We asked some of the city’s hidden gems to tell us about what they feel is the most important factor behind their success.

Sophia Kim | Clinical Director & Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

I was a late bloomer growing up. But at one point of my life, there was an “aha moment” where it dawned on me that no else could be held accountable for my success other than myself. There are three main drivers that were crucial to my success: failure, perseverance and determination. The road to success was slow and precarious and definitely did not happen overnight. I never gave up when facing setbacks or failures and continued to persevere and pursue my goal no matter how long it took. I’ve always believed that everything in life happens for a reason. You may not know what the reason is at the time but there’s a reason for everything. Read more>>

Amy Apparis | Singer/Songwriter & Producer

Over the years, there has been so much that’s influenced my music and helped me grow into the artist I am today. But, off the top of my head, I can definitely name a few that stand out. For one, I can’t start my day without jotting in my gratitude journal– it just keeps me humble and reminds me why I do what I do every day! Manifestation goes hand in hand. I’m a strong believer in putting your dreams out into the universe, and that’s why my EP is getting released on October 8th, 2021. I wouldn’t have been able to churn that out without being disciplined. Read more>>

Double Xperience | Singers, Songwriters, Actors and Models

Always wanting to learn more. Because throughtout our career we have found that things are always changing and the more you continually learn the better you stay prepared for changes that come our way. Read more>>