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.

Rashonda Tate | Heart Disease Survivor & Birth Worker

In my opinion, success is an evolving thing. I think it’s when you feel you can be authentically you. Many things influence us in this world. It can be hard to feel like you’re enough. It’s like after a certain age we start caring about how the world perceives us to be. In a sense, we lose sight of the innocent magic, the things we enjoyed and did without even thinking. We sang to the top of our lungs, danced, cried and we felt limitless. Success to me is when you find that innocent magic again and apply it to the world. I think then you’ve found success. Read more>>

Maniyn Graham, LPC, CPCS, CAMS | Therapist & Jewelry Entrepreneur

Success for me has many different meanings. Success is having the ability to provide generational opportunities for my family as well as being able to provide opportunities for others. Success is also being able to make a living doing what you love as well as giving back to others. In my opinion, success is truly measured by what a person’s life contributes to society. These acts do not have to be on a front and center stage, some of the greatest acts of kindness are never broadcasted. Read more>>

Katelyn Michelle | CEO of Phenom Femme Collections

Success is a complex and vague term for most individuals. Success is mainly identified as wealth, in reality success is what you make it, yes, it may sound cliche but it’s in fact true. Ask yourself what is success? Is it rolling in money or is it as simple as having a productive day? Success in my opinion is what you do on a everyday basis that contributes to you and others around you. Having a successful is merely a stream of income that serves you a great purpose of not having to clock in. Read more>>