Success. It’s something we dress for, strive for, work towards. We wish it upon others as well as ourselves, but what is it? What is success?

Anjalika Sharma | Filmmaker, Photographer & Writer

Professional success is doing work that feels like fun to me, provides exceptional value to clients, and pays well. It’s thinking things through before a project, so I can anticipate everything I need to create an effective product for my client. The biggest metric of success is leaving a client feeling like they got more than they paid for. I want my clients to know I care about them and will go above and beyond to make sure they get everything they need and some when they work with me. Read more>>

Jennifer King | Artist

In general, success is about reaching goals and putting good quality work out into the world. I feel most successful when I produce work that I know was genuine with sufficient time and thought invested. Even though monetary gain and acknowledgement are helpful and sometimes necessary, I feel true success has more to do with the perseverance and investment you have in your goals. Read more>>

Kai Ogawa | Professional Dancer

As I continue to gain life experiences, my perspective on how I should live changes as well as how I define success. At this very moment, success to me means a full life. A life not only containing a career that I am proud of, but a life filled with loved ones, mental and physical health, self fulfillment, etc. It has become about the balance of it all and filling those aspects in my life that I deem valuable. Though my mind has always been career driven, I am prioritizing to find balance all around. Read more>>