We had the good fortune of connecting with Cameron McKinney and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cameron, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I love this question. I’m not sure I had a clear thought process behind starting my own business. I feel I was always led to do it by something other than myself.

Back in 2013 as we were relocating from Austin to a suburb of Dallas, TX an idea literally popped into my head on the drive to Dallas. I thought about it for a bit and said, ” hmm that’s interesting”, but I never pursued it. Fast forward 2 years later in 2015, I had a 4-year-old and an infant. Between my career as a Physical Therapist and handling the challenges that motherhood and family presents, I didn’t feel like I had the time or energy to devote to passion projects. However, it was still something deep within me telling me to pursue it.

Not until 2017 (an entire 4 years later) and with the added support of my husband I initiated the building of my brand. In 2022, I’m still passionately settling into entrepreneurship. I’m definitely not an overnight success story, however things are looking brighter than ever.

My business brand is about moving with ease. Were all about creating products that help people live a simpler and more efficient life.

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.
As I stated earlier, I’m a Physical Therapist. I worked in that field from 2004-2020. I was forced to take a leave of absence in 2020 when Covid struck our lives. I was then a full-time “teacher” and stay at home mom. I quickly realized that being a pseudo-teacher was not the career for me…ha. ha. As the kids returned to in person learning, I made a very tough decision not to return to work. Although, I loved what I did I felt it was time to work full-time on my business.

I believe the past 2 years I’ve learned more than I ever would, had I continued working. It has not been easy, but I’ve always been able to figure it out with prayer and depending on a Power higher than myself.

I know I’ve been a bit vague as to what I’m branding and the products to come. However, it is still in the works and legally I’m not at liberty to discuss the ins and outs directly. BUT, what I will say is that they are made with you in mind. With a background in body mechanics and ergonomics, and movement they are to help you on a daily basis have the freedom of movement you need.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a bit older now, so actually my house. lol. No, seriously the uptown area of Dallas has some pretty trendy spots and clubs. If they liked sushi,we would definitely head to Uchi for dinner and drinks and a night on the town. RH rooftop restaurant would be a great lunch spot with the location on the top floor of the Restoration Hardware store. The glass rooftop offers an amazing view and even better is the option for outdoor seating. For brunch we would head over to Snooze or Ida Claire for some amazing food and of course Mimosas.

If they’re into shopping Northpark mall or the Galleria has some top tier stores for everyone’s taste. I personally love going to vintage stores, such as Good Cycle.

In the heart of North Oak Cliff is the Bishop Arts District that has diverse nightlife, fashion and food. Further North is the growing Frisco, TX community that’s home to the Dallas Cowboys practice stadium and lots of outdoor eating facilities.

There’s so much fun to have in Texas!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The older I get the more mindful I am that everyone that has come into my life has had a significant purpose to help me either learn or grow in some capacity.

As a teenager I must admit I wasn’t the best student. I went through a period of being a pure rebel. As I was preparing to graduate high school, I had no idea what to do next. I definitely hadn’t prepared for college academia. I decided to sit out a year and during that time I was able to do some self-reflection. At the urging of my older sister, I decided to muster up the courage to go to community college. Surprisingly I excelled and ended up in Physical Therapy school. If it wasn’t for my sister’s persistence and encouragement I wouldn’t have gone to college.

My husband has been very instrumental as well. He has provided not only financial support, but has also been my cheerleader, adviser, mentor and has taught me to believe in myself. He has shown me that the journey should be just as enjoyable as the outcome.

I listen to a lot of self-help podcast that include Jay Shetty, Brendon Burchard, and How I Built This with Guy Raz. To listen to stories of others persistence amongst setbacks is truly inspiring.

I have a great partner, Temeka that I work with in building the company brand and development strategies. She has also become and friend and mentor. I truly admire her expertise and help!

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Johnathan Goff

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