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

Hi Yelissa, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
The habits that have helped me succeed is to be consistent with your audience. Be repetitive at times with a little twist ! Always show a little bit of “rawness” & be organic. I always like to support & promote other small businesses, while running my own.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Today, I am here because of mistakes, lessons and never giving up. In the beginning it’s difficult- even uncomfortable being so raw to people. But it’s better that way. I’ve learned to always trust your gut, & believe in your dream. Don’t let others project their feelings onto your work & do what YOU think is best.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would bring them to bay ridge, Brooklyn. Ho’brahs for some good Margaritas, & some good guac!!! Owls head park is also a good place to picnic in nice weather and enjoy some sun bathing!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shout out anyone that has ever believed in my business. All my other small business friends that always support me, my family for always being there seeing behind the scenes and helping! & @beauty_Bar_by_CP for always giving us women the push, and inspiration to believe in a dream, & goal.

Website: Zencandlesgarden.Etsy.com

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