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.

Lauren Bogle | Owner & Founder

Normalize the big. Is my favorite saying from a business mentor and close friend of mine, Nick Bendian. What it means is to try and take the weight out of a situation or issue before you make a mountain out of a molehill. Running a business means juggling a lot of different responsibilities and doing the best you can with each challenge. You can get overwhelmed quickly but if you make the situation small mentally, you can handle it one step at a time. It also prevents the situation from becoming a bigger problem that it never needed to be. The other quote I love that goes hand-in-hand with this one is I didn’t come this far to only come this far. Good things come to good people who do good business for the greater good. Sometimes I can be too trusting and care too much, but I would rather lose in the long run because I cared too much and really that is not really losing in the big picture of life. Read more>>

Traci Brown | Fraud-Busting Body Language Expert

Excuses are the tools that allow you to deny the truth and destroy opportunity. Read more>>

Kobe Adoh | Owner & Community Outreach Director

“The greatest thing you’ll ever Learn, is just to Love and be Loved in return…..” – Nat King Cole | Nature Boy I live by this quote. Its gotten me thru so many nights of not understanding my heart and true love for people not matter what life has dealt me. never regretful for the generosity as it is a gift from my ancestors to give it freely. and by doing this my life has been filled with some many relationships and experiences that only a loving heart could have purchased. Read more>>