I talk too much on this page.
I JUST GET SO AMAZING STORIES EMAILED TO ME from you guys THAT I WANTED THE CHANCE TO SHARE MY STORY WITH Y’all.
My life hasn’t always been luxury travel, business meetings, and speaking engagements. Just a few years ago my husband and I were on food stamps, living in a crapy one bedroom apartment and I having anxiety attacks all the time.
I use to let my limiting beliefs, control my life. I was afraid to go after my goals because I wasn’t the right kind of “women”.
(Beware this page is long! If you didn’t already know I can talk a lot.)
I wasn’t always the person I dreamed of being. In fact a few years ago I was someone I dreaded being. I don’t suddenly love who I am because I lost a bunch of weight (because I certainly haven’t) I love who I am because of one moment in my life.
To explain the “one” moment I have to go back to before it.
Fresh out of high school I married Riley. The two of us went of to college together and we both majored in business and hoped one day to work for ourselves.
In the meantime you could catch me making sandwiches (yes, I worked making sandwiches) while Riley worked from home doing data entry for minimum wage.
It felt like everyday we were going on drives around expensive neighborhoods brainstorming business ideas that would allow us to live there. (because we couldn’t afford to do anything else)
However, I would come up with every excuse not to take action and start those businesses.
“I’m too young no one will take me seriously”
“I’m too fat, everyone will count me out”
“we’re too poor to do any of this stuff”
“we don’t have the equipment to do any of this stuff”
For every dream on my heart I had an excuse in my head that would stop me from reaching for it. Until the anxiety attacks started…
See, we were poor. Real poor and I constantly blamed myself for it. We couldn’t do anything, we couldn’t even afford to go to an early movie on a weekday.
I started having anxiety attacks almost daily because of it.
Out of desperation I pulled out old tricks I had learned and I started journaling, practicing gratitude, and reading self development / business books.
I tried every “work from home job” I could that made it so I wouldn’t have to put my real self out there because I was ashamed of who I was because of other people’s opinions.
I tried: answering surveys, transcribing audio, doing photography on an old camera, basic graphic design, making t-shirts from my Cricut on Walmart Hanes shirts.
Then guess what happened? I failed at: answering surveys, transcribing audio, doing photography on an old camera, basic graphic design, making t-shirts from my Cricut on Walmart Hanes shirts.
The whole time I knew what I wanted to do though, I wanted to start a blog and business that would actually impact people’s lives.
So one day out of the complete blue I saw a pin on Pinterest, that said “How I Make $20k/mo Blogging” and instead of shutting myself down like I had always done before by thinking things to myself like:
“I only have a chrome book I can’t be a blogger”
“I’m plus size, and ugly no one will care what I have to say”
“I’m inexperienced, why would anyone want my opinion.”
I instead turned to Riley and asked him about it, and even though we definitely couldn’t afford it. He let me use what was left on his card.
After the moment..
That is the one moment that changed my whole life, but it didn’t change my life right away, it took a long time.
I failed at blogging for a long time, a very long time but because it was the thing I wanted for so long I didn’t give up because I kept reminding myself of what my life would look like if this time I just didn’t give up.
(this is where the homepage left off if you are coming from there)
In the midst of failing at blogging, still being super poor, and working at a job I hated I promised myself that I wouldn’t give up until I succeeded, and when I did succeed I would share how I did it.
I promised myself I would share it an honest and tangible way so I could help other women build blogs, businesses, and lives that they loved.
To my surprise after working at it for a long time while taking marketing and digital marketing classes at college, and every e-book and course I could get my hands on.
What I did finally worked, It worked!
After my blog was successful for a while in 2017 I kept that promise to myself and I built Too Influenced Media a company that creates free and affordable media to teach women how to build businesses and lives they love and after that was successful I built other offline businesses that have had success.
And to my surprise now I am the real life entrepreneur, speaker, AKA the person I always wanted to be, and it all happened because for once in my life I didn’t give up.
Now on this blog I share my “lifestyle” which is basically things I love, and bit of what life looks like for a female entrepreneur in 2019.
NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF.
Now that you know how I went from sorry for myself to successful now it’s time to talk about me and the stuff I like.
100% Target (it’s really the only place I shop)
Number one business goal:
I set way too many goals so I can’t choose one but here are a few:
Become a New York Times Bestselling Author,
Become a Forbes 30 under 30.
Own an office building with my companies name on it.
Number one personal goal:
Become a mom!
Where I went to college:
University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Favorite Makeup Item:
whatever product makes my eyebrows look like they belong to a human.
or if I want something sweet a grande cold brew with no classic, two pumps of white mocha and half and half.
Breakfast biscuits OR pancakes
Favorite Nail Color:
White dip powder with short rounded nails.
Where I Grew Up:
Vero Beach, Florida
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