In our view, values and principles are the foundation upon which our lives, careers and relationships are built. So, we asked folks we admire to open up to us about the values and principles that matter most to them.

Janae Jaynes | Creative Director & Photographer

What value or principle matters most to you? Why? If you envision it, create it. You’ll be surprised of what you can accomplish, which allows for multiple learning opportunities. When I envisioned and idea or concept I knew I had to create it. I faced many challenges trying to construct the perfect project. I overcame each one using quick thinking and decision making to achieve the final image(s). Read more>>

Jacqueline Comito | Anthropologist, Environmentalist & Writer

I can’t just pick one. I can pick two: curiosity and creativity. All my other values can be lumped under these two. Curiosity is the key to success. If we approach every situation eager to learn more and peel away the layers of understanding we can’t help but learn, grow and engage. The minute you think you know is perhaps the moment you die a little bit inside. The thing that keeps us going is wonderment and awe and those two feelings are based in curiosity. It is out of my seeking to know that I get my creativity. Read more>>

Olivia Timme | Artist behind Seven Olives Design

Connection is a value that means quite a bit to me. Have you ever felt that something was missing in your life? That one connection or group of people who understood you so thoroughly you didn’t even need to say something for them to understand what headspace you were in? That right there is why I value connection so much. It is my belief that people need connections to not just survive, but to thrive in their life as cliché as it sounds. Read more>>

Stacey Leslie | realtor- Team Lead for The Agency – eXp realty group

Values and Principles are one of the MOST important aspects of success in business. People and clients have a good sense of Honesty, Integrity, Morals, Speaking Ethically…as long as you stick to your word, stay loyal, educate yourself well and work hard for your clients they sense that, get to experience it from you first hand and it keeps them coming back plus referring more to you. If we don’t do a good job, can’t help them make good financial decisions, speak ill of colleagues, are questionable on how we help them according to the law and what is right….it reflects. Read more>>