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.

Kimberly McGlonn | Founder & CEO, Grant Blvd

The most important factor behind Grant Blvd’s success is the depth and diversity of talent in our team. Each of us has a super special ingredient and when those spices come together we’re able to execute in ways that continue to amaze me. Read more>>

Lisseth Nava | Actress & Model

The most important factor behind my success is my passion for the craft and the eagerness to learn and get better every time. I have two little girls who look up to me which is another factor for my drive to grow, I love what I do and I am grateful for every opportunity I have received. It has not only helped me but it has also helped my growth. Read more>>

India Coleman | Celebrity Lash Artist

What makes my brand successful is my consistency and passion for what I do and my clients.‘I believe that is the most important factor. Without passion you won’t want to show up everyday and keep pushing your business forward. Read more>>

FVLLAZ | Dancehall/Reggae artist

Here are the 10 important factors behind my success and the success of my band, 1. Having a clear plan The first thing you can do to have a successful life is to lay out a plan. 2. Prioritising your goals Once you have made a list of your goals, it is important to prioritise them. Some goals may be long term, while others short term. It is important to dedicate your time according to each goal. Read more>>

Austin Honeyman | Recording & Mixing Engineer

My brand was created long ago. The name Disher came from a friend from high school, Chris Schmidt. I played basketball in high school and had some wild assists, or as the kids back then would say, a wild “dish”. I was also working on a radio station in Galesburg, Illinois, so the full name came out as DJ Disher. I have just carried it along since 2008 and it has wildly worked in my favor. “Disher. Dishin’ off the hits!” Read more>>

Gen Johnson | Founder and CEO of SL Next Level Entertainment Agency

The most important factor behind my success is my children because they are the reason I built my brand. I actually named my brand after them, and they are then reason I fight everyday and work so hard. I love my babies and I do this for them. Read more>>

Angela | Brand + Website Designer

The most important factor in feeling successful and seeing your strategies optimized into success is knowing that action turns into opportunities. Without the try there is nothing!! I would recommend that mentality if you are trying to turn your passion into your forever opportunity! Read more>>

Codi Robinson Soto | Holistic Wellness Coach, Herbalist & Haircare Formulator

The most important factor was learning. Learning while you already know what you are doing. If you want to be successful but not learning from others, that’s going to be very difficult for you to take constructive criticism and look at things from a different perspective. The success of my brand, being a learner and teacher and taking constructive feedback and never giving up, helped me grow. I had to change my mindset. Even on the days where I wasn’t getting any sales or thinking no one was seeing my vision. Don’t give up! Read more>>

Janea’ Harris | Non-Profit Founder, Speaker, & Author

It is so easy to give up when you have doors closed, you’re overlooked, and the support from those you love is absent. However, resiliency, persevering and being able to effectively execute the mission of O.N.F.I.Y.A. is the most important factors behind the success of O.N.F.I.Y.A. brand. Read more>>

Darius Robinson | Nonprofit and Clothing Brand CEO/Founder

I would say making an impact culturally ! Our nonprofit organization’s (Affect The Culture) mission is to promote positive personal and cultural impact in society through inspiration, social accountability and philanthropy. Our current initiative the “Better Campaign” is an effort to improve our character and combat the growing issue of divisiveness in our society and establish a culture of respect, kindness and benevolence. Treating others the way we treat ourselves is the basic foundation of this campaign; Read more>>

Tia Watkins | Real Estate Leader & Non-Profit Coach

I love this question! The most important factor behind my success is deciding not to give up and moving through fear. Everything I have accomplished to this point has been the direct result of deciding not to quit and moving through fear. That’s it! And that’s major for me. Something I struggle with to this day. So many roadblocks and disappointments as you move through life make it easy for anyone to quit and walk away. Read more>>

Paul Pasquier | Co-founder

Paul: I believe that people are going away from mass production and disposable fashion (fast fashion) and are more looking for products that are responsibly made, in limited quantities using high quality materials. And that’s exactly what we are doing. Helena: Make pieces that are different, which can also be quite hard to get established as a lot of people are mostly willing to follow trends. But our pieces always catch attention. Read more>>

Stephen Pham | Dancer

The most important factor behind my success is the ability to endure the growing pains through new experiences, taking the time to understand them, finding a resolution, and continuing to evolve that resolution. The success is trial and error and through that I find answers and learn more about myself giving the opportunity to develop to be the best form of myself possible. As a result of my actions, I am able to perform and represent my brand to the world exhibiting the experiences I been through. This highlights the perception of my brand in the best light in my opinion. Read more>>