We asked rising stars from the community one of our favorite questions: other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?

Kevin Fox | Social Media Brand advisor, Video Producer, Pro Wrestling & Father Of Five

Trusting the process and betting on oneself is one of my proudest accomplishments thus far. There are so many important decisions to make in business, but I choose every day that we should trust ourselves more than anyone else because it’s only when you know your own strengths well enough can you really excel at something or become successful without relying too heavily on others’ opinions about what will work out best for us! Read more>>

PHILLY SLIMM | Artist , Advocate, Entrepreneur

Putting it all on the line with No FEAR No Hesitation. Being an entrepreneur isn’t something you can learn entrepreneurs are born with a gift. We think act and associate differently than your average person. You either HAVE it , or you don’t ! Read more>>

Marina Ward | Lifestyle Photographer

Honestly? CREATING for myself. It’s easy to get so caught up in the business side of art…when other people recognize your talents, you get this kind of “Oh crap, now what do I do” pressure. So then you freak out and start catering to why people ask instead of how you want to do it. But the biggest way to kill the passion is to focus only on it benefitting other people. Ironically, when I took a step back and said “This is what I want to create” instead of “this is the trend”, I got a lot more business. Read more>>