“If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything”

We asked the community to tell us about the values and principles that guide their lives and businesses.

Shannon Love Philips | Fashion Model, Dancer, Choreographer, Influencer, Coach, Creative Director & Event Planner

Being respectful and authentic. Everyone loves to be treated with kindness, and every person truly deserves that. With all that’s going on in the world, carrying positivity is important. Making people feel good is part of being a good human. If you want positivity to follow you, you must be a positive being. Authenticity comes into play because if you fake being positive or respectful it can be felt. I’ve found being authentic has carried me far. I genuinely want to treat everyone with the upmost respect and care. Read more>>

Melinda McCorkle EA | Tax Expert & Small Business Services Expert

Integrity is the principle that matters to me the most, both in my personal and business life. When it comes down to it your integrity is all you have. It makes you who you are. It lets people know they can count on you, that what they see is what they get. Read more>>

Mitra Kamali | Creative Story Teller, Humanitarian & Engineer

I discovered that for me Art is a way that brings humanity closer and “Without Art, Life is Lifeless” While seeking the path to unite people through art, integrity, love, justice for all plays an important role. It matters not to sell one’s soul for furthering a position or advancing career. It matters to make a difference toward wellbeing of others and collectively bringing peace to self, community and the world. It matters to celebrate beauty and differences among cultures and bring laughter, fun, fashion and food to the community. My career experience as an engineer and creative person proves to me that once a dream is defined clearly in mind and soul, it can be realized. As a visual story teller, my artwork depicts human relations in all forms, some impressionistic realism and some in more abstract manner. Read more>>