While it’s inspiring to read high level summaries of success stories, we think it’s just as important to learn about what drove the success and made it possible. We’ve asked some of the brightest folks we know to open up about what they believe was the most important factor behind their success.

Andrew Dao | Civil Litigator and Partner at Daly & Black

People look for results when they hire an attorney. There are a lot of skilled and successful attorneys out there, so there has to be something more that you bring to the table, in addition to results. I believe that authenticity, communication, and transparency matter. My clients know when they speak with me that I’m going to always be real and upfront with them. I am accessible; a client’s time is just as important as yours, and he or she is trusting you with the case, so respect that. Read more>>

Officially Gp | Co-CEO of Red Karpet

Staying relevant staying away from negativity and never pushing out bad vibes Remaining steadfast with your higher power Read more>>

Hannah Neville | Real Estate Photographer & Videographer

I believe the most important factor is my promptness within my business. I think me being readily available, answering clients immediately, and delivering my product in a timely manor has contributed a lot to my success. Read more>>

Ashley Simpson | Nail Technician

I believe the most important factor behind the success of my brand is hard work and dedication. By being consistent and waking up everyday, it gives me the motivation to work harder and reach my business goals. The passion I have for nails is what keeps me dedicated to my brand. Read more>>

Michael James | Corporate Finance, Now Abstract Artist

I think the most important factor to success – both personally and professionally is being true to yourself, what you’re creating, and why you are creating it. Starting this business was a complete anomaly in my life, based off of a wild (and sudden) dream of mine to pursue the newly discovered creative side of me. This was definitely far off the path of where I currently was headed in life – case and point, I had never painted before last year. Read more>>