There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Jeremy L. Holloway | Entertainer & Author

Consistency. Being consistent no matter how many views or the amount of engagement my post receives. I just kept working and grinding. I was putting out not just content but good content. Which made my following grow faster because people could relate to my content, Read more>>

Cason Ogletree | Photographer/Creator

An important theme of success is tunnel vision when it comes to creating in order to be authentically you. You can’t rely on what anybody else is doing. One person can do one thing, while the next could do it and not get the same result.The key to success is not deviating from the core values that inspire you. If you start to bend and fold to the thoughts of others, eventually everything that makes you special will get lost. Read more>>

Jimmy Grant | Personal Injury Lawyer Turned Entrepreneur

The single most important factor to my personal, professional and financial success, as well as Georgia Trial Attorneys’ success is the adoption and cultivation of an entrepreneur’s mindset. So often we see, know and love people who are “interested” in success. But they are only willing to do what is convenient. Yet an entrepreneur is committed to doing whatever it takes – especially the things that no one else is willing to do. Read more>>

Esther Louis | Professional Makeup Artist/ Esthetician

There are a few words that are a factor behind my success/success of my brand! I like to call it, the bundle factors: prayer, consistency, & faith. Prayer for me, is my safe haven, where I know that I can share it all to the Lord. This helps me to know he will carry me and guide my foot steps within my journey. Consistency plays a huge role in expansion, success, and retention for business. When something/someone is consistent, it shares dependability. Read more>>

Barrett Miller II | Filmmaker and Photographer

The single most important factor behind the success of my brand is taking care of the relationships that I have already built and continuing to build trust in those relationships. Many times as young entrepreneurs, we focus on the next client, the upcoming project or opportunity. I’ve found over the last two years of taking my craft seriously that around 90% of the new money coming in for me right now is because of old clients either calling me back to work with them again or referring me to a friend or colleague because of their positive experience working with me. Read more>>

Tahir Murray | CEO of collegiate lifestyle apparel company, LegacyHistoryPride

Be a good person. It is that simple. Your success is only something YOU can measure.. Only you know where you want to be, what you want to do, and what you did to getting there. Being a good person involves treating people with respect, doing good business, and working on yourself consistently so that you can translate your energy to things greater than you. Every day I wake up, I aim to improving on things that I did the day before and being consistent with the things I did well at. Read more>>

Godwin Bortey | Serial Entrepreneur & Content Creator

The most important factor behind the success of Kid Bully is our voice. We believe the everyone is entitled to their opinion, and so are we. Our designs reflects our ideologies and what we believe in. Some people may agree and some may not, but everyone will be able to know where we stand. Read more>>

Vince Fraser | Multi Disciplinary Visual Artist

I would say passion and believing in yourself have definitely contributed to my success. Having been in the creative industry for 25 years, it’s the passion that has given me the energy to keep going. It is through passion that you can go through obstacles without certainty. It is through passion that you can stay patient despite the challenges. It is through passion that your dreams don’t appear so far fetched. As they say “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Read more>>

Rachel Mazza | Podcaster, Makeup Artist and Content Creator

I believe wholeheartedly in authenticity. It’s so easy with today’s social media to get caught up in what you think people will like, what’s trending, etc. My brand has been so successful because I truly just do what I love and am myself 24/7. People really want to connect with creatives and brands that they see as real and can make a genuine connection with. Being myself, and sharing bits and pieces of my personal life through Lipstick Biddies has led me to connect with those who have the same values and sense of humor as I do! Read more>>

Shakethia Holt | Musical Artist & Entrepreneur

I Would Say The Most Important Factor Behind My Career & The Success Of My Brand Is GOD…Point Blank Period I Know As Long As I Keep Him Involved In My Life & Do What He Has Sent Me To Do,Me & Everything Attached To Me Is Going To Succeed/Win Forever…If It’s Meant For Me Gods Going To Allow It To Prosper Either Way But If It’s Not Apart Of His Plan For Me I Won’t Be Mad About It I Live Every Aspect Of Life According To Gods Plan For Me… Read more>>

Latrina Caldwell | Mental Health Professional/Coach/Author/Speaker

You are your brand , you must represent at all times. Be persistent and consistent with your goals. Make self-care a priority so that your business will get its proper nurturing to lead towards success. Promote yourself the brand in the best way. Success is a mindset and a way of living. It also look different for every individual. Never measure success by someone else’s successes. Your path is for you. Keep you the brand top priority and success will follow. Read more>>

D.J. Hester | Creator of Song Theory

I would say it’s timing and planning. Much like many social media creators, I started my TikTok account at the hight of Covid. My wife and I had lost our jobs and I finally had time to get on this “kids app” and see what all the fuss was about. Well, after starting my page and releasing my first video, I was hooked. I knew that the show, Song Theory (a show about conspiracy theories regarding songs and artists) would work really well with TikTok. And it did. I went from 0 followers to 550,000 in a year and seven months. Absolutely changed my life. Read more>>

Michael Vitovich | Actor, Writer, Comedian & Owner of Two Ravens Consulting

Determination is one of those important factors that you really need, out of that and failure you gain the grit to overcome. I have failed far more than I have succeeded but the idea is you have one moment at a time and one day at a time and you just have to keep pushing to make progress towards your goal. For me, it has been diversifying my skills into various areas of interest. In the area of Two Ravens Consulting, i perform specialized techniques for examination and recovery of post mortem needs for cadavers. Read more>>

Roseanne Carlo | Artist

Sucess is such an interesting notion. I am not quite sure what fully defines success. I feel success is a very personal accomplishment. What someone from the outside might perceive as success may not feel that way to us, because we are always striving for more, but success comes in many forms. Read more>>

Ja’Lahn Smalls | Young beauty entrepreneur

The most important factor behind the success of my business was me personally making sure i felt Successful and not everyone else saying it. I knew I wanted t feel internal happiness and although it’s ups and downs in the business world I absolutely feel like I’ve beat the odds in my city alone. Although I’m not a millionaire I put on for the younger girls around me who knew me. I was almost like a role model and that right there is what pushes me. Read more>>