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.

Claudia Beeny | Founder and Executive Director, House of Shine

Feeding the roots is probably the single most important thing I have done to be successful in the long term. And, it wasn’t a one-time decision, but instead it is one decision I have made many times over the course of my lifetime. What I mean by feeding the roots is working hard and going above and beyond, even when others said it didn’t make sense. For example, I was a resident assistant in college and I treated programming for my residents like it was my full time job. Read more>>

Kamesha Penny | Owner of BAHA Wellness and Beauty DFW

To be committed, focused and determined enough to keep pushing my actions no matter what season I am in. In other word’s I made up my mind that rather things are going good or bad in my business I would not give up, I would learn from the situation and get to my final goal. As a very private person I knew this would be challenging because I want to help people, particularly women learn how to take care of their private parts which is very private and intimate. I learned to be committed and transparent even if it means sharing my personal experiences with herbal steaming and why I started in the first place. I made the decision to not allow my introverted personality to stop me. Read more>>

Alexis Berry | Author & Correction Officer

The single most important decision I’ve made that contributed to my success is making sure my mental health is in good standards at all times. Also, I made sure no matter what challenges that comes my way, I’ve always had a close bond to the higher power. With controlling my mental health and having a bond with God, I know I will be just fine. Read more>>