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.

Alaina Wilson | Dance Artist & Choreographer

The most important factors behind the careers successes I’ve achieved as an experimental dance artist have to be persistence, determination, and an ability to learn in real time! As far as opportunities go, artistic talent isn’t always enough to build a career, and I’ve often had to harness my creativity into crafting opportunities to share my work from scratch rather than waiting for recognition that will lead to my next offer or commission. Read more>>

Channing Reid | Media Personality & Producer

I think the most important factor behind my success is the attention to detail in my content. I’ve had a number of friends reach out to me saying that they love my content because it looks as if there was an entire team behind producing the end product. But it’s actually just me, myself and I. Although it is plenty work to create the content in my style, it pays off because the attention to detail in the product such as graphics, music, and quality make it appealing to my viewers. Read more>>

Amy Goldware | Legal Recruiter

Integrity. Integrity is manifested in every placement we work on. In practice, that means we are committed to the highest possible quality of work and attention to detail. Our services are always accomplished, start to finish, with the utmost professionalism. And, though we very rarely make mistakes, when we do, we immediately “own” the problem and fix whatever did not go precisely as planned. Read more>>

Willie Fortune -500 | Founder, Trainer, & Life Coach

The most important factor of my success and brands is God, and Community. God is the locksmith to open doors, and your business has to mean and do something for those in it and apart of it. Those two things have been the biggest success tools. Read more>>

Betty Asmerom | Photographer

Throughout my journey with photography I’ve been very inconsistent. At one point I would be all in and ready to take on any job that comes my way but, then I’d eventually feel burnt out and go into hiding for a bit and repeat that cycle. I really had to sit and realize that it’s important that not only the customer is satisfied but that I also feel satisfied with the work I’m creating. For a while I thought maybe photography just wasn’t for me but I soon realized that it wasn’t photography overall, just the kind I was trying to force upon myself. Overall, I’d say the most important factor that I have thus far is remaining authentic with my work. Read more>>