There is a wealth of research that indicates that certain habits can help increase your productivity, creativity, and/or drive. So, we thought we’d reach out to respected members of our community and ask them what habits they feel helped them succeed.

Dr. Zowee Shanks | Trauma Specialist, Pastor, Speaker

My devotional time every morning. I exercise discipline by getting up at 4:15 every morning and I take care of my mind, body and spirit before I tackle the day. This includes exercise, meditation by focusing on the Word of God and journaling. Read more>>

Kaviar Sundays | Artist & Philanthropist

Discipline and consistency are the two habits that I feel have helped me succeed. On my last birthday I decided to give up drinking hard liquor and it made a world of difference in my life. Read more>>

Malaun Dodson | Professional Wig Maker and Owner of Laced by Laun, LLC.

I’ve always been a very self motivated person, but I think my drive and desire to do the work and get things done have helped me succeed. I don’t think I’m the best planner but I’m a professional to do list crusher! I love setting my daily goals and marking each task off one by one. Read more>>

Susana House | Reiki Master and Influencer

This is a very good question. In order to more fully understand where you stand in your own life is by observing and understanding what habits you have formed overtime and how have they helped your growth overall. Read more>>

Nikaela Johnson | Artist and Nonprofit Owner

Creating a routine and becoming mindful of my daily habits. My life truly changed when I began to monitor the habits I kept, such as how often I worked out throughout the week or even eating regularly. This allowed me to figure out how to make the most of my time. Read more>>

Asharah Damore | Entrepreneur

The habit that the feel has helped me succeed the most is staying focused on the bigger picture after setting a goal. You have to be able to let go of some of the smaller details in order to move forward. Everything is not always going to go as you imagined it but as long as you stay focused on getting things done you will be able to breakthrough. Read more>>

Jono Davis | Artistic Director & Manager

I don’t know if you’d call it success, but listening and speaking with my heart has certainly helped me in my line of work. You’re talking about an industry (the only industry?) that bares their hearts, souls, and vulnerabilities through art and expression. Read more>>