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?

Anna Jensen | Director of Houston Operations at Urban South Brewery

I think a great contributing factor to the success of our brand has been our ability to stay relevant in a fluctuating craft beer market. We strive to make crowd pleasing and affordable beers based on what our customers want. We don’t expand distribution too quickly but rather grow deep within each market we are in. We also work to lay down strong roots investing in building up both our people as well as our additional locations. We don’t want to just sell beer; we want to be a part of the communities and culture that bring beer drinkers together. Read more>>

Adaeze Egesi | Board Certified Dermatologist and Hair Loss Specialist

My family is the most important factor behind our success, particularly my husband. Read more>>

Lisa Munkvold | Owner and Professional Organizer

The most important factor behind my success is authenticity. I have always stayed true to who I am and what I stand for. I never put on a front or image to be someone or something I am not. My brand and my company reflect this. I know that when someone is hiring an organizer, connection and trust are crucial; therefore, I focus on being the best version of myself and presenting that to my clients. I fully trust in myself, my strengths, and my abilities, and I also want my clients to. Read more>>

Calli Nguyen | Graduate Student, Social Media Content Creator, Actress, & Model

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is being unapologetically me and happy pursuing all my passions. When I first began endeavoring more in my creative side, I was often concerned by what others thought or would think about me. I felt that eyes were always on me and people thought I was a joke or in over my head for acting, modeling, and content creating. The second I stopped caring and continuously shared these aspects of my life on a daily basis, the more my platforms grew and the more communities I built. I’ve lost so many connections with past acquaintances because of my constant posting or my content and life don’t align with theirs. Read more>>

Olya Kwiecien | Truck driver girl

Unconditional faith in yourself and the desire to create your life according to the best scenario. Read more>>