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.

H.D Manny | clothing designer & presenter/interviewer for HD.TV

I would say having the confidence to put my designs out to the public. It’s easy to second guess yourself especially when you’re creative, but you can’t let doubt hold you back. I believe doubt kills more dreams than failure so I decided to face my doubts and put my work out. it was the best decision I made. Read more>>

Amber Mallett | Boutique Owner

The single most important decision we made was to simply take the leap. It is easy to plan and prepare, to take a back seat until your business idea is perfect, you’ve done all the research, and you’ve purchased all of the tools imaginable to make your business run like a well-oiled machine, but what you’re actually doing is procrastinating. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to take that leap. Read more>>

Mike Serant | Creator and manufacturer of MicroLife Organic Fertilizers

When my Mom and I decided to manufacture Organic fertilizers. Until then we were just concerned about profit and loss without deeper society purpose. Since Organics is civilizations best hope to move forward, we adopted a motto ‘Mission Over Profits’. With this shift in thinking we became more dedicated to promoting the side of good. Everyday we now have a more fulfilling and deeper sense of purpose to our lives and thus we are happier and more content that our lives have worth. Read more>>

Jamilynn Ross | Hairstylist & makeup artist

The most important decision that I’ve made that contributed to my success was investing in my brand the moment I knew which path I would take. Read more>>