We love ourselves a good quote and so we asked our community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us and we’ve highlighted some below.

Barbara Chavez | Mental Health Therapist, Assessor & Professor

“All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau This quote has always brought to mind my favorite animal, the giraffe. You would think it would be a bee, but the giraffe has always resonated with me. The giraffe is wild and free, moving gracefully, yet fierce if need be. Always looking forward and standing tall. Read more>>

Emma DeMuth | Head of Production and Development at bspoketv

If knowledge is power, knowing what we don’t know is wisdom.” ― Adam M. Grant, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know I love finding out that I am wrong because that means I am one step closer to being less wrong. Conviction has historically been a trait held in high regard. However, I argue that conviction can be many leaders’ and innovators’ kryptonite. If you are not constantly rethinking your views and strategies then you underestimate how complex the world is. Read more>>

Heena Seth | Instagram blogger, Youtuber…and Clinical Documentation Specialist

There is something that Dr. James Hollis says in “Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life” which has been very meaningful to me: “We may choose careers, but we do not choose vocation. Vocation chooses us. To choose what chooses us is a freedom the by-product of which will be a sense of rightness and a harmony within, even if lived out in the world of conflict, absent validation, and at considerable personal cost.” Read more>>

Christina Bjenning | Metalsmith and Wordsmith

My favorite quote is from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: ‘If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland It describes my creative process to the T, I start with a nebulous design in mind, work out the how’s as I go along and work until I can hold it in my hand. Read more>>

Eric Erickson | Storyteller, Founder of Viking Dog Entertainment

Never Doubt Your Power. It’s one of the mottos of not only my life, but my business. Everyone has the power within them to achieve their goals and not only do you need to believe in yourself, others need to respect your ability and dreams. If you put your full energy and desire behind your goals, anything is achieveable. Read more>>

Jack Rabanal | Movement artist

“Tension is what you think you should be, relaxation is what you are”. – Chinese proverb This quote to me has been one of the most life changing quotes I’ve encountered, these words have stuck with me through both thick and thin from competing in battles on the big stage, to having a steady hand pouring a perfect cup of coffee. This mantra is a clear reminder to relax and breathe anytime I feel pressured or tense to perform. It really takes my mind of the edge of trying to be, to just “being” all from the help on consciously being aware of my breath. I appreciate this quote because it truly has done a lot of good for me, and I feel if one can learn to relax, breathe and be themselves in tense times than there’s nothing they can’t succeed in. Read more>>

Elliot Briant | Data Scientist | Software Engineer | Entrepreneur

I am enough, I forgive myself, I have everything I need within me. I will be my biggest cheer and I will not become my worse enemy. We ofter get so caught up with life, and at times we tend to forget ourselves, we become our worse critic, our worse enemy, we start doubting ourselves, so this affirmation is a reminder that whatever is happening to me, I got this!
Being more kind to yourself is such a powerful thing, and this affirmation has definitely transformed my perception and has strengthened my relationship with myself. Read more>>

Georgia Beam | Actress

My favorite saying is the latin quote “Ex nihilo nihil fit” which loosely translates to “Out of nothing comes nothing” by Parmenides. Although it was first dictated in reference to the origins of the universe, I’ve found it’s also something necessary to live by. Truly nothing comes into fruition without something compelling it to be; as with the universe, so with aspirations in life. Read more>>

Taryn Aronson | Social Media Strategist

“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg There’s so many great quotes from RBG but this one really impacted me the first time I heard it. And in 2020 when I rebranded my social media agency it was in the back of my head guiding me. Today my agency focuses on helping socially conscious brands and service providers create social media strategies that align with their values. I believe that one of the most important things a purpose-driven brand can do is let their customers know exactly what they stand for. And often times the easiest and most effective way to do that is through social media. Read more>>

Latoya Coleman aka Toya From Harlem | Historian, Blogger & History Podcaster

“Don’t reinvent the wheel, put rims on it.” I heard this quote at a Black Tech event in New York City years ago. It was said by a panelist named Anthony Frasier the CEO at abfcreative. I always remember this quote because its such a simple and genius analogy for how to think about business and life and how we don’t need to over complicate things. A lot of times as a creatives, entrepreneurs and even just as people, we think we have to come out with some grand, never thought of before concept and this quote is like, “nah you just need to put your own spin or special sauce on whatever you do- that’s it.” Read more>>