Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Christie Goodwin | Photographer

Commitment and consistency. Commitment to not give up no matter the adversity or the disappointments on the way. You can only reach success if you are committed to reaching it and let nothing distract you, disappoint you or divert you from your course. Consistency is also very important as you need to deliver consistent good work to be able to get repeat jobs. Clients will only come back when they know that they get consistent good materials. You need to be consistent in what you deliver and continuously aim to deliver the best of your ability. Read more>>

Christine Ray | Owner & Artist

There are two factors why OMG Pet Art is successful. First is because our other business is an award winning branding agency that has been in business for over 25 years – Maximo Branding. We know how to brand, market and create an online presence for a product since we had done it successfully so many times before for our clients. The second reason is our artistic talent that allows us to illustrate and create the artwork for OMG Pet Art and continue to come up with new products for OMG Pet Art. Read more>>

Michael Freeman | Lead Photographer and Owner of Still The One Media

I served 25 years in the U.S. military – much of that time worlds away from family and friends. During that time, I realized just how many precious moments I’d missed out on, like holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings and more. Sometimes it wasn’t even about missing a moment as much as simply wanting the moments I did have to last forever; things like running alongside my daughter’s bike to teach her to ride, or my grandma’s 80th birthday celebration with the whole family gathered around, or my son’s high school graduation. Read more>>

Monica Hershaft | Chronic Mystery Illness Expert HHP, NC, ACT NRT

After struggling for 10 years dealing with my own Chronic Mystery Illness, I know exactly what it’s like to feel hopeless and unable to find answers. I remember when I was going through so much pain and uncertainty, it felt like I was losing everything that made me who I thought I was. I felt like I was trapped in an invisible prison in my body and there was no way out and no way to take a break from it. Read more>>

Kenzie Holmberg | Western Brand Photographer

While there are so many key factors that go into making your business successful, I think the one that sticks out the most for me was building my business around something I am passionate about. Before I start, I want to note a few other key players in success: personal development, pricing according to your needs not your competition, and a good online presence. Read more>>

Kristina Guerrero | TV Personality/Host of syndicated lifestyle show The List

The most important factor behind my success is authenticity. What you see is what you get. As a TV personality, it is my goal that everyone I reach feels like the know the real me. So if you’re watching me on TV or having a coffee with me face to face, you’re going to get the same person. Read more>>

Stan CLMG | Radio Personality & CEO of Fresh Zone TV

Belief and Consistency. The road for the entrepreneur is unpaved and lives in the uncomfortable zone. There were times when we first started doing radio where no sponsors or advertisers were coming in and the budget was in the red! Those are the times you have to dig deep and believe that what you’re doing is going to eventually work. Consistency plays an important part also, the will to work every day, sacrifice time, relationships and more. I believe success is hand built, you have to get out there and put in the work. Read more>>