There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Kevin Payne | Vice President of Los Angeles Elite Basketball Club

My determination, renaming humble, being quick to listen to employees and staff and not doing everything on my own. Read more>>

Dr. Tongie Scott | Serial Entrepreneur

The habits I feel helped me to succeed are 1) Believing that I have everything within me for success. 2) Learning the Principle that Success is a choice.
3) Removing the stigma that I made too many mistakes and that I’m disqualified for winning. 3) Changing my mind and Becoming the Work I desired to see.
4) No longer working for money-instead Influence. Read more>>

Laura Lawrie | Holistic Coach

Being aware and present through Meditation, Breathwork, Movement, and Journaling in the morning. Morning time is the time where your brain process the most amount of information and that is what’s going to set the tone for your day. If you start your day scrolling Instagram that might subconsciously trigger negative feelings such as comparison, and the result of that is lack of energy and motivation throughout your day. Read more>>

Jack Patton | STRE.ME CEO and co-founder

Three habits have helped to improve my productivity: 1) managing energy AND time, 2) scheduling everything, and 3) always being curious. The point about managing energy and time is to understand and play to my natural rhythm. As an example, I am most creative in the morning, which is the best time to think and crank out strategic work. Then, in the afternoon, I’m better in meetings and doing admin or tactical tasks. Read more>>

John Paul Roney | Artist & Producer

When I was in kindergarten I got sent to the principal’s office every week for refusing to say the pledge of allegiance. I refused to conform to anything until I knew enough and it felt right. That extreme stubbornness has continued in how I make art and the way I sell it. Read more>>

Brooke Cazier | Pie Enthusiast & Mompreneur

I think the most beneficial habit I’ve learned to develop in my journey is slowing down and being mindful of my thoughts and taking deliberate actions. My mind can easily go a million miles an hour with all the things I should be doing along with all the ideas I have for the future, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed quickly and start working frantically. It’s not an easy skill to learn, one I’m constantly working on (I actually hired a life coach to help me) but it’s been so worth it! Read more>>

Rio Warner | Stylist, Designer & Creative Director.

I’ve always told everyone my life hack is….BE NICE. It’s a pretty simple concept but (especially in the fashion & entertainment industry) it’s more rare than it should be. I’m nice to everyone, I’m pleasant, I help out, I care about being a team and helping out however I can, just be pleasant, be kind…care! It’s shocking how effective it is. Read more>>