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.

Melanie Yu | Woman in Tech, Food Blogger, & Artist

I write almost everything down either in my Notes app or on a physical post-it note. Tasks I need to do, deadlines to remember, hangouts with friends, recipes I create, or even just notes from a meeting I just had. Doing this has allowed me to build my own version of the method of loci (the memory palace technique!), and has helped me to better organize my thoughts and juggle various aspects of my different courses of work. Read more>>

Izabella Bartolome | NYU Speech Language Pathology Graduate Student

I believe that mastering time management to the best of my ability is what has helped me succeed. I find that if I schedule out my time, even my “fun time”, I will create the most productivity in my day. By scheduling everything from work to house chores and personal care to date night, I give myself the most control of my time. Read more>>

Samantha Harding | CEO & Fashion designer Sahar by Samantha Harding

One habit I had to teach myself was discipline because we aren`t motivated everyday. I honestly read books and books on this subject including a lot of biographies of those I thought were doing it right. Then after years of trial and error, got mine own habits which push me forward everyday in the right direction, I have habits to push productivity & habits to help me unwind. Read more>>

Juan Ayerza | Entrepreneur

The habits that helped me succeed are self-motivation and discipline. This becomes easier when you do what you love and are able to take decisions that lead to improvement. From my point of view, there is no other way to do it. Read more>>

Mandi Dyer | Account Representative & Travel Agent

Prior to becoming a Travel Advisor, I worked in Property Management for 16 years in various markets across the U.S. I was fortunate to work with several amazing leaders that I learned valuable lessons from. Setting quantifiable and achievable goals is the most important habit I have embraced. A Supervisor of mine once told me “If you do not know where you are going, how will you find your way there?” Read more>>