We asked folks to tell us about the most important decisions they’ve made along their journey and have shared some of the highlights below.

Jazmine Valencia | Music Marketing Executive

The single most important decision I’ve made that has contributed to my success is always being open to trying new things and not being afraid of failing. A lot of people are always too scared to try new things, but I’ve always told myself you’ll never know unless you try. Which is something that I live by every day, this way I don’t have any regrets or wonder what could have happened. Read more>>

Jennifer León | Personal Coach & Buddhist Practitioner

Practicing Buddhism is the single most important decision that I made that’s contributed to my success. I realize now that I have a precious human life and that the ultimate success is having a peaceful and compassionate mind – one that can become a refuge of peace and happiness for others. That’s what I love about my business. My main job is to tune into my inner peace. Each client give me the opportunity to take this deeper. They teach me how to be an amazing listener. They teach me how to put cherishing love is in action. They’re full of wisdom. Read more>>

Wendy Ellin | Workplace Productivity Consultant

Making sure I was very clear on what I am good at, and what I need to delegate to others who have the expertise I don’t have. Surrounding yourself with a team that knows what their jam is, and stays in their lane is key. Read more>>

Maddy Davis | Artist, Songwriter, & Producer

Definitely deciding to write for me and not for others was the most important decision I’ve made for my career. I started songwriting at 10 because I loved it and needed it as a way to express myself. For a while, though, I got lost in other people’s expectations of me and my career, and writing became something I feared instead of something I cherished. I felt like I had to write about certain things, that I had to make a certain amount of songs, that I had to exist in some type of way, etc. Over quarantine, however, I got rid of any energy in my life that made me feel that way and started writing songs completely for myself and about what I was feeling. Read more>>

Genevieve Santos | Illustrator & Ceramicist

After I graduated from college, I spent my graduation money on a backpacking trip across two continents. It was my first time leaving the US, and I spent a portion of it with friends and a portion traveling solo. It was then that I discovered I truly loved not just traveling but traveling on my own. As a woman, I found it incredibly empowering, having to rely on just myself. As the trip started to wind down, I knew that once I got back to the states, I would dive into work and finding time to travel again would be difficult. So I created a goal for myself: 30 countries before I turned 30. 30 countries in 7 years. Read more>>