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.

David Clifton-Strawn | Photographer

I approach my craft as a daily practice. I don’t wait for inspiration. I get up and work through images and try improve in some way every day. I don’t improve every day, but the discipline of the process ensures that I am always growing, and the effort is reflected in the quality of the photographs I create with my clients. Read more>>

Devmatic | Celebrity Photographer

I invested in myself. I flew out of state to different concerts to get my portfolio up and my name out. I ended up on the Millennium Tour because i flew out to tampa to do a show and the promoter then asked me if i would be his official tour photographer. We have been rocking ever since Read more>>

Brent Paxton | Talent Manager and Producer

In many ways, habits are everything. I think something that people don’t realize is a habit is choosing to be positive every day. In a way, it’s like choosing to be happy. While life deals us different cards, I think happiness is a choice. So, you have to show up every day with a positive outlook. If you can’t show up (whatever that means for you) with a smile, look around you and figure out why. That is the key. What is making you feel unmotivated? If there’s something that needs to change, change it. I also think this plays into the habit of reminding yourself that you are in control of your own life. Read more>>