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?

Estella Brooks | Co-Owner of Stellar Picnics & Co.

I’d honestly say “Be YOU”. Yes we know there are a million other luxury picnic companies out there! It is so important to make your work you and personal. Don’t go with what is cool or what others are doing all the time. Do what YOU think is YOU!I just like to remember and tell ourselves that “The right clients will come to us based on our style”. If we started this company based on other peoples opinions we wouldn’t have ever seen such joy, wins, and amazing experiences. We love being in the small biz environment. We have met so many amazing people and vendors who have become great friends. When starting a business it is all about learning and going with the flow. You get the hang of things and learn whether you like doing something a certain way or not!! That is what is so great about being your own boss and owning your own bizz!! YOU MAKE THE RULES!! Read more>>

Maria I Sanchez | Esthetician

The most important factor behind my success was the guidance that was given to me at a young age through my first career. Purpose gives direction to life. If you fill your morning with successful habits, you will see progress every single day. I believe if you embrace failure, and try again every time, you will succeed. If you fall, get up and try again. Never give Up! Always create a daily routine, take notes, and take risks! For example, in my line of business, I have to invest in equipment for services to keep up with the trend of esthetics. I believe that education is key to my success. As I continue to grow my business, confidence pays a big part of it. I am my own worst critic, and there is always room for improvement. In order to reach my goals, I will continue to educate myself. The more educated I can become, the better I can educate and care for my clients. Read more>>

Brittany Jernigan | Content Creator & Influencer

The most important factor behind the success of the BeeStiing brand is my willingness to be vulnerable enough to share different layers of myself. I show up every day and share what it looks like good or bad. There’s a lot of power in being vulerable enough to share your journey and it make you more relatable. I also contribute my success to being okay with not knowing everything and being willing to learn! Read more>>

Elizabeth Caro | Jewelry Entrepreneur

Consistency and perseverance are the two factors that have made our brand grow in the jewelry industry. Since I started this business I asked myself if I really want to do this, my answer immediately was YES, why? because I understood that in this beautiful industry you have to be consistent in many areas. Plan, explore, create, design, learn and inspire everyday or even make changes if necessary, do what you need to do no matter if the day gives you downs you have to do it. Then you will see the result in everything you have done. Read more>>