People often ask about the best decision, but we think it’s also very enlightening to learn about people’s most difficult decisions and the frameworks they used to think through those decisions.

Dominique Devereaux Bedford | Lead Designer and Fashion Stylist

The most difficult decision I have ever made was to take a chance on myself. In 2016, when I decided to leave my dream job in showroom and brand management in my dream city of Dallas to relocate internationally, I knew that there would be no turning back. For years, I worked for other brands with people I admired and respected as entrepreneurs and mentors and I felt like because they believed and invested so much into me that I was indebted to them for life and that my dreams needed to be placed on hold. I found myself also often times feeling unfulfilled, like I was spending my days making other people happy both personally and professionally while helping them fulfill their dreams and it became a huge weight on me- mentally and physically. Read more>>

Katya Matute | Owner at Moonchild Picnic Rentals

As an immigrant born and raised in Nicaragua; the most difficult decision was leaving my country Nicaragua at the age of 16. Leaving my mother, my family and my culture which was everything I knew. My dad gave me the life changing opportunity to move to Atlanta, Georgia and go to school here and pursue the American dream, and here I am years later still pushing through. Read more>>

Joseph Duffey | Skateboarder & Content Creator

Truly, the most difficult decision was to be uniquely me. Everyone has moments where they decide if they are going to be like someone else or themselves and unfortunately a lot choose someone else. I found that my life could only be lived to the fullest extent if I was in the driver seat or on a skateboard for that matter. Jumping off the cliff of being You is one of the scariest events in life because you never know how people will react or what you’ll discover. However, once you’re over the hump, you’re life and your gifts will surely shine through. Read more>>

Cher’Ron LaFleur | Master Cosmetologist & Creator of the 6FigureGlamBoss

The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make was to be myself. It was very difficult accepting myself for who I was as an individual, a mother, business woman, and a friend. I had to learn that my success was predicated on how authentic I was to my customer base and it had to transcend through my brand. People say they like real people but they really don’t. They like the idea of real people and I learned that being on social media platforms I had to stand out by being myself and people really appreciate that. What you see is what you get with me and I definitely take you on a journey. I am transparent and authentic and people appreciate that more and so when they see me winning yes there may be a little envy but I have more rooting for me than hating on me because they can relate to who I am as an individual, a mother, business woman and a friend. Read more>>

Ajee Smith | Basketball Trainer & Paralegal

The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make, so far, was choosing to play professionally overseas. The decision was hard due to a recent injury I had just experienced playing basketball and my dream of beginning my career in the law field. Playing professionally is usually always a young athlete’s dream, but this opportunity came so fast, that I had not planned to play this sport for the next 5-10 years upon graduating. My decision stemmed from my personal health, importance of family, and my life’s long-term goals, Even as of today, I would make the same decision I made a couple of years ago. Read more>>