TV, Movies, and culture in general sometimes paints a narrow, specific image of what success is, but we know from our conversations with some of the best and brightest that success can mean vastly different things to different people.

Brian Wong | Business Owner & Physical Therapist

Over the past 33 years, our business has flourished even during difficult times (i.e. recessions, COVID-19) because of our business model of treating our patients like family. Unlike many who have changed their business model to fit the dwindling economic reimbursement in our industry, we continue to provide the finest of physical therapy care: by treating 1-2 patients each hour instead of 4-5 patients each hour; by only employing physical therapists to see patients rather than utilizing aides or technicians to increase profitability; by treating one patient at a time and not juggling between 3 patients at the same time. We take the time with each patient to properly care for their physical needs and to listen and empathize with their life situation and experience. For me, success is a measure of the level of achieving the goals that each person has set out to attain. Read more>>

Erica Qing | Business Owner, Writer & Influencer

I define success by how many lives I can change. It’s important that my brand symbolizes strength, confidence and inspire others to see those same things within themselves. Doing something for yourself is great, but if it didn’t make a difference in the lives of those around you who may be paying attention to the moves you make, it just doesn’t cut it for me. I put a lot of passion behind the moves I make because they all go hand in hand when it comes to the end result. A great man who has inspired me a great deal once said “Find your purpose or you wasting air” -Nip. Success for me is finding my purpose. Success for me is knowing that I’m inspiring someone to find there’s and live in that purpose. Success for me is waking up every day knowing that the person I birthed into this world is proud of me. Read more>>

Liora Froindlikh | Designer & Jewelry Owner

Success is finding joy in what you do. The magic of jewelry manufacturing has not been lost on me. The miracle that is a natural diamond or gemstone still leaves me in awe. The ability to create pieces of jewelry for clients that will gift them on special occasions, like the birth of a child, or a marriage proposal to their true love and then cherish those pieces for years is exciting. I feel blessed to be in an industry that allows me to meet people, hear their stories and bring there jewelry dreams to life! Read more>>

Sham aka Shambhavi Raj | Artist & Music Producer

Success is something that has no absolute definition to it. Everyone has their own version of success and there is never a right or wrong answer. Some believe that success is about becoming rich, whereas others define it as having a set amount of material possessions. However, I believe that success is about achieving an aim or a goal for myself. As much as I have big dreams and ambitions, I also personally like to set small goals for myself. For instance, it could be a goal to learn how to bake salmon or finish up with recording and mixing/mastering by a certain date or donating to a non-profit or even just completing 10,000 steps a day; all these intents are a blend of little things and when I am able to accomplish them, that is “success”! Read more>>

Christina Cox Lucca | Owner & Wedding Event Planner

How I define success is by each happy couple or client. I measure our success by what our couples and clients say, feel and think about their day. I see tears of joy I know we did a job well done. I hear and feel the appreciation it is success to us. But most importantly I gave our success by the love we put into our work from planning to designing and day of. The more love we give the greater the reward. Read more>>