The Decision Makers Series is one of our staff’s favorite because decision making is a topic that so many of us have studied deeply.

Rob Hammer | Photographer & Adventurer

One of my favorite musicians right now is Sturgill Simpson. I recently listened to an interview he did with Rick Rubin where he was asked a very similar question. In his answer he talked about going to Merle Haggard’s (country music icon) house and meeting him for the first time. Merle is one of Sturgill’s heroes and at that point Merle was already a living legend. In his house was the only Grammy award he’d ever won, which was all banged up and sitting on the ground being used as a door stop. Sturgill’s takeaway was that the awards don’t matter. All that matters is the music. This is the same conclusion I came to a number of years ago and was a turning point in my career. Read more>>

Leah Bassett | Freelance Visual Artist

I think one of the best decisions I made that contributed to my success in freelance was choosing camaraderie over competition. When you recognize and support each other, you help create even more opportunities for success! I love artists and I want people to be happy in their everyday lives! If we support one another, we can all succeed. There is more than enough to go around. Read more>>

Carly Wright | Postpartum Mental Health Coach

The *single* most important decision that I have made in my business was: accepting support. Running a business and being a full time mom means, support is necessary. Once I became a mom and my son started to demand more of my attention, I felt like I was only able to give partial focus and attention to him, my clients, my husband and myself. It wasn’t fair to anyone to try to do it all and be it all. My mental health started to suffer and my business started to suffer. When I made the decision to onboard a virtual assistant to lighten my load & to find a safe, fun daycare for my son to go to part time – my business, my personal life and my family life FLOURISHED. Read more>>