There is a wealth of research that indicates that certain habits can help increase your productivity, creativity, and/or drive.  So, we thought we’d reach out to respected members of our community and ask them what habits they feel helped them succeed.

Milroy Goes | Filmmaker

I don’t chase success, I am grateful to God and I know the talent that I am gifted with, I am to multiply. I learn everyday, I skill up. That’s why, I believe in keeping my friends circle clean, that way it helps me connect with the right skilled-people. I stay motivated with likeminded people around me. And lastly, the secret is; I have friends who are either more successful than me or are equaling that I am, and those are the good habits. Read more>>

Kabeer Kamran | Dubstep Producer

Being unbalanced has been a big factor that improved my overall career. People seem to believe that having balance is mandatory when increasing their production skills, but I am totally against that mindset. This habit of producing music non-stop has burned me out occasionally, although I noticed that every time I do burn out my music turns out significantly better. It varies from person to person so take what I say with a grain of salt. Read more>>

Daniela Blanco | Artist & Performer at Casa Boho

I feel that constantly going into Introspection and Retrospection of my art journey is a habit that has kept me centered, grounded, and grateful which is what I use as fuel to keep going on my path. Calmly riding the waves of inspiration and energy bursts through mental, physical, and spiritual practices help me stay balanced, concentrated, and allow me to go within rather than to look outside for validation or worthiness. Read more>>

Jacob Haag | Music Video Director & Editor

I think my passion and drive for wanting each music video I direct to be better than my last helps me grow as a creative. I’m also always trying to push myself out of my comfort zone as a creative and try different shooting techniques with each video so I can continue to develop my skills as a music video videographer. Read more>>

Jose Perez Jr | Business Owner, Tattoo Artist, Entrepreneur

My habits are all mental and psychological. I’ve never let myself give up on anything, for any reason. I guess you could say I’m pretty relentless when it comes to reaching my goals. I don’t let anyone get in my head, including myself – I remove my ego and won’t take “no” for an answer. If I fall down, I get back up, keeping my head down and my focus sharp. Read more>>

Annie Buckley | artist, writer, educator, founder/director of Prison Arts Collective

Ever since I was young, people have told me I was persistent. There have been lots of times that I thought this was a negative, and it isn’t always framed as a positive trait. But when I believe in something, especially if it is for someone else or to make a positive difference for others, I will do just about anything to help ensure it can happen. This has helped me to build Prison Arts Collective and to navigate the many challenges along the way. Read more>>

Coach Ash | Author & Professional Development Coach

We all have habits and behavior tendencies whether we recognize them or not. Some are in alignment with our goals and dreams, and some may move us further away from accomplishing them. There are two crucial habits have contributed to my success, which are mentioned in the “7 Principles for Success” document I created. Read more>>