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.

Briana Williams | Business & Fashion Entrepreneur

The most important factor behind my success is my spirit of resilience. I have a successful business because I have endured many hard times in life. These challenging experiences have cultivated emotional intelligence inside of me and prepared me to become a founder of multiple businesses. Resilience is a key component to staying motivated. Read more>>

Courtney Rundell | Health Writer, Speaker & Advocate

Being my authentic self, no matter what. I’m a health writer, speaker and advocate, so my success isn’t measured by dollars in the bank. Success comes from listening to that small, still voice inside – to my true self. When I’m aligned with my truth, I’m able to help countless people. The more transparent I am about my wild health ride, the more people I help heal. Read more>>

Deseree Tuttle: Cake Artist, Published Model, & Marketing Manager

I believe I have two important factors behind my success. The first being, I love what I do. period. They always say “love what you do and you will never work a day in your life”. I believe that to be true. My work is an expression of who I am, being able create works of art for my clients special events and occasions drives my business. During COVID, I really saw that come to light; receiving messages like “you have no idea how much that cake made my daughters ‘covid birthday’”, is all the validation I needed to keep pushing! Read more>>

Zabril Carey | Host Of Locked In The Podcast

The most important factor behind my success is trusting the process and believing in yourself. You may go through ups and downs when your on the road to success. Always remember to separate detours from distractions. Distractions can lead you down a bad path and a detour can take you down a road/path to success that can help you reach new heights you never thought you could. Read more>>

Cyrus Mohseni | CEO & Philanthropist

The most important factor behind my success is my hard work and drive. I focus on being one percent better every single day and don’t let anyone out work me. In life there is always someone out there getting better than you by working harder than you and I always aim to be the one that is working harder. Read more>>