We asked the community what factors they felt were responsible for their success and we’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Kia Hensley | Flawless Spaces Interior Designer

Flawless Spaces is a full-service Dallas-based interior design firm providing services through an exciting, collaborative, and efficient process. We strive to deliver personalized and tailored services that meet the specific needs and desires of each client. While project scopes will vary, the ultimate goal is to strike a perfect balance that will enhance functionality and organization. Our services include full-service Residential and Commercial Design, Perfectly Organized spaces, Design Consulting, and Five Star Rental Properties. No project is too big or too small! Read more>>

Kimberly Ring | Fashion Designer

Unconditional love. Briana Shanee(accent grave on the second e) taught me that. Leading with love so that every step of my brand, business, and experience is sharing my best self and showing up with love. There is so much negative in the world that my main idea of success is fostering environments where people can love themselves, their lives, and see great examples of unconditional love. And living a life of luxury. I’d be lying if i said living a soft, easy life as beautifully captured by some of my favorites ItsAshForde, HisFortuneTeller, and TrapezoidMouth is not topping my list of success landmarks. Read more>>

Hannah Hutter | Wedding + Branding Photographer

Connection is hands down the most important factor behind the success of my brand. I am someone who is highly relational and meeting new people on the regular is one of my favorite parts of my job. Next to the romance between a couple (this is a given), I believe the level of authenticity in photos is directly correlated to the quality of relationship established with your photographer. Read more>>

Na’Kedra Rodgers | OptimisticallyKe, Spiritual Motivational Speaker

The most important factor behind my success is that I believe in what I’m doing. I believe that there’s a calling upon my life and because I was obedient and answered the call to serve God, He is blessing everything that I do. I am putting in the work. I look at every encounter with someone is an opportunity to tell them about OptimisticallyKe. I introduce myself to people at the post office, in line at a fast-food restaurant, Wal-mart, the gas station and everywhere else that I go. Read more>>

Nicholas Lolin | Digital Artist, Photographer & Filmmaker, Musician

Experimentation and risk taking. Throughout my whole career as an artist, and even just my life as a person, these two have singlehandedly kept me moving up and feeling alive. In fact, looking back, it was when I played it too safe and stayed in my comfort zone that I was at my worst. It’s these two factors that I have to thank for making my work look unique, for keeping my skills and myself ever progressing, and for letting me have the opportunities and make the friendships that I have now. Read more>>

Felicia Jeffries | the Business Whisperer

My faith in the Most High is the most important factor behind my success. Proverbs 3:5, 6 says, “Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and do not not upon your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of HIM and HE will make your paths straight.” It’s not always easy to go in the direction the Most High wants his human children to go. Everyone seems to have their own way of doing things, and from how the world looks, man’s way isn’t the best. So I’ve observed the lives of those who trust God and those who don’t. Read more>>

Lisa Bloskas | CEO

At Willow Bend Title, we truly consider ourselves to be part of our agents’ team. Whether an agent needs an industry contact, a marketing partner, or simply a deal closed in a few days, we strive to meet and exceed their goal and be an integral component of their business. This sets us apart because our mission is not simply to close a transaction, but to be an A-to-Z resource for everyone we work with. Read more>>

Samantha Martinez | Certified Body Sculpting Trainer

Social media! I have a marketing background and i have learned that it is the key to anything you want to do. Social media will help shape and mold your brand. The way you present yourself on instagram, tik-tok, facebook is super important. Personally for my business content is the most important. The body sculpting industry is all about results and consistency. Read more>>

Stephanie Brown Kegler | MOVEMENT MINISTER®

The most important factor behind my success is the BELIEVABLE FACTOR! When you can get people to believe then all parties involved are winners!. I target the forgotten Christians and the middle age/older generation. 50 is now the new 30 and because we still feel vibrant and young…we want to do things that continue to make us feel that way. As far as Churches and religious organizations, they are great at helping those in need, praying for them, feeding them, visiting them in the hospital but they never seem to think they need to take care of themselves. It’s impossible to keep doing all of these wonderful things but when you become sick, tired etc. Read more>>

Celine Ramey | Maternity, Newborn, Wedding and Family Photographer

I feel like the most important factor behind my success is my ability to connect with my clients on a personal and professional level to achieve my ultimate goal in capturing the purest moments in their session. I like to ask my clients beforehand their wishes for the session prior to meeting them to ensure a successful and fun experience. I also want to provide them with as much information and communication as possible to let them know that I am there for them every step of the way in the process of booking their session, wedding or special event. I am here to laugh and be silly with them to get all of those smiling faces! Read more>>

Alexis Teal | The Shade Queen & Esthetician

When I think about or look at success behind my brand, I see the confidence in others when they find a pair of sunglasses that catches their eye or match their fly. I chose the the name Le Shade to mimic the term used as “Throwing Shade”, my customers caught on and when I post new items and say “Come Catch This Shade” they know exactly what time it is. Read more>>

Elizabeth Ryan | Principal at Elizabeth Ryan Interiors

While the typical answers about hard work and perseverance of course apply to success in most companies, including mine, the most important factor has been my perspective on what success is. By separating success in the business and what my business’s success says about me has been a huge factor. The drive towards success isn’t personal when we recognize our personal worth isn’t tied up with how much we grow our business. By realizing this and reminding myself often, I can look at business decisions more objectively, be humble about listening to advice and push forward more confidently. Read more>>

Christina Logan-Rowe | Delectable Temptations Online Bakery Owner/Baker

The most important factor behind my success/the success of my brand is consistency in presentation, taste and the quality of my product. I represent Delectable Temptations; what I’ve done to bring new, loyal and OG clients back is consistency/preparation. It plays a HUGE part in my success and where I am today. Read more>>