Webster doesn’t know everything. Some words can’t be defined by a dictionary. Rather they are defined by our values, ethos, and principles. We asked hidden gems from the community about how they define success and have shared their responses below.

John Burgdorf | Digital Advertising Professional

I have exceptionally high standards. Only the best, all the time. This relentless pursuit of perfection has intensified my passion for professional success. The high bar I set for my business has translated into better professional relationships, continual growth, happier clients, and more revenue. Read more>>

Melissa Tobias | Owner & Makeup Artist

I would say that the most important factor behind my success is knowing how to market myself. Having a strong social media presence and knowing exactly what my brand is. Being a makeup artist in the wedding industry is very competitive and I have been able to stand out with not only my work ethic, but going above and beyond for every single client. I take the time to listen to what my clients want and offer my expertise to ensure they feel confident on their wedding day. I also believe that if you are passionate about your business and truly love what you do the client will feel that and you’re genuineness to help them. Read more>>

Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta | Ayurveda Practitioner & Holistic Medicine Practitioner

It is tough to choose just one crucial factor when discussing the success of AyurRoots Ayurveda Wellness center. The most vital factor behind my brand’s success has been the ability to remain authentic and Staying true to myself, consistency, and being real to my clients. It leads to a desire to provide the best service. Since the very beginning, I have had most of my clients, and we have developed a real-life relationship. They know they can trust me, and I have the best interest in their health and well being. Read more>>

Shannon Houlihan | Co-founder & USA Triathlon Certified L1 Coach

“If an opportunity does not exist, create one..” We founded Para Guide Foundation with the purpose of supporting adaptive athletes in the pursuit of accessibility, inclusion and equity. At the time of our founding in 2017, there wasn’t an organization providing sighted guides for adaptive (blind) athletes in Charlotte, a city with 9,000 visually impaired individuals. Access to movement matters. Equity matters. Opportunities matter. We are deeply committed to inclusion and to serving our 70+ athletes across the USA. Read more>>

Tasha Nicholson | Master Stylist & Professional Makeup Artist

For me the most important factors behind success is providing great customer service, being down to earth and humble. People want to feel comfortable, be able to relax, vent, talk, and chill all while getting pampered and receiving a quality service. I’m fortunate that my industry and business allows me to set the atmosphere and provide a feel good experience to my guests. Read more>>

Amber Boyd | Real Estate Broker

The most important factor for the success in my business is the fact that I keep God first in all that I do. I teach my agents to be the same way and then we all eat the good of the land. Read more>>

Jennifer Hobson Gormer | Learning Leader, Author & Advocate

The most important factors in my success and brand are Perseverance, Education and Advocacy. Read more>>