The Decision Makers Series is one of our staff’s favorite because decision making is a topic that so many of us have studied deeply.

Marci Saunders | Portrait Photographer

Simply believing I could. It sounds cliche however as a single mom believing in myself and my abilities as a provider is key in anything I do and pursue. It provides me with strength when I am rejected over and over again because rejection is 98% of being a business owner. Confidence knowing that despite rejection in my past I still have accomplished so much and will continue to accomplish even more. Read more>>

Alexa | Owner of Kəˈrizmə /Charisma/

The single most important decision I made that contributed to my success, was KEEPING MY 9-5. Every business needs money in the beginning and if i quit my job which is my main source of income, how could I ever fund my brand without getting a bank loan? Also, I’m truly not a person who only see myself as a sole entrepreneur, I personally have no problem working for corporate, I’ve made over 6 figures from my 9-5 and I actually like what I do. Read more>>

Shana Hannibal | Educator & Author

The single most important decision I’ve made for myself is to live for myself. I do not try to please others or live by their standards. I don’t need anyone’s permission to do anything. I live by my heart. If I have a passion for something, I do it. If I want to better myself, I do it. Don’t let the opinion of others limit your success or creativity. Read more>>