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.

Lynda Cameron Price | Licensed Professional Counselor

The single most important decision that I made that contributed to my success would be to continuously seek certification in specific areas and investing in my education. Staying on top of the latest knowledge and advances in my field as well as seeking continuing education opportunities helps me to be a better clinician to the client’s that I serve. Read more>>

WynnTwins | Socialites, Brand curators

Other then working for ourselves, the single most important thing that we had to do, was leaving our family, our friends, our comfort zone, in the DMV to move to ATL and take a chance at our dream. We love our home and you will always catch attributes of it in everything that we do but we knew that in order to expand and grow our brand we had to take a leap of faith and start fresh in a new and growing city. Read more>>

Ashawna Lane | Business Consultant & Mentor

The most important decision I’ve made that contributes to my success is that I choose to believe in myself. I believe that whether I fail or succeed, I’m a winner because I tried. It’s important because when you believe you’ll fail, you’ll fail and the opposite is true for success. Be it, believe it, become it. We are what we think. Read more>>

Delilah Jenkins Karin Walker | Serial Entrepreneurs & Licensed Aestheticians

For us, the single most important decision we made that contributed to our success was the decision to fully and unequivocally believe in ourselves and our abilities. Once we made the decision to stand firm in our abilities, everything came together. It was as though the universe felt our confidence and readiness and everything aligned in our favor. “No,” was no longer an option. The view point shifted to how. Read more>>

Dj Bostick | Artist & Author & Entrepreneur

Moving into a home this year has allowed me to drive numbers through the roof. I moved all my clients to my home gym and cut out my overhead for gym rent. I also built a music studio in my house so that I can cut cost and maximize time when recording. I also conduct interviews from my studio and have shot visuals for multiple concepts right from the comfort of my home . Read more>>

DJ K Yung | DJ & International Motorsports Host

To actually follow through. I prepared 1 year in advance once I knew I was going to quit my full time job of 11 years. I crossed my t’s and dotted my i’s i guess you could say and the following year when I was ready to quit i was so scared. Mentally, financially, emotionally, I was ready but that stability factor holds most people back. You can not be afraid of the unknown in this business. Read more>>

Sarah Guingona | Owner of Lily and Loam

Perhaps it is a cliche, but deciding to believe in myself is the most important decision I have made in my entrepreneurial journey. My natural talents and creative abilities were attributes that I used to take for granted. I downplayed them thinking that everyone could do what I did because it came easy to me. I think when things come natural to us or seem easy, we tend to think that everyone must be able to do them when in reality, our natural talents are what we should share with the world. Believing in yourself is a decision we all must make before investing in our dreams. It’s a conscious decision to move from “I want” to “I am” especially as a creative. “Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it,” Sylvia Plath wrote in her journal while at Smith College. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Read more>>