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.

Abe Al-Baba | Neuro Sports Performance Specialist, Trainer, Sports Nutritionist & Author

I believe the most important factor behind my success at 3 in 1 Elite is blending my three core values: education, application, and customer service. These factors are all interdependent.  I lacked passion for education through my elementary and high school years, however, in the last decade I realized I craved knowledge and growth, constantly seeking more. The more I learned, the more I realized I actually did not know. It’s been a crazy journey and never in a million years would I have thought I’d be close to finishing an entire curriculum in Neuro Sports Performance. The ironic part is that my weakest subject in school was science; showing that interest, dedication, and passion can conquer all, allowing you to achieve your dreams.  Throughout my journey, I learned that having a plethora of knowledge does no good unless you can apply it in a manner that resonates with the client. Read more>>

Samantha Scholl | General Manager

Empowered employees are the secret to the success of any brand. I genuinely believe that a company is only as good as its’ people. It can be incredibly challenging building a team that truly embodies your company culture, but when you do…it’s magic. Offering a nurturing environment with a clear idea of our mission has been extremely important to the success of Parc Bistro-Brasserie. The genuine love for what we do, the true passion we have for hospitality reverberates through each one of our employees. It is this passion that is transferred to our guests. Happy guests are the best brand ambassadors! In the restaurant world, people may forgive a bad meal, they may forget a lackluster cocktail, but they will never forget how you made them feel when they are at your restaurant. Read more>>

Caleb Arend | Independent Filmmaker

In order to be an artist you have to be painfully and beautifully aware. The way a child is aware of everything. You see all the beautiful, little details that nobody else will notice. You feel the discomfort and tension. When I go to film a wedding, often times I never provide any direction to the couple, and I just capture exactly what I am seeing from my own, unique perspective. When I allow myself to feel the moment, there is so much inspiration that I am able to draw from my own awareness of the experience. In my writing and directing, I utilize those same tools. Being absolutely aware and feeling everything is the only way I can create. Read more>>

Natasha Wooden | Kandle Khemist

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is positive energy. I devote all my energy to making each candle. My family is very important as well. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have a lot of the advertising tools I need. Great customer service allows me to grow as an entrepreneur. I always say “I can’t grow if I don’t know.” Read more>>

Keahi & Kauka | One Island the Band

The most important factor behind the success of our brand is we stay true to who we are. We are the same people off stage as we are on stage. When we perform, some of the feed back we get are “your synergy is crazy”, “You guys are having too much fun up there”, and “You’re addictive…we can’t get enough”. Just be you and be true to your self and believe in your self. That’s what people gravitate to. Read more>>

Kirsten Mishay | Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Printmaker

The most important factor would have to be friends, family, and the people that I connect with along the way. They are my biggest support, and a HUGE part of this journey. Their encouragement means a lot to me, and it has helped guide, and grow, my personal voice as well as that of my brand. They inspire me to keep heading towards my goals; this year especially in the moments when I didn’t have much motivation, or confidence, in myself or my work. In addition to that, motivation to keep growing is another significant factor for me. I’m always looking to try new projects and new ways to express myself. Whether it’s taking workshops to learn new skillsets, going to conventions, art markets. Just to put myself out there and see where it takes me (even if they did have to be held online this year). Read more>>