While it’s inspiring to read high level summaries of success stories, we think it’s just as important to learn about what drove the success and made it possible. We’ve asked some of the brightest folks we know to open up about what they believe was the most important factor behind their success.

Heidi Aghajani | Nurse Instructor

I think the most important factor in our success is our honesty and transparency with our clients. It doesn’t need to be said that we always put clients first. That’s a given. But our honesty and transparency with what noninvasive aesthetics can do and most importantly can’t do is probably the biggest factor in our success. Read more>>

Antania Jackson | Multi-Platform Blogger

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is my character. I truly let my light shine, because I want to always demonstrate transparency and signature elements of creativity in my work. My blog is the greatest representation of myself and things that interest me and many others. Read more>>

Doris Fin | Doris Fin: Chef and Foraging Enthusiast

The most important factor behind my success is the consistency in my values. Food is my passion. Cooking is fundamental to our evolution. Transforming nature into culture and nourishment is essential, rewarding and delicious. Food is a performing art and the ultimate expression of the human condition. My audience and clientele know what to expect from me and providing them with the best quality is my #1 priority. I consistently educate my mind and palate to nourish myself and them. Read more>>

Jodie Satterfield | Insurance Business Owner

The most important factor behind my success is having strong female role models in my life. It started with my grandmother as the matriarch of the family then my mother and her six sisters. The women held diverse roles in accounting, pharmacy, cross-country trucking, restaurant management, law enforcement, and homemaking. For their generation, they did not let the stereotypical roles define them. Even the homemakers headed the household rather than being simply mother and wife. Opinions and characters run deep in the matriarchs. With eight women providing encouragement and sometimes a kick in the fanny, I was not only inspired but also taught that true grit leads to success. Read more>>