We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Ferguson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
In my head, there was no option to fail. I had recently moved to a new state, a new city, and had a great opportunity to start a business. I had rent to pay, a car payment, and new restaurants to try with friends. I did not however have a guaranteed income. Therefore I needed to not only be successful, but I needed to be profitable. What helped me to be successful was listening closely to the advice of those who had walked the same path before me. Asking for help from other entrepreneurs who had advice to give. Lastly, I hired a business coach to help teach me what I had yet to learn about owning a business. In short, I recognized that I knew next to nothing about owning/running a business, and instead of taking the time to try to learn it all, I spent my time seeking out answers from those who had already learned it.
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?
I am the owner and one of the doctors at Function First Chiropractic. We are a one-stop-shop for all of your family wellness needs from preconception through the fourth trimester and through the growth and development of your little one. That is not all, we are also a one-stop-shop for athletes of all ages in your family. We are female-owned and run. In 2020 we expanded to include Dr. Ashley, who takes care of all of our pregnant mamas and littlest practice members. In 2020 we also moved into the beautiful space, Nuture in the Denver Highlands. In 2021 we are looking forward to bringing you even more wellness offerings, virtual opportunities, and ways to work with new practice members near and far! “Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.” This saying perfectly depicts how we have been successful. We have worked hard day in and day out to create a holistic chiropractic office that offers quality, effective, patient-centered care. When the right opportunities came our way, we were ready to embrace them! Owning this business has not been easy, but it has been challenging in all of the right ways. The lack of ease has always made it that much more rewarding. I am grateful for the opportunity to create the kind of practice that I would want to be a patient at. I am grateful for all of the people I have met through entrepreneurship. I am grateful for the success that I have had. I feel as though mindset has played the biggest role in overcoming the more challenging days, (years…2020), and moments. I have had a never quit, can’t fail attitude since day one. Keeping that attitude has only gotten easier as I have expanded my network and seen more successes. I can’t wait to see where we go from here! Our mission at Function First Chiropractic is to create a healthier generation and to elevate the quality of life for all of our practice members, through quality wellness care and education for all members of your family.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Colorado has so much to offer, it is hard to do it all. I am absolutely still experiencing it myself. We would start by checking out a night game at Coors field with a solid view of a Rocky Mountain sunset. The next morning we would go to a classic brunch spot, most likely Sassafras for the bloody mary flight. We would then drive up to hike the Flat Irons, stopping at a few breweries on the way back to Denver: Sanitas Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing, Crystal Springs Brewing Company, New Terrain Brewing Comapny, and RATIO Beer Works. The next day we would go for a walk around Sloans Lake and again have brunch, this time at Rupert’s at the Edge. Finishing up the day by hitting some local shops along 32nd Ave and Tennyson St. Finally, dinner at El Five. The next day would be low key, finishing up with a concert at Red Rocks Ampitheatre.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
A big shoutout goes to my mentor, Dr. Carly Zuehlke, who answers my calls and emails within record time despite living now in the UK. Another shoutout goes to TJ Binkley who saw success in me before I had even tasted it. I couldn’t have gotten to where I am now without either of you!
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