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?

Lynne Schaffer | Business Owner

Well, there’s actually two important decisions that contributed to my success. The first, was to follow my intuition (God’s guidance) and move to New York to further my career. The second, was getting sober (with God’s help)! Read more>> 

DJ Kim | Film Director & Master Control Operator

I would say my decision in 2018 to come study film in America. That single decision changed my life. I never knew how to speak English until I came here so that was a real challenge. And although English is still a second language to me, I’ve learned enough where a whole new world has opened up to me. It has helped me meet and connect with all sorts of people from all walks of life. It has also impacted how I watch movies. Being able to understand a whole new language has helped me really appreciate more of the details and nuances of a character and overall dialogues in movies.Read more>>

Mallory Molinski | CEO & Founder

Outside of working for myself, which in itself was a huge leap for me, the single most important decision I made that has contributed to my success today is authenticity. When building out my own agency, I wanted to stay true to myself and my ethos. It was and still is so important for me to work with clients who are passionate about what they do and value our partnership. Read more>>