There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Zula Khramov | Fashion designer of ZulaStudio

“To be irreplaceable means to be different” said Coco Chanel, but I would expand that quote. Different can go both directions, either good or bad, and whichever you choose, you’d have to balance it with other factors.
My brand is being built with a strong base of highly trained educated professionalism enhanced by years of experience and futuristic conceptual development. To produce the product that would be loved enough to be bought, the emotional side of design has to be balanced with the technical side, and given the utmost attention to inventive but traditionally strong cut. Read more>>

Mikhael Ricks | Head Fitness Coach at Midtown Athletic Club

I believe the most important thing behind anyone’s success is putting in the time to perfect their craft. When I first started coaching I wasn’t the best. I had to learn from people that have been there before and learn how to individualize my methods and programs from other coaches to get maximum results for my clients. The success in my brand is to motivate and educate and be honest with my clients. When it comes to people’s health you have to be honest and do what you lobe. When you do what you love it’s not really working, it’s a passion. Read more>>

Jannette Freire | Founder of It Is Time Ministries, Inc.

The most important factor behind this Ministry and everything I do is God. I have learned that without Him I can do nothing. He is the one who gave me the idea for the Ministry and gave me the courage to go ahead with it. It’s still in the process of evolving into what He wants it to be but we have taken a few steps in the right direction. Our main focus is helping others walk into their purpose and help them along the way. The first part of it is helping them heal with God’s help. We wrote and published a workbook called “It Is Time To Heal” which is a curriculum for Small Groups. We also recorded instructional videos that go with each lesson to help facilitate the small groups. Like I said, we did it all with His help because we had no idea what we were doing or how to do it but He walked us through it. Read more>>

House of Paradise | House of Paradise

I have been working with models for more than 8 years as a photographer. Having good communication and being honest is one of the most important factors to build a successful business. Read more>>