We asked folks to tell us about the most important decisions they’ve made along their journey and have shared some of the highlights below.

Dawn Levis | Insurance Broker/owner

The most important thing I feel I’ve ever done for my kids was start my business. They see all the ins & outs. How to start, How it is str4uggle and long hours. How we help people, and work with people. I have had my kids work with me for years so They understand it isn’t just a paycheck but a lifestyle- and that it takes long hours, sleepless night and investing time. Read more>>

Alexis Terrell | Mother & Author

Most important thing I feel I have done as a parent is knowing my value and worth and choosing me. The decisions you make, impact them. Good and bad. How they respond to your decisions, sometimes will let you know if have strayed from your purpose. Read more>>

Savanna Flakes | CEO and Lead Education Consultant, Inclusion For a Better Future

As business owners quickly learn, success is the sum of super intentional steps towards a goal and the resilience to learn from failures that will arise while maneuvering through those steps. At the start of my entrepreneurial journey, I was advised to say, “Yes” to every client, job, and request. This was well-intended and terrible advice. Can we do everything? Maybe. Is it wise to try to do everything, Probably Not. We can not do it all. Quality of life, relationships, and emotional priorities take a disastrous toil when our business model doesn’t prioritize a work/ life balance. Read more>>

Curtis Robinson | Chef

The most important thing I have done as a father is being present. I have daughters and I think that it is important for them to see what a positive, loving male figure looks like. I grew up without a father in my life, but I had influential male figures like my grandfather and uncles that showed me how to grow into the man I am today. Read more>>

Jasmine Griffin | Educator and Career Consultant

The single most important decision that has contributed to my success was me surrendering not only my life but also the vision of my business to God. Allowing God to lead through me has granted me the will to extend grace to my clients. I believe I’m walking in my God’s given purpose. Read more>>

Keisha Elise | Beauty Entrepreneur

I made a decision to pursue something I was really passionate about. I no longer wanted to “play it safe” with a career that did not make happy. I knew my passion for beauty would be my motivation to be successful in my business. Read more>>