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?

Michael and Carolyn Cuellari | The Nightmare Factory Training

If it weren’t for my husband, I honestly probably would have never started my own business. I give all the credit to him when he made the decision of opening up a wrestling school. He had a plan and incorporating what I do was part of it. Adding nutrition and fitness to the craft of wrestling was the plan. No other wrestling facility really provides these services. Ultimately, the single most important decision made that really helped our success, is our team of coaches and our partnership with Cody Rhodes and Chip Smith Performance Systems. Read more>>

DB Bedford | Emotional Intelligence Consultant

The best decision I ever made was to replace an old belief with a new belief as it relates to taking the time to actually read books. Read more>>

Pasheun Perry | Actress/Model & Creative Director/Stylist

Really not caring about the things that people fed me, the doubt , the fake love. No one can tell you you can’t achieve your goals because no ones on the same grind for goals you are, Really accepting that fact that someone is always going to have something to say , hate on, doubt or even clown and they’re not even close to achieving their goals. Read more>>

Zyan Hightower | Business Owner/Clothing Brand

The best decision I ever made was learning to do everything Independently! I learned everything one by one instead of trying to go through a manufacture or any type of business service, I turned myself into a manufacture & a service by buying all machinery and tools to create such production. It took a lot of long nights and countless days learning these skills but at the end it was worth it because I can do everything on my own, exactly the way I wanted it. Read more>>