We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexis Groves and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexis, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Well, the idea came from always being myself. I was always known for my real personality to be very funny, random, and awkward. It wasn’t until my Grandfather passed two years ago when I finally confirmed that I was just going to embrace my personality and display it on social media. He was my inspiration to do so. It first was just me posting funny skits to make people laugh, however, after the feedback I was receiving I gravitated towards making it a business. To make people’s day by watching my funny videos warms my heart.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I create awkward funny content on social media. Most know for “Awkward Alexis”. They’re accurate and relatable awkward situations that people go through on a daily basis. The one thing I’m most proud about is the fact that I have expanded my brand by coming out with merch as a way to promote my brand. Also, the name is catchy and the logo is unique. I’ve learned to keep my eyes on the prize because not everyone is going to like what you do which can be discouraging at times. You can’t let the stop you from doing what you want to do though. I want the world to know that what you see on camera is who I am in real life. The same people who made fun of me as a kid for my personality are the same people following me on social media loving my videos.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would say downtown at night. During the day the zoo is very popular and the beaches are as well. The lounges and clubs are very fun especially on the weekends.

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?
My Grandfather’s last conversation with me before he passed was to always be myself and be nobody but Alexis Groves so I would say he gets the recognition. He’s honestly the reason why I stopped being afraid.

Website: http://www.madebymecca.com/store/p31/Awkward-Alexis.html#/
Instagram: alexiseuniceofficial

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