We asked some of the city’s rising stars about why they think they have been so successful and we’ve shared their responses below.

Makeda Andrews | Leadership Coach & Consultant

Couple of years ago my mentor introduced me to the concept of disciplined thinking time, which is uninterrupted concentration. This habit I have formed where every single Friday I have a scheduled appointment with myself in my calendar for thinking time has allowed me to uncover issues, solve problems that I find hard to solve in the heat of chaos, make wise decisions and to create systems. Read more>>

Cory Weeds | Jazz Impresaio

Perseverance, persistence, the continued desire to seek knowledge from people that know more than you. Read more>>

Miguel Fabian | Miguel and pedro owners of los compadres catering oc

Discipline Read more>>

Darla Slade | Family Travel & Fitness Content Creator

Here are the habits that have helped me succeed: 1) PERSEVERENCE: When I was still pretty new as a family travel and fitness content creator, a successful travel influencer told me that you have to work really hard at it every day to make it work. Without that advice, I may have given up. Read more>>