Every overnight success we’ve seen has been years in the making. And those overnight successes are rarely because of an amazing idea or a stroke of luck. We asked some of our favorite folks from the community about what characteristics are at the heart of their success story?

Krystal Marie | Owner of Kurved Aesthetics & Founder of Kurved Creative

The most important factor behind my personal success is never losing track of WHY I get up everyday and put effort into everything I do, my kids. I have a 12 year old son and a 6 year old daughter that keep me focused, determined and they’re a constant reminder that failure isn’t an option. As for the success of my brands, I’d say the biggest factor is delivering quality services, and products. Doing research and finding the highest quality, the best techniques and being able to market myself to my target audience effectively by relating to them and truly caring about their goals. Read more>>

Victoria Brown | Owner of The Space City Party, Procurement Analyst by day & most importantly – Momma to 2

I would say there’s two factors that we hold very close to us – our integrity and our authenticity. When our clients book with us, we are going to provide them not only the best customer service, but we’re going to be blunt and honest. If we know an idea isn’t going to pan out to give the client their dream result, we’re going to tell them so we can pivot and figure something out. If we know it’s not the safest idea, we’re going to tell them. We even go as far as to look at weather and wind predictions for the day and strategize a plan b should anything arise. The Space City Party was created to inspire exceptional moments and provide a magical place of perfection for your celebration with friends and family. Not just to make a buck off of a bounce house rental. Read more>>

MagicGod | HipHop Artist

The most important factor behind my success is, being a chill ass person and networking with people. If you can do the first thing then the networking will be easy for you, because everyone already gonna like your vibe and wanna be around you more. Read more>>

A’Kierra Onezine | entrepreneur

A key factor that has brought me success in my business would be maintaining a optimized mindset. Always looking for the brighter side in all business situations keeps the positivity afloat around me in majority of aspects in life. Energy can never be destroyed so the positivity is a ongoing cycle in my business life and personal! Up keeping this mindset, I am becoming greater with being a disciplined individual and more upbeat with my thought process daily. Read more>>