We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Lexy Romano | Host and Founder of PHX Finds

I have a ton of favorite quotes, but one of my all time favorites is, “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving a new one,” from Dolly Parton. I think this speaks to the heart of an entrepreneur so well in that, if something- a job, way of life or situation- isn’t working for you, you have the power to change it. Ultimately I believe it speaks to us being in control of our choices and our life. How powerful! Read more>>

Lea Zibeth | Insurance broker, Forex and Crypto currency trader, Marketing specialist, model, actress, investor, public speaker, power lifter and student of success

I always say “the best is yet to come”. This is my favorite affirmation because it’s the concept that your only real obstacle in life is your own mentality. If you believe you can go beyond the norm you will, if you believe that you lack to make it to the top then you will stay grounded in the same place forever and never move forward. Read more>>

Eden Skory | Youtuber and business owner

I am a quote kind of person for sure! No matter the situation, I always find myself endlessly scrolling through quotes that I feel resonate with how I’m feeling or how I want to feel. One of my favorite quotes that has stuck with me is: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell I think this pretty much sums up what I think it takes to be successful. You have to understand that success from anything doesn’t come overnight. A lot of times, I think people like the idea of success more than they like the effort it takes to be successful. Read more>>

Kelly Autry | Handcrafted Jewelry Designer & Owner of Touch of Wonder Designs

“Trust the timing of your life” – Anonymous I don’t know who said it or where I first heard it, but this quote has been one that I find myself repeating over and over again throughout the years. It has given me a good perspective in all things personal and business helping me to find patience in times of struggle and courage in times of change. I’ve come to believe that what we want in life is about timing and trusting in that gives me peace. The timetable may not be what I want or would choose but that is where the trust comes in. Read more>>

Jacob Cutino | Founder and CEO of Cutino Sauce Co.

“The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” – from Ryan Holiday’s book, “The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage.” Read more>>

Jenae Hirsch | Photographer & Actress

My favorite quote is, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” by Joseph Campbell. I love this quote because it reminds me how lucky I am to be able to do what I love every day. Being able to create art is something I try to never take for granted. I even put this quote on my graduation cap! Read more>>

Christina Zelaya | Owner

“Be the reason someone believes in good people” Karen Salmansohn With the current state of our country I do believe that anytime we are interacting with someone we don’t personally know we should take that extra step to be kind. Everyone has a story or have been through a trial and when they choose us for their preferred dessert we are extremely grateful and love to return the favor with kindness. Every customer counts and if we have the platform to give them a smile with our product and service, why not. Read more>>

Dineta Williams | Filmmaker, Actor, Producer

“Youth is wasted on the young” George Bernard Shaw I spent so much time looking for outside fulfillment, It was inside of me all along. Read more>>

Edna Dapo | MFA, Artist & Art Educator

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, and very difficult when you do.”
-Edgar Degas. I find this quote truer every year. I have been painting and drawing for over two decades, and keep finding new challenges. There is so much to think about when creating art; from materials used and physical aspects of art, to the meaning and potential narratives. Form and content influence and depend on each other. Read more>>

Bree Deverill | Artist, Illustrator, Animal Lover, Desert-dwelling DogMom

One of my favorite affirmations is ‘I give myself room for expression’. Since staying true to myself is important to me, to choose to create everyday is one way of expressing myself. When I create, I feel energized, at ease and grounded. It feels like I am sitting still within my universe, having a deep one-on-one dialogue with an old friend. That is why choose this affirmation. Read more>>