Do you have a favorite dialogue, lyric, quote or affirmation? Please share with us below.

Kady Zinke | CEO of KadyLuxe

because it always seats me in a place of abundance and reminds that I’m not alone on my entrepreneurship journey. When you crave meaning and story and purpose in your products, it’s because there are customers out there craving this too. Read more>>

Suzanne Tulien | Brand Clarity Expert, Speaker, Author

“Your level of success is inextricably related to your level of self-development,” by Claire Zammit, Feminine Power Global Community. I whole-heartedly believe this is true – in fact, self-development actually may change your idea of what success really is. Through regular focus on self development, you realize that success is so much deeper than a particular financial path, or career path, in fact you’ll find the more self development work you do, the less your external environment really matters. Instead, you begin to realize your own abilities to drive happiness, contentment, joy, and utter satisfaction in so many other ways. Read more>>

Lynn Mandziuk | Illustrator+Artist+Designer+Professor

My motto is “too dumb to quit”. Coined originally from one of my favorite punk bands as an adolescent, The Queers, Another, from Charles Bukowski, is “Find what you love and let it kill you”. I find these to be motivators for my work. Keep that fire burning under your posterior and hold on tight, nails digging in, for the long haul. I’ve found that pure stubborn determination, or sheer stupidity, has been key to my success as an artist. With my career, the main thing I’ve gathered and pass on to my students is that resiliency is key. Dedication, being tough, being stubborn, and staying motivated are all qualities to embrace on this road. Being really really good at failing over and over again until you get it right. Read more>>

Marissa (Reese) Wood | Senior High Tech Executive | Building Practices, Operations, & Teams to drive Data Driven / Customer-Centric Innovation & Growth | CISSP | PMP

My favorite saying is, “Do the right thing, all the time.” I like this saying because it is focused on short term actions with long term impacts. I’m certainly not saying, “Don’t have a glass of wine” or “Don’t eat the extra piece of cake.” For me, this has meant that I can be encouraged to behave in a way that is consistent with my ethical standards when I take the long view rather than seeing each choice as an isolated incident. Part of fulfilling goals involves following a path that one feels is ethical and consistent with their own moral code. I believe that I’m more likely to fulfill my own goals when I see my actions and decisions as continuous with who I am and who I want to be in the future. Read more>>