Mona Andrei – Author/Founder of Moxie-Dude

“Follow your heart. But take your brain with you.”

Meet Mona Andrei


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Mona Andrei is a digital copywriter, writer, and all-around happy person. When she’s not working on client projects, she likes to write irreverent posts for her personal blog, Moxie-Dude.com, where she writes about life updates gone wrong. Or right. She’s undecided. Much to her surprise, her blog was included in the “Top 100 Humor Blogs” list for 2016 by Healthy Moms Magazine.

How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

My first published article was in 1992, so I consider this my “start date”.

Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?

Yes.

What is the name of your current project / company?

Moxie-Dude. Life updates gone wrong. Or right. I’m undecided.

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

I like to write humour posts.

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

Mostly from middle of the night insomnia fests. I couldn’t sleep so needed something to do. The blog started as something “for me”; something to do. The readers are a bonus.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I LOVE it. I love to write. I love to engage with readers, fans, and followers.

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

To not be so critical and hard on myself. I don’t criticize others. Why do I criticize myself???

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

Follow your heart. But take your brain with you.

What does your typical day look like?

My day always starts with coffee and reading/catching up on SM networks. Then I move on to either writing for my blog or writing for client projects.

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

I think my biggest block has always been the voice in my head; the self-deprecating one. If I could go back and hush that voice – take away its power from the beginning – I would have written more freely from the start.

What is the most important thing in life?

The order goes like this: God >> Wifi >> Family >> Business.

Business is last, but that doesn’t mean that it gets neglected. It doesn’t.

I’m crazy passionate about business, taking ideas and making them into something amazing, it’s like oxygen to me.

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Procrastination. Every day is a battle but you must know it, face it, and push yourself through it.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I work from my home, an old house in the middle of cornfields that I bought during the summer of 2015. I woke up that morning thinking that I was going to visit an auction to look at a lawn mower and ended up bidding on the house. I never did get to look at the lawn mower. I was too busy being distracted by falling in love with the house.