adventure and understanding different cultures. Despite facing challenges, Andrea pursued side hustles, including franchising and consulting. She also built a consulting business and mortgage lending, leveraging her expertise in finance and taxes. 

Andrea emphasizes aligning a vision with entrepreneurship to create personal and financial growth opportunities. She credits her love for self-help books for empowering her. She also highlights the value of experiencing different cultures and political systems firsthand, which can lead to personal growth. Andrea’s story is a testament to the power of determination, resilience, and vision in achieving success and fulfillment.

Highlights:

{03:00} Early Travel Inspirations

{05:30} Military life

{09:00} Entrepreneurial Spirit

{12:15} Venturing into Franchising

{14:15} Mindset and Personal Development

{18:30} Lessons from Travel

{25:00} Transformative power found in a book


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Andrea Overend Bio:

Andrea Overend is a seasoned leader with over two decades of dynamic leadership experience across various sectors. With a steadfast commitment to driving business development and spearheading educational initiatives, Andrea has left an indelible mark on government entities, her own companies, major corporations, community non-profits, and small businesses.

Throughout her career, Andrea has excelled in forging strategic partnerships and tackling complex challenges head-on, consistently bringing value to every organization she touches. Her passion for collaboration knows no bounds, and she welcomes discussions spanning business, academia, and research with open arms.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Andrea is a passionate globetrotter who enjoys sharing her travel experiences with others. With unparalleled insight and a knack for making memories that last a lifetime, Andrea invites others to join her on unforgettable journeys worldwide.

With a track record of success and a dedication to shared prosperity, Andrea Overend is poised to continue positively impacting wherever her ventures may take her. Let’s connect for shared success and unforgettable adventures!

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John

Welcome to the tactical traveler. Today, I have a really special guest for you guys that I’m super excited about for several reasons. If you haven’t figured it out, I’m doing this podcast to interview people with great stories worldwide. It also encourages you to become your boss, giving you the time and money freedom to travel the world.

Our guests today have made that her life mission and that of everybody I’ve talked to so far; she seems to be an expert, so I’d love to welcome Andrea into the show. How are you doing today?

Andrea

I’m doing well, John. Thank you.

John

Thank you. Well, you know, I’m writing here in your bio just to give people a sense of what kind of boss you like. It’s because it’s pretty wild. You’re an 11-year U.S. Army vet, so thank you for your service. That’s you’re an entrepreneur. You started your restaurant. 

You own a Baskin and Robbins. You have a consulting firm. You have a travel agency. You’ve got four daughters, which, out of everything so far, I’m not sure about. The rest of everything is great. Four daughters. It makes you feel like you are God’s status. I got three boys, and they’re pretty easy. My daughter is rough. And then you’ve also had a kidney transplant. It’s like and. And you’re a doctorate. Did you get a Ph.D.?

Andrea

I am a PG candidate, so yes, that’s right. Clinical psychology means that I’m eligible to pursue and continue those studies. So, I got accepted into the doctorate program, yes.

John

OK so. Ah, so what don’t you do?

Andrea

Oh, my goodness. Well, John, I mean everything you mentioned. Yes. Thank you for all the compliments. It’s… You know, this journey that has led me to these accomplishments has been all about knowledge-seeking. So, as I’m seeking more information to accomplish goals, it has led me to different routes, and that’s how I’ve been able to do it.

John

Yeah, I mean, it’s pretty impressive. It doesn’t matter. You know who you are to accomplish all those things, which is pretty amazing. But one of the things that I love is that through talking with you. Oh. You had this intense desire to travel, but you didn’t initially see the financial ability to do that or the time freedom to do that. 

So, I guess there are a couple of questions out of that. I mean, what was it that inspired you to start traveling? And then, we’ll dig into the business side.

Andrea

Yeah, so I’m traveling. It just seemed like this big, amazing sign of freedom and adventure. To me, starting very young and, you know, doesn’t have to be a hunger that starts young. But for me, it did, and part of it was this dual sort of life I had as a youngster growing up in the US. And I was a first-generation American. 

And when my mom came here, we would still travel. She’s from Mexico. And we were born and raised here. We would still travel back to Mexico, often four months out of the year. My siblings and I are in the US, and the dual life I’m talking about is the US. Later, I realized how humble beginnings were good at being raised in and how much my mom struggled, and she worked in restaurants. 

So, in Southern California, with five children. So that tells you a bit of the struggle. But in Mexico, there were many entrepreneurs, and all my family, you know, were professionals—and different industries. 

And there, though, when we went to visit, we were sort of like the rich US kids, you know, so the abundance of minds of the travel mindset, that duality formed me early on and gave me that hunger to keep exploring the world and truly look into how that is. That happens when I would go back home and think I don’t know how we’re so wealthy, quote UN quote. But then, when I went to Mexico, I saw their levels of success as a source of wealth. So yeah, that hunger started at a very young age.

John

Yeah. Now, let’s dive into the army for you. You had the unfortunate pleasure of being in the 82nd … I think it was right.

Andrea

That’s right. That’s right.

John

Yeah. So you know, I apologize; not everywhere in the army can be great, but the only fact is that it isn’t bad.

Andrea

Yeah. Watch what you say now. Watch what you say.

John

Well, you know, I don’t want to listen now. I’ll get a kick out of it. So it’s not for the people from the 82nd, like my cousin.

Andrea

That’s right, airborne all the way. Yeah. So, the pleasure of being 82nd. The thing with the 82nd is that going back to travel fueled it more. It was very restrictive when I was in the 82nd Airborne Division. For those who are, we are already military and veteran-wise.

We don’t have that background or our veterans. We already have many restrictions, including traveling within mile radiuses, doing safety checks, and requesting permission through your command team. But in 80 seconds, the pleasure we had was that it’s a highly disciplined and even more regulated unit in the army because it’s mobilized within 48 hours. And that’s how it always is. Then, so yeah, you have to be ready to go. You have to be ready to go. 

So, you’re constantly training. Yeah, that’s the pleasure of being in the 2nd. And it formed. I joined the army. I joined at 16 and left at 17. And so, I got to the 82nd right before my or right. After my 18th birthday, after all my training, I didn’t know anything different until I started in the guard and started getting stationed in New York City and other places. Still, I realized there’s a whole different army world to which I was exposed.

John

Yeah. Now, how did you get into the military at 16?

Andrea

Yeah. So., I knew I wanted to join the army. I had seen it, which I was too young to watch. Now that I think about it. But everyone knows GI Jane and other things that I realize. Whoa, like women can do that. And yeah, it just really was an adventure. I looked into it. I was very naive, though. I didn’t think we got paid for that one. I’ll tell you that. I also thought everybody was skilled. Like, I thought they were skilled in everything. Like, I thought everybody was a pilot. Everybody was a paratrooper. Everybody was infantry like me, and also all the other tasks I didn’t know until later that that was not the case. How did it work?

John

That’s funny.

Andrea

So, you know what I want to do? I want to fly, jump out, and do all these missions. I just thought that no one plays the Navy; they play the Army.

John

Right now, you know, one of the things that we were talking about is that you went back to Mexico often, and in your family, you were telling me about just kind of the situation that your family had. 

If they wanted to make any money, they had to be entrepreneurs. Could you share that with the people who are listening today and explain what you were seeing and how that impacted your life in the direction you would take?

Andrea

Yes, when you go in, this has proven true even in other countries I’ve seen, right? Everybody there are mom-and-pop shops everywhere. And you realize. What we have here is the opportunity to open all these businesses, and you can continue your career and grow, and your income brackets start growing. You can make a lucrative career choice or be an entrepreneur and do that. But. What may reflect is that my uncle, a politician in Mexico, still owned three different businesses in different industries, including auto and other ones. 

And so, my whole family worked for him, my cousins. You know? And then my other uncle, who majored in accounting, met. His wife she. He was also an accountant, and they opened their firm. Lastly, I have all these experiences, even being like Grandpa, who opened many brick and mortar stores across the border. Because that’s where my family is from where we go, I realized later that there were other necessities they didn’t have. Option to be an accountant and then make a great living for their family by joining a firm. They had to make their way; the same was true with my grandpa and uncle. Yes, he was a politician or educated and knew many things, but he had to sustain a certain lifestyle and help the rest of the family. We have a large… 

He had to make those opportunities for his family and not just his immediate extended family. So, you see that a lot even now, as I travel, it shaped me because you see how people’s need for it is there versus just having the option almost, like we have here from us.

John

OK, so you know that helped form some of your deeper thinking on having a side hustle, and even when you were doing your 11-year stint in the army, were you doing side businesses? Tell me a little bit about that.

Andrea

Yes, I was doing that. Even initially, I would just start. The very first thing I did was. As soon as I got to 82nd, I was enrolled in school. I enrolled in business courses because I knew the first was small business management and the next was accounting.

So, I knew that was the right direction I was going, but I didn’t have the tools to get there because there were zero entrepreneurs in the US, right? I could only get that knowledge if I asked my family in Mexico. 

So, I needed to know how to do it here. When I was in the army, I started to do a kennel business, a concierge business, which was the concierge side, more like paperwork and administrative tasks for other people outside. I even built knowledge on tax preparation, which I was fine with as I was in the army so that we could volunteer at the tax center. I don’t even know if everybody knew. That but you. As soon as I got that skill, I started preparing taxes. So, it was an ongoing experience because I knew I wanted to go that route.

John

Yeah. Wow. Now, at what point did you start or own the Baskin Robin?

Andrea

Franchising is a whole new element in education. In my studies, I went to schools that were researched. 

So, the last time I went, I graduated. And for those who don’t understand, when you’re not military, you’re moving around. I think I went too. I forgot how many schools to include—the University of Alabama. I was at the University of Arizona for a semester—so many things. 

But the last one was the state, University of New York, Empire State College, and that school is like a research base; they want you to do a lot of writing and everything. At least when I was there, my research was in franchising, mortgage, and real estate, the three businesses I researched. 

The first one I looked at was in 2008 at McDonald’s, and that was its process. I mean, I can go on about how that went. The second one was a pharmacy franchise, and so on.

Franchising has its own knowledge and skill set, which led me to the Baskin-Robbins franchise. Now, it’s more about acquisitions, the business itself for the LCs and acquisitions—a business to flip. And so that’s where I’m at. But I completely agree. You have to know everything in the notes of franchising, or if not, get a consultant or someone to help you because it’s its own knowledge set.

John

Guys, the menu, you know, somewhere in there. 

You found time to get a master’s degree and, somewhere in there, found time to start your own consulting business, leading you to travel because you had to travel to do all these consulting gigs. So, you decided to open your host agency and travel.

Andrea

Yeah, I love how you explain things. I’m just like, wow, that sounds like an amazing person. What? You’re. I was talking about me for the masters. No, no. I got a post back in biochemistry. I could earn a master’s degree within less than a year. 

But that means I took a lot of upper-division courses in biochemistry. I didn’t need courses, so based on my requirements for a doctorate, you’re asking if the travel has always been there. I continued it—on and on, all over the East Coast, every time I was stationed somewhere else. Just that alone affected that need and hunger for it. But it took off—more in 2015 because that’s when I left the army, and I was.

Open, as we mentioned, restrictions. To go wherever I wanted, that’s when I. I mean, as soon as I was out, like two months later, I was in Costa Rica. We were in all the Virgin Islands and some other Caribbean locations two months after that. So, it just continued. But it’s taken off even further.

We went back to the agency because I was already traveling. I would help others travel, but I wasn’t sure what I didn’t know. If you look for yourself online, all those entities you’re looking through are our agencies. So, they’re the travel agencies.

So, I was like, what don’t I know? Again, going back to knowledge speaking like I am, I feel like I’m missing something, and sure enough, as soon as I started the licensure process and opened the entity, it was mind-blowing all the things that I learned on top of what I already knew travel.

John

Yeah. So, what led you to open your host agency instead of just signing up with somebody else’s agency?

Andrea

Initially, that was part of my ego, like I wanted my own thing. Like, I just always. I’m used to my own thing, but.

John

I would have never guessed that.

Andrea

I mean, that part sometimes seems right. But the other part was that I didn’t even consider it. Even if I thought about it, I didn’t. I wasn’t … Let me look at it. Who can I sign up with? I was just like; how do I open a… 

I’m making more of a joke with the eagle, but I didn’t. That wasn’t even an option that I looked into. The big thing for me is that I had a vision to provide it; I just wanted to provide more for the client. Whenever you have a vision, you try to align it with others. It will be its research, but you must do your own thing because your vision will not always align. 

And if it’s your entity and you’re bringing people on to help, which I do have a team and contractors, aside from that, you are very crystal clear on where you’re going, where you’re headed, what you’re building, and how it’s going to go.

John

Yeah, yeah. Now, one of the things that we talked about was that you know, there’s this, this person’s pervasive attitude. Being an employee versus being your boss and with your background in finances and taxes, and you know, you had commented that your side hustles that became full-time hustles were just to afford you the ability to travel. 

Tell me how that worked out in the business arena. You were starting all these businesses while attending school, being a full-time mom, and being a wife. You know, it’s like, that’s a huge amount of work.

Andrea

Right. Yeah. So, what is it? It was. I knew I wanted to travel, so we didn’t discuss the army. Part of it was being said by the new adventure, new travel experiences, the trajectory of decisions made, and talk about tactical traveling. The trajectory is always: How will I make this work for travel? 

So, I would look at the businesses many times. I would find that many things would say I couldn’t do it. If I have a brick-and-mortar business, which I was looking at, all brick-and-mortar building businesses, you can’t, and you can’t travel if you’re in the finance industry, even which I was. I am always in the financial realm for mortgages; for instance, it would say you cannot, you can’t make that freedom for yourself. 

I would even start finding things you’ve seen before because you’re around travel concepts and businesses. 

In that case, they try to convince you to start other businesses, like blogging; there is nothing against bloggers. I’m saying that these other ideas were always to change entrepreneurial minds and people already in business, to change their business focus and have that freedom. 

So, I didn’t have a framework or blueprint because it didn’t seem like they were almost saying I couldn’t. And so, I literally would start making ways to make it happen. The first time, once I left active duty and was in lending that first year, I was beside my military travels. I traveled four months out of the year and continued that way.

So, my mindset around travel blended with. My career choice, but all the career choices I’ve made are things I enjoy, not the other way around. I didn’t want to travel, so I will only pursue careers that allow me to travel. I was like, I want this career, and I want this business, and how am I going to make it work so I can travel? How am I going to scale it? What do I need to do for hours? Who’s going to bring to the team? How am I going to be more productive? How am I going to be more efficient? Everything for the trajectory of travel.

John

Yeah. I’m going to ask you this question because I hear it a lot, and you know, I guess we all have this kind of people in our lives, but they’re kind of like, hey, when are you going to grow up and get a job and realize you just can’t gallivant around the world? Do you still get that?

Andrea

I do not, but you. I know what it is. When people say to grow up, it’s especially something that happens in service industries because they can’t see it. If you have a product or a brick-and-mortar, people are like, OK. They question before they tell you to grow up, like, wait, do you still have that? 

And their mind was probably going into, oh my gosh, so you just close it so you can travel. When are you going to grow up? Right. But I haven’t gotten that when I was only doing service-related things where someone didn’t see an actual brick-and-mortar. Office, the first question has continuously been. Are you still doing this, this or this? 

So, I think the mindset would go there, but then they first check in to see what we do. I don’t even know. What is she doing? So yeah, I haven’t gotten that. But when we explore, more and more people just want to know how to do it themselves. You know, it’s not about how I have or haven’t grown up. What?

John

Right, I get it. Many people are like, when will you return to reality that you just can’t travel the world? And I’m like, if that’s reality, I don’t want you to keep it.

Andrea

Yeah.

John

Like, because your life is so much better.

Andrea

I mean, yeah, and you’ve experienced, you have amazing stories, and you start, you have your three boys. I have my four girls, and I mean, you have your children. Start following those footsteps, too, and everybody around you wants that. And if they are more of a homebody, they still, like, oh, man. They start getting hungry and want to go on adventures, OK?

John

Yeah, and I love that you have discussed this with your children, but whether children or adults is one of life’s most significant lessons. I learned overseas and even made a tongue-in-cheek joke that I don’t think anybody should be allowed to vote until they go to the country with a handle on the political system they want to vote for. 

That would solve a lot of problems right there. Hey, go live in that country with that political system. Then, you can come back and vote. And people are like, you can’t do that. And I’m like, we should do that, you know.

Andrea

I feel you on that. You know, right after I left the military when I went to Cuba. In 2015. One of the intentions there was to explore their school system. The University of Havana has an awesome medical and academic system. 

But what you’re saying is very true. Because when I went there, I loved the people. But you learn one of the reasons why they’re so skilled. They’re made, too, in some way, shape, or form, and that’s the route you will take. 

That’s what you choose when there is a moment to choose to learn so much about the system. You’re thinking about why it’s excelling, and I’ll tell you, we even cut our trip short because I was not only overwhelmed like, alright, I’m out of here. I’m not. I’m not proceeding here, and I didn’t enjoy it there as much as I wanted to. I hate to say it because, again, the people were great. There were many amazing experiences still, but uh, for sure. 

If you go to a different country and one of the intentions, when you are knowledge seeking, is to see what’s up, is this really what I want or think I’m thinking about, you will be blown away. You will be blown away by why it’s not working.

John

That happens a lot. As we’re sitting here talking, one of the things that’s kind of popped into my head a couple of times is. What books did you read to help you get where you’re at? I’m not talking about education, but more of a mindset. What were the types of things that you were consuming? That helped you get onto this path of time and financial freedom to live your life your way.

Andrea

Oh, I love that question. I have—read over 300 self-help books. The first one released at the trajectory for that was called Well Done, and a teacher introduced it to me when I was young. It was about relationship building. There are several versions of that book, and the reason is so amazing. Besides that, wasn’t it? It’s that I didn’t even know that there was self-development. I didn’t know that. That was like a certain thing, not just an industry. I mean, like that, that was a thing. Like I read the Bible and things like that, you know, but it. It is the number of skills you have and how you can build your mind. Rewire your mind and reprogram different aspects of your life after I read that book. And so, it’s well done. Like a whale. Not well done. Well done, and well done. And they’re different virgins.

John

Oh, well done.

Andrea

For instance, the one introduced to us by that teacher was a student-type version for youngsters; there was also a parent version. Teachers like that. I’m not sure about now, but that mindset hit. Second, the reason I mentioned in the Bible—and I don’t want to have two spiritual rights—is that I was allowed to explore religion at a very young age.

So, I started. It wasn’t just the Bible; it was other religious books. That was the only self-development that I had known of before. 

And so, I learned how to meditate. Pray for extensive periods and different modalities, which is important because if you look at visualization, self-development is often at its core. What you’re learning is to change how your habits are formed or the trajectory of what you do, and when you’re going back to the first religious books, you’re well done. And then it kept going. What I was learning I was the only religious one in my home, and what I was learning was, for instance, I’ll give an example. All is possible through the higher power that you know I may be learning about now. 

And when you’re doing that, if you think right now, oh, man, yeah, mindset thing they tell you to do affirmations, they’re telling you that you think about bigger things than yourself. You’re why you can learn all these aspects of life through religion and spirituality. 

And so it was a big motivator, and later, I read many mindset books. A line kind of opened my mind to the psychological mind part and biochemical part. Oh, my goodness, no wonder. Like I know without a shadow of a doubt, my successes have been because I was so religious as a little girl that I was attracted to that for one reason or another. I was attracted to that, and part of it was saying you’ll have anything possible through XYZ, like you were saying affirmations without realizing it because nobody taught me that right. Like a stranger, I went to a church, and they taught me that. So yeah, there are many profound mindset things out there, and that’s where it started for me.

John

Yeah, it’s great. I agree. I was thinking about it because I have a degree in Bible and theology.

Andrea

Wow. So, you know what I’m saying?

John

Yeah. And then, the army sent me to a sports psychology course. I’ve also gotten additional coaching and consulting certifications. I have been toying with writing the Biblical Mindset and describing how the current self-help mindsets, visualization, mental strengths, success, books, and teachings are fundamental. I was developed from Scripture, not pop psychology or other things. I’ve toyed with this idea for a while; I just haven’t pulled the trigger because the Bible says things like vision. Please write it down. Make it plain. Whoever reads it can run with it.

Andrea

Yeah.

John

What are we, self-help books? Right? Write your vision down so that you can look back at it and use it to guide you as you do it.

Andrea

Oh, you’re like that. That’s exactly it. I mean, that’s amazing. I would want to read that because this didn’t come up like I had an idea. This happened. It had a lot of reflection. And what you’re saying? So, I mean, like I would, I would pray every day, right? 

So, it would be like an affirmation, giving me the strength to live in my faith. Give me this and all these things that now, like you just said, all these mindset books or like pop psychology, whatever is coming out there at its core, you if you are religious or were you were doing that at some point.

John

Yeah, yeah. There are just so many concepts. I know that not everybody listening will be a Christian or believe in the Bible, but the principles are the same regardless of your belief system. 

So, I don’t, I don’t. I don’t want people to walk away thinking you must believe the Bible for those things to happen, though I wish they would. That’s not my point, but when you think about it, you know another: as a man thinks in his heart, so he is, and there’s just all these. Affirmations that are so pivotal, and I don’t think in Western culture, we ever talk about them that much, you know, and I was even sharing with my kids that there’s this crazy idea in our country that when you’re a Dad, what do you want to be when you grow up? What are your dreams? What is it that makes your heart happy? 

And then somewhere around the time frame of 15/16/17, it’s like, hey, give up on that dream crap. It’s time to grow up, get a job, and be an employee and an American. Revolutionary industry, you know, and. And I just find that stuff so antithetical to what the true purpose of people is like; I don’t think that God intended us just to be somebody else’s slave.

Andrea

Yeah. And you know, you’re hitting us with something very important because even with the consulting, though, it is very uh, logistical, strategic.

When we look at everything as a whole, it has to include some of the mindset aspects of it because you’re changing how you’re doing things, business to travel more, to have that freedom, not to be a slave to your own business. Still, you’re making your hours, but your slaves, your own business.

So, when you’re doing that and what you just talked about. In all the different models, if you just look at marketing demographics, if you look at strategizing for mindset, they talk about different aspects, different pillars. And I always discuss them as generalized wealth, health, and spirit. In my mind, there are different things within each, from relationships to other things that people may touch on, but when you have that slave mentality into your business, you’re like, I cannot. I’m stuck. I’m stuck. I can’t travel if I travel. This happens. 

Part of that decision-making. That is a state of, if you’re feeling scarce, your city-state. Why? Because maybe you are. Maybe now you are everybody that I meet in this place. They are flourishing financially. Like so they’re wealthy. The bucket is full. Whatever you want to call it, that pillar is full, and they feel that if they take away from that, it would be like I was traveling. I want to travel like that. That’s so empty for me. I do want that, but they feel like the only successful aspect of their life will be affected. Even though travel helps your spirit, mind, and health, the other bucket can’t let go of the one place they’re not feeling scarce at that scarcity. 

And the same applies to all the others. So, your spirit, as well as your mind, is slow, and all those things start driving together. When getting in the right mindset to pivot, start having the freedom.

John

Yeah, now that’s a great segue. So, tell me a little about your consulting business, how you got started, and what that looks like because I find it fascinating that you are here. On top of everything else, you’re also consulting other business owners on how to conduct business. And how do you get that freedom as well?

Andrea

Yeah, that was a natural choice. People would ask me even if it was somebody they liked. I like to snowboard. 

So, someone’s like, hey, like I saw you went snowboarding, and most of these people obviously were business owners, and they say I want to go, and then we try to figure out when and. Because I am, my mind is constantly working, reading, and all that. When I talk to somebody, it’s natural for me to start inquiring about them, not as a judgment, just like I’m curious, right? 

And so, things started happening, and these retreats were sort of formed. I’d be like, hey, I’m going to invite such and such. Then and then, hey, we have to sit down for coffee because I want to explore that idea we discussed. And then this happened. The very first time this started happening was in 2016.

So, I did a lot of one-on-ones because people especially wanted to know how to do it more, travel more, build their business, and all these things. I even had to put a cap on it. Hey, the most is going to be six people at a time. 

So, I started building cohorts and all that, and now it’s morphed into me wanting to do it more of the group. And that’s where I’m working now; my last cohort was two weeks ago, and I haven’t taken any clients on because I’m building the group mode.

John

Nice, nice, nice. Well, what? What system are you using for the groove model? Are you using click funnels or what? Do you know what kind of system you’re using to put all these people together?

Andrea

So right now, to bring them together, we’re sharing just like basic. It’s just getting together on Zoom to do the meetups. I have explored some of the platforms, like you said, such as click funnels to Joby—all these things to put the information on, but I haven’t maxed out yet. Why? Because all my businesses are brick-and-mortar, including consulting, I have never done anything Internet-related.

Is that part? So, I’m building my team. I’m first scaling in those aspects because I can’t do all of them.

John

It has been so good talking to you as people listen to this. I’m sure there will be people who want to travel, people who want to help with their businesses, people who just want some ice cream, or maybe people from the 101st Airborne who want to tell you how horrible the 82nd is. What’s the best way for one of them to reach out and get in touch?

Andrea

I don’t want to fight me.

They could, especially since we’re talking about travel; they go to the website, and you will find my phone number. I’m very happy. And tell me breaking more, like you can call me. It’s 760-979-1741. I’m a talker, and I like to talk on my phone. That’s not a weird thing.

John

Yeah, right. Cool. I will put your website and number in the podcast notes so that people can reach out and contact you as they watch or listen to this later. Do you want me to put your consulting on there, too, or can they reach you through? The Globetrotters as well.

Andrea

Yeah, they definitely can. Uh, they definitely can do that. The travel is Globe, trot hub, and Globetrot Pro is consulting, so it is easy to remember. Yeah, I’ll send those out and put a link down. No.

John

Awesome. Well, listen, Andrea; thank you so much for your time. It was so refreshing talking to you. And I just think that people will get a ton of value out of this, and the most important thing is the mindset here you are, and you’ve done all of these things. And even if somebody only does 1/4 of what you’ve done in their life. They would have far more freedom than they have right now to travel and experience the world. 

So, I just want to thank you because your testimony is a great role model for people to follow.

Andrea

Thank you, John. Yeah, I appreciate it, and I’m not hesitating. Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions about how to do that or anything related.

John

Thanks a lot.

Andrea

You share, John.

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