Hardwork? Luck? Good habits? What would you say is behind your success? We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Corey Presley | Freelance Videographer

The most important factor behind the success of my career is my constant need to improve the quality of my work. This means I may end up spending more time on a project than I originally estimated but pouring that passion into each project and really seeing how far I can push the quality of the final edit makes it worth it. That mentality is recognized and showcased in my videos and it is how I get new clients. My main source of getting more work is when the client sees a video that I have created for a previous client and love the style and quality so they reach out. So if I have to boil down my success to one simple factor, I would have to say that it is the passion I have for what I do. Read more>>

Heather Martinez | Visual Practitioner

The most important factor behind my success is developing a decision model based on my values. I have two sets of values: personal and professional. My personal values include: Being of Service to others in my field. Developing my Apperception and the profound embodiment of understanding. Fostering meaningful Relationships through collaboration and by setting boundaries. Exercising and being appreciative of my Autonomy. Practicing Creativity and self-expression. Read more>>

Taylor Bernagozzi | Custom baker & decorator

My amazing customers and support system! My business has grown so much the past few years due to my loyal support system and my growing customers. A lot of it has to do strictly from word of mouth and referrals! Read more>>

Quinn Saine | Photographer

Since heading west over a decade ago and first looking out on California’s stunning coastline, I’ve been drawn to the the natural beauty, lifestyle, and the vast Pacific. There is no place I would rather create imagery than on the dramatic coastline and jacket-worthy climate of northern California.  Every photo tells a story, every photo is a memory, every photo reflects a trip.  This collection of photographs is representative of a visceral ride to the coast with the windows down and music up, knowing full well that more often than not I will come away with nothing I am absolutely psyched about. However, the euphoria of coming away with that rare magical image here and there supersedes the failed trips. Read more>>

Charley Van Amburg | Wedding Photographer

There is obviously never just one factor to a persons success. But the one I want to highlight is customer service. It doesn’t matter if you have an awesome product, your business will not be successful without great customer service. As a wedding photographer, I am here to serve my couples and create an experience for the biggest day of their lives. This experience starts from the time the inquire to well after they have received their gallery. Read more>>