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.

Kaleigh Scott | Humanitarian and Business Owner

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is putting people first. If you take care of the people, the money takes care of itself. As a business owner my customers are not only the people who I do work for, my customers are also my employees. I truly believe that if I put my employees needs, ambitions, desires first this creates a symbiotic relationship between us, and the rest of the day-to-day grind stuff takes care of itself. Read more>>

carolina moua | Artist

I think the most important factor behind my success is my passion for what I do. The most important ingredient in your brand is love, love for what you do! Because, you can always see the difference when things are done with love and passion. Love what you do is my advice for your success! And, have clear your “WHY”, if you have clear your purpose you will continue regardless all the challenges. Read more>>

Ty King | Business Coach & Speaker

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is making the conscious decision to put my all into my business and staying committed to it. Nothing worth having comes easy. I had to be patience with myself and learn how to slow down so that I could speed up. I mean taking the time to put systems in place and outsource things I’m not good at and focus on the things I am good at and work on being great at those things. Also, remaining teachable and never stop being a student. Lastly, not depending on anyone to push me or encourage me. When obstacles come my way, remembering my WHY. Read more>>

Gary Gene Olp, FAIA | Architect, Sustainability Pioneer

In a word Sustainability. From a very young age I have been acutely aware of an intrinsic connection with nature. I was driven to become an Architect by some unknown or at least unperceived intuition. The connection to the natural world and the built world was there when as a boy, I led my friends in our adventures building underground forts, snow caves, tree houses and club houses complete with living roofs and berms. Read more>>