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.

Kymberli Joye | Gospel Artist, Songwriter, Influencer

I credit all of my success to my faith in God. Faith has always been a part of me, being the eldest daughter of two pastors and growing up in church, it’s all I’ve known. Beyond traditions of prayer and even the music that was passed down, it’s taught me what hard work and dedication look like. It’s taught me what patient endurance is…because most success isn’t overnight. And above all else, it’s taught me how to believe in what I can’t see. Read more>>

Trusted Insurance Group | Trusted Insurance Group—Insurance Agency

The insurance industry is everchanging. We try to always think ahead and plan so that our clients never feel a disruption. At Trusted Insurance Group, client experience will always be our top priority and we will continue to evolve to make their experience better and better each year. We believe that our ability to evolve is such a big component as to why our company has been so successful in such a short amount of time. Read more>>

Tanya ‘CHAI’ Neely | Holistic and Metaphysical Artisan & CEO of Chai’s Healing Corner

The most important factor behind both my success, as well as the success of my brand; I would have to say is my Authenticity. There are so many people blessing this natural skincare/artisan industry with their talents and gifts and I am grateful to be able to tell MY STORY, while sharing my works of creation with the world. There is more to “Chai’s Healing Corner” than skincare products and metaphysical tools, and I am open to allowing you all to see me; raw and authentic and vulnerable. This is the ‘healing corner’ first and foremost; healing is not linear and it never ends; it is a continuous cycle. Read more>>

Rachel Lohman | Founder of Hope Again Collective

It may take awhile to identify, but once you find the heartbeat of your own story, that can fuel your mission in ways that nothing else can. After my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, I began to feel more and more drawn to helping other women who experienced miscarriage in their road to healing that ensued. My heart beats to help women find hope again, and because that is the primary foundation of my business, it breeds an authenticity that is natural and unforced. I think that when you lead from an authentic place-particularly out of a place of pain or hardship in your own story – it invites others into a space where they feel permission to be honest about the hurts, healing, and hope of their own story, too. Read more>>

Zafar Anvarov | Restaurant owner

As we know in restaurant business three things are important consistency,cleanest and service. If you control these three you achieve the success or in the other words – treat your guests/ customers like a gold and they spread the word for you . Read more>>

Vashaundra Edwards | City Councilmember of Missouri City, Texas- At- Large Position #1

The most important factor behind my success is remaining true to myself and leading with integrity,As an elected official, it’s easy to forget the tenants used to win a campaign when you have so much power at your fingertips. It’s essential for me to be a leader and provide representation to all residents of Missouri City. I’m a native Missouri City resident and I have a true passion for helping Missouri City move forward. During my leadership, I’ve experienced several occasions where I had to lead with integrity, while my colleagues chose another path. It’s instances like those that make me the successful and respected leader I am today. Read more>>