Hardwork? Luck? Good habits? What would you say is behind your success? We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Lisa Moore | Photographer

Focusing on my definition of success rather than what social influences have defined for me. I worked for an amazing company for many years and by all accounts “made it” financially, but too many other areas of my life took a back seat; my family, my creativity, and my own sanity. I grew up in poverty, at times not knowing where I would sleep or where my next meal would come from, so the security of a full fridge and warm bed slowly turned into needing (or should I say wanting) more, and more, and more. Read more>>

Shaina hammond | Photographer & Mentor

Connection is why I continue to photograph humans and decided to turn my photography passion into a business and why I am successful. This isn’t just a regular “job” for me. At the end of the day, the connections I create with my clients last a lifetime because they are the center of everything that keeps me going. Read more>>

Amber Griener | Amber Griener Photography // Western Wedding Photographer

The most important factor behind any business is to never stop learning. Always keep an open mind and invest in your business and education. If you continue to do that, you’ll continue to be successful! Read more>>

Marissa Chaney | Wedding & Elopement Photographer

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is being intentional, genuine and creating an exceptional client experience. I pride myself on being a resource for my clients and helping as much as I can before, during and after their day! Read more>>

Johnny Groove | Drummer/Percussionist/Musician/Producer

I believe the most important factor in success (even if you haven’t achieved success yet) is to never give up on your dream. Dreams are so fragile and can be easy to let go of. In life everyone has trials and tribulations. So, I would say to never giving up on your dreams is a key to success and the second would be to keep grinding and master your craft. Read more>>

Jody Serey | Writer and Editor

The creative partnership that developed between David Serey and me began some 45 years ago when he hired me as an editor at a publishing company. We meshed creatively, and the dance began. Our basic chemistry has not altered much between age 26 and age 72, except that we don’t have to drink as much coffee or have as many production meetings as we did when we were young. Read more>>

Diyar Al asadi | Painter

as a painter, there are many important factors that need to be perfected before reaching success. when I was a young artist in Jordan dreaming of producing the perfect painting going to 2nd school after high school to spend the rest of my day practicing the art techniques to find my style as I try to find my way to the masterpiece painting. my teacher at that time told me that there’s no perfect Painting or perfect artist but she also told me, “you can be a successful artist”. Read more>>

David Kellam | Mortgage Banker, Specializing in Refinances

The one factor that has brought me the most success, has been my persistence. This quality has allowed me to push hard through the hard and uncomfortable times that seem to make others quit. Read more>>

Diana and Sylwester Dabrowski | Event champagne and drink wall rentals

The most important factor behind the success of our brand is that we, as owners, are personally involved throughout the entire process. From your initial contact through the scheduling, booking, set up and break down. We want to make sure each wall makes a statement and adds a little something “extra” at any event! We hand make each of our walls to ensure high quality for the ultimate effect! Read more>>