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Weird News Doctors quit their jobs after buying a $250 candle making kit on a whim - and now make $600,000 a year from their booming business

17:20  17 november  2019
17:20  17 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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candle making kit on a whim - and now make $ 600 , 000 a year from their booming business . 10 years when, in December 2015, they created Light & Glo by purchasing a $ 250 candle kit . each as doctors and researchers but their revenue has doubled to $ 600 , 000 since making their first tiny

IMAGINE turning your hobby into a thriving business that turns over £74, 000 a year - enough to open a shop. Well that's exactly what pals - and former partners - Ashley Cooke, 28, and Kristian Matthews, 24, did, with the lads now expecting their growing Cozy Glow candle business to turnover a tidy £120

a couple of people posing for the camera: Jeeva and Suji Sanjeevan (pictured) quit their lucrative jobs as doctors and pursued a career in candle making © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jeeva and Suji Sanjeevan (pictured) quit their lucrative jobs as doctors and pursued a career in candle making

Jeeva and Suji Sanjeevan quit their lucrative jobs as doctors and pursued a career in candle making - doubling their salaries from $300,000 collectively to $600,000.

The Melbourne-based couple had been practising for almost 10 years when, in December 2015, they created Light & Glo by purchasing a $250 candle kit.

'Jeeva has worked at various hospitals, including Monash, The Royal Children's Hospital, St Vincent's and The Alfred Hospital,' Suji, 36, told FEMAIL.

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'I pursued a clinical research career working at the Royal Children's Hospital and St Vincent's and have completed one-year of a Juris Doctor course.'

The pair were earning $150,000 each as doctors and researchers but their revenue has doubled to $600,000 since making their first tiny investment into Light & Glo.

'The idea of business has always intrigued both Jeeva and I. In additional to our successful careers we have always wanted the flexibility that entrepreneurship has provided,' Suji said.

a man holding a wine glass: The pair were earning $150,000 each as doctors and researchers but their revenue has doubled to $600,000 since making their first tiny investment into Light & Glo © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The pair were earning $150,000 each as doctors and researchers but their revenue has doubled to $600,000 since making their first tiny investment into Light & Glo a man and a woman sitting on a bench: Wanting to be 'industry leaders in the field of ambience', Jeeva and Suji wanted to stand out from what is a very saturated industry © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Wanting to be 'industry leaders in the field of ambience', Jeeva and Suji wanted to stand out from what is a very saturated industry

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'Through Light & Glo we are able to craft our own career path and build our own dreams as opposed to being steered in a path that is more rigid and inflexible. 

'As parents to three young boys we decided to forge our own destiny to spend more time with them.' 

Wanting to be 'industry leaders in the field of ambience', Jeeva and Suji wanted to stand out from what is a very saturated industry. 

So they place ethically sourced North American wooden wicks into their candles that have an essential oil scent, giving the 100% soy wax an entirely unique smell.

Currently on the website they are selling 'yoga-inspired' candles for $28, aromatherapy room spray for $19.95 and organic hand and body wash for $29.95. 

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Currently on the website they are selling 'yoga-inspired' candles for $28, aromatherapy room spray for $19.95 and organic hand and body wash for $29.95 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Currently on the website they are selling 'yoga-inspired' candles for $28, aromatherapy room spray for $19.95 and organic hand and body wash for $29.95

On any given day the couple will be at their Hoppers Crossing store front and warehouse, speaking with the growing team, and attending meetings, serving customers and pouring candles.

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They have won multiple awards for their business including Optus' Manufacturing Business of the Year, Handmade Business Award Winner and Young Business Person of the Year winner at the Wyndham Business Awards.  

While there have been challenges in the four years since they launched, the pair believe business ownership is one of the most rewarding experiences they could have had.

a group of people sitting at a table using a laptop: The couple were hoping to be closer to their three boys at home, so decided to pursue entrepreneurship © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The couple were hoping to be closer to their three boys at home, so decided to pursue entrepreneurship

'You need to consistently push yourself out of her comfort zone, taking risks to move forward. The creative industries are constantly evolving, so there is the need to constantly keep up and innovate,' Suji said.

They are partnering with American Express' Shop Small initiative to celebrate their local business, which gives back to the community by leaving very little carbon footprint and giving back to charitable organisations.

'Be sure to line your business up with your passions,' Suji said. 

'Arm yourself with self-belief and make a mental commitment to focus on solutions not problems.

'Allow fear to be the motivator but not the captor and use "no" to prompt new direction and opportunity.'   

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