Deciding to work for yourself is often cited as the best decision folks in our community have made. Hearing the same response over and over led us to ask them about the next best decision folks have made and we’ve shared their responses with you below.

Marcela Widrig | Somatic trauma facilitator, working with shame, rejection and boundaries

The single most important decision I made initially had very little do to with my business, and yet it changed my life in every way. I could never have predicted where I’d end up today. In 2014, I closed down my life in Los Angeles. I shut my practice, sold my home, gave away or sold much of what filled my home, and moved to Bali with 2 suitcases. This was the beginning of a wild ride into myself. Read more>>

Sarah Dunn | Professional Organizer

As of this year, the most important decision I’ve made that’s contributed to the success of the business has been hiring a team. Not only are projects more fun with a team, they’re more efficient too. This team is made of up absolute rockstars who each bring their own organizing talent to the table. We love what we do. Lately I’ve been thinking about what I can delegate (social media, advertising, marketing, etc.) to the professionals so I can focus on what I’m most passionate about. Read more>>

Hannah Sinclair | Destination Wedding Photographer

I can easily say it was deciding to prioritize my mental health above all other factors in my business. As an entrepreneur we are told to base our decisions off of financial stability, flexibility with work life balance and what will contribute to our success. The one thing that is left out and never talked about enough is our mental health. Sure, getting a good paycheck lets you live the lifestyle you want but if you aren’t healthy there is no way to enjoy it. Read more>>

Mykel Hicks | Fence & Deck Builder

The single most important decision I made that contributed to my success was deciding to specialize in one market. I was raised in a home building/general construction family where we took on much more than one trade. We were general contractors. I went that direction when I first started out and found that I was not enjoying the high level of sub contractor and material coordinating. Once I let go of my ego I was able to hone in on my true passion and skill. I am a carpenter at heart and very creative. Read more>>