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.

Rashad Hayes | Motivational Speaker & Social Worker

Personally, I like to look at success from a simple perspective. Every night I compare my today with yesterday. I ask myself a simple question, “Was today better than yesterday?” This allows me the opportunity to continue to grow as well as challenge myself to empty the tank. It also helps me remind myself that success is only temporary. You have to pay the price everyday in order to maintain it. Read more>>

Dr. Oluwatamilore Odimayo | Licensed Therapist & Author

I define success as reaching a level of self-actualization based on the Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. Money and fame can be someone’s definition of success, but the truth is, identifying or creating your purpose on earth is the real definition of success. The execution of that purpose is another level of success. Read more>>

Vontavius Hurd | Entrepreneur & Digital Marketer

When you’re first starting your business it’s ok to make mistakes long as you learn from those mistakes and aim to do better in the future. As you build your business, you’ll take on a lot of different challenges and customers. You’ll work long hours, but it will be worth it when you see that smile on your client’s face & know you exceeded their expectations and most entrepreneurs start a business to solve a unique problem in a specific industry and you’ll find that most business owners value their customers, time & freedom. Read more>>

Monét Freeman | CEO + Founder – Pretty & Primped | Glitz Lashes

I define success as the sense of fulfillment. In my mind, fulfillment is when you realize your purpose, understand your purpose and then begin walking in it. Read more>>