There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

William Stuart | Owner & Sake Brewer

Starting a business comes with a list of challenges which can feel daunting. This list is always in the back of your head every step of the way. Do you have enough capital? Where should we be spending our money? How to manage growth without hurting other aspects of the business? But the habits that have helped me throughout the process have been thinking about all of these day to day questions as opportunities instead of issues. Keeping a positive outlook day to day because all start ups have the same issues but these are good issues that will only make you stronger as a leader/ business owner. Read more>>

Rachael Waggoner | Nail Artist & Educator

I think the biggest habits that helped me succeed would be persistence and consistency. I was persistent about making plans to obtain what I wanted and then was consistent about my movements and actions to make them happen. I did something every single day for my business and then made sure that when things were going well that I continued to do those same things every day so that I wouldn’t have a lull in my business. Read more>>

Chad Chisholm | Commercial Photographer

I run on tight timelines, so organizational skills and time management have always been great tools I incorporate into my personal and professional business. When I was represented child talent, I remember our agency telling us 15 minutes early is considered “on time” and that’s a habit that has stuck with me. Read more>>