We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Brauni Orr | Fashion Designer/ Brand Owner

Consistency. I use to see a small profit when I put in a small amount of work. Then when I started going hard, like REALLY taking time with my content coming back to back with photoshoots, collections, new items etc I started seeing real money & I couldn’t believe it. It kinda makes me mad that I wasn’t more consistent in the past, because I probably would already be a millionaire by now! Read more>>

Gary Sumpter II | Smart Home & Security Company CEO

Growing up in a military house hold my parents always showed me a work ethic out of this world. Working multiple jobs and owning their own businesses themselves layed the example ground work that would inspire me years later to Start a business devoted to help make others lives better. They instilled integrity, graditude, and grit into my psyche as a child and i believe these 3 habits are some of the main reasons for Virtual Smart Home’s ongoing success. Read more>>

Jessica Herndon | Personal Trainer

Consistency and Persistence definitely helped me succeed the most. Staying consistent kept me on track and ready for the next steps to take. Persistence helped me reach success and still keeping me going to get to the next level. No matter what setbacks have happened, I’ve kept my eyes on the goal and never quit! Read more>>

DJ Frost | Digital Creator

Honestly,isolation helped me succeed and from there I knew I could do whatever I wanted once I got over the fear of being alone and doing things by myself Read more>>

4PeteSake | Music Producer

Habits that helped me succeed are very simple, I keep getting in the gym, I practice on my craft everyday. I do what I must do even when I don’t want to do it. Set goals and make steps towards achieving those goals everyday! Work everyday like it’s your last. Read more>>

Tiffany Mulan | Founder & CEO

Definitely consistency when it comes to self-reminders, remaining a student, and patience for sure. It’s not easy working on a craft or actually anything built from scratch especially as a one woman show, but these habits have certainly helped me progress. Read more>>

Camille Black | Sales Analyst & REALTOR®

Organization, prioritization and clear communication are 3 key habits that have helped me succeed in this industry. With real estate being such a dynamic industry you have to be on your toes at all times. There never seems to be enough hours in the day…unless you are organized. I ensure that I keep all of my client’s files and documents are up to date and aligned with compliance. You also have to know how prioritize your long list of to-do’s and understand that not everything can get completed today. Read more>>

Stephanie Wall Morrow | Yoga Teacher & Clinical Business Development Manager

I definitely have a lot of happen at that tie into organization and planning. I find that if I stay on top of planning, everything else seems to follow that and I stay much less stressed and much more aware of what is happening in the present. One of the things that I always put on my schedule first is wellness time for myself. I find that by having that time on my schedule, whether it is for yoga, meditation, Pilates or some other type of mind/body activity but I feel so much better and energized overall. There are also a lot of helpful apps that help to keep me organized and tied to what’s going on with every member of my family. Read more>>