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?

Chantal Lapeyre | Founder of Shopellesjewelry

I think the most important factor that has led me to my success is consistency! When most people start their own business, they want it to blow up in a span of days and start making tons of money. The reality is unless you are a huge influencer or celebrity with tons of followers, it’s going to take a lot of time and dedication. We live in a world of instant gratification where everyone expects things quickly and fast. Starting a business is a lot different than that and that’s where consistency comes into play. Read more>>

Kym Jenkins | Creative Director

The most important factor behind myself is simply being true to me. Really truly honestly being myself. Understanding that no one else is like me and that’s why I’m needed. No one is going to do it like me that why they’ll choose me. Being me helps people see the joy in everyday life lows. Read more>>

Rachel Levy | Entrepreneur, Skin Enthusiast, and Real Estate Investor

I’ve been running businesses and working for myself since I was 19 years old. But, it was not until I harnessed the power of my intuition that my businesses began to grow. In the case of Rejuvederm, by holding tight to my intuition, we have expanded quickly, and are even preparing to franchise our concept throughout the US and overseas. Read more>>

Naomi Ayala | Attorney & Co-Founder of DMT Transact

In my years of practice, I recognized the importance of building relationships and centering services around the client experience from beginning to end. After nearly 7 years serving as an attorney at a major and then boutique law firm, I saw the immense opportunity to provide a one-stop-shop company to service clients’ real estate needs. Read more>>

Naydi Daniel Solis | Owner

We believe in customer service. Myself as the owner of the company I answer every call, text & email I get. I’m also with my crew working everyday. The customers see me. Building a good relationship with them & having great communications goes a long way. You don’t get that with big landscaping company. Being respectful and on time for the meetings and being Reasonable with out prices. Read more>>

Danielle Del Sordo and Brandegee Pierce | Founders of Pirani Life

The support of all of our Pirani Heroes! And the tireless hours and dedication that we put into our brand. Just like life, there are ups and downs in business. The overwhelming and genuine support from all of our customers continuously feeds our passion towards Pirani Life and what we stand for. It’s currently 7:00 pm on a Saturday night the weekend before Christmas, and here we are behind our laptops, working as we enter into the final crunch of Christmas week. Fast forward to Spring 2022 and here we are finally finishing up these questions that Shout Out Miami has been so patient with us to answer! Read more>>

Elizabeth Salazar | Fashion Photographer

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is remembering to enjoy the journey. As a Photographer, the journey to success can be a rollercoaster of emotions, risks, and rejection, but it’s really up to you to see it much more than that. I know that personally, I’ve had my moments of being extremely self-critical. I thought that if I reach this “end goal” I would be successful, but it really just distracted me from the brand message I am trying to show to the world. Read more>>

Natalie Ruiz | Makeup artist

The most important factor behind my successes being consistent and staying true to myself. Being humble, genuine, and professional in your business is so important. Creating relationships that are long lasting help your business grow and evolve. Networking has helped my business become successful especially in the beauty industry social media is a tool that helps you network and market your business. It has been an amazing journey as a makeup artist and seeing the growth since I started I am so happy I chose this career path that is evolving everyday. Read more>>