There’s a ton of research around how setting habits can help us conserve energy because it reduces the number of decisions we have to make in a day. However, not all habits are created equal and so we’ve asked our community to tell us about the habits they have been most effective for them.

Tyler Lyons | Professional Photographer

An important factor behind my success is confidence in my brand and product as well as what other parents are saying about my company. I work hard to perfect my brand and make sure that each communication, session, and post reflect that. I am constantly working to provide the best customer experience I can. Read more>>

Celene Stanley | 6x internationally published photographer

It took me a few years to really figure out my niche, or what I wanted my rand to focus on. I finally realized – I just love, LOVE! I truly enjoy capturing love, whether that is a wedding, family, or the pure joy of graduating. Capturing happiness, joy, and love makes me enjoy what I do, and makes it “easy” to capture those moments. My brand has ultimately been successful because I have found the perfect recipe of capturing love and adding my unique and artistic style behind it. Read more>>

Cameron Swann | Founder/ Owner of Dead Battery Clothing, LLC

I believe the most important factor behind the success of my brand is the impact that it brings to the mental health community. I say that because Dead Battery is all about mental health awareness and improvement and to see many people say how the brand helped them mentally really warms me. This shows me that Dead Battery is more than just a brand. Read more>>

Angela Farris | Retail Florist – Owner

We strive to produce quality at every level. From the farms we do business with to the work we produce. If our product has beauty and longevity married with customer service, we have a brand. Hopefully, a brand customers will appreciate and be drawn to. Read more>>

L. Shonny DeBouse-Young: Nonprofit Founder & Community Advocate

Consistency and dedication to operating any business that I am a part of or start with integrity. Read more>>

J.W. Leggio | Founder and Lead Vocalist of Briefcase Blues

Being that Briefcase Blues was founded just over 37 years ago has a lot to do with it – “staying power”. The factors that have contributed to our longevity are the skill of our core musicians, the showmanship in each performance and the connection with every audience we stand in front of every time we play. The music is expertly arranged (as it was when the “Blues Brothers” first performed these songs from 1978-on), and we do our best to make each show a real concert experience. The driving force that lives behind the best concerts of other artists (even the most internationally acclaimed bands) is always “the SHOW must go ON”. It isn’t about being “slick” or unbelievably polished or seamless. Concerts are subject to glitches, things go wrong – it’s the real world.  Read more>>

Lynae Vosberg | Business Owner

Over the past 15 years, my husband and I have had our hands in several businesses. No matter what type of business you start there are several variations that contribute to your success, but for us, there is always one main factor that has played a major role in our success. You will invest time and money into how your business is set up from the location to accounting software. It continues by picking out furniture, fixtures, and setting up your POS system. You will create a logo, website, and in today’s day and age set up your social media presence. Then comes time for hiring employees and establishing procedures and policies. But the most important part of any company should be “Customer Service”. Customer service is the number one reason for our success. Read more>>