We have the good fortune of connecting with so many bright, accomplished folks from a variety of industries and we often ask them to tell us what they feel has been the most important factor behind their success.  We’ve shared some highlights below.

Kandyce Hansbrough | Visual Artist

The people that support me and my want to make special moments last forever. Read more>>

Tina Smith | Lifestyle and Branding Photographer

The most important factor behind my success has been knowing that I don’t need what I think I need to succeed. I used to be envious of others and wish I had the best gear, the best lighting set up, you name it! But the minute I realized none of that would make or break my photography, I was able to get creative and resourceful. This lead me to grow my business faster and reject many limiting beliefs that I had previously let hold me back. Read more>>

Roxane Hollosi | Roxane Hollosi Fine Arts

The most important thing for an artist is to keep creating… continue to challenge yourself and don’t let a day go by where you are idle in your creativity. Read more>>

Tallia Deljou | Transformational Coach

One of my core beliefs as a coach is that success depends fully on your relationship to yourself, and the greatest measure of success is the person you become. That’s step one. Step two is the quality of the relationships you build with your clients/audience/community. For some context, I work with people who struggle with meaning and purpose in their work and want the clarity, confidence and courage to share their gifts with the world. Together, we break through limiting beliefs around what is possible, redefining success in a way that excites and fulfills them. What separates me from other coaches is my strength-based approach and background in positive psychology, along with training in MBSR and deep transformational coaching. Read more>>

Tiger Dawn | Actress | Writer | Director | Host

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is my children’s support and them seeing me persevere and nit give up. We’ve faced alot together, gone through alot together and through it all we’ve strengthened our family unit and created possibilities for one another and supporting each other through it to see the results of SUCCESS! Read more>>

Ke’Yanna Nelson | Fashion Buyer and Designer for Eyewear

I would say the most important factors about behind my success of my brand is persistence and consistency. I believe that you only fail if you quit. I have faced a lot of challenges in my business, but I always managed to keep going by putting one foot in front of another no matter how hard it gets. I am thankful for the bumps, and curves that my business throws at me because I it helps me evolve into the entrepreneur of my dreams. I love that now I am able to handle tough problems that would normally overwhelm me and stress me out like crazy with grace because I have reap the rewards of being consistent and persistent before and nothing feels better in business than reaping the benefits you worked so hard for. Read more>>

Cole Worley | Harlen – Musician

The most important factor behind the current successes of my music right now would probably have to be the “Dont Stop” Mentality..or rather the drive /relentless nature to prove to myself that I can. A common phrase where I grew up was always “Keep your head down and keep working but never get too high and never get too low..remain neutral” and that is something I have taken with me throughout my daily life. No matter the current “Failures” or “Successes” you have to keep your head down and stay the course. I think “Success” is subjective and very personally contextual dependent on who you ask. To me personally..”success” would be defined as doing what I love whilst not sacrificing my own individuality in the process. Read more>>

Waverly Rood | Owner, Cake Flower

The most important factor behind my success is, without a doubt, passion. Passion is not only what started my business, but what drives my business, and I believe that people can see this shine through each of my products. Also, as much as you want to believe otherwise, owning your own business and working for yourself is not always sunshine and rainbows. You HAVE to have passion behind what you do, or you won’t have the drive to get through the hard stuff that owning a business throws at you. There is a fine line between passion and burnout, because when you are so deeply passionate about what you do, it is easy to overwork yourself. I have had to learn to make time to nurture my passion by taking breaks to creatively re-energize and keep that flame lit. Read more>>