TV, Movies, and culture in general sometimes paints a narrow, specific image of what success is, but we know from our conversations with some of the best and brightest that success can mean vastly different things to different people.

Edgar & Monique Millan | Founders of Arizona Adventure Group aka “AAG”

We view success as combination of achievements in all aspects of life such as personal (investing our health and well-being), professional (ensuring business growth and industry impact), community (giving back), and family (spending time with those we love). And recognizing that you ‘can have it all, just not all at once. We also attribute success to creating a community that preserves our environment while being able to explore safely and discover or challenge themselves to step out of the norm. Read more>>

Silvana Braggio | Owner and Photographer at Silvana Braggio Photography

Defining success for me is something that varies from individual to individual and depends on the moment of life. It’s not just about money and fame. When I started my career as a photographer, at age 40, mother of twins who had just started kindergarten, being a foreigner, living in the USA for only 5 years, success for me would have been to be able to have a career that gave me the possibility to help with the household finances without sacrificing my time with my daughters. Read more>>

Andrea Becker | Artist, Art Teacher, and Aspiring Art Therapist

For me, success is a state of mind. If I am enjoying the work I’m doing, my students are enjoying their classes, and I feel I have the freedom to spend my time off however I’d like – that feels successful. It’s hard to put a dollar amount or a sales order amount to define success, that feels stifling. I could be selling my pieces for thousands of dollars, but if the experience of making and selling those pieces is stressful and draining, that doesn’t feel like success to me. When I teach classes, a successful class is one where my students are having fun and enjoying the process, regardless of whether or not they end up creating a masterpiece. Read more>>