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.

Eeman Heisler | Realtor & Motorcycle Drag Racer

Even in the dictionary, success comes after hard work, happiness, and risk. I realized early on that if I wanted something bad enough, I had to be courageous enough to take the risk, work hard for it and face every day with grace and gratitude. If I could do those things and have a positive attitude, nothing was out of reach. I never thought “if I am successful, I will be happy”…instead I am grateful every day and know success will come. Read more>>

Tee Westbrook | Content Strategist & CEO

The single most important decision that I’ve made besides taking the leap of faith to work for myself is the decision to change my mindset around success. Self doubt is the killer to most dreams and it has been something that I’ve struggled with during my journey as a business owner. I had to build my overall confidence and start thinking more positively about the goals that I set for myself. In order to truly be successful, you have to elevate your way of thinking to one that is focused on abundance and overflow. Read more>>

Ebony Jackson | Event Services

Making the decision to move to from my hometown (Pittsburgh, PA) to Atlanta was the single most important decision I made that contributed to my business success. Atlanta has proven to have many more opportunities to interact with people that enjoy entertaining and can appreciate the event services that my company provides. A large percentage of my business is through repeat clientele and referrals. Read more>>

Taurea Avant | Queen of Book Profits and the Founder of Urban CEO Network

The single most important decision was also knowing that everyone is not going to stay on this journey for me. I also had to learn to compartmentalize those in my life that I loved. When I first become an entrepreneur, I was mad at people who were not ready to jump all in like me and it took me actually losing people in my life that I cared about to understand that everyone in my life is not in my life to be a customer or a business partner. There are some people in my life to just be there with me and love me unconditionally. Read more>>

Tina Williamson | Candle maker, Self-Love advocate

I love this question because yes working for myself was a huge decision but the one that really has helped me be successful was the decision to stop comparing myself to others. Most of what goes on behind the scenes of a company are way less glamorous than what many show online so it’s easy to assume that being an entrepreneur was just waking up and living this ultra-cool life but realizing much of what I see posted and featured is not version 1, or 2, or 3 .Often times you are looking at years of hard work and dedication to a craft. Deciding to stop comparing and just make candles I like was the best thing I could have done. Read more>>

Trinity Green-Wade | Entrepreneur

The most important decision I ever made, in regards to my success surrounding my business was starting a tiktok account! That tiktok account generated over 80% of my current revenue and returning customers. It also set the base for my business after a video hit about a million views, and brought in a lot of new customers ! The tiktok platform is extremely helpful for small businesses. It introduces you to audiences so fast that it can almost change your life overnight! I believe it is the strongest social media business tool aside from instagram! Read more>>