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.

Marlaina Williams | Digital Communicator & Creative

Success for me is being able to fully and totally work in my passion as a communications professional and creative. The habits that I feel helped me succeed: 1. Tenaciously carving a space for myself in this industry. 2. Pushing myself beyond my discomforts and uncertainties. 3. Giving my inner child the space to heal, and honoring the difficult feeling that come with that. Read more>>

John Dillard CPA | Certified Public Accountant

Success is something earned not granted. It is the end result of a day worked and lived minute by minute and is measurable at the end rather than at the beginning of a journey. Success is a lifestyle and not an achievement as you do not achieve success but rather become through hard work, diligence and effort. Success is the difference between being “done” and done “well.” I have seen way too many examples in life of people who stopped working or were finished but yet did not complete a certain task to the best of their ability. Success only comes when one has done their best! Success is not being awesome by others standards but buy one continuing to put forth their VERY best in EVERY Circumstance. Read more>>

Ethan Ray | Effects Makeup Artist & Small Business Owner

I believe success is relative, and as an 18 year old effects makeup artist, I believe my journey to success has barely just begun. However, my success as an artist so far and my (hopefully) eventual success as a makeup artist are heavily influenced by my habits. While I do believe my success in my past 8 years of being a makeup artist is half due to networking, the support of others, and sheer luck, the other half comes from within myself, my drive to accomplish my goal, and the habits I utilize in my pursuit. I believe out of all my habits as an artist, my most important and all encompassing habit is my tendency to force myself into situations I fear. For example, in the summer of 2020, I asked myself what I’m scared of as an artist. Read more>>

Trudie Robinson | Travel Consultant and Owner

I feel that I am very honest and always try to get the best deal for my client. I am always here to help a client. I had a client that missed their first flight to their honeymoon. I spent all day on Sunday helping them get on a flight the next day and letting resort know that would be arriving next day. Read more>>

Kit Mann | Writer/Podcaster

Having failure blinders. You’ve got to have a short memory regarding your failings and a long memory regarding successes, no matter how small and insignificant. You need to build a well of accomplishments to drink from whenever you get parched from the naysayers that will try to remind you of the mistakes that you will undoubtedly make along the way. My ability to totally ignore failures and keep trying to do something has served me well. When I was young, some called it arrogance, but it wasn’t that. It was the will to keep going. Now that I am older, people call it confidence and, perhaps, behind my back, stupidity. However, it doesn’t matter what others may say. For me, it’s the only way I know to do anything. Read more>>

Greg Vetter | Professional Speaker and Trainer

The top three priorities every business owner needs to have are: 1. Sell. 2. Sell. 3. Sell. And when they have finished those, to sell again. There is nothing more important than understanding and acting on the habit of selling every day. High sales volume covers controllable expenses, non controllable expenses, and operational misdirection and mistakes. It is absolutely no fun when you do not have the funds to cover your expenses. The easiest way to sell is by asking for referrals when a client is happy, or is appreciative of your service or product. It’s all in the timing of the asking. Read more>>

Sarah Irvin | Business Mindset Coach

The habits of action and consistency. Some people are too afraid to take that first step of action and even when they do they do not keep doing it consistently. I believe that you have to be willing to take action despite fears or doubts you have within yourself or concerned about others opinions. On top of this, in my opinion, it has to be done consistently even when it’s hard or if you’re not achieving the goals you’ve set yet. Read more>>