There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Cambrea Gordon | Food Blogger, Photographer, & Recipe Developer

I believe the most important factor behind my success has been authenticity. When I first started Cambrea Bakes, the one goal I had was I wanted to inspire creativity and bring approachable, easy-to-follow recipes that would motivate my audience to get in the kitchen and connect with their love for food. But I never anticipated how vulnerable you truly have to be to connect with others, especially through online platforms, in order to be successful and achieve this goal. Read more>>

Nick Greathouse | BSN, RN

Working in the aesthetics industry, you find that there are a lot of misconceptions to what we do. Many people associate getting neurotoxins like Botox or Dysport with the overdone celebrities you see in magazines. If in the right hands, we can make patients feel like a better version of themselves without looking “fake” or “plastic”. I feel that my business has been successful because I offer my patients complete transparency in what they can expect with their aesthetic treatments. This includes the good, bad, and the ugly. Read more>>

Jackie Provencio | Owner of Provencio Coffee

Passion aka Love. You’ve got to love what you’re doing. You’ve got to love what it involves. I love a great tasting coffee and I love people. There’s so much joy in bringing both together. I believe that is why Provencio Coffee is successful. Read more>>

Larry Lewis | Fitness Trainer

I personally would say that the most important factor behind my success thus far is the consistent effort to keep going and pursue. There will be trials and tribulations but at the end of the day I find myself asking one question, how bad do you want it? This is the question that drives me and makes me want to not only do better but helps me stay motivated. Read more>>