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.

Stella Simona | Creative Entrepreneur & Co-Founder

Optimism is key, and in everything I do I make sure to look at the positive that can come out of every situation. Not overextending myself and learning to delegate. Time management is very important, I keep a strict calendar and make sure to commit to the tasks I understand will benefit me most for the time. In addition partnerships and having a good support system is key. Read more>>

Stephanie Dinh | Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

In a field that is constantly evolving, a habit that helped me succeed in my career is continuously seeking training from the leaders in my industry. Following the training, I implement the new techniques and try to master the skill that I was aiming to improve. Nurses vowed to be an advocate for our patients. To properly advocate for our patients, we need to become life-long learners to stay current for optimal care. I do not know everything but strive to be properly informed. I feel being transparent and knowing my limitations help me become approachable. I welcome the dialogue for patients to discuss the things that they appreciated and the ones they did not. Read more>>

Priscilla Moreno | Painter & Illustrator

Some habits that have helped me in my creative career have been not stopping. It’s ok to grow slowly. I believe that just putting your creative energy out into the universe consistently goes a long way. Another one that has has helped with motivation is creating a challenge for myself like the 100 days of drawing challenge I created with my sister. Read more>>

Linda Wang | Founder & CEO

Creating a routine for yourself. When you first start your own business, most of the work in the beginning is all about researching and planning. Business momentum is not formed yet, so it’s important to create a structure for yourself to stay on track. Read more>>

Xaque Gruber | Filmmaker, Writer & Artist

I have had an unconventional career. I began as an art teacher in the Massachusetts Public Schools before entering the world of TV production in Los Angeles. Then eventually working as a writer for television, film, magazines, books, news – you name it. And now I work as a fine artist (my original passion) as well as a film director and writer. I still teach around the country as well. I feel that keeping an open mind, being focused, but also patient, as well as treating people with kindness are all what has served me well in the successes that I have had. Read more>>