I was really excited to sit down with our guest today, Dr. Andrea Maxim. She’s an entrepreneur, naturopathic doctor, and unapologetically interested in driving her entrepreneurial spirit and finding ways to have a massive impact on her profession.

In this episode, I was lucky enough to get her take on a few things: the trends she has been seeing within entrepreneurialism, where she thinks we should be investing our time and energy as we move into 2018, and the common elements that she has seen — both in her journey as well as her clients — in terms of successful outcomes.

This is a great interview because it’s that balance between business through the lens of someone who’s in healthcare — who understands the need to have boundaries and limitations in terms of how far we push. We also talk about what it means to really be an overnight success and the 10 years of work it takes to get to that place. This is an interview for people who are interested in understanding how you can become passionate about looking for a career in helping others and the type of hustle and strategy and self-investment that goes along with it.

Key Takeaways:

[3:43] Dr. Andrea Maxim takes us through the journey that got her to where she is now.

[7:04] The concept of ‘endgame’: what it means to Dr. Andrea.

[10:39] Where Dr. Andrea’s mindset of “I just know I can do it” came from and how to think optimistically.

[17:31] The importance of failing to achieve success.

[18:59] Detaching yourself from others’ opinions and Dr. Andrea’s obliger tendency with a side of rebel.

[22:20] Straddling the line between healthcare practitioner and hustling entrepreneur: Dr. Andrea’s predictions for key marketing trends for small businesses in 2018.

[26:30] Finding the balance between finding personal touch-points with clients while also limiting your access and taking a step back.

[29:11] Where Dr. Andrea plans on moving forward this coming year, where she plans to invest her time and money in terms of personal growth, and what her best personal investment has been in the past.

[34:01] An important exercise in gaining — and being open to — personal insight.

[36:13] How to filter out the noise of advice and suggestions, to process it and find the one, clear path to take.

[39:36] What Andrea would like her legacy to be.

[40:39] How Andrea describes health.

[42:03] Andrea’s key-performance indicators!

[45:05] Where to find Andrea online.

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too), by Gretchen Rubin

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More About Dr. Andrea Maxim

Dr. Andrea Maxim is one of Southern Ontario’s leading naturopathic doctors and the creator of ‘The Maxim Movement’; a movement helping people move towards MAXIMizing their Digestion, MAXIMizing their Hormones, MAXIMizing their Weight Loss and of course MAXIMizing their Health!”

Dr. Andrea graduated from McMaster University, completing an Honours Degree in Biology and Pharmacology. After another four years of rigorous training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Andrea completed her degree as a licensed Naturopath in Ontario and is proud to be serving the Haldimand and Burlington Community.

*From Andrea’s website.

Connect with my Guest:

Andrea’s podcast: The Profitable Practice Podcast

Visit her website: Booking links, blog, and store.

Follow her on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


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“I never was fearful of making investments because I always knew I had the drive.”

— Dr. Andrea Maxim

“One of my favourite quotes that I rehearse in my head is, ‘What got you here is not going to get you there.’” — Dr. Andrea Maxim

“Whatever has happened in your past has no dictation on what the future will hold.”

— Dr. Andrea Maxim

“Video is becoming the #1 seen, heard, watched piece of social media out there.”
— Dr. Andrea Maxim

“That’s really what I’m investing in more — is being around like-minded people and keeping very much in-tune with that whole, ‘You are the five people you surround yourself with.’” — Dr. Andrea Maxim

“My word for 2018 is Acceptance.” — Dr. Andrea Maxim

“What I would really love to be known for … is … to be the person that really stepped up and made a change … in the naturopathic and healthcare community.”
— Dr. Andrea Maxim