We had the good fortune of connecting with Takelia Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Takelia, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to be my own boss!

Starting a business took a leap of faith. I knew God had more for me.
I wanted to control what I was doing, when I was doing it and how.
I wanted to follow the beat of my own drums. Being a teen mom and a high school drop out, I wanted to show all that’s it’s possible despite your past failures.
I saw an opportunity to change and be better.
I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and do something completely new to me.
I’m very happy that I made that decision, and found the courage to do so.

Having a business is very satisfying
Nothing compares to the feeling you get when you find out people actually enjoy what you produce.
Best decision I’ve made to secure my family’s future.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is Azure Beauty Bar. We Specialize in Permanent make up. We offer services such as Eyebrow Microshading, lip Blushing, Teeth Whitening and Yoni V Steams. Soon to offer much more.

After several failed attempts to start businesses, I had to go back to the drawing board. I had to rebrand myself and change my mindset and the way I did things.

The very first business that I tried to start was a landscaping business in Alabama. I knew nothing about grass or the equipment. I just knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur and that was 10 years ago!

The things I’ve learned from past failure is, theres always a lesson to be taught. Whatever your doing put your all into it and stick with it, no matter what. Good days or bad.
If it’s your dream and you believe in it, make it happen by any means necessary. Staying focus and keeping your eyes on the prize.
I have a passion for what I’m doing now and I love it! I love helping others! I love my Beauty Bar and anyone who comes there will be met with a smile and have a great experience!
Nothing in life comes easy, so don’t expect it to be easy. You will have challenges and obstacles but It will be worth it don’t second guess your self! I got to where I am because I never gave up on me!
Staying consistent is what helped me, and having tunnel vision on my dreams and goals. I’ve learned if you want to be successful, You have to be willing to do what most are not and that’s waking up every day to WIN!!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Im more of a homebody and I’m a foodie I love to eat. So if I’m getting out it’s normally to Dine usually to a nice seafood restaurant.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
For me I first have to thank God. My family and my four beautiful kids they motivate me each and every day to strive to be better and follow my dreams! I have a great support system and I’m very thankful!

Website: www.azurebeautybar.com

Instagram: azurebeautybar

Facebook: azure Beauty Bar

Image Credits
Confident Photography

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