We asked some of the city’s hidden gems to tell us about what they feel is the most important factor behind their success.

Paris Prynkiewicz | Author & Podcaster

The habits I feel have helped me succeed are the habits outlined in the title of my podcast, Master Your M.E.N.T.A.L. M= Mindset E= EngagementN= NutritionT= Talk About ItA= AccountabilityL= Love Yourself I prioritize my MINDSET by feeding my mind uplifting information in the format of podcasts and reading personal development books while highlighting key takeaways. I prioritize my ENGAGEMENT by engaging in relationships and in environments that uplift my spirit and push me to be better. Read more>>

Kristin Wilson | Wedding Business Educator + CEO of Our DJ Rocks

One of the things that help me succeed at life and business is goal setting. Once a year I sit down and I write out 1-3 SMART goals in each of the 7 areas of life: Career and Business, Family/Marraige, Physical, Social, Financial, Mental/Education and Spiritual. Each of these SMART goals are actionable habits that I can do on a daily or weekly basis that fits into my overall life success paradigm. Read more>>

Dr Princess Fumi Stephanie Hancock, DNP. PMHNP-BC. | African Princess living in Diaspora, board-certified psychiatric mental health dr of nurse practice, your compassionate trauma and ADHD expert, bestselling author, TEDxTalk speaker, podcaster and Johnson and Johnson Nurse Innovator Fellow

As a start-up or business owner, you must learn to be resilient and cultivate an habit of ‘Yes, I Can inspite of…”. As an African immigrant, I was told I could never succeed in the literary world or even open my own clinics. I was told I was too old to dream again. As someone from a silent culture where mental illness was a taboo, I couldn’t share my story, of depression, anxiety, adhd, suicidal ideation and attempt, for fear of shaming my family who are from African Royalty. Then, they tell me I was now in my 50s, it was time to pass on my dream to my children to fulfill. Read more>>