We asked some of the most inspiring folks in the community to tell us where they want to be professionally by the end of their careers.

Nikita Seal | Serial Entrepreneur

The ultimate goal is complete freedom in every sense of the word. I’m working really hard to build multiple businesses so that I can create the type of life I’m happy to wake up to everyday. Money brings financial freedom. That means I’m able to travel the world with my children when I feel like it without needing to request time off from my 9-5. I’ve never liked needing permission. I didn’t realize how mentally in bondage I was until I got laid off from my 9-5 during the pandemic. I want my children to grow up with options and the luxury to do what their heart calls to in life and earn a living that way instead of struggling to survive in the hustle and bustle of life. There’s mental freedom in being able to choose your life and not what society told you. That’s my end goal, just being free and raising free children. Read more>>

Taylor Bryan | Portrait Photographer & Small Business Owner

At the end of my career, all I want, is to look back and be proud of the art I was able to create. Life is so fleeting; the last thing I want to do is get to the end and realized I wasted all of my time and energy on the wrong things. I feel like with photography, you never really retire, you just find more subjects and expand your craft. In this current stage of business, I want to keep growing my clientele and portfolio, but not at the expense of not enjoying what I do and to never get complacent with the same monotonous product. Professionally, by the end of my career, I want to be able to say that I tried it all, I educated myself as much as possible, I never gave up on the things I was passionate about, and I always tried to evolve and grow. I never want to stop maturing and developing my craft. Read more>>

Marilyn Marie | Twitch Partner & Tiktok Content Creator

As a streamer, the end goal for me is to share my love of video games with others. Being an entertainment source of happiness is very rewarding and brings me a lot of joy. It’s very uplifting to grow a community on both tiktok and twitch that consist of the sweetest and kindest viewers. I tend to play a lot of comfort games, and at the moment, Stardew Valley is my newest addition. I do my best to make my viewers feel like they are talking to a friend. I hit a huge milestone when getting accepted into Twitch Partner recently. Now, I will continue to build a platform where people can come to relax, chill, and enjoy quality game play with positive vibes. Read more>>

Mike Rufail | Chief Gaming Officer at Envy Gaming

At the end of the day, I want to use this organization to make our city, state, and global community a better place. Gaming has immense power to connect people of all kinds, and we’re taking advantage of that at every turn. Our newest and biggest initiative so far with this goal in mind is the Envy Foundation. This non-profit organization was just launched in April 2021 with massive support from our players and staff. We aim to use our position in North Texas and in the gaming community as a whole to provide support for youth in our circles that need it most. Part of building an entertainment brand for everyone means doing our part to make sure everyone feels welcome. Read more>>