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.

Perie Shah | Model & College Student. majoring in Nursing

One of the most important principles in my life that I never fail to follow is honesty. Honesty plays a significant role in defining your character, and it’s the key foundation of every relationship. My most important connect is to my family, and I strongly believe that in order to maintain the purity of the connections you have you must. be faithful and honest. Honesty may hurt someone’s feelings, but it’s much better to hear the truth than for someone to find out you were lying about a genuine question or issue they had. Read more>>

Essence Yvonne | Fashion Designer & Model

The principle that matters to me the most is being true to myself. Once individuals are comfortable being who they are unapologetic, their lives will start to reveal for themselves. When I wasn’t true to myself, I felt very confined and drained to denying my true self. Decisions were more manageable to make, and I felt a sense of freedom. Read more>>

Alex C. Williams Jr. | Magazine company owner & Creative

Being Fearless every step of the way matters the most to me. Knowing that as long as I believe in what I am doing no one’s opinion can affect or touch what I’m doing. Faith and belief creates that fearlessness for me, and my bar is full when it comes to it. I feel like I can do anything. There’s been times in my life where I truly believed that, and an abundance of blessings and opportunities have rained down on me because of it. Read more>>