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.

Morgyn Sanders | Social Media Influencer/Founder

I truly built my name for myself from the ground up. In 2017 I started my blog known today as Boss Up Girls. I stayed persistent with it and never gave up. In 2021 I started taking my TikTok platform seriously in 2021 working with brands I have dreamed of working with. Now I am a current YouTuber that also posts 1/2 times a week all about college/lifestyle content. If you were to ask me what the most important factor behind my success is I would say my persistence. I never let anyones opinions around me define me. I became unstoppable. Read more>>

Alexandra Beller | Director and Choreographer/Artistic Director/Professor/Writer

Empathy, Curiosity, and humility. Although I am a teacher, I believe completely that each person is the ultimate expert on themselves. So my job becomes instantly collaborative when I release the idea that I am “teaching” them something. I may have facts to share that they don’t know, or strategies they’ve not tried, but they are teaching me about who they are, what they feel, why they move or speak, how they want to live in the world. My job is to synthesize my information with theirs and build a scaffold to deeper self knowing or self expression. That requires the first three adjectives I wrote, and that makes me endlessly satisfied and engaged. Read more>>

Lana Stewart | Pole & Yoga Instructor and Anti Aging Cosmetic Specialist

I feel like happiness is the most important factor in my success at this point of my business journey. I have picked two complimentary services (with subcategories) that I provide. Both sets of services are something I feel need to come from a place of joy to be successful. One service is movement classes & experiences. Specifically, yoga, pole dance, aerial yoga, spin, and pilates. My extensive dance training and career started when I was three years old in 1979. I have studied, taught, and performed my entire life and been around hundreds if not thousands of colleagues and instructors. Read more>>

Yesenia Martinez | entrepreneur

The most important factor behind my success and brand is sharing God’s love and joy with my items. If it let’s one person know that they’re loved by the most high and get joy through my items, I have succeeded. Sharing joy with personalized items in my community has been a blessing and a big part of my mission. Read more>>