There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Kiki Hooey | Model, Lawyer, Business Owner

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is twofold. First, I keep God at the center of my life- that facilitates all my endeavors. After that, my mindset really propels me in life. I am a winner, and winners win. I tell myself this daily. I approach new endeavors with this mindset and that alone attracts success and wins to me. Simply put, I have unwavering faith and belief in my ability to execute (and win) no matter the task.. and then I put in the work. Read more>>

Kristin Jones-Coyle | Professional Makeup Artist- Mobile Glam on Demand

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is the why behind it. Keeping true to the organic reason why I chose to do this is what keeps my fire going. When you are passionate about your brand, clients can feel the genuine love for it! It shows in the marketing/branding, service provided, followup and encourages return visits. Building those relationships based on a filing a need for my clients that’s rooted in my passion makes it all work seamlessly! Read more>>

Trevon Davis | Portrait Photographer

This is a loaded question and I could go many different directions in answering this to be honest. My answer for this question is between God and the support system I was blessed to have around me. God has been there for me every step of the way. From the days where I first started learning about photography all the way up to now. God has blessed me with the talent of photography and putting me in the right spaces to elevate. There are many factors that have led to the success of my brand but without God’s blessings I would not even be here to answer these questions. That is the long version of my answer. The short answer for those who don’t like reading is : God. Read more>>

Kenneth D Rivera | Hair Stylist

Education, 100% education. If you don’t take the time to do the research and understand your business before getting into it you’re going to have an extremely tough start. Once you’ve begun you have to remember consistency because otherwise you’ll stop growing and hit a stand still. That’s where people lose their motivation and to avoid that I continuously take classes! That way I can always be learning something new and consistently, see what I did there, enjoy my business! If you love what you do people will see that and the results will naturally follow. Read more>>

Dae Carter | Hair Replacement Specialist

Consistency would be the most important factor. It’s very cliche but it’s ultimately the determining factor behind any brands success. The days when you feel like doing nothing at all, you must show up for your brand. Read more>>

Kenia Miramontes | Licensed Esthetician & Owner of Kalon Skin Studio

The most important factor behind my success is resiliency, commitment, dedication, compassion, persistence, passion and having my own experience with acne. This allowed me to better understand my clients and relate to what they are going through so that I could better assist them in their skin care journey. Read more>>