Roadmap To Success

D'angelo Thompson
1 min readAug 27, 2023


Photo by Jason Roth, Model-Paul Koch from ‘Enhanced Beauty: Men’s Grooming’, Makeup by D’angelo Thompson, Hair by Denine Smith, and Styling by David Chin.

Working with and talking to many successful men and women through the years, I have found and observed a few habits or roadmaps to success. They work with intention and purpose, build a strong team of successful people around them, and are prepared to pivot as needed. This applies to many of the clients and individuals I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with in the arts, finances, business sector, politics, or NGOs.

First, it requires being proactive and forward moving, and continuously being creative or reimagining ways to expand ideas and or their businesses. I would offer they are careful whom they seek advice from or share their ideas with.

The next step as mentioned is building a strong team, as these individuals are the architect and need people who can help build and are as invested as they are.

Of course there are many other things that must be focused on but these are a few to help propel you forward. Also, it’s important to build knowledge like taking online classes, attend seminars, find mentors, and build a plan of action. Also, my final and most important morsel of wisdom, be prepared to pivot or many pivots in the scope of your life and career.