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?

Sam Miller | Owner of Cedar Ridge Egg Farm LLC

I have worked for myself about 85% of my life, but never really gave my all in any of the companies I owned. As soon as I felt it wasn’t going to make it, I jumped ship and started something new before giving it a chance to really thrive and take off. One day I had a buddy of mine tell me, it was time I went after something and actually stuck with it to see how far I could actually take it. Read more>>

Aaron Shockey | Realtor

Work. Simple as that. I decided early on when I dived into real estate that I will be the hardest working person in the business. I will be the first to the office and last to leave. I will show more homes, make more phone calls, post more on social media, and work harder than anyone else in the business to get to where I want. It is easy to decide to work for yourself, it sounds so much fun to be able to make your own schedule, in fact it sounds easy but it is the exact opposite. Read more>>

Kelly Kay | Artist & Business Owner

It’s a decision I continue to make every single day: to keep working. Even when I want to quit. Read more>>