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.

Nems | Artist

Therapy baby!! When I first started therapy we were several months into the pandemic and things were feeling…hopeless. During my first sessions I kept it pretty surface level, finding comfort in having someone in my corner that could validate my day to day struggles. Throughout the process of getting to know my therapist I told her I was trying to be an artist, which she quickly started correcting me to saying “I am an artist.” Read more>>

Griffin Kuras | Private Chef

was a difficult leap to make but it has been such an amazing decision. It was hard leaving a culture that helped mold me into the type of chef that I am today and all the people that had a hand in teaching me all the techniques and skills that I use on a daily basis. I did not go to school to be a chef, it learned everything I know on the job, through hard work, or teaching myself by reading or watching. There is always so much to learn and leaving restaurants took me out of their creative limitations and forced me to be independent and learn to compose complete dishes on my own. Read more>>

Karyn Seitz | Online Course Creator, Teacher, and Thought Leader in Happiness and Personal Transformation

I stopped wearing a façade of who I thought I should be, and I learned how to be true to myself. When I first started my business, I had no idea who I was or how to do the very things I was teaching my clients to do. Honestly, I felt like a fraud. Once I started to figure out who I really was on the inside and then began to bring that me into my life and my business – everything changed. To me, my success is determined by my ability to show up as myself and have personal integrity and character to be the person I say that I am. If you don’t have yourself, then you don’t really have anything. Read more>>