We had the good fortune of connecting with Andre Notice and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andre, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor I would attribute to my success would be DESIRE. I wanted it bad enough to go through the growing pains, the sacrifice, the hardships, the study, the research and whatever else came my way. I wanted it bad enough to stay in uncomfortable positions long enough to figure it out.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Being where I am today did NOT become easy by any sense of the word. I grew up in a single parent household, being the eldest of 3 boys. With no father in the home, I was forced to grow up quick and watch after my little brothers while my mom was often working two jobs. We often went from house to house, sometimes stayed with friends. Finances were often a struggle. Even when I grew up and got on my own, I ended up losing my place, living in a hotels, with different friends and even sleeping in my car. In 2015, I was literally selling houses, and I have no house of my own and had all my possessions in the back of my car. What an experience! But I didn’t give up. And in order to keep going, I literally became addicted to personal development. I indulged myself in a series of motivational videos, podcast, sermons, tapes, recordings, panels and info on the law attraction, power of the subconscious mind, power of tongue, power of words, power of positive thinking, etc. I would listen to the same content from people such as Jim Rohn, Les Brown, John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Earl Nightingale, Napoleon Hill, Eric Thomas, Myles Munroe, Bob Proctor…the list goes on. This provided me the mindset and fuel to continue during tough times of homelessness, no funds, depression, exhaustion, frustration, confusion and even questioning myself.
One of the things I learned, was about branding and how important it was for me to brand myself. With my last name being “Notice” and me also being a poet, I decided to play on my last name and marketing myself by saying “UwillNoticeMe”. I thought It was a clever, catchy way for the public to….”Notice me” and remember me being a standout. Then, decided to incorporate my poetry with my real estate and coined myself the “Rhyming Realtor” and made sure to rhyme in my marketing material, just to set myself apart. It seemed to be working as people started “noticing me” and I must say, the decision has turned out to work in my favor. What’s exciting is, I’m JUST getting started! I’ve learned that life in one word (to me) is LOVE. And the best way to show love is to give. To get more, GIVE more. To get what you want, help enough people get what they want! So, I just kept on giving and working and staying consistent. Before I knew it, I was turning my finances around and winning multiple awards! And now, I plan to leave a legacy on giving. I’m living a life that life is not about me, it’s about others and how I can leave a mark, and God alone gets the glory for my story! So, I’m coming out with more ways to expand my giving!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Most of my friends like what I like, and so, we’d be having fun doing social activities and eating good. We be sure to visit many places to make the most of the week. Eating lunch at Turkey leg hut, Houston’s, Pappadeaux’s, Brunch at Snooze, Sunday funday day party at Chapman and Kirby. In the evenings we’d go at for happy hours at various restaurants: Cyclone Anayas, Moxies, McCormick and Schmitdt’s, Steak 48 and Mastros, and James Harden’s new place, “13.” Night life would consist of live music at Taste bar and lounge, 02 lounge and another surprise venue, depending on what’s going on that week.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are many people I feel deserve additional recognition for what they’ve done, before stating any of them, I must begin by dedicating this and my success to my mother. She is the strongest, most thoughtful, selfless person I know and I would not have made it thus far, without her love, sacrifice, leadership and dedication. I love you Mom.
Apart from her, I would have to shoutout Seneca Dunmore. Over the past few years, she’s become a close friend that I am constantly inspired by. She is a full-time speaker with a remarkable story and I’m encouraged by seeing her take her career to new levels. She also understands you get in life that which you give.