We asked rising stars from the community one of our favorite questions: other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?

Lori D Moore | Chef/Caterer/Restaurant owner

Silencing the self-doubt. Truly believing that if God has blessed me with these talents and ideas, then a path has already been paved for me; I just need to stay focused and walk in my purpose. There is no such thing as failure-dead ends produce new directions. Read more>>

Brent Martin | VP of Strategic Accounts at Staff Pad, Advisor, and Innovation Entrepreneur

Being a serial entrepreneur, and now a core member of an innovative startup, my most important decision in my career was to become coachable. This shift in mindset has led me to pursue a life of learning and growth. Being coachable has also allowed me to take an objective look at my strengths and weaknesses. Read more>>

Big Motion | President of Major Motion Music Group (3MG) / Manager / A&R

The single most important decision I made was valuing the people I network with in this business like they are actual human beings and not objects. The reason I say that is because the music business is very much a people business. When you build value into other’s network, they subconsciously build into yours if not consciously. We are here to make great music and business, but maintaining a positive and professional relationship with your peers in this industry is what keeps the business spinning. Read more>>