We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Kolbye and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amanda, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success has been my unstoppable mindset. From day one, before I made my first dollar, I truly believe I was going to run a 7 figure business even though I had no clue how. And I showed up confident and unstoppable even when no one was watching and even when I failed or got rejected time and time again. There is no “end goal” in entrepreneurship; it truly is a journey of ups and downs and the single thing that will determine your success is having an unstoppable mindset, attitude, and not letting anything get in your way.
What should our readers know about your business?
I run an international business coaching business and education platform that focuses on empowering women around the world through online education and entrepreneurship to be able to create wealth and opportunity and live a freedom lifestyle. What sets us apart is our global community and network connecting women all over the world to build their business and personal selves together. I approach business from a very holistic perspective fueled by strategy and action, and backed by mindset. In our first year of business, we scaled of over half a million dollars, served over 200+ clients, and are on track to hit the million dollar mark before our 2 year anniversary. It has not been an easy path as I had tried other business ventures before this and had faced many challenges from growing a team, expanding our systems, and making sure my business was in alignment as we grew. No one prepares you to run a 7 figure company at the age of 27 so every day is a learning experience – which I love. I overcome these challenges by approaching things from a neutral place, always investing in the support I need, and having an unshakable mental state that while things may not go as planned, I know we will figure it out. I have learned the value of slowing down in order to speed up and how important having the right team behind you is. I have also learned that while I’m a very ambitious person, the money doesn’t change things, so finding things you value and spending time outside your business is crucial to your long term happiness. Overall, the AK brand is all about business, yes, but moreso we are about being intentional about your life and being unstoppable in your pursuit to define life on your own terms and create the freedom of choice in your day to day living. I personally choose to travel the world full time but a freedom lifestyle and running your own business gives you your own freedom of choice to define success and abundance and happiness however it looks to you.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If a friend was in town I would take them to go eat at any of my favorite Mexican food spots to sit on a patio, enjoy the Texas sunshine and sip on margaritas. I would then take them to the Trinity River for biking or paddleboards or yoga in the park. I would spend the afternoon visiting the Stock Yards as those are such a unique part of Fort Worth and then I would have us end with dinner downtown.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As cliche as it might sound, I 10000% owe my success to two core people who support me every single day through the tears and also the milestones, who feed me when I work late nights, and who believe in me when things are looking down. I owe this shout out to my partner Zach and my mom Christy as well as my students who truly make me love what I do every day and keep inspiring me to expand this business and my impact.