We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Saxton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michelle, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
After losing my dad in 2000, my mom in 2002, and my husband killed in a car accident Thanksgiving 2004 and after 4 years of being mad at God and the world because I didn’t recognize or understand what grief, anxiety and depression was, not until opening myself up, admitting to myself that I had a problem would I then go and lay on a therapist couch to begin the healing process.
Once treated for my mentioned conditions it was God that came to me early one morning waking me up out of my sleep and said , “Turn your pain into gain. Initially I didn’t understand what God meant by that but it took 10 years later after losing my husband that I realized what that meant.
Yes I said 10 years later and thankfully so because if it had happened any sooner I wouldn’t have been able to handle the success God has given me.
God allowed me to turn my pain into gain by going back to college in 2014 graduated Cum Laude in 2017 on the Deans and Presidential List.
In 2018 I started Mia’s Savvy Courier Service with my daughter Bianca Saxton CEO and formed a grief support group called MIA “Missing In Action” Grief Support Group. I too was missing in action (somebody will catch that later on). How ironic using Mia for my business and platform, Mia was my childhood nickname that I never used until God gave me a second chance to live and redeem myself.
Not only did God bless me to write two books, one on my very own “How I Made it Over” June 2020 and four months later collaborated with nineteen other professionals writing the “Pivot Anthology”landing us Amazon Best Selling Authors in seven categories Nationally and Internationally October 2020. So you asked How did I make it over? My answer is, I had to Pivot.
And it doesn’t stop there in November 2020 I began TV talk show called The “Now What?” Show a spin-off from my grief support platform. I share the platform with a dynamic speaker, educator, counselor and minister Bobby Brisker who is passionately known and called Mr. B.
So as you can see if it had not been for my hurts and pains, I honestly believe I would have never used my pain for gain in this manner.
God has been mighty good.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My courier service is one I go hard for because truly it’s another resource/engine that help others in need. Yes we deliver/pick up things for our clients; flowers, laundry, medication etc. But what sets us apart we also take children to after school programs, take the sick to their doctors appointments, (Medicaid Transportation) coming full affect soon and very soon, grocery runs, shop for personal event attire. Whatever is an inconvenience for our clients is a convenience for Mia’s Savvy Courier Service. Yes there has been challenges especially during Covid making sure safety comes first not only for us but for our clients but the volume has decreased at my discretion. Safety is first for my company even knowing that courier services are still a high demand during these times. I’ve learned from this crisis that we need to be prepared for times as these, we have yo have multiple back up plans. What I want the world to know about me and my brand is, I know there are many of us that does the same thing as business owners. I encourage you not to be discouraged and lose focus on what God has called you to do. You can’t do it by yourself, it takes helping hands to have winning teams and we all can win. I want the world to know my brand is here to help others only in the areas I was called to be in. And it’s perfectly well within my soul if I have not ARRIVED where others may have. For me and my brand, I will continue to Wait and not Hate.
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?
Well for sure I would take them dining on the boat in Kemah, and other upscale eateries. Shopping of course Galleria and The Woodlands area. I would take them in the Heights and all the different wards so they can see some of the roads where bricks were laid by slaves with their own hands that still exist. Take a trip to art galleries and museums. And for sure while they are here take them out dancing and get them some bread and meat (substance) take them to church so they can go another further to be able to continue the great works God has called them to do.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My daughter Bianca Saxton, my sisters Tanya and Ramona Dawson, baby sister Ebony Henry and supportive friends and family
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