Deciding to work for yourself is often cited as the best decision folks in our community have made. Hearing the same response over and over led us to ask them about the next best decision folks have made and we’ve shared their responses with you below.

Michelle Garriga | Fluid Artist

I think shifting my perception of what success actually is definitely led me to be more successful. I used to think success was something I could only attain through external factors, like how many people I reached or how much money I made. But I now realize that success is just a mindset. All of those outside forces hold no value if I’m not happy with myself and what I’m putting out into this world. Read more>>

Anna Quach | Graphic Designer & Creative Director

I made the most important decision of my life 18 years ago when I decided to leave a job I truly loved, to move to Italy and follow my heart. Although I knew that I could always come back to the States to find another job, moving to another country was a leap of faith and one that contributed to my personal and professional success. I started a beautiful life in Southern Italy with my husband and we had our two sons there. Read more>>

Joshua Maniscalco | Esthetician & Agent Rx Founder

Describing my ideal client and creating a velvet rope. I have a specific set of skills and not everyone is a good fit for them. I had to realize that it was better for my business, and my happiness, to only allow clients that fit my description of an ideal client past the velvet rope. This took time and there were times I had to send a few break up emails. In the beginning I just allowed anyone to become a client but it caused a lot of extra stress and over time I cared less about short term gains and more about my ultimate vision for my brand. Read more>>