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

Hi Maayan, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
Other than deciding to work for myself, the single most important decision I made that has contributed to my success has been to focus on building relationships through offering value without any expectation in return.

What should our readers know about your business?
Currently my business focuses on creative ways for businesses and brands to engage in marketing efforts that bring higher levels of value to their audience and help them connect more deeply. A major project I’m focused on right now is a cross country tour of the entire US called the Main Street Tour. I teamed up with Hootsuite, a social media management platform, and we are visiting small businesses across the country to help them better manage and utilize social media. I’m also in the process of writing my first book that’s focused on improving emotional intelligence. I teamed up with Hootsuite, a social media management platform, and we are visiting small businesses across the country to help them better manage and utilize social media. It certainly hasn’t been easy to build my business and I’ve had to overcome major challenges such as surviving homelessness, dealing with platform changes, and even things like our store getting broken into., robbed, and vandalized four times in a single month. The way I’ve overcome every single challenge is to find the opportunity in the failure. Instead of focusing on the negatives I always use any setback to learn new lessons and find a new opportunity to grow.

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.
In Spokane, WA my favorite spots would be downtown and Kendall Yards. Downtown is a vibrant community with beautiful old buildings and tons of new restaurants and businesses. There is also riverfront park which is blocks from downtown that has a gorgeous view right along the river where you can see the waterfalls. Kendall yards is a neighborhood along the river with boutique shopping, wineries, restaurants, a vibrant and lively community and tons of dogs walking around.

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?
I would like to give a shout out and recognize my good friend Jesse Johnson. When I first started my consulting business he mentored me not only in how to better serve my clients but also how to manage my time and set my priorities.

Website: www.maayangordonmedia.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maayangordonmedia/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maayangordon

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