Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Andrea Edde | Pilates & Yoga Instructor | Wellness Enthusiast

Authenticity and kindness are two of the main pillars behind my success. I think as time passes, more and more people are connecting with the truth behind brands. It’s no longer enough to pretend to be, to put up a front. We all see right through that and as information has become widely accessible, authenticity remains a key player for brands, businesses and people. Read more>>

Timbria Burke | Health Equity & People Advocate

The most important factor behind my brand is authenticity. I am transparent about how my brand was not purposefully made but is now purposeful in its message. TB’s Collection of Concepts was created by accident, yet its designs have always been meticulously crafted with bold statements and ideals. Read more>>

Melody Pittman | Co-owner Travel the South Bloggers, Wherever I May Roam, Southern Travelers Explore conference

Hard work, dedication, and integrity seem to be the trifecta for being a successful player in the travel blogging/influencer world. Of course my age doesn’t hurt either. It seems the public may be more apt to take the word for someone 50+, which is a great thing to us approaching middle age and still being relevant in our worksphere. Read more>>

Rashida Costa | Actress, Playwright and Author.

What is the most important factor behind your success and or the success of your brand? Authenticity and my passion is the driving force behind everything I do. If I am going to confer my work onto the world, I have to be my biggest fan first and foremost. That is not from a place of arrogance, but simply put, it wouldn’t be very becoming of me to ask my audience to appreciate and be passionate about my work when I display a less than enthusiastic virtue.
Additionally, consistency and an endless work ethic are the two most instrumental tools in my tool box. Read more>>

Anthony Arnone | Manager of Ruby’s Healing Crystals

The most important factor behind the success of our brand and our business is customer satisfaction. We want every customer to feel welcomed upon entry and satisfied upon exit. This goes the same for our online presence. We want our customers to know they can ask us anything and contact us anytime. Our goal is to provide them with an easy, safe, secure, and enjoyable buying experience no matter what platform they are shopping on. Read more>>