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.

Megan Sherer | Wellness Expert & Nonprofit CEO

Besides being really diligent with putting literally everything in my calendar (meetings, to-do lists, reminders, workouts, dates, everything!!), the biggest habits that have helped me succeed are health-related. Having a mindfulness practice of yoga, breath-work and meditation has helped keep me mentally balanced and centered. And staying committed to eating well and moving my body often has given me the energy I’ve needed to pursue my goals and projects. For me it really is just about setting up my life so that I feel my absolute best each day, ready to take on the world! Read more>>

Iris Cherng | CEO, Serial Entrepreneur & Content Creator

Goal-setting, dream-building, and time-blocking are definitely habits that have helped me succeed in my businesses. It’s definitely not easy building multiple businesses and having multiple projects at any given point. Being able to dream-build means being able to think big-picture and be able to see the possibility of having something big come to life. Setting goals makes having the dream become actionable, while time-blocking helps set aside time in my actual day-to-day to make it happen. Read more>>

Mia Coleman | Singer-Songwriter & Musician

Habits that have helped in my successes are continuous belief in myself, resilience and patience. There are naturally going to be disappointments and setbacks in music business, but I don’t stay down for too long because I believe I will achieve the happiness & success I deserve. Plus, I’ve already had amazing adventures and successes in my eyes, but having patience with myself in the hard times has been really helpful. Read more>>

Raul Esquivel | Designer & Digital Artist

Definitely my habit of being a morning person and waking up early. I attribute a huge part of the work I’ve been able to create and things I’ve been able to accomplish to my habit of waking up early, even on weekends. Also my habit of always learning new things. Over the years of being an independent designer and constantly having solo side-projects to work on, I’ve had to learn new things out of necessity in order to maintain them. As a result, I have picked up a large amount of skills over the years that make working on projects a lot easier. Read more>>

Michael Aloyan | Writer & Director

Persistence and consistency. Because of the fluid nature of creative work, it can become easy to simply work on art on our spare time or solely when inspiration strikes, but I believe that is where the road to failure begins. Making films is a job like any other and that is how I treat it. The screenwriting process (where everything begins) is a structured routine for me that allows me to force discipline onto my otherwise chaotic process of creating. I typically wake up between 5-6AM every morning (no alarm clock) and spend the first hour going over the morning’s news, drinking my coffee, etc. Then, I clock in. I designate a set number of pages to finish writing that day and I don’t leave my desk until they are done. Talent is great, but hard work and persistence are the secret sauce. Read more>>