Business Owner at 17: Pushing Past Judgements and Forging Your Own Path to Success, with Hope Taylor.


Episode 05: Show Notes.

Sometimes, we need to learn how to push past the judgments of other people, live the life that we want to live, and forge our own path to success. In today’s episode, I’m talking to someone who did just that. My guest is Hope Taylor, who is the owner of Hope Taylor Photography. She is not only a photographer but also has a YouTube channel with tons of amazing resources for photographers. During this interview, she shares with us how she managed to start her business in high school, yes, I said in high school! She also talks to us about how she made the decision to come home from college and do photography full time, and how her parents reacted to that decision. Hope goes on to share some advice with students in high school or college that might be looking to start a business of their own, so make sure to tune in to this episode! Her story is truly inspirational.

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Key Points From This Episode:

•    Hope tells us what got her interested in photography and how she started a business at 17.

•    How Hope’s parent’s reacted to her dropping out of college.

•    Hope explains how photography became an outlet for her love of business.

•    Advice from Hope for high school or college students wanting to get into photography.

•    The importance of learning to push past judgment and criticism and believe in yourself.

•    What Hope would have done if she didn’t get into photography.

•    Hope tells listeners about Happy Hour with Hope.

Notable Moments:

“I was always balancing school and work, and so I wanted to just see what life would look like if I could put 100% of my effort into my business” — Hope Taylor [0:08:42]

“For a lot of people, photography is an artistic outlet and it turns into a business. For me photography is my outlet for my love of business… it gave me a tool to learn more about business” — Hope Taylor [0:11:13]

“The biggest encouragement from an emotional standpoint that I can give is just to really believe in yourself and stay true to what you want your life to look like” — Hope Taylor [0:13:38]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Hope Taylor Photography

Happy Hour with Hope

Hope Taylor Photography on Instagram

Hope Taylor’s Blog

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