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.

Marissa Talamante | Insurance Broker

I really believe that the best habit to succeed is self-introspection. It’s really easy to get caught up in work, life, the world and before you know it you’re lost. Self-introspection keeps me grounded in making sure that what I’m doing and how I’m doing it aligns with who I want to become and what I want to accomplish. It sounds cheesy, but I really do feel lost if I don’t practice this habit. Read more>>

Lawrence Dvorak | Director Of Photography/ Sound Recordist / Business Owner

Constantly working hard whether it’s a big job whether it’s a small job keeping your work consistent has always been a staple in my work. Read more>>

Brian Stein | IT Professional & Photographer

I think that making learning a habit is very important, because if you are not learning and growing in today’s world – sooner or later you won’t be able to perform in whatever field you are in. Learning can also become a valuable skill over time. Having the ability to learn quickly gives you the opportunity to do many different things throughout your career no matter what field you are in. Read more>>

Ryan Rector | Mobile Detailer

The habits that have helped me succeed are communication, attention to detail, and technical inquisitiveness. Communication is the key aspect to anything in life. Communicating how the process works, in a personal manner helps the client understand what they are paying for, how the job will be completed, and how their expectations will be met. Read more>>

Dr. Cassidy Preston | Mental Performance Coach

I’ve done my best to surround myself with great mentors and supportive friends. Leaning on others in the early days provided me with essential guidance and strength. I still lean on others outside of my team. As the founder and the ‘boss’ I find it important to have an outside group that I can help guide me and give me perspective. Read more>>