Most people say they want success, but when you ask them what success means you get wildly different responses. We recently asked some of the best and brightest in our community to tell us about how they define success and have shared their responses below.

Savannah Peer | Co Founder & Lead Brand Designer

When we started our business, I had no idea what a learning journey it was going to be. I keep thinking, still to this day, that we are so “lucky” to have the success that we do. We have consistent client inquiries, we have been able to scale our business, and we continue to network with some pretty amazing people. But at the end of the day, it truly boils down to drive, mindset, and persistence, not luck at all. I have never thought of our business in terms of “if we were successful.” It was always “when we were successful.” I think the mindset that you have in your business plays one of the biggest roles when it comes to success. I think when you have a business, self-doubt is something that is entirely normal, but being able to push through that even when something feels uncomfortable is a mindset shift. Because of this, we continue to exceed the goals that we set, and I think it says a lot about our business and the success that we have achieved thus far. Read more>>

Shanna Boger | Wedding Planner, Event Designer & Business Coach

The most important factor behind my success and my brand is my faith in God. I have been on this entrepreneurial journey since 2011. I started with the notion that i could do this alone and i need nobody’s help. I quickly realized that was not the case. I searched for months looking for the right people to work with, businesses to collaborate with and other business owners to talk with and I still felt like something was missing. So in 2015, I decide to pray and meditate over my business and life every morning before i started my day. I was looking for answers and direction. When I stop and became still and focus, God revealed the answers and directions I was looking for in my life and business. I didn’t follow his lead at first (long story LOL), but I came back to the same place I started and put into practice what God was revealing to me. Today I’m operating on the foundation that God built and my business and life is better for it. Read more>>

Noah Irby | Co-Owner

We decided early on that Wayward would be about people over profit. That goes for our team and all the people that come in the door. We also knew that people were looking for quality coffee in an atmosphere that was unique and inviting. We did our best to create a naturally welcoming space where anyone can come and feel like they’re a part of it. All of this has translated into amazing community support that we couldn’t be more thankful for. Read more>>