Most people say they want success, but when you ask them what success means you get wildly different responses.  We recently asked some of the best and brightest in our community to tell us about how they define success and have shared their responses below.

Mary Beth Kellee | Real Estate Professional

Honesty, thoughtfulness, trustworthy, knowledgable, networking, communication! Keeping in constant contact with our clients, past clients and sphere has helped us to receive referrals that maintain and assist us with our business. Read more>>

Helena Gibson | CEO & Business Coach

I’d have to say determination. My internal dialog with myself was failure was not an option. I may not be the smartest but I’m willing to work harder and longer than my competition. Read more>>

Chase Wilsey | Vice President of Wilsey Asset Management

I think too often people put themselves first, but I believe always putting the client in a position of priority has produced great results for our team and our business. Taking the time to get to know the person in front of us, and creating a genuine relationship where we can grow together, has been the focus of our firm. Wilsey Asset Management is a Registered Investment Advisory firm and we are a fiduciary firm which means we always put our clients best interest ahead of our own. We establish our relationships through both investment and financial planning services. On the investment front we work hard to provide a transparent, no nonsense approach to building fundamentally strong investment portfolio’s for our clients. Read more>>

Natasha Ragland | Artist, Pianist, Music Instructor & Songwriter

One of my best qualities is Consistency.  I am very methodical in my daily routine keeping a diary, working out, practicing piano and voice, and treasure mapping. I am always preparing new music for church services and Peking Wok Restaurant in Bonsall, where I play sometimes. When working on my own music, I use my digital recorder to transcribe ideas and audition them to reveal the gems. I have to escape to the studio from the droning of the TV in the house. In painting, I do one project at a time and finish it before I start another.  My process begins with a photo shoot and a series of small studies, which get enlarged to bigger studies, and only become full-fledged paintings if they make the cut. I get inspired by looking at Art of the West Magazines and art books of my favorite painters: Richard Schmidt, Franz Bischoff, Renoir, Norman Rockwell, David Leffel, Helen Van Wyk, and others. Read more>>