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.

Francesca Hoskins | Senior Marketing Consultant

I would say the most important decision I made that contributed to my success would be moving to Dallas. I left with some savings and my faith and told myself I would make it happen. Now, 7 years later, I’m here and doing well for myself. I encourage anyone to go for their dreams and push through the unthinkable because anything can be attainable if you work hard. I keep God first and lean on him through it all. Read more>>

Greg White | Producer, Engineer, Recording Studio Owner

In my career in the recording business I have helped clients make thousands of great recordings and could not understand why they did not have the success I though they should have had. After spending time looking into the issues I found that most artist and bands did not know how to or want to market their music. They just wanted to create music and play live. After this realization I spend part of my time educating myself on how to get more sales, streams, and views in the industry so I can educate my clients after their project is finished at no extra charge. Clients trust me to help them make great music and I love to help them take that extra step to help ensure success. Read more>>

Jenn Hill | Founder + Owner

I made the decision to follow my gut instinct and leave my successful career in fashion to pursue a career in health, wellness, and beauty. While fashion isn’t a far cry from the beauty industry, I wanted to build something that came from a place of love and integrity. To build a beauty brand that is based on heart and soul, not just outer aesthetic. I began to take my own knowledge of herbs, ritual, and self care and apply it to a beauty and skincare brand that deals with the whole being; mind, body, and soul. Read more>>

Bridget L. Moore | Founder/Artistic Director-B. MOORE DANCE

Much of what I have been able to achieve in my life and career has come from the capacity to do what I love with freedom. I am fascinated with the art of design and have made it a part of my practice for more than three decades. At every stage of my life, dance has been my choice of art. When I made the decision to pursue dance as a profession, I never imagined that it would afford me with a career of incredible opportunities such as, residing and teaching as a Visiting Professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.  If someone told me early on that living in Korea would be a part of my artistic journey, I would not have believed it. And I don’t think anyone could have convinced me otherwise. I relocated to Korea knowing one person in the entire country and within three years, I was able to forge relationships that have been long-lasting. It still remains one of the greatest experiences I have encountered in my career. It is one of the most important decisions I made that has contributed to my success. Read more>>

Anastasia Strattan | Hair and Makeup Artist/Educator

I would say the single most important decision I made that continues to contribute to my success today was to trust in continuing my education. I strive to go to or subscribe to classes to this day in order to remain aware and relevant to today’s needs in my industry. With and ever changing and evolving beauty industry, I choose to accept the challenge and pivot right along with it. Read more>>