We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Robin Smith | Air Force Veteran, Perfumer, Author, and Speaker

The habits I feel that have helped me to succeed in business is my faith in God, trusting the process, and becoming a lifelong student. Being an entrepreneur is definitely a leap of faith! My business has been successful because I chose to put God first and lean on his support through prayer believing that with Him all things were possible on good days and not so good days and whether or not the business gained a new client or purchase. God is the Author and Finisher of my faith so since he gave me the idea, the expectation is that he will perfect everything that concerns me and bring it to pass. He’s got my back and my faith believes that God cannot fail. Read more>>

Maiysha Clairborne MD | Integrative Physician, Master Mind ReMapping Coach and Trainer, Founder of The Mind ReMapping Academy

There are a few habits I’ve built that have helped me to succeed. The first is I developed a mind remapping and mindfulness practices. These practices are sort of my spiritual practices. The mind remapping practices help keep me focused on what I want, and empowered to know I will get there. The mindfulness practices help me to breathe through the tough times of entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Sha Hannah-Santo | Founder, Emanate Essentials

Making my bed every morning, resting when my mind and body tell me to. Learning to be self-disciplined and be more organized helps me make better decisions. Taking the breaks regularly and being open to learning through failure. Read more>>