We are over the moon excited to be launching our conversation platform where we will be sharing the journey to entrepreneurship. Dear friend and soul sister Morgan Mayer is our FIRST Bad Ass Sacred Biz Babe who's heart is massive and spirit is radiant. Every moment I reflect on truly how GRATEFUL I am to be surrounded by ambitious, intuitive, and vibrant souls like herself in business. Everyday I witness this unfolding community that has may heart bursting with excitement.
With so much love from Brittany
Hello and WELCOME!
My name is Morgan Mayer and I am the owner and founder of Sweet Pea and Noelle Bridal Boutique in Regina, Saskatchewan… WOW, that was boring and glad it’s over with.
This is who I really am, (because what you do doesn’t necessarily reflect who you are)
So let’s start over…
My name is Morgan Mayer and I am an out-going, minimalist, girl boss, crystal enthusiast, lover, dog mom and born in April making me an Aries (no judgments, please). I am so humbled and grateful to be asked to write this post and share my experiences in business that may help others to pursue their dreams!
It’s an incredible journey, full of discomfort, fear and worth EVERY. SINGLE. SECOND. Let’s dive right in.
For those of you that do not know WHO or WHAT Sweet Pea & Noelle is, we are a bridal boutique that carries 100% CANADIAN designed and made wedding gowns and products carefully curated by myself and partner/ sister, Brittany. Our designers are fellow female owned small businesses that are absolutely SLAYING the Canadian bridal game. Gaining quite the following all over the world. These women are all unique and their personalities show in their designs. Making each gown an exclusive work of art. Part of why we love our jobs and why we do what we do is the genuine human connection and care that goes in to each and every product we carry. This aspect is what makes us one-of-a-kind and a company that genuinely believes in not only the power of a good product, but also the power the LOVE of a good product can have that translates into outstanding customer service.
Let’s Talk, INSPIRATION.
For inspiration, I tend to have different ones all the time. It can depend on the day, the hour, the moon. Heck…even my cycle has an effect.
What I find my most constant source of inspiration is good, old fashioned, L-O-V-E. This can mean the love I see in a designers work, the love I feel from my partner or the love I can almost touch when a blushing bride comes in our boutique doors. There is no right or wrong thing to have that draws inspiration. You’re inspiration will be completely different from those around you and that is GREAT! It means, the outcome of your inspiration will be as unique as your feeling towards a product/ service. Thus, giving off something different that is going to set you apart from the crowd. The moral of the story is to listen to your own inner voice and trust it will take you to the ideas and journey’s you dreamed of.
When you are starting your own business, there are magical memorable moments and there are moments and tasks that you would rather not relive and forget entirely (Bye, Felicia) Because let’s face it, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns.
Personally, I have THREE moments that stand out.
1. The Birth of the Idea
2. Opening Day
3. The thoughts of the future and the goals not yet realized but I have faith are on the way.
Your moments will change and evolve. In the beginning you may have 3 memorable moments a day, a month, a year, whatever. Your moments will be just that, YOUR moments. Enjoy them, be grateful for them and look forward to the abundance to come.
Well, this is UNCOMFORTABLE
Building a business isn’t easy or comfortable in any way. In order to build a business you will be uncomfortable more often than not. If you’re comfortable, you’re in the safe zone…and no one grows in the safe zone.
DAY to DAY
Here are a few things that I do on a daily basis that keep me grounded and inspired.
I like to start my day with an alarm that does NOT make me want to hit the snooze button (Because as much as I try, I’m not a natural morning person at this point). I found an amazing app called “Inspire.” It’s an alarm that wakes you up gently to a motivational speech compilation.
It’s perfect and makes me want to leave my bed to start my day. As I listen to the wise words, I reflect and visualize my goals, both daily and long term. I then make my way downstairs and I brew my morning cup of coffee. As the sun makes its way over the horizon and into my kitchen, I will think or write down what I am grateful for. This little ritual has become my favourite part of the day.
Finding your own ritual will take some trial and error and be different for everyone. But, whatever it is, it should feel good and reflect the individual gift you bring to this world.
A Word of ADVICE…
JUST KIDDING! I have many words.
+ It’s SCARY. Push forward. (cue: Salt N Peppa: “Push it, Push it, Push it Real Good”)
+ Be genuine. ALWAYS. People can sense consciously and subconsciously an un-authentic word/action/ product.
+ BE YOU. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Because that product is truly unlike any other.
+ KEEP GOING and KEEP GROWING. Aspire and always keep reaching for each and every wild dream you can dream.
BUT I DON’T WANNA!
When your couch is simply so comfortable, Grey’s Anatomy is on Netflix and you have nothing pressing on the schedule……sounds good right?
WRONG! This is your comfort zone and what did we learn from earlier?
NO ONE GROWS IN THE SAFE ZONE!
Sorry, that was aggressive. But seriously, we’ve all been there and it’s usually a craving I need to satisfy occasionally. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break or indulging in some self care.
Besides going to the gym a few days a week I usually take a day or 1/2 a day a week to focus on my well being. If my cup is empty, there is nothing for me to contribute to my goals or to others. So find an activity that relaxes you and helps you to reboot. It’s so important for your well being. If you’re not helping yourself, you can’t help others.
Activities that let this little unicorn live her dream life:
+ Ritual baths
+ Reiki sessions
+ Crystal meditations
+ Eating an absurd amount of chocolate and binging a few episodes of a comedy series
From the bottom of my humbled heart. Thank you for your time and I wish you the best in this big beautiful life.
Peace, Love and Magic,
One more thing.
Ok, two more things….
I will leave you with my two favourite books that inspired me when I was building the business of my dreams.
“PEOPLE OVER PROFIT” by Dale Partridge
“YOU ARE A BAD ASS” by Jen Sincero
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