03 Apr Getting Real on Starting Up, Figuring it Out on the Fly and Finding Mentors with Organic Baby Brand Founder Monica Royer Monica + Andy
Meet this week’s guest, Monica Royer, CEO of Monica + Andy.
What you’ll learn
That at least honesty still matters in our world (cough). Listen to the show to hear why intellectual honesty, specifically, is something Monica believes is paramount to becoming not just an entrepreneur, but being a great CEO. Instead of sugar-coating challenges until it’s too late, you’ll hear this founder talk about the importance of being straightforward about what’s going well for the business and what isn’t working – no matter how uncomfortable it feels at the time. Find out how Monica pulls this off to keep her team strong and engaged.
How you’ll be inspired
Daily frustrations are, well, super frustrating, but they can be an entrepreneur’s biggest asset. They certainly were for Monica. After struggling to find the kind of community, classes and apparel options she wanted when she became a new mom, she created her own solution – one that’s still growing today and offers not only organic babywear, but also a variety of events and ways to bring new moms together in their communities via the company’s Guideshops.
What you’ll tell your friends
So, if you’ve felt like you don’t know what you’re doing this week, seriously don’t sweat it. I heard Monica swear that at Monica + Andy, there are zero experts. She even said she’s never hired anyone who knew exactly what they were doing, LOL, but instead, she finds people who are ready and eager to learn. Listen to the show to find out how Monica + Andy’s team was founded on this philosophy through the experience of the biggest non-expert of all – Monica herself – and why it all just works.
Resource of the week
Of course, as the creator of The Mentor Files, Monica would recommend this: a mentor. With someone to help you out and give you advice should you need it, you’ll be able to get a better view of where to take your business, a bigger picture of what you’re doing, and of what you can do.
Connect with Monica Royer
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