Morgan Brooke Tyner was born with two innate gifts: A Passion for Progress – and Putting Other People at Ease. Soul searching for a while, at first she couldn’t discover the source of her passion. She just knew that every single day, she hoped to make a real difference. For awhile, she struggled to be different, as she strived to feel truly alive for the first time. She realized that she wanted a new kind of attention. She was craving for people to look at her seriously – then do a double take. She wanted to stand out – and be taken seriously. She also wanted to interact and identify with everyone in every room she entered – on a deeper level. She realized that she really wanted them to recognize and respect her for who she is.
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and your career journey?
I worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital right out of college in 2015. After landing a fancy, comfortable job there — I truly thought I’d “made it”. Being able to eventually work there was honestly my dream all throughout my time in college. Even in my day-to-day job at St. Jude, I was (always) simultaneously blogging and partaking in creative writing as often as I could. I adored writing (still do) and simply wanted to inspire and brighten someone’s day any way I could. In fact, when I was a little girl, I once took a smiley-face stamp and stamped smiley faces ALL OVER a wall in my parent’s house. When my mom asked me WHY I’d do such a thing, I simply said “The world needs more smiles. I want to make people smile.” I always dreamed of becoming a full-time blogger, but truly never thought I’d be able to dive in all the way. After some really difficult months while in my role at St. Jude, I could sense an unwavering push (from within) that I was meant to do more. It was eating away at me. I couldn’t shake it. I fully sensed that I was truly meant to go at this whole “blogging-thing”, full-time. So, I left my job, actually got married a month later, and (with the amazing support of my husband) dove into my long-time passion of becoming a full-time blogger and content creator. **gulp**.
Morgan, why did you make the decision to become a blogger?
I believe by becoming a blogger & content creator, I’m fulfilling my life’s true mission. I’m able to serve an audience (that I relate with) well, give to women, and bring a few more “smiles” into the world. Giving back, offering value, showing love to women who need the support & that added PUSH of confidence brings me so much joy. If I wasn’t doing this – I don’t believe I would be doing what God has designed me to do. It’s peaceful living IN your purpose. Though it’s most certainly NOT always easy.
How would you describe your job?
My job is professional display or creativity, enrichment, and education for a modern-day entrepreneurial woman. I typically have a designated day for each aspect of my job. For example, Mondays: Responding to emails, reaching out/responding to brands, going to DM’s to get further connected on social media outlets. Tuesdays: Filming vlogs/videos for my YouTube Channel and other Social Medias. And so on!
What were some of the challenges you faced when you first started?
My three biggest challenges were as follows:
- Getting organized and having a daily plan/schedule. (No one can tell you just how much goes into being a business owner, you really have to figure it out on your own)
- Truly Recognizing (and acknowledging) that I had a unique voice and purpose with my blog. And that it’s okay to create from inspiration of other creators. **at the end of the day, so many of the messages might be the same. But, the MESSENGER (you, me, and other creators) is totally different.
- Being PATIENT and appreciating the process. It’s so easy to get caught up in other people’s successes and forget your own journey, step-by-step process, and growth.
According to you, what is the most important part of a successful blog?
Having a laser-focused mission built on a crystal clear Identity. Digging deep and meditating on your true Identity (rooted in your Heritage) allows you to more fully understand who you are speaking to, who you want to help, and WHY you want to help them.
Fill in the blanks: I help ________ do ____________ because ____________ . This matters because __________ . 🙂
What is your favorite part about being a blogger?
I adore channeling my creative juices, love for writing (and new-found love for video) to bring an important message across to my audience. It’s an added JOY to team up with businesses/brands who share a like-minded mission & purpose to my blog. Getting to help enhance their growth + bring unique value to my audience is a huge blessing. And, of course, getting compensated financially to do so pays the bills. That’s VERY important. 🙂
You are a successful blogger. What advice would you share with someone who wants to become a blogger?
I would say #1 is BE PATIENT. Fall in love with the process of growing, learning, and yes – even failing. When you fail, you learn. When you learn, you grow, When you grow, you flourish. When you flourish – you become unstoppable. I would also say think “BUSINESS” right away. Get your legal stuff taken care of, have a separate bank account for business expenses/earrings, etc. The sooner you treat your blog like an actual business – the closer you’ll get to it truly becoming one. (mindset shift!)
What motivates you to keep working on your business to achieve further success?
Simple. I believe it’s my actual mission. Not just a passion, aspiration, or dream – but my MISSION. Goals change, motivation is sporadic. But a mission withstands the Roadblocks, the challenges, and the struggles you will inevitably face. That comes with anything life-changing and worthwhile :). Your mission is your life’s purpose. When you build a business on that – you are unstoppable.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers, any advice?
I would like to share three reminders:
- Marketing is queen, but Content is king and he leads the household, bravely. Marketing is getting someone to know, like, and trust you. Don’t overthink it. LOVE people well and show up for them, with the value you bring. Create, create, create content. Try, fail, learn, get back up again.
- Over-deliver. When you’re just starting out you have to over-deliver. People may not know you yet. You have to build a name for yourself and SHOW UP.
- Before sharing anything, always ask yourself, “How is this going to help my audience? How can this specifically bring that person value?” Seek to offer value in all you do. And remember, value is relative. Try things out and don’t be afraid to do what scares you. Just do your very best. That’s all you can do.