It was rightly said by Edward de Bono that “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” that is exactly what Srividiya Kamath did, being a biotechnologist, it was hard for anyone to imagine that she might be successfully running a candle making business one day. But life is always ready for unexpected surprises, she realized her career path similarly by accident while making candles for a Diwali gift hamper for the employees of the company she was working for at that time.
She decided to work in this field and is now not only, working but also educating others in order to make them self-reliant and independent.
The hampers that she had made with the help of local women of the society were loved and received with extreme enthusiasm, to the point that people started to order them again and again. Plus, her products gained huge popularity on social media as well, which resulted in her selling thousands of candles in the span of a few weeks. This gave her the needed boost and confidence to start her journey in this field.
But in order to sustain her business, she needed to bring something new to the table, this is where her biotechnology education came into play, her products are the result of extensive research which included heaps of trial and error.
Her products and success
She has managed to infuse certain aromatic oils in her candles which show therapeutic properties. She has come up with various types of candles which can be used to ease conditions like migraine, and insomnia, many of which also work as mosquito repellants. This approach has definitely made her products one of a kind which is why she is able to secure a stable position in the market. She currency exports her candles to 4 countries and has managed to educate hundreds about this field as well, out of which 4 have managed to start their own company with ease.
Sometimes we find passion in unexpected ways, to Srividya her candle-making passion was a welcomed change in her life as now she is happy, content, and able to manage both her work and her family successfully.
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