Every overnight success we’ve seen has been years in the making. And those overnight successes are rarely because of an amazing idea or a stroke of luck. We asked some of our favorite folks from the community about what characteristics are at the heart of their success story?

Rikki Brugueras | Photographer

It’s hard to name the “most important factor” because I believe my success is the result of several factors – and they’re all tied together to play a part in my success. Read more>>

Aasha Francis | Artist & Creative

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is keeping a strong relation with God and keeping honest, creative, real people around me. All of those factors contribute to building my character as an artist and my brand. Read more>>

Marissa Mazziotti | Life Insurance Agency Owner

I truly believe the most important factor behind our success and the success of our agency is that we hold helping others and making a real impact on people to the highest regard every day. I am not saying that to be cheesy or cliche because that is what you’re supposed to say. Read more>> 

Joelle Kelly | Tibetan Movement & Meditation Educator

The first quality that comes to mind is Courage. Having an amazing insight or product is still ‘only in your head’ until your passion compels you to take the risk of actually sharing or materializing that gem. Read more>>

Susan Frair | Portable and Metal Building dealer

The success of our Shed Gal Graceland Portable Buildings dealership is due to several critical things…perserverance despite obstacles, goals and an effective process that we use every day. Read more>>

kade Gruszka | The Real Bump!

The most important factor behind Bump!’s success is allowing me to take care of everyone around me. I wanna retire my mom and dad, I wanna give the world to the people on my team, and I wanna build generational wealth for my family. I am the first generation here in America and wanna be able to start things off for my new American family tree. Read more>>