We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Sullivan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Megan, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Connection and the ability to pivot.
Being in a creative role can often be a lonely journey, so it has always been really important to share my inspirations, process and build a community around what I am working on.
Often things do not go as planned and sometimes you have an idea that on paper sounds amazing but when you actually start working on it you quickly realize it is going to take a lot more time / money than you initially thought. Paying attention to those metrics and maintaining an open mind to pivoting your idea is a very crucial factor in longterm success in business.
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 of the biggest lessons that I have learned as a creative is that there are many seasons to success. I think a lot of people want to start businesses to make a lot of money and they believe that it will lead to more happiness. But along the way they struggle and struggle and are just trying so hard to get to the “end goal” which maybe something they are never truly able to achieve. Remembering that the journey is the best part and really taking the time to enjoy the little successes along the way.
This new collection that I am releasing is all structured around desert horizons. Horizons are a great visual reminder to enjoy the journey. To celebrate each small step forward, to smile at the opportunities that are presented along the way and to continue to keep your eye on creating something larger than yourself. Giving back, helping others and sharing your gifts will ultimately lead to more happiness than any amount of money.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Breakfast at French Market Cafe (Venice) The Getty Museum (Los Angeles Location)
Dinner at Bottega Louie (Downtown location)
Hike at Escondido Falls (Santa Monica)
Lunch at Malibu Farms on the pier
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The book Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo is one of the best reads to continue to pick yourself up and blaze your own path forward!