Getting to do what you love? Providing for your loved ones? What does success mean to you? Below you’ll find perspectives from some of the city’s best and brightest.

Nayira Castellanos | Entrepreneur and Communications Expert

I define success as the ability to have full control of your time, while moving about life with great responsibility. To find the balance between materializing your dreams and caring for those you love, is to own your destiny. Success is creating a great life on your own terms, while leading and mentoring those around to do the same. The only way to make your legacy live on, is to share your knowledge. Those you teach today, will speak of you, tomorrow. Read more>>

Andy Smith | Creative Director of SheKnowsApparel

In my own words , success is setting up personal goals for yourself regardless of whatever everyone else is doing around you and finding a way to reach these milestones no matter how long it may take you . People often try to judge their sucess based off people around them and I believe that’s the wrong approach . Everyone’s journey to the top is different so as long as you’re trying your best to be the best , success is sure to follow afterwards. Read more>>

Ana Newman | Mental Health Therapist & Life Coach

I define success as living a life guided by my values. My top 5 values are Adventure, Contribution, Freedom, Spirituality and Courage. I started my mental health and wellness business out of a desire to have all of those values be more prioritized in my life. Many people might see business as a risk but I see it as an adventure with ups and downs and exciting turns along the way. It gives me the ability to contribute to society and the world in a way that I believe is meaningful. I have the freedom to try new things creatively and professionally and be there for the people in my life the way I want to. My spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, has been the biggest influence in my life both professionally and personally and having my own business, allows me to explore the intersection between spirituality and wellness way more than I ever could before. Lastly, it pushes me to be more courageous and show up in ways that challenge me and cause me to grow. Read more>>