There’s a ton of research around how setting habits can help us conserve energy because it reduces the number of decisions we have to make in a day. However, not all habits are created equal and so we’ve asked our community to tell us about the habits they have been most effective for them.

Ashley Thwaites | Hairstylist

Personally the single most important factor is being consistent with wanting to learn and evolve. I am constantly analyzing and learning my business as I grow. Im always open to learning how I can make my business better for my clients by, being attentive and trying to give each client a personal experience. It has always been my goal to make each client feel welcomed and at home in my hair. I pride myself on being a reliable, punctual and knowledgeable person especially when it comes to my business and brand. Read more>>

Summer Dowding | Integrative Medicine

Support Non Profit and Mental Health Organizations as a company. To volunteer our services and individual hands on support with structure, networking capabilities and outreach for festivals, events and sponsorships. (Psychedelic society for PTSD, Veterans Affairs affiliation with disabled vets, Safe Houses for abused and battered women and children) Read more>>

Paulina Maria Rico Lucero | Entrepreneur/Herbalist/Artisan

The most important factor behind the success of my brand is self-care, both for myself and my customers. The idea behind my business is to handcraft alternative self-care products with organic and locally trusted ingredients, with love, intention, and perseverance. Our mission is also to lessen and diminish the stigma folks have against Cannabis, since some of our products contain Cannabis compounds. We would rather love to connect folks to the medicinal and beneficial world of Cannabis, as well as other medicinal plants and herbs. To find other ways to heal, while taking care of ourselves, our community and our Earth. Read more>>

Michael Ross | Retired Aerospace Engineer/Entrepreneur/Chocolatier

The most important factor behind our success is two-fold….First, the passion we feel for the business. and second (an outgrowth of the first) is that we always strive to improve. We continually examine every aspect of the business and brainstorm everything from developing new products to better marketing messages to improved customer service. This mindset has the benefit of keeping the business challenging and interesting for us. And what’s surprising is that we always seem to find newer and better ways to do many things! Read more>>

Jackie Gronlund | Author & Podcast Host

For my business to be successful, I need to personally be at a place where I’m continually growing as a human being. The main focus of my business revolves around mental health and personal growth (I would argue that even it wasn’t this would still be vital), so the people who are inclined to want to follow and listen or read more are most likely on that journey as well. If I want my content to be worth these people’s time and attention, I can’t bullshit them. Read more>>