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Chicks We Love is our new series showcasing, well, chicks we can’t help but just love! Get ready to meet some of our favorite exciting female entrepreneurs and hear all about their wisdom for helping you to succeed too.
In this article we caught up with Taelor Salmon, Founder of Cadence Candle Co. Taelor makes some unique candles that coming with a playlist pairing to elevate your mood. How neat is that?
Taelor’s father is a successful entrepreneur, and she always knew this was the path for her.
Here is Taelor’s inspiring story and her words of wisdom for you!
Image courtesy of Taelor
What was your inspiration behind starting your company?
It started with a self proclaimed routine of self care. I would always come home after work, light candles and turn on my SONOS. The routine was simple, but it made me feel good every time I did it— so I figured it could help other people too.
Eventually, I wanted to find ways to bring my routine to other people and that’s when I began brainstorming.
What is your favorite aspect of the brand or product line?
My favorite aspect of the product line is the Music! My goal was really to produce a product or idea that enabled a good feeling and I believe the addition of music allows my product, as a whole, to do just that!
Music and Scents are both really healing factors.
What do you aim to accomplish in the next year?
I am aiming to have my products in multiple stores within the next year so they are more easier to attain and enjoy :).
Image courtesy of Taelor
What’s the most difficult part of being an entrepreneur?
Staying disciplined. It’s so easy to stray from your schedule (especially when the weather’s nice!) or overlook your to-do list, but every little thing matters when you are trying to get your brand/product off the ground.
It’s important to stay focused, and even more important to stay mentally positive.
What advice do you have for other women who would like to start their own company?
Just. Do. It. Have a plan, and have supportive people around you. If you’re striving to create something or bring something of good service into the world, you really can’t go wrong.
Have faith in your idea and in yourself— it will all work out.
Why and how did you end up an entrepreneur? Was it a path you always envisioned pursuing?
My father is a successful entrepreneur so growing up around that business hustle was all really I saw and became accustomed to.
An entrepreneurial path was naturally something I wanted to pursue because I liked how you could be in control of your time, schedule, and your work output/input.
What tools do you recommend for women who would like to be entrepreneurs?
With anything you do it’s important to have a strong knowledge base. So I would recommend researching into what you want to do, and even look at someone who’s achieved what you would like to achieve and follow their steps.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, so researching your ideas and passions is a good first step.
Image courtesy of Taelor
How do you overcome failure or fear?
Take a leap of faith, and always take chances. Get comfortable putting yourself out there. The more you put your brand and product out there, the more comfortable you will be, and eventually fear will no longer be an issue.
You’ll ultimately be upset at yourself if you never ended up trying something you’ve always wanted to do. Don’t be afraid the fail, as failing is apart of being successful. Just remember to fail forward.
What habits contributed to your success?
Self discipline, time management, and asking questions. I live by the motto “you don’t ask you don’t get” so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
It’s easier said than done, but you have to be disciplined and stick to a schedule regarding your current and future business plans.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I create schedules. I like to work from 10 am to around 3 pm, then go back to doing work again around 8-11 pm. It helps to know the hours you work best.
I tend to get more work done late at night. I go to the gym, Soul Cycle, or Barry’s to regroup my mind, too.
What does your typical day look like?
It’s never the same because it all depends on needs. On a good day I usually wake up, check emails, walk my dog. Then I’ll head into the office around 9:30/10 and stay there until about 3/3:30.
I’ll head back home and walk my dog or tend to any real estate needs…maybe workout. I’ll grab dinner around 730/8 and get back to work after.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
My family! They’re supportive and they keep my grounded.
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates her own luxury label Bre Avery, along with Chip Chick Media which reaches millions of women each month.
Bre is passionate about teaching women how to build a business and be an entrepreneur, in addition to keeping her readers informed of the latest technology trends and exciting products to improve their lifestyles.
You can send Bre a message here.