We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Riley Brain | Founder, Wandering Bud

The power of “yet” – this comes from the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. When I started Wandering Bud, I was a full-time public school teacher. My principal assigned this book as required reading for teachers over the Summer. The book presents the idea that there are two types of people: those with fixed mindsets who believe we are born with our skills and abilities (think “they are so talented; I could never do that”) and those with growth mindsets who believe we have the ability to learn anything through guidance and practice. Like any entrepreneur, I had fears about starting my own business. Entrepreneurs wear so many hats; it’s impossible to be an expert in everything we do. Whenever I come across something I don’t know how to do, I remind myself that I don’t know YET, but I can learn. It’s really a comforting concept that brings me a lot of peace in the midst of stressful situations. Read more>>

Sharron Moore | entrepreneur, musician, mother, writer of my own destiny

My favorite is “We are the Hero of our own Story”. This quote has stood out to me the first moment I read it. For me it defines not allowing anyone, anything, nor my own self getting in the way of telling my story all for myself. There is a lack of ownership most people choose to walk down, so that the endless excuses of life can manipulate them in to not even attempting to create their own stories. The question one must manifest to themselves is do YOU define YOU or someone else? Read more>>

Careliseo Blair | Creator and Actor

Growing up my mom always said “I love myself and I’ll have a good day!” When I was younger I didn’t understand why my mom would do this or why she was so determined to make me say it along with her. However, as I grew up I found myself saying this phrase more often than I would have imagined. If I felt stressed “I love myself and I’ll have a good day!” If I was confused “I love myself and I’ll have a good day!” There is a lot of stress and confusion in this world so you can imagine just how many times I’ve said this phrase! When you say it enough times you start to see the change from within yourself! This phrase only puts positive vibes into the universe and who doesn’t need some good vibes! Read more>>