We had the good fortune of connecting with Janel Mayne and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Janel, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I’ve always had the mindset of serving others. I went through my own wardrobe crisis as an Occupational therapist. I wore scrubs everyday to work. Little did I know that wearing the same thing over and over again was a good thing, until it’s not. I switched settings to a school position and I had to wear real clothes. I literally had nothing to wear and my wardrobe was a hot mess. I still had clothes from college in my closet, not to mention my closet was a disaster, and I wasted so much money and time at stores trying to figure out what to wear That’s when I got the idea for My Mayne Wardrobe, I wanted to help women learn how to style themselves and kick “uniform syndrome” in the butt so they can feel confident in the clothes they wear. I didn’t want another woman to go through the insecurity, frustration, and headache to get dressed everyday.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m a Pediatric Occupational Therapist by day and Personal Stylist at night. I support teachers and students with special needs in school and work home health. I’m a personal stylist who works with women in healthcare to develop their own unique personal style. through education and collaboration so they can always feel confident in showing up as the best version of themselves. I’m constantly learning and building my business everyday. I’ll read business books, invest in courses, and listen to podcasts. It’s not easy. So many nights and days I question if I should keep going, does anyone even care what I’m doing? I always go back to my why and that’s what helps push me over the hurdles. I enjoy helping people and love everything style.
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?
I would definitely take them to eat at The Breakfast Klub, Papadeaux, and the Crawfish shack (if they were visiting during crawfish season). The first place that comes to mind to hang out and chill with drinks is St Arnold’s brewery and Truck yard. I love all the murals around Houston so we would make photo ops at my favorite ones and Discovery green always has free events like live music or movie nights. Of course a trip t he Galleria, The Heights, Montrose area (love the shops), and the Museum District.
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?
First and foremost I have to shout out God for planting this seed in my brain and placing supportive and encouraging people in my life. I have to shout out Marquita from Earthenescape and Kristen from Bella Pelle, these incredible women have been great resources for me on this business journey, cheerleaders, and supporters from the beginning when I just started out. Their success in their own businesses drives and inspires me to keep going and hopefully be sucessful one day.
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