Hardwork? Luck? Good habits? What would you say is behind your success? We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Stephanie Olivera | Content Creator & Photographer

Authenticity, owning who you are and being confident in what you bring to the table. It’s often times easier said than done, but I see way too many people with so much potential miss out on opportunities because they were afraid to put themselves out there. A big part of what I try to teach my audience and clients is confidence in your own essence. Embrace everything that is you and everything else will fall into place. When I speak to my audience or clients, I speak to them like they’re my best friends. I let them know they are in a safe space to let go and be themselves. It always amazes me when I compare shots from when a shoot first begins and the client is still a bit reserved to when the shoot ends and the client has really allowed themselves to have fun and be themselves. Read more>>

Misha Guseynov | Award-Winning Wedding Photographer & Videographer

The most important factor behind the success of my business is the philosophy that my team has established early on. We have identified our top 3 most important values and stuck by them to this day to provide the best experience for our clients. Our values are: Quality – we create jaw-dropping photos & films everyone will talk about Speed – when we say “fast,” we mean it. Expect results only weeks (if not days) after your wedding Communication – we want to be a part of the entire wedding experience from beginning to end. We will be a guide to help you plan your wedding as well as direct you (if needed) to capture those EPIC shots! Read more>>

Gem Jaxx | Gallery Owner & Artist

The most important factor behind my success is never being content and always thinking of ways for improvement. This is only going to help the success of your brand. Read more>>

Jessica Ivory Martinez | Photographer

Passion and Support! Photography has been a lifelong passion of mine. Ever since I was a little girl, I always had a camera in my hand. I started off photographing the toys in my room, and eventually ended up capturing the world around me. The idea of freezing a moment in time, made me feel like I had super powers. Anyone who has known me forever, knows that I live my life trying to soak up every minute by capturing the little moments. Read more>>

Cata Balzano | Multimedia Journalist

That it has taken a daily effort to build. It wasn’t built in a day or in a year. It has actually taken 10 years, and it has changed and shapeshifted and evolved, and it will probably continue to evolve. The important part is that I don’t lose the passion or the creativity, nor do I lose focus on the ‘why’ and the reason why I’m building it. That reason has always been the same and so has my purpose. Building a brand requires purpose, and that purpose will help you maintain the faith and continue driving the brand to the destination. Read more>>

Kinta & Chakiena Palmer | Travel Advisors

We are travel advisors who actually travel. Read more>>

Micol Guida | Owner & Tutor

One of the most important factors behind the success of my company, Over the Top Test Prep & Tutoring, is that I tried to differentiate my business from all the other tutoring companies, by offering a more “tailored” approach to tutoring. My team is made up exclusively of highly educated and professional women, most of whom are also mothers. Classes are held in my home office, and I make sure students feel at home by creating a friendly environment. This allows us to offer a more maternal approach to tutoring. Since I am fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French, many of my clients are Hispanic or European. Read more>>