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.

Myriam Beaulieu | Restaurateur, chef and Owner/Administrator of Group Homes

To factor Choublak’s success is to analyze many elements. In the food industry, providing choices to consumers is very important. As important, is offering a menu that is consistent, tasty while considering the value being provided. As a Caribbean restaurant, our foods are rich in flavor, colors and carbs, needless to say our work is cut out for us. In consideration with our clients, we prepare our foods with the best ingredients available to secure a health-conscious food delivery and keeping it authentic to the Haitian cuisine. To put it simply, Choublak’s success stems from being consistent, attentive to the public, trusting our instinct and not compromising quality over quantity. Read more>>

James Whalen | CEO and Owner of Mobbed Up Clothing

The people I surround myself with. One thing that I don’t ever remember a mentor or a book that I read told me was that I was probably going to make more mistakes in picking the right people to be around at first. This is a lesson that I think a person has to learn on their own. Every scenario is different. If given this information up front most people might not even try. I went through a bunch of wrong people before I started finding the right people. Read more>>

Alex Ciklik | Co-Founder of Blue Space

The most important factor behind the success of Blue Space has been our ability to change/pivot our model as the market and the world have changed. Constantly listening to our customers and iterating our product to suit their wants has allowed us to stay relevant and top of mind. Brands that don’t listen to their customers and aren’t constantly refreshing their products run the risk of losing their customers and potentially their businesses. Had we stayed with our original model and not listened to our audience, we would not be in business today. Read more>>

Roxette Miranda | CEO, Director, Thought Leader

If there’s one word that can describe the factor behind success is adaptability. The ability to shift in situations quickly is something that is inherently uncomfortable for most, no one likes change; I thrive in it. Being a growth expert the one thing I’m truly passionate about is solving problems. To this day I’m faced with many problems I wish I could devote time to solving but, enjoy helping others that are working every day to do so. It’s how I ended up where I am today, wearing many hats and trying to be as involved as I can to give back to the community. Read more>>

Romario White | Radio and Television Personality

Consistency and my unwillingness to give up. in my mind the word impossible doesn’t exist, the phrase ‘can’t do it” has never taken root. Every opportunity, every accolade came because I’ve been consistent for the last ten years. every day i get up i ask myself “how can we take this to the next level” literally every single day for the last ten years, sunday to sunday, three hundred and sixty five days a year. Read more>>