The Decision Makers Series is one of our staff’s favorite because decision making is a topic that so many of us have studied deeply.

DJ Starting From Scratch | Professional DJ & Producer

This is a weighted question with many levels & I know it sounds cliché but a long time ago I made a vow to myself that I would not perform publicly until I was truly ready. “Don’t practice publicly” “Be Ready” That’s what made me practice constantly & really understand the art form & it’s what really set me apart from a lot of the existing DJs in my city at the time. Read more>>

Alexandra Ashe | Kinkatopia Rescue CEO and Founder

I made the conscience decision to be transparent. It’s so important when running a nonprofit, especially with animals, to be transparent on a business level, but also personal. People are entrusting me with animals and donations to care for the animals and grow the organization. Considering I am being entrusted with lives as the Mother of Kinkajous, I have found it beneficial for people to know who I am to my core. Read more>>

Daisy Magana | CO-Founder of Vogue Parquet

Becoming a business owner can be something that many people want to archive. I was one of those people, but when Vogue Parquet started I was lost, I didn’t have the necessary preparation to get far and the most important thing to be able to offer our clients the right help, that’s when I decided to dedicate myself 100% to learn everything about hardwood floors and prepare myself to become an expert in the industry, that has made a big difference in my business as I have been able to assist many clients and provide them with professional guidance so that their projects are successfully completed. Read more>>

Giovani Guadarrama | Aka Mr. Puddles

The most important decision that has contributed to my success with out a doubt was to put my mental health first. I have always been a passionate and hardworking person but unfortunately, my tenacious work ethic slowly fostered anxiety and self doubt which I used to do my job better. I had recently switched jobs to what I thought was the epitome of my career but found that the high stress and toxicity nurtured my anxiety to an unmanageable level. Read more>>