Getting to do what you love? Providing for your loved ones? What does success mean to you? Below you’ll find perspectives from some of the city’s best and brightest.

Joseph Caram | Tattooer

I would define success quite simply as working hard and being able to support yourself and your family doing something that you truly love. And if the effort you put in to your passion finds you building respect, appreciation and support amongst your clients and your peers, I would consider that to be the most important indicator of success. Read more>>

Carlos Rengifo | Elite professional athlete & Visual creator

Success can be a risk business. Taking risks is not just about potentially acquiring a specific result. It’s about getting out of your comfort zone and really learning something about yourself in the process. When you take risks, you break the barrier that previously hindered your potential for massive success. While taking risks can lead to great success or lose something, you will have to learn to make better decisions to achieve your goals. However, if you don’t take a risk, most of the time you won’t get what you want. RISKY BUSINESSES MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE, BUT MANY OF THE ADVANCES I HAVE MADE IN BUSINESS AND IN LIFE WERE BECAUSE OF RISK. Read more>>

Levi Yin | Videographer & Creative

When I define success, its meaning transpires the material and superficial. Its context is more profound. Success is achieved by means of joy and fulfillment. Those two things are unique experiences for each individual. Pursuing your purpose is a journey we all make. An adventure that guides us to our tailored ambition. Read more>>