We don’t believe success is random. Over the years we have spoken with hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, researchers, athletes, and more. We’ve learned from them – both through their stories and through the advice they’ve shared with us – and it’s quite evident that success is more likely when certain habits are present. So, we decided to ask folks to share their habits with us, especially those that they feel helped them succeed.

Brittany Lyons | CEO & Creative Director

Three words I think play a key role in doing anything and doing it well are: Consistency, Discipline & Persistence. Discipline is the bridge between goal and accomplishments. Consistency is the true foundation of trust, and in this aspect I mean trust in yourself. Either you keep your promises or do not make them. I always like to say, If you dont show up for yourself, how can you possibly show up for anyone else. Last but definitely not least, Persistence to me is like smiling in the face of adversity. There is always a way. Read more>>

Dr. Katina Kennedy | Family Nurse Practitioner, Professor, Author, Speaker, T.V. and Radio Health Expert, Fitness Advocate, & Founder

In order to carry out your purpose and passion in life you must take care of self first. Habits can be positive or negative. However, habits that helped me succeed are obtaining adequate sleep (at least 6-8 hours), exercise, drinking water, eating at least three meals a day, and partaking in “me” time. The aforementioned habits allowed me to be energetic, creative, dedicated, persistent, and focused in carrying out my ideas. Maintaining a healthy habit routine is vital to all; especially those who are public servants. Read more>>

Elena Øhlander | Mixed Media Illustrator & Muralist

There are many habits that can be beneficial or detrimental to your business as an artist. I truly believe every artist is a small business and its easy to lose sight of that when you are focused on your craft and conveying meaning behind your work. It comes down to a shift in perspective. Showing up is half the battle and even more, to show up every day. I have a regimented routine that places me in the studio every day. Productivity cannot happen if you don’t show up. Productivity is subjective, much like the definition of success. Read more>>

Desi Drayton | Hairstylist & Clothing Designer

The habits that I feel helped shape my success are consistency and determination. Consistently shaped me because if I would have stop when things got hard or even when I didn’t have a single clientele I wouldn’t have came this far. When I started doing hair I didn’t know as much as I know now. Yes, the process was hard but my consistency allowed it to become a little easier. It helped me grow into my craft and also grow with my client when it comes to building relationships. Read more>>

Kaela Genovese | Owner & Designer

Personally, I feel I can contribute much of my success to living a very ritualistic life. I am a creature of habit. I thrive on having a harmonious daily routine that consist of being healthy and happy on a regular basis. Of course, life throws you curve balls (more than you’d like at times) but it’s important to realize YOU are responsible for YOUR happiness and YOU have the power to lift YOURSELF up! Be the change that you wish to see! I am one that thrives on working out daily. Exercise is my therapy – it clears my head of anything that isn’t good for my soul. Read more>>

Catherine Ramirez | Etiquette & Pageant Coach

Success is a very interesting and powerful word. It can be defined in different ways for each of us. In my case, things that have helped me grow and achieve new goals are definitely: focus, time management and consistency. When I set my mind on something, the first thing I do is create a plan, write down what are the steps to getting from point A to B. After I have my map clear, I organize my time, my days and energy into putting the work and focus on that. Once you stay consistent, things will start to happen. We all have wants and desires in life but, it’s up to us to go want “wanting” to “achieving”. Read more>>

Paulo Shishido | Photographer

First and foremost, don’t let the opinion of one person deter you from achieving your goals. There are many roads that lead us to where we want to go and someone else’s path may not necessarily fit you as a person. Take things with a grain of salt, yet be open minded for constructive criticism. I have found being organized and creating a workflow definitely helps; especially when dealing with various/multiple gigs. Read more>>

Donna Lindsay | Relationship Coach, Educational Consultant, Speaker & Author

I think there are a few things that have contributed to my success. The first would be a strong prayer life. I believe that prayer/meditation gives me the opportunity to dismiss the “noise” of the world and tap into my inner being. By doing this, I am able to receive guidance, direction, and instruction with regard to the work I do and the clients I serve. I also believe that being consistent and perseverant throughout the journey, as well as, maintaining a positive attitude has contributed greatly to my success. As an entrepreneur, I’ve faced various setbacks, lack of support, or adversity. Read more>>