This week, our guests are Syd and Shea McGee of Studio McGee. This power couple run and are the sole owners, no outside capital, of one of the most successful and fastest growing interior design businesses in the country.
Shea graduated from college with a degree in public relations but quickly realized that her passion was to create… she wanted to be an interior designer. Syd started his career building a startup for digital marketing but found himself unfulfilled in the mechanics of the business.
Then, the light bulb went off and Studio McGee was born.
Now, with more than 1.7 million followers on Instagram, a popular YouTube channel, a newly launched brand with Target, a new book titled Make Life Beautiful, and a Netflix show Dream Home Makeover – Syd and Shea are climbing the S curve of their dreams.
Your passion may be telling you something. Shae was already spending her time doing what she loved, the logical next step was to dedicate all her efforts to building the business. This takes time. As my mentor, Clayton Christensen, would say. “Be patient for growth, impatient for profits.” Get that first customer, that first profitable customer.
What would it look like if more people believed, if you believed that you could actually pursue what you love to do? What would it take to make your life more beautiful?
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:
- Syd and Shea McGee, Studio McGee | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram
- Syd and Shea’s book | Make Life Beautiful
- Whitney’s Instagram | Instagram