We asked rising stars from the community one of our favorite questions: other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?

Kemi TRUTHIS” Karim | Photographer

Finding a balance between my work and professional life has been the single most important decision that contributes to my overall success. I put a lot of my energy and passion into everything I do, so there were times when I’d lock in and never come up for air. Read more>>

Dr. Tiffany Ross | Therapist & Relationship Expert

The most important decision that I had to make and that contributed to my success, is when I chose to choose myself. I spent most of my life searching for validation from others which led to resentment, unhappiness, and not feeling fulfilled. Read more>>

Linda Hoang | Social Media Strategist, Content Creator, Entrepreneur

Investing in myself, putting myself out there, and caring about my community (I know that’s three things and not one but they’re all connected!) I credit much of my success as an entrepreneur to the fact that many people want to work with me, hire me, and support the work I do because they know, like, and want to support me as a person. Read more>>

Keveena Williams | Entrepreneur & CNA

Hmm.. well for me I’d have to say taking those mental days. Like I really take time off from being a business woman, mom, friend, sister, and any other title that I have 6 days out of the week. Read more>>