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.

Alex Rasmussen | CEO of Neon Canvas and Signature Advertising

I am very dedicated to being consistent in everything that I do, whether that be in my work life or personal life. I like to attribute my success thus far to my endurance, hard work, and also never allowing myself to give up. My work method is to try every strategy that I can think of, find what works among everything that I have tried, and double down on that. That is how I have reached success in my career and in my life. Read more>>

Jessica Johnson | Hair Stylist

Consistency, most definitely! & Always making sure that every client to touch my chair had a great experience so they would return. Read more>>

Samantha Hernandez | Digital Illustrator & Watercolor Artist

Some habits that I feel have greatly helped me in taking steps closer to my goals are pretty simple: write out my plans, create something every day, and to share what I’ve finished, no matter what. Sometimes just writing my plans down for that day/week/month gives me a sense of grounding. A commitment to a task or deadline I assigned myself. There would be no one to blame for the lack of work shown except for myself! It’s not that being hard on yourself is the only way to keep yourself on track, but sometimes your own opinion carries more weight than the opinions of others. Plus, it helps when after chasing one of my many furry critters, to look back at my planner and remember what it was I was doing an hour ago, haha! Many creatives tell me that sometimes, they just can’t draw the stuff they are suppose to work on that day. I get those days too, but I still sit myself down and will do other things. I may doodle; I may watercolor; I may make friendship bracelets or outline a story. Read more>>