There’s a ton of research around how setting habits can help us conserve energy because it reduces the number of decisions we have to make in a day.  However, not all habits are created equal and so we’ve asked our community to tell us about the habits they have been most effective for them.

Sean Ward | Acrylic painter, animator, gallery owner & musician

The main habits that have helped me succeed are consistent studio hours. Without practice, no matter how unrelenting, I never would have come up with some of my very best ideas! Then, the next habit that has helped me succeed is not sticking to the exact same style of art. Every so often, after I make a plethora of paintings, I mix music or I design animations or sometimes I just break out the sketchbook to see what comes from random doodles. It helps keep new ideas flowing in and prevents creative block from getting bored of doing the same thing over and over again. Read more>>

Julie Tarazona | Life,Business,Relationship, & Parenting Coach

Without a shadow of a doubt, there are people with astonishing skills in coaching, maybe even more prepared than others. What sets apart a successful person from a “regular”, is indomitable will. I have an extraordinary mindset, and indomitable will. You choose your mindset every single day. Situations arise, people upset you, and uncertainty appears. It is your indomitable will, that will cause a non-negotiable success mindset. It’s win or win. There are no other options. Options are for the regulars, not for the fearless. We all feel tired, unmotivated, cranky, unsure, intimidated, tempted, confused, agitated, annoyed, etc. Read more>>

Ana Rosales | CEO & Founder AVR Media Group

I truly believe in the visualization power, I always create an image in my head and go for it. One of my habits is to get my head around successful people with empowering stories of people who struggled to achieve their goals. Also, while I work I like listening to TedTalks. I enjoy reading and listening to not so successful stories, this helps keep my mind open and learn from others in their path to success. Read more>>

Conor McMullen | Musician & Founder (of Lucid Project)

Mindfulness has been the most critical piece to the puzzle. This can be something as simple as a morning journal, or something more involved, like deep meditative work. At the end of the day, it’s about being more conscious of the decisions I make and how they will impact my life and business. Read more>>

Juan Tobon | Musician-Composer

Being able to find where the problem lies and then attack it in a very specific way t.This happens on a daily basis whenever I don’t know what instrument would be best for an orchestra part, or how to articulate a scale better and so on, I found that knowing the problem is 80% of the solution; the rest is intuition and some degree of deep thinking. Read more>>

Prime Sam | Self Love Ambassador & Luxury Estate Dealer

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude, my morning and night rituals, being coachable, asking questions when in doubt and always be open to learn a new way of doing things. Read more>>

Linda & Ian Jerrell | Art & Custom Framing Shop Owners

Heritage Art Galleries is a Fine Art and Custom Framing shop owned by husband and wife team Linda and Ian Jerrell. A: I think we work really well together as a team. Not just as a couple, but as business partners too. We’re definitely both creative, but Ian is a lot more technical and thinks of the functionality of the art design whereas I think more about how the design will make you feel. We play to each other’s strengths and balance each other. Ian and I love learning and developing ideas and projects together. We always have our antenna up, looking for ways to be creative and think outside the box. Read more>>