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.

Alexandra Farber | Choreographer, artist, and dancer.

I am a hyper-organized person, partially because of my OCD anxiety diagnoses. Organization helps me feel relaxed, but the habit of staying organized shows up and helps me succeed in my work all the time. Whether it is being super clear on deadlines, detail oriented in my work, or inspiration for how to approach a subject, my organization habits provide powerful backbone to my ideas. Read more>>

Julian Bell | Photographer & Content Creator

I think my answer to this might shock some people. But learning when to step away and try to relax has been the greatest help to me this far. I know everyone likes to romanticize working hard, late nights, and early mornings and trust me it is a part of the process. But being able to step back and recharge sometimes can be far more important for your mental health and the overall longevity of your business. I think people need to remember to take a breather every now and then. What’s the point of all this work if you don’t get to enjoy any of the benefits? Read more>>

Sophie Astronoto | Fashion Designer

Being in a creative field, I felt like I needed to constantly be working to succeed. A pandemic and burn-out later, I obviously had to change my work ethic. The habits that helped me succeed the most was taking (real) breaks, asking for advice/critique, and having a positive outlook on rejection. I had a bad habit of overworking myself because I felt like taking a break was equivalent to wasting time. At one point, I realized that I was progressing on things in a burnt-out state of mind and that I wasn’t performing as effectively and as creatively as I could be. It took me a while to accept that taking a break is okay and necessary to reset the mind. It’s also a good time to get re-inspired and find motivation again. Read more>>

Daymond The Brand, CLC | The Original Plurapreneur®, Engineer, Life Coach, and Life Hacker

Taking time out for myself to intentionally love myself is a habitual practice I know makes me successful. What I mean by this is that I take time out to truly understand myself, how I work, how I think, what’s awesome about me, and what’s awful about me. Success comes to those who know their strengths enough to rely on them, and their weaknesses enough to learn from and improve upon them. Loving yourself is not selfish, and it’s not pompous. When you do it right, it’s actually quite sobering and can sometimes be frightening. That’s because you come to know yourself in a way you haven’t before. Read more>>

Artrice Weems | Permanent makeup artist

Never giving up! It’s easy to get down on yourself when your business isn’t pulling the numbers you goaled it for or even getting the clientele and or sales whatever it may be. It can be so discouraging but usually in those moments is when you have your breakthrough. That’s why I feel I have succeeded, I refused to give up! I know what I provide and clients see that. Read more>>