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.

Alondra De La Rosa | Business owner, Student, and aspiring plus size influencer

The most important factor behind my success is self development! I believe that bettering yourself, mind, and soul is the key to success. I love to pray every morning, listen to podcast while driving, and watching trainings that are provided for me to help me become successful in my business. Self development is not only an important factor for me but for everyone trying to grow their business; this includes all the women and men I work along with! Read more>>

Donald Harvey | Director of Sales, Musician

Personally, success has meant flexibility and being open to new ideas. My working career has been informed and lead by being open to new opportunities and being willing to say yes, coupled with some great, and some not so great, mentors. As it turns out, both were valuable learning situations. Leading by example is a real thing. I am grateful to the wonderful examples I have had over the years. Read more>>

Gratitude Gifted | An anonymous gifting website where you can send a gift of gratitude to someone you appreciate

We believe that the most important thing for our brand is not just understanding our personal passions and dreams, but understanding our purpose. Our purpose is to reach as many people as possible with the power of gratitude and impact their lives and relationships. This keeps us moving forward day after day. We know that now more than ever, people need to feel appreciated and loved and our purpose in starting Gratitude Gifted was to make a difference for as many people as we are able. We know that when someone experiences gratitude, it can have the ability to change their life. This fuels everything we do. Read more>>

Mallery Dickson | Cookier & Dental Hygienist

My business would not be where it is today and could not have done the things I’ve been able to do without the constant help and support of my family. My husband works all day long at his job and will pick up our children afterwards so that I can complete orders. He is a big support in this endeavor. My mom is an absolute lifesaver and most often watches my kids and keeps them entertained while I work at trying to get all my baking and assembling done. She also lets me use her kitchen to run my entire business out of. Read more>>

Alison & Wade Anderson & Johnson | Co-owners, Exploradora Coffee

Our benchmark for success is really how much we are learning and growing in our business. We had clear intentions from the start. We knew we wanted to focus exclusively on women coffee farmers and bring attention to the amazing work they are doing in coffee country. Since day one, we have donated $1 of every bag sold to our nonprofit partners Springboard to Opportunities bringing additional financial support to women living in affordable housing here in the US. Read more>>

Melissa Benson | Entrepreneur, Writer, Hope-Dealer

Learning to let go of perfectionism has been one of my greatest keys to my growth, both in life and in business. I’m the oldest child and I grew up in a pretty reserved, religious home; perfectionism and performance kind of came with the territory. I have spent years undoing the lie of perfectionism in my life and the defeat that performance-based living can bring. Read more>>