24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week. Junior investment bankers regularly work 80-90 hours a week. Many other high profile professions require the same level of commitment. Often those on the outside claim that working 80-90 hours a week is bad/wrong/terrible/silly/etc but we’ve spoken with so many folks who say working that much has been the best decision of their life – it allowed them to develop a deep and strong skill set far faster than would have been possible otherwise. In other words, by working 2x the hours, they were able to generate 5x or more the rewards. And depending on where you are in your career, investing heavily in your skills and competence can pay dividends for a long time.

Philip Vanderford | Philip Thomas Vanderford | Owner / Lead Interior Designer of Studio Thomas James

The most important factor behind the success of Studio Thomas James is how we treat our clients. We don’t provide trendy “du jour” solutions – we listen to the client and deliver interiors that are designed specifically for that client. That’s what we mean when we say that no two spaces designed by Studio Thomas James are ever alike. Which is not to say we reinvent the wheel for every client – that would be costly! But listening to the client tells us what colors, palettes, and textures “speak” to them. And that is where we start. Then we examine the existing home to see what is possible, given the space and the architectural design, of course. Read more>>

Shreena Shah | Entreprenuer / Small Business Owner

There isn’t any single factor, but dedication, perseverance, and a supportive community all contribute to achievements in various aspects of life. Dedication involves commitment, hard work, and passion. perseverance is the ability to overcome obstacles and stay motivated. A supportive community can provide encouragement, guidance and valuable resources. Together these factors significantly contribute to success. Read more>>

Tyrone Betters | Actor | Model

The most important factor behind my success is definitely God. I know for a fact leaning on my own doing got me further from my purpose. The moment I decided to go 10 toes down on what he had for me, the moment things just came together. Read more>>