Through our work we have been constantly amazed at the incredible things people in every neighborhood are working on. What’s even more exciting is that they all have different stories, backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses. That there isn’t a single formula for success means that everyone can take their unique set of strengths and characteristics and turn it into a success story. We recently reached out to some folks we admire and asked them what characteristics they feel are responsible for their success.

Nadine Martinez | Curve Model / Water safety enthusiast & Behavioral Therapist

The most important factor behind my success is that I kept trying even when I did not receive the response that I wanted. At first when I began freelance modeling I worked for merch exchange and exposure. Even though It was a challenging task for me to attend certain photoshoots I did everything I needed to do. My determination will always be a factor in my success. Read more>>

Dustin Becker | Chief Elixir Officer

The biggest thing for me is being able to help people and we’re able to do this twice at the same time with Dad’s Elixir. We give back 10% with each collaboration bottle that we do and we also are helping people heal ailments through our products. Read more>>

Megan Heneghan | Content Creator & Influencer

I believe my authenticity and passion for my niche are the most important factors behind the success of my brand. I stay true to who I am and my message and I believe that shows very transparently in my content. When I get excited about something, it shows. Even though it may not make sense to some people, I continue to do what makes me happy, and what drives me the most everyday. Read more>>

Shelby Wells Islas | Owner of Picky Picnics

The most important factor behind the success of Picky Picnics is the concept of creating an all in one pop up event that is affordable and accessible to anyone. I believed I could create beautiful and memorable events while making it completely stress free for the clients. Party planning involves thinking of many little details, from the decor and location, to what guests will eat, drink and experience. I love creating a set up for a client so that they can fully enjoy their special day and not worry about anything down to the clean up afterwards. Read more>>