We’ve always believed that forming a strategy is impossible until your clear on what your values and principles are.  Without values and principles to guide you, making decisions can seem impossibly difficult.  Given how important setting values and principles is to decision making we asked folks we admire to tell us about the values or principles that matter most to them.

Kelsey and Adam Duque and McCloskey | Craft Beer and Wine Bar Owners

Community. This one word is really the cornerstone of everything we do, and we find ourselves coming back to this word when making so many decisions for our business. We want people to feel at home in our spot, to feel like they have a place there, to feel like it’s their bar. We’ve seen such wonderful friendships and relationships start within our walls. Craft beer especially has such an ability to bring people together and we strive to make Bottleshop 48 a place that gives people a chance to develop those connections and feel like they belong. Read more>>

Karlee Jaramillo | Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer

A value that has always mattered to me, especially as a photographer, is that of servanthood. Using my talents and resources to serve others. In the creative industry, the service I give to my clients is such a gift, and something they will likely carry with them for the rest of their lives. They chose me to be a part of such sacred and memorable moments in their lives, and that’s something I don’t take lightly. It’s sobering to remember that of the thousands of creatives they could have picked, they chose me! Read more>>

Ginger Parker | Practitioner + Mentor of Sacred Beauty

The balance of Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energy; both need to be honored + integrated, in order to flourish in life and business. We all have varying amounts of masculine and feminine energy within us. Masculine energy is proactive, strategic, “go-getter”, task oriented (to name a few). Feminine energy is intuitive, receptive, open to change/flow (again, to only name a few). A healthy balance of the two within a person and/or business results in harmony, community, and impact driven people and/or services. Read more>>