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.

Warren Thomas | General Manager, The Morrow Center

The most important factor behind my success and the success of the Morrow Center is an understanding of fear and bravery – and the delicate relationship that exists between them. Fears in business are natural and come from looming threats (i.e. pandemic shutdowns, data breaches, economic interruptions, etc.). Bravery, however, is not so natural for everyone but is the quintessential factor in conquering fear. People often believe that bravery is a direct, tangible action or response. While that can be true in some cases, in business the first step is having a courageous mental positioning. Be bold. Think smart. Identify and accept the reality that looming threats are possible realities and prepare accordingly. As the saying goes, “If you stay ready, you never have to get ready.” Read more>>

Katina Currin | Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Children’s Book Author, Mentor, Educator

My brand is driven by what I believe to be two of our strongest emotions: fear and anxiety, and what I can offer to help relieve patients from both. My children’s books are driven by my passion to educate. I truly believe when we learn what we may have to face, and when that information is shared with us on a level that paints a picture for us, sets the stage for us prior to our arrival, even offers a sneak peek into what we may hear, feel and smell, we become empowered. I believe children should feel empowered too! Read more>>

Loryn Denise | Creator & Host of This Too Shall Suck Podcast | Podcast Coach

The most important factor when it comes to This Too Shall Suck Podcast: A Fresh Perspective on Grief being successful is me being authentic to myself and my values. When I am recording an episode, I use my authentic voice, share my authentic story, and use my authentic experiences to serve my listeners in their own journey. There are so many podcasts in the world, and even a decent amount in my particular space; however, my listeners follow me because they resonate with who I am because I don’t switch up. I am the same every episode, I am the same in comments, DM’s, and emails, and they can tell that I genuinely am sharing to help them in their own grieving journey. Read more>>

Ajalah Davis | Nail Tech, Lace Specialist, Rapper

It’s all in the brand name ! I don’t care what people think about the things I do, from my looks down to my music. I stay true to me and the things I enjoy no matter who I’m around. People lose themselves for so many reasons, nowadays. Ultimately, I want my brand to reflect that with so many outside factors making you second guess, influencing you, and most likely trying to tear you down: KEEP GOING, KEEP POSTING, KEEP GRINDING, KEEP DOING YOU ! RAW AND RARE ! Read more>>

Mastic Agency | Digital Marketing and Art direction agency

The most important factor behind our success is the team. We are a team of 3 co-founders, with different lifestyles, and different specialties, but very close to each other and working as a team to build projects. Read more>>

Anna Bennett-Odlum | Professional Travel Advisor

A brand doesn’t just represent what you do, it represents who you are as an individual. While deciding on building my brand I considered what did I want my brand to represent; what is important to me? For me, that answer was simple. Human rights, civil rights, diversity and inclusion, equality, kindness and quality. In sharing my values through my brand, it ensures that my target audience will usually also share similar values. I will always stand for what’s important to me, no matter who is in the room. I feel that my clients have seen that through me, and it has built trust with my clientele. They know I care for them as a person; I care for their families; I care for their experiences. I extend that same care through my services. Read more>>

Carlos jones | Cjones Designs

The most important factor behind success is not having a no quit mindset. No business is easy and there will be times when it gets tough. In those moments you have to remind yourself why you started what you did. Never give up on yourself and never give up on your brand. If you stay in it long enough great things will happen. Read more>>

Kevin Shen | Wedding Videographer and photographer

The definition of a successful brand or business in photography/videography industry is very vague. You can call it successful by having a lot of customers, or winning several awards, which I have neither of those. Be able to deliver stunning photos and videos or not isn’t what I worried about because that’s what we do. However, what matters the most to me and my brand is the relationship between me and my clients and other venders. Read more>>

Lydia Curry | Loco Volumes Business Owner

The most important factor behind the success of Loco Volumes, would be PROMOTING! Lots of promotion & content. Keeping my audience engaged and excited about my product keeps me motivated, which allows me to be successful in my brand. There are days where I would get no sales and I wouldn’t want to promote but I think about where I want to be in the next 6 months to a year. I set big goals for myself and my business. Read more>>

LaFaye | Artist & Entertainer

The most important factor to me is professionalism. I pride myself on providing quality to and for my brand & band members. I make sure to communicate effectively about any and everything that involves others and also make sure to give everyone room to be themselves and work with me on elevating the brand as well. Read more>>