Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

La’Kendra Garrison | Event Implementation Professional

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is my faith. Period. For all things, I consult with God and ask for guidance. I don’t always listen and that is typically when I find myself in a pickle! As I have grown as an adult and mother, I am more intentional about seeking God’s guidance before I move on an idea, agree to manage an event, or take on a new client. Read more>>

Rebecca Hamlin | Chair of the Board, Social Media Manager & Opossum Aficionado

North Texas Wildlife Center contributes their success to the community. Members of our community find sick, orphaned, or injured wildlife and entrust it to us. The community also donates monetarily and in-kind items which allow us to continue to intake wildlife. Without their support, we would not exist. Read more>>

Up2Something Media | Conglomerate of Creatives

Being passionate about our craft and genuinely loving what we do as a brand. Bringing a different energy and showcasing creatives in the city. Just knowing how much talent DFW has, we want to show recognition to creatives that are just as passionate as we are. Read more>>

Kimberlyn Gamble | Founder & Photographer of Berry Blessed Photography

God is the most important factor in my business. Without him and his many blessings, I would not be as successful as I am today. He is the one who gave me my gift and talent for photography and helped me soar as others around me tried to fly. His grace and mercy are what lead me to the name of my company. Berry Blessed Photography came from my maiden name (Berry), God’s help (Blessed), and a favorite hobby of mine (Photography). Read more>>

Candice Wagner | Candice Wagner / Business Owner & Coach

The most important factor that has lead to my own success and the success of my business, was when I hit my rock bottom. Back in 2017, I was a co-owner in my business, and at that time, we lacked leadership, a strong vision, and a team to support our mission. I remember the day I discovered that the business was on the path to failure. Read more>>

Angela Smayda | Wife, Mom & Founder of The Mobility Workshop””

Success is not reached by any one person. It is a shared result. I would not be where I am in my life without the support of my faith, family, and clients. Therefore, my success is not my own. I rely heavily on my faith to provide for my business, rejoicing in the ups and downs and it allows me to pray for each of my clients’ wellbeing, health, and happiness. Read more>>

Hunter Hathcoat | Country Artist

The most important thing to me as an artist is to write songs and create a sound that I can hang my hat on and that people enjoy listening to. As an original band, we have to do that to be successful. Read more>>

Albie Edwards | Founder/Creative Director

I spent most of my career in corporate America working in the apparel and home industry. In between job changes, I also had my interior design company working with commercial and residential clients for several years. So it was a natural transition for me to launch my own trend, product and print design studio. Read more>>

Kendahl Olson and Brittanie Hewlett | Proud Moms & Company Co-Founders

The greatest factor behind our success is our effort to keep our priorities straight.We keep faith and family as our top priorities, and then focus on our business. We are moms and love to be at home with our children, and we are also business women with a dream to help support others in reaching their goals. Read more>>

Resheta “Nic” | Fashion designer

The most important factor behind my success is to keep going and never give up! There are times when I feel overwhelmed and those are the times that I have to understand to put myself and health first . I allow myself to have me time and then get back on my journey. If you do not take care of yourself then you will most likely crash and burn. Keep your mind, body and soul healthy and stay motivated. The only way to keep going is to take care of yourself. Read more>>