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.

Helen DeRamus | Visual Artist

Every day during my entire career, I go to the studio in the morning and begin a drawing. Once the drawing is completed, I’m ready to start working on a series of paintings that are currently in progress. Working every day is a practice that keeps me engaged with my painting and drawing. It’s the daily routine of working that keeps my creative spirit alive. Read more>>

Cedric Berry | Wood Worker & Farmer

Always learning and practicing are two habits that are a very important part of my success. Being a student of your craft will take you further than you can imagine. I am forever studying and researching different avenues of my business. Once I learn something new I continuously work on it until I am comfortable with the results. I take pride in my work to achieve the best quality possible. Read more>>

Bridgette Whitting | Owner, D’Luxe Aroma Co.

Some habits I’ve felt helped me succeed was to continue pushing through all the obstacles that come up when you own a business from low sales, no traction even figuring out financing. If you have a dream or a great product and believe it’s going to be great or that people really need it they’ll buy into that dream. So keep pushing no matter what. Read more>>

Kavon Arnold | Recording Artist & Audio engineer

reminding myself that I have all the power to do things placed in my life because everything was set to be in my life for a reason. so remaining humble and constantly working no matter what. Read more>>

Keshia Cannady | The Author Known as Alston Shropshire

The habits that I feel helped me succeed are hard work, dedication, honesty, the genuine support of others, morals, excellent character, and a positive attitude. When you are transparent, have good character traits, and are willing to do the work, not only will you be successful, but others will notice your genuineness and will be ready to work with you. Old school work ethics will always pay off. Read more>>