We love ourselves a good quote and so we asked our community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us and we’ve highlighted some below.

Jordan Laurenti | Graphic design & Performer

One of my Favorite quotes is actually a song lyric “Just cus you feel it doesn’t mean it’s there. It comes from one of my favorite bands “Radiohead” the song “There There”.Music is not the easiest road to take for a career path. Whether id like to admit it or not it comes with a head full of doubt and obstacles. It can be mentally abusive at times, all the negative voices telling you to give up can be crippling. Hence comes this line “Just cus you feel it doesn’t mean it’s there”. Once I tell myself this I kind of chuckle for a bit, How can a simple phrase help me so much? Basically, it helps to dissolve all the expectations of where I’m going with my music career. Read more>>

Tomás Ordoñez | Social Entrepreneur

The future is collaborative! This affirmation means that the only way for us to achieve a “brighter tomorrow” is working in a collaborative way: together, joining efforts in an articulate manner and sharing a common goal. True progress and true common good are reached by working in solidarity with those around us. Making sure that everyone is being able to contribute with their special talent. When we work for something that we care about from a role and an activity that resonates with our personal objectives and talents, the whole system is benefited. Read more>>

Jess Ziomek | Owner of Thrills of the Hunt

Minimalism has never been my strong suit so I will pick two! One guiding quote for my business and one for life in general. 1. “Nothing comes cheap, though the educated eye will always spot very nice things for the least money.” – Albert Hadley. This sentiment could not be more spot-on in terms of my business, Thrills of the Hunt. With vintage and antique sourcing, luck is a huge part of the puzzle but to truly set yourself up for success you have to take the time to research items, learn about specific brands, makers, and periods, and familiarize yourself with comparables to spot scores in the wild. 2. “Go to faraway places, come home to live by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful.” This quote is from one of my favorite childhood books, Miss Rumphius, and has all my major life aspirations wrapped up in one sentence with a bow. Read more>>

Luis Ledezma | Small Business Owner

“Never start a business just to ‘make money’, start a business to make a difference” I couldn’t agree more with this quote. Entrepreneurship is all about making life easier for people, making a difference for a better world. Read more>>

TJ Spearman | Creative Director, Videographer & Photographer

I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. These two lines are the last two lines of a poem by William Ernest Henley named Invictus. From the first time I had the chance to read it in High School it spoke to me. Just always remembering that if it’s something that you want to do, then find a way to do it. Be the leader of your body, your soul and guide yourself into what you want. Read more>>

Sara Regnault | Vegan Bakery Owner

“Get uncomfortable and ask for what you want”. Seems pretty simple and straightforward but these two actions have unimaginable power. Getting uncomfortable means getting out of your comfort zone and asking for what you want means you have to get out of your head, stop being shy and embarrassed and ask for what you want… the worst that can happen is a simple “no” but losing a battle does not mean you lose the war. Personally, I have been told and have read and I have seen people do this but I always had an excuse for why my situation was different, why I couldn’t do it until one day it clicked and it all started making sense. I believe my God wants me to succeed and he has opened countless doors for me. All I have to do is go through them by getting out of my comfort zone and asking for what I want. Read more>>

300K | Director & Filmmaker

“When it starts to feel like work, you stop”. One time while I was on set, I had to troubleshoot an issue that was evolving into something much more difficult than it needed to be. It was the first time I had the feeling that filming and filmmaking began to feel like a job. I decided then that I would only continue to do this work if it kept me fulfilled mentally and spiritually and didn’t take away from the passion. Read more>>