Most people say they want success, but when you ask them what success means you get wildly different responses. We recently asked some of the best and brightest in our community to tell us about how they define success and have shared their responses below.

Stephanie Rodgers | Fashion & Beauty Blogger

I really believe that is the creative eye I try to put in every little detail when I accept a campaign or a in any kind of job. I definitely would say I’m very perfectionist when comes to work. And learning the value of your brand I had learn when and how to say No without hurting nobodies feelings. in any aspects of my life I always give me 100%. The fact that I don’t try to copy or be anyone other than myself. because I’m a big fan of that saying “we all can make it, with hard work and passion” but you do have to love and work for it. Read more>>

Michelle Farmer | Founder , Designer & President

I think the most important factor behind the success of our brand is to know your customer and have the ability to be fluid and quickly pivot to meet their needs. We have always prided ourselves on excellent customer service and I believe this is one of the reasons our business is succeeding in such challenging times. We manufacture our collection in the USA in our own factory in West Palm Beach FL. This gives us the flexibility to quickly change what we are making to meet customer demand. We do not have to commit in advance to huge production orders and we are able to create what our customers want when they ask for it , instead of just following seasonal trends. When times get tough it forces you to look at what you are doing, figure what needs to change and do it better. Read more>>

Arbeilla McCray | Entrepreneur

The measure of my success is based the impact I have on others to help them come into their purposes. I took a faith jump in starting my business. God give me a vision, I submitted back unto Him and here I am now… fulfilling the vision in reality. I matched my faith with my prayers and trusted God. Read more>>

Clyde Butcher | Fine Art Black & White Photographer

I would suppose taking risks is the important factor behind my success, because I learned so much from all of those risks. But also, it’s being able to see doors open. Many people have doors open for them, but they don’t see them, and if they do, they often won’t take the risk. It is often a matter of fateful timing. All I can say, is that my wife and I have worked hard, because taking risks requires that, but others have done that too and not been as fortunate as we are in becoming successful. Because we know what it’s like to be in that position, we feel very fortunate, and thankful, to the folks out there who enjoy my photographs. Read more>>