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.

Michael Peticolas | Brewery Operator

I have OCD when it comes to cleanliness. Not a bad trait when you are brewing beer as the importance of sanitation throughout the process cannot be understated. A clean brewery lays the foundation for everything that follows. Read more>>

IreQ Savage | Multimedia Artist & SFX Engineer

Through the little success I’ve seen I have notice patterns that lead to good results. Creating routine when I can has helped streamline workflow. If workflow is made easier than it’s possible to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Next, I would say making realistic goals that can be completed in a timely manner. I usually write heck list with goals on it. Only goals that I can actually achieve in that day, I want to feel as if I’m covering ground. Lastly, I would have to say I have made it a habit of seeking feedback about my work. As an artist sometimes critic can be very scary because presenting your art can leave you very vulnerable. Getting over this fear is essential in being okay with people having opinions on your work other than what you intended. Some of those opinions can help propel your work to the next level. Read more>>

Phillip Vanarsdel | Handsome Landscaper

Being the early bird feels like one of the most important things. Starting my day at 4 am helps me get ahead. It puts me in a place of accomplishment by the time most people are rolling out of bed. Everything is quiet, leaving me to a Keurig and production. Read more>>