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

Hi Mecki, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
After working for so many different businesses for so many years, I realized I was miserable. I felt stagnant, and knew the only way I would really be able to grow and feel the actual growth process was to start my own business from the bottom up. No one is going to appreciate my worth more than me, which makes being my own boss an easy call. I also never enjoyed being told what to do, when to do it, and how it should be done. I figured the best way for me to do what I enjoy most is to create my own path – with God’s approval, of course.

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.
One thing I am most excited about with my business is continuing to watch it grow. I am excited to spread love in any way I can to encourage others to spread love as well. My business is not only about loving others, I push the importance of self love as well. Self love is often overlooked, when that’s actually what needs to be nurtured before even trying to love anyone else. I am working on loving myself more and more each day, so it’s pretty cool that while I’m teaching this to others, I’m also able to practice what I am preaching. Getting where I am now hasn’t been easy, but I know I still have a long way to go. I’ve learned to be patient with the process, not to compare my journey with anyone else’s, and to have faith. I want the world to know that real love is still out there for each and every one of us, and that we should enjoy every minute of our journey.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Seeing how the city is currently shut down – or should be – if I were to show my friend a fun night, it would be the comfort of my own home. We would order takeout from California Fish Grill, and enjoy a nice bottle of wine while watching romcoms or Clueless. Even if covid wasn’t a current thing, I would still prefer a relaxing night in.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to give a shout out to God – first and foremost. I strongly believe He gave me the vision of my business, and is pointing me in the right direction daily. My business is all about love, and there’s no greater love than that of God. I would also like to give a shout out to my family, and closest friends for being supportive from the beginning. Last but not least, I must specifically mention the following for the extra push: my husband, our kids, my mom, Aja, Twin, Jade, Vanity, and RoseAngel – and all of my friends who are walking their entrepreneurial journey along with me. We all keep each other more motivated than any book ever could.

Website: www.matchedbymecki.com

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