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.

Carol Grant | Health Enthusiast & Account Executive

Habits that helped me succeed? The habits I feel helped me succeed are living a healthy lifestyle, I eat clean exercise and I meditate daily. I remain grateful for what I have and I exude confidence and positivity. I believe showing up everyday to work, for my kids, anywhere I go with a positive attitude helps others around me succeed. I want to light up a dim room with happiness and spread my positive energy. The world needs more of this! Not everyday is a good one, but I’ve made a habit of staying positive even when times are tough. Spreading love and positivity Is something I lacked in my previous marriage and my childhood, I habitually wake up with a grateful heart and strive to be the best I can be for myself and for those around me. I love people! I want to make a difference! We all should! I’m a strong believer in good nutrition. It’s vital to feed the body nutritious foods. Self care is so important. I’m all about self care! Read more>>

James Anthony | Photographer, Director, Actor, Producer & Illustrator

For one I’d say, persistence. It can definitely be a challenge keeping your eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel. One of the hardest things I had to do on this artistic entrepreneurship journey, was to stay steadfast on the road to the “dream”, even during the darkest times. There were many times I contemplated stopping the chase and getting a “9 to 5” but I just couldn’t see myself working for someone while doing something I wasn’t passionate about. I knew that I wouldn’t be happy if I chose a job where I couldn’t exercise creative expression. So in short, being persistent is one trait that aided in my success. Being fearless in my creative expression has helped in my It has helped me step out of boxes I might have felt, I was being put in. Read more>>

Jasten King | Film producer & Photographer

I come from the Madonna school of ambition, where you just put one foot in front of the other and go for what you want. That said, you also got to be open to troubleshooting and reworking ideas, sometimes on the spot. When pitching new film or video ideas, I really like to just go for the biggest idea possible, not afraid to include exactly who I want to be part of it, even if I don’t know them, it doesn’t matter. Cause after that, it’s simply a matter of asking. The best advice I ever got and could ever give anyone: just ask! Sometimes people think they don’t have enough money or connections to make their projects happen, but really it’s just a matter of simply dropping an email, sliding into the DMs, or walk right up to what you want and ask. Read more>>

Gaurang Bhat | Producer

Well, the most important thing, I have learned over the years is to be humble & to work hard. I give my 200% on a project even if its a small project. I don’t think any project is small or big. you never know where that film might take you. The important thing is that you need to be kind & humble to create a positive environment all around. You cant bring your frustrations to work. A film is a collaborative effort and you need to have a positive environment to help it succeed. Be open to take criticism & also defend your vision. don’t compromise even in the face of armageddon. As an international filmmaker, it was not easy for me. There are thousands of people who come to America to make their dreams come true & Hollywood is a very competitive field. what is that you can do to succeed, to stand out in the crowd. Read more>>