We had the good fortune of connecting with Shenee Campbell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shenee, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
Faith. Has anyone ever told you to, “Just have faith?”. My faith is what I depend on to let me know whether to keep going or to give up. I am the creator of my own reality. I am proud of myself and all I have accomplished so far, big or small. I free myself of all that no longer serves me in order to receive all that I need. According to Miriam-Webster, faith is complete trust in something or someone. Faith is not ignoring facts or evidence in spite or what a belief states. I have faith in not only my business, but myself as well. I understand that faith is not as easy as it sounds. Most people would think hard times would strengthen people’s faith, that they would rely even more on their beliefs. But that is not always the case. In times of great crises, people’s faith may disintegrate to an almost nonexistent state. It has no use anymore. Some describe faith as wishful thinking like a dream, but I like to describe it as a kind of manifestation. To manifest something means to visualize your desire and harness the power of your imagination to make it a reality. In short, manifesting means to make dreams come true. This is more than just a dream to me, it’s a pathway to my purpose and my purpose is much bigger than me. It’s far beyond me, so that’s what keeps me going. Seeing my faith feed my dreams in order to guide me through my life’s purpose.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started my business Masterpeace Essentials to help you elevate your daily self-care ritual with plant-based, toxic-free and affordable products that feel and smell de-vine! Made in small batches with ethically sourced ingredients.
With a passion for toxic free skin care, candles and healing remedies – I found that many store bought popular brand items contained unhealthy ingredients. Ingredients that I didn’t want to place on my skin or inhale into my lungs.
I started creating my own DIY bath & body care and healing remedies using simple and natural ingredients when I was a teenager.
I wanted to use what I’ve learned over the years along with the inspiration that surrounds me in my everyday life to create a brand that helps you elevate your daily self-love ritual with plant-based, toxin-free and affordable bath, body and home care products. Always made in small batches using ethically sourced ingredients for you to embrace your beauty and peace without the worries of harmful ingredients or the high cost of doing so.
The road to launching Masterpeace Essentials of course had a few bumps that ultimately transformed me as a person. The challenges I ran into such as self doubt, making sure I put forth the best and effective products helped me grow to be a better person and business owner.
One overarching lesson I have learned since I started my business was to never doubt yourself. When you follow your passion, your purpose will follow.
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 grew up in the city of Stone Mountain and hiking the trail to the top of the mountain has to be one of my favorite activities! Stone Mountain Park is located about 20 miles away from the heart of Atlanta. It’s not only a scenic park with natural and historical sights, but also has an amusement park and many other attractions! The attractions include different shows, mini golf, a sky ride, outdoor rock climbing and adventure courses, a museum, historic homes, and a train ride. The hike is a steeper climb with several rocks and other natural elements along the way. About halfway, there’s a picnic area which makes a good resting point to stop and take a breather There’s so much to do at Stone Mountain Park. Whether it’s fishing, hiking, biking around the park, or having a reunion with family and friends it offers so much historical and environmental education, that it’s perfect for all ages. It’s the best family-friendly destination surrounded by Georgia’s natural beauty. These are the many reasons why Stone Mountain is a must stop for anyone visiting Atlanta! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I always thank God first. I thank Him for all he’s done in my life so far and what he will do in my future. He allows me to me to be a light and gives me my spark to create. I also would have to give thanks to my family and loved ones. When days are long, and things become overwhelming, I can always count on them to pick me up and help me out when I need it the most. I believe that the success and support of my business honestly comes from a place of grace. When you are good to people and show them kindness, even when they don’t deserve it, you are shining your light. When you smile and keep a good attitude, even when things don’t go your way, you are setting an example. And people will begin to notice and they will feed into your success and drive.
Bethany Solomon, @poseitforshoddy