Andrea Waltz is the co-author of Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There. Along with her husband and business partner Richard Fenton, she has made her mission to liberate people from fears of failure and rejection, sharing an entire new mindset about hearing the word NO. They have spoken all over the US and the UK teaching the ‘Go for No’ strategies – having been embraced by people in a wide variety of industries and businesses to rave reviews and amazing results. Andrea’s book hit #1 on Amazon’s “Selling” list and has remained in the top 20 of ‘Sales’ books for over the last 8 years.
Welcome to this week’s episode where we talk to Andrea Waltz
After completing a Bachelor of Science degree, Andrea wanted to start a job in CSI. She started her working career in Lens Crafters and moved into management. This led her to meet her husband and create a new business together and move into public speaking and training.
“Go for No” is the biggest thing that Andrea and her husband Richard created that people resonated the most with – dealing with the fear of rejection and failure in business.
At a networking event, Andrea came across a client who asked about distance learning and this was a turning point for the growth of Andrea’s company.
“People pleasing” can be a way of placating rather than using the power of saying “no”.
Interpreting “no” can be a healthy way of using it effectively professionally and personally.
When you get a “no” ask whether it’s a temporary “no”, if it isn’t permanent then check back with them.
Andrea’s definition of happiness is about loving what she does and peace.
Andrea’s morning routine involves an early morning coffee.
Animals bring Andrea a tremendous amount of joy as well as live theatre, writing fiction with her husband and music.
Andrea doesn’t have a strict routine but enjoys the change to allow for flexibility and enjoys having Disney World being on her doorstep to break the day-to-day routine.
Walking is the biggest thing that Andrea rates as great people to do for their mental and physical health.
Sarah Blakely (the Spanx creator) is a big inspiration for Andrea.
Stand-up comedy and America’s Home funniest videos are a way to relax.
“Richard knew what took to succeed and knew what it took to fail.”
“Practice saying ‘no’ and ‘asking’ at every available moment.”
“Success to a large degree is a numbers game.”
The Aladdin Factor – Jack Canfield
Unlocking the Secrets of Retail Magic – Andrea Waltz
The Four Agreements – Toltec
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** – Mark Manson
The House of Sand and Fog – Andre Dubus III
Website: http://www.Goforno.com or www.Gofornokeynote.com
Twitter: @Goforno (23,000+ followers)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Goforno (30K fans)
Direct Office: 800-290-5028
My mission is to help remind and show others that happiness is a conscious choice and we all can be find joy no matter what we are going through.