We asked some of the city’s hidden gems to tell us about what they feel is the most important factor behind their success.

Robby Trefethren | Business Coach

The greatest habit that has played an instrumental piece towards my success has been committing to the idea of personal growth. For the last decade, I’ve consistently read 30 minutes per day every single day. This has allowed me to dive into subjects from investing to health, business to psychology, politics to spirituality, economics to self help, and countless others. This reading time serves as my contemplation time as well. It’s the time that I use to brainstorm business opportunities and ideas and I begin to find solutions about what comes next. By constantly reading and mastering a variety of subjects, I feel adequately prepared to enter the arena in nearly any situation. Read more>>

Matt O’Connor | Lead Singer/Guitars

Because we play all original music it has been really big for us to find a sound and a style of writing that both excites us and makes us feel like we are actually breaking fresh musical ground. Getting into the habit of consistently writing music as an ongoing daily routine has definitely helped grow our sound concept as song writers, and pushed us as a band as a whole. Read more>>

Nicole Fiscella | Lifestyle and Wellness Blogger, Model & Actress

Having a very strong work ethic has really helped me succeed. I am constantly pushing harder and going the distance. I usually don’t take no for an answer. There is always a way to make something work, you just have to be willing to find it. Read more>>