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.

Ashley Campbell | Actress/Model

There are several habits I prioritize as an individual pursuing a rather difficult career. First, I need to take care of myself outside of the industry in order to really give it my all. That means having outside hobbies, a community that can allow me to step away from the auditions and rejections from time to time, getting enough sleep, and making sure my basic human needs are not put on the back burner. Second, I have found that establishing a routine has made a world of difference. Actors don’t tend to get a a clear cut schedule or routine we can rely on, so it’s helpful for me to create one where I can. Read more>>

Shiloh Johnson | Founder, CEO, & Tax Accountant

The habits I feel helped me succeed are consistency, time management, and efficiency. Efficiency as in making the best use of my time every single day, and delegating/hiring help were I can to maximize output. Time management as in organizing my day, week, month, quarter, year in such a way that I am integrating goals and clear pathways to goals alongside working hard and sometimes long hours to achieve those goals. Read more>>

Nyahzul C Blanco | Tattoo Artist

Discipline, focus and passion. I’ve always been extremely passionate about art, but I was very distracted, when I finally found a way to focus my attention and to trust myself my work begun to flow. I’m not afraid to take chances, even when the outcome hasn’t been what I originally planned for, it has always lead me exactly where I needed to be. I think personally all of this has helped me succeed. Read more>>

Rekha Gopinath Sekhar | Chef & Artist

I face most challenges with a smile and try to look on the bright side. This has helped me push myself more, whilst also being kind to myself. For example if I am unable to achieve a goal, I don’t beat myself up for it. Instead, I look at what I learnt from it and how it helps me grow. I am a planner. For my catering business there is a lot of groundwork that goes into each order. What helps me succeed and create the best dishes are my organizational skills, from sourcing raw ingredients and prep work to packaging and ensuring everything gets delivered on time. Read more>>

Monét Anaïs | Pop Artist/Songwriter and Entrepreneur

artist/entrepreneur like me has her moments! The main habit that has helped me get to where I am is consistency and conquering procrastination. Instilling healthy habits to propel my career forward has been a huge challenge. Many people will start their day before the sun rises and have a full routine. Multiple opportunities are on my plate which means my routine can often change. It is my downfall and I want to be honest about this because we all have our weaknesses, but it’s about becoming aware and fixing the issue. Read more>>

Keyana Jones | Certified Hike Leader & Founder

I love being organized. I run my personal life like a business in itself. I make lists and charts and outlines for nearly everything that I have going on. When HIKEOLUTION was in its formative years, this really came in handy. I wrote up the Mission Statement, got clear on our values and held quarterly meetings with the original team members. I knew that I wanted HIKEOLUTION to have a very social feel to it, so I focused on what that experience would be and laid out the signature events that are still in place several years later. Read more>>