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?

Taj Pledger | Photographer

To me personally, success means overcoming failure. Being able to live a happy life doing what I love is success. It doesn’t necessarily matter if you’re poor or rich, if you are constantly striving to make your situation better with drive and focus then you are successful. Read more>>

Vic Villa | Musical artist & Entrepreneur

Success is living your life, loving what you’ve accomplished, loving what you do on a daily basis, and being fully content with the amount of money you make. Not everyone has to be rich, and not everyone has to be a famous rapper in order to be successful, much like beauty; success is in the eye of the beholder. I’m a great example of this, from the outside looking in, allot of people say that I’m successful and would love to have the life I am living, in my eyes I’m not successful enough yet and will not be content until I’ve reached all of my goals, once I do, that’s when I will have reached my definition of success. Read more>>

Linda Macintyre | Teacher and Holistic Wellness Practitioner/Business Owner

I love Dr. Maya Angelou’s definitition of success; following it has been life-changing, both professionally and personally. She said that “success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”. This may seem like simple guidance for some, yet for me it was like a permission slip to honor my true nature regardless of what society, family or history dictated. I learned to listen to and trust myself – my heart and soul – above the opinions of others. This philosophy is the foundation of the journey I embark on with both my students and my clients. Read more>>