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.

Jessie Lessard | Hand-tied hair extensions expert and owner of Jessica Marie Hair Co

I believe that Branding and perseverance are the most important factors behind the success of your business, branding helps you stand out from others while perseverance helps you move past the hurdles of starting your own business and helps teach you lessons along the way. It’s so easy to give up when things get hard, but when you keep going eventually you see the light at the end of the tunnel! Read more>>

Steve & Christine Van Diest | Founders and really good sleepers

Empowering People. Giving people the power of their own comport. Everpillow by Infinitemoon, we desire to put all the power of your comfort in your hands. Our success is built on your success. We haven’t done a great job unless you’re sleeping well, less pain, no more kinks. We were tired of the sleep industry promising the best night’s sleep for a population who doesn’t look, feel or sleep the same. We all have been created differently. Some of us are tall, some are short. Some have narrow shoulder and others broad. Some sleep on their side, others their back and for the crazy ones….All over sleepers. We knew we had to empower the sleeper to customize and adjust their all natural pillow to meet their specific needs and wishes. No one-size-fits all approach, but a one-customize-for-you approach. Read more>>

Liz Zorn | Model

I would have to say that social media and networking in general is super important for my success. Networking and connecting, especially with the power of the Internet today, is how you meet new people and gain new opportunities that help you expand and grow! Read more>>

Sarah Lewis | Jewelry Designer & Maker

I’d have to say, longevity & love. I’ve had my business for 11 years now, she’s had many ups and downs, and I’ve learned so much through trial and error along the way. I finally feel now that I have things dialed in, and have grown my customer base to support her ~ but it’s been quite the journey! I’ve learned to focus on what works, and quickly pivot what something doesn’t work. Secondly, I absolutely love my job! I never stop working, but it never feels like work. For example, while doing yoga, I’m brainstorming design ideas. While hiking, I’m taking photos of my jewelry in nature. While I’m packing orders, or setting stones in my studio, I’m listening to music, or podcasts, and thoroughly enjoying myself. Even now, as I answer these questions, I’m drinking tea, my cat is in my lap, and I’m grateful for this introspective exercise. Read more>>

Alysa Adkins | Founder and Designer I AR Design Shop

I think the most important factor behind my success is persistence, support, and believing it’ll happen. Read more>>

Dr. Jamie Bovay | Movement Jedi, Physical Therapist, Strength Coach, Best Selling Author

The most important factor behind our success has been trying to do everything basically completely the opposite of every other rehab provider. We saw what was happening with rehab and saw people who could have recovered from pain or injury, but didn’t because they couldn’t get the quantity or quality of care from their provider. When they were not able to get rid of their pain many of these same people ended up with needless surgeries, injections, or are on pain meds. Many others now just avoid the things they need or love to do because of pain. When other providers started to change their models and are now seeing more and more patients and having techs or aides work the the patients the quality of care started to decrease. First we figured out how we could get free information into peoples hands about their pain/problems so they had good information and could make the best decision about their health. Read more>>