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.

Jessica Risco | Actress, Producer and Yoga Instructor

I am by nature a very abstract, scattered person. I can get distracted very easily, especially in a business like mine where so much of it is self lead. Early on in the pandemic, a friend organized an accountability group of artists from around the country who were ambition as hell, looking for support, encouragement and someone to be accountability to for work tasks. Read more>>

Anna Williams | tattoo artist and illustrator

I am extremely routine driven, and have found that having a weekly schedule sets me up for success. I like thinking about art-making and creativity as a job. I wake up in the morning and go to work. I think setting up habits like a morning routine and sleep schedule are super helpful. Reframing my art practice as what I do for a living, and having set hours that I work has been majorly helpful. Read more>>

Sophie Gold | Founder, Executive Producer

I wake up early, Read a lot and I’m always networking. Read more>>

Reggie Batts | Speaker- Entrepreneur- Success Coach- Investor

Success habits are essential to succeed at anything. Discipline is crucial, not by just doing the right things, but making sure you’re doing the right things in the right order. Having a growth mindset (as opposed to a fixed mindset) is key to accomplishing anything. What has helped me is a combination of things. You must align yourself with wildly successful people who are doing the things you aspire to do. You have to engage in taking as much action as possible. and holding yourself to the highest standards. You must look for solutions not excuses, and doing whatever it takes to achieve your goals. Read more>>

Manuel Umo | Producer

The first habit is following up on curiosity and learning all you can about every task that’s in front of you. I truly believe that if you have aggressively done your research and are well prepared, an opportunity will come. The second habit is making lists. I had to develop this habit since from my early years I had dyslexia and had trouble connecting the dots in school. I developed a technique where everything I do involves following a step-by-step process. The third habit is pursuing things with full focus and total determination. In fact, I’ve made it a rule: Never quit. Read more>>