We asked some of the city’s most brilliant and creative minds to tell us about the most difficult decision they’ve had to make.

Deante’ Pate | Owner & Moving ProRuss Whitelock | Film & Television Composer

The most difficult decision I have ever made would have to be the decision to take a risk of leaving the normal 9 to 5 job to pursue starting my own business. I always wanted to be my own boss and set my own schedule. Create a fun work environment for my employees and just have fun and live a happy life. I started my business part time until I had the knowledge and built the confidence to run the business full time. After the first 3 months of operating 3 days a week, I decided it was time to fully dedicate my time into the business. So thats what I did, and 8 years later here I am. It has been a rocky road and an emotional roller coaster but at the end of the day, I do not regret the decision I made. Read more>>

Russ Whitelock | Film & Television Composer

The most difficult decision I’v ever had to make was to walk away from an industry I had been a part of for 20 years. I decided it was time to follow my passion for composing music for film. Read more>>

Kimberly Eisner | Esthetician & Beauty Guru

The most difficult decision I have had to make in my beauty career was taking the leap and getting out of an industry i had been in for ten years and focus on my business full time. I made this decision right in the beginning of the pandemic and I was definitely on edge debating if this was the right decision but it was! Stepping out of your comfort zone into the unknown stirs up a lot of doubts and second guessing but it truly made me work harder because I believed I would make it. Read more>>