In our view, values and principles are the foundation upon which our lives, careers and relationships are built. So, we asked folks we admire to open up to us about the values and principles that matter most to them.

Michelle Fazaeli | Artist

I grew up in the Midwest. Wauwatosa. Wisconsin which is a pretty small town and after traveling around a bit and being fortunate to experience living in Cancun Mexico as well as New York City and south Florida I can honestly say there is a difference in people and work ethics. I grew up watching my father work two and three jobs at times to make ends meet and having to get my first job at 16 years old. I’ve always worked and I too at times had to work two and three jobs.. I think it’s important to know where you came from and appreciate the value of a dollar at a young age. I think kids today have it a bit easy. I also think it’s important to stay true to who you are and he consistent! Nothing is easy but if you work hard and do the right thing then you can sleep at night knowing you’re on the right path in life. Read more>>

Carin Wagner | Artist and Tree Advocate

I value love and care for our earthly home. If we treat our fellow beings, human and human adjacent,with respect and dignity, not as commodities, then future generations will be allowed to enjoy the clean air, clean water and natural beauty that we rely upon. Read more>>

Tayo Ishola | Fashion / Wellness / Social Entrepreneur

I believe strongly in fulfilling purpose, and the launching place for the journey is knowing one’s identity. This keeps me in a place of alignment with my vision and helps me filter through the noise that we sometimes have to navigate through in life. My identity is found in my relationship with God, so the guiding principle that helps me know where I am on my journey of purpose is “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33 (KJV). Read more>>

Candice & Lauren Henry | Success & Influence Strategists and Leadership Professors

There are three core principles that serve as a roadmap for how we want to live our lives. They are so important to us, that we even shaped our business, Aretios, around these same three values of purpose, influence, and adventure. We believe that in order to live life at its best, we need to be inspired by the purpose for which we were created, equipped to positively influence the world around us, and empowered to embrace the adventure of life as it was meant to be lived. Living by these three principles has helped us to create our dream careers, live a life that we love, and serve other people in the process. As a result, we’ve become passionate about helping other people to experience this kind of life as well. Want to join us? Check out the 5-day Best Life Challenge at Read more>>