We have the good fortune of connecting with so many bright, accomplished folks from a variety of industries and we often ask them to tell us what they feel has been the most important factor behind their success.  We’ve shared some highlights below.

Sarah Yates | Wedding Photographer

When it comes to habits, I feel like it took me a while to figure out healthy habits and routines. The more I tried to create a “perfect” routine, the more I realized what I truly needed—a way to take care of my physical body and my mental health. Instead of perfecting habits or routines, I started to intuitively take care of myself. If I needed to sleep in one day instead of waking up early to work out, great! If I could tell my body needed some extra nutrients before heading into a wedding weekend, I made sure to get some good greens and protein. After starting to intuitively taking care of my body instead of trying to perfect the perfect routine, I could tell I was more productive and had more energy. Success is more than just doing well in business, it’s taking care of yourself. Read more>>

Desiree Chaidez | Desiree Chaidez | The Beauty RN | Aesthetic Registered Nurse

I think success is in a cluster of habits. I’m not sure if success is even the right word, but fulfillment. I’m sure success means a little something different to everyone, but to me it’s not a certain financial number earned, followers gained, or a certain number of clientele or patients. It’s not even in the busyness of my day. Success to me is living to your full potential and experiencing fulfillment as you do your thing. Quite honestly, I’m still working on this version of myself. I don’t think I’ll ever fully reach my capacity. This concept is what keeps me going and growing. I hope I’ll always have room for more. Having passions, a drive for life and a purpose is important. It helps to habitually explore those things that motivate and keep me ticking. Passions and desires are like your baby. You must look after them, foster, water and think about them daily. Continuously, make tweaks and adjustments to develop and grow them. Consistency matters!. Read more>>

Robert Nicoletti | CEO & Serial Entrepreneur

1. Knowing instead of thinking. Growing up, I was a hard worker who always had a job, but I didn’t take education seriously. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I read a book in its entirety. I have no academic training in business, marketing, or any other business I’m currently growing. Promising entrepreneurs use instinct and intuition to get by, but I know I need to expand my knowledge base to be a great entrepreneur. Before I invest any capital in a new venture, I invest my time in books about and around the opportunity. It’s the difference between confidently saying ” I know” instead of “I think.” I am at the point now where I read at least one book a week. There is a lot to know and a lot I am planning to accomplish ahead. Read more>>