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.

Ashley Jelisa | Tattoo Artist & Creative

Meditation. Meditation has helped me through so many situations in my life, it’s allowed me to organize my thoughts and focus on moving with intention despite all of life’s challenges. Through meditation I’ve resolved obstacles in my personal life and in my business life. There are always so many things that I want to get done and sometimes it’s hard to just sit back and take a break to rest my mind and body without thinking about my list of todos. Another habit that has helped me succeed is journaling and writing. Read more>>

Nick Burningup Blaze | South Carolina Hip Hop Artist & Business Major

Some of the habits that helped me succeed were traveling to different states showcasing my music on a consistent basis. Atlanta, GA is a big part of my career. Traveling to Atlanta weekend to weekend over the years definitely impacted the success I’m having now. Being open to criticism has helped me succeed. Being personable and having a positive attitude has opened a lot of doors for me. Marketing my music more on social media, such as Instagram has helped me succeed because I started reaching a bigger audience that couldn’t see me in person. Read more>>

Joycelynn Okezie | Marketing Manager, CEO & Recording Artist

Being resilient, punctual, determined, having integrity, good character and perseverance through uncertainty. I also feel having faith and a belief in a higher power has helped. A spiritual foundation along with humility and a reduction of ego has really helped open doors that I could never imagine. No matter how high up you get you never have all the answers. You have to keep learning and also be open to feed back and constructive criticism. Read more>>

Purenesss | Professional Hair & Makeup Artist

In life and my business staying focused, being driven and level headed have kept me on top of my game. However, it was my natural everyday habits of being timely, and cleanly, that really propelled my business greatly, and made my brand stand out from the competition. Costumers loved that I was always on time and ready to serve them right when they needed. And with their well being in mind, my cleanliness and sanitation habits kept them coming back because they felt safe. Read more>>

Brianna Blue | Operations MBA, Entrepreneur, & Artist

I think that a couple of things have made me “successful” in life. Everyone defines success different but for me success begins with being happy. So the first thing that has allowed space for that in my life is being my authentic self. – especially in corporate settings. It took me a while to break out of the mold of expectations that others and society had placed on me. But once I decided to show up as “me” – all day everyday, I was happier. Read more>>

phoenix broom | Creative Director | Photographer

My success was attributed to a couple things. The main thing being having faith in God and lots and lots of prayer. Secondly I made sure I dedicated everyday to doing something for my business. The way I see it everyday you don’t learn or do something for your business is a day wasted. I can’t stress enough that you can’t expect your business to flourish if you don’t do things that will elicit results EVERYDAY. Read more>>

Farah Bryant Chantale Alunomoh | CEO & CFO

We believe that true success includes making a difference in your community. The most powerful difference you can make is the difference you make in the life of others. Sometimes when you sit back and think of the most effective thing you can do to build better habits is to join a culture. We see it as normal behavior to invest in relationships. Why would you not want to learn from others, develop good habits and try different business strategies? Read more>>