Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Ayisha Anifowoshe | Food Blogger

I believe that my authenticity is the most important factor behind the success of whatayishaeats! I make sure to show my true self & personality on my page & post completely honest food reviews. I also try my best to maintain a positive image and share about my personal life, I love when people show love under my posts or try out some of the places I review. Also I’m glad I’m helping people decide on where to eat. During this new year, I plan to grow my food blog even more. I’m very passionate about being a blogger, content creator, & a food influencer. I’m also in the process of turning this page into more of a business. I really enjoy doing what I do. my favorite things eating food & writing into one, what more could I ask for. Read more>>

Chelsea Wingardh | Realtor

I know I am going to sound sooo lame and cheesy, though the answer to the most important factor behind my success is a deep desire to help people. I became a Realtor because I really wanted to make a difference for people and I was looking for a new (to me) way to do that. When you’re driven by a love for people and genuinely care, you do whatever it takes to get the job done. And, people can feel that. We can sense and we know when someone really cares about us and gives us their all. I strongly believe this is the reason most of clients are referred to me by past clients or people who know me. I think what sets me apart is that I truly do just want to be a problem solver for as many people I can, and real estate is simply the mode I’ve found I can do that the most in. When people are your passion, there’s nothing that can stop you. Read more>>

Quanya Linen | Licensed Professional Counselor

Being authentic and speaking to my clients’ pain while offering them the tools and skills to navigate and work through them have been an important factors behind Her Therapy’s success. When a potential client reaches out to me for counseling services, they often tell me that they felt I was speaking directly to them after reading my bio. I want my clients to feel heard and understood, so I work really heard to create a safe space where they can be their true authentic selves while working through their challenges. I attribute these factors to the success of Her Therapy. Read more>>

Mark Khan | Designer & Photographer

For my brand Universal Rejects I find inspiration from my own personal story but also from the people around me. Everyday I work with creative and very talented people to execute projects. So I would say the most important factor behind the success of my brand is honestly the team I work with everyday. I think oftentimes people fantasize about having a “I did it on my own story” and miss out on creating an even stronger brand. Read more>>

Jon Turner | Media Producer

The most important factor for me is my mindset. Every day I wake up ready for whatever task or situation will be thrown at me with my business. Being in unknown predicaments as it relates to my business with COVID and the Winter Storm and all the other factors that are going on has really helped sharpen my mental fortitude to stay strong and keep pushing even when things don’t seem to be going well. Read more>>

Denaron | Singer/Songwriter

I personally believe in generational wealth, and my success is dedicated to family/children and grand children whenever they come. I believe wealth have to start somewhere from a family member, so why not start with me. My daughter is one of the main reasons I stride for success and bringing my brand name “Denaron” success as a singer/songwriter. Read more>>

Kyrsten Brannon | Founder of Kae Kosmetics

The most important factor behind my personal and my brand success would be having the ability to adapt. From a young age I was not the type of person who likes to sit and complain. Instead of dreading on a negative situation, I quickly find ways to find a solution to a problem. Which in return has helped me become very well at problem solving. Read more>>

Kanithea Powell | Filmmaker, Author and Creator of all Things Beautiful

Success is a funny thing, We all view it differently. It depends on where you set your goals, right? My goal was to walk more into my purpose. To be more of who I agreed to come to this world to be. My brand, is an extension of that. My values, my beliefs and my ability to just step out there and go for it, gave my brand the legs it needed to walk into success. The more I lean into my truth and stay the course, success and abundance will always be the end result. It’s about the journey, the Qwest. Read more>>

Amiee Cacolice | Owner & Photographer

The detail and customer service I pour into my photography really does show. I am not just a girl with a camera, I am a professional and I take every photo opportunity seriously. I love working with repeat clients. I get to know what their requirements are and they can trust my product to perfectly suit their needs. Read more>>