We were fortunate to catch up with some brilliant artists, creatives and entrepreneurs from throughout the Houston area and they share the wisdom with us below.

Krystina Brown | Sr. Graphic Designer & Photographer

“Comfort and growth do no coexist” I never want to get too comfortable in photography. There’s always room for growth and learning from others. The last few years, I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone with photo work and it’s been really significant into shaping how I shoot and do freelance work. Read more>>

Abby Stigler | Communications Director at Junior Players

That’s a great question, because in a way, it’s both incredibly subjective and objective, right? Obviously in your professional life you’ll have objective goals, quantifiable data sets that you need to reach in order to be “successful”, so that’s something to take into account. Read more>> 

Daisy Close | Singer/Songwriter & Actress

While some may perceive this as a rather difficult and never-ending question, I like to believe there’s always only one clear and correct answer to this question, and that is to never give up. Read more>>

Renosh Rejoy | Photographer

If you want to know whether to keep going or to give up, just self-reflect about it. Is this taking me where I want it to go? Is this on the right path? Am I satisfied with what I have accomplished so far? Read more>>

Dr. Angela S. King | Life Coach, Author, Motivational Speaker & Ordained Minister

Wow….that is an excellent question! I am inspired by helping, encouraging, and motivating people. Learning new things, meeting new people, setting personal goals, and achieving them. I am also inspired by the accomplishments and successes of others. Read more>>

Devin | Creative

I’m mostly inspired by late 90’s and early 2000’s media. I get really inspired by seeing old CD covers, movie posters, websites, and even magazines. Art, in general, seemed to have a bit more charm back then. Every day I find something new from that era, and it only inspires me to recreate what I see in my own way. Read more>>

LaDonna Howard | Event Planner/Stylist

The most important factor behind the success of our brand is family and support. I’ve been a licensed cosmetologist for 32 years but it started getting really difficult after we had our second son. Our son is nonverbal severe autistic. He needed more stability and structure. Read more>>

Jimbo Moody | The band called “The Airstream Outlaws”

As a band the ability to create original music instead of just being a cover band is very important to us, having our own identity is much more satisfying and having a channel to release our creativity is why we exist. We write music that is designed to take you away from your everyday life and problems. Read more>>

OG GOLD | Rap Artist

Doing music and traveling with my family. Both are my happy place, and tend to put me in a peaceful mind state. I’m really not a person that’s hard to make happy honestly,I am very simple, and I just go with the flow. I’m so family oriented, so that’s why I pretty much enjoy doing things with my family. Read more>>

Krystal Lewis | CEO & Creative Director

One thing about the fashion industry that outsiders may not be aware of is the intricate and extensive process involved in bringing a garment from concept to production. Read more>> 

Armon Adibi | Bodybuilder, nutrition coach (dietitian) and owner of 2 supplement companies

I would say the pay people see you over the years in magazines when they were around,tv, commercials, and ads and think you are making great money. In reality bodybuilding cost so much to look that way. Read more>>

Kaleb Hall | Entrepreneur (Freelance TechRepair & more)

The most difficult decision I ever had to make was pure independence and i’m not just talking employment either. For me when I’m in my thought process it takes usually no more than 2-3 hours on a hard decision but for this decision it took me days because the decision itself is the easy part the plan to fulfill the decision is what’s difficult. Read more>>

Kameron Walker | Today’s Artist

The most important lesson my career as an artist has taught me is to have a tunnel vison cutting off all the outside influences that isn’t in alignment in your journey. it can be difficult for even the ones closest to you could steer you away even if their intent was to want the best for you. Read more>>

Alexandra Langley | Professional Flutist, Teacher, and Arranger

Throughout my professional life, my work-life balance has improved immensely through the use of my planner. I need to have my obligations written down so I can physically see them in front of me. If I don’t see it, I will likely forget it. It helps me remember what gig, rehearsal, lesson, or recording session I have in the day and time. Read more>>

Alma Leal | Realtor

Finding balance between work, family life (especially as a mom), maintaining a social life, and managing a career in real estate can be challenging, but it’s definitely achievable! As I began my career in real estate, my little one was younger so being so flexible was not very easy at first. Read more>>