Who’s That BOSS? V. Taybron
V. Taybron, a native of San Francisco now residing in Atlanta, is affectionately known as the Queen of all Things Domestic. Her motto is, “made from scratch. Produced with love.” She brings elegant tradition to the modern day household through embracing the world of cooking, baking, and homemaking for the modern woman.
The BOSS Network: Walk us through your journey to success. How did you get to this point?
V. Taybron: The journey to success started years ago. I believe everything in life prepares you for your purpose. When I was a young girl, my grandmother Annie Ruth would cook everyday. People knew her for her delicious tea cakes. She would select all of her ingredients and sing to me while baking. One day she grabbed a milk carton for me to stand on and it was love at first sight. I discovered that I could take simple ingredients in its natural form and create something that people loved. My grandmother would bake these tea cakes and people would sing her praises. In my little mind I assessed that she made people happy through the food she created. It was then that I knew it was something I wanted to do as well. When she passed I felt as though our cooking time passed with her and it took someone to come and revive that feeling for me. That person for me was my stepmother Gail Taybron. She loved to cook and always made meals for my Dad and me. It was then that I knew I wanted to serve my family one day. One day I received an invitation from my stepmother to cook. I was beyond excited and I learned how to bake cornbread from scratch all by myself. After that I graduated to baked chicken and soon I tried to take over the meal prep and planning. She revived that feeling that I thought was lost when my grandmother passed. It was this wonderful, happy, ultra feminine feeling of being a woman in the kitchen. By the time they sent me off to college I was cooking everything. I quickly became known for cooking food. I realized that people would pay me for my knowledge of food, the home, and family. That’s how SaVor V was born. It’s a labor of love because it started years ago in the home with the women that I love and admire.
TBN: What do you do to stay on top of your game professionally?
VT: To stay on top of my game professionally, I guard my mind. There are so many negative messages out there and if you aren’t careful you can become discouraged. I do not watch the news. I’m not ignorant of the fact that there are tragedies happening in our world but I don’t have to watch the news to know that something bad has happened. I also don’t entertain negative conversations. If we can’t talk about being productive, a new idea, or how we can create wealth, then there’s no need to talk about it. When your life is full of positive energy you naturally invite success into your life. It’s important to know how to set boundaries that will keep you on top of your game so that you continue to grow.
TBN: How do you balance your personal life with your professional?
VT: Balance has never been a big issue for me because I realized that everything is just one part of my life that makes it whole. My family is one part of my life; friendship, romance, and work is another. I give a piece of me to each but I give the most to myself. If I’m not happy internally then I can’t give you anything worthwhile. My first order of business everyday is my mind and spirit. I spend more time working on myself than anything else. I think everyone should turn off their phone at least once a day to focus on themselves. This keeps me balanced.
TBN: What advice would you give to a budding entrepreneur or career woman?
VT: My advice for a budding entrepreneur is to protect your space. If you have a dream you have to protect it. It doesn’t have to make sense to anyone but you. When God has given you a dream its for you and that may mean that everyone won’t understand it. They don’t have to. Do everything that you can do to stay driven and on fire for your dream. Passion is everything. Think about your dream, study it, embrace it, and try to become the best at it.
TBN: What is SaVor V?
VT: SaVor V is bringing tradition back to modern day homes. It is a labor of love through the domestic arts. Many women feel like embracing classic traditions like cooking, child rearing, and cleaning is setting back the clock by decades. However, you can be a fabulous career woman and embrace life in the home. Tradition is still sexy and in style. We can run the boardrooms and our homes.
TBN: What does being a BOSS mean to you?
VT: BOSS to me means that you are disciplined and in control of your mind. If you don’t think for yourself then others will do your thinking for you. A BOSS is constantly thinking of ways to serve others by living their life’s mission. When you are living out your purpose it blesses others. We all came here with a gift and it is our duty to share that gift with the world.
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