TV, Movies, and culture in general sometimes paints a narrow, specific image of what success is, but we know from our conversations with some of the best and brightest that success can mean vastly different things to different people.

Zaira Baker | Fine Artist

Success to me is being able to wake up everyday and CHOOSE what I want to do without limitations. Being able to create art, travel, live, explore, and move freely without the worry of working a 9- 5, debt, or financial instability. I’m not looking to be the most famous person in the world but I wouldn’t mind being the wealthiest. To me, there is nothing more successful than being able to just live and enjoy life and experience all of the exciting things it has to offer. I don’t care to conform to societies material standards of “success” which is for you to slave your life away for things that honestly mean nothing when you’re no longer here. My version of success is owning land, being debt free, having a large amount of money that I can invest and grow while traveling, and continuing to create art for others to enjoy. Read more>>

Chelsea Brown | Food Influencer

I define success as waking up every day with the opportunity to use your skills, gifts, and talents in a meaningful way. I’ve always had a passion for food and many of my family members as well as friends seek me out for restaurant recommendations. I enjoy visiting new and different restaurants but most of all I find joy in sharing these restaurants with others. I have been blessed to leverage my passion for food through Instagram posts. Read more>>

Colin Russell | Muralist & Illustrator

Success to me is waking up happy. In the US, I feel like so much success is tied to your job and not as much to your life as a whole. Being able to wake up and be excited for your work, your hobbies, the city that you live in, and the company that you keep are all aspects of success to me. As someone who was working full time in the coffee industry for just shy of a decade (I even got a degree in coffee making. Yes, it’s a real thing), I certainly am not attracted to jobs just because of their paycheck. Read more>>

Vicky Humphries | Photographer, event planner, plus-size model, influencer, brand ambassador

I define success as being positive, straightforward and take risks in life. You will go along way when you are Positive! Read more>>