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.

Tori Lorraine | Photographer

Being a mom of 3 very active little ones, it’s taken a lot of dedication to get where I am today with Tori Lorraine Photography. Of course my mom-life comes first, and it’s not always easy. There are plenty of times where it feels like I have too much on my plate as it is with mom-life, but it’s my dedication to photography that makes me want to go back for seconds. Dedication is what drives me to be a full-time mom and a full-time photographer. Read more>>

Latannia Locks | Hairstylist, Author & Entrepreneur

The energy that my family gives me. That is a driving force in everything I do, and the key behind my success. I would also have to say being authentic and creating an emotional connection with a client and customers is an effective way to ensure a lasting impression. Engaging with customers allows me to put myself in a position to brand my business, put myself out there whether it’s to stand up for what I believe in or to own up to an honest mistake in a humble way that resonates with customers and gain their respect. Read more>>