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.

Morgan Parker | Photographer

Success, to me, doesn’t mean perfection, but rather to accomplish any aspect of what you have set out to do. I often set very high expectations for myself, and have determined that I have reached success not when the project is complete, but when I have learned something and I’m proud of what I have achieved. Read more>>

Nyamekye “Nyam” Daniel | Journalist/entrepreneur

I used to think that success was having a paper to show your merit. Whether it was a degree, certificate or money, it would depict your worth or status. Although, I don’t devalue or discredit my awards or degrees because I worked hard to achieve them, I find that true success is measured by my happiness. If I can find peace, joy or satisfaction in my work then that’s an award. Read more>>

Ashley Marley James | Model, Business Coach, Event Planner

I define success as having freedom and a care-free life. I don’t buy into the idea that you have to work like a slave to be successful. The most important thing in life is time, not money. Of course being successful includes being financially stable, but you can’t be so focused on chasing a dollar that you don’t even get to enjoy the money you work for. Read more>>