Hardwork? Luck? Good habits? What would you say is behind your success? We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Ami Miller | Hip Hop Artist , Actress, & Model

I believe mindfulness and quality plays a huge role in the success of anyone’s brand especially my brand. I’m very thoughtful about which events I partake in, roles I take, performances I choose to do – even down to a post. Read more>>

Macy Tabor | Country Artist/ songwriter

I feel like one of the most important factors behind my success in music so far is my social skills and performance skills. Ever since a young age I have been very talkative and outgoing. This factor also reflects on my performance skills as well. Read more>>

Vanessa Martinez | Lead Designer/Manager

I think it’s my eye for design, attention to detail and just overall being a people person. Read more>>

Melina Vega | Fashion, beauty and lifestyle influencer

To always be relatable and transparent with my audience. We often strive for perfection but as human beings I believe our flaws makes us beautiful individuals. Read more>>

Ryan Moses | CEO of DoGud Clothing

I believe the most important factor behind my success is my past. My experience in the foster care system growing up forced me to grow up at a young age. After 12 different homes and eight different schools, Read more>>

Craig Stubing | Podcaster & Nonprofit Founder

The success of the Beta Cell podcast and Beta Cell Foundation lies in always putting the type 1 diabetes community ahead of what would personally benefit me the most. It’s easy to believe that having a voice means you should do all the talking. Read more>>

jimena rios | jewelry maker, teacher and curator

I started Taller Eloi, my jewelry school 10 years ago. During this period it has changed its form adapting to times and circumstances but the main factor of our success is that we are a great team, students, teachers, guest teachers; we are a family and all have a deep sense of community. Read more>>

Anthony Anastasi | Portrait Photographer

I’d have to go with good old hard work, persistence, and a constant pursuit of growth. For the longest time I was convinced that I’d one day be “discovered” and become an overnight success, or find the silver bullet of marketing and be able to sit back and watch clients line up. Read more>>

Hannah Coyoc | Makeup Artist

There are a few important factors to my success so far. I’ve had to allow myself to be venerable, confident in my work, and also know not every gig I do is going to be amazing. It’s a learning experience that you can’t expect to be the best at when just starting out. Read more>>

Meymuna Hussein-Cattan | Founder / Executive Director

Definitely the refugee families in our network! We are their students and stewards for authentic meals in Los Angeles. We are really honored that they would teach our team their preserved family recipe, even after being forcibly displaced. Read more>>

Bita Homes | Real Estate Broker

BitaHomes possesses the fundamental knowledge to ensure negotiations, advertising and investment strategies are undertaken with the utmost care and professionalism. Read more>>

Tia Noel | CEO

The most important factor behind my success is putting God first. I will forever give God credit for getting me where I am today. No luck, just favor. Read more>>

Alli Elizabeth | Hair & Makeup Artist

I think the most important factor behind my success is being flexible and able to adapt. Throughout my journey with this career I have found that I am constantly learning something new, and working with all different types of personalities. Read more>>

David Quinones | Songwriter, Producer, Vocal Coach, Mentor, Entrepreneur

There are definitely 3 big factors behind my success. My Family, My Faith, and reputation. These 3 things however I have learned really from 1 constant in my life. THE PEOPLE I SURROUND MYSELF WITH. So they are what I would say ultimately are the reason I have been able to find success. Read more>>

Dillane Wehbe | Musician

Being completely honest and not trying to be something I’m not. I never really wanted to be anyone or anything but myself, so whenever I create, do anything business-wise, or if I’m just having fun, I’m 1000% me. I also think it’s important that I don’t really care what anyone thinks. Read more>>

Junior Tobias | Photography & Videographer

The most important factor behind my current success is work ethic and relationships. Having a strong work ethic and making sure I’m always keeping up with my work in a timely manner has helped me maintain my relationships with clients and collagenous. Read more>>

Paulie Z | Musician & Educator

I am and artist, musician, educator, actor, host and philanthropist. What sets me apart is my ability to excel in these different realms and somehow tie them all together seamlessly. Read more>>

Kevin Nierman | Ceramic artist

Passion….the love of working creatively. Read more>>

Jill Klee | Owner, Hammer and Stain-SoCal

We aren’t just a craft studio; we are an experience. I believe being an experience is the success behindg my brand, Yes, we help people make beautiful home decor that they will love to display but it is more important that they have an amazing experience while making those crafts. Read more>>

Kaci Obrero | Illustrator

Over time I have begun to base my success more about how it makes me feel and how it can affect others on how they feel when they look at my work. Which for me means always saying “NO”, when things don’t feel right which of course leads to losing some opportunities. Read more>>

Fonz Tramontano | Popwave Producer

As an independent producer of synth based retro dance music I believe that being a musician who has played in live bands for many years has helped me enormously. I have worked in many genres of music and this has assisted with my song writing and my ability to know how popular music is constructed. Read more>>

Jennifer Gonzales | Indie Selfcare

I could rattle off about customer service and the experience I have with it. But that isn’t the reason my brand has done well. It helps, don’t get me wrong. But the overall factor for the success of my brand? Me. I’m genuine with my customers and my products are unapologetic. Read more>>

Heather Myers | Graphic Designer / Stationer

River & Bridge began in 2012, and over the last 10 years it has grown from a small, side hustle to a full-time operation, partnering with event planners and businesses across the country. Read more>>

Johanie Taylor | Artist

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand would be that I make sure I kee working; I strive for excellence. I am constantly working on my craft and building and expanding on what I know. Consistency is key also for me. Read more>>

Jerri Rosen | Chair, Executive Coaches of Orange County

For over 31 years, I ran a successful nonprofit organization that helped thousands of people return to the workforce. Our staff had always been small and we were incredibly well supported by the most talented, dedicated volunteers. Read more>>

Merritt Goodwin | Musician/Composer

In my success, and really any success, I believe its just not giving up. As simple as that sounds it really hard to do. Being able to always bounce back and have the motivation to push forward can be really mentally exhausting, especially after years and years of trying to achieve whatever your goals may be. Read more>>

Laura Linda Bradley | Actress / What’s My Frame? Podcast Host

Community is at the heart of everything we do! I think people now more than ever are searching for community, searching for a sense of comfort and acceptance. I wanted to grow a creative community where ALL felt welcome, heard and respected. Read more>>

Charlicia Lee | Baker and Event Stylist

The most important factor behind my success thus far is my creativity. It’s easy to do the same thing over and over again but I love the challenge of allowing my creativity to evolve. Read more>>

Alyssa Moore | Branding + Social Media Expert

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand can actually be credited to other people more than anything I’ve done. Let me explain. Read more>>

Candace Brooks | CEO Kandeez Delite Hair & Beauty LLC

The most important factor behind my success is to trust the process. Trust the process of going through the journey of understanding the business. I’ am a full-time mother/wife and entrepreneur. Read more>>