“If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything”

We asked the community to tell us about the values and principles that guide their lives and businesses.

Michael Miller | Talent/Lifestyle Publicity Assistant

What value or principles matter to me the most, I would have to say being kind! I think it’s super important to be very kind, because you don’t know what someone is going through and you could brighten someone’s day by being kind. I am also a big believer in you get what you give. Read more>>

Vanessa Boss | Actor, Writer, Executive Producer

Integrity and an enthusiasm for collaboration. I started my production company Uprooted Films because I am not only a passionate artist who loves storytelling, but I am in love with the process of finding other brilliant minds who are as passionate as I am to collaborate with. For example, with my first short “I Propose We Break Up” which is currently in post-production, I had created the story on the page which was the first step, but then after bringing together an incredible cast and crew, we took it to the next level and created magic. Read more>>

Stephanie Smith | Professional Vocalist and Founder of The Vizionz Project Inc.

The value that matters most to me is integrity. Your integrity is your personal resume letting everyone know the kind of person you are and if you are the one to be trusted to make good on your word. In business, your word is all you have and once your word is no longer good, it’s extremely difficult to gain back the trust of others. Read more>>

Cristina Ramos | Tattoo Artist

Authenticity In todays world there is a lack of transparency and directness out of fear of losing business. In the line of work that I do, honesty and realness becomes and asset. Nobody likes to be deceived weather in personal relationships or business. When you are authentic up front, things are easier for all parties involved. Read more>>