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.

Smurf Brown | Voice Actor/Actor

I think the most important factor behind my success is honestly, learning to be okay with failure. Through my journey as an Actor, Voice Actor, and Business Owner, I’ve had to learn to be okay and comfortable with failure. It takes so much of the pressure off of myself of trying to be perfect or trying so hard not to make mistakes. It’s freeing to just try different approaches to things, trying things that make me nervous and being okay if I fall flat on my face. Read more>>

Kierra Castle | AirBnB Superhost Consultant, and Coach

My team. It has to be my team. Acknowledging that it wasn’t just me is so important. I have a pretty large team that helps me run this empire. And there are still some days where I’m like “I need more help” because there is always room to grow. There’s always something to do. It’s possible to be successful by yourself, but there’s just something amazing about not having to worry about the small tasks that take up a lot of your time, you know? Read more>>

Alaysia Newhouse | Lash Artist & Dancer

The Most important factor behind my success so far of my brand is first and foremost, God. Following that would have to be the mentality to keep going. My business is fairly new but within these 9 months i have seen amazing growth. Although in between I have experienced ups and downs , I always remind myself to keep pushing through. Read more>>

Meet Walter Barreda

I truly believe the important factor behind our success is that we find way to plant seeds into our community because we know that in order to see change, we must be change. God gave us this world to cultivate with instructions to how we do it. What you put out into the atmosphere will bring a harvest. Plant what you want to receive. A lot of us feel that we are lacking in areas of are life because we choose to be something that we are not. If we desire love, then we must put out love and love regardless of the circumstances. Read more>>

John Webb | President of the Crosby education foundation

The Crosby education foundation is different than your typical non profit. Our board members make it a memorable experience when you attend one of our events. We don’t want to make anyone feel like we just want your money. We want you to come have a great time. We know, if you have a great time, then you will definitely be back to our other events. The board is always trying new things. We believe you have to or your events get stagnant. The public shares the same dream as cef, it’s all for the kids! Read more>>

Chisolu Isiadinso | Business Coach

The most important factor behind building my brand is based on the needs of my target audience and understanding my why. Back in 2018, “Forever A DreamHer” appear to me as a vision and every since then I knew that I would use the brand to impact women in business who have dreams and need the tools to turn them into reality. Read more>>