We asked some of the city’s hidden gems to tell us about what they feel is the most important factor behind their success.

Marqutte Daniels | Owner/Chef

Personally I that being humble, patient, and persistent. Not only will this help you succeed with your business but in life. Read more>>

virginia willis | Chef and Cookbook Author

There’s much to be said for persistence. When I am determined I am relentless and will continue trying until I succeed – or eventually realize it’s a bad idea. Persistence is staying determined, staying focused on goals both small and large. Read more>>

Kishana Holland | Brand Strategist

Believing that everything is attainable has always been at the forefront of my success. In lieu of seeing obstacles as road blocks, I view them as opportunities to learn and to grow. Read more>>

Christy Favors | Women’s Empowerment Coach

A few habits that have helped me succeed are to: Focus on the end result- remember why you started, the journey gets tough at times but keep the finish line in mind, Keep my mindset on the things I can control- stay positive, have faith, and stay focused, Self Improvement is a necessity- you can’t make it to the next level without growing past where you are to get to where you need to be. And also, study to show yourself approved- Research and Know your area of expertise, Be a student of your craft always. Read more>>

Chad Beck | YouTuber & Clothing Brand

Having good habits is key to being successful. Being focused, having a routine, and constantly working to be better everyday are the habits that have helped me succeed. Read more>>

Corey Aiken | Serial Entrepreneur & Pastor

Hardwork, determination and creativity are all attributes that has helped me succeed. As an entrepreneur, you are your own boss and must therefore push yourself. Unlike what we often see on social media and television, success often comes with consistency over time. Read more>>