Success. It’s something we dress for, strive for, work towards. We wish it upon others as well as ourselves, but what is it? What is success?

Marissa Walters | Benefit Auctioneer & Card My Yard Franchisee

My definition of success has changed as I have gotten older. It used to be climbing the ladder and that the job title mattered to show others my success. After having kids and working in an industry that will chew you up and spit you out it finally dawned on me that being a part of my kids’ lives matter more than the next step on the corporate ladder. I took an office job with no path of advancement but had a schedule that allowed me to be a part of my family on a daily and weekly basis. Fast forward a few years and I found other ways to pursue my passions. Read more>>

Thaicha Bazile | Entrepreneur &Criminologist

I would define success as never giving up no matter what, taking risks and standing behind what you believe in. I believe that being successful isn’t defined by the amount of money you make in your business but what you actually gain. For example I can make a million dollars in a year but if I can’t remain humble and know that money can be gone in a blink of an eye then I’m not as successful as I think. There are times when business will be slow but if I keep pushing I know there is light at the end of the tunnel. When it comes to taking risks, as a business owner you have to take that leap of faith and do something whether you know if it will work out or not. One should stand behind their brand no matter what and find ways to better it, without letting anyone discourage you from what you believe in. Read more>>

Zenas Willard | DJ, Producer, Songwriter & Recording Artist

How I define success has evolved drastically over the years. As an aspiring musician, I used to think that to “make it” was to sign a major record label deal and become a superstar overnight. Having your name everywhere in bright lights, performing at sold out arenas, everyone in the world knowing your name. I mean that’s the dream, right? I’m sure this is how most people perceive success in the music industry. This, however, could not be more far from the truth. Read more>>

Stephanie Green | Entrepreneur

I would define success as being able to get knocked down 9 times, but get up 10. And turn Ls into lessons. If anyone uses this adage in life. Nothing can stop them from success. Read more>>