Deciding to work for yourself is often cited as the best decision folks in our community have made. Hearing the same response over and over led us to ask them about the next best decision folks have made and we’ve shared their responses with you below.

Ashlee Spencer | Photographer and Videographer

Putting myself first. In the last 6 months I’ve made it my mission to reflect on my professional life since college (workforce and entrepreneurship). I made decisions for myself going forward that would make me happiest, in the long run. $100 now means nothing if it adds to burnout and time is priceless. I set boundaries with my clients, learned the word no and fill my days with things that serve me. Read more>>

Leslie White | Bridal hair and makeup specialist.

The most important thing that had steered me towards success was to open myself and my company to have other independent artists work for me instead of me working solo. When I decided to start hiring out artists to build a team was when I was really able to spread my wings and not only help myself but help more brides feel beautiful and comfortable with themselves on their wedding day. Read more>>

Kelly Cole | Personal Trainer, Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Deciding to work for myself was hands down the most important decision I acted on that contributed to my success. And I think it’s because it’s something I’ve wanted my entire life. A close second though is believing in and trusting my abilities to figure things out as I go through the process. And I’m not sure I would have acted on the decision to work for myself if I didn’t fully believe in my abilities to figure things out. So in reality, believing in my abilities to figure things out was probably the rocket fuel that backed my decision to work for me. Read more>>