Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood working on.   What’s even more exciting is that money is rarely what drives most of the people we’ve connected with, and so we thought it would be great to have some of those folks share their perspective on how they define success.

Destiny Nicole | Lifestyle Film Maker

I define success as growth. Success is not just happiness and retirement, it’s the process of getting to those things. It is sweat, blood, tears, excitement, laughter, and anxiety. It is the feeling you get overwhelmed with every time you do something you are proud of. Success to me is every time I film a new project, I’m finding ways I can improve from the last one. I’m watching myself set high standards. I’m watching myself blossom. Read more>>

Sujuane Taylor Smith | Makeup Artist & Fashion Enthusiast

I define success by my ability to change the life of someone else. I feel we were all put on earth to help others in some fashion, as long as we’re doing that we will always be successful. I’ve always loved to help people so I decided to use my story of depression to create a nail polish line that helps other causes, including depression. This to date has been one of my proudest moments. The lesson I’ve learned is that helping others helps you. Read more>>

Amy Dennis | Owner, SeekingSitters Houston North

Success really can’t be defined in one sentence. It is composed of many different things. Whether you are learning something new or accomplishing a goal, these are the hallmarks of the definition. For me, success is when I take risks in my life and leave my comfort zone. Read more>>

Kristyna “PRKristyna” Torres-Cruz | CEO & Instructor of Social Media

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Read more>>