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.

Jefferson Shifter | JRS images/ photography & cinematography

My name is Jefferson Shifter, I am the of owner of JRS Images. My interest in photography started at a young age. I started with a disposable camera, taking pictures of field trips in 1st grade. My parents gifted me a basic digital camera when I was in middle school. It taught me the basic photography elements. I eventually moved up to a professional camera. Read more>>

Christine Vroom | Interior Designer – Founder and CEO of Christine Vroom Interiors

One main habit of mine is starting with my relationships. I can attribute a lot of my success to being able to connect with people, relate to people and truly understand people. They are the heart of businesses in all aspects, whether they are a vendor, a client, or a trade connection; On a deeper level, relationships are what we are all after in life anyway. Being heard and seen by anyone we come into contact with is a gift for that day. Read more>>

Ben Pryce | Vanlifer & Serial Entrepreneur

It may or not may be considered a healthy habit (depending on who you ask) but my tendacies towards workaholism have certainly paid dividends when it comes to my career and the success of my business. There’s no replacement for good old fashioned hard work, especially when you are trying to create or grow a business. He/She who hustles will always have an advantage over someone who clocks out early. Read more>>

Silvi Leroux | Artist in Oils & Acrylics and Professor

Perseverance. One of the habits I learned early in life was to go after what I really wanted to achieve. My father encouraged me early on to work hard at the one thing I wanted to succeed at. Therefore, during my college years, I decided I wanted to study art in France. I worked three jobs during that last year in college and managed to save enough to do a year abroad at the Universite de La Sorbonne in Paris. There, I studied art history and began courses to learn to draw and paint. I learned so much more by being able to go to the amazing art museums that France offers. Read more>>