Deciding to work for yourself is often cited as the best decision folks in our community have made. Hearing the same response over and over led us to ask them about the next best decision folks have made and we’ve shared their responses with you below.

Sarah Raw | Athlete, Marketing Manager & Enterprenuer

Deciding to: – be tenacious and to keep going no matter how hard it gets – to start before I am ready – let haters hate – invest in people, places, ideas, and things that nourish me. Read more>>

Jacqueline Lee | Editor & Book Nerd

I’d have to say one of the most important decisions I’ve learned is how and when to say “NO.” As a business owner, especially if you’re just getting started, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and say “yes” to anyone or anything that comes your way. But if your heart isn’t in it, it’s gonna show. It’s about quality over quantity. While it can be challenging at times to turn down a project, especially if it’s for a close friend or colleague, it’s better to say no than to suffer in silence until the project gets done. If my heart doesn’t jump with joy just thinking about it, it’s a no for me. Read more>>

Scott Brand | Digital Marketing Professional

It was early in 2010 – during the Great Recession – when I decided to up my game in the burgeoning digital marketing world. After more than 20 years working in the marketing and public relations field, I transitioned into a new career in project management. When my project was successfully completed, I had to make a decision between project management or marketing communications for my next career venture. While serving as a project manager, I was involved in piloting a smartcard implementation for Miami-Dade Transit, the 15th largest transportation property in the nation, from 2008 to 2010. Upon project completion, it was recognized at the time as the fastest smartcard implementation in transit history. But despite my success as a project manager, my career was at crossroads. I had a difficult decision to make. Read more>>

Devana Johnson | Real Estate Broker & Entrepreneur

I decided to stop focusing on what I was receiving in life and focused more on giving more. Giving more of myself, my time to others and helping others. Read more>>