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.

Cinthia Tapia Mascorro | Wellness Coach, Fitness Instructor and Model

Success for me is to feel complete and happy with what you do, to always look forward for a work day and feel accomplished in every single way! Read more>>

Eric Becerra | Actor

Success is subjective and relative; for someone, it may be having a pet store, and for others, that would be something they would never do. I have always said that success is mental, and one as a human and creative being has the power to achieve it whenever one wants. Success for me is simply living happily. It is a simple concept at first glance, but one that involves a lot of emotional intelligence and sacrifice. In my case, I am happy when I surround myself with people and projects that vibrate in a positive way. I am successful because, little by little, I achieve personal goals and objectives, I become what I really want to be, and above all, I live my life happily. Read more>>

Daniel Oberton | Doctor of Physical Therapy

Being a licensed doctor of physical therapy, I define success as my patients being able to perform their day-to-day activities without pain. Patients often come to me with a range of issues–not being able to sit at work because of back pain, experiencing pain with certain exercises, or not being able to perform a specific stretch or exercise because of mobility issues. During our time together, I conduct various assessments to pinpoint what their physical limitations are and/or areas of pain, and create a treatment plan that addresses their unique needs. Seeing the joy on my patients’ faces when they are without pain for the first time is what makes my job so rewarding. Read more>>