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.

Russell Reinhart | Event Coordinator/Event Production Management

I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as luck. You need to put yourself in a position to get experience and opportunity, nothing happens by chance. When an opportunity arises you need to first, recognize it and then second, be prepared and act on it. I originally went to University of Houston for college but was not quite sure what I wanted to major in. I tried a few different things but ultimately decided I wanted to pursue something within music as I was a producer and engineer at the time as a hobby. Read more>>

Lanasia Angelina | Author & CEO of Rise Coaching Agency

BELIEF – In God and in myself. Bringing a very unique vision like this to life can be mentally challenging. I have to break the mold of what’s expected of me and what’s expected of coaches in this environment. Any shadow of doubt can be detrimental to the progress of something so unique and delicate. Read more>>

Comfort Nyeswah-Wiafe | Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach

There are so many factors behind my success but the most important one has been believing in myself. It sounds cliché but it’s true. Believing in oneself is hard work. It’s discipline. It’s consistency. It does not happen overnight. Believing in myself means constantly affirming myself even when fear and doubt try to creep in. It means being confident in myself especially when I’m around certain people who do not want me to take up space. Read more>>