We had the good fortune of connecting with Mandelynn Moses and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mandelynn, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
My life has been one of grave adversity. I was born into a life riddled with abuse and lack. At a very young age I came to the conclusion that the world is not a safe place. Not only did I believe the world was not a safe place, I had no sense of belonging in the world. Being of a mixed race definitely accentuated this feeling. At the very young age of 14 I got pregnant with my first child, 16 when I had my second. Many pinned my life as being over, that I had no future. However, I am incredibly resilient and competitive by nature, I made sure I was to prove them wrong, although I knew the world was judging my every move. My upbringing and the events in my life have made me strong. But beyond my strength, it has taught me the power behind story, connection, empathy and most importantly not losing the ability to dream. Nothing great in this world was created with the mind. Greatness is stemmed from creativity and play. Not looking at life through the lens of seriousness, but rather a cosmic joke. My breakthrough in life came when I finally accepted who I am, broke free from judgement, and learned to laugh at myself along the way. In this space was I not just able to tap into the Creator that I am, but I am able to express and give myself freely to the world. These lessons have led to every success in my life.
Please tell us more about your business. How did you get to where you are today business-wise. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
This question makes me laugh! My first thought was: “How much time do I have?” To answer the question ‘Was it easy?” Far from it! My business over the years took so many twists and turns. i have ‘failed’ so many times. I have lost count on how many times I have reinvented myself. If I could describe it in the simplest terms, starting a business from scratch is like living in a Rocky movie. You feel like you are in a boxing ring and every time you get up from being knocked down, you get beat to the ground again. You feel completely defeated, tired, out of breath, battered and bruised. But for some reason, you keep getting back up. No matter how tired you are. No matter how broke you are. No matter if you have to move back in with mom and dad. No matter what. There is a driving force inside you to always get back up. I have wanted to quit so many times, but something inside me urges to get back up and move forward. My business is a direct reflection of me from the inside out, so it has taken an incredible amount of growth to get where I am today. Being honest with yourself is the hardest task a human being can undertake. However, it is my deepest core value to create something from the heart and will serve humanity long after I no longer live on this planet. This is what excites me the most. Creating products and services that put an end to fear and suffering. Nothing excites me more than the possibility of creating a new world. My business Heka does just this in a three fold business model: Purpose, Partnership, Prosperity. We have created a Matrix for business that replicates nature. Bringing us back to our merging science and spirituality. The world has lost connection. Real connection. We are moving out of the age of information. It is time to adopt a new business model of Synergy. The world is ready for a new kind of human and a new way of doing business. We have turned leadership on it’s head by helping business owners move out of wealth consciousness to a prosperity consciousness. We help business owners and leaders become individuated so they operate in full power and their influence becomes a fractal hub, a trickle effect. By doing this we can make a big difference in our individual lives, families, communities, and the world. Nothing in the world excites me more then watching this all play out. As a visionary, I often come across many challenges. Especially when everything you create is new. Innovation comes with pain and challenge. The way I overcome these challenges is through my own self acceptance. What you you accept in yourself can never be used against you. I have been called crazy too many times to count in my life. I have had to overcome ridicule, shame, embarrassment, feeling like a fraud, a failure, and beyond. But I never stop growing myself. The more I grow, the more my success grows. The more my vision grows. The more people I can serve.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My friends and family know me as a foodie. I love good food, so a good time is usually around dressing up and enjoying the best meals. My favorite restaurants are Cafe Monarch (sometimes you just gotta treat yo’ self), Mastro’s on a Thursday night, or North. These are my favorite nights out. My favorite pizza place is My Slice of Pie. I travel a lot and whenever I am in town I always make this one of my pit stops. In season the Farm at South Mountain are a must!
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 have to say I have always had a hard time answering this question in the past. Mostly because I have had so many mentors and every single person I have encountered in my life has contributed to my success. But when I look at my life and the people who drive me the most and have carried me the most along the way are my children. My life has been incredibly difficult. My children have always been the reasons I never gave up. They are also the reasons I continue to drive. It is for them I feel I drive to show them that you are never a bi-product of circumstances. Even through the gravest of adversity you can obtain anything. The sky truly is the limit. No a day goes by that I am not driven to live a life of example over words. It is with us that we end the generational pattern of suffering. We are all born into this world to prosper. My girls are the driving force to always remember how powerful I am.