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.

Madaí ChaKell | R&B Pop Artist

Confidence in myself and a great support system. Believing that my hard work will all be worth it even in times when I don’t see results immediately and also having my friends and family cheering me on with all the moves I make is definitely encouraging. Read more>>

Kourtney Daniel-Robinson | Business Owner & Flight Attendant

Creativity is a very important factor behind Kourtsports. Our goal is to always find inventive ways to engage our customers. One thing we want to continue to do is to invite and inspire people to participate in all of the running challenges while they also receive products for their perseverance and drive to keep going. Read more>>

Ifeyinwa Eze | Business Owner & Hairstylist

The most important factor to me is making sure my clients are happy and satisfied. Not only from me styling their hair, but from their full experience with me from customer service to up-keeping the location where I’m doing their hair, my energy and so much more. Read more>>

Annalise Hartwell | Floral Designer & CEO

Being authentic is one of the key pieces of being a successful business and brand. Once you stray away from that light, the interest in you and your company is lost. You begin to clump together with other brands and get lost. Read more>>

Hazel Saunders | Content Creator & Social Media Professional

The most important factor behind my success is being my authentic self. My brand as Shady Haze is me. It’s not an alter ego, it’s actually who I am. I’m a Cosplayer, Content Creator and Social Media Professional. Read more>>

Dr. Tobby THE KING” Leverette | Celebrity Hairstylist

The most important factor I contribute my success & brand to is my commitment to remain consistent & God. My commitment allowed me to continue when things were going great….as well as my most challenging moments. I always kept my PURPOSE in front. Read more>>

Emma Bayer | Equestrian & Co. Founder of Em-Powerment

The most important factor behind my success has been taking risks and putting myself out there. When I was younger I was quite shy and liked to take the safe option out of things, but I have learned over time that it is important to take risks, and even though it may be uncomfortable in the moment, the reward will be something much bigger and open a lot more doors in the long run. Read more>>

Audrey Latsu | Entrepreneur

The most important factor behind the success of my brand, is realizing that no one is going to promote your brand as much as you are. Being self-driven has been the most important factor for me. Do not wait for anybody to motivate or encourage, you, you need to be your own source of motivation. Read more>>

Carlos Fuentes | Tattoo Artist

I’ve always strived to create something special and unique, and my art style reflects exactly that. Many people spend so much time trying to imitate something they saw online, or emulating their heroes which has inherent limits in personal artistic growth. Read more>>

Joshua Smith | Entrepreneur and investor

The customers and my work effort is the biggest factor w my success because without the people supporting me and my work effort I won’t be this successful . In my perspective is that success is based on your happiness. Read more>>

Tia Hart | Brand Manager & Thryv Business Advisor

As a woman with many skill sets, I would have to say that one of the main factors to my success is my love and passion for learning. My passion for learning has been consistent all my life and there are many skills that I have that I taught myself simply by wanting to know more about them and challenging myself to apply what I learn to the people I cross paths with. Read more>>

Sebastian Alvarez | Master Groomer-Waymaker-Digital Invester

The people around me! Hands down! I preach keeping the personal circle TIGHT! Everyone does not deserve the energy, and that is okay. Find your balance, because let us be honest, life will definitely throw you tomatoes. The cool thing about that is that those close-knit people will teach you how to dodge them when they are being thrown. Read more>>

Kenedra Byrd | CEO & Creative Director of Posh Park ATL

The most important factors behind my success are consistency, persistence, and dedication. A lot has changed since I first launched my business back in 2021. The original structure of the business did not work out and I became a solo business owner. What was once known as ‘Posh Park’ is no more. Read more>>

Blvck Amethyst | Music Producer

The most important factor behind all of my early success with my business is consistency. Staying consistent is one of the main keys to success in any industry. I’ve been producing music for over 5 years now and my consistent uploads to my websites, social media, showing up to networking events etc, has given me opportunities I never thought was possible. Read more>>

Patrick Lee | Culinary Influencer and Recipe Developer

As cliché as it sounds, I honestly think my community of followers and supporters are the most important factor behind my success. I’ve said it from the beginning, I’m not here to step on toes or go to war with anyone in this space. Read more>>

LeShawn Woods | Entrepeneur

I’ve never been afraid to fail, and I have failed often. Not to sound cliche, but I learned from each failure. I was able to create a system from the successful parts of each experience that allowed me to create a system that I put in place no matter the venture that I enter, Read more>>