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Ep. 64 | Andy Burde – What It Takes to Succeed As a Young Entrepreneur


May 10, 2022


On this episode of The Rich Equation Podcast, Ashish is joined by Andy Burde. Andy is a young entrepreneur who achieved success at a young age. He is the CEO of Plant Products Company (PPC), an independent firm he built with the goal of providing authentic value selling plant products and services through a large array of verticals including direct-to-consumer and wholesale. It is his goal to create plant products and services that help inspire citizens of the world to create a sustainable society.

In this episode, Andy talks about his path to entrepreneurship, talking about his upbringing, and how he came to the decision to skip college and pursue entrepreneurship. Being a very young entrepreneur, he talked about ‘age bias’ and how he overcame it as he built his business from the ground up. He shared his biggest lessons and daily routines that helped him achieve a high level of performance.


00:00 – Ashish introduces Andy

03:49 - Andy talks about his upbringing, and what made him decide to not go to college and pursue entrepreneurship

08:32 – Andy gives advice to the person who has big goals and doesn’t know where and how to start

09:04 – Andy recalls how he started his business, how he started with online selling in Amazon

09:45 - Ashish asks Andy how he overcame “age prejudice” as a very young entrepreneur

12:28 – Andy talks about the importance of having healthy cashflow in the business

14:52 – Andy talks about key indicators of business success that all entrepreneurs should focus on

17:54 - Ashish asks Andy what he learned most about himself in his entrepreneurial journey

20:38 - Andy talks about the “impostor syndrome” and radical honesty

25:57 – Andy shares the daily routines that helped him achieve a high level of performance

28:01 - Ashish asks Andy what his next steps are

29:47 – Ashish asks Andy what it means to live a rich life


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