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.

Tony Alessandra | Business Author, Hall-of-Fame Professional Speaker & Internet Entrepreneur

Habits that helped me succeed are: 1) Persistence – I have a strong desire to succeed and let few, if any, things stand in the way 2) Focus – I have a clear vision on what I want to accomplish and try my best to not get sidetracked by things that pull me off course 3) Resilience – When something goes wrong, which it inevitably does at times, I stay the course and repeat to myself, “This too shall pass” 4) Continuous Self-Improvement – My mother instilled in me the desire to go the extra…inch (not mile). She pushed me to improve each area of my life, such as social, physical, spiritual, financial, etc., by going the extra inch in each life area each and every day. She said enough inches eventually add up to a mile. 5) Optimism – I am a positive thinker and try not to let negative thinking enter my mind or behaviors. 6) Tolerance – I try my best to understand the other person’s point of view without exerting my point of view on them. 7) Read more>>

Danny Davis | Broker & Owner

Being proactive rather than reactive is a powerful habit to develop. A habit to break is this stigma of sitting back and waiting for business to come to you. I have seen it many times where people will sit and wait for an influx in business and then complain when their calendars or rosters are not full. I challenge this stigma by coming into the office every day and when I feel there isn’t enough work to be done in one avenue of my business, I find a way to channel that focus into another avenue of my business to create synergy between our projects. I not only have to develop successful habits for myself, but I have a role to play in inspiring successful habits with others on my team. Read more>>

Abbie Naber | Interior Design

Starting from a young age, I’ve always exceeded at time management and taking time to organize the work week before it approaches. I think this comes from participating in various sports and arts activities as an adolescent and learning how to manage my time between those activities, homework, family, and peer relationships. One of the ways that I set myself up for success during the business week is to take an hour or so on my Sunday night to plan my schedule for the upcoming week. I map out trips to the tile store, site visits, client calls, and personal appointments. Over time, I have learned to gauge what I can and cannot handle in a single day. Going into the work week with a plan helps eliminate the “Monday blues” and sets me up for success. It’s a small weekend sacrifice that provides great benefit. Read more>>