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

Carolina Rodrigues | Creative, Art Director & Graphic Designer

The most important factor behind my success would be the curiosity I have about all the things in life. When I was a child my father once said: “Carol, you should know about every subject to always have something to talk about with someone in a conversation. You don’t need to be an expert and don’t be ashamed of asking questions If you don’t know something”. Read more>>

Gina Jacoby-Clements | Chief Inspirational Officer

It’s heart ❤️ You have to truly love what you do, everyday! Have passion! Get excited! You genuinely have to care about the end results. You have to take ownership in every step you make for the well-being of your client. You need to put aside all ego and pride, be able to compromise and adjust to what is needed for the brand. Listen and be solution oriented. Be committed to your team! One can truly not have full success without the support of others. Read more>>

Jenn Page John Curtis | The Nerd Couple Show

The decision to make this podcast a business didn’t happen right away. The show was first born out of a need for us to have a safe space to argue about any and all things Nerd. Before the podcast we’d have full blown out arguments over things like whether or not Terminator: Dark Fate was a sequel or a reboot (we still don’t agree on the answer to this day). The show became a fun place to have those arguments, especially when we incorporated the live audience to weigh in on the verdicts. Read more>>

Henri Martel | Music Producer & Artist

Particularly for the music industry and specifically producers, I feel like the most important and underrated factors to success are removing the ego and striving for inclusion. I see it too often that the creative process from the side of a producer becomes too much of going for glory when the focus should be in the supportive role to bring out the best in whoever you are collaborating with. Read more>>

Kasandra Menke | Freelancer & Friend

Being a person of faith, I think God is the main factor behind my success. I hope that makes sense? Don’t get me wrong, it comes with a lot of hard work, perseverance, hope, faith, opportunities, an awesome support system, my passion and this list goes on and on. I think another way to put it is that my faith and all the other factors all work together. Almost walking hand in hand to get me to where I am now. The experiences and lessons I have learned over the years have been helpful, enlightening and sometimes sad but necessary. I give glory to God. Read more>>

Molly Woodward | Composer & Audio Designer

The factor I believe to be most important behind my success is my ability to continue to pursue what I love despite the dificulty and the potential delays in my success; perseverance. It has taken me years to see the fruits of my labor, while I occasionally get tastes of success behind my short-term goals, I will never stop persevering to reach the freedom of my long-term goals. Read more>>

Stephen Johnson | Success & Mindset Coach, Speaker, Author, Investor, & Educator

The most important factor behind my success is the determination to succeed on my own terms. Life is filled with distractions and opinions that beg for our attention. As an entrepreneur, author, investor, and mindset & success coach – I have learned that the greatest superpower of any human being is our ability to remain loyal to our own vision in life. This starts with developing yourself in alignment with your greatest imagination for your life. This includes education, networking, and, perhaps most importantly, continuously letting go of our self-limiting beliefs! Read more>>

Megan Holeman | Dancer & Creative Artist

The most important factor behind my success/the success of my brand is vibrancy. I believe in devoting yourself to living life in a grand and exquisite manner. I believe in meeting people and having colorful interactions. As a performer, I believe in making people feel emotions that remind them how beautiful it truly is to be alive. While I believe there’s power in subtlety and monochromatism, I choose to embrace the vibrancy and color that we’ve been gifted with as human beings. Read more>>

Claudia Pretelin | Art Historian | Independent curator & Founder of Instruments of Memory

Instruments of Memory is an initiative dedicated to promoting and amplifying the work of women in the arts through community building. We aim to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, curators, and cultural workers, as well as art organizations locally and internationally to produce thoughtful content that includes digital archives and exhibitions that highlight the work of women in the arts. Read more>>

Ryan Stream | Public Speaker & Entrepreneur

Surrounding yourself with those who help you build your dreams!!!!!! We attract what we are! ! this is why it is so important to have good friend! The kind of friends who who defend your name in you absence! The friends who look, see and hear of opportunities that will better you !! Read more>>

Isidoro Perez | Actor

The most important factor behind my success would have to be the people. All people. I need to inspire people and share their stories as an actor. My purpose and the service I give to my community is to help people see that there will be a brighter day, and they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. Most importantly, to make them feel seen, heard, and loved. My service, business, and philosophy has always been centered around people, and my community. Read more>>

Nikko Austen Smith | Actress & Collaborator

The most important factor behind my success is my willingness to always be a student. No matter how far we have come in our careers, in our crafts, we can always learn more, and that is the beauty of life. No one is perfect. When I consistently operate from a stand point of wanting to gain knowledge, instead of a stand point of believing I have already “made it”, that is when growth happens. Read more>>

Matias Baker Masucci | Real Estate Agent

The first answer that comes to mind is “hard work”. But that’s an incomplete answer. If I have to be completely honest, any success I have achieved as a real estate agent has been due to the people I have been lucky enough to surround myself with. Apart from showing up every day and working as hard as you can, in my experience, humbleness is the most important quality a person can have. Read more>>

Timoi | Artist/Designer/Entrepreneur

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is 100% my authenticity. Being an artist first, and a designer second, authenticity plays a big role in my business. There are so many artists and so much competition, however, being known as an original author of my work has played a huge part in my success. My fans love that they can be a part of something cool and authentic. Read more>>

Ilbert Sanchez | Fashion Designer , Co-Founder of Garçon Couture

The success of Garçon Couture comes from consistency, growth and staying true to who we are as a brand. We find gaps in our infrastructure , we restructure and make ways for growth. When we launched in 2016 we had no idea we would be where we are today 6 years later. We are beyond humble on all of the challenges we’ve overcome. Read more>>

Jesse Rivera | Mortgage Broker and Investor

The most important factor to my success is the result of one thing – building relationships. Real estate, whether it’s investing, finance or working with buyers and sellers, is a relationship business. In my opinion, there is no better path to success than taking a deep interest in the people you meet, and finding ways that you can help them succeed in their personal and professional lives. Read more>>

London Ladd | Creator of art

My willingness is never completely give up. Since the early 1990s I’ve been studying and creating art during which numerous times whether for personal and professional reasons: Raising a family, creative burn out, changes in the industry, I’ve stepped away for awhile to reassess my life as a creator of art, being pushed to the brink of quitting art altogether. Read more>>

Bria Ferguson | Photographer

My biggest success factor has been God and therapy. Throughout my career I always took on the mindset of “I can do this myself” , “I don’t need anyone else but me” but that’s not true. I believe we all need some sort of support system and Spiritual connection to guide us even in the darkest moments. Read more>>