TV, Movies, and culture in general sometimes paints a narrow, specific image of what success is, but we know from our conversations with some of the best and brightest that success can mean vastly different things to different people.

Michaeleigh Ward | Luxury Picnic Planner

For me, success is about doing my job well. and having it reflect in my personal life and with my business. Success is being recognized as someone who always does her best and tries her hardest to achieve her goals. It will always be about making a difference in other people’s lives. For example, when I setup a picnic surprise for a client, they are always so happy and excited with the outcome, they would talk to me about their experience for weeks and how they can’t wait to do it again. That allows me to know that at the end of the day my work has made their day and is now a memory that they will have forever. I am able to sleep well at night and wake up eager to start work all over again the next day. Read more>>

Ceci Jayo | Co-Founder & Design Director of HIYO Design

“What is success?” Is it to build a career in a huge company in New York City? Is it becoming the CEO of an award-winning agency, having lots of employees and being recognized world-wide for working with some of the largest well-known brands? That’s what we used to think, but over time, our definition of success has evolved in ways we didn’t anticipate. Before launching HIYO DESIGN, my co-founder Cristi and I worked at NYC-based global agencies. We quickly learned that when you’re good at your job, you are “rewarded” with more work… often to the point of full burnout. Is that success? It sure didn’t feel like it. And so we learned that our new definition of success required achieving “work-life balance” as a key component. But was that possible, while still maintaining the “NYC agency level of quality”. Read more>>

Nicola Nixon | Business Owner

Define Success Success is often defined as “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame,”. However for me I view success as a journey and not a destination. Success is living out my purpose and full potential. In addition not having to explain what’s being accomplished and others are able to see it; is another form of success. Success also means taking accountability for my own journey in every area of my life. Every milestone; whether big or small moves me forward to another level of success. Read more>>