While it’s inspiring to read high level summaries of success stories, we think it’s just as important to learn about what drove the success and made it possible. We’ve asked some of the brightest folks we know to open up about what they believe was the most important factor behind their success.

Danielle Zibli | Personal Trainer & Student

Some of my habits I have always used and some I have picked up over the years. The older I get, the more I realize not to sweat the small things in life and to always look at the bigger picture. I’ve always grown up with the thought process that nothing in life comes for free and most things in life don’t come easily. With that being said, my habits formed around those thoughts consisted of always showing up for myself and putting in the work. Read more>>

Chelsea Nikole | Style Engineer, After 5 Lux, LLC

Working hard. You can see it in my eyes, literally. All the late nights and early mornings have truly allowed me to enjoy the success I am now experiencing. After working all week, I still get up at 5am on the weekends to prepare for my photoshoots. Brush teeth, shower, make-up, hair, get dressed, then out the door to shoot for four hours. Read more>>

TC GAMBINO | Musical Artist

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