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.

Elaine Thong | Freelance Model & Pre-Med Student

My habit of sticking to a very strict schedule has contributed a lot to my success. I make sure to plan out nearly every minute of my day; this ensures that all of my priorities get completed, and that I do not waste any time. I also find that this is really helpful in maintaining a healthy balance in my life- I may realize that I have packed a day too full of work, and need to add some time in there for unwinding and recharging to prevent burnout. Read more>>

Kolade Shofoluwe | Co-Founder & Electronic Media Director of PeacexPiece, Inc.

One of the most important habits that has helped me succeed is time-management. Waking up everyday and planning out time for the tasks and goals I needed to accomplish has played an undeniable role in my success so far. Time is a non-renewable resource that must be utilized correctly to achieve your goals. The skill of time-management is one of the most important in the world. Read more>>

Elvis Escobar | Film Director & Audio Engineer

consistency, and just not giving up. consistency is important because you have to continue showing clients, your audience that this is what you do this is who you are plus that’s how you get better at something just keeping at it. Not giving up, a lot of times people give up too soon. Albert Einstein once said “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ” That quote has always stuck to me, even when things are going terrible and seems its over, i just can’t quit on something I really believe in. Read more>>