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.

Mary Haley and Taylor Younts | Owners and Designers – Surcie

The most important factors behind the success of Surcie have been relationship building, patience and staying true to ourselves and our brand. By creating relationships with clients, vendors and other small businesses we have been able to organically grow and create repeat customers. Our aesthetic is consistent and as we create new products our brand image stays the same. Clients have the opportunity to work with us through many important stages; weddings, growing families and all important milestones of life and we strive to create solid relationships and timeless products. Patience has also become an important factor as we have had to realize that success does not happen overnight and we must be patient while growing a business. Read more>>

Steve Nunez | Professional Airbrush Artist

Versatility and high quality airbrushed artwork is the main factor behind the success of my brand. The relentless pursuit of achieving photo-realism in my artworks is also an important factor in the success of my artworks and projects.. There are many airbrush artists and many can achieve some degree of realism but consistently producing near photographic quality or a stylized version has allowed my artwork to standout. Rendering high quality images on motorcycle parts and switching to canvas paintings shows the versatility that is capable with an artist who can use an airbrush to its full potential. Versatility has been key to my success. Read more>>

Michelle Wilson | Web Designer & Clothing Store Owner

The most important factor behind my success is making sure that I was passionate about the work I was doing. Whether that’s working my 9 to 5 or building my brand because that’s the only driving force that makes someone not want to give up. When you are passionate about what you do, you do everything you can to not only reach, but to maintain that level of success. Read more>>

Patrick Portilla | Content Creator

The most important factor behind the success I have had within the past last has been because of my authenticity and beliefs. I have been fortunate enough to find something that I really enjoy doing and have the support around me to do it effectively. Success is something I believe is relative. All of us view success different. For me I want to make a difference and bring joy to others who have the same passions as I do and want to be a light to those who need a little shine. I love seeing people enjoy the things I have to offer. It’s what makes me who I am. Read more>>

Autumn Markley | Salon owner Hair extension specialist

I have always been a very busy workaholic. I believe part of my success today has been established by all the long hours and hard work I have put in over the years. If you have a dream and set goals you have to work hard and love what you do to achieve success. I love what I do and for many years I would be the first one in the door of the salon and the last one leaving. I took 2-3 clients before anyone else showed up for work. I realized those few extra hours set me apart from the others and my clients really appreciated me taking the time to accommodate them and through time I was able to build beautiful relationships with clients that have followed me through my career. Read more>>

Chelsea Nuñez | Writer and Artist

An important factor behind my success is connecting with people. The people around you and how you and say a client can relate can not only make the relationship stronger, but the trust within it. Trust is something I always strive for, no matter if I am doing makeup related work, script writing work with a client or even in every day life. Along with trust, is that communication. Making sure everyone and everything is okay around me because if you have a good sense of your surroundings, your work will show through as clean and professional as you made it seem. Read more>>

JOJO FASHO | Recording Artist

In my opinion I believe the most important factor behind success is “Discipline”. It can be defined as the development of new habits, the regulation of emotions and actions, and intentional focus. You have to have discipline to create goals, make plans, and follow through with those plans. Disciplined people push through the temptation to procrastinate and waste time. Read more>>

Melissa Bloomfield | Cannabis Chef & Cannabis Event Curator

The most important factor behind my success is never giving up and continuously bettering my craft. I enjoy making people happy and I play I huge role in my brand as I am also my brand. Phylantrophy is a big part of what I do Read more>>