We asked some of the city’s rising stars about why they think they have been so successful and we’ve shared their responses below.

Valentyna Sichko | Actress & Singer

There are many different habits that you can become successful, Having any good habits is the most important thing you need in order to succeed. I have proved it myself. One point in my life i got very distracted from the things i was doing and got very lazy, felt unhealthy, unmotivated, and sad all the time. But i started to research a lot and read books on how to have a healthy and a happy life. The first habit i would suggest is exercising. Exercising has been one of the best habits i have ever had, it helps you not only stay in shape but helps you with your mentality, feel happier and more energized. It doesn’t matter what kind of exercise you do walking, biking, working out, running, it will help you to get more successful in what you wanna do. Read more>>

YawnyBlew | Singer/Songwriter

The biggest key to success is making sure you are defining what it means to you. So often in creative industries and businesses, we model our ideas of success off the paths of others. For a long time I struggled with this, constantly comparing my journey and my success to other people’s journeys and successes. The moment I decided to define my own success, create my own goals and truly stick to my path is the moment that I began to actually feel successful. It is a habit because honestly it is something I have to work on daily. Social media makes it very easy to get caught up in what others are doing. Accountability helps a lot with that too, I always hold myself accountable for everything going on in my career. It is the only way you can truly learn and get better. Read more>>

Justin Porter | Artist,Dancer,Actor,Model

Listening. Listening to understand and not to respond . Also disciplining myself to do the impossible and take leaps forward . I feel like my success stems from humility and confidence. I gave the universe the wheel and now I’m enjoying the ride . Read more>>