Name: Dominique Morales
Occupation/Company: M Clique
How did you get to where you are today?
A lot of hard work, and most importantly by listening to my gut. Taking risk, allowing myself to fail but by always learning from my experiences and using them to make wiser decisions.
What is your elevator pitch on what you do?
I usually ask..
What inspired you to start or work for this company?
After the response..
Wouldn’t it be amazing to focus on that and not attempting to learn new programs or understand digital platforms for marketing? Get a team of marketing experts for a quarter of the cost of a marketing team, with years of experience to help you reach your business goals. Lets talk about your goals and how I can take this responsibility from you’re already long to do list.
How do you define success?
Exceeding expectations. For myself, my team and my clients. I define success as making a positive impact while growing personally, professionally, and financial.
What have been some of the most rewarding things in your career thus far?
Doubling my staff and clients in less than 3 months. Partnering with luxury brands that have a budget to work with anyone and them choosing us to create and execute their marketing strategy. It always feels like such an honor to help someone else’s goals or vision become a reality.
What have been some of the hiccups (mistakes) along the way and what have you learned from them?
A ton.. like a million ton! But the most important is to learn from them. A memorable mistake for me was partnering with a person that only cared about money. Our business is so much more than that and the difference in values and morals made it very difficult to see eye to eye. Now I see that although education, skills, talent is important it isn’t the most important as having passion for what we do!
What do you still want to achieve personally and/or professionally?
Host the #The Luxe List and have over 1,000 attendees.
The Luxe List is national influencer and blogger community that offers collaboration opportunities for social media content creators. In a time where brands rely on influencer marketing more than ever, The Luxe List seeks to connect the industry’s best known and break out influencers with key brand decision makers for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Tony Robbin’s message and story is really inspiring to me. His values of relationship building, decision making and project passion I follow in my day to day personal and professional life. But more so then, wealthy entrepreneurs I am inspired everyday by people I meet that are able to overcome challenges, difficult situations, limited or bad circumstances, upbringing and can still conquer what they set their minds to. This point of view gives me inspiration and a variety of perspectives that validate that I am only limited by my own barriers.
What makes you truly, genuinely happy?
Witnessing other prosper and closing deals!
What advice would you tell your 21-year-old self?
You are exactly where you need to be. Keep doing what feels right, you do not need to follow others people standards of success.
What is the biggest misconception about what you do?
That marketing agencies are more expensive than having an in house marketing team. At much less than the cost of one full-time executive, you get an entire team of experts, and can expect cheaper ad costs and software costs, among others.
Any words of inspiration or your favorite quote?
The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. – Tony Robbins