We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Gladney and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Megan, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Determination. After fifteen years in male-dominated sales roles, I was always determined to meet, beat or exceed my sales goal. I always knew that nothing would just come to me and fall in my lap. Finding new ways to market and sell a product have always been my strong suit. Finding unique niche markets to sell too have always helped me succeed.
Picking up the phone, knocking on a door or using the internet to find opportunities have been taught to me in sales trainings. Hard work and listening to the needs of your customers will go a far way in your success. There will always be bumps in the road but if you have a strong determination, nothing will get you down (for too long).
What should our readers know about your business?
I am a Mama Maker who sells handmade crafts both locally and nationwide. My passion and hard work is what sets me apart from others. I got where I am today by attending sales trainings through many of my previous employers. I have worked for start-ups to large manufacturers. Traveling the country attending industry conventions, hosting sales ride alongs with Distributor salespeople…you name it…I have hit the pavement!
I always wanted to start a business and my Husband always asked for a business plan. Well, as you know…that doesn’t work for creative types. I created a product, marketed it and it took off from there. The road was not easy and I learned to pivot during the Pandemic and not give up despite some of my health challenges.
My business was created out of wanting to create a job for myself while I stayed at home raising our child. Having a work from home job has allowed me flexibility with our daughter’s schedule and my doctor’s appointments. I am an avid promoter of Endometriosis Awareness through my platform. When I was in the “office” working world it was hard for me to deal with Endometriosis and it’s unpredictable pain.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Bisbee! I am a life-long genealogy nerd and I found out my 2x Great Grandpa lived and worked in Bisbee through Ancestry.com about ten years ago. The Copper Mine Museum and actually going down into the copper mine was a great time for a history lover. We took a jeep tour of the town and learned the history of where all the hard working miners came from and about the incredibly sad Bisbee Deportation. One of the best restaurants in the state is in Bisbee! Cafe Roka is an incredible BYOB that requires a reservation in case you are planning a stay at one of the many B&Bs in Bisbee.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am most certainly where I am in life thanks to the work ethic my parents instilled in me. My parents were incredibly hard working people who paved their owned paths for themselves. By working hard every single day, they showed their children how to navigate life. My Mother stayed at home and raised her children before venturing into the airline industry and starting a brand new career for herself. My Father worked in law enforcement under incredibly dangerous stress.
Chrissy Tiegen picture is courtesy of Chrissy Tiegen’s Instagram