Getting to do what you love? Providing for your loved ones? What does success mean to you? Below you’ll find perspectives from some of the city’s best and brightest.

Mitch Martin | Photo Assistant – AMB Sports + Entertainment

When it comes to the creative industry, success is often publicly defined by how many followers you have, how much money you’ve made or how much clout your reputation has. Many of us would probably say that we’ve looked on Instagram, saw someone with over 100,000 followers and thought, “Wow! They are probably doing so well for themselves.” This puts so much pressure on those aspiring from the bottom up because it twists our own perception of our value and personal self-worth. Read more>>

Natalia Nova | Model,Actress,Russian Dialect Coach,Best Momager of Atlanta

Career success is a combination of achieving a reasonable level of financial stability while doing work you enjoy and then finding that you are also happy and fulfilled with your life and career choices as well Read more>>

Desiree Dillaman | IO Psychologist, Model, Co Owner of Women’s Non-Profit

Success to me does not involve money, status, or even your career because to have those things does not necessarily mean you are happy and to me, you can not be successful if you are not happy, I know plenty of unhappy wealthy individuals. I know plenty of individuals with high status jobs that would rather be doing something else. How I define success and how you define success will never be the same but if you can wake up each day, trying to do better or be better or give back in some sort of way; then in my eyes, you have gained success. Read more>>

Kyrah Gradford | Professional Dancer & Instructor

Success is such a broad topic. The most general or “popular” idea we have of success is being in the limelight of everyone’s favorite people and thats how we find our “fame”. But everyone’s goal isn’t to be famous. Until we sit down and identify success on our own terms, that is when it becomes more of a narrow topic. As of lately, I have chosen to identify success as being able to complete any goal that I have set for myself. Whether that goal is big or small, I still achieved what I put my mind to. The goal may be different day to day, or I can work towards the same one everyday. My ultimate success is freedom and happiness, so I am currently figuring out what steps I need to take in order to make that happen. Read more>>