We asked the community what factors they felt were responsible for their success and we’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Katie Cantrill | Independent Personal Stylist – J.Hilburn Custom Menswear

My energy and passion in helping others. It took me a couple of years to realize that my business & brand was growing because of my energy, my excitement, and my belief that I could truly help others to look & feel their best. I style amazing clothes that fit, but I now recognize that people works with me because I am a high energy optimist, who believes anything possible. And my life path has brought my problem solving energy to one’s wardrobe! Read more>>

Gabrielle Dixon | Owner and Creator of Regina Rose

This is going to sound really Cliché but my relationship with Jesus Christ. Before, I started my business I was in a deep depression. I had quit my job due to harassment and the love of my life (at the time lol) just confessed to me that he had messed around and got someone pregnant. My world was shattered. I was 28 and my life was not going to plan at all. This was officially my rock bottom. Some days I wouldn’t get out of bed. Read more>>

Sarah Reilly | Artist & Entrepreneur

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is being able to help others heal and prioritize their mental health. It is something that I so desperately needed in times that I struggled and I want to provide that for other individuals. I want to stay true to my self and my story while also expressing my creative side and that really was where the healing heart club blossomed from. Read more>>

Alicja Klimek | Artist Painter

TRUTH, being real, being yourself, approval for being yourself, approval for all your features, those that have always been welcome as well as those inconvenient that, after being accepted, may turn out to be necessary for the whole puzzle, this uniqueness of each of us is a beauty. The truth in its sensitivity, which is not a weakness at all, self-consent gives strength. Read more>>

Anthony Garcia | Entrepreneur

The most important success behind our brand is growth and integrity Read more>>

Allison Holstrom | Lifestyle Photographer and Birth Doula

6 months after officially quitting my teaching job and starting two businesses, I question whether I have the authority or the experience or the confidence to call myself successful, but If I do reach a level of success that I can proudly gauge, I know it is a result of authenticity. I have never considered myself someone who fits the mold, and I have never been comfortable pretending to be someone I’m not. The only way I know how to get through life is to be me, and though comparison and imposter syndrome have been my greatest challenges in the last 6 months, I am happiest (and perhaps most successful) when my work feels true to me. As an artist and as a birthworker, my favorite photographs and favorite birth moments always coincide with me being my most true and beautiful self. Read more>>

Mason Gajkowski | Food Truck League Arizona General Manager

Long-term relationships. I think there are so many people who are just looking to make a quick buck. We believe success is determined by the people you surround yourself with. As a food truck scheduler, we want to make sure that the trucks and clients we work with have a high-quality experience. There are a lot of jobs we take on where we don’t make as much money as we could but we would rather have a happy customer that returns than a few extra bucks. Read more>>