Every overnight success we’ve seen has been years in the making. And those overnight successes are rarely because of an amazing idea or a stroke of luck. We asked some of our favorite folks from the community about what characteristics are at the heart of their success story?

Abraham Mercado | Wedding Filmmaker and Video Marketer

From early on in my career, I understood that emotion drives the world forward. Everything we do in life, is a product of an emotion that causes us to spring into action. And so, my work revolves around creating an emotion from the viewer. Read more>>

Maritza Caneca | Visual Artist

I am a person who really gets involved in my projects, participating in all stages. I think the most relevant thing for my success is my passion and dedication for what I do. Read more>>

Klara Chavarria | Artist

The love and respect I have for my work and for real art in general. I think authentic art and professional artists are important for society. It has been my passion and life since I can remember. I always respected and wanted to be an artist. Read more>>

Gerald Raphael | Content Creator

Being authentic. People will respect you when they see the real you and you don’t come off as a person who is showing them a made up persona that does not reflect who exactly you are. When you are honest with yourself you have nothing to hide from anyone and they see the real you. Read more>>

Sandy Collier | Owner Hey, Sandy! PR & Communications

My years of experience of working in a news room afforded me the first hand knowledge and insight on what news professionals are looking for from a PR professional. It’s one thing to know how to write a press release and how to click send on an email. Read more>>

Steven Salgado | Actor, Writer and Director

In my opinion, the most important factor has been the way I see success. For me is to be clear and be specific with what I want to achieve in the short, medium, and long term, and work on it every day. Read more>>

Jean-Claude Legagneur | Renowned Artist

The most important factor behind my success is life. Read more>>

Diana Riser | President, Pace Branding & Marketing

It has to be my team. Pace is nothing without them. I actually inherited most of the team when I took over a few years ago. They had such talent and were a great team together already. I just needed to find more and more interesting projects for us to work on. Read more>>

Bancroft Fitzgerald | Painter & Creative

Here at YupFYE by Bancroft Fitzgerald we are more than just paintings (amongst many other tangible things under the sun) we are more than just a brand… we are a lifestyle, we are a movement, we are a FAMILY. Read more>>

Shanna Porfiris | Owner & Floral Designer of Halls of Ivy

The most important factor behind my success is my support system, aka my husband! I had thoughts that I never really entertained of going out on my own. It wasn’t until I was married and got the push I needed from him that I began to foster those thoughts. Read more>>

Rhiannon Morris | Owner & Founder of Radiant Boutique By Rhi

The most important factor behind the success of my company is the personal connection I have with my clients. When they come to my store it is an experience, a service catered to styling them to suit their needs. Read more>>

Jessyca Canal | Wedding & Event Planner

The most important factor for me is my motto of “swim or swim”. When I dive into something I do not think of failing but only succeeding. When I opened up my first business at 20 years old, I also moved to a different country and made it happen only partially knowing the language. Read more>>

Carlos Galan | Restaurant Business Owner

Consistency is the one factor that substitute intelligence and talent. Read more>>