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.

Janny Nguyen | CEO of AZLO Lashes, Podcaster, Actor

The most important factor behind my success is influencing and inspiring future generations to be brave and confident enough to pursue their life goals. I want to be a source of strong, positive influence especially for young Vietnamese American children. Growing up, it wasn’t common to see many Asian Americans thrive in the public eye. I want to be one of the faces and voice(s) for the people of my heritage and culture to know that I am here to make a mark. Read more>>

Rene Rivas | Film Director

I think for me personally, the main importance of the brand that I’m building is consistency. Continually producing content while remaining true to the artistic integrity and putting forth quality versus quantity Read more>>

Marica Whittemore | Artist, educator, and dog enthusiast

One of the biggest shifts for me was when I stopped making art that I thought people wanted and started making art for myself. In the age of social media, I think a lot of us artists are often stuck between the two – we want people to like our art, but we want to like it too. Read more>>

Nicole Murphy | Certified Trainer and Nutritionist

Having a successful brand is much more than providing a great product. The backbones of a strong business are having a team that truly cares about the client and helps them improve in all areas of life. At Golden Grit Training and Nutrition, I have found out that one thing that is a huge factor in health and fitness is confidence. Read more>>

GINA ALTOSINO | Owner of Dot Graphics, a print and promotional marketing company.

The most important factor behind my success and the success of our brand is adaptability. Change in every aspect of your business and personal growith is inevitable. Always focus forward. How you adapt to change is how you and your business sustains and grows. Don’t ever be comfortable where you are, there is always something to strive for and adapt to. Read more>>

Angela Reiter | Licensed Masssage Therapist MT-12913, BCTMB

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is connection. I create a safe space where my clients are allowed to be vulnerable and they trust me not to take advantage of that vulnerability. There are plenty of massage therapists out there to choose from and the beautiful part is when you realize it’s not so much about competition but about connecting with those who truly value your work and those who you really enjoy working with. The work day seems less like work when every person who is showing up, you actually like them as a human being. Read more>>

Marc Hodulich | CEO and C0-Founder 29029

I believe that we care the most. There is no founder, team or company that cares about their customers more than we do. Since day 1 we have put the customer journey first and strive to do so everyday. Every one of our participants deserves the best experience at 29029 from the day they sign up until their final summit. Our participants trust us not only with their money but more importantly their time. We have a tremendous responsibility to value their investment and ensure their 29029 experience is everything they imagined it to be. Read more>>