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.

Lesan Sierra | Graphic & Web Designer

Just like any business, one thing we can all agree on is deadlines. Clients want right then and now. Sure we have those flexible clients that are truly a “no rush” client which we are all grateful for. I’ve been designing since 2015 and I learned and picked up on it all on my own. It came so easy to me. When is comes to illustrator and photoshop (which I use on a daily basis) one thing I am very talented at is the speed of my work. Read more>>

Noa Eden Wynn | Artist & Curator

I am grateful that my parents instilled in me a hard working manner. From a young age I was always working on multiple endeavours. I always had a drive to keep pushing and giving my all. Photography allowed me to push my limits, put myself out there, and truly network and build the framework I have today. Within this, there were many obstacles I had to surpass. One was my age. I had issues with people taking me serious as I began photographing at 14 years old. Then the gender politics – were another issue within itself. Read more>>

LaKeisha Chandler | Virtual Assistant and Educator

The most driving factor behind the success of Ready, Set, Assist is high-quality client experiences that anticipate client needs. As a virtual assistant, my client base is heavily involved in growing their business and one added benefit of hiring Ready, Set, Assist to support their vision is anticipating all of the smaller decisions, and touch points that make that transition smoother. Read more>>

Annie Leib | Annie Leib | CEO & Founder of Annie Leib, LLC

The single most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is my authenticity. Through my own healing journey using my signature modality, BREATH Framework, I was able to begin where I was and journey to a place of wholeness, personal freedom, and healing. In doing so, I aligned with my core values and my authentic self. This journey allowed me to become the best version of me. This was done through both personal and professional development work and BREATH Framework curriculum. Read more>>

Gabriela Espitia | Baker & Entrepreneur

When I think about the most crucial factor to my success, the main thing that comes to mind is my age. I started this business when I was 10 years old. As small children often do, I loved the idea and art of baking; getting my hands dirty with flour or butter was always a fun time for me. It always made me happy when being exposed to any kind of baking either at home or school. However, it became a business for me at the end of my Fourth Grade after earning first place at my elementary’s science fair. Read more>>

Alana Gissen | Licensed Clinical Therapist/Board Certified Sex Therapist & Photographer

The (2)most important factors behind the success of my brand is: 1)My parents paving the way since the beginning of addiction treatment being available
2)Taking care of my own mental health Read more>>