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.

Melissa Seaman | Certified Life Coach

My favorite affirmation is: I am enough because God made me a beautiful and strong woman, wife, mother, daughter, and friend. He believes in me and loves me more than I will ever know. I will lean on him and he will refresh me, help keep me focused and give me a clear mind so I can achieve all my goals and dreams in life. Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. This affirmation is my favorite because I wrote at a women’s retreat, in a time of vulnerability, truth, and thankfulness. There was a lot of tears, joy, pain and time that went into this and I needed to push through and put words to what God has done for me in my life. I didn’t always feel this way about myself, but with hard work, perseverance, support from many family and friends and my connection with God I am gonna achieve the goals I set for myself. #NeverGiveUP.. Read more>>

Emily Rekieta | Owner

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin This quote rings so true to me. It takes great courage to start any business, and I admire everyone who does. If you have the courage and drive to succeed eventually you will. I’m so thankful that God, my family, and friends gave me the courage to open EGB in 2015. Read more>>

Erin Freeman | Brand Strategist & Podcast Host

My favorite quote is a personal one, “What you speak becomes a reality, so watch what comes out of your mouth.”   It is not cliche to say there is power in the tongue. That is indeed a fact. And when it comes to saying things aloud we have to be careful with our words.  As I continue to grow as a leader and thought provoker, I’m careful of what I say out loud about others and myself.  Heavy on the about myself to myself part, this is most important.  You see rather your words be good or bad, the Universe believes you. Naively, she trusts that you use your words accordingly. We all know that not to be true.  It takes a certain level of self awareness to begin to see the true power of your words. Read more>>

Russ Sharek | Clown & Creative Director

“ijo wan lon tenpo wan.” This quote was originally taught to me in a minimalist and poetic language called toki pona. Roughly translated into English, it means “one thing at one time.” People are remarkable at over-complicating, over-stuffing, and over-doing things. Learning to slow down and savor every moment has been incredibly useful in my efforts at being both a theatrical clown and human being. Read more>>

Candice Taylor | Public Relations Agency

It is not the mountain you must conquer but yourself. Read more>>