Founder, The Crafter’s Box
Morgan Spenla is the Founder of The Crafter’s Box, a monthly subscription service offering curated workshops in various styles of crafting. The Crafter’s Box hopes to educate and encourage users to continue building, shaping, and creating with its monthly projects and online workshops, in collaboration with experienced artists and crafters around the world. Morgan has a background in marketing and consulting, which has helped her thrive in bringing her vision for The Crafter’s Box for life.
How do you define your purpose & mission in life?
A huge part of what I believe in (and what I have built my business around) is bringing a healthy balance into how we approach life. Honoring our work, honoring our families, honoring our hobbies (reading, art, nature, cooking or whatever they may be), and honoring all of the life-giving parts of us that keep us healthy and happy is what truly matters to me. Reminding others to nourish what makes them uniquely special is part of our mission with The Crafter’s Box.
Thinking back to a moment of challenge in your journey as a founder, how did you move past it and what did you learn from that moment?
Challenges will come and go, sometimes they’ll arrive out of the blue and sometimes you’ll be preparing for them for what seems like forever. Don’t let ‘in the moment’ ever shake you. Know that time—whether it’s tomorrow, next week or next year—will give an even keel perspective (even if it feels momentous right now), and that everything is conquerable in bite-sized pieces. Keep calm and carry on!
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Life is like a stack of building blocks with each level a new phase—as you grow, you’ll add new experiences and new priorities to your tower. It won’t always be balanced, your priorities won’t always be even, you might not have time for xyz, but maybe that’s what the next level is for. Embrace where you’re at and enjoy today for all its worth.
Who’s your biggest inspiration and why?
I often find myself wondering what my mom would do in any given situation, that’s a clear sign to me that she’s been a pretty impactful person in my life. As far as business and life mentors, I have some wonderful ones. My biggest piece of advice is to find a tribe (or several that compliment your current path – business, mom groups, friends for wine) and build those relationships.
If you could create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
Treat others how you would like to be treated.