We asked the community what factors they felt were responsible for their success and we’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Bren Anduze | Director, Producer

Collaboration. It doesn’t matter how good you are at whatever it is you may do, you can only get so far on your own. The success of my art and videos, as well as my production company, Hungry Ghosts, has relied heavily on the collaboration of a team of passionate artists who are given equal opportunities to express themselves and take part in the work of others. I consider myself very lucky that I’ve managed to meet and become friends with so many creative, talented, and passionate people – all skilled in a wide variety of crafts that, when combined together, make something so much stronger than each individual element. Read more>>

Mauro Buonarota | Songwriter, Music Producer, Dj and Music Manager

When it’s about success there are a lot of variables which are critical on the way and some of them are not under our control. In my case it is even more complicated since I work in the music industry and most of my success depends on my creativity and how people feel about my music. My music is not under my control; I just feel inspired and do my best to make the music coming from my inspiration as much close as I can to what I feel inside and want to share with my listeners. Read more>>

Brandon Jameson | Brandon guru, director/photographer

Honestly? HONESTY! If you let someone know who and what you stand for and what you can be counted on to deliver, then it is up to you not to disappoint them, Integrity seems to be a buzz word that is bandied about in clever conversation and advertising copy and more often than not there’s not a lot of “there” there to dig your teeth into, once you scratch the surface. Read more>>

Jeremy Sifuentes | Luxury & Commercial Real Estate Expert

I believe the most important factor behind my success is Authenticity. Being coached by my father that had already been in the business for more than 20 years, he taught me to always treat clients like family. So that is exactly what I did and it was something that took my business to the next level. My personality and the person I truly am was shown to every client I ever worked with. It has also allowed me to service VIP clients, including professional athletes, streetwear designers, and various artists. I appreciate every single one of my clients I considered them part of my family. Read more>>

Emily Chambers | Founder & Owner, Butaque

Authenticity, ambition, and passion are three characteristics I would associate with my brand as well as brands, companies, and creatives I admire. A person’s authentic self shines through when you stop worrying what others think, abiding to trends, falling into patterns and that may take you off course. I have found as I have gotten older and gained more work and life experience, the fear that I had in stepping into my authentic self and beginning to trust my intuition and creativity began to naturally fade. I began to focus on what makes me happy as a person, which translates into my work. Read more>>

Moses Gonzales III | Real Estate Photographer & Videographer

The most important factor behind success for my business is remembering that it is not all about me and to put my clients first. Since I provide a service, my goal is not to only make myself look good. More importantly I want to make my clients look like the top quality professionals they are. Whether it is their headshot photo or a marketing video, the work that I do reflects them and their business. So I have to put my best foot forward everyday not for myself, but for my clients. Read more>>