We asked rising stars from the community one of our favorite questions: other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?

Spencer Bates | Licensed Aesthetic Injector and Business Owner

I truly believed from a very young age I would make it. I remember riding the bus down central avenue in Phoenix knowing that one day I would be living in one of those beautiful historic homes. I believed in myself when I had no one to believe in me and those thoughts of success and achievement have always pushed me to the next level. I don’t recall having thoughts of failure. Doubt would creep in occassionaly, but I have always moved so quickly that those thoughts have been fleeting. I have always felt a strong pull to inspire others and show them if I can do it, so can they! Read more>>

Kera Jones | Social Media Strategist

The most important decision I’ve made in my business was definitely joining a mastermind group led by one of the most reputable social media experts out there, Rachel Pedersen. At the time, this year long commitment was a HUGE investment, but my husband gave me the push I needed to pull the trigger. Joining Rachel’s mastermind gives me community, strategy, and keeps me up to date on the latest social media trends and tactics. The group is part coaching, part community, and part online course. Read more>>

Mikayla Stephens | Licensed Esthetician

I would say making the decision to even sign up for esthetics school in the first place was a very big deal to me. I knew going to college wasn’t exactly for me and I had no idea what I wanted to do after high school, so for about 3 years I was a server at a few different restaurants. It was a very fun time in my life and I am grateful for all the people I met and memories I made, but I knew I didn’t want to do it forever. I remember I felt pretty discouraged since I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and it seemed like everyone else already figured it out. My mom is actually the one who first brought up the idea of me going to esthetics school! After brushing the idea off multiple times, I literally woke up one morning and made an appointment at the first school I looked at to go take a tour and then ended up signing up the same day. I figured I had no other career ideas so I might as well try it out, and I am so happy I did! Read more>>