We asked rising stars from the community one of our favorite questions: other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?

Celeste Scott | Artist & Songwriter

The single most important decision that contributed to my success is Leaving my 9 to 5, to following my heart, and taking the biggest risk to do something that I love as I started from scratch, to building my way to cultivating multiple outlets of success. Read more>>

Sean Butler | Co-Founder of Cultivate Entertainment Partners

Other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success? – When I was becoming a company owner there were few things that I needed to become what I call “middle class success” lol. That is – knowing your worth, often times we are afraid to step out on faith. We are trained in society to play it safe often but the most important contribution to my success thus far is – Believing in my ability to overcome hardship and figuring out ways out of noway. Some may call it being street smart! I call it being undeniably great. Read more>>

Amy Cooper | Brand + Retail Entrepreneur

Deciding that with a strong vision for what I was creating, I didn’t know how to accomplish it. I needed to know why this business needed to exist. From there, figuring out how was easy because I was crystal clear on why. Read more>>