Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Erik & Paley Carmona | Owners of Carmona’s Chamoy

The most important factor behind our business would be the support. Honestly we wouldn’t be where we are at without it. We are so humbled everyday by our friends and family who are by our side helping us succeed. Read more>>

Erin Dixon | Sugarista

The most important factor of success for me is consistency. When I started my business, a lot of estheticians told me the best thing for me would be to provide all different kinds of services until I find something that my clients really like. Read more>>

Tiffany Mattick | Speaker, Coach, Thought Leader

It’s never too early to build a strong reputation. My personal brand really started evolving once I leaned farther into my innate gifts. This journey to find ME required a lot of work, but as I did the work, I shared my journey on social media. What I didn’t realize as I shared my career transformation I was building the know, like, trust factor with my network. Read more>>

Santiago Dangerous | Artist, Actor, Model, Writer, Director, & Coder

The most important factor is remembering why I have myself the name of ‘Dangerous’ in the first place. I’m “Dangerous” because everything I do I succeed in. I have so many skills that I may seem like a threat to most but really I am an asset to the enlightened. Read more>>

Kelly Clark | helps Type A women unlock their HAPPY weight—without dieting

Being 100% authentic about my complicated relationship with food and how I recovered 23+ years ago after being caught in the starve-binge-purge cycle for a decade. Read more>>

Lauren Luketich | Fashion Design + Production Expert

I treat every client’s project as if it were my own. I believe we should put all of our effort into whatever it is that we’re doing – otherwise, what’s the point? I get a lot of clients that do not come from the fashion world, and the apparel business is a completely different animal. I take the time to teach my clients about the process as we work through product development, and that is something that most agencies or manufacturers are not willing to take the time to do. Read more>>

RESORT | Indie Pop Band

We don’t think we’ve succeeded but the most important factor behind our ‘success’ is knowing what success means to us and that is when our listeners tell us that our music or what ever medium we’ve put out resonated with them either at that particular point in time or just in general. Read more>>

Tessa Barlin | Environmental Documentary Filmmaker

As clichéd as it may sound, I think success comes down to passion, determination and authenticity. During my first few years as a photographer, I tried to attract wedding clients as a way to supplement my income and fuel my passion for wildlife/environmental filmmaking. Then one day it hit me – weddings are not actually my passion. Read more>>

Jihye Park | Visual, Performance ,installation, conceptual artist, Sculptor, Fashion Designer, Musician

When I was a kid I was a bad kid who did not go to school, always leave school secretly Lied to my parents and pierced on my face and body, I went to club and hang out with bad friends drinking and smoking in early age.. Read more>>

FengShui Jimmi | Artist

Thank you for having me. The success behind my Musical Artistry, Fengshui Jimmi is LOVE. Love is the key component of how I built my brand Mooney Enterprise as well. It is the essence of who I am as a person and it has been the driving force throughout my life to become better and greater. Read more>>

Lala Watkins | Children’s Book Author-Illustrator & Good Vibes Connoisseur

I’ve always felt a strong need to prioritize my joy and happiness and want that for the people around me. In doing so, I inspire others to take a chance and do what their heart desires. I bring joy to them using my words, art, and whole being— because of that, I allow someone space to do the same. Read more>>

Rafael Maiolino | Producer, Director & Business Manager

To achieve success we can never stop learning and improving ourselves daily, as a creative person this is something that I wholeheartedly believe in and am heavily inspired by. Read more>>