We asked some of the city’s rising stars about why they think they have been so successful and we’ve shared their responses below.

Jason Bell | Owner and Founder

Success is such a difficult concept to measure. We set benchmarks and as we keep approaching them, more opportunities and challenges present themselves. Seeing success as a journey rather than a destination is to me the single most important habit. Prepare yourself for the long haul and know each time you reach a perceived level of success, there will be an entire new set of goals and opportunities to succeed. Embracing that journey makes all the difference. Read more>>

JP Douvalakis | Adventure & Lifestyle Photographer

When you’re consistent and work hard for the path you’ve set you can accomplish anything. Hard work paired with determination with a set goal or dream are the key ingredients to achieving success. Believe me when I say I’m far from success but I know I am on my way there from small achievements in my everyday routine. I love my career and what I do for a living, which are two separate things; it’s best not to confuse the two. Read more>>

Lynn Bonelli | Renaissance Woman

For as long as I can remember I’ve been acutely aware that time is finite. Perhaps it stemmed from being raised a “military brat” moving every 2-3 years and, therefore, understood that our time in a certain house or state or school would come to end sooner rather than later. Or that my dad, much like Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Vacation, wanted us to experience everything we could while we could. When my sister or I would balk at yet another 2-hour car ride to go see the world’s biggest ball of twine or abandoned missile silo he’d quickly remind us that the 2 hours would pass whether we sat on our butts doing nothing or riding in the car to see something cool. Read more>>

Janette Lopez | Barber/Stylist/Braider/Makeup Artist

I think one of the habits that has helped my throughout my career is being consistent no matter how i feel. Read more>>

Nidhi Rai | Content Creator

I think being consistent over being motivated mindset has really helped me come far. There are days when I feel unmotivated to even move my body, but I keep reming=ding myself consistency is key. Showing up for myself is important because it adds up in the long run. Social Media success is all about pushing relatable content. That’s what I have been doing for a very long time now Read more>>