We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Nancy Lessnick | Travel Blogger & Engage Pickleball Brand Ambassador

The habits I feel that help me succeed is consistency and intentions. Putting in the time and learning my trade is very important. I stay motivated! The more I know and the effort I put into place created the positive results to succeed. In addition, everyday I remain thankful and enjoy the process by being persistent with continuous improvements. Read more>>

Natalie Borton | Content Creator, Photographer, Marketer

Sticking to my personal commitments even when I didn’t feel like it. Self-discipline is something I’m continuously working on but I think is the number one thing that has helped me push my creative endeavors to the next level. When I graduated during the pandemic I took it as a time to challenge myself and launch my photography and content creation. As I’ve grown through jobs, and my schedule changing with my current 9 to 5, I make the commitment to myself during the week to accomplish certain tasks that will help further my projects. I’ve found by accomplishing these priorities I set for myself, I’m more confident in myself and my creativity. No one feels inspired to write or be creative all the time, but following through when you say you will, will pay off in the end! Read more>>

Rosie Harte | Somatic Therapist & Bodybuilder

Habits have been such an important part throughout my career as a professional bodybuilder and now as a Somatic Therapist. I believe the most important habits are the most basic. We are living organisms that need to be fed with good quality fuel to give us the energy necessary for our short, medium and long term goals. Eating quality food every day to keep the body nourished, light and alive has been and always will be a habit that just is. I don’t have to think about it, It’s become part of my identity and the standards I hold myself to. Read more>>