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.

D Kirk KV | Rapper, Singer & Independent Label Owner

Some the habits I’d say help me succeed are setting time aside to record and make music, talk with other motivated artist and friends who genuinely support my art and brand which allows me to focus on the future, as budgeting ventures and opportunities and listing which ones I can do in the mean time and goals I have for the future. Read more>>

LaLa Spears | Photographer & Content Creator

A few habits that I feel have helped me succeed are: practicing good customer service, creating boundaries, and making it a point to consistently grow in my craft. Communication is key! It can be the difference between a good experience and a great one. Create boundaries! Say what you will and won’t put up with and stick to it. People don’t own you just because they pay for a service. Grow, grow, grow! Find a class, an internship, a YouTube video…something, ANYTHING and consistently challenge yourself so you won’t become stagnant in what you produce. I’m not perfect at any of these things, but they’re foundational and non-negotiable business practices for me. Read more>>

Shakia Moore | Owner & Graphic Designer

Number 1: REST is important! Your mind is constantly in “go mode” that you feel the need to always keep busy around the clock but I realized that your body and mind needs to rest in order to function better. Number 2: Write down your plan/goals. When you write something down it’s like a daily reminder of what you are working towards. You are practically manifesting the things you want by continously reading out loud what you’re going to do. Number 3: Think of ways to improve but never be afraid of failure in the process. Basically have a “winners mindset” but don’t get discouraged if something doesn’t go well or happen on your time. Always keep pushing forward. Allow room for constructive criticism. Number 4: Recognize that money isn’t everything. Let your passion drive you, the money will come. Read more>>