“If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything”

We asked the community to tell us about the values and principles that guide their lives and businesses.

Tracy Dawson | Business Consultant & Brand Manager

I believe that the values and principles I possess make me the individual I am today. Some of the core principles I keep would be to believe in yourself if no one else does only you can make happen what is meant for you. Always have integrity behind anything you do or say. One of my favorites is to know thy-self before knowing others. These 3 key things make up a big part of who and what I am today. The reason behind why i chose to speak on these specific topics reaches all the way back to when I was a kid. Read more>>

Ashley Johnson | PMU Artist & Pharmacy Technician

My values go deep and were established as a young girl. I call myself a christian but calling yourself one and being one are two totally different things. I value honesty, hard work, compassion, forgiveness, grace, humility and love. There are so many to choose from but just like Jesus loved us, the one I value the most is love. This is shown in many ways. Through helping someone in need, providing a warm meal, making time to serve others, being a joyful face to someone who needs it. Love is shown in a variety of ways. It can be subtle or it can be extravagant. In any form, love is the value that matters most to me. Read more>>

Erin Arnheim | CEO, Legacy Collective

Integrity matters most to me. When I think of the word Integrity, I think of someone who strives to be honest in all they do and sticks to their moral principles even if that comes with a personal cost. Although being honest can be uncomfortable, it is crucial. And although sticking to our guiding moral principles can cost us personal or professional relationships with people who may not agree, for example regarding our stance on racial justice, I stand firmly that these principles matter deeply. Read more>>