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.

Abbey Lee | Boutique Owner

Moxie District 31 is a place known for super cute clothes and trendy jeans, but also a place where every person is warmly welcomed with an atmosphere of fun, laughter and true caring. Our customers feel confident and gorgeous after getting their own personalized shopping experience. Sometimes, people come in just because they are having a bad day and need a safe haven and a place that will boost their mood. We love to work with each client who walks through our door, whether it’s an outfit for a special occasion, or a gift for a friend. Read more>>

Tarsha Campbell | Publisher • Author • Speaker Certified Life & Empowerment Coach

For me the most important factor behind my success has been understanding that I have been designed for a divine purpose. When I speak of divine, I’m speaking of my awareness that something greater than me (which for me is God) created me with specific intentions in mind. I’m strongly convinced, I’m on Earth for a purpose and move through life with purpose. Read more>>

Elaine Moreno | Psychotherapist

I think the most important factor behind my success and success in general is authenticity. Be yourself. People can feel it. The feedback I get from clients is that they contacted me because they felt like they could relate to the content on my website. They felt heard. Seen. Less alone. For me, that is the goal in any interaction I have out in the world. Read more>>

Devon Burden | Digital Artist & Happy Vibes Enthusiast

I think I really started to see my brand grow when I stopped making art in hopes of other people liking it and started making art that I liked. I feel it started resonating with people more and they could see my love and passion behind each piece. And I’m turn I became more confident and didn’t feel the pressure to be like everyone else. Also, shoutout to THE Britney Spears for reposting one of my illustrations! Read more>>

Chairidee Smith, Ms. Mogul® | Real Estate CEO, Global Speaker In Over 30 Countries, Philanthropist, Author, Emissary, and Media Personality

That’s a great question and I can tell you, most people would expect the usual answers. Statements containing strategies for success, mentoring programs, conversations with industry leaders, are true but not complete. The most important factor behind my success is purpose. Why purpose? Purpose is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. Read more>>

Adenike Adebayo | Joyful Lifestyle Storyteller

Believing in myself and doing what I want to do regardless of what anyone thinks or says. If I sail, then I fail but I’ll still do it any way. I don’t let society, friends or family dedicate what I can or cannot do because when it comes down to it, it is my life and my passion and my happiness. Read more>>

Stacy Iwunze | Model, Social Media Marketer, & Creative

I personally think the most important factor to my success is God. Yes, I know it’s pretty cliche and an easy answer. However, I don’t think people really go into depth on the how and why. So here’s my why and how I’ve been able to accomplish so much at 21. Even though from my perspective I still have so much I want to get done, I can stand on both feet and say I have been able to and will accomplish all of my goals because I was patient, authentic, and obedient to Gods plans for me. Read more>>

Mecca Evans | Content Creator

My brand is really centered around me being myself. I made my tiktok right when Covid hit. I was at home; bored and just making videos about anything that caught my attention. I think not giving myself a “niche” and talking about things that interest me is the reason my channel is relatable. Read more>>

Tracy Thompson | Owner Mama Marie’s Filipino Soul Food

My support from family and community really help me push to keep going and build my empire. I think hard work and determination along with a good support system is all it takes to be successful. Read more>>

Rayford Tate | Caterer

To be very honest its getting back to basics: providing Customer Service, providing Quality Food. I pride in making sure the Customer has the best experience be it with the quality of the food or the service provided. It is important that I maintain these attributes as the company is named after my Mother whom taught me the skills in the kitchen and I could never disgrace her name by providing lackluster service or quality. Read more>>

Dominique LaGrone | Craft Creator

The mist important factor behind my success is putting God first. Some days I wanted to quit but he always sends me signs to let me know there is another whole chapter behind this story. Read more>>

Paul Resurreccion | Martial Arts School Operator and President of the Board for the Tomball Christian Warriors

We focus on the family and each individual student that walks through those doors. We all want to what our family needs us to be. Sometimes we just need help in figuring that out or in getting better for ourselves and for our families. Using Life Skills and lessons as we cultivate the relationships with our students has helped our business continue to thrive all of these years. By showing them you truly care, you build trust and students continue to want to learn and get better not only for you but for their families. Everything we do is centered around families. From how we teach, the events we hold and the community events we participate in. Read more>>