“If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything”

We asked the community to tell us about the values and principles that guide their lives and businesses.

Corinna Goold | Co-Founder and Director of Operations at Mainstay Academics

I would say the value and principle that matters most to us in our business is service. Our family spent 20 years serving in the military for our country. We did this with a sense of honor, of deep connection to the goodness of our fellow countrymen, and with a hope for a great future for the next generations. We carry this same principle of service into our academic coaching business now. We have found that success for us lies in the success of others. Nothing makes us happier than to be able to serve. Read more>>

Shannon Christy | Documentary Photographer

Practicing and choosing authenticity for myself while doing my best to empower others to do the same. To be more specific, love and authenticity. To be true to ourselves and to love that person. Without first being honest with ourselves, we cannot expect our character to grow. I think it is so important to not + Add New Category just survive (which is all that some days feel like), but to truly live. Read more>>

Alison Kuo | Pastry chef & entrepreneur

Quality over appearance matters to me the most. We’re easily deceived by the glamorous, trendy, pretty packaging on the outside of a person or a product in this digital world. Everything is about catching people’s attention within the first 5 seconds now because no one has the ti + Add New Category me to “get to know you” while scrolling through phones. But I’m sick of it. I’m sick of purchasing a product online because it looks beautiful, or the person who recommended with said the product is amazing, then only to find out it’s false advertising and it’s actually just trash. Read more>>

Saadiq Amir | Personal Trainer & Entrepreneur

What matters most to me in my life is leadership. Having the ability to impact others in a positive way through leading by example is something that I take much pride in. Read more>>