Deciding to work for yourself is often cited as the best decision folks in our community have made. Hearing the same response over and over led us to ask them about the next best decision folks have made and we’ve shared their responses with you below.

Michelda Johnson | Fractional COO & Franchise Expert

What a great question! One of the single most important decisions for my success was making a conscious decision to do the work. I realized when I reflect back on my corporate career, my value to the organizations that I worked for was my ability to “get things done”. I’ve watched so many entrepreneurs lose momentum or delay their success for staying too long in ideation rather than moving to implementation and execution. Read more>>

Jessie Nunn | Travel & Lifestyle Photographer

I’d say deciding to focus on travel photography. Once we started traveling more and I started posting those pictures more, I started getting featured and published, and that’s what brought me here today. I really love travel, and I think that shows in the pictures. Read more>>

Joshua Wheaton | Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Mentor

Other than deciding to work for myself, I feel like the most important decision that I made that contributed to my success was putting myself in a leadership role by looking to put others in the position to create success with me. Read more>>

Jasmine Green | Artivist (artist + activist)

I would say the single most important decision that I’ve made this far is my decision to join 1Hood Media. I connected with them after recognizing Jasiri X from a theme song he performed for the podcast This Week in Blackness, which I had listened to years before. Read more>>