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.

Chef Johnnie | Handal | Celebrity Personal Chef | High End Caterer

The habit that really helped me succeed is being a perfectionist and wanting to be the best chef I could be. Continuing to learn new techniques and staying on top of the trends in food is very important. Many chefs go to culinary school and think of now I’m a chef snd sit back and they are the same chef they were when leaving culinary school. Read more>>

Elyse McLeod | 2D Animator and Illustrator

The most important habit I’ve learned is to continue creating every day, even if it’s something small, such as doing a daily drawing in a sketchbook. It keeps the gears turning. Otherwise, it can be jarring to jump into a project when I haven’t touched a pencil for days. Even if it’s just a funky little doodle, that doodle can always spark inspiration for something bigger and better later—or, at least, it can help make a blank page feel less intimidating. Read more>>

Azana Williams | Founder of Azana Serene and Head of Design for COFEBE

Visualizing success, being action oriented, and learning from people who were more successful than me. Visualization has put me in the mindset of a winner. I’ve found a lot of motivation and confidence in being able to see the life and brand I want to build. I picture in detail who I will be and what Azana Serene will achieve. The more I see it, the more it feels like my inevitable reality. Read more>>

Toby Zeng | Photographer

There are many ways that photographers can improve their skills and become better at their craft. Practice regularly: The more you practice, the more you will become familiar with your camera and develop your skills. Experiment with different settings and techniques: Try out different camera settings and techniques, such as shooting in different lighting conditions or using different lens focal lengths, to see how they affect the final image. Read more>>