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.

Heather Arnold | Makeup Artist

I am a complete routine and ritual person and I love having a structured schedule. As you know Covid obliterated anything that looked like a routine or schedule but I quickly put one together for myself. I love to work out in the morning so after sleeping in one day I began a morning workout routine which involved doing a Instagram Live workout three times a week and running or walking the other days, this saved me! I found a Zoom meditation class which I religiously attended three times a week at the same time. I then put together a list of all the things I wanted to do for my business but had been too busy to do before Covid. Each day I blocked off time in my day to work on these things from my list, I began setting up my weekly calendar each Sunday so that I knew each day what I was going to focus on and when. This included time for social media, time to relax with a puzzle or book and time to watch makeup videos which is my form of education. Read more>>

Quantal Langford | Graphic Designer, Creative Entrepreneur & Show Host

Positive daily habits that’s helped me consistently has been making sure I exercise daily. Helping me to prepare for whatever the day. may hold. I have noticed that when I feel good about myself, from a health standpoint, I’ve seen it reflected in my relationships and business. Making sure I read or listen to positive content that gets my mind searching for opportunities, or learning something new that I can apply in every facet of my life. Journaling has helped get my goals and aspirations down on paper, as well as the things that’s been challenges for me. If you’re on the creative/entrepreneurial journey, it will be ups and downs. Being able to get all of your thoughts on paper and clearly assessing where you are right now and growing from that. And doing daily meditation/prayer before I start my day. Starting the day in gratitude for the things that I have in my life has drastically changed the way I approach each day. Read more>>

Martha Leebolt | Co-Artistic Director

It is not so much of a habit as it is a “culture” or “ethos” of working hard. My parents raised me to try my very best, because… what is the point not to? Also, training and being a dancer goes hand in hand with working your hardest, if you don’t, you will not succeed or will run into injuries which will ultimately end in just giving it up. This work ethic that is ingrained in me from my past has helped me push through the hurdles that I was first met with and continue to deal with in running a small business. Read more>>

Lindsay Kreighbaum | Food & Product Photographer

Staying true to myself and my passions have really helped me succeed. I only create & share work that I want to continue to make and that will attract my ideal clients. Before knowing how beneficial having a target market was, I was taking any job that came through my inbox. While this was great to get my name out in the world – it definitely didn’t help me hone my skills on the things I wanted to shoot. As hard as it was to say no to many jobs, the more I stuck to taking on the work that I was passionate about, the more I was able to connect with other like-minded people and find those brands and businesses that trusted me to represent them. Also, in a business standpoint, outsourcing the things I didn’t want to do has helped me succeed. It has freed up time for me to focus more on the things that I like to do, rather than spread myself so thin trying to do everything myself. Read more>>

Paul Fields | Apparel Designer & Production Management

Hard work, passion and a dedication to learning your craft is a sure path to succeed in business and anything else in life. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people and learning from those who have had success in the past will help sky rocket your growth and avoid some pitfalls along the way. I spent years learning everything I could about the apparel industry from how to run a business, to the in’s and out’s of manufacturing, understanding fabrications, fit and design. Being such a fast paced industry, there is always something new to learn and having that dedication and passion will keep your business pointing in the right direction. Read more>>