There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Tiara Alexander | Digital Marketing Consultant

Habits that have helped me succeed are: 1.) Set realistic timelines and manage priorities for my clients and myself. – Do not set timelines that are not manageable. Always allow a buffer when you can. Ensure your priorities align to the priorities of the business. 2.) Write it down (whatever that “it” may be). What doesn’t get written, doesn’t get done. – Being a wife, mother and business owner a lot of things get thrown at me on the fly. The best way I manage life and business is to write it down along with a expected completion date. Read more>>

Aniya Tribble | Caterer

I feel like having a hard work ethic, great planning and organization skills are all factors that have helped me be successful. My only hope is that if I continue to do all these things in addition to having integrity in my craft, I will be even more successful soon to come. Read more>>

Lola Samuel | Owner, Triple K Grillz Inc.

Consistency and dedication are the key words here. I have created this brand ensuring that we maintain a unique taste and flavor in our food as we continuously create more savoring meals to our clients. Read more>>

Shelley Tims Anbouba | Professional Organizer and Custom Home Space Planner

Growing up I had a very strong role model in my dad. Looking back, I picked up from him at an early age his knack for connecting people. He was a strong connector, resource and was constantly surrounding himself with individuals from every aspect of his field. He also was personally engaged in each of these people – not just reaching out when he needed something; calling just to say hello, remembering an important occasion or celebrating a success. Read more>>