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.

Huy Nguyen | HVAC Contractor & American Businessman

The best habit you can have is to never forget about day 1 when you started. Treat every day, week, month, year as it was your first day. Never lose that drive and consistency. Never get too comfortable and always remember where you came from. Read more>>

Aisha Freeman | Youth Advocate, Author, & Speaker

When I think of success I think of three key words dedication, consistency, and resilience. You must be dedicated to your goals and vision. You must be consistent with the steps that it takes to get there. You must have resilience to withstand the trials and tests that you will face. My organization Run Your Queendom Inc., has had obstacles but I always keep the end goal in mind. Which is ‘building Queens one girl at a time.” Also I think that habits are good to form, because it allows you to understand your weaknesses and strengths. Read more>>

Sarah Hoffman | Owner & Teacher, Pure Barre Houston – West U

The most important habit that has helped me succeed is my “get it done” attitude. I think of myself as the opposite of a procrastinator – when there is work that needs to be done, I will always prioritize doing the most important things immediately rather than pushing it off towards a later date. This has helped me keep moving our growth strategy forward and freed up more time to think strategically about the business. Another habit of mine is that has been integral towards running a business is my focus on details. Read more>>

Matthew Specht | Photographer

There are two habits that stand out to me on my success, the first is -quality. You may think that quality isn’t a habit; however, I disagree. Regardless of what I do in my business, wether it’s answering the phone, taking photos, or interacting with my clients, I make sure to present the best version of myself every time. I want my clients to see the quality in my products, in my attitude, and my professionalism. This helps me stand out from those looking to make a quick buck, and also helps my work stand on its own. This leads into my second habit -preparation. Read more>>

Taryn Shaffer | Fat loss expert & Lifestyle Coach

The biggest thing that’s helped me succeed is knowing my atmosphere. If you know who you are and what you stand for- nothing is impossible. We all talk about fear, being afraid to take leaps or whatever because we don’t know what will happen. The truth is that fear is non existent when you’re confident in everything you stand by. Know why you want what you want, know what you stand for, know your worth. Those components make you unstoppable. & it’s been the biggest game changer for myself / clients. Read more>>

Deisy Zuniga |  Master Lash Artist & Educator

The habit that has helped me succeed, is persistence & perfectionism. Being a perfectionist by nature, I was determined & almost obsessed with mastering the art of eyelash extensions. I find that when I really love something it’s almost impossible for me to give up without getting it right. It’s not the best trait in other aspects of life, but in the tedious task of lashing it’s almost necessary I would say. Read more>>

Lynn Miano | Handmade Paper Product Creator

Making time to do something creative has been the biggest habit change that has helped my business grow. Constantly being inspired and creating new products keeps things fresh for my business and my personal growth. Read more>>

Nadia Edison | Chef & Mixologist

I am a super organized person when it comes to planning the next step. Things do not always progress in that order, but having a plan definately helps situtions where one must be flexible, get back on track. Read more>>

Casilya Smith | Author & Co-Creator of S2S Press Writing Services

Defining what success looks like for me has been very important. It’s easy to equate success with money or how big of a following that you have, but for me success is all about impact and legacy. When I think about my journey and my brand, I always consider how I want to be remembered and the work that I need to do in order to leave my gifts here even when I’m long gone. Defining success allowed me to let go of unhealthy comparisons and feeling like I was behind in life. Another habit that has been very helpful for me is creating weekly/monthly office hours for my life. Read more>>