We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Krystina Dowdell | Founder of Miami Retreat & Virtual Trainer

Asking for help when it’s appropriate (and especially when it’s hard), and training — because I’d be a mess without it. Read more>>

Toni Ellis | Author, Soul Sparker & Clarity Coach

One of the habits that helped me to succeed in business is to surround myself with the experts who knew more about what I needed to carry out my vision. I am great at doing my part, writing the vision, investing in the vision and taking radical action. However, sometimes I found myself recreating the wheel due to a lack of knowledge and experience, and it was only after the fact that I made this discovery of what wasn’t working well as a team of one. There is no such thing as a self-made person. Many have positioned me to succeed. I value my team of experts. Read more>>

DJ SPK | DJ, Podcaster & Event Coordinator

I feel like my professionalism helped me succeed. While being an artist, I still treated my craft as a business. And think that’s what separated me at the beginning of my career. Read more>>