We asked some of the city’s rising stars about why they think they have been so successful and we’ve shared their responses below.

William Hill | Military Veteran and Nurse Practitioner

I feel that resiliency is one of the best tools to help you succeed. As far as habits I feel that always looking at things in a positive way and finishing what you start are healthy habits when it comes to being successful in business. Read more>>

Carlos Rosales | Operator & Laborer

Being able to listen to my clients and their specific needs. I do my best to make every job as close as possible to my clients vision. Read more>>

Christian Simon | Author, Actor & Dancer

Learning how to properly deal with and process your emotions is incredibly important. Good Mental Health is essential to me and I always advocate for others to prioritize their mental health. Success starts in your mind, A lot of people take the time to physically prepare for their goals: get the degrees they need, receive trainings, take care of their body, and all of that is important but being mentally fit is just as important. If you’re not in the proper mental state you will not be able to accomplish all that you need/desire. #mentalhealthmatters Read more>>

Hayley Free Bordes | Influencer & Mom of 3 Girls

Working from home with three kids can be tough at times, so it always important to find a good work-life balance. That being said, I set aside a certain amount of time each day to strictly focus on my projects. Consistency is definitely key. If I were to procrastinate and try to fill a week’s worth of work into one day, there would be a deficiency in my work product. Read more>>

Jessica Johnson | Fairy Brow~Muva & The lemonade ladie

My willingness to never give up. I’ve always been a self-motivated individual so no matter how tough things may have gotten I’ve always stayed strong and grounded and kept on pushing to reach my goals. Read more>>