We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Mondick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, what inspires you?
One of my favorite historical figures is Winston Churchill. In a letter to the leader of the British Army, General Dill, he wrote, “I never worry about action, but only inaction.” I share Churchill’s sentiment and have recognized throughout history what complacency can do to a society. It’s easy to follow suit when those around you turn a blind eye to injustices or corruption. I am guilty of this, but when I see individuals step up and take action, it ignites something within me. Action is what inspires me. In a world full of complainers, those who take action leave a lasting mark.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I was 23 years old, I decided that I no longer wanted to work for others, especially not in an industry that I love. Having an established business takes a lot of work, and there are no shortcuts, but if you have the passion, eventually, success will follow. Passion helps you overcome challenges; it’s the fuel that fires longevity. My best advice is to do whatever you’re passionate about, whether it’s working for yourself or someone else.
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 love my city Fort Worth; there’s truly something special about this place. My best friend and I would spend our days riding on some of the great trails we have or along the Trinity River. We would set up hammocks under the great oak trees at University Park or picnic in the open spaces near Clearfork. There are too many hidden gems to name when it comes to Fort Worth dining, but there are a few I’d visit. On the South Side, either Wishbone & Flynt or Tinies. On Magnolia, Shinjuku Station, and near the Stockyards, we’d enjoy the view from Attico. Our nights would consist of shooting pool at Poags off of West 7th or at Distribution Bar, and we’d call it a night with some delicious ice cream from Morgans.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Running for office has allowed me to meet many new people, people who are passionate and unwavering in their convictions. I’ve watched unimaginable effort put forth by so many, and it has been nothing short of inspiring. I want to dedicate a shoutout to FWISD parents, who have been relentless in their pursuit of a better education for their kids.