Most people say they want success, but when you ask them what success means you get wildly different responses. We recently asked some of the best and brightest in our community to tell us about how they define success and have shared their responses below.

Chauncey Johnson: Founder/CEO of Alpha Stella Productions

I like how this question is framed because I truly believe that success is subjective and can’t be defined or achieved the same way for everyone. Taking a moment to think back to a video editing contest I entered, my video was for a fictional clothing brand and my message in the video was “Success is a journey, not a destination.” Read more>>

L’Tryce Slade: General Contractor, Environmental Services, Geotechnical Services

You have to do things that make you happy. It’s not worth breaking a barrier if you are not happy. I did not start my business to break a barrier. I started my business because I could not find a job. I believe that when you are being your authentic self, breaking barriers will naturally occur. I would encourage women to not be unbalanced. Read more>>

Crystal Dillett-Harris: Salon Owner & Master Cosmetologist

I define Success as developing purpose through what you love to do. Whether it is crafting, building, or caring for children…whatever your heart draws near to is what pushes you to your purpose in life. For me, my success came from the love of hair. Read more>>