We’ve always believed that forming a strategy is impossible until you’re clear on what your values and principles are. Without values and principles to guide you, making decisions can seem impossibly difficult. Given how important setting values and principles is to decision making we asked folks we admire to tell us about the values or principles that matter most to them.

Angela M. Riggs | VIVID Dreamer | Experience Enthusiast | Project Manager | Talent Coordinator | Executive & Administrative Support Specialist

First and foremost, I would be nothing without God and He did not create me to be ordinary! When people ask what I do, I say, “SHINE!” It is important for me to be my best self and reach my highest potential. Over the past few years, I’ve developed a mantra that I aim to live by daily, and that is, “I am manifesting an abundance of love, joy, peace, and prosperity into my life in the spirit of gratitude.” That pretty much sums up everything I believe and desire, not only for myself, but for others as well. Read more>>

Alene Paulk | Sugar Artist & Entrepreneur

Love and integrity are principles that matter most to me. I firmly believe that when we build our lives on the foundation of love and within the framework of integrity, we will thrive. Whenever I find myself responding negatively to something, be that concern, anxiety, fear or anything else, and I weigh those matters against love, it usually ends up resolving itself or I arrive at a place of peace and confidence. I also never have to be ashamed nor paranoid about anything I do, because it’s done with integrity. It’s so liberating and incredibly self-assuring. You need something to plant your feet on, something to ground you, especially if you’re an entrepreneur. Love and integrity have been that for me. Read more>>

Da’Nall Wilmer | Educator, Mentor, & Author

I believe that what ultimately defines us is our character. When thinking about what type of legacy I want to leave, I want to be remembered as someone who lived in their purpose. More importantly, I want to be remembered as someone who treated others with love and respect. So many of our problems on earth can be solved if people learned to simply to be kind to one another. At the end of the day, it’s not our titles and accolades that matter. It’s how we treat others that define who we truly are. Read more>>

Jasmin Walton | Worship Leader & Business Owner

“Love First. Judge Never” Love is the foundation of EVERYTHING we do. If there is no love, there is no life. Read more>>

Tianna Smith | Community Activist, Patient-Advocate

Loyalty, is one principle that means do much to me because it encompasses so many different values. It is my number one thing, if you’re loyal, it includes a level of selflessness, trustworthiness , honesty and courage. Read more>>