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

Hi Mecca, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I honestly wanted to give up because of comparison and imposter syndrome since the last interview. Life has been happening and moving rapidly and so my business presence took a hit on social media and trying to promote myself and keep up with re-stock and my own goals and demands. Since inflation I have been working two jobs and focusing more on everyday life. The body care and skincare industry as a whole seem to be super saturated all with similar to same products as mine and I did not feel like I stood out anymore, like what I had wasn’t special enough and because I was not active on social media, I saw a big decline in sales but then I started to get many request and orders for products that did not sell before and that woke me up inside again, I knew not to give up when I realized that I had a client base that was still very much so into what I am offering (online or not), word of mouth still is a huge factor in the success of Everyday Vibe LA and getting behind the scene deals and opportunities to highlight my business helped me to not give up.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Everyday Vibe LA is coming back fully Fall 2022. All of our products are being upgraded and restocked as well as new products are going to be added to the site as well. I’m most excited for everyone to see the new and improved OG products and some new products that we’ve expanded it no. It was not easy getting where I am now for business because I took a 3 month mental leave and as stated in a previous question , I was going to give up and I also had a lot of personal things going on at the time so trying to get back into business and grind mode was a struggle; To help get over the hurdle I leaned on my village of entrepreneur friends and counterparts and sparked conversations around future ideas, listened to podcast and started brainstorming and envisioning what my comeback could look like, Once I started dedicating at least one day a week to my brainstorming sessions, I was becoming more excited to get back to work. I’ve learned that even if you don’t think you have support on the back end with personal or business woes, to always lean on your village and even sometimes share your story with her audience and customer base because being real and honest gets the attention more than fluff.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Coffee for me is always first, so we will visit all of my favorite cute and vibe worthy coffee shops and breakfast spots, Undergrind Cafe on Robertson Blvd in LA because why not, South La Cafe on browning in south central, Bloom and Plume Coffee DTLA and Sip and Sonder in Inglewood ,and lastly Fratelli Cafe on Melrose, the food is amazing and coffee is definitely a hit and so is the vibe. For activities, Melrose to hit up House of Intuition for some crystal shopping , Eaton Canyon in Pasadena to hike to the most gorgeous local waterfall, Melrose trading post for some more shopping and definitely go to Mike’s Deli on Slauson to grab some sandwiches and picnic in Kenneth Hahn Park. Lemiert park on Sunday to shop at Nappily Naturals and vibe out to African drums.
Night spots I’d pick are Mama’s Shelter in West Hollywood , Eddie V’s in El Segundo and Inglewine Wine Bar/ 1010 Wine and Events in Inglewood on La Brea.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I mean there’s sooo many people I can and want to shout out and give their flowers, but when it comes to just solely me brainstorming and getting down to business I’d say, this may be cliche to some but I often reference watching ,”Girlboss” and “Beyoncé’s Coachella Documentary” on Netflix as a quick reminder, Sophia literally started with scraps and people fell at her feet but Sophia surely learned along the way, everything wasn’t already there, she didn’t spend a lot of money right away to try to perfect everything because others said “this is how your business MUST be”. And of course I reference my Virgo queen for any guidance. In combination with a playlist curated with mostly , Beyoncé , Solange and empowering songs, i’m sure to get to work. I also would like to give owner of , Love and Happiness,LLC , JaiNishia Savage, a Huge shoutout for literally talking hours through text and phone for ideas, brainstorming sessions , vendor exchanges and so much more, Forward Female creative and coaching group (Those ladies are amazing), My group of friends who are always down to be my fragrance and product testers (lol) they actually help me out a bunch, my wife who gives me grace when it’s time to stay up long hours, get up super early, spend large sums of money to make profit and take risk some time and endless support , my mom and siblings who are amazing in support and ideas. My mother in law who is like my biggest ambassador for two of my best selling products.
I am thankful for my entire village !

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