Hardwork? Luck? Good habits?  What would you say is behind your success?  We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Golnaz Yamoutpour | Entrepreneur & Speaker

The most important factor behind my success is the ability to try new things without the fear of it not working out the way that I imagined it to. My perception of failure is a bit different than the norm, so that enables me to have this fearless entrepreneurial spirit that allows me to easily pivot once I realize something isn’t working. I give myself some time to mourn the loss, but then I quickly move on. Self-pity has never been my game. Most of us are afraid of failure because of what it may look like to others. Read more>>

Deja Drewit | Artist & Oracle Deck Creator

I’ve noticed not long ago that my whole life sort of went against the grain, at least compared to many people that I know. I found I’ve always been a lot riskier than most of the people that I’ve known, but I feel those risks always came with a bigger reward for me. Naturally, I was not as scared to take risks in my online art business. One of the riskier things I’ve done with my family did not support was when I had my son, I decided to quit my full-time job with no money saved up and no backup plan. Read more>>

Aisha Mahler Salinas | Owner/Colorist – The Color Collective Salon

Love, teamwork, authenticity and laughter are our secret sauce! As a salon we are fueled by joy, happiness, and good vibes and won’t settle for anything less! We believe that when you serve others at your highest level, you must serve from a place of love, humility, and joy! Read more>>

Elva Zaragoza | Profesional Makeup artist

The most important factor behind my success of my brand is not giving up , as a makeup artist to be in the top A list makeup artists it takes a lot , takes a lot of practice , a lot of work to get your name at the top , personally I believe my self to be pretty successful in my business , I’ve made a lot of connections but I’m still working on getting to that top A list. And when you have all of these people in the industry doing the same thing as you and working with all these celebrities, it’s easy to get discourage but I always remind myself that they were me one day and they are there because of the work they have put in their business , so I believe not giving up is the key! Read more>>

Stephen Huynh | CEO of Ocean Palace Wholesale Inc.

I believe the most important factor behind the company’s success is our Customer Service. Ocean Palace Wholesale has been in business for 28 years and has always prioritized excellent Customer Service. All Ocean Palace employees are trained to always put our customers first. From competitive pricing, quality products, on time deliveries, and having a robust inventory of high demand products, our team will do whatever it takes to ensure our clients’ are always satisfied with our service. Read more>>

Mary Stapleton | Electrical Contractor, Woman owned Business, Ms Sparky Electric, Inc.

I believe being a Woman Owned Business in the Construction Industry has been key to my Company standing out among my competition. Having a highly recognizable and memorable logo. It definitely gets us in the door a lot more than I ever expected in the beginning. When I was working for others it was just something I dealt with, but as the business owner it sets us apart right away. Hiring and retaining the best people I can find is also so important. Letting people go has been difficult but necessary to building a trusted brand. Read more>>

Crystal Fairley | Spicy Food Connoisseur

The most important factor behind our success is that we can inspire others, and leave the world better than we found it. Read more>>

Nikki and Anna Hollerich and Hagen | Scrollsaw woodworking sisters!

If we had to sum up why we think we are successful, the word ‘grit’ comes to mind. From the get go, we said yes to almost every opportunity that was presented to us. We are ‘yes’ girls. We have learned from those experiences and narrowed down how we use our time best, but for the most part when someone asked us to be at a show, make a project, do a colab, the answer was yes! This is what we have come to call planting seeds. Overtime we have made so many connections, done so many events and met so many people that our seeds are now are growing. We don’t have a magic answer. Read more>>