Every overnight success we’ve seen has been years in the making. And those overnight successes are rarely because of an amazing idea or a stroke of luck. We asked some of our favorite folks from the community about what characteristics are at the heart of their success story?

Roxanne Labat | Travel Content Creator & Entrepreneur

The most important factor behind my success is a healthy mix of faith and grit. Without grit, there is no consistency in anything I do. Anything I’ve ever succeeded at was something I worked on consistently. Read more>> 

Chelsea McKinney | Adult Gymnastics Coach

Consistency over time is key! I have found that the only way to get the results that you want is to consistently put in the work. My process is to set a goal and then set action steps that I will take daily, weekly, and/or monthly to help me reach that goal. Goals are not accomplished overnight. They take hard work and a lot of time, but if I stick to my plan, I know that I am moving in the right direction. Read more>>

Emily Tutnick | Content creator and student athlete

Failure. I have failed many times in my life (as an athlete that throws things in the air while performing extreme body movements underneath, I experience failure countless times a day!), and every time I think that I won’t be able to get up. But there’s something in me that just can’t give up; I have this desire to persevere beyond my failure. Read more>>

Alex Shearer | Certified International Health Coach

Authenticity! It sounds cliché but it’s so true. Building a brand that felt right to me was important both personally and professionally. It’s hard to build a business around something that doesn’t resonate with you and I think my clients/community can see right through that. Building a brand that was unique and personal was my number one goal. Read more>>

Edoardo Lombardi | Communicator and social media manager

Communication. We are trying to bring some fresh air in the italian market of sports pub, which however seems to be a bit out of time. Our main intent is to provide different services, but all of these services are nothing without the right way to communicate them, which is, for our approach, the way to run things. Read more>>

Danielle | Jewelry designer

There are so many things that go into running a successful business and developing your brand that it’s hard to choose just one. Perseverance and a love for what I do is crucial. Read more>>

Cameron Jackson | Private Investigator

Responsiveness. That may seem like an oversimplification, but I have come to believe it is the single greatest contribution to my brand’s success. While we receive praise for the quality of our investigations, the most common compliment by far is, “You are so responsive”. Read more>>