Getting to do what you love? Providing for your loved ones? What does success mean to you? Below you’ll find perspectives from some of the city’s best and brightest.


I define success by the amount of work you are putting into your passion. Nothing happens over night… self discipline can help you stay focused and constant With your goals,no matter the distance you can surely succeed in anything you put your mind too. Read more>>

Finnegan Clisham | College student & writer-director

Succeeding, in my mind, is being happy doing what I’m making a living off of doing. Making narrative art makes me happy, no matter what the art is, and so my goal is to be able to live comfortably off of doing that. Read more>>

Chelsea & Matt Cooper | Owners & Operators at Unlikely Citizen Co.

Although success is different for everyone, for us, it’s a state of mind, something that comes from within. We consider success to have 4 key points… Read more>>

Gustavo Gama Vieira | Tourismologist & Entrepreneur

Success is the result of countless complete actions during your lifetime. for some people, success is represented by material goods and accumulated financial volume, for others it is being able to have the freedom of choice, of time available to practice collaborative actions. Read more>>

Chip Hanna | Entertainer

Being gainfully employed doing what you love. In my case playing music. Read more>>

Lauren Dunbar | Small Business Owner

I define success by embracing the moments i am most proud of. Everyone’s definition of success is tailored to their own unique vision and goals. Being a new entrepreneur, I define my success remembering my ” WHY?” and looking back at the moments that I was most proud of. Read more>>

Shauntreis Sproles | Founder of Shaun Finette Photography and Humanitarian

Hi! I define success as being a culmination of completing a series of tasks, which can be broken down into days, months, or years, and ultimately spread over a lifetime. Read more>>

Shanti Stanford | Your families right arm

To me, success is helping people. Uplifting people and putting people in positions to be successful is a success. Read more>>