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.

DJ ANUP USA | Disc Jockey(DJ) & Music Producer

I believe hard work and persistence contributed to my success. When I started DJing back in 2014, I never categorized any opportunity as small or big. I always believed, any venture, big or small provides you opportunity to learn something new and will open door to new connections & ventures. I believed in process and never worried about the outcome but definitely had a goal and vision of where I wanted to be in future. Read more>>

Da’Vion Tatum | Author, Harvard Student, YouTuber, Peer Tutor, Activist & Future Doctor

An important factor of success, and the measure of true success, is the magnitude in which you’ve impacted others. Through my book, Thriving In My Own Lane, my YouTube, Iamdaviontatum, and my Peer Tutoring Organization (EPIC), I have been able to share my knowledge and experiences to help others and inspire them to reach for their dreams and accomplish their goals regardless of social stigma and systemic oppression! Read more>>

Monrovia Goodlin – Jenkins | Mother, Wife CEO

Circle J Ranch is the product of selflessness. I am Houstonian who had no desire to own 73 Acres of land any where for any reason. However when my husband shared his dream of being a cowboy I obliged (Kicking and Screaming) but non the less I entertained the idea. Once he found the place it was hard for me to find my place on the ranch.I began doing photography tours where guests would ride our horses or feed the cattle while I photographed them. People would be so excited to be on the tour. This really humbled me and made me want to make “ranch life” accessible to everyone. The most important factor behind my success is the ability to materialize other peoples wants. Read more>>

Christopher Lovelady | DJ C. Love

I would say the most important factor behind the success I have is consistency. Consistency is the key. If you continue to produce a product that people love, you will see the fruits of your labor. In my field of work, you want to perform the same when you have 500 people or if you have 2 people. Every event will not be the same but if you put forth the effort and make a connection with your guest, clients or attendees, it will take you a long way in business. Read more>>

Ruben Alvarez | Founder and CEO

It is three parts. Consistency, Drive and Winning. People will want to work with you if they see these three things. You need to be seen and it needs to be daily. The moment you give up or do not show a consistent pattern, it makes people doubt you and the business. When they see consistency, it will show them your drive. Read more>>

Irvington Ray | Creative genius in the making

Integrity and making sure you stay true to yourself . And I mean that people tend to change for the clout they change for the money or for the woman or just for the label and I take pride in the person I am and the product and creativity I hold so never changing up for anything Read more>>

Chef Fikisha Harrison | Vegan Catering and. Bake Shop

We provide Vegan Comfort Cuisine From Scratch using Farm and Garden To table practices Read more>>