We had the good fortune of connecting with Shaun Maye-Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shaun, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking a risk to me is taking a leap in faith. Something we all will experience whether you like it our not. Risk can be scaring at times but is required to grow. There will be a point in time when you will have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. You may never unlock your untapped potential if you don’t take risks. Life is all about risk, some big, some small. Risk in my life has shaped me to be the person I am today and I’m just getting started. First, becoming a business owner and leaving corporate America senior manager role was a huge risk. But I believed and bet on myself and now, two years later we have a thriving business and I would have never gotten the chance to discover this path if I didn’t take a risk and bet on me.

What should our readers know about your business?
We are Maye-Williams Active a 100% black owned company founded by husband and wife. After our wedding was canceled due to Covid in 2020 we took the money and launched Maye-Williams Active. An all inclusive activewear brand made with YOU in mind. We REPRESENT the world we see today no matter your age, skin tone, or body type. We believe everyone should look and feel good by being empowered in the activewear they have. Being non-gender labeled creates the diversity and inclusivity we strive to see by ensuring with Maye-Williams Active you belong. Moreover, so far this pass year we have been featured in Business Insider, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Yahoo finance BuzzFeed, and more. We are changing the way people view health and fitness by inspiring the world to #StayActive. Our growing community has helped us be nominated for business of the year by San Diego Black Chambers. In addition, to voted best breathable socks of 2021 by Cosmopolitan. All our activewear is made with soft & durable premium quality. In addition, we’ve partnered with Shopify and have a commercial with over 20+ million views.

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?
Monday- Castaway for breakfast, go to the movies, get a latte at Nimbus Coffee, hit up a dodgers game, Fixins for lunch, Sparks game, then eat out at Joeys’s.

Tuesday- go to the Highlight room for brunch, drive to the beach hangout fly kites, take a E-bike to a local restaurant for lunch, go to my roof top pool for a mid-day swim, head to Kai’s table for dinner.

Wednesday- go to Top Golf for brunch, after go on a hike at the Calabasas stairs, go eat at inn N out, head to the Anaheim packing district and try some cool food and drinks.

Thursday- Go to breakfast, then shopping at a local farmers market, head to rodeo drive and shopping, go eat at the Wadolf Astoria and then get ready for a comedy show at the laugh factory.

Friday- breakfast at great maple, go to the million dollar mansions in porter ranch, head to Cara for lunch, shop at Black market flea, then head to Fixin for dinner.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A huge shoutout is to my wife, Mycah Maye-Williams. Without her support, dedication, commitment, and love. I wouldn’t have made it this far. After, our wedding was canceled due to the pandemic and as I was transitioning from Corporate America she was selfless and insisted we go to the courthouse and do a civil ceremony. And take the money from our large wedding and fund the business. Now, in which we are both 50/50 partners in.

Website: https://mayewilliamsactive.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayewilliamsactive?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-maye-williams-1a404891

Image Credits
Models Sharon Clawson | @sharontheclaw Allie Henkenius | @alliehenkenius Dulce | @ohdulceee Imani Powell | @imanipowell_ Mycah Bacchus | @mycahchristine Co-Owner Of Maye Williams Active: Mycah Bacchus Maye Williams | @MycahChristine Shaun Maye Williams | @shaunmaye Shops: Maye Williams Active | @MayeWilliamsActive Photographers B.P. Edwards | @bearvisionpnd Dalure | @dalure

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