We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Racheal Davenport | Owner of Racheal’s Online Boutique

My favorite quote is “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” This quote means a lot to me when I see other women prospering in their business endeavors. I like the quote because it makes me feel strong and empowered when I see other strong women doing well, it motivates me to keep pushing. Read more>>

Cassandra Fournet | Communications Specialist by day, Health and Wellness Enthusiast by night!

My favorite affirmation is the word “maybe”. It may sound very dull, but as a chronic sufferer of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) it is actually the perfect phrase to arm myself with. What many people do not know is that OCD consists of receiving multiple intrusive thoughts per day that go against the sufferers values–intrusive thoughts that you would not wish on anyone. The sufferer then has to perform “compulsions” or “mental rituals” to try to eliminate the thoughts. Read more>>

Cindy Rubio | Hairstylist / Cosmetology Instructor

“Knowledge is confidences “ this quote here is so important to me. What this means is the more knowledge you have in this this industry the more confidence you will have. You can’t work on someone’s hair not being confident. You are most likely boosting there confidences. This industry is forever growing in techniques and products you must make sure to always get the knowledge in order to be confidence. Read more>>

Jon Stefan | Interior decorator & Fashion designer/musician

My favorite quote states if you “Change your perspective, you can change anything” .. what that means to me is that for all the things we deemed impossible, change the way you think about a situation then you’ll realize that the impossible is possible! Read more>>

Sharen Tippit and J’Tika Tenas | Owners of The Pop Kulture Popcorn Bar

Dream big with your eyes wide open. This has been a staple quote for years. For us, Dreaming with your eyes wide-open only means that you now are willing to see what others can’t imagine. With your eyes wide open you can take the initiative to bring your dreams full circle. You are willing to throw away the excuses, make the necessary sacrifices, and do what’s needed to see it come to pass. This quote is also the beauty behind “The Pop Kulture Popcorn Bar.” Read more>>