The Decision Makers Series is one of our staff’s favorite because decision making is a topic that so many of us have studied deeply.

Talia Thiesfield | Actor & Talent Coach

Letting go of comparison. Once I embraced the reality that authenticity and individuality is the key to success in the business, the whole game changed. I found it much easier to approach my work with an attitude of gratitude, play, and freedom. Instead of feeling trapped by the comparisons to others we often make early in our careers, I now feel empowered by my own “je ne sais quoi.” Can’t nobody do ME like ME. Read more>>

Khristian Foreman | Professional Musician & Teaching Artist

Being committed. Everyday I do something to get me closer and closer to my goal of being a great person, great musician and an inspiration to the world. Wether I’m working or resting I am committed to this journey and why I chose to commit keeps me determined & focused even in the worst of times. Have a why thats bigger than any obstacle this life will put up against what you desire to be attain success in. Read more>>

Sarah Medina | Orange County Photographer

Having a marketing background. I understand how to market myself and my business and it is honestly a huge reason for my success. Marketing is everything and I’m very thankful that I enjoy that side of it as well. I love data, writing, content creation, and all the things that come with marketing a business. I run a social media management business as well and both go really hand in hand. Read more>>

Martin | Artist, Singer-Songwriter, Open-Format DJ, & Event Curator

Working for myself wasn’t a choice. It was a necessity. I’ve never been one to be able to hold down a job where somebody else is bossing me around. But when I’m in charge or taking a huge role to help a team I flourish. I think this is because I need to feel like my work matters, like I am making a difference. For me, creating something that someone can fall in love with and enjoy makes a difference. You never know what other people are going through and maybe hearing that one song bring that person the clarity they need, or just a shred of joy in their current turmoil can make a world of a difference. Read more>>