122: Andrew Dickinson | Living by Your Own Standards

On today’s episode of The Edge of Excellence, Matt is joined by Andrew Dickinson, as he shares the captivating journey of his life, marked by a blend of failures and triumphs that have shaped his unique perspective on success and personal growth.

Emphasizing the importance of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success, Andrew recounts his experiences of financial ups and downs, underscoring that each setback brought him closer to his goals. His story unfolds from early ambitions of being the first man on Mars to becoming a millionaire by his late 20s, demonstrating a relentless pursuit of designing a life governed by his own standards of excellence.

Andrew’s professional path is characterized by bold transitions, including his departure from a promising career as a General Manager of a multimillion-dollar car dealership to embark on various entrepreneurial ventures. This leap of faith into the uncertain world of startups and consulting, along with his decision to prioritize travel and life experiences over a traditional career trajectory, illustrates his commitment to living a life defined by passion and purpose. His journey is a testament to the power of saying “yes” to opportunities, learning from every experience, and the importance of goal setting in achieving personal and professional fulfillment.

The podcast also delves into Andrew’s extraordinary year-long travel adventure, covering over 80 countries, which he embarked on with his wife, Samantha. This adventure was not just about escaping the routine but an intentional choice to explore the world and immerse themselves in diverse cultures, further enriching their lives. Through this experience, Andrew highlights the significance of balance, the value of experiences over material possessions, and the profound impact of intentional living. His story is a compelling reminder that success is not just measured by financial achievements, but by the richness of one’s experiences and the courage to live life on one’s own terms.

Join Matt and Andrew for this fascinating conversation.


What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • How Andrew views failure as an essential part of his journey, teaching that each setback is a step closer to achieving your goals.
  • Andrew’s definition of excellence as designing a life by your own standards and being the best at whatever you choose to do.
  • How his early exposure to goal setting, influenced by speakers like Jack Daly, laid the foundation for his success.
  • Andrew’s bold career moves, from leaving a high-paying GM position to exploring startups and other ventures.
  • How saying “yes” and helping others without expecting anything in return can open unexpected doors.
  • How Andrew and his wife embarked on a year-long journey visiting over 80 countries, the significance of balancing work with life’s adventures and the enriching experiences that travel brings.
  • The sacrifices Andrew made in his 20s, including living below his means and making strategic decisions that enabled his later successes and adventures.
  • And so much more…

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