While it’s inspiring to read high level summaries of success stories, we think it’s just as important to learn about what drove the success and made it possible. We’ve asked some of the brightest folks we know to open up about what they believe was the most important factor behind their success.

Bobby Neptune | Hip hop Artist Podcast Creator/Host and Writer

Holding myself accountable realizing that I am in charge of my life and I can build it or destroy it Read more>>

Jenny Jones | Executive Director Assistant & Wee Cheer Coach

I have a handful of habits I utilize personally and professionally to push me to be the best version of myself I can be on all platforms. First and foremost always be honest. This doesn’t simply mean be honest with co-workers, friends, and family, but always be honest with yourself.Read more>>

Hannah Quintana | Wedding and Portrait Photographer

I spent 5 years of my life as an Air Force Military Intelligence Officer so I carried over the strengths of this previous occupation in to my current career. Discipline first and foremost. Being a mother of two I found it difficult to find the time, make the time, and make most of my time but over the years I’ve developed a very disciplined schedule and persistent personality that I think really got me on the fast track towards success. Read more>>

Allison Yacht | BraveHoods founder and Executive Director

Without persistence I would be nowhere. This is one of my favorite quotes: “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” And yes, in this sense, I am the mosquito.
In 2011, I had been running a database consulting and training company for 10 years. I had my future all planned out. If all went well, I’d get new opportunities, grow the business and stay on the very same path I was on. Little did I know, something would happen to me that would completely change my perspective and direction in life.Read more>>