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.

Jennifer Cortiella | Wedding Photographer

I would say the most important factor behind my success is being intentional with my clients. My business motto is: Say what you mean and mean what you say. This is my core business value and my promise to my couples. To be transparent, honest and constantly communicate with them. Trust and integrity are the keys to a great client experience and that’s exactly what I want them to have! I’ll build that trust by fulfilling every guarantee I make to them and I’ll show my couple my integrity by delivering exactly what and when I say I will and going above and beyond because I truly believe my job is more than one day of shooting. Read more>>

Jessica DeSiato | Founder, Thoughtfully Organized

Hands down, persistence. I built my brand and client list by consistently posting and interacting with followers on Instagram, networking (I always have business cards on me), and always asking for happy customers to refer me to friends and family. I never thought of myself as someone who could sell and network, In fact I was quite scared of the thought at first, but I pushed through it and have found my stride. Read more>>

Pascale Johnson | Entrepreneur / Cosmetologist

The most important factor in my success has been CONCISTENCY. Consistency always bear fruits. Even when I don’t feel like showing up, I keep going! Read more>>

Jessika Aude Gautier | Owner Star Lashes World and World Beauty University

I truly believe, the most important things that made my success in business and made my brand successful, is passion, integrity, being perfectionist, and thinking outside the box. Read more>>

Julian Fortunato | Contractor

I would say the most important factor behind the success of J.M. Fortunato Construction would be the commitment we have to people. We are constantly focusing on giving our clients a better experience in whatever way possible. I believe this to be a huge reason why we have been seeing such great success. Read more>>

Guillermo “G” Pascual | President of G-Force Waterproofing & Restoration

Our people are what makes our brand and thus they are the ones that make our brand a success. Read more>>

Dr. Linda Gettinger-Dinner | Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Effective Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) employ empathy, which is the ability to be sensitive to and share in the feelings of another. It means understanding another person’s condition from their perspective. As such, I have been successful in being astute at sensing what other people are thinking and feeling. In relating to my clients, I have the innate ability to show warmth and acceptance, empathy, and focus on others’ well-being. Read more>>

Sandy Fernandez | Author, Financial Consultant & Chakra Guru

For me the most important qualities in any successful person or businesses begin with passion and are carried out through sheer determination and persistence. I strongly believe that these characteristics go hand in hand. Talent can only take you so far, the rest of your success if based on the personal fire you have in your beliefs, your brand and your business. When I started my company these were the only things I had to fuel me, complete and unadulterated passion, I had an idea and I had an important message to share with the world. Read more>>