There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Shakirah Abdul-Rashid | Photographer & Videographer

the main habit that I had to develop while building my photography business was continue to post my work on social media on a daily basis. In the beginning, I was trying to build my following, and the engagements were very low. I remember at times it was only a few friends and family members liking my photos. But I knew that if I stayed consistent my following would eventually grow- which it did, I really had to have tunnel vision and continue working hard even though it felt like no one was looking.I still try to post daily even now, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for my business. Read more>>

Ross Peterkin | Multi-Media Artist

What habits do I feel help me be successful… the continuously drive to learn and improve on my style. I can look at ever piece I did and still see areas that I can improve. So my art is continuously evolving just like me as a person. Read more>>

Akanksha Manna | Radio Jockey at SDR, Host of “Spilling The Chai”

I don’t think I’ve reached success yet. I mean I still have a very long way to go. I feel like that is also a habit that led to where I am today. Not limiting myself to a certain goal you know? I think having a habit of being ambitious has led to me to where I am today. I think the most important habit is putting yourself out there and taking action. When you are building some sort of platform, it’s important to know that most of the time nobody is going to come do things for you. You have to put yourself out there and being like your own marketing team and pitch yourselve in order to get optimal opportunities. Read more>>

Clarissa Edmondson | Wedding & Event Planner

I feel a numerous key habits in my life have lead me to succeed. First, is passionately keeping the faith, praying, and trusting in God. Leaning on sound advice from my husband, children, family and close loved ones. Practicing self care for thirty minutes a day. I make it a habit to choose something nourishing for my body, implementing an activity that is relaxing and calming. Furthermore, I make it a habit to stay grounded through reading positive affirmations, listening to enriching and educational podcasts, an practicing meditation. Read more>>