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

Ahsaki Chachere | Founder/CEO of Ah-Shi Beauty

My definition of success is when I can drop the unemployment rate rate on my reservation. When my people are successful is when I can say I am successful. Each goal I complete big or small is a step closer to my success goal overall. However, as a small business I have a long way to go. As of today, the world is learning more about Ah-Shi Beauty and the Indigenous People. The world is now understanding we as Native/Indigenous Peoples are diverse and we are still here. This along is apart of my success story. Changing the narrative and controlling the narrative is helping the world see my reservation and brand in a new light. We are more than what the world thinks of us, we are talented and can compete in the business world too. Read more>>

Bernie Lopez | Artist

I am a self taught artist. I try to be original with my work, different from other artist. I have been working with acrylic paints for over 15 years and still continue the challenge of working with the medium. Being part of 2 cooperative galleries and art show around Arizona gives me the opportunity to work directly with my clients. Read more>>

Ivette Olivares | Taquera

We believe that our style of cooking has been a huge factor behind our success. We want customers to feel like they’re eating at abuela’s house when they come try our food. Read more>>