Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Amanda Haigh | Wedding Photographer

We believe the most important factor behind our success is taking good care of our couples and providing them with personalized service.. We are here to provide an excellent photography and videography experience. Most people are not accustomed to being in front of a camera all of the time, and we believe it is really important for you to feel comfortable on one of your most important days. That is why we take steps from the beginning to get to know you as a couple. Read more>>

Trevor Lyons | Actor and Coach

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my “brand,” if you will, has to do with acceptance and surrender. It feels clearer and clearer to me that the people who are most successful (myself included, when things are going well) are the people who are most willing to embrace their basic nature. Both as a health coach/personal trainer, and as an actor, I have the most success when I’m able to stop fighting my essence, and when I’m able to tap into the unique angle I offer. Read more>>

Justin Savoie | REALTOR

I would have to say that it’s because of my core values. I believe in telling the truth to my clients and not giving them an answer that they just want to hear. Most agents will give them a line just to keep the process going and not truly protect the client. I also believe in treating them as they are my family. To have good conversations so that we work together in unison to bring the right outcome for their futures. Read more>>

Anne Kullaf | Fine Artist

I create large scale original oil paintings of the Western landscape designed to hang in contemporary mountain homes. My clients commission me to paint some of their favorite places, and I approach each project as a collaboration. I want the paintings to bring them joy every time they look at them, so I take special care to understand what they are looking for at the start of the project. I ask questions like “why is the place you want me to paint special to you?”, and “what colors appeal to you?” and “where will this painting hang in your home?” Their answers allow me to create something that is visually inspiring to them, something they can see every day and find something new each time they look at it. Read more>>

Sarah Gregor | Founder of The Planning Co.

I would say that the most important factor behind our success is the focus on the client and how we can serve them well. In our industry, a majority of our clients are doing this for the first time. It can be so overwhelming and stressful at times. There are so many unknowns with big decisions that can make it difficult to ensure you’re making the right one. Our main goal is to bring peace into the process and make it as fun as possible. Read more>>

Abbey Van Horn | Flooring Enthusiast & President

The most important factor behind the success of Meyer Skidmore & Company is communication. Our clients consistently comment on our ability to respond quickly and appropriately. We ensure that we are involved in a client’s flooring project from start to finish with excellent communication. What this creates is a high percentage of return clients and referrals. Read more>>

Madison Vanata | NUCCA Chiropractor

The most important factor behind my success is my patients. I believe I am in the business of saving lives. It’s a bold claim – especially for one who practices chiropractic and not emergency medicine. But over the years, I have seen countless sick and suffering people enter through my door. Whether it’s low back pain, debilitating migraines, multiple sclerosis, stage four stomach cancer, or even mysterious conditions no specialist could make a diagnosis on. Although their conditions may vary, their stories rarely do not. Read more>>