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

Lizeth Dominguez | Mariachi Director

When building a strong team, I consider trust and consistency to be key factors that determine our success. Consistency in our performance standards and expectations builds trust within our team, audience, and community members. In the case of our mariachi ensemble, we create a safe and consistent learning environment where students are encouraged to take risks and try new things. Read more>>

Rob McAfee | Insurance Sales Lab

To me personally, a delusional belief in myself is by far the most important factor in my success. I’ve been in situations where my electric is going to get shut off, the repo man is looking for my car, & not having money to even feed myself. Even in those times, when most people would break, I had a delusional belief in myself and my ability. I have always believed I was mean’t for more. Read more>>

Maggie and Hank Banaei | Photographers and Videographers

Our success stems from a deep-rooted belief in our vision and abilities. Since the beginning, we’ve trusted in the power of taking that first step and letting the universe guide us. We saw every challenge not as a setback, but as an opportunity to learn and grow. This mindset kept us motivated, even during slow periods, pushing us to innovate and embrace new opportunities. Read more>>

Ali Deeb | Brand Owner

I feel like personally the factor that was most important in the success of the brand was not being afraid, I wasn’t scared of failing or judgment or anything. It made the biggest difference as I noticed that this along with persistence these were my most defining qualities. I also feel like being able to be personable and talk to people was something that set me apart from other brand owners. Read more>>

Sharon Goldberg and Emma Goldberg | Venue Owners

We’re a completely family-built and family-run business and we strive to provide a personalized, stress-free experience for all of our couples. We truly care about our clients and love getting to walk with them through the planning process. Read more>>

Dalyce Mom of 7 & Fitness Coach Radtke | Fitness Coach

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is consistency. By integrating exercise into a sustainable daily routine, I’ve helped many achieve and maintain their fitness goals. Additionally, my relatability has been crucial—I demonstrate how exercises can be done with little to no equipment at home andI share personal experiences in a raw, unfiltered, and organic manner, even during challenging personal moments. This approach resonates deeply with my audience, making my brand authentic and trustworthy. Read more>>

Lexie Burton | Boudoir & Wedding Photographer

The most important factor behind my success and my brand is being me. There are a lot of great photographers out there but there is only one me. My brand/business is me. I am open, honest and vulnerable with my audience. I stay true to myself and know that I am not for everyone, and that’s okay. My clients come in and feel so comfortable with me because they know me. I’m not a stranger who is taking vulnerable pictures of them, I’m their friend. It’s truly what makes my sessions special. Read more>>

Jazmine (Jazzy) Reyes | Dallas mavericks breaker

The most important factor behind my success is passion, hard work & dedication. With those three things combined you can accomplish anything in whatever it is you want to be successful in life. Passion drives me naturally, hard working is in my genes, dedication is honesty believing that what I’m doing is very important and takes a lot of time and energy in to it to get better every day. Read more>>

Carley Davidson | Content Curator for @mayathemajestic

It is nearly impossible to pick the most important factor behind succeeding in this business, but I would have to say staying true to who you are and not pursuing this passion for the approval of others. You’re never going to get where you want to go if you don’t truly be yourself and embrace that as well. Our mission is to inspire others to truly be themselves in whatever pursuit they follow. One last important factor is to remember why you started doing it in the first place, and not losing sight of that. Pursue your passion wholeheartedly. Read more>>